Lange Clinches in Denver

| February 1, 2005

Canadian Darcy Lange, of the Kawasaki Team Green/Pro Circuit/Richmond Racing team, completed his back-to-back championship quest in Denver, Colorado, January 28-29.

After winning the 125cc main event on Friday night and placing second to Chad Johnson, of the Shogun/Factory Yamaha/Thor race team, in the 250cc main, it was enough to wrap up the 2005 National Arenacross Championship with one round left on the 2004-’05 schedule.

“It was a perfect season, although the Denver event wasn’t perfect,” Lange said. “I just couldn’t get good starts and worked up to Chad most the time.

In the 250cc main event Friday night, Lange was leading the race when another rider took him out. He still got up and finished second.

After finishing second to Lange in the first race Friday night, Johnson pretty much dominated the rest of the weekend’s racing action, winning Friday’s 250cc main and both mains Saturday night. He also won both Dash For Cash races.

By John Clifford