Toyota AMA AX At Wilkes-Barre This Weekend

February 22, 2007 2:02pm

Toyota AMA Arenacross This Weekend At Wilkes-Barre’s (Pa.) Wachovia Arena; Two rounds remain to decide Toyota AMA AX Eastern Lites champ

AURORA, Ill., (Feb. 22, 2007) – The highflying action of arenacross resumes this weekend on the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series tour when the Eastern Lites region points chase picks back up at Wilkes-Barre’s (Pa.) Wachovia Arena at Casey Park, Feb. 23-25.

Leading the points chase for the No. 1 Eastern Lites plate heading into Wilkes-Barre is veteran racer Jim Neese of the Carolina Xpress team. But hot on his heels are three up-and-coming racers from the region who have all made Eastern Lites class podiums this year. Pittsburgh’s Kevin Hoge, Ohio’s Patrick Massie and Pennsylvania’s Steve Roman are expected to give Neese all he can handle on Friday and Saturday at Wachovia Arena.

“Neese has a pretty solid lead in the points, which means the local pros are going to do everything in their power to pull off the win and gain those all-important points first-place points,” said Robert Hansen, director of arenacross for Live Nation. “Pennsylvania produces some great motocross racers so the fans at Wachovia Arena this weekend will have a lot of local guys to cheer for on Friday and Saturday.”

What: Toyota AMA Arenacross Series

Where: Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza

When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday – Feb. 23-25

Time: Gates open Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m., pro racing begins at 7:30 p.m. Gates open Sunday at 11 a.m. and amateur racing begins at noon.

Tickets: $20 for Gold Circle! ($16 for Mid Level). Children ages 2-12 are only five bucks! Available at the Wachovia Arena box office, or charge by phone at (800) 216-7482. Note: All seats are $2 more day of show.

For more information catch the action in this down-to-the-wire title chase, the current series’ point standings and results, or the latest news on the series are all available at