Distler Brothers looking forward to Texas

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Aug. 2, 2000) - John and Robert Distler are like so many brothers, they are always trying to outdo each other. The siblings will get a chance to be king of their family in a different way, through FMX freestyle "big...

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Aug. 2, 2000) - John and Robert Distler are like so many brothers, they are always trying to outdo each other. The siblings will get a chance to be king of their family in a different way, through FMX freestyle "big air" jumps Friday and Saturday nights, August 11-12 when the first ever IFMA FMX Series invades Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. The Distlers, John, 18 and Robert, 17 from Tempe, AZ, have been making their mark in FMX freestyle motocross competition. John finished fourth in the IFMA season point standings last season while Robert is seeking to top his brother with "sicker" tricks. "We have always gotten along," John said of the relationship with his brother. "We disagree on some things like anyone that lives in the same house. Fighting is not allowed in our home and we don't want to hurt each other. We are hurt enough as it is already from our jumping." Each Distler has created their own identity with their motorcycle jumps. John is known for his Superman jumps (body parallel to the ground during the jump) while Robert is known for his whips that bring rider and motorcycle parallel to the ground. Fifteen of the top FMX riders will face off in the Texas round, the only outdoor FMX competition of the 11-event season. Full programs will be presented Friday and Saturday nights (Aug. 11-12). Spectator gates will open at 6:30 pm each evening with the first rider tackling the multi-jump course at 8:00 pm. Tickets are available at the Texas Motor Speedway box office, at TicketMaster locations, by calling (817) 215-8500 or (214) 373-8000 or online at www.pacefmx.com. Children's tickets are available at a $5.00 savings with Taco Cabana restaurants offering a $2.00 discount coupon good for Friday's program.

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