North Carolina rider clinches AMA National No. 1 plate
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association congratulates Kyle Peters on winning the overall title in the 2020 Kicker AMA Arenacross National Championship, presented by Lucas Oil.
The Honda rider from Greensboro, N.C., clinched the championship Feb. 29 in the second of two rounds in Salt Lake City, Utah. He scored podium finishes in both 250 Pro Sport Class and both 450 Pro Sport Class main events. Peters ended the season March 7 with a 47-point lead (543 to 496) over Kawasaki rider Kyle Bitterman.
“Kyle Peters has had a truly remarkable season, and we congratulate him on winning the Kicker AMA Arenacross, presented by Lucas Oil title, the first AMA Arenacross National Championship awarded as part of this series,” AMA Motocross Manager Mike Burkeen said. “Kyle’s relentlessness and consistency have earned him an AMA National No. 1 plate, and we look forward to seeing Kyle defend his title in next year’s championship.”
Peters delivered a dominant performance in this year’s AMA Arenacross series. He placed first in 13 of 24 450 Pro Sport and 250 Pro Sport main events and did not finish off the podium in any race he contested.
Other 2020 AMA Arenacross Class Champions include:
51cc 4-6 years – Cory Holmes
51cc (7-8 years): Kash Cain
51cc (4-8 years): Steven Street
65cc (7-9 years): Wyatt Thurman
65cc (10-11 years): Gannon Lawson
65cc (7-11 years): Gage Dunham
85cc (9-12 years): Gannon Lawson
85cc (9-15 years): Kaden Shaw
Supermini (12-15 years): Peyton Marks
250 B: Dylan Burns
250 C: Robert Hailey
Schoolboy (12-17 years): Ryan Zawacki
450 B: Ryan Zawacki
450 C: Robert Hailey
Collegeboy (16-24 years): Koree Green
Vet (25 years +): Cory Stogden
Vet (30 years +): Bryan Jackson
Vet (40 years +): Bryan Jackson
Women (12 years +): Malisa Brauch
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. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.