Metcalfe came to the U.S. from Australia in 2003 and immediately enjoyed success on the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites tour, finishing fifth overall. Before moving to the premier AMA Supercross class earlier this year, he finished a career-best third overall in the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites championship.
During his AMA Supercross debut, Metcalfe earned a season-best fifth place at the first-ever race at Oakland-Alameda County Stadium in Oakland. Following the stop at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium, Metcalfe withdrew from the championship due to an injury and is eager to compete on the hybrid supercross/motocross track.
“I am really looking forward to the Monster Energy Cup race in Las Vegas at the end of the season,” said Metcalfe. “I think it’s going to be a great spectacle with a hybrid race track of motocross and supercross obstacles put into one.”I think it’s going to be great for spectators, and I think that for us racers, just coming off of our outdoor championship, I think it is a much smoother transformation back into supercross by having both genres put together.
“I can’t wait to put my Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki out there on the racetrack to have fun and be competitive,” added Metcalfe. “It will be a serious event too and giving myself the chance to win a million bucks is pretty cool because that doesn’t happen every day. Looking forward to being a part of it and doing well out there – I can’t wait for it.”
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 with the winner walking away with 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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