Toyota AMA Arenacross Series Welcomes New Kawasaki-Backed Team From Arkansas

November 3, 2006 7:47am

Mike Lambert’s team features four rising arenacross stars

AURORA, Ill. (Nov. 3, 2006) – With backing from Kawasaki Sport Center in Little Rock, Ark., and Oklahoma City’s House of Kawasaki, longtime Toyota AMA Arenacross Series fixture Mike “DirtBikeMike” Lambert today unveiled his very first professional arenacross team slated to compete in the upcoming Toyota AMA Arenacross Series competition season.

Heading up the team will be four top prospects from the central United States, including Oklahoma City’s Chad Cook (#713), Beau Romstedt (#357) of Baldwin, Kan., Guthrie, Okla.’s Robbie Smith (#660) and Tolland Weems (#911) of Crossett, Ark.

“Each of the four riders will begin the series competing in both the AMA Arenacross and AMA Arenacross Lites classes,” said Lambert, who began his involvement with arenacross in the late 1980s when his son Brook Fluker was involved. “And we’d like to thank our sponsors for the tremendous support we’ve received to get this program going.”

In addition to Lambert, the team will feature Tara Huffman as the team coordinator and Philip Mariage as the head mechanic.

Added Lambert: “Philip and I still have a lot of work to complete once in Des Moines, but we are all anxious to arrive at the first round and work hard for our sponsors and supporters.”

Also lending a hand to the Kawasaki Sport Center in Little Rock and Oklahoma City’s House of Kawasaki Team cause are: Marshall’s Racing Suspension, JM Racing Suspension, Fly, DunlopTires, K&N Filters, Wiseco Pistons, Renthal, Silkolene, Weapon MX, Scott Goggles (Chad / Tolland), Smith Optics (Robbie / Beau), Pro Signs & Graphics.

For more information on the team, contact Mike Lambert at or Tara Huffman at