Fluid PR press release:
Leading Aussie FMX rider Blake ‘Bilko’ Williams will be one to watch as over 500 pro and amateur riders go to bar-to-bar in the popular Las Vegas Mini Moto SX this Friday night.
A prelude to the Monster Energy Supercross AMA final on the following evening, the event sees riders go back to their roots in what is proclaimed as the world’s biggest mini bike race.
It’s a step sideways from the high-flying world of FMX, and a welcome time-out for Williams, from Baxter, VIC, who has spent the past month practicing for the upcoming Crusty Beyond the Apocalypse Tour and taking part in a range of film shoots.
“I love the Mini Moto SX, I podiumed here in ’05 and ’06 and am looking forward to doing the same,” said Williams.
“Alongside FMX I’ve been getting some time on the 110 to make sure I’m ready.
“The atmosphere is awesome – everyone is in town for the SX finale the following night and this is just heaps of fun.
“Once that’s done I’ll be back on the sidelines watching Reedy (Australian Supercross rider Chad Reed) battle it out for the SX championship.”
Numerous classes of competiton take part, progressing through to the final in a series of practice, qualifying and LCQ sessions.
The event wraps up a busy month of April for Williams, who returned to his US home in Murrieta following a demo ride at the Mini SX in Shepparton.
First up was a whirlwind trip to Las Vegas as part of a photo shoot for Fox, a personal sponsor.
Then it was on to Cainville in Utah to take part in a three-day filming trip which involved riding some of the area’s unique terrain and camping out in motorhomes.
Next on the schedule was the Team Energy Cup at Harrah’s Casino, San Diego. Williams was the captain for the SoCal team which trumped Nevada in a 4 versus 4 battle.
Just a few days later Bilko was back in Northern California as part of the ‘On the Pipe 6’ film shoot, riding renowned FMX destinations including Jackpot Ranch and Danimals Domain.
“It was awesome to hit some wide-open jumps with nothing under third gear,” he said.
“I ended up going all out and flipping two different hits, one was 110ft, the other about 130ft.”
He said he was looking forward to returning to Australia to begin the one-month capital city Crusty venture.
“We hit five states and five capital cities, riding some big venues so it should be a lot of fun.”
Fans can keep up with Bilko’s latest news and results online at www.bilko22.com.