LAS VEGAS (September 30, 2003) – Clear Channel Entertainment¿s Motor Sports division today announced today that the sixth-annual Maxxis U.S. Open at the MGM Grand Garden Arena October 10-12 will be broadcast live via www.ussx.com. The webcast will feature two nights of racing with commentary from Jim Holley and Chad Damiani.
¿Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports is very happy to be providing this year¿s U.S. Open webcast for the fans and the riders¿ families that cannot attend the event,¿ said Karin Colucci, Communications Manager, Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports. ¿The webcast team plans to make both nights of racing an exciting listening experience.¿
Holley and Damiani will bring all of the behind-the-scenes action to fans around the world, starting at 8:00 p.m. PST on Friday and Saturday night (October 10&11). Following each night of racing, fans can listen to the post-race press conference.
To listen, fans will need to have the most up-to-date version of Windows Media Player at www.microsoft.com. Once the Windows Media Player is installed on your computer, log on to www.ussx.com to enjoy the race action.
The Maxxis U.S. Open, founded in 1998 is an invitation-only motocross race held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, featuring the world¿s top supercross/motocross racers competing for $300,000 – the single largest payout in motorcycle racing. In addition to the premier open class of racing, the Maxxis U.S. Open also offers a variety of racing including minicycles and KTM Junior Supercross Challenge racing. Past winners include: Damon Huffman (¿98); Jeff Emig (¿99); Ricky Carmichael (¿00&¿01); Mike LaRocco (¿02).
Tickets for the sixth annual Maxxis U.S. Open presented by Thor/Parts Unlimited on October 10-11, and the Amateur Arenacross World Finals, which will be held at the MGM Grand on Sunday, October 12, 2003, are currently on-sale through the MGM Grand box office and Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 702-479-4000. Fans can also purchase tickets at Las Vegas Motorsports, Honda/Kawasaki of Las Vegas, World Motorcycles and Motorcycle City. For more information, log on to www.ussx.com. The Maxxis U.S. Open is sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing.
About Clear Channel Entertainment
Clear Channel Entertainment, the world’s largest producer and marketer of live entertainment events, is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide (NYSE: CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books 135 live entertainment venues, including 44 amphitheaters in the U.S. and 28 venues in Europe. Each year, more than 62 million people attend approximately 26,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including: Live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; and specialized sports and motor sports shows.
In addition, Clear Channel Entertainment owns leading talent management businesses that specialize in the representation of athletes and broadcasters, including independently operated baseball, basketball and football businesses. Clear Channel Entertainment is headquartered in New York City.
About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the AMA Supercrosss Series, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship and the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. Nearly 2 million race fans attended AMA Pro Racing events during the 2002 season. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.