AURORA, Ill. (July 10, 2007) — Reigning Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open Champion James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., announced today that he will defend his title inside Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena October 12-14 against the world’s top supercross racers.
“I love the whole atmosphere of the U.S. Open, the lights, being indoors and just putting on a good show for the fans, said Stewart. “After all, we are in Vegas where there are always big winners.
Stewart’s entry not only stages his title defense, it places him in line to accomplish a feat that has only been done once before. Only 15-time AMA National Champion Ricky Carmichael has won championships in Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP, Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, AMA Motocross, Motocross des Nations and the U.S. Open in the same season.
Earlier this year Stewart captured his second Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP title and his first AMA Supercross title. On his way he collected his 13 AMA Supercross wins, giving him 24 career AMA Supercross wins. He currently sits second in AMA Motocross behind Carmichael, who will not contest the entire series.
Last year Stewart swept both nights of racing en route to his first Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open.
Tickets are now available for the 10th 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
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