PICKERINGTON, Ohio (December 28, 2007) — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) are pleased to announce the Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. The 2008 championship, for the first time ever, will combine both the AMA sanctioned Supercross Series and the FIM sanctioned World Supercross GP programs into a single, consolidated championship and will crown one supercross champion.
The 2008 Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship Schedule:
DATE LOCATION VENUE
January 5, 2008 Anaheim, Calif. Angel Stadium
January 12, 2008 Phoenix, Ariz. Chase Field
January 19, 2008 Anaheim, Calif. Angel Stadium
January 26, 2008 San Francisco, Calif. AT&T Park
February 2, 2008 Anaheim, Calif. Angel Stadium
February 9, 2008 San Diego, Calif. Qualcomm Stadium
February 16, 2008 Houston, Texas Reliant Stadium
February 23, 2008 Atlanta, Ga. Georgia Dome
March 1, 2008 Indianapolis, Ind. RCA Dome
March 7, 2008 Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona International Speedway
March 15, 2008 Minneapolis, Minn. Metrodome
March 29, 2008 Toronto, Canada Rogers Centre
April 5, 2008 Irving, Texas Texas Stadium
April 12, 2008 Detroit, Mich. Ford Field
April 19, 2008 St. Louis, Mo. Edward Jones Dome
April 26, 2008 Seattle, Wash. Qwest Field
May 3, 2008 Las Vegas, Nev. Sam Boyd Stadium
“We are pleased to be able to work together with the FIM to create the consolidated Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, said Rob Dingman, AMA President and CEO. “The consolidated series maintains the strong foundation and tradition of AMA Supercross and at the same time internationalizes the championship with select races at stadiums outside the United States. To make the transition as seamless as possible for the teams, riders and support staff, the championship will only include one international race in 2008, in Toronto, however, the program may include a second international race in 2009 and beyond.”
FIM President Vito Ippolito stated, “I have no doubt that the Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, will be an exciting and thrilling World Championship that will continue to grow season after season. It has all the potential to become a truly ‘big sport’ on the world sports scene in the years to come with rounds outside the United States. I am truly satisfied that the good cooperation between the FIM, the AMA and Live Nation has lead to the integration of supercross into a unique and exclusive World Championship. This will prove to be beneficial for all parties concerned and especially for supercross fans in the United States and all over the world.
For more information about Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, please log on to www.SupercrossOnline.com. For media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or e-mail at email@example.com.
About the FIM
The FIM, Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, is the body that globally governs and sanctions motorcycle sport at the world level. It is the owner of the FIM World Motorcycle World Championships titles, such as MotoGP, FIM Superbike World Championship, FIM QQMMF Endurance World Championship, FIM Motocross World Championships, Motocross of Nations, FIM Supermoto World Championship, FIM SPEA Trial World Championship, Trial des Nations, FIM Maxxis Enduro World Championship, ISDE, FIM Speedway Grand Prix, FIM Speedway World Cup, etc. The FIM groups together 98 affiliated National Federations relating to the sport of motorcycle racing, leisure motorcycling, defense of motorcycle users’ rights and interests. Visit www.fim.ch.
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. Accredited media outlets can also access an on line Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom. For amateur racing information visit www.amadirectlink.com/amrace/amasports.asp.