The MotoSport.com AX Tour continues on Saturday in Batesville, MS at the Batesville Civic Center for Round 2. Current points leader Cole Thompson is defending his #1 plate and looks to add to his lead after a solid race in Lufkin, TX two weeks ago.

Thompson faced some serious competition in the Round 1 "Clash for Cash" event after narrowly defeating Heath Harrison over taking him on the final turn. Thompson also grabbed the Pro Main event win beating Maxx Malatia and Harrison who took second. Check out the animated track map for Round 2 at Batesville.

The AX Tour 2013-14 season introduces a new pro purse payout breakdown, as well as a new racing format with the hopes of attracting new talent to the growing series. Over $70,000 in total cash payout and contingencies will be awarded throughout the season in the AX Pro and AX Lites Pro classes. The season consists of 11 rounds with venues in Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee that start in November and run through February.

The top pro riders compete in the AX and AX Lites classes and the best riders of both classes compete head-to-head in their respective categories in the 20-lap main event entitled "MotoSport.com Clash for Cash" at each stop in the tour. The Arenacross Tour also features more than 30 amateur class of competitions including pro quad races and new this year is professional women's motocross.

The Arenacross Tour was started in 2001. It was originally called Extreme World Arenacross, but in 2007 the name was changed to the Arenacross Tour. The Tour also relocated from Oklahoma to Jackson, Mississippi. In 2010, Justin Thompson purchased the rights to the Arenacross Tour and turned it in to what it has become today.

Buy advance online tickets and save on prices. The AX Tour roles on next week in Bowling Green, KY.

Current Points Leaders:

The Clash

  1. Cole Thompson (25)
  2. Heath Harrison (22)
  3. Brad Naduitt (20)
  4. Kyle White (18)
  5. Brandon Golenn (16)

AX Pro

  1. Cole Thompson (25)
  2. Maxx Malatia (22)
  3. Heath Harrison (20)

AX Lites Pro

  1. Brad Naduitt (25)
  2. Brandon Golenn (22)
  3. Maxx Malatia (20)

Written By: AndrewT