Amp’d Mobile Supercross Season Ending Awards Night in Las Vegas

A Star-Studded Affair

LAS VEGAS (May 8 , 2006) — Last night the 2006 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series awards banquet unfolded in front of the supercross family inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena where riders, sponsors and industry personnel were recognized for their contributions and achievements.

“It has arguably been one of our best seasons ever,” said Todd Jendro, senior director of supercross, Amp’d Mobile Supercross. “In the sport’s 34-year history, we have never had the AMA Supercross points race tied heading into our final race. The season enjoyed record attendance numbers, record television ratings, and record webcast ratings. In addition, the support from corporate America, riders and teams has positioned the sport at an all-time high.” I’d like to congratulate the respective champions as well as our top privateer Nick Wey.”

Awards Presented at the Banquet

KTM Jr. Supercross Recognition: Selvaraj Naryana

AMA Recognition: Steve Whitelock

Transport Driver of the Year Award: Tim “Corky” Tyler

FIM Recognition: John Gallagher

Mechanic of the Year Award: Alan Olson

AMA Supercross Champs Mechanic: Mike Gosselaar

100% Award: James Marshall/Ernesto Fonseca

Team Manager of the Year Award: JC Waterhouse

Dave Coombs Sr. SX Lites E/W Shootout Champion: Andrew Short

Team of the Year: Kawasaki

Top Privateer: Nick Wey

Walker Garrison Lifetime Achievement Award: Mike LaRocco

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Champion: James Stewart

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Champion: Ricky Carmichael

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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 matteers, 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 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  

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