2017 Reno Arenacross Results

Cycle News Staff | March 26, 2017

2017 Reno Arenacross Results: The Reno Arenacross doubleheader marked the official start of the “Race to the Ricky Carmichael Cup,” and despite the domination that TiLube/Jack Links/Tuf Racing Honda’s Jace Owen has exhibited all year, the reset in the points standings (similar to NASCAR’s “Chase for the Cup”) left him with a one-point lead coming into Reno. And just as champions tend to do, defending Amsoil Arenacross champion Gavin Faith, of the Babbitt’s/Monster Energy/Amsoil Kawasaki team, made hay, taking advantage of the points reset to go 1-1-2-2 through the weekend’s four main events, while Owen could only manage a 5-3-1-1. To make matters even worse for Owen, although he recovered to win both main events on Night Two, he failed to make the Head 2 Head Challenge on night one, which Faith won, awarding Faith 2 extra points over Owen, and then on Night Two, while Owen did make the Head 2 Head field, Faith won it yet again, losing Owen another point to Faith in the shorter, tighter championship chase.

2017 Reno Arenacross Results

2017 Reno Arenacross Results
Gavin Faith drew first blood in the Race to the Ricky Carmichael Cup in Reno, putting in a tremendous performance to take a seven-point lead in his first title defense. PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHIFTONE

On Night One, Faith was leaving as little to chance as he possibly could. He’s been here before, after all. After winning the Head 2 Head Challenge, Faith got the holeshot in both AX Main Events and led every single lap, both times in front of Rockstar Energy/OTSFF/CycleTrader/Rock River Yamaha’s Chris Blose, who managed to keep Faith honest in both main events. Owen, though, suffered poor starts from the second row, beginning the first main event in seventh place and eventually fighting his way up to fifth. In the second main, Owen started better, in third, but couldn’t make up much ground from there, finishing behind Faith and Blose.

2017 Reno Arenacross Results

2017 Reno Arenacross Results
Jace Owen, dominant all year, recovered nicely on Night Two to win both main events, but he now trails Faith in the points championship. PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHIFTONE

However, Owen rebounded something fierce on Night Two: While Owen still couldn’t defeat Faith for the Head 2 Head Challenge on the second night, he at least made the Head 2 Head field. Then, in the first main event, Owen got the holeshot and checked out, apparently free from the nerves of his first championship fight. Faith managed to come in second just in front of Blose. In the second main event, Faith got his third main-event holeshot of the weekend, but Owen was hot on his heels and wasn’t about to let the defending champ go. Around the halfway point, Owen started looking for a way around Faith, and he found it down the rhythm lane before sprinting to a solid 4.7-second margin of victory.

Still, all said and done, Faith has drawn first blood in the Race to the Ricky Carmichael Cup, and despite dominating the majority of the championship, Owen finds himself trailing Faith by seven points with three weekends’ worth of racing left to go.

2017 Reno Arenacross Results

2017 Reno Arenacross Results
Ryan Breece (15) and Hunter Sayles (367) traded AX Lites Western Regional main event wins and leave Reno separated by a single point. PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHIFTONE

In the Western Regional AX Lites class, the championship continues to be a battle between Woodstock KTM’s Hunter Sayles and Babbitt’s/GPF/Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Breece. The two traded main-event victories in Reno, with Breece going 1-2 on the two nights, and Sayles going 3-1. Sayles leads the Western championship chase by one point with three races left to run.

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AMSOIL Arenacross
Livestock Events Center – Reno, Nevada
Night One: March 24, 2017

 250AX Class Results – Main Event 1

  1. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki
  2. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Yamaha
  3. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki
  4. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, KTM
  5. Jace Owen, Matoon, Ill., Honda
  6. Challen Tennant, Willis, Texas, Yamaha
  7. Jacob Williamson, Swartz Creek, Mich., Kawasaki
  8. Josh Osby, Valparaiso, Ind., Kawasaki
  9. Jared Lesher, Ball Ground, Ga., KTM
  10. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM

250AX Class Results – Main Event 2

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

250AX Class Overall Results (Main Event Results)

  1. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki (1-1)
  2. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Yamaha (2-2)
  3. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki (3-4)
  4. Jace Owen, Matoon, Ill., Honda (5-3)
  5. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, KTM (4-5)
  6. Jacob Williamson, Swartz Creek, Mich., Kawasaki (7-6)
  7. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., Yamaha (11-7)
  8. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM (10-8)
  9. Jared Lesher, Ball Ground, Ga., KTM (9-9)
  10. Challen Tennant, Willis, Texas, Yamaha (6-14)

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

  1. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki (2 points)
  2. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Yamaha (1 point)
  3. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, KTM (1 point)
  4. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki (1 point)
  5. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., Kawasaki (1 point)
  6. Challen Tennant, Willis, Texas, Yamaha (1 point)
  7. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., Yamaha (1 point)
  8. Chris Howell, Spokane Valley, Wash., Husqvarna (1 point)

Western Regional AX Lites Class Results

  1. Ryan Breece, Athol, Idaho, Kawasaki
  2. Austin Walton, Sparks, Nev., Yamaha
  3. Hunter Sayles, Merrill, Wis., KTM
  4. Connor Pearson, El Dorado, Calif., KTM
  5. Kinser Endicott, Red Bluff, Calif., Yamaha
  6. Jeramy Taylor, Canton, Ohio, KTM
  7. James Gardiner, Las Vegas, Nev., Yamaha
  8. Jared Lesher, Ball Ground, Ga., KTM
  9. Deegan Von Lossberg, Palmdale, Calif., Yamaha
  10. Willy Simons, Simi Valley, Calif., Yamaha

AMSOIL Arenacross
Livestock Events Center – Reno, Nevada
Night Two: March 25, 2017

250AX Class Results – Main Event 1

  1. Jace Owen, Matoon, Ill., Honda
  2. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki
  3. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Yamaha
  4. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., Kawasaki
  5. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki
  6. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, KTM
  7. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM
  8. Chris Howell, Spokane Valley, Wash., Husqvarna
  9. Kinser Endicott, Red Bluff, Calif., Yamaha
  10. Gage Schehr, Murrietta, Calif., Yamaha

250AX Class Results – Main Event 2

  1. Jace Owen, Matoon, Ill., Honda
  2. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki
  3. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Yamaha
  4. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, KTM
  5. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki
  6. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM
  7. Jacob Williamson, Swartz Creek, Mich., Kawasaki
  8. Jared Lesher, Ball Ground, Ga., KTM
  9. Chris Howell, Spokane Valley, Wash., Husqvarna
  10. Kinser Endicott, Red Bluff, Calif., Yamaha

250AX Class Overall Results (Main Event Results)

  1. Jace Owen, Matoon, Ill., Honda (1-1)
  2. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki (2-2)
  3. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Yamaha (3-3)
  4. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, KTM (6-4)
  5. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki (5-5)
  6. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM (7-6)
  7. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., Kawasaki (4-11)
  8. Jacob Williamson, Swartz Creek, Mich., Kawasaki (11-7)
  9. Chris Howell, Spokane Valley, Wash., Husqvarna (8-9)
  10. Kinser Endicott, Red Bluff, Calif., Yamaha (9-10)

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

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

Western Regional AX Lites Class Results

  1. Hunter Sayles, Merrill, Wis., KTM
  2. Ryan Breece, Athol, Idaho, Kawasaki
  3. Jared Lesher, Ball Ground, Ga., KTM
  4. Hunter Hilton, Youngsville, La., Husqvarna
  5. Austin Walton, Sparks, Nev., Yamaha
  6. Robbie Wageman, Newhall, Calif., Yamaha
  7. Blaine Silveira, Lemoore, Calif., Honda
  8. Challen Tennant, Willis, Texas, Yamaha
  9. Scott Zont, Algonquin, Ill., Kawasaki

Race to the Championship Standings

  1. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki – 104 (8 Main Event Wins)
  2. Jace Owen, Matoon, Ill., Honda – 97 (15 Main Event Wins)
  3. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Yamaha – 93 (1 Main Event Win)
  4. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, KTM – 80 (1 Main Event Win)
  5. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki – 79
  6. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., Kawasaki – 60 (1 Main Event Win)
  7. Cody VanBuskirk, Harvard, Ill., KTM – 58
  8. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Florida, Yamaha – 40 (1 Main Event Win)
  9. Ben Lamay, Forney, Texas, Honda – 22 (1 Main Event Win)
  10. Josh Osby, Valparaiso, Ind., Kawasaki – 21

Western Regional AX Lites Class Championship Standings

  1. Hunter Sayles, Merrill, Wis., KTM – 86
  2. Ryan Breece, Athol, Idaho, Kawasaki – 85
  3. Jared Lesher, Ball Ground, Ga., KTM – 79
  4. Hunter Hilton, Youngsville, La., Husqvarna – 51
  5. Austin Walton, Sparks, Nev., Yamaha – 34
  6. Jeramy Taylor, Canton, Ohio, KTM – 32
  7. Parker Fleming, Quinlan, Texas, Husqvarna – 31
  8. Kinser Endicott, Red Bluff, Calif., Yamaha – 26
  9. Robbie Wageman, Newhall, Calif., Yamaha – 23
  10. Dylan Bolinger, Corona, Calif., Yamaha – 22
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