Thunder Valley Fan Fest to Provide Excitement on Eve of the National

Fan Fest and Dealer Signings Highlight Pre Race Activities for Saturday's Toyota Trucks Thunder Valley National

MORGANTOWN, W.V. (June 23, 2010) - Before the gates drop on Saturday's Toyota Trucks Thunder Valley National, round five of the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, the world's best riders will get up close and personal with thousands of the sport's most devoted fans through several appearances and dealer signings throughout the Denver area.

Led by the "official" event preview party, the Thunder Valley Fan Fest returns on Friday from Sun Enterprises in Denver. Fan-interactive activities, vending and various other exciting opportunities kick-off at 2 p.m. MST from the state's largest powersports dealer. Rider autographs are scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. MST. Teams scheduled to be in attendance are:

Monster Energy Kawasaki
Chad Reed
Nick Wey
Sara Price

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki
Christophe Pourcel
Tyla Rattray
Jake Weimer
Dean Wilson

Honda Red Bull Racing
Andrew Short
Ashley Fiolek

GEICO Powersports Honda
Justin Barcia
Trey Canard
Brett Metcalfe
Eli Tomac
Blake Wharton

Jagermeister KTM / FMF KTM
Mike Alessi
Tommy Searle
Sarah Whitmore

In addition to the official pre-race celebration of the Toyota Trucks Thunder Valley National, Yamaha-supported teams Joe Gibbs Racing MX, DNA Shred Sitx/Star Racing Yamaha, Valli Motorsports and MotoConcepts will host their own dealer signing from 6-7 p.m. MST at G-Force Powersports in Lakewood, just minutes from Thunder Valley MX Park. Riders scheduled to appear are:

Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGR
Justin Brayton
Josh Grant

DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing Yamaha
Max Anstie
Martin Davalos
Nico Izzi
Broc Tickle

Valli Motorsports Yamaha
Kyle Cunningham
Dan Reardon
Ivan Tedesco

MotoConcepts Yamaha
Travis Baker
Kyle Chisholm
Vince Friese
Matt Goerke
Ryan Sipes

For fans interested in getting the opportunity to meet newly-crowned supercross champion and current 450 Class points leader Ryan Dungey and several of his Suzuki-mounted teammates, head over to Fay Myers M/C World in Greenwood Village from 6-7 p.m. MST. Teams scheduled to appear are:

Rockstar/Makita Suzuki
Ryan Dungey
Matt Moss

Rockstar Energy Suzuki Presented by Canidae
Tommy Hahn
Hunter Hewitt
Jake Moss

The excitement surrounding the Toyota Trucks Thunder Valley National continues Saturday on race day. In addition to the action the world's best riders will provide out on the scenic mountainside facility, Danny Walker's American Supercamp program will be providing the opportunity for children to learn how to ride in a controlled environment within the Thunder Valley MX Park paddock. With the support of the track and Coyote Motorsports, Yamaha mini-bikes will be available for youngsters to enjoy the experience of riding a motorcycle.

Trials legend Geoff Aaron will also be in the Thunder Valley pits, putting his trademark riding skills on display through various technical obstacles throughout the day.

The Toyota Trucks Thunder Valley National kicks-off at 1 p.m. MST on Saturday, June 26. Same-day coverage of the premier 450 Class can be seen on SPEED at 11p.m. EST while next-day coverage of the 250 Class can be seen on Sunday at 12 noon EST. As always, live internet stream of the first motos of each class can be seen at

Dealer Locations:

Sun Enterprises
8877 N. Washington St.
Denver, CO 80229

G-Force Powersports
7700 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO 80214

Fay Myers M/C World
9700 East Arapahoe Rd.
Greenwood Village, CO 80112

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