HAMPTON, Va. (January 22, 2010) – Round three of the 2010 AMA Arenacross Series kicked-off from the legendary Hampton Coliseum on Friday night as the series made its return to Hampton, Va. for the first time since 2008. After sweeping last weekend’s action from Baltimore, Md., Babbitt’s Monster Energy/Ti Lube Kawasaki’s Tyler Bowers, of Danville, Ky., set himself up for yet another dominating weekend, winning his fourth race in a row and extending his points lead. American Honda’s Taylor Futrell, of Clinton, N.C., captured his second career AMA Arenacross Lites class victory during his rookie season.
Tuf Honda’s Brock Sellards, of Sherodsville, Ohio, grabbed the holeshot for the premier AMA Arenacross class 25-lap main event. The veteran rider held on to the top spot for the first three laps until Bowers made his winning pass for the lead on lap four, never looking back once out front. The win extended Bowers’ points lead from 16 points to 21 over teammate Chad Johnson, of Rhinelander, Wis. Sellards held on to second for his first podium of 2010 while Johnson secured the third and final spot on the podium.
After capturing his maiden professional victory at the opening round from Grand Rapids, Mich., Futrell dominated en route to win number two on Friday night, nabbing the AMA Arenacross Lites Eastern Regional class holeshot and leading all 16 of the laps in the main event. Eventual runner-up Chad Wages, of Frederick, Md., kept Futrell honest throughout the race, but took the conservative approach aboard his Petroleum Site Works Suzuki to claim his first career podium finish. Series points leader Tyler Bright, of Lexington, N.C., brought his Foremost Insurance Yamaha home in third, slightly extending his points lead over hometown rider Devon Pilkington, of Virginia Beach, Va., who finished fourth.
The Hampton Arenacross continues tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Fans in attendance Saturday can take part in the Track Party 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.
Tickets for all rounds of the 2010 season can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com and www.arenacross.com.
For more information on the AMA Arenacross Series log on to www.arenacross.com.
AMA Arenacross Class Results (Hampton, Va.)