Supercross Fan Fest “The Music and Motorcycle Festival” at Bank One Ballpark a Huge Success

Supercross Fan Fest “The Music and Motorcycle Festival” at Bank One Ballpark a Huge Success

AURORA, Ill. (January 9, 2004) – The 2003-2004 THQ World Supercross GP/ THQ AMA Supercross Series kicked off in Phoenix today with Supercross Fan Fest, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at supercross.

Following the practice session, fans enjoyed interviews with each supercross team, including Jeremy McGrath, the all-time winning supercross rider, who held a signing for his new book, Wide Open: A Life in Supercross. Meanwhile, the Sano System’s XR 50cc Stunt Team performed ariel acrobatics in front of a packed crowd.

“The first-annual Supercross Fan Festival, the music and motorcycle festival, was a huge success on Friday night,” said Mark Abernethy, senior director of marketing, Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports. “We are happy to give our loyal fans this opportunity to see the supercross riders and culture that surrounds supercross up-close and personal.”

Throughout the afternoon, several bands played for supercross fans, which included Sean Johnson and the Foundation, Point Proven, Resist the Embrace and headlining band Goldfinger.

On Saturday (January 10) from 11am until 6pm, fans will once again be able to experience Supercross Fan Fest. Night racing for the 2004 THQ World Supercross GP/ THQ AMA Supercross Series starts at 7:00pm on Saturday inside Bank One Ballpark.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, please log on to,, (Las Vegas only), (San Francisco 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 2003-2004, the 17-event THQ World Supercross GP will be comprised of two international events in Seville, Spain and Arnhem, Holland, 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 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 addition to its involvement with THQ World Supercross GP, Dorna manages the rights to MotoGP and the FIM Motocross World Championship. For more information on THQ Woorld Supercross GP and the THQ AMA Supercross Series, log on to

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 Supercross 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