Carmichael Talks Monster Energy Cup

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2012 Monster Energy Cup

When questions need to be answered about the track layout of the second annual 2012 Monster Energy Cup, it’s best to ask the man who will design it – 15-time AMA National Champion Ricky Carmichael.

This is what Feld Motor Sports recently did, the interview highlighted in the YouTube clip above. Carmichael also designed last year’s track for the debut Monster Energy Cup that was dominated by current AMA Supercross Champion Ryan Villopoto (Monster Energy Kawasaki).

Ricky Carmichael says: “I would like to take a couple laps on this year’s Monster Energy Cup track. I would like to ride the product that I had a hand in developing.”

Talking about the 2012 Monster Energy Cup that will be held in Sam Boyd Stadium, Las Vegas, Oct. 20, Feld Motor Sports says “The unique 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 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.”

Attached above is a clip of Carmichael discussing the Monster Energy Cup’s track design.