LAS VEGAS (May 7, 2007) — The 2006′-07 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series champions were honored last night at the season-ending Amp’d Mobile Supercross Awards Banquet inside Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
Kawasaki’s James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., earned the evening’s top awards as he accepted the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP and Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series championships. AMA Supercross Lites champions Ryan Villopoto (Western Regional), of Poulsbo, Wash., and Ben Townley (Eastern Regional), of Tallahassee, Fla. accepted their first-ever AMA Supercross Lites championship trophies.
“This has been an amazing year for me, said Stewart. “Everyone that has been behind me, especially my family, has helped me attain this goal. I am looking forward to an exciting 2008 supercross season. I hope to build off of this special season and have already started to set my goals for next year.
Team Manager of the Year
KTM Junior Supercross Challenge Recognition
Mechanic of the Year
Transport Driver of the Year
Comeback of the Year
Golden Mic Award
Women’s MX and SX Foundation Award
Team of the Year
Pro Circuit Kawasaki
Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Lites West Champion
Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Lites East Champion
Dave Coombs Sr. Supercross Lites East/West Shootout
USST Pro Privateer and CE Altman Top Privateer Award:
1. David Vuillemin
2. Paul Carpenter
3. Heath Voss
Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Champion
Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Champion
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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 Statees. 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 largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We create 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, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues® music venues and prestigious locations such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.
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.