AURORA, Ill. (October 6, 2008) – The Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open, from Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena, will once again air on CBS Sports Saturday, October 18 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. (EST). This year's broadcast format will not only show the exciting racing action at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, but will also include many features on the riders themselves.
Feature driven, the 90 minute package will capture the two-nights of racing action and will also focus on the development of the riders' personalities on and off the track. The show will give network viewers and longstanding fans a unique look inside the 2008 Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open. In addition, the broadcast will follow all of the emerging racing stories, including the Trifecta, the legends rematch race between Jeff Matiasevich and Damon Bradshaw and the 85cc Mini Invitational.
"This is the 10th anniversary of the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open, and we are putting together what we believe is the best television package in the history of the race," said Todd Jendro, senior director of supercross, Feld Motor Sports. "Last year our television viewers were treated to arguably the most exciting races in the history of this event. Plus, our revised format will treat viewers to a behind-the-scenes look at the stars of the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open."
During the past two seasons on CBS Sports, the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open reached nearly 1.5 million households.
Tickets are now available for the 10th anniversary of the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas October 10-12, 2008 at www.ussx.com <http://www.ussx.com/> , www.ticketmaster.com <http://www.ticketmaster.com/> , 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 Ticketmaster.com. All tickets subject to 5% Las Vegas Entertainment tax.