AURORA, Ill. (August 4, 2005) ¿ Clear Channel Entertainment¿s Motor Sports division announced today the 2005 U.S. Open schedule of events for October 7-9 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The U.S. Open will air on NBC October 23 at 3:30 p.m. EST following the NASCAR race from Martinsville.
2005 U.S. OPEN SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7 & 8, 2005
1:00pm – Arena Doors open to public Early Entry
1:00pm ¿ 1:15pm – 125cc Practice – Group A
1:15pm ¿ 1:30pm – 125cc Practice – Group B
1:30pm ¿ 1:45pm – 85cc Practice
1:45pm ¿ 2:00pm – 250cc Practice – Group A
2:00pm ¿ 2:15pm – 250cc Practice – Group B
2:15pm ¿ 2:30pm – KTM Junior Supercross practice
2:30pm ¿ 2:45pm – 125cc Practice – Group A
2:45pm ¿ 3:00pm – 125cc Practice – Group B
3:00pm ¿ 3:15pm – 85cc Practice
3:15pm ¿ 3:30pm – 250cc Practice – Group A
3:30pm ¿ 3:45pm – 250cc Practice – Group B
3:45pm ¿ 4:00pm – KTM Junior Supercross practice
4:00pm — 4:30pm – Public Early Entry ends (Sweep Arena)
7:00pm – Arena Doors Open
8:00pm ¿ 8:20pm – Opening Ceremonies
8:20pm ¿ 8:30pm – 125cc Heat #1 – 10 Laps
8:30pm ¿ 8:40pm – 125cc Heat #2 – 10 Laps
8:40pm ¿ 8:50pm – 250cc Heat #1 – 12 Laps
8:50pm ¿ 9:00pm – 250cc Heat #2 – 12 Laps
9:00pm ¿ 9:15pm – KTM Junior Supercross exhibition – 4 Laps
9:15pm ¿ 9:25pm – Intermission/Track Maintenance
9:25pm ¿ 9:30pm – 125cc LCQ – 8 Laps
9:30pm ¿ 9:35pm – 85cc Race #1 ¿ 6 Laps
9:35pm ¿ 9:40pm – 250cc LCQ – 10 Laps
9:40pm ¿ 10:00pm – Intermission/Track Maintenance
10:00pm ¿ 10:05pm ; – 85cc Race #2 ¿ 6 Laps
10:05pm ¿ 10:20pm – 125cc Main Event Day One – 20 Laps
10:20pm ¿ 10:25pm – Victory Circle
10:25pm ¿ 10:45pm – 250cc Main Event Day One – 25 Laps
10:45pm ¿ 10:50pm – Victory Circle
The eighth-annual U.S. Open features the world¿s top motocross racers competing for the world¿s largest single race purse of $300,000. The prestigious invitation list includes four-time supercross champion and two-time U.S. Open champion Ricky Carmichael (Suzuki); two-time defending U.S. Open champion Chad Reed (Yamaha); two-time 125cc regional supercross champion James Stewart (Kawasaki);former US Open champion Mike LaRocco; 125cc regional supercross champion and action sports star Travis Pastrana (Suzuki). Racers will compete inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena October 7-8 on a technical course built with some 300 truckloads of dirt.
Tickets for the 2005 U.S. Open are on-sale now and available through www.ticketmaster.com, by calling 702-474-4000, or at the MGM Grand Garden Arena box office.
About Clear Channel Entertainment
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 Presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship Presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship and the AMA Supermoto Championship. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.