One of the marquee events of the offseason, the 2017 Monster Energy Cup, is quickly approaching. Held at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, the unique event is a testing ground of sorts for Feld Motorsports and their wildest ideas. No other race on the schedule offers a purse as big as the Monster Energy Cup, with a full million dollars up for grabs should one rider win all three ten-lap motos that make up the program. Mix that format in with a track that uses every available inch of the venue and you have one wild night in the desert.
We were sent a pre-entry list for all three divisions (the professional Cup class, the Amateur All-Stars, and the SuperMini) that gives a glimpse of who we can expect on the starting line this Saturday night. Since this race is not part of a larger championship and comes when many riders are developing new bikes or healing old injuries, it’s not as full as Anaheim One. But don’t be discouraged, because a late entrant could come in at any moment and shake things up.
Cup Class Provisional Entry List
3. Eli Tomac | Monster Energy Kawasaki rider returns to defend his 2016 victory. 11. Kyle Chisholm 15. Dean Wilson 18. Davi Millsaps | Although on the list, the Monster Energy/Yamalube/Chaparral/Yamaha Financial Services/Yamaha rider is questionable after a recent practice crash. 19. Justin Bogle | Making race debut with AutoTrader.com/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing. 20. Broc Tickle | Making race debut with Red Bull KTM. 21. Jason Anderson 25. Marvin Musquin 32. Christian Craig 33. Josh Grant 37. Fredrik Noren 45. Jordon Smith 51. Justin Barcia | Past Monster Energy Cup winner will line up on privateer Honda. 55. Vince Friese 59. Cole Martinez 60. Benny Bloss 61. Heath Harrison 67. Justin Hoeft 69. Tyler Bowers 73. Brandon Scharer 81. Chase Marquier 90. Dakota Tedder 91. Alex Ray 102. Chris Blose 120. Todd Bannister 124. Robert Fitch 190. Jacob Hayes 211. Tevin Tapia 222. Chris Howell 240. Bryce Stewart 243. Tim Gajser | MXGP World Champion is racing single US event with the support of Team Honda HRC. 256. James Milson 277. Kordel Caro 282. Theodore Pauli 374. Cody Gilmore 501. Scotty Wennerstrom 505. Cyrille Coulon 526. Colton Aeck 542. Johnny Buller 608. David Pulley 713. Chad Cook 722. Adam Enticknap 723. Tyler Enticknap 726. Gared Steinke 740. Lane Staley
792. Bracken Hall
MISSING FROM THE LIST
Cooper Webb | Monster Energy/Yamalube/Chaparral/Yamaha Financial Services/Yamaha rider is recovering from a wrist injury. Blake Baggett | Rocky Mountain ATV-MC/WPS/KTM rider is recovering from a thumb injury. James Stewart | No news regarding future plans to race. Justin Brayton | Is currently defending his 2016 championship in Australian Supercross series. Jake Weimer | SmarTop/MotoConcepts/Honda rider is recovering from various injuries sustained in a recent practice crash. Cole Seely | Team Honda HRC rider recently underwent surgery to remove hardware from hand, is out of the race. Chad Reed | No news regarding a future team and has confirmed he will not to race the Monster Energy Cup. Malcolm Stewart | No news regarding a future team or plans to race the Monster Energy Cup. Weston Peick | AutoTrader.com/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing has elected not to race. Phil Nicoletti | AutoTrader.com/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing has elected not to race. Josh Hansen | No news regarding a future team or plans to race the Monster Energy Cup. Ronnie Stewart | Not on the pre-entry list for the Monster Energy Cup. Nick Schmidt | Not on the pre-entry list for the Monster Energy Cup. AJ Catanzaro | Not on the pre-entry list for the Monster Energy Cup.
Ken Roczen | Team Honda HRC rider still recovering from arm injuries sustained in a crash at the 2017 Anaheim Two SX.
Amateur All-Stars Provisional Entry List
11. Ciaran Naran 14. Brock Papi 16. Enzo Lopes 17. Carter Halpain 29. Zane Merrett 33. Derek Drake 47. Jo Shimoda 57. Kameron Barboa 63. Pierce Brown 99. Lance Kobusch 101. Jake Pinhancos 133. Jordan Bailey 222. Ramyller Alves 223. Parker Mashburn 282. Garrett Marchbanks 288. Conner Mullennix 382. Tanner Stack 510. Seth Hammaker 522. Johnny Garcia 612. Mitchell Falk 777. Dylan Greer
972. Cole Barbieri
SuperMini Class Provisional Entry List
10. Jeremy Ryan 24. Josh Varize 26. Parker Earl 30. Jordan Jarvis 32. Kaeden Amerine 34. Tayler Allred 41. Alexander Vestal 46. Charles Tolleson 51. Jace Kessler 60. Mark Stone 68. Branden Walther 71. Hunter Cross 79. Jett Reynolds 80. Preston Kilroy 122. Carson Mumford 171. Talon Hawkins 222. Caden Braswell 329. Matt LeBlanc 351. Jack Rogers 411. Crockett Myers 428. Nate Thrasher
711. Max Vohland