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SUPERCROSS: Anaheim hosts three races in 2003

Supercross stops at Edison International Field three times in 2003. AURORA, Ill. (December 27, 2002) - THQ World Supercross GP and the AMA Supercross Series return to Edison International Field in Anaheim, Calif., with three rounds of racing: ...

Supercross stops at Edison International Field three times in 2003.

AURORA, Ill. (December 27, 2002) - THQ World Supercross GP and the AMA Supercross Series return to Edison International Field in Anaheim, Calif., with three rounds of racing: January 4, January 18 and February 1. Each round will have a press conference on the Thursday before the event from Noon-2:00, featuring the top riders on the circuit, jumping some 80' in distance and three stories high.

The last six supercross races at Edison International Field have sold out, each event attracting 45,050 fans, totaling 270,300. Edison International Field is the only stadium that THQ World Supercross GP and the AMA Supercross Series visits more than once during the season - a true testament that the sport's hot bed is in southern California.

At last year's opening round at Edison International Field defending supercross champion Ricky Carmichael crashed and finished last while Yamaha's David Vuillemin collected the win at Edison.

The next race at Edison International Field saw Honda's Mike LaRocco win his first 250cc supercross in nearly seven years. At the final round at Edison International Field, Carmichael regained his speed, winning the main event en route to his second championship. Carmichael won 11 races in 2002.

"Physically, it was hard to come back (to racing) because I had some nagging injuries," said Carmichael. "I never expected to win that many races."

Seven-time supercross champion Jeremy McGrath, the all-time winningest rider in history, holds the all-time 250cc win record in Anaheim with eight.

About THQ World Supercross GP and AMA Supercross Series
THQ World Supercross GP is a 17-round global series that is produced and promoted by Clear Channel Entertainment and Dorna Off Road S.L. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligible to win the world championship. In 2002-2003, the 17-event THQ World Supercross GP will be comprised of two international events in Geneva, Switzerland and Arnhem, Holland, and 15 of the 16 events that are conducted in major markets throughout the United States as a part of the AMA Supercross Series. The other AMA Supercross Series event held in Daytona Beach, Fla., is independently produced by the International Speedway Corporation, and is not a part of the THQ World Supercross GP. An AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned for the series of events conducted in the United States only.

THQ World Supercross GP is the premier off-road motorcycle racing series in the world. Clear Channel Entertainment is the largest promoter and producer of live events in the world, with a broad based tradition in the promotion and production of motorcycle racing events. The FIM, Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme, is the body that globally governs motorcycle sport at the world level. Among other matters, the FIM groups together 85 affiliated National Federations relating to the sport of motorcycle racing. AMA Pro Racing is the National Federation representative that sanctions motorcycle-racing events in the United States. Dorna Off Road S.L. is an internationally recognized sports management group established in 1988 with an emphasis on major international motor sports events. Dorna is headquartered in Madrid, Spain with branch offices in Barcelona, London and Tokyo. In addition to its involvement with THQ World Supercross GP, Dorna manages the rights to MotoGP and the FIM Motocross World Championship. For more information on THQ World Supercross GP and the AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.sxgp.com.

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