AURORA, Ill. (December 27, 2006) -- A one-hour show on CBS Sports will showcase the 2006-’07 season of Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series this Saturday, December 30, at 5:00 p.m. EST -- giving fans a first hand look at the current season, in addition to highlights of last year’s storied season.
The show will take fans back to the greatest supercross season in history, recapping the epic battle between Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael, Kawasaki’s James Stewart and Yamaha’s Chad Reed that went down as the tightest points race ever culminated at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium in May. Stewart walked away with his first ever Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP championship and Carmichael his fifth AMA Supercross championship.
After the two highly dramatic season-beginning races in Toronto and Vancouver, fans couldn’t ask for a better start to another stellar season. Reed claimed victory in Toronto as Carmichael picked up the win in Vancouver. With riders like Suzuki’s Ivan Tedesco, who missed Toronto and Vancouver with an injured hand, Honda’s Kevin Windham and Yamaha’s Grant Langston returning for Anaheim 1, the racing on January 6 should be as strong as ever as they challenge for the top positions along with David Vuillemin, Tim Ferry, Nathan Ramsey, Michael Byrne, and Davi Millsaps.
“We debuted the season preview show on CBS Sports last year, and are excited to work with CBS Sports again this year to offer fans an in-depth look at the current season,” said Ken Hudgens, vice president of marketing and television. “The starting gate for Anaheim 1 will be as deep as ever, and the preview show this Saturday will capture the story lines that will continue to unfold this season in addition to touching on last year’s ‘points-race for the ages.
CBS Sports will broadcast seven hours of racing along with the preview show and a season finale show. SPEED will broadcast all 17 Amp’d Mobile Supercross races.
Anaheim 1 will air live for the first time ever Saturday, January 6, 2007 on SPEED.
2006-’07 Amp’d Mobile Supercross TV Schedule on CBS Sports:
December 30 Preview show 5:00 pm EST
January 14 Phoenix 12:30pm EST
January 21 Anaheim 12:00pm EST
January 28 San Francisco 12:00 pm EST
February 11 Houston 12:00pm EST
March 25 Indianapolis 12:00pm EST
April 22 Detroit 12:00pm EST
April 29 Seattle 12:00pm EST
May 6 Season wrap-up 12:00pm EST
For more information about the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, please log on to www.supercrossonline.com. For media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or e-mail at email@example.com.
About Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP"¢/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series
Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP, produced and promoted by Live Nation 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 2006-2007, 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 Ampp’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 94 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 www.supercrossonline.com.
About Live Nation
Live Nation is the world’s leading live entertainment company, annually connecting more than 67 million fans with their favorite performers at over 33,000 events. We are the largest producer of live concerts in the world, the second-largest venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. Live Nation creates superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate and/or have booking rights for more than 170 venues, including House of Blues-branded music venues and prestigious locations such as San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Apollo Theatre and Wembley Arena. Live Nation’s websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV. For more information regarding concerts near you, Live Nation and its businesses, please visit our website at www.livenation.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 Toyota 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 presented by Parts Unlimited. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access AMA Pro Racing’s online Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom.