Blake Baggett to Make Monster Energy Cup Debut on a 450cc Motorcycle

AURORA, Ill.**** (July 17, 2012) – Feld Motor Sports® announced today that Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Blake Baggett, of Grand Terrace, Calif., will race in the second annual Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium on October 20.

Baggett, 20, has won three Supercross Lites Class Main Events in his professional career and recently finished fourth in the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class Championship. Baggett also finished fourth in 2011, where he scored two wins and an additional six podium finishes. While Baggett is a Supercross Lites Class rider, he will be riding a 450cc motorcycle at this year’s Monster Energy Cup, marking the first time he will ride the machine in professional competition.

“A million dollars up for grabs – that is probably the coolest thing I have ever heard of, and to be a part of that would be a cool thing. I don’t have much time on a 450cc, but when the time comes, we’ll put a little bit of time into it.”

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 dhartwig@feldinc.com 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.