BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series Waives Entry Fees For Friday and Saturday Pro Classes

With Rising Cost Of Fuel, Advanstar Lowers Cost of Racing

Santa Ana, CA ¿ September 21, 2005 ¿ Advanstar Communications, Inc. ¿ a leading provider of print, event and online media for the powersports, off-road and automotive aftermarket industries ¿ today announced that the entry fees for the professional 250 and 450 classes would be waived for the entire 12-round K&N presents BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series.

¿The sharp increases in fuel costs have put an increased burden on our race teams and especially our privateers,¿ stated Advanstar Arenacross Race Director, Mike Kidd. ¿As a former rider who made a living racing motorcycles, I understand a dollar saved is a dollar earned. Therefore we are going to do our part to insure the riders know we appreciate their support.¿

With the richest purse and points fund in Arenacross history and contingency money on the line, eliminating entry fees for the pro riders will add another huge incentive for racers to participate in the inaugural BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series.

The BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series promises to deliver bigger air…better tracks¿more speed¿. The series kicks off in Fort Worth, Texas, Nov.4th¿6th, 2005 with the championship final round in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Feb. 10-12, 2006. For more information please go to (1-817-595-5844).

About the Advanstar Powersports Group

The Powersports Group is the biggest producer worldwide for trade and consumer shows in the powersports industry, including the single largest aftermarket trade-only event: the Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo. In addition to Dealer Expo, Advanstar¿s powersports shows encompass nearly every product in all segments of the industry. ACI¿s Big Twin West show represents the passion of Big Twin, bringing together the manufacturers, builders, and buyers who power the marketplace. Targeting motorcycle markets across the country, Advanstar¿s Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows presented by Toyota Trucks draws more than 600,000 powersports consumers. Newly launched Arenacross Championship Series will debut in Fort Worth, Texas as stop one of a 12-event indoor dirt bike race series for competitors, racers, and fans of all ages. The powersports group also publishes leading trade publications Dealernews magazine and American Big Twin Dealer, as well as event-associated consumer publications Powersports Magazine, Hollister Guide, and Sturgis Guide.

About Advanstar Communications Inc.

Advanstar Communications Inc. ( is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. Advanstar serves business professionals and consumers in these industries with its portfolio of 81 events, 57 publications and directories, 114 electronic publications and Web sites, as well as educational and direct marketing products and services. Market leading brands and a commitment to delivering innovative, quality products and services enables Advanstar to ¿Connect Our Customers With Theirs.¿ Advanstar has roughly 1,000 employees and currently operates from multiple offices in North America and Europe.