CHINO, Calif. – RCH/Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John's Suzuki Factory Racing will debut three new sponsors when the team unloads and competes for $1 million in Saturday night's Monster Energy Cup at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.
Elite Team Offices, Chimera Golf Club at Tuscany, and Draft Kings have all entered into agreements to support the team co-owned by Freestyle Motocross visionary Carey Hart and fifteen-time AMA champion Ricky Carmichael.
Elite Team Offices has signed a ten-race sponsorship that kickstarts this weekend and also includes nine additional races on the 2016 schedule. The Clovis, California-based organization specializes in commercial landscaping, construction, and heavy equipment rental, and will focus its marketing efforts at supercross races in California, Nevada, and Arizona.
"Racing has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember," said Guy Stockbridge, CEO of Elite Team Offices. "Today, the passion for racing continues as Elite Team Offices partners with RCH Racing. I am eager to take what we've learned with our business-to-business relations as a former World of Outlaws Sprint Car team owner and use it as an active partner with RCH. I look forward to the endless possibilities with this partnership. I can't wait to see what comes from Elite Team Offices teaming up with the exceptional organization that Carey Hart and Ricky Carmichael have created at RCH Racing. As a duo who knows the ingredients to success and the know how to win, we can accomplish great things together."
Meanwhile, Chimera Golf Club at Tuscany and Draft Kings have signed agreements to support RCH's effort this weekend at the Monster Energy Cup, as well.
The Chimera Golf Club at Tuscany, located just outside the Las Vegas city limits in Henderson, Nevada, was designed in 2003 by Ted Robinson Jr. The natural terrain and unparalleled views of the Las Vegas Strip make Chimera Golf Club an incredible place to enjoy a round. RCH riders Ken Roczen and Broc Tickle will both tee it up and play eighteen holes at Chimera on Thursday, October 15, as they prepare to race for $1 million Saturday night.
"We are very excited to have this opportunity to partner with RCH Racing," said Tom Burke, president and chief executive officer of Chimera Golf Club. "The course is in amazing shape and we are ready to host RCH Racing and fans."
Additionally, Chimera will activate its partnership on site at the Monster Energy Cup in the RCH pit area Saturday night. Attendees will have the chance to win promotional items and rounds of golf at Chimera.
Finally, RCH, Monster Energy Cup, and Draft Kings partnered to give one randomly selected lucky winner the opportunity to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to this year's Monster Energy Cup. The winner and three guests won round-trip airfare and hotel accommodations, a VIP experience at the race, and a new Suzuki RM-Z250. Players entered on Draft Kings by competing online against Broc Tickle in fantasy football from September 27-28.
The Monster Energy Cup showcases the world's top supercross riders in a head to-head battle for the coveted Monster Energy Cup and the chance to win $1 million. Unlike any other race, the Monster Energy Cup challenges riders to compete in three, ten-lap main events on a unique track inspired by Carmichael.
"I'm really excited about this year's track design and feel it is quite a bit different than any before it," explained Carmichael, who has played an integral role in the course design since the event's inception in 2011. "The elevated start is going to be cool to see, and I like that it is back inside the stadium for this year. I'm very pleased with the track, but just as much, I'm excited for the racing this year. There is a lot of heat showing up for this year's race, and I'm expecting to see some of the best racing action ever this time around."
The 2015 edition of the Monster Energy Cup from Sam Boyd Stadium will be televised live on FOX Sports 2 Saturday, October 17, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET, 6:30 p.m. PT. The race will be rebroadcast Sunday, October 18, leading in and out of NFL programming (depending on the specific television markets—check local listings) on the FOX Broadcast Channel, offering fans ninety minutes of Monster Energy Cup action from Saturday's race.