RJ Can't Wait For USGP At Glen Helen

_1986 USGP Champ Looks Forward To A Great Race On May 30th


April 9, 2010 - Glen Helen Raceway, CA - Ricky Johnson, the 7-time AMA National Champion, should be a familiar name to motocross fans both young and old. He was also a member of 4 winning Motocross des Nations teams, but he still counts his 1986 Carlsbad USGP win as one of the highlights of his career. Since an injury-enforced retirement from professional motocross in the 1990s, he has remained involved as a trainer, promoter and business owner, however he says he remains a fan, first and foremost!

"As a former USGP competitor as well as a lifelong motocross racing fan, I could not be more excited to learn that we will have a Grand Prix back on American soil at Glen Helen Raceway," exclaims Johnson. "I've known Giuseppe Luongo for many years and I believe that he and his Youthstream group add a high level of class to our sport."

Having raced NASCAR and now off-road trucks, Johnson believes Youthstream brings a lot to the table. "I raced Giuseppe's events during my motocross racing career and they were always the best! Anyone who attended the Motocross Des Nations in Italy last year like I did will expect the USGP at Glen Helen to be quite a show. Knowing that my fellow American motocross fans have a chance to see the current GP talent battling it out with our American riders should make all of us even more eager for May 30th to arrive."

Tickets for the "Race of the Century" as the USGP is being billed, go on sale Friday, April 9th at the www.glenhelen.com, as well as at participating local Yamaha dealers. Reserved camping will also go on sale for $50 per spot.

Weekend Tickets

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

Glen Helen Raceway Season Passes are Not Valid for USGP Weekend. "Paddock" Pro Pit Passes and 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

Ricky Johnson