The AMA Arenacross Series reached the halfway point of its three-round West Coast swing at Arco Arena in Sacramento, California, February 21, and Triple Effect Kawasaki’s Brock Sellards (3) broke through for his first win of the 2009 season. In the AMA Arenacross Lites class, Reynard Modifications Suzuki’s Cory Green outlasted his competition to capture the win in the second round of the Western Regional Championship.
Spinechillers/Storm Lake Honda’s Nathan Skaggs grabbed the holeshot and led through the first half of the main, but Sellards persevered to take over the top spot.
“I want to thank Charlie and Mary Lee from Triple Effect Kawasaki,” said Sellards. “Some people thought I was too old, but I showed them I can still do it.”
Skaggs would make a late-race mistake and drop one more position, allowing new Babbitt’s Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Codi Adams to grab the runner-up spot for his best career finish.
“[Nathan] Skaggs rode well,” Adams said. “He had a little bobble in the whoops and I was able to take advantage of it. I was just trying to ride smooth and stay in the top three.”
While Skaggs brought home the final spot on the podium, the race also marked a sweep of the top-four positions by Ohio riders, as point’s leader Jeff Gibson finished fourth aboard his Mahindra Tractors/Tuf Honda.
In the AMA Arenacross Lites class, Green grabbed the holeshot and lead every step of the way. Last week’s winner Tyler Medaglia brought home a strong runner-up finish aboard his GPF Babbitt’s Kawasaki, while MDK Speed Equipment Honda’s Tiger Lacy finished third.