Darcy Lange Clinches His First National Arenacross Championship

The Competition Continues for Third and Fourth Place.

(Sacramento, Calif.) – February 21, 2004 – Clear Channel Entertainment’s Motor Sports Division announced today the new champion of the 2003 – 2004 National Arenacross Series is Canadian rider, Darcy Lange, riding for Team Green Chevy Truck Pro Circuit Richmond Kawasaki. Coming into the weekend, Lange had an 85 point lead over second place Shogun Motorsports Factory Yamaha’s Tommy Hofmaster, and after pulling out three main event wins and staying ahead of Hofmaster in three out of four main events, Lange earned enough points to secure the championship, with a lead of 97 points.

Lange rode well all weekend and the championship came down to the 250cc main event on Saturday night.   He led the first couple laps but then started to fall back and it looked like something was wrong.   Lange landed hard and was in a little pain, and was 4 seconds behind the leader.   He pushed his way back up to second place quickly, battling with John Dowd until the last lap.   Coming around the last turn before the catapult jump finish line, Darcy passed Dowd for the win and put the entire crowd including his family, sponsors, representatives from Kawasaki and teammates to their feet.   A champagne celebration followed the awarding of the number one plate to the new champion.

With just one round left in the twelve round series, the competition continues with the battle for third and fourth place with just 20 points separating current third place holder, John Dowd, and fourth place Justin Brayton.   Tommy Hofmaster sits comfortably in the the second place position with 84 points over Dowd.   Hofmaster is currently in first place in the Dash for Cash points standings with 7 points over Darcy Lange.    Next weekend, the final round will take place at Kemper Arena on Feb. 27 – 29, 2004.   Log onto www.arenacross.com for more details.

Friday Night Results

 Dash for Cash

  1. Darcy Lange
  2. Tommy Hofmaster
  3. Chad Johnson
  4. Justin Brayton
  5. Buddy Antunez
  6. Ryan Huffman

Freestyle Jump Off

  1. Kenny Bell
  2. Colt Humphrey
  3. Nathan Broughton

125cc Main Event

  1. Jeff Northrup, Kawasaki, Concord, Calif
  2. Tommy Hofmaster, Yamaha, Pearl City, Ill.
  3. Brad Hagseth, Honda, Centralia, Wa.
  4. Darcy Lange, Kawasaki, Courtenay, B.C.
  5. Chad Johnson, Yamaha, Rhinelander, Wis.
  6. Jim Neese, Suzuki, Julian, N.C.
  7. Justin Brayton, Honda, Fort Dodge, Iowa
  8. Jeff Willoh, Suzuki, Moreno Valley, Calif.
  9. John Dowd, Suzuki, Ludlow, Mass.
  10. Brad Modjewski, Suzuki, Hatley, Wisc.
  11. Colt Humphrey, Yamaha, Morris, Okla.
  12. Randy Woodring, Suzuki, Zeeland, Mich.
  13. Riley Kurosky, Yamaha, Haslet, Texas
  14. Nathan Tiearney, Suzuki, Carson City, Nevada
  15. Buddy Antunez, Honda, Temecula, Calif.

250cc Main Event

  1. Darcy Lange, Kawasaki, Courtenay, B.C.
  2. Justin Brayton, Honda, Fort Dodge, Iowa
  3. John Dowd, Suzuki, Ludlow, Mass.
  4. Tommy Hofmaster, Yamaha, Pearl City, Ill.
  5. Chad Johnson, Yamaha, Rhinelander, Wis.
  6. Brad Hagseth, Honda, Centralia, Wa.
  7. Jeff Northrup, Kawasaki, Concord, Calif
  8. Jeff Willoh, Suzuki, Moreno Valley, Calif.
  9. Brad Modjewski, Suzuki, Hatley, Wisc.
  10. Ryan Huffman, Yamaha, Roseburg, Oreg.
  11. Colt Humphrey, Yamaha, Morris, Okla.
  12. Jim Neese, Suzuki, Julian, N.C.
  13. Randy Woodring, Suzuki, Zeeland, Mich.
  14. Nathan Broughton, Suzuki, White Bear Lake, Mich.
  15. Buddy Antunez, Honda, Temecula, Calif.

Saturday Night Results

Dash for Cash

  1. John Dowd
  2. Tommy Hofmaster
  3. Chad Johnson
  4. Brad Hagseth
  5. Darcy Lange

Freestyle Jump Off

  1. Kenny Bell
  2. Colt Humphrey
  3. Nathan Broughton

125cc Main Event

  1. Darcy Lange, Kawasaki, Courtenay, B.C.
  2. John Dowd, Suzuki, Ludlow, Mass.
  3. Jeff Northrup, Kawasaki, Concord, Calif
  4. Tommy Hofmaster, Yamaha, Pearl City, Ill.
  5. Jim Neese, Suzuki, Julian, N.C.
  6. Chad Johnson, Yamaha, Rhinelander, Wis.
  7. Justin Brayton, Honda, Fort Dodge, Iowa
  8. Nathan Tiearney, Suzuki, Carson City, Nevada
  9. Brad Modjewski, Suzuki, Hatley, Wisc.
  10. Brad Hagseth, Honda, Centralia, Wa.
  11. Jeff Willoh, Suzuki, Moreno Valley, Calif.
  12. Brian Edwards, Kawasaki, Albuquerque, N.M.
  13. Colt Humphrey, Yamaha, Morris. Okla.
  14. Riley Kurowski, Yamaha, Haslet, Texas
  15. Nathan Broughton, Suzuki, White Bear Lake, Mich.

250cc Main Event

  1. Darcy Lange, Kawasaki, Courtenay, B.C.
  2. John Dowd, Suzuki, Ludlow, Mass.
  3. Chad Johnson, Yamaha, Rhinelander, Wisc.
  4. Tommy Hofmaster, Yamaha, Pearl City, Ill.
  5. Jeff Northrup, Kawasaki, Concord, Calif
  6. Brad Hagseth, Honda, Centralia, Wa.
  7. Justin Brayton, Honda, Fort Dodge, Iowa
  8. Ryan Huffman, Yamaha, Roseburg, Oreg.
  9. Riley Kurowski, Yamaha, Haslet, Texas
  10. Jeff Willoh, Suzuki, Moreno Valley, Calif.
  11. Brad Modjewski, Suzuki, Hatley, Wisc.
  12. Jim Neese, Suzuki, Julian, N.C.
  13. Randy Woodring, Kawasaki, Zeeland, Mich.
  14. Brian Edwards, Kawasaki, Albuquerque, N.M.
  15. Nathan Broughton, Suzuki, White Bear Lake, Mich.

Dash for Cash Points Standings

  1. Tommy Hofmaster, 69 points
  2. Darcy Lange, 62 points
  3. Justin Brayton, 42 points
  4. John Dowd, 41 points
  5. Josh Demuth, 39 points
  6. Chad Johnson, 20 points
  7. Ryan Huffman, 16 points
  8. Brad Hagseth, 15 points
  9. Jeff Northrup, 12 points
  10. Buddy Antunez, 3 points

Current 125cc and 250cc Combined Points Standings

  1. Darcy Lange, 775 points – 2004 National Arenacross Series Champion
  2. Tommy Hofmaster, 678 points
  3. John Dowd, 594 points
  4. Justin Brayton, 574 points
  5. Brad Hagseth, 526 points
  6. Jeff Northrup, 496 points
  7. Josh Demuth, 429 points
  8. Chad Johnson, 426 points
  9. Ryan Huffman, 290 points
  10. Brad Modjewski, 279 points
  11. Buddy Antunez, 234 points
  12. Jeff Willoh, 233 points
  13. Shawn Clark, 200 points
  14. Jim Neese, 159 points
  15. Colt Humphrey, 157 points

For more information, log onto www.arenacross.com.

About Clear Channel Entertainment/National Arenacross Series and Arenacross

Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports is the producer and promoter of the National Arenacross Series as well as numerous regional and local Arenacross events and is a division of Clear Channel Entertainment.   The 2003-2004 season marks the 20th Anniversary of Arenacross.   Information on the National Arenacross Series and other CCE Arenacross events may be found at www.arenacross.com.   Clear Channel Entertainment is the largest promoter and producer of live events in the world, with a broad based tradition in the promotion and production of motorcycle racing events.   Clear Channel Entertainment is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide (NYSE:   CCU) and a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry.   Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/ or exclusively books approximately 135 live entertainment venues, including more than 100 in North American and 30 in Europe.   The company, which operates throughout North America, Europe, South America and Australia, also owns independently operated athlete representation businesses, which provide management, marketing and financial consulting services to many of the world’s top professional athletes.   More information may be found by visiting www.cc.com.

sively books approximately 135 live entertainment venues, including more than 100 in North American and 30 in Europe.   The company, which operates throughout North America, Europe, South America and Australia, also owns independently operated athlete representation businesses, which provide management, marketing and financial consulting services to many of the world’s top professional athletes.   More information may be found by visiting www.cc.com.