Peters Wins in Dramatic Fashion in Round 5

Peters Wins in Dramatic Fashion in Round 5

Tulsa, OK (January 24, 2022) — The Kicker AMA Arenacross headed Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Friday and Saturday for Rounds Four and Five of the 2022 Series. These took place at the Lazy E Arena.

Round four was this past Friday night. The races began with two heats of the 250 Pro class. Joshua Cartwright made his first appearance in the 2022 series with a win in the first heat. He finished ahead of Kyle Bitterman (2nd) Spencer Winter (3rd) Heath Harrison (4th) and Collin Hinrichs (5th).

The second heat was led and won by Kyle Peters who finished in front of Lance Kobusch (2nd) Brandon Marley (3rd) Wristin Grigg (4th) and Keaton McCalip (5th).

The 450 Pro qualifying races were up next. Kyle Peters secured another win in the first heat ahead of Lance Kobusch (2nd) Kyle Bitterman (3rd) Henry Miller (4th) and Nate Mason (5th). Joshua Cartwright won his second straight heat in the second heat. He was followed by Heath Harrison (2nd) Adam Conway (3rd) Luke Dickey (4th) and Rylan Smith (5th).

Following the qualifying races were the last chance qualifying races. Henry Miller won the 250 Pro and transferred into the main race, along with Dylan Cunha who came in second place. Dylan Cunha would win the 450 Pro LCQ race and transfer to the main, as would Spencer Winter who finished in second place.

The 250 Pro main race was up next. The race started with a red flag as Heath Harrison jumped the gate and to an early lead, only for it to be called back and restarted. Jake Bork then unexpectedly took the holeshot and early lead but was not long before Kyle Peters found his footing and took the top spot back. Peters would stay in the lead with ease and cruise to a P1 finish with the drama and action just behind for the final two podium spots. Josh Cartwright initially held the P2 spot but not for long before Heath Harrison was able to make a pass to take second. It was a close race between Harrison, Cartwright, Kobusch and Miller to the end. Ultimately Harrison would finish in second ahead of Cartwright (3rd) Kobusch (4th) and Miller (5th).

Kyle Peters would kick off the round four 450 pro main with the holeshot and got right into his groove to win his 40th Arenacross main event win. The action again was for the second and third spots on the podium and was between Harrison, Kobusch, Cartwright and Miller yet again. This time though things were a bit messy throughout. Harrison and Kobusch were banging bars for most of the race and trading turns taking second place. Eventually Harrison was able to make the move and the pass to put Kobusch behind him for good in the tenth lap. Cartwright, who had seemingly fallen too far back to vie for a podium spot, took advantage of the battle between Harrison and Kobusch and made his move on Kobusch when Harrison did. Though Kobusch stayed close, ultimately Harrison would finish in second followed by Cartwright (3rd) Kobusch (4th) and Miller (5th).

Round five was this past Saturday evening. The 250 Pro qualifying races kicked off the show. Kyle Peters would secure the top spot in heat one ahead of Lance Kobusch (2nd) Joshua Cartwright (3rd) Devin Xindaris (4th) and Wristin Grigg (5th). Heat two was won by Henry Miller, followed by Heath Harrison (2nd) Kyle Bitterman (3rd) Adam Conway (4th) and Collin Hinrichs (5th).

The 450 Pro qualifiers consisted of two heats, the first won by Kyle Peters, followed by Heath Harrison (2nd) Henry Miller (3rd) Nate Mason (4th) and Brendan Sipple (5th).

Brendan Sipple secured the win in the 250 Pro last chance qualifier and transferred to the main race. Brandon Marley came in second and got the last main event spot. Kyle Bitterman won the 450 Pro LCQ race to transfer to the main along with Wyatt Reimer who finished in second.

The first main event of round five was the 250 Pro class. This race was a little less dramatic than the previous rounds main events, until the end of the race. Kyle Peters again cruised to an early lead and easy win on the night. Henry Miller, who had won his first heat earlier in the evening, was riding well and finished in second place, his first podium finish of the season. It looked like Josh Cartwright had the third spot in the bag, but Lance Kobusch made a literal last second push and pulled past Cartwright for the final podium spot in thrilling fashion. Cartwright finished in fourth place ahead of Heath Harrison who finished in 5th.

The pros saved the best for last, with the most exciting and action-packed race being the 450 Pro main in Round Five. Kyle Peters went to an early lead through the first lap, and then uncharacteristically crashed off a turn resulting in Cartwright and Bitterman being added to the pile up. Kobusch, Harrison and Miller would take advantage vying for the top spot for the next few laps before Kobusch would get tangled up and crash and fall back to 10th place and Miller took the outright lead from Harrison. Meanwhile Peters had been hustling and was able to reclaim first place by lap nine. He would go on to finish in the top spot ahead of Miller (2nd) Harrison (3rd) Grigg (4th) and Mason (5th).

Peters leads the series with 257 points ahead of Kobusch (203 points) and Harrison (187 points). The full results for the weekend and series standings are below.

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