Feld Motor SportsÂ® announced today that GEICO Honda’s Wil Hahn, of Decatur, Texas, will compete in the inaugural Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on October 15.
Hahn, 21, missed most of the 2011 supercross season with injuries and looks forward to racing in the open class with the world’s best riders. As a Lites class rider, Hahn isn’t intimidated about racing against top racers, such as James Stewart and Chad Reed.
“I look forward to racing against the top guys,” said Hahn. “This is a race that I can bring the intensity that I had coming into the 2011 supercross season. I am ready to race on the hybrid track that Jeremy McGrath and Ricky Carmichael are designing. You can’t find better racers to create a track.”
A second-place finisher in the 2010 Western Regional Supercross Lites class, Hahn has four career Lites-class podium finishes and wants his first win to come at the Monster Energy Cup.
“This is a new race, and there is a lot of hype behind it; this is the perfect place for me to pick up my first career win,” said Hahn. “The three-moto format will get all of us out of our rhythm and challenge us for the million-dollar payday.”
The unique 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.