Speed will televise the inaugural Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas' Sam Boyd Stadium live on October 15 at 10 p.m. (Eastern), according to Feld Motor Sports.The lead into the live Monster Energy Cup coverage will be a one-hour season recap of 2011 Supercross - The Greatest Season Ever beginning at 9 p.m. (Eastern).The show will feature host Ralph Sheheen and color analyst Jeff Emig with Ricky Carmichael joining the duo in the booth. Erin Bates will serve as the pit reporter.
"There's no better way to kick off the inaugural Monster Energy Cup than providing the fans at home 3.5 hours of live television coverage," said Dave Prater, director of supercross, Feld Motor Sports. "With the help of a live broadcast on Speed, fans who aren't able to make it to Vegas for this historical race will have the chance to witness the world's best riders lay it all on the line for the Monster Million at the convenience of their own home."
"Anytime someone starts talking about the possibility of winning $1 million, hearts beat faster, adrenaline starts flowing... you can bet someone will find a way to do more than they ever thought they could," said SPEED President Hunter Nickell. "We expect all this and more from riders at the inaugural Monster Energy Cup on SPEED. This kind of event turns an already exciting experience into a ‘Did you see that?!' opportunity."