Gavin Faith Starts Arenacross Countdown With a Win

Arenacross Champion Gavin Faith gets a leg up on the Race to the Ricky Carmichael Cup with a huge victory in Portland, Oregon.

Team Babbitt’s/Monster Energy/AMSOIL Kawasaki Presented by AP Designs started off the 2017 AMSOIL Arenacross Race to the Ricky Carmichael Cup with a huge victory by defending champion Gavin Faith aboard his Kawasaki KX™250F. Faith also beat out the competition in the RMATV/MC Head 2 Head Challenge, earning crucial championship points and now sits tied for the championship points lead.

Foothill Ranch, CA (March 19, 2017)–As the gate fell for 250 Arenacross Class Main Event 1, Faith exited Turn 1 in second with teammate Travis Sewell in sixth followed immediately by Gared Steinke in seventh. Faith continued to pressure for the lead for the entire 15 lap Main Event until making a daring pass in the whoops on the final lap, taking the lead and the victory. On the second lap Sewell and Steinke both moved forward one position, settling into fifth and sixth respectively until the checkers flew.

In the second Arenacross Class Main Event Faith would yet again exit Turn 1 in second with Sewell in fifth and Steinke in eighth. Faith, knowing that a second place would earn the overall victory, settled into position and began clicking off laps. Sewell settled into fifth place while Steinke immediately made two passes for sixth place on the second lap. When the checkers flew it was Faith in second, earning 1-2 on the night and the overall victory with the help of his Head 2 Head Challenge win. Sewell would remain fifth for the remainder of the main, earning 5-5 for fifth overall while Steinke’s 6-6 earned sixth overall.