All Access On May 30th
April 29, 2010 – Glen Helen Raceway, CA – The best motocross racers in the world will be coming to Southern California’s Glen Helen Raceway on May 29-30th. This event also marks the return of the historic U.S. Grand Prix (USGP) concept of pitting America’s best against the world, but best of all spectators will be offered an unparalled opportunity to immerse themselves in the event via the all-access Paddock Pro Pit Pass program.
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. Diehard fans still remember when hometown hero Marty Moates piloted his privateer LOP Yamaha to victory over the seemingly invincible MX racers from Europe. Glen Helen Raceway owner Bud Feldkamp is one of those who remembers what a monumental achievement Moates’ victory was and hopes to recreate that magic. “It has been a life-long dream of mine and the staff to have this extraordinary World Championship event at Glen Helen.”
Former GP racer and long time U.S. Motocross/Supercross competitor David Vullemin offers some added insight to this world class event. “There are going to be four great motos of racing with a deep field of talent,” says the Frenchman. “Many Americans may not know all the names in Grand Prix racing, but the level of competition is close and it should make for some good racing! It’s a two-day format with a 25-minute qualification race on Saturday for the gate pick on Sunday.”
Fans can see their favorite racers up close and personal as the USGP pits will be open Saturday May 29 from 10am-6pm for the qualifiers. For Sunday’s main event, the Paddock will be open from 9am-6pm. Cost is only $30 for both days, plus admission. Children 6-12 get a reduced rate of $15, plus admission for both days. Unlike Supercross where you get shooed out of the pits prior to racing or the AMA outdoor national MX races where you have to leave by noon on race day, fans can stay in the USGP Paddock all day to watch your favorite riders before and after their races.
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.
About Youthstream – Youthstream is the company that manages the exclusive television, marketing and promotional world wide rights of the FIM Motocross World Championship, the FIM Motocross of Nations, the FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship, the FIM Veteran’s Motocross World Cup, the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship, the FIM SuperMoto World Championship, the FIM SuperMoto of Nations, the FIM Snowcross World Championship, the UEM Motocross European Championship, the UEM Motocross of European Nations and the UEM SuperMoto European Championship. Youthstream’s Motocross website: www.motocrossmx1.com
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