Chad Johnson sings the Memphis Blues as Kevin Johnson wins

Chad Johnson sings the Memphis Blues as Kevin Johnson wins

Jim Neese win AMA Arenacross Lites Main

AURORA, Ill., (Jan. 23, 2006) Kevin Johnson put twenty fast laps together to win the Friday night AMA Arenacross main event.  KJ was in a dead heat off the start with Ohio’s Zach Ames and California’s Jeff Northrop.  Ames would eventually fade and finish 5th.  Sellards and Chad Johnson were mid pack on the when they both got together at the end of the whoops section.  That confrontation allowed Johnson to pass Sellards and challenge Greg Schnell.  Downed riders in the rhythm sections caused Chad Johnson to break and gave Sellards the window to pass.  Chad Johnson would eventually finish 6th.  At the end of the night it was Kevin Johnson ahead of Sellards and Northrop respectively.

The AMA Arenacross Lites class saw Kevin Markwardt get his first podium of the year.  Jim Neese passed Markwardt at the finish line to take the win.  Roy Horton redeemed himself after wrecking in the first turn of the heat race to finish 3rd overall.

AMA Arenacross Results

  1. Kevin Johnson, Yamaha
  2. Brock Sellards, Honda
  3. Jeff Northrop, Honda
  4. Greg Schnell, Suzuki
  5. Zach Ames, Suzuki
  6. Chad Johnson, Yamaha

AMA Arenacross  Lites Results

  1. Jim Neese, Suzuki
  2. Kevin Markwardt, Suzuki
  3. Roy Horton, Honda
  4. Braden Parks, Yamaha
  5. Jon Paul Powell, Honda

AMA Arenacross Points

  1. Chad Johnson (7) 355
  2. Brock Sellards (7) 353
  3. Kevin Johnson (3) 315
  4. Jeff Northrop 281
  5. Greg Schnell 281
  6. Jim Neese 263
  7. Shawn Clark 222
  8. Zach Ames 194
  9. Scott Metz 157
  10. Jim Chester 130

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