Feld Motor Sports® announced today that GEICO Honda's Kevin Windham, 33, of Centerville, Miss., will compete at this year's inaugural Monster Energy Cup race set to take place October 15 from Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium.
"I don't know anyone who would not put it all on the line for a million dollars," said Windham. That's a payday that will entice all the riders."
After wrapping up his 17th Monster Energy Supercross season, Windham has since earned one Western Regional Supercross Lites class championship along with finishing runner-up three times in the Supercross class. Throughout his Supercross class career, Windham has 18 wins and an additional 56 podium finishes. He's looking to add the Monster Energy Cup championship to his resume and is excited to see what track designers Ricky Carmichael and Jeremy McGrath create.
"We had a pretty exciting season in 2011, so it I think it's going to be good no matter what (Ricky) Carmichael and (Jeremy) McGrath throw at us," said Windham. "The competitiveness of the racing is at a whole new level. Carmichael and McGrath are two of the best riders the sport has ever seen, and it will be fun to ride a track that they design. Three shorter motos will for sure keep the racing tight and interesting. That will make it very difficult to sweep the night."
Throughout the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross season, Windham, who was selected as the "Fan Favorite" by the industry and fans, earned 12 top-10 finishes, with a season-best finish of second coming from Seattle's Qwest Field.
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. This track will be the perfect blend of supercross and motocross combined and created into the ultimate battleground. The Monster Energy Cup posts a $250,000 purse with the winner walking away with a $100,000 check, and for the "first time ever" $1 Million will be paid to a rider that wins all three main events.
Tickets for the 2011 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.