RED BULL STONE SCRAMBLE
Racing on the rocks at Brimstone
RED BULL STONE SCRAMBLE
The Red Bull Stone Scramble is the second in a multi-stop original collection of SxS races in the Red Bull Scramble Series, which featured both amateur and professional racers. Spanning every corner of the continental U.S., no single race is the same, as each boasts many unique elements but all include exhilarating racecourses and thrilling competition.
Side-by-side enthusiasts met on muddied tracks and slick, rocky terrain at Brimstone Recreation for an epic day of endurance racing at the Red Bull Stone Scramble. Professional and recreational racers alike joined SxS phenom Mia Chapman and the Red Bull Off-Road Junior team members Mitch Guthrie Jr. and Seth Quintero as they competed on the custom-built course designed by off-road legend Hubert Rowland.
The race featured two classes, the SxS Pro for the more experienced racers and the SxS Sportsman for amateur off-road enthusiasts. Each race consisted of three laps on a nearly nine-mile course. With a time of 1:02:23, Kingsport, Tennessee, native Jamie McCoy won the SXS Pro race and took home a brand-new Polaris RZR XP Turbo. Pikeville, Kentucky’s Jeremy Blackburn won the SxS Sportsman race with a time of 1:11:14, earning him a new set of BFGoodrich tires and $500.
“Once you get hooked on racing, it becomes a passion,” said McCoy, who represented his home state on the podium. “I like to just get out there, and I ride to win.”
Drivers anticipated a challenging and tough racecourse, but Mother Nature added a layer of difficulty by dousing the area with a downpour just minutes before race time, muddying the tracks and terrain. Those familiar with the local territory reaped the benefits of the storm, while drivers more familiar with rocky desert landscapes weren’t as lucky. But despite the conditions, the Tennessee off-road community showed up in full force and welcomed some of the brightest stars in the sport with open arms.
“The Tennessee racing community is unlike anything I’ve experienced,” said Mia Chapman. “Everyone is so nice and supportive. Tennessee is completely different and a totally new challenge compared to the desert. There are a ton of trees, slippery rocks, and even the mud is unlike any place I’ve been.” For upcoming rounds, visit www.redbull.com/events.
SXS PRO CLASS
1. Jamie McCoy, 1:02:23
2. Collin Truett, 1:03:18
3. Mitchell Lankford, 1:11:50
SXS SPORTSMAN CLASS
1. Jeremy Blackburn, 1:11:14
2. Kenneth Clark, 1:17:26
3. Kyle Arkenau, 1:28:42