2003 Maxxis U.S. Open Riders Announced

LAS VEGAS (October 8, 2003) – Clear Channel Entertainment’s Motor Sports division announced today the rider line up for the 2003 Maxxis U.S. Open at the MGM Grand Garden Arena October 10-11. The two-night race with defending champion Mike LaRocco, THQ World Supercross champion Chad Reed and AMA Supercross Series champion Ricky Carmichael is one of the most anticipated showdowns this event has ever seen.

Alpinestars 250cc Class

  1. Ricky Carmichael
  2. Chad Reed
  3. Mike LaRocco
  4. Ernesto Fonseca
  5. Ryan Clark
  6. Grant Langston
  7. Josh Demuth
  8. Nick Wey
  9. Heath Voss
  10. Keith Johnson
  11. Darcy Lange
  12. Andrew Short
  13. Nathan Ramsey
  14. David Vuillemin
  15. Brock Sellards
  16. Jason Thomas
  17. Joe Oehlhoff
  18. Ted Campbell
  19. Jean-Sebastien Roy
  20. Jason McCormick
  21. Casey Lytle
  22. Tyler Evans
  23. Jeremy Chaussee
  24. Isaiah Johnson

Pro Circuit 125cc Class

  1. Mike Brown
  2. Brock Sellards
  3. Kelly Smith
  4. Steve Boniface
  5. Erik Vallejo
  6. Ryan Mills
  7. Andrew Short
  8. Chris Gosselaar
  9. Josh Hansen
  10. Danny Smith
  11. Tiger Lacey
  12. Buddy Antunez
  13. Broc Hepler
  14. Josh Woods
  15. Thomas Hoffmaster
  16. Eric Nye
  17. Shane Lusk
  18. Tim Weigland
  19. Michael Blose
  20. Tommy Harrison
  21. Jonathon Shimp
  22. Troy Adams
  23. Daniel Blair
  24. Greg Schnell
  25. Steve Mertens
  26. Ryan Dudek
  27. Rodrig Thain

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 sixth annual Maxxis U.S. Open presented by Thor and Parts Unlimited on October 10-11, and 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.