Faces on the Races | AMA Arenacross Spherical 4 – Prescott Valley, Arizona


Faces on the Races | AMA Arenacross Spherical 4 – Prescott Valley, Arizona

By Billy Rainford

With the Oakland Supercross being postponed because of the climate, a bunch of SX regulars headed to Spherical 4 of the 2023 AMA Arenacross Championship in Prescott (someone inform me why they are saying it just like the do) Valley, Arizona. I made a decision to make the 6-hour drive, too, and was handled to some basic AX racing. Right here’s a take a look at among the ‘Faces on the Races‘ from this previous Friday.

The primary face I noticed after I pulled into the parking zone was Ulf Viney’s. He and #943 Noah Viney made the drive over from California to cheer on their SLR Honda teammates. Noah ought to get his solid off his arm very quickly and be again in motion in a number of weeks.
The Partzilla PRMX guys had been there to combine issues up. That’s quickest qualifier #68 Cade Clason with mechanic Joe Kremkow throughout riders assembly.
That’s #500 Julien Benek from Mission, BC. He grabbed a pleasant holeshot however misplaced the entrance finish and went down. He turned a number of heads whereas in AZ.
#518 Parker Eales from Maple Ridge, BC made the drive with Kyle Springman. Parker is at Bulldog MX Coaching to race the 250 West SX sequence.
Dominique Thury was there with new-American-but-still-Canadian-to-me Chris Elliott (left).
There was Supermini racing on Friday, too.
Gathering contained in the constructing to get a take a look at the observe earlier than ripping it up.
I couldn’t perceive how somebody might lose observe of their child (they postponed driving whereas all of us searched) however then I watched how rapidly Chris Blose’s little one moved round and all of it made sense.
Ulf and Noah watching in-house commentator Wes Kain.
It will have been cool to see how Julien would have achieved if he hadn’t fallen.
The Pit Social gathering was a giant success. All of the riders introduced their bikes in and among the most important guys signed autographs.
Nique. Heartbeat Sizzling Sauce is from Thunder Bay, Ontario.
#208 Logan Leitzel was there along with his mechanic, Jamie Astudillo.
The autograph tables.
#388 B-Ray got here along with sequence chief and 3-time champ, Kyle Peters, within the left nook after the end line. Watch the replay, I feel the contact was the results of a pair issues and never a “takeout” try.
#981 Austin Politelli ended up profitable the occasion with 3-3 Mains.
Kyle Peters signing a checkered flag for a fan.
Joe catching up on some much-needed sleep.
Cade took a punch within the face after the shenanigans with #726 Gared Steinke. I used to be on the observe and didn’t even know something had occurred! I miss all of the motion down there!
#84 Mitchell Harrison was one of many quickest riders there. He high-sided on #97 Devin Harriman within the first Principal, dropping again, after which received the ultimate race of the night time.
That’s #141 Richard Taylor and his GF. His bike wasn’t working proper and he determined to take a seat issues out.
Kyle simply making an attempt to go about his enterprise with all these SX riders in his home.
Chris Elliott didn’t need his face displaying so no one would get in contact with him to ask for something. I say everybody simply slides into his DMs.
#2 Kyle Bitterman…
…in opening ceremonies.
#682 is Izaih Clarke from Fort Dodge, IA.
“My subsequent visitor wants no introduction…”
The place was offered out.
It could have been the hen dance however I don’t know. I had ear plugs in.
#12 is Noah Viney’s teammate Parker Ross. He and I cleaned up in Euchre right here at Viney Ranch on Sunday night time.
#93 Jerry Robin additionally made the journey.
No person is aware of if this helps cut back arm pump, however we’ve all achieved it for the reason that starting of time.
Apparently, it was time to get severe.
Wes loves B Ray. The child places on one hell of a present!
I feel this was introducing the One v One race the place followers vote for his or her favorite pairing. There was $5000 on the road!
Time to toss some tee shirts into the gang.
Kyle and Parker on the road.
Joe with some encouragement for Cade.
Oliver Benek joined it on the motion. He recorded the Principal the place Julien was main and didn’t flinch a muscle when he crashed. It was spectacular.
Wes additionally instructed a narrative a couple of very younger Mitchell Harrison cooking him breakfast at a race.
Many of the champagne bottles had caps on them, making for a clumsy celebration.
A visit by the whoops did some harm and the day was over earlier than it began for #113 Spangle. We’ll let him say it: “See you on the races…