CCE Arenacross Sacramento results, champion crowned

Darcy Lange Clinches His First National Arenacross Championship The Competition Continues for Third and Fourth Place. (Sacramento, Calif.) - February 21, 2004 - Clear Channel Entertainment's Motor Sports Division announced today the new ...

Darcy Lange Clinches His First National Arenacross Championship
The Competition Continues for Third and Fourth Place.

(Sacramento, Calif.) - February 21, 2004 - Clear Channel Entertainment's Motor Sports Division announced today the new champion of the 2003 - 2004 National Arenacross Series is Canadian rider, Darcy Lange, riding for Team Green Chevy Truck Pro Circuit Richmond Kawasaki. Coming into the weekend, Lange had an 85 point lead over second place Shogun Motorsports Factory Yamaha's Tommy Hofmaster, and after pulling out three main event wins and staying ahead of Hofmaster in three out of four main events, Lange earned enough points to secure the championship, with a lead of 97 points.

Lange rode well all weekend and the championship came down to the 250cc main event on Saturday night. He led the first couple laps but then started to fall back and it looked like something was wrong. Lange landed hard and was in a little pain, and was 4 seconds behind the leader. He pushed his way back up to second place quickly, battling with John Dowd until the last lap. Coming around the last turn before the catapult jump finish line, Darcy passed Dowd for the win and put the entire crowd including his family, sponsors, representatives from Kawasaki and teammates to their feet. A champagne celebration followed the awarding of the number one plate to the new champion.

With just one round left in the twelve round series, the competition continues with the battle for third and fourth place with just 20 points separating current third place holder, John Dowd, and fourth place Justin Brayton. Tommy Hofmaster sits comfortably in the the second place position with 84 points over Dowd. Hofmaster is currently in first place in the Dash for Cash points standings with 7 points over Darcy Lange. Next weekend, the final round will take place at Kemper Arena on Feb. 27 - 29, 2004. Log onto www.arenacross.com for more details.

Friday Night Results

Dash for Cash
1. Darcy Lange
2. Tommy Hofmaster
3. Chad Johnson
4. Justin Brayton
5. Buddy Antunez
6. Ryan Huffman

Freestyle Jump Off
1. Kenny Bell
2. Colt Humphrey
3. Nathan Broughton

125cc Main Event
1. Jeff Northrup, Kawasaki, Concord, Calif
2. Tommy Hofmaster, Yamaha, Pearl City, Ill.
3. Brad Hagseth, Honda, Centralia, Wa.
4. Darcy Lange, Kawasaki, Courtenay, B.C.
5. Chad Johnson, Yamaha, Rhinelander, Wis.
6. Jim Neese, Suzuki, Julian, N.C.
7. Justin Brayton, Honda, Fort Dodge, Iowa
8. Jeff Willoh, Suzuki, Moreno Valley, Calif.
9. John Dowd, Suzuki, Ludlow, Mass.
10. Brad Modjewski, Suzuki, Hatley, Wisc.
11. Colt Humphrey, Yamaha, Morris, Okla.
12. Randy Woodring, Suzuki, Zeeland, Mich.
13. Riley Kurosky, Yamaha, Haslet, Texas
14. Nathan Tiearney, Suzuki, Carson City, Nevada
15. Buddy Antunez, Honda, Temecula, Calif.

250cc Main Event
1. Darcy Lange, Kawasaki, Courtenay, B.C.
2. Justin Brayton, Honda, Fort Dodge, Iowa
3. John Dowd, Suzuki, Ludlow, Mass.
4. Tommy Hofmaster, Yamaha, Pearl City, Ill.
5. Chad Johnson, Yamaha, Rhinelander, Wis.
6. Brad Hagseth, Honda, Centralia, Wa.
7. Jeff Northrup, Kawasaki, Concord, Calif
8. Jeff Willoh, Suzuki, Moreno Valley, Calif.
9. Brad Modjewski, Suzuki, Hatley, Wisc.
10. Ryan Huffman, Yamaha, Roseburg, Oreg.
11. Colt Humphrey, Yamaha, Morris, Okla.
12. Jim Neese, Suzuki, Julian, N.C.
13. Randy Woodring, Suzuki, Zeeland, Mich.
14. Nathan Broughton, Suzuki, White Bear Lake, Mich.
15. Buddy Antunez, Honda, Temecula, Calif.

Saturday Night Results

Dash for Cash
1. John Dowd
2. Tommy Hofmaster
3. Chad Johnson
4. Brad Hagseth
5. Darcy Lange

Freestyle Jump Off
1. Kenny Bell
2. Colt Humphrey
3. Nathan Broughton

125cc Main Event
1. Darcy Lange, Kawasaki, Courtenay, B.C.
2. John Dowd, Suzuki, Ludlow, Mass.
3. Jeff Northrup, Kawasaki, Concord, Calif
4. Tommy Hofmaster, Yamaha, Pearl City, Ill.
5. Jim Neese, Suzuki, Julian, N.C.
6. Chad Johnson, Yamaha, Rhinelander, Wis.
7. Justin Brayton, Honda, Fort Dodge, Iowa
8. Nathan Tiearney, Suzuki, Carson City, Nevada
9. Brad Modjewski, Suzuki, Hatley, Wisc.
10. Brad Hagseth, Honda, Centralia, Wa.
11. Jeff Willoh, Suzuki, Moreno Valley, Calif.
12. Brian Edwards, Kawasaki, Albuquerque, N.M.
13. Colt Humphrey, Yamaha, Morris. Okla.
14. Riley Kurowski, Yamaha, Haslet, Texas
15. Nathan Broughton, Suzuki, White Bear Lake, Mich.

250cc Main Event
1. Darcy Lange, Kawasaki, Courtenay, B.C.
2. John Dowd, Suzuki, Ludlow, Mass.
3. Chad Johnson, Yamaha, Rhinelander, Wisc.
4. Tommy Hofmaster, Yamaha, Pearl City, Ill.
5. Jeff Northrup, Kawasaki, Concord, Calif
6. Brad Hagseth, Honda, Centralia, Wa.
7. Justin Brayton, Honda, Fort Dodge, Iowa
8. Ryan Huffman, Yamaha, Roseburg, Oreg.
9. Riley Kurowski, Yamaha, Haslet, Texas
10. Jeff Willoh, Suzuki, Moreno Valley, Calif.
11. Brad Modjewski, Suzuki, Hatley, Wisc.
12. Jim Neese, Suzuki, Julian, N.C.
13. Randy Woodring, Kawasaki, Zeeland, Mich.
14. Brian Edwards, Kawasaki, Albuquerque, N.M.
15. Nathan Broughton, Suzuki, White Bear Lake, Mich.

Dash for Cash Points Standings
1. Tommy Hofmaster, 69 points
2. Darcy Lange, 62 points
3. Justin Brayton, 42 points
4. John Dowd, 41 points
5. Josh Demuth, 39 points
6. Chad Johnson, 20 points
7. Ryan Huffman, 16 points
8. Brad Hagseth, 15 points
9. Jeff Northrup, 12 points
10. Buddy Antunez, 3 points

Current 125cc and 250cc Combined Points Standings
1. Darcy Lange, 775 points - 2004 National Arenacross Series Champion
2. Tommy Hofmaster, 678 points
3. John Dowd, 594 points
4. Justin Brayton, 574 points
5. Brad Hagseth, 526 points
6. Jeff Northrup, 496 points
7. Josh Demuth, 429 points
8. Chad Johnson, 426 points
9. Ryan Huffman, 290 points
10. Brad Modjewski, 279 points
11. Buddy Antunez, 234 points
12. Jeff Willoh, 233 points
13. Shawn Clark, 200 points
14. Jim Neese, 159 points
15. Colt Humphrey, 157 points

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