CBS Sports will capture the first ever ‘open class’ format at the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open where the top Lites riders will take on the premier supercross class riders to form one open class in a best-of-the-best showdown on the confines of the MGM Grand Garden Arena, crowing one overall champion.
“This year’s television package will feature a milestone in U.S. Open history,” said Todd Jendro, senior director of supercross, Live Nation – Motor Sports. “Fans across the country will see – for the first time ever – the best riders from both classes racing for the lion’s share of purse money during the two-night extravaganza.”
Also included in this year's U.S. Open format will be the three part Trifecta bonus program that will pay additional money to the fastest qualifier for each night's event, a bonus to each night's holeshot winner and a bonus for any rider that can complete the Trifecta challenge by being the fastest qualifier, getting the holeshot and winning the main event. Any rider that hits the 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 Trifecta both nights will walk away with $250,000 for the weekend.
More exciting announcements about the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open will be made shortly. Stay tuned to www.ussx.com for more news and information.
Tickets are now available for the 10th annual Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas October 12-14, 2007 at www.ussx.com, 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.