Motocross riders fly high this week at Texas Motor Speedway

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FORT WORTH-DALLAS (August 7, 2000) - Fifteen of the top freestyle motocross riders on the circuit will be at this weekend's IFMA Freestyle Motocross event at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. Several of the top riders will be competing the ...

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (August 7, 2000) - Fifteen of the top freestyle motocross riders on the circuit will be at this weekend's IFMA Freestyle Motocross event at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track. Several of the top riders will be competing the following week at the ESPN X Games.

"These guys perform some of the wildest stunts on motorcycles you can imagine," said speedway general manager Eddie Gossage. "Our fans are in for two nights of spectacular entertainment at the dirt track."

Series points leader Kenny "K-Style" Bartram from Stillwater, Okla., heads the pack of entrants. The 21-year old has been competing in freestyle motocross since he was 11-years-old. Another top competitor this weekend is Clifford "Flyin' Hawaiian" Adoptante, who currently ranks sixth in the freestyle motocross points.

Crews began today preparing the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track for the motocross event. The 4/10-mile clay oval, which is also home to Pennzoil World of Outlaws sprint car, Hav-a-Tampa late model stock car, and Wrenchhead.com Flat Track motorcycle racing, is being re-worked to include a multiple-jump circuit on the frontstretch.

Tickets for the IFMA Freestyle Motocross program are still available. All Saturday night tickets include a special pre-event pit party admission to meet the riders. Participating Fort Worth-Dallas area Taco Cabana locations are offering $2.00 discount coupons to Friday's program. Nightly reserved seat admission is $25 for adults and $20 for children ages two to 12. General admission seats are $15 for adults and $10 for kids. Tickets may be purchased at the speedway or by calling (817) 215-8500, through local Ticketmaster locations and through the FMX website at www.pacefmx.com.

<pre> Schedule of activities leading up to IFMA Freestyle Motocross at Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track:

Monday, Aug. 7 Crews begin moving dirt to create jumps, etc.

Tuesday, Aug. 8 Crews continue working on dirt track Local FMX riders test track and jumps at dirt track (TBD)

Wednesday, Aug. 9 Local FMX riders test track and jumps at dirt track (TBD)

Thursday, Aug. 10 FMX demonstration at Grandy's Thursday Night Stampede Legends races (approx. 8:00 p.m.) Driver appearances/autograph session at GameWorks, Grapevine Mills Mall following speedway appearance

SCHEDULE IFMA Freestyle Motocross Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track, Fort Worth, Texas August 11-12, 2000

Friday, August 11

6:30pm                  Gates Open
6:30pm  -7:15pm Autograph Session on Concourse
7:55pm  -8:00pm Contest Description/ Judging Criteria
8:00pm  -8:15pm Rider Introductions
8:15pm  -8:55pm Round #1 - 15 Riders, 1 min each, Top 5 Advance
8:55pm  -9:05pm Intermission
9:05pm  -9:10pm Flat Whip Contest (5 riders)
9:10pm  -9:35pm Round #2 - 10 Riders, 1 min each, Top 3 Advance
9:35pm  -9:45pm Intermission
9:45pm  -10:15pm        Final Round of FMX, 8 Riders, 2 min each
10:30pm                 Autograph Session on Concourse

Saturday, August 12

5:30pm  -6:30pm Early Entry Pit Party - In The Pits
6:30pm                  Gates Open
7:55pm  -8:00pm Contest Description/ Judging Criteria
8:00pm  -8:10pm Rider Introductions
8:15pm  -8:55pm Round #1 - 15 Riders, 1 min each, Top 5 Advance
8:55pm  -9:05pm Intermission
9:05pm  -9:25pm Round #2 - 10 Riders, 1 min each, Top 3 Advance
9:25pm  -9:35pm Intermission
9:35pm  -10:15pm        Final Round of FMX, 8 Riders, 2 min each
10:30pm                 Autograph Session on Concourse

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