CORONA, Calif., (April 13, 2007) – Monster Energy-backed motocross racers at the 2007 Vegas World Mini Grand Prix have been tearing apart the competition, so much so that one - Christian Craig - has already wrapped up the overall 150 Four Stroke class championship and a host of other riders are winning motos left and right.
The Monster Energy-backed Kawasaki Extreme Team Green riders Michael Hall and Austin Stroupe have picked up the slack for injured teammate Hunter Hewitt, winning or winding up on the podium in every race they’ve been in through today.
Working hard to keep up with the marquee Extreme Team Green racers are the 80-plus other racers backed by Monster Energy. As mentioned, Christian Craig won the supermini class yesterday and came back and won the overall new 150 Four Stroke class. Also running well, when he’s not crashing or having to play catch up from poor starts, is Kyle Engle. Engle has top three finished in all of his motos but one so far.
Two former national champions when they were with Cobra Motorcycles are now running the Kawasaki/Monster Energy logo. Floridians Adam Cianciarulo and Zach Bell, both have their A-games going with Cianciarulo winning everything possible in his classes and the 12-year-old Bell moving up to race the supermini class with the big boys and finishing an impressive 6th.
The Vegas World Mini GPs continue through the weekend. Look for a full report on the event Monday at www.monsterenergy.com.