Carmichael could win his third U.S. Open Title this Fall. History in the making at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

AURORA, Ill. (June 7, 2002) - Reigning 250cc supercross and motocross champion Ricky Carmichael could become the first rider to win three-consecutive U.S. Open championships this Fall. Last year Carmichael made history, as he became the first rider in U.S. Open history to win two titles at this coveted event. In perfect Carmichael style, he dominated the field in his Team Honda début.

Seven-time supercross champion Jeremy McGrath finished second overall in the competitive field and could win his first U.S. Open championship, the only title he doesn't own. Former champions of this event include Damon Huffman ('98) and Jeff Emig ('99).

Other attractions to the weekend will be the Four Stroke Race, 80cc Mini Invitational, Freestyle Motocross, 50cc Mini Challenge, and 125cc Manufacturer's Cup. On Sunday, October 13, the second-annual Amateur Arenacross World Finals will take place. Qualifying for the Amateur Arenacross World Finals has been underway during all 2001-2002 National and Regional Arenacross events.

Tickets for Las Vegas MGM Grand's 5th Annual U.S. Open (October 11-12, 2002), and the 2nd Annual Amateur Arenacross World Finals (October 13, 2002), are currently on-sale. Fans can purchase tickets through Ticketmaster at 702-474-4000, the MGM Grand Box office, or on-line at www.ticketmaster.com and www.ussx.com.

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