It’s supercross … it’s motocross … it’s the hybrid Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas, on October 15 at Sam Boyd Stadium. Team Pro-Circuit Kawasaki rider and current 250 MX Lites class points leader in the AMA National Motocross series, Dean Wilson is racing!
More info courtesy of Feld Motor Sports:
The sophomore Supercross Lites class rider had the best season of his career in 2011 by taking home his first Eastern Regional Supercross Lites class win in Atlanta. Wilson kept the momentum alive by winning in Arlington, Texas and Toronto, Canada.
Wilson finished second overall on the season, 22 points behind Eastern Regional Supercross Lites class champion Justin Barcia.
“The Monster Energy Cup should be a great race. Racing in Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium is exciting and the chance to line up against the guys who were my racing heroes growing up will be awesome. I think we are going to see some good battles with the track going into the stands, so that should be exciting too. The format is going to be fun with there being three main events. I am going to be pushing to win all (three) of the races so I can take home the $1 million,” said Wilson.
With 15 career starts, three wins, five podium visits, four top five and four top ten finishes to his credit, Wilson is one of the top Supercross Lites class riders to compete in the open-class format.
The unique Monster Energy Cup hybrid track will consist of supercross / MX terrain and will have a tremendous MX style influence, making it unlike any other stadium race in the world. This track will be the perfect blend of supercross and MX 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.