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December 20, 2012

'Ride into the Apocalypse' hits Kemp on Friday

Explosive event will include high-flying motocross action, rock concert

KEMP — Tomorrow, Dec. 21, Underground MX Park in Kemp invites you to “Ride into the Apocalypse.” The once-in-a-lifetime event has been formatted to provide something for everyone: from young kids to rock and roll fans of all ages.

The event features an afternoon “last chance ride” for dirt bike and ATV enthusiasts, a freestyle motocross exhibition show, and an evening rock concert by award-winning rock band Just Us.

The event will begin at noon today, when the park opens its tracks for both motocross and ATV enthusiasts. The general public is invited to arrive at the rural Kemp track by 6 p.m. to see the freestyle motocross show orchestrated by motocross aerialist Derek Cook. Cook, who hails from Piedmont, Oklahoma, is sure to dazzle the crowd with his athleticism and performance ability.

Randy Poulter, owner of Underground MX Park, says kids of all ages and adults will enjoy the acrobatics of Cook. “This is definitely one of those ‘don’t try this at home’ things, but if you have ever watched extreme sports like at the annual X-Games, that’s the type of tricks you will see during Derek’s show. It’s something totally different to do on a Friday night,” he says..

Following Cook’s performance, Just Us will hit the outdoor stage at 7 p.m. The band, which consists of seasoned lake area musicians, competed in and won the 2012 Battle of the Bands competition in Dallas earlier this year. The popular band is riding high with a record contract, work on a new CD, and gigs booked through summer 2013.

David Beery of Just Us is a Gun Barrel City resident. He said winning the Battle of the Bands was a huge honor, particularly since the group was one of the only bands from outside the metro area.

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