Chris Blose is the first rider confirmed 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.
For Phoenix, Arizona’s Chris Blose, this will be his first-ever TransWorld SLAM. The 28-year-old is fresh off an amazing Amsoil Arenacross season, where he narrowly missed out on the championship aboard his Team Babbitt’s/Monster Energy/Kawasaki. “The Arenacross series was good for me,” says Blose. “Of course the ultimate goal was to win the championship and I came up a few points short, but it was good. I’m healthy and I had a solid season.
“I have always watched the TransWorld SLAM and it looks like a lot of fun,” he adds. “In Arenacross we have the head-to-head challenge which is pretty much the same thing. It’s fun and I figured I’d try to come out and do it!”
Blose is currently in negotiations with Babbitt’s/Monster Energy/Kawasaki to return to Arenacross this coming season. “I’m In between rides right now, but I’m in the process of working my deal out with Team Babbitt’s again. After Supercross racing, Arenacross is a pretty big change. Supercross is obviously more open with more space, while Arenacross has 20- to 25-second lap times and it is a lot tighter. It’s hectic, that’s for sure! I feel like I’m ready to race the SLAM!”
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Are you a pro racer interested in coming out for the TransWorld SLAM? E-mail swap at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up!