Tyler Bowers and Team Monster Energy Babbitt's Kawasaki recently rolled into Minneapolis, Minnesota eager to arrive at the Target Center, where Bowers was scheduled to race in the final AMA Arenacross event of the season. The rider was prepared for a battle, and in a good position. He had managed to earn twelve main event wins during previous races and the only obstacle standing between him and his second consecutive championship was to qualify for the main event on the final round of the series.
Tyler Bowers recently won his second consecutive AMA Arenacross Championship.
Fastest in qualifying on his KX250F, Bowers then managed to win his heat race. After taking the lead, the rider noticed a puncture on his rear tire. Aware that he couldn't risk missing the main, stopping was not an option. In fact, the rider never looked back and took the win.
Eager to continue his pursuit to end the season with a bang, the rider then focused on the Dash for Cash. In third place until the last corner of the race, Bowers maneuvered his way to the front for a victory when the leading two riders collided.
With momentum on his side and a championship title pretty well in the bag, Bowers was more than prepared for an exciting and fierce battle in the main event. Upon qualifying and clinching the championship, some riders in his situation might have very well been satisfied with coasting through the race, but Bowers is not geared that way. In fact, he was focused on finishing the season with a top-notched and memorable performance.
Tyler Bowers managed to earn twelve main event wins prior to the final round of the series.
Coming out of the first turn in the third position, Bowers went to work on the two drivers situated between him and the first place spot. Passing spots were sparse, forcing the rider to hold his third place position for a portion of the race until he finally managed to take over the number two spot. Although Bowers remained focused on taking the winning position from, Zach Ames, the opportunity never arose prior to the waving of the checkered flag. Tyler Bowers ended the final race with a second place spot on the podium and another championship title under his belt.
Going into the season, Bowers and the team were confident that they had a grip on what it would take to experience success on a consistent basis. Of course Bowers' riding skills would play a huge role and one might suspect that luck would occasionally be needed, but they were confident that a good running bike and team effort would distinguish them from the other riders in the circuit.
When asked about the importance of his team, Bowers said, "The team is super important to me because it has to be a very fine tuned machine with everyone working together, each with a unique purpose to achieve the amount of success we have in Arenacross," explained the rider. "Plus, a good team and great teammates create a positive environment at the races."
With two consecutive championships under his belt, Tyler Bowers is obviously a force to be reckoned with in the world of Arenacross racing. Referring to Bowers' riding abilities, team owner, Eddie Babbitt explained, "Tyler is always ready." When asked what separates Bowers from his competitors, Babbitt continued, "his ability to work through the pack when he gets a bad start, his ability to pick new lines no one else uses allows him to move forward."
Team Monster Energy Babbitt's Kawasaki and Tyler Bowers are also strong advocates of maintaining their bikes to the jot and to the tittle. That in mind, they depend upon K&N air and oil filters to keep their engines contaminant free. "We have been using K&N filters for six years now," explained Bowers, "and we have always seen horsepower gains on the dyno. This year we gained three-quarters of a horsepower."
When asked what fans can expect from Tyler Bowers and Team Monster Energy Babbitt's Kawasaki in the future, the rider said, "Another great season. I'd like to thank all my fans and sponsors, Team Babbitt's Monster Energy Amsoil Kawasaki, for sticking with me. There have been plenty of ups and downs along the road, and I'm proud to say I have such a dedicated group of people around me."
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