Advanstar’s Arenacross C’ship Gets Kawasaki Contingency

| September 8, 2005

This is a press release from Advanstar…

Santa Ana, CA September 8, 2005 Advanstar Communications, Inc. a leading provider of print, event and online media for the powersports, off-road and automotive aftermarket industries today announced that Kawasaki Motor Corporation will post more than $244,000 in factory contingency for the upcoming BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series Presented by K&N Filters.

Kawasaki’s support helps strengthen Advanstar’s mission to deliver Bigger Air…Better Tracks…More Speed… and better racing as factory contingency money currently stands at a half million dollars. Combined with a purse and points fund totaling another half million dollars, the K&N Filters Bookoo Arenacross Championship Series is to be richest in Arenacross history.

With $2,000 going to the winner of the 125cc and 250cc pro class each night, Kawasaki is offering the largest winning per race payout yet for the Bookoo Arenacross Championship Series, proving again that they have one of the best support programs for professional and amateur racers. This enables riders to take home up to $15,000 per weekend in contingency, Dash-for-Cash and purse money.

“Kawasaki’s support program has always been one of the best in the industry,” said Mike Kidd, Arenacross Race Director for Advanstar. “With Kawasaki posting $2,000 to win per night for both the 125cc and 250cc races, there’s sure to be some very close and competitive racing as these athletes race for the big payout in the BooKoo Arenacross Championship Series.”

For over two decades, Kawasaki Team Green has had one of the winningest support programs in the industry, providing track side support to such notable champions as Jeremy McGrath, Ricky Carmichael and James “Bubba” Stewart. The new 2006 contingency program is the largest posting in Kawasaki history.

Skip Johnson, Vice President of Advanstar, commented on the tremendous support from Kawasaki. “Each time a premier manufacturer like Kawasaki signs on to support Arenacross, one community of racers and fans is born and another becomes more deeply connected.” He continued, “that, coupled with more speed, bigger air, and better tracks, remains our formula for reinvention.”

You can register for the Race Rewards Program at participating Kawasaki dealers or online at

By Blake Conner