2017 New Orleans Arenacross Results

Steve Cox | March 12, 2017

2017 New Orleans Arenacross Results: The New Orleans Arenacross represented the final race of the 2017 Amsoil Arenacross Series before the commencement of the “Race to the Championship,” and rather than 2017’s dominant racer, TiLube/Jack Links/TUF Racing Honda’s Jace Owen, placing a final stamp on this championship being his, he put up his worst score of the season so far.

Defending champ Gavin Faith grabbed the holeshot in the first main event of the night inside New Orleans’ Smoothie King Center, with Woodstock KTM’s Daniel Herrlein and points leader Owen giving chase. Owen soon moved into second, and was gifted the lead when Faith went down in a rhythm section, but even Owen couldn’t hold onto the top spot, as he went down in the whoops, handing the lead to Herrlein, who held on to win his first-ever 250AX Main Event. Owen’s teammate Ben Lamay brought his Honda home in second, just in front of Owen, Herrlein’s teammate Cody VanBuskirk, and Faith’s Babbitt’s/Monster Energy/Amsoil Kawasaki teammate Travis Sewell holding on for fifth.

2017 New Orleans Arenacross Results

Daniel Herrlein scored his first 250AX main event win of his career and his first overall victory as well in New Orleans. PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHIFTONE

Faith remounted from his crash in 11th and stayed there to the finish.

The second main event saw Sewell snatch the early lead in front of Lamay, Rockstar Energy/Rock River Yamaha’s Chris Blose, Owen, Herrlein and Faith. Herrlein soon relegated Owen to fifth place before Owen tangled with a lapper and went down, eventually finishing sixth.

Blose passed Lamay for second, and Herrlein followed suit for third just before Blose crashed himself out of the position, handing it to Herrlein, who held on for the final few laps to finish second to Sewell. Herrlein’s 1-2 score was enough to grab him his first-ever 250AX Overall win. Lamay was second overall (2-3) while Sewell (5-1) was third. Then came Owen, with his 3-6 score representing his worst overall points score of the series.

2017 New Orleans Arenacross Results

With the points reset in the “Race To The Championship,” defending champ Gavin Faith sits only one point behind this year’s dominant racer Jace Owen. PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHIFTONE

With that race done, the championship points reset, and now Owen leads the championship with six points over defending champ Faith (5 points), then Matt Goerke and Blose (both with 4 points), Lamay and Gared Steinke (3 points each), Herrlein and Sewell (2 points each), and VanBuskirk and Josh Osby (1 point each).

In the 15-lap Eastern Regional AX Lites Class main, Yamaha/Rock River/bLU cRU’s Justin Cooper had the chance to clinch the title in New Orleans, but Babbitt’s/GPF/Monster Energy Kawasaki/MMCR’s Jacob Williamson took the win while Cooper could only manage fifth place in the main event. This left Cooper one point shy of clinching the championship, which will now go down to the final round in Las Vegas in May between Cooper and Williamson.

2017 New Orleans Arenacross Results

Jacob Williamson kept himself alive in the race for the 250 East Lites AX title by winning the main event in New Orleans. PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHIFTONE

250AX Class Results – Main Event 1

  1. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, KTM
  2. Ben Lamay, Forney, Texas, Honda
  3. Jace Owen, Matoon, Ill., Honda
  4. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM
  5. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., Kawasaki
  6. Josh Osby, Valparaiso, Ind., Kawasaki
  7. Jared Lesher, Ball Ground, Ga., KTM
  8. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Yamaha
  9. Cade Autenrieth, Hemet, Calif., Yamaha
  10. Hunter Sayles, Merrill, Wis., KTM

250AX Class Results – Main Event 2

  1. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., Kawasaki
  2. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, KTM
  3. Ben Lamay, Forney, Texas, Honda
  4. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki
  5. Josh Osby, Valparaiso, Ind., Kawasaki
  6. Jace Owen, Matoon, Ill., Honda
  7. Jared Lesher, Ball Ground, Ga., KTM
  8. Hunter Sayles, Merrill, Wis., KTM
  9. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM
  10. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Yamaha

250AX Class Overall Results (Main Event Results)

  1. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, KTM (1-2)
  2. Ben Lamay, Forney, Texas, Honda (2-3)
  3. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., Kawasaki (5-1)
  4. Jace Owen, Matoon, Ill., Honda (3-6)
  5. Josh Osby, Valparaiso, Ind., Kawasaki (6-5)
  6. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM (4-9)
  7. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki (11-4)
  8. Jared Lesher, Ball Ground, Ga., KTM (7-7)
  9. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Yamaha (8-10)
  10. Hunter Sayles, Merrill, Wis., KTM (10-8)

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

  1. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Yamaha (2 points)
  2. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki (1 point)
  3. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, KTM (1 point)
  4. Jace Owen, Matoon, Ill., Honda (1 point)
  5. Ben Lamay, Forney, Texas, Honda (1 point)
  6. Josh Osby, Valparaiso, Ind., Kawasaki (1 point)
  7. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM (1 point)
  8. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., Kawasaki (1 point)

Eastern Regional AX Lites Class Results

  1. Jacob Williamson, Swartz Creek, Mich., Kawasaki
  2. Hunter Sayles, Merrill, Wis., KTM
  3. Scott Zont, Algonquin, Ind., Kawasaki
  4. Isaac Teasdale, Robbinsville, N.C., KTM
  5. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha
  6. Nick Schnagl, Stillwater, Minn., Honda
  7. Jeramy Taylor, Canton, Ohio, KTM
  8. James Weeks, Fort Pierce, Fla., Yamaha
  9. Jake McKinney, Hamersville, Ohio, Kawasaki
  10. Jonah Locks, Dixon, Calif., Kawasaki

Race to the Championship Standings

  1. Jace Owen, Matoon, Ill., Honda – 6 (12 Main Event Wins)
  2. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki – 5 (5 Main Event Wins)
  3. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Florida, Yamaha – 4 (1 Main Event Win)
  4. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Yamaha – 4 (1 Main Event Win)
  5. Ben Lamay, Forney, Texas, Honda – 3 (1 Main Event Win)
  6. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki – 3
  7. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, KTM – 2 (1 Main Event Win)
  8. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., Kawasaki – 2 (1 Main Event Win)
  9. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM – 1
  10. Josh Osby, Valparaiso, Ind., Kawasaki – 1

Eastern Regional AX Lites Class Championship Standings

  1. Justin Cooper, Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., Yamaha – 116 (3 Main Event Wins)
  2. Jacob Williamson, Swartz Creek, Mich., Kawasaki – 101 (2 Main Event Wins)
  3. Isaac Teasdale, Robbinsville, N.C., KTM – 99
  4. Scott Zont, Algonquin, Ill., Kawasaki – 62
  5. Heath Harrison, Silverhill, Ala., KTM – 58 (2 Main Event Wins)
  6. Brandon Gourley, Boonville, Ind., KTM – 52
  7. Josiah Hempen, Argyle, Iowa, Yamaha – 31
  8. Broc Gourley, Boonville, Ind., Suzuki – 30
  9. Jayce Pennington, Walnut Hill, Ill., Yamaha – 28
  10. Dylan Greer, Summerfield, Fla., Yamaha – 26

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Steve Cox

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