Feld Motor Sports announced today that Red Bull KTM’s Mike Alessi, of Victorville, Calif., will compete at the inaugural Monster Energy Cup race October 15 at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium.
Alessi recently capped off his third year competing in the Supercross class aboard the new KTM 350SX-F. Throughout the 2011 season, Alessi locked in seven top-10 finishes, with a season-best sixth place in Seattle. To date, Alessi has one podium finish and eight top-10 finishes. The KTM rider is known for his good starts, so if he can mix in a few holeshots and maintain control the lead in all three motos, he will be in good shape to bring home the highly sought after Monster Million.
“With such an enormous amount of purse money on the line, the competition will for sure tighten,” said Alessi. “I think it is great for the sport that this race can offer such a huge prize,” added Alessi. “If they are saying the track is a combination of motocross and supercross track elements, it is going to be exciting.”
The unique Monster Energy Cup 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 purse with the winner walking away with a $100,000 check, and for the ‘first time ever’ $1 Million will be paid to a rider that wins all three main events.