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10/17/2018

Yamaha Motor Canada Presents Behind the Lens From Monster Energy Cup

 

 

Although there are a number of high paying off-season supercross events scattered around the globe, none are as high paying or as prestigious as the Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas. Each year when the MEC makes its way to the City of Entertainment, some of the top SX riders also gather at Sam Boyd Stadium for a chance to win a million dollars. After three exciting main events on Saturday night in front of the capacity crown, Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Eli Tomac completed the trifecta of wins and took home the big prize. It was once again an incredible evening of racing in Las Vegas and Matt Wellumson was there to capture it all for this weeks Yamaha Motor Canada Behind the Lens.

You see, even the best riders in the world sometimes get sideways.
It was great to see Ryan Villopoto come out of retirement and race the 2018 MEC.
One of the best parts of the annual Monster Energy Cup.
With the MEC featuring a Supermini class, all of the top young riders were in attendance.
Ryan Villopoto showed during qualifying that he still has some jam!
Chad Reed’s third in the final main event proved that he’s ready to once again compete in 2019.
In one of the most technical sections of the 2018 MEC, the pack of Cup class riders charge into the deep sand section.
All of the fans in Vegas loved watching the numerous battles on the track.
Cooper Webb looked comfortable on his new Red Bull KTM 450.
Although there were no whoops or difficult rhythm sections in Vegas, the riders still had to deal with some tough sand sections.
Two of the best races of the evening were the Supermini motos.
Of course, not every rider had fun at the MEC.
Seth Hammaker is definitely the real deal as he looked smooth and fast on the tough MEC track.
The best KJSC riders of the year line up at the MEC. In the end Vincent Wey took home the victory.
It’s great to see Chad Reed fit, healthy and motivated to win races again.
Max Vohland dominated the Supermini class in front of all of his family and friends.
With focus like this, how could Eli Tomac not win all three main events.
Racing a 450 for the first time, Joey Savatgy looked great on his factory KX450.
Even Eli Tomac seemed surprised that he was able to win all three main events.
Eli Tomac shows his new teammate some well deserved gratitude after the final main event.
This random fan who also won a million dollars at the MEC appeared to be more excited than Tomac.
Okay, maybe Tomac was pretty excited to add to his net worth in Vegas.

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Chris Pomeroy

1989 Rookie-of-the-year and former nationally ranked pro racer who turned into a dirt oriented scribe

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