AURORA, Ill. (September 19, 2006) -- When AMA Team USA, made up of Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael and Ivan Tedesco, and Kawasaki’s James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto, makes their trans Atlantic trip to Winchester, England, for the Motocross des Nations, September 23-24, they will be hosted in the inaugural Team USA Amp’d Mobile Supercross compound thanks to the Live Nation sponsorship.
“We are big supporters of AMA Team USA, said Todd Jendro, senior director of operations, Amp’d Mobile Supercross. “Team USA is assembled of four very talented riders, and we wanted to show our support to them by providing a hospitality compound that not only ensures the comfort of the team but the industry supporters as well.
In an effort to provide an ‘at home’ feeling for AMA Team USA, Live Nation, the promoters and producers of Amp’d Mobile Supercross, have rolled out the red carpet in England to show their support for the team. When the team arrives to the track on September 20, an environment similar to the one they are accustomed to on the AMA circuit will greet them. Among the host of amenities, Team USA will be have first-class hospitality for families and team personnel.
“It’s a real perk for us to have this Amp’d Mobile Supercross compound at this year’s Motocross des Nations, said Ricky Carmichael. “All of us appreciate the efforts of Live Nation at this event. They put on a first class show in the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, and I know they will put their best foot forward to show support for Team USA.
Assistant Team Captain Scott Taylor added, “It great to see Live Nation and the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series show their support for the team away from their event. They wanted to be a part of the team, and they stepped up in a big way.
Team AMA USA enters the 60th annual event as defending champions. Both Stewart and Villopoto, two of the nation’s top riders in AMA competition, will compete in their first-ever Motocross des Nations. Team Captain Carmichael, who owns a record 15 AMA National Championships, is making his third Motocross des Nations. Tedesco will be making his second consecutive trip to the Motocross Des Nations. The highly anticipated race between Carmichael and 10-time world champion Stefan Everts, who is Team Belgium’s captain, will unfold as the two complete their last full-seasons of competition. Team USA and Team England each share the record for most Motocross des Nations wins with 16.For more information about the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, please log on to www.supercrossonline.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 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 afffiliated 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
Live Nation is a leading live event and venue management company focused on creating superior experiences for artists, performers, corporations and fans. Live Nation owns, operates and/or has booking rights for 153 venues worldwide and produced more than 29,500 events in 2005. Live Nation operates more than 60 websites globally. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV. For more information regarding Live Nation and its businesses, please visit the company’s 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