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SUPERCROSS: Las Vegas Supercross finale on television

Clear Channel secures deal to air Supercross finals on ABC Las Vegas finals to air on ABC's Wide World of Sports AURORA, Ill. (March 18, 2003) - Keeping their commitment of bringing THQ World Supercross GP/ AMA Supercross Series to network TV,...

Clear Channel secures deal to air Supercross finals on ABC
Las Vegas finals to air on ABC's Wide World of Sports

AURORA, Ill. (March 18, 2003) - Keeping their commitment of bringing THQ World Supercross GP/ AMA Supercross Series to network TV, Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division announced today that the Las Vegas round of supercross will air on ABC's Wide World of Sports in next day coverage May 4.

Over the past five seasons, Clear Channel Entertainment has invested millions of dollars in bringing THQ World Supercross GP/ AMA Supercross Series to network television. Due to scheduling changes with the National Basketball Association switching from NBC to ABC in 2003, the supercross airtime was not available in 2003 until this deal was secured.

"We at Clear Channel Entertainment are extremely happy that we have been able to once again secure time on ABC for THQ World Supercross GP/ AMA Supercross Series. We have always been committed to bringing the greatest motorcycle racing in the world to the most elite stadiums in the world and into everyone's television sets at home," said Ken Hudgens, vice president for Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division. "Bringing the supercross finals from Las Vegas to ABC is another huge step for our sport and a testament to our extremely loyal fans."

Going into its sixth year on network television, supercross has posted impressive ratings reaching as high as a 3.7 household rating. This will be the first time the supercross finals will be aired on network TV. DirecTV and iNDemand carried the supercross finals from Sam Boyd Stadium in the past through pay-per-view.

"We are extremely delighted that we are able to bring the final race, traditionally on pay per view, to ABC Sports so all can witness the outstanding young talent this supercross series has to offer," said Steve Ferrara, director of programming for ABC Sports.

The one-hour show will air on ABC's Wide World of Sports the afternoon of May 4. The exact time of the broadcast will be announced soon.

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