January 14, 2006 – The new ABA Pro Series kicked off this past weekend with great success at the Silver Dollar Nationals in Reno, Nevada. With huge Pro rider counts, a great track and big money on the line, the racing was nothing short of spectacular. By the end of the weekend the ABA handed out $26,500.00 to the top Pro Riders in Women, Vet, A and AA classes.
On the track the racing was a treat for the spectators. Other than Mike Brabant’s domination of A Pro, the other Pro classes featured different winners each day. Women Pro was won by Arielle Martin on Saturday, while Kim Hayashi took the win on Sunday. Darrin Mitchell took the Saturday Vet Pro win, with Todd Parry on the top spot for Sunday. AA Pro was dominated by Bubba Harris on Saturday, however bad luck in the Semi on Sunday left Bubba looking from the grandstands while Kyle Bennett stole the show with the big win with Nate Berkheimer coming in a strong second.
Reno also featured the return of the Pro Open class, where Kyle Bennett reigned supreme. Kyle took the win both days, consequently winning three of the four overalls for the weekend between AA and Pro Open. If Reno is any indication, the 2006 ABA Pro Series is going to be very exciting. Check out www.ababmx.com for the current ABA Pro Points. The next ABA Pro Series Race will be January 20-22 at the Gator Nationals in Oldsmar, Florida.
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Without their help, we couldn’t make the 2006 ABA racing season such a huge success.