Feld Motor SportsÂ® caught up with Yoshimura Suzuki Team Manager Mike Webb to discuss the second-annual Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on October 20. Webb announced today that the Yoshimura Suzuki race team will be lining up at the starting gate at this year’s Monster Energy Cup.
Since joining the Yoshimura Suzuki racing squad in fall of 2010, Webb has been the driving force behind the team’s success. Throughout his tenure managing the highly successful team in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, he and the crew have enjoyed two race wins, 12 podiums and 20 top-10 finishes.
“It’s a really cool race, we definitely enjoy it,” said Webb. “There was a cool energy around the race. The allure for a rider of a $1 million payday is unbelievable. With track last year being a blend of supercross and motocross elements, your setup had to be just right. Luckily, Metty [Brett Metcalfe] rode really well.”
To hear more of Webb’s thoughts on the Monster Energy Cup, 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.