Laps Added to 125cc/250cc Main Events
LAS VEGAS, NV (May 24, 2004) – Clear Channel Entertainment¿s Motor Sports division announced the schedule for the seventh-annual Maxxis U.S. Open.
¿In recognition of the unique features of the U.S. Open, we have increased the number of laps in the 125cc and 250cc classes to further challenge the world¿s greatest riders,¿ said Todd Jendro, director of supercross, Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 9, 2004
10:00am – 6:00pm – Paddock open to public
1:00pm – 4:00pm – Arena Doors open to public to watch practice
7:00pm – Arena Doors open to the public
8:00pm – 8:20pm – Opening Ceremonies
8:20pm – 8:30pm – 125cc Heat #1 – 10 Laps
8:30pm – 8:40pm – 125cc Heat #2 – 10 Laps
8:40pm – 8:50pm – 250cc Heat #1 – 12 Laps
8:50pm – 9:00pm – 250cc Heat #2 – 12 Laps
9:00pm – 9:15pm – KTM Junior Supercross exhibition – 4 Laps
9:15pm – 9:25pm – Intermission
9:25pm – 9:30pm – 125cc LCQ – 8 Laps
9:30pm – 9:35pm – 85cc Race #1 – 6 Laps
9:35pm – 9:40pm – 250cc LCQ – 10 Laps
9:40pm – 10:00pm – Intermission
10:00pm – 10:05pm – 85cc Race #2 – 6 Laps
10:05pm – 10:20pm – 125cc Main Event Day One – 20 Laps
10:20pm – 10:25pm – Victory Circle
10:25pm – 10:45pm – 250cc Main Event Day One – 25 Laps
10:45pm – 10:50pm – Victory Circle
Once again the Xtreme package is available for only $200, which gives fans $100 tickets for both Friday and Saturday, a $25 ticket for Sunday, a weekend-long pit-pass, a Maxxis U.S. Open t-shirt and hat. The Xtreme package is available through www.ussx.com.
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 (¿998); Jeff Emig (¿99); Ricky Carmichael (¿00 &¿01); Mike LaRocco (¿02); Chad Reed (¿03). In addition, the Maxxis U.S. Open also plays host to the Amateur Arenacross World Finals.
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.