Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open Starting Line-Up

October 9, 2006 9:42am

AURORA, Ill. (October 9, 2006) – The 2006 Rockstar U.S. Open announced today the starting line up for the AMA Supercross and AMA Supercross Lites classes at this year’s event held inside Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday, October 13-14. This year’s Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open will air on CBS Sports Saturday, October 21, 2006 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. (EST) and boasts the most competitive line-up ever.

“The starting grid this year is equally impressive for both the AMA Supercross and AMA Supercross Lites classes,” said Todd Jendro, senior director of the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open. “We’ve waited a long time to see Ricky Carmichael and James Stewart race inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and this year, fans will not want to miss this epic race.”

In the AMA Supercross Lites class, the top three finishers in the Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites class – Chris Gosselaar, Josh Grant and Tommy Hahn – will extend their three-way battle at this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open. As a rookie in 2004, Hahn finished third overall in the U.S. Open’s AMA Supercross Lites class.

AMA Supercross

Ricky Carmichael
James Stewart
Ivan Tedesco
Nick Wey
Michael Byrne
Ryan Clark
Timmy Ferry
Jason Thomas
Kevin Windham
Tyler Evans
Heath Voss
David Vuillemin
Brock Sellards
Jeff Dement
Kyle Lewis
Jiri Dostal
Erick Vallejo
Josh Demuth
Chad Johnson
Jeff Willoh
Doug Dehann
Michael Sleeter
Danny Smith
Kevin Johnson
Kyle Partridge

AMA Supercross Lites

Chris Gosselaar
Josh Grant
Tommy Hahn
Jake Weimer
Sean Collier
Matt Goerke
Josh Hansen
Steve Boniface
Ryan Spies
Troy Adams
Ben Townley
Ryan Dungey
Sean Hackley
Dennis Ewing
Marvin Musquin
Justin Brayton
Matthew Lemoine
Eric Sorby
Leighton Lillie
Michael Willard
Greg Crater
Kyle Phenix
Clayton Miller
Charles Castloo

Built into this year's Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open format will be the three part Toyota Trucks Trifecta bonus program that will pay additional money to the fastest qualifier for each night's event, a bonus to each night's Progressive Direct Holeshot winner and a bonus for any rider that can complete the Toyota Trucks Trifecta challenge by being the fastest qualifier, getting the Progressive Direct Holeshot and winning the main event. Any rider that hits the Toyota Trucks Trifecta will earn a $50,000 bonus each night in addition to the regular event purse and any rider that can "Double Down" and hit the Toyota Trucks Trifecta both nights will walk away with $250,000 for the weekend.

Tickets are now available for the ninth-annual Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas October 13-15, 2006 at,, 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 Rock Star Energy Drink U.S. Open is the final ‘major’ race of the motocross season. Tickets are available for as low as $20 through