Reed Takes Home Fourth Win of the Season

Ramsey Wins, Breaking Tedesco’s Streak

SAN FRANCISCO (February 7, 2004) – Yamaha’s Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., won his fourth THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race at SBC Park in front of 39,621 fans. Honda’s Nathan Ramsey, of Menifee, Calif., won his first THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Eastern Regional race, breaking Kawasaki rider Ivan Tedesco’s five-race win streak.

  Kawasaki’s Michael Byrne, of Temecula, Calif., earned the $1,500 Butterfinger Holeshot Award. Reed and rival Kevin Windham entered the first turn in the middle of the pack, while Byrne tangled with Langston on lap 2 and went down. Windham, of Centerville, Miss., crashed in the whoops and remounted in last place. Reed moved into the lead by lap four and held on for the remaining 16 laps. Reed’s teammate, David Vuillemin, of Murrieta, Calif., passed Honda’s Mike LaRocco late in the race to take over second place.

“It feels great to get back here in the number-one position, said Reed. “I had a bad start and had to be patient to get to the front.

Tedesco, who won his heat race earlier in the evening by a wheel, earned the $1,000 Butterfinger Holeshot Award with Nathan Ramsey, Brock Sellards and Travis Preston following. Preston, of Hesperia, Calif., passed Sellards on lap four and took over third place. On lap 12 of 15, Ramsey made his move around Tedesco after battling with him for most of lap 11.

“I have been trying all season and still have plenty of confidence, but tonight it paid off, said Ramsey. “I hope that I can continue to ride up front for the rest of the season.

“I had the flu last night, so I came into tonight’s race a little tired, said Tedesco. “Around lap 10, I started to really winded.

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge

  1. Connor Pearson, Rocklin, Calif., KTM
  2. Caly Johnson, Columbia, Calif., KTM
  3. Roman Miramontes, Seaside, Calif., KTM
  4. Austin Thompson, Wheatland, Calif., KTM
  5. Lane Gardner, Hesperia, Calif., KTM
  6. Cycle Moskowitz, Westlake Village, Calif., KTM
  7. Joshua Ticknor, Orville, Calif., KTM
  8. Jack Evans, Agoura, Calif., KTM
  9. Daniel Gonzales, Hollister, Calif., KTM
  10. Justin Liddell, Cloverdale, Calif., KTM
  11. Sierra Shirley, Battleground, Wash., KTM
  12. Jacob Stemen, Vacaville, Calif., KTM
  13. Josie Ramine, San Jose, Calif., KTM
  14. Rex Miller, Phoenix, Ariz., KTM
  15. Corwin McIntosh, Carson City, Nev., KTM

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional Event Results, San Francisco

  1. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Honda
  2. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
  3. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda
  4. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha
  5. Stephane Roncada, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Kawasaki
  6. Steve Boniface, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
  7. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki
  8. Jeff Gibson, Westerville, Ohio, Yamaha
  9. Joshua Summey, Stanley, N.C., Yamaha
  10. Joaquim Rodrigues, Murrieta, Calif., KTM

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, San Francisco

  1. Chad Reed, DadCity, Fla., Yamaha
  2. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  3. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda
  4. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Suzuki
  5. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda
  6. Sean Hamblin, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
  7. Grant Langston, Temecula, KTM
  8. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda
  9. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha
  10. Michael Byrne, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki

THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 144
  2. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 114
  3. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda, 112
  4. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 112
  5. Michael Byrne, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki, 84
  6. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 82
  7. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Suzuki, 79
  8. Grant Langston, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 64
  9. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 43
  10. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha

THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings

  1. Grant Langston, Temecula, Calif., KTM, 163
  2.  Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 162
  3.  Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 114
  4. Tyler Evans, Canyon Lake, Calif., Suzuki, 128
  5. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 112
  6. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 94
  7. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 81
  8. Mike Brown, Johnson City, Tenn., Yamaha, 80
  9. Erick Vallejo, Dallas, Texas, Yamaha 70
  10. Joe Oehlhof, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 70
  11. Daryl Hurley, Corona, Calif., Suzuki, 58

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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.

ages 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.