Monster Energy topped off the final weekend of the Mammoth MX with one heck of a good time at The Village right in the heart of Mammoth Lakes. What began with the 250 racing awards ceremony was followed up with a Team Associated RC car demo and the main attraction and spectacle: The Fourth Annual TransWorld Motocross Pit Bike Race. Four teams were assembled to do battle on a supermoto-style course that wound its way around The Village’s main square, and as can be expected with any pit bike race, it was not without some shenanigans. DC, Monster Energy, FMF, and Mammoth/TWMX all had four- person teams, each with their fair share of ringers including pros Mike Sleeter, mini bike extrodinaire Derek Costella, Tyler Sjoberg, and Jessy Nelson. Thanks to Russ Brennan and the rest of the folks at Kawasaki, their were eight equally prepped KLX110s to bang bars and knees for the team and individual races.
The rules: a relay race where each rider had to complete a lap, then hand off the baton (some plastic kids swimming floaties in this case) to the next team member for 30-laps.
When the chaos finally came to a stop, it was Team TransWorld that came away with the win (would you expect anything less?). In the individual, every-man-for-himself showdown, Jessy Nelson hopped out to the early lead, but before the first lap was completed he slid out in a corner and droppped back to last. Inheriting the lead was TWMX sales rep, Pat Lopez, who put his head down and never looked back. For the second year in a row, our own P-Lo topped some of the best in the biz for another coveted Mammoth Motocross bear trophy. To finish out the night (well, early morning if we are being honest), were the TransWorld Celebrity Raffle the Monster Energy party held at The Hyde which may have given a few riders a bit of a handicap for Sunday’s final day of racing. If you have never attended the Mammoth Motocross, put it on your schedule for next year…you will not be disappointed.