Do you already have plans for May 6th, 2011? If so, you may want to cancel them and start shopping for a ticket to Las Vegas. The 2011 GEICO MiniMotoSX presented by Monster Energy and Braaap USA is coming to Sin City, and this is one event that you do NOT want to miss. Here’s a little taste of what to expect from the upcoming MMSX:
If there’s one thing that there’s no shortage of at MiniMoto, it’s action. Between the amateur and expert divisions there’s not a single moto that isn’t a nail biter, and fans are sure to be treated to a night full of dirty take-out moves and glorious passes. The track will be a technical mix of flowing rhythms and big berms, all of which are ripe with passing opportunities for the racers.
All of the top mini teams will be in attendance, and the field is currently so stacked that the top spot is up for grabs to just about anyone. Braaap USA will be supporting a solid squad headlined by mini ripper and defending MMSX champ Michael Blose, while CHP’s Austin Politelli will be gunning for the top of the podium in his first effort in the Expert class. Of course, BBR’s crack team of Derek Costella, Ryan Abrigo and Timmy Weigand will be a force to be reckoned with, though we also hear that Pitster Pro, US Way, Team Italia LMO, 2-Up Minis and Sano will be bringing in their heaviest hitters. This could get interesting!
How does $18,000 in prize money sound? That’s the amount that will be on the table for the racers to win, and we’re expecting some big-time slamming to go on before any of these guys lets someone else walk away with the dough.
For the first time ever, the MiniMotoSX will take place in the new South Point Hotel, which has ticket and room packages available for racers and fans alike (go to www.southpointeventscenter.com/events/11-minimotosx.php for more info). The floor space is apparently way rad for the size track that the MMSX crew wants to build, and word has it that the dirt is going to be better than ever this year. There also might be a few surprises out there on the course for the racers!
Of course, there are still amateur and youth class entries available, meaning that you can do some riding on the same track that the big boys ride without banging bars with the pros. There’s even a 35+ class for the vets, and women age 14 and up get their own division as well. All told, there are over a dozen different classes for racers to enter, with prizes, fame and possibly some gambling luck going to the winners! Visit www.minimotosx.com for sign-up info.
As seen before at the MMSX, there are likely to be a few electric bikes cruising around the track at some point. These experimental machines have been rapidly improving since they were first ridden at MiniMoto over two years ago, and with the rise in technology comes an increased effort from the manufacturers to get good racers out there. It’ll be interesting to see how it comes together, but we could be looking at the biggest electric bike showdown yet!
Grab your mini, grab your family and friends, grab some tickets and head on out to the MiniMotoSX for a ripping good time. The pit bike racing scene is still as competitive as ever, and about the only sure bet in all of Vegas is that this is going to be one heck of a show!Don’t forget to peep the new site at www.minimotosx.com.