65cc and 85cc Arenacross Riders Compete for Spots at Monster Energy® Supercross Finals in Las Vegas

2009-12-22 03:06
Top Four Riders from Five Arenacross Regions Move On to May Showdown

As part of the newly announced Amateur National Arenacross Championships (ANAC) that commence on Sunday, May 9, 2010 in Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium, Feld Motor Sports℠ will showcase the main events of the 65cc (7-11) and 85cc (9-11) classes on Saturday, May 8 before the night program of the Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, finals. The capacity crowd packed into Sam Boyd Stadium will bear witness to the future stars in each highly-competitive class.

For years, the AMA Arenacross Series has showcased the 7-11 year olds of the 65cc class at each race on the schedule. Adding the 65cc and 85cc AMA Arenacross classes to the Monster Energy® Supercross finals in Las Vegas will provide these top amateur racers professional level experience and give the fans a glimpse of tomorrow’s stars. This year the 85cc racers will also enjoy the experience of competing at the culminating Monster Energy® Supercross finals.

“The 65cc and 85cc races during the AMA Arenacross Series season often produce some of best racing of the weekend,” said AMA Arenacross Series Director Jayme Dalsing. “Now that these kids get a chance to race in front of a huge crowd at a supercross race it says a lot about the caliber of the racing and the talent of the competitors. What makes it even more exciting is that for the first time ever, the AMA will recognize the winners of these two races in May as National Champions, awarding the youngsters with a coveted number one plate.”

As the 12-race AMA Arenacross Series season travels throughout the country from January through March, the 65cc and 85cc races across five regions will determine who lines up on the gates in May. The top four riders from each class in each region will stamp their ticket to the showdown in Vegas for a pair of 20-rider main events.

The 2010 AMA Arenacross Series kicks-off in Grand Rapids, Mich., January 8-10 from Van Andel Arena. Tickets are on sale now at the Van Andel Arena box office and www.ticketmaster.com.

For more information on the AMA Arenacross Series log on to www.arenacross.com.

About Feld Motor Sports℠

Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. productions include Monster Jam®, Monster Energy® Supercross, AMA Arenacross Series, Freestyle Motocross, Nuclear Cowboyz℠ and IHRA® Nitro Jam®. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment. For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com.

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycling rights organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through its Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations.

Source: Feld Motor Sports

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