Something is off with the once mega-spectacular MEC.
Lead Photo By: James Lissimore
Remember when the first running of the Monster Energy Cup came around? It was like the Superbowl of Motocross for the first time, all over again. The excitement surrounding the event was insane! It was supposed to be a super prestigious, invite-only event which would combine the best of Supercross and upscale the obstacles, send the riders out of the stadium into a more “roots of motocross” section of race track, which also worked as a lure to get top stars of the GP series to come over for the event. It all sounded so good.
We saw a few falters in that inaugural year. It didn’t really draw the GP stars, the outside “motocrossy” section never really had much of a chance of filling that description (and it didn’t) but all in all, the event really was special and served it’s intended role; as a revamped US Open and...