Arenacross Awards Banquet

AURORA, Ill., (Feb. 22, 2007) — Capping off ten rounds of one of the most competitive and memorable Toyota AMA Arenacross Series seasons on record, the racers, mechanics and officials that bring the great racing to the fans were honored by Live Nation win an awards banquet this past weekend in Nashville, Tenn.

“It take so many people putting forth an amazing amount of effort each and every weekend to pull off the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series, said Robert Hansen, director of arenacross for Live Nation. “With that we’d like to invite the motocross industry press to recognize the efforts of these racers, mechanics and officials on the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series tour.

Award – Recipient

AMA Recognition – Harv Whipple

Unsung Hero Award – “Dirt Bike Mike Lambert

Mechanic of the Year – Robert Reynard

Team Manager of the Year – Lizabeth Cartwright

100-percent Award – Keith Johnson

Rookie of the Year – Travis Sewell

Team of the Year – TUF Racing

Lifetime Achievement Award – Pat Alexander/Suzuki

Toyota AMA Arenacross Series Champion – Danny Smith

In addition to TUF/Cernic’s/Honda’s Danny Smith, the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series would also like to recognize the 11 other racers that make up the top 12 overall in the AMA Arenacross class standings:

  • 2nd Robbie Reynard
  • 3rd Kevin Johnson
  • 4th Keith Johnson
  • 5th Teddy Maier
  • 6th Brock Sellards
  • 7th Jim Neese
  • 8th Justin Buckelew
  • 9th Matt Barnes
  • 10th Chad Johnson
  • 11th Vincent Blair
  • 12th Scott Metz

This weekend the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series wraps up with its Eastern Lites championship round in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. For more information catch the action in this down-to-the-wire title chase, the current series’ point standings and results, or the latest news on the series are all available at

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