Could this be the glimmer of positive news that motocross fans need in these tough times? Travis Pastrana, Ryan Villopoto and more have taken to social media to announce that they plan to race each other in early May. The event has been branded as the ‘Moto Fite Klub’ and, well, not much else is known at this time. Travis Pastrana explained a fair amount about the concept in the post below.
“Jeff Stanton and Damon Bradshaw called me this weekend. They were throwing around an idea of doing a head to head bracket race with some legends in the sport. [They] said Broc Glover was willing to throw a leg back over a bike to join them under the conditions of me being there with my 500cc ‘Zilla and if there was money to be made then some would go to charity of the riders choosing. I thought it was a joke but sounded awesome.
“Shortly after I get called out again by @RyanVillopoto so I called out Kevin Windham and by dinner last night we had a roundtable Zoom call discussing this as an actual possibility. The inner kid in me is bouncing off the walls! We don’t have a location and we don’t have the details but as soon as we can legally get this small group of us together in one place after the quarantine it will be happening. Details will be on the Instagram @MotoFiteKlub. This is not a joke.”
Kevin Windham, Travis Pastrana, Ryan Villopoto, Jake Weimer, Mike Alessi, Ivan Tedesco, Jeff Stanton, Damon Bradshaw and Broc Glover are currently pegged to compete. More news is expected to be released shortly.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Monster Energy/Octopi