|Round Seven of the 2020 AMA Kicker Arenacross Series took place on Saturday, February 1st at the National Western Events Center.
The 250 Pro Main Heat One kicked off the show with exciting action. Gared Steinke and Kyle Bitterman battled until the very end for first place in the heat. Steinke held the lead throughout, but Bitterman appeared to be poised to take over at every turn. Ultimately Steinke held on and won the heat, followed by Bitterman in second and Richard Jackson in third. Heat two was won by Kyle Peters, followed by Jace Owen (2nd) and Greye Tate (3rd).
The first heat of the 450 Pro Heat brought us our second Peters vs. Owen match up of the night. Peters took the lead pretty early on and after some solid racing, won his fourth heat of the weekend. Owen finished in second and Zachary Butkiewicz came in third. The second heat brought us a rematch of Steinke vs. Bitterman from the first 250 Pro heat. This time, however, Bitterman got the lead early over Steinke and hung on to win this one, followed by Steinke (2nd) and Jackson (3rd).
For the second night, the 250 Pro Main was again dominated by Kyle Peters. The real battle of the race was for the second and third spots, between Kyle Bitterman, Jace Owen and Gared Steinke. All three stayed in close proximity the majority of the the race. Bitterman, who seemed to be gaining ground and confidence with every race this weekend, edged out Owen and secured the second place finish. Owen took third overall.
Saturday night in Denver brought us another exciting 450 Pro Main, but not because of Owen vs. Peters. Bitterman took an early lead in the 450 Pro Main and as the laps progressed, it looked like we may have a new main race winner outside of Owen and Peters this series. Ultimately Peters found a way and passed Bitterman to take the lead and the win. Bitterman came in second and Owen came in third.
Bitterman has been exciting to watch all season and with every race he inches a little closer to that top podium spot in the main race. He’s still got five more rounds of racing to get that win, and we can’t wait to watch him try.