Results Sheet: Monster Energy Cup 5

Ryan Villopoto

Ryan Villopoto (Monster Energy Kawasaki) swept all three mains in dominating fashion to win the inaugural Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas. For his efforts, pocketed a cool $1.1 million, including the Monster Million, was the largest purse ever offered in the sport. Great starts were key to his success, and he jumped out front in both of the first two main events. In the third and final race, he rounded the first turn in second spot, and quickly dispatched of Mike Alessi (Rockwell / Suzuki). From there he built another solid lead, stayed out of trouble, and put a stamp of approval on an amazing season.

Red Bull/KTM’s latest recruit, Ryan Dungey, was a last-minute addition to the event. Ryan and the team were initially going to skip it, but were encouraged by rapid progress during testing, and opted to join in to get some additional testing time under race conditions. Dungey looked good on the KTM 450, coming from behind to win his heat race, and finishing second overall on the night with a third in the first main event, followed by a pair of second-place finishes. Ben Townley (Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki) was the only other rider to beat Dungey in the first main, but he had bike problems in the second main, which put him out of contention for a podium finish.

Brett Metcalfe (Rockstar Energy Suzuki) was the final rider in the Monster Energy Cup podium, finishing with a fourth and two thirds in the three main events.

Monster Energy Cup Class Heat 1

1. Ryan Dungey

2. Brett Metcalfe

3. Eli Tomac

4. Justin Brayton

Monster Energy Cup Class Heat 2

1. Ryan Villopoto

2. Jake Weimer

3. Ben Townley

4. Kyle Partridge

Monster Energy Cup Class Semi 1

1. Nick Wey

2. Marvin Musquin

3. Jimmy Albertson

4. Jarred Browne

Monster Energy Cup Class Semi 2

1. Broc Tickle

2. Mike Alessi

3. Cole Seely

4. Nick Paluzzi

Monster Energy Cup Class LCQ

1. Martin Davalos

2. Josh Hansen

3. Kevin Windham

4. Chris Blose

Ben Townley and Ryan Dungey

Brett Metcalfe

Monster Energy Cup Class Overall

1. Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki) 1-1-1

2. Ryan Dungey (KTM) 3-2-2

3. Brett Metcalfe (Suzuki) 4-3-3

4. Martin Davalos (Suzuki) 7-7-5

5. Eli Tomac (Honda) 5-4-10

6. Kyle Chisholm (Yamaha) 9-9-7

7. Nick Wey (Kawasaki) 14-11-4

8. Jimmy Albertson (Yamaha) 11-10-8

9. Jake Weimer (Kawasaki) 12-6-11

10. Mike Alessi (Suzuki) 6-21-6

11. Marvin Musquin (KTM) 8-8-17

12. Justin Brayton (Honda) 13-5-18

13. Kevin Windham (Honda) 15-14-12

14. Chris Blose (Kawasaki) 10-16-15

15. Ben Townley (Kawasaki) 2-19-20

16. Broc Tickle (Kawasaki) 16-18-9

17. Cole Seely (Honda) 21-12-13

18. Kyle Partridge (Kawasaki) 18-15-14

19. Jarred Browne (Yamaha) 17-13-19

20. Nick Paluzzi (Suzuki) 20-22-16

21. Josh Hansen (Kawasaki) 22-17-21

22. Weston Peick (Kawasaki) 19-20-22

Justin Hill (Monster Energy Kawasaki) took the win in the Amateur All-Star class, going 4-1 in his two main events for 250cc riders. Austin Politelli was close, but had to settle for second overall, edging out Cole Thompson's 2-3 score with his 3-2. GEICO Honda’s latest recruit, Zach Bell, had won the first moto, but got collected in a first turn pile-up, and though he charged all the way back to fourth place, he had to settle for fourth overall.

Amateur All-Stars

1. Justin Hill (Kawasaki) 4-1

2. Austin Politelli (Honda) 3-2

3. Cole Thompson 2-3

4. Zach Bell (Honda) 1-4

5. Jessy Nelson (Honda) 5-7

6. Thomas Covington (Kawasaki) 8-5

7. Vann Martin (Honda) 10-8

8. Dillan Epstein (Kawasaki) 14-6

9. Steven Tokarski (Yamaha) 7-13

10. Zach Williams (Honda) 12-9

11. James Gardiner (Honda) 11-11

12. Chris Alldredge (Yamaha) 13-10

13. Grant Ransdell (Yamaha) 6-17

14. Brady Kiesel (KTM) 9-16

15. Blake Savage (Kawasaki) 16-12

16. Clay Chapiweski (Honda) 15-15

17. Josh Mosiman (Suzuki) 17-14

18. Alyas Wardius (Honda) 18-18

Adam Cianciarulo made it a Monster Energy Kawasaki sweep in the win column as he swept the Supermini class, with a pair of wins in the two main events for the class. Cooper Webb (KTM) was second in each race, and Blake Green was consistent as well, with a pair of thirds.

Supermini Class

1. Adam Cianciarulo (Kawasaki) 1-1

2. Cooper Webb (KTM) 2-2

3. Blake Green (Kawasaki) 3-3

4. Bradford Young (Kawasaki) 5-4

5. Mark Worth (Kawasaki) 6-6

6. Ashton Hayes (Suzuki) 7-8

7. Justin Hoeft (Yamaha) 12-7

8. Shelby Peterson (Kawasaki) 10-10

9. Chase Marquier (Suzuki) 9-12

10. Andrew Pierce 4-18

11. Tristan Miller (Suzuki) 18-5

12. Chad Scogins (Yamaha) 8-15

13. Jeremy Byrne (Yamaha) 15-9

14. Austen Wiser (Kawasaki) 13-11

15. Troy Graffunder (Honda) 11-13

16. Rookie White (Suzuki) 17-14

17. Robbie Wageman (Honda) 19-16

18. Sam Redman (Suzuki) 16-19

19. Jon Ames (Kawasaki) 14-21

20. Andy Kost (Yamaha) 20-20

21. Jantz Grodzicki (Suzuki) 24-17

22. Cole Barbieri (Yamaha) 21-22

23. Chase Bell (Kawasaki) 22-23

24. Darian Sanayei (Kawasaki) 23-24

Want some good news? Plans are already in the works for the second annual Monster Energy Cup, and given the success of this one, and now that all the riders have had a chance to see the hybrid style track design, and effort put into the event, we wouldn't be surprised to see an even larger talent pool for next year's edition.


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