CA (February 5, 2017) – Team
Babbitt’s/Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki presented by AP Designs kicked
Saturday evening off on the right foot with Gavin Faith and Gared Steinke transferring out
of their Heat Races in second and third consecutively, while teammate Travis
Sewell won the Last Chance Qualifier.
Before the Main Events were underway, the defending
AMSOIL Arenacross Champion, Faith raced to his fourth consecutive Rocky
Mountain ATV/MC Head-2-Head Challenge victory.
Faith carried that momentum into the first
250AX Class Main Event by securing the holeshot and
never looking back, going on to claim his first win of the night. Steinke
started back in ninth place, but quickly raced his KX™250F into fifth place by
Lap 6 where he’d remain until the checkers. Sewell went on to finish 11th.
When the gate dropped on 250AX Main Event 2,
Faith exited Turn 1 in second. The fans received their fair share of
entertainment as Faith kept the pressure on the leader for eight long laps
before diving to the inside of a corner and taking over the lead. Faith would
finish 1-1 to capture his second
overall of the season. Steinke raced to an impressive fifth overall (5-5) and Sewell finished 11th, with
a score of 11-7.
“Everything came together tonight,” said
Faith. “We’re five rounds in now and I’m really beginning to feel my groove and
hit my marks. The whole team has been working hard on getting my bike set up
perfect for each and every round and I’m stoked to be able to show them it’s
all worth it.”
“It was another great night,” said Steinke.
“We made a few small changes after qualifying that made a huge difference in my
heat. I got decent starts all night and felt I rode strong and consistent
through both mains. I’m stoked to finish top-5.”
“We made lots of improvements tonight,” said
Sewell. “I’m continuing to improve each and every week. I know my fitness is
there, I just need to back it up with better starts. It’s a long season and
I’ve got lots of time to grow.”