Toledo Arenacross: Huntington Results

2011 AMA Arenacross

Friday Results, Race 1

For the second week in a row, Babbitt’s Monster Energy/TiLUBE Kawasaki presented by Maxxis’ Tyler Bowers, of Danville, Ky., grabbed a Friday-night win at the inaugural AMA Arenacross Series event from Toledo’s Huntington Center.

In the third round of the Arenacross Lites Eastern Regional Championship, DG Flooring Kawasaki’s Adam Gulley, of Jonesburg, Mo., kept his undefeated record intact.

As the gates dropped on the 25-lap Arenacross class main event, points leader and TUF Honda rider Jeff Gibson, of Blacklick, Ohio, took the early lead with Bowers in tow. For nearly 20 laps, Bowers paced his rival, losing and gaining ground throughout each lap.

While the duo appeared to be evenly matched, Bowers did excel in the whoops and took advantage of it, getting a wheel inside Gibson and eventually making the winning pass. Once out front, Bowers pulled away for his second win of the year. Gibson secured second while the Ohio-based Foremost Insurance/Spinechillers/HondaofFairfield.com team received a much-needed boost to its 2011 effort in front of its hometown crowd with a strong podium effort from Zach Ames, of Prospect, Ohio.

The Arenacross Lites class main event was more of the same from Gulley. The Missouri native is effectively dominating his East Region competitors and in the process has established himself as the clear rider to beat to claim the championship. On Friday night, he fended off Hot Rods MX Racing’s Austin Coon, of Spencer, W. Va., who finished second, and Gateway Cycles Kawasaki’s Steven Mages, of Sardinia, Ohio, in third.

Arenacross Class Results (Toledo, Ohio), Race 1:

  1. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki
  2. Jeff Gibson, Blacklick, Ohio, Honda
  3. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Honda
  4. Kevin Johnson, Spring, Texas, Yamaha
  5. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki
  6. Chad Johnson, Rhinelander, Wis., Kawasaki
  7. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha
  8. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Honda
  9. Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Suzuki
  10. Dave Ginolfi, Lake Hopatlong, N.J., Suzuki

AMA Arenacross Lites Class Results (Toledo, Ohio), Race 2

  1. Adam Gulley, Jonesburg, Mo., Kawasaki
  2. Austin Coon, Spencer, W.Va., Honda
  3. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, Kawasaki
  4. Patrick Massie, Washington Court, Ohio, Honda
  5. Maxx Malatia, Itasca, Ill., Kawasaki
  6. Tyler Sehr, Belleville, Ill., Honda
  7. Kyle Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., Suzuki
  8. Scott Zont, Algonquin, Ill., Honda
  9. Austin Primavera, Larue, Ohio, Suzuki
  10. Kenneth Henry, Ashtabula, Ohio, KTM

Saturday Results, Race 2

The AMA Arenacross Series’ finale was a memorable one as TUF Honda’s Cole Siebler, of Emmett, Idaho, grabbed his first career Arenacross class victory on Saturday night,

In the Arenacross Lites class main event Foremost Insurance/Spinechillers/HondaofFairfield.com’s Patrick Massie, of Washington Court, Ohio, become just the second winner of the 2011 Eastern Regional Championship season.

Throughout the 2011 AMA Arenacross Series season, it’s been a back-and-forth battle between Gibson and Babbitt’s Kawasaki duo of Johnson and Bowers. However, Gibson’s TUF Honda teammate Siebler chose to throw his name into the mix on Saturday night.

As the gates dropped on the 25-lap main event, Siebler grabbed the start he needed to run out in front of the field.

Once in the top spot, he showed he has the speed of his counterparts, dominating throughout the race en route to the win. Bowers overcame a potentially troublesome night, working his way into the main event from the Last Chance Qualifier.

After starting on the second row, he worked his way into second. Gibson rode smart, not pressing the issue and securing the final podium spot.

With his win on Friday night at race 1 and his runner-up effort on Saturday, Bowers has closed to within just three points of his rival.

Previously undefeated Adam Gulley, of Jonesburg, Mo., was forced to overcome a bad start in the Arenacross Lites main event. While he worked his way through the field, Massie asserted himself as the rider to beat, holding off Mages, Ohio, while Gulley landed on the podium in third.

The AMA Arenacross Series continues next weekend, making its return to Louisville, Ky., and the Freedom Hall. The action commences on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. ET.

Arenacross Class Results (Toledo, Ohio)

  1. Cole Siebler, Emmett, Idaho, Honda
  2. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki
  3. Jeff Gibson, Blacklick, Ohio, Honda
  4. Chad Johnson, Rhinelander, Wis., Kawasaki
  5. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Honda
  6. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki
  7. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha
  8. Dave Ginolfi, Lake Hopatlong, N.J., Suzuki
  9. Daniel Aulsaybrook, Ortonville, Mich., Suzuki
  10. Nathan Skaggs, Chilicothe, Ohio, Honda

AMA Arenacross Lites Class Results (Toledo, Ohio)

  1. Patrick Massie, Washington Court, Ohio, Honda
  2. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, Kawasaki
  3. Adam Gulley, Jonesburg, Mo., Kawasaki
  4. Kyle Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., Suzuki
  5. Scott Zont, Algonquin, Ill., Honda
  6. Michael Lang, Saugerties, N.Y., Honda
  7. Tyler Sehr, Belleville, Ill., Honda
  8. Austin Primavera, Larue, Ohio, Suzuki
  9. Tanner Young, Marland, Okla., Yamaha
  10. Kenneth Henry, Ashtabula, Ohio, KTM

Arenacross Class Points (After Race 6 of 19)

  1. Jeff Gibson, Blacklick, Ohio, Honda – 155
  2. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki – 152
  3. Chad Johnson, Rhinelander, Wis., Kawasaki – 140
  4. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki – 112
  5. Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Honda – 112
  6. Cole Siebler, Emmett, Idaho, Ho nda – 109
  7. Nathan Skaggs, Chillicothe, Ohio, Honda – 89
  8. Kevin Johnson, Spring, Texas, Yamaha – 82
  9. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha – 79
  10. Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Suzuki – 73

Arenacross Lites Class Eastern Regional Points (After Race 4 of 10)

  1. Adam Gulley, Jonesburg, Mo., Kawasaki – 95
  2. Patrick Massie, Washington Court, Ohio, Honda – 83
  3. Steve Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, Kawasaki – 64
  4. Tyler Sehr, Belleville, Ill., Honda – 54
  5. Austin Coon, Spencer, W.V., Honda – 53
  6. Kyle Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., Suzuki – 40
  7. Scott Zont, Algonquin, Ill., Honda – 40
  8. Kyle White, Freeport, Ill., Honda – 38
  9. Austin Primavera, Larue, Ohio, Suzuki – 30
  10. Maxx Malatia, Itasca, Ill., Kawasaki – 29