BooKoo Arenacross Sets the House on FIRE in Long Beach!

Reif, Woods Earn Top Honors in Explosive Finish

Long Beach, CA December 9, 2005 ¿ Advanstar ¿ a leading provider of print, event and online media for the powersports, off-road and automotive aftermarket industries ¿ kicked off the first ever arenacross series in Southern California with racing so hot the roof would catch on fire, Literally!

Round five of the K&N presents BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series Brought to you by Toyota opened night one with new racers in the spotlight. Riders like Turbo Reif, David Pingree, and Chris and Michael Blose signed up to challenge the Bad Boys of BooKoo Arenacross for a piece of the record BooKoo payout.

Racing was halted just prior the 250 LCQ because of an electrical fire in the overhead speakers. The fire department would be called in to extinguish the fire, however they could not extinguish the hot racing.

In the 250 main event a pack of 7 riders, one of them being Josh Demuth of team Babbit Enxus Kawasaki, would collide in the sand turn on lap one giving local rider Michael Sleeter on his Two Brothers KTM the HoleShot. Sleeters¿ lead wouldn¿t last long as Woods of team Fun Center PPG TLD Suzuki and Turbo Reif of team Richardsons RV Center Honda where hot on his heels and looking for the victory. Woods and Reif would pass Sleeter on lap two putting Reif out front of the championship points leader. A block pass by Woods on lap seven briefly gave him the lead until the white flag lap when Reif aggressively returned the favor knocking over Woods and capturing the Checkered flag.

¿I was looking to ride a smart race knowing that I had the championship points lead,¿ said Woods, finishing in a disgusted second place. ¿Turbo came in and took me out. I wont forget that one I guess.¿ Sleeter took the third and final spot on the podium making it the first time in BooKoo Arenacross history that a KTM has made the podium.

The 450 main event put Woods up against Reif once again, but a collision in the first turn put Reif on the ground, giving Woods an early lead in the race. Woods would go on to win the Friday night 450 main for the second round in a row. Demuth took a strong second place with Jeff Northrup taking the final podium spot.

The BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series continues racing tomorrow night at The Long Beach Arena with doors opening at 6:00 pm for the BooKoo Pit Party and track walk. Fans will have the opportunity to meet the world¿s best arenacross racers as well as Miss BooKoo Arenacross Erin Normoyle. Opening Ceremonies begin at 7:40 pm with Pro Racing at 8:00 pm.

Advance Reserved Discount Tickets are available through Ticketmaster (online at or charge-by-phone at 714-740-2000 or 213-480-3232), participating Kawasaki Dealers and Long Beach Arena Box Office.

Motorcycle fans will also be able to check out the newest and hottest street and off-road bikes and ATV¿s, as well as the latest riding gear and accessories at the 25th Cycle World International Motorcycle Show Brought to you by Toyota Trucks. BooKoo Arenacross and Cycle World IMS Show Super Combo Discount tickets are also available. Together with the BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series, this is one Huge event you don¿t want to miss.

250 Main:

  1. #805 Turbo Reif
  2. #56 Josh Woods
  3. #81 Michael Sleeter
  4. #14 Jeff Willoh
  5. #515 Riley Kurosky
  6. #13 Colt Humphrey
  7. #114 Justin Brayton
  8. #8 Josh Demuth
  9. #99 Damien Plotts
  10. #304 Brad Ripple
  11. #104 Casey Hinson
  12. #102 Shane Bess
  13. # 65 Ritchie Owens
  14. #586 Dennis Ewing
  15. #4 Kevin Johnson
  16. #79 Michael Blose

450 Main:

  1. #56 Josh Woods
  2. #8 Josh Demuth
  3. #2 Jeff Northrup
  4. #110 Tommy Hofmaster
  5. #4 Kevin Johnson
  6. #102 Shane Bess
  7. #304 Brad Ripple
  8. #515 Riley Kurosky
  9. #104 Casey Hinson
  10. #14 Jeff Willoh
  11. #101 David Pingree
  12. #567 Kurt McCabe
  13. #99 Damien Plotts
  14. #257 John Dehn
  15. #13 Colt Humphrey
  16. #805 Turbo Reif

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