Reed Collects $100,000 Paycheck

Smith Takes Home Pro Circuit 125cc Pro Class Championship

LAS VEGAS (October 11, 2003) – Before a sold out crowd of 10,032 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Yamaha’s Chad Reed won the second of two motos in the Alpinestars 250cc Pro Class, giving him the $100,000 overall payout and championship. Yamaha’s Mike Brown won the Pro Circuit 125cc Pro Class, but his teammate, Kelly Smith, won the overall.

Honda’s Ernesto Fonseca holeshot the Alpinestars 250cc Pro Class, with night one winner David Vuillemin in second. During lap one, Carmichael moved into second, and secured first place when Fonseca crashed. Reed passed Carmichael for the lead and held on for the win.

“This was a learning race for me, said Carmichael. “I need to be up front and after this race, I know what I need to work on.

“I have a friend who moved to the U.S. from Australia and was injured, so I am going to donate the money to him, said Reed. “Money is great and all but I want to give my money to a good cause.

Smith earned the holeshot in the Pro Circuit 125cc Pro Class but was passed by Brown on the opening lap. Suzuki’s Andrew Short passed Smith for third late in the race before making his move on Brown. Short led for a mere two corners before colliding with Brown and going down. Brown held on for the win.

“Can’t stand the heat. Stay out of the kitchen, said Brown after the race. “That’s racing … I’m out there to win.

Saturday Results
KTM Junior Supercross

  1. Jace Owen, Charleston, Ill., KTM
  2. Mitchell Oldenburg, Brownville, Minn., KTM
  3. Drew Fields, Bessemer, Ala., KTM
  4. Caden Hadley, Bountiful, Utah, KTM
  5. Jessy Nelson, Templeton, Calif., KTM
  6. Brandon Orr, Templeton, Calif., KTM
  7. Cole Prichard, Burlington, Wis., KTM
  8. Troy Graffunder, Rescue, Calif., KTM
  9. Eric Yorba, Chula Vista, Calif., KTM
  10. Jonathan Greiner, Lucas, Iowa, KTM
  11. Hayden Richardson, Stockbridge, Ga., KTM
  12. Austin Aguilar, Riverside, Calif., KTM
  13. Justin Summers, Milton, Fla., KTM
  14. Bailey Wintermute, Sponaway, Wash., KTM
  15. Cody McElroy, Peoria, Ariz., KTM

Alpinestars 250cc Pro Class

  1. Chad Reed, Dad City, Fla., Yamaha
  2. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Honda
  3. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  4. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
  5. Mike LaRocco, Huntington Beach Fla., Honda
  6. Nicky Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Suzuki
  7. Josh Demuth, Dallas, Texas, Yamaha
  8. Ryan Clark, Corrales, N.M., Yamaha
  9. Joe Oehlhof, Hesperia, Calif., Honda
  10. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha
  11. Isaiah Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha
  12. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha

Overall Results
Alpinestars 250cc Pro Class Overall

  1. Chad Reed, Dad City, Fla., Yamaha
  2. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  3. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Honda
  4. Mike LaRocco, Huntington Beach Fla., Honda
  5. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
  6. Josh Demuth, Dallas, Texas, Yamaha
  7. Nicky Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Suzuki
  8. Ryan Clark, Corrales, N.M., Yamaha
  9. Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda
  10. Joe Oehlhof, Hesperia, Calif., Honda
  11. Isaiah Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha
  12. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha

KTM Junior Supercross Overall

  1. Jace Owen, Charleston, Ill., KTM
  2. Jessy Nelson, Templeton, Calif., KTM
  3. Mitchell Oldenburg, Brownville, Minn., KTM
  4. Cole Prichard, Burlington, Wis., KTM
  5. Brandon Orr, Templeton, Calif., KTM
  6. Eric Yorba, Chula Vista, Calif., KTM
  7. Drew Fields, Bessemer, Ala., KTM
  8. i>Caden Hadley, Bountiful, Utah, KTM

  9. Troy Graffunder, Rescue, Calif., KTM
  10. Justin Summers, Milton, Fla., KTM
  11. Austin Aguilar, Riverside, Calif., KTM
  12. Cody McElroy, Peoria, Ariz., KTM
  13. Jonathan Greiner, Lucas, Iowa, KTM
  14. Hayden Richardson, Stockbridge, Ga., KTM
  15. Bailey Wintermute, Sponaway, Wash., KTM

Pro Circuit 125cc Pro Class Overall

  1. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha
  2. Mike Brown, Gray, Tenn., Yamaha
  3. Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., Yamaha
  4. Ryan Mills, Huntington Beach, Calif., Honda
  5. Chris Gosselaar, Huntington Beach, Calif., Honda
  6. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki
  7. Greg Schnell, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Yamaha
  8. Steve Mertens, Sonoma, Calif., Yamaha
  9. Tommy Hoffmaster, Pearl City, Fla., Yamaha
  10. Josh Hansen, Pearl City, Ill., Yamaha
  11. Michael Blose, Phoeniex, Ariz., Yamaha
  12. Broc Hepler, Kittanning, Pa., Suzuki

85cc Invitational Overall

  1. Dominic Izzi, St. Clair, Mich., Suzuki
  2. Josh Hill, LaCenter, Wash., Yamaha
  3. Will Hahn, Belpre, Kan., Honda
  4. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., KTM
  5. Michael Picone, Wareham, Mass., Suzuki
  6. Sean Hackley, Ovilla, Texas, Kawasaki
  7. Ryan Dungey, Chaska, Minn., Honda
  8. Devon Pilkington, Virginia Beach, Va., Suzuki
  9. Trey Canard, Elk City, Okla., Kawasaki
  10. William Duffy Jr., Churchton, Mary., Suzuki
  11. Broc Tickel, Curly, N.C., Honda
  12. Jeff Alessi, Apple Valley, Calif., Honda
  13. Drew Gosselaar, Juniper Hills, Calif., Suzuki

Friday Results
85cc Invitational Results

  1. Dominic Izzi, St. Clair, Mich., Suzuki
  2. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., KTM
  3. Jeff Alessi, Apple Valley, Calif., Honda
  4. Sean Hackley, Ovilla, Texas, Kawasaki
  5. Broc Tickel, Curly, N.C., Honda
  6. Josh Hill, LaCenter, Wash., Yamaha
  7. Ryan Dungey, Chaska, Minn., Honda
  8. William Duffy Jr., Churchton, Mary., Suzuki
  9. Michael Picone, Wareham, Mass., Suzuki
  10. Will Hahn, Belpre, Kan., Honda
  11. Devon Pilkington, Virginia Beach, Va., Suzuki
  12. Trey Canard, Elk City, Okla., Kawasaki
  13. Drew Gosselaar, Juniper Hills, Calif., Suzuki

Pro Circuit 125cc Pro Class

  1. Chris Gosselaar, Huntington Beach, Calif., Honda
  2. Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., Yamaha
  3. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha
  4. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki
  5. Broc Hepler, Kittanning, Pa., Suzuki
  6. Mike Brown, Gray, Tenn., Yamaha
  7. Ryan Mills, Huntington Beach, Calif., Honda
  8. Steve Mertens, Sonoma, Calif., Yamaha
  9. Tim Wiegand, Chatsworth, Calif., Yamaha
  10. Michael Blose, Phoenix, Ariz., Yamaha
  11. Steve Boniface, Temecula, Calif., Suzuki
  12. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha

Alpinestars 250cc Pro Class

  1. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  2. Chad Reed, Dad City, Fla., Yamaha
  3. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Honda
  4. Mike LaRocco, Huntington Beach Fla., Honda
  5. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
  6. Josh Demuth, Dallas, Texas, Yamaha
  7. Grant Langston, Temecula, Calif., KTM
  8. Nicky Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Suzuki
  9. Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda
  10. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Honda
  11. Ryan Clark, Corrales, N.M., Yamaha
  12. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki

KTM Junior Supercross

  1. Jessy Nelson, Templeton, Calif., KTM
  2. Cole Prichard, Burlington, Wis., KTM
  3. Jace Own, Charleston, Ill., KTM
  4. Eric Yorba, Chula Vista, Calif., KTM
  5. Mitchell Oldenburg, Brownville, Minn., KTM
  6. Brandon Orr, Templeton, Calif., KTM
  7. Cody McElroy, Peoria, Ariz., KTM
  8. Justin Summers, Milton, Fla., KTM
  9. Troy Graffunder, Rescue, Calif., KTM
  10. Austin Aguilar, Riverside, Calif., KTM
  11. Bailey Wintermute, Sponaway, Wash., KTM
  12. Drew Fields, Bessemer, Ala., KTM
  13. Caden Hadley, Bountiful, Utah, KTM
  14. Hayden Richardson, Stockbridge, Ga., KTM
  15. Jonathan Greiner, Lucas, Iowa, KTM

The Maxxis U.S. Open, founded in 1998 is an invitation-only motocross race held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, featuring the world’s top supercross/motocross racers competing for $300,000 – the single largest payout in motorcycle racing. In addition to the premier open class of racing, the Maxxis U.S. Open also offers a variety of racing including minicycles and KTM Junior Supercross Challenge racing. Past winners include: Damon Huffman (’98); Jeff Emig (’99); Ricky Carmichael (’00&’01); Mike LaRocco (’02).

Tickets for the the Amateur Arenacross World Finals, which will be held at the MGM Grand on Sunday, October 12, 2003, are currently on-sale through the MGM Grand box office and Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 702-479-4000. Fans can also purchase tickets at Las Vegas Motorsports, Honda/Kawasaki of Las Vegas, World Motorcycles and Motorcycle City. For more information, log on to www.ussx.com. The Maxxis U.S. Open is sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing.

About Clear Channel Entertainment

Clear Channel Entertainment, the world’s largest producer and marketer of live entertainment events, is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide (NYSE: CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books 135 live entertainment venues, including 44 amphitheaters in the U.S. and 28 venues in Europe. Each year, more than 62 million people attend approximately 26,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including: Live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; and specialized sports and motor sports shows.

In addition, Clear Channel Entertainment owns leading talent management businesses that specialize in the representation of athletes and broadcasters, including independently operated baseball, basketball and football businesses. Clear Channel Entertainment is headquartered in New York City.

About AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship and the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. Nearly 2 million race fans attended AMA Pro Racing events during the 2002 season. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.

  • Eric Yorba, Chula Vista, Calif., KTM
  • Mitchell Oldenburg, Brownville, Minn., KTM
  • Brandon Orr, Templeton, Calif., KTM
  • Cody McElroy, Peoria, Ariz., KTM
  • Justin Summers, Milton, Fla., KTM
  • Troy Graffunder, Rescue, Calif., KTM
  • Austin Aguilar, Riverside, Calif., KTM
  • Bailey Wintermute, Sponaway, Wash., KTM
  • Drew Fields, Bessemer, Ala., KTM
  • Caden Hadley, Bountiful, Utah, KTM
  • Hayden Richardson, Stockbridge, Ga., KTM
  • Jonathan Greiner, Lucas, Iowa, KTM
  • The Maxxis U.S. Open, founded in 1998 is an invitation-only motocross race held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, featuring the world’s top supercross/motocross racers competing for $300,000 – the single largest payout in motorcycle racing. In addition to the premier open class of racing, the Maxxis U.S. Open also offers a variety of racing including minicycles and KTM Junior Supercross Challenge racing. Past winners include: Damon Huffman (’98); Jeff Emig (’99); Ricky Carmichael (’00&’01); Mike LaRocco (’02).

    Tickets for the the Amateur Arenacross World Finals, which will be held at the MGM Grand on Sunday, October 12, 2003, are currently on-sale through the MGM Grand box office and Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 702-479-4000. Fans can also purchase tickets at Las Vegas Motorsports, Honda/Kawasaki of Las Vegas, World Motorcycles and Motorcycle City. For more information, log on to www.ussx.com. The Maxxis U.S. Open is sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing.

    About Clear Channel Entertainment

    Clear Channel Entertainment, the world’s largest producer and marketer of live entertainment events, is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide (NYSE: CCU), a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/or exclusively books 135 live entertainment venues, including 44 amphitheaters in the U.S. and 28 venues in Europe. Each year, more than 62 million people attend approximately 26,000 events promoted and/or produced by the company, including: Live music events; Broadway, West End and touring theatrical shows; family entertainment shows; and specialized sports and motor sports shows.

    In addition, Clear Channel Entertainment owns leading talent management businesses that specialize in the representation of athletes and broadcasters, including independently operated baseball, basketball and football businesses. Clear Channel Entertainment is headquartered in New York City.

    About AMA Pro Racing

    AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship and the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. Nearly 2 million race fans attended AMA Pro Racing events during the 2002 season. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.