CALGARY, AB – May 24, 2013 – While you can send a man to the edge of space, you just can’t control the weather. Due to a steady streak of recent heavy rain in Calgary over the past week, the Red Bull Rocks and Logs event planned for May 25 will be postponed until May 26, 2013. While a little bit of mud can always make a race more interesting, with the amount of rainfall received recently, parts of the track have been left swamped and certain course features unusable. With rider safety being the priority, officials have deemed the move necessary.
With drier conditions on the way, the event will fire up once again on Sunday May 26. Race formats, heats and registration will not be affected by the change, however the event will kick off one (1) hour earlier on Sunday to accommodate racers and spectators travelling from out of town.
Red Bull Rocks & Logs is an endurocross competition that will be taking place on a course filled with a variety of natural and man-made obstacles. Competing in a head-to-head, knockout format, 136 top riders will take to the track – divided by class. The 112 riders in the Amateur category will have four laps in their qualifying heats and six final laps to determine the champion. In the Pro category, the 24 riders will do four laps in qualifying heats and then eight laps in the big finals. The top six winners will in each category will share a prize purse totaling $8,550. For those whose endurocross skills are a little rusty, the event will be free to spectators to take in all the action. Infield standing room will be subject to capacity. Check out the course map here: http://www.redbull.ca/cs/userfiles/file/Track Edit Final.jpg
Still Time to Register!
Registration will remain open until May 24th (6:00pm MDT) via http://www.redbull.ca/rocksandlogs for all competitors 18 years of age and older – skill required. Cost per rider is $55 for the amateur category (112 riders maximum) and $70 for pros (24 riders maximum). Registration fee includes a rider welcome package, track entrance fee, and race insurance (waiver to be signed on-site).
WHAT: Red Bull Rocks & Logs Finals
WHEN: Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. MDT (Amateur Qualifying: 10:30am | Pro Qualifying: 1:00pm)
WHERE: Wild Rose MX Park (5608 Burbank Crews SE, Calgary, AB, T2H 1Z6)