Feld Motor Sports? announced today that former 1994 Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites class champion Ezra Lusk will come out of retirement to compete at the Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open inside Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena October 9-11.
Lusk, who retired in 2004 following the Washougal AMA Motocross National, has 12 AMA Supercross class wins and seven AMA Supercross Lites class wins. Riding a MB1/Tokyo Mods Suzuki, Lusk returns to the track very optimistic.
“I am not sure what to expect at this race,” said Lusk. “I never stopped riding, just racing, so I have had plenty of seat time and excellent training. This is a great opportunity for me to showcase what I have. It’s going to be tough just making it to the main event, but this is a unique race. History shows that the fastest guy doesn’t always win the overall.”
After retiring from professional racing, Lusk fueled his competitive edge on the amateur tennis circuit in Georgia and Florida, returning to a game he grew up playing. The same can be said about his return to racing.
“Going back to playing tennis was a natural transition because I played so much when I was younger. I hope the same holds true at this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open.”
Lusk joins defending Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open champion James Stewart, former Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open champion Chad Reed and former Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open runner-up Kevin Windham at this year’s race.
Tickets for the 2009 Rockstar Energy Drink U.S. Open are available at Ticketmaster locations, Carter Powersports (located at 6275 South Decatur Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89118) the MGM Grand Garden Arena box office, www.ussx.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000.
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