ELLENTON, Fla. (April 21, 2015) - The days are beginning to wind down before AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael's Road to Supercross, crowns a champion. After yet another thrilling night of racing in the Pacific Northwest this past weekend, the Race to the Championship now travels to the Golden State of California for the second-to-last round of the 2015 season in Fresno. Current points leader Kyle Regal and his Husqvarna TiLUBE TUF Racing machine will lead the 10-rider Race to the Championship field into Save Mart Center this Saturday, April 25. Racing kicks off at 10 p.m. EDT/ 7 p.m. PDT.

Race to the Championship Broadcast Alert:

Tacoma round will premiere on FOX Sports 1

this Sunday, April 26, at 12:00 Noon EDT/9:00 a.m. PDT 

Tacoma Race Photos

Tacoma Race Highlights

Interview with Tacoma Winner Jacob Hayes


Kyle Regal continues to lead the Race to the Championship field into Fresno.

Photo: Josh Rud / ShiftOne Photography

The points reset that took place amongst the top 10 Arenacross Class riders heading into the Race to the Championship provided a platform for consistent change amongst the title contenders from week to week. While Regal has been able to maintain a top two position throughout the first four rounds of the Race to the Championship, the bulk of his rivals have had ups and downs. However, the nature of the Race to the Championship means there is a consistent opportunity for any rider to get back into title contention with a strong outing. That is exactly the case for Team Babbitt's Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki teammates Jacob Hayes and Matt Goerke.

Last weekend in Tacoma, Washington, Hayes was dominant and posted 1-1 Main Event results to claim his first overall win in the Race to the Championship. Hayes led the Arenacross Class standings for most of the season, but after a somewhat slow start in the Race to the Championship he finally had the breakout ride he needed to get back into title contention. Hayes never doubted himself and his patience paid off with one of his most impressive efforts of the season. As a result, he vaulted from fourth to second, just eight points behind Regal.

Jacob Hayes kick-started his championship hopes with a win in Tacoma.

Photo: Josh Rud / ShiftOne Photography

The same can be said for Goerke, who has also been a mainstay in the championship battle this season. Goerke does have a Main Event win in the Race to the Championship, but hasn't been a podium threat since finishing second at the first of the final six rounds in New Orleans. Tacoma provided the opportunity Goerke needed to get himself back into the top three, following his teammate across the line in second in each Main Event to give Babbitt's Kawasaki its second 1-2 finish in the Race to the Championship. Like Hayes, Goerke made up big ground in the championship standings, moving from fifth to third, now only 11 points from the lead.

While both Hayes and Goerke are resurging, third Babbitt's Kawasaki rider Chris Blose is in need of a rebound. The main threat to Regal thus far in the Race to the Championship appeared to be on his way to another big night in Tacoma, but a crash in the first Main Event set the tone for a difficult night in which he posted his worst finish of the Race to the Championship in ninth. Prior to Tacoma, Blose had finished on the overall podium in two of the three Race to the Championship rounds, including a win in New Orleans. While he now faces a bit of an uphill battle in falling from second to fourth in the championship standings, looking at a 15-point deficit, Blose is one of the most experienced competitors in AMSOIL Arenacross, despite this being his first full season of competition in the discipline.

Matt Goerke is picking up the pace at an opportune time in the Race to the Championship.

Photo: Josh Rud / ShiftOne Photography

Also lurking in the championship, sitting in a tie with Blose for fourth, is Regal's Husqvarna TiLUBE TUF Racing teammate Gavin Faith. While Faith has yet to put himself at the front of the field in the Race to the Championship, he has quietly been consistent, amassed solid results and could be ready to break through as another serious threat to the title.

While Regal remains on top, thanks largely to three straight overall podium finishes and two overall wins, he has some familiar foes breathing down his neck with just two rounds remaining until AMSOIL Arenacross crowns a new champion in Las Vegas on May 1.

The 14th round of AMSOIL Arenacross and the penultimate weekend in the Race to the Championship gets underway this Saturday, April 25th, inside Save Mart Center. Racing begins at 10 p.m. EDT/ 7 p.m. PDT .

 

Chris Blose (left) and Gavin Faith (right) are currently tied in the Race to the Championship standings as they look to close the gap on their rivals.

Photo: Josh Rud / ShiftOne Photography

Previous Round Results

Tacoma Dome - Tacoma, Washington

April 18, 2015

 

Arenacross Class Results - Overall (Main Event Finishes)

  1. Jacob Hayes, Liberty, N.C., Kawasaki (1-1)
  2. Matt Goerke, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki (2-2)
  3. Kyle Regal, Grand Prairie, Texas, Husqvarna (5-3)
  4. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM (6-4)
  5. Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Suzuki (4-6)
  6. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Husqvarna (7-5)
  7. Gared Steinke, Temecula, Calif., KTM (3-9)
  8. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, KTM (8-7)
  9. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Ariz., Kawasaki (10-8)
  10. Dave Ginolfi, Boston, N.J., KTM (11-10)

 

Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class Results

  1.   Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, KTM
  1. Mark Worth, Queen Creek, Ariz., Kawasaki
  2. Dave Ginolfi, Boston, N.J., KTM
  3. Daniel Blair, Lodi, Calif., KTM
  4. Gregory Crater, Renton, Wash., Honda
  5. Collin Jurin, Monroe, Wash., Kawasaki
  6. RJ Wageman, Newhall, Calif., Yamaha
  7. Mason Wharton, Brush Prairie, Wash., Kawasaki
  8. Jake Locks, Dixon, Calif., KTM
  9. Mitch Keezer, Arlington, Wash., Yamaha

 

Race to the Championship Standings (Race 4 of 6) (R2C Main Even Wins)

  1. Kyle Regal, Grand Prairie, Texas, Husqvarna - 117 (1)
  2. Jacob Hayes, Liberty, N.C., Kawasaki - 109 (2)
  3. Matt Goerke, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki - 106 (1)
  4. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Ariz., Kawasaki - 102 (3)
  5. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Husqvarna - 102
  6. Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Suzuki - 97
  7. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., KTM - 92
  8. Gared Steinke, Temecula, Calif., KTM - 86 (1)
  9. Bobby Kiniry, Holland Patent, N.Y., Yamaha - 83
  10. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, KTM - 72

Arenacross Class Points (Race 18 of 20)

  1. Dave Ginolfi, Boston, N.J., KTM - 185
  2. Willy Browning, Pleasantville, Ohio, KTM - 175
  3. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, Honda - 110 
  4. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM - 104 
  5. Brandon Glenn, Mesquite, Texas, KTM - 76 

 

Western Regional Arenacross Lites Class Points (After Race 8 of 10) (Main Event wins)

  1. Daniel Blair, Lodi, Calif., KTM - 112 (3)
  2. Jake Locks, Dixon, Calif., KTM - 56
  3. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM - 51
  4. Brandon Glenn, Mesquite, Texas, KTM - 48 
  5. Jason McConnell, Canonsburg, Pa., KTM - 38
  6. Clay Elliott, Buford, Ga., KTM - 34
  7. Josh Struebig, Crown Point, Ind., KTM - 34 
  8. Mason Wharton, Brush Prairie, Wash., Kawasaki - 33
  9. Jonah Locks, Dixon, Calif., KTM - 27 
  10. RJ Wageman, Newhall, Calif., Yamaha - 22 

 

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