Vicki Golden Makes Arenacross Debut Tonight

February 14, 2014 4:35pm | by:

AURORA, Ill. - AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross, will welcome the return of Vicki Golden this weekend in Nampa, Idaho, for the seventh round of the 2014 championship. Golden will become the fourth member of the Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki presented by Maxxis squad, joining new teammates Tyler Bowers, Zach Ames, and Colt Nichols for the final six rounds of the AMSOIL Arenacross season, as part of Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross.

Golden made history in AMSOIL Arenacross back in 2011 when she became the first woman in the history of the sport to qualify and race against men in a professional championship. The following season she joined Team Babbitt’s with her sights set on potentially challenging for a title, but injuries prevented her from doing so. Golden took a break from AMSOIL Arenacross competition last season to focus on winning her third consecutive X Games gold medal in Women’s Moto-X and the success there has helped make her an even better technical rider.

“I’m so stoked to be coming back to AMSOIL Arenacross as part of the Ricky Carmichael Road to Supercross,” said Golden. “I had an incredible experience in 2011 and 2012 and I’ve been waiting for the chance to come back and show everyone how much I’ve grown as a rider.”

With a major piece of history already part of her racing résumé, Golden will be looking to add to her legacy as a part of the Road to Supercross. Not only will she become the first woman to join the program, she’ll also have the opportunity to become the first woman to ever earn a license to race Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.

“It’s always been my dream to one day race in Monster Energy Supercross and the Ricky Carmichael Road to Supercross provides the perfect platform to do that,” added Golden. “The opportunity to fulfill that dream is there for the taking and now it’s up to me to make it happen. I’m excited about the challenge and I can’t wait until Friday night in Nampa to begin my journey.”

Golden, her teammates, and the rest of the AMSOIL Arenacross field will kick off the seventh round from Nampa Friday night at 9 p.m. ET, before continuing on Saturday with a second night of action at 9 p.m. ET.

The entire AMSOIL Arenacross season will air on FOX Sports 1, including re-airs on FOX Sports 2. The first broadcast is scheduled for this Sunday, February 16, at 11 a.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

Live timing and scoring from each round of the AMSOIL Arenacross season returns for the 2014 season! To follow the intense racing action live, log onto www.Arenacross.com.

For more information on the 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross season, and to purchase tickets, log on to www.Arenacross.com. For all media requests, please contact Brandon Short brandon@nextlevelsportsinc.com or 949-365-5750.

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