AURORA, Ill. (January 2, 2006) – Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series returns to Anaheim’s Angel Stadium for three races in 2007: January 6; January 20; February 3. Since 1999, nearly all 22 races have sold out in Angel Stadium, solidifying the southern California stadium is the epicenter of Amp’d Mobile Supercross.
Following two dramatic races in Toronto and Vancouver, which provided two different winners in the AMA Supercross class, Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP competition is off to its greatest start ever. In Toronto Yamaha’s Chad Reed outlasted Kawasaki’s James Stewart to start the season as Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael stole the show in Vancouver with a late-race pass on Stewart, winning the race and taking over the points lead.
The annual Anaheim 1 pre-race press, where the entire industry and media assemble to preview the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, will be held at Angel Stadium Thursday, January 4 Noon-2:00, featuring Stewart, Carmichael, Reed, Kevin Windham as well as last year’s AMA Supercross Lites champions Davi Millsaps and Grant Langston, who are moving up to the AMA Supercross class. Carmichael and Stewart will be presented their respective championship rings. The riders will be available for interviews and photo opportunities as they ride the track for the media. Fans can listen to the press conference live at www.SupercrossOnline.com at Noon PST.
Last year Suzuki’s Carmichael, of Tallahassee, Fla., won two of the three races at Angel Stadium en route to his fifth AMA Supercross Series championship. Anaheim 1 is the only race that Carmichael has not won during his stellar career. Carmichael, who is the all-time winningest AMA National motocross/supercross racer, will race a select schedule in 2007. Kawasaki’s Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., captured last year’s win at Anaheim 1 on his way to winning the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP title.
In the AMA Supercross Lites class, Kawasaki’s Grant Langston, the class’ reigning eastern regional champion, won two of the three races at Angel Stadium. Honda’s Andrew Short, of Colorado Springs, Colo., won the opening Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites race, marking the fourth race win of his career. Langston and Short’s race to the championship was settled at the final race of the season, where Langston picked up his second consecutive AMA Supercross Lites championship.
This year’s AMA Supercross class features its deepest field of competition ever. Last year’s AMA Supercross Lites champions Langston and Millsaps will race the premier AMA Supercross class this year along with Ivan Tedesco, Tim Ferry, David Vuillemin, Travis Preston, Nick Wey and Kevin Windham.
Amp’d Mobile Supercross, which made its racing début in Anaheim on December 4, 1976, brings a multi-million dollar economic impact to the city for each race, where fans from around the world converge to watch the world’s top racers compete in the storied city. Carmichael is tied at eight with seven-time supercross champion Jeremy McGrath for the all-time win record in Anaheim.
Past winners in Anaheim
January 8, 2005 Kevin Windham
January 22, 2005 Ricky Carmichael
February 5, 2005 Ricky Carmichael
January 3, 2004 Chad Reed
January 17, 2004 Chad Reed
January 31, 2004 Kevin Windham
January 04, 2003: Chad Reed
January 18, 2003: Ricky Carmichael
February 01, 2003: Ricky Carmichael
January 05, 2002: David Vuillemin
January 19, 2002: Mike LaRocco
February 02, 2002: Ricky Carmichael
January 06, 2001: Jeremy McGrath
January 20, 2001: Jeremy McGrath
February 03, 2001: Ricky Carmichael
January 8, 2000: Jeremy McGrath
January 15, 2000: Jeremy McGrath
January 09, 1999: Ezra Lusk
February 06, 1999: Ezra Lusk
January 27, 1996: Jeremy McGrath
January 28, 1995: Jeremy McGrath
January 29, 1994: Jeremy McGrath
January 23, 1993: Jeremy McGrath
January 25, 1992: Damon Bradshaw
January 26, 1991: Jeff Stanton
January 27, 1990: Damon Bradshaw
January 28, 1989: Rick Johnson
January 31, 1987: Jeff Ward
January 18, 1986: David Bailey
February 02, 1985: Broc Glover
January 28, 1984: Johnny O’Mara
January 29, 1983: David Bailey
January 30, 1982: Donnie Hansen
January 31, 1981: Kent Howerton
November 17, 1979: Kent Howerton
November 11, 1978: Gaylon Mosier
November 12, 1977: Bob Hannah
December 04, 1976: Marty Smith
January 8, 2005 Nathan Ramsey
January 22, 2005 Ivan Tedesco
February 5, 2005 Ivan Tedesco
January 3, 2004 Ivan Tedesco
January 17, 2004 Ivan Tedesco
January 31, 2004 Ivan Tedesco
January 04, 2003: Travis Preston
January 18, 2003: James Stewart Jr.
February 01, 2003: James Stewart Jr.
January 05, 2002: Travis Preston
January 19, 2002: David Pingree
February 02, 2002: Brock Sellards
January 06, 2001: Ernesto Fonseca
January 20, 2001: Ernesto Fonseca
February 03, 2001: Ernesto Fonseca
January 8, 2000: David Pingree
January 15, 2000: Tallon Vohland
January 09, 1999: Casey Johnson
February 06, 1999: Nathan Ramsey
January 27, 1996: Kevin Windham
January 28, 1995: Damon Huffman
January 29, 1994: Damon Huffman
January 09, 1993: Damon Huffman
January 25, 1992: Jeremy McGrath
January 26, 1991: Jeremy McGrath
January 27, 1990: Michael Craig
January 28, 1989: Jeff Matiasevich
January 31, 1987: Jeff Matiasevich
January 18, 1986: Tyson Vohland
February 02, 1985: Mike Healy
Tickets are available at www.supercrossonline.com, by phone at 714-740-2000, Angel Stadium Box office, participating Yamaha dealers and all Ticketmaster outlets. Club and Diamond Club seats are $70; trackside seats are $45; upper deck adults $30; upper deck kids $15. All seats are $2 more on the day of the race. Gates open at 12:30 and the pit party runs from 12:30-5:30 p.m. for all three races. Pit passes will be available at Hahm Motorsports and Big O Tires three weeks before each race.
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 www.supercrossonline.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 2005-‘06, more than a three-quarters-of-million listeners logged on to Supercross LIVE! Archived broadcasts are also available at www.supercrossonline.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.supercrossonline.com. For media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.