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Thor/Honda/Tuf Racing’s Brock Sellards took the AMA Arenacross class in Friday’s main event at the Metrocentre in Rockford, Ill., while Toyota AMA National Arenacross Series points leader “Rad” Chad Johnson (Yamaha) battled back to win Saturday’s main in some of the best racing action during the first half of the season.

Sellards’ effort, coupled with Johnson’s crash on Friday, did take an eight-point chunk out of the Team Yamaha rider’s overall points lead, cutting the margin to 25 points (180-155). In fact, Sellards had the opportunity to cut even further into Johnson’s lead on Saturday night, but a poor start and untimely crash kept the Ohioan back in fifth place.

“My goal was to make up about six points on Chad this weekend, so coming out eight points ahead was cool,” said Sellards.

AMA Arenacross Class

Friday

1. Brock Sellards, Honda

2. Greg Schnell, Suzuki

3. Jim Neese, Suzuki

4. Kevin Johnson, Yamaha

5. Cody Gilmore, Kawasaki

Saturday

1. Chad Johnson, Yamaha

2. Greg Schnell, Suzuki

3. Kevin Johsnson, Yamaha

4. Shawn Clark, Kawasaki

5. Brock Sellards, Honda

AMA Lites

Friday

1. Cody Gilmore, Kawasaki

2. Travis Hodges, Honda

3. Roy Horton, Honda

4. Jim Chester, Suzuki

5. Shawn Clark, Kawasaki

Saturday

1. Jim Chester, Suzuki

2. Randy Woodring, Kawasaki

3. Brady Peck, Honda

4. Roy Horton, Honda

5. Joshua Schmitt, Honda

The Toyota AMA National Arenacross Series takes its traditional one month break before returning to action on Jan. 6-8 at Dallas’ Reunion Arena. For more information on the Dallas race, check out www.reunionarena.org or contact Reunion Arena at (214) 800-3000.

Arenacross News


Paul Carruthers | Editor

Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.

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