Advanstar annouces new arenacross series in 12 major markets

Published July 28th, 2005

Bigger Air … Better Tracks … More Speed … Coming Soon to a City Near You!



FORT WORTH, TX – July 20, 2005 – Advanstar Communications – a leading
publisher of print, event, and online media for the powersports,
off-road, and automotive aftermarket industries — today released the
schedule for its 2005-2006 Arenacross Championship Series.



The Arenacross Championship Series will kick off its national professional and amateur racing tour at the
Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas on November 4-6, 2005
in conjunction with the 25th Annual Cycle World International
Motorcycle Shows Presented by Toyota Trucks.



Four of the 12 race Arenacross series events will be held in
conjunction with the flagship International Motorcycle Shows brand,
Advanstar will offer a Mega Motorcycle Weekend to fans, racers,
sponsors, and supporters alike. Through discounted combo ticket
pricing, special racing features and event promotions, the latest
accessories and merchandise for sale, and even more branding and
exposure opportunities for sponsors, enthusiasts of all ages are in
store for action, value, and excitement like never before.



“Advanstar’s commitment to building a breakthrough Arenacross Championship Series,
including an all-star race program produced by a hand-picked veteran
staff, will enable us to capture the hearts and minds of fans, riders
and teams at every stop along the way,” said Mike Kidd, Race Director
for Advanstar Communications. “Backed with strong industry support, we
have designed and created our new series to enhance Arenacross racing.
From opening ceremonies to the final checkered flag, that’s exactly
what we’ll do,” Kidd added.



The complete Arenacross Championship Series race schedule is as follows:

  • Nov 4-6, 2005* Ft. Worth Convention Center, Ft. Worth TX
  • Nov 11-13, 2005 The Family Arena, St. Louis MO
  • Nov 18-20, 2005* Denver Coliseum, Denver CO
  • Dec 2-4, 2005 The E-Center, Salt Lake City UT
  • Dec 9-11, 2005* Long Beach Arena, Long Beach CA
  • Dec 16-18, 2005 Glendale Arena, Glendale AZ
  • Jan 6-8, 2006 Sovereign Center, Reading PA
  • Jan 13-15, 2006 Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem NC
  • Jan 20-22, 2006 Cricket Arena, Charlotte, NC
  • Jan 27-29, 2006 Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center Arena, Augusta GA
  • Feb 3-5, 2006* Target Center, Minneapolis MN
  • Feb 10-12, 2006 Tulsa Convention Center Arena, Tulsa OK

*Indicates round in conjunction with the 25th Annual Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows® Presented by Toyota Trucks



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Advanstar Powersports Group is the biggest producer worldwide for trade
and consumer shows in the powersports industry, including the single
largest aftermarket trade-only event: the Dealernews International
Powersports Dealer Expo. In addition to Dealer Expo, Advanstar’s
powersports shows encompass nearly every product in all segments of the
industry. ACI’s Big Twin East and West shows represent the passion of
Big Twin, bringing together the manufacturers, builders, and buyers who
power the marketplace. Targeting motorcycle markets across the country,
Advanstar’s Cycle World International Motorcycle Shows presented by
Toyota Trucks draws more than 600,000 powersports consumers. Newly
launched Arenacross Championship Series will debut in Fort Worth, Texas as stop one of a 12-event indoor dirt
bike race series for competitors, racers, and fans of all ages. The
powersports group also publishes leading trade publications Dealernews
magazine and American Big Twin Dealer, as well as event-associated
consumer publications Powersports Magazine, Hollister Guide, and
Sturgis Guide.



Advanstar Communications is a leading worldwide media company providing
integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and
Powersports industries. Advanstar serves business professionals and
consumers in these industries with its portfolio of 55 expositions and
conferences, 55 publications and directories, 75 electronic
publications and Web sites, as well as educational and direct marketing
products and services. Market leading brands and a commitment to
delivering innovative, quality products and services enables Advanstar
to “Connect Our Customers With Theirs.” Advanstar has roughly 1,000
employees and currently operates from multiple offices in North America
and Europe.



For more info, please contact Ryan Marshall, Marketing Manager, (817) 595-5844 or e-mail rmarshall@advanstar.com









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