AURORA, Ill. (December 27, 2004) – Clear Channel Entertainment’s Motor Sports division announced today that Arenacross and the Women’s Motocross Association will jointly promote women in motocross through the addition of two female classes at the Amateur Arenacross World Finals in Las Vegas, October 9, 2005 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Selections for the Women’s Pro class will be by invitation-only through the WMA. The amateur class, 80cc & up Women’s (12yrs+), will run qualifiers at the following events:
Jan. 9 th – Dallas – Central Region
Jan. 16 th – Baltimore – New England
Feb. 6 th – Springfield, IL – North Central
Feb. 11 th – Columbus, OH – Mid-America
Feb. 18 th – Nashville, TN – Mid-South
March 4 th – Oakland, CA – West
“This is a great opportunity for the WMA and women racers to be included at such a prestigious event as the U.S. Open. The participation level of women in motocross has grown over the last few years but I think we will really see another increase with the inclusion of women classes at the 2005 Amateur Arenacross World Finals. said Miki Keller, president of the WMA.
Director of Arenacross Robert Hansen comments, Clear Channel Entertainment is proud to have two all-female classes at this year’s Amateur Arenacross World Finals. We have had a gradual growth of females participating in our Arenacross events in the past few years and we feel this will be a great addition to our growing event and will hopefully take it to another level.
The 2004-05 season will be qualifying 306 of the best Amateur riders in the nation to participate in the sixth annual Amateur Arenacross World Finals as three riders, from 16 different classes, from six different regions make there way to Las Vegas to race in conjunction with the Richest Motorcycle Race in the World, the U.S. Open inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in October of 2005.
The 2004-05 Arenacross Series is the largest indoor motocross series in the world, and this year Arenacross will celebrate its 21 st anniversary. Top amateur and professional riders from across the country will compete for fame and fortune in the National Arenacross Series. Professional riders will compete for more than $2,600,000.00 in purse money, contingency, performance bonuses plus a Point Fund.
For pro women’s class contact the WMA at (541) 317-0636 or e-mail at email@example.com
For amateur women’s class information contact Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports division at (817) 332-4822.
Additional information can be found on the WMA website at www.womensmotocrossassociation.com.
For more information on the National Arenacross Series log on to www.arenacross.com.