2005-’06 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Preview Show to Air on Christmas Day
AURORA, Ill. (October 17 2005) -- Clear Channel Entertainment’s Motor Sports division announced today that six Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series races will air nationally on CBS Sports. In addition to the six races, a season preview show will air December 25, at 5:00 p.m. EST, a totaling seven hours of coverage on the CBS Sports network for the 2005-’06 season.
In 2006 the following races will be covered on CBS Sports: Anaheim 1 & 2, San Francisco, San Diego, St. Louis and Seattle. The combined television package of CBS Sports and the previously announced cable package with SPEED Channel will deliver supercross to an unprecedented number of fans in 2005-’06. The dual-network television package is paramount for Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, creating the best television package in the history of off-road motorcycle racing. The CBS broadcasts will be produced by Clear Channel Entertainment’s Television division.
“We are excited to bring supercross to CBS Sports for the first time, said Rob Correa, senior vice president, CBS Sports. “Our new relationship with Clear Channel Entertainment’s Motor Sports division and supercross allows us to showcase an exciting, upcoming sport and help grow the fan base.
“This is the biggest thing to happen to supercross in history, said four-time AMA Supercross champion Ricky Carmichael. “Its opportunities like this that will position our sport to a new audience as well giving our existing fans the great coverage they want. By placing supercross on CBS Sports, it’s a win-win for everyone and the perfect platform to give back to our loyal sponsors.
“We are thrilled to begin a relationship with CBS Sports, said Charlie Mancuso, president, Clear Channel Entertainment -- Motor Sports. “We’re on the brink of another successful supercross season, and we look forward to its continued growth on CBS Sports. This is now the best television package the sport has ever seen.
“Taking the sport to network television for six races and a preview show on Christmas is a testament to the quality of growth that supercross has experienced over the years. CBS Sports is the perfect platform for the riders, teams and sponsors to showcase the great sport of supercross.
A complete schedule with times will be announced shortly.
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 Chhannel Communications (NYSE:CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear 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 SPEED Channel
SPEED Channel is the nation’s first and foremost cable network dedicated to motor sports and the passion for everything automotive. From racing to restoration, motorcycles to movies, SPEED Channel delivers quality programming from the track to the garage. Now available in nearly 70 million homes in North America, SPEED Channel is among the fastest growing sports cable networks in the country. For more information, please visit www.SPEEDTV.com.
Dorna Off Road is a part of the Dorna Group, an international sports management, marketing and television group founded in 1988, with headquarters in Madrid, Spain, and offices in Barcelona, London and Tokyo. Dorna is mainly dedicated to the organisation, production and marketing of major international motor sports events. It has been the exclusive holder of all commercial and TV rights to MotoGP since 1992 and is also involved in the FIM World Supercross GP, the British Superbike Championship, the Spanish Championship (CEV) and the FIM Trial World Championships. Dorna also markets Ad-Time, a rotating advertising system used in volleyball, baseball and football, in different countries.
The FIM is the international organisation, founded in 1904, acting in all matters connected with motorcycling activities and, as such, is active in domains such as sport (Road Racing, Motocross, Supercross, SuperMoto, Trial, Enduro & Cross Country Rallies, Track Racing, among others), tourism, leisure, environment, mobility, road safety, legal affairs, etc. It has 93 National Federations as members, divided among six Continental Unions. The official titles of World Championships and FIM Prize Events are the exclusive property of the FIM in all disciplines of motorcycling sport. The headquarters of the FIM are in Mies, Switzerland.
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.