Round 6 of the 2015 MotoSport.com AX Tour coincides with Round 1 of the AMSOIL Arenacross tour which could help upend the point standings.
Heath Harrison currently leads the "Clash for Cash' event with 125 points and puts his five straight victories in that class on the line Saturday in Murfreesboro, TN. Travis Sewell is second and he also ranks high in points for the AX Pro and AX Pro Lites classes but he's expected to move on to the more lucrative Arenacross starting also on Saturday in Cincinnati. Sewell placed seventh there overall in 2014. No word on whether Dave Ginolfi, who placed 13th in Arenacross for 2014 and took third in the Clash event last week is moving over.
Last year, AX Tour leader Cole Thompson left for Supercross but he was so far ahead in points he still placed second by the end of the year. Whoever goes this year and whoever stays should all be decided by Saturday. With Sewell's expected departure Josh Cartwright shouldn't need more than two Rounds to take up second place in the Clash standings.
This is the third and last round in Tennessee and with this week's announced canceling of Round 9 in Macon, GA on January 31, only four rounds remain in the season. The Tennessee Miller Coliseum hosts Round 6 and the animated track map is below:
Last week in Jackson, MS Mitchell Harrison grabbed three podiums taking first in the AX Pro Lites class, second in the Clash event and third in the AX Pro class. Sewell finished in eighth-place in the Clash, his first time off the podium in that class all year, but he won the AX Pro race - his third win of the year - but didn't remain undefeated in the AX Pro Lites as he fell out of the Top 10 in that race.
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.
Doors open to Round 6 of the 2015 MotoSport.com AX Tour at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased in advance online or day of at the box office, 304B W. Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro, TN.
Clash for Cash Standings
- Heath Harrison (125)
- Travis Sewell (99)
- Josh Cartwright (74)
- Cody Vanbuskirk (63)
- Josh Osby (57)
- Daniel Herrlein (54)
- Scott Zont (54)
- Luke Vonlinger (34)
- Dave Ginolif (33)
- Jared Lesher (32)