Tyler Bowers Continues First Quarter Dominance
AURORA, Ill. (January 29, 2010) – As the 2010 AMA Arenacross Series enters its fourth round of the season this weekend and makes its return to Kansas City’s Kemper Arena, the headlining story a quarter of the way through remains Babbitt’s Monster Energy/TiLube Kawasaki’s Tyler Bowers. After a total of six races, Bowers has grabbed the win all but one, including the last five in a row.
Currently, the Kentucky native holds a 24-point lead over his teammate Chad Johnson, who coincidentally is the only other race winner in 2010, and appears to be in no hurry to slow down the momentum. Johnson has without a doubt been the second-best rider in the series, working his way through the field on more than one occasion en route to a solid podium result. If the two-time champion can garner some consistency on his starts, he could give Bowers a run for his money.
Despite the nearly full-race advantage over the field, Bowers still has a full nine rounds and 13 races before the season comes to an end, meaning there are 325 main event laps in which he needs to avoid trouble. In a discipline where the racing is so tightly contested and on-track space is at a premium, trouble tends to find a rider at some point. However, if Bowers continues to capitalize on his strong starts, it will be hard to catch him.
Saturday night’s showdown also marks the opening round of the 2010 AMA Arenacross Lites Western Regional Championship. After six exciting races of Eastern Regional competition that produced a parity-heavy five different winners, the youth movement from the West Coast takes center stage in what is sure to be an equally unpredictable title fight.
The AMA Arenacross Series’ last visit to Kemper Arena was in 2008. After a year hiatus, the world’s most intimate form of dirt-bike racing returns with one of the most talented fields in history and the resurgence of the 450cc motorcycle in the premier AMA Arenacross class.
Located in the heart of the country, Kemper Arena has been a staple of the AMA Arenacross Series for many years. As one of the most well-known venues in the country, it is also one of the largest in terms of capacity on the series schedule, capable of holding 19,500 fans.
The arena rose to fame thanks to its illustrious resume of college basketball competitions. The nearby University of Kansas Jayhawks call Kemper Arena their second home while the NCAA has hosted the Final Four at the arena as well.
Since opening in 1974, Kemper Arena has become one of the landmark venues in the middle portion of the United States. In addition to numerous sporting events, it has also played host to several of the world’s most famous musical artists like Elvis, Kiss, AC/DC, Michael Jackson and Garth Brooks. On Saturday night, it will transform into a man-made dirt battleground, showcasing some of the most exciting racing on the planet.
The first gates drop on the Kansas City Arenacross Saturday, January 30 beginning at 7:30 p.m. The action concludes with Amateur Day on Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m.
Advance tickets are available for this weekend’s Kansas City Arenacross at the Sprint Center Box Office, Ticketmaster charge by phone and ticketmaster.com. Tickets cost $2 more the day of the race.
Fans in attendance also can take part in the Track Party on Saturday from 5-6 p.m. for the chance to meet the riders and get autographs. Simply recycle any MONSTER ENERGY can at the gate entrance for FREE admission. Must have valid Saturday event ticket to enter.
For more information on the AMA Arenacross Series log on to www.arenacross.com.
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