Amp’d Mobile Supercross Returns to Ford Field

AURORA, Ill. (April 17, 2007) — Amp’d Mobile Supercross, the world’s premier indoor off-road motorcycle racing series, returns to Detroit’s Ford Field Saturday, April 21, featuring top racers Chad Reed, James Stewart and more. More than 500 truckloads of dirt will be brought into Ford Field for an event that brings a multi-million dollar economic impact to the city of Detroit.

A pre-race press conference will be held at Ford Field Thursday, April 19, from Noon-2:00 p.m. The riders will be available for the media and will ride the track, where they will jump some 70′ in distance and three stories high. For additional media opportunities, please contact dennyhartwig@livenation.com.

In the previous race, Kawasaki’s Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., picked up his 10th win of the season in the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series before a crowd of 41,635 at Texas Stadium. Kawasaki’s Ben Townley, of Tallahassee, Fla., won the Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites main event.

“I’ll take anything over last weekend, said Stewart in Dallas, referencing his poor start and come-from-behind win the previous weekend in Indianapolis. “The first two laps I was just kind of riding. The track changed a lot from the heat race to the main. I swept Texas this year (winning Houston earlier in the year) and that’s big.

Stewart won his second consecutive Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series race before 40,101 fans at the inaugural race at Ford Field last season. Honda’s Josh Grant, of Riverside, Calif., won the AMA Supercross Lites main event.

“I got out and ran a good pace, saw those guys coming — congrats to Ricky and Chad, said Stewart last year. “I got my pace on the first lap and really didn’t change anything after that.

The Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites class will crown a champion in Detroit. Yamaha’s Ryan Morais is the current points leader over Kawasaki’s Ben Townley and Darcy Lange. Although Morais holds a three-point lead, he has yet to win a main event. Despite not finishing due to a mechanical problem at the opening race of the championship, Townley has bounced back, scoring three wins and a second place. If he wins the championship, he will become the first rider in AMA Supercross Lites history to start the season in last place and go on to win the championship.

Amp’d Mobile Supercross has a rich history in Michigan, dating back to March 27, 1976 when the first race was held at the Silverdome. Forty-six AMA Supercross races in total have been held at the Silverdome. Supercross legend Bob Hannah holds the all-time win record at the Silverdome with seven, including a four-race win streak. AMA Supercross Lites racing began in the Silverdome on April 13, 1986, and Honda’s Keith Turpin collected his first of two career wins. Linden, Mich., native Brian Swink holds the all-time AMA Supercross Lites win record with three.

Tickets are available at www.supercrossonline.com, all TicketMaster outlets, participating Yamaha dealers, the Ford Field box office or by phone at 248-645-6666. Gold Circle seats are $50, Mid-Level seats are $40 for adults and $20 for kids; Treadhead seats are $20 for adults and $10 for kids; all seats are $2 more on the day of the race. Practice and qualifying begins at 12:30 and racing begins at 7:00 p.m.

The AMA Supercross class will air on CBS Sports Sunday, April 22, at Noon (EST). SPEED will broadcast the AMA Supercross Lites class Sunday, April 29, at 4:00 p.m. (EST).

Past Winners in Detroit

AMA Supercross

  • March 25, 2006: James Stewart Jr.
  • April 9, 2005: Chad Reed
  • April 3, 2004: Chad Reed
  • April 5, 2003: Chad Reed
  • April 13, 2003: Nathan Rsey
  • April 07, 2003: Ricky Carmichael
  • February 19, 2000: Jeremy McGrath
  • April 01, 2000: Jeremy McGrath
  • April 10, 1999: Jeremy McGrath
  • April 04, 1998: Ezra Lusk
  • April 12, 1997: Ezra Lusk
  • April 13, 1996: Jeremy McGrath
  • April 08, 1995: Mike LaRocco
  • April 09, 1994: Jeremy McGrath
  • April 17, 1993: Mike Kiedrowski
  • April 18, 1993: Jeremy McGrath
  • April 11, 1992: Damon Bradshaw
  • April 12, 1992: Damon Bradshaw
  • April 14, 1991: Damon Bradshaw
  • April 13, 1991: Jean-Michel Bayle
  • April 22, 1990: Jean-Michel Bayle
  • April 21, 1990: Damon Bradshaw
  • April 16, 1989: Jeff Ward
  • April 15, 1989: Jeff Stanton
  • April 10, 1988: Rick Johnson
  • April 09, 1988: Rick Johnson
  • April 11, 1987: Jeff Ward
  • April 12, 1987: Ron Lechien
  • April 13, 1986: David Bailey
  • April 12, 1986: David Bailey
  • April 29, 1984: Johnny O’ Mara
  • April 28, 1984: Bob Hannah
  • May 1, 1983: Mark Barnett
  • April 30, 1983: Bob Hannah
  • April 25, 1982: Donnie Hansen
  • April 24, 1982: Donnie Hansen
  • April 25, 1981: Bob Hannah
  • April 26, 1981: Mark Barnett
  • April 27, 1980: Kent Howerton
  • April 26, 1980: Mike Bell
  • April 28, 1979: Bob Hannah
  • April 29, 1979: Bob Hannah
  • April 01, 1978: Bob Hannah
  • April 02, 1978: Bob Hannah
  • April 03, 1977: Bob Hannah
  • April 02, 1977: Bob Hannah
  • March 27, 1976: Marty Smith

AMA Supercross Lites

  • March 25, 2006: Josh Grant
  • April 9, 2005: Joshua Hansen
  • April 3, 2004: James Stewart
  • April 05, 2003: Ivan Tedesco
  • April 13, 2002: Branden Jesseman
  • April 07, 2001: Nathan Ramsey
  • February 19, 2000: Stephane Roncada
  • April 01, 2000: Stephane Roncada
  • April 10, 1999: Brock Sellards
  • April 04, 1998: Ricky Carmichael
  • April 12, 1997: Stephane Roncada
  • April 13, 1996: John Dowd
  • April 08, 1995: Michael Pichon
  • April 09, 1994: Mike Brown
  • April 17, 1993: Doug Henry
  • April 18, 1993: Doug Henry
  • April 11, 1992: Brian Swink
  • April 12, 1992: Brian Swink
  • April 13, 1991 Brian Swink
  • April 14, 1991: Jeremy Buehl
  • April 22, 1990: Denny Stephenson
  • April 21, 1990: Denny Stephenson
  • April 15, 1989: Damon Bradshaw
  • April 16, 1989: Damon Bradshaw
  • April 09, 1988: Mike LaRocco
  • April 10, 1988: Todd DeHoop
  • April 11, 1987: Keith Turpin
  • April 12, 1987: Ron Tichenor
  • April 12, 1986: Ron Tichenor
  • April 13, 1986: Keith Turpin

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Season Standings

1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 329
2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 300
3. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 242
4. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 190
5. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 185
6. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki, 171
7. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 159
8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 159
9. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki, 156
10. Jeff Gibson, Blacklick, Ohio, Kawasaki, 139

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 310
2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 275
3. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 223
4. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 182
5. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 160
6. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 158
7. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki, 158
8. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 154
9. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 134
10. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki, 113

Amp’d Mobile Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings

1. Ryan Morais, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha, 114
2. Ben Townley, Tallahassee, Fla., Kawasaki, 111
3. Darcy Lange, Hemet, Calif., Kawasaki, 106
4. Branden Jesseman, New Brighton, Pa., Yamaha, 88
5. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., Yamaha, 83
6. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plain, Minn., Suzuki, 73
7. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 71
8. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha, 68
9. Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 67
10. Thomas Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda 64

Amp’d Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings

1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 172
2. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 135
3. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda, 103
4. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki, 97
5. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 92
6. Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha, 88
7. Josh Hansen, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 87
8. Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Yamaha, 86
9. Troy Adams, Homosassa, Fla., Suzuki, 71
10. Kyle Cunningham, Springtown, Texas, Yamaha, 66

For more information about the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, please log on to www.supercrossonline.com. For media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or e-mail at dennyhartwig@livenation.com.

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 gld Supercross GP Season Standings

1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 329
2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 300
3. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 242
4. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 190
5. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 185
6. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki, 171
7. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 159
8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 159
9. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki, 156
10. Jeff Gibson, Blacklick, Ohio, Kawasaki, 139

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 310
2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 275
3. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 223
4. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 182
5. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 160
6. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 158
7. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki, 158
8. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 154
9. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 134
10. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki, 113

Amp’d Mobile Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings

1. Ryan Morais, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha, 114
2. Ben Townley, Tallahassee, Fla., Kawasaki, 111
3. Darcy Lange, Hemet, Calif., Kawasaki, 106
4. Branden Jesseman, New Brighton, Pa., Yamaha, 88
5. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., Yamaha, 83
6. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plain, Minn., Suzuki, 73
7. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 71
8. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha, 68
9. Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 67
10. Thomas Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda 64

Amp’d Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings

1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 172
2. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 135
3. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda, 103
4. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki, 97
5. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 92
6. Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha, 88
7. Josh Hansen, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 87
8. Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Yamaha, 86
9. Troy Adams, Homosassa, Fla., Suzuki, 71
10. Kyle Cunningham, Springtown, Texas, Yamaha, 66

For more information about the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, please log on to www.supercrossonline.com. For media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or e-mail at dennyhartwig@livenation.com.

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 largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues® music venues and prestigious locations such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV. For more information regarding Live Nation and its businesses or concerts near you, please visit our website at www.livenation.com.

About AMA Racing
AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its professional 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, the AMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship. In amateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000 events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousand active members. For more information about professional racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access an on line Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom. For amateur racing information visit www.amadirectlink.com/amrace/amasports.asp.

t 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 Moobile World Supercross GP/ Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.supercrossonline.com.

About Live Nation
Live Nation is the world’s largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues® music venues and prestigious locations such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV. For more information regarding Live Nation and its businesses or concerts near you, please visit our website at www.livenation.com.

About AMA Racing
AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its professional 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, the AMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship. In amateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000 events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousand active members. For more information about professional racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access an on line Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom. For amateur racing information visit www.amadirectlink.com/amrace/amasports.asp.