AURORA, Ill. (May 8 , 2006) — Nick Wey, of Dewitt, Mich., earned top finishing privateer honors for the 2005-’06 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP championship and was awarded a new 2006 Toyota Tundra, a 2006 Weekend Warrior Supercross Edition trailer courtesy of Giant RV and $25,000 from US Smokeless Tobacco Company.
Wey, who rides for the MDK Motorsports Honda Team, finished inside the top 11 at all 17 races, the top five at nine races and on the podium at three races. Wey finished fifth in the final point standings in both the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP and the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series.
“This was my goal coming into the season,” said Wey. “This has been an amazing season, and to walk away with the Toyota Truck, $25,000 from UST and a trailer from Weekend Warrior is the perfect ending to the season.”
“This has been a great Supercross season for Toyota,” said Doug Frisbie, manager, events and promotions for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. “From the Toyota Rider Lounge offering privateer support to the truck award program, Toyota’s thrilled to give back to such an amazing sport. We are excited to be part of this family and are already looking forward to more great stuff for the riders and the fans in 2007.”
The US Smokeless Tobacco Company awarded $15,000 to Honda’s Jason Thomas, of Melrose, Fla., and $10,000 to Honda’s Jeff Gibson, of Blacklick, Ohio, the second and third place finishers respectively in Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP.
“We at U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company are proud to support the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company Pro Privateer Challenge and congratulate Nick Wey on capturing the 2006 Championship and the $25,000 first prize,” said Jody Deal, brand manager, USSTC.
Last year Suzuki-backed Tyler Evans, of Corona, Calif., picked up top finishing privateer honors, Honda-backed Damon Huffman, of Valencia, Calif., was second and Honda-backed Jason Thomas, of Melrose, Fla., was third.
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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 off-road motorcycle stadium racing circuit. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligible to win the world 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. 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 85 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.supercross.cc.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.