Thunder Mountain – Kask Showdown

September 24-25, 2022

ESC Kask Showdown Volunteer Sign-up 2022

 We are looking for course marshals for training day (Sept. 24th) and race day (Sept 25th). In return for one day of volunteering, you will receive a bag lunch on your day of volunteering as well as a voucher for one of the following: (2) All Day lift Tickets for Thunder Mountain Bike Park, (2) All Day Ski Lift Tickets, (1) MT or VJ Zip Line Tour, or (1) Fife Brook Raft Trip.
Duties include: Monitoring a course section during race or practice, keeping spectators off the race course, notifying competitors of oncoming bikers, notifying the head marshall of any crashes, and cheering on competitors. Please know that the estimated end time is dependent on when the race ends. It is a fun event and we are excited to help promote biking in Western Massachusetts.

SIGN UP HERE

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT

THERE WILL BE ENTRIES AVAILABLE ONSITE 

September 24-25, 2022 MAXXIS ESC KASK SHOWDOWN at Thunder Mountain, MA
MAXXIS ESC Enduro Series  –  Sunday
MAXXIS ESC Intense Downhill Series  –  Sunday

Parking Lot at Thunder – A number of people have asked about setting up pits at Thunder Mountain for the weekend.  Due to parking restraints, pits must be compact and Thunder Mountain reserves the right to ask for any pits to be removed if necessary. No pits shall remain up overnight.

The only camping in the lot is for RV and Trailers that have paid reserved spots issued by Thunder Mountain. These spots are SOLD OUT. There is NO OVERNIGHT PARKING at Thunder

CAMPING – Overnight Parking is offered as part of the ESC Kask Showdown at the Charlemont Fairgrounds. Participants will be able to overnight there on Friday and Saturday. The fairgrounds will be open starting at 5:30pm on Friday. Please don’t set-up before being directed to your site. 

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 set up a tent.

There are bathrooms in the grandstands. 

The ADMISSION fee is per vehicle with up to 4 persons per vehicle, one vehicle equals one camping site.  The  ADMISSION FEE APPLIES TO VISITORS TO THE FAIRGROUNDS

• Friday and Saturday $40/ cars trucks – $50 RV/Trailer
• Saturday $25/ cars trucks – $35 RV/Trailer
• Cash only onsite only – No reservations or holds

• There is no Friday-only option

• All vehicles must display the ADMISSION pass on their windshields while in the campground

• If your ADMISSION pass is lost, you will have to purchase a replacement at full cost

**Please note visitors will be charged the same fee as Campers to enter the fairgrounds.**

RV’s are strongly encouraged to remain at the Fairgrounds during the day as parking may be limited at Thunder. Due to parking restraints, pits must be compact and Thunder Mountain reserves the right to ask for any pits to be removed if necessary. No pits shall remain up overnight.

The only camping in the lot is for RV and Trailers that have paid reserved spots issued by Thunder Mountain and they are SOLD OUT for this weekend. 

There is NO OVERNIGHT PARKING at Thunder Mountain Available.

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.

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

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

Sunday 
8am – 8:15am Late Registration
Motorex Ebike/Kask Showdown Start 8:15am
Stan’s Enduro Racer’s Meeting 8:30am
Stan’s Enduro Race Start 9:00am – No Practice
Intense DH Practice 9:00am-11:15am
Intense DH Race Start 11:30am

2022 MAXXIS ESC INTENSE DOWNHILL CLASSES
KATES KIDS 12U
GT JUNIORS BOYS 15U
GT JUNIORS GIRLS 18U
MASTERS 50+
AMATEUR 15-18
AMATEUR 19-29
AMATEUR 30-39
AMATEUR 40-49
EXPERT 15-18
EXPERT 19-29
EXPERT 30-39
EXPERT 40+
SINGLE CROWN OPEN
AMATEUR WOMEN
PRO/EXPERT WOMEN
PRO MEN

2022 MAXXIS ESC STAN’S ENDURO CLASSES
• KATE’S Kids Class (12 and Under)
• KATE’S Enduro Lite Class
• 15 And Under
• 20 And Under Open
• 21-29
• 30-39
• 40+ Open
• Masters 50+
• Female Amateur
• Male Pro Open
• Female Pro Open
• Motorex E-Bike Class

MAXXIS ESC Racing Age is the racers age on December 31, 2022

NO Racing License RequiredLate/Onsite pricing is $15 more than Online entry rates

RACE FEES – Include a Saturday Practice Lift Pass and a Sunday Race Lift Pass

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT

THERE WILL BE ENTRIES AVAILABLE ONSITE 

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES ON THE WEDNESDAY AT MIDNIGHT PRIOR TO THE EVENT

POLICIES:

  • Refunds are available two up to weeks prior to the event, less $20 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 the Wednesday prior to the event. Contact us at easternstatescup@hotmail.com
  • SORRY BUT NO EXCEPTIONS TO THE ABOVE POLICIES

You will NOT receive a confirmation email

Your PayPal receipt is your confirmation

CLICK FOR FULL MAXXIS ESC STAN’S ENDURO INFORMATION AND RULES

CLICK FOR FULL MAXXIS ESC INTENSE DOWNHILL INFORMATION AND RULES

MAXXIS ESC Number Plates:
All registered racers must use a 2022 MAXXIS ESC Number Plate anytime they are on the course including during their race run and practice.
Only registered racers with 2022 MAXXIS ESC Number Plates are allowed on the Race Course.
2022 MAXXIS ESC number plates are available at every race for $10.00 each.
These plates can be reused by racers at all 2022 MAXXIS ESC races.
The previous year’s plates are not allowed to be used.
Modifications will/can result in disqualification. Lettering/Logos MUST be 100% Intact. NO CUTS!!

If you have not paid for your 2022 Maxxis ESC number plate, please note it is CASH only and  ATM machines are on site.

Enduro Racers will be charged the replacement cost of $100.00 for broken, lost or non-returned timing chips

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

Enduro Racers MUST hand in their timing chips within 15 minutes after finishing the last stage or they will be penalized 1 minute, after 30 minutes racers will be DQ’d from the event

DH Racers MUST be at the start for their posted start time, racers not at the start for their scheduled start time will be disqualified from the day’s competition if their Maxxis ESC Racer’s DH class results have been posted at the finish or registration area

Racers MUST be present at the Series Final Award Ceremonies or at the Race Award Ceremony 
to Receive Awards and/or Cash Payouts!

 

Please drive slowly through the neighborhood while visiting our venues, 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.

WAIVERS AND ENTRY FORM –  Three forms need to be filled out, signed, and handed in at Race Onsite Check-in/registration. Save time download and fill them out prior to your arrival. All racers must sign a MAXXIS ESC and a venue waiver prior to practicing or registering at all events. Racers under 18 must have a parent sign their waiver or supply a notarized parental signed copy. No other methods are allowed.

 

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

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

INFORMATION:

  • NO SHUTTLING – 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. You will not be allowed to ride without one. No cuts or trimming allowed on the plate, please.
  • CASH ONLY– ATM onsite
  • 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 – For DH the KATE’S Kids Class will do the same track. For the KATE’S Kids Class Enduro they will compete on one Less Race Section. Our Enduro Staff will conduct a course ride along on Saturday at 11. Meet at the Registration Tents. The above may be adjusted, so please check with us at Registration. Kate’s Kid’s Class will start at 8:30 and will compete on sections 3-4-1-2 IN THAT ORDER. 

KASK COMPONENTS SHOWDOWNS
The “KASK Showdown” weekends will feature both Enduro and Down Hill races at the largest resorts on our schedule. KASK Components and the MAXXIS ESC will present high-end prizing for the top three men and women who race both Enduro and Downhill during the weekend.

RACERS MUST FILL OUT THE KASK SHOWDOWN SHEET AT THE ENDURO TIMING DESK PRIOR TO THE START OF THE FIRST RACE OF THE EVENT TO BE CONSIDERED FOR BOX EAST COAST SHOWDOWN POINTS AND PRIZES

KATE’S KIDS CLASS

  • The Kate’s Kids Class preregistration fee is 100% Refunded after a parent volunteers and completes course marshaling for the race on Sunday.
  • We’ll get you on the course, give you an ESC Official’s T-Shirt, and an official ESC whistle. All you need is a fun attitude and a cell phone in case of an emergency.
  • Late or onsite registrations will incur the $10 late fee.
  • This class will do the same DH tracks as the pros, go-arounds for features will be available. In the Enduro racers in this class will compete on one less race segment

Racers must be 12 or younger on December 31, 2022 to be eligible.

KATE’S ENDURO LITE CLASS
This class will race for a reduced rate thanks to Kates’s Real Food and the MAXXIS Eastern States Cup. KATE’S ENDURO LITE Racers will compete on one less stage and race with the KATE’S KIDS CLASS. This class is meant for beginners and new to enduro racers to experience what the enduro racing excitement is all about. Racers will get a total race time and a race time for each segment. The class will not compete for Maxxis ESC Podiums, Prizes or a Series Championship. This is the for the FUN Class!! The KATE’S Enduro Lite format will offer four fun tracks to entertain all levels of riders but will focus primarily on women, kids and first-timers. The emphasis will not be on results or prizes but on learning and having fun with like-minded mountain bike riders.

PLEASE NOTE: KATE’S Lite Class racers are required to stay with the KATE’S Kids Class and race the segments in the same order. KATE’S Enduro Lite Class Racers may only compete in enduro at our Kask Showdown Events.

Enduro Racers MUST hand in their timing chips within 15 minutes after finishing the last stage or they will be penalized 1 minute, after 30 minutes racers will be DQ’d from the event

Racers MUST be present at the Series Final Award Ceremonies or at the Race Award Ceremony 
to Receive Awards and/or Cash Payouts!

Thunder Mountain Bike Park Info: Thunder Mountain Bike Park has such a large amount of technical trails that it allows them to create a well-rounded enduro race. The addition of the Warfield Inn trails has added some pedaling to a lift-oriented day of racing and made for some great 2-day events.

The trails at Thunder are steep, and a lot of your time will be spent traversing across off-camber, root-filled sections. The jagged rocks and roots on the Back-of-the-shed trails are some of the most challenging lines out there. Riders will be treated to spectacular views of the Berkshire Mountains from the top of the bike park, with plenty of options on the way down!

Says resort manager Jon Schaefer, “We are committed to bringing world class activities to our beautiful hometown of Charlemont, Massachusetts. We don’t want to settle for second best and with Gravity Logic we have brought the best Downhill Mountain Bike trail builders in the business to Berkshire East.”

This commitment to excellence at Berkshire East is nothing new. Nor is this the last surprise this fall as several more exciting announcements will be forthcoming. The Berkshire East Gravity Bike Park will seamlessly integrate with the existing 35 miles of community trails that Berkshire East, Zoar Outdoor, NEMBA and the Warfield House. For more information, visit www.berkshireeast.com.

66 Thunder Mountain Rd, Charlemont, MA 01339

PETS AND ALCOHOL ARE NOT ALLOWED
AT ANY EASTERN STATES CUP EVENT!