A Major Announcement will be Made at the Press Conference ¿ Stay Tuned
AURORA, Ill. (May 2, 2005) ¿ Clear Channel Entertainment¿s Motor Sports division announced today that the THQ World Supercross GP/THQ World Supercross GP finals pre-race press conference from Las Vegas¿ Sam Boyd Stadium Friday, May 6, will be broadcast on Supercross LIVE! (www.supercross.cc.com) at Noon. Featured at the press conference will be the 2005 250cc THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series champion Ricky Carmichael, Yamaha¿s Chad Reed and Honda¿s Kevin Windham, who are currently second and third respectively in season point standings.
After five successful years, Supercross LIVE! produced record-breaking numbers in 2004-2005 with more than 700,000 listeners, logging on to www.supercross.cc.com from their homes each Saturday night during the supercross season. Saturday night. In 2005, newcomer Jason Weigandt and long-time host Jim Holley have put together a banner year with 200,000 new listeners this season.
Carmichael, of Havana, Fla., who has a record 12 AMA National championships, became the first rider in history to win both the THQ World Supercross GP and THQ AMA Supercross Series championships in the same year. A third place finish last Saturday night at Houston¿s Reliant Stadium secured the 2005 THQ AMA Supercross Series championship.
Also in the 250cc ranks is African-American superstar James `Bubba¿ Stewart, who is the 125cc class¿ all-time winningest rider. Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., who sat out most of the season with a broken right arm suffered at Phoenix¿s Bank One Ballpark, has three wins on the season.
In addition to the top 250cc riders will be newly crowned 125cc Eastern Regional champion Grant Langston and Western Regional champion Ivan Tedesco. Langston and Tedesco, who ride for Kawasaki, will race for the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout title with the rest of the circuit¿s top 125cc riders, including KTM¿s Nathan Ramsey and Josh Hansen and Suzuki¿s Davi Millsaps.
Langston and Millsaps share three 125cc Eastern Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series victories, while Tedesco has two race wins on the season to Ramsey¿s three. En route to winning his first-ever 125cc supercross championship, Langston, a native of South Africa, led 37 laps, earning two Butterfinger Crisp Holeshot Awards.
Last year, Honda¿s Kevin Windham, of Centerville, Miss., won his fifth THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race at Sam Boyd Stadium before 37,942 fans, but Yamaha¿s Reed, of Dade City, Fla., captured his first 250cc championship. Kawasaki¿s Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., won the Dave Coombs Sr. 125cc East/West Shootout, capping off another stellar season for the then 18-year old.
Supercross LIVE!, the only place on the planet to catch THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series live at home, is available for fans at every race, starting at 7:00 p.m. local time at supercross.cc.com. Listen as Supercross LIVE! hosts Jim Holley and Jason Weigandt 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 2003-2004, more than a half-million listeners logged on to Supercross LIVE!
The two international races coupled with the 15 domestic races (excluding the Daytona Supercross) comprise the 17-round THQ World Supercross GP. Last season Heath Voss, of Mico, Texas piloted his Mach 1 Yamaha to the THQ World Supercross GP championship, earning top honors and giving Yamaha its second world championship in as many seasons.
Past Winners in Las Vegas
May 1, 2004: &nbssp; Kevin Windham
May 03, 2003: Chad Reed
May 04, 2002: Ricky Carmichael
May 05, 2001: Ricky Carmichael
May 06, 2000: Jeremy McGrath
May 01, 1999: Jeremy McGrath
May 02, 1998: Jeremy McGrath
May 17, 1997: Doug Henry
June 10, 1995: Jeff Emig
June 11, 1994: Jeremy McGrath
June 12, 1993: Jeff Stanton
April 25, 1992: Jean-Michel Bayle
May 04, 1991: Mike LaRocco
March 17, 1990: Jeff Matiasevich
May 1, 2004: James Stewart Jr.
May 03, 2003: Andrew Short
May 04, 2002: James M Stewart Jr.
May 05, 2001: Nathan Ramsey
May 06, 2000: Travis Pastrana
May 01, 1999: Nathan Ramsey
May 02, 1998: Ricky Carmichael
May 17, 1997: Kevin Windham
June 10, 1995: Ryan Hughes
June 11, 1994: Ryan Hughes
June 12, 1993: Damon Huff
April 25, 1992: Jeremy McGrath
May 04, 1991: Jeremy McGrath
March 17, 1990: Jeremy McGrath