AURORA, Ill. (November 3, 2003) – On behalf of Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports, $6,837 was donated to the Road 2 Recovery Foundation through two Ebay auctions. Steve Greer won the riding lesson day with Travis Pastrana and Matt Waitman won the Suzuki Crossover Challenge Experience.
During the supercross season, Suzuki-backed Pastrana offered his expertise on riding the Anaheim, Calif., supercross track to Greer, the highest bidder in an Ebay auction. Greer won the chance to spend the afternoon with Pastrana, receiving tips on how to ride an official supercross track.
Waitman was one of 24 riders to take part in the Suzuki Crossover Challenge, featuring action sport athletes and celebrities, competing on an official supercross track at Edison International Field in Anaheim, Calif.
“We at Clear Channel are fortunate in that supercross is very marketable to general population,¿ said Mark Abernethy, senior director of marketing, Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports. ¿When we decided to put a Travis Pastrana riding lesson and the Crossover Experience up for bid on EBAY back in January, we never thought we’d be able to raise this amount of money. Road 2 Recover is a fantastic foundation, and we are happy that the foundation is the beneficiary of the EBAY auction.”
THQ World Supercross GP is a 17 round global series that is produced and promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment and Dorna Off Road S.L. In 2003-2004, the 17 event THQ World Supercross GP will be comprised of two European events, Seville, Spain and Arnhem, Holland, and 15 of the 16 events that are conducted in major markets throughout the United States as part of the AMA Supercross Series. The other AMA Supercross Series event held in Daytona Beach, Fla. is independently produced by the International Speedway Corporation, and is not a part of the THQ World Supercross GP.
About Clear Channel Entertainment
Clear Channel Entertainment, the world’s largest producer and marketer of live entertainment events, is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide (NYSE: CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books 135 live entertainment venues, including 44 amphitheaters in the U.S. and 28 venues in Europe. Each year, more than 62 million people attend approximately 26,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including: Live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; and specialized sports and motor sports shows.
In addition, Clear Channel Entertainment owns leading talent management businesses that specialize in the representation of athletes and broadcasters, including independently operated baseball, basketball and football businesses. Clear Channel Entertainment is headquartered in New York City.
About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship and the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. Nearly 2 million race fans attended AMA Pro Racing eveents during the 2002 season. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.