The world’s top AMA Supercross and AMA Supercross Lites riders will once again compete in one class for one overall title when the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open, the world’s richest motorcycle race, rides into the MGM Grand Garden Arena Friday, Oct. 10 – Sunday, Oct. 12. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with racing at 7 p.m. The gates for the Sunday, Oct. 12 performance, the National Amateur Championship, will open at 11 a.m. with racing throughout the day. Times are subject to change.
Tickets for the professional championship priced at $100, $60 and $20 for adults and $100, $30 and $10 for children ages 3 to 12, not including applicable service charges and taxes, are now on sale and available at any MGM Grand box office outlet. Tickets also are sold at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (select Smith’s Food and Drug Centers and Macy’s West in the Fashion Show Mall). Ticket sales are limited to 10 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (702) 474-4000. Tickets also are available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com, www.ticketmaster.com or www.ussx.com. Tickets for the amateur championship priced at $35, not including applicable service charges and taxes, also are now on sale.
For the first time in U.S. Open history, the 2007 format featured one combined class comprised of the Supercross class racers and the Lites class riders. Yamaha’s Grant Langston of Clermont, Fla., fresh off his first AMA Motocross National championship, captured his first overall U.S. Open victory with a second place and a fifth place finish, respectively, over the two days of racing inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Honda’s Jake Weimer, of Rupert, Idaho, won the main event as a Lites class rider, defeating the impressive lineup of premier-class riders.
“We have invited the best of the best this year, and I look forward to seeing which lites riders step up in the way that Jake Weimer did last year when he won Saturday night’s main event,” said Dave Prater, director of Supercross, Live Nation Motor Sports, Inc. “Year in and year out, the U.S. Open has proven to be one of the most competitive races and 2007 was no different as the two nightly winners, Chad Reed and Weimer, were defeated by the more consistent Grant Langston.”
For more information on the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open, including new photo galleries, breaking news, special fan contests, interactive fan elements, updated multimedia and video highlights from past U.S. Open events, visit www.ussx.com. The website also will carry a live webcast of the pre-race press conference and both nights of racing.