Tyler Bowers Wins U.S. Open of AXMonday, February 12, 2007 | 5:15 PM
Uncasville, Connecticut – February 12, 2007 – 15 year old Tyler Bowers won the US Open of Arenacross, taking down some of the series biggest names in the process and finishing second in the year end points championship.
In a surprising upset, 15 year old rookie sensation Tyler Bowers took down some of the biggest names in Arenacross en route to winning the 2007 US Open of Arenacross and a cool $50,000. Bowers swept the top spot on the podium in the 250 main events, winning on both Friday and Saturday night. He was equally as impressive in the 450 class, finishing second on Friday night and third on Saturday night. Even more impressive than his performance this weekend was the fact that Bowers finished second in the overall points standings in just his first full year of competition.
Arenacross is known for its aggressive riding and tough tracks so for a 15 year old rookie to finish in second place is a true testament to his riding ability. When asked what his plans were for the money, the dedicated Bowers responded “Put all of it right back into my racing program.” Tyler plans to expand his racing program this summer where he hopes to compete in the AMA Motocross series, along with other selected events for American Honda and the rest of his sponsors that have helped him get this far.
Tyler would like to thank all his sponsors: American Honda, MDK, SHIFT, Maxxis Tires, Alpinestars, Smith Optics, EK Chains, Renthal, Cycra, Enzo, Tom Morgan Racing, Yoshimura, Twin Air, One Industries, One Eighty Decals, , Z-Billet, SFB, Freese and Fast AM Productions.