AURORA, Ill. (October 29, 2003) – Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports and American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) announced today that the sixth-annual Suzuki Crossover Challenge – for the first time ever – is scheduled to run during the night program of THQ World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series January 24, at San Diego¿s Qualcomm Stadium.
The Crossover Challenge is comprised of 24 action sport athletes and celebrities, separated into eight teams of three, competing on identically prepared Suzuki RM 125cc motorcycles. The combined points from all three riders determine the team¿s final score. The winning team presents $1,000 to a charity of their choice.
¿I love the Suzuki Crossover Challenge,¿ said three-time winner Victor Sheldon, who professionally races jet skis. ¿Every year, it gets bigger and bigger. Now, the training level has gone off the hook; some guys even hire motorcycle trainers to prepare for the event. I know that Brian Lopes, who was second last year, is training for this event really hard.¿
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. In 2003-2004, the 17 event THQ World Supercross GP will be comprised of two European events, Seville, Spain and Arnhem, Holland, and 15 of the 16 events that are conducted in major markets throughout the United States as 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.
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.