Arenacross 2018

In early 2018, Arenacross will cram 9 events into 6 cities in three countries... Promising an intoxicating mix of world-class indoor Motocross racing, high-flying Freestyle Motocross and a show to rival any music festival, Arenacross returns to the SSE Arena on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 January, 2018.

Heading into its 6th year, AX is an international affair with athletes from around the world travelling to compete in arguably the most prolific indoor race series Europe has to offer. Young racing warriors from the age of seven will take to the track too and, like their aspiring heroes, will engage in fierce competition with a single-minded determination to claim Arenacross glory.

This year sees two local lads competing on home turf in the 4th and 5th rounds of the Power Maxed Arenacross World Tour.

Talented young riders Jason Meara and Jack Belton will start their campaign to win the AX 2018 Super Mini and Pro-Lites Titles. The Belfast locals are no strangers to the indoor racing series, having both competed in Arenacross previously in-front of a total of 60,000 people.

Meara who is a tiler by day, came 4th overall in 2017 AX series finishing up with a win at Wembley. This year the 20-year-old from Loughbrickland, has taken a step up and will be working alongside a professional race team ifly JK Yamaha teaming up with Dan Reardon; an Australian Supercross star.

Eight-year old Jack Belton will be racing as a ‘Wildcard’ rider in the event over two nights. The Bangor Grammar school student loves the fast-pace racing that Arenacross delivers. Although he isn’t racing for the duration of the Tour, Belton; whose favourite rider is Ireland’s very own British motocross Champion, Graeme Irwin, will still be rooting for as much local support as possible as he battles it out against 14 other riders on the line.

Speaking about the upcoming show, Jason Meara said: "I am excited to be part of the Arenacross World Tour this year, especially now I am also with the ifly JK Yamaha Team. This year I want to come back and win, getting 4th last year overall was OK but I am coming back this year with the in as my focus. Racing in-front of the Belfast crowds is just something that you can’t explain. The atmosphere when the crowd are behind you is incredible, so I hope everyone gets down to support us."

Jack Belton added: "Arenacross is amazing, the reason I love it so much is that you race with 10,000 people cheering you on and it makes you feel awesome. What makes Belfast so special is that all my family and friends can come down to watch. It is such a good feeling when the crowd cheer for you."

The Arenacross Tour 2018 comes to the SSE Arena on 26 and 27 January. A number of different ticket options are available now from and keep up to date on social media @ArenacrossUK.

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