Spiezio is grand marshall for Supercross event
The following is a release sent out by the Supercross folks …
AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports announced today that former Angel and World Series Champion Scott Spiezio will serve as the Grand Marshal at Angel Stadium on January 19 for the third stop of the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. Spiezio will be available for photographs and interviews on Media Day in the Diamond Club at Angel Stadium on Thursday, January 17 at Noon PT.
A special ticket offer has been made to Angels Baseball fans in honor of Spiezio. For a limited time only, adults can save $12 and purchase tickets for just $23 by using the password SPIEZIO at Ticketmaster.com. Offer valid in the $35 price level only and expires on Friday, January 18, 2013. The $23 ticket price is in honor of Spiezio’s jersey number during the 2002 World Series.
Spiezio, a member of the 2002 World Series-winning Angels, is best known for his Game 6 three-run homer that changed the momentum of the seven-game series. In an eight-pitch duel with San Francisco Giants hurler Felix Rodriguez, Spiezio’s lifetime dream was achieved when he connected with a low fastball and drove it just over the right field wall. The home run sparked a rally helping the Angels overcome a five-run deficit and force an eventual, victorious Game 7 for the Angels. This watershed moment for the Angels’ franchise-first World Series appearance and victory will forever go down in history.
To commemorate this iconic event, the Angels dedicated a red seat in Spiezio’s honor during the team’s 10-year anniversary of its World Series title last August. The 40-year-old father of three who lives in Morris, Ill., trotted out from right field to the pitcher’s mound as the unveiling took place in the sacred corner of the stadium. Coincidentally, the place where Spiezio’s celebrated home run landed is just steps away from the staging area for the riders of Monster Energy Supercross, who are looking to create Angel Stadium greatness with their own performance.
“Looking back at my career, Angel Stadium will always have a special place in my heart, and, while the venue is home to baseball, it also serves as a special place for the world’s top racers that compete in Monster Energy Supercross,” said Spiezio. “It always amazed me how our field could be transformed into a racetrack and returned to its natural state in a seamless manner. This same place is where I, along with some of the greatest teammates I have ever had, laid claim to the Angels first World Series Championship.”
While Spiezio’s prowess on the baseball field will forever remain cherished by the loyal Angels fans, he is now enjoying the next chapter in his life, which includes his appreciation for Monster Energy Supercross.
“Baseball is a team sport, but when you are one-on-one with a pitcher, the individual aspect comes into play, and I see the parallels between this moment in a game and supercross,” added Spiezio. “Even though each racer has a team behind them, they have to go out on the track and apply their skills against 19 other top racers.”
Tickets and pit passes are available at the Angel Stadium Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, participating Yamaha Dealers, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000, or online at supercrossonline.com and ticketmaster.com. Practice and qualifying begin at 12:30 p.m. and the main event starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for adults or children are: Club Seats $85, Gold Circle $60, Price Level 3 $45, Price Level 4 $35 and SuperValue Seats $20. All seats are $5 more day of show. Pit Passes are available for purchase at the Angel Stadium Box Office or Ticketmaster.com for $10 or for FREE when they purchase at participating Yamaha Dealers or when they recycle a MONSTER Energy Can at the stadium’s Pit Entrance on race day from 12:30-6:00 p.m. Tickets are subject to convenience and handling charges and are $5 more on the day of the race.
Supercross LIVE! is back in 2013 with a three-hour mid-raceday program from 2 to 5 p.m. local time. Hosts Jim Holley, a former World Supercross Champion, and Kevin Barnett, a former member of the U.S. Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team and professional broadcaster, will provide in-depth analysis of the afternoon’s practice and qualifying sessions as the riders and teams prepare for the night racing, in addition to interviews and behind-the-scenes coverage. As the only place to follow live practice and qualifying coverage from Monster Energy Supercross, Supercross LIVE! provides fans with an inside perspective before the gate drops on the night’s qualifying and Main Events. Additionally, there will be video snippets made available throughout the race day that can be viewed on SupercrossOnline.com, the official website of Monster Energy Supercross, or the YouTube Channel, YouTube.com/SupercrossLive. To access the live streaming broadcasts, go to SupercrossOnline.com/SupercrossLive or subscribe to the Supercross LIVE! streaming channel at http://new.LiveStream.com/Supercrosslive.
For more information on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, please log on to SupercrossOnline.com, the official website of Monster Energy Supercross.