Reed to Race in Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GPFriday, November 11, 2005 | 7:43 AM
AURORA, Ill. (November 11, 2005) – Clear Channel Entertainment‘s
Motor Sports division announced today that Yamaha’s Chad Reed, of Dade
City, Fla., will race in the 2005-2006 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross
GP. Reed will make his first ever appearance in front of the Canadian
fans at Rodger Centre in Toronto December 3 and B.C. Place Stadium in
Vancouver December 10.
Reed, 23, won his inaugural World Supercross GP championship in 2002-2003, winning his first 250cc supercross race at the Gelredome in Arnhem, Holland. That season the Australian native won nine World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series races as a rookie en route to his first championship.
“I’m excited to be competing in the 2005-2006 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP events in Canada,” said Reed. “I won the championship in 2002-2003, and I am hungry to get it back. I know that Ricky (Carmichael) has once again confirmed his participation in these two events, so I am hoping the rest of the field shows up as well.”
The following season Reed won his first AMA Supercross Series championship but opted not to participate in the 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 World Supercross GP.
“We are very pleased to have Chad’s commitment to race in the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP races,” said Todd Jendro, senior director of supercross, Clear Channel Entertainment -- Motor Sports. “Chad won the championship as a rookie in the 250cc class, capping off a successful season, which is very impressive. This year – with Reed and Carmichael on the starting line, the competition for the world title is going to be stronger than ever.”
"I think it's great to have Chad compete in front of the Canadian fans for the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP championship," said Ricky Carmichael, the reigning World Supercross GP champion. "The world championship is definitely picking up steam, and with Chad and me committing to race is a true testament to that."
Additional announcements regarding the starting line-up will be released shortly. To date, the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP most notable commitments include: reigning World Supercross GP champion Ricky Carmichael; former World Supercross GP champion Chad Reed.
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. For media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or e-mail at [email protected]