Windham to Race Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open for First Time Since 2006
AURORA, Ill. (July 8, 2009) – Feld Motor Sports? announced today GEICO Powersports' Honda's Kevin Windham, of Centerville, Miss., will compete at this year's Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open inside Las Vegas' MGM Grand garden Arena October 9-11.
Windham has enjoyed success at the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open in the past having finished as high as second place in both 2000 and 2005. At his five Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open appearances, he's only finished outside the top three once ('06: 3rd; '05: 2nd; '01: 3rd; '00: 2nd; '99: 7th). At his last Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open in 2006, he used his 3-4 finishes for third overall.
In 1994 Windham began his professional career and earned the Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites class championship in 1996, winning six races on the season. In AMA Supercross competition, Windham has finished in the runner-up position three times, '08, '04 and '03.
"The U.S. Open is a fun weekend for the riders and fans," said Windham. "The MGM Grand Garden Arena provides a great atmosphere for a race. It's like you come to a party and a race breaks out. This fall is going to be exciting because I will race the US Open the first part of October and my wife, Dottie, and I are expecting our fourth child at the end of the month."
Windham joins defending AMA Supercross class champion James Stewart, who recently announced he will compete at this year's Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open, on the starting gate.
Tickets for the 2009 Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open are available at Ticketmaster locations, Carter Powersports (located at 6275 South Decatur Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89118) the MGM Grand Garden Arena box office, www.ussx.com <http://www.ussx.com> or by phone at (800) 745-3000.
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