AURORA, Ill. (January 12, 2007) — The Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series race from Chase Field in Phoenix will air this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. EST on CBS, the first of seven one-hour racing broadcasts the national network is providing to cover the season. All tolled, CBS will air nine hours of supercross coverage this season, including the preview show which ran in December and a post-season wrap-up show which will run on CBS May 6.
Amp’d Mobile Supercross has enjoyed national network coverage beginning with it first network broadcasted race on ABC back in 1998. Since 1998, supercross has aired nationwide with over 20 hours of network coverage. 2007 is a milestone year for Amp’d Mobile Supercross television as the nine hours on CBS alone, when combined with the 60+ hours on SPEED, provide the most comprehensive television package in the history of the sport.
The on-track battles between the sport’s top names continue to take supercross to new heights and provide for exciting television broadcasts. James Stewart, Ricky Carmichael, Chad Reed and the rest of the stars of supercross will once again square off in Phoenix for what figures to be another great night of racing.
Last week’s race in Anaheim, which was carried live on SPEED, was another milestone for Amp’d Mobile Supercross television. The opening domestic round of Amp’d Mobile Supercross was shown live on SPEED for the first time ever — available to over 70 million homes.
Racing action featuring the Supercross Lites class from Chase Field in Phoenix will air at 6:00 p.m. EST, January 27, on SPEED.
Ralph Sheheen, Jeff Emig and Erin Bates have developed a successful on-air chemistry in just their first year of CBS/SPEED announcing as a team. Long time motorsports announcer Sheheen calls the racing action while 1997 AMA Supercross Series champion Jeff Emig provides the color commentary. Erin Bates, form Amp’d Mobile Supercross live event announcer, brings the podium interviews. The trio will call all the action from Phoenix on both CBS and SPEED.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 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 music 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, Barbra Streisand, 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 Hammersmith Apollo 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.