Fox’s Sidehack BMX Race Of Death at Fox Headquarters in Irvine, California
Two years ago on the inaugural Cali Rally, epic crashes, brutal slams, and face melting lap times made the Haro BMX Race one of the most memorable challenges the Cali Rally teams ever faced. This year, we doubled the danger factor by adding a sidecar to a standard BMX bike transforming them into a “Sidehack”, and forced the racers to battle it out on a tight, fast, and evil miniature BMX track at Fox Racing headquarters. Teams raced and battled until only one team stood on the podium. Battered and bloody, but with a 1,000 Cali Rally points in their pocket and a trophy that will complete any man’s mantle, team Rusty proved victorious.
Fox pulled out all stops in welcoming the 2010 Cali Rally to their headquarters in Orange County.
The evil little mind behind the Cali Rally goes over the rules of the Fox Sidehack BMX Race Of Death, of which there aren’t too many.
What the hell is the Cali Rally? Click HERE to find get some background on this twisted scavenger hunt style race from San Diego to Santa Cruz…
The custom made bikes were created by Fox and are called “Sidehacks”. The dude who rides in the sidecar is called a “monkey”. Regardless, the bikes were destroyed after the Fox Sidehack BMX Race Of Death.
TransWorld SURF’s Chris Coté with BMX legend and Subaru sponsored Cali Rally fan Dave Mirra introduce the Sidehack BMX Race Of Death.
Team Ergo’s Brendan “Buck Naked” Buckley show off his point-awarding tattoos…and no, he’s not from HB, just dedicated to the Cali Rally.
Sector 9’s Adam Virs’ new Richie Collins inspired haircut is pretty badass…and worth some points too.
Josh Hoyer and Nick Fowler from team Analog get ready to race…these boys better pick up the pace if they want to repeat as Cali Rally champions.
With Adam Virs in the driver’s seat and Balaram Stack in the monkey position, the Sector 9 boys were on fire for this lap.
Team Sector 9 (pictured here) had a great lap time but couldn’t get past the Rusty squad who won their second Checkpoint Challenge in a row.
Despite this crash by the Rusty team, they were able to fend off the other squads and win the Fox Sidehack BMX Race Of Death.
This turn on the southern end of the course proved to be the most challenging and more than one Cali Rallyer donated a patch of skin to it…
While at first he was baffled by all the crazy surfers attempting to ride the Sidehack BMX bikes, Subaru’s Dave Mirra quickly got into the spirit of the twisted Cali Rally.
The pad fixed to the tree only slightly reduced the chances of a Cali Rallyer getting speared by the nasty little spikes on it.
Desperate to shed his clothing, Brendan “Buck Naked” Buckley was the recipient of the old “stick-in-the-spokes” trick and ended up buck naked and writhing in pain on the dirt track.
Subaru’s Dave Mirra and Chris Coté go over the final point tally before deciding on a team-on-team race to decide the winner of the Fox Sidehack BMX Race Of Death.
Sector 9’s Adam Virs angrily demanding a shot at the Rusty team.
The final team versus team race pitted Sector 9 (in back) against Rusty (in front) for all the marbles…
Unfortunately for the Sector 9 team, their Sidehack wasn’t able to withstand the pressure (or weight) of Adam Virs and Jarrah Tutton and they placed second in the final race.
In true Cali Rally form, the Rusty team gets attacked by the competition as they complete their last lap at the Fox Sidehack BMX Race Of Death.
BMX Superstar Dave Mirra with the winning team from Rusty. With another 1,000 points, the Rusty boys are looking good for the title of 2010 Cali Rally Champions.
Lap times from the second Checkpoint Challenge, the Fox Sidehack BMX Race Of Death, which was won by team Rusty.
The TransWorld SURF Cali Rally is an annual scavenger hunt style race from San Diego to Santa Cruz. Featuring four teams of four surfers, each team gets a list of “challenges” that they must complete to earn points that go towards their overall Cali Rally point total. Along the way, teams must compete in four “Checkpoint Challenges” that range from shirtless paintball wars to tandem BMX races. Checkpoint Challenges are worth 1,000 points each. Extra points are awarded at the discretion of TransWorld SURF and can be earned for various feats including broken bones, heroic acts of courage, and making out with old ladies. Previous winning teams include Analog (2009) and Billabong (2008).
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