Reminder: King of the Whip 2019 happening tonight at Biker’s Warehouse
Tonight, Saturday 2 February, LW Mag and Monster Energy are presenting the 2019 King of the Whip – Best Whip Contest, in association with Motul, PlayStation (Monster Energy Supercross 2 – The Official Videogame) and Fox Racing, where the country’s best Motocross and Freestyle Motocross athletes battling it out to for a share of the R40 000 prize purse and to see who’ll be crowned King of the Whip.
Proceedings are set to kick off at 4pm with the prize giving expected to take place around 9pm. Riders will be split into groups and will have to qualify through the jam session rounds. Judges will be looking for style, amplitude and variation, and riders that score high enough points will advance to the finals. Also, for the first time ever, they will be showcasing the FMX Best Trick contest with both right-side up and up-side down categories.
More so, the ante has been upped with a R40 000 cash prize purse. This will be split between 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Best Whip contest, and between the 1st place riders in the FMX Best Trick contests.
King of the Whip organiser, Ryan van der Spuy says, “We’ve been waiting excitedly for a whole year and we’re finally back. We’ve upped the ante for this year’s King of the Whip bringing bigger-and-better to both the riders and spectators. To our event partners, thank you! Thank you for making this possible and enabling our top riders the opportunity to showcase their skills on dirt bikes. It is going to be extremely fun, crazy and exciting. We invite everyone, families and friends, to join us in witnessing this highly anticipated, adrenaline-fuelled event. Entrance is free and there will be food and beverages on sale.”
A maneuver 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.
King of the Whip event details:
Date: 2 February 2019
Time: 4pm onwards
Venue: Biker’s Warehouse – 1 Aureole Avenue, Northriding, Johannesburg.
For more info and updates follow the Facebook Event Page.