The Kicker Pro National Series made its inaugural debut in Loveland, Colorado this past weekend. Round One and Two of the new series took place at the Budweiser Events Center on Friday and Saturday night.
“A series within a series,” is how promoter, Tod Hammock, explains the newly announced Kicker Pro National Series.
The reasoning behind the creation of a ‘series within a series?’ A new National Television partnership. While the partner remains a mystery, Kicker Arenacross announced the development last week, alongside the announcement of the pro series.
Here’s what we know so far:
- There is a ten-episode series coming to a national cable network in the very near future
- The series will follow the 250 Pro and Open Pro races in select cities throughout the Kicker Arenacross 2019 Winter Tour
- The episodes will air after the events have been completed, showcasing all of the race action, accompanied by in-depth analysis and highlights.
- The first two rounds of the series took place in Loveland, Colorado
If Round One and Two are any indicator, fans are in for an exciting ride during this series (both at the event and on television). While these pro classes were full of talent, three racers managed to separate themselves from the pack, even if only a little bit.
The Phoenix Racing Team swept the podium on both Friday & Saturday Night.
At the front of the pack was none other than Jace Owen, former AMSOIL Arenacross competitor, who just recently announced he’d be racing in the Monster Energy Supercross later this year. Owen took the top spot in the 250 Pro and Open Pro on both Friday and Saturday night.
Following his lead, teammate Isaac Teasdale secured second place in each event as well. Teasdale, whose AMSOIL Arenacross resume was impressive, continues to find success in his new Arenacross venture.
Rounding out the trifecta, Fredrik Noren, 2017 Motocross Nations Rider for Sweden, helped to complete the sweep for the Phoenix Racing Team.
There’s no doubt this team started out on top, but the question now is can they stay there? New faces will meet them for another double header in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma this Friday and Saturday.
Who will make their debut for the series? Will Team Phoenix keep from being knocked off the top of podium? We’ll let you know.
For a look at the full results from this past weekend, click here.
Follow us on Instagram, @kickerarenacross, for real-time race action throughout the weekend.