Four Different Racers Claim Top Position for BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series Demuth, Woods, Lacey and Ripple Sit Atop Championship Points

Santa Ana, CA (11/23/05) ¿ Advanstar Communications, Inc. ¿ a leading provider of print, event and online media for the powersports, off-road and automotive aftermarket industries ¿ today announced the K&N Presents BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series Brought to you by Toyota lists four different riders as the current point leaders in the four championship divisions.

As the racing series wrapped up round three in Denver this past weekend, Josh Demuth of the Babbitt Enxus Kawasaki team grabbed hold of the overall BooKoo Championship points race. The two-time national champion edges out Josh Woods by 5 points after his sweep of both the 250 and 450 main events on Saturday night.

Woods, racing for the Fun Center Troy Lee Designs Suzuki team, had his share of problems in Denver finishing up with a 12th in the 250 main event and a 15th in the 450 main event Saturday night, dropping him from the number one spot atop the overall championship. Woods currently sits second behind Demuth with 184 points and Team BooKoo Energy Honda pilot Tiger Lacey is on his heels in third with 181 points.

Lacey is coming off an impressive ride in Denver where he captured a second place in the 450 main event Saturday night, placing him in a close battle for the top spot in the 450 class championship as Woods currently leads the with 100 points, Lacey second with 98 points and Demuth third with 96 points.

For the 250 class championship itís the Babbitt Enxus Kawasaki young gun Brad Ripple who holds command of the chase with 94 points. Teammate Demuth is sitting in second place, one point behind Ripple and eight points in front of Sano Systems PPG Shogun Motorsports Tommy Hofmaster who raced to a pair of podium finishes Saturday in Denver to propel himself into the third spot in the 250 class points standings and fourth in the overall BooKoo Championship Points.

The Dash For Cash points are also in a close race as Lacey and the BooKoo Honda hold on to top honors in front of Woods and Demuth with four points separating the three.

With the racing action so close, itís anyoneís guess who will come out on top at the conclusion of the season and will make for some very exciting racing as the series heads to West Valley City, UT and the E Center December 2-4, 2005.

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BooKoo Championship Points Race: $102,500 purse

  1. Josh Demuth 189
  2. Josh Woods 184
  3. Tiger Lacey 181
  4. Tom Hofmaster 161
  5. Shane Bess 156
  6. Damien Plotts 144
  7. Brad Ripple 139
  8. Colt Humphrey 111
  9. Keith Johnson 101
  10. Brad Modjewski 100

450 Class Championship: $14,500 purse

  1. Josh Woods 100
  2. Tiger Lacey 98
  3. Josh Demuth 96
  4. Shane Bess 88
  5. Damien Plotts 83
  6. Tom Hofmaster 76
  7. Brad Modjewski 54
  8. Colt Humphrey 51
  9. Keith Johnson 47
  10. Brad Ripple 45

250 Class Championship: $14,500 purse

  1. Brad Ripple 94
  2. Josh Demuth 93
  3. Tom Hofmaster 85
  4. Josh Woods 84
  5. Tiger Lacey 83
  6. Shane Bess 68
  7. Damien Plotts 61
  8. Colt Humphrey 60
  9. Keith Johnson 54
  10. Brad Modjewski 46

Dash For Cash: $18,500 purse

  1. Tiger Lacey 20
  2. Josh Woods 18
  3. Josh Demuth 16
  4. Tommy Hofmaster 10
  5. Damien Plotts 8
  6. Brad Ripple 3
  7. Shane Bess 3
  8. Dennis Jonon 3
  9. Riley kurosky 2
  10. Shawn Clark 2
  11. Nick Metcalf 2
  12. Keith Johnson 2
  13. Travis Bannister 1
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