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Alpinestars to Sponsor 85cc Mini Invitational at Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open

AURORA, Ill. – The Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open announced today that Alpinestars will sponsor the 85cc Mini Invitational at this year’s race inside Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena October 10-12. The Alpinestars 85cc Mini Invitational features the nation’s top 12 minicycle racers from the 85cc 12-13 Stock Class at the AMA Air Nautiques Amateur National Championship Finals at Loretta Lynn Ranch.

Alpinestars’ pursuit of excellence has provided the opportunity to develop the best products for the best racers, across all genres of motorsports. For the 2008 Rockstar Energy Drink US Open, Alpinestars will champion the 85cc Invitational Race as a continuation of this pursuit. With a passion for motorsports, and a desire to protect the best with the best, Alpinestars invites the 85cc class to wow the crowd at this year’s event.

Led by 85cc 12-13 Stock Class champion Joey Savatagy, of Thomasville, Ga., this class will showcase the future stars of supercross. Also earning podium finishes in this class at the AMA Air Nautiques Amateur National Championship Finals were Kody Kamm, of Kenosha, Wis., and Matthew Bisceglia, of Weatherford, Texas, who finished second and third respectively.

“Alpinestars has been a sponsor of the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open for the past six years, and we are proud to welcome them back as the title sponsor of the 85cc Mini Invitational,” said Dave Muye, director of client services, Feld Entertainment Motor Sports.

The 85cc Mini Invitational started at the inaugural U.S. Open in 1998, and during those years a majority of today’s top riders held a spot on the starting gate. Past competitors at the 85cc Mini Invitational at the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open include Mike Alessi, James Stewart, Jason Lawrence, Ryan Dungey, Ryan Villopoto, Davi Millsaps, Josh Hill, Trey Canard, Nico Izzi and more.

Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open 85cc Mini Invitational Starting Line Up

Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Honda
Kody Kamm, Kenosha, Wis., KTM
Matthew Bisceglia, Weatherford, Texas, Yamaha
Richard Grey, Keswick, ON, KTM
Jessy Nelson, Templeton, Calif., Honda
Michael Maze, Tulare, Calif., Suzuki
Tyler Stewart, West Monroe, La., Yamaha
Dillan Epstein, Agoura, Calif., KTM
Jackson Richardson, Cairns, Australia, KTM
Austin Politelli, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki
Brandon Pope, Spring Grove, Ill., Yamaha
Chris Alldredge, Powell Butte, Ore., Yamaha


Tickets are now available for the 10th anniversary of the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas October 10-12, 2008 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 2008 motocross season. Tickets are available for as low as $20 through Ticketmaster.com. All tickets subject to 5% Las Vegas Entertainment tax.

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