Irvine, Calif. – The stakes were high as the fourth annual Monster Energy Cup returned to Las Vegas on Saturday and Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Davi Millsaps showed speed and consistency to win the Monster Energy Cup Championship in his first-ever attempt. The unique event also invites the best Amateur All-Stars and Super Mini riders to compete on the hybrid racetrack. Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green’s Darian Sanayei put his KX™250F on the podium in both races to finish second overall in the Amateur All-Stars Class and Garrett Marchbanks rode his KX™100 to second overall in the Super Mini Class.
AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports® announced today that the pre-race press conference and the afternoon qualifying sessions of the Monster Energy Cup taking place at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on October 18 will be streamed live on www.MonsterEnergyCup.com/SupercrossLive.
The Monster Energy Cup pre-race press conference featuring the world’s top supercross riders Chad Reed, Ryan Dungey, Davi Millsaps, Eli Tomac, Blake Baggett, Justin Barcia, and Trey Canard will stream live Friday, October 17 at 3:00 p.m. ET / Noon PT. In addition, Zac Commans from the Amateur All-Star Class and Chase Sexton from the Super-Mini Class will be in attendance. The afternoon qualifying sessions on race day will be streamed live on Saturday at 3:50 p.m. ET/12:50 p.m. PT.
AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports today unveiled the 2014 Monster Energy Cup track design that is inspired by five time Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael. The Monster Energy Cup will be held at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, October 18, and will feature the world’s top riders.
Toyota has been the official vehicle sponsor of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, for the past 10 years and continues its support of the sport at the Monster Energy Cup by offering the riders a chance to own the new 2014 Tundra by winning the holeshot in all three Main Events Saturday night.
“Feld Motor Sports is very excited that Toyota has returned to sponsor the Monster Energy Cup for the second year in a row,” said Todd Jendro, vice president of two wheel operations, Feld Motor Sports. “Their commitment to the motorsports industry is like none other and we appreciate their returning commitment to the Monster Energy Cup year after year.”
AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports® unveiled today the track design for the Monster Energy Cup that will take place at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on October 19. Designed by five-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael, this year’s Monster Energy Cup track will be so massive that the stadium itself can’t contain it.
The feedback from riders and fans alike was that last year’s Monster Energy Cup track provided some of the sport’s best racing, so the goal this year was to amplify the existing model. It was a simple solution for Carmichael: Use most of last year’s track elements and reverse the layout.
“The Monster Energy Cup track layout has continued to be on the challenging side and host great racing,” said defending Monster Energy Cup Champion Justin Barcia. “Carmichael always comes up with interesting concepts and ideas that blend motocross and supercross elements, so to hear the 2013 track layout has been reversed from last year’s design brings a whole new level of uniqueness to this race.”
AURORA, Ill. (August 15, 2013) – Feld Motor Sports announced today that the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas will serve as the shuttle pick up and drop off location for the third-annual Monster Energy Cup, which takes place at Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday, October 19.
Free shuttle buses will be available for all fans between the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and Sam Boyd Stadium throughout race day. Shuttle buses will run from 12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and following the race from 9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. For more information on how to utilize the free shuttle service visit www.MonsterEnergyCup.com. Fans looking to reserve rooms for the event can visit www.HardRockHotel.com.
The four-video series looks into minds of the top riders like last year’s champ Ryan Villopoto as well has his teammate Jake Weimer.
Recently crowned 250cc motocross champion Blake Baggett and the winningest mini bike rider in the history of the AMA National Championships at Loretta Lynn’s, Adam Cianciarulo also talk about what they are expecting in Vegas on October 20.
Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki celebrated a podium finish at the inaugural running of the Monster Energy Cup Supercross at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on Saturday as Brett Metcalfe raced his Yoshimura-equipped Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 to third overall.
This new stand-alone Supercross race capped off the 2011 season and incorporated both Motocross and Supercross styles in the lengthy track as well as the racing format. The hybrid track was the longest Supercross track ever built, and the format included Supercross heat races and main events, but the scoring was all Motocross: three 10-lap Open Class main events combined to provide riders with one overall best score.
“This was a really exciting race,” said Metcalfe. “The whole Rockstar Makita Suzuki team worked great. It was really awesome to see the bike become better and better over the course of one day and seeing the team making all these changes in one race was incredible. We had a few practice sessions, and I was feeling pretty comfortable. The track was different than what I’m used to, so it was a little challenging at first. But by race time that night, I was ready to go.”
The Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider started the night on a positive note by putting in an impressive ride in the first heat race. He got a great start on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450, led all the laps before making a small mistake at the end of the heat and finishing second. In the three main events, Metcalf continued to ride aggressively and focused races, finishing fourth in the first main, third in the second main and third in the final main. All of these results combined to hand Metcalf an impressive third-place finish overall.
“All through the heat race, I led every lap until the last lap,” said Metcalfe. “Then I spun out and lost a position. But I felt good going into the main events. I knew to do well and get up on the podium it would be key to get good starts. I was able to get three pretty good starts and really come out of the first corner in a good position each time. The Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 was unreal out there; it worked awesome for me and I’m happy with third overall. Now we have the off-season to prepare for Supercross next year. We learned a lot this weekend that we can put to use in testing and come out ready next year.”
Metcalfe and the Yoshimura Suzuki team will return for the start of the 2012 AMA Supercross season on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.
Monster Energy Cup Open Class Overall Results:
1. Ryan Villopoto
2. Ryan Dungey
3. Brett Metcalfe
4. Martin Davalos
5. Eli Tomac
6. Kyle Chisolm
7. Nick Wey
8. Jimmy Albertson
9. Jake Weimer
10. Mike Alessi