Toyota AMA AX Awards

February 22, 2007 2:46pm

AURORA, Ill., (Feb. 22, 2007) – Capping off ten rounds of one of the most competitive and  memorable Toyota AMA Arenacross Series seasons on record, the racers, mechanics and officials that bring the great racing to the fans were honored by Live Nation win an awards banquet this past weekend in Nashville, Tenn.

“It take so many people putting forth an amazing amount of effort each and every weekend to pull off the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series,” said Robert Hansen, director of arenacross for Live Nation. “With that we’d like to invite the motocross industry press to recognize the efforts of these racers, mechanics and officials on the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series tour.”

Award                                                              Recipient

AMA Recognition                                          Harv Whipple

Unsung Hero Award                                “Dirt Bike” Mike Lambert

Mechanic of the Year                                     Robert Reynard

Team Manager of the                                  Lizabeth Cartwright

100-percent Award                                         Keith Johnson

Rookie of the Year                                           Travis Sewell

Team of the Year                                               TUF Racing

Lifetime Achievement Award                  Pat Alexander/Suzuki

Toyota AMA Arenacross Series Champion    Danny Smith

Pictures of the season ending awards banquet can be viewed at the following link: Toyota AMA Arenacross Series Banquet Photos 

In addition to TUF/Cernic’s/Honda’s Danny Smith, the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series would also like to recognize the 11 other racers that make up the top 12 overall in the AMA Arenacross class standings:

2nd        Robbie Reynard

3rd         Kevin Johnson

4th         Keith Johnson

5th         Teddy Maier

6th         Brock Sellards

7th         Jim Neese

8th         Justin Buckelew

9th         Matt Barnes

10th       Chad Johnson

11th       Vincent Blair

12th       Scott Metz

This weekend the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series wraps up with its Eastern Lites championship round in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 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