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The Monster Energy/Kawasaki Triple Crown of Motocross returns

Last year Monster Energy’s own Ricky Carmichael was the big winner, can RC repeat versus James Stewart & Kevin Windham this summer?

CARLSBAD, Calif., (May 16, 2006) – Monster Energy & Kawasaki’s 
three race, $72,000 winner(s)-take-all bonus program – The 2nd 
annual Monster Energy/Kawasaki Triple Crown of Motocross – kicks off next weekend in Mt. Morris, Pa., with the running of the Kawasaki/
Monster Energy National at High Point Raceway, presented by Anderson & Strudwick, Round Two of the 2006 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, presented by FMF.

In addition to the sizable bonus opportunity – which this year 
includes $1,500 to the top pros in each class, Monster Energy & 
Kawasaki – in cooperation with Pro Circuit – will award the top 
pro placer in both Motocross and Lites classes a custom Monster 
Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki KLX 110 mini cycle (valued at $3,000). 
Monster Energy & Kawasaki will also award an additional $1,000 in 
cash to the hard working top privateer finisher in each class. 
That’s six custom Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki pit bikes and 
a potential $50,000 in cash prizes, $21,000 of which is guaranteed!

Monster Energy, the multiple-year sponsor of the Kawasaki/Pro Circuit team, has been involved in the great sport of motocross for several years now. Synonymous with the action sport movement, the Monster Energy glowing green “M” claw logo can be seen nationally from one end of the action sports spectrum to the other.

“Monster Energy continues to view motocross as the pinnacle of 
action sports,” said Monster Energy spokesman Scott Sepkovic of 
Crown AMG. “The Monster Energy/Kawasaki Triple Crown of Motocross spoke volumes in regards to helping elevate the sport of motocross to a new level of mainstream acceptance. This was Monster Energy’s way of giving back to the sport at both the pro and privateer level. And we’re excited about the opportunity to again align ourselves with such great motocross venues as High Point, RedBud and Steel City.”

The dates for the Monster Energy/Kawasaki Triple Crown of Motocross are:

.May 28th – High Point Raceway, Mt. Morris, Pa.

.July 2nd  – RedBud Track ‘n Trail, Buchanan, Mich.

.Sept. 3rd – Steel City Raceway, Delmont, Pa.

Bottom line: If a rider sweeps the Motocross class, like Carmichael 
did last year, he will receive a check from Monster Energy/Kawasaki 
for $30,000. If a rider sweeps the Lites class he will receive a 
check for $10,000.

Along with Carmichael winning the $25,000 bonus last year, top 
privateers at the three race Triple Crown promotion included:

High Point: Jean-Sebastian Roy (250/motocross class), Mike Brown (125/lites class)

RedBud: Nick Wey (250/motocross class), Mike Brown (125/lites class)

Steel City: Ryan Hughes (250/motocross class), Ryan Sipes (125/lites class)

In addition, the overall top privateer for three rounds received a 
check for $500. Last year the top Monster Energy/Kawasaki Triple 
Crown of Motocross privateer athletes in each class were John Dowd, who edged out Nick Wey in the 250 class points chase, and Mike Brown in the 125 class. This the top privateers receive a check for $1,000 per race this year.

“Monster Energy trusts that the industry realizes the importance of 
this promotion and the legitimacy it brings to the sport of 
motocross,” said Sepkovic. “Kawasaki and Pro Circuit should also 
be commended with their involvement as well, showing how we can all band together to help in raising the awareness of the sport through a promotion such as the Monster Energy/Kawasaki Triple Crown of 
Motocross.”

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