The 2011/2012 AMA Arenacross schedule was released Tuesday, with series beginning Oct. 29 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa, and concluding at the Target Center in Minneapolis Feb. 26.Todd Jendro (Senior Director, Two-Wheel Operations, Feld Motor Sports) says: “After an epic 2011 AMA Arenacross Series, we are excited to build off of last year’s success, which included 26 hours of television coverage on SPEED.“Last year, the sport witnessed a milestone when Vicki Golden became the first female to qualify for an AMA Arenacross Series main event. She kept the momentum going when she captured the Gold Medal at the X-Games this summer, and we look forward to watching her run up front in 2011-2012.”The 12-stop tour, which showcases the most intimate form of indoor, off-road motorcycle racing, will host four races before January 1 for the first time since 2008. Additionally, the AMA Arenacross Series stops in three new venues, including the Cedar Park Center in Cedar Park, Texas; SRC Arena in Syracuse, N.Y., and the Target Center in Minneapolis.Two-time AMA Arenacross Series champion Chad Johnson looks forward to using the 2011-2012 schedule as a road map to a hopeful third AMA Arenacross Series championship.Chad Johnson says: “I am pumped on the new schedule for the 2012 AMA Arenacross Series, starting at the end of October is awesome. Visiting three totally new venues and with the final round taking place in Minneapolis is a great addition, especially for me because it is only four hours from my home in Wisconsin. I look forward to racing in front of my family and friends.”2011/2012 AMA Arenacross Schedule:
- 10/29-10/30 Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
- 11/4-11/6 First Mariner Arena, Baltimore, MD
- 11/11/-11/3 Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wis.
- 12/9-12/11 Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes Barre, PA
- 1/6-1/8 VanAndel Arena, Grand Rapids, Mich.
- 1/13-1/5 KS Expo Centre, Topeka, Kan.
- 1/21-1/22 Nutter Center, Daytona, Ohio #
- 1/27-1/29 Cedar Park Center, Cedar Park, Texas
- 2/3-2/5 SRC Arena, Syracuse, NY
- 2/11-2/12 Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif. #
- 2/17-2/19 Livestock Events Center, Reno, Nev.
- 2/25-2/26 Target Center, Minneapolis, Minn. #