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SUPERCROSS: Suzuki renews as sponsor for Crossover Challenge

Suzuki returns as title sponsor of Crossover Challenge. Suzuki Crossover Challenge rides Edison International Field. AURORA, Ill. (January 14, 2002) - American Suzuki Motor Corp., returns as the title sponsor for the 2003 Crossover Challenge at...

Suzuki returns as title sponsor of Crossover Challenge.
Suzuki Crossover Challenge rides Edison International Field.

AURORA, Ill. (January 14, 2002) - American Suzuki Motor Corp., returns as the title sponsor for the 2003 Crossover Challenge at the THQ World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series Friday, January 31, 2003 at Edison International Field in Anaheim, Calif. The 24 participants competing in the Suzuki Crossover Challenge, a collection of the world's top action sport athletes and celebrities racing on a supercross track will compete on Suzuki's RM 125cc motorcycle. In addition, each participant will be given his or her own mechanic and factory support.

This year's event marks the third season that Suzuki has held the title position for the event. The factory support that Suzuki provides athletes for this event is a chance of a lifetime.

The Crossover Challenge is comprised of 24 riders, separated into eight teams of three. The combined points from all three riders determine the team's final score. The winning team presents $1,000 to a charity of their choice.

"Suzuki is proud to be a part of this event where athletes from all sports get to showcase their versatility," said Mel Harris, vice president, American Suzuki Corp.

Mountain biker Brian Lopes, who was a member of last year's winning team said: "I think supercross is definitely one of the best action sports out there. I go to as many supercross races I can each year. I love bicycles, but if I had to do it again, I would try supercross for a career."

Current List of Riders
Adam Booth, BMX
Jordan Burns, Musician for Strung Out
BJ Smith, MotoWorld/ESPN
Victor Sheldon, Jet Skiing
Garth Tarlow, Surfing
Sunny Garcia, Surfing
Jim Domann, White Water Rafting
John Hopkins, Road Racing
Robbie Miranda, BMX
Aaron Cooke, BMX
Alan Cooke, BMX
Jason Ellis, Skateboarding
Keith Divirgillio, Musician for Fraction
Salman Agah, Skateboarding
Scott Wimmer, NASCAR
Scott Riggs, NASCAR
Anthony Furlong, Skateboarding
Steve Cabellero, Skateboarding
Brian Lopes, Mountain Biking
Phil Tinsman, Mountain Biking
Matt Waitman, Ebay Experience Winner

For live coverage of THQ World Supercross, log on to www.sxgp.com.

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Series AMA , Other bike
Drivers Scott Riggs , Scott Wimmer , John Hopkins