31st Annual Race of Champions

Old Bridge Township’s Raceway Park is getting ready for the 2007 edition of the Team Green Motocross Race of Champions, the east coast’s most prestigious Fall Classic Motocross Race.

The event, sponsored by the Kawasaki Motor Corp USA and its participating Kawasaki dealers, will take place starting on Friday night October 5th with the final round of the Trapani Pit Bike Series. The weekend continues on Saturday, October 6th with a full day of amateur and semi-pro racing featuring some of the best riders in the Northeast. Finally, Sunday October 7th brings Round #5 of the AMA Pro-Am Eastern Motocross Championship Series with nearly $10,000.00 in cash purse spread out over the 2 premier Pro-Expert classes. In addition, Sunday will also bring special races throughout the day (see “more” below) as well as a special riding demonstration from the two 2007 Monster Energy Kawasaki team members. AMA Supercross Champion James Stewart and member of the Motocross of Nations winning team Timmy Ferry will be on hand signing autographs and showing their skills to the crowd on board the 2008 model Kawasaki’s.

Throughout the years, fans at Raceway Park have cheered motocross immortals like Ricky Carmichael, Jeff Emig, Ryan Hughes, Mike Kiedrowski, Johnny O’Mara, Jeff Ward, Mike Larocco, Donnie Schmidt, Dammon Huffman and dozens more as they race to the checkered flag to etch their names into the KROC record books. Two of today’s motocross stars, James Stewart and Tim Ferry, will be joined by dozens of Kawasaki Team Green Support racers from all over the USA and over 600 other motocross racers.

For many of the KROC Motocross Competitors, the race has evolved into much more than an annual special Englishtown MX event. For those who seek to become a part of its mystique, winning this event has become a must-do to complete any great rider’s resume of event wins.

This years edition of the famed event features intense racing as riders from all over the country chase their share of the $10,000+ Pro-Expert purse and over a $100,000 in manufactures contingency postings and, more important, a spot in KROC history.

Three lucrative bonus events are guaranteed to increase the level of excitement for fans and riders during the weekend. The very best trophy class racers from Saturday’s KROC amateur classes will qualify to return on Sunday to compete in the “IRONMAN CLASSIC”, “TOP GUN MINI CYCLE SHOOTOUT” AND “KESSLER CUP” events. All three of these classes will be awarding brand new 2008 Kawasaki KX Motocross bikes.

Prior to the beginning of official racing of the KROC, fans can get a taste of the excitement Friday night, October 5th at the Trapani Pit Bike Series which will feature a display of a wide variety of the events best racers on small sized pit bikes. Pit bike racing on Friday night under the lights will take place from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

The complete 31st Anniversary Event Schedule is as follows: Friday, October 5th gates open at 11:30 AM for early participant pit parking and early event sign-up. Friday night Pit Bike Racing 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Saturday, October 6th gates open 6:00 AM with sign up from 6-9:30 AM. Practice starts 8:30 AM with Trophy Class and Semi-Pro racing from 11:00 AM. Sunday, October 7th is the feature day; gates open at 7:00 AM with practice at 9:00 AM. Pre-elimination qualifiers 10:30 AM. Pre-Race Ceremonies with Rich Trevelise beginning at 12:30 PM. Feature racing including the KROC special exhibition event with James Stewart & Tim Ferry on the Mickey Kessler prepared Raceway Park Motocross track beginning at 1:00 PM. Autograph sessions, vendors, and 2007 Kawasaki Motorcycle displays all afternoon. Tickets on sale at the gates only. No advance tickets needed. For more information call Raceway Park (732)-446-7800 or go to www.racewaypark.com.