Davi Millsaps wins thrilling Monster Energy Cup in Kawasaki debut
Trey Canard crashed twice in the Monster Energy Cup finale Saturday night to squander a chance for a $1 million payday, and Davi Millsaps took the title and $100,000.
Canard, the Honda rider from Edmond, Oklahoma, ended up third overall, finishing eighth on his Honda in the third race. He would have made $1 million if he had swept the three races.
"It was in the back of the mind (the money), but I wanted to go in there like any other race," said Canard. "It’s so good to see Davi (Millsaps) back and race against him. I’m just thankful to be healthy and this gets me excited for Anaheim."
Millsaps, the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider from Murrieta, California, was third, fourth and first in the three races. Honda’s Eli Tomac was second overall, finishing fourth, third and second.
"This feels amazing, I didn’t even realize I won overall following the last race," Millsaps said. "It’s great to be back on a new bike with a new team and to get here and get the overall win, it’s so worth it.
"The bike is awesome and I haven’t been on it that long, but so far so good and no complaints. I thought it was going to be a long day, but it turned around really quickly. I’m excited to build my garage with this
Also, KTM’s Mitchell Falk swept both main events in the Super-Mini Class to win the championship. Yamaha’s Aaron Plessinger took the Amateur All-Star Class with two wins.