Amp’d Mobile Supercross Returns to Legendary Angel Stadium

AURORA, Ill. (January 2, 2006) — Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series returns to Anaheim’s Angel Stadium for three races in 2007: January 6; January 20; February 3. Since 1999, nearly all 22 races have sold out in Angel Stadium, solidifying the southern California stadium is the epicenter of Amp’d Mobile Supercross.

Following two dramatic races in Toronto and Vancouver, which provided two different winners in the AMA Supercross class, Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP competition is off to its greatest start ever. In Toronto Yamaha’s Chad Reed outlasted Kawasaki’s James Stewart to start the season as Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael stole the show in Vancouver with a late-race pass on Stewart, winning the race and taking over the points lead.

The annual Anaheim 1 pre-race press, where the entire industry and media assemble to preview the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, will be held at Angel Stadium Thursday, January 4 Noon-2:00, featuring Stewart, Carmichael, Reed, Kevin Windham as well as last year’s AMA Supercross Lites champions Davi Millsaps and Grant Langston, who are moving up to the AMA Supercross class. Carmichael and Stewart will be presented their respective championship rings. The riders will be available for interviews and photo opportunities as they ride the track for the media. Fans can listen to the press conference live at www.SupercrossOnline.com at Noon PST.

Last year Suzuki’s Carmichael, of Tallahassee, Fla., won two of the three races at Angel Stadium en route to his fifth AMA Supercross Series championship. Anaheim 1 is the only race that Carmichael has not won during his stellar career. Carmichael, who is the all-time winningest AMA National motocross/supercross racer, will race a select schedule in 2007. Kawasaki’s Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., captured last year’s win at Anaheim 1 on his way to winning the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP title.

In the AMA Supercross Lites class, Kawasaki’s Grant Langston, the class’ reigning eastern regional champion, won two of the three races at Angel Stadium. Honda’s Andrew Short, of Colorado Springs, Colo., won the opening Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites race, marking the fourth race win of his career. Langston and Short’s race to the championship was settled at the final race of the season, where Langston picked up his second consecutive AMA Supercross Lites championship.

This year’s AMA Supercross class features its deepest field of competition ever. Last year’s AMA Supercross Lites champions Langston and Millsaps will race the premier AMA Supercross class this year along with Ivan Tedesco, Tim Ferry, David Vuillemin, Travis Preston, Nick Wey and Kevin Windham.

Amp’d Mobile Supercross, which made its racing début in Anaheim on December 4, 1976, brings a multi-million dollar economic impact to the city for each race, where fans from around the world converge to watch the world’s top racers compete in the storied city. Carmichael is tied at eight with seven-time supercross champion Jeremy McGrath for the all-time win record in Anaheim.

Past winners in Anaheim

AMA Supercross

  • January 07, 2006: James Stewart Jr.
  • January 21, 2006: Ricky Carmichael
  • February 04, 2006: Ricky Carmichael
  • January 8, 2005 Kevin Windham
  • January 22, 2005 Ricky Carmichael
  • February 5, 2005 Ricky Carmichael
  • January 3, 2004 Chad Reed
  • January 17, 2004 Chad Reed
  • January 31, 2004 Kevin Windham
  • January 04, 2003: Chad Reed
  • January 18, 2003: Ricky Carmichael
  • February 01, 2003: Ricky Carmichael
  • January 05, 2002: David Vuillemin
  • January 19, 2002: Mike LaRocco
  • February 02, 2002: Ricky Carmichael
  • January 06, 2001: Jeremy McGrath
  • January 20, 2001: Jeremy McGrath
  • February 03, 2001: Ricky Carmichael
  • January 8, 2000: Jeremy McGrath
  • January 15, 2000: Jeremy McGrath
  • January 09, 1999: Ezra Lusk
  • February 06, 1999: Ezra Lusk
  • January 27, 1996: Jeremy McGrath
  • January 28, 1995: Jeremy McGrath
  • January 29, 1994: Jeremy McGrath
  • January 23, 1993: Jeremy McGrath
  • January 25, 1992: Damon Bradshaw
  • January 26, 1991: Jeff Stanton
  • January 27, 1990: Damon Bradshaw
  • January 28, 1989: Rick Johnson
  • January 31, 1987: Jeff Ward
  • January 18, 1986: David Bailey
  • February 02, 1985: Broc Glover
  • January 28, 1984: Johnny O’Mara
  • January 29, 1983: David Bailey
  • January 30, 1982: Donnie Hansen
  • January 31, 1981: Kent Howerton
  • November 17, 1979: Kent Howerton
  • November 11, 1978: Gaylon Mosier
  • November 12, 1977: Bob Hannah
  • December 04, 1976: Marty Smith

AMA Supercross Lites

  • January 07, 2006: Andrew Short
  • January 21, 2006: Grant Langston
  • February 04, 2006: Grant Langston
  • January 8, 2005 Nathan Ramsey
  • January 22, 2005 Ivan Tedesco
  • February 5, 2005 Ivan Tedesco
  • January 3, 2004 Ivan Tedesco
  • January 17, 2004 Ivan Tedesco
  • January 31, 2004 Ivan Tedesco
  • January 04, 2003: Travis Preston
  • January 18, 2003: James Stewart Jr.
  • February 01, 2003: James Stewart Jr.
  • January 05, 2002: Travis Preston
  • January 19, 2002: David Pingree
  • February 02, 2002: Brock Sellards
  • January 06, 2001: Ernesto Fonseca
  • January 20, 2001: Ernesto Fonseca
  • February 03, 2001: Ernesto Fonseca
  • January 8, 2000: David Pingree
  • January 15, 2000: Tallon Vohland
  • January 09, 1999: Casey Johnson
  • February 06, 1999: Nathan Ramsey
  • January 27, 1996: Kevin Windham
  • January 28, 1995: Damon Huffman
  • January 29, 1994: Damon Huffman
  • January 09, 1993: Damon Huffman
  • January 25, 1992: Jeremy McGrath
  • January 26, 1991: Jeremy McGrath
  • January 27, 1990: Michael Craig
  • January 28, 1989: Jeff Matiasevich
  • January 31, 1987: Jeff Matiasevich
  • January 18, 1986: Tyson Vohland
  • February 02, 1985: Mike Healy

Tickets are available at www.supercrossonline.com, by phone at 714-740-2000, Angel Stadium Box office, participating Yamaha dealers and all Ticketmaster outlets. Club and Diamond Club seats are $70; trackside seats are $45; upper deck adults $30; upper deck kids $15. All seats are $2 more on the day of the race. Gates open at 12:30 and the pit party runs from 12:30-5:30 p.m. for all three races. Pit passes will be available at Hahm Motorsports and Big O Tires three weeks before each race.

Supercross LIVE!, the only place on the planet to catch Amp’d Mobile Supercross live at home, in your car, or just about anywhere in the world, is available live for fans at every race, starting at 7:00 p.m. local time at www.supercrossonline.com. Listen as Supercross LIVE! hosts Jim Holley and Jason Wiegandt capture the live race call, a pre-race show, a post-race show, post-race press conference, on-air industry guests and celebrities, in-depth interviews, promotions, call-ins and more. In 2005-’06, more than a three-quarters-of-million listeners logged on to Supercross LIVE! Archived broadcasts are also available at www.supercrossonline.com, or can be downloaded to iPod or MP3 players via Podcast at sxlivepodcast.com.

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 leading live entertainment company, annually connecting more than 67 million fans with their favorite performers at over 33,000 events. We ar Matiasevich

  • January 18, 1986: Tyson Vohland
  • February 02, 1985: Mike Healy
  • Tickets are available at www.supercrossonline.com, by phone at 714-740-2000, Angel Stadium Box office, participating Yamaha dealers and all Ticketmaster outlets. Club and Diamond Club seats are $70; trackside seats are $45; upper deck adults $30; upper deck kids $15. All seats are $2 more on the day of the race. Gates open at 12:30 and the pit party runs from 12:30-5:30 p.m. for all three races. Pit passes will be available at Hahm Motorsports and Big O Tires three weeks before each race.

    Supercross LIVE!, the only place on the planet to catch Amp’d Mobile Supercross live at home, in your car, or just about anywhere in the world, is available live for fans at every race, starting at 7:00 p.m. local time at www.supercrossonline.com. Listen as Supercross LIVE! hosts Jim Holley and Jason Wiegandt capture the live race call, a pre-race show, a post-race show, post-race press conference, on-air industry guests and celebrities, in-depth interviews, promotions, call-ins and more. In 2005-’06, more than a three-quarters-of-million listeners logged on to Supercross LIVE! Archived broadcasts are also available at www.supercrossonline.com, or can be downloaded to iPod or MP3 players via Podcast at sxlivepodcast.com.

    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 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.

    e 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.