Motorcycle Racing News AMA Supercross/Motocross 2014 Monster Energy Cup Track Design Revealed | Video

2014 Monster Energy Cup Track Design Revealed | Video

2014 Monster Energy Cup Track

Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael knows the challenges of motocross and supercross. It is that knowledge that inspired the design of the track to be built at Las Vegas’s Sam Boyd Stadium for the Monster Energy Cup to be held on Saturday, October 18, featuring the World’s top riders.

Feld Motor Sports unveiled the track design Tuesday, which melds the best competitive technical elements of both motocross and supercross; the layout will require more than 10,000 cubic yards of earth to construct.

The track will amp up the traditional track elements of motocross and supercross to take the competition to a higher level.

2014 Monster Energy Cup Track Design Revealed | Video
Yamaha’s Justin Brayton, the 2012 Monster Energy Cup winner

For example, it will have the longest start straight in supercross history, at 200 yards in length, which will demand hole-shot speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour. The starting straight will also be inclined toward the point where they split and enter the 180 degree bowl turns.

“This year’s track design is unlike anything I have ever seen in my career,” said Carmichael. “It’s definitely going to be exciting and challenging for everyone. We started with a great foundation and have an epic final product.”

“Just when you think the Monster Energy Cup track design couldn’t get any more interesting, [Ricky] Carmichael finds a way to make it even more challenging,” said Ryan Dungey. “The track requires the perfect blend of persistence and aggressiveness. Bike setup is also key on this track. And you can’t forget about the Joker Lane, which can be your worst enemy, especially if you forget to go through it.”

There will also be a massive sand roller section, a technical rhythm lane and a longer than normal joker lane. A stunning feature of the track will be the AMSOIL Arch, which is a 150’ sweeper turn so massive that it extends into the grandstands!

“It will be cool to see these guys take the AMSOIL Arch and then come down into massive sand rollers,” added Carmichael. “These sections require a lot of technical maneuvering, so the racers definitely need to be prepared both mentally and physically.”

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. Last year, Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart took the win.

For more information, visit Monster Energy Cup.

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