From a press release announcing that a publishing company owned by sitting AMA Trustee Davey Combs has signed an exclusive deal to provide programs for the CCE Supercross Series through 2005:
For Immediate Release:
Racer X Illustrated and Clear Channel Entertainment Announce Agreement To Produce Official Supercross Souvenir Programs through 2005
AURORA, Ill. (December 14, 2001) - Clear Channel Entertainment and DMC Publications, part of the Racer X Illustrated family, announced today an agreement to name DMC Publications as the exclusive and official publisher of souvenir yearbooks for Clear Channel produced EA SPORTS Supercross, National and Regional Arenacross Series' and The IFMA Freestyle Motocross Tour through 2005.
In 2001 DMC Publications produced yearbooks for select Clear Channel produced events including EA SPORTS Supercross, and received rave reviews for developing the program into the most insightful, resourceful and creative books ever, under the direction of Racer X Illustrated's chiefs Davey Coombs and Eric Johnson.
The program mirrored several qualities of Racer X Illustrated including personal profiles and behind the scenes stories and photos that take fans further into the sport of supercross. The 2002 EA SPORTS Supercross Yearbook will be premiered January 5th at Edison International Field during the EA SPORTS Supercross opening round. Yearbooks for the 2001-2002 IFMA Freestyle Motocross Tour and National Arenacross Series Yearbooks are already complete and available at over 50 events nationwide.
"We're proud to be the provider of souvenir books for Clear Channel Entertainment's supercross events and more. Everyone here at DMC Publications is stoked to be part of the EA SPORTS Supercross Series and the National Arenacross Series and IFMA Freestyle events that Clear Channel Entertainment produces," said Racer X Illustrated editor Davey Coombs. "We've been doing the books for three years now and they continue to grow in quality and size - just like the series themselves."
Ken Hudgens, vice president of Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division added, "Last year's supercross yearbook was the best book I've ever seen in the 27-year history of the sport and this year's book is going to exceed fans' expectations again. This long-term alliance with Davey Coombs and Eric Johnson is a significant stake in the future of supercross for both Clear Channel Entertainment and DMC Publications. We're glad to have their support."
About DMC Publications:
DMC Publications is based in Morgantown, W.Va., and was started in 1987. Founder Davey Coombs began his career as a stringer for Cycle News and later Inside Motocross magazine, doing various event programs along the way. He started Racer X Illustrated as a newspaper and advanced it to a full color magazine in the winter of 1998. In the four years since Racer X Illustrated has grown into the motocross industry leader. Coombs also works as the ABC and ESPN2 commentator for EA SPORTS Supercross. The Coombs family is responsible for the Loretta Lynn's Amateur National Motocross Championships, the Grand National Cross Country Series, renowned outdoor motocross tracks like High Point Raceway and Steel City Raceway (both in Pennsylvania) and countless amateur motocross events.