AURORA, III. (November 29, 2004) – Clear Channel Entertainment’s Motor Sports division announced today that former 125cc supercross champion Tim Ferry, of Dade City, Fla., will race his factory Yamaha in the 2004-2005 THQ World Supercross GP.
Ferry, 29, will use the two international THQ World Supercross GP races at SkyDome in Toronto December 4 and BC Place in Vancouver on December 11 to showcase his championship run in 2004-2005.
Last year Heath Voss, of Mico, Texas, defended Yamaha’s THQ World Supercross GP championship that was won by Chad Reed. This year Yamaha has two of their top riders – in Voss and Ferry – contending for the coveted championship.
“I’ve been injured for the better part of last year, and I need to get back on the race track and the races in Toronto and Vancouver provide the competition and track design that I need, said Ferry. “I did the THQ World Supercross GP in 2002 and the tracks are were the same overseas so it’s great experience.
Other top riders that are committed to race in the THQ World Supercross GP championship are three-time supercross champion Ricky Carmichael, former World Motocross champion Sebastien Tortelli, 2001 125cc Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Series champion Travis Pastrana and 2004 THQ World Supercross GP champion Heath Voss.
The two international races coupled with 15 of the domestic races (excluding the Daytona Supercross) comprise the 17-round THQ World Supercross GP. Last season Heath Voss, of Mico, Texas piloted his Mach 1 Yamaha to the THQ World Supercross GP championship, earning top honors and giving Yamaha its second world championship in as many seasons.
For more information, please log on www.supercross.cc.com. For tickets log onto www.supercross.cc.com, www.ticketmaster.com, www.ticketmaster.ca (Toronto and Vancouver only) www.tickets.com (San Francisco only) or www.unlvtickets.com (Las Vegas only).
About THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series
THQ World Supercross GP is a 17-round global series that is produced and promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment and Dorna Off Road S.L. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligible to win the world championship. In 2004-2005, the 17-event THQ 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 THQ AMA Supercross Series. The other THQ AMA Supercross Series event held in Daytona Beach, Fla., is independently produced by the International Speedway Corporation, and is not a part of the THQ World Supercross GP. A THQ AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned as the national champion for the series of events conducted in the United States only.
THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series is the premier off-road motorcycle racing series in the world. Clear Channel Entertainment is the largest promoter and producer of live events in the world, with a broad based tradition in the promotion and production of motorcycle racing events. 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. DDorna is headquartered in Madrid, Spain with branch offices in Barcelona, London and Tokyo. In addition to its involvement with THQ World Supercross GP, Dorna manages the rights to MotoGP. For more information on THQ World Supercross GP and the THQ AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.supercross.cc.com.
About Clear Channel Entertainment
Clear Channel Entertainment, the world’s largest producer and marketer of live entertainment events, is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide (NYSE: CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books 135 live entertainment venues, including 44 amphitheaters in the U.S. and 28 venues in Europe. Each year, more than 62 million people attend approximately 26,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including: Live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; and specialized sports and motor sports shows.
In addition, Clear Channel Entertainment owns leading talent management businesses that specialize in the representation of athletes and broadcasters, including independently operated baseball, basketball and football businesses. Clear Channel Entertainment is headquartered in New York City.
About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the THQ AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Motocross Championship, the AMA Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance Flat Track Championship and the AMA Supermoto Championship. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.