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Suzuki's Pastrana Wins 125cc Eastern Regional Supercross Championship Teenage Hero Overcomes Adversity To Be Crowned Champion AURORA, Ill. - The first champion to be crowned in the 2001 season of EA SPORTS Supercross Presented by Speed Stick is...

Suzuki's Pastrana Wins 125cc Eastern Regional Supercross Championship Teenage Hero Overcomes Adversity To Be Crowned Champion

AURORA, Ill. - The first champion to be crowned in the 2001 season of EA SPORTS Supercross Presented by Speed Stick is Travis Pastrana who won the 125cc Eastern Regional Supercross title this past weekend at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich. Despite an injury to his knee during practice at the final round of competition, Pastrana completed his mission.

Pastrana, 17, rode his Suzuki RM 125cc to victory at four of the six rounds in Eastern Regional competition and nailed down his first supercross title in just the second year of his budding career. It was a spectacular series with plenty of drama. During the second round of the Eastern Regional series at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga., Pastrana crashed hard and finished 14th, moving him back to fifth place in the series points standings, while Yamaha of Troy's Nathan Ramsey led the series with 15 points over Pastrana. Pastrana would make a triumphant comeback and won four races in a row.

Coming into the final round of competition in Pontiac, Mich., at the Silverdome, Pastrana crashed once again; this timed a severely bruised knee. In the Main Event Pastrana, knowing he needed to finish in seventh place or better, rode smart and finished second to Nathan Ramsey.

The Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout will take place at the EA SPORTS Supercross' final round in Las Vegas. This classic showdown brings the best 125cc riders in the world to one stadium for one race to decide who's the best of the best. Last year Pastrana won the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout. With two rounds left in the 125cc Western Regional Supercross Series, Team Yamaha of Troy's Ernesto Fonseca leads the field with 20 points.

EA SPORTS Supercross will culminate in Las Vegas on May 5th, with round 16, which will be featured live on Pay-Per-View. For more information, contact your local cable provider.

SFX Motor Sports Group is the leader in all terrain entertainment. As the producers of the National Arenacross Series, Regional Arenacross Series, EA SPORTS Supercross, IFMA Freestyle Motocross, and Formula USA sanctioned, National Dirt Track and National Road Race Series, SFX provides quality motorcycle racing and entertainment to the world. The American Motorcyclist Association EA SPORTS Supercross Series is presented by Speed Stick and is brought to you by Thor/Parts Unlimited. SFX, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications (NYSE: CCU), is the world's largest promoter, producer and presenter of live entertainment events. For more information, contact Denny Hartwig at (630) 566-6305 or visit our website www.pacesupercross.com <http://www.pacesupercross.com>.

-SFX-

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Drivers Travis Pastrana , Ernesto Fonseca