The Yamaha-backed rider and first time Toyota AMA National Arenacross Series champ handed the keys to a brand new Toyota truck on Saturday in Denver
AURORA, Ill., (Feb. 13, 2006) —The drive back to Rhinelander, Wis., from Colorado is a long one, but rest assured newly crowned Toyota AMA National Arenacross Champion Chad Johnson (Yamaha) is enjoying every mile of it in his brand new Toyota Tacoma 4×4 — the pinnacle of prizes awarded in the long history of the sport of arenacross.
“I can’t begin to thank the folks at Toyota enough,” said Johnson, who rides for Yamaha. “Their backing of the sport of arenacross has elevated our sport to new levels. And I will drive that Tacoma 4×4 around proudly, representing not only as the ’06 Toyota AMA National Arenacross champion, but also proud to represent the company that backs our sport.”
To Johnson, the championship was a team effort and he jokingly added that the key figure in his quest for the Toyota AMA National Arenacross Series title, owner/manager/trainer/mechanic Junior Jackson, “Should have at least been given Camary or something.”
Toyota will donate another Tacoma 4×4 to the Toyota AMA Regional Arenacross Series champion at the conclusion of that series on March 18th in Omaha, Neb.
Johnson returns to action in another Toyota-backed series this weekend when the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Eastern Lites class action picks back up at St. Louis’ Edward Jones Dome. Toyota is the presenting sponsor for the series.
For more information on the Toyota AMA National Arenacross Series log on to www.arenacross.com.
About Toyota AMA National Arenacross Series and Arenacross
In its 22nd year, the Toyota AMA National Arenacross Series is the premier indoor motocross series in the U.S. playing to sold-out arenas nationwide. In addition to the marquee national tour, the Toyota AMA National Arenacross Series is supported by a regionally based Arenacross tour which provides both professional and amateur motocross riders the opportunity to race in front of sold-out arenas. Information on the Toyota AMA National Arenacross Series and other Arenacross events may be found at www.arenacross.com.
About AMA Pro RRacing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship and the AMA Supermoto Championship. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.
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