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Nov 13, 2001

It's Definitely War As Clear Channel Announces 2003 Supercross Schedule

Any doubt that AMA Pro Racing's decision to dump long-time Supercross promoters Clear Channel Motorsports in favor of motorsports unknowns Jam Productions would lead to a sport-splitting battle ended today when Clear Channel announced its 2003 Supercross schedule.<BR><BR>The announcement means that, assuming Jam Productions can come up with dates for a 2003 AMA National Supercross Series to "compete" with Clear Channel, the sport faces at best an IRL vs. CART-type split.<BR><BR>And the 2003 Clear Channel schedule seems to put to rest AMA Pro Racing CEO Scott Hollingsworth's claim that 2003 AMA Series events will be held in the same stadiums as the current series, since Clear Channel has exclusive contracts with its venues.<BR><BR>A press release from Clear Channel follows:<BR><BR><BR>Clear Channel Entertainment Announces 2003 Supercross Series Schedule<BR><BR>AURORA, Ill. (November 13, 2001) - Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division announced today its 2003 Supercross Series schedule. The 2003 schedule will once again commence at Anaheim's Edison International Field on the first weekend of January and conclude in May at Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium. The 2003 season marks Clear Channel Entertainment's 29th year of supercross racing.<BR><BR>Charlie Mancuso, President of Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division said, "Let there be no doubt about Clear Channel Entertainment's commitment to the sport of supercross. Supercross racing is the fabric and heritage of our company. We have been promoting and producing supercross racing events since the beginning of the sport. The experience, creativity and dedication of our team cannot be matched. In addition, the vast resources of our sister divisions at Clear Channel Worldwide, including Clear Channel Radio, Clear Channel Outdoor and Clear Channel Television give us unparalleled platforms to continue the rapid growth of the sport."<BR> <BR>The 2003 Supercross Series schedule follows:<BR><BR>Date Venue City<BR>Jan 4 Edison International Field Anaheim, Calif.<BR><BR>Jan 11 Bank One Ballpark Phoenix, Ariz.<BR><BR>Jan 18 Edison International Field Anaheim, Calif.<BR><BR>Jan 25 TBA * TBA *<BR><BR>Feb 1 Edison International Field Anaheim, Calif.<BR><BR>Feb 8 Qualcomm Stadium San Diego, Calif.<BR><BR>Feb 15 Metrodome Minneapolis, Minn.<BR><BR>Feb 22 Georgia Dome Atlanta, Ga.<BR><BR>Mar 1 RCA Dome Indianapolis, Ind.<BR><BR>Mar 22 The Dome at America's Center St. Louis, Mo.<BR><BR>Mar 29 Reliant Astrodome Houston, TX<BR><BR>Apr 5 Silverdome Pontiac, Mich.<BR><BR>Apr 12 Texas Stadium Dallas, TX<BR><BR>Apr 26 Rice-Eccles Stadium Salt Lake City, UT<BR><BR>May 3 Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas<BR> <BR>* Clear Channel Entertainment will soon announce a new venue and city for its 2003 Supercross Series, representing the entry of the sport into this market. The date and time of a press conference to announce this news is expected shortly. <BR><BR>For more information visit