2006-‘07 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP to Open with Races in Toronto and Vancouver

May 5, 2006 11:38am

AURORA, Ill. (May 5 , 2006) – The Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP returns to Canada for the 2006-‘07 season, with the season’s opening races scheduled for the Roger’s Centre in Toronto on December 2 and BC Place Stadium in Vancouver on December 9. The on-sale schedule for the 2006’-’07 Amp’d Mobile Supercross season is as follows:

July 17 Pre-sale (July 17-19 Cross Club Only; July 20-23 On-line only)

July 24 General Public On-sale (all points of sale, box office, phones, outlets and on-line)

The complete schedule will be announced shortly.

For fans to have the first chance at the best tickets, they must be a Cross Club member. Cross Club members have the capability to purchase pre-sale tickets through the internet for Amp’d Mobile Supercross, Toyota AMA National Arenacross and IFMA Freestyle Motocross. In addition, fans will receive a monthly email newsletter with motocross news, special discount offers, local promotions, and more. For more information on the free membership to Cross Club, log on to www.supercross.cc.com.

The two Canadian events will open the 17-race Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP. The two international races will run in conjunction with the 15 race currently held in the U.S. The Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP, which started in 2002 with two races in Europe, had participation this season from the factory teams of Kawasaki, Yamaha Suzuki and KTM which made it the most competitive season to date.

“We are extremely excited to start the 2006-’07 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP season in Toronto and then heading west for the next race in Vancouver,” said Ken Hudgens, vice president of marketing and television, Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP. “Both cities are blessed with first class venues and a solid base of supercross enthusiasts.”

This season’s racing in Canada saw a sweep by Kawasaki’s James Stewart, who walked away with wins ahead of rivals Ricky Carmichael and Chad Reed. Stewart used that good start, and a recent streak of wins down the stretch, to open a 12-point lead on Carmichael as the series heads to Las Vegas on May 6 for the season finale.

If Stewart wins the Amp’d Mobile Supercross GP championship, it will be his first championship in the series premier division, the Supercross class, and he’ll add his name to the list of previous champions, including Yamaha’s Heath Voss, Reed and Carmichael.

Supercross LIVE!, the only place on the planet to catch Amp’d Mobile Supercross live at home, in your car, or just about anywhere in the world, is available live for fans at every race, starting at 7:00 p.m. local time at supercross.cc.com. Listen as Supercross LIVE! hosts Jim Holley and Jason Wiegandt capture the live race call, a pre-race show, a post-race show, post-race press conference, on-air industry guests and celebrities, in-depth interviews, promotions, call-ins and more. In 2004-2005, more than a three-quarters-of-million listeners logged on to Supercross LIVE! Archived broadcasts are also available at supercross.cc.com, or can be downloaded to iPod or MP3 players via Podcast at sxlivepodcast.com.

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 dennyhartwig@livenation.com.