Nearly 5 Hours of Monster Energy Cup Content to Stream Live
Combined with the Live Domestic and International Television Package, the 2012 Monster Energy Cup Will Be Broadcast to a Record Number of Households around the World
AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports® announced today that the pre-race press conference and the qualifying sessions for the second-annual Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium will be streamed live for free at www.MonsterEnergyCup.com/SupercrossLive and www.Facebook.com/VegasMECup.
The Monster Energy Cup pre-race press conference, featuring the 2011 winner of the Monster Million, Ryan Villopoto, in addition to Ryan Dungey, Chad Reed, Justin Barcia, Justin Brayton and Adam Cianciarulo, will stream live this Friday at 6:00 p.m. PST. The afternoon qualifying sessions on race day will also be streamed live on Saturday from 1:30 – 4:15 p.m. PST.
“This weekend’s Monster Energy Cup global media package that combines live television and live web streaming is second to none,” said Todd Jendro, Vice President of Operations, Feld Motor Sports. “Fans around the world will have more opportunities to watch the historic Monster Energy Cup racing than ever before, including many live web streaming segments throughout the weekend and live television domestically and in Australia, Africa, and the Middle East.”
Supercross LIVE’s Jim Holley, a former World Supercross Champion, and Kevin Barnett, Olympian and professional broadcaster, will provide commentary during Saturday’s qualifying sessions. Fans can continue to access special Supercross LIVE video content throughout the weekend including track walk interviews with the riders, behind the scenes, and podium interviews at the end of the evening. They will be made available on the website and social media.
SPEED and ESPN International will broadcast the Monster Energy Cup live (in the U.S., Australia, Africa, and Middle East), beginning Saturday at 7:00 p.m. PST., and SPEED2 will stream the main event live at www.SPEED2.com.
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. New to this year’s track will be a 200’ banked sweeping turn that will be built in the stands, two 11 rider starting gates split by 220’ before they converge at the apex of the 300’ start straight and the joker lane that riders will have to race through at least once during laps 2-10. After racing through these sections of the track, fans will be treated to equally exciting racing lane that are built into the Monster Energy Fan Zone, which is located outside of 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.MonsterEnergyCup.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.