The 2013 Arenacross championship is going down to the wire after a night of pure drama in Birmingham saw Jack Brunell close to within eight points of series leader Adam Chatfield. Jack came into round three at the LG Arena on Saturday night fired up and with a point to prove after Adam took victory at the opening two rounds at The O2 in London and Belfast’s Odyssey Arena.
The 23-year-old from Berkshire pulled a vital point back by beating his Buildbase Honda rival in the head-to-head races before nailing a gate-to-flag win in the 18-lap Main Event, setting up a sensational showdown at the fourth and final round at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on February 12.
“I knew I had to win,” says Jack. “With Adam coming out on top in London and Belfast I had to beat him here to have any chance of the title. It was a great race for me – I got the holeshot and led every lap. I made a few mistakes but held it together and even when Adam started pushing me towards the end I stayed calm.
“It’s now going to go down to Liverpool. I know Adam’s in a great position but this championship is not over yet.”
Chatfield got a shocking start in the Main Event when he was squeezed out going into the 180-degree first turn but he made some quick passes and managed to work his way up to second.
“I’m happy with that,” says Adam. “I wanted to make it a hat-trick of wins but second will do. I’ve got a good points lead and just need to keep my head in Liverpool and I’ll have the title.”
While the Pros are still battling for the Arenacross crown, two Youth titles were decided last night with Rossi Beard clinching the 65cc title and Dylan Woodcock landing the SW85cc championship. With both riders unbeaten so far – and with the best three results to count in the youth classes – neither rider can be caught.
It’s much closer in the BW85cc division where Mitchell Lewis’ second win on the trot has handed him a slim two-point lead over round one winner Joe Jefferies going into the final round.
In the Rookies final Frazer Wakefield took victory in his series debut but Luke Dean leads the series by a single point from Ben Putnam with Chris Bayliss a further point back in third.
The tour finale will be a special ‘matinee’ afternoon show.
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