as informed to Steve Matthes
Photographs: Racer X Archives/Simon Cudby
The information first appeared Inside the Might 27, 1998 problem of Cycle News:
Based mostly on event promoters, the AMA-sanctioned U.S. Open of Supercross Shall be staged On the MGM Grand Backyard in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 10-11—an invitational supercross Which will function a $250,000 purse, with the winner taking house $100,000.
Promoters Eric Peronnard and Mike DiStefano have been behind this mannequin new race and with that Sort of purse introduced, the expert pits of SX/MX have been buzzing….
There was Simply one drawback: there was already a supercross collection Inside the USA, and its promoters needed to cease this race earlier than it even started.
That is the oral historic previous of the creation of the U.S. Open of Supercross.