Mike LaRocco and Team
AMSOIL Win US Open Supercross Championship
LaRocco Breaks Carmichael Streak
October 12, 2002
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
Mike LaRocco is the winner of the prestigious
2002 US Open. The win snaps the consecutive win streak of
Ricky Carmichael. LaRocco won Friday night's main event and
followed that up with third on Saturday night to take the
overall championship. Michael Byrne of Team AMSOIL stood with
LaRocco on the podium on the first night with a third place
finish. In fact, Byrne at one time posted the fastest lap
times of the weekend. Byrner finished the US OPEN
in ninth overall.
Departing from the four-stroke he rode during
the motocross season "The Rock" rode a Honda CR
250 two-stroke to the championship. Fellow Honda rider Ricky
Carmichael finished second overall. Third overall went to
Tim Ferry. LaRocco now turns his attention to overseas racing.
Plans are to have LaRocco compete in the World Motocross Championships,
of which he is a former title holder, in December before beginning
the 2003 supercross season.
The US OPEN will be televised October 27 at
4:00 pm Eastern Time on ESPN 2.
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