ESPN2 To Telecast 24 Hours Of Original Programming From 2004 AMA Chevrolet Motocross Championship

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (May 12, 2004) — AMA Pro Racing is pleased to announce that ESPN2 will devote 24 hours of original programming to the 2004 AMA Chevrolet Motocross Championship, beginning with two hours of coverage from the season opener, this weekend at the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, Calif.

All of ESPN2¿s coverage of the series will be shown within one week of the race, on desirable weekend timeslots with at least one re-air of each telecast. One-hour shows will be devoted to 125- and 250-class action, which are set to be aired back-to-back for added continuity.

Carrying over from the network¿s popular AMA Supercross telecast team, will be Cameron Steele, Todd Harris and pit reporter Jamie Little, with occasional substitutions as the season progresses.

¿It¿s great to continue AMA Pro Racing¿s association with ESPN, the worldwide leader in sports television,¿ said John Farris, AMA Pro Racing vice president of commercial development. ¿As in recent years, the content of each show will not only focus on the intense racing, but also feature the colorful personalities, and the motocross scene, that make AMA Motocross unique.¿

Returning in 2004 will be key series television sponsors Suzuki, Honda and Chevrolet.

ESPN2 is in nearly 87 million U.S. households, but the AMA Motocross Championship coverage is also distributed internationally to Latin and Central America, Africa, Israel and the Pacific Rim, which comprises more than 100 countries around the world.

2004 AMA CHEVROLET MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP ESPN2 TELEVISION SCHEDULE

Air date Air time Venue Class

Sat., 5/22 12-1 p.m. Hangtown Motocross Classic 125
Sat., 5/22 1-2 p.m. Hangtown Motocross Classic 250
Fri., 5/28 3-4 a.m. Hangtown Motocross Classic 125
Fri., 5/28 4-5 a.m. Hangtown Motocross Classic 250

Sat., 6/5 12-1 p.m. High Point Raceway 125
Sat., 6/5 1-2 p.m. High Point Raceway 250
Wed., 6/9 3-4 p.m. High Point Raceway 125
Wed., 6/9 4-5 p.m. High Point Raceway 250

Sun., 6/20 12-1 p.m. Motocross 338 125
Sun., 6/20 1-2 p.m. Motocross 338 250
Sat., 6/26 12:30-1:30 a.m. Motocross 338 125
Sat., 6/26 1:30-2:30 a.m. Motocross 338 250

Sun., 6/27 2-3 p.m. Budds Creek Motocross Park 125
Sun., 6/27 3-4 p.m. Budds Creek Motocross Park 250
Sun., 7/4 1-2 a.m. Budds Creek Motocross Park 250
Sun., 7/4 2-3 a.m. Budds Creek Motocross Park 125

Sat., 7/10 12-1 p.m. Red Bud Track ‘N Trail 125
Sat., 7/10 1-2 p.m. Red Bud Track ‘N Trail 250
Thurs., 7/15 2-3 a.m. Red Bud Track ‘N Trail 125
Thurs., 7/15 3-4 a.m. Red Bud Track ‘N Trail 250

Sat., 7/24 12-1 p.m. Unadilla Valley Sports Center 125
Sat., 7/24 1-2 p.m. Unadilla Valley Sports Center 250
Fri., 7/30 3-4 a.m. Unadilla Valley Sports Center 250
Fri., 7/30 4-5 a.m. Unadilla Valley Sports Center 125

Sat., 7/31 12-1 p.m. Kenworthy’s Motocross Park 125
Sat., 7/31 3-4 p.m. Kenworthy’s Motocross Park 250
Tues., 8/3 3-4 a.m. Kenworthy’s Motocross Park 125
Tues., 8/3 4-5 a.m. Kenworthy’s Motocross Park 250

Sat., 8/7 12-1 p.m. Washougal Motocross Park 125
Sat., 8/7 1-2 p.m. Washougal Motocross Park 250
Tues., 8/10 2-3 p.m. Washougal Motocross Park 125
Thurs., 8/12 2-3 a.m. Washougal Motocross Park 250

Thurs., 8/19 7:30-8:30 p.m. Spring Creek Motocross Park 125
Thurs., 8/19 8:30-9:30 p.m. Spring Creek Motocross Park 250
Thurs., 8/26 4-5 a.m. Spring Creek Motocross Park 125
Mon., 8/23 3-4 p.m. Spring Creek Motocross Park 250

Sat., 8/28 12-1 p.m. Broome-Tioga Sports Center 125
Sat., 8/28 1-2 p.m. Broome-Tioga Sports Center 250
Mon., 8/30 3-4 a.m. Broome-Tioga Sports Center 125
Sat., 9/4 12:30-1:30 a.m. Broome-Tioga Sports Center 250

Sun., 9/112 5-6 p.m. Steel City Raceway 125
Sun., 9/12 6-7 p.m. Steel City Raceway 250
Mon., 9/13 4-5 p.m. Steel City Raceway 125
Sat., 9/18 12-1 a.m. Steel City Raceway 250

Thurs., 9/16 11-12 p.m. Glen Helen Raceway Park 125
Sun., 9/19 11-12 p.m. Glen Helen Raceway Park 250
Fri., 9/24 3-4 a.m. Glen Helen Raceway Park 125
Fri., 9/24 4-5 a.m. Glen Helen Raceway Park 250

Check ESPN2’s TV listings for the most accurate and up to date schedule, All times Eastern.

For immediate post-race results, points, live transponder scoring, in-depth series and rider information, regular columnists and much more, log onto www.USMotocross.com.

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