The POC Eastern States Cup Championship Downhill Mountain Bike Race Series has added new features along with bringing back The POC $1000 Team Challenge and the POC Video of the week. The POC ESC in its third year has become the premier regional DH race series in the nation. The series offers a $1600 pro purse at it’s races and a $5000 pro purse at the two Pro GRT National series races at Mountain Creek and Plattekill Bike Parks.
The series has increased Pro and Cat 1 Junior series finals payouts and added a cash payout for Cat 1 19-29 in 2012. Totaled up the series will have over $35,000 cash available to racers.
POC Video of the Week is filmed and produced by Voncooper productions. The videos have been extremely popular with the racing community. They offer a glimpse into what makes the series popular and what makes the racers tick. Voncooper has also produced a DVD based on the 2011 ESC season titled, “East Coast Rocks”. The DVD will be available for purchase at POC ESC events for $8.00. Quantities are limited.
Oliver Racing’s 4th Place Challenge will reward all 4th place finishers with a prize pack from their sponsors. The prize pack will include Bureau’s Sugarhouse and Maple Kettle Korn, a regional favorite. If racers don’t finish fourth, Oliver Racing will be selling the gourmet popcorn at the events.
Loeka $1000 Women’s Challenge will pay cash to the top four women in points, regardless of class. In this unique challenge the beginners have as much as a chance of winning cash as the pro women. First place prize will be $400, 2nd is $300, 3rd will collect $200 and the 4th place woman will go home with $100 cash.
POC $1000 Team Challenge at every POC ESC race the top three results from each registered team will count towards the POC Team Challenge. The team with the most points after the finals in October wins. The challenge will reward the fastest and most consistent mountain bike race teams racing the Eastern States Cup series.
Matt DeLorme will be taking pictures and writing post race features for the series in 2012. Matt’s pictures and feature articles have been in many national and international magazines and websites. Delorme always brings a fresh perspective on events he covers.
2012 POC Eastern States Race Schedule
May 20 Mountain Creek, NJ.
May 27 Plattekill, NY
June 3 Attitash, NH
June 10 Pat’s Peak, NH
June 24 Mount Snow, VT
July 15 Windham, NY
July 29, Killington, VT
August 5 Mount Snow, VT
August 12, Plattekill, NY
August 19 Killington, VT
Sept 2 Plattekill, NY
Sept 16 Attitash, NH
Sept 23 Jiminy Peak MA
Oct 7 Plattekill, NY
Source: Eastern States Cup