THQ U.S. Open preview

The 2001 THQ U.S. Open, The World's Richest Motorcycle Race, will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas October 12-14 with the largest single-event purse in motocross racing history. In the three-year chronicle of the THQ U.S. Open,...

The 2001 THQ U.S. Open, The World's Richest Motorcycle Race, will return to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas October 12-14 with the largest single-event purse in motocross racing history. In the three-year chronicle of the THQ U.S. Open, nearly $1,000,000 has been awarded to the competitors who have competed in this coveted event.

<pre> Three-Year History Payout

1) Ricky Carmichael                     $125,000-plus
2) Damon Huffman                        $117,000-plus
3) Jeff Emig                            $100,000-plus
4) Ryan Hughes                          $51,000-plus
5) Kevin Windham                        $43,000
6) Mike LaRocco                         $38,000
7) Greg Albertyn                        $35,00
8) Jeremy McGrath                       $20,000
9) Larry Ward                           $17,000
10) Steve Lamson                        $13,000

Carmichael, who won the 2000 edition of the THQ U.S. Open, could place his earnings at more than a quarter of a million dollars if he repeats at this year's event. Racing action has been moved from the traditional Saturday and Sunday events to a new racing format on Friday and Saturday, with a host of new editions to the world's richest motorcycle race.

Tickets available atLTicketmaster at 702-474-4000, at the MGM Grand Box Office, or online at www.ussx.com <http://www.ussx.com>.

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Series Other bike
Drivers Ricky Carmichael , Kevin Windham , Jeremy McGrath , Damon Huffman , Jeff Emig , Mike LaRocco