Yamaha¿s Reed Races to Ninth Win at Silverdome

Stewart Starts Perfect, Taking Home Sixth Win

PONTIAC, Mich.(April 3, 2004) – Yamaha¿s Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., won his ninth THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race of the season at the Silverdome, extending his series points lead to 37. Kawasaki¿s James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., won his sixth 125cc Eastern Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series race.

 Honda¿s Damon Huffman, of Valencia, Calif., earned the $1,500 Butterfinger Holeshot Award, his second on the season. Reed started mid pack, but worked his way around early leader Huffman on lap three. Honda¿s Mike LaRocco, who won last weekend in Indianapolis, moved into second place and battled with Yamaha¿s David Vuillemin until the last lap when Vuillemin struggled with some lap riders.  LaRocco finished second and Vuillemin third.

¿I came out and rode my own race tonight,¿ said Reed. ¿I didn¿t have the best start but moved through the pack pretty good. Once I was in the lead, I just turned in some solid laps and went on for the win.¿

Stewart, who has never raced at the Silverdome before, earned the $1,000 Butterfinger Holeshot Award with KTM¿s Brett Metcalfe and Yamaha¿s Danny Smith following in second and third respectively. On lap four, Smith, of Middleton, Idaho, passed Metcalfe for third. Josh Hansen, who won his first-ever 125cc supercross last weekend in Indianapolis, passed his teammate Smith for second place. Suzuki¿s Davi Millsaps, of Cairo, Ga., started mid-pack and moved his way into third when the checkered flag fell. Hansen finished second and Millsaps third.

¿This was a great race for me because I had the holeshot,¿ said Stewart. ¿This is my last race until Las Vegas at the shootout, so I am looking forward to that.¿

This race concludes 125cc Eastern Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series competition. Riders in the 125cc Eastern Regional division will compete against the 125cc Western Regional riders in the Dave Coombs Sr. 125cc East/West Shootout at Las Vegas¿ Sam Boyd Stadium Saturday, May 1.

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge

  1. Logan Dubbs, LaPorte, Ind., KTM
  2. Justin Harmer, Middleville, Mich., KTM
  3. Connor Ference, Oberlin, Ohio, KTM
  4. Alex Johansen, Rodney, Mich., KTM
  5. Jordan Smith, Belmont, N.C., KTM
  6. Andrew Ward, Freedom, Pa., KTM
  7. Tyler Cardwell, Billings, Mon., KTM
  8. Peyton Wells, Pound, Va., KTM
  9. Elliot McAlarney, Elberton, Ga., KTM
  10. Quinten Lewis, Chillicothe, Mo., KTM
  11. Joacob Jeffery, Sombra, Ontario, KTM
  12. Jeremy Hand, Mantua, Ohio, KTM
  13. Cory Smith, North Syracuse, N.Y., KTM
  14. Nicholas Gibson, Kansas City, Mo., KTM
  15. Jered Castle, Sharpsburg, Ken., KTM

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Eastern Regional Event Results, Pontiac, Mich.

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki
  2. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Yamaha
  3. David Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki
  4. Danny Smith, Middleton, Idaho, Yamaha
  5. Steve Boniface, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
  6. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
  7. Broc Hepler, Kittanning, Pa., Suzuki
  8. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki
  9. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha
  10. Ryan Mills, Clintondale, N.Y., Honda

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. i>David Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki, 66

  10. Eric Sorby, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 59

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. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 109
  5. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha, 92
  6. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki, 89
  7. Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., Kawasaki, 71
  8. Greg Schnell, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Yamaha, 67
  9. Joshua Summey, Stanley, N.C., Yamaha, 49
  10. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Honda, 42

THQ World Supercross Series/THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results, Pontiac, Mich.

  1. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha
  2. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda
  3. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  4. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda
  5. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Suzuki
  6. Sean Hamblin, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
  7. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha
  8. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda
  9. Ezra Lusk, Bainbridge, Ga., Yamaha
  10. Michael Byrne, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki

THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 311
  2. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda, 274
  3. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 252
  4. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 240
  5. Michael Byrne, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki, 169
  6. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Suzuki, 159
  7. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 150
  8. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 134
  9. Sean Hamblin, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 126
  10. Grant Langston, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 111

THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings

  1. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 271
  2. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 271
  3. Tyler Evans, Canyon Lake, Calif., Suzuki, 229
  4. Grant Langston, Temecula, Calif., KTM, 228
  5. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 181
  6. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 142
  7. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki, 138
  8. Joe Oehlhof, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 116
  9. Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda, 111
  10. Erick Vallejo, Dallas, Texas, Yamaha, 110

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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, 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 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.

ducer 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 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.