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Rockstar Energy U.S. Open Notes Package

Past Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open Winners

’08: James Stewart, Yamaha

’07: Grant Langston, Yamaha

’06: James Stewart, Kawasaki

’05: Ricky Carmichael, Suzuki

’04: Chad Reed, Yamaha

’03: Chad Reed, Yamaha

’02: Mike LaRocco, Honda

’01: Ricky Carmichael, Honda

’00: Ricky Carmichael, Kawasaki

’99 Jeff Emig, Yamaha

’98: Damon Huffman, Kawasaki

 

Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open Notes

  • James Stewart’s 2008 Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open championship was earned on his Team San Manuel Yamaha debut.
  • Chad Reed crashed in both nights of racing last year on his Rockstar/Makita Suzuki debut.
  • Grant Langston’s win at the 2007 Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open was the most notable indoor win of his career in the premier class.
  • Carmichael holds the most wins at the U.S. Open with three. Stewart or Reed can tie the record this weekend.
  • Reed and Carmichael are the only riders to win the U.S. Open in back-to-back years.
  • Carmichael, Reed and Stewart are the only riders to win the U.S. Open in the same years they earned AMA Supercross championships.
  • Stewart, Emig, LaRocco, Reed and Carmichael are the only riders to have won the World Supercross GP championship as well as the U.S. Open.
  • U.S. Open wins by brand: Yamaha: 4; Kawasaki: 3; Honda: 2, Suzuki: 1
  • Huffman and LaRocco are the only past U.S. Open winners that have not won an AMA Supercross class title.
  • In 2005, Carmichael became the only rider in history to win the grand slam by sweeping the U.S. Open, AMA Supercross, World Supercross GP, AMA Motocross and Motocross of Nations championship in the same season.
  • Seven-time AMA Supercross champion Jeremy McGrath’s best finish at the U.S. Open was second in 2001.
  • Langston, Stewart, LaRocco, Emig, Carmichael and Reed have all won an AMA Motocross championship and a U.S. Open championship.
  • Huffman’s only major AMA Supercross class championship is the U.S. Open.
  • Stewart is the only rider to win the mini class and AMA Supercross class championships in U.S. Open history.
  • 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. Adam Cianciarulo won the 85cc 12-13 Stock Class this summer and leads the field of the supercross stars of tomorrow.
  • Former AMA Supercross Lites class champion Ezra Lusk has come out of retirement to race this weekend. Lusk, who retired in 2004 following the Washougal AMA Motocross National, has 12 AMA Supercross class wins and seven AMA Supercross Lites class wins. Riding a MB1/Tokyo Mods Suzuki, Lusk returns to the track very optimistic. “I am not sure what to expect at this race,” said Lusk. “I never stopped riding, just racing, so I have had plenty of seat time and excellent training. This is a great opportunity for me to showcase what I have. It’s going to be tough just making it to the main event, but this is a unique race. History shows that the fastest guy doesn’t always win the overall.”
  • Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey made his U.S. Open debut last year, finishing third overall with 5-4 finishes. Dungey competed at the U.S. Open an amateur in the 85cc Mini Invitational and finished a solid seventh place with 6-4-5-11 finishes.
  • Jake Weimer is the only Lites class rider to win a moto at the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open. Weimer won the Saturday night main event in 2007 and finished fourth overall.
  • Freestyle motocross legend Travis Pastrana remains the only rider in U.S. Open history to compete in the racing and freestyle portion of the event.
  • The U.S. Open is the unofficial birthplace of four-stroke motorcycles racing supercross. The inaugural U.S. Open in 1998 hosted an exhibition four-stroke race featuring riders like Greg Schnell and Lance Smail. In 2006, Carmichael and Michael Byrne made their four-stroke début on a supercross track. Today, the four-stroke is the weapon of choice for all of the top supercross/motocross racers.
  • The 2009 Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open will air on CBS Sports Saturday, October 17, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. EST.
  • The pre-race press conference will be webcast live Thursday, October 8, from Noon-2:00 at www.ussx.com, featuring James Stewart. Click here to for the webcast: http://www.ussx.com/webcast09.asp
  • Each night of racing will be webcast starting at 7:00 p.m. PST on www.ussx.com.
  • The track layout will be completely different from Friday to Saturday night: http://www.ussx.com/track09.asp.
  • The nation’s top amateurs will be competing this Sunday in the eighth-annual Amateur Arenacross World Finals.

2008 Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open Results

Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open Overall Results

  1. James Stewart, Yamaha (1-1)
  2. Ivan Tedesco, Honda (5-4)
  3. Ryan Dungey, Suzuki (5-4)
  4. Andrew Short, Honda (9-2)
  5. Justin Brayton, KTM (4-9)
  6. Josh Hill, Yamaha (3-12)
  7. Michael Byrne, Suzuki (7-6)
  8. Chad Reed, Suzuki (14-3)
  9. Thomas Hahn, Kawasaki (8-13)
  10. Broc Hepler, Yamaha (6-11)

Alpinestars 85cc Mini Invitational Overall Results

  1. A. Politelli, Suzuki
  2. K. Kamm, KTM
  3. J. Savatgy, Honda
  4. J. Nelson, Honda
  5. J. Owen, Suzuki
  6. M. Maze, Suzuki
  7. D. Epstein, Yamaha
  8. M. Bisceglia, Yamaha
  9. T. Stewart, Yamaha
  10. C. Alldredge, Yamaha

Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open Saturday Night Results

  1. James Stewart, Yamaha
  2. Andrew Short, Honda
  3. Chad Reed, Suzuki
  4. Ryan Dungey, Suzuki
  5. Ivan Tedesco, Honda
  6. Michael Byrne, Suzuki
  7. Dan Reardon, Honda
  8. Thomas Hahn, Kawasaki
  9. Justin Brayton, KTM
  10. Nico Izzi, Suzuki

Legends Rematch Race, Saturday Night Results

  1. Damon Bradshaw, Yamaha
  2. Jeff Matiasevich, Kawasaki

Alpinestars 85cc Mini Invitational, Saturday Night Results

  1. J. Nelson, Honda
  2. A. Politelli, Suzuki
  3. K. Kamm, KTM
  4. J. Owen, Suzuki
  5. T. Stewart, Yamaha
  6. J. Savatgy, Honda
  7. M. Maze, Suzuki
  8. D. Epstein, Yamaha
  9. M. Bisceglia, Yamaha
  10. C. Alldredge, Yamaha

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge, Saturday Night Results

  1. D. Drake, KTM
  2. B. Gardener, KTM
  3. D. Oliveira, KTM
  4. D. Evitts, KTM
  5. G. Tomberlin, KTM
  6. G. Bere, KTM
  7. C. Harrison, KTM
  8. D. Crider, KTM
  9. B. Moore, KTM
  10. C. Blakita, KTM
  11. M. McDonald, KTM
  12. C. Sipes, KTM
  13. J. Burke, KTM
  14. M. Nesby, KTM
  15. J. Williams, KTM
  16. C. Da Silva, KTM

Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open Friday Night Results

  1. James Stewart, Yamaha
  2. Ivan Tedesco, Honda
  3. Josh Hill, Yamaha
  4. Justin Brayton, KTM
  5. Ryan Dungey, Suzuki
  6. Broc Hepler, Yamaha
  7. Michael Byrne, Suzuki
  8. Thomas Hahn, Kawasaki
  9. Nico Izzi, Suzuki
  10. Kyle Chisholm, Yamaha

Legends Rematch Race, Friday Night Results

  1. Damon Bradshaw, Yamaha
  2. Jeff Matiasevich, Kawasaki

Alpinestars 85cc Mini Invitational, Friday Night Results

  1. A. Politelli, Suzuki
  2. J. Savatgy, Honda
  3. K. Kamm, KTM
  4. M. Bisceglia, Yamaha
  5. D. Epstein, Yamaha
  6. M. Maze, Suzuki
  7. J. Owen, Suzuki
  8. J. Nelson, Honda
  9. C. Alldredge, Yamaha
  10. T. Stewart, Yamaha

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge, Friday Night Results

  1. M. McDonald, KTM
  2. D. Drake, KTM
  3. D. Evitts, KTM
  4. D. Oliveira, KTM
  5. G. Tomberlin, KTM
  6. C. Harrison, KTM
  7. C. Sipes, KTM
  8. G. Bere, KTM
  9. B. Gardener, KTM
  10. D. Crider, KTM
  11. J. Burke, KTM
  12. M. Nesby, KTM
  13. C. Blakita, KTM
  14. J. Williams, KTM
  15. B. Moore, KTM
  16. C. Da Silva, KTM

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