MOTOCROSS: Texas Motor Speedway freestyle motocross

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (April 12, 2001) - X Games freestyle motocross stars will gather at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track Saturday night, April 28 for the Young Chevrolet AirMX Challenge, presented by KZPS. The freestyle riders will present a ...

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (April 12, 2001) - X Games freestyle motocross stars will gather at the Texas Motor Speedway Dirt Track Saturday night, April 28 for the Young Chevrolet AirMX Challenge, presented by KZPS.

The freestyle riders will present a complete program that will include a variety of aerial moves and tricks. Leading riders seen at the X Games and the Gravity Games will be seeking the top prize of $10,000 from the $54,000 purse.

Current AirMX Challenge point leader, Clifford Adoptante, the "Flyin' Hawaiian," will lead the talented group into the competition. Adoptante won the first AirMX Challenge event at Winston-Salem, N.C. and captured one of the two nights of jumping last month in Tucson, Ariz.

Other leading freestyle artists expected are Oklahoman cowboy Kenny Bartram, Kris Rourke, Jeff Tilton, Trevor Vines and the Metal Mulisha's Brian Deegan and Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg.

A total of 20 riders will compete in two rounds of 1.5-minute routines over the course that will include 1,400 cubic yards of dirt and three giant steel ramp jumps. The top five riders after the two rounds will compete for the $10,000 prize. Also part of the program will be the popular "Step Up" competition, a motorcycle high jump that features riders more than 35 feet in the air.

Gates for the Challenge will open at 6:00 p.m. with the competition kicking off at 7:30 p.m. Alcoholic beverages will be sold during the evening at the Dirt Track which will prevent spectators from bringing their own alcohol into the facility due to state law. The Challenge will be in conjunction with the Firestone Firehawk 600, presented by Pioneer, CART FedEx Championship Series weekend.

Tickets are available at the speedway ticket office, by calling the ticket hotline at (817) 215-8500, online at www.texasmotorspeedway.com and at Ticketmaster locations. Children's tickets are available starting at $10.

-TMS

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Series General
Drivers Brian Deegan
Tags MOTORCYLE