CBS Sports Presents One Hour Preview Show of Amp’d Mobile Supercross on ChristmasWednesday, December 21, 2005 | 9:46 AM
AURORA, Ill. (December 21, 2005) – In a never-been-seen-before
production of Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA
Supercross Series, CBS Sports will – for the first time ever –
broadcast a one-hour preview show of the sport’s highly anticipated
2005-‘06 season December 25 at 5:00 p.m. EST.
Composed of more than 20 hours of unparalleled supercross footage and interviews, this one-hour preview show will continue to build the excitement of the current 2005-‘06 season to a fever pitch.
“CBS Sports places supercross on a nationally televised platform and paints the perfect picture,” said Ken Hudgens, vice president of television and marketing, Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports. “This preview show is proof that the bar has been raised in our television efforts for supercross. You never see the same angle twice and the action of the supercross has never been so deeply depicted. The support from CBS Sports on this show and the six races they will broadcast, including Anaheim 1 on January 8 has been incredible.”
The show’s opening highlights the spectacle of supercross, then tells the story of the world’s top riders, including reigning World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series champion Ricky Carmichael, current Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP points leader James Stewart and former World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series champion Chad Reed.
“The first two minutes of the show accounts for the past 34 years of the sport’s development,” said Todd Jendro, senior director of supercross, Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports. “The elements of the ‘show’ that has become supercross and fierce competitors of the sport delivers the ultimate motorsports experience on Christmas day.”
“This is the modern version of On Any Sunday,” said Roy Janson, vice president of operations, Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports. “I’ve been around the sport since day one and have never seen anything so remarkable and captivating about supercross. This is what the sport, sponsors, and riders deserve and need.”
For more information about the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, please log on to www.supercross.cc.com. For media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or e-mail at [email protected]