Toyota AX Results: Grand Rapids, MI

Keith Johnson Earns First Win of 2008 in Grand Rapids

Monster Energy/ Babbitt’s Kawasaki Rider Sellards Finishes Second

AURORA, Ill. (January 5, 2008) – The tight Toyota AMA Arenacross Track proved to be an advantage for Fiberwise Pasta Yamaha rider Keith Johnson tonight at the Van Andel Arena.  Johnson blasted off the starting line to win the $750 Toyota Certified Used Vehicle hole shot award and went on to lead every lap. 

"It feels great to be back on top of the box,” said Johnson.  “I wasn't able to spend a lot of time on the bike before the season due to my MCL injury. But now after working out the kinks through the first few races I feel good. The track crew did a great job with the track, it was great for racing."

Friday night’s winner, Brock Sellards piloted his Monster Energy/Babbitt’s Kawasaki to a second place finish. 

Defending Toyota AMA Arenacross Champion, Danny Smith, had one of his best starts of the year running second early.  His night started to falter in lap three when he fell to fifth behind Tommy Hofmaster’s Yamaha.  Smith worked the field eventually finishing on the podium in third place.

Michigan’s Kelly Smith kept the packed house on their feet for most of the night trying to crack the top three.  Kelly’s Monster Energy/ Babbitt’s Kawasaki finished the night fourth.

Points leader, Chad Johnson, had a difficult night finishing 6th overall, thus loosing valuable point in his quest for a second championship.

Travis Sewell out lasted Tyler Bright and Tanner Reidman for the Arenacross Lites North win.


Arenacross Main Event Results

Keith Johnson, Yamaha
Brock Sellards, Kawasaki
Danny Smith, Honda
Kelly Smith, Kawasaki
Kevin Johnson, Yamaha
Chad Johnson, Honda
Tommy Hofmaster, Yamaha
Travis Sewell, Suzuki
Robbie Reynard,  Suzuki
Jim Neese, Suzuki

Arenacross Points  (Pending Kansas City Arenacross Results)

1.      Chad Johnson (2)        163

2.      Brock Sellards (3)      158

3.      Kelly Smith             155

4.      Jim Neese               135

5.      Kevin Johnson           132

6       Danny Smith             131

7.      Josh Demuth (3)         127

        Keith Johnson (1)       127

9.      Teddy Maier             112

10.     Robbie Reynard          96

Arenacross Lites North Main Event Results

Travis Sewell, Suzuki
Tyler Bright, Suzuki
Tanner Reidman, Suzuki
Patrick Boyle, Kawasaki
Dave Ginolfi, Kawasaki
Shane Sewell, Kawasaki
Gray Davenport, Kawasaki
Roy Horton, Honda
Cory Green, Suzuki
Patrick Massie, Kawasaki


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