News 7 Sep 2011

Monster Energy Super X announces new club and pit bike challenges

Super X will have some exciting new formats and events for 2011.

Super X will have some exciting new formats and events for 2011.

Global Action Sports has unveiled details on two exciting new championship initiatives that will feature in this year’s Monster Energy Super X. The Super X Club Challenge and the Pit Bike Cup.

The Super X Club Challenge will run as a relay team race at every round and is open to any club and its riders (supercross endorsed) in Australia. Each team will consist of three riders; one Open, one Lites and one Under 19’s, with points tallied from every round to crown the winning club at the series decider in Ipswich on November 19.

Based on the format of the incredibly popular Australia versus USA team challenge, which featured as an exhibition race in 2010, each team member will race one lap and will need to tag their next team mate before they can take off.

There will be a $10,000 prize pool on offer for the winning team with a $5,000 cash prize from Global Action Sports that will be matched with $5,000 from Monster Energy to go toward club development.

Managing Director of Global Action Sports, Michael Porra, has created the Club Challenge to allow clubs to get more involved and play a major part in the premier supercross series.

“I was inspired to introduce this challenge into Super X after seeing what a huge success a similar initiative in Australian surfing has been. The Surftag national title has really bought clubs back into professional competition and made its members proud to represent them. I have no doubt it will be just as successful in Super X given the passion all of the riders have for their sport and riding community.

“Every competitor in our series is a member of a motorcycle club, which has no doubt played a huge part in the passion and talent they bring to their professional career. Now they can team up with other riders from their district and give their club the chance to grab some of the lucrative prize money on offer as well as national recognition.

“It’s also going to produce some really exciting racing for fans and we know from past rounds that the crowd will get right behind the relay format,” concluded Porra.

Australasian Manager of Monster Energy, Adrian Hunter, said he had no hesitation in offering up a significant prize for the initiative, which he thinks will grow every year and become one of the main features on the Super X schedule.

“The Club Challenge is the perfect way to get everyone in the dirt bike community involved in the series and I know it’s going to be a huge hit within the industry as well as provide some awesome entertainment for fans,” said Hunter.

A Pit Bike cup will also be introduced to the series and will crown a champion at the final round. Global Action Sports have been conducting fan research on what they would like to see at Super X events and have been overwhelmed with the interest in pit bike racing.

“The demand for pit bike racing has been crazy and I know it will produce some really exciting action for fans,” said Porra. “We are still finalising the details on how it will be run, but are really excited about it and all of the other great aspects of the championship this year.

“With these two new initiatives combined with the addition of the Under 19s class and the Monster Energy FMX Demo to the existing schedule, we have added a full hour to the official event program at every race, which is fantastic for fans.”

For further information and to register for the Club and 50s Challenges please contact Super X General Manager, Kevin Williams, on +61 3 5659 2176 or [email protected]

Great value tickets are now available through with all new more affordable prices starting from $19 (plus booking fee).

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