Reed Wins THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series Race at Anaheim 1

Tedesco Wins 125cc Opener

ANAHEIM, Calif. (January 3, 2004) – Yamaha’s Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., won the opening round of THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series competition in front of a sold out crowd (45,050) at Angels Stadium. Kawasaki’s Ivan Tedesco, Murietta, Calif., won the THQ AMA Supercross Series Western Regional race, marking his second-career 125cc supercross victory.

Butterfinger Holeshot Award winner Ernesto Fonseca went down in the whoops, after being passed by Reed for the lead. Reed pulled away and held on for the 20-lap victory. A three-way battle between Yamaha riders Ezra Lusk, Tim Ferry and David Vuillemin ensued at the halfway point that ended when Lusk, who was running second, went down. Vuillemin passed Ferry for second and held on. Reed held on for the win, Vuillemin was second and Ferry third, making it a Yamaha sweep.

“This race was great and it was proof that the bike is awesome,” said Reed. “We (Yamaha) went one, two three tonight, so it’s proof that the bike is great. I was a little rusty, but I can’t complain.”

Kawasaki’s Ivan Tedesco earned the $1,000 Butterfinger Holeshot Award, with Yamaha’s Josh Hansen close behind. On the opening lap, Hansen made his way around Tedesco but the Kawasaki rider answered back and moved back into the lead and stayed there. Stephan Roncada, who also rides for Kawasaki, passed second place rider Hansen on lap two. Former THQ AMA Supercross Series champion Nathan Ramsey passed Roncada on lap 10 and held his position until the checkers. Roncada finished third.

“I had a perfect night,” said Tedesco. “I won my qualifier, earned the holeshot and went on to take my second supercross victory. I got a little tight late in the race, but I will work that out.”

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge, Anaheim, Calif.

  1. Zachary Commans, Westlake Village, Calif., KTM
  2. Sean Michael Brown, Granite Bay, Calif., KTM
  3. Amber West, Riverside, Calif., KTM
  4. Cody Washington, Seaside, Calif., KTM
  5. Austin Midas, Milaca, Minn., KTM
  6. Jordan Shepard, Temecula, Calif., KTM
  7. Daniel Cortines, Pinon Hills, Calif., KTM
  8. Ryan Cantrell, Newbury Park, Calif., KTM
  9. Justin Lee, Laguna Hills, Calif., KTM
  10. Brandon Keeler, Val Verde, Calif., KTM
  11. Tyler Uber, Wildomar, Calif., KTM
  12. Nathan Sams, Placerville, Calif., KTM
  13. Joshua Swan, Aurora, Colo., KTM
  14. Evan Jenkins, parker, Colo., KTM
  15. Davin Cole Taylor, Westlake, Calif., KTM

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional Event Results

  1. Ivan Tedesco, Murietta, Calif., Kawasaki
  2. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Honda
  3. Stephane Roncada, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Kawasaki
  4. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki
  5. Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., Kawasaki
  6. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Yamaha
  7. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha
  8. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda
  9. Greg Schnell, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Yamaha
  10. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Honda

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional Season Standings

  1. Ivan Tedesco, Murietta, Calif., Kawasaki, 25
  2. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 22
  3. Stephane Roncada, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Kawasaki, 20
  4. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki, 18
  5. Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., Kawasaki, 16
  6. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Yamaha, 15
  7. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha, 14
  8. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 13
  9. Greg Schnell, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Yamaha, 12
  10. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Honda, 11

< THQ World Supercross Series/THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results, Anaheim, Calif.

  1. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha
  2. David Vuillemin, Murietta, Calif., Yamaha
  3. Tim Ferry, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha
  4. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda
  5. Michael Byrne, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki
  6. Tyler Evans, Canyon Lake, Calif., Suzuki
  7. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda
  8. Ezra Lusk, Bainbridge, Ga., Yamaha
  9. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda
  10. Ernesto Fonseca, Murietta, Calif., Honda

THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 25
  2. David Vuillemin, Murietta, Calif., Yamaha, 22
  3. Tim Ferry, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 20
  4. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 18
  5. Michael Byrne, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki, 16
  6. Tyler Evans, Canyon Lake, Calif., Suzuki, 15
  7. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 14
  8. Ezra Lusk, Bainbridge, Ga., Yamaha, 13
  9. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda, 12
  10. Ernesto Fonseca, Murietta, Calif., Honda, 11

THQ World Supercross GP Season Standing

  1. Tyler Evans, Canyon Lake, Calif., Suzuki, 59
  2. Grant Langston, Temecula, Calif., KTM, 51,
  3. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 49
  4. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 49
  5. Ernesto Fonseca, Murietta, Calif., Honda, 25
  6. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki, 33
  7. Daryl Hurley, Corona, Calif., Suzuki, 33 points
  8. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 31
  9. Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda 27
  10. Clark Stiles, Athens, Ala., Honda 25

Television Times: This race will air on ABC’s Wide World of Sports Sunday, January 4, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST.

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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.sxgp.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.

presentative 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.sxgp.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.