Yamaha’s Factory Racing Team Roars Into Angel Stadium!

WHAT: The 2006 Supercross season kicks off in the Southland at Angel Stadium on Thursday, January 5, 2006 with an exclusive media day

Supercross has become one of the most popular forms of racing in the country, but its roots are here in Southern California, where three of the 16 rounds of racing are held within the first six weeks of the season.  The Southland is the birthplace of Supercross so it’s no surprise that these three races boast sell-out crowds of more than 120,000 spectators.

This is the perfect opportunity to interview the top riders – such as 2004 Supercross Champion Chad Reed, 2004 World Supercross GP Champion Heath Voss both members of Team Yamaha Factory Racing.                           

WHEN: Jan. 5, 2004       

11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.    Media Luncheon

11:45 a.m.                    Press Conference

Photo Opportunities and interviews following the press conference



Yamaha racers:   Chad Reed, 2004 THQ AMA Supercross champion

                             Heath Voss, 2004 THQ World Supercross GP champion


WHERE: Angels Stadium of Anaheim

2000 Gene Autry Way

(From I-5, exit State College Blvd. and head north.  Turn right at Gene Autry Way)


WHAT ELSE:     The first of the 16-race series starts at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2006. 



·                    Riders jumping 80-foot jumps aboard Yamaha dirt bikes

·                    Interview with Yamaha Factory Racing Team members;

mechanics and team managers

·                    On-track photo and video opportunities with top Yamaha racers

·                    B-roll available upon request



Halie Schmidt (GolinHarris)                         213-438-8784

Cell (onsite)                                                  562-761-3885

Terry Beal (Yamaha Motor Corp.)               714-761-7547