Honda Riders Club of America Posts Record Contingency With 2005-¿06 AMA National and Regional Arenacross Series

AMA National and Regional Arenacross Series boasts more than a quarter million dollars in Honda contingency money

AURORA,Ill., (October 5, 2005) ¿ The world¿s top manufacturer of off-road motorcycles ¿ American Honda Motor Co., Inc. ¿ today announced it will back the AMA National and Regional Arenacross Series with a record amount of contingency money totaling more than a quarter million dollars.

¿I think this clearly sends a message out to the racers that ride Honda that there¿s an opportunity to make a lot of money racing the AMA National and Regional Arenacross Series,¿ said Todd Jendro, senior director of operations for Clear Channel Entertainment¿s Motorsports division. ¿The Honda Rider¿s Club of America and Red Rider Rewards Contingency have always played a major role in the success of the AMA National and Regional Arenacross Series, and has backed that up by posting the largest-ever contingency purse in the history of the AMA National Arenacross Series.¿

As it stands, Honda Red Rider Rewards will post a total of $140,600 to the Honda-mounted pro racers in the AMA National and Regional Arenacross Series, while posting $87,100 to the amateurs sector. The combined $227,700 ¿ more than a quarter million in Honda Red Rider Rewards Contingency money ¿ is again the greatest contingency posting ever in AMA National and Regional Arenacross Series.

¿Honda motorcycles have enjoyed a great deal of success not only on the showroom floors, but also in off-road racing competition throughout the country,¿ said Bill Savino, assistant manager of the Honda Riders Club for American Honda, ¿The Honda Red Rider Rewards program returns the commitment to Honda racers in the form of contingencies. With the AMA National Arenacross Series, pro racers riding a Honda have an opportunity to bring home $2,000 cash per night by winning the AMA Arenacross class (250cc).  We hope this attracts legions of Honda-mounted racers to the AMA National Arenacross Series.¿

Tickets are available online at www.arenacross.com, www.ticketmaster.com, www.tickets.com (Guthrie and Green Bay only), and www.centreevents.com (Rockford only). 

For more information on the AMA National Arenacross Series log on to www.arenacross.com.

About Clear Channel Entertainment/ AMA Regional and National Arenacross Series

Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports is the producer and promoter of the AMA National Arenacross Series as well as numerous regional and local Arenacross events and is a division of Clear Channel Entertainment. Information on the National Arenacross Series and other CCE Arenacross events may be found at www.arenacross.com. 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. Each year, 69 million people attend 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 independently operated athlete representation business, SFX, provides management, marketing and financial consulting sservices 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 Honda

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. is the sole distributor of Honda motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and personal watercraft in the U.S.  American Honda¿s Motorcycle Division conducts the sales, marketing, and operational activities for these products through Honda authorized dealers.

About HPPR

High Profile Public Relations, LLC is a multi-faceted communications agency specializing in strategic media relations ¿ both industry and mainstream ¿ for the powersports and action sports communities. Dialed in with all forms of power and action sports, its participants, manufacturers and live event promoters, HPPR¿s Pat Schutte can be reached at (734) 369-2170 and pat@highprofilepr.com. For more information, please visit www.highprofilepr.com.

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 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.