Kawasaki’s Stewart Closes Out Amp’d Mobile Supercross with 13th Win

LAS VEGAS (May 5, 2007) — In front of 39,006, Kawasaki’s James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., capped off a successful AMA World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile Supercross Series with a win at the season finale inside Sam Boyd Stadium. Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., won the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West AMA Supercross Lites Shootout and was awarded a 2007 Toyota Tundra Truck.

Honda’s David Vuillemin, of Menifee, Calif., clinched the Unites States Smokeless Tobacco Company’s Pro Privateer Challenge last weekend at Seattle’s Qwest Field and walked away with $25,000. Tonight, Kawasaki’s Paul Carpenter, of Ithaca, N.Y, secured the second place and took home $15,000. Honda’s Heath Voss, of Mico, Texas, finished third in the final World Supercross GP standings, earning the $10,000 third place award.

In the AMA Supercross main event, Stewart won the $1,500 Progressive Direct Holeshot Award with Yamaha’s Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., in tow. After securing both the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP and Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series titles in Seattle, Stewart turned in another dominant performance and walked away with his 13th win of the season. Reed was second while Honda’s Kevin Windham, of Centreville, Miss., finished third.

“I had a perfect 20 laps out there, no mistakes, said Stewart. “Chad was running with me in the beginning. I felt like I had some really good lines out there. I work really hard. I won’t let me guard down.

Kawasaki’s Ben Townley, of Tallahassee, Fla., grabbed the $1,000 Progressive Direct Holeshot Award to start the 15-lap AMA Supercross Lites main event. Dungey quickly took over the lead on the opening lap, with Townley, who won the Eastern Regional AMA Supercross title and Villopoto, who won the Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites title, trailing.

Before the end of lap one, Townley and Villopoto suffered mechanical problems. Villopoto withdrew from the race and Townley re-started in last place. On lap three Yamaha’s Josh Hill of Yoncalla,, Ore., attempted to pass Dungey but crashed. Honda’s Jake Weimer, of Rupert, Idaho, pulled into second place but was unable to catch Dungey. Dungey rode to his fourth AMA Supercross Lites victory of the season. Weimer finished second and KTM’s Martin Davalos finished third.

“Hard work pays off, said Dungey. “Just last year, before I turned pro, I was watching this race from the stands. I have come a long way in a year, and I am so pumped to be up on the podium. I owe this to my team and family, who have supported me all year. This was a great crowd; I could hear them every lap screaming and cheering.

CBS Sports will broadcast a one-hour season review on Sunday, May 6, at 1 p.m. EST, to recap the 2006-07 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series. The Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout will air on SPEED Friday, May 18, at Noon EST.


KTM Junior Supercross Challenge

  1. Bret Welch, Oklahoma City, Okla., KTM
  2. Hank Van, Brandon, Miss., KTM
  3. Challen Tennant, Willis, Texas, KTM
  4. Matthew Fletcher, Dubai, KTM
  5. Dylan Diamond, Norfolk, Mass., KTM
  6. Owen Liechti, Excelsior Springs, Mo., KTM
  7. Chance Lucchesi, Henderson, Nev., KTM
  8. Jacob Hampton, Victorville, Calif., KTM
  9. Nolan Keckley, San Marcos, Calif., KTM
  10. Tyler Gillis, Cumming, Ga., KTM
  11. Joshua Serne, Placerville, Calif., KTM
  12. Michel Pinho, Santa Barbara, Calif., KTM
  13. Zachary Frausto, Temecula, Calif., KTM
  14. Eddie Johannes, Fairport, N.Y., KTM
  15. Lauren Desrosiers, Crawfordville, Fla., KTM


Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Season Standings

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawaki, 404
  2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 364
  3. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 302
  4. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 240
  5. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki, 211
  6. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 206
  7. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki, 194
  8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 189
  9. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 185
  10. Jeff Gibson, Blacklick, Ohio, Kawasaki, 171

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 385
  2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 334
  3. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 276
  4. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 240
  5. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 197
  6. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 196
  7. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki, 189
  8. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 160
  9. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 160
  10. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki, 143

Amp’d Mobile Supercross Events Results, Las Vegas

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki
  2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha
  3. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda
  4. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
  5. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda
  6. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki
  7. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda
  8. Josh Summey, Stanley, N.C., Honda
  9. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda
  10. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki


Dave Coombs East/West AMA Supercross Lites Shootout Results, Las Vegas

  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki
  2. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda
  3. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., KTM
  4. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha
  5. Thomas Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda
  6. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda
  7. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki
  8. Ryan Morais, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha
  9. Darcy Lange, Hemet, Calif., Kawasaki
  10. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha


Amp’d Mobile Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings

  1. Ben Townley, Tallahassee, Fla., Kawasaki, 133
  2. Ryan Morais, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha, 130
  3. Darcy Lange, Hemet, Calif., Kawasaki, 117
  4. Branden Jesseman, New Brighton, Pa., Yamaha, 103
  5. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plain, Minn., Suzuki, 98
  6. Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 85
  7. Thomas Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda 84
  8. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 84
  9. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., Yamaha, 83
  10. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha, 68

Amp’d Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings

  1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 172
  2. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 135
  3. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda, 103
  4. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki, 97
  5. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 92
  6. Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha, 88
  7. Josh Hansen, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 87
  8. Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Yamaha, 86
  9. Troy Adams, Homosassa, Fla., Suzuki, 71
  10. Kyle Cunningham, Springtown, Texas, Yamaha, 66

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.

About Live Nation
Live Nation is the world’s largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues® music venues and prestigious locations such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.

About AMA Racing
AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its professional 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 Chames, 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.

About Live Nation
Live Nation is the world’s largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues® music venues and prestigious locations such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.

About AMA Racing
AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its professional 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, the AMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship. In amateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000 events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousand active members. For more information about professional racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.Championship, the AMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship. In amateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000 events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousand active members. For more information about professional racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.