Arenacross
Abbie gears up for a return to action

By Jamie Arrowsmith Monday 28 January 2013 Updated: 31/01 16:28

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Buy photos » Dramatic racing action will keep the crowds enthralled. Picture by Nuno Laranjeira/E22sports.

DAREDEVIL youngster Abbie Chambers is set to make her Arenacross debut on Saturday night at the LG Arena.

The nine-year-old speedster, from Bromsgrove, will compete in the 65cc category and is looking forward to receiving plenty of support from her home crowd after having to sit out much of last season with a broken arm.

"I'm so excited at the thought of racing the Arenacross at the LG Arena," Abbie said, who is sponsored by O'Neal, Talon, Evoke Concepts and Fro Systems.

"It is my home race which will make it extra special and after missing so much of last year with an injury I cannot wait to get back into action.

"I've never raced indoors before but I've seen films for the opening two rounds so I've got a good idea what to expect."

The Arenacross tour arrives in Birmingham having so far sold out at The O2 in London and the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.

The shows see stars from across Europe producing an exhilarating night of adrenalin-pumping, spectacular dirt bike racing and Freestyle Motorcross for the fans to enjoy.

As well as looking forward to getting back into action, Abbie, who attends Stoke Prior First School, is also looking to taking on the boys.

"I love racing the boys. The best thing about riding against the boys is their dads’ reactions when they are beaten by a girl. The worst thing is being treated differently because I am a girl."

Arenacross is the indoor off-spring of motocross racing first conceived in America in the 1970s. The sport takes the most spectacular elements of outdoor racing, boils them down into a concentrated cocktail and shoehorns them into arenas onto purpose-built dirt tracks. Racing is short, sharp and shockingly spectacular with huge triple jumps, killer mogul sections and fast, banked corners all designed to provide a high-octane sensory feast.

With Freestyle Motocross the competition takes place 40 feet above the track with riders hitting purpose-built ramps and then attempting to out-do each other as they whip and back-flip 100kg motorcycles in a jaw-dropping display of aerial gymnastics.

There are still a few tickets remaining for Saturday's show, costing £19-£39 for adults and £10-£29 for children, which can be bought by visiting www.theticketfactory.com.

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