Carmichael to Race in His Final Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open AURORA, Ill. (August 31, 2007) -- Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael, of Tallahassee, Fla., announced today that he will close out his 2007 farewell season by racing in the 10th Annual ...
Carmichael to Race in His Final Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open
AURORA, Ill. (August 31, 2007) -- Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael, of Tallahassee, Fla., announced today that he will close out his 2007 farewell season by racing in the 10th Annual Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena October 12-14. Carmichael is the only racer in history to participate at every Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open since its inception in 1997.
"Ricky Carmichael has had a remarkable career that includes five AMA Supercross titles, one FIM World Supercross GP title and three U.S. Open titles," said Todd Jendro, senior director of supercross, Live Nation. "As he completes his 2007 farewell tour, it's only fitting that his final U.S. appearance will be at the prestigious Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open, giving supercross fans one final opportunity to see Carmichael compete in the U.S."
"I'm looking forward to racing the U.S. Open because it is a fun event," said Carmichael. "I'm happy to be finished with chasing championships and look forward to racing at unique events like the (U.S.) Open. I always look forward to racing in Vegas. I have competed every year at the U.S. Open and want to keep the streak alive. I can't believe that it's the 10th Anniversary of the U.S. Open. It seems like just yesterday when I raced at the very first one".
Carmichael has won three U.S. Open titles -- more than any other rider in history -- and has his sights on an unprecedented fourth title before going into retirement. Carmichael, who is the all-time winningest racer in AMA history with 15 National Championships, earned his last U.S. Open in 2005 when he swept both nights of racing.
CBS Sports will once again broadcast a 90-minutes television package of the 10th Annual Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open Sunday, October 20, from 1:30-3:00 p.m. EST.
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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 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 motocross season. Tickets are available for as low as $20 through Ticketmaster.com. All tickets subject to 5% Las Vegas Entertainment tax.