LAS VEGAS (October 2, 2003) – Clear Channel Entertainment¿s Motor Sports division and Tag Metals America LLC recently signed a sponsorship agreement for the Maxxis U.S. Open October 10-11 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Tag Metals America LLC has moved to the forefront of off-road handlebar technology since its inception in 1999, sponsoring racers and freestyle motocross riders, including motocross/supercross champion Travis Pastrana and reigning 125cc motocross champion Grant Langston. In 2004 Tag Metals will be expanding its product line to include sprockets, glide plates and an impressive line of ATV products.
¿With a $300,000 purse on the line and the world¿s top riders, Tag Metals would not miss out on a chance to be a part of the Maxxis U.S. Open,¿ said Paul Doremus, general manager, Tag Metals America LLC.
¿Tag Metals involvement with the Maxxis U.S. Open is a great step forward for the event as it continues to grow and attract new sponsors each year,¿ said Dave Muye, account manager, Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports. ¿We are very excited to have Tag Metals on board this year, as this prestigious race is a perfect platform to showcase their quality products.¿
For more information on Tag Metals, please log on to: www.tagmetals.cc.
The Maxxis U.S. Open, founded in 1998 is an invitation-only motocross race held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, featuring the world¿s top supercross/motocross racers competing for $300,000 – the single largest payout in motorcycle racing. In addition to the premier open class of racing, the Maxxis U.S. Open also offers a variety of racing including minicycles and KTM Junior Supercross Challenge racing. Past winners include: Damon Huffman (¿98); Jeff Emig (¿99); Ricky Carmichael (¿00&¿01); Mike LaRocco (¿02).
Tickets for the sixth annual Maxxis U.S. Open presented by Thor/Parts Unlimited on October 10-11, and the Amateur Arenacross World Finals, which will be held at the MGM Grand on Sunday, October 12, 2003, are currently on-sale through the MGM Grand box office and Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 702-479-4000. Fans can also purchase tickets at Las Vegas Motorsports, Honda/Kawasaki of Las Vegas, World Motorcycles and Motorcycle City. For more information, log on to www.ussx.com. The Maxxis U.S. Open is sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing.
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 headq uartered 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 Progreessive 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.