The TransWorld SLAM Festival presented by ALTA Motors is rapidly approaching, and the September 9 event at Milestone MX Park in Riverside, CA will be highlighted by the annual SLAM Pro race. There is some exciting news regarding this year’s running of the exciting pro race, with the most important being the doubling of the purse to $10,000! This year, racers will compete on the Milestone main MX track (not Supercross) in two five-lap sprint motos. A special, pro-only section will be incorporated for the SLAM Pro race. The race is open to all professional racers who would like to enter. A timed practice session at the start of the event will serve as a qualifier for the top-10 fastest riders, who will fill the starting gate in the two championship motos. A traditional scoring system will be used to determine overall finishing positions after the two motos. First place will take home $5000 and the highly coveted TransWorld SLAM Champion Belt. Second place will earn $3000, and the third and final podium position will go home with an impressive $2000.
With seven years of professional racing under his belt, Alex Ray is a rider from Tennessee who has developed quite a fan following, especially as of late. This year, he earned a spot on the Cycle Trader Rock River Yamaha team and enjoyed his best results ever, as well as personal sponsorship from media mogul Steve Matthes and his Pulp MX empire. Ray is excited to join in on the fun at this year’s SLAM. “I wonder who I will get to slam at the SLAM?” he joked.
Alex Ray’s effort is backed by: Cycle Trader, Rock River Powersports, Yamaha, GPI, FXR, Pulp MX, Dedicated Ride Companym and Roost MX.