AURORA, Ill. (April 14, 2004) – Mach 1 Yamaha¿s Heath Voss, of Mico, Texas, and Moto XXX Honda¿s Damon Huffman are tied with 271 points in $100,000 THQ World Supercross GP championship race with only three races remaining, Dallas, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.
Voss, national #28, has been the highest THQ World Supercross GP points finisher at three races this season. Huffman has been the highest THQ World Supercross GP points finisher at two races this season. According to FIM rules, if a season ends in a tie the rider with highest points finishes will be crowned the champion, currently Voss has that edge. Overall, Voss has been on the podium six times compared to Huffman¿s 10. This is one of the closest points races in supercross history. The champion will be decided in Las Vegas May 1.
¿Because I want it bad. I bust my butt 52 weeks a year for this and $100,000 is a lot of money,¿ said Voss on winning the championship. ¿I need to beat Damon at the next three races, for sure. I want to get a top three finish. I have never been able to do that, and this year, that has been my number one goal. This year, Mach 1 has given me everything possible to get on the podium and I have the potential to get up there, so that is what I really want out of these last three races.¿
¿I want to continue getting the great starts that I have been getting,¿ said Huffman. ¿Hopefully, now that we have the weekend off, I can let my ankle heal and get back to 100% for the last three races. I want to keep running up front and stay up there as long as possible. I want to win the title.
While Huffman has his eyes set on the THQ World Supercross GP championship, he¿s the top privateer on the tour. The CE Altman top privateer will receive a Nissan Frontier, $25,000 and a Weekend Warrior trailer provided by Giant RV.
For more information, or to purchase tickets, please log on to supercross.cc.com and 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 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 involvemment with THQ World Supercross GP, Dorna manages the rights to MotoGP and the FIM Motocross World Championship. 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, a leading producer and marketer of live entertainment events is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications (NYSE: CCU), a global leader in the away-from-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 also provides marketing services through LIVE Channel, a company dedicated to creating and executing live events for companies seeking brand promotion. 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 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 www.amaproracing.com.