The Repsol rider, firmly in third position in the overall standings, is optimistic ahead of the second half of the season. Read more here.
AURORA, Ill. (August 4, 2011) – Feld Motor Sports® announced today that former two-time Supercross Lites class champion Ivan Tedesco, of Murrieta, Calif., will race the inaugural Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on October 15.
Following two major surgeries to repair injuries sustained earlier this year, Tedesco, who rides for Dodge/Hart & Huntington/Kawasaki, will make his return to racing at the Monster Energy Cup.
“Right before the end of the supercross season I had hip surgery and two weeks after that I had reconstructive knee surgery to repair my ACL,” said Tedesco. “I am working my butt off in therapy, and will make my return to racing at the Monster Energy Cup.”
A proven fast starter, Tedesco, who earned three holeshots this year, says that with a 10-lap, three-main event format there will be several riders that can ride at the front of the pack.
“I consider myself a good starter and this is the type of race where a good start is crucial,” said Tedesco. “The shorter motos will bring out the speed in everyone; there are a lot guys that can go fast for 10 laps.”
The hybrid supercross/motocross track that Jeremy McGrath and Ricky Carmichael are designing will level the playing field for riders that specialize in the technical aspect of supercross and the high-speed aspect of motocross.
“This is the type of race that will show everyone’s raw speed,” said Tedesco. “We’ve never had a race like this before, and we are going to see who the best all around racer is.”
The unique hybrid track will consist of supercross/motocross terrain and will have a tremendous motocross-style influence, making it unlike any other stadium race in the world. This track will be the perfect blend of supercross and motocross combined and created into the ultimate battleground. The Monster Energy Cup posts a $250,000 purse with the winner walking away with a $100,000 check, and for the “first time ever” $1 Million will be paid to a rider that wins all three main events.
Tickets for the 2011 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.
Motos Will Begin at 12:30 p.m. EST
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (August 4, 2011) – With the ninth round of the 2011 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship just over a week away, MX Sports Pro Racing and Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, announce that next Saturday’s Rockstar Energy Unadilla National will feature an earlier start time. Opening ceremonies for the annual event in New Berlin, N.Y., will kick off an action-packed day, at 12 noon EST, with first motos scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. EST.
Highlighting next weekend’s racing from Unadilla is live coverage of the opening motos of both the 450 and 250 classes on FUEL TV and AlliSports.com, beginning at 12:30 p.m. EST. Additionally, NBC Sports will present its third broadcast of the season with exclusive live final-moto coverage of the 450 Class on network television at 3 p.m. EST. SPEED rounds out what is sure to be a memorable day of competition with same-day, final-moto coverage of the 250 Class, beginning at 11:30 p.m. EST.
Currently, just nine points separate Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey, and TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel-Ray Racing’s Chad Reed atop the 450 Class standings. In the 250 Class, the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki trio of Dean Wilson, Tyla Rattray, and Blake Baggett lead the division, respectively, and are currently in the midst of compiling a perfect season for team owner Mitch Payton.
As a reminder, the on-track action next Saturday from Unadilla begins at 8:30 a.m. EST with the first of two practice sessions for each class. Following a short intermission, the opening ceremonies will generate excitement for the day’s festivities at 12 noon EST. The gate drops on the Rockstar Energy Unadilla National just 30 minutes later, at 12:30 p.m. EST.
Tickets for the upcoming Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship are on sale now at www.allisports.com. Special discounts and incentives are available for advance ticket purchasers.
For media information about the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, please contact Media Manager Brandon Short via email at email@example.com or by phone at 949-365-5750.
MX Sports Pro Racing
MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious motocross series – the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. The industry leader in off road powersport event production and management, its mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing organizes events for thousands of action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators. Visit www.mxsportsproracing.com.
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports
Alli, the Alliance of Action Sports, is a global business that encompasses national and international action sports tours and events, multimedia production, and a consumer facing lifestyle brand. The Alliance includes: the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, the Dew Tour, Winter Dew Tour, China Invitational, King of Wake series, and the Gatorade Free Flow Tour. Alli TV Productions creates original content, produces and presents content with partners, and distributes Alli content through a variety of channels. Alli is owned by NBC Sports and MTV Networks and represents a network of athletes, fans, brands and properties. Its mission is to facilitate the momentous growth of action sports, through competition and lifestyle, for a new generation of fans and athletes. The Alli properties are home to more than 550,000 spectators each year and broadcasts more than 150 hours of original content in 100 countries and 280 million homes worldwide. Visit www.allisports.com.
Lucas Oil Products
Lucas Oil is a worldwide leader in the production of oils, lubricants and additives. Based in Corona, Calif., Lucas Oil Products is one of the fastest-growing additive lines in the consumer automotive industry, featuring a premium line of oils, lubricants and problem-solving performance additives. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil Products has established itself as the top-selling additive line in the American truck-stop industry. Lucas Oil is involved in an array of motorsports sponsorships, including the “Official Motor Oil of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship.” Visit www.LucasOil.com.
AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the premier professional motorcycle racing sanctioning body in the United States, operating a full schedule of events and championships for a variety of motorcycle disciplines. From its Daytona Beach headquarters, the organization sanctions professional motorcycle racing competition, which includes, AMA Pro Motocross, AMA Pro Road Racing, and AMA Pro Flat Track. Visit www.amaproracing.com.