AURORA, Ill. (August 25, 2005) ¿ Clear Channel Entertainment¿s Motor Sports division announced today that Honda¿s Kevin Windham, of Centreville, Miss., has confirmed his participation at the 2005 U.S. Open at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas October 7-9.
This is Windham¿s first U.S. Open appearance since 2001 where he finished third. He is currently second place in the overall points standings for the 2005 AMA Motocross Championships. Windham was recently chosen to ride for Team USA in the 2005 Motocross Des Nations with Ricky Carmichael and Ivan Tedesco. Fans can get up to speed on all of the latest U.S. Open news on the re-vamped www.ussx.com.
¿I¿m looking forward to racing this year¿s U.S. Open after missing the last three years,¿ said Windham. ¿The racing is always competitive and the fans are great, making for a fun weekend. It¿s also a great opportunity to see where I¿m at for the up-coming supercross season.¿
The eighth-annual U.S. Open, which will broadcast nationally on NBC October 23 at 3:30 EST for the second consecutive season, features the world¿s top motocross racers competing for the world¿s largest single race purse. Four-time supercross champion and two-time U.S. Open champion Ricky Carmichael (Suzuki) is confirmed to race as well as two-time defending U.S. Open champion Chad Reed (Yamaha).
Tickets for the 2005 U.S. Open are on-sale now and available through www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 702-474-4000, or at the MGM Grand Garden Arena box office.
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 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. Each year, 69 million people attend 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 AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the THQ 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.