AURORA, Ill. (November 28, 2005) ¿ On December 3rd, Canadian supercross fans will witness Ricky Carmichael, the greatest motocross racer of all time, defend his World Supercross GP championship at the opening round of the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP at Toronto’s Rogers Centre.
That evening Suzuki’s Carmichael, who won seven supercross main events last year, will begin his defense of the greatest season of all time. After winning last year’s World Supercross GP in dominant fashion, the Havana, Fla., native captured every other major championship, including the AMA Supercross Series, the 250cc AMA Motocross, the Motocross des Nations and the U.S. Open.
Lining up with Carmichael, the winner of 40 World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series races, in Toronto is the most impressive field of riders the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP has ever had. Carmichael will be challenged by two-time regional AMA Supercross Series champion James Stewart and former World Supercross GP champion Chad Reed.
“I’m going to Canada to defend my championship,” said Carmichael. “I’m excited that Chad Reed, James Stewart, Michael Byrne and David Vuillemin will be there as well. My training program is dialed in, and I am doing everything I can to prepare for this season.”
Fans can be a part of Carmichael’s return to Toronto by taking advantage of hotel and discounts on event ticket packages.
Holiday Inn on King
Includes Hotel room, 2 Gold Circle seats, 2 practice tickets,
1 event program, and discount coupons to the Toronto Motorcycle Show
$115/ per person (based on double occupancy)
$180/ per person (based on double occupancy)
For more information on hotels, call Lori Parker at 416-341-2255
For more information about the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, please log on to www.supercross.cc.com.
About Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP¿/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series
Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP is a 17-round global series that is produced and promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment and Dorna Off Road S.L. The Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series is a 16-round national series within the United States that is produced and promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment, with the exception of the event held in Daytona Beach, Fl. that is independently produced by the International Speedway Corporation and also is not a part of the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligible to win the World Supercross GP 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. The winner of the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series will be crowned as the national champion for that series.
Clear Channel Entertainment, a leading producer and marketer of live entertainment events is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications (NYSE:CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books approximately 130 live entertainment venues, including nearly 100 in North America and more than 30 in Europe. In 2003, 69 million people attended approximately 32,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; museum exhibitions, and specialized sports and motor sports events. In addition, the company’s independently operated athlete representation busiiness, SFX, provides management, marketing and financial consulting services to many of the world’s top professional athletes. Clear Channel Entertainment operates throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. More information may be found by visiting www.cc.com and www.clearchannel.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.