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AMA Arenacross Baltimore Results

Monday, January 12, 2009
AMA Arenacross
Friday:

Night one of the AMA Arenacross Series from Baltimore, Mary., got off to an exciting start as Tuf Honda’s Jeff Gibson, of Thornville, Ohio raced to his first win of the season and extended his points lead in front of the thousands at 1st Mariner Arena. Gibson’s teammate Josh Demuth, of North Richland Hills, Texas, opened the AMA Arenacross Lites Eastern Division Championship with a win.

After grabbing the early lead, Gibson never looked back and cruised throughout the 25-lap main event. Behind him, reigning series champion Chad Johnson, of Rhinelander, Wis., and Demuth battled for the runner up position with the Babbitt’s Monster Energy Kawasaki rider prevailing.

“I was fortunate and got a good start,” said Gibson. “From there I was able to run my own pace. I want to thank Tuf, the track crew for building a phenomenal track tonight, Cernics, and this awesome Baltimore crowd. I’m pumped to be out here couldn’t ask for more.”

A series legend, Demuth took advantage of what has been a disappointing start to the season and raced in both the AMA Arenacross and AMA Arenacross Lites classes. The Lites win gives the veteran rider much needed confidence heading into the remainder of the season.

“This hasn’t been the greatest start to my season to say the least,” explained Demuth. “I figured I’d take the chance at more track time and race experience to help me out. I’m definitely happy with the result.”

Team Green Kawasaki’s Michael Willard, of Thornville, Ohio, and Spinechillers/Storm Lake Honda’s Willy Browning, of Rushville, Ohio, rounded out the podium.

AMA Arenacross Class Results Friday, (Baltimore, Md.)
 
1. Jeff Gibson, Thornville, Ohio, Honda
2. Chad Johnson, Rhinelander, Wis., Kawasaki
3. Josh Demuth, North Richland Hills, Texas, Honda
4. Tyler Bright, Lexington, N.C., Suzuki
5. Michael Willard, Thornville, Ohio, Kawasaki
6. Nathan Skaggs, Bainbridge, Ohio, Honda
7. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki
8. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Michigan, Kawasaki
9. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha
10. Jim Neese, Julian, N.C., Suzuki

AMA Arenacross Class Lites Results Friday (Baltimore, Md.)

1. Josh Demuth, North Richland Hills, Texas, Honda
2. Michael Willard, Thornville, Ohio, Kawasaki
3. Willy Browning, Rushville, Ohio, Suzuki
4. Matt Cottrill, Chillicothe, Ohio, Yamaha
5. Chad Wages, Frederick, Md., Suzuki
6. Dave Ginolfi, Lake Hopatlong, N.J., Suzuki
7. Devon Pilkington, Virginia Beach, Va., Yamaha
8. Cody Gilmore, Spencer, Iowa, Honda
9. Ben Ritter, St. Mary’s, Pa., Suzuki
10. Daniel Aulsaybrook, Ortonville, Mich., Kawasaki 

Saturday:

After a night of the action-packed racing that characterizes the AMA Arenacross Series on Friday, the thousands in attendance at 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, Mary., were treated to more of the same as Spinechillers/Storm Lake Honda’s Nathan Skaggs, of Bainbridge, Ohio, won his second race of the young season and tightened the points race. In the AMA Arenacross Lites class, Triple Effect Kawasaki’s Gray Davenport, of Lehi, Utah, raced to the win.

Skaggs capitalized on a stellar start, grabbing the holeshot and never looking back. Behind him however, several of the series’ top competitors found trouble, including defending series champion Chad Johnson, of Rhinelander, Wis., Michael Willard, of Thornville, Ohio, and Josh Demuth, of North Richland Hills, Texas.

“I’m feeling good, Spinechillers has supported me a lot,” exclaimed Skaggs. “The first five laps were all the same. I kept an eye on who was behind me and kept running my pace. I feel like I can go faster but I don’t want to push it. I would like to thank my sponsors, my mechanic, and all this Baltimore Crowd.”

Triple Effect Kawasaki’s Brock Hepler, of Sherodsville, Ohio, and series points leader, Tuf Honda’s Jeff Gibson, of Thornville, Ohio, kept Skaggs honest by keeping the pressure on. Sellards rebounded from a rough Friday night and brought home a runner-up finish with Gibson following in third. Gibson has finished on the podium in each of the four races this season.

Davenport brought home an impressive AMA Arenacross Lites class win, holding off a strong effort from Spinechillers/Storm Lake Honda’s Willy Browning, of Rushville, Ohio. Orient Express Suzuki’s Dave Ginolfi, of Lake Hopatlong, N.J., rounded out the podium.

Gibson holds an 18-point lead over Skaggs in the AMA Arenacross class standings while Browning leads the AMA Arenacross Lites Eastern Division standings by seven points over Ginolfi.

The AMA Arenacross Series continues next weekend from the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio January 17-18.

AMA Arenacross Class Results Saturday, (Baltimore)

1. Nathan Skaggs, Bainbridge, Ohio, Honda
2. Brock Sellards, Sherodsvile, Ohio, Kawasaki
3. Jeff Gibson, Thornville, Ohio, Honda
4. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki
5. Michael Willard, Thornville, Ohio, Kawasaki
6. Willy Browning, Rushville, Ohio, Suzuki
7. Codi Adams, Batavia, Ohio, Yamaha
8. Casey Hinson, Madera, Calif., Yamaha
9. Shane Sewell, Westville, Ind., Kawasaki
10. Cody Gilmore, Spencer, Iowa, Honda

AMA Arenacross Class Lites Results Saturday (Baltimore)

1. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki
2. Willy Browning, Rushville, Ohio, Suzuki
3. Dave Ginolfi, Lake Hopatlong, N.J., Suzuki
4. Brock Sellards, Sherodsvile, Ohio, Kawasaki
5. Cody Gilmore, Spencer, Iowa, Honda
6. Matt Cottrill, Chillicothe, Ohio, Yamaha
7. Justin Berry, Edmond, Okla., Kawasaki
8. Patrick Massie, Washington Court, Ohio, Kawasaki
9. Ben Ritter, St. Mary’s, Pa., Suzuki
10. Kyle Glass, Hudsonville, Mich., Honda

AMA Arenacross Class Points (After Race 4 of 17)

1. Jeff Gibson, Thornville, Ohio, Honda – 87
2. Nathan Skaggs, Bainbridge, Ohio, Honda – 79
3. Chad Johnson, Rhinelander, Wis., Kawasaki – 57
4. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M, Yamaha – 54
5. Brock Sellards, Sherodsville, Ohio, Kawasaki – 54
6. Michael Willard, Thornville, Ohio, Kawasaki – 54
7. Codi Adams, Batavia, Ohio, Yamaha – 48
8. Gray Davenport, Lehi, Utah, Kawasaki - 42
9. Shane Sewell, Westville, Ind., Kawasaki – 42
10. Tyler Bright, Lexington, N.C., Suzuki – 40
11. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Kawasaki – 40


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DIJAUN -CHAD JOHNSON  January 13, 2009 09:18 AM
CHAD NEEDS A BETTER TEAM
dj -chad johnson  January 13, 2009 09:17 AM
chad need a better team