The Monster Energy Cup is known for having a fun, interesting, and challenging track that gives riders a chance to show off their skills and fans a chance to see their favorite riders in a different type of track and enjoy the festivities. Feld Entertainment recently released photos of the track for the invite-only 2018 Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas on October 13th.
The event is returning to Sam Boyd stadium which has hosted the event for the last seven years and it has been a resounding success. The event features three 10-lap main events in which the world’s best SuperCross riders will be duking it out for a $250,000 purse as well as a chance to win $1 million. Marvin Musquin claimed the $1 million prize last year and it will be interesting to see if anyone else can perform the same feat this year.
As you can see from the picture above, the rack actually goes out into the parking lot and wraps around back into the stadium. This added length will allow riders to pick up their motorcycles to speeds of 75 MPH, which is incredibly fast for a track of this length. The track will climb up the stands of the stadium twice to add to the intensity of the race and it will allow the riders to really show off their skills. The track also has dual sand sections and dual over-under bridges. The Joker lane is back from last year which the athletes have to race through at least once during the main event to qualify for the $1 million prize.
This year’s track was designed by five-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion, Ricky Carmichael who wanted to combine traditional supercross elements and outdoor, natural-terrain stylings. Carmichael has done just that with this beautiful track that will test the riders and allow them to show off their skills.
Dave Prater has this to say about this year’s track: “The Monster Energy Cup is always the place where we try to outdo ourselves, from the highest start in history to building sections of the track that traverse into the stands, we’re always trying to push the limits of track design. We had a great 2018 Supercross season showcasing these athletes and this is our time of year where we can have fun and do never-before type things. We love coming here to Las Vegas with another million dollars to celebrate the sport’s marquee athletes, and this year’s Monster Millions promotion adds even more excitement for the fans.” This quote should make SuperCross fans all over the world happy since they want to continually improve their events and excite fans.
Whoever takes home the Monster Energy Cup will have to bring their A-game as this track will bring out the best or worst in the world’s top riders. One thing is for sure, the Monster Energy Cup live will be an extremely entertaining event that will please fans of all ages and any motocross fan should check out this exhibition.