Feld Motor SportsÂ® announced today that Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda’s Travis Baker, of Temecula, Calif., will race the 2012 Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on October 20.
Baker raced his first professional Western Regional Supercross Lites Class Championship in 2011 and finished 11trh overall despite missing the Los Angeles and Oakland stops. This year he earned a career-best sixth place in Oakland.
“Unfortunately, I was hurt last year and couldn’t make it, but this year I am going to try and make it and go for the $1 million,” said Baker. “I missed it last year, I am going to be there this year, trying to get that big money.”
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.