Tickets for Maxxis U.S. Open Go On Sale

LAS VEGAS (January 17 2002) – Tickets for the sixth-annual Maxxis U.S. Open, which will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on October 10-12, go on sale this Saturday, January 18 at all Ticketmaster locations and

“The Maxxis U.S. Open is a huge production,” said Mark Prows, vice president, MGM Grand Garden Arena. “The magnitude of the race makes it a major event, considering the deep talent pool of riders that compete at this event. Ricky Carmichael, Tim Ferry, Jeremy McGrath … those are some of the best riders in the world and they have competed here. The profile of this event is very prestigious.”

The two-days of racing, including the four strokes, minis, and 125s, mixed in with the excitement of Las Vegas makes this event a must-do for race fans.

The fabled U.S. Open, which offers $100,000 to the winner, has seen four different winners in five years.

’02: Mike LaRocco
’01: Ricky Carmichael
’00: Ricky Carmichael
’99: Jeff Emig
’98: Damon Huffman

Tickets for Las Vegas MGM Grand’s sixth-annual annual U.S. Open (October 10-12, 2002), and the second-annual Amateur Arenacross World Finals (October 12, 2002), are currently on-sale.  The 2003 Maxxis U.S. Open is sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Fans can purchase tickets on-line at and  Hotel space goes quickly for the U.S. Open, so for reservations, contact the MGM Grand Hotel at (800) 929-1111 or the Las Vegas Reservation system at (800) 233-5594.  Book your rooms and tickets now, as space is limited.