2017 Baltimore Arenacross Results

Kit Palmer | January 23, 2017

2017 Baltimore Arenacross Results: Jace Owen saw his winning streak come to an end during the third stop of the Amsoil Arenacross Series at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland, January 20-21, but he still came away with a strong weekend in the first double-header of the season.

2017 Baltimore Arenacross Results

2017 Baltimore Arenacross Results
Defending champ finished off the Baltimore weekend with a sweep. Photography by ShiftOnePhotography

Owen (TiLUBE/Jack Link’s/TUF Racing Honda) continued his winning ways Friday night by topping both main events, just like he did the previous two rounds. Owen led Gavin Faith (Team Babbitt’s/Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki) across the finish line in first place in the first main event, with Chris Blose (Rockstar Energy/OTSFF/Yamaha), Steven Mages (Custom Powersports/Spinechillers/TiLUBE Racing Kawasaki) and Matt Goerke (Rockstar Energy/OTSFF/Yamaha) rounding out the top five.

It was the second night of racing that thing started to unravel a bit for Owen. For the first time in the young season, Owen was shut out on the night, though he still claimed second overall for the weekend with 2-4 results.

2017 Baltimore Arenacross Results

2017 Baltimore Arenacross Results
Jace Owen saw his win streak come to an end but he’s still the points leader.

Faith ended up being Owen’s weekend spoiler. Faith won both nights, which included an all-out battle with Owen in the first main event. Faith nailed the holeshot and was closely chased by Owen the whole way. Later in the race, however, Faith began to open up a small lead which he carried to the finish line, officially snapping Owen’s winning streak of five main event wins. Mages took third followed by Travis Sewell (Kawasaki) and Daniel Herriein (KTM).

Faith passed Steinke for the lead in the second main event and then ran off with his second victory of the night, and with it, the overall Baltimore AX win.

Owen couldn’t do much with a bad start and finished fourth behind Faith, Goerke and Steinke.

In the overall column, Faith was the big winner with a 1-1, Owen was second with a 2-4 and Goerke was third with a 7-2. Owen did win both RMATV/MC Head 2 Head Challenge races over the weekend, earning two points towards the championship, which he still leads comfortably. After three rounds, Owen leads Faith by 20 points, with Goerke another three points back in third. Steinke and Ben Lamay (8-5 on the night) complete the top five.

2017 Baltimore Arenacross Results

2017 Baltimore Arenacross Results
Justin Cooper took over the East Lites Championship with a sweep of his own.

In the Eastern Regional AX Lites class, Justin Cooper (Yamaha Rock River bLU cRU) had a perfect weekend. The rider from Cold Spring Harbor, New York, won both main events and took over the points lead. He’s now ahead of Heath Harrison (KTM), but by only two points, 60-58. Both Cooper and Harrison have two main event wins so far.

Jacob Williamson (Kawasaki) is third in the championship with 54 points.

2017 Baltimore Arenacross Results

Royal Farms Arena

Baltimore, Maryland

Results: January 20-21, 2017

250AX Class Overall Results (Main Event Results)

  1. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki (1-1)
  2. Jace Owen, Matoon, Ill., Honda (2-4)
  3. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Florida, Yamaha (7-2)
  4. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki (6-3)
  5. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, KTM (5-6)
  6. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., Kawasaki (4-7)
  7. Ben Lamay, Forney, Texas, Honda (8-5)
  8. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, Kawasaki (3-15)
  9. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM (9-11)
  10. Isaac Teasdale, Robbinsville, N.C., KTM (10-10)

250AX Class Championship Standings

  1. Jace Owen, Matoon, Ill., Honda – 130 (6 Main Event Wins)
  2. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki – 110 (2 Main Event Wins)
  3. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Florida, Yamaha – 107
  4. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki – 96
  5. Ben Lamay, Forney, Texas, Honda – 83
  6. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, KTM – 80
  7. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Yamaha – 79
  8. Heath Harrison, Silverhill, Ala., KTM – 69
  9. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, Kawasaki – 55
  10. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM – 52

Eastern Regional AX Lites Class Championship Standings

  1. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 60 (2 Main Event Wins)
  2. Heath Harrison, Silverhill, Ala., KTM – 58 (2 Main Event Wins)
  3. Jacob Williamson, Swartz Creek, Mich., Kawasaki – 54
  4. Isaac Teasdale, Robbinsville, N.C., KTM – 41
  5. Brandon Gourley, Boonville, Ind., KTM – 35
  6. Scott Zont, Algonquin, Ill., Kawasaki – 30
  7. Josiah Hempen, Argyle, Iowa, Yamaha – 21
  8. Cody Williams, Barneveld, Wis., Kawasaki – 21
  9. Carter Gordon, Matoon, Ill., Yamaha – 18
  10. Dylan Greer, Summerfield, Fla., Yamaha – 15

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Kit Palmer | Editor Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes ever since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.

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