South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Offering $100,000 Payout if an American Rider Wins the MX1 Overall

  • South Point Hotel and Casino will award $100,000 to any American rider who wins the MX1 overall at the 2011 Monster Energy Grand Prix of the United States.
  • Paired with the $5,000 Marty Moates award for the highest finishing America, one American rider could potentially win $105,000 by winning the MX1 overall.
  • MX1 riders have until 2:00pm PDT Friday, May 13th to register to race.

San Bernardino, Calif. - May 12, 2011 -- South Point Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas has announced that they will be offering a $100,000 payout to any American Rider who takes the MX1 overall win at the 2011 Monster Energy Grand Prix of the United States this Sunday, May 15th at Glen Helen Raceway. In light of this recent announcement, Glen Helen Raceway has extended the deadline for MX1 entries to 2:00pm PDT on Friday, May 13th to give potential racers one last opportunity to enter and compete against the best riders in the world.

The announcement was made at the Monster Energy Grand Prix of the United States Meet and Greet, Press Conference and Fan Appreciation Session at Malcolm Smith Motorsports in Riverside on Thursday, May 12th. During the press conference portion of the event, Glen Helen Raceway owner Dr. Bud Feldkamp announced both the South Point prize and the deadline extension to members of both the domestic and international media.

Any American who claims the overall victory at Glen Helen this weekend will be eligible to claim the South Point Hotel and Casino $100,000 prize purse. Coupled with Lucas Oil's $5,000 Marty Moates award for the highest finishing American, an American rider could potentially come away with an additional $105,000 in prize money.

For more information on the 2011 Monster Energy Grand Prix of the United States and the FIM Veteran Motocross World Cup United States visit www.glenhelen.com or www.motocrossmx1.com. Follow Glen Helen on Facebook at www.facebook.com/glenhelenraceway for the latest news and updates.