Jake Canada and Vince Friese Take Home the 250 GoPro Cup in their respective Coastal Divisions
SAN MATEO, CA (May 12, 2014) - In early 2014, GoPro became the first official technical provider of Monster Energy Supercross, offering its technology and capability to every racer in the paddock.
As an imperative training tool for lap review, the HERO3+ camera was made available for all racers in the paddock who chose to maximize their practice sessions.
The top 40 riders of 2013 in the 450 class, as well as the top 20 from both coastal divisions in the Lites class, were provided a camera kit at the beginning of the season, so they were able to capture their laps on the practice and test tracks for review and study. All other racers were provided the opportunity to check out equipment on race day at all 17 rounds of Supercross so they could review practice session laps as well.
In addition to the providing equipment to the field of racers, GoPro also rewarded the riders who raced with the camera and yielded the best results. The first ever GoPro Cup tracked each GoPro-equipped racer’s results throughout the season, and the top three cumulative scores are being awarded a purse following the Supercross finale in Las Vegas, Nevada.
When the checkers flew inside Sam Boyd Stadium for the final time of the season, Weston Peick emerged the victor of the first GoPro Cup. Wearing a GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition camera to top-five finishes at Anaheim and San Diego, and a host of other top-ten finishes throughout the season, Peick stacked up the points en route to clinching the first GoPro Cup. In the last few years, the perennial privateer has continued to prove his case as a top-level racer, and now Peick’s hard work is finally paying dividends. His racing has not only earned him the $10,000 GoPro Cup purse, it has also garnered an offer from the Suzuki factory-supported RCH Racing Soaring Eagle team.
“It’s great that GoPro started this program for unsupported riders, and to win [the GoPro Cup] is an awesome accomplishment,” said Peick after securing the win in Las Vegas.
In the West Coast Lites Championship, 250 privateer Jake Canada narrowly edged out Dakota Tedder for the win and $5,000 cash, while Vince Friese ran away with the East Coast Lites Cup, also taking home $5,000. Friese scored inside the top ten every round but one, and those efforts helped award him third overall in the East Coast final points standings. Canada also staked claim to multiple top-ten finishes and he put the season to rest in 10th place overall out West.
GoPro congratulates Peick, Canada, and Friese on their 2014 Supercross seasons, and look forward to watching them take it outdoors in the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
GoPro Cup Final Points Standings
1. Weston Peick 120
2.Chris Blose 78
3. Jimmy Albertson 41
West Coast Supercross Lites Class
1. Jake Canada 83
2. Dakota Tedder 75
3. Michael Leib 69
East Coast Supercross Lites Class
1. Vince Friese 131
2. Jimmy Decotis 106
3. Alex Martin 100