AURORA, III. (September 1, 2004) – Clear Channel Entertainment¿s Motor Sports division today received confirmation that reigning THQ World Supercross GP champion Heath Voss will defend his THQ World Supercross GP title by committing to race in the two international rounds of THQ World Supercross GP at SkyDome in Toronto December 4 and BC Place Stadium in Vancouver on December 11.
Voss, of Mico, Texas, piloted his Mach 1 Yamaha to the THQ World Supercross GP championship, earning top honors and giving Yamaha its second world championship in as many seasons.
¿It¿s an honor to be the reigning THQ World Supercross GP champion,¿ said Voss. ¿Last year was a breakout season for not only myself but my team, Mach 1 Yamaha. When the season starts, I will -basically – be starting where I left off in Las Vegas at the finals. I will be riding the same Yamaha, and I have more confidence than ever.¿
¿Now that Ricky Carmichael and Heath Voss have all signed on to race the first two rounds of THQ World Supercross GP in Toronto and Vancouver, we have the reigning THQ World Supercross GP champion (Voss) and a three-time THQ AMA Supercross Series champion (Carmichael) scheduled to race,¿ said Charlie Mancuso, president, Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports.
The two international races coupled with 15 of the domestic races (excluding the Daytona Supercross) comprise the 17-round THQ World Supercross GP. In 2003, Yamaha¿s Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., won the THQ World Supercross GP championship, capturing nine main event wins on the year.
For more information, please log on to www.supercross.cc.com. For tickets log onto www.supercross.cc.com, www.ticketmaster.com, www.ticketmaster.ca (Toronto and Vancouver only), www.tickets.com (San Francisco only) or www.unlvtickets.com (Las Vegas only).
About THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series
THQ World Supercross GP is a 17-round global series that is produced and promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment and Dorna Off Road S.L. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligible to win the world championship. In 2004-2005, the 17-event THQ 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 THQ AMA Supercross Series. The other THQ AMA Supercross Series event held in Daytona Beach, Fla., is independently produced by the International Speedway Corporation, and is not a part of the THQ World Supercross GP. A THQ AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned as the national champion for the series of events conducted in the United States only.
THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series is the premier off-road motorcycle racing series in the world. Clear Channel Entertainment is the largest promoter and producer of live events in the world, with a broad based tradition in the promotion and production of motorcycle racing events. 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 adddition to its involvement with THQ World Supercross GP, Dorna manages the rights to MotoGP. For more information on THQ World Supercross GP and the THQ AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.supercross.cc.com.
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.