Five Wins and Counting for Yamaha’s Reed

James Bubba Stewart Dominates Opening Round of 125cc East Competition

HOUSTON (February 14, 2004) – Before 45,126 fans at Reliant Stadium, Yamaha’s Chad Reed, who won last year’s 250cc main in Houston, won his fifth THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race. Kawasaki’s James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., won the opening round of THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Eastern Regional competition.

Reed earned his third Butterfinger $1,500 holeshot award of the season in the 250cc main event, edging out KTM’s Grant Langston, of Temecula, Calif., and Yamaha’s Erick Vallejo, of Dallas, Texas. Honda’s Kevin Windham, of Centerville, Miss., had a mid-pack start and moved into second place but was unable to catch Reed. Honda’s Mike LaRocco, of Corona, Calif., finished third.

“I rode a little tight out there tonight, said Windham. “I did the best I could and need to look forward to the rest of the season. I started catching Chad (Reed), but then I tightened up.

“Kevin (Windham) started catching me and I could see him, but then he slowed down, said Reed. “When I saw him catching me, I started charging harder in the whoops. There was a lot of fun, technical stuff out there tonight.

Suzuki’s Broc Hepler, of Kittanning, Pa., earned the holeshot in the 125cc main event, leading Yamaha’s Matthieu Lalloz, of Murrieta, Calif., out of turn one. Stewart, who won his heat race, started mid-pack but passed Hepler for the lead on lap three down the start straight.   Hepler held on to finish second place in the first supercross race of his career. Kawasaki’s Eric Sorby finished third.

“I had a bad start because I was spinning down the start straight, said Stewart on his first-ever 125cc Eastern Regional win. “I made some good passes the field started to separate. I am so happy to ride for the fans on the East Coast.

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge

  1. Austin Smittley, LaPorte, Texas, KTM
  2. Andrew Pierce, Huffman, Texas, KTM
  3. Ken Neal, San Antonio, Texas, KTM
  4. Austin Avery, Tallahassee, Fla., KTM
  5. Jay Michon, Metairie, La., KTM
  6. Kyle Hurtson, Bremen, Ga., KTM
  7. Drew Long, Pearlano, Texas, KTM
  8. Chase Dale, Fort Worth, Texas, KTM
  9. Chase Pellerin, Lumberton, Texas, KTM
  10. Eric Punch, Waggaman, La., KTM
  11. Krazy Kyle Smith, Moreno Valley, Calif., KTM
  12. DJ Bonini, Byron, Calif., KTM
  13. Reid Hall, Houston, Texas, KTM
  14. Patrick Baker, Freedom, Pa., KTM
  15. Jessica Hanford, Pensacola, Fla., KTM

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Eastern Regional Event Results, Houston

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki
  2. Broc Hepler, Kittanning, Pa., Suzuki
  3. Eric Sorby, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
  4. Steve Lamson, Camino, Calif., Honda
  5. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha
  6. Danny Smith, Middleton, Idaho, Yamaha
  7. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
  8. Steve Boniface, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
  9. Ryan Mills, Clintondale, N.Y., Honda
  10. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Eastern Regional Season Standings

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 25
  2. Broc Hepler, Kittanning, Pa., Suzuki, 22
  3. Eric Sorby, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 20
  4. Steve Lamson, Camino, Calif., Honda, 18
  5. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 16
  6. Danny Smith, Middleton, Idaho, Yamaha, 15
  7. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 14
  8. Steve Boniface, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 12
  9. Ryan Mills, Clintondale, N.Y., Honda, 11
  10. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha, 10

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional Season Standings

  1. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 147
  2. Tris Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 117
  3. Stephane Roncada, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Kawasaki, 116
  4. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 109
  5. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha, 92
  6. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki, 89
  7. Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., Kawasaki, 71
  8. Greg Schnell, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Yamaha, 67
  9. Joshua Summey, Stanley, N.C., Yamaha, 49
  10. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Honda

THQ World Supercross Series/THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results, Houston

  1. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha
  2. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda
  3. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda
  4. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  5. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha
  6. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Suzuki
  7. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Honda
  8. Sean Hamblin, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
  9. Michael Byrne, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki
  10. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda

THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 169
  2. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda, 143
  3. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 132
  4. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 132
  5. Michael Byrne, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki, 96
  6. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Suzuki, 94
  7. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 93
  8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 71
  9. Grant Langston, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 67
  10. Sean Hamblin, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 59

THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings

  1. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 184
  2. Grant Langston, Temecula, Calif., KTM, 174
  3. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 159
  4. Tyler Evans, Canyon Lake, Calif., Suzuki, 146
  5. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 112
  6. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 106
  7. Mike Brown, Johnson City, Tenn., Yamaha, 95
  8. Erick Vallejo, Dallas, Texas, Yamaha, 90
  9. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 81
  10. Joe Oehlhof, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 58

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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 2003-2004, the 17-event THQ World Supercross GP will be comprised of two international events in Seville, Spain and Arnhem, Holland, 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 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.   Dorna 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 and the FIM Motocross World Championship. 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 AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship and the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. Nearly 2 million race fans attended AMA Pro Racing events during the 2002 season. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.

l. 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.   Dorna 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 and the FIM Motocross World Championship. 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 AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship and the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. Nearly 2 million race fans attended AMA Pro Racing events during the 2002 season. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.