Prescott Valley Arenacross | The Prime 12


Prescott Valley Arenacross | The Prime 12

By Billy Rainford

Let’s take a look at how the highest 12 did at Spherical 4 of the 2023 AMA Arenacross Championship at Findlay Toyota Middle in Prescott Valley, Arizona, on Friday night time.

Like most AX races, the day and night time weren’t with out drama. We’ll have a fast have a look at a few of that, too.

Earlier than we speak in regards to the Professional class, we’ve got to acknowledge the graceful and trendy driving of #723 Landon Gibson who took the win within the Supermini class. He was getting by way of the whoops as quick as many of the prime riders had been!
And let’s get this one out of the way in which. #726 Gared Steinke wasn’t pleased with the way in which #68 Cade Clason moved him excessive within the first flip of their Warmth race. “Stank Canine” went over the primary flip berm and was basically out of this one. He waited for Cade to come back round and punted him off the monitor in the identical spot. He was DQ’d for the transfer after which punched Cade within the jaw within the pits when the 2 of them exchanged heated phrases. In fact, I missed all of it!

12. #97 Devin Harriman KTM (7-12)

#97 Devin Harriman grabbed a pair nice begins and was within the combine early in each Mains. In his phrases he “ran out of expertise” after which misplaced his rear brake within the 2nd important, dropping him again.

11. 500 Julien Benek KAW (10-9)

#500 Julien Benek lead the primary lap of Foremost #1 however misplaced the entrance finish and went down. He was up in third place early in Foremost #2 however crossed the flag in ninth. It was a great studying expertise for the rider out of Mission, BC.

10. 2 Kyle Bitterman HON (11-6)

#2 Kyle Bitterman didn’t have the night time he would have favored. He was down and in the back of the pack in each Mains however holds on to 2nd within the collection.

9. 78 Grant Harlan YAM (4-11)

#78 Grant Harlan discovered himself in among the motion, too. He had a stable 4th in Foremost 1 after which went down in Foremost 2 and dropped again. The Wageman Brothers had been just a little upset with him when he left the monitor and phrases had been spoken.

8. 412 Jared Lesher YAM (8-7)

#412 Jared Lesher ripped his 250 2-stroke to some constant finishes.

7. Dominique Thury YAM (9-5)

Nique was quick all day and located himself in a pleasant battle with Benek in Foremost #2.

6. 84 Mitchell Harrison GAS (12-1)

Harrison in all probability may have gained each Mains, however he hit the again finish of Harriman within the whoops and crashed arduous in Foremost #1. His bike was all bent up and he limped dwelling. He gained Foremost #2 and made it look fairly simple.

5. 68 Cade Clason KAW (2-10)

Cade certified quickest and seemed good heading to the Mains. Sadly, he was just a little battered and bruised moving into and located the bottom just a few occasions on the day. Let’s all keep watch over him and Steinke at San Diego this weekend.

4. 388 Brandon Ray HON (6-4)

B Ray is all the time enjoyable to observe on the market. He got here along with Peters early in Foremost #1 and Kyle went over the berm after the end line. Peters slid proper earlier than the contact, so I actually don’t suppose it was a “takeout transfer.”

3. 1 Kyle Peters HON (1-8)

I didn’t suppose anybody was going to have something for Kyle within the Mains, and I’m undecided they might have had he not gone down in #2. He’s the 3-time champ for a cause and even with the inflow of SX regulars, I feel his expertise would have given the wins. He has a 33-point lead within the collection.

2. 59 Robbie Wageman SUZ (5-2)

Robbie moved ahead in each Mains and likewise took dwelling the 1 v 1 cash. He was in some good battles in Foremost #1 and ended up alone in 2nd in Foremost #2.

1. 981 Austin Politelli HON (3-3)

Consistency was the secret for Austin Politelli. He moved up as others made errors and his 3-3 gave him the general on the night time.

#518 Parker Eales KTM B Foremost – tenth

Our different Canadian was #518 Parker Eales from Maple Ridge, BC. He stored having to begin from the skin gate in his races. He was sixth within the LCQ and headed to the B Foremost the place he was in some good battles, ending tenth and banking some extra expertise.

#981

Gas Gas  AUSTIN POLITELLI
 MURRIETA, CA 
 1st
  Warmth 1
 – third third 28

#59

Suzuki  ROBBIE WAGEMAN
 NEWHALL, CA 
 third
  Warmth 4
 2nd
  Semi 2 
fifth 2nd 27

#1

Honda  KYLE PETERS
 GREENSBORO, NC 
 1st
  Warmth 3
 – 1st eighth 25

#388

Honda  BRANDON RAY
 FREMONT, CA 
 1st
  Warmth 2
 – sixth 4th 24

#68

Kawasaki  CADE CLASON
 TUCSON, NC 
 seventh
  Warmth 1
 tenth
  Semi 2 
2nd tenth 22

#84

Gas Gas  MITCHELL HARRISON
 MURRIETA, CA 
 third
  Warmth 2
 1st
  Semi 1 
twelfth 1st 21

#76

Yamaha  DOMINIQUE THURY
 CHESTERFIELD, SC 
 2nd
  Warmth 2
 – ninth fifth 20

#412

Yamaha  JARED LESHER
 CANTON, GA 
 4th
  Warmth 4
 1st
  Semi 2 
eighth seventh 19

#78

Yamaha  GRANT HARLAN
 DECATUR, TX 
 1st
  Warmth 4
 – 4th eleventh 19

#2

Honda  KYLE BITTERMAN
 PELZER, SC 
 2nd
  Warmth 4
 – eleventh sixth 17

#500

Kawasaki  JULIEN BENEK
 MISSION, BC 
 2nd
  Warmth 3
 – tenth ninth 15

#97

KTM  DEVIN HARRIMAN
 LONGVIEW, WA 
 2nd
  Warmth 1
 – seventh twelfth 15

Subsequent Spherical – January twentieth, Guthrie, OK