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After 3 years, AMSOIL Arenacross motorcycles race back into Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 20

After 3 years, AMSOIL Arenacross motorcycles race back into Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 20
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From a press release:

Feld Entertainment announced today that tickets for AMSOIL Arenacross, the most intense indoor professional motorcycle racing on the planet, are now on sale. AMSOIL Arenacross is one of the most extreme racing environments in the world, with top professional athletes competing on man-made, custom-designed tracks built inside the country’s most well-known arenas for 12 nights of fierce, high-flying motorcycle racing competition.

Due to popular demand, AMSOIL Arenacross is returning to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre after a three-year hiatus for one race only on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Gates and the track party open at 5 p.m., and the racing starts at 7 p.m.

AMSOIL Arenacross events are affordably priced for the whole family, with seats starting at $12. Tickets are available at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp.), and all Ticketmaster outlets, and charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

The 2018 AMSOIL Arenacross season will consist of a 12-round battle for the coveted Ricky Carmichael Cup. The tour travels across 11 different states in 2018 and kicks off, after a five-year hiatus, at the WSU Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio on Jan. 6. The series will make a first-time stop in Florence, South Carolina on Feb. 17 and returns to Las Vegas to crown a champion on May 4.

The 2017 season showcased a battle for the title that went down to the main event in Las Vegas, where just eight points separated the top three riders in the Race to the Ricky Carmichael Cup, with reigning champion Gavin Faith leading rivals Chris Blose and Jace Owen. After the dust settled following a pair of 250AX Class Main Events, Faith not only stood atop the podium with the overall victory, but he also put the finishing touch on a second-straight AMSOIL Arenacross title and hoisted the Ricky Carmichael Cup for the second consecutive year in Las Vegas.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of AMSOIL Arenacross’s best-kept secret, the Monster Energy-fueled track party. This is your exclusive opportunity to put your feet on the same dirt battleground where the sport’s fearless athletes will lay it all on the line while you compete in a Thor gear change contest, win swag, and get the night started in the most exciting way possible. Get an up-close look at the riders, motorcycles, and obstacles used to soar through the air at unimaginable heights and speeds. The party starts Saturday night at 5 p.m. and costs $10 at the gate or get free access by simply recycling an empty can of Monster Energy.

While Saturday is all about the pros, Sunday also features another full day of racing as AMSOIL Arenacross provides the sport’s only developmental platform for amateur racing. Fans can expect to see hundreds of the fastest amateur athletes testing their skills across 27 classes on the same arena-sized tracks as the professionals.

Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that uplift the human spirit and bring people together. Its properties include Monster Jam, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney on Ice, Disney Live, Sesame Street Live, and Marvel Universe Live. Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents.

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling.