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06/19/11
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Big super-motocross race planned for Vegas could hurt IndyCar finale  IndyCar is holding their season finale in Las Vegas on October 16th at Bruton Smith's Las Vegas Motor Speedway.  So what could go wrong and hurt attendance?

Feld Motor Sports announced the creation of an inaugural event called the Monster Energy Cup, which posts a purse of a quarter-of-a-million dollars and a potential $1 million bonus, that will take place at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on October 15th. This invitation-only race will showcase the world’s top supercross racers live on SPEED in a three-hour broadcast.

This lucrative event posts a $250,000 purse with the winner walking away with a $100,000 check, and for the “first-time ever” a shot at $1 million. The Monster Million will be awarded to the winner of all three main events.

“The Monster Energy Cup is designed around a racing format that will challenge the racers unlike any other supercross event featuring an epic endurance challenge of a three-stage. 30-lap main event,” said Todd Jendro, senior director of two wheel operations, Feld Motor Sports. “This newly created format incorporates three main events, where riders will engage in three races, battling for rights to win the inaugural Monster Energy Cup. The event will feature a one-class format, offering riders the option to choose the bike of their choice, including 250-450cc four strokes or 125cc and 250cc two strokes. The unique “all in” option presents riders with maximum flexibility, manufacturers with a variety of set-up options and the perfect showcase for supercross fans.”

Too bad this event was not being held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 15th so it would add to the IndyCar finale weekend instead of potential fans spending their money on the Monster Energy Cup event.

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