Windham Takes off Early and Wins Third Race of the Season

Stewart Ties McGrath on All-Time 125cc Wins Record With Impressive Victory

MINNEAPOLIS (February 21, 2004) – Honda’s Kevin Windham, of Centerville, Miss., won his third THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race of the season at the Metrodome. Kawasaki’s James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., earned his second THQ AMA Supercross Series Eastern Regional race win, tying Jeremy McGrath on the all-time 125cc supercross win list record with 13.

Kawasaki’s Michael Byrne, of Temecula, Calif., won the $1,500 Butterfinger Holeshot Award in the 250cc main event, his first of the season. Andrew Short, of Colorado Springs, Colo., pushed his Suzuki past Byrne and in to the lead on lap one. On the same lap, Windham moved into the lead. Chad Reed, who is leading the series in points, started fifth and made his way into second place on lap five. Reed charged late in the race and moved within :02 of Windham. Vuillemin finished third.

“I wanted to get in the lead early and check out, said Windham. “I knew what I had to do tonight to win and I did. I knew where Chad (Reed) was at the whole time. I am really enjoying racing now that I am back.

Yamaha’s Kelly Smith, of Ludington, Mich., earned the $1,000 Butterfinger Holeshot Award in the 125cc main event, leading the field of 22 riders through turn one. Stewart, who won the opening round of Eastern regional competition last weekend in Houston, started mid-pack but moved his way into the lead on lap two, passing Yamaha’s Josh Hansen and holding on for the win.

“It felt great out here tonight, said Stewart. “This is my first time in Minneapolis, so I wanted to give the fans a great show. Next year I will be on a 250cc here.

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge

  1. Tanner Winland, Littleton, Colo., KTM
  2. Taylor Witt, New Prague, Minn., KTM
  3. Cameron LaJeune, St. Bernard, La., KTM
  4. Blake Miller, Browerville, Minn., KTM
  5. Nick Craig, DeMotte, Ind., KTM
  6. Brock King, Mission Viejo, Calif., KTM
  7. Adam Collins, Arlington, Texas, KTM
  8. Ronnie Barribeau, Fall Creek, KTM
  9. Travis Rice, Washington, Ill., KTM
  10. Michael Otten, Buffalo, Minn., KTM
  11. Jalen Knowlton, Chippewa Falls, Wis., KTM
  12. Brandon Miller, Marston Mills, Mass., KTM
  13. Corey Ziegler, Elko, Minn., KTM
  14. Dylan Blettner, Hanover, Pa., KTM
  15. Alec Riggins, Woodstock, Ga., KTM

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Eastern Regional Event Results, Minneapolis

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki
  2. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Yamaha
  3. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha
  4. Steve Boniface, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
  5. Steve Lamson, Camino, Calif., Honda
  6. Ryan Mills, Clintondale, N.Y., Honda
  7. Michael Blose, Phoenix, Ariz., Yamaha
  8. Broc Hepler, Kittanning, Pa., Suzuki
  9. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha
  10. Tiger Lacey, Wolf Creek Ore., Honda

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Eastern Regional Season Standings

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 50
  2. Broc Hepler, Kittanning, Pa., Suzuki, 35
  3. Steve Lamson, Camino, Calif., Honda, 34
  4. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha, 31
  5. Eric Sorby, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 30
  6. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 28
  7. Ryan Mills, Clintondale, N.Y., Honda, 27
  8. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 19
  9. Tiger Lacey, Wolf Creek, Ore., Honda, 18
  10. Danny Smith, Middleton, Idaho, Yamaha, 17

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional Season Standings

  1. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 147
  2. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 117
  3. Stephane Roncada, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Kawasaki, 116
  4. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha, 92
  5. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki, 89
  6. Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., Kawasaki, 71
  7. Greg Schnell, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Yamaha, 67
  8. Joshua Summey, Stanley, N.C., Yamaha, 49
  9. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Honda

THQ World Supercross Series/THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results, Minneapolis

  1. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda
  2. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha
  3. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  4. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda
  5. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda
  6. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda
  7. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki
  8. Erick Vallejo, Dallas, Texas, Yamaha
  9. Michael Byrne, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki
  10. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Honda

THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 191
  2. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda, 168
  3. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 152
  4. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 147
  5. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 109
  6. Michael Byrne, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki, 108
  7. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Suzuki, 95
  8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 81
  9. Grant Langston, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 74
  10. Sean Hamblin, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 65

THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings

  1. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 209
  2. Grant Langston, Temecula, Calif., KTM, 188
  3. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 177
  4. Tyler Evans, Canyon Lake, Calif., Suzuki, 161
  5. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 124
  6. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 122
  7. Erick Vallejo, Dallas, Texas, Yamaha, 110
  8. Mike Brown, Johnson City, Tenn., Yamaha, 95
  9. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 81
  10. Joe Oehlhof, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 71

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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, the world’s largest producer and marketer of live entertainment events, is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide (NYSE:  CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry.  Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books 135 live entertainment venues, including 44 amphitheaters in the U.S. and 28 venues in Europe.  Each year, more than 62 million people attend approximately 26,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including:  Live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; and specialized sports and motor sports shows.

In addition, Clear Channel Entertainment owns leading talent management businesses that specialize in the representation of athletes and broadcasters, including independently operated baseball, basketball and football businesses.  Clear Channel Entertainment is headquartered in New York City.

About AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship and the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. Nearly 2 million race fans attended AMA Pro Racing events during the 2002 season. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.

tions 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, the world’s largest producer and marketer of live entertainment events, is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide (NYSE:  CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry.  Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books 135 live entertainment venues, including 44 amphitheaters in the U.S. and 28 venues in Europe.  Each year, more than 62 million people attend approximately 26,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including:  Live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; and specialized sports and motor sports shows.

In addition, Clear Channel Entertainment owns leading talent management businesses that specialize in the representation of athletes and broadcasters, including independently operated baseball, basketball and football businesses.  Clear Channel Entertainment is headquartered in New York City.

About AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship and the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. Nearly 2 million race fans attended AMA Pro Racing events during the 2002 season. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.