Toyota Official Sponsor of Superpole

AURORA, Ill. (September 26, 2007) – The Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open announced today that Toyota will post a $20,000 bonus as the official sponsor of the Superpole, one portion of the three-part Trifecta bonus program built into this year’s race.

The Toyota Superole is a timed, one-lap race that pays $10,000 each night to the winner. The top 10 fastest qualifiers from Friday and Saturday’s practice will be eligible to race in that night’s  Superpole. Last year, James Stewart won Friday night’s Superpole and Kevin Windham won Saturday night’s Superpole.

The three part Trifecta bonus program will pay additional money to the fastest qualifier for each night's race, 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.

“Toyota’s proud to be part of the U.S. Open with the Toyota Superpole,” said Paul Czaplicki, marketing manager for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc.  “Each year, Toyota has had the opportunity to grow with the sport of supercross and it’s been an amazing experience for us and the fans. We hope this year’s Toyota Superpole will only add to the excitement this race generates.”

“The Toyota Superpole will once again be one of the most exciting parts of the night,” said Dave Prater, director of supercross, Live Nation. “Toyota putting up $10,000 a night for the fastest single lap gives the event even more of a Vegas feel. Toyota is really hands on with their sponsorship and it helps add more excitement to the weekend.”

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,, 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 All tickets subject to 5% Las Vegas Entertainment tax.