America's Jeremy McGrath confirmed to race Geelong round of Super

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July , 2009

                         Greatest Supercross racer of all time to race in Geelong
                 America’s Jeremy McGrath confirmed to race Geelong round of Super X in 2009

Skilled Stadium will once again be transformed into a massive dirt colosseum for an epic Supercross showdown
between two of the sport’s greats when Super X returns to Geelong for its only Victorian round on October 24.

America’s Jeremy McGrath, who is the greatest Supercross racer of all time, will battle it out with Australia’s two
time world Supercross champion, Chad Reed, to claim top spot on the podium in the second round of the 2009
Australasian Supercross Championship.

McGrath and Reed share two decades of success in America’s AMA Supercross Series, which is the highest level
of the sport in the world.

Widely attributed as the rider behind the highly successful phenomenon of Supercross, McGrath injected a new
breed of talent and sportsmanship into the emerging action sport, which resulted in an explosion of its

The rivalry is set to be fierce between the seven time world champion McGrath and Reed, who admits to
idolising the ‘King’ as he progressed through the local ranks of competition before setting his sights on the
international stage.

McGrath said he is looking forward to racing in Victoria once again and has strong ties to the area through
family that live there.

“My grandparents live in Williamstown and it’s great they will be able to come and watch me race. I also have
cousins that live around Melbourne so the Geelong round will definitely be a highlight for me.

“I have heard what a great success the 2008 event was so I am looking forward to taking on Reed there. I will
be training hard before I make the trip to Australia and I will have my family supporting me in my first Super X
race for 2009. I know I can beat him.”

Organisers believe the matchup between Reed and McGrath will draw an even bigger crowd to the AFL ground
than last year when over 16,000 fans descended upon Skilled Stadium.

“The decision to bring Super X back to Geelong was an easy one,” said Michael Porra the promoter of Super X.
“Skilled Stadium is the perfect venue for Supercross. Its size allows us to build a large, open track for more cut-
throat, exciting racing and the amphitheatre layout creates an amazing atmosphere for both the riders and fans.

“The Geelong round stood out as one of the best of the whole series. They got right behind the racing and the
riders thrived on it. Everyone involved in Super X is looking forward to returning in 2009.”

The successful Quad Challenge will be the format for the final, which will see riders pitted against each other in
a series of four, five lap races, with just four minutes between each race from when the first rider passes the
checqured flag. The 250cc class will also race the dynamic final format instead of the 15 lap race that was run
last year.
Tickets are on sale Monday June 29. For more information visit

Series schedule:
Date             Location          Venue                      Final race         Final race format
                                                              format OPEN        250cc
October 17     Tasmania            Aurora Stadium,            Triple Challenge   Triple Challenge
October 24     Victoria            Skilled Stadium, Geelong   Quad Challenge     Quad Challenge
October 31     Western Australia   Burswood Dome, Perth       Round Robin        Super Sprint
November 7     Canberra            Canberra Stadium           Triple Challenge   Triple Challenge
November 14    New South Wales     Parramatta Stadium         Survival           15 lap final
November 21    New Zealand         Waikato Stadium            Quad Challenge     15 lap final
December 5     Queensland          QSAC stadium, Brisbane     Double Header      Double Header

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