The Monster Energy Cup showcases the world’s top Supercross riders in a head-to-head battle for the coveted Monster Energy Cup and the chance to win $1 million, the largest prize in motorcycle racing.
Unlike any other race, the Monster Energy Cup challenges riders to compete in three, 10-Lap Main Events on a custom-designed track, inspired by five-time Supercross Class Champion Ricky Carmichael.
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. This feat has only occurred once in the history of the Monster Energy Cup when Ryan Villopoto grabbed the honor in 2011. This year’s Cup is expected to bring out one of the deepest talent pools in years and fans can expect an epic battle among the sport’s top competitors on Saturday, October 15 at Sam Boyd Stadium.
New for 2016, the Monster Energy Cup track will feature the highest start in Supercross history. Located at the top of Sam Boyd Stadium, the start gate leads to a 165 foot starting ramp at a 33 degree decline.
Fans can enjoy a full day of entertainment at the Monster Energy Cup Pit Party, including rider autograph sessions, live music, freestyle motocross, BMX and drifting exhibitions. The Pit Party is free from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Oct. 15 with a valid Monster Energy Cup ticket. At the same time, inside the stadium, riders will be sharpening their skills during practice and qualifying for their starting gate position in the Main Event.
Tickets for the 2016 Monster Energy Cup start at $56 and can be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office, UNLVtickets outlets, Town Square Las Vegas and La Bonita Supermarkets, online at UNLVtickets.com, MonsterEnergyCup.com, or by phone at (702) 739-FANS. Tickets will be available at the Sam Boyd Stadium Box Office on the day of the event only. Practice and qualifying begins at 12:00 p.m. and the Main Event begins at 6:00 p.m.
For more information on the Monster Energy Cup, please visit MonsterEnergyCup.com or Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, SupercrossLive.com, the official website of Monster Energy Supercross.