CARLSBAD, Calif., (June 29, 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 – rolls into Buchanan, Mich., this weekend for the annual Monster Energy/Kawasaki RedBud MX National, presented by Concept Haulers - Round Five of the 2006 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, presented by FMF.
As it stands two riders have a shot at the overall Monster Energy/ Kawasaki bonus award – and they both just happen to be Monster Energy-backed athletes.
”I’m definitely charging for it and I know Ryan (Villopoto) will be as well,” said Carmichael. “RedBud’s one of my favorite tracks, the crowd’s massive and with Monster’s presence I’m sure they’ll all know what’s on the line with the Triple Crown.”
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 pit bike (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 two custom Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki pit bikes and cash prizes!
The dates for the Monster Energy/Kawasaki Triple Crown of Motocross are:
May 28th – High Point Raceway, Mt. Morris, Pa. (Winners: RC & Villopoto)
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, top privateers at the three race Triple Crown receive a grand each. Those winning at High Point were: David Vuillemin (Motocross class) and Danny Smith (Lites class).