2012 TransWorld SLAM Festival Breaks Records
Justin Bogle Wins 2nd Consecutive SLAM Title
Carlsbad, CA — A packed crowd and a beautiful, sunny Southern California Saturday set the scene for this year’s TransWorld SLAM Festival at the Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park that took place on October 13. The event featured open track riding, a Kids Learn-To-Ride track with MotoVentures, Rockstar Metal Mulisha’s FMX jump shows, a record-breaking vendor row including nearly 60 vendors, and the grand finale—the TransWorld SLAM Head-To-Head Pro Race.
With thousands of people in attendance this year, the tracks were packed, and the vendors came out in the masses, pumping out tons of prizes and giveaways. Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Robby Bell, and Derek Garland didn’t disappoint either, as the Metal Mulisha FMX riders wowed the crowds with their ramp-to-ramp death-defying air tricks at the Rockstar Metal Mulisha compound. The Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park was deemed the perfect venue for this entire event, as top pro motocross riders came out to race in the fourth annual TransWorld SLAM race on the specially modified track designed by Nick Wey. This year’s riders included: Ricky Dietrich, Austin Politelli, Dillan Epstein, Ryan Hughes, Justin Bogle, Christian Craig, Chad Gores, Andrew Silverstein, Mitch Alcorn, Mike Sleeter, Matt Goerke, Brandon Scharer, Kyle Chisholm, and Trent Pugmire. But ultimately, the final race came down to two TransWorld Motocross cover athletes— Justin Bogle, who won the race last year; and Kyle Chisolm. Geico Honda’s Justin Bogle was the first TransWorld SLAM champion to return to defend his title, and he defended it indeed, winning his second consecutive TransWorld SLAM belt, prize money, and another cover for TransWorld Motocross magazine.
“This year’s TransWorld SLAM Festival was hands down the best one yet,” comments TransWorld Motocross Editor In Chief Donn Maeda. “The TransWorld SLAM Pro Race finals with Chisholm and Bogle really took the cake to end the successful, exciting, and event-filled day.”
Check out all the photos, videos, and coverage of the 2012 TransWorld SLAM Festival on transworldmx.com and be sure to also peruse through the Twitter and Instagram feeds at @twmxdotcom (#TWSLAM). The 2012 TransWorld SLAM Festival would not have been possible without sponsors: Rockstar Energy Drink, Pro Circuit, Farmer John, Unit, New Era, Arnette, and Magna Flow.
In addition to the sponsors, this year’s extensive vendor list included: AGV, Alpinestars, Answer Racing, Bazzaz, Bell Helmets, Bill’s Pipes, BTO Sports, Deft Family, Dubya USA, EKS Brand, Rossi, Escondido Cycle Center, Etnies, Fatal Clothing, FMF, Focus Apparel, Fox Racing, Galfer USA, Hookit, Hooters, John Burr Cycles, JT Racing, Kal-Gard, Leatt, Lockstraps Inc., Loud Mouth MX Intakes, Lucas Oil, Mafia Moto Crew, Mandingo Pickles, Matrix Concepts, Maxima Oil, Metal Mulisha, Moto-Gate, MotoVentures, MSR, MTA – Motorcycle Tires & Accessories, Mxsponsor.com, NoToil Industries, ODI, Ogio, One Industries, O’Neal, Renthal, Rock Tape, Rossi, Pro Taper, Skullcandy, Temecula Motorsports, Torc1Racing, Troy Lee Designs, Virus Action Sport Performance, We All Ride, We-Are MX, and Yamaha Motor Corporation.
Special thanks to all those who came out to the event this year, including the sponsors, vendors, and the Lake Elsinore Motosports Park, for helping to make the 2012 TransWorld SLAM Festival the biggest and best yet.
About TransWorld SLAM Festival: The TransWorld SLAM Festival is an annual event in Southern California hosted by TransWorld Motocross and created to give. Attendance is free and activities include open track riding, kids’ learn-to-ride area, giant vendor row, tons of prizes and giveaways, Rockstar Energy Drink Metal Mulisha FMX jump shows, and the TransWorld SLAM head-to-head “knockout format” race between the sports fastest pros, with winner take all prize money, the coveted TransWorld SLAM belt and a shot on the cover of TransWorld Motocross’ December 2012 issue. Past winners include Dean Wilson, Wil Hahn, and Justin Bogle.
About TransWorld Motocross: TransWorld Motocross is the largest motocross media outlet in the world, delivering comprehensive lifestyle coverage to an audience of new and experienced motocross enthusiasts about their favorite sport. Found online at transworldmx.com. TransWorld Motocross is published by TransWorld Media, the world’s leading action sports media company. TransWorld is a division of the Bonnier Corporation. Bonnier Corporation (www.bonniercorp.com) is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in America and the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences through 50 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events. Bonnier Corp. is the US division of the Bonnier Group (bonnier.com), a 200-year-old family-owned media group based in Sweden with business operations in 25 countries.