Motocross Guild and Amp’d Mobile Supercross Announce Supercross Triple Charity for Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center

Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael and Yamaha’s Chad Reed to Participate

AURORA, Ill. ¿ The Motocross Guild of Children’s Hospital and Amp’d Mobile Supercross announced today that a fundraising drive will culminate at Seattle’s Qwest Field, Saturday, April 29, where a goal of $50,000 will be raised for Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center. Reigning World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series champion Ricky Carmichael will draw the winning ticket for the grand prize Suzuki RMZ-250 motorcycle during the night racing at the Seattle stop of Amp’d Mobile Supercross.

To preview the weekend’s race and to kick off Amp’d Mobile Supercross’ arrival in the city of Seattle, Carmichael and Yamaha’s Chad Reed will visit the Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center. In addition to spending quality time with the kids at the hospital, Carmichael and Reed will be the featured at a press conference held at the hospital.

Additional support will come from event sponsor Renton Motorcycles where the top supercross racers, including Carmichael, Reed, and more, will sign autographs at their dealership.

“I love doing things to support kids” said Chad Reed.  “Autographing a jersey is an easy way for us to help kids in need of medical care.” Throughout the night a silent auction to support uncompensated care at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center will also take place.

The Inside Line Pledge Drive rewards the top 25 individual fundraisers with a chance to meet Carmichael and Reed, tour factory rigs, walk the track and enjoy premium seating. Considered the quintessential all-access pass, the 25 individual fundraisers will be given the ultimate supercross experience. The Inside Line pledge drive ends on April 21, 2006.

“I’m always happy to help out with fundraising, particularly when it comes to kids,” said Carmichael.  “Children’s Hospital is a great cause and I’m honored to be a part of any effort that will make a difference in providing quality medical care for kids.” 

Pledge forms can be picked up and raffle tickets may be purchased at participating Suzuki and Yamaha dealers or online at the official website http://www.mxforchildren.org.

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 supercross.cc.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 2004-2005, more than a three-quarters-of-million listeners logged on to Supercross LIVE! Archived broadcasts are also available at supercross.cc.com, or can be downloaded to iPod or MP3 players via Podcast at sxlivepodcast.com.

Tickets available at all Ticketmaster outlets, all participating Yamaha Dealers, at the Qwest Field Box Office, or charge by phone at in Seattle: 206-628-0888 or in Tacoma: 253-627-8497.

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 supercross.cc.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 2004-2005, more than a three-quarters-of-million listeners logged on to Supercross LIVE! Archived broadcasts are also available at supercross.cc.com, or caan 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.supercross.cc.com.

About Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP¿/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP 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 2005-2006, 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 85 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.supercross.cc.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 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.