Sponsored By Monster Energy & Open To The Public!
The go-kart racing at Pole Position is insane, with high-performance electric karts that reach speeds approaching 50 mph…add a bunch of dirt bikers hot wired on Monster product and be prepared to watch the sparks fly!
ANAHEIM, Calif. (April 17, 2009) – Maxxis MiniMotoSX will again kick off it’s racing festivities for the May 1st headliner event at the Orleans Arena with a rip-roarin’, high-speed party at Las Vegas’ Pole Position Raceway – a full-on, open-to-the-public participatory racing event hosted by MMSX sponsor, Monster Energy.
What: Maxxis MiniMotoSX Pre-Race Party, hosted by Monster Energy
When: Thurs., April 30th
Where: Vegas’ Pole Position Raceway (www.polepositionraceway.com)
Time: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: There is no admission and the event is open to the public. $5 off racing coupons are available online at www.minimotosx.com
Dubbed the “Best indoor kart track in the United States, Pole Position Raceway is well within walking distance of MMSX’s host – the Orleans Arena. Boasting a wide range of racing memorabilia from the top stars of NASCAR, IndyCar and Monster Energy Supercross, Pole Position has become a mainstay for motorsports enthusiasts in town for the big dirt bike racing weekend.
“Pole Position Raceway has become a hangout for some of the world’s fastest racers,” said Ken Faught, president and co-founder of the chain of indoor kart tracks and former editor-in-chief of Dirt Rider magazine. “Travis Pastrana, James Stewart & Chad Reed are regulars and we expect to see a lot of guys this week because of the big events that are in town.”
Familiar names to MMSX fans that helped create Pole Position Raceway include: Monster Supercross champs Jeremy “Showtime” McGrath (himself a former MMSX racer!) and Chad Reed, outdoor champs Grant Langston and Greg Albertyn, along with FMX stars Mike Metzger and Kenny Bartram.
“Mini bikes and go-karts – you can’t ask for more fun than that,” said Mike Karsting, Vice President of Events at Source Interlink Media. “The action at Pole Position gets intense, so even if you’re not racing it’s fun to just come out and watch everyone go at it. But take note – print out that $5 off coupon before you come, because once you’re there for a bit you’re definitely going to want to get in on the racing!”
The annual AMA/Maxxis MiniMotoSX is the largest indoor motorsports competition of its kind. With more than 700 registered riders in 2008 the event literally allows for mini bike enthusiasts to become part of the show. As one racer put it: “At MiniMotoSX you don’t just show up and watch racing in Vegas – you boot up and get on the track yourself to race in front of a packed house at the Orleans.” Featuring numerous classes at all age and ability levels, AMA/Maxxis MiniMotoSX delivers an unforgettable day of racing action for both fans and racers alike, along with an affordable ‘Vegas experience’ given the hotel and ticket package at the Orleans Hotel and Arena, April 30th – May 1st. Registration for the event is open right now on www.minimotosx.com
Tickets On-Sale NOW at the Orleans Arena, 888-234-2334; or online at www.OrleansArena.com
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