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.
Our first segment introduces you to the new Arch 1s. This latest, slightly more sporting American V-twin, adds to the original KRGT1 coming from the boutique manufacturer based in Hawthorne, Southern California. Senior Editor Nic de Sena rode through Malibu with Gard Hollinger, who co-founded Arch Motorcycle with his friend, Keanu Reeves. The 1s is a unique ride for sure, and Nic explains what makes the bike really stand out.
For the entertaining story behind Arch Motorcycle from Gard Hollinger himself, you must listen to his podcast episode on Motos & Friends HERE
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In our second segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with multiple Emmy award-winning writer, Producer, Director, and actor, Thom Beers. the former Chairman & CEO of Fremantle Media North America, responsible for American Idol and America’s Got Talent.
Thom’s fertile imagination led to most of the really big reality TV shows such as ‘Deadliest Catch’ (now in its 17th season!), and many others. Of course for us in the motorcycle world, you’ll be interested to hear the genesis and story of how he started the first real fabrication reality show ‘Monster Garage’, that showcased Jesse James, and then how that led to ‘Biker Build Off’ and the ‘Zombie Choppers’ movie.
You’d imagine that most of Thom’s time is spent sitting behind a desk and on his phone. Not so. His intense stories of capturing much of the content for these shows make for some hair-raising listening.