Fort Worth, TX (January 8, 2007) - Half way through the BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series and the riders are already getting ready for the U.S. Open of Arenacross to be held at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on February 9-11, 2007.
The Reading, PA BooKoo Arenacross Championship event held last weekend completed the first half of the 10-city tour. Current point leader Darcy Lange on the Team Babbitt’s Monster Kawasaki came away with 2-wins in the 250cc class extending his point lead over Brad Ripple riding the GPS Honda. Ripple won the 450cc main Friday night with Tyler Bowers on the MDK Honda taking the win Saturday in the 450cc main event.
POINT STANDINGS MIDWAY THROUGH SERIES
1st Darcy Lange 11 wins Hemet, CA (Vancouver, Canada) 340
2nd Brad Ripple 3 wins Crown Point, IN 250
3rd Tyler Bowers 2 wins Danville, KY 248
4th Tiger Lacey Wolfcreek, OR 220
5th Josh Woods Flint, MI 193
6th Tom Hofmaster Arlington, TX 192
7th Michael Blose Phoenix, AZ 185
8th Zach Ames Prospect, OH 163
9th Colt Humphrey Morris, OK 160
10th Jimmy Nelson Battle Mountain, NV 159
The talk in Reading was the preparation for the U.S. Open of Arenacross that will award the Champion…$50,000.00!
“My Hondas are working great and I really like the GPS team I am riding for,” said Ripple. “The idea is stay out of trouble each week so we can go into the U.S. Open of Arenacross healthy and prepared.”
Babbitt’s team manager Denny Bartz, “We want points now. The idea is go into the U.S. Open of Arenacross with the BooKoo Arenacross Championship already in our pockets. That will allow Darcy to race even harder and not worry about points.”
Youth and Amateur riders from across the country are attempting to qualify for the U.S. Open of Arenacross Champion title by finishing in the top two position in their respective classes at each of the 9-events leading up to the U.S. Open of Arenacross. More than 400 riders will be racing for national honors on Sunday.
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