SUPERCROSS: 2006-07 World schedule to open in Canada

2006-'07 Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP to Open with Races in Toronto, Dec. 2, and Vancouver, Dec. 9 AURORA, Ill. (May 5 , 2006) -- The Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP returns to Canada for the 2006-'07 season, with the season's opening ...

2006-'07 Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP to Open with Races in Toronto, Dec. 2, and Vancouver, Dec. 9

AURORA, Ill. (May 5 , 2006) -- The Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP returns to Canada for the 2006-'07 season, with the season's opening races scheduled for the Roger's Centre in Toronto on December 2 and BC Place Stadium in Vancouver on December 9.

The complete schedule will be announced shortly.

The two Canadian events will open the 17-race Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP. The two international races will run in conjunction with the 15 race currently held in the U.S. The Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP, which started in 2002 with two races in Europe, had participation this season from the factory teams of Kawasaki, Yamaha Suzuki and KTM which made it the most competitive season to date.

"We are extremely excited to start the 2006-'07 Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP season in Toronto and then heading west for the next race in Vancouver," said Ken Hudgens, vice president of marketing and television, Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP. "Both cities are blessed with first class venues and a solid base of supercross enthusiasts."

This season's racing in Canada saw a sweep by Kawasaki's James Stewart, who walked away with wins ahead of rivals Ricky Carmichael and Chad Reed. Stewart used that good start, and a recent streak of wins down the stretch, to open a 12-point lead on Carmichael as the series heads to Las Vegas on May 6 for the season finale.

If Stewart wins the Amp'd Mobile Supercross GP championship, it will be his first championship in the series premier division, the Supercross class, and he'll add his name to the list of previous champions, including Yamaha's Heath Voss, Reed and Carmichael.

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Series Other bike
Drivers Ricky Carmichael , Chad Reed , Heath Voss , James Stewart