AURORA, Ill. (December 6, 2005) ¿ Clear Channel Entertainment`s Motor Sports division announced today that Dave Prater has been appointed to Director of Supercross Operations for the Amp¿d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp¿d Mobile AMA Supercross Series.
Prater, a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor¿s Degree in Sport Administration, was previously assigned to the position of Assistant Director of Supercross Operations for the Amp¿d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp¿d Mobile AMA Supercross Series and worked along side of Clear Channel Entertainment ¿ Motor Sports¿ Senior Director of Operations, Todd Jendro.
Clear Channel further announced that while Jendro will continue to oversee all of the company¿s supercross, arenacross and freestyle motocross programs, this promotion leave much of the day-to-day supercross operational responsibilities to Dave Prater.
According to Jendro, “we are proud of the role that Dave Prater has played over the past three years as the assistant director of our supercross program and we are equally confident that Dave will continue to excel in his new role as the series director. Dave has been an active motorcyclist for most of his life and was a passionate fan of supercross before joining our team. His strong educational background and his professional skills have helped him to earn the respect of the entire supercross community”.
Commenting on his promotion, Prater reported: “I look forward to the challenges and opportunity that comes with the position of Director of the supercross program. With the guidance of Todd and the strong support of the Clear Channel staff, I know that we will be successful in continuing the strong tradition that has been part of our supercross program for more than three decades.”
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 indepenndently operated athlete representation business, 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.