Doug Henry and John Dowd To Race Bridgeport Arenacross
Two Supercross Legends To Race This Weekend In Connecticut

Aurora, IL (January 16, 2002) - Doug Henry, the 1993 125cc East Coast Supercross Champion, and John Dowd, a 13 year veteran of the supercross tour, will once again be strapping on their boots and mounting their bikes for the Regional Arenacross this weekend at the Arena At Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn.

Doug Henry, a local favorite from Torrington, Conn., will be racing his DGY supported Yamaha in both the 250cc and 125cc classes. The last professional race for Henry was at Round 5 of the Speed Stick National Arenacross Series in Worcester, Mass., where he took home a second place finish.

Henry, who has most recently been racing snowmobiles, will once again be coming out of retirement to race Arenacross in Bridgeport. Henry's last championship came in 1998 when he won the 250cc National Motocross Title. In addition to that title, he also won the 1993 and 1994 National Title, and the 1993 125cc Eastern Supercross Championship.

"During the winter I like to stay in shape, and a lot of the local races give me that opportunity," said the former supercross champion Doug Henry, "I am really looking forward to Arenacross this weekend in Bridgeport, as it will be the first time that my whole family (His wife Stacey, Brianna - 5 yrs, and Ian - 3 yrs) will have the opportunity to watch me together."

John Dowd, out of Chicopee, Mass., will also get the racing juices flowing aboard his KTM 250 SX and 125 SX motorcycles. Dowd, well known for his outdoor motocross skills and longevity in the sport, has been training and practicing most recently with another supercross legend, Larry Ward, in Atlanta, Georgia, in preparation for the 125cc Eastern Supercross Series, which begins at the Indianapolis RCA Dome, February 9th. Dowd will also be racing Friday and Saturday night in both classes.

"My mechanic, Ron Bushey, and I have been putting the final touches on my KTM bike," said John Dowd, "I'm looking forward to some more riding time this weekend at the Bridgeport Arenacross. The 125cc Eastern Supercross Series begins in a few weeks, and I need all of the track time I can possibly get prior to Indianapolis."

Tickets for the Bridgeport, Conn., Regional Arenacross can be purchased at The Arena at Harbor Yard box office, Ticketmaster.com or by calling 203-368-1000. Times for Arenacross are 7:30pm on Friday/ Saturday and Amateurs are Noon on Sunday. More information on the Arenacross can also be accessed at Arenacross.com.

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