AURORA, Ill. (May 3 , 2006) — As one of the closest points chases in series history prepares for its season finale on May 6 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, fans of Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series will be treated with 3.5 hours of live television coverage on SPEED at 10 p.m. ET.
SPEED will cover more than 3.5 hours of racing, including the Amp’d Mobil World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series and both divisions of the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Lites in an East-West Shootout. The 10 races of live coverage will consist of the entire night’s racing program, including all heat races, semi-finals, last chance qualifiers and main events.
Television viewers tuning into the live broadcast are sure to see an epic battle between the three biggest names in the sport: 13-time AMA National champion Ricky Carmichael, 2004 AMA Supercross champion Chad Reed, and James Stewart, the sport’s rising star who is looking for his first AMA Supercross title. All three riders enter the Las Vegas race with a legitimate shot at the title.
The last time a supercross title chase played out to the final round was at the Los Angeles Coliseum in 1992, when Jeff Stanton came from behind to overtake Damon Bradshaw to win the championship.
The SPEED broadcast team will include Ralph Sheheen, 1990 Supercross Lites East Champion Denny Stephenson, Krista Voda and Greg White.
Supercross LIVE!, the only place on the planet to catch Amp’d Mobile Supercross live at home in your car, or just about anywhere in the world, is available live 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 2004-2005, more than a three-quarters-of-million listeners logged on to Supercross LIVE! Archived broadcasts are also available at supercross.cc.com, or can be downloaded to iPod or MP3 players via Podcast at sxlivepodcast.com.
For more information about the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, please log on to www.supercross.cc.com.
About Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP"¢/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series
Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP is a 17-round global off-road motorcycle stadium racing circuit. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligible to win the world championship. In 2005-2006, the 17-event Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP will be comprised of two international events and 15 of the 16 events that are conducted in major cities throughout the United States as a part of the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series. Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series is a 16-event series solely conducted in the United States. The other Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series event held in Daytona Beach, Fla., is independently produced by the International Speedway Corporation and is not a part of the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP. An Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned as the national champion for the series of events conducted in the United States only.
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 recoognized 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 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP, Dorna manages the rights to MotoGP. For more information on Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/ Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.supercross.cc.com.
About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship and the AMA Supermoto Championship. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.