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Aug 14, 2002

Preview: Formula USA Pocono Cycle Fest

From a Formula USA press release:<BR><BR>Pocono Cycle Fest Returns to Pocono Raceway<BR><BR>Motorcycle Racing and Stunt Shows August 22-25 with all new SuperTicket<BR><BR>AURORA, Ill.- Formula USA proudly announced an all new VIP SuperTicket for The Pocono Cycle Fest August 22-25, 2002. With the addition of Thursday racing including the 200 Mile Team Challenge to the Pocono Weekend, fans can now buy the SuperTicket valid for 4-event days for just $35 in advance which includes the following:<BR><BR>* Thursday August 22nd <BR><BR>--Multiple CCS and National Road Race Series practice and 200 Mile Team Challenge.<BR><BR>* Friday August 23rd <BR><BR>--Multiple CCS and National Road Race Series practice and racing.<BR><BR>* Saturday August 24th <BR><BR>-- CCS Racing & National Road Race Series practice & qualifying, plus XSBA qualifying<BR><BR>* Saturday Night <BR><BR>o Pocono Cycle Jam Live Concert and Miss Pocono Contest<BR><BR>* Sunday August 25th <BR><BR>--XSBA Finals, Formula USA National Road Race Finals and Parade Lap<BR><BR>"The Pocono experience is like no other and the new super ticket is one of our best values in any of our series. The advance ticket includes four days of racing, a parade lap, and a free concert," said Dan Krolczyk, Senior Director of Marketing for Clear Channel Entertainment - Motor Sports' motorcycle division.<BR><BR>SuperTicket prices are just $35 in advance and $40 at the gates effective Thursday, August 22nd through Sunday at 6AM. Additionally a Sunday only pass is available for just $30 in advance and $35 Sunday at the gate.<BR><BR>This schedule of events highlights the return of Formula USA National Road Racing to Pocono Raceway. The four-day event features multiple classes of championship motorcycle racing from Formula USA's National Road Race series, an eight-round pro series that begins and ends the season in Daytona, Fla.<BR><BR>Pocono Raceway's gates will open on Thursday at 7:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday's racing will feature practice and qualifying for the National Road Race Series with Sunday's format featuring the main event. Racing will feature the Lockhart Phillips USA Superbike class of high-speed national champions and the Pro Honda Oils 600 Sportbike class. Both classes of racing pits motorcycles tuned to exact specifications resulting in extremely close racing that's exhilarating for fans.<BR><BR>Additionally, the XSBA (Xtreme Sportbike Association) will showcase a sportbike freestyle performance/competition on both Saturday and Sunday. Imagine your typical street-sportbike doing a 100mph wheelie with the rider SITTING ON THE HANDLEBARS! XSBA features 120 mph wheelies, slow-speed burnouts, and 75 mph 'leaps of faith' where the rider actually leaps off the back seat - it's an all-new style of extreme motorcycle stunts featured at National Road Race Series events. <BR><BR>While the bikes are whizzing by on Pocono's legendary tracks the infield is peppered with vendors and exhibitors from the motorcycle industry and fans also have access to sections of the professional racers pit areas where they can get up close and meet the pro riders and see the industry's most technologically advanced motorcycle rockets!<BR><BR>In addition, anyone with a valid motorcycle license is also invited to try the demo rides on some of the industry's latest factory creations.<BR><BR>Kids (12 and under) can see the entire event for free, and adult tickets start at $30 for Sunday only or $35 for a 3-day pass in advance. Motorcycle enthusiasts can actually take a 'parade lap' around Road America's turns and straight-aways when they purchase a 3-day ticket in advance from Ticketmaster. Camping is available on site for just $10 per person. <BR><BR>The track events will be run at 10AM Thursday through Sunday and will end approximately at 6PM daily. For more information, call Ticketamaster at 215-336-2000, call the Pocono Hotline at 800-216-7482, visit www.formulausa.com.