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Press Releases

Published September 4th, 2005

These are a few of the press releases we’ve received in the past couple of weeks. We hope the information helps you.





American Honda Motor Company To Supply Personal Watercraft, All
Terrain Vehicles and off road motorcycles for Hurricane Katrina search
and rescue efforts




In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina, American
Honda has announced today that the company would make Personal
Watercraft, All Terrain Vehicles and off-road motorcycles available to
local agencies providing emergency relief efforts in the affected areas.



“Our hearts go out to those affected by this horrible tragedy”, said
Ray Blank, Senior Vice President of American Honda’s Motorcycle
division, “We will support search and rescue efforts and provide
assistance wherever we can with the help of our local Honda
dealerships.”



To ensure the quickest possible assistance preparations have been made
to supply units through local Honda dealerships in the vicinity.



For assistance please contact Steve Markofski at (310) 783-2456





Proposed Geothermal Project could eliminate considerable OHV opportunity in desert



by Jan McGarvie



On Wednesday evening, August 3rd, the BLM held a scoping meeting at the
Handlery Hotel in San Diego regarding the subject proposal. The purpose
of the meeting was to gather information from the public regarding the
preparation of an environmental impact statement (EIS) to analyze the
proposed leasing of approximately 16,640 acres of BLM managed land for
geothermal exploration and development. The project would impact 42,000
acres in the Truckhaven area and 1900 acres in the Superstition
Mountain area. Both of these areas are currently used for off-road
recreation. BLM projects that the cost of the EIS would be $500,000
which they would have to get from Washington.



It is important to note that the area they are referring to as
“Truckhaven,” which I think most local off-roaders consider to be the
area north of S-22, is actually the property between Pole Line Road and
Hwy 86 south of S-22, which is currently part of OWSVRA.



The footprint of the power plant would require the fencing of 50-60
acres and each well site would require 30 acres at 15 to 30 well sites.
It is not known at this time is the pipes necessary to connect the
wells to the plant will be above or below ground. In either case,
off-road recreation would be impacted.



Some of the concerns expressed by those in attendance were: Where will
the water come from to support this project? How will this affect the
current horned-toed lizard and desert tortoise management plans? How
will the habitat of the endangered cactus in the Truckhaven area be
protected? Will there be access roads to existing OHV areas? For every
acre of land lost from OHV opportunity will they buy with the lease
money five acres and deed it to the Ocotillo Wells SVRA? How large of
an area will be included in this for their buffer zone?



Terry Weiner of the Desert Protective Council expressed concerns about
the horned-toed lizard and opposed any reduction of the land available
for OHV recreation.



SDORC members present (that I recognized) were Rick Moore, Randy Lazar
and Rusty Massie. Also in attendance were Kathy Dolinar,
Superintendent, OWSVRA; Robin Davis and several D38 members and several
members of San Diego 4Wheelers.



The map that was handed out will be posted at the SDORC office. In
addition, detailed maps of the proposed geothermal lease areas in the
Superstitions can be found, courtesy of Dorys Prentice of the San Diego
4Wheelers, at: www.pbase.com/slackjeep/image/48184025
www.pbase.com/slackjeep/image/48184026



The public comment period ends September 26! Help fight the possibility
of losing our OHV lands. Take five minutes to send a quick e-mail or
letter and state your opinion about the potential loss of OHV
recreation opportunity:



E-mail: John Dalton at john_dalton@ca.blm.gov



or Snail Mail: John Dalton, Bureau of Land Management, California
Desert District Office, 22835 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos, Moreno
Valley, CA 92553







Dunlop sweeps SuperMoto podium at EXPN Summer X Games



For more information contact:Dunlop Motorcycle Tires, Pete terHorst,
Vreeke & Associates, (800) 887-4296; pterhorst@vreeke.com



Dunlop Motorcycle Tires congratulates the podium finishers of the
Supermoto race at the 11th Annual International EXPN Summer X Games in
Los Angeles at the Home Depot Center on Sunday, August 7. Graves
Motorsports Yamaha’s Doug Henry, a multi-time AMA motocross champion,
took the gold medal with an 11.35-second victory over Honda Racing’s
Jeremy McGrath – a seven-time former AMA Supercross Champion and former
AMA National Motocross Champion. Third went to Henry’s teammate, 2004
AMA Supercross Champion Chad Reed.



Dunlop-mounted riders dominated the weekend. Of the 20-rider field, the
first 13 riders to qualify used Dunlop tires. Dunlop collected nine of
the top 10 finishing positions and 16 of 20 overall.



The second year of SuperMoto competition at X Games 11 featured top
racers from motocross, road racing, flat-track and desert competition
going head-to-head in a race to the finish. The updated course wound
through the dirt infield and the asphalt parking lot adjacent to the
stadium. With 45 laps to complete (compared to 20 laps for last year’s
race) and a mandatory pit stop after the fifth lap, team strategy
played a crucial role in the final outcome.



Reed took the lead on the first turn and held on until lap six, when he
was overtaken by Henry. Henry’s flawless pace and well-practiced
pit-stop kept him ahead of the action further back in the pack where
McGrath – who crashed in the stadium section before his pit
stop–methodically worked his way into a position to overtake Reed. On
lap 34, McGrath took second on the long downhill wooden jump that led
the riders back into the stadium and finished 4.59 seconds ahead of
Reed to claim the silver medal.





CONTACT: Ryan Marshall, Marketing Manager, rmarshall@advanstar.com or Lance Bryson, Director of Sales, lbryson@advanstar.com



K&N Filters Announced as Presenting Sponsor for Advanstar’s BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series



Leading Air Filter Joins AX Team to Deliver Bigger Air, Better Tracks, More Speed




Advanstar Communications, Inc. a leading provider of print, event and
online media for the powersports, off-road and automotive aftermarket
industries today announced that K&N Filters would be the Presenting
Sponsor of the BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series and each of its
racing events across the country.



“When you think of K&N Filters, you think of performance and
passion. With K&N Filters as our presenting sponsor to kick off the
BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series, we are continuing to align
ourselves with the brands that reflect the vision of our inaugural
series.” said Mike Kidd, Arenacross Director.



K&N is the leading manufacturer of high-flow air filters for the
powersports industry, and is the filter of choice for many top
arenacross racers. K&N’s filter technology is used throughout the
motorsports industry from Formula 1 to the Baja 1000. Known for
increasing power, K&N’s filters also offer superior filtration,
especially under dusty conditions during off-road and arenacross racing.



“We’re proud to be the official filter and Presenting Sponsor of the
BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series,” said Dennis Mahan, Powersports
R&D Manager for K&N. “This premier series will give us the
opportunity to present our new line of XStream Off-Road air filters to
our target audience in an exciting venue while supporting the sport of
Arenacross.”



The BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series is one of a series of new
brands aimed at expanding Advanstar’s consumer media and events
portfolio on a national scale. “We’re committed to offering enthusiasts
and race fans real value and entertainment with our Arenacross series,
and our sponsors are benefiting from doing business with a customer
service-focused company that can get their message and brand in front
of consumers as well as distributors and retailers,” said Danny
Phillips, Executive Vice President of Advanstar. “With flagship brands
like K&N and out-of-industry sponsors like BooKoo supporting our
racing, magazines and shows, combined with the strongest management
team in motorcycle events, Advanstar’s Arenacross Championship Series
will take this kind of racing to a whole new level,” continued Phillips.



The 12-event race series kicks off in Fort Worth, Texas from November
4-6, 2005 and wraps up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, February 10-12, 2006.





Media Contact: Denny Hartwig, (630)-566-6305, dennyhartwig@clearchannel.com



AMA Pro Racing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the American Motorcycle
Association, and Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports announce
that 2005-2006 should be one of their most exciting seasons of
arenacross motorcycle racing. Pursuant to an agreement reached in 2002,
AMA Pro Racing will continue to exclusively sanction the National and
Regional Arenacross programs produced and promoted by Clear Channel
Entertainment through at least the 2009 season.



Clear Channel Entertainment’s AMA National Arenacross Series and AMA
Regional Arenacross races are the only arenacross programs that are
officially sanctioned by the AMA and its professional affiliate, AMA
Pro Racing.



“Arenacross represents a tremendous opportunity to bring stadium-style
motocross to an expanded audience,” said Scott Hollingsworth, AMA Pro
Racing CEO. “By visiting markets that might not necessarily see a THQ
AMA Supercross event, we can broaden the appeal and awareness of this
form of motorcycle racing. We’re pleased to be working with Clear
Channel Entertainment’s Motor Sports group in this regard.”



The 2005-2006 AMA National Arenacross Series will include 10 weekend
events at some of the nation’s premier sporting venues. Additionally,
AMA Regional Arenacross races will include a minimum of 11 new venues
and markets to showcase the sport of arenacross during the 2005-2006
season at an unprecedented level across the United States.





Suzuki Motor Corporation Posts $250,000 in Factory Contingency for Advanstar’s BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series



Debut of Contingency Card Allows for Immediate Access to Winnings



Advanstar Communications, Inc. – a leading provider of print, event and
online media for the powersports, off-road and automotive aftermarket
industries – today announced that Suzuki Motor Corporation will post
its largest factory contingency program ever offered for Arenacross as
it supports the upcoming BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series
Presented by K&N Filters.



With nearly one quarter of a million dollars up for grabs in the
professional and amateur racing programs at the BooKoo Arenacross
Championship Series, Suzuki is making a strong statement and further
enabling Advanstar’s mission to deliver Bigger Air … Better Tracks
…More Speed … through the largest-ever contingency program in all of
Arenacross racing.



“Adding Suzuki to our long list of industry supporters is a great way
to demonstrate appreciation to our racers, fans and sponsors,” said
Mike Kidd, Arenacross Race Director for Advanstar. “Suzuki is
committing to the largest contingency they’ve ever offered the sport
and its riders, and that’s a testament to their dedication and belief
in the Advanstar program across the country and throughout the year.”



Suzuki Motor Corporation has taken factory contingency one step further
with the release of their Value-Added Contingency Cards. Professional
racers will now be able to use these cards anywhere that Visa or
MasterCard is accepted, even to withdraw cash at the nearest ATM. For
amateurs, this advancement means immediate access to spend their
winnings at the local Suzuki dealership, with additional dollars
applied directly to their new card throughout the season.



Skip Johnson, Vice President of Advanstar, commented on the tremendous
support from Suzuki. “Suzuki knows what it takes to draw an enthusiast
crowd, and their strategies in the marketplace are confirmation of that
understanding.” He continued, “Once again we have secured another
leading company’s support for our motorcycle consumer program.”





Advanstar’s BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series to Sponsor Robbie Reynard for Final Rounds of AMA Outdoor Motocross Nationals



Former Arenacross Champion and Privateer Gets Help From Inaugural Arenacross Series



Advanstar Communications, Inc. – a leading provider of print, event and
online media for the powersports, off-road and automotive aftermarket
industries – today announced that the inaugural BooKoo Arenacross
Championship Series Presented by K&N Filters will team up with
Planet Honda to provide financial support to Robbie Reynard for the
remainder of the AMA Outdoor Motocross Nationals. The support is part
of a recent movement in the industry to assist privateers competing in
this and other sanctioned events.



“In 1993 Robbie made his mark by winning a national Arenacross series,
and is currently one of the top privateers on the national circuit,”
said Mike Kidd, Race Director for Advanstar. “We are thrilled to help
out a great rider and give back to a community who has so openly
embraced us in our own Arenacross Series efforts.”



“To have BooKoo Arenacross and Advanstar step in to help me through the
remainder of the season is awesome,” said Reynard. “Mike Kidd and I go
way back and his dedication to Arenacross, the racers, and the fans has
always been apparent. Now he’s reinventing that passion with the BooKoo
series. It’s great to be a part of that excitement,” continued Reynard.



Reynard will be competing aboard a BooKoo Arenacross-Planet
Honda-Reynard Modifications CRF 450 for the remainder of the series and
will be showcasing the all new BooKoo Arenacross and Planet Honda
graphics on the No Fear number 17 machine.





David Vuillemin, Stephane Roncada, Sarah Whitmore to Play at 6th Annual Golf Benefit



Appearing at the 2005 Golf Event will be the following celebrities;



David Vuillemin is one of the most successful Frenchmen to ever join
the American Supercross ranks. His natural ability and talent combined
with constant podium finishes and unique riding style have made him one
of the top riders in the sport today



Stephane Roncada, a native of France has raced in the AMA 125cc West
region Supercross series, earning five podium finishes In the AMA 250cc
Motocross Championship, Roncada earned a second-place overall finish at
Sacramento with Pro Circuit Kawasaki team.



Sarah Whitmore, after winning the 1998 and 1999 amateur National
Championship in the Women’s 12-15 year old class, Sarah went on to
place second in her first attempt at the 16+ Women’s class racing
against women much older and more experienced than herself. Sarah then
pulled an upset by winning her first ever moto in the Professional
Class at Broome-Tioga, New York With these results Sarah has
established herself as one of the fastest women in the world and has
received coverage in major publications.



The 6th Annual Golf Benefit helps raise funds for the Emergency Trauma
Care Center at Loma Linda University Medical Center. The benefit is
scheduled for Thursday, September 8, 2005 at Jurupa Hills Country Club
on 6161 Moraga Ave., Riverside, CA (951) 685-7214. Registration begins
at 7:30 A.M. with a Shotgun start at 9:00 A.M. with Lunch and awards to
follow.



US Tournament Golf is the event coordinator of the event. For more
information and to register for the golf tournament please visit
www.lomalindagolfbenefit.com





TEAM USA MX of NATIONS LINEUP CHANGED



AMA Pro Racing confirmed that the lineup for the American team
representing the United States at the 2005 Motocross of Nations (MXoN)
has been changed. Riders Ricky Carmichael and Kevin Windham remain on
the team and Ivan Tedesco has been added to replace Mike Brown.



AMA Pro Racing MX/SX Series Manager Steve Whitelock made the
announcement and said the change was made in consultation with the
team. “Over the past couple of weeks Ricky, Kevin and Roger (De Coster,
Team Manager) had expressed some concerns to me. At Binghamton last
Sunday we discussed it again,” said Whitelock. “Obviously this is a
very tough call to make but everyone agreed that we have to do what’s
in the best interest of the American effort.”



Whitelock stated that he spoke to Brown about the situation at Binghamton on Sunday and then again Monday.



“Mike Brown is an accomplished rider and everyone appreciates the
commitment he made to supporting the team,” said Whitelock.
“Ultimately, however, we have to send the team that has the greatest
chance of success and that is what drove us to make this difficult
decision.”



The 2005 MXoN will be held on September 25, at Ernee, France.





CONTACT: Ryan Marshall, Marketing Manager, rmarshall@advanstar.com or Lance Bryson, Director of Sales, lbryson@advanstar.com



Advanstar’s BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series Posts Record Purse and Championship Point Fund




$150,000 Championship Point Fund, Plus a $30,000 Race Weekend Purse Up for Grabs!



Advanstar Communications, Inc. a leading provider of print, event and
online media for the powersports, off-road and automotive aftermarket
industries today announced the largest Arenacross championship purse
and largest per race payout ever offered in Arenacross racing.



“BooKoo means big, so we are going with the largest purse and point
fund in the history of Arenacross right out of the gate,” said Mike
Kidd, Arenacross Director for Advanstar. “This further emphasizes our
plan to take Arenacross to the level we feel it deserves and sends a
strong message to our teams and riders that we will reward them for
their efforts.”



All BooKoo Arenacross pro racers will have four chances to win a
portion of the $30,000 purse each race weekend, with a race format of a
250cc and 125cc main event both Friday and Saturday nights. All pro
racers are eligible to compete in both classes. ,,What this means to our
racers is that a bad start or mechanical failure in one race won’t mean
they have to go home empty-handed,” said Kidd. “There’s serious cash up
for grabs and a big incentive for racers to run the entire series.”



Consistency will also have its rewards throughout the 12-race series as
$150,000 will be divided up into four separate overall point funds. The
125cc Champion will take home $5,000, 250cc Champion $5,000, Dash for
Cash Champion $7,500 and the BooKoo Arenacross Champion $25,000.



The BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series kicks off November 4-6, 2005
in Fort Worth and the point fund will be awarded after the final race
in Tulsa, February 10-12, 2006.





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