Dayton (Ohio) & Pikeville (Ky.) To Host Toyota AMA Arenacross Series Rounds Jan. 19-21

AURORA, Ill., (Jan. 18, 2007) — Motocross fans in Ohio and Kentucky are preparing for a double dose of arenacross action this weekend when the stars of the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series roll into Dayton’s Nutter Center and Pikeville’s Convention Center for two exciting nights of racing, along with the best local amateur racers on Sunday.

Heading up the field will be a couple of locals from the state of Ohio, including Kyle Smith (Yellow Springs) and Patrick Massie (Washington Court House), both of whom will be battling to make the premier AMA Arenacross class main event. In Pikeville, look for Kentucky’s own pro racers Donnie Adams (Whitesburg) and Edgar Robinson (Jenkins) to run up front, along with nearby Virginia’s Rodney “Tater Anderson (Grundy).

THURSDAY, Jan. 4th, PRESS DAY! 3-4 p.m. on the floor of Nutter Arena and the Convention Center, “Live riding display by national and local pro riders.

This past weekend in Baltimore defending champion Chad Johnson (Junior Jackson Racing/Suzuki) took a giant bite out of Danny Smith’s (TUF Racing/Honda) 26-point lead with a 2-1 finish on the weekend. Currently, Smith holds a precarious 15-point lead over Chad Johnson, 198-183. That lead could be taken down even further this weekend if Smith fails to make the podium — which he did for the first time this year in Baltimore.

“I made a few mental mistakes this weekend and it cost me, said Smith. “It was completely my fault. TUF Racing built me an excellent bike, but I just wasn’t able to put it together this weekend. I can’t wait to get back to action this weekend in Dayton. I haven’t raced in that area since the Troy National and am looking forward to the gate dropping on Friday night.

Said Robert Hansen, director of arenacross for Live Nation: “It’s going to be interesting to see who ends up where this weekend. Of our four two-race weekends on the schedule, Dayton (Ohio) and Pikeville (Ky.) are the closest in proximity. So there may be some jostling back and forth with some of the top riders in hopes of gaining points — like Brock Sellards (TUF Racing) did two weeks ago when he moved to 4th overall from 9th in one weekend.

But ask Sellards and he’ll say he didn’t have it easy in Grand Rapids (Mich.) as both Teddy Maier and Matt Barnes gave Sellards all he could handle.

“Those two fought Brock right to the end, said Hansen. “They definitely put on a great show that will for sure bring fans back next year to Van Andel Arena.

Event information on the upcoming Toyota AMA Arenacross Series race in Dayton:

DATE: January 19-21, 2007

VENUE: Nutter Center

EVENT TIME:

  • Friday, January 19th — 7:30 PM
  • Doors open on Sat at 6:30 PM.
  • Saturday, January 20th – 7:30 PM
  • Doors open on Sat at 6:30 PM.
  • Sunday, January 21st — 12:00 PM
  • Doors open on Sunday at 11:00 AM

TRACK PARTY: Saturday, January 20th from 5:30-6:30pm

FORMAT:

  • Friday and Saturday AMA Areancross
  • (250cc) and AMA Arenacross Lites (125cc)
  • Dash for Cash, Freestyle Jump Off Competition, and select amateur main events.
  • Sun — Amateur Racing / all classes all ages.

TICKETS:

  • Friday — Reserved
  • Adults – $18 / Children – $5
  • Saturday — Reserved
  • Adults – $18 / Children – $5
  • Sunday – General Admission
  • $18 Adults / Children – $5
  • ALL ADULT SEATS $2 MORE DAY OF SHOW
  • Note: Kids’ prices valid for ages 2 — 12. Tickets available at Nutter Center Box Office, all ticketmaster outlets, on line at www.ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at 937-228-2323.

Discounts *:

  • Adult Groups 20+ – $13
  • Students/Military – $13
  • TBD Discount Coupon – $13

Event information on the upcoming Toyota AMA Arenacross Series race in Pikeville:

DATE: January 19-21, 2007

VENUE: Eastern Kentucky Expo

EVENT TIME:

  • Friday, January 19th — 7:30 PM
  • Doors open on Sat at 6:30 PM.
  • Saturday, January 20th – 7:30 PM
  • Doors open on Sat at 6:30 PM.
  • Sunday, January 21st — 12:00 PM
  • Doors open on Sunday at 11:00 AM
  • TRACK PARTY: Saturday, January 20th from 5:30-6:30pm

FORMAT:

  • Friday and Saturday AMA Areancross
  • (250cc) and AMA Arenacross Lites (125cc)
  • Sun — Amateur Racing / all classes all ages.

TICKETS:

  • Friday — Reserved
  • Adults – $18 / Children – $5
  • Saturday — Reserved
  • Adults – $18 / Children – $5
  • Sunday – General Admission
  • $18 Adults / Children – $5
  • ALL ADULT SEATS $2 MORE DAY OF SHOW

Friday and Saturday: Professional Toyota AMA Arenacross Series AMA Arenacross class and AMA Arenacross Lites racing, Freestyle Exhibition.

Sunday: Amateur Racing

Please call (800) 216-7482 for race registration or log onto: www.arenacross.com.

More information regarding the racing coming to Dayton and Pikesville, the current series’ point standings and results, or the latest news on the series are all available at www.arenacross.com.

Tickets are available online at www.arenacross.com, www.ticketmaster.com, www.tickets.com. For more information on the Toyota AMA National Arenacross Series log on to www.arenacross.com.

About Toyota AMA Arenacross Series
In its 23rd year, the Toyota AMA National Arenacross Series, owned by Live Nation, is the premier indoor motocross series in the U.S. playing to sold-out arenas nationwide. Information on the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series events may be found at www.arenacrossonline.com. Live Nation is the world’s leading live music company, annually connecting more than 67 million fans with their favorite performers at over 33,000 events. We are the largest producer of live concerts in the world, the second-largest venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. Live Nation creates superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate and/or have booking rights for more than 170 venues, including House of Blues-branded music venues and prestigious locations such as San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Hammersmith Apollo and Wembley Arena. Live Nation’s websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV. For more information regarding concerts near you, Live Nation and its businesses, please visit our website at www.LiveNation.com.

About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship and the AMA Supermoto Championship presented by Parts Unlimited. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access AMA Pro Racing’s online Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom.

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mpionship and the AMA Supermoto Championship presented by Parts Unlimited. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access AMA Pro Racing’s online Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom.

About HPPR
High Profile Public Relations, LLC is a multi-faceted communications agency specializing in strategic media relations — both industry and mainstream — for the powersports and action sports communities. Dialed in with all forms of power and action sports, its participants, manufacturers and live event promoters, HPPR’s Pat Schutte can be reached at (734) 369-2170 and pat@highprofilepr.com. For more information, please visit www.highprofilepr.com.