Invited Rider List Announced for Jeremy McGrath Invitational

June 6, 2006 2:30pm

Los Angeles, CA (JUNE 6, 2006) – Event organizers for the inaugural Jeremy McGrath Invitational today announced the list of riders invited to participate. They include:

Andrew Short, Ben Townley, Chad Reed, Davi Millsaps, David Vuillemin, Grant Langston, Heath Voss, Ivan Tedesco, James Stewart, Jeremy McGrath, Kevin Windham, Michael Byrne, Mike Alessi, Mike LaRocco, Nathan Ramsey, Nick Wey, Ricky Carmichael, Travis Pastrana, Travis Preston and Tyler Evans.

The Jeremy McGrath Invitational is a Supercross-style racing event featuring the top racers from the sport, including McGrath, competing for the largest purse ever offered -- $500,000. The Jeremy McGrath Invitational will be held October 6 and 7 at the Home Depot Center, on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills in Carson, California and will feature 2-man, head-to-head elimination-style motos followed by a not so typical main event where all 20 invited riders will race. NBC will air the event on October 22, 2006.

McGrath had this to say, “I am very excited about the group of riders we’ve extended invitations to – I look forward to everyone’s acceptances and really look forward to seeing how these guys do on this type of track and in this type of race format – it will definitely make for some exciting racing that’s for sure.”

Tickets are available now at 1-888-MCRACE1; at; and at the HOME DEPOT Center and STAPLES Center’s box offices. Visit for up-to-the-minute event information!