Supercross Webcast Explodes With Record Numbers in 2003

AURORA, Ill. (January 16, 2002) – Clear Channel Entertainment’s Motor Sports division announced today the live webcast of THQ World Supercross GP and the AMA Supercross Series logged 79,738 unique listeners on www.sxgp.com for the races held at Edison International Field and Bank One Ballpark. Last season’s average for unique listeners was 15,000.

While the Anaheim round had 32,877 fans listening to Chad Reed win his second-career 250cc main event, an additional 15,000 fans tuned in to catch Ezra Lusk win his first 250cc main event in five years, totaling 46,861 listeners.

For the fourth consecutive season host Chad Damiani and color commentator Jim Holley have brought fans the live action from every stop of the supercross circuit. This season, long-time ESPN2 host Art Eckman has been assigned as the broadcast’s pit reporter.

Following each broadcast is a call-in show for fans to talk to special guests. Former guests include Nathan Ramsey, James Stewart, Jeff Emig and more. The call-in number is given to fans during the 250cc main event and then posted on www.sxgp.com.

“The comprehensive race coverage on www.sxgp.com gives fans from around the world a front row seat to each race from the comfort their own home,” said Mark Abernethy, senior director of marketing, Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports.

To listen to every round of THQ World Supercross GP and the AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.sxgp.com. The free race coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. (local race time) and fans must have Windows Media Player.

For more information, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or email at dennyhartwig@clearchannel.com. Tickets for the THQ World Supercross GP are also available at www.ticketmaster.com, www.sxgp.com, and www.tickets.com (San Francisco only), and www.unlvtickets.com (Las Vegas only).

About THQ World Supercross GP and 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 2002-2003, the 17-event THQ World Supercross GP will be comprised of two international events in Geneva, Switzerland and Arnhem, Holland, and 15 of the 16 events that are conducted in major markets throughout the United States as a part of the AMA Supercross Series. The other 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. An AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned 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 sportts 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 AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.sxgp.com