Amp’d Mobile Supercross Returns to Ford Field

AMA Supercross Lites Champion to be Crowned

AURORA, Ill.  (April 17, 2007) – Amp’d Mobile Supercross, the world’s premier indoor off-road motorcycle racing series, returns to Detroit’s Ford Field Saturday, April 21, featuring top racers Chad Reed, James Stewart and more. More than 500 truckloads of dirt will be brought into Ford Field for an event that brings a multi-million dollar economic impact to the city of Detroit.

A pre-race press conference will be held at Ford Field Thursday, April 19, from Noon-2:00 p.m. The riders will be available for the media and will ride the track, where they will jump some 70’ in distance and three stories high. For additional media opportunities, please contact

In the previous race, Kawasaki’s Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., picked up his 10th win of the season in the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series before a crowd of 41,635 at Texas Stadium. Kawasaki’s Ben Townley, of Tallahassee, Fla., won the Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites main event.

“I’ll take anything over last weekend,” said Stewart in Dallas, referencing his poor start and come-from-behind win the previous weekend in Indianapolis. “The first two laps I was just kind of riding. The track changed a lot from the heat race to the main. I swept Texas this year (winning Houston earlier in the year) and that’s big.”

Stewart won his second consecutive Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series race before 40,101 fans at the inaugural race at Ford Field last season. Honda’s Josh Grant, of Riverside, Calif., won the AMA Supercross Lites main event.

“I got out and ran a good pace, saw those guys coming – congrats to Ricky and Chad,” said Stewart last year. “I got my pace on the first lap and really didn’t change anything after that.”

The Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites class will crown a champion in Detroit. Yamaha’s Ryan Morais is the current points leader over Kawasaki’s Ben Townley and Darcy Lange. Although Morais holds a three-point lead, he has yet to win a main event. Despite not finishing due to a mechanical problem at the opening race of the championship, Townley has bounced back, scoring three wins and a second place. If he wins the championship, he will become the first rider in AMA Supercross Lites history to start the season in last place and go on to win the championship.

Amp’d Mobile Supercross has a rich history in Michigan, dating back to March 27, 1976 when the first race was held at the Silverdome. Forty-six AMA Supercross races in total have been held at the Silverdome. Supercross legend Bob Hannah holds the all-time win record at the Silverdome with seven, including a four-race win streak. AMA Supercross Lites racing began in the Silverdome on April 13, 1986, and Honda’s Keith Turpin collected his first of two career wins. Linden, Mich., native Brian Swink holds the all-time AMA Supercross Lites win record with three.

Tickets are available at, all TicketMaster outlets, participating Yamaha dealers, the Ford Field box office or by phone at 248-645-6666. Gold Circle seats are $50, Mid-Level seats are $40 for adults and $20 for kids; Treadhead seats are $20 for adults and $10 for kids; all seats are $2 more on the day of the race. Practice and qualifying begins at 12:30 and racing begins at 7:00 p.m.

The AMA Supercross class will air on CBS Sports Sunday, April 22, at Noon (EST). SPEED will broadcast the AMA Supercross Lites class Sunday, April 29, at 4:00 p.m. (EST).


Past Winners in Detroit

AMA Supercross

March 25, 2006: James Stewart Jr.

April 9, 2005:                 Chad Reed

April 3, 2004:                 Chad Reed

April 5, 2003:                 Chad Reed

April 13, 2003:               Nathan Ramsey

April 07, 2003:               Ricky Carmichael

February 19, 2000:         Jeremy McGrath

April 01, 2000:               Jeremy McGrath

April 10, 1999:               Jeremy McGrath

April 04, 1998:               Ezra Lusk

April 12, 1997:               Ezra Lusk

April 13, 1996:               Jeremy McGrath

April 08, 1995:               Mike LaRocco

April 09, 1994:               Jeremy McGrath

April 17, 1993:               Mike Kiedrowski

April 18, 1993:               Jeremy McGrath

April 11, 1992:               Damon Bradshaw

April 12, 1992:               Damon Bradshaw

April 14, 1991:               Damon Bradshaw

April 13, 1991:               Jean-Michel Bayle

April 22, 1990:               Jean-Michel Bayle

April 21, 1990:               Damon Bradshaw

April 16, 1989:               Jeff Ward

April 15, 1989:               Jeff Stanton

April 10, 1988:               Rick Johnson

April 09, 1988:               Rick Johnson

April 11, 1987:               Jeff Ward

April 12, 1987:               Ron Lechien

April 13, 1986:               David Bailey

April 12, 1986:               David Bailey

April 29, 1984:               Johnny O’ Mara

April 28, 1984:               Bob Hannah

May 1, 1983:                 Mark Barnett

April 30, 1983:               Bob Hannah

April 25, 1982:               Donnie Hansen

April 24, 1982:               Donnie Hansen

April 25, 1981:               Bob Hannah

April 26, 1981:               Mark Barnett

April 27, 1980:               Kent Howerton

April 26, 1980:               Mike Bell

April 28, 1979:               Bob Hannah

April 29, 1979:               Bob Hannah

April 01, 1978:               Bob Hannah

April 02, 1978:               Bob Hannah

April 03, 1977:               Bob Hannah

April 02, 1977:               Bob Hannah

March 27, 1976: Marty Smith


AMA Supercross Lites

March 25, 2006: Josh Grant

April 9, 2005:                 Joshua Hansen

April 3, 2004:                 James Stewart

April 05, 2003:               Ivan Tedesco

April 13, 2002:               Branden Jesseman

April 07, 2001:               Nathan Ramsey

February 19, 2000:         Stephane Roncada

April 01, 2000:               Stephane Roncada

April 10, 1999:               Brock Sellards

April 04, 1998:               Ricky Carmichael

April 12, 1997:               Stephane Roncada

April 13, 1996:               John Dowd

April 08, 1995:               Michael Pichon

April 09, 1994:               Mike Brown

April 17, 1993:               Doug Henry

April 18, 1993:               Doug Henry

April 11, 1992:               Brian Swink

April 12, 1992:               Brian Swink

April 13, 1991                Brian Swink

April 14, 1991:               Jeremy Buehl

April 22, 1990:               Denny Stephenson

April 21, 1990:               Denny Stephenson

April 15, 1989:               Damon Bradshaw

April 16, 1989:               Damon Bradshaw

April 09, 1988:               Mike LaRocco

April 10, 1988:               Todd DeHoop

April 11, 1987:               Keith Turpin

April 12, 1987:               Ron Tichenor

April 12, 1986:               Ron Tichenor

April 13, 1986:               Keith Turpin


Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Season Standings

James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 329
Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 300
Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 242
David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 190
Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 185
Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki, 171
Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 159
Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 159
Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki, 156
Jeff Gibson, Blacklick, Ohio, Kawasaki, 139

 Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 310
Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 275
Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 223
Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 182
Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 160
Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 158
Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki, 158
David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 154
Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 134
Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki, 113

Amp’d Mobile Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings

Ryan Morais, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha, 114
Ben Townley, Tallahassee, Fla., Kawasaki, 111
Darcy Lange, Hemet, Calif., Kawasaki, 106
Branden Jesseman, New Brighton, Pa., Yamaha, 88
Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., Yamaha, 83
Ryan Dungey, Belle Plain, Minn., Suzuki, 73
Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 71
Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha, 68
Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 67
Thomas Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda 64

Amp’d Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings

Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 172
Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 135
Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda, 103
Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki, 97
Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 92
Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha, 88
Josh Hansen, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 87
Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Yamaha, 86
Troy Adams, Homosassa, Fla., Suzuki, 71
Kyle Cunningham, Springtown, Texas, Yamaha, 66

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