AURORA, Ill. (July 19, 2012) – Feld Motor Sports® announced today that Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Tyla Rattray, who came to the U.S. from South Africa, will race the second annual Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on October 20.
Rattray, 26, won the 2008 MX2 Class in the FIM World Championships before coming to the U.S. He opened the 2012 Western Regional Supercross Lites Class with two consecutive podium finishes and an additional fourth-place finish. During his Heat Race at the Oakland stop of the Monster Energy Supercross Championship, Rattray suffered an injury that placed him on the sidelines for the remainder of the season.
“I think this year will be even better,” said Rattray. “With a million dollars on the line … there is no space for error. I think it will be good – also – for the fans to come out there and see all of those good guys racing for it (the $1 million).”
To hear Rattray’s thoughts on the 2012 Monster Energy Cup, click the video below.
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.
For more information on the Monster Energy Cup, log on to www.SupercrossOnline.com. For all media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig firstname.lastname@example.org or 630-566-6305. To follow the Monster Energy Cup on Facebook and Twitter, log on to www.Facebook.com/VegasMECup and www.Twitter.com/VegasMECup.
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.