MONSTER ENERGY® AMA SUPERCROSS, AN FIM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, UNIFIED RACING CHAMPIONSHIP DETAILS ANNOUNCED

PICKERINGTON, Ohio (December 28, 2007) – The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) are pleased to announce the Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. The 2008 championship, for the first time ever, will combine both the AMA sanctioned Supercross Series and the FIM sanctioned World Supercross GP programs into a single, consolidated championship and will crown one supercross champion.

 

The 2008 Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship Schedule:

 

DATE LOCATION VENUE
January 5, 2008 Anaheim, Calif. Angel Stadium
January 12, 2008 Phoenix, Ariz. Chase Field
January 19, 2008 Anaheim, Calif. Angel Stadium
January 26, 2008 San Francisco, Calif. AT&T Park
February 2, 2008 Anaheim, Calif. Angel Stadium
February 9, 2008 San Diego, Calif. Qualcomm Stadium
February 16, 2008 Houston, Texas Reliant Stadium
February 23, 2008 Atlanta, Ga. Georgia Dome
March 1, 2008 Indianapolis, Ind. RCA Dome
March 7, 2008 Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona International Speedway
March 15, 2008 Minneapolis, Minn. Metrodome
March 29, 2008 Toronto, Canada Rogers Centre
April 5, 2008 Irving, Texas Texas Stadium
April 12, 2008 Detroit, Mich. Ford Field
April 19, 2008 St. Louis, Mo. Edward Jones Dome
April 26, 2008 Seattle, Wash. Qwest Field
May 3, 2008 Las Vegas, Nev. Sam Boyd Stadium

 

Since 2002, the AMA Supercross Series and the FIM World Supercross GP have run together at stadiums across the United States, with two separate titles awarded at the series finale each year in Las Vegas, Nev. Beginning in 2008, these programs will now be combined, with all of the races counting towards one single world championship.

 

In 2008, Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, will include one race outside the United States when the championship returns to the Rogers Centre, in Toronto, Ont., on March 29th. The remaining 16 rounds will be conducted at stadiums across the United States. For 2009, Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, will again include two races outside the United States.

 

‘We are pleased to be able to work together with the FIM to create the consolidated Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship,” said Rob Dingman, AMA President and CEO. “The consolidated series maintains the strong foundation and tradition of AMA Supercross and at the same time internationalizes the championship with select races at stadiums outside the United States. To make the transition as seamless as possible for the teams, riders and support staff, the championship will only include one international race in 2008, in Toronto, however, the program may include a second international race in 2009 and beyond.’ 

 

FIM President Vito Ippolito stated, “I have no doubt that the Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, will be an exciting and thrilling World Championship that will continue to grow season after season. It has all the potential to become a truly ‘big sport’ on the world sports scene in the years to come with rounds outside the United States. I am truly satisfied that the good cooperation between the FIM, the AMA and Live Nation has lead to the integration of supercross into a unique and exclusive World Championship. This will prove to be beneficial for all parties concerned and especially for supercross fans in the United States and all over the world.”

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