Director of Supercross Dave Prater Begins Track Design Process with Ricky Carmichael for the 2012 Monster Energy Cup

2012-05-06 11:09
After a wildly successful debut last year, the Monster Energy Cup will return to Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on October 20, and Director of Supercross Dave Prater is working closely with 15-time AMA National Champion Ricky Carmichael to design an all-new track for 2012 that will challenge both the professional racers as well as the amateurs.

“The Monster Energy Cup will have an all-new track this year,” said Prater. “The track is completely different than supercross. Last year we had a 120’ jump inside the stadium, and a 110’ jump on the outside of the stadium. Ricky [Carmichael] has a bunch of new ideas for this year, and he will once again be in charge of designing the Monster Energy Cup track”

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.

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Tickets for the 2012 Monster Energy Cup can be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office, UNLVtickets outlets, online at,, or by phone at (702) 739-FANS. Tickets will be available at the Sam Boyd Stadium Box Office on the day of the event only.

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