Harri Kullas catches Jack Brunell in Arenacross Championship chase

By Team TMX on 30th Jan 24

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A dominant double win for FUS Marsh Geartec Husqvarna’s Harri Kullas in Aberdeen’s P&J Live Arena has moved him to within one point of the ACU Arenacross British Championship series lead with just two rounds remaining. The amiable Estonian picked up maximum points from the Main Events plus a plethora of bonus points to whittle down Jack Brunell’s points advantage from 10 to one.

With an unprecedented amount of rostered riders out through injury, the Arenacross promotional team brought in several wildcard riders including Spaniard Jorge Zaragoza, Frenchman Pierre Lozzi and Scotland’s Billy MacKenzie who’d all make their presence felt at the fifth and sixth rounds of the eight-stop tour!

On the opening evening of action, Kullas fired to a pair of heat wins before confirming his speed by taking victory in the Main Event. US import Justin Bogle put his Stark Future VARG on the podium with a solid second place in the 16-lap final with series leader and Bogle’s Stark teammate securing third as he held off wildcards Zaragoza and Lozzi.

Kullas couldn’t carry his heat race form into night two as Zaragoza and Brunell beat him across the line although he did bounce back to win his second heat. Lozzi and Bogle also took heat wins and booked their place in the final.

Come Main Event time and Dirt Store Kawasaki stand-in Thomas Do set the pace early on until Kullas muscled his way past on lap six of 16. Brunell was also on the move and after gating fifth he worked his way past James Mackrel, Bogle and Do to secure second with two laps to go. Kullas, meanwhile, was long gone and cruised home to another well-deserved victory.

Brunell now leads the Championship with 72 points to Kullas’ 71 with Bogle a distant third on 52 – four ahead of inaugural AX champ Adam Chatfield with Ashley Greedy currently fifth.

The big news ahead of this weekend’s seventh round which is being held in Birmingham’s Resorts World Arena is the injection of more French talent into the British Championship as former winner Cedric Soubeyras and Yannis Irsuti join the fun. Germany’s self-confessed Hobby-Pro Supercross rider Paul Bloy also lines up under the K-Tech banner in a 21-rider Pro line-up.

The Pro-Am, Futures, Supermini, 65 and E5 classes will also be in action along with those high-flying terrors - the FMX boys! 

Tickets for the bar-bangin’ Birmingham bash which is always a banger are on sale now at www.arenacrossuk.com or if you can’t face a trip along the M6 then you can catch all the action at home courtesy of AXTV.


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