The 2014 POC Eastern States Cup: If you love Gravity MTB racing the East Coast is the place to be!
The talk this year is all about enduro racing, it’s quickly becoming the discipline of choice for many racers. The POC ESC Enduro Cup returns after a very successful inaugural season of combining the thrill of DH racing with the fun of trail riding. The enduro series offers 6 events and features the most technical tracks at the best resorts in the east. The POC ESC Enduro chip timing system gives perfect results and allows friends to ride and race together, making for a fun, competitive day in the mountains.
FOX Racing will once again award a DOSS Seat post at every enduro race for the fastest climb of the day. The climb is not part of the race, just an extra chance to win a great prize. Wicked Wash has stepped up and will be awarding product to all the 4th and 5th place finishers also known as the “Wicked Wash Winners”.
On the 4th of July holiday weekend, riders from all over are encouraged to join the POC ESC at Killington Resort, VT, for the Second Annual East Coast Showdown. The showdown is the one event of the year where racers can compete in DH, Enduro and Super D all in the same weekend.
SUPER D CUP
New is the POC ESC SuperD Series, it’s being offered due to the great response at last year’s POC ESC SuperD test races. The SuperD Series consists of 8 races, 5 State Championships and is the USAC Eastern Regional SuperD Championship Series. The series will have a mix of mass starts by class and timed race runs. Super D starts at the top of the resorts and finishes at the bottom, just like DH with some peddling mixed in.
Willie Ford, North American Marketing Director at POC says: “POC Sports is once again very excited to be partnering with the Eastern States Cup. This is a very exciting year for the series, it’s positioned for some serious growth. We are excited to help the Eastern States Cup build a program that’s the best for the athletes, resorts and fellow sponsors. This is going to be a great year, trust me.”
The POC ESC has a very exciting schedule planned up and down the East Coast and we encourage you to come join the fun, competitive and family oriented race series that we have we all love. With a total of 15 State Championships, 5 Regional Championships and over $100,000 in cash and prizes you won’t want to miss this year’s POC Eastern States Cup.
“Between the downhill, enduro and super d events, the Eastern States Cup Series has something for just about everyone. The races have a reputation of being well run and at great venues, so everyone will have a great time. We are happy to partner with the ESC again in 2014 to offer the DOSS seat post challenge and the $1000 FOX Enduro Challenge.” according to Mark Jordan at FOX.
Many of the race locations will feature Super D racing on Saturday, followed by Enduro on Sunday. You can find out much more information, including the downhill race schedule, on the POC Eastern Cup website. They have a jam packed schedule featuring three disciplines of Enduro, Super D, and Downhill. If you live in the Eastern part of the country, this is a race series you’ll want to make note of.
Some important dates for you to remember:
- May 18 Mountain Creek NJ – NJ State Championship – ProGRT Weekend
- May 25 Plattekill NY – ProGRT Weekend
- June 1 Plattekill NY – NY State Championship
- June 14 Sugarbush VT – VT Brewfest Festival
- June 21-22 Blue Mtn PA -PA State Championship
- July 5-6 Killington VT – East Coast Showdown – VT State Championship
- July 19-20 Plattekill NY – NY State Championship
- August 16-17 Attitash NH – NH State Championship
- Sept 6-7 Killington VT – Eastern USA Regional Championship Series Finals
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