Pirelli Race Recap of Kicker Arenacross in SLC

Press Release | February 26, 2019

Jace Owen and Pirelli Scorpion MX Tires Clinch Arenacross Championships in Salt Lake City

This is a press release from Pirelli…

Rome, GA (February 26, 2019) – The penultimate round of the 2019 Kicker Arenacross Championship in Salt Lake City, Utah was dominated by the Phoenix Racing Honda team, capturing both the 250 Pro and Open Pro Championships with Jace Owen. Owen showcased the performance of Pirelli’s Scorpion MX32™ tires by sweeping the 250 Pro and Open Pro classes on both Friday and Saturday nights racing alongside teammates Freddie Noren and Isaac Teasdale.

Jace Owen and Pirelli Scorpion MX Tires Clinch Arenacross Championships in Salt Lake City

“Everyone at Pirelli would like to congratulate the Phoenix Racing Honda team on an incredible season in the Kicker Arenacross Championship,” said Josh Whitmire, Director of Sales, Pirelli. “Jace Owen proved that he is competing at a high level, week after week, and that the Scorpion MX32™ tires were ready to match the same intensity he brought to the racetrack. We’re excited to see the team of Owen, Noren, and Teasdale continue their efforts with a debut in the Monster Energy Supercross Championship this weekend at Pirelli’s home race in Atlanta.”

On Friday night, Owen was relentless as he stormed to the 250 Pro Class win, followed by Teasdale and Noren in second and third, respectively. The Open Pro Class once again saw Owen take the checkered flag, while teammates Noren and Teasdale swapped results to complete the podium. The double victory by Owen was enough for him to be crowned champion in both classes.

Phoenix Racing Honda to Debut at Eastern Regional Monster Energy Supercross

As the gate dropped on Saturday night’s action, it was Owen who put in another impressive ride to emerge victorious in the 250 Pro Class, just ahead of Teasdale and Noren. The tables turned for the Open Pro Class as Noren raced to his first victory of the season, ending Owen’s perfect run in 2019. Teasdale rode strong to finish second and Owen helped the team sweep the podium with a hard-fought third.

“What an incredible feeling to end the Arenacross season with both championships,” said Owen. “There have been a lot of ups and downs the last few years, but this makes every struggle and all of the hard work worth it. My Pirelli tires consistently got me off the gate to good starts and hooked up all season long. I can’t wait to keep this momentum rolling as we head to Atlanta!”

With both Kicker Arenacross Championships wrapped up, the Phoenix Racing Honda team makes their Monster Energy Supercross Championship debut this week in Atlanta. All three team riders will look to carry their momentum into the Eastern Regional 250SX Class for the first of two 250SX East/West showdowns.

Phoenix Racing Honda to Debut at Eastern Regional Monster Energy Supercross

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Kicker Arenacross Championship Results

Maverik Center – Salt Lake City, Utah

Friday, February 22,

250 Pro

  1. Jace Owen
  2. Isaac Teasdale
  3. Fredrik Noren

Open Pro

  1. Jace Owen
  2. Freddie Noren
  3. Isaac Teasdale

Saturday, February 23

250 Pro

  1. Jace Owen
  2. Isaac Teasdale
  3. Fredrik Noren

Open Pro

  1. Freddie Noren
  2. Isaac Teasdale
  3. Jace Owen

 

 

 

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