AURORA, Ill. (March 23, 2006) ¿ Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series makes its début at Detroit’s Ford Field this Saturday, March 25.
- After 29 seasons and 46 races, Amp’d Mobile Supercross will not stop at the Pontiac Silverdome.
- The race has moved over to Ford Field in downtown Detroit. This is Ford Field’s first race.
- James Stewart earned his sixth race win of the season last week at Orlando, the seventh win of his career.
- Stewart is now tied with Emig, O’Mara, and Vuillemin for AMA Supercross career wins.
- Stewart became the first racer of the season to holeshot the main event and win the main event.
- In AMA Supercross, Stewart has not won back-to-back races. Can he do it in Detroit?
- This was Nick Wey’s second podium of the season, his sixth top five finish.
- Carmichael earned his 10th podium of the season.
- Reed has finished in the top five for 26 consecutive races
- For the 11th time in history the venue that hosted the Super Bowl will host a supercross in the same year.
- Honda will be going for it’s 70th AMA Supercross Lites win.
- In 1991, Honda won seven consecutive AMA Supercross Lites (Then 125cc class) races with three riders.
- In 1993, Honda won seven consecutive AMA Supercross Lites races with Doug Henry.
- In 2006, Honda has won six in a row. Can they tie their record again?
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 supercross.cc.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 2004-2005, more than a three-quarters-of-million listeners logged on to Supercross LIVE! Archived broadcasts are also available at supercross.cc.com, or can be downloaded to iPod or MP3 players via Podcast at sxlivepodcast.com.
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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.