Governor John Huntsman Jr. To Attend BooKoo Arenacross At The E Center This Weekend

Witness Governor Huntsman Kick Start Motorcycle Racing in West Valley City, Utah Saturday Night!

Fort Worth, TX (11/29/05) ¿ Advanstar ¿ a leading provider of print, event and online media for the powersports, off-road and automotive aftermarket industries ¿ welcomes Governor John Huntsman Jr. of Utah to the fourth round of the K&N Presents BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series Brought to you by Toyota in West Valley City, Utah December 2-4, 2005.

Governor Huntsman will welcome the crowd and ride into opening ceremonies on board a motorcycle with Troy Lee Designs race gear during night two of the Fourth round of Advanstar’s inaugural race series at the E Center December 3, 2005. The Festivities take place this weekend December 2-4, 2005 with doors opening at 6:00 pm to a Rock ‘N Race Pit Party on the arena floor where fans can actually walk the track that the professional motorcycle racers compete on. Opening Ceremonies are set to begin at 7:15 pm with pro racing starting at 7:30 pm.

“It is an honor and a privilege to have Governor Huntsman be part of our event,” said Mike Kidd, Advanstar Race Director. “Governor Huntsman carries with him the same passion for motorcycle racing that is embodied in our series and we look forward to his being a part of such a great show in West Valley this weekend.”

The Governor is an avid fan and promoter of motocross and arenacross. He began riding dirt bikes at the age of 12 and started racing when he was 16 years old. The Governor and his family have ridden on numerous motocross tracks throughout Utah and he still races in the sportsman class on his Honda CRF 450. Governor Huntsman is the 16th governor of Utah and has served as the White House staff assistant to President Ronald Regan and was the youngest U.S. Ambassador to Singapore in a century.

Arenacross racing is a specialized form of indoor motocross racing with more than 200 truck loads of dirt brought into the E Center to construct a man-made battle ground of jumps, berms and triple jumps. Top factory supported motocross riders from across the nation along with several top Utah riders will attend the BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series for their share of the 3.5 million dollars in purse, point fund and contingency offered through the 12-city tour.

Tickets to this must see event are available through Smiths Tix, online at or by phone at 1-800-888-8499 or 303-467-8499, and participating Kawasaki Dealers. Sunday plays host to the 20-class amateur shootout beginning at noon.

The K&N Filters presents BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series heads to Southern California for the first time ever at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, CA December 9-11, 2005. The 12-round race series wraps up in Tulsa, OK February 10-12, 2006. For more information about the BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series or ticketing visit

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