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Broc Tickle tears it up on new ride at Monster Energy Cup

2 years ago No comments

One million dollars was on the line and the sports best professional and amateur racers were lining up for a crack at it. The Monster Energy Cup has become an offseason staple over the last seven years, and during that time span, the one-million-dollar prize has only been awarded once, the first year. As always, the race presents unique challenges that make winning all three Motos tricky.

The biggest change this year was the Joker Lane. Similar to previous years, it could only be taken once. However, the 2017 Joker Lane was roughly a six-second advantage. It also encouraged front-runners to build a big lead early and escape some of the slower riders. Paired with a raised starting gate and unique split start, it was hard to predict where anyone would end up.

Broc Tickle showed up on his new ride and made sure everyone knew why he was there, he managed to stay up the front of the pack for all three motos finishing 4th, 3rd, and 4th. Overall finishing up 4th right behind Dean Wilson after both were tied on points. Wilson beat Tickle in the end by just one second at the end of Main Event 3.

Huge props to Marvin Musquin as he becomes just the 2nd rider in history to take all 3 moto wins and the $1 Million.

Fans also got a close up look at Broc Tickle’s brand new bike. When compared side-by-side to the bikes used during the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Series, it was noted that the geometry of the frame has been altered, the cylinder of the engine is different, the engine mounts are different, the exhaust has been redesigned, and the WP shock reservoir has a vertical angle complete with new components, the new 2018 model is looking EPIC!

Mega ups to Broc for epic racing and some awesome results, we can’t wait to see how he improves with some more training on the new ride before he lines up for Anaheim in January yeeeow!

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