Stacking The Deck: 2013 Monster Energy Cup Practice Report

A full day of qualifying has concluded on the outskirts of Las Vegas, Nevada, at Sam Boyd Stadium for the 2013 Monster Energy Cup. A number of classes fill the race order, from the open pro class, the Amateur All-Stars, SuperMini, and the KJSC, all of which have put in plenty of laps of practice to figure out the long and challenge Ricky Carmichael-designed course. A standard sunny desert afternoon cooked the hard packed soil, but the Dirt Wurx track crew will have plenty of time to make it race-ready for tonight’s main events.

Monster Energy Cup Class

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto has the Monster Energy Cup course mastered, and claimed the fastest time of the afternoon with a 1:08.041 lap. MEC rookie James Stewart was a close second aboard his Yoshimura Suzuki, timing just .114 seconds off of RV’s lap. Another racer making his first appearance at the off-season event, Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen, nabbed a solid third place spot on the charts. The top eight racers on the charts all ran in the 1:08 range, an indication of how close the racing action can be.

Monster Energy Cup Class Qualifying Results

1. Ryan Villopoto 1:08.041
2. James Stewart 1:08.155
3. Ken Roczen 1:08.186
4. Justin Barcia 1:08.488
5. Eli Tomac 1:08.619
6. Zach Osborne 1:08.948
7. Dean Wilson 1:08.999
8. Ryan Dungey 1:09.007
9. Josh Grant 1:09.053
10. Marvin Musquin 1:09.150