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THQ U.S. Open to air on ESPN2

LAS VEGAS (September 6, 2002) - The Producers of the 2002 edition of the THQ U.S. Open sponsored by Thor/Parts Unlimited at the MGM Grand Garden Arena announced today that ESPN2 will air the race for the second consecutive year. The 90-minute ...

LAS VEGAS (September 6, 2002) - The Producers of the 2002 edition of the THQ U.S. Open sponsored by Thor/Parts Unlimited at the MGM Grand Garden Arena announced today that ESPN2 will air the race for the second consecutive year.

The 90-minute program will feature 250cc racing highlights of the THQ U.S. Open and will air Sunday, October 27, at 4:00 p.m. EST/1:00 p.m. PST. Additionally, fans will be able to watch freestyle motocross legends Tommy Clowers, Mike Jones, Clifford Adoptante, and Danyne Kinnard perform aerial acrobats over huge gaps.

"We are proud to have the THQ U.S. Open returning to ESPN2 this year," said Eric Peronnard, founder of the THQ U.S. Open. "The THQ U.S. Open, year after year, has become the one event that foreshadows the up-coming season. One of this year's biggest highlights will come on Friday night when McGrath (Jeremy) makes his debut on his KTM."

Reigning 250cc supercross and motocross champion Ricky Carmichael could become the first rider to win three-consecutive THQ U.S. Open championships this fall. Last year Carmichael made history, as he became the first rider in THQ 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.

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. Hotel space goes quickly for the U.S. Open, so for reservations, contact the MGM Grand Hotel at (800) 929-1111 or the Las Vegas Reservation system at (800) 233-5594. Book your rooms and tickets now, as space is limited.

AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its Championships include the AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship and the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. FlatTrack Championship. More than 1.7 million fans attended AMA Pro Racing events during the 2001 season.

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