Yamaha’s Chad Reed announced today that he will compete in the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP championship that opens at Toronto’s Rogers Centre (Dec 2.) and Vancouver’s B.C. Place Stadium (Dec. 9) before heading to the U.S. for the remaining races and the start of the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series.
Reed, the 2003-’04 World Supercross GP champion, Reed holds previous titles in AMA Supercross and AMA Supercross Lites competition. Reed finished third in Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP standings last season.
“I have been training harder than ever before to get ready for the season,” said Reed. “I know last year, I wasn’t as prepared for the two Canadian rounds, but this year I am going to show up ready to race.”
Last year Reed and Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael were engaged in the tightest points race in AMA Supercross history. Tied at 316 points heading into the season finals at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium, Carmichael edged out Reed in the main event for the AMA Supercross title. The loss has fueled Reed’s motivation for the 2006-’07 season.
“I know James Stewart is extremely fast and is the odds on favorite to win the championship, but I am confident that I can run with him.”
For more information about the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, please log on to www.supercrossonline.com.
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 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 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.
Live Nation is a leading live event and venue management company focused on creating superior experiences for artists, performers, corporations and fans. Live Nation owns, operates and/or has booking rights for 153 venues worldwide and produced more than 29,500 events in 2005. Live Nation operates more than 60 websites globally. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV. For more information regarding Live Nation and its businesses, please visit the company’s website at www.livenation.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 Toyota 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 presented by Parts Unlimited. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.