SR75 SUZUKI WINS ARENACROSS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
The French pairing of Charles Lefrançois and Valentin Teillet finished their respective Pro 450 and Pro Lites classes as 2019 Arenacross vice-champions. Their valiant efforts ensured their SR75 Suzuki team won each of the last four rounds of the Tour, to secure the 2019 AX Pro Team Championship.
SR75 Suzuki carried a 12 point deficit as it headed to the penultimate and final rounds of the Tour at the FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield, last weekend. Both Lefrançois and Teillet were in strong second-place positions but, to boost their team’s chance of winning the championship title, they had to dig deep and pull in some solid points.
Teillet set out his stall in round five when he [...]
Arenacross series bronze for Buildbase Honda’s Adrien and Adam!
Buildbase Honda’s Adrien Escoffier and Adam Chatfield both clinched series bronze medals as the 2019 Arenacross Tour signed off with a double-header at Sheffield’s DSA Arena on Friday and Saturday nights.
Competing in the super-competitive Pro Lites class, Adrien went 5-3 in his two Main Events on Friday on his CRF250R and took second in the Super Final. He then finished fourth in his first Main on Saturday but crashed second time out before claiming a solid fifth in the Super Final.
His scores over the six-round series earned him third in the Pro Lites and fourth in the Pro AX classes.
Adam, the inaugural Arenacross champion in 2013, continued to [...]
FIGHT TO THE FINISH LINE FOR ARENACROSS YOUTHS – Finale Race Report and Results
All Arenacross youth classes contested their final races this evening at the final round of the Arenacross Tour at The FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield.
Rookie Cup supremo Ben Clayton finished in an uncustomary third in this morning’s non-public race, behind the youngest rider in the class Carl Ostermann, and a rapidly-improving Adam Collings. Whilst the 16-year-old had done enough to win the championship ahead of the evening race and he went out and won the last race in front of a cheering Sheffield crowd. The overall on the night, was a three-way tie between Clayton, Collings and Ostermann all on 26 points. Clayton got the nod thanks to his second race win. Clayton has been virtually [...]
SUPER SOUB’S SHEFFIELD SHOWDOWN – Arenacross Finale Race Report and Results
The Grand Finale of the 2019 Arenacross Tour delivered on its promise of producing a white-knuckle ride, with hard-charging battles across all Pro classes and an adrenaline-fuelled Super Final Main Event that went to the wire.
Thousands of eager AX fans flocked into the FlyDSA Arena this evening for the venue’s first-ever Arenacross final, eager to soak up the atmosphere, sit back and enjoy an evening of flat-out indoor motocross racing, high-air Fix Auto Freestyle MX antics, and witness history as 250cc and 450cc pilots faced each other head-on in the inaugural mixed capacity AX Pro Championship.
As ever, Arenacross didn’t disappoint. Its competitors set the bar in [...]
ARENACROSS YOUTHS BATTLE HARD AT SHEFFIELD – Round 5 Race Report and Results
The fifth round of the Arenacross Tour witnessed plenty of action across all youth classes today, with all riders battling away to secure vital points and boost their all-important championship positions.
The first race of the Rookie Cup, a class for teenage riders that sit between the youth and Pro groups, saw a surprise result in the opening race, with championship leader and hot favourite Ben Clayton having to settle for second behind an ever-improving Adam Collings. The tables were turned in favour of the Devonshire lad though in the evening public show, when Clayton grabbed the holeshot and led from start to finish. It wasn’t made easy for him as he had Collings closing [...]
THE GLOVES ARE OFF FOR ARENACROSS FINALE – Round 5 Race Report and Results
There’s a sense of déjà vu sweeping across the Arenacross Pro paddock as the Tour heads into its Grand Finale at the FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield tomorrow, Saturday the 16th of February. The main protagonists in the Pro AX championship, namely, Cedric Soubeyras (FRO Systems) and Greg Aranda (Team Green Kawasaki) line up for the 2019 Main Event Super Final tying on points, with 67 apiece and everything to go for.
This evening’s show swung into life with a heady mix of lights, music and enough attitude to rival a pack of argumentative teenagers. The Fix Auto FMX crew of Dan Whitby, Samson Eaton, Arran Powley, Nez Parker and Petr Pilat, set the tone for the three-hour extravangaza [...]
The Woodcock Returns. Dylan’s AMA reflections and racing Arenacross this weekend!
With five rounds of AMA Supercross under his belt, our Feature Racer Dylan Woodcock has returned to home turf this weekend and will be competing in the final two rounds of the Arenacross Tour in Sheffield.
We caught up with him as he reflects on his American adventure, his future plans and being back in the Arenacross limelight.
Dirt Hub: So you completed 5 rounds of the AMA Supercross series, looking back what would you do differently if you had your time again?
Dylan: I don’t really know, it’s been hard to practice for it. Like I said before the whoops are completely different at the races to what they are at the practice tracks.
DH: You had [...]
TOO CLOSE TO CALL FOR ARENACROSS YOUTHS AT SHEFFIELD
The final two rounds of the 2019 Arenacross Tour take place this weekend at Sheffield, with just three points separating the leading two riders in both 65cc Youth and Team Green Supermini Cups, and 60 points on the table over the four races. Unlike previous years where competitors could drop their lowest-scoring round; all rounds count and so there’s everything to play for.
Zane Stephens leads the younger 65cc class ahead of Freddie Bartlett, who made a fine recovery from an opening moto DNF at Birmingham to win the remaining three races and keep his championship hopes alive. Isaac Ash took that first race win, and Jamie Keith both put in strong performances to make several [...]