On Saturday, October 17, the fifth annual Monster Energy Cup brought Supercross fans to their feet in Las Vegas as 22 riders competed in three intense racing events for the chance of winning 1 million dollars. While no rider walked away with the million dollar prize (the same person would have to win each of the three races), Germany’s Ken Roczen won the point competition, bringing him the Monster Energy Cup championship and $100,000.
Roczen had an impressive start in the regular Supercross season earlier this year, but suffered an ankle injury in February and had to miss the rest of the season. On Saturday though, he showed that he’s ready for the 2016 season by winning his first ever Monster Energy Cup title.
Monster Energy Supercross sees riders from all over the world face off in a highly competitive 16 race competition, each hoping to become the next world champion. The United States’ Ryan Dungey took the title in 2015, but with Roczen’s Cup win over the weekend and his pre-injury performance during the regular season this year, he may be on his way to become the first ever German rider to win the Supercross Championship when the next season kicks off in Anaheim on January 9, 2016.
Source: Feld Entertainment
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