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.

Tyler Bowers is a rider who has accomplished plenty throughout his career, but the four-time Arenacross Champion is out to win his first TransWorld SLAM Pro race championship at this year’s event. “I’m really excited to race the TransWorld SLAM! I have wanted to attend for years now but haven’t been able to make it in previous years,” said Bowers. “I have a really great group of people helping me out and I think my intensity will really be an advantage in the short races. I think races like this are great to keep my skills sharp during the off-season. I have been to other TWMX Race Series events this summer and I always look forward to them. Always a good time!” Extra attractive to Bowers is this year’s $10,000 purse, as he and his wife Bradi recently welcomed their first child into the family. “Baby needs a new pair of shoes,” joked Bowers.

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Bowers’ race effort is backed by: Kawasaki, Showa, Fox, Shift, AHM Factory Services, Pro Circuit, Hinson, Dunlop, Dubya, Braking, Works Connection, SDG Innovations, DT1 Air Filters, and pod Active.