Supercross Veteran Brett Metcalfe Aiming to Build on Last Year’s Results to Win $1 Million at the Monster Energy Cup
AURORA, Ill. (May 21, 2012) – Feld Motor Sports® announced today that Brett Metcalfe, of Murrieta, Calif., will race in the Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on October 20.
During the inaugural Monster Energy Cup, Metcalfe was third overall, finishing an impressive 4-3-3.
“Last year at the Monster Energy Cup was awesome,” said Metcalfe. “It was a fun event for the fans and really competitive for the racers. The three Main Event format was definitely a challenge for us. Instead of one good start you needed three good ones, so it was certainly tough. I’m looking forward to racing for a million bucks this October.”
The Australian-born racer first joined the American ranks in 2003. He has competed in seven Supercross Lites Class seasons, earning six podium and 13 top-5 finishes with a career-best third-overall. In 2011, Metcalfe moved up to the Supercross Class in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, but a mid-season injury cut his debut short. Metcalfe returned for the 2012 season and competed in all 17-races, finishing eighth-overall.
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.
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Tickets for the 2012 Monster Energy Cup can be purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office, UNLVtickets outlets, online at www.UNLVtickets.com, www.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.
About Feld Motor Sports®
Feld Motor Sports®, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. productions include Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMA Arenacross Series, Nuclear Cowboyz®, and IHRA® Nitro Jam®. Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment. For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com.