ME Cup TV Package Goes GlobalTuesday, October 16, 2012 | 1:40 PM
Monster Energy Cup International Television Package Takes Race to the Next Level
Saturday’s Race to Air Live in the United States, Australia, Middle East, and Africa
AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports® announced today that the second-annual Monster Energy Cup, from Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium, will be broadcast to 124 countries around the globe and live domestically on SPEED Saturday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m. PST.
SPEED will provide the broadcast to an additional 45 countries and territories outside of the U.S., including Canada and South America. ESPN International will broadcast the race live – for the first time ever – to 78 countries in Australia, the Middle East and Africa. Check local listings for exact time and channel.“The Monster Energy Cup will showcase the sport’s top racers in a way that has never been done before - on an international television stage to 124 countries, most of which will be live,” said Ken Hudgens, COO, Feld Motor Sports. “Our expansion past North America with the live broadcast in Australia, the Middle East and Africa is a huge step forward in making the Monster Energy Cup one of motorsports’ elite properties while highlighting the riders, teams, and sponsors on a world stage. The sport has seen an influx of international riders and we are especially pleased to bring the Monster Energy Cup live to Australia.”
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 lanes 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.SupercrossOnline.com. For all media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig [email protected] 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.
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