Feld Motor Sports has announced the 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross Series schedule that features Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross. The season kicks off with a doubleheader in Worcester, Massachusetts on Friday, January 3 before traveling to 11 additional states before crowning the 2014 champion.
The new stops added to the calendar are Nampa, Idaho; Hidalgo, Texas; Reno, Nevada; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Salt Lake City, Utah.
Arenacross continues with its format of two main events during each night of action, head-to-head bracket racing, and the Race to the Championship - a playoff-inspired showdown to crown the champion.
Reigning three-time AMSOIL Arenacross Champion Tyler Bowers returns in 2014 to defend his Arenacross title, with the aim of becoming the third rider in history to win four consecutive titles.
“I have to say that 2013 was both the toughest season of my career and the most rewarding,” said Bowers in a press release. “The Arenacross season was a tough battle all the way until the end and I was fortunate that a broken collarbone didn’t end my chances at winning that third title. Once the season was over, I had the chance of a lifetime to ride in Supercross and managed to one-up myself by winning the last race of the season in Las Vegas. I have no idea if the 2014 season will be filled with as much drama and excitement as last year, but I am definitely eager to find out.”
The 2014 season also features the East and West regional championships in the Arenacross Lites Class designed to be a stepping-stone for more success in the bigger class.
Following the theme of developing riders, Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross program returns for 2014. The premise of the program is that it requires all amateur riders to hone their skills at Arenacross before making their transition to AMA Supercross.
Below is the 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross schedule:
Date Venue City
Jan. 3-5 DCU Center Worcester, Mass.
Jan. 10-12 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore
Jan. 18-19 Freedom Hall Louisville, Ky.
Jan. 25-26 Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C.
Jan. 31-Feb. 2 U.S. Cellular Arena Milwaukee, Wis.
Feb. 7-9 Sleep Train Arena Sacramento, Calif.
Feb. 14-16 Idaho Center Nampa, Idaho
Feb. 21-23 Livestock Events Center Reno, Nev.
Mar. 1-2 BOK Center Tulsa, Okla.
Mar. 7-9 Tingley Coliseum Albuquerque, N.M.
Mar. 14-16 State Farm Arena Hidalgo, Texas
Mar. 29-30 EnergySolutions Arena Salt Lake City