AURORA, Ill., (January 2, 2006) — Live Nation announced today that WesBanco Arena in Wheeling, W.V., has been added to the 2006-’07 Toyota AMA Arenacross Series schedule. The Wheeling stop on the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series, scheduled for Feb. 9-11, replaces the January Columbus, Ga., round of the series.
“This is the first time the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series will compete in Wheeling, said Todd Jendro, senior director of motorcycle operations, Live Nation. “With dirt bike sales at an all-time high in the region and both the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship (High Point National) and Grand National Cross Country series (GNCCs) competing nearby, a West Virginia race has been on the radar for a while.
Wheeling joins Albany (N.Y), Baltimore (Md.), Wilkes-Barre (Pa.) and Greenville (S.C) as an Eastern qualifying region for the Amateur Arenacross World Arenacross finals in Las Vegas’ prestigious MGM Grand Garden Arena in Oct. 2007.
Current Toyota AMA Arenacross Series Standings (After Three Rounds)
1. Danny Smith, Honda, 123
2. Chad Johnson, Suzuki, 95
3. Robbie Reynard, Honda, 94
4. Keith Johnson, Yamaha, 90
5. Kevin Johnson, Yamaha, 90,
6. Greg Schnell, Suzuki, 83
7. Matt Barnes, Honda, 73
8. Justin Buckelew, Honda, 73
9. Brock Sellards, Honda, 72
10. Teddy Maier, Honda, 72
11. John Dowd, Suzuki, 40
12. Travis Sewell, Kawasaki, 35
13. Scott Metz, Suzuki, 33
14. Kody Molitor, Honda, 28
15. Gray Davenport, Kawasaki, 28
For more information check on the new Wheeling round, check out www.arenacross.com or call the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series hotline at (800) 216-7482.
About Toyota AMA Arenacross Series
In its 23rd year, the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series, owned by Live Nation, is the premier indoor motocross series in the U.S. playing to sold-out arenas nationwide. Information on the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series events may be found at www.arenacross.com. Live Nation is the world’s leading live entertainment company, annually connecting more than 67 million fans with their favorite performers at over 33,000 events. We are the largest producer of live concerts in the world, the second-largest venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. Live Nation creates superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate and/or have booking rights for more than 170 venues, including House of Blues-branded music venues and prestigious locations such as San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Apollo Theatre and Wembley Arena. Live Nation’s websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV. For more information regarding concerts near you, Live Nation and its businesses, please visit our website at www.livenation.com.
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