LW Mag is excited to announce the 2020 King of the Whip – Best Whip Contest, presented by Pringles, in association with Monster Energy, PlayStation and Motul.
On the 18th of April 2020, this adrenaline-fuelled Action Sports event moves to its new home in Montecasino. Witness top Motocross and Freestyle Motocross athletes battling it out to for a share of the prize purse and to see who’ll be crowned King of the Whip.
Doors open at 2 pm with proceedings set to kick off at 4 pm and continue into the evening as the final showdown takes place under the night lights and flashes of pyrotechnics. 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.
King of the Whip 2020 will also showcase the FMX Best Trick contest with both right-side-up and up-side-down categories.
The cash prize purse 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, “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.”
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.
Inviting everyone, families and friends, to join in witnessing this highly anticipated, action-packed event. Tickets are available for R50 (standing) and R80 (grandstand seating) at Quicket.co.za. Food and beverages will be on sale at the event.
King of the Whip event details:
Date: 18 April 2020
Time: 2 pm onwards
Venue: Montecasino – Montecasino Boulevard (Cnr William Nicol and Witkoppen)
Fourways, Sandton, Johannesburg
For more info and updates follow the Facebook Event Page.