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AURORA, Ill. (December 3, 2001) - The coveted Vans Triple Crown of Supercross(tm), which offers $500,000 to the winner of all three selected events, including Anaheim (Jan. 5), Atlanta (Feb. 23), and Las Vegas (May 4), will once again be a key component to the 2002 season of EA SPORTS Supercross Presented by Speed Stick.
As the Vans Triple Crown of Supercross enters its fourth year of existence on the 16-round circuit, no rider has cashed in on the $500,000 jackpot. In the event that no one wins all three rounds, the rider with the most points scored at the three events will receive $25,000.
"The money offered to the rider for winning the Vans Triple Crown of Supercross continues to raise the bar for racing," said Mark Abernethy, director of marketing, Clear Channel Entertainment - Motor Sports, "Our sport keeps being elevated by our great sponsors like Vans. We look forward to our relationship with Vans for future years, and to higher rider payouts."
Vans Triple Crown of Supercross History
1999: Ezra Lusk $25,000
2000: David Vuillemin $25,000
2001: Ricky Carmichael $25,000
"The Vans Triple Crown of Supercross adds even more excitement to what should prove to be one of the most thrilling supercross seasons ever," said Dawn Williams, director of events at Vans. "We hope to have the chance to award $500,000 to a rider who can claim all three Vans Triple Crown event titles."
About Clear Channel Entertainment / EA SPORTS Supercross:
Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division is the producer and promoter of 2002 EA SPORTS Supercross, and the recently announced 2003 Supercross Series. Clear Channel Entertainment, a leading producer and marketer of live entertainment events, is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide (NYSE: CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books 135 live entertainment venues, including 44 amphitheaters in the U.S. and 28 venues in Europe. Each year, more than 62 million people attend approximately 26,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including: Live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; and specialized sports and motor sports shows.
In addition, Clear Channel Entertainment owns leading talent management businesses that specialize in the representation of athletes and broadcasters, including independently operated baseball, basketball and football businesses. Clear Channel Entertainment is headquartered in New York City.
About Vans / Vans Triple Crown Series:
Vans (Nasdaq: VANS) is a leading worldwide brand for Core Sports(tm) specializing in performance and lifestyle footwear, apparel, snowboard boots and bindings. Its contributions to Core Sports include the Vans Triple Crown(tm) Series, the operation of ten large-scale Vans Skateparks, the High Cascade Snowboard Camp(tm), majority ownership of the Vans Warped Tour* and the continued sponsorship Vans World Amateur Skateboarding Championships(tm). Vans collections are sold in the United States through 152 company owned stores and factory outlets as well as a network of independent retailers. Vans also distributes to more than 50 countries internationally through distributors, sales agents and its subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina.
The Vans Triple Crown Series features the world's top athletes participating in premiere venues throughout North America for the top prize purse in each of seven Core Sports disciplines: Skateboarding, Wakeboarding, BMX, Freestyle Motocross, Surfing, Snowboarding and Supercross.