Greensboro, North Carolina, January 31, 2007 – Jim Neese won both Arenacross Lites races this past weekend and won Friday’s Arenacross Main Event on his Carolina Xpress Suzuki in Louisville, KY. In Saturday’s Toyota AMA Arenacross Main, Jim was running second for most of race but was passed in the final turn and finished third.
“This weekend was the best so far. The season started off a bit slow, partly because I was distracted with all the details associated with starting a new team, but things seem to be going much smoother now. The speed is there and the results show it. The Suzuki’s are running great, especially the new RMZ250f, commented Jim Neese.
The Carolina Xpress Suzuki Team currently leads two of the Arenacross Lites regions. Jim Neese is leading the East region and Jim Chester leading in the South region.
About the Carolina Xpress
The Carolina Xpress Suzuki Team is a professional motocross race team based in North Carolina. The team is a Suzuki factory support team and races in both the Arenacross Lites (250cc) and Arenacross (450cc) classes in the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series and the Victory Sports MEGA and ULTRA Series. Moose Racing, Kenda Tires, CV4 Products, Total Control, Extremeion, RidePG.com, Smith, Renthal, Shoei, Hot Cams and Wiseco sponsor the team.
Racing for the team are Jim Neese and Jim Chester, two national caliber riders. Jim Neese runs a training school for motocross racers aiming to tap their potential, called the Jim Neese Rider Development System (www.jimneese.com). He is also a track developer and partner in OCR — Action Sports Park located in Durham, NC. Jim Chester owns a bicycle/motorcycle shop in Hickory, NC called Moto-Velo (www.moto-velo.com) where he sells and services motorcycles and bicycles. He also trains future professional motocross racers and sponsors a bicycle racing team.
About Toyota AMA Arenacross Series
In its 23rd year, the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series, owned by Live Nation, is the premier indoor motocross series in the U.S. playing to sold-out arenas nationwide. Information on the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series events may be found at www.arenacross.com. Live Nation is a leading live event and venue management company focused on creating superior experiences for artists, performers, corporations and fans. Live Nation owns, operates and/or has booking rights for 153 venues worldwide and produced more than 29,500 events in 2005. Live Nation operates more than 60 websites globally. Headquartered in Los Angeles , California , Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV. For more information regarding Live Nation and its businesses, please visit the company’s website at www.livenation.com.
About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship and the AMA Supermoto Championship. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access AMA Pro Racing’s online Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom.