Clear Channel Entertainment’s Motor Sports division and AMA Pro Racing today announced a seven year agreement for the 2003-2009 AMA Supercross seasons,extending the 28-year relationship between the two organizations. The agreement provides that AMA Pro Racing will continue to sanction all supercross motorcycle races produced and promoted by Clear ChannelEntertainment in the United States.
After lengthy discussions, both groupsconcluded that working together was in the best interest of supercrossriders, fans, sponsors, television viewers, race teams, AMA Pro Racing andClear Channel Entertainment, and positions supercross for significant futuregrowth.
Charlie Mancuso, president of Clear ChannelEntertainment’s Motor Sports division, said “We are proud to announce thecontinuation of our long-standing relationship with AMA Pro Racing, and arethrilled to focus all of our efforts on taking the sport of supercross tothe next level and beyond. Our job is to work hand-in-hand with AMA ProRacing to continue the rapid growth and development of the most successfulmotorcycle racing series in the world. We want to thank the riders, fans,race teams and sponsors for all of their patience and support during thepast few months.”
PJ Harvey, newly elected chairman of AMA ProRacing, said “The last few months have felt a bit like a lap around asupercross track – fast, furious and with its fair share of bumps. But inthe end, we have come to realize that continuing our relationship with ClearChannel Entertainment most effectively meets the needs of AMA Pro Racing tocontinue growing the sport. We’re very excited to continue working togetherwith Clear Channel and share Charlie’s sentiments that it’s time to focus onthe future.” The following are the 16 events on the 2003 AMA Supercross Series schedule:
Jan 4 Edison International FieldAnaheim, Calif.
Jan 11 Bank One BallparkPhoenix
Jan 18 Edison International FieldAnaheim, Calif.
Jan 25 Pacific Bell ParkSan Francisco
Feb 1 Edison International FieldAnaheim, Calif.
Feb 8 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego
Feb 15 MetrodomeMinneapolis
Feb 22 Georgia DomeAtlanta
Mar 1 RCA DomeIndianapolis
Mar 8 Daytona InternationalSpeedway Daytona, Fla.
Mar 22 Edward Jones DomeSt. Louis
Mar 29 Reliant ParkHouston
Apr 5 SilverdomePontiac, Mich.
Apr 12 Texas StadiumDallas
Apr 26 Rice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City
May 3 Sam Boyd StadiumLas Vegas
The 16 rounds of the 2003 AMA SupercrossSeries, combined with two international events which will take place inDecember of 2002 will comprise the 18-round 2002-2003 FIM Supercross WorldChampionship.