2017 Kansas City Arenacross Results

Cycle News Staff | February 20, 2017

2017 Kansas City Arenacross Results – In Kansas City, Missouri, February 18, for round six of the Amsoil Arenacross Series, it came down to a tiebreaker to determine the overall winner, which ended up going to Jace Owen (TiLUBE/Jack Link’s/TUF Racing Honda). He and Gavin Faith (Team Babbitt’s/Monster Energy/Amsoil Kawasaki, presented by AP Design) tied on points after all was said in done, but Faith’s better finish in the final race of the night broke the tie and gave Owen his fifth overall victory of the season.

2017 Kansas City Arenacross Results

2017 Kansas City Arenacross Results
Jace Owen recorded his fifth overall arenacross victory of the 2017 season. Photography by ShiftOnePhotography

Owen and Faith went one-on-one in the RMATV/MC Head 2 Head Challenge, which offers a championship point to the winner. Owen came out on top, which would prove pivotal later in the evening.

Faith led from start to finish in the first of two main events, while Owens, Chris Blose (Rockstar Energy/OTSFF/Yamaha, in association with Cycle Trader and Rock River) and Matt Georke (Rockstar Energy/OTSFF/Yamaha) fought for position right behind the leader.

Blose managed to get around Owen but couldn’t quite get close enough to Faith to challenge the soon-to-be winner of the race. Blose had to settle for second, while Own took third, just ahead of Goerke.

Gared Steinke (Kawasaki) was third.

2017 Kansas City Arenacross Results

2017 Kansas City Arenacross Results
Riders line up for the restart in the second main event.

In the second and final race, Faith edged out Owen for the holeshot, and as they fought for positions, both Goerke and Blose slipped past the two, dropping Faith to third and Own to fourth.

Faith was pressuring Blose for second when the red flag came out for a fallen ride on the 12th lap. This meant the race had to be stopped and restarted, single file. This turn of events would benefit Owen most; he blasted off the restart and shot into second place and stayed there for the duration of the race.

Goerke held on for the win (his first of the year), with Owen taking second and Faith, who managed to get around Blose before it was all over, third.

Blose ended up having more troubles and took the checkered flag in seventh.

Owen was awarded the overall victory but failed to gain any points on his nearest rival, Faith, in the championship. Owen still leads Faith by 17 points. Goerke is third, nine points behind Faith.

2017 Kansas City Arenacross Results

2017 Kansas City Arenacross Results
Heath Harrison got the 250AX Lites West series off with a victory.

The Missouri race was also the first round of the 250AX West Lites Championship, Alabama’s Heath Harrison (Motosport/Quick Roofing/Super Charged Energy Yamaha) got into the lead early in the race and never looking back en route to victory.

Ryan Breece (Team Babbitt’s/GPF/Monster Energy Kawasaki/MMCR) ended up taking second after an impressive come-from-behind ride.

Yamaha rider Dylan Bolinger had a strong ride and finished out the night on the podium in third. CN

2017 Kansas City Arenacross Results

2017 Amsoil Arenacross Series

Sprint Center

Kansas City, Missouri

Results: February 18, 2017

250AX Class Results – Main Event 1

  1. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki
  2. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Yamaha
  3. Jace Owen, Matoon, Ill., Honda
  4. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., Yamaha
  5. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki
  6. Ben Lamay, Forney, Texas, Honda
  7. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, KTM
  8. Heath Harrison, Silverhill, Ala., Yamaha
  9. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM
  10. Jacob Williamson, Swartz Creek, Mich., Kawasaki

250AX Class Results – Main Event 2

  1. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Florida, Yamaha
  2. Jace Owen, Matoon, Ill., Honda
  3. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki
  4. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki
  5. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, KTM
  6. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., Kawasaki
  7. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Yamaha
  8. Ben Lamay, Forney, Texas, Honda
  9. Jacob Williamson, Swartz Creek, Mich., Kawasaki
  10. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM

250AX Class Overall Results (Main Event Results)

  1. Jace Owen, Matoon, Ill., Honda (3-2)
  2. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki (1-3)
  3. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Florida, Yamaha (4-1)
  4. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki (5-4)
  5. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Yamaha (2-7)
  6. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, KTM (7-5)
  7. Ben Lamay, Forney, Texas, Honda (6-8)
  8. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., Kawasaki (12-6)
  9. Jacob Williamson, Swartz Creek, Mich., Kawasaki (10-9)
  10. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM (9-10)

RMATV/MC Head 2 Head Challenge Results (Bonus Points)

  1. Jace Owen, Matoon, Ill., Honda (2 points)
  2. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki (1 point)
  3. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki (1 point)
  4. Ben Lamay, Forney, Texas, Honda (1 point)
  5. Jacob Williamson, Swartz Creek, Mich., Kawasaki (1 point)
  6. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., Kawasaki (1 point)
  7. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, KTM (1 point)
  8. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Florida, Yamaha (1 point)

Western Regional AX Lites Class Results

  1. Heath Harrison, Silverhill, Ala., Yamaha
  2. Ryan Breece, Athol, Idaho, Kawasaki
  3. Dylan Bolinger, Corona, Calif., Yamaha
  4. Jared Lesher, Ball Ground, Ga., KTM
  5. Jeramy Taylor, Canton, Ohio, KTM
  6. Hunter Sayles, Merrill, Wis., KTM
  7. Max Markolf, Winchester, Calif., KTM
  8. Lane Shaw, Alvin, Texas, Honda
  9. Scott Zont, Algonquin, Ind., Kawasaki
  10. Cade Autenrieth, Hemet, Calif., Yamaha

250AX Class Championship Standings

  1. Jace Owen, Matoon, Ill., Honda – 222 (7 Main Event Wins)
  2. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki – 205 (5 Main Event Wins)
  3. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Florida, Yamaha – 196 (1 Main Event Win)
  4. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki – 170
  5. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Yamaha – 159
  6. Ben Lamay, Forney, Texas, Honda – 151 (1 Main Event Win)
  7. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, KTM – 141
  8. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM – 102
  9. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, Kawasaki – 89
  10. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., Kawasaki – 82

Western Regional AX Lites Class Championship Standings

  1. Ryan Breece, Athol, Idaho, Kawasaki – 15
  2. Dylan Bolinger, Corona, Calif., Yamaha – 14
  3. Jared Lesher, Ball Ground, Ga., KTM – 13
  4. Jeramy Taylor, Canton, Ohio, KTM – 12
  5. Hunter Sayles, Merrill, Wis., KTM – 11

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