The long and challenging journey of the 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael‰Ûªs Road to Supercross, season will reach its pinnacle on Saturday night inside Salt Lake City‰Ûªs EnergySolutions Arena.
Babbitt‰Ûªs Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki presented by Maxxis rider Tyler Bowers will carry an 18-point lead in the Race to the Championship into the season finale in search of his fourth straight Arenacross Class title.
The climactic finale in Salt Lake City this Saturday, March 29th, will come following one of the most competitive seasons in AMSOIL Arenacross history. In 11 rounds of action, five different riders have captured an overall victory over the course of 18 nights of competition. Moreover, the depth and parity of the premier class in 2014 has resulted in a total of nine different riders taking a Main Event win in 36 races.
Through it all, consistency and the ability to win on any given night has reigned supreme, particularly since the start of the Race to the Championship in Tulsa, Okla., on March 1st.
Bowers‰Ûª title defense in 2014 has not been easy by any means, and despite his lead in the Race to the Championship standings, he will need to be at his best in Salt Lake City. While his statistics in 2014 are unmatched ‰ÛÒ 10 overall wins and 17 Main Even wins ‰ÛÒ Bowers has had to battle through arguably more adversity this season than any of his championship-winning campaigns.
A broken tibia suffered at the opening round of the season plagued Bowers for the bulk of the first half of the season, during which he experienced some ups and downs, allowing his teammate Zach Ames to take control of the championship.
However, as the Race to the Championship neared Bowers began to step up his efforts, entering the four-round showdown on a hot streak as its number one seed. He‰Ûªs maintained that success through the first three rounds and brings a four-race winning streak into Salt Lake City.