Courtesy Feld Motor Sports
Catanzaro Extends Points Lead in AMA Arenacross Lites
RENO, Nev. Night two of Arenacross from the Livestock & Events Center produced another memorable night of racing for the Babbitts Monster Energy/Ti Lube Kawasaki team as AMA Arenacross class points leader Tyler Bowers, of Danville, Ky., won his eighth race of the 2010 AMA Arenacross Series season to extend his advantage over the field. GPF Babbitts Kawasakis A.J. Catanzaro, of Middlefield, Conn., earned his fourth win of 2010 and third in a row to sweep the AMA Arenacross Lites class for the weekend and extend his Western Regional Championship points lead.
As the gates dropped on the 25-lap premier class main event, it was once again Spinechillers/Storm Lake Hondas Nathan Skaggs, of Chillicothe, Ohio, who grabbed the holeshot for the second night in a row. Bowers quickly made his move, taking over the lead and leading the rest of the way. Reigning series champion Jeff Gibson, of Thornville, Ohio, who won his first heat race of the season for Tuf Honda, held down the second position for the majority of the race until night one winner Josh Demuth, of North Richland Hills, Texas, took over the spot just before the finish. Demuths runner-up effort minimized his loss to Bowers in the standings while Gibson posted his third podium of 2010.
AMA Arenacross Series rookie Catanzaro grabbed the holeshot once again on Saturday night and led all 18 laps of the AMA Arenacross Lites main event. The current class points leader led all 36 laps of the weekend and now holds a comfortable lead in the standings with four races remaining. Foremost Insurance Yamahas Jim Neese, of Julian, N.C., finished second while Rockwell KTMs Landen Powell, South Jordan, Utah, finished third.
Bowers lead over Demuth currently sits at 17 points in the premier AMA Arenacross class while Catanzaro extended his advantage to 25 points over Reynard Mods Kawasakis, Cory Green, of Nowata, Okla., in the AMA Arenacross Lites Western Regional Championship.
The 2010 AMA Arenacross Series continues next weekend from the Mid America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa with two nights of action March 12 and 13. The gates drop on each night of action at 7:30 p.m.
AMA Arenacross Class Results (Reno, Nev.) Night Two
Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki
Josh Demuth, North Richland Hills, Texas, Kawasaki
Jeff Gibson, Thornville, Ohio, Honda
Nathan Skaggs, Chillicothe, Ohio, Honda
Zach Ames, Prospect, Ohio, Honda
Tyler Bright, Lexington, N.C., Yamaha
Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki
Willy Browning, Pleasantville, Ohio, Honda
Vincent Blair, Lodi, Calif., Kawasaki
Jim Neese, Julian, N.C., Yamaha
AMA Arenacross Lites Class Results (Reno, Nev.) Night Two
A.J. Catanzaro, Middlefield, Conn., Kawasaki
Jim Neese, Julian, N.C., Yamaha
Landen Powell, South Jordan, Utah, KTM
Cameron Rodriguez, Apple Valley, Calif., Honda
Travis Merrill, Quincy, Ill., KTM
Mark Samuels, Yucca Valley, Calif., Kawasaki
Jake Locks, Dixon, Calif., Kawasaki
Travis Smith, Lancaster, Calif., Yamaha
Brian Alquist, Lagrange, Calif., Honda
Jeffrey Mann, Sacramento, Calif., Kawasaki
AMA Arenacross Class Points (After Race 14 of 19)
Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ky., Kawasaki 303
Josh Demuth, North Richland Hills, Texas, Kawasaki 286
Chad Johnson, Rhinelander, Wis., Kawasaki 260
Nathan Skaggs, Chillicothe, Ohio, Honda 222
Jeff Gibson, Thornville, Ohio, Honda 222
AMA Arenacross Lites Class Western Regional Points (After Race 6 of 10)
A.J. Catanzaro, Middlefield, Conn., Kawasaki 137
Cory Green, Nowata, Okla., Kawasaki 112
Jim Neese, Clinton, N.C., Yamaha 73
Parker Eckman, Tustin, Calif., Honda 63
Travis Merrill, Quincy, Ill., KTM 60