AMA Implements Supplemental Rules for MEC

October 4, 2011 4:00pm
American Motorcyclist Association Implements Open Supplemental Rules Package for Monster Energy Cup

PICKERINGTON, Ohio-- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has issued an open supplemental rules package for the Monster Energy Cup. The Oct. 15 race at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev., which features a potential $1 Million payout, will allow a wide range of unrestricted machinery.

The elimination of nearly all technical restrictions, with the exception of sound and fuel regulations, will allow riders and teams the opportunity to develop and test new technology during race conditions without being restricted by the current AMA Supercross rulebook. Teams will have the unique opportunity to employ components such as in-helmet communication, traction control, GPS, and more. All of the rules that pertain to safety and operations will remain in place.

AMA Director of Supercross Kevin Crowther said that the open rules approach is possible due to the nature of a unique stand-alone event versus a world championship.

“As a singular race the Monster Energy Cup gives us more freedom to think outside the box and try some innovative concepts that might not always be practical for a national championship,” Crowther said. “Between this rules package and the amount of money on the line, the Monster Energy Cup will be one of racing’s must-attend events this year.”

“While the actual supplemental rules package is available online at AMASupercross.com, the basics are simple,” Crowther continued. “No homologation is necessary, and the engine displacement must be at least 125cc. Beyond that, nearly anything goes -- two-stroke, four-stroke, singles, twins. Weight restrictions are gone. Large-displacement two strokes are welcome. That said, it’s important to stress that all safety and sound-related regulations will remain in place. In fact, with regard to sound testing, we will be implementing the new 2Meter Max sound testing procedure that we will use for the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.”

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, awarding the winner 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.

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