Carlsbad U.S. GP: 1980 Adds Denver Premiere (06/15/2010)

Press Release | June 15, 2010

The following is a press release…Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the first time an American won the United States Grand Prix of Motocross, and coinciding with the AMA National MX series returning to the Thunder Valley Motocross facility Lakewood, Colorado, is the premiere of the documentary Carlsbad USGP: 1980 – One Day Of Magic. The movie premiere will be held at the Landmark Mayan Theatre Thursday, June 24th with a special reception starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by the film at 8 p.m.

Hosted by motocross hero Chuck Sun, who won the USGP himself in 1981, the film covers everything from early Carlsbad USGP history to the 1980 season leading up to that historic day when an unknown privateer named Marty Moates stunned the world by beating the “crowned heads of European motocross” at their own game. “Denver has always been one of my favorite riding areas having won AMA National events here in the past,” says Sun. “As the second American to win the fabled Carlsbad USGP, I really wanted to share this inspirational story with the racing enthusiasts of Colorado.”

Sun’s 1981 Motocross des Nations teammate and former Supercross/motocross champion Donnie Hansen will be joining the AMA Hall Of Famer to help kick off the movie along with Mark “The Bomber” Barnett. “Many of Colorado’s top 50 riders are expected to attend, including Arlo Englund,” adds Sun.

“With the AMA National MX in town, expect many more surprise appearances that make this a must-attend premiere party! Thanks to the support of Doug Gagnon and Vickery Motosports in Denver, we are excited to bring the movie premiere to the Landmark Mayan Theatre,” said Sun.

“Special thanks to all the Denver-area sponsors for making this special local premiere possible, including AHRMA, Donnie Hansen Motocross Academy/, Doug Gagnon, Elite Motorsports Of Loveland, Motogear Outlet, MX1 Suspension, Performance Cycle Of Colorado, Tequila Chamucos, TUbliss and Vickery Motorsports,” concludes Sun.

To view the trailer and get information on the premiere, visit or contact The Mayan Theatre box office at 303-352-1992 or link. Tickets are $22.50 each, including tax and handling fees, or $33.50 for a pair.

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