Champion to be Crowned at Las Vegas Monster Energy® Supercross Finals as Reed and Windham Duke it out

$5,000 and Toyota Tundra on the Line for Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout

AURORA, Ill. (April 28, 2008) – This weekend’s Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium will crown the 2008 AMA Supercross class champion as well as the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout winner. Team San Manuel Yamaha’s Chad Reed, of Tampa, Fla., holds a 10-point lead over Torco Fuels Honda’s Kevin Windham, of Centerville, Miss., as the championship heads into the final race of the season.

The pre-race press conference will be broadcast live on Supercross LIVE! (www.supercrossonline.com ) Friday, May 2 at 10:00 a.m. PST, featuring the top three AMA Supercross class riders, Reed, Windham and Honda Red Bull Racing’s Davi Millsaps respectively and the Regional AMA Supercross Lites class champions Jason Lawrence and Trey Canard.

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Windham, who has four wins on the season, moved within 10 points of championship leader Reed with an impressive win in Seattle last weekend. This weekend the season’s championship will be decided between these two world-class competitors at Sam Boyd Stadium. Reed has eight wins on the season but is struggling with a shoulder injury to hold onto his points lead.

Last weekend in Seattle, Windham, who was leading the race, suffered a mechanical malfunction when a banner got tied up in his back wheel. He stopped his bike and removed the banner from the rear wheel, dropping back to sixth place. Windham charged back through the field and re-captured the lead on lap 17. Reed charged his way to second place with a last-lap pass on Short.

“We are going into Las Vegas with high hopes, and I hope lady luck is with me,” said Windham. “It has been a great year for me. The closer this championship gets to the end, the hungrier I get, so this weekend will be a big race for me. I am fired up right now!”

Reed crashed in the main event last Saturday night and worked his way into second place with an inspiring ride. The finished helped cushion the points lead.

“I ran into the back of Millsaps in the first turn,” said Reed following last week’s race. “I tried to come through the pack and be smart. There is another race and another opportunity next weekend in Las Vegas. I can’t wait until next week. I showed tonight that I want to win this championship more than anyone.”

The top AMA Supercross Lites class riders will square off in the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout. The Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout pits the top AMA Supercross Lites class riders in each region, East/West, against one another in a 15-lap one-night race for bragging rights in this best–of-the-best competition. The winner of the race will be awarded $5,000 and a 2008 Toyota Tundra truck

In last year’s Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey, a rookie in the class, won the main event, beating regional AMA Supercross Lites class champions Villopoto and Ben Townley. In AMA Supercross class finals at Sam Boyd Stadium, Kawasaki’s James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., put an exclamation point on his AMA Supercross championship winning his 13th race of the season.

The first AMA Supercross class race was held at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, March 17, 1990, and Jeff Matiasevich won main event. Jeremy McGrath won the AMA Supercross Lites class race that same evening. McGrath won three consecutive Lites class races before moving to the premier class where he won four main events. In addition to hiseven supercross championships, McGrath is first on the all-time win list in both the AMA Supercross class and AMA Supercross Lites class.

The AMA Supercross class will air on SPEED Sunday, May 4 at 6:00 p.m., and the AMA Supercross Lites class race will air on SPEED Saturday, May 10 at 2:00 p.m. CBS Sports will air a season-end recap show Sunday, May 4 at Noon EST.

AMA Supercross Class Results, Seattle
Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda
Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha
Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda
Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Honda
Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki
Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda
Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha
Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., KTM
David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Suziki
Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda

AMA Supercross Class Season Standings
Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 340
Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 330
Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Honda, 262
Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 261
Joshua Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha, 210
Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 206
Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha, 173
David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 158
Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., KTM, 144
Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Honda, 136

AMA Supercross Lites Class Results, Seattle
Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki
Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha
Broc Hepler, Kittanning, Pa., Yamaha
Austin Stroupe, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki
Tommy Hahn, Alvord, Texas, Kawasaki
Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
Kyle Cunningham, Fort Worth, Texas, Honda
Michael Willard, Thornville, Ohio, Honda
Justin Keeney, Riverside, Calif., Honda

Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Season Standings
Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 157
Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 154
Austin Stroupe, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki, 131
Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 126
Tommy Hahn, Alvord, Texas, Kawasaki, 117
Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 100
Dan Reardon, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 95
Broc Hepler, Kittanning, Pa., Yamaha, 79
Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Yamaha, 73
Robert Kiniry, LaFayette, N.Y., Kawasaki, 72

Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Season Standings
Trey Canard, Elk City, Okla., Honda, 147
Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 137
Nico Izzi, Saint Clair., Mich., Suzuki, 99
Branden Jesseman, New Brighton, Pa., Kawasaki, 94
Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 91
Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ken., Yamaha, 86
Ryan Morais, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 84
Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ken., KTM, 84
Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., KTM, 73
Billy Payne, Simi Valley, Calif., Honda, 71

AMA Supercross
May 5, 2007: James Stewart
May 06, 2006: James Stewart
May 7, 2005: Chad Reed
May 1, 2004: Kevin Windham
May 03, 2003: Chad Reed
May 04, 2002: Ricky Carmichael
May 05, 2001: Ricky Carmichael
May 06, 2000: Jeremy McGrath
May 01, 1999: Jeremy McGrath
May 02, 1998: Jeremy McGrath
May 17, 1997: Doug Henry
June 10, 1995: Jeff Emig
June 11, 1994: Jeremy McGrath
June 12, 1993: Jeff Stanton
April 25, 1992: Jean-Michel Bayle
May 04, 1991: Mike LaRocco
March 17, 1990: Jeff Matiasevich

AMA Supercross Lites
May 7, 2007: Ryan Dungey
May, 06, 2006: Andrew Short
May 7, 2005: David Millsaps
May 1, 2004: James Stewart
May 03, 2003: Andrew Short
May 04, 2002: James M Stewart
May 05, 2001: &nbsbsp; Chad Reed
May 1, 2004: Kevin Windham
May 03, 2003: Chad Reed
May 04, 2002: Ricky Carmichael
May 05, 2001: Ricky Carmichael
May 06, 2000: Jeremy McGrath
May 01, 1999: Jeremy McGrath
May 02, 1998: Jeremy McGrath
May 17, 1997: Doug Henry
June 10, 1995: Jeff Emig
June 11, 1994: Jeremy McGrath
June 12, 1993: Jeff Stanton
April 25, 1992: Jean-Michel Bayle
May 04, 1991: Mike LaRocco
March 17, 1990: Jeff Matiasevich

AMA Supercross Lites
May 7, 2007: Ryan Dungey
May, 06, 2006: Andrew Short
May 7, 2005: David Millsaps
May 1, 2004: James Stewart
May 03, 2003: Andrew Short
May 04, 2002: James M Stewart
May 05, 2001: Nathan Ramsey
May 06, 2000: Travis Pastrana
May 01, 1999: Nathan Ramsey
May 02, 1998: Ricky Carmichael
May 17, 1997: Kevin Windham
June 10, 1995: Ryan Hughes
June 11, 1994: Ryan Hughes
June 12, 1993: Damon Huff
April 25, 1992: Jeremy McGrath
May 04, 1991: Jeremy McGrath
March 17, 1990: Jeremy McGrath

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Nathan Ramsey
May 06, 2000: Travis Pastrana
May 01, 1999: Nathan Ramsey
May 02, 1998: Ricky Carmichael
May 17, 1997: Kevin Windham
June 10, 1995: Ryan Hughes
June 11, 1994: Ryan Hughes
June 12, 1993: Damon Huff
April 25, 1992: Jeremy McGrath
May 04, 1991: Jeremy McGrath
March 17, 1990: Jeremy McGrath

For more information on the Monster Energy® AMA Supercross an FIM World Championship please log on to www.SupercrossOnline.com. For all media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig dennyhartwig@livenation.com or 630-566-6305.

ABOUT LIVE NATION
Live Nation is the future of the music business. With the most live concerts, music venues and festivals in the world and the most comprehensive concert search engine on the web, Live Nation is revolutionizing the music industry: onstage and online. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.” Additional information about the company can be found at www.livenation.com under the “About Us” section.