This year’s Monster Energy Cup is set to commence on October 13, 2018 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fans who gather in attendance will be entertained at the event by a pre-race Pit Party hosted by Feld Entertainment, Inc. The main attraction for the Pit Party at this year’s edition of the Monster Energy Cup is Hermosa Beach, California-based punk rock band Pennywise. The band is currently on tour in support of their latest album, “Never Gonna Die.” The Southern California punk rock band is scheduled to take the stage for a one hour set from 4:30pm to 5:30pm PT. The band is comprised of Jim Lindberg (vocals), Fletcher Dragge (guitar), Randy Bradbury (bass), and Byron McMackin (drums). The Pit Party festivities get underway outside the stadium at 12:00pm PT and conclude at 6:00 pm PT.
Supercross fans are in for a treat at the Pit Party where they have the opportunity to meet their favorite riders and get closer to race bikes than ever before.
One event fans are surely not going to want to miss is theDirt Shark Biggest Whip Contest. The contest is highlighted by a 120-foot ramp gap which vastly surpasses the norm. The skills of riders all over the world will be put to the test to put on an incredible whip for the audience.
The Monster Energy Smoke Show makes it return to the Monster Energy Cup as off-road truck champion BJ Baldwin, short-course off-road truck driver Brian Deegan, and several others will entertain spectators with a display of burning-rubber and smoke-churning antics. Fans in attendance are warned as being up close and personal with the smoke show is not for the faint of heart (or the eyes and ears for that matter). To accompany the smoke show, the Unknown Industries demo team will captivate the audience with their death-defying stunts such as wheelies and drifts.
Those old enough to drive and in possession of a valid driver’s license are in luck as the Kawasaki Z World consumer demo will allow fans to test out the new model. Fans who desire to go for the ride are provided a helmet, gloves, and a riding jacket. However, interested partakers must bring their own closed toed shoes and a pair of long pants or else be turned away.
All in all, the Pit Party is shaping up to be a fantastic gathering of Supercross fans and superstars alike. Between meeting and autograph sessions with the world’s most talented riders, the epic Whip Contest, the heart racing Smoke Show, and the inclusive Kawasaki Z demo experience for fans, it will truly be an action-packed day for Supercross fans. The energizing event comes together with a finale highlighted by a fiery display of California punk rock. Pennywise look to send off the crowd electrified for the main event inside Sam Boyd Stadium.
Passes to enter the Pit Party are $20 and can be purchased online at UNLVtickets.com or in person at the stadium’s box office the day of the event. For any fans who are avid Monster Energy drinkers, entry to the Pit Party is free upon recycling of one can of Monster Energy at the stadium and a ticket to the Monster Energy Cup.