The MotoSport.com AX Tour is almost halfway through the 2013-14 season as the series resumes Saturday for Round 5 in Memphis at the Agricenter International, the first of three stops in Tennessee.
Cole Thompson holds on to a 32 point commanding lead in the "Clash for Cash" event and a 15 point lead in the AX Pro standings. Travis Sewell ended Thompson's three-race winning streak in the Clash two weeks ago in Philadelphia, PA. Sewell sits in third just two points behind Kyle White.
Maxx Malatia leads the AX Pro Lites series with an eight-point lead over White. Malatia also rides second with 82 points in the AX Pro series and in fourth-place in the Clash event with 58 points.
This is the final stop on the tour for 2013 as riders get a two-week break for Christmas and New Year's before heading back to Missouri - this time in Jackson. Riders can enter a drawing for a free race entry to the Jackson round by bringing a new, unwrapped toy (minimum $10) to the stop in Memphis. Riders can bring multiple toys for multiple entries in the drawing.
Check out the animated track map for Memphis:
The AX Tour brings a new pro purse payout breakdown, as well as a new racing format with the hopes of attracting new talent to this 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 started in November and ends Feb. 8, 2014 in Tunica, MS.
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 resumes Jan. 4, 2014 in Jackson, MS.
AX Tour Current Points Leaders:
Clash for Cash
- Cole Thompson (95)
- Kyle White (63)
- Travis Sewell (61)
- Maxx Malatia (58)
- Heath Harrison (40)
- Kyle Regal (40)
- Karl Normand (36)
- Brad Naduitt (31)
- Johnny Moore (30)
- Brice Klippel (28)
AX Pro Points Leaders
- Cole Thompson (97)
- Maxx Malatia (82)
- Kyle Regal (36)
AX Lites Pro Points Leaders
- Maxx Malatia (76)
- Kyle White (68)
- Dave Blanchet (48)
Written By: AndrewT