Pirelli Rider Kyle Peters Clinches 2022 Kicker AMA Arenacross Championship in Denver

Peters Takes his Third Title Aboard his SCORPION™ MX-Equipped
Phoenix Racing Honda CRF250R

DENVER, CO – February 15, 2022 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The Kicker AMA Arenacross Championship made its way to the Mile-High City over the weekend for Rounds 9 and 10 at the National Western Complex Arena in Denver, providing fans with plenty of bar-to-bar action across two nights of racing. Phoenix Racing Honda’s Kyle Peters was the standout rider by clinching the 2022 championship using Pirelli SCORPION™ MX32™ MidSoft tires aboard his Honda CRF250R. Peters would also take home the 250 and 450 Pro class wins on both Friday and Saturday night to cap off an incredible season.

“This is what we have been working so hard for,” said Peters. “It’s an incredible feeling to win my third consecutive championship. We are not done yet and are already looking forward to defending again in 2023!”

Pirelli Rider Kyle Peters Clinches 2022 Kicker AMA Arenacross Championship in Denver (2)

As the defending champion, Peters consistently remained the rider to beat at each stop throughout the season and his efforts would see him capture his third consecutive Kicker AMA Arenacross Championship, putting him on a short list of riders who have been able to accomplish the incredible feat.

In addition to Peters sweeping both nights of racing, his Phoenix Racing Honda teammate Cullin Park put in a pair of impressive rides on Friday night to finish second in the 450 Pro class and third in the 250 Pro class.

“It was an incredible season for Kyle and the entire Phoenix Racing Honda team,” said Nicholas Walton, off-road racing manager, Pirelli. “The dominance that he was able to display each weekend was nothing short of impressive and he did it using the same SCORPION™ MX tires that come as original equipment on the CRF250R. Pirelli would like to congratulate Kyle on his championship and we look forward to seeing what he can do in the 2022 250 Eastern Regional Supercross Championship.”

For 2022, Honda produced an all-new CRF250R from the ground up and Pirelli’s SCORPION™ MX32™ MidSoft tires were chosen as the OE fitment in order to deliver championship performance right off of the showroom floor. With performance in mind, Phoenix Racing Honda would look to continue with that same performance on their teams race bikes in both the Kicker AMA Arenacross Championship and Monster Energy Supercross Championship.  Pirelli remains committed to its motto “we sell what we race, we race what we sell” meaning that Peters machine was equipped with the very same tires found on the standard CRF250R and available to the public to purchase. 


Denver, Colorado

Round 9 | 250 Class

  1. Kyle Peters
  2. Kyle Bitterman
  3. Cullin Park

Round 9 | 450 Class

  1. Kyle Peters
  2. Cullin Park
  3. Ben Lamay

Round 10 | 250 Class

  1. Kyle Peters
  2. Kyle Bitterman
  3. Ben Lamay

Round 10 | 450 Class

  1. Kyle Peters
  2. Ben Lamay
  3. Kyle Bitterman

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Pirelli was founded in Milan in 1872 and today stands as a global brand known for its cutting edge technology, high-end production excellence and passion for innovation that draws heavily on its Italian roots. With around 30,000 employees, Pirelli is a major player in the tire industry and the only global player focused solely on the consumer tire market, which includes tires for cars, motorcycles and bicycles. In particular, Pirelli is a global leader in the production of racing and high performance motorcycle tires both for on and off road applications. Pirelli has a long link with motorsport and the multitude of successes include a record of seventy-two world titles gained in the FIM Motocross World Championship thanks to the performance of its mx product range. In road-racing, since 2004 Pirelli has made the FIM Superbike World Championship for production-based motorcycles the ideal proving ground to develop not only the products used in competition, but also tires used daily by motorcyclists all over the world. Inspired by the philosophy now become a motto “We sell what we race, we race what we sell”, Pirelli has managed to bring to fruition all the experience acquired in this championship, applying some of the patents and materials developed for racing activity to the product portfolio dedicated to road use.

Source: Pirelli Tire North America