South Point/USGP Promotion Winners – Last Batch Of International Motocross Fans Treated To Vegas Trips
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June 1, 2010 – Glen Helen Raceway, CA – “This has been an absolutely amazing experience,” exclaimed Colin McCaughey from Perth, Australia, who was one of the eight “Golden Ticket” winners for the United States Grand Prix motocross race at Glen Helen on Memorial Day weekend. Talk about being a kid in a candy store, Colin used his all-access ticket at the USGP to see everything from the starting gate to the finish line as well as behind the scenes in the pressroom and race control.
“I still can’t believe I got one of the Golden Tickets,” claims Colin. Strangely enough this sweet deal was dreamt up by a dentist: race promoter Bud Feldkamp is not Willy Wonka, but an actual DDS. Susumu Ishii from Tokyo, Japan, and Daniel Stinson from nearby Yorba Linda were the final two winners drawn on Friday afternoon. Stinson, who ironically works All American Asphalt in Yorba Linda, was the last guest treated to a couple days in the dirt.
Ishii and Stinson join the aforementioned McCaughey from Australia; Howard Surtees from London, England; and Oda Haensch from Loehne, Germany. The lucky locals included Stinson, Timothy Scott from Torrance, Michael Tubbs from Simi Valley and Taralyn Barbula from Riverside. As much fun as the winners had at USGP at Glen Helen, the Golden Tickets will really pay off in Las Vegas. Each of the eight Grand Prize packages includes a two-night stay at Michael Gaughan’s South Point Hotel, dinner for two at the Silverado Steakhouse and a pair of South Point show tickets.
Each week two (2) Grand Prize packages were awarded via random drawing (for a total of 8 during the promotion). Check the Glen Helen Raceway website www.glenhelen.com to see the drawings from 5/10/10, 5/17/10, 5/24/10 and 5/31/10.
“I am glad that we were able to reward winners from around the world with this sweet deal,” quips Feldkamp. “Since the best motocross racers in the world competed at Glen Helen Raceway for the USGP, it seemed only fair to award an equal number of the Golden Tickets to GP fans visiting us from other countries.”
After the race, the winners can now redeem their Golden Tickets at the South Point Casino, located just off the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. South Point’s incredible amenities include the 16-screen movie complex, a 64-lane bowling center and an array of restaurants to suit any taste. The casino features top table games and the latest slot and video poker machines. The spacious rooms feature 42-inch plasma TVs, Point Plush mattresses and WiFi throughout. There is also a 400-seat showroom featuring headliner entertainment and dancing to live bands on weekends.
Check in at www.glenhelen.com for news of the next USGP and future events such as the Golden Ticket drawings.
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