Red Bull Stone Scramble Brings SXS Racing to Tennessee
Red Bull Stone Scramble, the next iteration of Red Bull Scramble Series, is coming to Brimstone Paragon in TN on Sept. 18. The single-day race unites the affinity of the off-road racing enthusiast with recreational and professional racers alike on a custom-built off-road course at Brimstone, known for its incredible landscape, that traverses the remote wilds, backcountry woods and mountainous terrain of Northeast Tennessee. Top industry pro’s in attendance will include Red Bull Off-Road Junior Team members Seth Quintero and Mitch Guthrie Jr and phenom Mia Chapman.
“I’m getting excited for Red Bull Stone Scramble coming up.” – Mitch Guthrie
The Red Bull Scramble Series kicked off in thrilling fashion with 100+ racers at the Red Bull Mountain Scramble over Memorial Day weekend this year at Seven Springs Ski Resort in Pennsylvania. In similar suit, two competitive race classes are offered and racers of all skillsets are invited to participate, the SXS Sportsman for amateur off-road enthusiasts and the SXS Pro class for more experienced racers. The pro class is where you will find Polaris RZR driver Mitch Guthrie.
Ahead of the race on September 18, 2021, UTV Sports Mag talked with Mitch and get his insights to his season as a whole so far.
After racing in the Parker 425, Parker 250, Silver State 300, World Hare & Hound Championship, & Vegas to Reno, and with only two more races for each race category in the 2021 series races left to go, Guthrie currently sits in first place by seven points ahead of Dustin Jones.
USM: How does the preparation change to race an event like this after preparing and racing in BITD?
MG: It’s nice preparing for a race like Red Bull Stone Scramble as its much more laid back and about having fun. I’m racing a basically bone stock Polaris RZR Pro XP that is completely capable for these races and it makes it easy on me!
USM: What is fun about an event like this?
MG: Red Bull Stone Scramble first is awesome because it’s a completely new event. And who doesn’t like a completely new track layout and venue. It sets everyone on an even playing field and everyone can enjoy and experience a completely new/different type of race.
I’m getting excited for Red Bull Stone Scramble coming up. After Red Bull Mountain Scramble, I can’t wait to see what they come up with for the racecourse. I know Brimstone has many fun trails, so I’m excited to get out there. I’m also just pumped to get back racing, the competition in Tennessee is stiff, and the racing is a blast so I can’t wait to go bang doors again.
USM: Does racing in something like this give you a mental reset as you are in a tight battle for the off road title?
MG: Yes racing in the Red Bull Scramble Series is a total mental reset for me. Usually races are full of a lot of prep and stress to make sure things are 100 percent ready but coming to the Scramble races is all about having a good time and enjoying the racing and the entire experience.
The custom-built off-road course, known for its incredible landscape, traverses the remote wilds, backcountry woods and mountainous terrain of Northeast Tennessee, providing an epic single-day race uniting the affinity of the off-road racing enthusiast with recreational and professional racers alike. The Brimstone Paragon weekend will be jampacked with live music, a vendor village and epic side-by-side (SXS) endurance racing.
The Red Bull Stone Scramble racecourse covers approximately nine miles per lap with racers completing up to three laps during the race, so racers have to be on their A-game the minute the green flag waves. Registration and more information about Red Bull Stone Scramble can be found at https://participate.redbull.com/en/events/red-bull-stone-scramble/2021-987?accessCode=OCF7-ZBLT-83A0.