TULSA, OK–It was a night of absolute heaven for racing fans as the second outing of the AMA Arenacross series wrapped up it’s professional program in the amazing BOK Center on Saturday night. It was very difficult indeed to enter the Tulsa arena at the beginning of the show as fans eager to score tickets lined the sidewalk leading up to the box office.
Once inside, it was a gear head’s paradise. Fans thrilled to exciting racing action, high flying jumps and the intense competition as racers in the series jockeyed for the points lead and victories in the individual races.
Babbitt’s Monster Energy/Ti Lube Kawasaki’s Tyler Bowers, of Danville, Ky., bounced back from a tough outing last week in Kansas City to win his sixth race of the 2010 season. Foremost Insurance Yamaha’s Tyler Bright, of Lexington, N.C., grabbed the victory in the AMA Arenacross Lites class.
The Tuf Honda duo of Brock Sellards, of Sherrodsville, Ohio, and reigning series champion Jeff Gibson, of Thornville, Ohio, were the first riders through turn one in the 25-lap AMA Arenacross main event and looked strong through the early portion of the race, but the Babbitt’s Monster Energy/TiLube Kawasaki trio of Bowers and teammates Josh Demuth, of North Richland Hills, Texas, and Chad Johnson, of Rhinelander, Wis., kept the pressure applied and eventually worked their way by.
The top three riders in the premier AMA Arenacross class championship went on to sweep the podium – Bowers, Demuth, Johnson. It marks the second time in 2010 that the Babbitt’s squad swept the overall podium. From here the tour moves on to Youngstown Ohio for a show in the Coveli Center next weekend.
Photos by: Kevin Pyle