Witness the Whip this coming April at Montecasino

Freestyle motocross Whip contest heads to Montecasino

Montecasino is revved up to announce that the adrenaline-fuelled action sports event King of the Whip, will be moving to its new home at the Outdoor Event Area, Montecasino on Saturday, 18 April 2020! Top motocross and freestyle motocross athletes from SA will be battling it out for a share of the prize purse and the thrill of being crowned King of the Whip!

The 2020 King of the Whip – Best Whip contest, hosted by LW Mag is presented by Pringles, in association with Monster Energy, PlayStation and Motul. Gates open at 14h00 with proceedings set to kick off at 16h00 and continue into the evening as the final showdown takes place under the night lights. Riders will be pitted against each other in the Best Whip qualifying jam session rounds where judges will be looking for style, amplitude and variation. Riders that score high enough points will advance to the semi-finals and finals. Among the contestants vying for the prize is top international motocross freeride star Patrick Evans (USA).

King of the Whip 2020 will also showcase the FMX (freestyle motocross) Best Trick contest with both right-side up and up-side down categories. The cash prize purse will be split between first, second and third place in the Best Whip contest, and between the first-place riders in the FMX Best Trick contests.

King of the Whip organiser, Ryan van der Spuy says, “King of the Whip has grown into its own spectacle and being able to now host the event at Montecasino takes it to the next level. We can’t wait for the showdown and to share this exciting production with both the riders and fans. A huge thank you to our event partners for making this possible and enabling our top riders to showcase their skills.”

Lauren Small, Events Manager at Montecasino says, “We are so excited that King of the Whip 2020 has a new home at Montecasino and extremely proud to host the only event of its kind! It will add to and extend the vast variety of incredible events held at Montecasino!”

Get to Montecasino to share in the excitement of this highly anticipated, action-packed event, which takes place in the Outdoor Event Area. Tickets are available for R50 (standing) and R80 (grandstand seating) at Quicket.co.za. Food and beverages will be on sale at the event. For more info and updates follow the Facebook event page.

Please note that no food, picnic baskets, cooler boxes, glass, blankets, chairs and umbrellas will be allowed into the venue.

Whip (Noun):

A manoeuvre performed on a motorcycle, usually during a motocross or freestyle motocross contest, in which the rider brings the rear of the motorcycle abruptly around to either side. Performed while the machine is airborne off a jump. In very extreme whips, the rear of the motorcycle will end up perpendicular to the direction of travel, in addition to the motorcycle being laid flat. The purpose of the whip is to show off, to alter the trajectory of the bike in flight, and to scrub speed over jumps.

For more information on what’s happening at Montecasino, visit www.tsogosun.com/montecasino or Facebook.com/Montecasino #KingoftheWhip.

To buy your tickets go to: https://qkt.io/KOTW2020

Check out the Facebook event information: https://facebook.com/events/610941966367592/

 

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