Ricky Carmichael shows off his design for the 2012 Monster Energy Cup from the seats of Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. The Hybrid Track will feature never before seen elements including the Talladega turn and Joker Lane! See it in person by getting your tickets today at http://www.supercrossonline.com/Events/2012/10/20/Las_Vegas,_NV/
Feld Motor Sports® announced the creation of an inaugural event called the Monster Energy Cup, which posts a purse of a quarter-of-a-million dollars and a potential $1 million bonus, that will take place at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on October 20. This invitation-only race will showcase the world’s top supercross racers.
This lucrative event posts a $250,000 purse with the winner walking away with a $100,000 check, and for the “first time ever” a shot at $1 million. The Monster Million will be awarded to the winner of all three main events.
“The Monster Energy Cup is designed around a racing format that will challenge the racers unlike any other supercross event featuring an epic endurance challenge of a three-stage. 30-lap main event,” said Todd Jendro, senior director of two wheel operations, Feld Motor Sports. “This newly created format incorporates three main events, where riders will engage in three races, battling for rights to win the inaugural Monster Energy Cup. The event will feature a one-class format, offering riders the option to choose the bike of their choice, including 250-450cc four strokes or 125cc and 250cc two strokes. The unique “all in” option presents riders with maximum flexibility, manufacturers with a variety of set-up options and the perfect showcase for supercross fans.”
The unique hybrid track will consist of supercross/motocross terrain and will have a tremendous motocross-style influence, making it unlike any other stadium race in the world. This track will be the perfect blend of supercross and motocross combined and created into the ultimate battleground.
“We wanted to create a spectacular standalone event that we knew would excite the fans, riders, teams and media,” said Bruce Stjernstrom, Monster Energy’s Vice President of Sports Marketing. “With a million dollars up for the taking – and with the world’s best riders all expected to attend – the Monster Energy Cup will be a race no one will want to miss.” Amatuer rider, Jace Owen, has been riding since he was 4-years-old and is ready to ride in the 2012 Monster Energy Cup.