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Arenacross: Louisville summary

Sellards wins, Sipes a no-show! The Toyota AMA Arenacross Series continued in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday night and beginning with the Lites class, Jim Neese, of Julian, North Carolina, lead from start to finish after going bar...

Sellards wins, Sipes a no-show!

The Toyota AMA Arenacross Series continued in Louisville, Kentucky on Saturday night and beginning with the Lites class, Jim Neese, of Julian, North Carolina, lead from start to finish after going bar to bar with Daniel Blair, sponsored by Eternal Industries. Blair settled into second and that is where he stayed. The battle was at the finish between Tyler Bright, of North Carolina, and Brad Modjewski and his Rock River Powersports Yamaha. Modjewski was patient and passed Bright with a lap and a half to go to capture the final spot on the podium.

Brock Sellards, who rides for Tuff Racing grabbed the holeshot in the Arenacross class with fellow buckeye, Matt Barnes right behind him. Jim Neese, who had a terrific weekend settled into third. The race was on! Neese was able to slip by Barnes early on and stayed in second for nearly the whole race challenging Sellards on several occasions; however this night and race belonged to Brock Sellards. Neese thought he had a lock on the second place finish; however Teddy Maier, the Storm Lake Honda rider, had other ideas. Maier charged the entire race after a ninth place start and passed Neese on the final turn of the race to place second in front of Neese!

There was a large crowd on hand to witness all the action and they were treated to some great racing. A tough night though for Kentuckian, Justin Sipes, who missed both main events. For those in attendance, they were treated to a stirring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner from Carolyn Fisher, who dedicated it to her husband, who is fighting the war in Iraq. Mike Julian was the winner of the US Air Force Freestyle Jump-Off and Darren Walsh took the checkered in the 65 cc class. Chow for now! Mikey

-credit: live nation

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Drivers Matt Barnes