Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open Odds

AURORA, Ill. (October 11, 2006) — The Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open announced the odds that have been posted and established by the MGM Grand Casino for this weekend’s race inside Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. Four-time champion Ricky Carmichael is the odds-on favorite at -120 and reigning Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP champion James Stewart is 6/5.

Bet Rider Odds

6601 — Ricky Carmichael -120

6602 — James Stewart 6/5

6603 — Kevin Windham 9/2

6604 — Ivan Tedesco 7/1

6605 — David Vuillemin 12/1

6606 — Nick Wey 12/1

6607 — Michael Byrne 12/1

6608 — Josh Hansen 18/1

6609 — Tim Ferry 22/1

6610 — Heath Voss 22/1

6611 — Brock Sellards 35/1

6612 — Kyle Lewis 35/1

6613 — Tyler Evans 35/1

6614 — Ryan Clark 35/1

6615 — Field (all others) 12/1

The field consists of all other riders including alternates. The overall champion will be determined by the two-day point total. Wagers will be accepted on riders only. Wagers are not accepted on teams of bikes.

Last year’s top 3 Finishers:

1) Ricky Carmichael

2) Michael Byrne

3) Kevin Windham

Past Champions:

2005: Ricky Carmichael

2004: Chad Reed

2003: Mike LaRocco

2002: Ricky Carmichael

2001: Ricky Carmichael

2000: Ricky Carmichael

1999: Jeff Emig

1998: Damon Huffman

Built into this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open format will be the three part Toyota Trifecta bonus program that will pay additional money to the fastest qualifier for each night’s event, a bonus to each night’s Progressive Direct Holeshot winner and a bonus for any rider that can complete the Toyota Trifecta challenge by being the fastest qualifier, getting the Progressive Direct Holeshot and winning the main event. Any rider that hits the Toyota Trifecta will earn a $50,000 bonus each night in addition to the regular event purse and any rider that can “Double Down” and hit the Toyota Trifecta both nights will walk away with $250,000 for the weekend.

Tickets are now available for the ninth-annual Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas October 13-15, 2006 at,, 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

About The Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open

The eighth-annual Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open is an invitation-only indoor off-road motocross race inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena October 13-15, 2006. Reigning champion Ricky Carmichael stages his defense of the title against the world’s top motocross racers competing for the world’s largest single race purse. Live Nation is a leading live event and venue management company focused on creating superior experiences for artists, performers, corporations and fans. Live Nation owns, operates and/or has booking rights for 153 venues worldwide and produced more than 29,500 events in 2005. Live Nation operates more than 60 websites globally. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV. For more information regarding Live Nation and its businesses, please visit the company’s website at

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