Alpinestars to Sponsor Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open Champions Re-Match

AURORA, Ill. (October 3, 2007) – The Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open announced today that Alpinestars will sponsor of the inaugural re-match race at this year’s race inside Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, featuring former champions Damon Huffman (’98), Jeff Emig (’99) and Mike LaRocco (’02).

“As a loyal sponsor of the U.S. Open for many years, we are excited to have Alpinestars as the title sponsor of the newly created re-match race,” said Ryan McSpadden, vice president of sales, Live Nation. “Alpinestars’ dedication to the sport is evident in their continued support through their event sponsorship as well as their rider support.”

The three retired riders have begun training for the five-lap exhibition race and look forward to competing on the track where they made history. An exciting addition to this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open, the re-match pays tribute to these outstanding retired champions and gives fans a chance to be a part of history.

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.