THQ World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series Makes Return to St. Louis¿ Edwards Jones Dome

More Than 500 Truckloads of Dirt Dumped on Edward Jones Dome Floor

AURORA, Ill. (March 5, 2002) – THQ World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series, the world¿s fastest growing motor sport, returns to St. Louis¿ Edward Jones Dome, on Saturday, March 22. A media day will be held on Thursday, March 20, from Noon-2:00 p.m., featuring Yamaha of Troy and Team KTM/Red Bull.

Riders will launch from the enormous triple jump that will send the riders three stories high and 70¿ in distance. Media members will have an exclusive opportunity to film the action on media day (Noon-2:00 p.m.).

Beginning on Tuesday, March 18 more than 500 truckloads of dirt will be brought into the Edwards Jones Dome to create a track that will entertain the crowd and challenge the riders.

Last year reigning 250cc champion Ricky Carmichael won his sixth-consecutive main event, eighth on the season in front of 53,312 fans at the Edward Jones Dome. Yamaha¿s Chad Reed, a rookie on the scene, clinched his first 125cc Eastern Regional Supercross championship and extended his winning streak to six.

Two-time defending supercross champion Ricky Carmichael and former 125cc Western Regional AMA Supercross champion Kevin Windham are the only riders to win in St. Louis on a 125cc and 250cc bike.

Past 125cc Winners

2002: Chad Reed, Corona, Calif., Yamaha
2001: Travis Pastrana, Annapolis, Mary., Suzuki
2000: Travis Pastrana, Annapolis, Mary., Suzuki
1999: Ernesto Fonseca, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Yamaha
1998: Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Kawasaki
1997: Stephane Roncada, Menifee, Calif., Honda
1996: Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Yamaha

Past 250cc Winners at St. Louis

2002: Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Honda
2001: Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Kawasaki
2000: Jeremy McGrath, Encinitas, Calif., Yamaha
1999: Jeremy McGrath, Encinitas, Calif., Yamaha
1998: Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Yamaha
1997: Jeremy McGrath, Encinitas, Calif., Suzuki
1996: Jeff Emig, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki

Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster, Ticketmaster.com or the Edward Jones Dome Box Office.

For more information, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or email at dennyhartwig@clearchannel.com. Tickets for the THQ World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series are also available at www.ticketmaster.com, www.sxgp.com, 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 sports 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.