AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports® announced today that Nico Izzi, of Wildomar, Calif., will make his debut in the Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on October 20.
“The Monster Energy Cup was an awesome race,” said Izzi. “I was unfortunately hurt for it last year, but am excited for it this year. The Monster Energy Cup is going to be good. The track layout was pretty cool, and you can win $1 million, what’s not good about that? October 20, I’ll be there racing for that monster million.”
Izzi joined the Supercross Lites ranks in 2007, and just two races into his rookie campaign earned his first-career podium finish. To date, Izzi has two consecutive third-overall finishes in the Lites division. With the help of four top-10 finishes, Izzi currently sits ninth in the Western Regional Supercross Lites Class point standings in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.
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.