AURORA, Ill. (November 11, 2005) — Clear Channel Entertainment’s Motor Sports division announced today that Yamaha’s Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., will race in the 2005-2006 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP. Reed will make his first ever appearance in front of the Canadian fans at Rodger Centre in Toronto December 3 and B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver December 10.
Reed, 23, won his inaugural World Supercross GP championship in 2002-2003, winning his first 250cc supercross race at the Gelredome in Arnhem, Holland. That season the Australian native won nine World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series races as a rookie en route to his first championship.
“I’m excited to be competing in the 2005-2006 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP events in Canada,” said Reed. “I won the championship in 2002-2003, and I am hungry to get it back. I know that Ricky (Carmichael) has once again confirmed his participation in these two events, so I am hoping the rest of the field shows up as well.”
The following season Reed won his first AMA Supercross Series championship but opted not to participate in the 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 World Supercross GP.
“We are very pleased to have Chad’s commitment to race in the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP races,” said Todd Jendro, senior director of supercross, Clear Channel Entertainment — Motor Sports. “Chad won the championship as a rookie in the 250cc class, capping off a successful season, which is very impressive. This year — with Reed and Carmichael on the starting line, the competition for the world title is going to be stronger than ever.”
“I think it’s great to have Chad compete in front of the Canadian fans for the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP championship,” said Ricky Carmichael, the reigning World Supercross GP champion. “The world championship is definitely picking up steam, and with Chad and me committing to race is a true testament to that.”
Additional announcements regarding the starting line-up will be released shortly. To date, the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP most notable commitments include: reigning World Supercross GP champion Ricky Carmichael; former World Supercross GP champion Chad Reed.
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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 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.
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