Ride with Jeremy McGrath at Inaugural Powder Mt. MX Event

CORONA, Calif. – Monster Energy announced today that it is backing the first-ever Powder Mountain Motocross event featuring the King of Supercross himself, Monster’s own Jeremy “Showtime” McGrath, competing on a track he personally designed that’s just been cut into the ski runs at Powder Mountain Resort in the picturesque Utah north country.

Running from Aug. 27-30, the Monster Energy Powder Mountain MX features a full range of amateur classes – from Novice to Veteran – Pro and Women’s classes and even UTV classes on Saturday.

Event director Lawrence Lewis, who spends a good deal of time on Powder Mountain Resort’s legendary snow during the winter, is pumped about the opportunity to work with the resort and McGrath to created a world-class motocross track for this event. “Riding the chairlift and looking down at Powder Mountain’s terrain during the winter months I couldn’t help but visualize a motocross track, thinking to myself what’d it take to create a world-class track on the mountain during the summer,” said Lewis. “I got Jeremy fired up about it, then pitched the idea to everyone at Powder Mountain. The end result is going to be an incredible four days of riding, racing and all sorts of other activities that Powder Mountain can offer.”

Dubbed the “Monster Energy Track at Powder Mountain,” McGrath’s vision for the course was initially laid out as he sat on the chairlift next to Lewis. A skier/snowboarder himself, McGrath utilized the radical elevation change wisely, laying out a course that would challenge the pro riders, but was makeable for the Novice and Intermediate racers as well.

“The Monster Energy Track at Powder Mountain pulls together features from places I’ve raced that have a lot of elevation change, like Glen Helen and Mammoth,” said McGrath. “And it’s designed in a green way. We took great care to tread lightly with the heavy equipment and utilized the existing features of the ski runs that were already cut into the mountainside. Come the first snowfall you won’t even know we ran a motocross.”

Open practice for the weekend’s races is Thursday and Friday, ten bucks per rider, with races running Saturday and Sunday. There is no admission for spectators for the practice sessions. Practice on Saturday and Sunday runs from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and racing runs from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. All races have qualifiers and there will be a heat race and LCQ (Last Chance Qualifier) to cut the field to one 40-man/woman main (if necessary).

Special Monster Energy promotion! Anyone who brings a Monster Energy can will get in free at the gate thanks to Monster Energy’s “Go Green” recycling program. Racers will receive free product courtesy of Monster Energy.

For more information on the inaugural Powder Mountain Motocross, presented by Monster Energy, link to: www.powdermountainmotocross.com

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