Jam Sports, AMA Pro Racing announce 2003 AMA Supercross markets

Published December 21st, 2001

Press Release: PICKERINGTON, Ohio – JamSports and AMA Pro Racing today announced the list of major-market cities that will constitute the 2003 AMA U.S. Supercross Championship. The season will kick off in Los Angeles on January 4 and conclude in New York on May 3.



The cities included in the 2003 AMA U.S. Supercross season are: New York, Los Angeles (two rounds), Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington D.C., San Francisco, Boston, New Orleans, Charlotte, Tampa, and Daytona.



The 2003 markets reinforce JamSports’ and AMA Pro Racing’s commitment to spread the AMA U.S. Supercross Championship geographically and to include more heavily populated areas that better represent the entire country.



“It was extremely important that our 2003 series send a clear signal of our commitment to the sport and its incredibly talented athletes,” said Jerry Mickelson a principal in JamSports. “We are dedicated to growing AMA Supercross, and we will not allow cost factors, yesterday’s excuses or obstructions of any kind to deter us from doing the right thing.”



John Farris, AMA Pro Racing vice president of commercial development, concludes, “The announcement of these markets comes as a result of extensive conversations with our participants, our television partners who help us promote the series and its stars, and current and prospective sponsors of both the Championship and the teams. Brands like Chevy Trucks, Budweiser and Parts Unlimited sell their products nationwide. In 2003, we will deliver a superior marketing platform that will take AMA Supercross across the country into a great list of major markets.”



JamSports’ Tony Dimitriades adds, “We have tried to demonstrate that in this new era of AMA Supercross we will listen to the needs of everyone who has a stake in the growth of the sport. Our series will be showcased in the largest markets available and the riders and sponsors will benefit from exposure in seven of the top-10 markets in the country.”



“I am delighted with the new relationship with JamSports,” said Scott Hollingsworth, CEO, AMA Pro Racing. “The next era of growth of AMA Supercross is dependent upon live television and nationwide markets. We were excited to announce this month a live television package with Speed Channel, and now we have markets in place that will ensure AMA Supercross is seen by fans coast-to-coast. Combine that with the heritage of the AMA Championship, our rulebook and our plan to ensure rider participation in the growth of the sport, and the foundation is solidly set for a successful season in 2003 and beyond.”



For the first-time in its 29-year history, the 2003 AMA Supercross Championship will be broadcast LIVE nationally on Speed Channel. Speed Channel will also promote each race in every venue weekly prior to telecast, providing racing fans with a consistent, live schedule of the best riders in the world.









About JamSports



JamSports is a team of business professionals, with a rich history in entertainment and racing with many years of collective motorsports experience from every discipline: Series Promotion, Event Promotions, Race Team Ownership, Sponsorship Acquisition and Driver/Rider Management. Jam is the largest independent producer of entertainment events in the United States. With over a quarter century of expertise in production and stadium entertainment, JamSports has a successful track record in developing, producing, scaling, financing, marketing and merchandising live events and television and creating integrated branding/marketing strategies for increased revenue and mass consumer recognition.







AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for professional motorcycle sport in the United States. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit AMA Pro Racing’s web-site







For more information (AMA Pro Racing):



Jeff Mochal

Brener Zwikel & Associates, Inc.

6901 Canby Avenue, Suite 105, Reseda, CA 91335

Ph: 818-344-6195 x121

Fax: 818-344-1714

e-mail: JeffM@bzapr.com







For more information (JamSports):



Janie Hoffman

S c o o p MARKETING

3701 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles CA 90010

Ph: 213-639-6195

Fax: 213-639-3950

e-mail: hoffman@solters.com







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