Superstar Stewart Charges into San Francisco with Three-Race Wins Streak

AURORA, Ill. (January 23, 2007) — Amp’d Mobile Supercross, the world’s premier indoor off-road motorcycle racing series, returns to San Francisco’s AT&T Park this Saturday, January 27, 2007. Kawasaki superstar James Stewart enters the race with a three-race win streak after picking up a huge win at the second of three Anaheim races last weekend.

“I love racing with Ricky (Carmichael), and I can’t wait to race him this weekend, said Stewart. “Once I was out front, I was making up a lot of time, and rode a great race. The only goal I have this year is to put myself in a position to win the championship. As long as I keep doing the work that I do during the week, I should be fine. I never have any doubt in my mind that I can do something, and that has carried my through the season.

A pre-race press conference will be held at AT&T Park Thursday, January 25, from Noon-2:00, featuring KTM’s Josh Hansen, San Manuel Yamaha’s Chad Reed and Nathan Ramsey along with MDK Motorsport’s Nick Wey and David Vuillemin. The riders will be available for the media and will ride a pre-produced, two lanes of the track with exciting elements of Saturday night’s show, including the ‘triple jump’ that sends riders some 70′ in distance and three stories high. For additional media opportunities, please contact dennyhartwig@livenation.com.

Last weekend in Anaheim, Stewart led all 20 laps in the AMA Supercross class main event at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. Yamaha’s Chad Reed, who is still riding on the mend from a shoulder injury, finished in second place. Honda’s Nick Wey scored his first podium finish of the season, the second of his career, with a third-place finish.

“With Ricky (Carmichael) being gone, it gives us more hope to get on the podium, said Wey. This is a stepping stone for me, and I am looking to improve.

“My injury is getting better, said Reed. “I need to work on my breathing and try and turn it around this year. We all know James (Stewart) is riding great, but I need to get healthy and bring it when I come to the race track. I was excited to race this weekend, and I hope I can bring that same attitude next weekend in San Francisco.

Teenage sensation Ryan Villopoto, 18, of Poulsbo, Wash., picked up his second win of the season in AMA Supercross Lites competition. The win moved Villopoto into a substantial points lead (72-55) over Yamaha’s Jason Lawrence, of Carlsbad, Calif. Villopoto’s teammate, Christophe Pourcel, came into last week’s race atop the standings, but finished in 19th place, dropping him fourth place overall.

“All of the riders are riding well, said Villopoto. “It’s up to me to win the championship now. I know that the starts are important, and that is what I have to work on. My teammate Christophe (Pourcel) was riding with an injury tonight, so I know he is not happy with his results.

Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael, who is racing a select schedule this year, skipped last weekend’s race but is returning this weekend to make his final appearance in San Francisco. Carmichael, who is pursuing a career in stock race racing, won the San Francisco main event in ’03 & ’05. The 15-time AMA National champion won the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP main event in Vancouver back in December and finished second at Anaheim 1 and Phoenix respectively.

More than 500 truckloads of dirt will be brought into AT&T Park to sculpt Saturday night’s proving grounds as the world’s top supercross racers take over the San Francisco Giants’ playing field and Yamaha ace Chad Reed will pull out all of the stops in pursuit of victory this weekend.

Last year Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., earned his fourth win of the season on the drenched field at AT&T Park. Yet, more than 37,000 fans packed the stadium — despite less-than-favorable conditions — to take in the fourth-annual race at the facility. Stewart became the fit racer at AT&T Park to win the AMA Supercross and AMA Supercross Lites classes. If Stewart wins this weekend, he will tie Carmichael on the all-time win list at AT&T Park with two wins.

In the AMA Supercross Lites class last year, Ramsey picked up his second win of the season in San Francisco and moved into the points lead for the Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites division. Despite his two wins on the season, Ramsey went on to finish fourth in the standings.

Supercross made its début at the facility back on January 23, 2003 when Ricky Carmichael won the AMA Supercross class and Stewart won the AMA Supercross Lites class. Carmichael holds the record for the most wins at AT&T Park with two.

Tickets are available at www.supercrossonline.com, the AT&T Park box office, Giants’ Dug Out Stores, participating Yamaha dealerships and all Tickets.com outlets. Club Level seats are $60; Trackside Seats are $45 for adults and $10 for kids; Upper Deck Seats are $30 for adults and $10 for kids. All seats are $2 more on the day of the race. Practice and qualifying begin at 12:30 and racing begins at 7:00 p.m. The pit party will be open from 12:30-5:30 p.m., and pit passes will be available at East Bay Motorsports in Hayward.

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Season Standings

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 117
  2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 107
  3. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 91
  4. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 84
  5. Nicholas Wey, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 74
  6. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 64
  7. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 56
  8. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 55
  9. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki, 53
  10. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki, 51

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Event Results, Anaheim 2

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki
  2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha
  3. Nick Wey, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
  4. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki
  5. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki
  6. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda
  7. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y. Kawasaki
  8. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
  9. Josh Summey, Stanley, N.C., Honda
  10. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 75
  2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 60
  3. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 50
  4. Nicholas Wey, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 46
  5. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 44
  6. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki, 42
  7. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 40
  8. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 36
  9. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 34
  10. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 32

Amp’d Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Event Results, Anaheim 2

  1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
  2. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha
  3. Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha
  4. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda
  5. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki
  6. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda
  7. Steve Boniface, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki
  8. Troy Adams, Homosassa, Fla., Kawasaki
  9. Kyle Partridge, Las Vegas, Nev., Honda
  10. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., KTM

Amp’d Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings

  1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 72
  2. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 55
  3. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki, 49
  4. Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki, 47
  5. Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Yamaha, 42
  6. Steve Boniface, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki, 40
  7. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda, 38
  8. Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha, 36
  9. Troy Adams, Homosassa, Fla., Suzuki, 36
  10. Josh Hansen, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 33

Past Winners in San Francisco

AMA Supercross Class
January 28, 2006: James Stewart
January 29, 2005: Ricky Carmichael
January 7, 2004: Chad Reed
January 25, 2003: Ricky Carmichael

AMA Supercross Lites Class
January 28, 2006: Nathan Ramsey
January 29, 2005: Billy Laninovich
January 24, 2004: Nathan Ramsey
January 25, 2003: James M. Stewart


Supercross LIVE!, the only place on the planet to catch Amp’d Mobile Supercross live at home, in your car, or just about anywhere in the world, is available live for fans at every race, starting at 7:00 p.m. local time at www.supercrossonline.com. Listen as Supercross LIVE! hosts Jim Holley and Jason Wiegandt capture the live race call, a pre-race show, a post-race show, post-race press conference, on-air industry guests and celebrities, in-depth interviews, promotions, call-ins and more. In 2005-’06, more than a three-quarters-of-million listeners logged on to Supercross LIVE! Archived broadcasts are also available at www.supercrossonline.com <http://www.supercrossonline.com/> , or can be downloaded to iPod or MP3 players via Podcast at sxlivepodcast.com.
For more information about the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, please log on to www.supercrossonline.com <http://www.supercross.cc.com/> . For media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or e-mail at dennyhartwig@livenation.com <mailto:dennyhartwig@livenation.com> .

About Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP„¢/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series
Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP, produced and promoted by Live Nation is a 17-round global off-road motorcycle stadium racing circuit. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligible to win the world 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. Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series is a 16-event series solely conducted in the United States. The other Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series event held in Daytona Beach, Fla., is independently produced by the International Speedway Corporation and is not a part of the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP. An Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned as the national champion for the series of events conducted in the United States only.

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  • Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 72
  • Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 55
  • Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki, 49
  • Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki, 47
  • Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Yamaha, 42
  • Steve Boniface, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki, 40
  • Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda, 38
  • Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha, 36
  • Troy Adams, Homosassa, Fla., Suzuki, 36
  • Josh Hansen, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 33
  • Past Winners in San Francisco

    AMA Supercross Class
    January 28, 2006: James Stewart
    January 29, 2005: Ricky Carmichael
    January 7, 2004: Chad Reed
    January 25, 2003: Ricky Carmichael

    AMA Supercross Lites Class
    January 28, 2006: Nathan Ramsey
    January 29, 2005: Billy Laninovich
    January 24, 2004: Nathan Ramsey
    January 25, 2003: James M. Stewart


    Supercross LIVE!, the only place on the planet to catch Amp’d Mobile Supercross live at home, in your car, or just about anywhere in the world, is available live for fans at every race, starting at 7:00 p.m. local time at www.supercrossonline.com. Listen as Supercross LIVE! hosts Jim Holley and Jason Wiegandt capture the live race call, a pre-race show, a post-race show, post-race press conference, on-air industry guests and celebrities, in-depth interviews, promotions, call-ins and more. In 2005-’06, more than a three-quarters-of-million listeners logged on to Supercross LIVE! Archived broadcasts are also available at www.supercrossonline.com <http://www.supercrossonline.com/> , or can be downloaded to iPod or MP3 players via Podcast at sxlivepodcast.com.
    For more information about the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, please log on to www.supercrossonline.com <http://www.supercross.cc.com/> . For media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or e-mail at dennyhartwig@livenation.com <mailto:dennyhartwig@livenation.com> .

    About Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP„¢/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series
    Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP, produced and promoted by Live Nation is a 17-round global off-road motorcycle stadium racing circuit. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligible to win the world 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. Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series is a 16-event series solely conducted in the United States. The other Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series event held in Daytona Beach, Fla., is independently produced by the International Speedway Corporation and is not a part of the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP. An Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned as the national champion for the series of events conducted in the United States only.

    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 94 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 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP, Dorna manages the rights to MotoGP. For more information on Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/ Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.supercrossonline.com <http://www.supercrossonline.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 Toyota 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 presented by Parts Unlimited. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.comort 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 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP, Dorna manages the rights to MotoGP. For more information on Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/ Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.supercrossonline.com <http://www.supercrossonline.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 Toyota 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 presented by Parts Unlimited. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com