Monster Energy Cup Heading To SoCal

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Adam Cianciarulo is the defending Monster Energy Cup champion. (Supercross photo)

CARSON, Calif. – The Monster Energy Cup, Supercross’ Million Dollar All-Star Race, will be moving from Las Vegas to Southern California next year.

The event, which has been held in Las Vegas since 2011, will be held inside Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. on Oct. 10.

The world’s top two-wheeled athletes will return to Southern California to lay it all on the line for a shot at the off-season prize of the largest purse in motorcycle racing at the 10th annual Monster Energy Cup race.

The Monster Energy Cup is an annual showcase of the world’s top Supercross athletes in a one-night-only head-to-head battle for the Monster Energy Cup trophy and the shot at winning $1 million.  The Monster Energy Cup challenges racers in their fight for victory with three 10-lap main events on a custom-designed track, inspired by five-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.

Unlike any other race in the world with a unique format giving the sport’s biggest names a chance to battle it out for the Monster Million, which has only been achieved three times since the event’s inception, last win in 2018 with Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac becoming only the third athlete in the history of the event to take the top prize. Last year in 2019, Adam Cianciarulo grabbed the trophy to win $100,000 in his 450SX class debut.

Marking one of the first ever motorsports events to be held at the Digital Health Sports Park complex (formerly the StubHub Center) based on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills, the Monster Energy Cup will be turning the home field of the LA Galaxy, Major League Soccer’s five-time champions, into a man-made dirt battleground with more than 1.5 million pounds of dirt covering the soccer field for this epic all-day racing event.

Fans will be able to enjoy a full day of entertainment at the Monster Energy Cup FanFest from 12 p.m, to 6 p.m., including rider autograph sessions, live music and additional interactive experiences.  FanFest passes are $20 each and can be purchased in advance through AXS.com or fans get free access by recycling an empty can of Monster Energy.