2014 Monster Energy World Speedway DateFor the second year, the Monster Energy World Speedway Invitational will bring some of the world’s fastest riders to California.
And on Wednesday, Industry Racing – the event promoter – announced the date; this year’s Speedway Invitational will occur at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at The Grand Arena in the City of Industry, Calif.Sixteen riders will compete in the Arena, the group lead by last year’s winner – Billy Janniro.Kelly Inman (Industry Racing Director) says: “Last year’s Monster Energy World Speedway Invitational was a landmark event for Speedway racing in America. We hosted a sold out event that showcased the worlds best talent in competitive races throughout the night.“This year we know the event is going to be bigger and better so we are adding more seating along with increasing the in-show entertainment with our partner, Monster Energy.”Serving as the Grand Marshal will be 7-time U.S. National Speedway Champion Mike Bast. Joining Bast at the event will be five former Speedway World Champions including top American riders Greg Hancock and Billy Hamill. Australia’s Darcy Ward along with Poland’s Maciej Janowski and Patryk Dudek headline the international riders traveling to compete.Tickets for the Monster Energy World Speedway Invitational are available for purchase from now through December 26 by visiting the event website at IndustryRacing.com.Tickets are priced at $25 and $15 for Juniors and Seniors. Tickets purchased at the box office in advance will be an additional $5 and tickets purchased the day of the event will be an additional $10. All kids under 12 are free with adult admission. Grand Arena Parking is $10; remote parking will be $5 and motorcycle parking free of charge. The event will run rain or shine as The Grand Arena has a roof. The box office will open at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 28.
This week, Senior Editor Nic de Sena rides the all new Ducati Monster. Big changes have been made by Ducati–has the company ruined the considerable heritage of the iconic Monster–or are the changes worth it? In the second part of the show, we chat with Nick Ienatsch, Founder and Head Instructor at the Yamaha Champions Riding School. He says: “We aim to change your riding life by introducing you to Champions Habits: The techniques, approaches, skills, and the mindsets of the best riders in the world. These Champions Habits are the foundation of safety and consistency to whatever speed you ride, in any venue on any bike. Street riders, this is just as much for you as track riders. The best way to make safe riders is to make good riders.“ We hope you enjoy this episode!