Honda-LogoTorrance, CA: The 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship series came to a dramatic close Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, NV before 39,504 race fans.

Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia finished fifth, wrapping up his rookie year fourth overall in the championship points chase. It was an unbelievable night for Muscle Milk-backed GEICO Honda’s Wil Hahn, who secured his first-ever 250 Supercross Championship with a second-place-overall finish in the main event. Although his teammate wasn’t able to bring home the West championship, Eli Tomac rode an incredible race, taking home his fifth main-event win of the season.

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450 Supercross rookie Justin Barcia had a successful 2013 season, winning two main events, earning three more podium finishes and placing in the top five seven additional times. With the fourth-quickest qualifying time in practice, Barcia got a less-than-desirable start in his heat race but put together an incredible come-from-behind charge to finish fourth. In the main event, he jumped off the line to a mid-pack start and was able to work his way into fifth overall, which is where he finished.

Monster-Supercross-Logo-1-22-13AURORA, Ill. (May 2, 2013) – Feld Motor Sports announced today that TwoTwo Motorsports’ fundraising team is the recipient of MX for Children’s inaugural Jackpot Challenge Team Award for the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season.

The widely popular TwoTwo Motorsports team, which is owned by two-time 450SX Class Champion Chad Reed, raised nearly $12,000 for children’s hospitals in 2013. Koen McLeod, of Canada, was the highest fundraiser on the TwoTwo Motorsports team, and, as a result of his charitable efforts, he was awarded a trip to Las Vegas for the highly anticipated Monster Energy Supercross season finale at Sam Boyd Stadium.

“I have participated in MX for Children events since their inaugural fundraiser in Seattle in 2006,” said Chad Reed, owner of TwoTwo Motorsports. “I’m honored to win this Jackpot Challenge team award because I think it is so great to see my young fans getting out raising money to help sick kids.”

The world’s best professional and amateur motocross racers flocked to Las Vegas as the second annual Monster Energy Cup invaded Sam Boyd Stadium on Saturday night. While amateur racers vied for bragging rights as Monster Energy Cup Champion in either the Supermini or Amateur-All Star class, the professionals had their eyes on winning the Monster Million in what has become one of the most lucrative races in supercross and motocross racing history.

Supermini riders, Amateur All-Star riders, and the pros in the Cup Class would go to battle in their respective classes on a hybrid supercross/motocross track designed by Monster athlete Ricky Carmichael. Supermini and Amateur All-Star riders would race two motos each, and the best-combined finisher in each class would be crowned Monster Energy Cup Champion for that respective class. The pros in the Cup Class would duke it out in three motos. The pro with the best overall finish after all three motos would be crowned the 2012 Monster Energy Cup Champion and would take home a hefty purse, but would have to win all three motos in order to take home the coveted Monster Million.

Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki celebrated a podium finish at the inaugural running of the Monster Energy Cup Supercross at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on Saturday as Brett Metcalfe raced his Yoshimura-equipped Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 to third overall.

This new stand-alone Supercross race capped off the 2011 season and incorporated both Motocross and Supercross styles in the lengthy track as well as the racing format. The hybrid track was the longest Supercross track ever built, and the format included Supercross heat races and main events, but the scoring was all Motocross: three 10-lap Open Class main events combined to provide riders with one overall best score.

“This was a really exciting race,” said Metcalfe. “The whole Rockstar Makita Suzuki team worked great. It was really awesome to see the bike become better and better over the course of one day and seeing the team making all these changes in one race was incredible. We had a few practice sessions, and I was feeling pretty comfortable. The track was different than what I’m used to, so it was a little challenging at first. But by race time that night, I was ready to go.”

The Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider started the night on a positive note by putting in an impressive ride in the first heat race. He got a great start on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450, led all the laps before making a small mistake at the end of the heat and finishing second. In the three main events, Metcalf continued to ride aggressively and focused races, finishing fourth in the first main, third in the second main and third in the final main. All of these results combined to hand Metcalf an impressive third-place finish overall.

“All through the heat race, I led every lap until the last lap,” said Metcalfe. “Then I spun out and lost a position. But I felt good going into the main events. I knew to do well and get up on the podium it would be key to get good starts. I was able to get three pretty good starts and really come out of the first corner in a good position each time. The Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 was unreal out there; it worked awesome for me and I’m happy with third overall. Now we have the off-season to prepare for Supercross next year. We learned a lot this weekend that we can put to use in testing and come out ready next year.”

Metcalfe and the Yoshimura Suzuki team will return for the start of the 2012 AMA Supercross season on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.

Monster Energy Cup Open Class Overall Results:

1. Ryan Villopoto
2. Ryan Dungey
3. Brett Metcalfe
4. Martin Davalos
5. Eli Tomac
6. Kyle Chisolm
7. Nick Wey
8. Jimmy Albertson
9. Jake Weimer
10. Mike Alessi