AURORA, Ill. – After taking the last season off racing in Texas, Toyota AMA Arenacross Series – the nation’s premier indoor competition dirt bike racing series - returns to reunite with Dallas’ Reunion Arena for one big night of professional indoor motocross racing next month (Jan. 12).
“The stars of the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series will be out in full force in Dallas next month,” said Jayme Dalsing, director of the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series. “Texas is a hotbed for motocross racers and many work up through the ranks to race pro in the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series. We’re looking forward to returning to Dallas’ Reunion Arena after a year’s hiatus. The action’s always great in that facility and we’re expecting a big crowd with the one night of racing action Jan. 12th.”
The last time the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series gate dropped in Reunion Arena it was all Brock Sellards. The Ohioan torched the field, sweeping both the Friday and Saturday night Arenacross class main events. Equally as impressive as Sellards in the Arenacross Lites class was Shawn Clark, who went 1-1 what’s know as the supporting class.
With another Toyota AMA Arenacross Series event playing out in Baltimore the same weekend, it’ll be interesting to see which racers will show up where. One thing’s for sure, though, the action will be incredibly intense as Toyota AMA Arenacross Series champion bragging rights for the State of Texas are on the line in Dallas on Jan. 12.
2007-’08 Toyota AMA Arenacross Point Standings
1. Chad Johnson, Hon, 130
2. Josh Demuth, Hon, 127
3. Kelly Smith, Kaw, 117
4. Jim Neese, Suz, 113
5. Brock Sellards, Kaw, 111
Tickets for the Jan. 12 Toyota AMA Arenacross at Dallas’ Reunion Arena are available through www.arenacross.com, in advance at American Airlines Center Box Office and day of show at the Reunion Arena Box Office. Charge by phone at (214) 373-8000, fees and handling may apply.
Show time is at Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday (amateurs) at 12:00.
Doors open Saturday at 6:30 p.m., Sunday at 11 a.m. Saturday advance tickets are $18 to $25 for adults, $5 for kids ages 2-12. Sunday’s tickets are $18 for adults, $5 for kids. All tickets $2 more day of show.
In its 24th year, the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series, owned by Live Nation, is the premier indoor motocross series in the U.S. playing to sold-out arenas nationwide. Information on the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series events may be found at www.Arenacross.com
AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its professional properties include the AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship, the AMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship.
In amateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000 events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousand active members. For more information about professional racing, visit www.amaproracing.com