January, 14 2006
AURORA, Ill. (January 10, 2006) ¿ Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series makes its ninth consecutive stop in Phoenix this weekend.
- Formerly known as the BOB (Bank One Ball Park), this venue takes on new name in Chase Field.
- First race held in Phoenix was on March 16, 1991. Have been racing at this venue since 1998.
- Kawasaki picked up their first 4-stroke win this season and joins Yamaha who won in 1997 with Doug Henry; Honda who won in ’02 with Nathan Ramsey. Can Carmichael put Suzuki in this category with a win this weekend?
- James Stewart becomes the first rider in history to win the first two Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP races and the first Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series. It was Kawasaki’s first 1st round win since Sebastien Tortelli won in Los Angeles in 1998.
- Only one Kawasaki rider in history has won the first two American races: Jeff Ward in ’87&’88. Stewart can join them this weekend.
- Kawasaki now has seven first round wins: Jimmy Weinert (’79); Jeff Ward (’87&’88); Mike LaRocco (’92&’93); Tortelli (’98); Stewart (’06).
- The winner of the first domestic race of the season has gone on to win the AMA Supercross Series championship 13 times.
- Carmichael has 48 consecutive races where he finished in the top 5; he has finished on the podium in 45 of them.
- At the first race of the season in 2002, Carmichael finished 20th and went on to win the championship.
- Chad Reed has raced in 49 consecutive supercross events and has 45 podium finishes. He started racing in the Supercross class in 2003 and won the championship in 2004.
- Carmichael and Ivan Tedesco put two Suzuki motorcycles in the top five for the first time since 1997 when McGrath and LaRocco finished 1-5 respectively.
- In the AMA Supercross Lites class, only two times has the winner of round 1 won round 2: Casey Johnson (’99); Ivan Tedesco (’04). Andrew Short can join them this weekend.
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About Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP¿/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series
Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP 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 2005-2006, 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 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 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.supercross.cc.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 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. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.