September 04, 2015 - 10:00 AM
PENTICTON - Jetwerx International is proud to announce the beginning of a new chapter in their 15 year Canadian motocross history with the introduction of the Arenacross Tour.
This newly formed project has taken 18 months to produce and is set to launch this September in Canada; Creating the 2015 Canadian National Arenacross Tour presented by Royal Distributing. It is currently an 8 round Professional Arenacross series, which includes an East and West Amateur National Arenacross Championship. Pro Arenacross riders compete for a total cash payout of over $60,000, with over 20 Amateur classes’ racing for their share of $25,000 worth of trophies, prizes and series awards. Penticton is proud to host Round 5 & 6 of the series on Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 at the South Okanagan Events Centre.
“Anticipation is high with this new project,” says Jetwerx CEO Justin Thompson. “We have been involved in this for a long time having done over 200 events all over the world and having partnered with a variety of leading industry and corporate brands. I am extremely happy to finally bring this great series to Canada. With my family here in Canada, it is huge to be racing at home.”
Jetwerx USA is currently based out of the southern USA with the Motosport.com Arenacross Tour where the series ventures into 7 different states and has a history of over 12 years. “We are excited to have Canadian sponsors and support step up to help this new series become a great success,” says Thompson. “Our goal from day one was to try and build a series that will help motocross in Canada from the athlete to the industry and everything in between. It’s not going to be easy and will take an astronomical amount of effort in which we are very familiar with. This isn't about trying to build a new project or compete against another series, this is simply Jetwerx seeing a way to join the country and branching out on what we already do.”
“We are excited to be involved with Jetwerx and the Arenacross Tour,” says Scott Spark President of Royal Distributing. "We look forward to a successful season as the presenting sponsor of the Canadian National Arenacross Tour. Our focus, as one of the main sponsors, will be on keeping the racer’s excited by giving them the opportunity to cash in on the Royal Distributing Hole shot award. We also plan to get the fans involved during half time with The Marin Bikes Half Time show presented by Royal Distributing.”
The Canadian National Arenacross Tour is set to begin in London, Ontario September 25 and 26, 2015 with this being round 1 and 2 of both the Pro National Series and the Eastern Amateur National Series.
The series schedule:
September 25-26 Round 1 and 2 Western Agiplex London, ON
October 9-10 Round 3 and 4 Hiawatha Park Sarnia, ON
October 23-24 Round 5 and 6 South Okanagan Events Centre Penticton, BC
November 6-7 Round 7 and 8 Stampede Park Calgary, AB
September is the perfect time to shift focus onto the next National championship up for grabs for both amateurs and Pro’s. The question is who will be crowned the first 2015 Canadian National Arenacross Tour Champion? Only time will tell.
Tickets for the Canadian National Arenacross Tour are $18, $26 and $36* for Adults and $10 for Children 12 and under. (*Additional service fees only apply to online and phone purchases.) Tickets go on sale to the general public on Thursday, September 10 at 10:00AM and can be purchased online at www.ValleyFirstTix.com, by telephone at 1.877.SOEC.TIX (763.2849) or in person at the Valley First Box Office (at the SOEC) and Wine Country Visitor Centre.
For more information visit: www.arenacrosstour.ca
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