The Monster Energy Cup is an annual showcase of the world's top Supercross athletes in a one-night-only battle for the coveted Monster Energy Cup trophy and the shot at winning 1 million dollars, the largest prize in motorcycle racing. Unlike any other race, the Monster Energy Cup challenges racers in their fight for victory with three, 10-Lap Main Events on a custom-designed track, inspired by 5-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ricky Carmichael. The Monster Energy Cup posts a $250,000 purse, with the winner guaranteed to walk away with a $100,000 check, and any rider who wins all three Main Events will take home $1 million.
Along with the world’s best professional two-wheeled athletes in attendance, the Monster Energy Cup will feature the Supermini and Amateur All-Star classes for top athletes ages 12-15 who have earned the right to compete on the same track as the stars of Supercross as they prepare themselves for the next step in their racing careers. Flo Motorsports Riders Talon Hawkins and Haiden Deegan will be competing at the 2018 Monster Energy Cup, lining up against the best Supermini and Amateur All-Stars in the world. The riders will be backed with Flo Motorsports Custom Gold Foot Pegs and Pro 160 Levers. Another Flo Motorsports backed rider Kevin Moranz riding for Customs Powersports, will be running Custom Jet Fuel Foot Pegs as well as the Pro 160 Levers on his Kawasaki KX250F. Kevin has been training at the Carmichael farm and is looking forward to dominate at this weekend’s 8th annual Monster Energy Cup.
This year, the track will feature dual Monster Energy Cup arches that will rise from the track into the grandstands, plus dual sand sections, dual over-under bridges and the return of the Joker Lane, which will once again be a slower disadvantage that athletes will have to race through at least once during each Main Event. Racers will scream back into the stadium at full speed hitting upward of 75 mph as Monster Alley stretches an impressive 1,114 feet in length.