World Championships event to headline LG Action Sports USA Championships.
(LOS ANGELES) ¿ The world¿s biggest names in Freestyle Motocross (FMX) are headed back to Los Angeles for the richest and final FMX event of 2005. With more than $100,000 in prize money at stake, the LG World Championships of Freestyle Motocross (FMX) will take center stage October 1 at Fairplex Park in Pomona, CA during the L.A. County Fair.
Barely a decade old, the high-octane sport of FMX draws fans by the droves with its unique combination of two international obsessions: motorsports and huge stunts. The riders who have qualified for this World Championship event have quickly become mainstream household names. Superstars like X Games gold medalist Travis Pastrana, two-time World Champion Nate Adams, Kenny ¿the Cowboy¿ Bartram, Mike ¿the Godfather¿ Metzger, Drake McElroy and Jeremy ¿Twitch¿ Stenberg are all scheduled to compete.
Produced by ASA Events, the world¿s largest action sports event and television production company, the LG World Championships of FMX will feature the planet¿s 15 best pro FMX riders in head-to-head competition. The event will crown the undisputed 2005 World Champion, with the winner taking home a $30,000 first place bounty. The event will be televised nationally on CBS on November 27, with additional coverage on OLN and TV distribution to over 140 countries worldwide.
¿Worldwide interest in FMX is growing at an astonishing pace, and that interest is fueling an equally rapid progression within the sport,¿ says ASA Events president Rick Bratman. ¿Five years ago, a back-flip on a motorcycle was almost unthinkable, but it has already become a must-do trick if a rider hopes to make the podium. You never know what amazing stunts these athletes will pull to one-up their competition and win the World Championships.¿
The LG World Championships of FMX is being held in conjunction with the LG Action Sports USA Championships, the national championship vert competition for freestyle BMX, skateboarding and aggressive inline skating. This half-pipe event, being held September 30 ¿ October 1 during the L.A. County Fair in Pomona, is the eighth and final stop on the 2005 LG Action Sports World Tour. It is also the final qualifying event of the season for the 2005 LG Action Sports World Championships, to be held in Manchester, England from October 21-23, 2005.
Competing in the LG Action Sports USA Championships will be approximately 50 of the biggest names in action sports, including several previous World Champions and winners of past X Games, Gravity Games, Dew Tour, Triple Crown and Mobile Skatepark Series competitions. The confirmed athlete roster already includes superstars such as Dave Mirra, Bob Burnquist, Sandro Dias, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Eito Yasutoko, Fabiola da Silva, Takeshi Yasutoko, Simon Tabron, Kevin Robinson, Chad Kagy, Anthony Furlong, Lincoln Ueda, Marc Englehart, Shane Yost and John Parker.
The schedule of events is as follows:
5:00 pm ¿ 6:00 pm Pro Inline Vert Prelims
7:00 pm ¿ 8:00 pm Pro Skateboarding Vert Contest
8:00 pm ¿ 9:30 pm Hoobastank Live in Concert
9:30 pm ¿ 10:15 pm Pro Skateboarding Vert Jam Session
5:30 pm ¿ 7:00 pm  nbsp; Pro BMX Vert Finals
7:30 pm ¿ 9:00 pm World Championships of Freestyle Motocross
9:30 pm ¿ 10:45 pm Pro Inline Vert Finals
More than 60,000 fans are expected to attend the two-day action sports and lifestyle event. In addition to the athletic competitions, the event will also showcase elements of today¿s active youth culture, including hip-hop B-boy crews and DJs, video games and an Expo Alley highlighting the latest in electronics, music, fashion, outdoor recreation and more.
Admission to the LG World Championships of FMX ranges from $15 to $17.50. Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets in the Los Angeles area. Tickets are also available online by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. This event is expected to sell out, so fans are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.
Admission to the LG Action Sports USA Championships is free with paid admission to the L.A. County Fair.
The LG World Championships of FMX and the LG Action Sports USA Championships are presented for the third consecutive year by LG Electronics MobileComm USA . Additional sponsors include Paul Mitchell, Scion, Powerade, SBC DSL, Power 106 and GT/Mongoose Bicycles. For a complete schedule and ticket information, visit www.lgactionsports.com.
About ASA Events
A leader in the action sports industry since 1994, ASA Events, headquartered in Marina del Rey, CA, is the largest action sports event and television production company in the world. In 2005, ASA Events will execute more than 250 events in 21 countries that feature skateboarding, freestyle BMX, inline skating, freestyle motocross and live music ranging from large-scale contests like the LG Action Sports Championships, the World Championships and the Action Sports World Tour, to a variety of smaller competitions, grassroots demonstrations, exhibitions and mobile tours. ASA also produces more than 100 television programs for 22 networks around the globe each year that highlight the world of action sports and its athletes. As one of the longest-running and most pervasive organizations in action sports, ASA Events is involved with all aspects of the industry and can offer insight into the trends, athletes and developments surrounding this booming global phenomenon. For more information visit www.ASAevents.com or contact Valerie Belardinelli at (310) 823-1865 x308.
About LG Electronics, Inc.
LG Electronics (KSE: 06657.KS) is a global leader in providing cutting-edge, convergent electronics, information and communications products designed to meet the diverse needs of fast-changing consumers. With consolidated sales of US$37.7 billion and overseas sales of US$ 32.6 billion (86% of total sales), LG Electronics employs more than 70,000 employeesin 76 subsidiaries located in 39 countries and operates four business units including Mobile Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media. For more information please visit www.lge.com
LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company is the world¿s leading manufacturer of WCDMA (UMTS), CDMA and GSM handsets, and the fastest growing manufacturer of mobile phones worldwide. The company provides a total range of wired and wireless solutions, and is rapidly establishing a global presence as it cultivates international market share in 3G handsets.
resence as it cultivates international market share in 3G handsets.