Toledo Arenacross, Barcelona EndurocrossThe Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio welcomed the AMA Arenacross series for the first time this past weekend and fans were treated to some patented close racing. This was also the second two-night stop of the 14-round series.Friday night saw Team Babbitt’s Kawasaki rider Tyler Bowers grab a second-place start in the 25-lap main event. Bowers paced the race and series leader, Jeff Gibson before making his move in the closing laps and taking his second win of the season.Bowers’ trip to the main Arenacross event on Saturday night took him through the Last Chance Qualifier and landed him on the second row in the main. After a decent start, Bowers worked his way through the pack to take the runner up position. With this finish, he is now within three points of the lead in the championship point’s standings.The series now heads south to Louisville, Ky. and the Freedom Hall for the sixth round of the series this coming Saturday, Feb. 12.Over in Barcelona, Spain, David Knight was competing in the second round of the FIM Indoor World Enduro Championship.This series has a similar layout to the Endurocross series found here in the states and was Knight’s first Indoor Enduro event in over a year. Despite the layoff, “Knighter” set some of the fastest qualifying times, took home a qualifying race win, and earned podium finishes in all three final events (2-3-2.) This consistency landed Knight on the podium in the second place position.After the unfortunate passing of off-road champion Nathan Woods, the motorcycle community has really stepped up to show their support for his family.There will be a benefit ride day on February 23rd at Glen Helen Raceway, Shane Watts is doing a fundraiser on his site, Moto X Cinema has a DVD fundraiser, and there is the Rider Down Foundation’s donation page. All of these gestures really go to show you how much of a great person Nathan was and how much he will be missed.Be sure to stay tuned to MooseRacing.com for the latest race updates, gear and accessories. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date news from Moose Racing.
This week we ride two genre-departing motorcycles from the established American manufacturers. Jess McKinley gives us his thoughts on the all new Harley-Davidson Pan America Special, and Ron Lieback gives his on Indian’s latest version of the FTR 1200 S.