CARLSBAD USGP: 1980 – ONE DAY OF MAGIC Motocross Movie Premiere At The Landmark Mayan Theatre June 24
June 14, 2010 – Denver, CO – Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the first time an American won the United States Grand Prix of Motocross, and coinciding with the AMA National MX series returning to the Thunder Valley Motocross facility Lakewood, Colorado, is the premiere of the documentary Carlsbad USGP: 1980 – One Day Of Magic. The movie premiere will be held at the Landmark Mayan Theatre Thursday, June 24th with a special reception starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by the film at 8 p.m.
Hosted by motocross hero Chuck Sun, who won the USGP himself in 1981, the film covers everything from early Carlsbad USGP history to the 1980 season leading up to that historic day when an unknown privateer named Marty Moates stunned the world by beating the “crowned heads of European motocross” at their own game. “Denver has always been one of my favorite riding areas having won AMA National events here in the past,” says Sun. “As the second American to win the fabled Carlsbad USGP, I really wanted to share this inspirational story with the racing enthusiasts of Colorado.”
Sun’s 1981 Motocross des Nations teammate and former Supercross/motocross champion Donnie Hansen will be joining the AMA Hall Of Famer to help kick off the movie along with Mark “The Bomber” Barnett. “Many of Colorado’s top 50 riders are expected to attend, including Arlo Englund,” adds Sun.
“With the AMA National MX in town, expect many more surprise appearances that make this a must-attend premiere party! Thanks to the support of Doug Gagnon and Vickery Motosports in Denver, we are excited to bring the movie premiere to the Landmark Mayan Theatre,” said Sun.
“Special thanks to all the Denver-area sponsors for making this special local premiere possible, including AHRMA, Donnie Hansen Motocross Academy/DHMA.com, Doug Gagnon, Elite Motorsports Of Loveland, Motogear Outlet, MX1 Suspension, Performance Cycle Of Colorado, Tequila Chamucos, TUbliss and Vickery Motorsports,” concludes Sun.
To view the trailer and get information on the premiere, visit carlsbadusgpmovie.com or contact The Mayan Theatre box office at 303-352-1992 or link. Tickets are $22.50 each, including tax and handling fees, or $33.50 for a pair.
The Carlsbad USGP:1980
In 1980 San Diego’s Marty Moates became the first American to win the U.S. Grand Prix of Motocross in the event’s ten-year history. Not only did Moates’ victory end a string of European wins, it opened a floodgate for other American USGP champions including San Diego’s Broc Glover, the 1984 winner, and Ricky Johnson, the 1986 champion. The film documentary was produced by Todd Huffman and Pipeline Digital Media, creators of the successful television series The Motocross Files. For information visit carlsbadusgpmovie.com.
Built in 1930. Operated by Landmark since 1986. Featuring Denver’s finest in independent film and foreign language cinema, the Mayan Theatre is located in the heart of Central Denver amongst a bevy of art galleries, restaurants and vintage clothing stores in the Baker District. The historic Mayan, built in 1930, narrowly missed the wrecking ball in the mid-1980s, when, at the eleventh hour, it was saved by the local group “Friends of the Mayan.” In 1986, The Mayan was restored to its former glory. Renovated at a cost of nearly $2 million, it is one of the country’s three remaining theatres designed in the Art Deco Mayan Revival style. Free parking is available in the lot at 120 Lincoln Street. http://www.landmarktheatres.com/