Local Arizona Racer Looking to Take Home a Piece of the Record BooKoo Arenacross Payout

Billy Swapp To Race In Front of His Home Town

Glendale, AZ December 13, 2005 ¿ Advanstar ¿ a leading provider of print, event and online media for the powersports, off-road and automotive aftermarket industries ¿ today announces that local Arizona Pro rider Billy Swap will bang bars with the Bad Boys of BooKoo Arenacross in-front of his hometown December 16-18, 2005 at the Glendale Arena for round six of the K&N presents BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series.

Hailing from Peoria, AZ, Billy Swapp has been racing dirt bikes for 12 years, pro for the last four. He is looking forward to going home to race in front of his family and friends. “I cannot wait to strap on the boots in front of my family,” said Swapp. “I had a bad round in Long Beach. I have been practicing really hard this week. I plan on being on my game in Glendale.”

“The competition is stiff,” Swapp said of the BooKoo Arenacross. “I heard about the series and new how much money they were offering, but I never thought that the competition would be this good.”

Swapp has set his goal on a top five finish as he gets warmed up for the 2006 Supercross West 125 class. “The racing is different in the BooKoo Arenacross. You race the track in Supercross. Here the racing is more aggressive. You have you use all your skills and make no mistakes,” he said.

You can see local boy Billy Swapp and the rest of the riders compete for the record BooKoo Arenacross payout this weekend at the Glendale Arena. Pro Racing takes place Friday and Saturday night. Doors open at 6:00 pm with the BooKoo Pit Party and Track Walk. Fans will be able walk the track and meet the riders and Miss BooKoo Arenacross Erin Normoyle. Racing begins at 7:30 pm. The 21-class amateur shootout takes place Sunday at noon.

Advance reserved discount tickets are available through Ticketmaster, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 480-784-4444, participating Kawasaki Dealers, and the Glendale Arena Box Office. For more information about the BooKoo Arenacross Championship visit www.racearenacross.com.

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The Advanstar Vehicle Group is a leading provider of integrated media solutions to the automotive aftermarket, off-road and powersports industries, offering a dominant portfolio of 7 magazines including new titles American Big Twin Dealer, Off-Road Business and DIRTsports; 15 targeted supplements and buyers guides; 17 consumer events including leading brands Off Road Expo, the largest off-road consumer show in the country and the International Motorcycle Shows, the largest consumer motorcycle event series in the world; 12 races including the newly launched Arenacross Championship Series, 3 trade shows including Dealer Expo, voted a 2005 Tradeshow Week Fastest 50 tradeshow winner; 14 websites, and 41 training manuals for vehicle industry professionals, trade buyers, and enthusiasts. Through a multi-media approach, Advanstar reaches 2.5 million original equipment and aftermarket manufacturers, distributors, service & repair professionals, retailers, and consumers. Advanstar drives insightful news analysis, research and trends, entertainment, new product information and buying opportunities to customers at their office, home, and race track – keeping them passionate, competitive, and connected.

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