AURORA, Ill. (April 30, 2007) — The Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Finale from Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium will be broadcast live this Saturday, May 5, at 10:00 pm EST/ 7:00 pm PST. SPEED will broadcast four hours of Amp’d Mobile Supercross action from Sam Boyd Stadium, which boasts the longest start in the sport’s history. The four hour coverage includes a 30 minute preview show in addition to a wrap-up show. The following day CBS Sports will recap the 2006-’07 Amp’d Mobile Supercross season with a recap show airing at pm 1:00EST/ 10:00am PST.
Before a national television audience CBS Sports will deliver an action-packed hour recap show to close out the 2006-’07 season on Sunday. Looking back, CBS Sports will cover one of the greatest seasons ever, which has been highlighted by the emergence of an entirely new crop of young up and coming talent that will take Amp’d Mobile Supercross into the future. The 2006-’07 season highlights also include Ricky Carmichael’s final races and retirement tour, James Stewart’s run at his first-ever Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series championship as well as his second Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP title, Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto’s first Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Championship, rookie Ben Townley’s dramatic, come-from-behind championship season in the Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites championship and more.
For the second consecutive season, the Amp’d Mobile Supercross Finals will air live on SPEED as the action-packed Las Vegas race closes another chapter in supercross history featuring the Dave Coombs Sr East/West Shootout. Points leader James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., looks to put an exclamation mark on a stellar season en route to his first AMA Supercross championship.
Bragging rights for the AMA Supercross Lites class will be won in the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout, where the top riders from the Western Region will line up against the best from the Eastern Region in a race that has been building since each regional series began. In the West, Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto stormed his way to his first AMA Supercross Lites championship while his teammate Ben Townley claimed victory in the East, winning his first title since moving to the U.S. from New Zealand.
Other Lites competition will come from one of the deepest Lites fields in the history of the sport which also includes Yamaha’s Ryan Morais, of Temecula, Calif., and Jason Lawrence, of Carlsbad; Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., a two-time winner in the East; Honda’s Josh Grant, of Riverside, Calif.; KTM’s Mike Alessi, of Victorville, Calif.; and Kawasaki’s Darcy Lange, of Hemet, Calif.
“Any heat-oriented event makes for a tough live production, said Rick Miner, SPEED SVP of Production, Programming & Network Operations. “However, Live Nation’s outstanding ability to run the event with quality competitors, location and clockwork like precision makes for an ideal live production environment. It’s a first class production for a first class event. Then, to top it all off, tune in Sunday for the season recap show on CBS Sports at 1:00 p.m. EST.
SPEED aired the opening Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross race from Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., live as Stewart and Villopoto opened their seasons with impressive wins.
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About Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP"¢/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series
Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP, produced and promoted by Live Nation is a 17-round global off-road motorcycle stadium racing circuit. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligib to win the world championship. In 2006-2007, 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 94 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 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.supercrossonline.com.
About Live Nation
Live Nation is the world’s largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues® music venues and prestigious locations such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV. For more information regarding Live Nation and its businesses or concerts near you, please visit our website at www.livenation.com.
About AMA Racing
AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its professional properties include the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship, the AMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship. In amateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000 events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousand active members. For more information about professional racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access an on line Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom. For amateur racing information visit www.amadirectlink.com/amrace/amasports.asp.
ress Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom. For amateur racing information visit www.amadirectlink.com/amrace/amasports.asp.