AMSOIL Arenacross Series
Courtesy of Feld Motor Sports
ELLENTON, FL, JULY 15, 2015
After the most successful season in history, Feld Motor Sports has announced the schedule for the 2016 AMSOIL Arenacross Series, featuring Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross. The series will consist of a 14-round season to crown a champion.
The 2016 Arenacross season will once again kick off from Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena on Saturday, January 9, and travel to a total of 13 different states across the country. The championship will again culminate with the season finale in Las Vegas on Friday, May 6, featuring the series’ first-ever visit to Orleans Arena as the precursor to the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, finale at Sam Boyd Stadium.
AMSOIL Arenacross enjoyed groundbreaking achievements both on the track and in the stands during the 2015 campaign. The battle for the title was closer than ever before, with the season-ending Race to the Championship bringing the fight all the way down to the final race of the season. The championship was ultimately decided by one of the most dramatic and exciting moments in AMSOIL Arenacross history, as rivals Jacob Hayes and Kyle Regal came together on the opening lap of the season’s last main event, with Regal emerging with his first career title.
That memorable finale in Las Vegas proved to be the fitting conclusion to a season that saw some of the highest live-event attendance ever recorded for AMSOIL Arenacross. The incredible growth of the sport over the past year has led to one of the most dynamic championship schedules for 2016, which will feature six new stops and a multitude of firsts for AMSOIL Arenacross.
The first-ever AMSOIL Arenacross tripleheader will take place at Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, featuring three nights of compelling action.
Several rounds later, AMSOIL Arenacross will make its long-awaited debut in the heart of the supercross- and arenacross-racing industry of Southern California, with the championship’s inaugural visit to Citizen’s Business Bank Arena in Ontario, located in the nation’s second-largest media market of the greater Los Angeles area.
The following weekend, AMSOIL Arenacross will make its first foray outdoors when it travels to the legendary Salinas Sports Complex, home of the California Rodeo Salinas. This round of the championship will also feature a Sunday race date, scheduled to take place under sunny afternoon skies.
As reigning AMSOIL Arenacross Champion, Regal will defend his title against a highly talented field of veteran riders and rising stars led by Hayes, last season’s championship runner-up, who will return to the perennially contending Team Babbitt’s Monster Energy/ AMSOIL Kawasaki team. The emotions of last season’s wild finish still linger for this duo, and both will be heading into 2016 sharing unfinished business with each other.
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“It was exciting how competitive 2015 was, with the championship coming to a colliding finish at the Las Vegas finale; those guys were going for it each and every time they were on the track,” said Ricky Carmichael. “AMSOIL Arenacross is a sport on the rise, and I’m excited to see how 2016 plays out, with young talent like Austin Forkner stepping up into the program and guys like Regal and Hayes battling it out all the way to the finals in Las Vegas!”
From top to bottom, there are scores to be settled throughout the AMSOIL Arenacross grid, setting the stage for an even more memorable 2016 season among a field of incredibly talented and gifted athletes. AMSOIL Arenacross is the most intense racing on the planet, and it’s evident every weekend throughout the season that these riders are prepared to win at all costs in search of one of the most coveted championships in the sport.
2016 AMSOIL Arenacross Series Schedule
January 9-10: U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio
January 15-17: Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore, Maryland
January 22-24: PPL Center, Allentown, Pennsylvania
January 30-31: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
February 4-7: Broadmoor World Arena, Colorado Springs, Colorado
February 13-14: CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska
February 20-21: Amalie Arena, Tampa, Florida
February 27-28: BJCC Complex, Birmingham, Alabama
March 12-13: Cajun Dome, Lafayette, Louisiana
April 2-3: Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California
April 9-10: Salinas Sports Complex, Salinas, California
April 16-17: Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington
April 22-24: Ford Idaho Center, Nampa, Idaho
May 6-8: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
For more information on the 2016 AMSOIL Arenacross season, log on to www.Arenacross.com.
About Feld Motor Sports
Feld Motor Sports Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena- and stadium-based motorsports entertainment. Feld Motor Sports productions include Monster Jam, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross, and Nuclear Cowboyz. Feld Motor Sports is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment. For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com.