Reed Races to Eighth Win in Front of 49,025 at Edward Jones Dome

Stewart Clinches First Ever THQ AMA Eastern Regional Supercross Series Championship

ST. LOUIS (March 13, 2004) – Yamaha¿s Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., won his eighth THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race at Edward Jones Dome before 49,025 fans. Kawasaki¿s James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., clinched his first THQ AMA 125cc Eastern Regional Supercross Series championship with two east coast races remaining.

In the 250cc main event, Honda¿s Nathan Ramsey, of Menifee, Calif., earned the $1,500 Holeshot Award with KTM¿s Grant Langston, of Temecula, Calif., and Suzuki¿s Travis Pastrana, of Davidsonville, Md., following in second and third respectively. Points leader Reed started seventh and capitalized on some mistakes. Following the second turn of the race Langston and Pastrana crashed in separate places, allowing Ramsey to move into the lead. Langston continued racing and Pastrana did not finish.

On lap four Windham moved into second and Reed moved into the lead. Reed held on for the victory. Windham was second and Ramsey third.

¿I rode smart out there tonight,¿ said Reed. ¿I didn¿t have the best start, but I came through the pack and was able to avoid the trouble in the early part of the race. I want to continue racing like this; I am having a great season.¿

Winning the $1,000 Butterfinger Holeshot Award, Stewart, 18, led all 15 laps of the main event en route to his fifth consecutive victory. Stewart became only the second rider in history to win both the THQ AMA 125cc Eastern and Western Regional Supercross Series championships (Ernesto Fonseca won the Eastern Regional championship in 1999 and the Western regional championship in 2001.)

Through turn one, Yamaha¿s Josh Hansen, of Elbert, Colo., followed closely along with Stewart¿s teammate Paul Carpenter, of Ithaca, N.Y. Carpenter chased Hansen for the entire race but never made the pass.

¿This was a good race for me because it¿s the first time I won the holeshot,¿ said Stewart. ¿It¿s great to get a good start; it makes for a clean race. I am getting ready for the East/West shootout in Las Vegas and then preparing for the 250cc class next year.¿

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge

  1. Jacob Eaton, Roseau, Minn., KTM
  2. Tristian Stumbo, Laurelville, Ohio, KTM
  3. Bradley Scott Willig, Mansfield, Texas, KTM
  4. Dallas Honea, New Market, Ala., KTM
  5. Wyatt Sharp, Polo, Mo., KTM
  6. Dayton Rhoten, Dodge City, Kan., KTM
  7. Jacob Sullivan, Rincon, Ga., KTM
  8. Grant Jared, Cookeville, Tenn., KTM
  9. Hunter Westphal, LaPorte, Ind., KTM
  10. Bryton Rohde, Harrison Township, Mich., KTM
  11. Cayden Lovell, Fort Cobb, Okla., KTM
  12. Brandon Bollinger, St. Louis, Mo., KTM
  13. Justin Lumpkins, San Angelo, Texas, KTM
  14. Caleb Richardson, Bevier, Mo., KTM
  15. Kord McKinney, Trabuco Canyon, Calif., KTM

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Eastern Regional Event Results, St. Louis

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki
  2. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Yamaha
  3. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki
  4. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha
  5. Ryan Mills, Clintondale, N.Y., Honda
  6. David Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki
  7. Danny Smith, Middleton, Idaho, Yamaha
  8. Broc Hepler, Kittanning, Pa., Suzuki
  9. Steve Boniface, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
  10. Steve Lamson, Camino, Calif., Honda

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Eastern Regional Season Standings

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 125
  2. Broc Hepler, Kittanning, Pa., Suzuki, 70
  3. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha, 61
  4. Danny Smith, Middleton, Idaho, Yamaha, 60
  5. Ryan Mills, Clintondale, N.Y., Honda, 59
  6. Steve Lamson, Camino, Calif., Honda, 57
  7. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki, 55
  8. David Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki, 44
  9. Bret Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 41

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional Season Standings

  1. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 147
  2. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 117
  3. Stephane Roncada, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Kawasaki, 116
  4. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 109
  5. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha, 92
  6. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki, 89
  7. Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., Kawasaki, 71
  8. Greg Schnell, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Yamaha, 67
  9. Joshua Summey, Stanley, N.C., Yamaha, 49
  10. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Honda

THQ World Supercross Series/THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results, St. Louis

  1. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha
  2. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda
  3. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Honda
  4. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda
  5. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  6. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki
  7. Michael Byrne, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki
  8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha
  9. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Suzuki
  10. Sean Hamblin, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki

THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 266
  2. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda, 234
  3. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 167
  4. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 205
  5. Michael Byrne, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki, 150
  6. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Suzuki, 133
  7. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 122
  8. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 120
  9. Sean Hamblin, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 99
  10. Grant Langston, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 98

THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings

  1. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 239
  2. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 224
  3. Grant Langston, Temecula, Calif., KTM, 208
  4. Tyler Evans, Canyon Lake, Calif., Suzuki, 198
  5. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 145
  6. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 124
  7. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki, 113
  8. Erick Vallejo, Dallas, Texas, Yamaha, 110
  9. Mike Brown, Johnson City, Tenn., Yamaha, 95
  10. Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda, 88

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About THQ World Supercross GP/THQ 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 2003-2004, the 17-event THQ World Supercross GP will be comprised of two international events in Seville, Spain and Arnhem, Holland, and 15 of the 16 events that are conducted in major cities throughout the United States as a part of the THQ AMA Supercross Series. The other THQ 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. A THQ AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned as the national champion 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 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 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 THQ AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.supercross.cc.com.  

About Clear Channel Entertainment

Clear Channel Entertainment, the world¿s largest producer and marketer of live entertainment events, is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide (NYSE:  CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry.  Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books 135 live entertainment venues, including 44 amphitheaters in the U.S. and 28 venues in Europe.  Each year, more than 62 million people attend approximately 26,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including:  Live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; and specialized sports and motor sports shows.

In addition, Clear Channel Entertainment owns leading talent management businesses that specialize in the representation of athletes and broadcasters, including independently operated baseball, basketball and football businesses.  Clear Channel Entertainment is headquartered in New York City.

About AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship and the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. Nearly 2 million race fans attended AMA Pro Racing events during the 2002 season. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.

n 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 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 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 THQ AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.supercross.cc.com.  

About Clear Channel Entertainment

Clear Channel Entertainment, the world¿s largest producer and marketer of live entertainment events, is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide (NYSE:  CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry.  Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books 135 live entertainment venues, including 44 amphitheaters in the U.S. and 28 venues in Europe.  Each year, more than 62 million people attend approximately 26,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including:  Live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; and specialized sports and motor sports shows.

In addition, Clear Channel Entertainment owns leading talent management businesses that specialize in the representation of athletes and broadcasters, including independently operated baseball, basketball and football businesses.  Clear Channel Entertainment is headquartered in New York City.

About AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship and the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. Nearly 2 million race fans attended AMA Pro Racing events during the 2002 season. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.