Seventh-Annual Maxxis U.S. Open Tickets On-Sale January 17

Xtreme Package Available

LAS VEGAS (January 16, 2003) – The seventh-annual Maxxis U.S. Open, which pays more than $300,000 in purse money, is on-sale Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. PT at all Ticketmaster locations and the MGM Grand Garden Arena box office. The 2004 Maxxis U.S. Open at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas showcases the greatest supercross/motocross riders and the is the host of the Amateur Arenacross World Finals on Sunday.

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

Last year before a sold out crowd of 10,032 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Yamaha’s Chad Reed won the second of two motos in the Alpinestars 250cc Pro Class, giving him the $100,000 overall payout and championship. Yamaha’s Mike Brown won the Pro Circuit 125cc Pro Class, but his teammate, Kelly Smith, won the overall.

Past Winners:

2003: Chad Reed, Yamaha
2002: Mike LaRocco, Honda
2001: Ricky Carmichael, Honda
2000: Ricky Carmichael, Kawasaki
1999: Jeff Emig, Yamaha
1998: Damon Huffman, Suzuki

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); Chad Reed (’03). In addition, the Maxxis U.S. Open also plays host to the Amateur Arenacross World Finals.

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