Midwest-Based Team Features Racers Teddy Maier, Brad Ripple & Kurt McCabe

AURORA, Ill. (Oct. 31, 2007) – Rolling into Des Moines, Iowa, on Ti Lube Hondas for the opener of the 2007-’08 Toyota AMA Arenacross Series this weekend will be three racers capable of racing with the top competitors at any given race on the 19-round Toyota AMA Arenacross tour.

Led by Ft. Dodge, Iowa’s Teddy Maier and featuring proven Toyota AMA Arenacross Series talent in Brad Ripple (Crown Point, Ind.) and Kurt McCabe (Cedar Rapids, Iowa), this year’s Ti Lube Racing team has the ability to win races (Maier) and challenge for the podium as well.

New to the team this year will be an association with the southern California-based Moto XXX program, a well-known player in the AMA Supercross and Outdoor Nationals series.

“We have an excellent staff and Allan Brown from Moto XXX has helped us provide equipment to the riders that makes them capable of winning races,” said Ti Lube team owner Joe Murphy. “I’m looking forward to a great Toyota AMA Arenacross Series season.”

Heading up the all-important team manager position for the Ti Lube Racing team will be first year team manager Tony Wenck. No stranger to Toyota AMA Arenacross Series action with his syndicated “Pit Pass Radio” program, Wenck will handle the day-to-day management duties and guide the Ti Lube Racing team through out the competition season.

“I got involved with Ti Lube Racing to help grow the program,” said Wenck. “I think we are light years ahead of where the team was last year. We are already talking steps to improve for the 2009 season.”

For his part, Brown and his Moto XXX program is taking its first major step in marketing the engine work they’ve been successful with (Example: Kyle Lewis holeshots and Josh Summey top 10 finishes) and are looking to market the Moto XXX work at a grass roots level through the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series.

“After six years of improving the Honda CRF performance we are ready to branch out and market our performance packages to consumers,” said Brown. “And Moto XXX feels the Ti Lube Racing program is an ideal vehicle for us to accomplish this.”

Tickets for Nov. 2-4 Toyota AMA Arenacross at Wells Fargo Arena are available through www.arenacross.com, at the Wells Fargo Arena Ticket Office, online at www.dahlstickets.com, all Des Moines-area Dahl’s Grocery Stores or charge by phone at 1-866-55-DAHLS. Fees and handling may apply. Show times are Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 12:00. Doors open Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m., Sunday at 11 a.m. Friday and Saturday tickets are $20 for all Gold Circle seats, $16 for Mid Level seats/$8 for kids Mid Level seats. Sunday tickets are $16 for adults, $8 for kids. All seats $2 more day of show. Note: Kids = children ages 2-12.

About Toyota AMA Arenacross Series

In its 24th year, the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series, owned by Live Nation, is the premier indoor motocross series in the U.S. playing to sold-out arenas nationwide. Information on the Toyota AMA Arenacross Series events may be found at www.Arenacross.com. Live Nation is the world's largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues® music venues and prestigious locations such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.” For more information regarding Live Nation and its businesses or concerts near you, please visit our website at www.livenation.com.

About AMA Racing
AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its professional properties include the AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship, the AMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship. In amateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000 events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousand active members. For more information about professional racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. For amateur racing information visit www.amadirectlink.com/amrace/amasports.asp.

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