Evans Earns Top Honors for U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company Pro Privateer Challenge - News - Dirt Rider Magazine

Evans Earns Top Honors for U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company Pro Privateer ChallengeTyler Evans, of Corona, Calif., was awarded $25,000 for earning top honors in the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company Pro Privateer Challenge in THQ World Supercross GP. Second-place finisher Damon Huffman, of Valencia, Calif., was awarded $15,000 and third-place finisher Jason Thomas, of Melrose, Fla., was awarded $10,000.

In addition to the $25,000, Evans was awarded a brand new Nissan Frontier and a 25' Weekend Warrior Trailer provided by GiantRV at the Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports-produced year-end banquet at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.Evans placed his Suzuki motorcycle in the top five in THQ World Supercross GP points at five races and in the top 10 at all but one race. A third place finish in Seattle was his best on the season."This is a huge step in the right direction for my career," said Evans. "This is my championship; I came into the season with this being one of my goals, and I accomplished it. This is a great program that U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company offers the privateers.""The privateers are an integral part of supercross and we are proud of our history as title sponsor of the Pro Privateer Challenge," said Jody Deal, 1-on-1 marketing manager for Skoal. "We recognize the commitment, perseverance and determination of these riders and commend their continued contributions to the sport."U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Top Pro Privateer Challenge Season Standings1. Tyler Evans, Suzuki: 239 pts
2. Damon Huffman, Honda: 216 pts
3. Jason Thomas, Honda: 201 ptsFor more information about the THQ World Supercross GP, please log on to www.supercross.cc.com.