2008 Montreal Supercross Info

The More The Merrier – Group Tickets a Great Way to Enjoy the Show

Montreal, July 4, 2008 – Undoubtedly one of the best ways to enjoy the 31st edition of the Montreal Supercross Presented by Coors Light and Parts Canada, hosted at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday 20th September 2008, is to bring some friends to share in the action and excitement on offer in one of Quebec’s showpiece sporting events. Thousands of fans have attended over the years making the occasion quite the social gathering, increasing the event’s unrivalled popularity along the way, and there’s no better time to look into purchasing a group ticket for this year’s event. This year’s theme, “Supercross Party Time”, reflects this reality.

“The Montreal Supercross is a big party, no, a huge party with over 50,000 guests,” commented Pierre Corbeil – Executive Producer of the event for the Régie des installations olympiques (RIO). “The electrifying surroundings, the roar of the engines, the breathtaking performances by the athletes and the sheer volume of noise generated by the crowd on the day make this event truly unique.  There’s no doubt that sharing the experience with friends makes for an even better atmosphere. It’s “Supercross Party Time” when it comes to the Montreal Supercross and we recommend fans gather all their friends and head to the Olympic Stadium for a memorable, live experience.”

Looking purely on practical terms, not least for those fans living out with the city, organizing a group to travel together currently makes a lot of sense.  “With the current price of fuel, meeting at a central point, whether it’s on the West Island, or in the Eastern Townships or further a field such as Ottawa, Cornwall, Kingston or Quebec City, traveling by coach to the Olympic Stadium provides not only a shared experience but also makes economical sense.  Similarly the trip home becomes hassle-free after a great day out,” Corbeil added.

Group planners are invited to contact the special ticket office (514 252 4141, Extension 5411) as soon as possible in order to secure the best possible group tickets, ensuring personal preferences are guaranteed when it comes to seating.  “We believe in ‘to each their own’.  Some people like to sit in the front few rows to be as close as possible to the action.  Others we know prefer to sit in the third deck seats for a better overall view.  Ultimately though, for this type of event, the Olympic Stadium has nothing but great seats but if fans have special requests, we always recommend booking early,” concluded Mr. Corbeil.

“I’ve been doing this for the last five years,” explained Alain Laliberté, a member of the Pratt & Whitney Social Club in Longueuil. “I gather a bunch of friends and colleagues together and there are never less than 500 people joining the group for this terrific event. It’s always something that people are looking forward to and I can’t foresee the day when it doesn’t happen.”  For the forthcoming September 20th edition, Mr. Laliberté again booked a block of seats for his Social Club friends and by the end of June had already found takers for most of them.

For those who wish to bring their friends along to the Montreal Supercross Presented by Coors Light and Parts Canada, contact the group ticket office at 514 252 4141, Extension 5411 for a tailor-made package.

Many of the professional riders expected to run at the Montreal Supercross on Saturday September 20th 2008 are currently competing in the Canadian Motorsport Racing Club (CMRC) Championship.  While the final line-up for September’s spectacular at the Olympic Stadium has yet to be concluded, we can report that following the first four rounds held in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan, that Suzuki rider, Tyler Medaglia, from Kemptville, Ontario – winner of the MX2 race in Montreal last season, is leading the MX1 points standings by 17 markers. 

Yamaha rider Colton Facciotti, from Aldergrove, B.C., a three-time meeting winner this year, is second on 150 points.  Five points behind in third place in the MX1 standings is 2006 Supercross winner Dusty Klatt (Kawasaki) from Campbell River, B.C.  Fourth place belongs to veteran Yamaha rider Blair Morgan of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.  The lead Quebec rider in the points chase is Simon Homans (Yamaha) from St-Élie-de-Orford.  He currently sits sixth on 115 points.  KTM riders, Tim Tremblay of St-François-Xavier, located near Morin-Heights, and Marco Dubé from St-Jérome are 12th and 13th in the standings respectively.

The Montreal Supercross is one of Quebec’s major summer sporting events presented at the Olympic Stadium with over 50,000 fans coming from all parts of Quebec and Ontario flocking to the site.  More than 150 riders from Canada, the USA and Europe are invited each year by the organizers to showcase their riding skills and title ambitions to an audience of young and old, families and friends.

Tickets are on sale and can be ordered online at www.admission.com, or by telephone by calling 514 790-1245 or 1 800 361-4597.  Alternatively tickets can be purchased directly at the Olympic Stadium ticket office and at participating motorcycle dealers.  Prices range from $12.50, $18.50, $26.50 to $36.50.