Kevin Johnson wins Saturday Night AMA Arenacross in Baltimore

Local Rider Jeremy Cook takes the AMA Arenacross Lites win

AURORA, Ill., (Jan. 14, 2006) Team Faith’s Kevin Johnson won his second AMA Arenacross in as many nights at the First Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD. Suzuki’s Jim Neese took the hole shot and led for nearly all of the main event. It was with 4 laps to go when Kevin Johnson passed Neese in the hairpin turn at the end woops section. Neese would get him back on the next lap. The final two laps saw both Johnson and Neese along with Honda’s Brock Sellards and Yamaha’s Chad Johnson battle for the win. When the dust settled Kevin Johnson, Brock Sellards, Jim Neese and Chad Johnson crossed the finish strip within seconds of each other.

Jim Neese had first pick on the starting line in the AMA Arenacross Lites class but decided not to race and save himself for AMA Arenacross class. Kawasaki’s Shawn Clark had a great start before his transmission locked up in the first lap. Local rider Jeremy Cook went on to win his first AMA Arenacross Lites class.

AMA Arenacross Results

  1. Kevin Johnson, Yamaha
  2. Brock Sellards, Honda
  3. Jim Neese, Suzuki
  4. Chad Johnson, Yamaha
  5. Greg Schnell, Suzuki

AMA Arenacross Lites Results

  1. Jeremy Cook, Kawasaki
  2. Joshua Schmitt, Honda
  3. Roy Horton, Honda
  4. Kody Molitor, Kawasaki
  5. Jared Boothroyd, KTM

AMA Arenacross Points Standings

  1. Chad Johnson (6) 257
  2. Brock Sellards (4) 238
  3. Kevin Johnson (2) 225
  4. Greg Schnell 206
  5. Jeff Northrop 205
  6. Jim Neese 203
  7. Shawn Clark 161
  8. Zach Ames 136
  9. Scott Metz 115
  10. Jim Chester 105

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Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP is a 17-round global off-road motorcycle stadium racing circuit. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligible to win the world championship. In 2005-2006, the 17-event Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP will be comprised of two international events and 15 of the 16 events that are conducted in major cities throughout the United States as a part of the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series.  Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series is a 16-event series solely conducted in the United States.  The other Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series event held in Daytona Beach, Fla., is independently produced by the International Speedway Corporation and is not a part of the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP. An Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned as the national champion for the series of events conducted in the United States only. 

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