Windham Wins First Race Since 2000 at the Bank One Ballpark

Two-Win Tedesco

PHOENIX (January 10, 2004) – Honda’s Kevin Windham, of Centerville, Miss., won his first THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race since Irving, Texas, in 2000, tonight at Bank One Ballpark in front of 46,424 fans. Kawasaki’s Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif. won his second consecutive THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional division race.

Windham won the $1,500 Butterfinger Holeshot Award with Yamaha’s David Vuillemin in second. Vuillemin passed Windham but crashed one turn later, falling back to last place. Chad Reed, who started mid-pack, moved into second place on lap five. Windham pulled away for his seventh career 250cc supercross win. Reed finished second and LaRocco third.

“It has been so long since I have held one of these things,” said Windham, referring to his trophy. “Everyone knows I didn’t do as well as I would have liked to last weekend, but I made up for it tonight.”

Privateer Greg Schnell, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., led the field on lap one, taking the $1,000 Butterfinger Holeshot Award, with Tedesco and Yamaha’s Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio in second and third respectively. On lap two, Tedesco made his move for the lead and held on for the win, marking the third of his career. Tedesco’s teammate, Stephan Roncada, who won his heat race earlier in the evening, earned second place and 2002 125cc Western Regional AMA Supercross Series champion Travis Preston finished third.

“What can I say, I am undefeated this year,” said Tedesco on his win. “I have won every one of my heat races and main events, so I am happy. I have had great starts so far and that has been the key.”

Racing returns to Edison International Field in Anaheim, Calif., next weekend.

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge, Phoenix

  1. Bryce Cords, Canyon Lake, Calif., KTM
  2. Tristan Egelhoff, Mesa, Ariz., KTM
  3. Bailey Bruner, Phoenix, Ariz., KTM
  4. Tristan Hunter, Phoenix, Ariz., KTM
  5. Bryson Olson, Truckee, Calif., KTM
  6. Alex Dye, Fort Collins, Colo., KTM
  7. Nick Waters, Glendale, Calif., KTM
  8. Gunnar Richardson, Globe, Ariz., KTM
  9. Rory James, Ganado, Ariz., KTM
  10. Clay Gishey, Greasewood Springs, Ariz., KTM
  11. Drew Santa Maria, Rio Rancho, N.M., KTM
  12. Christian Rex, Tucson, Ariz., KTM
  13. Brian Amann, Mesa, Ariz. KTM
  14. Cody Daniel, Show Low, Ariz., KTM
  15. Ryan Ledwith, Tucson, Ariz., KTM

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional Event Results

  1. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
  2. Stephane Roncada, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Kawasaki
  3. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda
  4. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki
  5. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha
  6. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Honda
  7. Greg Schnell, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Yamaha
  8. Jeff Gibson, Westerville, Ohio, Yamaha
  9. Joshua Summey, Stanley, N.C., Yamaha
  10. Johnny Marley, Guthrie, Okla., Honda

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional Season Standings

  1. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 50
  2. Stephane Roncada, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Kawasaki, 42
  3. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki, 36
  4. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 33
  5. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 32
  6. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha, 30
  7. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Honda, 26
  8. Greg Schnell, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Yamaha, 26
  9. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Yamaha, 23
  10. Johnny Marley, Guthrie, Okla., Honda, 18

THQ World Supercross Series/THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results, Anaheim, Calif.

  1. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda
  2. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha
  3. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda
  4. Ezra Lusk, Bainbridge, Ga., Yamaha
  5. Tim Ferry, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha
  6. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Suzuki
  7. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  8. Sean Hamblin, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
  9. Tyler Evans, Canyon Lake, Calif., Suzuki
  10. Michael Byrne, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki

THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 47
  2. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 38
  3. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda, 37
  4. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 36
  5. Tim Ferry, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 36
  6. Ezra Lusk, Bainbridge, Ga., Yamaha, 31
  7. Michael Byrne, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki, 27
  8. Tyler Evans, Canyon Lake, Calif., Suzuki, 27
  9. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 24
  10. Sean Hamblin, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 23

THQ World Supercross GP Season Standing

  1. Tyler Evans, Canyon Lake, Calif., Suzuki, 84
  2. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 71
  3. Grant Langston, Temecula, Calif., KTM, 71,
  4. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 67
  5. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 56
  6. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 46
  7. Daryl Hurley, Corona, Calif., Suzuki, 45
  8. Mike Brown, Johnson City, Tenn., Yamaha, 34
  9. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki, 33
  10. Joe Oheloff, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 28

Television Times: ESPN2 Sunday, January 11, Noon EST.

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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.sxgp.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.

a 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.sxgp.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.