AURORA, Ill., (March 6, 2007) — With one Toyota AMA Arenacross Series regional No. 1 plate title remaining to be decided, the feeder system to the Amp’d Mobile Supercross will showcase the future stars of supercross one last time before the season resumes this fall with the Amateur Arenacross World Finals at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
This weekend, March 9-11, Greenville’s (S.C.) BI-LO Center will be home the final Toyota AMA Arenacross Series race of the season — with the AMA Arenacross Lites class’ No. 1 plate on the line in this all-or-nothing contest.
“The Carolinas region produces some fine motocross talent, including supercross legend and current Monster Jam® driver Damon Bradshaw, said Robert Hansen, director of arenacross for Live Nation. “A lot of the kids you’ll see racing in Greenville this weekend were influenced by Bradshaw during his supercross racing heyday in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
As it stands for the Eastern AMA Arenacross Lites No. 1 plate, Pittsburgh’s (Pa.) Kevin Hoge holds a 37-point lead over Ohio’s Patrick Massie. With 50 points up for grabs over the two nights it’s still anybody’s championship to win.
Leading the local charge in Friday and Saturday’s pro class from the region will be none other than the aptly-named “Carolina Xpress team of Jim Neese and Jim Chester. Then on Sunday’s amateur day the talent gets even more local as youngsters Branson Hall (Greenville) and Logan Stokes (Greer) take to the track in the 7-8 50cc class.
Also, on Saturday (March 10th), the BI-LO Center will host the Toyota Certified Used Vehicle Track Party from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fans will have a chance to meet the stars of the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series and get autographs and pictures with the riders. For your free pit pass to the event — in addition to a purchased ticket – stop by Foothills Motorsports. Also, you can pick up a $5 off coupon at participating Wendy’s all shows.
What: Toyota AMA Arenacross
Where: BI-LO Center
When: March 9-11
Times: 7:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday (pro racing), 12 p.m. Sunday (amateur racing)
Tickets: Available at the BI-LO Center box office, all Ticketmaster locations or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Charge by phone at (864) 233-2525.
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 locatiions 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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