INSIDE LINE: One Moto-Filled Weekend
March 06, 2013
With the 2013 AMSOIL Arenacross season winding down, I had the opportunity to head down to Kansas City, Mo. last weekend to see how far the series had come since the first round in January.
What I witnessed was something everyone associated with AMSOIL should be proud of. The ownership group of AMSOIL Arenacross, Feld Motorsports, got it right when it reinvented the AX platform. Tight racing, an enthusastic crowd and an unmatched level of professionalism has raised the series to the forefront. After leaving Kansas City, I knew AMSOIL had made the right decision to partner-up on Arenacross, and I see the sport growing exponentially in the coming years.
Less than a four-hour drive across I-70, the parent series to Arenacross, Monster Energy Supercross, was holding court in St. Louis. That could have been a concern for Arenacross as more than 60,000 people turned out to watch the sport's top riders go bar-to-bar inside the Edward Jones Dome. But AX held its own, with more than 10,000 people filling the Sprint Center.
To top it off, Team AMSOIL came out on top in both cities. Tyler Bowers won both motos in AMSOIL Arenacross, extending his overall points lead heading into the finale in Denver, and Wil Hahn, the scrappy, fun-loving rider for GEICO/AMSOIL/Honda, won his second straight East Coast Lites race.
A winning weekend for everyone involved, especially the 70,000 motocross fans in America's heartland.
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