Monster Energy/Kawasaki Pro Motocross National at RedBud deemed huge success

CARLSBAD, Calif., (July 11, 2005) ¿ Officials at Monster Energy Drink were highly pleased with the popular drink¿s presence at last weekend¿s Monster Energy/Kawasaki Pro Motocross National at RedBud, round two of the Monster Energy Triple Crown of Motocross.

¿I couldn¿t have been happier with the way we were treated by the Ritchie family and the NPG (National Promoters Group) at RedBud this past weekend,¿ said Scott Sepkovic, President of Crown AMG. ¿Tim Ritchie in particular went out of his way to see that Monster Energy made a HUGE impression with the nearly 28,000 fans in attendance. From painting all the garbage cans black and stenciling on Monster¿s well-know clawed `M¿ logo, to wrapping one of his water towers to make it look like a gigantic can of Monster Energy, fans definitely left that place with Monster Energy on their minds.¿

As far as the $25,000 for the racer who can sweep all three events (High Point, RedBud and Steel City) goes, one rider is left in the running. Team Makita/Suzuki¿s Ricky Carmichael has won both the High Point and RedBud rounds and will pocked a cool 25 large if he can win Steel City this September ¿ the final round of the Monster Energy/Kawasaki Triple Crown of Motocross. KTM¿s Mike Alessi, who was in the running for at least a share of the $25,000 by winning High Point, finished fourth at RedBud and is no longer in contention for the bonus.

In addition to the hefty bonus, Monster Energy/Kawasaki also doled out checks for $500 each to the top privateers in each class at RedBud. They were Mike Brown (125 class) and Nick Wey (250 class). And to top that off, Dustin Westgate registered to win – and won – a brand new Monster Energy/Kawasaki/Pro Circuit KLX 110 mini bike.

¿Everybody at Monster Energy and Kawasaki corporate are proud of their company¿s relationship with the Outdoor Nationals,¿ added Sepkovic. ¿And with the above-and-beyond efforts of the NPG to showcase Monster and Kawasaki at the Triple Crown events, we¿ll look forward to furthering our relationship with the NPG in the future while also assisting to help grow the great sport of motocross.¿