Martin Davalos Sets his Sights on the $1 Million Prize at the 2012 Monster Energy Cup
Feld Motor SportsÂ® announced today that Martin Davalos, of Cairo, Ga, will race in the Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on October 20.
During the inaugural Monster Energy Cup, Davalos raced to an impressive fourth overall, finishing 7-7-5. Last year’s event also marked Davalos’ first time racing on a 450cc motorcycle.
“The Monster Energy Cup last year was a great time for me,” said Davalos. “It was a great experience as it was my first time racing a 450cc motorcycle. I loved the format and with $1 million on the line, you saw some great competition out there.”
Davalos has been campaigning in the Supercross Lites Class for seven years and has earned six podiums, five top-5 and 11 top-10 finishes. Davalos currently sits 12th in the Western Regional Supercross Lites Class in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. Last weekend in Salt Lake City, Davalos earned a season-best finish of third.
The 2012 Monster Energy Cup features an all-new track design inspired by five-time Supercross Class Champion Ricky Carmichael. The Carmichael-inspired track design will consist of supercross and motocross obstacles unlike any other racetrack design in the world. More than 200′ of the track will be built into the grandstands, and the riders exit the stadium and race through the Monster Energy Fan Zone outside of the stadium and through the pit area before they catapult back into the stadium. The Monster Energy Cup posts a $250,000 purse with the winner walking away with a $100,000 check, and any rider that wins all three Main Events will take home $1 million.