Red Bull Mountain Scramble Race Coming to Pennsylvania in May

Big prizes and grueling racing in the Pennsylvania hills

Red Bull is calling all UTV racers to come help conquer a mountain ski resort.Red Bull

If you own a side-by-side and want to really push it, Red Bull has an opportunity for you. The Red Bull Mountain Scramble is coming to Pennsylvania in May. The idea is simple: Convert a ski resort into an off-road racing venue and let 100 people go nuts to see who is the fastest side-by-side driver on the mountain. Entry is cheap and the prizes are exciting.

There is a division for professional drivers, the SxS Pro Class, and a catch-all SxS Sportsman Class for everyone else. The entry fee for the Pro Class is $100, and the Sportsman Class runs even cheaper at $50. The event will be split in two based on entry category. Each class will race a set number of laps around the prescribed course. The exact course has not been finalized, but it should be between 5.5 and 6 miles long. The exact number of laps required for racers will be announced once the course has been finalized, but Red Bull expects it to be around five.

A rendered look at the current course plans. It’s a little hard to see, but you're looking for the thin brown line.Red Bull

When it comes to prizes, Red Bull and the various sponsors have stacked up a nice collection for the potential winners. For the Sportsman Class, first place will take home a set of BFGoodrich tires and $500. Second and third place both receive a Boxo tool kit along with $300 and $150, respectively. But the really exciting prizes exist in the Pro Class. Find yourself standing on the top step and you are going home with a brand-new Polaris RZR XP Turbo. It’s a long fall to second place, taking home “just” a set of BFGoodrich tires and a $750 cash prize. The final podium step will net you a Rigid light bar and $500.

If you think your skills are good enough to win the race, you need to make sure you are legal to enter. The SxS Pro Class uses your standard set of regulations, so if you are an actual racer, you should know what your rig needs to qualify. For those of you looking to enter the Sportsman Class, there are plenty of restrictions you need to be aware of. First and foremost, this is a stock production class, so almost all modifications will render your rig illegal. The only real change you can make is the addition of an aftermarket suspension setup, but it must use the factory mount and pivot points. Tires can also be changed, but you are limited to a maximum size of 35x10.5-15. If you have more concerns about your rig and its legality for the event, you can check out the full rules here.

One of the prizes includes a Polaris RZR XP Turbo, a two-door machine similar to our test rig here.Kevan Ray

The event is scheduled for Monday, May 31, at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Champion, Pennsylvania. The race starts at 10 a.m. If you want to register for the race, head over to the Red Bull signup page as soon as you can. Entries are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone looking to attend as a spectator can snag a ticket at the gate on the day of the race; the cost is $15 per person.