Shorai Battery and Arenacross – Team Faith
From Brian O’Rourke the team President:
Team Faith had a better night of racing on Saturday night in Worcester Massachusetts on the AMA Amsoil Arenacross series when it was LIVE on SPEED! Both Kelly Smith and Jeff Gibson had good heat races finishing second and third respectively. Both guys then qualified for the head to head bracket racing, which is new this season. In the first bracket they had to race each other! Gibby came out on top and went all the way to the finals with defending AX Champ Tyler Bowers. In the 2 lap sprint Gibby got the win and was also awarded one point towards the Overall and the Championship. In the Main Event #1, Gibby rode hard and strong to finish fourth and Kelly finished fifth. Unfortunately with the new format on Arenacross, the entire field was inverted for the Main Event #2 putting both guys on the back row for the start. Gibby came back to get an eighth place finish. Kelly had a harder time finishing 14th. Gibby finished fourth overall and Kelly finished 11th overall for the night. In the championship points Jeff Gibson sits 6th and Kelly Smith is tied for 8th.
Ministry was VERY strong for the opening round of AX as we had the honor of partnering with a great band called Jones Unleashed. They not only did worship for us as a team in our rig whenever we had a moment, but they also lead worship both nights for Team faith devotionals and even got the opportunity to play for the Track Party in front of thousands of fans!
I’m really proud of all our guys this season including newbie Jeff Gibson and his Dad Dan Gibson who will be overseeing Jeff’s bike for us as well. We have a strong team – mentally, physically and spiritually!
Photo Credit: Amy Schaaf Photography