Heath Harrison can't end the 2015 MotoSport.com AX Tour undefeated in the series' primary event but he is already the undisputed Champion in the "Clash for Cash" class.
The ninth and final round of the AX Tour is Saturday in Tunica, MS and Harrison wrapped up the Clash king a few weeks back but it didn't stop him from trying ti won out. Late comer and last year's champion Johnny Moore got his first Clash win in Round 8 and sits third in points. Harrison has 193 points with his closest competitor in Travis Sewell who left last month to compete in the 2015 AMSOIL Arenacross tour.
The official numbers have not been released Harrison likely is also the winner of the AX Pro series. Sewell was leading that class but his departure and not competing the required eight round minimum to be eligible for points erases his lead. Harrison has four wins, a second-place and third-place finish in the AX Pro event. Moore who started mid-year is also ineligible to keep his points though with a second-place finish ii the Clash for Cash on Saturday he can best Sewell's unofficial point totals.
A number of riders in the Top 10 in the Clash left the series for Arenacross so the final standings in all three classes should prove interesting. Harrison did not compete in the AX Pro Lites class. Zachary Bishop-Burnet competed in all three classes placing in the Top 10 starting in Round 4. Whether he is eligible for year-end points is unknown. The final podiums in all three classes could show some surprises depending on how the final point totals play out and who is eligible.
Regardless, whoever races on Saturday still gets the chance for wins, podium appearances and cash. Check out the animated track map:
The Clash for Cash event brings the Top 10 riders from the AX Pro and AX Lites races to compete head-to-head in a 20-lap main event. Riders earn points in each class as well as the Clash for Cash, which offers the highest payout of all the races. The new AX Tour season is capitalizing on last year's record breaking turn-out as more than 30 riders entered for both the AX Pro and AX Pro Lites classes. Additionally, more than $175,000 in cash and contingencies is up for grabs this year.
The final round of the 2015 AX Tour is Feb. 7 at the Tunica Expo Center. Buy tickets online or at the box office, 3873 U.S. Highway 61 North in Tunica, MS.
2015 Clash for Cash Standings
- Heath Harrison (193)
- Travis Sewell (99)
- Johnny Moore (78)
- Josh Cartwright (74)
- Zachary Bishop (68)
- Cody Vanbuskirk (63)
- Josh Osby (57)
- Luke VonLinger (56)
- Daniel Herrlein (54)
- Scott Zont (54)