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One Million Dollars Up for Grabs at All-Star Monster Energy Cup

| 9 September 2017 9:41 am

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Monster Energy Cup: Sam Boyd Stadium

Courtesy of Feld Entertainment
LAS VEGAS, NV, SEPT. 7, 2017

Feld Entertainment has announced new changes for the Monster Energy Cup, the sport’s largest all-star exhibition Supercross race, with more than 40,000 fans expected to be in attendance. The event will be held on October 14 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas for the seventh straight year.

Las Vegas is an ideal location for the sport’s annual all-star event, as the Entertainment Capital of the World will provide a prime setting for marquee talent to shine under the brightest lights, be it Mayweather vs. McGregor or Musquin vs. Tomac. While fans from around the world come to play their hand in a game of luck, the sport’s most premier racers will be competing for the chance to win $1 million in front of a capacity crowd.

The custom-designed track at the Monster Energy Cup is no other in the world, with a portion of it being built over the top of stadium seating, inspired by five-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion and track designer for this specific event Ricky Carmichael.

Unlike any other Supercross race, the unique format at the Monster Energy Cup challenges riders with three 10-lap main events, and any racer who wins all three main events will take home $1 million – the largest purse in motorcycle racing.

This year’s Monster Energy Cup features a split starting gate, with 44 feet of separation between the two ends, which will leave 11 racers on each side. Additionally, the starting gate will be elevated 12 feet in the air, allowing for maximum speed heading into the first turn.

Another unique change to this year’s track involves the Joker Lane, which racers must take once during each main event.

“The Joker Lane has always been a disadvantage to the athletes, as it traditionally takes longer to complete,” said Carmichael, who has helped design every Monster Energy Cup track since its inception in 2011. “However, this year’s Joker Lane design has been modified to play into the racers’ advantage, creating a shortcut through the track to shorten the lap time.”

Check out this year’s Monster Energy Cup animated track map…

Promising racers have come close to winning the Monster Million, yet this feat has only occurred once in the history of the Monster Energy Cup, an internationally anticipated event following one of the tightest Monster Energy Supercross seasons in recent history.

After four-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ryan Villopoto won the first Monster Million at the race’s inception, no other elite athlete has been able to cash in, as the Joker Lane has come into play each and every year.

Past winners of the Monster Energy Cup dating back to its inception:
2011: Ryan Villopoto (the only $1 million winner)
2012: Justin Barcia
2013: James Stewart
2014: Davi Millsaps
2015: Ken Roczen
2016: Eli Tomac

Call it coincidence or divine intervention, but Supercross fans are calling it the curse of the Joker Lane. Year number seven could be the lucky race to break the curse.

The anticipated entries, including reigning Monster Energy Cup Champion Eli Tomac, comprise a who’s-who of Supercross’ elite, from Marvin Musquin, Jason Anderson and Josh Grant to Cooper Webb and Dean Wilson, who will all compete in the one-night-only battle for the coveted Monster Energy Cup trophy.

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Along with the Pros, the Monster Energy Cup will also host a by-invitation-only list of the fastest Amateur riders in the world, with Amateur All-Stars and Supermini racers competing in two six-lap main events, making this the sport’s only developmental platform for Amateur athletes to shine on one of the sport’s biggest stages.

The day will kick off with a festival-like Monster Energy Cup Pit Party, a premier fan event, from noon to 6 p.m., where thousands will experience nonstop, family-friendly entertainment and the chance to meet the best racers and legends from around the world.

A must-see at this year’s Pit Party is the Dirt Shark Biggest Whip contest, which will serve as an X Games Qualifier, plus a one-of-a-kind Monster Energy Head-to-Head Truck Racing exhibition. Confirmed drivers include seven-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion Jeremy McGrath, X Games Gold Medalist Brian Deegan and Deegan’s daughter Hailie Deegan, the only female and the youngest driver named to the nine-member NASCAR Next Class, as well as Casey Currie, B.J. Baldwin and others.

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The Monster Energy Cup will be broadcast live on FS2 and via the Fox Sports GO app on Saturday, October 14, starting at 9:30 p.m. ET/ 6:30 p.m. PT. Then, on Sunday, October 15, Fox Broadcast Channel will air a 90-minute encore special following NFL games across the country (check local listings).

Additionally, international fans will have the opportunity to watch the Monster Energy Cup live by subscribing to the Supercross Video Pass, which will be available to fans outside of the United States and Canada via the mobile-responsive portal at supercrossLIVE.tv and via the Monster Energy Supercross Roku app.

For more information on the Monster Energy Cup, or to purchase tickets, visit SupercrossLive.com, the official website of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. You can also follow us via our social channels:
* Facebook: facebook.com/supercrosslive
* Twitter: twitter.com/supercrosslive
* Instagram: instagram.com/supercrosslive
* YouTube: youtube.com/supercrosslive

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About the Monster Energy Cup
The Monster Energy Cup is an annual showcase of the world’s top Supercross riders in a one-night-only battle for the coveted Monster Energy Cup trophy and a shot at winning $1 million, the largest prize in motorcycle racing. Unlike any other race, the Monster Energy Cup challenges riders in their fight for victory with three 10-lap main events on a custom-designed track, inspired by five-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael. The Monster Energy Cup posts a $250,000 purse, with the winner guaranteed to walk away with a $100,000 check, and any rider who wins all three main events will take home $1 million. This feat has occurred just once in the history of the Monster Energy Cup, when Ryan Villopoto put in a dominant performance in 2011.

About Feld Entertainment Inc.
Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that uplift the human spirit and bring people together. Properties include Monster Jam, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross, Disney On Ice, Disney Live!, Sesame Street Live! and Marvel Universe LIVE! Across the brand portfolio, Feld Entertainment has entertained millions of families in more than 75 countries and on six continents. Visit www.feldentertainment.com for more information.

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