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THQ US Open riders announcement

LAS VEGAS (October 9, 2002) - The nation's top KTM 50cc riders will brave the tracks once again at the 2002 THQ U.S. Open brought to you by Thor/Parts Unlimited at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, October 11-13. The top finisher from each...

LAS VEGAS (October 9, 2002) - The nation's top KTM 50cc riders will brave the tracks once again at the 2002 THQ U.S. Open brought to you by Thor/Parts Unlimited at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, October 11-13. The top finisher from each KTM Junior Supercross Challenge from the 2002 supercross series has been invited once again by the promoter, along with sponsors Thor/Parts Unlimited to participate in this year's event.

After its inaugural launch at the 2001 THQ US Open, the KTM Junior World Supercross Finals returns with a new batch of racers, representing their hometown and KTM. <pre> This year's challengers include:

Brooke Bohannon Hemet, Calif. Round 1 Anaheim Carlos Don IV Ramona, Calif. Round 2 San Diego Calvin LaCurelle Orangevale, Calif. Round 3 Anaheim Austin Wells Buckeye, Ariz. Round 4 Phoenix Bradley Frace Boring, Ore. Round 5 Anaheim Jacob Tyree Madison, Ind. Round 6 Indianapolis Jesse Wentland III Elk River, Minn. Round 7 Minneapolis William Castleberry Pine Mountain, Ga. Round 8 Atlanta Ezra Angelle Breaux Bridge, La. Round 10 New Orleans Dyllon Beasley Wiggins, Miss. Round 11 Houston Colt Nichols Muskogee, Okla. Round 12 St. Louis Austin Primavera La Rue, Ohio Round 13 Pontiac Tyler Heemsburgen Colleyville, Texas Round 14 Dallas Caleb Dowell Athens, Texas Round 16 Las Vegas

Tickets for Las Vegas MGM Grand's 5th Annual U.S. Open sponsored by Thor/Parts Unlimited (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.

AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. It sanctions 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. Flat Track Championship. More than 1.7 million fans attended AMA Pro Racing events during the 2001 season.

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