Maxxis ESC Kask Showdown at Thunder Mountain

MAXXIS ESC KASK SHOWDOWN

 at Thunder Mountain Bike Park

PLEASE TAKE A PICTURE OF YOUR LIFT PASS, OTHERWISE IF YOU LOSE IT YOU WILL NEED TO PURCHASE A REPLACEMENT FROM

THUNDER MOUNTAIN

** NOTE: All riders on the Race and Transfer segments at Thunder Mountain and the Warfield Trails on Saturday and Sunday must be registered racers with number plates. Can you imagine if all 300+ racers brought a friend?

Ebikes allowed only for Ebike Enduro Racers

At the venues from Saturday 8am-Sunday 4pm

Mandatory Virtual Enduro Racers Meeting Click Here

We are excited to heading back to one of our most popular venues and the current enduro mtb attendance record venue, it seems to be a popular choice.

There will be a Mandatory ENDURO Racers Meeting at 8:30am Sunday

Please watch our Virtual Racer Meeting as we will not cover this info at the live meeting HERE

If you have not pre- purchased your required 2022 Maxxis ESC Number Plate, you can pick one at the registration tents. The cost is $10 (cash only) and are to be used for the entire 2021 race season. The high quality Box race plate normally retails for $20.

The NEUTRAL PIT AREA is the Thunder Mountain Parking lot only, no assistance allowed elsewhere including the transfers, Warfield Trails Area or race segments.

Attached are a couple documents for you to review, one is the map. We will NOT have printed maps for this event as the course is easy to follow, so if you want one please print it. The 2022 MAXXIS ESC Enduro rules are also attached, there have been some changes, so it would be best to read everything.

Racers must be present at the racers meeting where we will activate their chips and call them up to start their transfers in the following order:

SPECIAL Thunder Mountain  RULES

We hate rules as much as you do but to be able to have an event Charlemont we must enforce the following event specific rules or the offending racer will be disqualified:

Kate’s Enduro Kids and Kate’s Enduro Lite: Racers MUST stay with the Maxxis ESC Adult Group leaders during the race.

Motorex E Bike Class – The Motorex Ebike Class will compete on the same stages as as everyone else. 

ONLY Motorex Ebike Class Racers may use E bikes from 9 am Saturday to the events end Sunday on the race trails. Motorex Ebike Racers will be identified by their white ESC race plates

NO SHUTTLING – That goes for everyone from 9 am Saturday to the events end Sunday. If you are seen/reported/caught/whatever shuttling, you will be assessed a time penalty. Trust us you will not be on the podium if you try, so don’t.

RegistrationPlease download and fill out all the attached documents prior to getting in the registration line. Minors will need to have their waivers notarized if their parent will not be present at registration check-in.

  1. ESC DH Registration Form
  2. ESC ENDURO REGISTRATION FORM
  3. ESC Waiver
  4. THUNDER MOUNTAIN Waiver 

Awards Pro Racers Must be on the podium when called to receive any prizing – For all other classes we will be calling up the top 5 racers 15 minutes after their class has completed and the results have been posted.

Enduro Racers must be present when their class is called up to activate their chips. Do not start the race without doing so or you will not get your racing times and be DQ’d.

ALL RACERS

Attached are a couple documents for you to review, one is the map. We will NOT have printed maps for this event as the course is easy to follow, so if you want one please print it. Please review the 2021 MAXXIS ESC Enduro rules on our website, there have been some changes, so it would be best to read everything.

All attached forms must be filled out even if you preregistered. Print them out, fill them in and save time.

SPECIAL RULES FOR ROAD TRANSFER:

Ride bike on the road in the same direction as traffic

Stop at red lights and stop signs, and obey other traffic signs

Yield to traffic already on the road

Yield before entering a roadway

Yield before moving laterally or turning

Ride single file and no “pack” riding

ANY RACER OBSERVED NOT OBEYING THE ABOVE WILL BE DISQUALIFIED

There is NO PARKING at Warfield House on Saturday or Sunday.

It is imperative that racers follow the rules of the road and come to full stops at the stop signs. Racers observed not stopping at stop signs or riding on the wrong side of the road will be disqualified. Be especially careful near the covered bridge when exiting the Fairgrounds/Camping Area.

The town is supporting of these events but still getting used to so many bikers in town. Let’s start the summer off strong and follow rules of the road to help us ensure many more years of great events.  

$100 TIMING CHIPS We will be using our SIAC Fly By timing system for this event. Please note if you do not return the SIAC Timing Chip you will owe us $100. Yes, they cost that much. Other enduro series require the racers to use their own or rent them plus a deposit. We trust our racers until proven otherwise so please make sure to return the chip if you decide to leave early.

Please Note: GPS units on bars, stem or wrist may interfere with the SIAC Timing Chip so it’s best not to use one

Racers must be present at the racers meeting where we will activate their chips.

Please drive slowly through neighborhood while visiting Thunder Mountain, we do not want to upset the neighbors and please visit the local restaurants and let them know you are there because of the enduro race.

Unfortunately, with using staggered starts we cannot offer the FOX Seatpost Climbers Challenge however we will still offer a way to award the seatpost.  Racers must be present to win award.

Also back this year is the FLAT TIRE DEFENDER Super Stage. This competition awards the fastest amateur male and amateur female one FLAT TIRE DEFENDER INSERT and the fastest in every class an FTD backpack with an FTD discount card inside, it will be contested on STAGE 1. Please note the winners will be announced and prizes awarded after the last racer has finished. Racers must be present to win awards

Back again this season is the INTENSE BIKES PODIUM PAYBACK Program that pays cash or certificates to racers that have raced with an Intense bike and have registered with Intense here: https://intensecycles.com/pages/podium-payback-program

Another new program is the ESC Rewards, any time a men’s amateur class exceeds 50 racers or the women’s amateur class exceeds 20 that class will be awarded with a cash prize in addition to the regular product prizing.

We will be offering our 2022 Maxxis ESC Socks, Pint Glasses, T Shirts, jerseys and other swag at our registration tents, please remember its cash only.

CAMPING

  • Camping is offered as part of the ESC KASK Showdown at the Charlemont Fairgrounds Only. Sites are limited and will sell out; it is being offered on a first come / first served basis. Participants will be able to overnight there on Friday and Saturday Only.
  • The fee is per vehicle with up to 4 persons per vehicle, one vehicle equals one camping site.
    • Friday and Saturday $40/ cars trucks – $50 RV/Trailer
    • Saturday Only           $25/ cars trucks – $35 RV/Trailer
    • Cash only onsite only – No reservations or holds – No ATM onsite
    • There is no Friday only option.
  • Directions to Charlemont Fairgrounds: The fairgrounds are located .25 mile on 8A north off of route 2. Follow 8A until you come to a covered bridge (Bissell Bridge) and take a right up the hill before crossing the bridge. Most GPS devices should find Charlemont Fairgrounds if you search. Don’t type in the actual address as it will not lead you where you need to go.
  • The fairgrounds will be open starting at 5:30pm on Friday. Please don’t set-up before that or with out our attendant directing you to your camping location. If you do you will have to move.
  • No alcohol, open fires or fireworks are allowed at the fairgrounds. No electrical or RV hookups exist, but it is a beautiful old New England fairground with plenty of places to park your rig or setup a tent. 
  • Camping at Thunder Mountain: NONE AVAILABLE – SOLD OUT – You will be asked to move if you set up there
  • A number of people have asked about setting up pits at Thunder Mountain for the weekend or driving down an RV/Trailer during the day. RV’s are strongly encouraged to remain at the Fairgrounds as parking may be limited at Thunder. Due to parking restraints, pits must be compact and Thunder Mountain reserves the right to ask pits be removed if necessary. No pits shall remain up overnight.
  • Directions to Charlemont Fairgrounds: The fairgrounds are located .25 mile on 8A north off of route 2. Follow 8A until you come to a covered bridge (Bissell Bridge) and take a right up the hill before crossing the bridge. Most GPS devices should find Charlemont Fairgrounds if you search. Don’t type in the actual address as it will not lead you where you need to go. 

NUMBER PLATES – All racers must always have a 2022 Maxxis ESC Number plate attached to their bike while riding on the race tracks after 9am Saturday until event end on Sunday afternoon. If you have not paid for your 2022 Maxxis ESC number plate or registration, please note it is EXACT CASH only, due to Covid 19 we will not be recirculating cash or making change.

WAIVERS / REGISTRATION FORMS – All racers must check in at registration and fill out the registration and waiver forms before riding the trails after 9am Saturday.

SCHEDULE

Schedule: 
Friday 
No Registration
10:00am – 5:00pm Thunder Mountain Lift spins – Passes available from Thunder Mountain

Saturday 
9am – 2pm Registration
Intense DH and Stan’s Enduro Practice 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sunday 
8:00am – 8:15am Late Registration

8:30am Mandatory Racers Meeting
Motorex Ebike/Box showdown Start 8:15am
Enduro Race Start 9:00am – No Practice
Intense DH Practice 9:00am-10:45am
Intense DH Race Start 11:00am

  •  – That goes for all weekend for everyone. If you are seen/reported/caught/whatever shuttling, you will be assessed a time penalty. Trust us you will not be on the podium if you try, so don’t.
  • NUMBER PLATES – Will be sold at registration for $10 each. A 2022 MAXXIS ESC Number Plate must be affixed correctly to your bike always while on the tracks this weekend. You will not be allowed to ride without one. No cuts or trimming allowed on the plate please.
  • CASH ONLY –ATMs on site
  • 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 !!
  • Kate’s Kids Class and Kates Enduro Lite Class – Will start at 8:30 and will compete on sections 3-4-1-2 IN THAT ORDER. The above may be adjusted, so please check with us at Registration. No parents may ride with or run behind their children unless they are registered racers.