Triple Crown, Dave Coombs Sr. 125cc East/West Shootout, and Pay-Per-View Highlight Final Round. AURORA, Ill. (April 23, 2002) - EA SPORTS Supercross, second only to NASCAR in motor sports popularity, returns to Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium for ...
Triple Crown, Dave Coombs Sr. 125cc East/West Shootout, and Pay-Per-View Highlight Final Round.
AURORA, Ill. (April 23, 2002) - EA SPORTS Supercross, second only to NASCAR in motor sports popularity, returns to Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium for the final round of competition on Saturday, May 4, with press day on Friday, May 3, featuring the top three finishers from both the 125cc Eastern and Western Regions and the top three 250cc riders.
Team Honda's Ricky Carmichael aims to win his second 250cc championship after dethroning seven-time champion Jeremy McGrath last year. The Las Vegas desert also plays host to the Dave Coombs Sr. 125cc East/West Shootout - a collection of the top 20 riders from the 125cc Eastern and Western Regions - competing for this coveted cup. Team Boost Mobile Yamaha's Chad Reed clinched his first 125cc Eastern Regional Supercross championship in St. Louis and the Western Regional championship will conclude the week before Las Vegas in Salt Lake City. Travis Preston currently has a 10-point lead over James Stewart in the Eastern Regional championship.
The final round of EA SPORTS Supercross will not only determine the champion of the sport's 28th year of competition, it will also be the final round of the Vans Triple Crown of Supercross. The Vans Triple Crown of Supercross is a three-race series built into the 16-round season that offers $500,000 to the winner of all three events, including Anaheim #1, Atlanta, and Las Vegas. If no single rider wins all three events, $25,000 will be awarded to the rider with the most points scored in those three events. Currently, David Vuillemin, who riders for Team Yamaha, has a 17-point lead over Honda's Ernesto Fonseca, who is in second place for the Vans Triple Crown of Supercross.
In addition, this event will be available LIVE on Pay-Per-View for the third consecutive year, giving fans from across the country the opportunity to watch the EA SPORTS Supercross finals live from the comfort of their homes. Fans can order this event from: Dish Network, Viewer's Choice Canada, iNDEMAND, Cable, Direct TV and Express Vew Canada.
Tickets are available at www.tickets.com, www.pacesupercross.com, or 800-462-4112.
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