16,308 flyers to 33 different schools, two radio interviews and one TV interview coupled with a staff of wonderful volunteers and wa-la, a whopper-opening day at Foothills. With sunny skies and a track that was looking pretty nice after some serious spring clean-up work, the first of 67 motos got under way 25 minutes behind schedule but no one seemed to mind too much as the action was fast and furious right from the start. Nearly 50 new rookie riders were on hand to experience the fun of a big opening day and we donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t feel anyone was disappointed. 267 riders were racing, making this the second biggest opening day in our history. (In 2003 271 riders were there).