Roczen misses out on the million dollars but $100,000 isn’t too bad!
The Monster Energy Cup consistently draws most of the top names in the sport (at least if they’re healthy), and because of this, even though it’s approximately 10 weeks before the start of the Monster Energy/AMA Supercross Series, it can serve as an indicator of who’s on their game and who has work to do.
And as of right now, RCH Suzuki’s Ken Roczen is more on top of things than anybody, as evidenced by his standing on top of the box at the end of the night, scoring the win with a 1-4-1 score in the three main events. Roczen didn’t win the million dollars that was up for grabs if a rider could win all three motos, but he did grab the $100,000 that was set aside for the overall winner.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson actually became the first racer ever to grab all three main-event holeshots, which landed him a free 2016 Toyota Tundra. In the first race, he led early, but quickly gave way to Honda’s Trey Canard. Canard led the first couple laps before sliding out in the slippery conditions, handing the lead back to Anderson.
Anderson hung on to take the win but had forgotten to take the Joker Lane at least one time in the 10-lap race and was relegated post-race to sixth place, and the win went to Roczen over Dungey, last year’s winner Davi Millsaps, Yoshimura Suzuki’s Blake Baggett, and AutoTrader.com/JGR/Toyota Yamaha’s Justin Barcia. Canard ended up 10th. Last week’s Red Bull Straight Rhythm winner James Stewart went down early in the main, and after only catching back up to 18th, he called it a night with a sore right wrist.