Monster Energy Cup: Track Design (Video)

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2012 Monster Energy Cup

Five-time AMA Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael has taken the next step in designing this year’s track layout of the Monster Energy Cup set for Oct. 20 in Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium.

Carmichael, who also 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), recently sat down with Todd Jendro, Feld Motor Sports’ Vice President, discussing this year’s track design.

Ricky Carmichael (15-time AMA Champion) says: “I am really excited to design this year’s Monster Energy Cup track, which will be all new and something that the fans and riders have never seen before.

“I am going to take what I learned from designing last year’s track and give the riders the perfect combination of big air, high speeds and technical rhythm sections that will generate great racing.”

Attached above is a video of Carmichael riding some of his obstacles designed into the track; during the video, he also discusses this year’s race.

About Monster Energy Cup:

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.