"Chicken" Headlines List Of Heroes To Race USGP At Glen Helen

FIM Veterans World Cup Round On May 30th

**May 24, 2010 - Glen Helen Raceway, CA **- In addition to hosting the best modern day motocross racers in the world, the U.S. Grand Prix at Glen Helen is bringing back legendary heroes from the past. The third round of the FIM Veterans Cup series will be held in conjunction with the USGP in Southern California on May 29-30th. Headlining the list or racing heroes that will be competing is former 125 SX champion Jeff "Chicken" Matiasevich.

Always a fan favorite and winner of the 1988 and 1989 AMA 125 SX titles, Chicken finished runner up to Jean-Michel Bayle's incredible sweep of the last 500cc USGP to be contested at Glen Helen in 1992. "I was oh-for-three against JMB that day," jokes Jeff of the old three moto format for the GPs. "You could say I have some unfinished business to settle at Glen Helen." After a successful Supercross and motocross career in the U.S., Matiasevich went on to win three consecutive Japanese National Motocross titles in 1995-97. More recently he has raced the U.S. Open and other events.

Joining the ageless Matiasevich at Glen Helen on May 30th will be a host of heroes, including former USGP and Motocross des Nations winner Chuck Sun; multi-time World Vet champ (and San Jose SX winner) Doug Dubach; former Honda and Suzuki factory test rider Rich Taylor, Monster Energy/Team Green Vet racer Matt Tedder; Arizona hotshoes Drey Dirks and Ed Foedish and Noleen/J6 racer Clark Jones.

In addition to the MX greats, off-road legends like Team Husqvarna's Ty Davis and KTM's Paul Krause are signed up to face the European "regulars" like defending champ Mats Nilsson from Sweden. The Swede has been perfect in VMX competition this year, sweeping both motos at the Veterans Cup rounds in Italy and The Netherlands.

Former full-time GP racers Kurt Nicoll from Great Britain (who has been tearing it up in Supermoto competition the past couple years) and Kiwi legend Darryll King are coming out to show the world they still have the speed that made them threats to win every time they lined up. Watch for King to give Mats Nilsson are run for his money considering he is the 30-time! New Zealand MX champ, 4-time Australian champ, ranked in the top five in World GP 6-times (including vice championships in 1997 and 1998) and the outright winner of the Belgian, French and German GP's in 1997.

Vintage Motocross expert Tom White is working with the FIM to coordinate the Veterans Cup round at the USGP and he explains the format: "Entrants will get two 20-minute practice sessions on Saturday morning. One moto will be run Saturday afternoon - 20 minutes plus 2 laps and the second moto will be run as the first race of the program on Sunday," says White. "Riders will be required to pass FIM World Championship tech inspection, meet sound and an EKG is necessary for riders over 50!"

Fans can see their favorite racers, past and present up close and personal as the USGP pits will be open Saturday May 29 from 10am-6pm for the MX1 qualifiers, Veterans Cup practice and first moto. For Sunday's main event, the Pro Paddock will be open from 9am-6pm. Cost is only $30 for both days, plus admission. Children 6-12 get a reduced rate of $15, plus admission for both days.

Click (here) to see the confirmed list of legends set to compete in the Veterans Cup at Glen Helen.

Tickets for the "Race Of The Century" are available at the www.glenhelen.com, as well as at participating local Yamaha dealers. Reserved camping is available at the track for $50 per spot.

About Youthstream - Youthstream is the company that manages the exclusive television, marketing and promotional world wide rights of the FIM Motocross World Championship, the FIM Motocross of Nations, the FIM Women's Motocross World Championship, the FIM Veteran's Motocross World Cup, the FIM Junior Motocross World Championship, the FIM SuperMoto World Championship, the FIM SuperMoto of Nations, the FIM Snowcross World Championship, the UEM Motocross European Championship, the UEM Motocross of European Nations and the UEM SuperMoto European Championship. Youthstream's Motocross website: www.motocrossmx1.com

Glen Helen: Racing At Its Best Since 1985 - Located North of San Bernardino in the area of Devore, Glen Helen Raceway is set on 256 acres against a mountain side making for great course. Glen Helen Raceway started back in 1985, hosting several Sand Drags, Off-Road events and Motocross races. In 1990 Glen Helen Raceway hosted its first major event, the United States Grand Prix Motocross and again in 1991 and 1992. After hosting the USGP, the Glen Helen Raceway venue became an internationally known track. In 1995 and 1996 two more major events came to Glen Helen Raceway, the Off-Road Winter Series and the AMA 125/250 MX Nationals. Addition of these events to Glen Helen Raceway's roster helped the facility become of one of the most seen and raced on tracks in the world. Today Glen Helen Raceway has added more race tracks and has put thousands of dollars into its facility, culminating in it becoming Youthstream's choice to bring back the historic USGP race. See more at the Glen Helen website: www.glenhelen.com

Jeff "Chicken" Matiasevich, circa 1992
Dr. D Doug Dubach back in the day
MXer Ty Davis before heading up Team Husqvarna Zip-Ty Racing's off-road effort