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.
“Mad” Mike Jones is as busy as ever. The X Games gold medalist and freestyle icon is constantly on the road with numerous jump demos around the country and as racer Steve Roman’s coach and mechanic. Jones was a rather successful AX competitor in the 90s and has a wealth of knowledge to share with Roman, who is dating Jones’ daughter.