Worcester, Massachusetts, was the place to be for two nights of motorsports action this past weekend, as AMSOIL Arenacross got underway at the DCU Center.
Tyler Bowers, the two-time defending Arenacross Champion, started the event with a bang by shooting out to an early lead in the first race of the weekend. He stayed in the top position despite a surge from Daniel Blair and Zach Ames, winning the opening race in convincing fashion.
The second race saw some different faces at the front of the pack. Michael McDade stuck closely to Ames as they jockeyed for the top spot. The two riders were never more than a bike-length apart from each other and traded leads several times, Speed TV reports. Eventually McDade made a last-lap pass on Ames and, with the help of his Kawasaki, grabbed the win, giving Ames second place. Robby Marshall took third and Bowers, who fought back from a 15th place start, ended up in fifth place.
Ames was able to claim the overall event win thanks to his two second-place finishes, edging Bowers by one point in the 2013 rankings. McDade is also only one point behind Bowers, creating a tight contest only one week into the season.