“The Biggest MiniBike Race on the Planet” is back for it’s fifth annual event, held inside the Orleans Arena during the AMA/FIM Supercross Finals weekend, and is considered by many to be “the best racing in Vegas”.
We interviewed MiniMotoSX founder Eric Peronnard:
Eric, we find ourselves with Mini Moto SX year 5 coming up – what gave you the idea to come up with this event?
Eric P: You know we call that brainstorming, Tim Clark (my now retired partner) and I were having one of those session where good ideas were flying high, and, I had been contacted by the Orleans who was interested in motorsports … and … it did not take long to have a feasible project!! (Lauging) On top of all this, we were both minibikes freaks, so when you combine passion and reason you have a slam dunk!
And so, how did it go from an ‘idea’ to reality?
Eric P: Well, signing a check to secure the building, lots of commitment, a lot of hard work, and passion for the sport. It may sound simple and boring but there is no secret!
What goes on in the months and weeks leading up to producing this event?
Eric P: A lot of logistics – you’d be very surprised how much, and of course the marketing & communication keep a staff of half a dozen persons pretty busy!
What is something you’d like the fans to know about the event that happens ‘behind the scenes’ that they wouldn’t normally know about?
Eric P: I would like the fans to know that Mini Moto Supercross is not only the biggest minibike race in the world, but also the world biggest indoor race in activity. Where else to you have 700 amateurs and pro riders qualifying under one roof!
By the time we finish the last race on Friday night, we will have dropped the gate 160 times for all the various practices and qualifiers and LCQ’s and last but not least the track will endure over 16,000 “man laps”! Those numbers should make your head spin … it’s about 10 times bigger than a normal, full-sized supercross event.
What else do you have coming up in the future?
Eric P. We just want to keep improving a good product … we are already the un-official world championship of mini bikes. We just want to get better and make sure everybody is having a lot of fun! See you in Vegas at the Orleans – Friday May 2nd!
And, we also got a few words from Director of Sales & Marketing from Source Interlink Media’s Lance Bryson:
“We have put a lot of energy into continuing the growth of the MMSX. With the resources of a media based company behind us, we are all very excited about what the future holds for this event! The success of the MiniMotoSX is not entirely judged upon the number of tickets sold, but rather the very impressive number of participants that come in droves to be part of this family friendly event. With over 500 talented racers already registered to compete, the race is on track to shatter it’s previously held record for the total number of racers competing in a MiniBike race!”
Be sure to make plans today for this unbelievably entertaining and fun event… the 2008 AMA/Maxxis MiniMotoSX at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 2; the kick-off event of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Finals weekend! Tickets are going fast, log on or call today to get yours!
2008 AMA/Maxxis MiniMotoSX
Friday May 2nd Las Vegas , Nevada , Orleans Arena
Tickets On-Sale NOW at the Orleans Arena, 888-234-2334
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