Monster Energy Cup
Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider Brett Metcalfe achieved a podium finish overall at the inaugural Monster Energy Cup Million Dollar race held in Sam Boyd Stadium last Saturday.
Although the Monster Energy Cup featured heat races like Supercross, the scoring was designed from Motocross; the final score came from the combined scores of three, 10-lap main events at the Hybrid track designed by Jeremy McGrath and Ricky Carmichael.
Metcalfe fourth in the first main, third in the second main and third in the final main; combined he finished third overall, behind race-winner Ryan Villopoto (Monster Energy Kawasaki) and KTM’s Ryan Dungey.
Brett Metcalfe (Rockstar Makita Suzuki RMZ450) says: "This was a really exciting race. The whole Rockstar Makita Suzuki team worked great. It was really awesome to see the bike become better and better over the course of one day and seeing the team making all these changes in one race was incredible. We had a few practice sessions, and I was feeling pretty comfortable. The track was different than what I’m used to, so it was a little challenging at first. But by race time that night, I was ready to go.
"The Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 was unreal out there; it worked awesome for me and I’m happy with third overall. Now we have the off-season to prepare for Supercross next year. We learned a lot this weekend that we can put to use in testing and come out ready next year."
Metcalfe will return aboard the Rockstar Makita Suzuki for the start of the 2012 AMA Supercross season on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012, at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.
Photos by Don Williams