AURORA, Ill., (Feb. 22, 2007) — The highflying action of arenacross resumes this weekend on the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series tour when the Eastern Lites region points chase picks back up at Wilkes-Barre’s (Pa.) Wachovia Arena at Casey Park, Feb. 23-25.
Leading the points chase for the No. 1 Eastern Lites plate heading into Wilkes-Barre is veteran racer Jim Neese of the Carolina Xpress team. But hot on his heels are three up-and-coming racers from the region who have all made Eastern Lites class podiums this year. Pittsburgh’s Kevin Hoge, Ohio’s Patrick Massie and Pennsylvania’s Steve Roman are expected to give Neese all he can handle on Friday and Saturday at Wachovia Arena.
“Neese has a pretty solid lead in the points, which means the local pros are going to do everything in their power to pull off the win and gain those all-important points first-place points, said Robert Hansen, director of arenacross for Live Nation. “Pennsylvania produces some great motocross racers so the fans at Wachovia Arena this weekend will have a lot of local guys to cheer for on Friday and Saturday.
What: Toyota AMA Arenacross Series
Where: Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza
When: Friday, Saturday and Sunday — Feb. 23-25
Time: Gates open Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m., pro racing begins at 7:30 p.m. Gates open Sunday at 11 a.m. and amateur racing begins at noon.
Tickets: $20 for Gold Circle! ($16 for Mid Level). Children ages 2-12 are only five bucks! Available at the Wachovia Arena box office, www.ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at (800) 216-7482. Note: All seats are $2 more day of show.
For more information catch the action in this down-to-the-wire title chase, the current series’ point standings and results, or the latest news on the series are all available at www.arenacross.com.
About Toyota AMA Arenacross Series
In its 23rd year, the Toyota AMA National 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 music 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, Barbra Streisand, 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 Hammersmith Apollo 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.
About AMA Pro Racing
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