Jacob Hayes Clinches First AMSOIL Arenacross Championship

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Ryan Breece Defends Lites East Championship while
Heath Harrison Captures West

LAS VEGAS, NV – May 5, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  AMSOIL Arenacross hosted the final round of the 2018 season inside Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena. Babbitt’s Online Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jacob Hayes was crowned a first-time 2018 AMSOIL Arenacross Champion. Rockford Fosgate TiLube Honda’s Heath Harrison was crowned the Arenacross Lites East Coast Champion, and Babbitt’s Online GPF rider Ryan Breece became a two-time defending Arenacross Lites West Coast Champion.

Jacob Hayes captured the 2018 AMSOIL Arenacross Championship
Jacob Hayes captured the 2018 AMSOIL Arenacross Championship in Las Vegas at the Orleans Arena on May 4.

The night’s action escalated quickly before the Main Event with Rockford Fosgate TiLube Honda’s Chris Blose going down in the rhythm section, sidelining him for the remainder of the evening and ultimately out of the championship chase.

The first Main Event saw Hayes get out to an early lead with Rockford Fosgate TiLube Honda’s Jacob Williamson close behind in second. Williamson was able to make the move stick just past the halfway point and secured the win. Hayes finished second, and Woodstock TZR KTM’s Daniel Herrlein rounded out the podium.

The second Main Event saw Hayes take the jump off the start and led all 15 laps while Williamson worked up from a fourth-place start to finish out the night with a second, and Sportland 2 TZR’s Travis Sewell finished off the night with a third.

The Arenacross Lites East-West Showdown saw the West points leader, Breece, jump out of the gate with the holeshot and ended up leading all 15 laps. Fast house R-One Yamaha rider Robbie Wagemen worked his way up from a mid-pack start to a second-place finish, and Isaac Teasdale, eager to gain as many points over Harrison as he could, finished third. Harrison rounded out the night with a fourth-place finish, and the 2018 AMSOIL Arenacross Lites East Coast Championship. Breece captured his second-consecutive AMSOIL Arenacross Lites West Coast Championship.

250AX Class Main Event Results

  1. Jacob Hayes, Greensboro, N.C., Kawasaki (2-1)
  2. Jacob Williamson, Swartz Creek, Mich., Kawasaki (1-2)
  3. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., Kawasaki (4-3)
  4. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, KTM (3-4)
  5. Kyle Bitterman, West Pelzer, S.C., Kawasaki (5-5)
  6. Robbie Wageman, Newhall, Calif., Yamaha (8-7)
  7. Steven Mages, Sardinia, Ohio, Kawasaki (10-6)
  8. Preston Taylor, Hastings, Neb., Kawasaki (7-9)
  9. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki (6-13)
  10. Ryan Breece, Athol, Idaho, Kawasaki (9-10)

250AX Class Championship Standings

  1. Jacob Hayes, Greensboro, N.C., Kawasaki (167)
  2. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Ariz., Honda (135)
  3. Travis Sewell, Westville, Ind., Kawasaki (127)
  4. Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, KTM (125)
  5. Gared Steinke, Woodland, Calif., Kawasaki (112)
  6. Kyle Bitterman, West Pelzer, S.C., Kawasaki (89)
  7. Heath Harrison, Silverhill, Ala., Honda (85)
  8. Jacob Williamson, Swartz Creek, Mich., Kawasaki (35)
  9. Gavin Faith, Duncombe, Iowa, Kawasaki (10)
  10. Shane Sewell, Westville, Ind., Kawasaki (4)

AX Lites Main Event Results

  1. Ryan Breece, Athol, Idaho, Kawasaki
  2. Robbie Wageman, Newhall, Calif., Yamaha
  3. Issac Teasdale, Robbinsville, N.C., Kawasaki
  4. Heath Harrison, Silverhill, Ala., Honda
  5. Carson Brown, Ravensdale, Wash., Honda
  6. Mason Kerr, Altoona, Iowa, Kawasaki
  7. Renton Minuto, Avalon, Calif., Yamaha
  8. Devin Harriman, Brush Prairie, Wash., KTM
  9. Hunter Hilton, Youngsville, La.,
  10. Dawson Newby, Eaton, Co., KTM

AX Lites West Class Championship Standings

  1. Ryan Breece, Athol, Idaho, Kawasaki (94)
  2. Carson Brown, Ravensdale, Wash., Honda (76)
  3. Kevin Moranz, Topeka, Kan., KTM (68)
  4. Devin Harriman, Brush Prairie, Wash., KTM (50)
  5. Mason Kerr, Altoona, Iowa, Kawasaki (38)
  6. Johnny Garcia, Moriarty, N.M., Honda (32)
  7. Hunter Hilton, Youngsville, La., (31)
  8. Renton Minuto, Avalon, Calif., Yamaha (30)
  9. Robbie Wageman, Newhall, Calif., Yamaha (29)
  10. Preston Taylor, Hastings, Neb., Kawasaki (27)

AX Lites East Class Championship Standings

  1. Heath Harrison, Silverhill, Ala., Honda (99)
  2. Isaac Teasdale, Robbinsville, N.C., Kawasaki (96)
  3. Garrett Marchbanks, Coalville, Utah, Kawasaki (47)
  4. Tanner Basso, Alpine, Calif., Yamaha (33)
  5. Tanner Ward, Woodstock, Ontario, KTM (33)
  6. Tanner Stack, Shawnee, Kan., Yamaha (32)
  7. Carter Halpain, Lubbock, Texas, Yamaha (29)
  8. Josh Mosiman, Menifee, Calif., Husqvarna (28)
  9. Jake McKinney, HAmersville, Ohio, Kawasaki (27)
  10. TJ Albright, Mount Marion, N.Y., KTM (26)

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