The Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally Announces Celebrity Appearances and Event Highlights
Mar 19, 2012
The Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally at the Iowa Speedway
Announces Celebrity Appearances and Event Highlights
NEWTON, IA – March 19, 2012 – The town of Newton, Iowa, will be alive this summer with bikers from around the country attending The Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally at the Iowa Speedway this July 25th - 28th.
Kicking the inaugural Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally into high gear is a meet and greet with stars of the hit FX Network TV series Sons of Anarchy, Katey Sagal “Gemma” and Charlie Hunnam “Jax.” Headlining music acts include Joe Diffie and Rev Theory, and the pyrotechnic ‘80s tribute band Hairball, with more headliner acts to be announced. Gallagher the Comedian is also bringing his smashing show to the Speedway rally.
“The Iowa Grand Rally is picking up steam every month, and I know all bikers will enjoy the inaugural rally. The lineup of entertainment from bands to motorcycle events keeps growing weekly. Vendors and sponsors are lining up for the event,” said Conrad Clement, Chairman of Iowa Speedway. “The city of Newton is really pushing this event, too. They are planning rides and several events around the city square during the rally.”
Rally co-producer and emcee, the legendary Jay Allen commented “The Iowa Grand is packed full of amazing events and entertainment. We’re uniting riders from all walks in life. We’ve got sport bike riders, long distance mile eaters and custom builders all coming together to throw down at this rockin’ Speedway venue. From world class motorcycle events to smokin’ music and more, this is going to be an off-the-hook four-day party.”
Other Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally event highlights include:
? The Wall that Heals and a Military Tribute Ride sponsored by J&P Cycles
? John Lehman Tribute Ride
? Baker Smoke Down Show Down the Ultimate Race to Fifth Gear
? Miss Iowa Grand with cash prizes
? National Motorcycle Museum and J&P Cycles Vintage Bike Show
? S&S Cycles Circle of Honor Tribute to the Troops
? Jay Allen Bike Builders Invitational
? Iowa Grand Tattoo Competition
? Iowa Grand Ride-In Bike Show
? Ride the Speedway and Da$h for Ca$h Drag Racing
? Motorcycle Cowboys Bike Rodeo and Grand Swap Meet
? The Northeast Sportbike Association (NESBA) Track Days, and much more!
“Everyone involved is working to make this rally one you will remember forever,” Clement went on to say. “One event we are really looking forward to is the ‘John Lehman Tribute Ride,’ which is in honor of John Lehman who is considered the founder of the modern trike industry.”
The Iowa Grand Motorcycle Rally will be held Wednesday, July 25th - Saturday, July 28th at the Iowa Speedway, Exit 168 off I-80. Tent and RV camping is available. The Rally is accepting both general vendor and swap vendor applications online. More events and acts will be announced in the coming weeks.
Go to www.iowagrandrally.com and www.facebook.com for more information and to buy tickets on sale now! Early bird special pricing: $75 for 4-day pass includes free tent camping. Offer ends April 15th. Self-contained RV camping is an additional $50. Day passes are also available. Ticket price is $110 4-day pass at the gate. 866-787-8946.
About Iowa Speedway: Iowa Speedway is a state-of-the-art 7/8 mile asphalt paved tri-oval race track and motorsports facility located just 30 miles east of Des Moines at I-80 Exit 168 in Newton, Iowa. The track is owned and operated by U.S. Motorsport Corporation and designed by former NASCAR Champion Rusty Wallace, now an anchor and analyst for ABC-TV/ESPN. Iowa Speedway is designed for year-round use and includes 30,000 permanent grandstand seats. Call 1-866-RUSTY-GO, visit www.iowaspeedway.com, “like” us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @IowaSpeedway to learn more.
About Jay Allen Productions: Jay Allen is the creator of the World’s Biggest Biker Bar: The Broken Spoke Saloon and the Campground at Sturgis County Line. Jay is also emcee and a consultant for The Lone Star Rally, in Galveston, TX, emcee for Ohio Bike Week and Arizona Bike Week. A Land Speed Record holder on the Bonneville Salt Flats, Jay is an avid collector of motorcycles and has appeared on countless television programs, documentaries and DVDs about the motorcycle culture. He is the founder of Jay Allen Productions, a rally production company that includes multi-media film projects. An innovator in the motorcycle industry, he is sponsored by S&S Cycle, Baker Drivetrain and ONEsource Nutrition. www.officialjayallen.com
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