AURORA, Ill. (January 14, 2008) — Monster Energy® Kawasaki’s James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., scored his first win of the season at Phoenix’s Chase Field last Saturday, knotting the score between arch rival Chad Reed, of Team San Manuel. Tied at 47 points, Stewart and Reed will square off once again at Round 3 of 17 this Saturday at the Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. This Saturday Monster Energy® Supercross will pay tribute to the epic ’80’s era. The night will honor the ’80’s era with a nostalgic look back at the racing that helped launch supercross to one of the world’s top motorsports.
World Famous KROQ, which is based in Los Angeles, has jumped on board for the throwback night by offering fans upper deck tickets for $10.67. This incredible value is almost a $20 savings on each ticket. Fans can purchase the tickets by logging on to Ticketmaster.com and typing in the password “KQOQ08.
Media day will be held on Thursday, January 17 inside the Diamond Club at Angel Stadium from Noon-2:00, featuring Team San Manuel’s Chad Reed and Nathan Ramsey. Reed and Ramsey will be on hand for interviews and will ride the track for the media.
The Throwback night will feature a replica of the 1986 Anaheim track celebrating the epic battle between Honda riders David Bailey and Rick Johnson. In what is considered the greatest supercross race of all-time, Bailey went on to win the race and Johnson captured the championship that year.
To show support for the race, many teams and riders will be outfitted with gear and bikes that have an ’80’s retro theme. Former AMA Supercross class champions Bailey and Johnson are working closely with Live Nation Motor Sports, Inc., to help capture the nostalgic ’80’s look and feel. The factory teams will display the ’80’s works bikes that helped pilot the era’s top racers to championships.
In addition, former legends Mike Kiedrowski, Scott Burnsworth, Mickey Dymond, Mike Bell, Marty Smith, Sebastien Tortelli, Jeff Stanton, Mike LaRocco, Jeremy McGrath, Ricky Carmichael, Ron Lechien, Donnie Hansen, Broc Glover, Rick Johnson, David Bailey, Erik Kehoe, Jim Holley, Johnny O’Mara, Jimmy Button, Bob Moore, Jeff Emig, Danny LaPorte, Greg Albertyn, Marty Tripes, Steve Stackable, Gary Jones, Dwayne Jones, Bryar Holocomb, Brad Lackey, Doug Dubach, Jeff Ward, Roger DeCoster, Tommy Croft, Eddie Cole and Bruce McDougal will be honored at the race and will be on-hand to sign autographs from 2:30-3:30 p.m. outside of the Toyota Zone in the pits. Also, a few ’80’s-themed surprises have been built into the night program.
Fans are encouraged to dress the part all day and to get behind this fun throwback night. From the variety of on-site, ’80s-themed promotions to the ’80’s music and videos, Throwback night will capture the essence of that special era of supercross racing.
At the opening round of Monster Energy® Supercross at Angel Stadium, Team San Manuel’s Chad Reed opened the 2008 championship with a huge win over Stewart in the AMA Supercross class. Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey led the field of Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites riders, scoring the fifth win of his career.
At last year’s second Anaheim race, Stewart and Ryan Villopoto won their second-consecutive race at Angel Stadium. Stewart led all 20 laps of the main event while Villopoto led 3 of 15 laps.
Tickets are still available by phone at 714-740-2000, Angel Stadium Box office, participating Yamaha dealers and all Ticketmaster outlets. Club and Diamond Club seats are $70; trackside seats are $45; upper deck are $35 and $30; select upper deck kids $15. All seats are $2 more on the day of the race. Gates open at 12:30 and the pit party runs from 12:30-5:30 p.m. for the next two races. Pit passes will be available at www.monsterenergy.com. $5-discount coupons are available OTD Cycle Sports. Pllus, select upper deck seats are “throwback, for $10.67 compliments of KROQ. To use the discount, type in the password “KROQ in the promotions and special offers when using Ticketmaster.com and Tickets.com