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Yamaha Rider Wins in the 2009 AMA Arenacross Series Kick-Off

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The 2009 AMA Arenacross Series kicked off at the Van Andel Arena in Aurora, Illinois in front of a packed house. Keith Johnson took the inaugural victory in the AMA Arenacross class racing.

Bobby J's Yamaha Keith Johnson victory in 2009 AMA Arenacross Series season kick-off
Bobby J's Yamaha Keith Johnson victory in 2009 AMA Arenacross Series season kick-off
The Bobby J’s Yamaha team driver passed Kawasaki driver Brock Sellards after the catapult jump on lap five. Once Johnson was out front, he never looked back and stayed first during the remaining 20 laps.

Johnson has raced professional since 1999 and said his podium win was completely unexpected. “I’m 29-years-old and was ready to quit,” he said. “At my age I don’t turn heads anymore. But I decided to go one more year and have just a little fun during competitions. Winning changed everything, and now everyone wants me to keep on winning.”

Now Johnson will head to the Supercross track near his house and practice about seven hours a day. “I use K&N products because they work better,” he said. “My engine is protected and I notice more power.”

Johnson’s next race will be at the AMA National Arenacross Series in Baltimore, Maryland.

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