Updated: Information on the BOX Components Showdown at Thunder Mountain

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October 21 MAXXIS ESC Enduro Championship Finals – Registration Below

 

June 2-3, 2018 MAXXIS ESC BOX SHOWDOWN Series #2
MAXXIS ESC Enduro Series #4
MAXXIS ESC Downhill Series #2

Registration: Saturday 9-2 and Sunday 8-9
Practice: Saturday 10-5 
Race: Sunday: Enduro at 9:00am – DH at 12noon

MAXXIS ESC RACE REGISTRATION For June 2-3, 2018 MAXXIS ESC BOX SHOWDOWN

REGISTER HERE

On Line Registration closes the Wednesday May 30, 2018 at 11:59pm
Onsite Registration will be $10 more and CASH ONLY

Camping for the ESC Box Showdown

  • We have been informed by the town of Charlemont that they will not be able to extend the special temporary camping permit that have done in years past. We know you all loved the parking lot camping scene… so did we! The good news is that we do have some other options that should make for a good vibe and fun weekend.
  • There will be two options available.
  1. We have worked with the town rent the Charlemont Fairgrounds for the event from Friday night until Sunday afternoon. It is only 1.5 miles from Thunder Mountain and provides a good place to stay and socialize. For those planning to stay at the fairgrounds, there is $10 event fee. There are bathrooms onsite, though no RV hookups are available. Places to setup a tent or park a camper will be available. The fairgrounds are located .25 mile on 8A north off of route 2. Follow 8A until you come to a covered bridge and take a right up the hill before crossing the bridge. Most GPS devices should find Charlemont Fairgrounds if you search. We are working on some activities and fun stuff on Saturday evening. 2.
  2. Berkshire East has just been approved to run a camp area at the mountain. The more formal arrangement will allow us to make sure we have lodging and camping options for people moving forward. There are 25 tent sites in front of the West Lodge and some safari camping in the parking lot for camping vehicles or overflow from the other area. Each spot is $25 per site each evening, with up to 4 people per site. Full details to follow on our website.

We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we work to implement these required changes. We just received final approval last night from the town and will provide more details moving forward.  If you have any immediate questions, email gabe@berkshireeast.com.

$25 Friday Lift Pass available to all REGISTERED RACERS at Thunder Mountain for the Friday before the BOX Showdown ! You must be pre registered to take advantage of this offer, the desk will have a copy of all our registered racers. Pre registration ends Wednesday. There will be no onsite race registration Friday.

Refund Policy: Refunds are available two up to weeks prior to the event, May 20, 2018 less $10 Handling fee via Paypal, contact us at easternstatescup@hotmail.com

Race entries cannot be transferred to a different event

Race entries can be transferred to another person for a $20 handling fee until Wednesday May 30, 2018. Contact us at easternstatescup@hotmail.com

SORRY BUT NO EXCEPTIONS TO ABOVE POLICIES

2018 MAXXIS ESC NUMBER PLATES ARE AVAILABLE ONSITE AT $10
THE PLATES ARE REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES AND AVAILABLE ONSITE
THEY ARE GOOD FOR ALL 2018 MAXXIS ESC AND CLIF ENDURO EAST EVENTS

Race Fees: 

DOWNHILL
CLIF KIDS U12 = $.01 (we have to charge something for this form, sorry)
AMATEURS = $60
PRO = $70

ENDURO
CLIF KIDS U12 = $.01 (we have to charge something for this form, sorry)
AMATEURS = $60
PRO = $70

BOX SHOWDOWN
AMATEURS = $100
PRO = $120

SATURDAY PRACTICE LIFT PASS $30

On Line Registration closes the Wednesday May 30, 2018 at 11:59pm
Onsite Registration will be $10 more and CASH ONLY

REGISTER HERE

We are excited to heading back to one of our most popular venues for DH and Enduro Racing, it seems to be a popular choice.

If you have not paid for your plate or registration, please note it is CASH only onsite.

We will be onsite Friday afternoon but please understand we cannot do any registration on Friday. We have a lot of set up and course work to get done.

BOX SHOWDOWN

All Racers that want to compete in the BOX SHOWDOWN must sign in on the BOX SHOWDOWN Entry Sheet at registration. Failure to do so will exclude you from the competition. Please don’t forget, we really want you to be happy.

Enduro

Back is the FOX Seatpost Climbers Challenge. We’ll award the fastest amateur a FOX Transfer Seatpost and the fastest in every class some cool FOX Socks. Remember you have to chip in and out on the climb.

New this year is the FLAT TIRE DEFENDER Super Stage. This competition awards the fastest amateur male and amateur female a one FLAT TIRE DEFENDER INSERT, it will be contested on STAGE 1.

The ALEX RIMS Super Stage is back too!. This competition awards the fastest amateur male and amateur female a pair of Alex Rims Volar rims, it will be contested on STAGE 5.

Downhill

We have a new timing system this season and it will require a couple of step that you won’t be familiar with. Don’t worry it will all go smooth if you do what’s required to get you split and perfect timing.

Here’s the important steps:

  • We will issue a chip holder at registration, these will be taken off by us after your race run. There is a $10 replacement cost for the holders so please don’t lose it. It’s best to affix it to your bike right away so you know where it is all weekend.
  • Chip Hand Out will now be handled at the start. We’ll be affixing the Active Chips to your bikes as you’re inline for the start of your race run, so don’t be late!
  • Practice ends PROMPTLY at 11:30
  • Do Not let your bike get near the starting gate until your race run once the Active Chip is affixed to your bike.
  • Come immediately to the race tents after your race run. DO NOT go past us, you MUST STOP and let us remove the Active Chip from your bike.
  • Your time will be announced and displayed on the Television immediately
  • WARNING: If a racer throws their bike or equipment or acts in a rude manner to any ESC Crew or Officials you will be disqualified!

 

The FLY SPEED ZONE will be active during the race for a FLY Helmet to the fastest Amateur Man and Woman. The fastest in every class will receive a cool prize.

ESC SWAG

2018 MAXXIS ESC Gear in now available onsite, including: Socks, Hats, T Shirts and Fenders

 

SCHEDULE

FRIDAY – $25 pass available from Thunder. Courses will be marked. No registration.

 

SATURDAY – Open for riding, tracks open. Registration at the MAXXIS ESC Tents 9am-2pm. Lift runs 9-5

 

SUNDAY – No pre-riding for enduro– RACE ONLY Mandatory Racers Enduro Meeting 8:30. Enduro Race Start 9am. Mandatory DH Racers Meeting at 11:30 DH Practice ends at 11:30. Registration 8am-9am. Lift runs 9-5

 

  • CAMPING – Camping for the ESC Box Showdown

We have been informed by the town of Charlemont that they will not be able to extend the special temporary camping permit that have done in years past. We know you all loved the parking lot camping scene… so did we! The good news is that we do have some other options that should make for a good vibe and fun weekend.

There will be two options available.

 

  1. We have worked with the town rent the Charlemont Fairgrounds for the event from Friday night until Sunday afternoon. It is only 1.5 miles from Thunder Mountain and provides a good place to stay and socialize. For those planning to stay at the fairgrounds, there is $10 event fee. There are bathrooms onsite, though no RV hookups are available. Places to setup a tent or park a camper will be available. The fairgrounds are located .25 mile on 8A north off of route 2. Follow 8A until you come to a covered bridge and take a right up the hill before crossing the bridge. Most GPS devices should find Charlemont Fairgrounds if you search. We are working on some activities and fun stuff on Saturday evening.
  2. Berkshire East has just been approved to run a camp area at the mountain. The more formal arrangement will allow us to make sure we have lodging and camping options for people moving forward. There are 25 tent sites in front of the West Lodge and some safari camping in the parking lot for camping vehicles or overflow from the other area. Each spot is $25 per site each evening, with up to 4 people per site. Full details to follow on our website.

We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we work to implement these required changes. We just received final approval last night from the town and will provide more details moving forward.  If you have any immediate questions, email gabe@berkshireeast.com.

 

  • NUMBER PLATES– Will be sold at registration for $10 each. A 2018 MAXXIS ESC Number Plate must be affixed correctly to your bike always while on the tracks this weekend at Plattekill and your lift pass must be visibly attached to your bike. You will not be allowed to ride without both. No cuts or trimming allowed on the plate please.
  • CASH ONLY– Yup, ATM onsite
  • PARKING– In the Lot
  • BUG SPRAY – You will want it and please don’t ask for ours…lol
  • COLD – Temps expected in the 30’s overnights
  • RAIN – Don’t even go there!!
  • FOOD Thunder Mountain’s kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch, their egg sandwiches are pretty darn good.
  • SAFETY – Thunder Mountain Rescue.
  • CLIF KIDS CLASS – Will compete on Sections 1,2,3 and 5. The will skip Stage 4. 2017’s MAXXIS ESC Pro DH and Enduro Champion Rachel Pageau – will be offering two free one-hour clinics. One for DH and one for enduro at most of our events this season. No sign up required just meet up at the ESC tents. Saturday 12 noon for Enduro and at 1pm for the DH kids. Brooks, 6-year-old son raced with us last year and had a blast. This year he is practice riding, racing and following the enduro kids to make sure they are safe. Michael has a son racing DH and will do the same as Brooks in our DH series. The above may be adjusted, so please check with us at Registration
  • AWARDS – as always Racers MUST be present at the Series Final Award Ceremonies or at the Race Award Ceremony to Receive Awards and/or Cash Payouts!