2013 Monster Energy Cup TV ScheduleThe third annual Monster Energy Cup will get underway Saturday, Oct. 19, from Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. And this year’s event will be broadcasts live on the recently launched Fox Sports 2, with coverage beginning at 9 p.m. EDT.
Fans of the race will enjoy 3.5 hours of live coverage, and the event will be re-broadcasts on Fox Sports 1 at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. Hosting the event will be Ralph Sheheen, Jeff Emig and Erin Bates.At the 2013 Monster Energy Cup, riders will once again compete for a $1 million purse on a track designed by five-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael.The $1 million purse is earned if a rider can win all three main events. This happened in the inaugural Monster Energy Cup in 2011 when Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto completed the feat.Last year’s winner was Muscle Milk Honda’s Justin Barcia, who had a 2-1-2 finish. Though he didn’t capture the $1 million, he took the Monster Energy Cup and $100,000.Speaking of the live coverage, Barcia says: “It’s great to hear that FOX Sports 2 is providing the fans at home 3.5 hours of live coverage from the Monster Energy Cup as I defend my title against the sport’s heavyweights in Las Vegas.”Ken Hudgens (COO, Feld Motor Sports) says: “Heading into its third year, the Monster Energy Cup has quickly grown into one of the most anticipated races of the year, and showcasing it live on FOX Sports 2 will deliver this world class race to a new, multi-sport audience.”For additional information, including ticket info, log onto MonsterEnergyCup.com.
Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory + Steve ’Stavros’ Parrish
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly podcast—Motos and Friends. My name is Arthur Coldwells.
Our first segment features the new Aprilia Tuono 660 Factory. Senior Editor Nic de Sena brings us his report on the flagship version of Aprilia’s upright middleweight machine. He gives us insight into whether it’s worth spending the extra money on the Factory version, and also of course, whether this sporting Aprilia is really the motorcycle for you.
The next guest segment of Motos and Friends is brought to you by the faster and most technologically advanced, 2023 Suzuki Hayabusa—one of the most iconic sportbikes ever. Check it out in person at your local Suzuki dealer now, or visit suzukicycles.com to learn more.
In this segment, Associate Editor Teejay Adams chats with (arguably) one of the most interesting Suzuki race riders of all time. the iconic RG500 alongside teammate double World Champion Barry Sheene. The two were almost as famous for their exploits off-track, as for their success on it. Those were the days! Steve also raced the Isle of Man TT for about ten years where he won 13 Silver Replicas, and got a podium finish. His insight into that particular brand of mayhem are fascinating.
But there’s waaay more to Steve Parrish than his motorcycle racing. He is also the most successful Semi-Truck racer ever, and, little known piece of useless trivia—he’s my birthday twin: 24th February. He is a natural entertainer and you can’t miss his recounting of the world’s most entertaining—and arguably terrifying—double-decker bus ride ever. If any of you were actually on that hell-ride then we’d love to hear from you!