Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac is looking to show the world what he is made of at one of southern California’s most celebrated tracks. Located in the midst of the Inland Empire, Glen Helen Raceway has been holding the FIM Motocross World Championship in the United States for one of the rounds, off and on, for awhile now.
It is with great anticipation Glen Helen Raceway hosts the return of the Monster Energy MXGP of Motocross, presented by Chaparral. Motocross fans will again have the opportunity to cheer the greatest riders in the world as they invade our backyard track. Riders from all over the world converge to try to bring home the win along with many of the top riders from our own AMA Pro Racing circuit.
There is action taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There will be qualifying and racing. The main event will take place on Sunday.
Many top riders from the United States will be on hand to compete as well. Local hero Weston Peick will be competing on a track he practically grew up on. His JGR Yamaha teammates Justin Barcia and Phil Nicoletti will be on hand as well. Husqvarna riders Jason Anderson and Zach Osbourne will be some of the top riders to try to beat Europe’s best…who are indeed awesome racers coming to the U.S. to show how great they are.
A very excited person this weekend will be the returning American, Thomas Covington. In his third year on the GP circuit, he wants to take advantage of the chance to race in his home country. The MXGP class also showcases a ton of talent. Tim Gajser and MX2 champ last year, has all but sewn up the title.
For all information regarding the Monster Energy MXGP of Motocross, presented by Chaparral, check out www.glenhelen.com. If you desire to find out more information on the series in general, go to www.mxgp.com.
See you at the races!
By Joaquin Juarez