Darcy Lange is On His Way to His First Arenacross Championship

Lange widens gap in points with three main event wins in Denver

(Denver, Colo.) February 14, 2004 – Clear Channel Entertainment’s Motor Sports Division announces the results of the 10th round of the National Arenacross Series Brought To You By Locally by Colorado Powersports and McDonalds at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo on February 13 – 14, 2004. Coming into the weekend, current points leader, Darcy Lange had a 71-point lead over Tommy Hofmaster. With three out of four main event wins, Lange widened the gap between first and second place to 85 points. In Saturday night’s 125cc main event, Lange went down early in the race, but moved his way back up to a third place finish.

The high altitude of the mile high city played a toll on the riders. To get ready for the event, Justin Brayton went through specialized training in California in a pressurized tank to get used to the altitude. Almost all of the riders were out on the track a day early to test their bikes on the track to see how the high altitude would affect their endurance and their bikes. Although the altitude was an obstacle for everyone, it affected each rider differently. There were some new faces on the podium this weekend. Chad Johnson ended up picking up two second place finishes in the 250cc main event on Friday night and the 125cc main event on Saturday night. In the 250cc main event, Johnson finished third.

Next weekend in Sacramento, Lange has a chance to capture the title on Saturday night. The biggest competition will be between third and fourth place between former 125 Supercross Champion John Dowd and the young gun Justin Brayton.

Friday Night Results
Dash for Cash

  1. Tommy Hofmaster
  2. Chad Johnson
  3. Jeff Northrup
  4. Darcy Lange
  5. Brad Hagseth
  6. Phil Lawrence

Extreme Jump Off Contest

  1. Tom Kelley
  2. Randy Woodring
  3. Colt Humphrey
  4. Bobby Fitch

125cc Main Event

  1. Darcy Lange, Courtenay, BC – Team Green Chevy Truck Pro Circuit Richmond Kawasaki
  2. Phil Lawrence, Temecula, Calif. – Shogun Motorsports Factory Yamaha
  3. Tommy Hofmaster, Pearl City, Ill. – Shogun Motorsports Factory Yamaha
  4. Chad Johnson, Rhinelander, Wisc. – Thor Yamaha Tuf Racing
  5. Brad Hagseth, Centralia, Wash. – Tamer Billet MX American Honda
  6. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa – Tamer Billet MX American Honda
  7. John Dowd, Ludlow, Mass. – Empire Racing Factory Suzuki
  8. Colt Humphrey, Morris, Okla. – Marshall’s Racing, Sheps Yamaha
  9. Ryan Huffman, Roseburg, Oregon – Thor Yamaha Tuf Racing
  10. Riley Kurowski, Haslet, Texas – Shogun Motorsports Factory Yamaha
  11. Randy Woodring, Zeeland, Mich. – Tassel Racing
  12. Jeff Willoh, Moreno Valley, Calif. – Fun Center Suzuki
  13. Jeff Northrup, Concord, Calif. – Team Green Chevy Truck Pro Circuit Richmond Kawasaki
  14. Jim Neese, Julian, N.C. – Empire Racing Factory Suzuki
  15. Tom Kelley, New Philadelphia, Ohio – A&B Extreme Suzuki

250cc Main Event

  1. Darcy Lange, Courtenay, BC – Team Green Chevy Truck Pro Circuit Richmond Kawasaki
  2. Chad Johnson, Rhinelander, Wisc. – Thor Yamaha Tuf Racing
  3. Tommy Hofmaster, Pearl City, Ill. – Shogun Motorsports Factory Yamaha
  4. Jeff Northrup, Concord, Calif. – Team Green Chevy Truck Pro Circuit Richmond Kawasaki
  5. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa – Tamer Billet MX American Honda
  6. Brad Hagseth, Centralia, Wash. – Tamer Billet MX American Honda
  7. John Dowd, Ludlow, Mass. – Empire Racing Factory Suzuki
  8. Phil Lawrence, Temecula, Calif. – Shogun Motorsports Factory Yamaha
  9. Matt Karlsen, Denver, Colo. – Sun Honda White Brothers Fly Racing
  10. Jim Neese, Julian, N.C. – Empire Racing Factory Suzuki
  11. Colt Humphrey, Morris, Okla. – Marshall’s Racing, Sheps Yamaha
  12. Brad Modjewski, Hatley, Wisc. – GPSRacing.com
  13. Jeff Willoh, Moreno Valley, Calif. – Fun Center Suzuki
  14. Riley Kurowski, Haslet, Texas – Shogun Motorsports Factory Yamaha
  15. Ryan Huffman, Roseburg, Oregon – Thor Yamaha Tuf Racing

Saturday Night Results
Dash for Cash

  1. Darcy Lange
  2. Justin Brayton
  3. Tommy Hofmaster
  4. Chad Johnson
  5. John Dowd

Extreme Jump Off Contest

  1. Tom Kelley
  2. Randy Woodring
  3. Nathan Broughton
  4. Colt Humphrey

125cc Main Event

  1. Tommy Hofmaster, Pearl City, Ill. – Shogun Motorsports Factory Yamaha
  2. Chad Johnson, Rhinelander, Wisc. – Thor Yamaha Tuf Racing
  3. Darcy Lange, Courtenay, BC – Team Green Chevy Truck Pro Circuit Richmond Kawasaki
  4. Jeff Northrup, Concord, Calif. – Team Green Chevy Truck Pro Circuit Richmond Kawasaki
  5. Brad Hagseth, Centralia, Wash. – Tamer Billet MX American Honda
  6. John Dowd, Ludlow, Mass. – Empire Racing Factory Suzuki
  7. Colt Humphrey, Morris, Okla. – Marshall’s Racing, Sheps Yamaha
  8. Jeff Willoh, Moreno Valley, Calif. – Fun Center Suzuki
  9. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa – Tamer Billet MX American Honda
  10. Jim Neese, Julian, N.C. – Empire Racing Factory Suzuki
  11. Brad Modjewski, Hatley, Wisc. – GPSRacing.com
  12. Tom Kelley, New Philadelphia, Ohio – A&B Extreme Suzuki
  13. Riley Kurowski, Haslet, Texas – Shogun Motorsports Factory Yamaha
  14. Randy Woodring, Zeeland, Mich. – Tassel Racing
  15. Michael Koch, Madison, S.D. – Interlakes Sports Center Tuf Racing

250cc Main Event

  1. Darcy Lange, Courtenay, BC – Team Green Chevy Truck Pro Circuit Richmond Kawasaki
  2. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa – Tamer Billet MX American Honda
  3. Chad Johnson, Rhinelander, Wisc. – Thor Yamaha Tuf Racing
  4. John Dowd, Ludlow, Mass. – Empire Racing Factory Suzuki
  5. Brad Hagseth, Centralia, Wash. – Tamer Billet MX American Honda
  6. Jeff Northrup, Concord, Calif. – Team Green Chevy Truck Pro Circuit Richmond Kawasaki
  7. Ryan Huffman, Roseburg, Oregon – Thor Yamaha Tuf Racing
  8. Jeff Willoh, Moreno Valley, Calif. – Fun Center Suzuki
  9. Tommy Hofmaster, Pearl City, Ill. – Shogun Motorsports Factory Yamaha
  10. Brad Modjewski, Hatley, Wisc. – GPSRacing.com
  11. Matt Karlsen, Denver, Colo. – Sun Honda White Brothers Fly Racing
  12. Colt Humphrey, Morris, Okla. – Marshall’s Racing, Sheps Yamaha
  13. Tom Kelley, New Philadelphia, Ohio – A&B Extreme Suzuki
  14. Jim Neese, Julian, N.C. – Empire Racing Factory Suzuki
  15. Randy Woodring, Zeeland, Mich. – Tassel Racing

Current 125cc and 250cc Combined Points Standings

  1. Darcy Lange, 700 points
  2. Tommy Hofmaster, 615 points
  3. John Dowd, 532 points
  4. Justin Brayton, 520 points
  5. Brad Hagseth, 475 points
  6. Jeff Northrup, 434 points
  7. Josh Demuth, 429 points
  8. Chad Johnson, 369 points
  9. Ryan Huffman, 270 points
  10. Brad Modjewski, 242 points
  11. Buddy Antunez, 226 points
  12. Shawn Clark, 200 points
  13. Jeff Willoh, 194 points
  14. Colt Humphrey, 135 points
  15. Tom Kelley, 134 points

Round 11 of the National Arenacross Series will be at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, Calif. on February 20 – 22, 2004. Tickets are currently on-sale at the ARCO Arena Box Office, Roseville Cycle Center, all ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 916-649-8497. Ticket prices are as low as $10, not including facility fees and convenience charges. Rider Registration forms are available at www.arenacross.com.

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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.

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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.