Grant Competes in X Games 16 Best Whip
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (July 31, 2010) – Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGRMX Team rider Josh Grant, who won the Gold Medal in the Super X race Thursday competed in the Best Whip competition last night. Like Super X, the Best Whip contest is an invitation only event. Unlike all of the other X Games competitions which are judged or won by crossing the finish line first, Best Whip is scored by fans texting in while watching the contest live on ESPN and online at espn3.com. The riders launch off a man-made metal ramp, lay the bike as sideways as possible during the 75 foot flight (the whip), straighten the machine out and land on a dirt ramp.
While Josh Grant threw some huge inverted whips, the fans were more inclined to vote for the freestyle motocross riders known for performing tricks than the racers in the contest and Grant was awarded fifth by the fan vote.
The Best Whip action was broadcast live on ESPN to a worldwide audience. The Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGRMX Team will resume racing the AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series Aug. 14 at Unadilla Sports Valley in New Berlin, N.Y. The original broadcast from New Berlin will be live coverage on NBC starting at 3:00 p.m. (EST).