Suzuki’s John Dowd won both Pro classes at round one of the Kicker Arenacross Series in Albany, New York, November 15. Team Faith Yamaha’s Kevin Johnson led every lap of the 250 main event, only to get passed by Dowd on the finish-line jump. Johnson finished second with Kurt McMillen rounding out the podium.
Dowd took the holeshot in the 450cc Pro class with MDK/Warthog Racing’s Tyler Bright in tow. Bright held down second until the final corner, when a lapper slowed his progress, allowing Johnson to cut under for second place. Bright held on to third with Dowd taking the win and winning every race he entered.
250 Pro: 1. John Dowd (Suz); 2. Kevin Johnson (Yam); 3. Kurt McMillen (Suz); 4. Tyler Bright (Suz) 5. Davey Sterritt (Kaw).
450 Pro: 1. John Dowd (Suz); 2. Kevin Johnson (Yam); 3. Tyler Bright (Suz); 4. Ryan Blizzard (Kaw); 5. John Lawrence (Suz).