AURORA, Ill. (August 10, 2011) – Feld Motor Sports® announced today, following this weekend’s Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s, the top-15 finishing riders from the Super-Mini class (12-15 years old) have earned a spot in the prestigious Super-Mini class at the Monster Energy Cup. The Inaugural Monster Energy Cup is set to take place from Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium October 15.
The Monster Energy Cup Super-Mini Class will showcase the next generation of superstars including eight-time AMA Amateur National Champion Adam Cianciarulo along with other of the world’s best amateur Super-Mini riders. The winner of this prestigious event will be awarded the honor of being crowned the first ever Monster Energy Super-Mini Class Champion.
The Super-Mini class main event will follow a two-moto, six-lap format. Overall results will be determined by combined main event results.
“I’m definitely excited to compete in the Super-Mini class at the Monster Energy Cup,” said Cianciarulo. “Just to know that Ricky Carmichael and Jeremy McGrath, two of the greatest riders out there, are designing the track makes this one of the most coolest races. Those guys have two totally different riding styles, so I think the track is going to suite everyone well. I’m really looking forward to the race.”
Super-Mini Class (12-15 years old) Lineup
- Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki
- Jordon Smith, Belmont N.C., Suzuki
- Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Honda
- Daniel Baker, Crittenden, Kent., Honda
- Andrew Pierce, Huffman, Texas, Suzuki
- Troy Graffunder, Wheatland, Calif., Honda
- Chase Marquier, Newcastle, Okla., Suzuki
- Shelby Peterson, Fort Worth, Texas, Kawasaki
- Cole Barbieri, Ukiah, Calif., Yamaha
- Jaisaac Sloan, Phoenix, Arizona, Honda
- Austen Wiser, Mansfield, Texas, Kawasaki
- Bradford Young, Delray Beach, Fla., Kawasaki
- Keith Tucker, Fuquay Varina, N.C., KTM
- Jantz Grodzicki, San Diego, Calif., Suzuki
- Samuel Redman, Clarksville, Tenn., Suzuki
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, the Galleria at Sunset, all Stations and Fiesta Casinos, online at www.UNLVtickets.com, www.supercrossonline.com or by phone at (866) 8-FINALS. 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.