AURORA, Ill. (Nov. 2, 2007) – Fans of Toyota AMA Arenacross Series would be hard press to name a year when the field of racers starting the prestigious arenacross season was so deep. In fact, it’s safe to say that this year’s starting lineup – set to kick off tonight in Des Moines (Iowa) – may very well be the greatest cast of racers in the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series ever assembled.
With nearly a dozen racers returning that have been on top of a Toyota AMA Arenacross Series podium in the past couple years, fortified by another five or so racers coming in from AMA Supercross that have the potential to win, it’s going to be a moral victory for some athletes just to make the 16-man main event starting gate beginning tonight at Des Moines and running for another 18 races through the season finale in Green Bay, Wis.
Here’s an up-to-date look at the teams and racers that make up the 2007-’08 Toyota AMA Arenacross Series.
TUF Racing/Cernic’s/Honda Danny Smith, Chad Johnson
Monster/Babbitt’s/Kawasaki Brock Sellards, Kelly Smith, Patrick Boyle
Team Ti Lube Teddy Maier, Brad Ripple, Kurt McCabe, Colt Humphrey
Reynard Mods/Rockstar /Suzuki Robbie Reynard, Corey Green, Brandon Jones
GPS Racing Jimmy Nelson, Dennis Jonon
Team Faith Kevin Johnson
Team Triple Effect/Kawasaki Gray Davenport, Beni Williams
Moore Racing Tom Hoffmaster, Keith Johnson, Ryan Beat
GPF/Babbitt’s Online Zack Ames, Shane Sewell, Dave Ginolfi
Carolina Xpress Jim Neese, Tyler Bright
Team MDK Speed Equipment Billy Jurevich, Tiger Lacey
Johnson Racing Kevin Markwardt, Colin Hickman, Ryan Simonton
Rusty Ott’s/Pro Source Travis Sewell
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.