Baltimore Arenacross 2016 Race Report

Chris Blose takes lead in Arenacross series with win in Baltimore, Maryland.

Chris Blose, Arenacross 2016
Chris Blose took over the point lead in the Arenacross Class with a main event win in Baltimore.Courtesy of Shift One Photography

The 2016 AMSOIL Arenacross season had their second stop in the Baltimore Royal Farms Arena Friday and Saturday night. Team Babbitt’s/ Monster Energy/ AMSOIL Kawasaki’s Gavin Faith came into the weekend as the 2016 AMSOIL Arenacross points leader.

With two incredible nights of racing that saw Chris Blose win the Overall Main Event on Friday night securing the second position in the series points race and Gavin Faith maintaining a slim one point lead heading into night two the intensity was at an all time high. In Main event number one on Saturday night Team Babbitt’s/Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki rider Jacob Hayes pulled the holeshot ahead of teammate Chris Blose and Woodstock /TZR KTM’s Travis Sewell. Hayes maintained a healthy lead until a red flag on lap nine resulting in a single file restart. When racing resumed Hayes raced at the top of his game maintaining the lead through the checkered flag. As a result of his main event one win Hayes was tasked with selecting the starting order inversion. With the help of an enthusiastic audience Hayes selected the briefcase containing the zero allowing him first gate choice.

Kyle Regal holeshot at Arenacross 2016
Defending series champ Kyle Regal squeezes out a holeshot during Friday’s race.Courtesy of Shift One Photography

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna presented by FMC and OTSFF rider Kyle Regal battled his way through a congested first turn to pull out a holeshot and take off to an early lead with Gavin Faith in tow. Faith closed in on Regal by lap six and made the pass to take over the lead in the challenging whoop section. Hayes charged hard to the front after a mid-pack start and worked his way into second place by lap twelve. On the final lap, when it appeared that Faith had the checkers in his sights a crash in the last turn took him out of the lead and gave Hayes the lead for the win.

With his 1-1 performance on the night Hayes now sits third place in championship points standing just four points from Chris Blose who is the current series points leader and only one point behind second place Gavin Faith. Action resumes next Friday and Saturday night from The PPL Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania, January 22-23.

Riders on start line at Baltimore Arenacross 2016
The Arenacross class prepares to rocket off the line in Baltimore’s Baltimore Royal Farms Arena.Courtesy of Shift One Photography

Current Points Standings as of January 16, 2016:

Royal Farms Arena - Baltimore Arenacross Results & Point Standings

January 15-16, 2016

Arenacross Class Night One Overall Results (Main Event Results)

  1. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Kawasaki (1-5)
  2. Gavin Faith, Duncombe, Iowa, Kawasaki (2-6)
  3. Jace Owen, Matoon, Ill., Honda (6-3)
  4. Benny Bloss, Oak Grove, Mo., Yamaha (3-7)
  5. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Husqvarna (7-4)
  6. Kyle Regal, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Husqvarna (4-9)
  7. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM (13-1)
  8. Jacob Hayes, Liberty, N.C., Kawasaki (16-2)
  9. Jacob Williamson, Swartz Creek, Mich., Kawasaki (9-8)
  10. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, Honda (8-10)

Arenacross Class Night Two Overall Results (Main Event Results)

  1. Jacob Hayes, Liberty, N.C., Kawasaki (1-1)
  2. Ben Lamay, Forney, Texas, Honda (4-3)
  3. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Kawasaki (2-5)
  4. Kyle Regal, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Husqvarna (7-2)
  5. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM (3-7)
  6. Gavin Faith, Duncombe, Iowa, Kawasaki (6-6)
  7. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, Honda (12-4)
  8. Keith Tucker, Fuquay Varina, N.C., Yamaha (5-12)
  9. Kyle Bitterman, West Pelzer, S.C., Husqvarna (10-8)
  10. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM (9-10)

Arenacross Class Championship Standings

  1. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Kawasaki - 84 (1 Main Event Win)
  2. Gavin Faith, Duncombe, Iowa, Kawasaki - 81
  3. Jacob Hayes, Liberty, N.C., Kawasaki - 80 (3 Main Event Wins)
  4. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM - 73 (2 Main Event Wins)
  5. Kyle Regal, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Husqvarna - 64
  6. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Husqvarna - 63
  7. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, Honda - 47
  8. Keith Tucker, Fuquay Varina, N.C., Yamaha - 44
  9. Jacob Williamson, Swartz Creek, Mich., Kawasaki - 44
  10. Ben Lamay, Forney, Texas, Honda - 40

Eastern Regional Arenacross Lites Class Night One Results

  1. Austin Stroupe, Lincolnton, N.C., Kawasaki
  2. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, Honda
  3. Lane Staley, Chillicothe, Ohio, KTM
  4. Jacob Williamson, Swartz Creek, Mich., Kawasaki
  5. Brandon Marley, McEwen, Tenn., KTM
  6. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM
  7. Scott Zont, Algonquin, Ill., KTM
  8. Tyler McSwain, Shelby, N.C., Yamaha
  9. Davey Sterritt, Athens, N.Y., Yamaha
  10. Dave Ginolfi, Miduale, Utah, Husqvarna

Eastern Regional Arenacross Lites Class Night Two Results

  1. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, Honda
  2. Jacob Williamson, Swartz Creek, Mich., Kawasaki
  3. Tyler McSwain, Shelby, N.C., Yamaha
  4. Ben Nelko, Aliquippa, Pa., KTM
  5. Jared Lesher, Ball Ground, Ga., KTM
  6. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM
  7. Lane Staley, Chillicothe, Ohio, KTM
  8. Steve Roman, Apollo, Pa., Suzuki
  9. Dave Ginolfi, Miduale, Utah, Husqvarna
  10. Jake McKinney, Hamersville, Ohio, Honda

Eastern Regional Arenacross Lites Class Standings

  1. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, Honda - 44
  2. Lane Staley, Chillicothe, Ohio, KTM - 39
  3. Tyler McSwain, Shelby, N.C., Yamaha - 31
  4. Steve Roman, Apollo, Pa., Suzuki - 24
  5. Dylan Walker, Lancaster, Ohio, Honda - 20
  6. Henry Miller, Rochester, Minn., Honda - 17
  7. Austin Stroupe, Lincolnton, N.C., Kawasaki - 16
  8. Keith Tucker, Fuquay Varina, N.C., Yamaha - 16
  9. Jacob Williamson, Swartz Creek, Mich., Kawasaki - 15
  10. Brandon Hartranft, Brick, N.J., Yamaha - 9