Amp’d Mobile Supercross Returns to San Diego This Weekend

AURORA, Ill. (February 13, 2007) — Kawasaki’s James Stewart added another accolade on his season last Saturday night at Houston’s Reliant Stadium when he captured his fifth win of the season and padded his points lead in Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series. This Saturday Amp’d Mobile Supercross returns to San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium where another weekend of exciting racing will unfold.

Last weekend Stewart, 21, of Haines City, Fla., earned his 16th career Amp’d Mobile Supercross win before a crowd of 49,973 at Reliant Stadium. Stewart patiently worked his way through the field after a sixth-place start while his teammate Tim Ferry led the field after winning the $1,500 Progressive Direct Holeshot Award. On lap six, Stewart moved into the lead and rode to victory. Yamaha’s Chad Reed finished second and Ferry finished third. The win moved Stewart into the top 10 on the all-time AMA Supercross win list.

“I never try to pass too quickly, especially lately,” said Stewart. “I just know that when someone passes you, you just have to get them back to break that wind sail. Tonight, I made a few passes that I think broke a few people; I went by so quick that they were like, man, I don’t know. I got myself a little gap and it was history from there.”

Honda’s Kevin Windham, of Centerville, Miss., passed Ferry early in the race and controlled the third place position until lap 18, where he pressured Windham to make a mistake. This is the first time in Ferry’s career that he’s made it to the podium in back-to-back weekend and Windham’s first top five finish of the season.

“With four or five laps to go, I could see that I was catching him a second to two seconds a lap,” said Ferry, who sits third in both the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP and Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series point standings. “I knew at that point that if I kept that pace that I could get him. Within about two laps, I was right behind him and was able to make the pass on lap 18.”

In the Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites class, Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., scored his fifth win and extended his points lead to 34 over Yamaha’s Jason Lawrence, of Carlsbad, Calif.. Villopoto led the first five laps of the main event before crashing and handing the lead to Lawrence. After remounting, Villopoto charged past Lawrence for the win. Lawrence finished second while Honda’s Josh Grant, of Riverside, Calif., was third.

“(A lapped rider) just jumped right off the table top, hit a tuff block and went down right in front of me, said Villopoto in reference to his crash on lap six. “I had nowhere to go and ran right into him. I got back up and chased (Lawrence) down for the win.

One of the circuit’s most legendary stops, San Diego packed in 69,005 fans into Qualcomm Stadium last year, which snapped the venue’s attendance record, dating back to the first race 1980. Last year’s monumental race saw Stewart and Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael trade positions for 18 of the 20 laps. Stewart, competing in his first full season in the premier AMA Supercross class, trailed Carmichael for the first 18 laps before making a clean pass and riding off to his fifth win of the season. Stewart regards Qualcomm Stadium his favorite track on the circuit.

In the AMA Supercross Lites class, a better script could not have been written last year as Honda’s Andrew Short, who led the entire race, held off hard-charging Kawasaki rider Grant Langston. Short finished just 0.837-seconds ahead of Langston, who went on to win his second AMA Supercross Lites championship.

Yamaha’s Mike Bell won the inaugural AMA Supercross race in San Diego October 25, 1980. Seven-time AMA Supercross champion Jeremy McGrath, of Encinitas, Calif., holds the all-time win record at San Diego with five. Kawasaki’s Todd Campbell won the inaugural AMA Supercross Lites class on Januy 26, 1995. Former World Supercross GP and AMA Supercross champion Chad Reed, of Tampa, Fla., peeled off third consecutive wins from 2003-2005.

The AMA Supercross class main event will air on SPEED Sunday, February 18, at 6:00 p.m. EST. The AMA Supercross Lites class will also air on SPEED Tuesday, February 2, at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are available at www.supercrossonline.com, participating Yamaha dealerships, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 619-220-8497. Gold Circle seats are $35; Mid-Level seats are $30 for adults and $20 for kids; Treadhead seats are $10. Fans can also request the family section when purchasing. All tickets are $2 more on the day of the race.

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge

1. Jason Keppley, Laurel, Miss., KTM
2. Damon Maness, Asheboro, N.C., KTM
3. Trace George, Donaldson, Ark., KTM
4. Wyatt Dreggors, Longwood, Fla., KTM
5. Jesse West, Bend, Ore., KTM
6. David Beveridge, Splendora, Tex., KTM
7. Dakota Thomas, Stanley, Va., KTM
8. Rider Yeagan, Orange City, Fla., KTM
9. Dustin Eaton, Houston, KTM
10. Frank Cilano, Glen Rock, N.J., KTM
11. Chandler Knarr, Diablo, Calif., KTM
12. Jarrett Green, Riverton, Wy., KTM
13. Ryan Anthis, Waller, Tex., KTM
14. Parker Sharp, Newburgh, Ind., KTM
15. Sabrina Segovia, Spring, Tex., KTM

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Season Standings

1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 189
2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 171
3. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 142
4. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 116
5. Nicholas Wey, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 108
6. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 101
7. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 98
8. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki, 96
9. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 95
10. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki, 86

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Event Results, Houston

1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki
2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha
3. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki
4. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda
5. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda
6. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki
7. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda
8. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
9. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki
10. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 147
2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 126
3. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 110
4. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki, 88
5. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 84
6. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 76
7. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 69
8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 69
9. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 66
10. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 62

Amp’d Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Event Results, Houston

1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
2. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha
3. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda
4. Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha
5. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., KTM
6. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda
7. Matt Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Yamaha
8. Kyle Cunningham, Springtown, Texas, Yamaha
9. Chris Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki
10. Troy Adams, Homosassa, Fla., Suzuki

Amp’d Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings

1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 147
2. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 113
3. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda, 89
4. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 84
5. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki, 77
6. Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Yamaha, 77
7. Josh Hansen, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 71
8. Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha, 70
9. Steve Boniface, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki, 61
10. Troy Adams, Homosassa, Fla., Suzuki, 58

AMA Supercross Class

February 11, 2006: James Stewart

February 19, 2005: Chad Reed

February 24, 2004: Chad Reed

February 08, 2003: Chad Reed

January 12, 2003: David Vuillemin

January 13, 2002: Ricky Carmichael

January 22, 2000: David Vuillemin

January 16, 1999: Ezra Lusk

February 07, 1998: Jeremy McGrath

February 10, 1996: Jeremy McGrath

February 11, 1995: Jeremy McGrath

February 05, 1994: Jeremy McGrath

February 06, 1993: Jeremy McGrath

February 08, 1992: Damon Bradshaw

February 09, 1991: Jean-Michael Bayle

February 10, 1990: Jeff Stanton

February 11, 1989: Rick Johnson

February 14, 1987: Rick Johnson

February 08, 1986: Rick Johnson

January 26, 1985: Johnny O’ Mara

November 16, 1982: Broc Glover

November 14, 1981: Broc Glover

October 25, 1980: Mike Bell

AMA Supercross Lites Class

February 11, 2006: Andrew Short

February 19, 2005: Nathan Ramsey

February 24, 2004: Ivan Tedesco

February 08, 2003: James Stewart

January 12, 2003: James Stewart

January 13, 2002: Justin Buckelew

January 22, 2000: Greg Schnell

January 16, 1999: Casey Johnson

February 07, 1998: John Dowd

February 10, 1996: Jeff Willoh

February 11, 1995: Damon Huffman

February 05, 1994: Ryan Hughes

February 06, 1993: Mickael Pichon

February 08, 1992: Jeremy McGrath

February 09, 1991: Jeremy McGrath

February 10, 1990: Ty Davis

February 11, 1989: Jeff Matiasevich

February 14, 1987: Kyle Lewis

February 08, 1986: Donny Schmit

January 26, 1985: Todd Campbell

For more information about the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercrtandings

1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 147
2. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 113
3. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda, 89
4. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 84
5. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki, 77
6. Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Yamaha, 77
7. Josh Hansen, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 71
8. Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha, 70
9. Steve Boniface, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki, 61
10. Troy Adams, Homosassa, Fla., Suzuki, 58

AMA Supercross Class

February 11, 2006: James Stewart

February 19, 2005: Chad Reed

February 24, 2004: Chad Reed

February 08, 2003: Chad Reed

January 12, 2003: David Vuillemin

January 13, 2002: Ricky Carmichael

January 22, 2000: David Vuillemin

January 16, 1999: Ezra Lusk

February 07, 1998: Jeremy McGrath

February 10, 1996: Jeremy McGrath

February 11, 1995: Jeremy McGrath

February 05, 1994: Jeremy McGrath

February 06, 1993: Jeremy McGrath

February 08, 1992: Damon Bradshaw

February 09, 1991: Jean-Michael Bayle

February 10, 1990: Jeff Stanton

February 11, 1989: Rick Johnson

February 14, 1987: Rick Johnson

February 08, 1986: Rick Johnson

January 26, 1985: Johnny O’ Mara

November 16, 1982: Broc Glover

November 14, 1981: Broc Glover

October 25, 1980: Mike Bell

AMA Supercross Lites Class

February 11, 2006: Andrew Short

February 19, 2005: Nathan Ramsey

February 24, 2004: Ivan Tedesco

February 08, 2003: James Stewart

January 12, 2003: James Stewart

January 13, 2002: Justin Buckelew

January 22, 2000: Greg Schnell

January 16, 1999: Casey Johnson

February 07, 1998: John Dowd

February 10, 1996: Jeff Willoh

February 11, 1995: Damon Huffman

February 05, 1994: Ryan Hughes

February 06, 1993: Mickael Pichon

February 08, 1992: Jeremy McGrath

February 09, 1991: Jeremy McGrath

February 10, 1990: Ty Davis

February 11, 1989: Jeff Matiasevich

February 14, 1987: Kyle Lewis

February 08, 1986: Donny Schmit

January 26, 1985: Todd Campbell

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 music 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, Barbra Streisand, 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 Hammersmith Apollo 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 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 iin 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.

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 music 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, Barbra Streisand, 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 Hammersmith Apollo 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 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.

etition, 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.