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Vans Triple Crown Of Supercross on TV

AURORA, Ill. - The 2001 season of EA SPORTS Supercross Presented by Speed Stick will highlight Round 2 of the Vans Triple Crown of Supercross on ABC from Texas Stadium in Irving, Tex., Sunday, April 22nd at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time/ 4:00...

AURORA, Ill. - The 2001 season of EA SPORTS Supercross Presented by Speed Stick will highlight Round 2 of the Vans Triple Crown of Supercross on ABC from Texas Stadium in Irving, Tex., Sunday, April 22nd at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time/ 4:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Round 2 of the Vans Triple Crown of Supercross, in its third season, will take place April 21st with an ABC airdate the following day. In the three-year history, the Vans Triple Crown has yet to pay out the $500,000 purse to a single winner. This season could mark the first time in its history that a rider picks up the enormous purse, and who better than Jeremy McGrath.

McGrath, who is a Vans team rider, won the first round of the three-round series in Anaheim (Round 3 of EA SPORTS Supercross) which is built within the 16-Round EA SPORTS Supercross tour. The first-annual Vans Triple Crown of Supercross witnessed Team Honda's Ezra Lusk winning the $25,000 after coming up short of winning all three rounds (The rider with the most points in the Vans Triple Crown of Supercross events wins $25,000 if no one wins all three rounds.). Then again in 2000, Team Yamaha's David Vuillemin could have cashed in on the $500,000, but came up short on winning all three rounds. The final round of the Vans Triple Crown of Supercross will take place May 5th at Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium.

"Vans is ecstatic about being a part of EA SPORTS Supercross and a sponsor of Jeremy McGrath," said Jay Wilson, Vice President of Global Sports Marketing. "The Vans Triple Crown events are helping take extreme sports to a new level, and I feel that some day it will be as popular as the stick and ball sports."

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.

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Series AMA
Drivers David Vuillemin , Jeremy McGrath , Ezra Lusk
Tags TV