Demuth Regains Championship Points Lead with Sweep

Hofmaster’s Success Earns his Mechanic MMI Pro Tech Award

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 — closed out round five of the K&N presents BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series Brought to you by Toyota in Long Beach, CA.

Fans came into night two looking to see if sparks would fly once again. Josh Woods from Team Fun Center PPG TLD Suzuki had one person on his mind and for the first time all season it wasn’t Josh Demuth of Team Babbitt Enxus Kawasaki.

The 250 main provided fans with the battle of the night as the “The Sheriff Josh Demuth took on Tommy Hofmaster of Team Sano Systems PPG Shogun Yamaha for the nights top podium spot. Demuth would ultimately run away from Hofmaster leaving him with a solid second place finish. Ritchie Owens took third with Woods finishing sixth.

The 450 main showcased Demuth once again as he looked to make it a sweep on the night. Hofmaster again charged to the front to grab the HoleShot, but he would once again succumb to Demuth who took top honors once again and reclaimed the Championship points lead. Hofmaster finished just out of the podium as Team Faith Yamaha Rider Kevin Johnson and Honda Rider Jeff Northrup charged hard from the middle of the pack to claim second and third place.

In the Dash for cash Hofmaster’s early race speed would pay off, as he would claim top honors. His victory would earn his mechanic Jack Yost the MMI Top Tech Award given to the technician who contributes the most to getting their rider into the mains.

The BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series heads to Glendale, AZ for round six of its 12-round inaugural race series. Racing takes place December 16-18, 2005 at the Glendale Arena. Advance reserved discount tickets are available through Ticketmaster, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 480-784-4444, and participating Kawasaki dealers.

250 Main:

  1. #8 Josh Demuth
  2. #110 Tommy Hofmaster
  3. #65 Ritchie Owens
  4. #102 Shane Bess
  5. #515 Riley Kurosky
  6. #14 Jeff Willoh
  7. #56 Josh Woods
  8. #4 Kevin Johnson
  9. #304 Brad Ripple
  10. #114 Justin Brayton
  11. #62 Travis Bannister
  12. #916 Gray Davenport
  13. #236 Dennis Jonon
  14. #99 Damien Plotts
  15. #104 Casey Hinson
  16. #805 Turbo Reif

450 Main:

  1. #8 Josh Demuth
  2. #4 Kevin Johnson
  3. #2 Jeff Northrup
  4. #110 Tommy Hofmaster
  5. #81 Michael Sleeter
  6. #104 Casey Hinson
  7. #515 Riley Kurosky
  8. #99 Damien Plotts
  9. #916 Gray Davenport
  10. #236 Dennis Jonon
  11. #13 Colt Humphrey
  12. #62 Travis Bannister
  13. #56 Josh Woods
  14. #409 Marty Leum
  15. #102 Shane Bess
  16. #805 Turbo Reif

Championship Points Race:

  1. # 8 Josh Demuth 326 pts
  2. #56 Josh Woods 318
  3. #110 Tommy Hofmaster 270
  4. #105 Shane Bess 257
  5. #221 Tiger Lacey 240
  6. #99 Damien Place 224
  7. #304 Brad Ripple 208
  8. #515 Riley Kurosky 161
  9. #13 Colt Humphrey 158
  10. #14 Jeff Willoh 128