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BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series
Fort Worth, TX (January 16, 2007) – Mike Kidd Entertainment Group will bring the BooKoo Arenacross Series to the Lazy E Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma on January 26-28. The biggest names in Arenacross are set to tackle the largest and most demanding track on the 10-city tour. Additionally, this is the only series in the world where riders must compete in both the 250cc and 450cc classes for a Championship title.
Topping the list of riders is 2-time Arenacross National Champion and current BooKoo Arenacross point leader, Darcy Lange. Lange riding for the Babbitt’s Monster Kawasaki team with 14 main event wins, comes into Guthrie with the most momentum. “The race is always a blast,” said Lange. “With big jumps and wide open turns, the pace of the race is much faster than we are use too. I expect this race to be one of my toughest.”
Another multi-time Arenacross Champion and the rider that will carry the number one plate is Josh Demuth. Demuth can easily be called the iron man of arenacross. During his quest for the title last year, Demuth crashed in Minneapolis in practice slicing his cheek open. After a trip to the hospital, Demuth later returned that evening with over 100 stitches to ride and finish a respectable 4th place in the 250cc class and 10th in the 450cc class. Demuth said, “Sign me up, I will be there.”
The youngest pro rider on the series and sitting second in the BooKoo Championship Series will be 15 year old, Tyler Bowers riding the MDK Speed Equipment American Honda. “I can’t wait,” said Bowers. “I like the tight tracks we race on every week, but I want to race these guys on a supercross style track to see what my skill level really is.”
In the world of arenacross, everyone wants to ride and win at the Lazy E Arena. Why? Because the Lazy E Arena is equivalent to a Supercross track. Arenacross tracks are typically held in arenas where the floor size isn’t much larger than a hockey rink. However the Lazy E Arena offers a floor size larger than a football field, taking arenacross to the next level.
It will be up to each team manager to make the major adjustments on the motorcycles needed to compete on the larger, faster track. The advantage will go to the team with the most supercross experience.
The BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series is known for the strongest arenacross talent on the planet featuring high-flying, adrenaline-fueled arenacross factory support teams and top professional motorcycle racers from across the country. For 3-days the rodeo arena floor of the Lazy E Arena will become a battle ground of double and triple jumps, huge berms and bone-jarring whoop-de-doos.
Mike Kidd, president of MKEG who has 23 years experience promoting successful arenacross events throughout the country is looking forward to bringing this national caliber series to Guthrie. “Our first arenacross to promote at the Lazy E Arena was back in 1988,” said Kidd. “Because of the large crowd and great racing, this has always been one of my favorite events of the year.”
Advance Reserved Tickets are on-sale at Maxey’s Cycle in Oklahoma City, www.ticketmaster.com, or call 405/235-8288.
Fans can come early Friday and Saturday night with a track walk and autograph session beginning at 6:30pm with professional racing at 7:30pm. More than 500 youth and amateur riders are expected to compete on Sunday, with main events at 2pm.
DATE: January 26-28, 2007
VENUE: Lazy E Arena – Guthrie, Oklahoma
FRIDAY TIME: Professional - Jan 26th – 7:30 PM -- Doors open at 6:30 PM
SATURDAY TIME: Professional - Jan 27th - 7:30 PM -- Doors open at 6:30 PM
SUNDAY TIME: Youth & Amateur – Jan 28th – 2:00 PM -- Doors open at 11:00 AM
TICKETS: FRIDAY AND SATURDAY – RESERVED
Gold Circle – Adult $20 Child 2-12 $10
Reserved – Adult $15 Child 2-12 $5
TICKETS: SUNDAY- General Admission
$15 Adults / $5 Children
EVENT INFORMATION: MKEG 817-595-5844 http://www.racearenacross.com/
BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series Schedule
Nov. 3-5, 2006 Selland Arena Fresno, CA
Nov. 10-12, 2006 The Pavilion Salem, OR
Nov. 17-19, 2006 Yakima Valley Sundome Yakima, WA
Dec. 29-31, 2006 Will Rogers Coliseum Fort Worth, TX
Jan. 5-7, 2007 Sovereign Center Reading, PA
Jan. 12-14, 2007 Sears Centre Chicago, IL
Jan. 19-21, 2007 Memorial Coliseum Fort Wayne, IN
Jan. 26-28, 2007 Lazy E Arena Oklahoma City, OK
Feb. 2-4, 2007 Target Center Minneapolis, MN
Feb. 9-11, 2007 Mohegan Sun Arena Uncasville, CT
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