LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas Motor Speedway will have some of the best freestyle motocross pilots in the world when TheEdgeSports.com presents the LXD FreeRide Moto-X championship on Nov. 10 and 11.
Freestyle motocross pilots perform heart-stopping, death-defying, dare devil moves in mid air.
"This is a great event to go to. We bring in pyrotechnics and we blow up cars. It's not just a competition, it's an experience," said Paul Taublieb, president of LXD, Inc.
This event is the official way for pilots to qualify for the ESPN X-Games. Previous ESPN X-Games competitors will be challenging each other in order to participate in next year's competition. Competitors include Carey "Vegas" Hart of Las Vegas, Tommy "Tom Cat" Clowers of Southern California, and returning champion Brian Deegan, the leader of the Metal Mulisha.
The power-packed event will offer an exclusive LXD discipline called Step Up; which involves a pilot jumping vertically over a pole vault-type apparatus stretching more than 30 feet into the air. This event debuted at the ESPN X-games.
The two-day show full of extreme freestyle excitement will be held at the half-mile dirt track rather than at LVMS' motocross track.
"Based on the large number of fans who attended our last FreeRide Moto-X Championship event we felt it would be in everyone's best interest to host this event at the dirt track facility. This venue is one of the finest dirt racing facilities in the country and I am confident the fans will enjoy this special 2-day event much more at this track", said David Stetzer director of short-track events.
Within the last three years, freestyle motocross has become the most popular extreme sport, according to TV ratings. The sport originally grew out of supercross racing.
LXD, is a nationally recognized company in freestyle motocross. LXD produced the freestyle moto-x for the ESPN X-Games.
Admission is $25 and gates open on Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m.