The Championship Has Been Clinched — The Battle is on for Second, Third and Fourth
(Aurora, Ill.) – February 24, 2004 — Over 8 months of preparation for a 4 month series consisting of 12 rounds of racing comes to an end this weekend at the Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Miss. On Feb. 27 — 29, 2004. Back in November at the season opener, everyone’s eyes were on the prize, the championship, the money and the glory. Now, at round 12 of 12, the championship has been clinched, but no one has given up. The points series is not over and there are still several battles to be completed out on the track this weekend.
Last weekend, in Sacramento, Team Green Chevy Truck Pro Circuit Richmond Kawasaki’s Darcy Lange clinched the title after the 250cc main event on Saturday night after earning enough points over second place, Shogun Motorsports Factory Yamaha’s Tommy Hofmaster, to win even though there are still four main events left.
With just one round left in the twelve round series, the battle is for third and fourth place with just 20 points separating current third place holder and former 125cc Supercross Champion, John Dowd, and fourth place Tamer Billet Troy Lee American Honda’s Justin Brayton. Tommy Hofmaster sits comfortably in the the second place position with 84 points over Dowd. Hofmaster is currently in first place in the Dash for Cash points standings with 7 points over Darcy Lange.
At the end of this weekend, the $100,000 points fund will be payed out to the top twelve riders in the combined 125cc and 250cc points standings. In addition, the $10,000 Dash for Cash points fund will be determined at the end of Saturday night’s race.
Tickets are currently on-sale at the Kemper Arena Box Office, all ticketmster outlets, ticketmaster.com, Shawnee Cycle Plaza, Liberty Cycle Center, McBrann Cycle Shed, or charge by phone at 816-931-3330 or 816-561-2929. Adult prices are $17 and $26 and only $11 and $25 for Children ages 2 — 12 years old. Tickets are $2 more on the day of show. Price includes $1 facility fee.
Buy tickets now and save off of every ticket. Bring your Price Chopper Card to any ticketmaster outlet or the Kemper Arena Box Office and save $5 off every Adult Midlevel Section tickets for Friday night’s race. Or, save for the whole family. Show you Price Chopper card at these locations and receive $10 off Friday night tickets, when you purchase two Adult tickets and two Children’s tickets in the Midlevel section. Offer expires Thursday, Feb. 26, 2004.
Fans can get a chance to meet the riders prior to Saturday night’s show at the track party. All you need is a Saturday night event ticket and a track pass and you can walk down on the track, get autographs and pictures, and meet the stars of the National Arenacross Series. Track passes are available for free at the box office in advance or can be purchased at the box office on the day of show for $5.
For more information, log onto www.arenacross.com.
About Clear Channel Entertainment/ National Arenacross Series and Arenacross
Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports is the producer and promoter of the National Arenacross Series as well as numerous regional and local Arenacross events and is a division of Clear Channel Entertainment. The 2003-2004 season marks the 20th Anniversary of Arenacross. Information on the National Arenacross Series and other CCE Arenacross events may be found at www.arenacross.com. Clear Channel Entertainment is the largest promoter and producer of live events in the world, with a broad based tradition in the promotion and production of motorcycle racing events. Clear Channel Entertainment is a subsidiary of Cllear Channel Worldwide (NYSE: CCU) and a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/ or exclusively books approximately 135 live entertainment venues, including more than 100 in North American and 30 in Europe. The company, which operates throughout North America, Europe, South America and Australia, also owns independently operated athlete representation businesses, which provide management, marketing and financial consulting services to many of the world’s top professional athletes. More information may be found by visiting www.cc.com.