Cole Seely to Race Inaugural Monster Energy Cup

Monster Energy Cup Press Release

AURORA, Ill. (July 27, 2011) - Feld Motor Sports(r) announced today that Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda's Cole Seely, of Newbury Park, Calif., will race in the inaugural Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium on October 15.

Seely, 21, captured his first Supercross Lites class win at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles and followed up with another win at Qwest Field in Seattle. After earning a career-best fourth overall in the 2011 Western Regional Supercross Lites class championship, Seely enters the Monster Energy Cup as one of the Lites class favorites.

"For sure the wins at Dodger Stadium and Seattle were a huge boost in my confidence," said Seely. "I have always known I would win, and I think it took me a little longer than some of the other guys to get my first win. I now know that I belong up front at the Monster Energy Cup and I am going to work hard to win the Monster Million as well as the West Coast Lites Championship this upcoming season for myself and the team."

With $1 Million on the line and the track being designed by supercross icons Jeremy McGrath and Ricky Carmichael, the racing will be intense.

"The intensity will be up there, and I think a lot of guys will be going for it," said Seely. "It should be a great event, and I am sure all the top guys are going to show up and give it a shot. I love to race supercross and motocross, so combining both aspects should be interesting. The opportunity to win a million dollars certainly motivates me, but I love racing, so I am going to go out there and do my best."

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.

Confirmed Riders
James Stewart
Chad Reed
Mike Alessi
Andrew Short
Wil Hahn
Josh Hansen
Cole Seely

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(r)
Feld Motor Sports(r), 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(r), Monster Energy Supercross, AMA Arenacross Series, Nuclear Cowboyz(tm), and IHRA(r) Nitro Jam(r). 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.

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