AURORA, Ill.(8/4/04) – Clear Channel Entertainment¿s Motor Sports division announced the payout structure for the seventh-annual 2004 Maxxis U.S. Open at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The Maxxis U.S. Open posts the largest single-race payout in motorcycle racing with a $300,000 purse that awards the winner $100,000.
Maxxis U.S. Open 250cc Class Payout
7th: $ 8,000.00
15th: $ 2,200.00
Riders invited to compete in the 2004 Maxxis U.S. Open include defending and current THQ AMA Supercross Series champion Chad Reed, two-time U.S. Open champion and all-time AMA national championship holder Ricky Carmichael, action sports superstar Travis Pastrana and up-and-coming superstar and reigning 125cc Eastern Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series champion James Stewart. Veteran Mike LaRocco, 2002 U.S. Open Champion, has also been invited to compete in this prestigious event.
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 away-from-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. In 2003, 69 million people attended 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 also provides marketing services through LIVE Channel, a company dedicated to creating and executing live events for companies seeking brand promotion. 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 Chevrolet Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevrolet 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.