Final Round of Toyota AMA AX

Wisconsin native Chad Johnson (Rhinelander) is leading the points and favored to win the overall Toyota AMA Arenacross Championship at the Resch Center

AURORA, Ill. (March 10, 2008) – Local Wisconsin pro motocross racer Chad Johnson (Bad Boy/TUF/Honda) enters the final round of the 2007-’08 Toyota AMA Arenacross Series with a commanding 30-point lead in the overall title points chase and will look to clinch his second Toyota AMA Arenacross Series title this weekend at Green Bay’s Resch Center (March 14-15).

“I can’t think of a better situation – having the points lead and the support of my home state fans,” said Johnson, who won the 2005-’06 Toyota AMA Arenacross Series title. “I’m really looking forward to the racing next weekend in Green Bay. There’s a lot at stake and I know the competition’s going to be fierce, but the Bad Boy/TUF/Honda team has put together a great season of racing and we’re confident we can meet our goal of winning the title at the Resch Center.”

What: 2007-’08 Toyota AMA Arenacross Series final round of the season.

Who: National and local pro motocross racers, including Rhinelander’s Chad Johnson

When: Friday and Saturday, March 14-15 (amateurs race on March 16)

Where: Resch Center

Tickets: Resch Center Box Office,,,

MEDIA DAY: Friday, March 14, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at the Resch Center. “Live” racing featuring series points leader - Rhinelander’s Chad Johnson!

Note: Heading up the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series points chase through 15 rounds were Chad Johnson and Kelly Smith (Monster/Babbitt’s/Kawasaki) who were basically deadlocked in points (316-307). Three weeks ago, which could quite possibly go down as the turning point of the 2007-’08 Toyota AMA Arenacross Series season, Chad Johnson stepped up and threw two knockout blows – putting Smith and his teammate Brock Sellards on the dirt canvas with his 1-1 performance in Pikeville, Ky. The move blew up the nine-point lead Chad Johnson had a couple weeks ago to a 33-point lead heading into Denver 10 days ago. And while Smith, who won on Friday in Denver and Sellards (Saturday’s winner) both rode strong, Johnson still enjoys a commanding 30-point lead over 2nd place Smith heading into Green Bay next weekend.

2007-’08 AMA Arenacross Class Point Standings

1.       Chad Johnson, Hon, 428

2.       Kelly Smith, Kaw, 398

3.       Brock Sellards, Kaw, 372

4.       Teddy Maier, Hon, 342

5.       Kevin Johnson, Yam, 333

6.       Keith Johnson, Yam, 319

7.       Tom Hofmaster, Yam, 267

8.       Jim Neese, Suz, 259

9.       Gray Davenport, Kaw, 240

10.   Robbie Reynard, Suz, 222


Advance tickets for the March 14-16 Toyota AMA Arenacross Series round at Green Bay’s Resch Center are available through, at the Resch Center Box Office,,, at the Oneida Casino or call (800) 895-0071 or (920) 494-3401. Show times are Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday (amateurs) at 12:00. Doors open Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m., Sunday at 11 a.m.. Friday, Saturday and Sunday advance tickets are $20 (all seats), $7 for kids ages 2-12. All seats $2 more day of show.