KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The penultimate round of the 2013 season for AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, also signified the third round of the inaugural Race to the Championship on Saturday night. Kansas City’s Sprint Center was the site of an incredible night of action in which Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki presented by Maxxis rider Tyler Bowers raced to his 10th overall victory of the season with a sweep of the night’s Arenacross Class Main Events. In the Arenacross Lites Class, Letko KTM’s Tanner Moore, who hails from nearby Auburn, Kan., broke through to capture his first win of the season in front of the hometown crowd.

In the evening’s opening Main Event for the Arenacross Class, it was Team Faith/FLY Racing KTM’s Kelly Smith who grabbed the holeshot and the early lead, closely followed by Bowers, Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki’s Zach Ames, and Team Faith/FLY Racing KTM’s Jeff Gibson. Prior to the conclusion of the opening lap, Bowers passed Smith for the lead and asserted himself at the front of the field. Just a few laps later, both Ames and Gibson made their move on Smith as well, dropping the KTM rider to fourth.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Saturday night marked one of the most important moments in the history of AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, as the inaugural Race to the Championship kicked off from inside Verizon Arena. The top 10 riders in the Arenacross Class standings will do battle over the final five nights of competition and after a pair of captivating Main Events, Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki presented by Maxxis rider Zach Ames grabbed the early advantage by capturing his second overall victory of the season. Motosport.com/JBR/Spinechillers Racing KTM’s Steven Mages won the Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class Main Event.

In the opening Main Event of the night, Mosites Motorsports Kawasaki’s Michael McDade looked as if he would bounce back from his recent misfortune to make an early move in the Race to the Championship. McDade controlled the entire 12-lap Main Event, while Team Faith/FLY Racing KTM teammates Kelly Smith and Jeff Gibson put themselves in good position heading into the second Main Event with strong second and third-place results, respectively. Championship points leader Tyler Bowers followed in fourth, battling his way forward from a mid-pack start aboard his Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki machine. Ames followed in fifth.

AURORA, Ill. – The new AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, heads to Texas this weekend with two nights of racing from Cedar Park, located minutes outside of Austin, and its second visit to the Cedar Park Center. After capturing his fifth overall victory of the season last weekend in Tulsa, Okla., Babbitt’s Monster Energy/ASMOIL Kawasaki presented by Maxxis’ Tyler Bowers will lead the field into action, carrying a 38-point lead into Friday and Saturday night.

Once again, the two Main Event format proved to play a major role in the outcome of last Saturday’s overall results. After winning his 10th Main Event of the season, Bowers was forced to overcome an eight-rider inversion heading into the second Main Event. The points leader chose an inside starting position on the second row, and Bowers emerged with a podium spot out of the first corner. After making quick work to move into second, Bowers set his sights on Mosites Motorsports Kawasaki’s Michael McDade. The duo opened a lead on the field with McDade holding off Bowers to claim his third Main Event win of the season. However, by virtue of finishing first and second, Bowers earned the overall. Bowers added to his lead in the points by claiming his second Head-to-Head Bracket Racing showdown of the season and the championship point that comes with it.

TULSA, Okla. – It was a memorable night for AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, on Saturday as Ricky Carmichael, five time Monster Energy Supercross Champion, was on hand inside the BOK Center, in Tulsa, Okla., to watch a captivating night of action won by Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki presented by Maxxis teammates Tyler Bowers, in the Arenacross Class, and Tyler Villopoto in the Arenacross Lites Class. Carmichael made his first AMSOIL Arenacross appearance of the 2013 season at the fourth stop of the championship, serving as the guest of honor for the sport’s first visit to Tulsa since the 2011 season.

Carmichael began his day by taking to the track alongside the stars of AMSOIL Arenacross in practice, laying down some hot laps and getting a sense of the highly technical abilities of these riders. After spending the afternoon in the pits with the riders and team personnel, Carmichael welcomed fans at the pre-race Monster Energy Track Party, signing autographs and taking pictures for those who attended. A little later, he brought the crowd to its feet when he officially welcomed Tulsa fans to the all new AMSOIL Arenacross with a lap around the track during opening ceremonies. After assisting with some broadcast duties during the races, Carmichael joined the riders at the post-race autograph session, thanking fans for their support of AMSOIL Arenacross.