Jeremy McGrath Invitational Debuts at the Home Depot CenterThursday, February 9, 2006 | 10:13 AM
Wasserman Media Group and 7-Time AMA Supercross Champ Jeremy
McGrath Partner to Create Televised Invitational Race October 6 &
Los Angeles, CA (February 9, 2006) – Jeremy McGrath, the most decorated rider in the history of Supercross, has formed a strategic partnership with Wasserman Media Group to create the Jeremy McGrath Invitational, a first-ever Supercross-type racing event. The top 20 athletes from the sport, including McGrath, will be selected to compete for $500,000, the largest purse ever offered. The inaugural Jeremy McGrath Invitational will be held at The Home Depot Center, on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California on October 6-7, and will be broadcast via a national television partner.
McGrath said, “It’s been a dream of mine to create an innovative, must-attend racing event that top riders will want to be invited to, and an experience that the fans will love to watch. The track we are going to design will be like nothing anyone has ever seen before, like a pro-style Supercross track taken to the next level. The Jeremy McGrath Invitational will also feature other cool parts that are certain to attract fans year after year!”
Distinct from other racing events on the circuit, the Jeremy McGrath Invitational will feature a unique track, created by McGrath and track builder extraordinaire, Randy Mennenga, who recently completed designs for both the freestyle and supermoto events at ESPN’s Summer X Games, which were also held at The Home Depot Center. The invitational will feature 2-man, head-to-head elimination-style motos followed by a not so typical main event where all 20 invited riders will race.
More information on the Jeremy McGrath Invitational is available at www.jeremymcgrathinvitational.com where fans can log in for updates.
About Wasserman Media Group
Wasserman Media Group, LLC (www.wmgllc.com) is a leading sports and entertainment management, marketing and content company, and its divisions collectively represent some of the industries’ most recognized athletes and brands. The management business handles top basketball, baseball, and action sports talent including Jason Giambi, Tracy McGrady and Hideki Matsui among others. WMG Marketing is the preeminent naming rights agency for popular sports and entertainment destinations, and connects properties and brands through corporate sponsorships and marketing programs. WMG Content recently launched Studio411, the largest action sports studio with comprehensive mass market and specialty retail distribution. Wasserman Media Group is also the holding company for the Los Angeles Avengers of the Arena Football League. WMG has offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Carlsbad and Charlotte.
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