Windham Leads Wire to Wire for Fourth Win

Tedesco Caps Off Championship Season With Win #7

SALT LAKE CITY (April 24, 2004) ¿ Honda¿s Kevin Windham, of Centerville, Miss., won his fourth THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race at Rice-Eccles Stadium in front of 37,143 fans. Kawasaki¿s Ivan Tedesco, of Murrieta, Calif., won his seventh 125cc THQ AMA Supercross series race. 

 Yamaha¿s Tommy Hofmaster, who finished second in the National Arenacross Series, earned the $1,500 Butterfinger Holeshot Award, with Suzuki¿s Nick Wey in tow. On the same lap, Hofmaster, of Pearl City, Ill., crashed, allowing Windham to take over the lead. Series leader Chad Reed, of Menifee, Calif., started mid-pack and worked his way into second place on lap nine, but was unable to catch Windham. Yamaha¿s David Vuillemin, of Corona, Calif., finished in third.

¿I am so excited to ride supercross and get a holeshot,¿ said Hofmaster. ¿I think you could put an entire arenacross track on the straightaway here.¿

¿That was a great race tonight,¿ said Windham. ¿I am going to go into next weekend¿s race in Las Vegas with the same attitude and hopefully I can walk away with the championship.¿

Heading into Las Vegas next weekend Windham trails Reed by 12 points.

After clinching the THQ AMA 125cc Western Supercross Series championship last weekend in Dallas, Tedesco earned the $1,000 Butterfinger Holeshot Award and lead all 15 laps of the main event. Kawasaki¿s Stephane Roncada, of Lake Elsinore, Calif., followed his teammate, Tedesco, through turn one and held his position from wire to wire, earning his fifth podium of the season.

Yamaha¿s Brock Sellards, of Sherrodsville, Ohio, finished in third, marking his first podium of the season. Next weekend riders from the Eastern and Western regional 125cc divisions converge in Las Vegas for the Dave Coombs Sr. 125cc East/West Shootout.

¿It felt great to wrap up the title last weekend, and come here to ride a race,¿ said Tedesco. ¿I am really excited to race against James Stewart next weekend in Las Vegas. Even though I won the title last week, I wanted to come here and dominate.¿

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge

  1. J.D. Elliot, Park City, Utah, KTM
  2. Bailey Cox, Whitesville, Ken., KTM
  3. Thomas Bosek Jr., Alexandria, Minn., KTM
  4. Clint Schluter, Helena, Mon., KTM
  5. Reid Poff, Leavenworth, Kan., KTM
  6. Brandy Richards, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., KTM
  7. Clayton Cooke, Lakeside, Calif., KTM
  8. Josh Ross, Spring Hill, Tenn., KTM
  9. Brock Holmes, Winthrop, Wash., KTM
  10. Hagen McGill, Westlake Village, Calif., KTM
  11. Ryan Garcia, Lovington, N.M., KTM
  12. Timothy Winslow, Elk Grove, Calif., KTM
  13. Jake Cornett, LaPorte, Ind., KTM
  14. Vincent LaDolce, Reseda, Calif., KTM

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Eastern Regional Season Standings

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 150
  2. Broc Hepler, Kittanning, Pa., Suzuki, 99
  3. Danny Smith, Middleton, Idaho, Yamaha, 98
  4. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki, 90
  5. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha, 85
  6. Ryan Mills, Clintondale, N.Y., Honda, 79
  7. Steve Lamson, Camino, Calif., Honda, 78
  8. Bret Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 74
  9. David Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki, 66
  10. Eric Sorby, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 59

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional Event Results, Salt Lake City

  1. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
  2.  Stephane Roncada, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Kawasaki
  3. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha
  4. Joshua Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Yamaha
  5. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Honda
  6. Joshua Summey, anley, N.C., Yamaha
  7. Matthieu Lalloz, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  8. Michael Blose, Phoenix, Ariz., Yamaha
  9. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Honda
  10. Darcey Lange, San Jacinto, Calif., Kawasaki

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional Season Standings

  1. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 197
  2. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 147
  3. Stephane Roncada, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Kawasaki, 138
  4. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha, 127
  5. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 117
  6. Greg Schnell, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Yamaha, 90
  7. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki, 89
  8. Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., Kawasaki, 79
  9. Joshua Summey, Stanley, N.C., Yamaha, 67
  10. Joshua Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Yamaha, 60

THQ World Supercross Series/THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results, Salt Lake City

  1. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda
  2. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha
  3. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  4. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda
  5. Sean Hamblin, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
  6. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Suzuki
  7. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha
  8. Michael Byrne, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki
  9. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha
  10. Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda

THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 333
  2. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda, 321
  3. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 290
  4. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 253
  5. Michael Byrne, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki, 191
  6. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Suzuki, 188
  7. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 180
  8. Sean Hamblin, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 155
  9. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 145
  10. Grant Langston, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 111

THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings

  1. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 321
  2. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 300
  3. Tyler Evans, Canyon Lake, Calif., Suzuki, 264
  4. Grant Langston, Temecula, Calif., KTM, 228
  5. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 214
  6. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 160
  7. Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda, 146
  8. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki, 138
  9. Joe Oehlhof, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 128
  10. Isaiah Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha
  11. Erick Vallejo, Dallas, Texas, Yamaha, 110

For more information, or to purchase tickets, please log on to www.supercross.cc.com, www.ticketmaster.com and www.unlvtickets.com (Las Vegas only).

About THQ World Supercross GP/THQ 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 2003-2004, the 17-event THQ World Supercross GP will be comprised of two international events in Seville, Spain and Arnhem, Holland, and 15 of the 16 events that are conducted in major cities throughout the United States as a part of the THQ AMA Supercross Series. The other THQ 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. A THQ AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned as the national champion 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 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 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 THQ AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.supercross.cc.com.

 About Clear Channel Entertainment

Clear Channel Entertainment, a leading producer and marketer of live entertainment events is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications (NYSE: CCU), a global leader in the away-from-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books approximately 130 live entertainment venues, including nearly 100 in North America and more than 30 in Europe.  In 2003, 69 million people attended approximately 32,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; museum exhibitions, and specialized sports and motor sports events. In addition, the company¿s independently operated athlete representation business, SFX, provides management, marketing and financial consulting services to many of the world¿s top professional athletes. Clear Channel Entertainment also provides marketing services through LIVE Channel, a company dedicated to creating and executing live events for companies seeking brand promotion. Clear Channel Entertainment operates throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. More information may be found by visiting www.cc.com and www.clearchannel.com.

About AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the THQ AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Chevrolet Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevrolet Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance Flat Track Championship and the AMA Supermoto Championship. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.

nt size=”1″>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 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 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 THQ AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.supercross.cc.com.

 About Clear Channel Entertainment

Clear Channel Entertainment, a leading producer and marketer of live entertainment events is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications (NYSE: CCU), a global leader in the away-from-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books approximately 130 live entertainment venues, including nearly 100 in North America and more than 30 in Europe.  In 2003, 69 million people attended approximately 32,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; museum exhibitions, and specialized sports and motor sports events. In addition, the company¿s independently operated athlete representation business, SFX, provides management, marketing and financial consulting services to many of the world¿s top professional athletes. Clear Channel Entertainment also provides marketing services through LIVE Channel, a company dedicated to creating and executing live events for companies seeking brand promotion. Clear Channel Entertainment operates throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. More information may be found by visiting www.cc.com and www.clearchannel.com.

About AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the THQ AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Chevrolet Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevrolet Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance Flat Track Championship and the AMA Supermoto Championship. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.