|CASH RICH ARENACROSS TOUR RINGS THE CHANGES
September 30 2016.
Plans are well advanced now for the highly-anticipated 2017 Arenacross Tour which kicks off on the 7th of January at the Manchester Arena, prior to continuing to the cities of Glasgow, Birmingham, Belfast, Sheffield and London.
The weather-proof series continues to evolve and the 2017 Tour will ring the changes with a number of race format revisions, that are guaranteed to keep the packed audiences yelling for more, and an increased overall prize fund totalling £140,000 that will be a massive incentive to all Pro and Pro Lites competitors.
AX has always been fast-paced and punishing and 2017 will be no different. Newly-styled and dangerously competitive Head-to-Head races will replace the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ). This means that, instead of the top eight riders going through to the one-against-one, points-scoring carnage, the Pro riders positioned ninth to 16th, after qualification, will take to the circuit, together with the top two fastest under-23yrs Pro Lites riders, in a fight to the wire. They will be set off in pairs and, whilst points won’t be allocated, there is a chance for the top four to grab some decent prize money. For the riders with nothing to lose, but all to play for, this new-style H2H is guaranteed to be explosive.
Also new is a superpole-style Hot Lap against the clock for the Pro riders. Here they can score additional points which could be crucial when it comes to the final championship positions. In this innovative AX feature, the top eight will individually run a one-off timed lap and they can pick up three points for the fastest, two for second and one for third.
There is nothing else like AX. It fills the New Year void when outdoor events are prone to the adverse weather elements and there’s no-where else you’ll see Motocross racing gladiators throw caution to the wind in such epic style. Whether it’s the gutsy seven-year-old 65cc racers; the 11+ Superminis; the amazing Pros, or the Pros themselves; each and every one of them will be hungry for the 2017 AX title in their respective classes.
Commenting on the upcoming 2017 season, AX promoter Matt Bates said; “For decades the UK motocross world was starved of a consistent and professional indoor race series. Now I’m proud to say that when we complete our fifth consecutive year, having paid almost half a million pounds in prize money and attracted almost 200,000 fans since we started, we have one of the best indoor series in the world and it can expand way beyond our imagination. We offer bucket loads of exposure to the industry and a chance for ‘professional’ riders to earn a living from racing dirt bikes.”
The 2017Monster Energy Arenacross Tour dates are;
7th January – Manchester Arena, Manchester
14th January – The SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow
21st January – The Genting Arena, Birmingham
27th January – The SSE Arena, Belfast
28th January – The SSE Arena, Belfast
11th February – Sheffield Arena, Sheffield
18th February – The SSE Arena, Wembley
2017 Arenacross tickets are on sale now via www.arenacrossuk.com, or by calling the Box Office on 0844 338 8000.