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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Winter Storm Nemo blasted the entire northeast portion of the country, including Wilkes-Barre, during our short time in the area and kept many at bay on Friday night. The low attendance numbers were forgotten when the gates opened on Saturday, as throngs of fans packed the stadium and witnessed Tyler Bowers and Michael Willard’s domination.