AURORA, III. (January 4, 2005) – Clear Channel Entertainment’s Motor Sports division announced today the national sponsors for the 2004-2005 THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series. Some of the benefits involved with these series sponsors include ESPN2 advertising, inclusion in both national and local media campaigns, prominent on-site branding and many offer fans interactive experiences in the paddocks through sweepstakes and product introductions/sampling. Also, many of the sponsors contribute financially to the series’ purse, points fund and the privateer funds.
THQ Inc. – Official video game and title sponsor of the series. Creators of MX vs. ATV Unleashed.
Parts Unlimited – Official motorcycle parts and accessories. Their ancillary sponsors include Alpine Stars, FMF, PJ1, Scott and EBC Brakes.
Thor – Official motorcycle gear and apparel.
Nissan – Official truck, will be awarding a Nissan Frontier to the top privateer at the end of the season.
Nestlé® Butterfinger Crisp® – Official confections and holeshot sponsor, will be awarding $1500 to each 250cc class and $1000 125cc class main event holeshot winners.
Samsung Wireless/Sprint – Official wireless handset provider and wireless carrier respectively.
Las Vegas Events – Official destination
MasterCraft – Official boat
Motorcycle Mechanics Institute – Official technical school, will be awarding a Jeremy McGrath scholarship to one prospective student at the end of the year.
Giant RV – Official trailer, will be awarding a special edition Weekend Warrior Supercross edition trailer to the top privateer at the end of the season.
United States Smokeless Tobacco Company – Official tobacco, will be awarding the top three finishing privateers bonus money in the amount of $25,000 for 1st, $15,000 for 2nd, and $10,000 for 3rd.
Dunlop Tires – Official motorcycle tire
Tissot – Official time piece/watch
OGIO – Official bag
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. – Official motorcycle, official ticket consignment outlet.
American Honda Motor Co., Inc. – Official motorcycle
American Suzuki Motor Corporation – Official motorcycle
Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. – Official motorcycle
KTM North America, Inc. – Official Motorcycle, sponsor of the KTM Junior Supercross event.
Makita U.S.A, Inc. – Official power tool
FRAM®/Prestone® – Official automotive filter/coolant
Tim Murray, vice president of sales, Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports, had this to say, “Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports values the commitment and support that all of our national sponsors have made to the series and we look forward to an exciting and action packed season of racing.”
Supercross LIVE!, the only place on the planet to catch THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series live at home, is available for fans at every race, starting at 7:00 p.m. local time at supercross.cc.com. Listen as Supercross LIVE! hosts Jim Holley and Jason Wiegandt capture the live race call, a pre-race show, a post-race show, post-race press conference, on-air industry guests and celebrities, in-depth interviews, promotions, call-ins and more. In 2003-2004, more than a half-million listeners logged on to Supercross LIVE!
For more information, please log on to www.supercross.cc.com. For tickets log onto www.supercross.cc.com, www.ticketmaster.com, www.tickets.com (San Francisco only) or www.unlvtickets.com (Las Vegas only).