Former Western Regional 250 Supercross Champion Jake Weimer has signed up to 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.
Jake Weimer started the 2016 season off as a member of the Monster Energy Team Tedder squad, but when Broc Tickle broke his wrist early in the season, Weimer was called up to complete the Monster Energy Supercross Series for the RCH/Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Suzuki Factory Racing team. Weimer’s season was consistent and he rebuilt both his speed and confidence after an injury riddled 2015, and the Idaho native qualified for every 450 main event in 2016. After the conclusion of the Supercross series, Weimer had surgery to remove a plate in his upper arm, and sat out the 450 National Championship Series.
Weimer is excited to compete in his first-ever TransWorld SLAM. “I mean, I’ve watched them go down for years now, and the one-on-one racing format looks like a lot of fun,” he said. “In the past I’ve always had one thing or another keeping me from racing the SLAM, but I’m looking forward to getting out there this year!” Weimer will compete aboard an RCH/Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z450 and is backed by Seven, 100%, SiDi, and Monster Energy.
Weimer joins Tallon LaFountaine, Chris Blose, Darryn Durham, and more, as pre-entered riders in the September 24 event.