Ft. Worth, TX January 19, 2006 ¿ Mike Kidd Entertainment Group ¿ announced today that Gary Becker, former CEO of PACE Motor Sports, has joined Mike Kidd Entertainment Group which will now direct the BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series as well as other motor sports events that Becker and Kidd are developing.
Gary Becker helped lead PACE Motor Sports to become one of the largest motor sport promotion companies in the world; a company known for its premiere Supercross series that Becker himself helped build, which was then acquired by SFX Entertainment and then Clear Channel.
“After fours years of retirement, I’ve missed the sport and the people involved that really brought about a lot of passion for me,” said Becker. “I’m ready to get back into the motor sports business, and I think Mike Kidd has a great start with the BooKoo Arenacross Series. Mike and I both have the same philosophy that our events should support the growth and success of all parties involved, including racers, sponsors and teams.”
Mike Kidd began promoting events as Mike Kidd Productions in the mid 1980’s in Texas following a successful career as a racer in the AMA Grand National Series ¿ winning the 1981 Grand National Championship.
Mike Kidd Promotions was the largest and most successful AMA Arenacross promoters throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s before selling the company to Gary, while he was CEO of PACE Motor Sports in 1997.
“Gary and I go way back,” said Mike Kidd. “As a racer I competed in several PACE events, and when Gary was CEO of PACE Motor Sports, I sold them my Arenacross series in 1997. Now to be able to once again find myself in a great position to work with someone who’s as passionate and proven in this business as I am, is just an added bonus to what we have planned,” he added.
The reuniting of these two teams will solidify an already strong partnership that will introduce new racing events to the motor sports fan and provide the resources to continue to build and expand the new BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series.
For more information about the K&N presents BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series Brought to you by Toyota, log on to www.racearenacross.com or call 817-595-5844.