Live Post-Race Press Conference Coverage Added
AURORA, Ill. (March 6, 2003) – Clear Channel Entertainment¿s Motor Sports division has revamped the live webcast¿s post-race coverage of THQ World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series races, adding coverage of the post-race press conference. With an average of 25,000 live listeners each week, the web cast has captivated 230,000 total listeners this season.
SXGP.com LIVE¿s fully formatted show, which includes a pre-race show, the live race call, and a post-race show with live listener call-ins, now includes the post-race press conference. The post-race press conference features the top-three riders from the 125cc and 250cc classes and is hosted by legendary race announcer Art Eckman.
¿With the huge number of listeners we are drawing to SXGP.com LIVE, we are literally creating a virtual stadium through the internet,¿ said Mark Abernethy, senior director of marketing, Clear Channel Entertainment- Motor Sports. ¿SXGP.com LIVE is out-drawing NBA and NHL teams across the country every Saturday night of the supercross season.¿
For the fourth consecutive season Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports has offered the webcast – free of charge – to supercross¿ loyal fans. Long-time host Chad Damiani and color commentator Jim Holley have brought fans the live action from every stop of the supercross circuit.
To listen to every round of THQ World Supercross GP/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, which can be easily downloaded. Each Wednesday following the race, fans can also watch video footage of the press conference on SXGP.com. In addition, XM Radio¿s Channel 152 provides live coverage of the race each week from 9:00 -11:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or email at email@example.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 thatt 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.