Money, Moto and Metzger
San Bernardino, CA (5/5/04) — This Saturday’s Prequel warm up race at Glen Helen Raceway is only a few days away from becoming a reality and smell of money ($3,500. for the 250 class and $2,500. for the 125 class win) has riders signing up in droves. The overall purse is a hefty $20,000.00 and both classes will pay back twenty positions.
The dynamic duo over at Wonder Warthog Racing have jumped on board with The Prequel and have agreed to pay the entry fees for any of their near 200 team riders that makes it into the 125 or 250 program. WWR will also be selling raffle tickets for a Bob Hannah Yamaha so you will want to make sure to stop by and say hello to the newest ¿Humanitarians of the Year¿.
The latest confirmed entry comes from freestyle gold medalist, Mike Metzger. Mike also competed in the World Cup in 2002 as a part of Team New Zealand and had so much fun that he wanted to be sure not to miss The Prequel. Metz won¿t have a cake walk on his quest for the big pay day however with the likes of Langston, Wey, Hamblin, Sellards, Anderson, Thain, Bucklew, Sorby, Cassillas and a host of other top pros all eyeing the same prize.
Pro practice for The Prequel entrants only will take place Thursday May 6th from 12:00-2:00 pm. The full track including the massive hills will be prepped and open for this session.
Post entry will be accepted on the day for all classes at The Prequel including the pro classes. It is important to note that only AMA professional riders who have entered Saturday¿s event, prior to the start of practice will be granted access to the 12:00-2:00 pm session.
It seems even Mother Nature is lending a hand for The Prequel with temperatures dropping some 20 degrees as we head into the weekend. This will no doubt make for perfect racing and spectating weather.
If you can¿t fathom the idea of waiting until September to see some great outdoor motocross action, The Prequel is definitely where you should be this Saturday.