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Pastrana, Fonseca jump up to 250cc for 2002 season

Reigning 125cc Champions Pastrana and Fonseca Jump Classes in Pursuit Of 250cc Championship AURORA, Ill. (November 29, 2001) -Reigning 125cc Eastern Regional Supercross champion Travis Pastrana and 125cc Western Regional Supercross ...

Reigning 125cc Champions Pastrana and Fonseca Jump Classes in Pursuit Of 250cc Championship

AURORA, Ill. (November 29, 2001) -Reigning 125cc Eastern Regional Supercross champion Travis Pastrana and 125cc Western Regional Supercross champion Ernesto Fonseca will move up to the 250cc class in hot pursuit of the 250cc EA SPORTS Supercross championship.

Pastrana, one of the most colorful riders in the EA SPORTS Supercross, rode a limited 250cc season in 2001 on the West Coast. A former motocross champion and multi-time winner of the X-Games, Pastrana's diverse skills give him a solid shot at winning the championship.

In 2001, Fonseca's 125cc Western Regional Supercross championship added to his 1999 125cc Eastern Regional Supercross championship, making him the first rider in history to win titles in both divisions. A native of Coast Rica, Fonseca will ride for Team Honda in 2002, along with reigning 250cc EA SPORTS Supercross champion Ricky Carmichael, world champion Sebastien Tortelli, and former 125cc Western Regional Supercross champion Nathan Ramsey.

After defeating seven-time supercross champion Jeremy McGrath in 2001, Ricky Carmichael will defend his championship against the most talented field of supercross riders in history. With a total of 16 125cc Regional Supercross champions gunning for Carmichael, he is guaranteed to have his hands full.

125cc Regional Supercross champions competing in the 250cc class in 2002
2001: Travis Pastrana (East); Ernesto Fonseca (West)
2000: Stephane Roncada (East); Shae Bentley (West)
1999: Ernesto Fonseca (East); Nathan Ramsey (West)
1998: Ricky Carmichael (East); John Dowd (West)
1997: Tim Ferry (East); Kevin Windham (West)
1996: Kevin Windham (West)
1995: Damon Huffman (West)
1994: Ezra Lusk (East); Damon Huffman (West)
1992 Jeremy McGrath (West)
1991: Jeremy McGrath (West)

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.

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Drivers Ricky Carmichael , Travis Pastrana , Kevin Windham , Jeremy McGrath , Ezra Lusk , Ernesto Fonseca , Damon Huffman , Stephane Roncada