BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series Heads to the RockiesWednesday, November 16, 2005 | 6:15 AM
After two rounds, replacement rider Josh Woods on the Team Fun
Center Suzuki takes control of the Championship Point Standings with 4
wins out of 8 starts!
Fort Worth, TX November 15, 2005 - Advanstar - a leading provider of print, event and online media for the powersports, off-road and automotive aftermarket industries – takes the BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series to the Denver Coliseum in Denver, Colorado this weekend, November 18-20, 2005.
Prior to the opening round of the BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series in Fort Worth, Josh Woods from Flint, Michigan got a call from Team Fun Center Suzuki manager Buddy Antunez to sit in for injured Brad Hagseth for a couple events. No one, including Josh Woods expected to be sitting on top of the Championship Point Standings going into Denver.
“This is a great series and I am having fun,” explained Woods. “I will be in Denver and I am talking with Suzuki and Buddy about staying with the series, we just have a few more details to iron out.”
Pro/Expert riders race Friday and Saturday nights competing in both 250cc and 450cc classes for the Championship. More than $3.5 million dollars in purse, point fund and contingency is up for grabs throughout the 12-city tour. Factory support teams and top privateers from across the country are headed to the Rockies for what everyone expects to be one of the toughest battles yet.
Riding the BooKoo Energy, Al Lambs Dallas Honda, Tiger Lacy from Wolfcreek, Oregon sits 2nd in the Championship Point Standings, with 120 points, 15 behind Woods. “I am going to do my best to stay consistent throughout the series,” said Lacy. “Everyone is going to have their share of problems; the championship will go to the rider that can over-come situations out of their control.”
Considered the man to beat, Josh Demuth from Euless, TX riding the Babbitt's-Enxus Kawasaki got his first win last weekend in St. Charles, MO after switching from the 250KX to the new KX450F and currently sits 3rd in the standings with 118 points. “The new KX450F was a blessing,” said Demuth. “Now I get good starts and my speed is faster through the whoops. I know what it takes to win this series and we are on the right track.”
“All I needed was a start to run with these guys,” committed Jeff Willow from Glendale, CA on the GPS Racing-Storm Lake Honda finishing 2nd Saturday night in the 250cc main event. “I have a great team and each week my confidence level goes up.”
BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series held at the Denver Coliseum will be held in conjunction with the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show which will be held Colorado Convention Center all three days. Super Combo Discount Tickets are available now at participating Kawasaki dealers, Ticketmaster.com or TicketMaster outlets or charge by phone at (303) 830-8497. Additional info: www.racearenacross.com.