Moose Racing’s Tyler Bowers earned his third-straight Arenacross championship on Saturday night in Denver, Colo., becoming only the third rider in the series’ history to complete such a feat. After the final checkered flag flew, Bowers had tallied 10 overall wins, and 20 main event victories this season alone.
Bowers’ teammate Zach Ames also had a great season, finishing third overall in the points standings. He finished the season well with a fifth overall on Friday night, and a stood on the podium in second on Saturday. Tyler Villopoto also competed in Denver, finishing fifth in the Arenacross Lites class on Friday, and 14th in the Arenacross class on Saturday.
With a shorter than normal break between races, the Grand National Cross Country series convened on Aonia Pass MX in Washington, Ga. for the second round of the season. On Saturday, the XC1 riders improved on their Round 1 scores, with Brian Wolf narrowly missing the podium in fourth and Kevin Yoho finding good speed to finish fifth. Class newcomers Eric Hoyland and Braden Henthorn finished inside the top 10 in eighth and ninth, respectively.
On Sunday, the bikes lined up for another great battle and Josh Strang didn’t disappoint with another strong finish in fourth in the XC1 class. He currently sit third in the points standings after two rounds. In the XC2 class, Shane Hufford Jr. battled through the pack after coming through as high as ninth to work his way back up to finish an impressive fourth. Scott Grill also had a good ride in seventh. Women’s rider Kacy Martinez put together another solid finish, scoring another second-place finish in her class and placing her in a three-way tie for the points lead.
Moose Racing’s Nick Fahringer wrapped up his bike week campaign in Florida with a great second-place ride at the Alligator Enduro in Daytona Beach.
Nick Fahringer (Pictured at Round 1 GNCC)
At the Monster Energy Supercross in Indianapolis, Ind., Moose Racing’s Phil Nicoletti gained momentum the last few rounds, qualifying for his third-straight main event and finished with his best result of 14th.
The AMA Flat Track Series held its first event of the season in Daytona Beach, Fla. with the singles riders taking on the Daytona International Speedway short track. Still riding back to health after a big injury last season, Pro Singles rider Gerit Callies qualified for the final on Friday night, finishing seventh.
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