As the Power Maxed Arenacross Tour leaves Newcastle and alights in Birmingham ready for the next edition of the show, we decided to clarify the rules of the game.
You have undoubtedly heard that Arenacross is an adrenalised mixture of flips, whips, racing, pyrotechnics and bone-shaking music, but do you really KNOW what goes on during a Power Maxed Arenacross event?
Let’s say you went to the Genting Arena in Birmingham this Saturday (20th January). What can you expect to witness? Well, in summary, it’s an evening of non-stop, full-throttle racing, entertainment and enjoyment for the whole family. In more detail:
Four qualifiers take place during the day to determine the standings for the heats which take place as part of the evening show. The heats are the qualifiers for the Main Event, so the riders have everything to play for in the eight laps of competition afforded in each heat.
The riders who finish between 9th place and 16th place are put into Head to Head LCQs (Last Chance Qualifiers), where they race one-on-one for just one lap at a time through the quarter finals, semi finals and finals, until the top two of these short-burst races are added to the line-up for the Main Event, along with two promoter’s choice riders.
Before the Main Event, the Pro Class Hot Lap takes place, whereby the eight fastest Pro riders from the Heats take to the track to individually complete a timed lap to determine their start gate number. This doesn’t affect the Main Event line-up but they are racing for prize money, too!
Pro Lites Class:
The Pro Lites have two qualifying races in the day followed by two races as part of the entertaining evening show, each consisting of eight laps for the 15-23 year old riders on 150cc and 250cc bikes to prove their worth and push to the front of the pack for the chance to be entered into the Pro Class LCQs.
Entertainment on the side, the 10-15 year-olds complete seven laps on their 85cc and 150cc bikes.
A group of teeny tiny 7-10 year-olds ride their 65cc two-stroke bikes show their potential around the same track as the pros, completing six laps to the cheers of the crowd.
Main Event: Finally, the main event brings the eleven fastest Pro Class Racers together do to battle in the dirt playground, competing for their share of the £250,000 prize purse, followed immediately by podiums with spectacular lights and pyrotechnics for everyone to enjoy.
All this, interspersed with amazing, jaw-dropping freestyle motocross (FMX) displays, provides an evening of back-to-back fun, adrenaline and entertainment for all the family.
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