FMX: 2002 XBOX Pro of Freestyle Motocross comes to Tacoma

AURORA, Ill. (May 31, 2002) -- IFMA Freestyle Motocross is coming to the Tacoma Dome on August 9-10 with 17 of the world's elite Freestyle Motocross 'pilots' competing at the XBOX Pro of Freestyle Motocross. The Friday and Saturday event will ...

AURORA, Ill. (May 31, 2002) -- IFMA Freestyle Motocross is coming to the Tacoma Dome on August 9-10 with 17 of the world's elite Freestyle Motocross 'pilots' competing at the XBOX Pro of Freestyle Motocross. The Friday and Saturday event will feature the most cutting-edge extreme sport made popular from the IFMA Freestyle Motocross Series, the X-Games, Gravity Games and the Vans Triple Crown of Freestyle Motocross.

This will be the second consecutive year that the Vans Triple Crown has made a stop in the Tacoma Dome. The XBOX Pro of Freestyle Motocross will be broadcast on NBC Sports, September 15, and on Fox Spots Net, October 17. Check local listings for time and channel.

At last year's Mountain Dew National Championship of Freestyle Motocross in Tacoma, nearly 15,000 people were on hand to watch as the event was taped for NBC Sports. This year, with an outstanding array of pro riders in attendance and the stakes raised to feature an unprecedented prize purse of $50,000, the stage is set for the biggest FMX event ever in the Pacific North-West.

Returning to this year's competition to challenge the winner of the first round of the Vans Triple Crown, Kenny Bartram will be some of freestyle motocross' hottest riders, including crowd favorite "Mad" Mike Jones, who has won more than 100 jump contests, and Tommy Clowers, World Record holder in the 'Step-up' and X-Games Gold Medallist. Also in attendance will be reigning 2001 Vans Triple Crown Champion, "The Flying Hawaiian" Clifford Adoptante, 2000 IFMA Champion Jake Windham, 2001 IFMA Champion Dustin Miller and last years Vans Triple Crown runner-up Nate Adams.

"Vans is stoked to bring the excitement of the XBOX Pro of Freestyle Motocross to Tacoma once again," said Jay E. Wilson, vice president of global marketing for Vans. "The event has a great track record in Tacoma and the increased prize money should only make the weekend that much better." Tickets for the XBOX Pro of Freestyle Motocross can be purchased at the Tacoma Dome Box Office by calling (206) 628-0888 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com or www.pacefmx.com <http://www.pacefmx.com>. Ticket prices range from $10 to $30.

The following Vans Triple Crown of Freestyle Motocross events are scheduled to air on NBC Sports or Fox Sports Net:

Thursday, June 13, 2002 Mountain Dew National Championship of Freestyle Motocross
Fox Sports Net 4pm EDT/4pm PDT- Indianapolis, IN

Sunday, September 15, 2002 XBOX Pro of Freestyle Motocross
NBC Sports 5:00 p.m. EDT/2:00 p.m. PDT - Tacoma, WA

Thursday, October 17, 2002 XBOX Pro of Freestyle Motocross
Fox Sports Net --Tacoma, WA

Saturday, December 5, Vans World Championships of Freestyle Motocross
NBC Sports TBD -St. Louis, MO

The Vans Triple Crown of Freestyle Motocross is made possible through the proud support of Vans, Mountain Dew, Xbox, Ford Trucks, Right Guard Xtreme Sport, Transworld Motocross, Fox Sports Net, and NBC Sports. The Vans Triple Crown(tm) 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(tm) disciplines: Skateboarding, Wakeboarding, BMX, Freestyle Motocross, Surfing, Snowboarding and Supercross.

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(tm) also include the operation of eight mega Vans Skateparks, the High Cascade Snowboard Camp(tm) and continued sponsorship of the Vans Warped Tour(tm) and the Vans World Amateur Skateboarding Championships(tm). Vans collections are sold in the United States through 161 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. For more information on Vans and the Vans Triple Crown(tm) Series, please visit www.vans.com.

About Clear Channel Entertainment / IFMA Freestyle Motocross: Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division is the producer and promoter of the IFMA Freestyle Motocross. 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 approximately 135 live entertainment venues, including more than 100 in North American and 30 in Europe. In 2001, more than 66 million people attended 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 events. The company, which operates throughout North America, Europe, South America and Australia, also owns independently operated athlete representation businesses, which provide management, marketing and financial consulting services to many of the world's top professional athletes. More information may be found by visiting www.cc.com and www.clearchannel.com

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