Foremost Insurance Spinechillers Storm Lake Honda

Foremost Insurance Spinechillers Storm Lake Honda Kicks Off Opening Round for 2011 - 2012 Arenacross Season

Skaggs scores a 4th place finish with Browning in 6th in the AX class

Advance, NC - (October 31, 2011) The opening round of the 2011 - 2012 Arenacross Series took place at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa with the Foremost Insurance Spinechillers Storm Lake Honda Team getting off to a solid start in the Arenacross class with Nathan Skaggs finishing in 4th place overall and Willy Browning finishing in 6th place. In AX Lites, Patrick Massie was fighting a head cold that got the best of him. Despite an amazing effort he came up one position shy of making the main event.

AX Lites

Massie was in second heat race; he got a bad start and could only manage to make his way up to one place short of the final transfer spot. In the LCQ, Massie got the holeshot and led up to the second to last lap. Unfortunately with his comprised health he was unable to hold the lead and dropped back to third. Massie had a pretty bad head cold and had trouble breathing which hurt his results in Des Moines. In addition, the AX Lites class was pretty stacked with seasoned riders for the opening round.

AX Qualifying, Heat Race, Main Event Results

Nathan Skaggs qualified 8th and raced in the first AX heat race. He struggled with a bad start but still managed to make his way up to 6th in the heat race to land on the front row for the main event. Willy Browning qualified 15th and raced in the second heat race. Unfortunately, he wrecked on second lap of his heat race, he remounted the bike and worked his way back to 7th which is the last transfer spot to get into the main event.

In the main event Skaggs came out in 5th place and rode tight for about the first 12 laps. Once he relaxed he was able to pick up one more spot taking 4th place. Browning had a first lap altercation in the main event and found himself in last place. Ignoring the setback, he put his head down and charged all the way to 6th by the end of the race.

"I am glad to get the first race jitters behind us. The competition is deep this year in the AX class and we proved that we are going to be right at the top. While the guys rode well, we were scrabbling given that the first race of the season is much earlier than last year. It was a last minute rush to get everything done and we did not get enough time on the bikes. Despite the less than perfect circumstances the results for the first weekend were solid and I know we can improve on them this season. I am also confident that once Massie gets over his cold he will be back at the top in the AX Lites class," commented team owner Dallas Avery.

Race Results

AX Main Event
Nathan Skaggs - 4th place
Willy Browning - 6th place

2011 Overall Standings Final

Nathan Skaggs, AX Class (18 pts) - 4th
Willy Browning, AX Class (15 pts) - 6th

The 2011 TV schedule can be found here: http://www.arenacross.com/TvSchedule.aspx

For more information about the series visit www.arenacross.com

Foremost Insurance Spinechillers Honda of Fairfield is a professional Arenacross team based in Chillicothe, Ohio. The team was founded by Dallas Avery in 2005. Riding for the team is Nathan Skaggs, Willy Browning, and Patrick Massie. The team is sponsored by Foremost Insurance, Honda of Fairfield, Rekluse, Williams Motorwerx, DZ Graphics, MB1, Sunstar, Yoshimura, Amsoil, Vertex Pistons, Hotcams, Ride Engineering, Engine Ice, X-Tream Clean, CV Products, Twin Air, Pro Wheels, Pivot Works, Cylinder Works, Works Connection, Baxtek Quikstands,Cycra, Chilly Town MX.
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