The Monster Energy Cup Track is Released
October 6, 2011
What's better than a shot at winning a solid mil? Oh that's right, getting that shot
on one of the craziest, longest, fastest and most fun tracks to ever be conceived. Not to
mention that it's all happening in none other than Sin City. With just over a week
between us and the Monster Energy Cup on October 15th, Monster released the layout for
the track that is going to be built inside Sam Boyd Stadium for world renowned riders
such as James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, Chad Reed, Brett Metcalfe and many, many
others to compete on.
Monster called in none other than Jeremy McGrath and Ricky Carmichael to dream up
this insanity. With Monster Energy striving to get the best of both motocross and
supercross to compete, they knew they would need the very best of both worlds to make
the perfect track for both styles. With 72 supercross wins and seven championships, the
King of Supercross obviously knows his way around a supercross track. But it has been
harder to design a track than to ride on it for even McGrath. "Getting the basic layout is
the hard part, and now I realize it's a lot more work to design a track than race one," The
King told Monster Energy.
Paired up along side the supercross champ was Ricky Carmichael; known to his fans as
"The Goat" aka "Greatest of All Time" in motocross. While Carmichael now sits behind
the wheel in NASCAR, there's no doubt that he's a genius on the motocross track. And
with two wins inside Sam Boyd Stadium himself, Carmichael is more than excited to see
what the riders will do on the track.
Mock ups of the Monster Energy Cup track show the riders shooting up into the stands as
they did in the unforgettable Pontiac Silverdome as well as out of the stadium and into
the pit section for the first time ever. And since one third of the track is outside,
spectators are encouraged to meander from the stadium to the pit area to see all aspects of
the race. With some serious whoops and fast straights, the track looks to be a perfect
combination of supercross and motocross and will level the playing field for all of the
riders no matter their engine size or riding style.
The guys over at Motorcycle Energy have explained that the goal was to make the track
perfect for all types of riders from all over the world. By pairing up Carmichael and
McGrath, we're going to say they succeeded in that goal. If we weren't excited about the
race before, we certainly are now.
Photos courtesy of Monster Energy.
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