Kawasaki’s James Stewart Races for Amp’d Mobile Supercross Win at Chase Field

AURORA, Ill. (January 9, 2006) — Reigning Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP champion James Stewart, 21, of Haines City, Fla., picked up his 13th career supercross victory last weekend in Anaheim, Calif., at Angel Stadium and sets his eyes on his first win in Phoenix this Saturday, January 13, at Chase Field.

A pre-race press conference will be held at Chase Field Thursday, January 11, from Noon-2:00 p.m., featuring Phoenix-based Team Solitaire’s Ryan Clark. Riders will be available for interviews and will ride the track for the media. For additional media opportunities, please contact dennyhartwig@livenation.com.

Since its debut at the facility in 1999, Amp’d Mobile Supercross has averaged more than 46,000 fans per race and brings a multi-million dollar economic impact to the city of Phoenix and the surrounding area.

Last year seven-time supercross champion Jeremy McGrath started the AMA Supercross class main event with an impressive holeshot, drawing the entire crowd to their feet as the icon led the field around the track for the first lap and a half. Australian Chad Reed pushed his Yamaha past McGrath and assumed the lead for several laps. On lap 11, Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael moved into the lead and rode off to victory.

The win for Carmichael marked his fourth at Chase Field (Carmichael is the only rider to win at this venue more than once). Carmichael went on to win his fifth AMA Supercross championship in 2006, and at the final race of the season, Carmichael announced that he will race a limited schedule in 2007. Kawasaki’s James Stewart, who finished third at last year’s race, is the next generation in the premier AMA Supercross class.

“I’m going to cherish this one like it’s the last one; it’s been a while since I’ve won, said Carmichael, who picked up the 128th win of his career inside Chase Field.

While racing in the AMA Supercross Lites class (formerly the 125cc class), Stewart earned two consecutive victories in Phoenix and holds the record for the most 125cc wins in Phoenix.

KTM’s Nathan Ramsey picked up his first AMA Supercross Lites win of the season last year at Chase Field, besting Honda’s Billy Laninovich and eventual champion Grant Langston. Kawasaki rookie Ryan Villopoto, who is being dubbed ‘the next best thing,’ jumped out to an early lead in the main event and finished fourth.

The first AMA Supercross race was held at this venue on January 23, 1999, and McGrath won on a Yamaha. Ramsey won the first AMA Supercross Lites race in Phoenix while riding for Kawasaki.

Tickets are available through www.SupercrossOnline.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 480-784-4444, participating Yamaha dealers and at Chase Field’s box office. Club Level seats are $50; Gold Level Seats are $40; Mid-Level Seats are $30 for adults and $10 for kids; Xtreme seats are $20 for adults and $10 for kids; Treadhead Seats are $10. Chase Field offers family section tickets on the lower level for $40. The pit pass outlet will be announced shortly. Gates open at 12:30 for practice and qualifying and racing begins at 7:00 p.m.

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Season Standings

1. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 69
2. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 67
3. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 65
4. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 50
5. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 49
6. Nicholas Wey, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 41
7. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 37
8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 35
9. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki, 33
10. Jeff Gibson, Blacklick, Ohio, Kawasaki, 31

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Event Results, Anaheim

1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla.Kawasaki
2. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki
3. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha
4. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda
5. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki
6. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda
7. Nicholas Wey, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda
9. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda
10. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 25
2. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 22
3. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 20
4. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 18
5. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 16
6. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 15
7. Nicholas Wey, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 14
8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 13
9. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 12
10. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki, 11

Amp’d Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Event Results, Anaheim

1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
2. Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki
3. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha
4. Josh Hansen, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM
5. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda
6. Troy Adams, Homosassa, Fla., Suzuki
7. Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Yamaha
8. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki
9. Kyle Chisholm, Seminole, Fla., Kawasaki
10. Justin Keeney, Lebanon, Ore., Kawasaki

Amp’d Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings

1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 25
2. Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki, 22
3. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 20
4. Josh Hansen, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 18
5. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda, 16
6. Troy Adams, Homosassa, Fla., Suzuki, 15
7. Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Yamaha, 14
8. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki, 13
9. Kyle Chisholm, Seminole, Fla., Kawasaki, 12
10. Justin Keeney, Lebanon, Ore., Kawasaki, 11

Past Winners in Phoenix

AMA Supercross Class

  • January 14, 2006: Ricky Carmichael
  • January 15, 2005: Ricky Carmichael
  • January 10, 2004: Kevin Windham
  • January 11, 2003: Ezra Lusk
  • January 26, 2002: Ricky Carmichael
  • January 27, 2001: Ricky Carmichael
  • January 19, 2000: David Vuillemin
  • January 23, 1999: Jeremy McGrath

AMA Supercross Lites Class

  • January 14, 2006: Nathan Ramsey
  • January 15, 2005: Broc Hepler
  • January 10, 2004: Ivan Tedesco
  • January 11, 2003: James Stewart Jr.
  • January 26, 2002: James Stewart Jr.
  • January 27, 2001: Ernesto Fonseca
  • January 19, 2000: Casey Lytle
  • January 23, 1999: Nathan Ramsey

Supercross LIVE!, the only place on the planet to catch Amp’d Mobile Supercross live at home, in your car, or just about anywhere in the world, is available live for fans at every race, starting at 7:00 p.m. local time at www.supercrossonline.com. Listen as Supercross LIVE! hosts Jim Holley and Jason Wiegandt capture the live race call, a pre-race show, a post-race show, post-race press conference, on-air industry guests and celebrities, in-depth interviews, promotions, call-ins and more. In 2005-’06, more than a three-quarters-of-million listeners logged on to Supercross LIVE! Archived broadcasts are also available at www.supercrossonline.com, or can be downloaded to iPod or MP3 players via Podcast at sxlivepodcast.com.

For more information about the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, please log on to www.supercrossonline.com. For media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or e-mail at dennyhartwig@livenation.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 Pra>. Listen as Supercross LIVE! hosts Jim Holley and Jason Wiegandt capture the live race call, a pre-race show, a post-race show, post-race press conference, on-air industry guests and celebrities, in-depth interviews, promotions, call-ins and more. In 2005-’06, more than a three-quarters-of-million listeners logged on to Supercross LIVE! Archived broadcasts are also available at www.supercrossonline.com, or can be downloaded to iPod or MP3 players via Podcast at sxlivepodcast.com.

For more information about the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, please log on to www.supercrossonline.com. For media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or e-mail at dennyhartwig@livenation.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. Accredited media outlets can also access AMA Pro Racing’s online Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom.

A Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access AMA Pro Racing’s online Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom.