Last Chance For VIR

Press Release | August 7, 2008

The following is from VIR… The deadline to order discounted tickets for the Suzuki Big Kahuna Nationals presented by Dunlop, RockStar and Makita at VIRginia International Raceway is nearing rapidly. Monday, August 11, at 5:00 Rocky Mountain Time marks the last chance to purchase tickets at the advance sale pricing. After Monday evening, at 7:00 EDT/5:00 RMT, tickets go off sale and will only be available at the track gate after that. ¡§We don¡¦t want anyone to be disappointed by not being able to get the tickets they want,¡¨ said event promoter and M1 president Cameron Gray. ¡§Tickets for this year¡¦s Big Kahuna are moving fast and everyone who wants to attend can buy their tickets in advance and just pick them up at the gate, saving everyone the trips to the Post Office.¡¨ Spectator tickets for the Big Kahuna are selling faster than ever; make sure you aren¡¦t disappointed and place your order now at or by calling (303) 377-3278. For the ultimate race viewing experience, consider the VIP passes, which include pit suite access. Attractions at the event include giant screens showing the action at other areas of the track, a Ducati Hypermotard test ride, Vanishing Species animal exhibits, live music, vendors and manufacturer displays even better and bigger than last year¡¦s record-setting event. Fans of the Big Kahuna Nationals, featuring the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, have the chance to purchase tickets in the ¡§Big Kahuna Big Give¡¨ drawing, with the grand prize winner riding off on a 2008 Suzuki GSX-R600 motorcycle, with an Arai Helmet and a complete set of riding gear. If that doesn¡¦t wind you up, then the second prize of an Arai helmet autographed by MotoGP, World Superbike and AMA Superbike racers, both past and present, should get your cycle running flat out. Other prizes include a Leo Vince exhaust system, a portable drill kit from Makita and a year¡¦s supply of ROCKST„R energy drink. ¡§I am personally concerned about both of these great causes,¡¨ said event promoter Cameron Gray. ¡§With breast cancer affecting one woman in eight in this country, everything we can do to support research and treatment is vital. The Ethan Gillim foundation helps prepare young motorcycle riders with training and equipment, plus making tracks safer for everyone to ride on,¡¨ he added. Proceeds from the fund raiser will be donated to the Ethan Gillim ¡§Chasin a Dream¡¨ foundation and to support breast cancer awareness. The ¡§Chasin a Dream¡¨ program is a non-profit charitable organization established in memory of Ethan Gillim to promote safe motorcycle riding and racing for young riders. The Program will be instrumental in providing financial assistance for young riders to obtain necessary equipment, education and training to ride and race safely and to assist track promoters in related issues. As a non profit charitable organization we accept donations from large corporations, small businesses, motorcycle clubs and individuals interested in participating in something greater than ourselves¡K a young boy¡¦s dream¡K to see the continuation of safe and competitive riding and racing by up-and-coming young riders. For more information, please visit Breast cancer affects an estimated 182,800 new cases in 2008 alone, with over 42,000 deaths due to the cancer this year. The disease affects one woman in eight, claiming a victim every thirteen minutes. YOU can help these two charities by purchasing your charity raffle tickets today! Tickets can be purchased through our ticket page as well as at the event. The tickets are only $3.00 each, so buy yours today and help both these deserving causes. The Suzuki Big Kahuna features far more than the on-track action, with live bands, more vendor displays than ever before and entertainment for the entire family, including a kid-friendly recreation area where youngsters will find activities to keep them happy.

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