AURORA, Ill. (July 16, 2007) — The Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open announced today that for the first time ever the AMA Supercross class and the AMA Supercross Lites class will be combined into one ‘open’ class at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena October 12-14.
This notable adjustment in combining the Lites class with the premier AMA Supercross class is a first in the 10-year history of the U.S. Open, allowing the future stars of the AMA Supercross Lites class a shot at today’s top AMA Supercross class racers.
“This is a remarkable opportunity for Lites riders to get great television exposure, pre-season supercross testing as well as a shot at taking home a quarter of a million dollars at the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open this year, said Todd Jendro, senior director of supercross, Live Nation. “It will be amazing to see the world’s best Lites riders competing against the likes of James Stewart and the entire top AMA Supercross class racers in the world all under one roof in ‘one’ class.
Combining both classes of riders at the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open will make every rider competing in the U.S. Open eligible to win $100,000, placing this grand prize up for grabs by all who participate.
Riders can choose to race a 250 four-stroke or a 450 four-stroke. Points from the Friday night main event will be combined with Saturday night’s main event, providing every rider with a lot of opportunity to challenge each other and capture the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open championship title.
Witnessing the sport’s top AMA Supercross Lites and AMA Supercross riders battle each other on the track at the final race in Las Vegas is in itself a distinguishing event. But the possibility of a Lites rider winning it all just adds to the excitement level and entertainment value of the Rockstar Energy Drink US Open.
For more information on the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open, log on to www.ussx.com. In the coming weeks more features and special offers will be added to the site, including video highlights from past Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open, new photo galleries, breaking news, one-on-one interviews with Amateur Arenacross World Finals racers, special fan contests, interactive fan elements, updated multimedia, including wallpaper, screen savers, and more. In addition, the pre-race press conference and both night’s of racing will be webcast live at www.ussx.com.
Tickets are now available for the ninth-annual Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas October 12-14, 2007 at www.ussx.com, www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 702-474-4000 or the MGM Grand Garden Arena box office. Regarded as one of off-road motorcycling’s premier races, the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open is the final ‘major’ race of the motocross season. Tickets are available for as low as $20 through Ticketmaster.com. All tickets subject to 5% Las Vegas Entertainment tax.
About The Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open
The 10th-annual Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open is an invite-only indoor off-road motocross race inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena October 12-14, 2007, featuring the world’s top supercross/motocross racers. Live Nation is the world’s largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity inteerest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues® music venues and prestigious locations such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.
About AMA Racing
AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its professional properties include the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship, the AMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship. In amateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000 events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousand active members. For more information about professional racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access an on line Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom. For amateur racing information visit www.amadirectlink.com/amrace/amasports.asp.