AURORA, Ill. (Nov. 1, 2007) – With some unfinished business he must attend to – namely a Toyota AMA Arenacross Series championship that slipped through his fingers last year – racing legend Robbie Reynard returns to the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series with Team Reynard Modifications/Rockstar Suzuki, along with fellow Oklahoma racer Cory Green and California’s Brandon Jones.
The Reynard Mod/Rockstar Suzuki team will open the 2007-2008 Toyota AMA Arenacross Series season this Friday (Nov. 2) at Des Moines’ (Iowa) Wells Fargo Arena.
Reynard, who turned 30 this past summer, will not only boot up and race the entire Toyota AMA Arenacross Series – with all sights being set on winning the overall title – but he’ll also take on the team manager duties.
“We had a great run last year and came up just a little short,” said Reynard. “We are excited about this season, the new team and the new Reynard Mods/Rockstar Suzuki bikes.”
In terms of the managerial duties, something that was handled in the past by Reynard’s father, Rob Sr., the younger Reynard is looking forward to taking that next step in the sport. “We have been given a great opportunity with Rockstar Suzuki this year,” he said. “We just received the bikes two weeks ago and the RM-Z250 can win races right out of the crate. But my dad at Reynard Modifications had some tricks up his sleeve and has made these bikes flat out fly! We are excited about the season, and can’t wait to get things rolling in Des Moines.”
Joining Robbie on the Reynard Mods/Rockstar Suzuki team is Cory Green. With two overall wins and several additional podium finishes, Cory finished third in the Lites division of the 2006-‘07 Toyota AMA Arenacross Series. Green is a hard-charger and is said to be adjusting quickly to his new Suzuki. “The bike really fits my riding style, and I immediately felt at home on the RM-Z250,” said Green.
Californian Brandon Jones is the third member of the team and has joined Reynard and Green in Oklahoma. “Fortunately Robbie had an arenacross track built on his property, so the team has been able to test and practice with the new bikes,” said Jones. “We are ready to race!”
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.