|Round Eleven of the 2020 AMA Kicker Arenacross Series took place on Saturday, February 29th at the Maverik Center.
The first heat of the 250 Pro Sport class was all Kyle Bitterman. Bitterman came out strong and finished strong to secure the heat race. This finish would foreshadow the night to come for Bitterman. Steinke took second in the heat, followed by Peters in third. The second heat was championed by Geran Stapleton, racing in only his second round of the series so far. He finished ahead of Todd Bannister (2nd) and Darian Sanayei (3rd).
The 450 Pro Heats saw continued domination from some of the top series riders. Gared Steinke championed the first heat, ahead of Darian Sanayei in second and Todd Bannister in third. The second heat was won by Kyle Bitterman, followed by Kyle Peters (2nd), who continued to battle injury, and Brandon Breman, who took third place.
The 250 Pro Sport main was a continuance on the evening of the domination that was Kyle Bitterman. Peters mounted a charge to secure the top podium spot but could not contend with Bitterman. Peters ultimately finished in second place, followed by another solid showing from Darian Sanayei in third place.
The 450 Pro Sport main was again all Kyle Bitterman, he capped off a successful weekend by sweeping the pro classes in Round 11. Darian Sanayei finished his strong showing on the weekend with a second place finish, and Kyle Peters rounded out the podium coming in third. Peters also secured his AMA Arenacross National Championship Title after his two podium finishes of the evening.
This is Peter’s first AMA Arenacross National Championship Title. Peters was dominant throughout the entire AMA Kicker Arenacross series, securing 13 first place finishes throughout the season, and finishing in second or third in the remaining races.
Kyle Bitterman moves into second place in the series following his impressive weekend, ahead of Jace Owen by 44 points. Gared Steinke trails Jace Owen by six points in the series, and could move into third overall next weekend in Amarillo.