The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has issued an open supplemental rules package for the Monster Energy Cup. The Oct. 15 race at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev., which features a potential $1 million payout, will allow a wide range of unrestricted motorcycle configurations.
The elimination of nearly all technical restrictions, with the exception of sound and fuel regulations, will allow riders and teams the opportunity to develop and test new technology during race conditions without being restricted by the current AMA Supercross rulebook. Teams will have the opportunity to employ components such as in-helmet communication, traction control, GPS and more. All of the rules that pertain to safety and operations will remain in place.
AMA Director of Supercross Kevin Crowther said that the open rules approach is possible due to the nature of a distinct stand-alone event versus a national championship.
As a singular competition event, the Monster Energy Cup gives us more freedom to think outside the box and try some innovative concepts that might not always be practical for a national championship, Crowther said. Considering this freedom of the rules package and the amount of money on the line, the Monster Energy Cup will be one of racing’s must-attend events this year.
Crowther added that, while the actual supplemental rules package is available online at AMASupercross.com, the basics are simple.
No homologation is necessary, and the engine displacement must be at least 125cc. Beyond that, nearly anything goes — two-stroke, four-stroke, singles, twins. Weight restrictions are gone. Large-displacement two strokes are welcome, he said. We are also implementing new sound-testing procedures. We will be using the new 2-Meter Max sound-testing method that will be implemented for the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.
The track will consist of Supercross and motocross terrain, and the motocross-style influence will be unmistakeable, making it unlike any other stadium race in the world. The hybrid track will be a perfect blend of styles and serve as the ultimate battleground for today’s top professional racers.
The Monster Energy Cup posts a $250,000 purse, awarding the winner a $100,000 check, and $1 million will be paid to a rider who 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.
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