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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Daniel Blair has found his knack in the Arenacross circle. Many will remember Blair for his Supercross career, fill-in stint at Geico Honda, and his band, The Main Event. Blair’s California heritage is rather contrasting when compared to the other racers, as nearly everyone in the field is from the Midwest or East Coast and grew up racing Arenacross during the winter months.