AURORA, Ill., (Jan. 11, 2006) — 2005 AMA Regional Arenacross champion Jeff Willoh made the decision to race this year’s Toyota AMA Regional Arenacross Series in hopes defending his title — not only for the prestige, but also for the chance at set of keys to a new Toyota truck. Despite missing the first part of the season, Willoh has his sights set high.
The GPS Racing/John Burr Honda-backed Willoh, 29, cleaned house last weekend at the Salt Lake City round of the Toyota AMA Regional Arenacross Series, going 1-1 in the AMA Arenacross class and 1-2 in the AMA Lites class. His one-race effort pulled him to within 38 points of series leader Michael Chiudioni with 11 races yet to go on the season.
“I’m returning to the Toyota AMA Regional Arenacross Series for a couple reasons, said Willoh. “Obviously, the truck they’re giving away is one of them. And the other is to defend my title.
Willoh says he’s looking to just “keep it consistent over the next several months of racing, culminating with the Toyota AMA Regional Arenacross Series finals in Omaha, Neb., March 17-19.
“Everything’s going real well. My Hondas are running well and I’m looking to be in the points lead after the next three races, said Willoh.
2006 Toyota Regional AMA Arenacross Series
- Michael Chiudioni, 135
- Brian Edwards, 112
- Justin Brayton, 100
- Jeff Willoh, 97
- Jarad Lechtenberg, 87
- Jimmy Nelson, 77
- Rusty Holland, 76
- Brady Peck, 74
- Beni Williams, 69
- Dennis Ewing, 69
The Toyota AMA Regional Arenacross Series returns to action in this weekend (Jan. 13-15) at the Toledo Sports Arena. For more information visit www.arenacross.com. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com.
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About Toyota AMA National Arenacross Series and Arenacross
In its 22nd year, the Toyota AMA National Arenacross Series is the premier indoor motocross series in the U.S. playing to sold-out arenas nationwide. In addition to the marquee national tour, the Toyota AMA National Arenacross Series is supported by a regionally based Arenacross tour which provides both professional and amateur motocross riders the opportunity to race in front of sold-out arenas. Information on the Toyota AMA National Arenacross Series and other Arenacross events may be found at www.arenacross.com.
About AMA Pro Racing
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