Eli Tomac to Race Monster Energy Cup Hybrid Supercross / Motocross in Las Vegas
The Monster Energy Cup is coming October 15th, at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. It’s the first of it’s kind – a combination of Supercross and Motocross on one track. Supercross is a man made course inside major stadium venues. Motocross, also known as MX, is usually run outdoors on natural terrain track. The Monster Energy Cup will be at a stadium, but the track is going to combine both Supercross and motocross.
Below is the major info from promoter Feld Motorsports about this event, and Eli Tomac competing in it.
Feld Motor Sports has announced that GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac, of Cortez, CO, will compete at the inaugural Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas Sam Boyd Stadium on October 15.
The 18-year old made his Western Regional Supercross Lites class debut in 2011 and closed out the season second overall, just six points shy of the championship. In 2011, Tomac won two races and earned four podium finishes. Proving to be a title contender, Tomac is ready to lay it on the line for the “Monster Million”.
“Everybody is going to be riding on the edge, especially since there is so much money up for grabs. With the hybrid track blending elements from both supercross and motocross, bike set-up is going to be key. It’s going to be so different from any track we currently race on. I’m sure Ricky Carmichael and Jeremy’s McGrath track design will make for some great racing” says Eli.
With $1 million on the line, the Honda rider will be using his experience racing supercross and MX as a guide to battling the Monster Energy Cup track.
Eli continues: “Anytime you’re on a track with a veteran like Kevin Windham or top guy like Ryan Villopoto, you’re going to learn something new. You get to see how they ride a corner or go through a rhythm section and hopefully you learn something from that. It should be a lot of fun and racing against guys like them will make it all that much more exciting.”
The unique hybrid track will consist of supercross/motocross terrain and will have a tremendous motocross style influence, making it unlike any other stadium race in the world. This track will be the perfect blend of supercross and motocross combined and created into the ultimate battleground. The Monster Energy Cup posts a $250,000, awarding the winner a $100,000 check, and for the first time ever $1 million will be paid to a rider that wins all three main events.