Tuesday, July 22, 2008

2009 Arenacross schedule announced

AURORA, Ill. (July 22, 2008) - Live Nation Motor Sports, Inc., announced today the 11-stop 2009 AMA Arenacross Series schedule that kicks off with a prequel race to the season at Des Moines. Wells Fargo Arena November 7-9.

There are three new additions to the 2009 schedule, Tulsa, Okla., at the BOK Center, Fresno, Calif., at the Save Mart Center and Highland Heights, Ken., at Bank of Kentucky Arena. Also new this year is the consolidation of the schedule eliminating the split weekend format that was implemented two years ago. Reigning AMA Arenacross Series champion Chad Johnson will defend his 2008 championship as the series celebrates its 25th year of racing.

"We've made some changes to the AMA Arenacross Series for the 2009 season that we feel is a benefit to the riders, teams and sport of arenacross," said Jayme Dalsing, director of arenacross, Live Nation Motor Sports, Inc. "The prequel race at Des Moines is the perfect way to preview the season and help riders prepare for the kick off in Grand Rapids."

"As the defending champion of the series, I am looking forward to racing in front of my fans in the cities that we will return to and expanding my fan base in Highland Heights, Fresno and Tulsa," said Chad Johnson, 2008 AMA Arenacross champion."

Each stop of the series will feature Sunday amateur days and qualifying for the Amateur Arenacross World Finals that takes place at Las Vegas? MGM Grand Garden Arena.

2009 AMA Arenacross Series On-Sale Schedule
*November 7-9 Wells Fargo Arena Des Moines Iowa
January 2-4 Van Andel Arena Grand Rapids, Mich
January 9-11 1st Mariner Arena Baltimore, Md.
January 17-18 Ervin J. Nutter Center Dayton, Ohio
January 23-25 Broadbent Arena Louisville, Ken.
January 31-February 1 Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, N.C.
February 7-8 BOK Center Tulsa, Okla.
February 14-15 Save Mart Center Fresno, Calif.
February 21-22 Arco Arena Sacramento
February 27-March 1 Reno Livestock & Events Center Reno, Nev.
March 13-15 Wachovia Arena at Casey Plaza Wilkes Barre, Pa.
March 20-22 Bank of Kentucky Arena Highland Heights, Ken.
*This is the prequel race to the 2009 season and is not part of the championship

Stay connected to www.arenacross.com for further major announcements on the series, the television schedule, sponsors and teams competing in the series.

Tickets are available online at www.arenacross.com, www.ticketmaster.com, www.tickets.com. For more information on the AMA Arenacross Series log on to www.arenacross.com.
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