News 7 Oct 2011

Tomac confirmed for next weekend's Monster Energy Cup

Eli Tomac has been confirmed for next weekend's Monster Energy Cup in Vegas.

Eli Tomac has been confirmed for next weekend's Monster Energy Cup in Vegas.

GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac is the latest top level rider who has confirmed he will compete at the inaugural Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on 15 October.

The 18-year old made his Western Regional Supercross Lites class debut in 2011 and closed out the season second-overall, just six points shy of the championship.

In 2011, Tomac won two races and earned four podium finishes. Proving to be a title contender, Tomac is ready to lay it on the line for the Monster Million.

“Everybody is going to be riding on the edge, especially since there is so much money up for grabs,” said Tomac. “With the hybrid track blending elements from both supercross and motocross, bike set-up is going to be key.

“It’s going to be so different from any track we currently race on. I’m sure Ricky [Carmichael] and Jeremy’s [McGrath] track design will make for some great racing.”

With $1-million on the line, the Honda rider will be using his experience racing supercross and motocross as a guide to battling the Monster Energy Cup track.

“Anytime you’re on a track with a veteran like Kevin Windham or top guy like Ryan Villopoto, you’re going to learn something new,” said Tomac.

““You get to see how they ride a corner or go through a rhythm section and hopefully you learn something from that. It should be a lot of fun and racing against guys like them will make it all that much more exciting.”

The unique hybrid track will consist of supercross/motocross terrain and will have a tremendous motocross-style influence, making it unlike any other stadium race in the world.

The Monster Energy Cup posts a $250,000, awarding the winner a $100,000 cheque, and $1-million will be paid to a rider that wins all three main events.