Clear Channel Entertainment will offer a ‘privateer test day’ on Thursday, March 21 at the Houston round of EA SPORTS Supercross from 1:00-3:00 p.m. to any privateer who is competing at this event and is an AMA pro-licensed rider.
The relationship between Clear Channel Entertainment and the Reliant Astrodome, whom together produce and promote several motor sports events each year in Houston, offers this opportunity to the hard-working privateers on the EA SPORTS Supercross tour. Dubbed privateer test day, riders who do not have the luxury of a supercross test track, can polish their supercross skills on Thursday as well as the existing Friday practice.
In years past, stadium restrictions have prohibited such access as privateer test day. This year Clear Channel Entertainment has offered this riding session to privateers at Edison International Field in Anaheim, CA., and now the Reliant Astrodome in Houston. Clear Channel Entertainment will continue to work with the various venues on the schedule to make this opportunity available to privateers. Those dates will be announced once they are scheduled.
Today’s supercross tracks present technical dynamics to privateer riders that demand precision, and the privateer test day will help the privateers hone their supercross skills. “Racing the entire supercross schedule as a privateer is very demanding, and our resources are very limited,” said privateer Ryan Clark, national number 54 of the LCR Racing.com Team. “This is the perfect opportunity to adapt to the technical supercross tracks on the circuit. The factory riders have the access to their own test tracks to dial in the settings on their bikes, and now we will have a similar opportunity. I want to thank Clear Channel for looking out for the privateers.”