Large rain in California led to a uncommon postponement of this yr’s Oakland Supercross (it’ll run on February 18th), leaving supercross racers with a weekend off. The AMA Arenacross Championship, introduced by Kicker, supplied up some additional money to entice supercross riders to come back out and race, and a bunch confirmed up. Ultimately, defending AMA Arenacross Champion Kyle Peters nonetheless fended off the comp to win the primary race on his Phoenix Racing Honda, however the inverted begin obtained him within the second race. Mitchell Harrison obtained the win in that one.
The collection offered us audio from each riders after the race.
Supercross guys got here to city. How was it?
Kyle Peters: Man, right now was a enjoyable day. Oakland Supercross obtained cancelled so we had a bunch of supercross guys come out and race with us right now. It was cool having new faces, completely different competitors and simply extra guys within the combine. We had plenty of actually good dudes. I’m pumped on that. Total, the night time went nice for me. I used to be in a position to get out from for essentially the most half, keep out of bother, put in strong laps and simply get the job carried out. Sadly, important occasion two, I used to be making an attempt to come back by the pack, made a mistake and a man simply got here in scorching. That’s arenacross racing, that’s the way it goes. It’s a bummer however general in factors, we’re sitting strong. Pumped for that and able to undergo Guthrie.
Did you are feeling you wanted to indicate what you could possibly do with the supercross riders right here?
For me, I don’t have something to show to myself or anybody else. I do know what sort of rider I’m and what I’m able to, I’ve had plenty of years in supercross and I’ve carried out nicely, so this was a type of issues, exit and do every little thing we have to do and see the place we stack up. Exit and get an excellent begin, put in strong laps and give attention to myself. Wherever the playing cards lay is the place they lay.
What occurred in that second important?
Yeah, positively somewhat mishap within the second important. Attempting to come back by the pack, making an attempt to be affected person, however I obtained somewhat impatient and somebody got here in scorching, took me over the berm. Ended up getting caught for a short time. Did my finest to come back again. Sadly, that’s racing, that’s arenacross racing. Unlucky approach to finish the night time, however general it was an excellent night time, Phoenix Racing Honda was nice, and we had plenty of followers right here. It was superior, it was enjoyable.