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AMA Motocross 2003 television announcement

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (May 9, 2003) -- ESPN2 will again televise the 2003 AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship. Programming is scheduled to begin on Sunday, May 18 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern with coverage of both 125 motos from Glen Helen.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (May 9, 2003) -- ESPN2 will again televise the 2003 AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship. Programming is scheduled to begin on Sunday, May 18 at 12:00 P.M. Eastern with coverage of both 125 motos from Glen Helen. Immediately following, both 250 motos from Glen Helen will air at 1:00 P.M. Additionally, several repeats will air. Log on to www.USMotocross.com to keep current with this year's television schedule.

The Glen Helen show kicks off a summer full of AMA Motocross coverage on the popular sports network. In all, ESPN2 is slated to provide more than 50 hours of broadcasting for the 12 rounds of the world's leading motocross series.

"We're pleased to see continued commitment to AMA Motocross on the part of ESPN2," said Kerry Graeber, AMA Pro Racing Vice President and Director of Communications. "Since giving the nationals better time slots last season, as well as upgrading the production, ratings increased by 23 percent. Plus, we've had positive feedback on the improved show presentation. We will continue to look for new ways to provide the best show for our fans."

The broadcast team for this year is set to include former racing great David Bailey, and experienced TV sports personalities Cameron Steele and Todd Harris.

Harris, the newest member of the team, brings an impressive list of TV credentials to the table. Harris has worked as part of ABC's college football broadcast team alongside Keith Jackson and Dan Fouts. Harris also spent several years working with ESPN and ESPN2 covering both snowboarding and surfing world tours as well as a variety of extreme sports. He has worked extensively for Fox Sports, TBS, TNT, and the Outdoor Life Network.

Steele begins his second season as ESPN AMA Motocross field reporter. Steele, who has experience as host for extreme sports such as the X Games, will again ride a Suzuki RM250 while wearing the unique "helmet cam". Performed at each and every round of the series, this popular feature provides fans with a rider's-eye view of the challenging tracks.

Bailey needs no introduction in the world of motocross. He was a leading AMA Motocross and Supercross racer of the 1980s. He won the AMA 250cc National Motocross Championship and AMA Supercross Championship in 1983 and went on to win the AMA 500cc National Motocross Championship in 1984 and 1986. He tallied 30 AMA national race victories during his eight-year professional career. This will mark Bailey's 10th anniversary as expert analyst for ESPN.

For immediate post-race results, points, live transponder scoring, in-depth series and rider information, regular columnists and much more, log onto www.USMotocross.com.

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