ELLENTON, Fla. (April 21, 2015) – The journey to crown a champion in this season of AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, has produced arguably the most parity-driven and competitive racing the sport has ever seen. Since it began just a few weeks ago, the Race to the Championship has been filled with drama and aggression as the fastest 10 riders in the Arenacross class have faced off in search of their first AMSOIL Arenacross championship. Current points leader Kyle Regal and his Husqvarna TiLUBE TUF Racing machine will lead the 10-rider Race to the Championship field into Save Mart Center this Saturday.
With two overall wins through the first four rounds, Husqvarna TiLUBE TUF Racing’s Kyle Regal has established himself as the rider to beat. However, he has faced consistent and heavy pressure from the Team Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki trio of Jacob Hayes, Matt Goerke and Chris Blose. In New Orleans it was Blose who made the first statement by posting a dominant victory. He maintained a consistency that kept him a handful of points within Regal until a crash last Saturday night in Tacoma, Wash., left him with a ninth-place overall finish and dropped him to fourth in the championship standings.
Filling that hole are Blose’s teammates, Hayes and Goerke. Hayes was dominant and posted 1-1 main event results to claim his first overall win in the Race to the Championship and falling just eight points behind Regal. Following his teammate across the line in second in each main event to give Babbitt’s Kawasaki its second 1-2 finish in the Race to the Championship, Goerke made up big ground in the championship standings, moving from fifth to third. He’s now only 11 points from the lead.
Also lurking in the championship, sitting in a tie with Blose for fourth, is Regal’s Husqvarna TiLUBE TUF Racing teammate, Gavin Faith. While Faith has yet to put himself at the front of the field in the Race to the Championship, he has quietly been consistent, amassed solid results and could be ready to break through as another serious threat to the title.
Currently, 45 points separate first from 10th in the Race to the Championship standings and a total of five different riders have taken the checkered flag in eight main events thus far. This boils down to what is destined to be a spectacular showdown for the AMSOIL Arenacross title inside South Point Arena.
The 14th round of AMSOIL Arenacross and the penultimate weekend in the Race to the Championship gets underway this Saturday, April 25th, inside Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. Racing begins at 10 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. PDT.
The 15th and final round of the 2015 AMSOIL Arenacross, and the deciding night of Race to the Championship, begins Friday, May 1, at South Point Arena. Racing kicks off at 11 p.m. EDT / 8 p.m. PDT.