BooKoo Arenacross and Team Babbitt’s Kawasaki Meet with Future Technicians of AX

December 17, 2005 8:29am

MMI Host’s the BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series and Team Babbitt’s Enxus Kawasaki

PHOENIX, AZ (December 15, 2005) – Advanstar – a leading provider of print, event and online media for the powersports, off-road and automotive aftermarket industries – Representatives from the K&N presents BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series and Team Babbitt’s Enxus Kawasaki visited the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute in Phoenix Thursday December 15, 2005.

Students and facility at the 125,000 Sq/ft campus located in Phoenix, AZ were on hand to meet Miss BooKoo Arenacross Erin Normoyle and Team Babbitt’s Enxus Kawasaki Riders and Mechanics. Team Babbitt’s Enxus Kawasaki put on demonstrations, spoke with students about working in the race industry, received a tour of the campus and even tore down and rebuilt one of their race bikes. Tickets were raffled off for this weekends racing.

“It was great having the BooKoo Arenacross and Team Babbitt’s Kawasaki out at out campus,” said Terry Emig, Director of Event Marketing at Universal Technical Institute, INC. “Working in the racing industry is the dream of many of these students. They really enjoyed speaking with the technicians and racers. It allows them to get a feel of how to utilize their education they are receiving at MMI in the real world.”

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 and provides lifetime job placement assistance to any of their graduates. Students can complete their coursework and certifications in as little as 57 weeks. They can focus their education on Harley Davidson, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Honda or all of the above. MMI has two campuses, Phoenix, AZ and Orlando, FL, with over 4000 students enrolled between the two campuses.

Round six of the BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series takes place at the Glendale Arena in Glendale, AZ, December 16-18, 2005. Pro Racing takes place Friday and Saturday night. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. with the BooKoo Pit Party and track walk. Racing begins at 7:30 pm. On Sunday the amateurs take to the track as part of the 21-class Amateur Shootout.

Advance reserved discount tickets are available through Ticketmaster, online at or by phone at 480-784-4444, and the Glendale Arena box office. For more information about the BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series or the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute visit or