Mike Kidd & Gary Becker join
Ft. Worth TX January 19, 2006: Mike Kidd Entertainment Group announced
today that Gary Becker, former CEO of PACE Motor Sports, has joined
Mike Kidd Entertainment Group. MKEG directs the BooKoo Arenacross
Championship Series, as well as other motor sports events that Becker
and Kidd are developing.
Gary Becker helped lead PACE Motor Sports to become one of the largest
motor sport promotion companies in the world; a company known for its
premiere Supercross series that Becker himself helped build, which was
then acquired by SFX Entertainment and then Clear Channel.
“After fours years of retirement, I’ve missed the sport and the people
involved that really brought about a lot of passion for me,” said
Becker. “I’m ready to get back into the motor sports business, and I
think Mike Kidd has a great start with the BooKoo Arenacross Series.
Mike and I both have the same philosophy that our events should support
the growth and success of all parties involved, including racers,
sponsors and teams.”
Mike Kidd began promoting events as Mike Kidd Productions in the mid
1980s, following a successful career as a racer in the AMA Grand
National Series, winning the 1981 Grand National Championship.
Mike Kidd Promotions was the largest and most successful AMA Arenacross
series throughout the 1980s and 1990s before selling to PACE Motor
Sports in 1997, of which Gary was CEO.
“Gary and I go way back” said Mike Kidd. “As a racer I competed in
several PACE events, and when Gary was CEO of PACE Motor Sports, I sold
them my Arenacross series in 1997. Now to be able to once again find
myself in a great position to work with someone who is as passionate
and proven in this business as I am, is just an added bonus to what we
have planned” he added.
The reuniting of these two teams will solidify an already strong
partnership that will introduce new racing events to the motor sports
fan and provide the resources to continue to build and expand the new
BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series.
For more information about the K&N presents BooKoo Arenacross
Championship Series Brought to you by Toyota, log on to
www.racearenacross.com or call 817-595-5844