Monster Energy Cup track designer Ricky Carmichael, a five-time Supercross Class Champion, took the next step in designing this year’s track when he sat down with Feld Motor SportsÂ® to discuss the optimal track layout for fans and riders.
Carmichael met with Feld Motor Sports’ Todd Jendro, vice president of two wheel operations, Dave Prater, director of supercross, and Nate Swartzendruber, Monster Energy Cup manager, as well as Dirt Wurx’s Chris Blankenship at his Florida compound.
“I am really excited to design this year’s Monster Energy Cup track, which will be all new and something that the fans and riders have never seen before,” said Carmichael. “I am going to take what I learned from designing last year’s track and give the riders the perfect combination of big air, high speeds and technical rhythm sections that will generate great racing.”
To watch Carmichael ride some of his obstacles and discuss this year’s Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on October 20, watch the video below.
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.