Monday Kickstart : 2012 Monster Energy Cup

With no racing to speak of over the past few weeks, it was a┬ásensory overload at this year’s Monster Energy Cup. Check out what we saw in the pits and on the track, and let the debates run┬árampant.

Boom. Just like that, we are back into the Supercross swing of things, if only for a weekend. Nearly every rider and team are spending hours at the test tracks for next year, because as hard as it is to believe, there are only 75 days left til Anaheim.
As the Monster Energy Cup is a standalone, AMA but not FIM sanctioned, event, the rules for the race are much more open. Teams are allowed to run nearly anything they want, including two-way communications like this radio on Mike Alessi’s helmet.
It has been sometime since we have heard from Tyler Evans, but his name popped up in Vegas. Years back, a serious motorcycle accident left his father in a weeklong coma, which led to Tyler changing the outlook on his life. He is now working to build his latest project, One Touch Ministry.
After claiming a gold medal at last week’s Dew Tour in San Francisco, Adam Jones loaded up and headed to Vegas for a freestyle demo in the Sam Boyd parking lot. The session featured X Games caliber talent, including Jeremy Stenberg, Taka Higashino, Bilko Williams, and more.