$72,000 Monster Energy/Kawasaki Triple Crown Kicks off High PointThursday, May 18, 2006 | 3:04 PM
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Bonuses on the line starting at High Point
Morgantown, WV – Racer Productions announces that the $72,000 Monster Energy/Kawasaki “Triple Crown Of Motocross” will kick off at the 30th Annual Kawasaki/Monster Energy Nationals at High Point Raceway, presented by Anderson & Strudwick, Round 2 of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, presented by FMF. The three-race “series within a series” will award more money than ever to riders logging strong results at the High Point, Red Bud and Steel City rounds of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship. This makes the High Point National one of the richest races in American motorcycling.
Last year, Monster Energy’s own Ricky Carmichael swept all three rounds of the Monster Energy/Kawasaki Triple Crown of Motocross on his Makita Suzuki and collected $25,000. This year the ante ups to $30,000 in the AMA Motocross Class and $10,000 in the AMA Motocross Lites class if a rider in either division can win all three “Triple Crown” races.
In addition, the winners of the High Point National in each class will receive $1500 from Monster Energy and Kawasaki as well as a custom Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki KLX 110 mini cycle (valued at $3,000). The Triple Crown also pays bonus cash to the top privateers, with $1000 going to the top non-factory supported rider in each class.
“It’s great to see Monster Energy and Kawasaki select the High Point National as one of their Triple Crown stops again,” said Tim Cotter of Racer Productions. “It’s a real testament to High Point’s standing in the American motocross community. And that extra money will only push the racers faster and higher in the hopes of getting that cash!”
After High Point, the Triple Crown of Motocross continues with the Red Bud Motocross National in Buchanan, Michigan on July 1-2, and the Steel City Motocross National in Delmont, Pennsylvania on September 2-3. If a rider in the AMA Motocross Class wins all three events, he receives $30,000. If a rider in the AMA Motocross Lites Class wins all three events, he receives $10,000.
The 30th annual Kawasaki/Monster Energy National at High Point Raceway, presented by Anderson & Strudwick, Round 2 of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, presented by FMF, runs Friday May 26th through Sunday May 28th in Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania. For more information, log on to www.racerproductions.com or call 304-284-0084.