WHITE BEAR LAKE, Minn. (April 27, 2007) — The WPSA PowerSports ATV Tour, American Suzuki Motor Corp, ATV Scene.com, and Isoaxis Creative Consulting, in a unique partnership, has unveiled the Fantasy ATV Racing.com Contest. The free contest, which kicks off at this weekend’s ITP Tires Southern Open Championship, is now live at www.FantasyATVRacing.com and is also linked through the PowerSports ATV Tour’s web site, www.PowerSportsTour.com. Contest players can win many great prizes, including a race-prepared Suzuki LT-R450.
To play, participants simply need to go to FantasyATVRacing.com, enter a valid email address, and submit podium picks for each SuperQuad Pro 450 race on the Tour.
“This is an exciting contest that will bring fans much closer to the sport of ATV Racing,” said PowerSports Entertainment CEO Rick Murphy. “The interactive contest offers great prizes and will certainly be a hit this season. We’re pleased to be a part it.”
“Suzuki is really excited about being involved with this fun, interactive program,� said Rod Lopusnak, American Suzuki Motor Corp. director of operations. “We see it as a way to get people more involved with quads in general and racing in particular. Anyone can play and experience the thrill of ATV riding and racing.”
The Grand Prize Suzuki LT-R450 is no ordinary ATV. Thanks to Team MSR/Pro Taper/Suzuki/Yoshimura (Energized by Rockstar), the Suzuki QuadRacer R450 is equipped with the same race-winning accessories and modifications that Doug Gust used to win the 2006 WPSA Championship, including more than $6,000 worth of engine modifications from Yoshimura. The ATV will be awarded in a draw from participants who predict a trifecta, getting all three podium winners correct at one of the 10 races this season.
Whomever earns the most points during the season will be crowned Fantasy ATV Racing Champ and win a complete Yoshimura racing engine (for any make) with an approximate retail value $2,500.
Several other end-of-year prize packages are available from Yoshimura, Elka, ITP, IMS Products, MSR, Pro Taper, Full Bore, KBC Helmets, JPMX, Daniel Boone MX and more. End-of-year prizes will be awarded at the Tour’s season-ending banquet, following the season finale, Sept. 15-16 in Fairfield County, S.C.
In addition, prize packages will be presented following each round. For the first round one lucky winner will walk away with Pro Series nerf bars, foot pegs, heel guards, hand guards, an Intimidator bumper and fuel tank from IMS-Roll Design.
Fantasy ATV Racing.com is completely automated and can handle thousands of players at a time. Entrants can even make selections from their laptops and cell phones at the track or on the road.
“We’re ready for the masses,” said Brit Mansell, designer of the high-tech fantasyatvracing.com interface. “We’re able to accept more than 5,000 entries simultaneously. It’s probably overkill, but we like it that way.
“You can enter your podium selections up to one hour before the start of the first pro heat race at each round of the WPSA Powersports Tour, but don’t be late�after that all bets are off. Since the system is entirely automated Fantasy ATV Racing.com players can check their point standings as soon as the podium is official. How cool is modern day technology?”
“ATV Scene.com pioneered this contest back in 2001 and it was a smashing success. The problem was it got too big to handle so we had to put it on hold until we found someone with the right skill set to build a completely automated system,” said John Pellan, president of ATVScene.com. “Brit has worked with us on several projects, so teaming up with him was an easy decision. We�ve done a lot of beta testing and it’s finally ready. FantasyATV Racing.com will be the coolest contest in the ATV industry–bar none!”
About the PowerSports ATV Tour
The PowerSports ATV Championship Tour is North America’s premier professional ATV racing circuit, featuring QuadMX, QuadTerrain and SuperSport Pro series action as well as more than 20 amateur classes for adults, women and children. The Tour is sanctioned by the World PowerSports Association, North America�s most respected snowmobile and ATV sanctioning body, and a promoter of ATV and snowmobile racing on both the regional and national level. For more information, please visit www.PowerSportsTour.com.