AURORA, Ill. (December 7, 2005) ¿ Clear Channel Entertainment`s Motor Sports division announced today that the third annual MMI/Jeremy McGrath Scholarship contest will run in conjunction with the Amp¿d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp¿d Mobile AMA Supercross Series. Jeremy McGrath is the all-time winningest supercross racer in history with seven 250cc championships and 72 main event wins.
New for 2005-`06, the MMI (Motorcycle Mechanics Institute) will have Jeremy McGrath personally interview the top three finalists and pick the winner. The scholarship includes full tuition for one student to attend the 57-week motorcycle training program at either the Phoenix or Orlando campus of MMI.
¿This has been an extremely successful scholarship program,¿ said Terry Emig, director of event marketing, MMI. ¿We have seen some very creative entries and videos over the last two years. The first two recipients have represented themselves, MMI and Jeremy McGrath very well.¿
“Clear Channel is once again proud to team up with Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and Jeremy McGrath to help a young person live out a dream,¿ said Ryan McSpadden, senior director of sales, Clear Channel Entertainment ¿ Motor Sports. ¿We hope to continue offering this program for a long, long, time.”
Contestants are required to download the official application from www.mmitech.edu and submit the completed application along with a two minute video depicting why he or she deserves to win the scholarship. Applications and videos need to be postmarked by April 7, 2006.
The inaugural MMI Jeremy McGrath Scholarship winner, Eric Salava, who graduated with perfect attendance and a 3.9 Grade Point Average from MMI, signed a contract with Team Subway Coca-Cola Honda for the 2005-2006 Amp¿d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp¿d Mobile AMA Supercross Series. Last year¿s winner, Todd Hunn, is currently attending the MMI Orlando campus.
Prospective mechanics looking to attend MMI can call 1-800-528-7995 and request the scholarship rules and entry form as well as information about MMI¿s programs. Each year the MMI Jeremy McGrath Scholarship winner is announced at the Amp¿d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp¿d Mobile AMA Supercross Series finals in Las Vegas.
For more information about the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, please log on to www.supercross.cc.com.
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.
Clear Channel Entertainment, a leading producer and marketer of live entertainment events is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications (NYSE:CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Cleear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books approximately 130 live entertainment venues, including nearly 100 in North America and more than 30 in Europe. In 2003, 69 million people attended approximately 32,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; museum exhibitions, and specialized sports and motor sports events. In addition, the company’s independently operated athlete representation business, SFX, provides management, marketing and financial consulting services to many of the world’s top professional athletes. Clear Channel Entertainment operates throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. More information may be found by visiting www.cc.com and www.clearchannel.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 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. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.