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Cycle News 2022 Issue 07 February 15

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Peters Wraps Up Kicker AMA Arenacross Championship K yle Peters wrapped up the 2022 Kicker AMA Arenacross Championship in style by sweep- ing all four main events over the February 11-12 weekend at the National Western Complex Arena in Denver, Colorado. Peters started his winning weekend off in the first 250cc main event on Friday night, where he overtook Kyle Bitterman (Last- ing Impression Race Team) for the lead on the second lap then never looked back. The Phoenix Honda-backed rider took the checkered flag 2.5 seconds ahead of the GasGas-mounted Bitterman, who returned to the series after the birth of his son. Honda rider Cullin Park, Peters' teammate, was another three seconds back in third. Ben Lamay (KTM) and Wristin Grigg (GasGas) rounded out the top five. In the 450cc main, Peters had to work a little harder after start- ing off the race in fourth. By lap three, however, he was already in the lead and pulling away. Peters took the win with a comfortable seven-second lead over Park. Lamay was third, followed by Bitterman and Kawasaki rider Mitchell Gifford (Kawasaki) of Colorado Springs. The final round of the series took place Saturday night. Once again, it was Peters and Bitter- man battling for the 250cc win. Peters, however, maintained control throughout, crossing the finish line just two seconds ahead of Bitterman. Lamay was again third, fol- IN THE WIND P28 Kyle Peters wrapped up his third consecutive Arenacross Championship after sweeping the final two rounds in Denver. PHOTOS: JACK JAXSON

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