Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Chad Reed and Ryan Dungey up for Racer of the Year Award

TransWorld Motocross announces the nominees for the 1st Annual TransWorld Motocross Awards

Winners To Be Announced On October 8, 2009 At The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

Hosted by Grant Langston and Cameron Steele

Transworld-MX-AwardsTustin , CA – September 21, 2009 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – TransWorld Motocross Magazine, the largest motocross publication, announced the nominees for the 1st Annual TransWorld Motocross Awards presented by Rockstar Energy Drink today. The winners will be named October 8, 2009 at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas the day before the 2009 U.S. Open begins.

The TransWorld Motocross Awards will take the five-year-running Rider Of The Year awards and turn them into a full award show honoring the top riders in the categories of Racer Of The Year, FMX Rider Of The Year, Female Rider Of The Year, Racer Rookie Of The Year, FMX Rookie Of The Year, Female Rookie Of The Year, Readers’ Choice, TransWorld Motocross Legend Award, and the Rockstar Lifetime Achievement Award.

“I’m thrilled to see our annual TransWorld Motocross Rider Of The Year Awards come to life,” said Editor-In-Chief Donn Maeda. “We’ve created several new categories to honor even more deserving riders, and the awards show is sure to be an amazing event. With Las Vegas and the U.S. Open serving as the backdrop, this is going to be a weekend to remember.”

The 1st Annual TransWorld Motocross Awards presented by Rockstar Energy Drink will bring the energy and personality of TransWorld Motocross Magazine to life. The event will be attended by industry guests and professionals, but there will also be special section designated for motocross consumers to purchase tickets to attend.

“I think the TransWorld Motocross Awards is a great platform to acknowledge all of our nominees and their accomplishments,” said Publisher Marc Fiore. “Our sister titles, TransWorld SKATEboarding, TransWorld SNOWboarding, and Ride BMX have achieved huge success with their awards shows, and it’s great to finally have TWMX stepping up for the motocross industry.”

In addition to the awards, TransWorld Motocross is pleased to host the world premiere of it’s newest full length video, Kickstart, featuring Chad Reed, James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, Justin Barcia, Brian Deegan, Josh Grant, Nate Adams, Jason Lawrence and Tarah Gieger.

The official nominees for the 1st Annual TransWorld Motocross Awards presented by Rockstar Energy Drink are:

RACER OF THE YEAR
Chad Reed
Ryan Dungey
James Stewart

FMX RIDER OF THE YEAR
Nate Adams
Blake Williams
Robbie Maddison

FEMALE RACER OF THE YEAR
Ashley Fiolek
Jessica Patterson
Sherri Cruse

RACER ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Justin Barcia
Kyle Regal
Blake Wharton

FMX ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Jackson Strong
Levi Sherwood
Destin Cantrell

FEMALE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Sara Price
Vicki Golden
Jackie Ives

The 1st Annual TransWorld Motocross Awards are proud to be presented by Rockstar Energy Drink and supported by Metal Mulisha, THQ’s MX vs ATV Reflex, New Era, Ball Park Franks, and the AFMXA. For more information on the TransWorld Motocross Awards presented by Rockstar Energy Drink and TransWorld Motocross, please visit www.transworldmotocross.com.

About TransWorld Motocross TransWorld Motocross is the largest motocross publication in the world, delivering its audience of new and experienced motocross enthusiasts comprehensive lifestyle coverage of their favorite sport. Found online at www.transworldmx.com, TransWorld Motocross is published by TransWorld Media, the world’s leading action sports media company. TransWorld is a division of the Bonnier Corporation. Bonnier Corporation (www.bonniercorp.com) is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in America and the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences through more than 40 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events.

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