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MOTO: Monster Energy Cup Track Design Finalized

September 26, 2012

Monster Energy Cup Track Design Finalized
Ricky Carmichael-Inspired Track to Challenge World’s Top Riders

AURORA, Ill. (September 26, 2012) – Feld Motor Sports®, along with 15-time AMA National Champion Ricky Carmichael, finalized the track design for the second-annual Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on October 20.

The 2012 Monster Energy Cup features an all-new track design inspired by Carmichael. The Carmichael-inspired track design will consist of supercross and motocross obstacles unlike any other racetrack design in the world.

This year’s all new track design will feature a 200’ banked sweeping turn that will be built up into the stands, a split start consisting of two 11 rider starting gates separated 220’ apart from each other before they converge at the apex of the 300’ start straight inside the stadium and for the first time ever, a joker lane, will be used. The joker lane will consist of deep sand and take the riders out of the track circuit for approximately six seconds before reentering the track. Every rider will be required to use the joker lane one time during each of the three Main Events.

After racing through these sections of the track, fans will be treated to equally exciting racing lanes that are built into the Monster Energy Fan Zone, which is located outside of the stadium. The Monster Energy Cup posts a $250,000 purse with the winner walking away with a $100,000 check, and any rider that wins all three Main Events will take home $1 million.

“We added all kinds of unique ideas to this year’s track, and I am excited to see how the racing unfolds this year,” said Carmichael. “The most controversial part of this year’s track is – without a doubt – the joker lane. It’s never been used in competition, and this is going to require a lot of strategy.”

“This year we started with a clean slate and created one of the most unique race tracks ever built,” said Todd Jendro, vice president of two-wheel operations, Feld Motor Sports. “Having Ricky Carmichael involved in the design process brings a one-of-a-kind perspective to an event of this magnitude.”

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Tickets for the 2012 Monster Energy Cup can be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office, UNLVtickets outlets, online at,,  or by phone at (702) 739-FANS. Tickets will be available at the Sam Boyd Stadium Box Office on the day of the event only.

About Feld Motor Sports®
Feld Motor Sports®, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment.  Feld Motor Sports, Inc. productions include Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMA Arenacross Series, Nuclear Cowboyz®, and IHRA® Nitro Jam®.  Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment.  For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit