MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (June 12, 2008) – The noise won’t stop at High Point Raceway even after the motorcycles shut down. Rock band Ten Man Push will perform live in concert on Saturday night at 8 p.m., part of the 32nd Annual Kawasaki Monster Energy Pro Motocross National at High Point Raceway presented by Centra Bank.
The band will play on the MountainFest Stage, a focal point of the popular MountainFest Motorcycle Rally which runs each July in Morgantown.
“We’re thrilled to get back east and play at High Point,” said Lonnie Park, lead singer for Ten Man Push. “We’ve heard the High Point fans are some of the best in the country. We’re having a blast playing at the races, and this live Saturday night show is the next step.”
Park is the brother-in-law of professional motorcycle racers Rodney Smith and Steve Hatch, and he wrote the song “In The Dirt” as a tribute to motocross racing. The band will play at seven out of 12 rounds of the 2008 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship tour. On Saturday night at High Point, the band will play cuts from their new album, “Kingdom of Fools,” and also cover many mainstream hits.
Ten Man Push is quickly becoming a household name thanks to the feature of “In the Dirt” on VS Network’s Racer TV. In addition, the band’s music has been a significant element of the infamous “Nitro Circus” DVD’s featuring Travis Pastrana and friends doing logic-defying stunts on their bikes.
After receiving accolades from the Soundoff Awards for the Best Modern Rock CD of 2007, Park, lead guitar player John West, drummer Nate Horton, and bassist Dave Hoyt have kept the throttle wide open, playing for hundreds and thousands of enthusiastic dirt lovers. Their entertaining live show and hard driving music make listening to the band an addicting experience. For more information about Lonnie, John, Nate, and Dave and a full schedule long onto www.tenmanpush.com.
Please visit www.racerproductions.com for updates and information on the 32nd Annual Kawasaki Monster Energy Pro Motocross National at High Point Raceway presented by Centra Bank.
Interview opportunities are available to the media by contacting AMA Toyota Motocross Championship media coordinator Brandon Short via email at Media@MXNationals.com or by phone at 951-203-2605.
For more information on the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, presented by FMF, log on to www.amamotocross.com for live timing and scoring at @theWireLIVE!. Racer X Illustrated will host a new and improved webcast on www.motocross.com, with live racing action hosted by Jason Weigandt. The Racer X Motocross Show on Motocross.com has also been added on Saturday night of each race weekend, featuring practice footage and interviews taken earlier in the day.
Credential requests for each round of the 2008 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF must be submitted via email to Media@MXNationals.com three weeks prior to the race. Media members interested in interviews with the riders of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF should contact Brandon at 951-203-2605 or email Media@MXNationals.com.
About Racer Productions
A West Virginia-based motorcycle and ATV event production company, Racer Productions has been a leader in the off-road racing industry for more than 30 years. Its repertoire of events includes the 13-round Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series, since 1973; The Kawasaki/Monster Energy High Point National in Mount Morris, Pa., since 1977; The ATV Dirt Days at Loretta Lynn's Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn., since 1985; The U.S. World Motocross Gran Prix at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pa. in 1987; The Monster Energy/Kawasaki Steel City National, since 1988; The ATV Stampede National Motocross at High Point Raceway, since 1994; The AMA Pro ATV Open at Steel City since 2007; as well as numerous other amateur motocross events. In addition, Racer Productions staffs the prestigious Air Nautiques/AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn's Ranch, since 1982. For more information, please visit www.racerproductions.com.
About the National Promoters Group (NPG)
The National Promoters Group (NPG) comprises 12 individual promoters of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF which sanctions outdoor motocross events throughout the United States, and remains the Nation's premier outdoor motocross championship series. NPG's mission is to raise awareness of motocross racing through the production of professional championship racing events nationwide.
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 Monster Energy® AMA Supercross Series, an FIM World Championship, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA 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.
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