Willard Derails Jim Neese and the Carolina Express

AURORA, Ill., March 11, 2007 — Mike Willard battled Jim Neese throughout the Toyota Arenacross Main Event swapping the lead several times. Willard’s KTM derail the Carolina Express preventing Neese to go undefeated for the weekend. Cameron Lansing’s Tire Buddy Suzuki finished third.

Jim Neese jumped to an early lead in the Lites main and never looked back. Brad Modjewski and Jim Chester finished out the podium. Neese’s win secured the AMA Toyota Areancross Lites South title.

Note: Riders that were in the top eight in point during the Toyota Areancross National Championship series were not eligible to compete in the Arenacross Lites class. However, both the Wilkes-Barre, Pa and Greenville, SC events took place after the National Final in Nashville thus allowing the Lites class open to all riders.

Mike Willard Wins Greenville
Photo by Rich Singer


Neese, Willard and Lansing
Photo by Rich Singer

Toyota AMA Arenacross Main Results

1. Michael Willard, KTM
2. Jim Neese, Suz
3. Cameron Lansing, Suz
4. Jim Chester, Suz
5. Aaron Stancil, Hon

Toyota AMA Arenacross Lites Results

1. Jim Neese, Suz
2. Brad Modjewski, Yam
3. Jim Chester, Suz
4. Michael Willard, KTM
5. Cameron Lansing, Suz

Toyota AMA Arenacross Lites South Points

1. Jim Neese (4) 164
2. Kevin Hoge 115
3. Patrick Massie 95
4. Cameron Lansing 74
5. Barry Carsten 65
6. Damien Plotts (1) 47
7. James Palmer 43
8. Ben Ritter 41
9. Dale Davis 36
10. Adam Blessing 35


Tickets are available online at www.arenacross.com. For more information on the Toyota AMA National Arenacross Series log on to www.arenacross.com.

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