Jake Weimer, former West Region Supercross Lites Champion, to race inaugural Monster Energy Cup hybrid supercross – motocross in Las Vegas
You’ve heard about it. It’s the inaugural Monster Energy Cup at Las Vegas Sam Boyd Stadium October 15. And former Supercross Lites Champion Jake Weimer and his Kawasaki will be racing in it.
Jake was the 2010 West Regional Supercross Lites champion, and has nine-career Lites supercross class wins. Weimer has moved up to the ‘big’ class in Supercross and Motocross for 2011 and Kawasaki. And he will be on the KX450F, ready to battle against the world’s top riders in this one-of-a-kind race.
Jake says: Anytime you have a chance to win $1 million in one night, you want to take advantage of it. I definitely want to go there and do well. It’s cool that Feld and Monster have stepped up to make this a unique event. Because we’ve never really had a race like this (hybrid supercross / motocross) before, it could make for some interesting battles. I have done well racing the supercross finale at Sam Boyd Stadium, which is typically hard-packed and dry, so I hope my experience can carry over to this hybrid track.
The unique 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 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.
Courtesy Feld Motor Sports