Baker Set to Make MEC DebutWednesday, May 2, 2012 | 9:45 AM
AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports® announced today that Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda’s Travis Baker, of Temecula, Calif., will race the 2012 Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on October 20.
Baker raced his first professional Western Regional Supercross Lites Class Championship in 2011 and finished 11trh overall despite missing the Los Angeles and Oakland stops. This year he earned a career-best sixth place in Oakland.
“Unfortunately, I was hurt last year and couldn’t make it, but this year I am going to try and make it and go for the $1 million,” said Baker. “I missed it last year, I am going to be there this year, trying to get that big money.”
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 [email protected] 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.