Babbitts Motor Sports Racing AX Race Report

February 21, 2011 2:25pm
MUSKEGON, Mi. – Babbitts Motor Sports Racing®

Following up on his home state Kentucky win, Tyler Bowers took his Team Babbitt’s Monster Energy TiLUBE Kawasaki presented by Maxxis Tires KXF450 to a commanding win on Friday’s nights AMA Arenacross in Reno, Nevada.  Friday Night also saw Chad Johnson finish fourth, and Gray Davenport finishes ninth after a first turn pile-up.  Saturday night saw another win by Tyler Bowers with teammates Chad Johnson finishing second and Gray Davenport finishing fourth respectively

Bowers took the early lead on Friday and checked out – by mid-point he was a good 12 seconds ahead of second place!  Unfortunately both Johnson and Davenport were involved in a first turn crash which saw them round lap one in in last, and next-to-last! Still Johnson would make his way through the pack to finish a strong fourth with Davenport clocking in at ninth.

On Saturday night Bowers went from a fifth place start into first within seven laps!  Chad Johnson started a few positions behind Bowers; worked his way into third, and then passed second place rider Jeff Gibson for second with two laps remaining.   Gray began his early laps hovering just inside the top ten until working his way into sixth by race end.

“The track was really tough this weekend; the whoops were very deep, and there were lots of them, but all three riders rode great.  Tyler is starting to get back up to the speed that he had last year, and is setting a pace that is hard for the other riders to maintain for more than just a few laps.  Chad’s starts are getting better, and that is going to get him some more main event wins soon.  Gray’s doing better and setting some decent lap times; he just needs to focus on the whoops” commented Team Manager Denny Bartz.

Now with a four race win streak, and 12 point lead over Jeff Gibson in second, Tyler Bowers looks forward to next weekend’s event at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, CA.  There Tyler will hope to extend his win streak, while Chad Johnson chases down Gibson for second in points.  Gray Davenport currently sits sixth in points, but plans on moving into the top five.

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