ABC Broadcast Times Announced for Las Vegas Finals

Clear Channel Announces Broadcast Times for THQ World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series Race on ABC

Las Vegas Finals to Air on ABC’s Wide World of Sports

AURORA, Ill. (April 1, 2003) – Clear Channel Entertainment’s Motor Sports division announced today that the final round of THQ World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series will be broadcast on ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” from Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on Sunday, May 4 from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST/3:00-4:00 p.m. PST.

Fans can watch THQ World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series crown the 2003 250cc champions on ABC’s “Wide World of Sports” and witness the always-exciting Dave Coombs Sr. 125cc East/West Shootout, featuring the top 125cc riders from the east and west coast.

Going into its sixth year on network television, supercross has posted impressive ratings reaching as high as a 3.7 household rating.  This will be the first time the supercross finals will be aired on network television.  DirecTV and iNDemand carried the supercross finals from Sam Boyd Stadium in the past through pay-per-view.

Past Winners at Sam Boyd Stadium

250cc

2002: Ricky Carmichael
2001: Ricky Carmichael
2000: Jeremy McGrath
1999: Jeremy McGrath
1998: Jeremy McGrath
1997: Doug Henry
1995: Jeff Emig
1994: Jeremy McGrath
1993: Jeff Stanton
1992: Jean Michael-Bayle
1991: Mike LaRocco
1990: Jeff Matiasevich

125cc

2002: James Stewart
2001: Nathan Ramsey
2000: Travis Pastrana
1999: Nathan Ramsey
1998: Ricky Carmichael
1997: Kevin Windham
1995: Ryan Hughes
1994: Ryan Hughes
1993: Damon Huffman
1992: Jeremy McGrath
1991: Jeremy McGrath
1990: Jeremy McGrath

For more information, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or email at dennyhartwig@clearchannel.com. Tickets for the THQ World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series are also available at www.ticketmaster.com, www.sxgp.com, and www.unlvtickets.com (Las Vegas only).

About THQ World Supercross GP and AMA Supercross Series

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. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligible to win the world championship. In 2002-2003, the 17-event THQ World Supercross GP will be comprised of two international events in Geneva, Switzerland and Arnhem, Holland, and 15 of the 16 events that are conducted in major markets throughout the United States as a 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. An AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned for the series of events conducted in the United States only. 

THQ World Supercross GP is the premier off-road motorcycle racing series in the world. Clear Channel Entertainment is the largest promoter and producer of live events in the world, with a broad based tradition in the promotion and production of motorcycle racing events. The FIM, Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme, is the body that globally governs motorcycle sport at the world level. Among other matters, the FIM groups together 85 affiliated National Federations relating to the sport of motorcycle racing. AMA Pro Racing is the National Federation representative that sanctions motorcycle-racing events in the United States. Dorna Off Road S.L. is an internationally recognized sports management group established in 1988 with an emphasis on major international motor sports events.  Dorna is headquartered in Madrid, Spain with branch offices in Barcelona, London and Tokyo.  In addition to its involvement with THQ World Supercross GP, Dorna manages the rights to MotoGP and the FIM Motocross World Championship. For more information on THQ World Supercross GP and the AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.sxgp.com.