AURORA, Ill. (Oct. 3, 2007) – The 2007-’08 Toyota AMA Arenacross Series opens in Des Moines, Iowa, Nov. 2-4 at Wells Fargo Arena, featuring the best arenacross racers in the world battling for the prestigious title of Toyota AMA Arenacross Series champion.
The Toyota AMA Arenacross Series’ defending champion, Danny Smith (TUF/Honda), will stage defense on his first title. Racing his first full year of Toyota AMA Areancross Series, Idaho’s Smith engaged in an epic battle with Oklahoma’s Robbie Reynard (Reynard Modifications/Honda) that brought the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series’ title chase right down to the last race in Nashville, Tenn. While Smith would win the title by 17 points, Reynard, a longtime legend in AMA Motocross/Supercross, won over the fans and is expected to return to action in Des Moines to take another shot at the crown.
“The city of Des Moines has become well known to the arenacross community as the launching pad for the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series,” said Jayme Dalsing, director of arenacross for Live Nation. “Wells Fargo Arena will be packed to see one of the most competitive fields the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series has seen to start the season in the history of the sport.”
Last year at Des Moines Reynard didn’t even qualify for the main event on Friday night – showing just how strong the competition level was. A new format has been added to the series where the main event will be run on the 250cc four-stroke motorcycles, and Des Moines should prove once again to be a great event to open the upcoming Toyota AMA Arenacross Series season.
Tickets for Nov. 2-4 Toyota AMA Arenacross at Wells Fargo Arena are available through www.arenacross.com, at the Wells Fargo Arena Ticket Office, online at www.dahlstickets.com, all Des Moines-area Dahl’s Grocery Stores or charge by phone at 1-866-55-DAHLS. Fees and handling may apply. Show times are Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 12:00. Doors open Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m., Sunday at 11 a.m. Friday and Saturday tickets are $20 for all Gold Circle seats, $16 for Mid Level seats/$8 for kids Mid Level seats. Sunday tickets are $16 for adults, $8 for kids. All seats $2 more day of show. Note: Kids = children ages 2-12.
About Toyota AMA Arenacross Series
In its 24th year, the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series, owned by Live Nation, is the premier indoor motocross series in the U.S. playing to sold-out arenas nationwide. Information on the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series events may be found at www.Arenacross.com. Live Nation is the world's largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues® music venues and prestigious locations such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.” For more information regarding Live Nation and its businesses or concerts near you, please visit our website at www.livenation.com.
About AMA Racing
AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its professional properties include the AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship, the AMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship. In amateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000 events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousand active members. For more information about professional racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access an on line Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom. For amateur racing information visit www.amadirectlink.com/amrace/amasports.asp.