AURORA, Ill. (November 16, 2005) — Clear Channel Entertainment’s Motor Sports division announced today that Kawasaki’s James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., will race in the 2005-’06 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP that starts December 3, at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada.
Stewart, who will be making his Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP debut, joins Ricky Carmichael, the reigning Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP champion, and Chad Reed, the 2003 World Supercross GP champion, to make the most competitive Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP line-up ever.
“I felt like racing the world rounds this year because knew they would be fun, and this year’s line-up is bigger than ever,” said Stewart. “Clear Channel always does a great job, and I know those races would help me get some momentum before Anaheim. The world rounds are becoming an important part of supercross racing. I have found that I have lots of fans in other countries, and the world rounds can help our sport grow even more.”
Stewart, 19, won three 250cc main events in his rookie season of AMA Supercross Series racing. Prior to entering the 250cc division Stewart won both the 125cc Eastern and Western Regional 125cc AMA Supercross Series championships.
“I think the world rounds are a great opportunity for me and our sport to reach new people,” said Stewart. “I am looking forward to seeing the Canadian fans and want to give them a great race to watch.”
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 series that is produced and promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment and Dorna Off Road S.L. The Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series is a 16-round national series within the United States that is produced and promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment, with the exception of the event held in Daytona Beach, Fl. that is independently produced by the International Speedway Corporation and also is not a part of the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligible to win the World Supercross GP 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. The winner of the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series will be crowned as the national champion for that series.
Clear Channel Entertainment, a leading producer and marketer of live entertainment events is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications (NYSE:CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books approximately 130 live entertainment venues, including nearly 100 in North America and more than 30 in Europe. In 2003, 69 million people attended approximately 32,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; museum exhibitions, and specialized sports and motor sports events. In addition, the company’s independently operated athlete representation business, SFX, provides management, marketing and financial consulting services to many of the world’s top professional athletes. Clear Channel Entertainment operates throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. More information may be found by visiting www.cc.com and www.clearchannel.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.