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Nick Wey Hits the Jackpot in Vegas as Top-Finishing Privateer

AURORA, Ill. (May 8 , 2006) – Nick Wey, of Dewitt, Mich., earned top finishing privateer honors for the 2005-’06 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP championship and was awarded a new 2006 Toyota Tundra, a 2006 Weekend Warrior Supercross Edition trailer courtesy of Giant RV and $25,000 from US Smokeless Tobacco Company.

Wey, who rides for the MDK Motorsports Honda Team, finished inside the top 11 at all 17 races, the top five at nine races and on the podium at three races. Wey finished fifth in the final point standings in both the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP and the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series.

“This was my goal coming into the season,” said Wey. “This has been an amazing season, and to walk away with the Toyota Truck, $25,000 from UST and a trailer from Weekend Warrior is the perfect ending to the season.”

“This has been a great Supercross season for Toyota,” said Doug Frisbie, manager, events and promotions for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc.  “From the Toyota Rider Lounge offering privateer support to the truck award program, Toyota’s thrilled to give back to such an amazing sport.  We are excited to be part of this family and are already looking forward to more great stuff for the riders and the fans in 2007.”

The US Smokeless Tobacco Company awarded $15,000 to Honda’s Jason Thomas, of Melrose, Fla., and $10,000 to Honda’s Jeff Gibson, of Blacklick, Ohio, the second and third place finishers respectively in Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP.

“We at U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company are proud to support the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company Pro Privateer Challenge and congratulate Nick Wey on capturing the 2006 Championship and the $25,000 first prize,” said Jody Deal, brand manager, USSTC.

Last year Suzuki-backed Tyler Evans, of Corona, Calif., picked up top finishing privateer honors, Honda-backed Damon Huffman, of Valencia, Calif., was second and Honda-backed Jason Thomas, of Melrose, Fla., was third.

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.

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