Toyota to Award Three Tundra Trucks in Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series

AURORA, Ill. (January 17, 2006) ¿ After recently announcing their sponsorship for the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, Toyota, the official truck of supercross, will award brand new Toyota Tundra trucks to the following:

  • The AMA Supercross champion’s mechanic
  • The top finishing privateer in Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP
  • The winner of the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West AMA Supercross Lites Shootout

Following their loyal support to the privateers of Amp’d Mobile Supercross, Toyota will host the `Toyota Zone’ in the pit area throughout the season. The Toyota Zone will be complete with interactive elements such as a DJ spinning tunes in the bed of a Tundra and display vehicles from the Toyota truck line.  In addition, fans have the opportunity to instantly win supercross related merchandise at the Toyota Zone as well as enter into a nightly drawing for $100 in riding gear and a chance to enter the “Ride of Your Life” sweepstakes where a lucky winner and a companion will have the chance to ride at the famed Castillo Ranch courtesy of Toyota.

“This is a huge incentive for the racers and mechanics competing in Amp’d Mobile Supercross,” said Todd Jendro, senior director of supercross, Amp’d Mobile Supercross. “It’s going to be a long season with some of the best racing we have seen in years. Toyota recognizes the importance of the privateers in Amp’d Mobile Supercross and this is one more motivating factor to keep them working hard throughout the season.”

For more information about the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, please log on to www.supercross.cc.com.  For media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or e-mail at dennyhartwig@livenation.com.

Supercross LIVE!, the only place on the planet to catch Amp’d Mobile Supercross 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 Wiegandt 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 2004-2005, more than a three-quarters-of-million listeners logged on to Supercross LIVE!

For more information about the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, please log on to www.supercross.cc.com.

About Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP¿/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP is a 17-round global off-road motorcycle stadium racing circuit. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligible to win the world championship. In 2005-2006, the 17-event Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP will be comprised of two international events and 15 of the 16 events that are conducted in major cities throughout the United States as a part of the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series.  Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series is a 16-event series solely conducted in the United States.  The other Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series event held in Daytona Beach, Fla., is independently produced by the International Speedway Corporation and is not a part of the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP. An Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned as the national champion for the series of events conducted in the United States only. 

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 thee 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 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP, Dorna manages the rights to MotoGP. For more information on Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/ Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.supercross.cc.com.  

About AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship and the AMA Supermoto Championship. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.