The TPJ Fly Racing team travelled to Las Vegas for the final race of the year – the Monster Energy Cup.
The Monster Energy Cup is a race unlike any other. A Supercross race with a million dollars on the line and one of the most technical tracks of the year brings in fans from around the world.
The TPJ Fly Racing team had just two riders for the Monster Cup, James Milson and Chad Cook. Both riders mounted up their Kawasaki 450s and went out for qualifying.
Cook has spent his time off since Las Vegas Supercross revering from his injury, and conditioning for the Monster Cup event. He was looking fast and smooth in qualifying, but a rider who cut in front of him caused Cook to crash. Cook was a little battered and bruised, but did not sustain any serious injury. He opted to sit out of the remainder of qualifying so as to not jeopardize his 2018 Supercross season.
Milson looked smooth in qualifying but just couldn’t quite crack the qualifying group. After seeing his performance this weekend we are looking forward to seeing his progression toward 2018 with a new training regime.
While it was unfortunate that neither of our athletes were able to make it into the night show, the TPJ Fly Racing team had a great time at the event. We had the opportunity to meet fans and other industry members at the Karcher Pressure Washer station, which was open to all of the competitors.
We want to congratulate Marvin Musquin for winning the Monster Million at the Monster Energy Cup – great work! We are looking forward to finalizing our 2018 plans and rolling up to A1 in January.
We also want to extend a big thank you to all of the sponsors who have supported us throughout the 2017 season. It has been a long season that has not been without challenges, but we were able to charge through it with the help of our sponsors and the encouragement from our fans. The TPJ Fly Racing team isn’t about making money – we are about helping young athletes chasing dreams and growing a sport we love. With the help of our sponsors, we were able to make every Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross event in 2017 to support our riders.
For now, Ted Parks and the TPJ Crew will roll home. We have lots of new plans in the works and our athletes are already preparing for 2018. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with what the team is up to during the off-season.