The Harrah’s Arenacross Tour Championship Shootout
Tunica, MS Will Host Final Round of 2012-2013 Season
Fountain, FL, (Friday, February 1st, 2013) – The 2012-2013 Arenacross Tour is proud to announce Harrah’s Tunica Casino will be the title sponsor of the final round of racing this season. The Harrah’s Arenacross Tour Championship Shootout will take place on February 9th, 2013. The weekend long event will begin with a media day on Friday, followed by an official track walk and meet and greet with professional riders. On Saturday, over 25 classes of amateur riders will go head to head as they represent their chosen North/South region. Professional rider will kick off the night show and main event that starts at 7pm EST. Professional riders from across the country are expected to attend the event to fight for their fair share of over $3,000 for the night and with over $40,000 paid out over the course of the season. The Cash for Clash finale event will conclude the night show and there will be an official after party hosted by The Field House located inside Harrah’s Casino. The weekend will conclude on Sunday, with the annual Arenacross Tour Awards Banquet to wrap up the season. To stay up to date on the latest news about this event please checkarenacrosstour.com and the AXTour Facebook page regularly.
AX Tour Fan Track Walk presented by Linked MX:
Fans, spectators and riders will be given the chance to participate in a guided track walk with the Jetwerx track designer and builder, Justin Thompson from 7:00-8:00PM. This will be the first time the track will available to be seen before practice on Saturday.
AX Tour Pre-Party presented by Linked MX and Jetwerx:
The pre-party will kick off with a meet and greet featuring pro riders that are racing in Saturday night’s main event. Cole Thompson, Heath Harrison, and Johnny Moore will be available to sign autographs, take photos and the riders will also have their bikes on display. There will be AX Tour giveaways going on throughout the night and attendees will have the chance to meet the pro riders one on one. This is a family friendly event from 8:00-10:00PM!
The Harrah’s Arenacross Tour Championship Shootout:
Practice and first motos will run as they normally do for this event. Day motos will also run just as they normally would as well. For the night show that starts at 7PM, we will have a special opening ceremony where we will bring out all the north and south division champions who will be battling it out during the night show. Midway though the races we will be having a “half-time” break where the top four pro rider will go head to head for the chance to win more money. Riders will go one on one for two lap sprints till there is only one winner who will take home an extra $100. The night will end with the final Clash for Cash race of the year.
Following the main event of racing, Harrah’s will be hosting the official Arenacross Tour After Party at The Field House. This after party will be open to all participants and spectators over the age of 21. There will be a live DJ and the event will kick off at 10PM.
The 2012-2013 Arenacross Tour banquet will be held in the Harrah’s Casino. Awards will be presented to points leaders of each class. Riders must have competed in six out of ten races to be eligible for year-end awards. The banquet will kick off a noon and tickets for this event can be purchased at www.arenacrosstour.com.
RV parking will be available through the Mid-South RV Park, located on premise of the casino. The RV park features 200 RV spaces with hookups for water, electric, sewer and cable TV. Pull through and back-in spaces are available to accommodate all RV sizes. Wireless Internet is also available. To reserve a spot, please contact the RV Park by calling the main office phone number at 1-800-946-4946, ext. 14739 or 14740. The office is open from 7AM to 7PM every day of the week.
Room Rate Code: S02MTX3
**Book your rooms today because they are going fast and the hotel has already notified us that there are less than 50 rooms left.
Purchasing Box Seats:
Box seats will be available for purchase at this event. Below is a break down on the boxes available and prices.
16 seat boxes: section 301, 304,305,308,309,312
$160, plus they must have a ticket or wristband for each person
20 seat boxes: section 300, 306, 307,313
$200, plus they must have a ticket or wristband for each person
Email Justin Thompson to reseve a box at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Pro Rider Entry:
As an incentive to draw in some of the best Arenacross racers in the country, the Arenacross tour is waiving the entry fee for all pro dirt bike riders. The Pro Purse and Clash for Cash payout will remain the same, however riders will not have pay to race the event.
Discounted presale tickets can be puchased atarenacrosstour.com.
Tickets can also be purchased the day of the event for $18 for adults and $12 for children under 11 years old. Children three and under receive free admission. Doors will open to the public at 6pm and the main event will begin at 7pm.
Tunica Expo Center
3873 U.S. Highway
Tunica, MS 38676
For more information on the Tunica Arena and Exposition Center please visit: http://www.tunicaarenaexpo.com/
To get to the Harrah’s Casino:
From Atlanta, GA
Take I-20 West to Birmingham, AL. Follow US 78 West to Hwy 302. Go west on Hwy 302 (Goodman Rd ) to Hwy 61 South. Take 61 South to Harrah’s Casino Pkwy N , turn right. Then, turn right onto Celebration Blvd , Harrah’s Casino Resort Tunica will be at the end of Celebration Blvd.
Distance: 397.2 mi
Time: 6 hours (approx.)
From Biloxi, MS
Take I-10 West to US Hwy 49 North. Follow Hwy 49N to I-55 North. Next, follow I-55 North to exit I-69 South. Take I-69 S to Hwy 61 North. Turn right on Hwy 61 North. Take Hwy 61 N to Harrah’s Casino Pkwy N. Turn left on Harrah’s Casino Pkwy N. Then, turn right onto Celebration Blvd, Harrah’s Tunica will be at the end of Celebration Blvd.
Time: 5hrs 38mins (approx.)
From Birmingham, AL
Take US-78 west towards Tupelo , MS /Memphis , TN. Follow US 78 for approx. 210 miles. Take Hwy302 (Goodman Rd ) west towards Southaven , MS. Follow Hwy 302 west for approx. 14 miles. Hwy 302 will run into US-61 South. Turn left onto US -61/follow for approx. 6 miles. Turn right onto Harrah’s Casino Pkwy N. Then, turn right onto Celebration Blvd, Harrah’s Tunica will be at the end of Celebration Blvd.
Distance: 250.7 mi
Time: 4 hours (approx.)
From Central or Eastern TN
Take I-40 West to Memphis. Follow I-240 to I-55 south. Continue to follow I-55 South to the I-69 Exit. Follow I-69 to Hwy 61 S. Turn left on Hwy 61 S. Take Hwy 61 S to Harrah’s Casino Pkwy N. Turn right on Harrah’s Casino Pkwy N. Then, turn right onto Celebration Blvd , Harrah’s Tunica will be at the end of Celebration Blvd.
From Little Rock, AR
Take I-40 east to Memphis (follow signs to I-55 South). Next, take I-55 South to Hwy 61 S. Follow Hwy 61 S to Harrah’s Casino Pkwy N, turn right. Then, turn right onto Celebration Blvd , Harrah’s Tunica will be at the end of Celebration Blvd.
Distance: 162 mi
Time: 2hr 26mins (approx.)
From Memphis International Airport
Exit the airport heading west on Winchester. Go west on Winchester to 3rd St. (Hwy 61). Turn left on Hwy 61. Go to Harrah’s Casino Pkwy N, turn right. Then, turn right onto Celebration Blvd , Harrah’s Tunica will be at the end of Celebration Blvd.
Time: 32 minutes (approx.)
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About The AX Tour: The Arenacross Tour is quickly becoming one of the largest arenacross series in the Southeast. It is an 11 round professional indoor motocross series, which includes an Amateur Arenacross Championship. Pro motocross and pro quad races compete for a total cash payout of over $40,000. Over 30 Amateurs classes race for their share of $35,000 of trophies, prizes and series awards. For more information, please visit:http://www.arenacrosstour.com