AURORA , Ill. (February 17, 2012) – Only two weekends remain in the 2012 AMA Arenacross Series season, and tonight, the penultimate round of the championship will kick off from Reno’s Livestock Events Center for the first of two nights of action.
Last weekend, FMF Power/Poynt TUF Honda’s Jeff Gibson took a big win inside Fresno’s Save Mart Center to claim his third victory of the year, and tighten up the Arenacross Class title fight with Babbitt’s Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki presented by Maxxis’ Tyler Bowers.
The final 75 laps of the 2012 season are sure to be memorable thanks to Gibson’s latest triumph. While Bowers’ 18-point lead is still a comfortable one, anything can happen over the course of one of the final three 25-lap main events. Both of the championship leaders have found themselves on the wrong end of misfortune on multiple occasions this season, but they have also proven to be the best in terms of fighting back, which will play a major role in the outcome of the championship.
Should bad luck happen to either of these riders either tonight, tomorrow, or next weekend in Minneapolis, how he responds to the misfortune could ultimately make or break his title hopes. More often than not, this duo has found themselves linked up together out on the track, but Bowers has come out on top most of the time, leading the series with 10 victories. However, the momentum shifted into Gibson’s favor last weekend, and the veteran rider, and former AMA Arenacross Series Champion, knows better than anyone on how to capitalize on that.