2005-’06 Toyota AMA Arenacross Series Runner-up Brock Sellards Leads the Team that also Features Former High Point MX National Winner, Michigan’s Kelly Smith
AURORA, Ill. (October 26, 2007) – Fans of the already stacked Toyota AMA Arenacross Series’ got another reason to start planning the races they’ll hit when it was announced today that 2005’-06 Toyota AMA Arenacross Series runner-up, Brock Sellards, along with AMA Supercross mainstay Kelly Smith, have joined forces with Team Babbitt’s Monster Energy/Kawasaki beginning with the start of the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series season in Des Moines, Iowa (Nov. 2-4).
Owned by longtime Michigan powersports dealer Eddie Babbitt and managed by Denny Bartz, Team Babbitt’s Monster Energy/Kawasaki enters the 2007-’08 Toyota AMA Arenacross Series season as an instant contender for the overall AMA Arenacross class title.
“Brock has been definitely riding like he’s got something to prove after losing the title two years ago by point,” said Bartz of Sellards’ 417-416 title loss to Chad Johnson – the closest title finish ever in the history of the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series. “Kelly’s hard-charging riding style will suit him well in the tight confines of Toyota AMA Arenacross Series racing. We’re showing up at Des Moines ready to race and don’t plan on letting up until the final checker flag flies in Green Bay (Wis.).”
Also joining the Babbitt’s Monster Energy/Kawasaki at Des Moines will be up-and-coming Toyota AMA Arenacross Series star, Patrick Boyle. Last year Boyle competed in limited action on the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series, one of his best finishes being a 2nd place in the then AMA Lites class competition at Pikeville, Ken.
Tickets for Nov. 2-4 Toyota AMA Arenacross at Wells Fargo Arena are available through www.arenacross.com, at the Wells Fargo Arena Ticket Office, online at www.dahlstickets.com, all Des Moines-area Dahl’s Grocery Stores or charge by phone at 1-866-55-DAHLS. Fees and handling may apply. Show times are Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 12:00. Doors open Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m., Sunday at 11 a.m. Friday and Saturday tickets are $20 for all Gold Circle seats, $16 for Mid Level seats/$8 for kids Mid Level seats. Sunday tickets are $16 for adults, $8 for kids. All seats $2 more day of show. Note: Kids = children ages 2-12.