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.
Just a few months ago, Michael Willard had no plans of racing this year, which makes his East Coast Lites Arenacross championship that much more impressive. Willard missed the opening weekend of the season but overcame the deficit to claim the title aboard a bike his friend had lent to him for the winter months.