AURORA, Ill. (June 19, 2007) — The Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year when the world’s top riders line-up inside Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena October 12-14.
Over the years the U.S. Open has been played host to some of the greatest racing stories held in one of the most intimate racing venues in the world.
A Look Back at the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open
1998: At the inaugural U.S. Open winner Damon Huffman shocked the world with a win over seven-time supercross champion Jeremy McGrath.
1999: Jeff Emig lost his job with Kawasaki, but won the U.S. Open as a privateer on a Yamaha.
2000: Ricky Carmichael’s win foreshadowed his reign of dominance in AMA Supercross.
2001: Carmichael became the first rider in U.S. Open history to win the event in consecutive years.
2002: Mike LaRocco scored his first major championship since 1994, upsetting Carmichael’s two-year win streak.
2003: Chad Reed put his name on the map, beating arch rival Carmichael.
2004: Reed backed his 2003 win and became only the second rider in history to score consecutive wins at the U.S. Open.
2005: Carmichael became the first rider to score three wins at the U.S. Open.
2006: James Stewart swept both nights of racing as Carmichael announced his agreement to race stock cars with Ginn Racing.
“In just 10 years the U.S. Open has established itself as one of the premier events in AMA Supercross/Motocross racing, said Todd Jendro, senior director of supercross, Live Nation. “As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary, fans and racers alike will be treated to another top-shelf event. Keep a close eye on www.ussx.com for up-coming announcements and a walk down memory lane with 10 years of the U.S. 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 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
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 interest in more than 160 venues, includding 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.