Asterisk’s Tom Carson Discusses the Monster Energy Cup
AURORA, Ill. (August 14, 2012) – Asterisk’s Director of Motor Sports Tom Carson discusses the second annual Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on October 20.
“I think that every fan in the stands and everyone on the track would want to win a million bucks. I would love to have a million bucks,” said Carson. “It’s a great prize for the guys out there; it’s a lot of an incentive. All of your top guys are going to be there fighting for that. That also makes it a little more interesting with a three moto format. Sometimes you can put together two good motos but to throw a third one in there, that makes it tough some times. Three good starts, three good finishes, that’s three times you have to be the first guy to the checkered flag.”
The Asterisk medical team has been providing on-site urgent medical assistance to the sport for over 10 years. Asterisk personnel can be spotted at the races in their state-of-the-art Mobile Medical Center, a customized emergency hub with special purpose equipment tailored to the sport’s riders, their crews and event staff.
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.
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