Change Of Pace: Our Weekend In Wilkes-Barre At Arenacross

Intrigued by the new format (head-to-head bracket races, twin main events, Run To The Championship) that the AMSOIL Arenacross series has adopted in 2012-2013, we called our travel department and scheduled a trip to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, for stop six of the ten round championship. There are stark differences between AX and SX, but at the root it is the same thing: dudes flying through the air on dirt bikes. The two days of racing in the Mohegan Sun Arena were action packed and a nice change-up from the routine we have established covering Supercross and the Nationals. If your town is one of the four remaining stops of this year’s series, we recommended you take in at least one night of action. You won’t be disappointed.

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All parties involved in the series hope that Ricky Carmichael’s recent inclusion will take it from an afterthought to a highly competitive and lucrative organization that will help carry young racers through the ranks to Supercross, or allow them to make a living by staying in the series for their entire career. RC has been on a hand at two rounds this season, and the mere mention of the GOAT gets the crowd’s attention.