Moates Cup For USGP At Glen Helen Top American To Be Rewarded May 30th
May 3, 2010 – Glen Helen Raceway, CA – When the best motocross racers in the world come to Southern California’s Glen Helen Raceway on May 29-30th it will mark a couple major milestones in the history of motocross. Not only does the event mark the return of the historic U.S. Grand Prix (USGP) concept of pitting America’s best against the world, but it also falls on the 30th anniversary of Marty Moates becoming the first American to ever win the prestigious event.
“We are happy to pay tribute to the top American, by awarding the inaugural Moates Cup… and a nice cash reward,” notes Marty’s brother David Moates. “In short, I think it’s a wonderful idea. It appears to have ‘legs’… both as a tribute, and as a tool to attract racers to the event. The strength may rest in how Marty’s accomplishment is seen. It’s funny… my brother sometimes tried to get me to return to racing long after I had moved on to other interests. Now that he is gone, not only did I find one of Marty’s bikes on craigslist, having restored it, I now enjoy racing more than I ever did. His final gift to me.”
“What better way to commemorate David’s brother beating the Goliath of the mighty Europeans than presenting this award,” adds Moates Cup co-sponsor Todd Huffman, who is just finishing up his film about the 1980 event called, The Carlsbad USGP:1980, which premieres a month after the U.S. Grand Prix at Glen Helen.
“Personally I think it’s a fitting tribute to Marty as America’s first USGP hero and I’m hoping that it would draw the attention of American riders to get off the sidelines and participate in this international event, just like he did so many years ago,” adds Moates Cup co-founder Scott Cox.
Last contested at Glen Helen back in 1992, the return of the USGP to Southern California recreates a slice of history and serves as a fitting tribute to the 30th anniversary of an American first winning the USGP.
Tickets for the “Race of the Century” as the USGP is being billed, are available at the Glen Helen website www.glenhelen.com as well as at participating local Yamaha dealers. Reserved camping is also available for $50 per spot.
Weekend General Admission $70.00
Weekend General Admission-Child $35.00
Under 5 years No Charge
Sunday Only Tickets
“Sunday Only” General Admission $50.00
“Sunday Only” General Admission-Child $25.00
“Paddock” Pro Pit Passes*
Paddock Pass $30.00 for Saturday/Sunday (Both Days)
Paddock Pass-Child $15.00 for Saturday/Sunday (Both Days)
Glen Helen Raceway Season Passes are Not Valid for USGP Weekend. *Admission tickets are needed in addition to Pro Pit Passes. VIP tickets available. NO GLEN HELEN WILL CALL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES FOR ANY REASON All Sales final. Lost, stolen, or broken bands (wristbands) will not be replaced and are NOT VALID. Pre-sale tickets available at participating Yamaha Dealers only. For a list of Yamaha Dealers click here.
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Glen Helen: Racing At Its Best Since 1985 – Located North of San Bernardino in the area of Devore, Glen Helen Raceway is set on 256 acres against a mountain side making for great course. Glen Helen Raceway started back in 1985, hosting several Sand Drags, Off-Road events and Motocross races. In 1990 Glen Helen Raceway hosted its first major event, the United States Grand Prix Motocross and again in 1991 and 1992. After hosting the USGP, the Glen Helen Raceway venue became an internationally known track. In 1995 and 1996 two more major events came to Glen Helen Raceway, the Off-Road Winter Series and the AMA 125/250 MX Nationals. Addition of these events to Glen Helen Raceway’s roster helped the facility become of one of the most seen and raced on tracks in the world. Today Glen Helen Raceway has added more race tracks and has put thousands of dollars into its facility, culminating in it becoming Youthstream’s choice to bring back the historic USGP race. See more at the Glen Helen website: www.glenhelen.com