AURORA, Ill. (December 21, 2005) ¿ In a never-been-seen-before production of Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, CBS Sports will ¿ for the first time ever ¿ broadcast a one-hour preview show of the sport’s highly anticipated 2005-’06 season December 25 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
Composed of more than 20 hours of unparalleled supercross footage and interviews, this one-hour preview show will continue to build the excitement of the current 2005-’06 season to a fever pitch.
“CBS Sports places supercross on a nationally televised platform and paints the perfect picture,” said Ken Hudgens, vice president of television and marketing, Clear Channel Entertainment ¿ Motor Sports. “This preview show is proof that the bar has been raised in our television efforts for supercross. You never see the same angle twice and the action of the supercross has never been so deeply depicted. The support from CBS Sports on this show and the six races they will broadcast, including Anaheim 1 on January 8 has been incredible.”
The show’s opening highlights the spectacle of supercross, then tells the story of the world’s top riders, including reigning World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series champion Ricky Carmichael, current Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP points leader James Stewart and former World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series champion Chad Reed.
“The first two minutes of the show accounts for the past 34 years of the sport’s development,” said Todd Jendro, senior director of supercross, Clear Channel Entertainment ¿ Motor Sports. “The elements of the ‘show’ that has become supercross and fierce competitors of the sport delivers the ultimate motorsports experience on Christmas day.”
“This is the modern version of On Any Sunday,” said Roy Janson, vice president of operations, Clear Channel Entertainment ¿ Motor Sports. “I’ve been around the sport since day one and have never seen anything so remarkable and captivating about supercross. This is what the sport, sponsors, and riders deserve and need.”
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 series that is produced and promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment and Dorna Off Road S.L. The Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series is a 16-round national series within the United States that is produced and promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment, with the exception of the event held in Daytona Beach, Fl. that is independently produced by the International Speedway Corporation and also is not a part of the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligible to win the World Supercross GP 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. The winner of the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series will be crowned as the national champion for that series.
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 out-of-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 aattended 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 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 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.