$2.5 Million Offered for Pros and Amateurs at Regional and National Arenacross Series in 2004 - 2005
AURORA, Ill. (May 19, 2005) - Clear Channel Entertainment's Motor Sports division announced today that a record $2.5 million was offered in the 2004-2005 Regional and National Arenacross Series.
Professional and amateur riders competed for more than $2.5 million throughout the season in contingency money, performance-based bonuses and the series-end points fund. Also new in 2005, Weekend Warriors Trailers offered a $250 holeshot award at the National Arenacross Series for both main events each night, totaling $1,000 per weekend.
Included in the 2004 - 2005 contingency program were five major motorcycle manufactures paying out contingency prizes: Kawasaki, Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, and Husqvarna. Several other motorcycle industry contingency sponsors posted money to the program as well: Niks Pro-X Pistons/ LA Sleeve, Pirelli Tires, Shoei Helmets, CHM Exhaust, Scott Goggles, Thor Apparel, and Wiseco Pistons.
In addition to contingency payouts, riders competed for purse money and performance-based bonuses each weekend as well as $115,000 series end points fund for the National and Regional Arenacross Series.
At each round, riders that participated in the National Arenacross Series competed for a weekend purse of $25,000 that was distributed amongst the top 15 riders in each of the four main events. Regional Arenacross paid out a $10,000 purse each weekend.
Riders also had the opportunity to pick up some extra money each weekend in the audience-interacted intermission: the Dash-for-Cash and the Extreme Jump Contest. After the completion of 26 total events this season, more than $30,000 was paid out to the participants.
For more information on the Regional and National Arenacross Series log on to www.arenacross.com.
About Clear Channel Entertainment/ National Arenacross Series and Arenacross
Clear Channel Entertainment - Motor Sports is the producer and promoter of the National Arenacross Series as well as numerous regional and local Arenacross events and is a division of Clear Channel Entertainment. Information on the National Arenacross Series and other CCE Arenacross events may be found at www.arenacross.com. Clear Channel Entertainment, a leading producer and marketer of live entertainment events is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications (NYSE:CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books approximately 130 live entertainment venues, including nearly 100 in North America and more than 30 in Europe. Each year, 69 million people attend approximately 32,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; museum exhibitions, and specialized sports and motor sports events. In addition, the company's independently operated athlete representation business, SFX, provides management, marketing and financial consulting services to many of the world's top professional athletes. Clear Channel Entertainment operates throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. More information may be found by visiting www.cc.com and www.clearchannel.com.
About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the THQ AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Motocross Championship, the AMA Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance Flat Track Championship and the AMA Supermoto Championship. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.
Source: Clear Channel Entertainment - Motor Sports