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MMI and BooKoo Arenacross Join Together to Support the People Behind the Scenes

Team Babbitt Enxus Kawasaki to Visit Motorcycle Mechanics Institute

SANTA ANA, CA (December 9, 2005) – Advanstar – a leading provider of print, event and online media for the powersports, off-road and automotive aftermarket industries – is proud to honor the winners of the Motorcycle Mechanic Institute MMI Pro Tech Award through the first four rounds.

“I would like to thank MMI for everything they have done in the motorcycle industry,” said Rob Burkhart, round four winner of the MMI Pro Tech Award. “By providing training and education, they have opened doors to many new possibilities. Their programs have helped develop better racing on all levels. Their award helps recognize many people working hard behind the scenes in the industry.”

Motorcycle Mechanics Institute has given away $600 through the first four rounds of the K&N presents BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series Brought to you by Toyota to the technician who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to get their rider into the main event. Each round one hard working technician will be awarded with a $150 check before Saturday night’s main events.

“We at MMI would like to believe that the technician has a little bit to do with the success of the rider,” said Terry Emig, Director of Event Marketing for Universal Technical Institute. “The MMI Pro Tech award helps bring awareness to how long and hard these mechanics work to get the riders bikes dialed in. After all, without a finely tuned bike, the rider won’t have the confidence in his bike.”

Mechanics who have won the MMI Pro Tech Award through the first four rounds included Rob Burkhart of Team Fun Center PPG TLD Suzuki, Nick Spano of Team BooKoo Energy Al Lambs Honda, Junior Jackson of Team Babbitt Enxus Kawasaki, and Glen Sharp of Team Sharp Racing.

The Motorcycle Mechanics Institute provides real world people with the training and education they need to start their career as a motorcycle technician. MMI is supported and equipped by all five major motorcycle manufactures. MMI has two campuses to choose from Phoenix, AZ and Orlando, FL.

Round five of the BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series heads to Glendale, AZ, home of the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute December 16-18, 2005. Team Babbitt Enxus Kawasaki along with Miss BooKoo Arenacross Erin Normoyle will be visiting the MMI campus Thursday December 15, 2005 for a tour, interviews and photo shoot. All media is welcome to attend this event to meet with the riders and MMI management.

Racing takes place at the Glendale Arena December 18-18, 2005. Friday and Saturday night Doors open at 6:00pm with the BooKoo Pit Party and track walk. Pro racing begins at 7:30 pm. Advance reserved discount tickets are available through Ticketmaster, online at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at 480-784-4444, and participating Kawasaki Dealers. For more information about the BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series or the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute visit www.racearenacross.com or www.mmitech.edu.

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