AURORA, Ill. (April 29, 2003) – Clear Channel Entertainment’s Motor Sports division today announced that the pre-race press conference from final round of THQ World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series from Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium will be available to fans live on www.sxgp.com
“With the rising popularity of SXGP.com’s live post-race press conference, broadcasting Friday’s live, pre-race press conference on SXGP.com from Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas became an easy decision,” said Mark Abernethy, senior director of marketing, Clear Channel Entertainment.
To listen to every round of THQ World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.sxgp.com. The free race coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. (local race time) and fans must have Windows Media Player, which can be easily downloaded. Each Wednesday following the race, fans can also watch video footage of the press conference on SXGP.com. In addition, XM Radio’s Channel 152 provides live coverage of the race each week from 9:00 -11:00 p.m.
For only the third time in the sport of supercross’ history, the 250cc championship will be decided in Las Vegas. Yamaha’s Chad Reed has won the last five races over two-time defending champion Ricky Carmichael. Fans can listen to the riders’ thoughts before the race – live on www.sxgp.com.
“Jeff Spencer (Reed’s trainer) and I set a goal to win the last six races, and we have one to go,” said Reed.
A controversial pass by Reed last weekend sent Carmichael to the ground as Reed rode off to his sixth AMA Supercross Series victory. Reed trails Carmichael by 10 points heading into Vegas.
The final round of THQ World Supercross/AMA Supercross Series will air on ABC’s Wide World of Sports Sunday, May 4 at 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST/3:00-4:00 p.m. PST.
For more information, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets for the THQ World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series are also available at www.ticketmaster.com, www.sxgp.com, and www.unlvtickets.com (Las Vegas only).
About THQ World Supercross GP and 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 2002-2003, the 17-event THQ World Supercross GP will be comprised of two international events in Geneva, Switzerland and Arnhem, Holland, and 15 of the 16 events that are conducted in major markets throughout the United States as a part of the AMA Supercross Series. The other 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. An AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned 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 relatinng 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 AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.sxgp.com.