Largest Crowd Ever Packs Broome-Tioga Sports Center

Yet another record crowd for the National Promoters Group as 20,038 gather to see Carmichael & Stewart capture gold in Round Ten of the 2003 AMA/Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship!

BINGHAMTON, NY, (August 26, 2003) — They covered the hills, valleys and flats — lining the fencing of the entire track at Broome-Tioga, covering just about every open square foot of space on the property. The New York region’s motocross fans, some of the most faithful and enthusiastic in the world, made history this past Sunday as the largest crowd ever — and the first to top the 20,000 mark at Broome-Tioga — came to check out the greatest motocross riders on the planet racing on NPG members Tom and Peg Hurd’s popular upstate New York motocross track.

“I’ve never seen this many people here,” said elated Tom Hurd, who’s been running an AMA Outdoor National at his track since 1980. “And on top of our Outdoor National crowd, we, like many other NPG tracks this year, ran a record amount of amateurs through this weekend as well. All-in-all it was a very successful weekend for the sport of motocross.”

The Hurds and their loyal staff pulled out all the stops to ensure fans would have a memorable experience at Broome-Tioga last Sunday. But this didn’t come easy as Broome-Tioga Sports Center was devastated by a windstorm barely a couple months before the Hurds were to host their most important race of the year.

“We suffered all sorts of damage to the structures on the track and our operations office (located along the manufacturers midway),” explained Peg Hurd. “Tom and I and our employees had to put in all kinds of overtime to make sure the facility was ready for this past weekend. We were expecting a large crowd, like the rest of the NPG tracks have been experiencing these past couple years. So all the hard work definitely paid off, the weather held and our loyal fans enjoyed a great weekend of racing!”

Noteworthy: The 20,038 record-attendance at Broome-Tioga was the ninth record crowd for the National Promoters Group this summer (out of ten races).

The Outdoor Nationals Series makes its next stop this weekend (Aug. 29-31) in Delmont, Pa., at Steel City Raceway for Round 11 of the AMA/Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship.

The goal of the NPG is to raise the awareness of motocross through the production of professional championship racing events, while providing the cash prizes — through sponsorship opportunities – for the competitors. For more information on the NPG and motocross results, please visit our web site at mxnationals.com or contact OMS Sports’ Pat Schutte at (734) 222-0688 or pat.schutte@omsltd.com.