URORA, Ill. (November 28, 2006) — Live Nation Motor Sports announced today that the 2006-’07 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series will extend its relationship with XM Satellite Radio and will broadcast each of the 17 races on the new sports talk radio channel XM Sports Nation (XM Channel 143). Also new this season, XM Sports Nation (XM Channel 143), will broadcast news from each race on their Thursday Sports Nation This Morning, hosted by TJ Rives, featuring riders and key industry personnel.
Amp’d Mobile Supercross and XM Radio enter into the fifth year of their relationship. This year XM Sports Nation (XM Channel 143) has dedicated an extra hour of coverage to each race, broadcasting live each Saturday during the season from 8:00-11:00 p.m. PST.
The format of the XM Radio show dedicates the complete three-hour program of the widely popular Supercross LIVE! webcast — on www.supercrossonline.com — every Saturday night during the season. Supercross LIVE! announcers Jim Holley and Jason Weigandt will call the race live from the press box, bringing all the racing action into hundreds of thousands of home and to millions of listeners nationwide.
Last year’s dramatic championship went down to the final race of the season in Las Vegas between Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael, Yamaha’s Chad Reed and Kawasaki’s James Stewart. XM listeners were able to follow this exciting race for the championship week after week. XM Radio joins a solid list of media platforms where supercross enthusiasts can follow the season, including CBS Sports, SPEED and Supercross LIVE!
“Having a presence in the growing world of satellite radio is important to our sport and its fans, said Michael Prince, vice president of tactical marketing, Live Nation Motor Sports. “We are excited to extend our relationship with XM Sports Nation 143 ,and look forward to delivering a solid show to their listeners.
Amp’d Mobile Supercross fans tune into XM Radio to keep up with their favorite sport when they’re on the road, in the stands, or at home, said Kevin Straley, vice president of talk programming, XM Satellite Radio. “We’re pleased to be expanding our coverage this year with Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series.
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About Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP„¢/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series
Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP, produced and promoted by Live Nation is a 17-round global off-road motorcycle stadium racing circuit. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligible to win the world championship. In 2006-2007, the 17-event Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP will be comprised of two international events and 15 of the 16 events that are conducted in major cities throughout the United States as a part of the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series. Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series is a 16-event series solely conducted in the United States. The other Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series event held in Daytona Beach, Fla., is independently produced by the International Speedway Corporation and is not a part of the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP. An Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned as the national champion for the series of events conducted in the United States only.
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 94 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 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP, Dorna manages the rights to MotoGP. For more information on Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/ Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.supercrossonline.com.
About Live Nation
Live Nation is the world’s leading live entertainment company, annually connecting more than 67 million fans with their favorite performers at over 33,000 events. We are the largest producer of live concerts in the world, the second-largest venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. Live Nation creates superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate and/or have booking rights for more than 170 venues, including House of Blues-branded music venues and prestigious locations such as San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Apollo Theatre and Wembley Arena. Live Nation’s websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV. For more information regarding concerts near you, Live Nation and its businesses, please visit our website at www.livenation.com.
About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship and the AMA Supermoto Championship presented by Parts Unlimited. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access AMA Pro Racing’s online Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom.