2017 AMSOIL Arenacross Press Release

The ROCKSTAR ENERGY-OTSFF, in association with Rock River Yamaha and Cycle Trader team will be launching a two pronged attack for the 2017 AMSOIL Arenacross championship led by the likes of Matt Goerke and Chris Blose.

The first round kicks off in the Buckeye State of Ohio as the intense, bar-banging action invades Cincinnati’s U.S. Bank Arena on Saturday, January 7th. The Canadian based team will be managed by Ontario resident Andre Laurin as they invade American soil and attempt to stake their claim to the Ricky Carmichael Cup.

Blose and Goerke will be looking to gather the momentum that they have accumulated north of the border when the season kicks off on January 7th. The combination of seasoned experience and outright speed between the duo will put Team Rockstar Energy/OTSFF/Yamaha, in association with Rock River and Cycle Trader, in direct contention to hoist the heavy hardware when the fourteen rounds of racing come to a close in Sin City at the beginning of May.

Chris Blose finished runner-up in the AMSOIL Arenacross championship last year to his former Babbit’s Kawasaki teammate, Gavin Faith, as the two ended the season separated by a mere ve points. The Arizona native lled in for the injured Matt Goerke throughout the 2016 Canadian National AX Tour and it didn’t take him long to adapt to the new team. He swept the series by claiming the title across all three classes, showing his competitiveness isn’t reliant on the color of bike that he’s riding. Blose’s veteran experience in the sport as well as his compounding familiarity with the series will undoubtedly make him an indispensable asset to the team. He’s heading into his third full-time season in the AMSOIL Arenacross championship and won’t settle for anything less than the top spot on the podium.

Matt Goerke has ridden the Canadian Motocross Nationals for a couple of years underneath the Team Rockstar Energy/OTSFF canopy. He beat Colton Facciotti to the 2015 title in a battle that came down to the nal moto of the season. In 2016, he put forth an honorable effort to defend his #1 plate on Canadian soil, but he came up just short to Davi Millsaps when all the racing was said and done. Goerke was able to score multiple moto victories and overalls throughout the season, showing podium speed and race winning potential every weekend. The last time he contested the AMSOIL Arenacross series, he nished 5th overall at the end of the season. He showed promising speed in the intense, close quarters of arena racing by coming away with multiple main event victories and podiums throughout the year. The Florida native will be riding on a high-crested wave of con dence coming off of his successful racing ventures in Canada, put- ting him in direct discussion for the 2017 title hunt.