Brandon Scharer has signed up to compete in the September 24th TransWorld SLAM, to be held during the annual SLAM Festival ride day, presented by MTA Distributing. Milestone MX Park is the place, and riders of all skill levels and abilities can come join in on the fun for a FREE ride day at SoCal's most-popular motocross track. For more information about the SLAM Fest, CLICK HERE!
The highlight of the TransWorld SLAM Fest, presented by MTA Distributing, is the pro SLAM race, which pits riders in a head-to-head, tournament-style competition on the Milestone Supercross track. The eight fastest qualifiers are put into four two-man, two-lap heat races. The winners move on to two two-man, two-lap semis, with the winners advancing to the SLAM Final. A third wild card rider – editor's choice – is seeded into the three two-lap, three-rider main events. The rider with the best overall score in the three finals is crowned the TransWorld SLAM Champion and takes home the entire $5000 purse, the coveted TransWorld SLAM Championship Belt, and a brand-new Traeger Grill. Past TransWorld SLAM winners include Dean Wilson, Wil Hahn, Justin Bogle, Matt Goerke, Josh Hill, and Vince Friese.
Brandon Scharer is no stranger to the SLAM pro race, as he’s competed in the annual event the last four years. Shortly after signing with Strikt Yamaha at the beginning of the 2016 season, Scharer unfortunately fell victim to a practice crash that resulted in a broken femur and wrist. After sitting out the entire Supercross series due to the injury, the Yamaha rider has since made a full recovery, as he lined up for the majority of the 12 round Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Scharer has yet to take top honors at the Annual SLAM pro race, so keep an eye out for the number 91 machine. He may not be the biggest rider out there, but with his smooth riding style Scharer isn’t afraid to dice it up with the big dogs.
“I always enjoy racing the SLAM pro race because it’s a great way for me to get back into that Supercross environment before Anaheim rolls around.” Says Scharer. “It’s definitely a fun and unique event; that’s why I’m coming back for a fifth time!” Scharer will be competing aboard his Strikt Yamaha YZ450F and is backed by Strikt, Yamaha, Yoshimura, Just1, DS Graphics, Scott, Maxima, Rekluse, Pirelli, CFX Seats and Mika Metals.
Scharer joins Jake Weimer, Tallon LaFountaine, Chris Blose, Darryn Durham, and more, as pre-entered riders in the September 24 event.