We take a look back at the 2012 Monster Energy Cup.
Cooper Webb was at the top of the class in the Amateur All-Stars. Simon Cudby Shane McElrath, now a full-time pro with Lucas Oil/Troy Lee Designs Honda, was part of the Amateur All-Star roster. Simon Cudby Adam Cianciarulo and Webb went head-to-head one last time as amateurs last year. Simon Cudby Riding one of the few 250s in the pro field, Blake Baggett crashed in practice and ended up on the sidelines. Simon Cudby Justin Barcia made a statement toward his 2013 Monster Energy Supercross chances by winning the overall. Simon Cudby Barcia celebrates his victory. It wasn't the Monster Million, but it wasn't chump change! Simon Cudby Kyle Chisholm, riding for the now defunct Jeff Ward Racing Team. Simon Cudby The now retired Christian Craig. Simon Cudby Remember this? Simon Cudby Josh Grant is his first race back with JGR Yamaha. He scored a holeshot in a race and showed some speed. Simon Cudby RCH made its team debut at the Monster Energy Cup in 2012. The team didn't race, but did announce Broc Tickle as the lead rider. Simon Cudby Miss Supercross (left) hanging out before the night show. Simon Cudby Opening ceremonies kicked things off with a bang. Simon Cudby Chad Reed made his return from a devastating injury in supercross at the Monster Energy Cup. Simon Cudby Reed battling with Alessi and Grant. Simon Cudby Eli Tomac jumped on a 450.... Simon Cudby ...and won one of the main events. Simon Cudby Ryan Villopoto returned from an ACL injury in supercross at the ME Cup. Simon Cudby RV battling with Dungey. Villopoto won the first race but crashed out for the night in race two. Simon Cudby A big crash in practice knocked Kevin Windham out of the show, and set the tone for his retirement to come. We'll miss ya, K-Dub! Simon Cudby