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KTM’s Alessi to Monster Energy Cup

2011 Monster Energy Cup Motocross

Red Bull KTM’s Mike Alessi, of Victorville, Calif., will compete at the inaugural Monster Energy Cup race October 15 at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium, Feld Motorsports announced Wednesday.

Alessi recently capped off his third year competing in the Supercross class aboard the new KTM 350SX-F. Throughout the 2011 season, Alessi locked in seven top-10 finishes, with a season-best sixth place in Seattle.

To date, Alessi has one podium finish and eight top-10 finishes. The KTM rider is known for his good starts, so if he can mix in a few holeshots and maintain control the lead in all three motos, he will be in good shape to bring home the highly sought after Monster Million.

Mike Alessi (Red Bull KTM 350 SX-F) says: "With such an enormous amount of purse money on the line, the competition will for sure tighten. I think it is great for the sport that this race can offer such a huge prize," added Alessi. "If they are saying the track is a combination of motocross and supercross track elements, it is going to be exciting."

The unique Monster Energy Cup 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.

Tickets for the 2011 Monster Energy Cup can be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office, the Galleria at Sunset, all Stations and Fiesta Casinos, online at UNLVtickets.com, supercrossonline.com or by phone at (866) 8-FINALS. Tickets will be available at the Sam Boyd Stadium Box Office on the day of the event only.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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