Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing comes to X
It's official! You asked for it using #XGamesFlatTrack and we're stoked to announce that we're bringing flat track racing to the @XGames Austin on June 4. Also, Pro Flat Track Grand National champions Brad Baker and Jared Mees will be hosting a Q&A session on our Twitter channel this Thursday starting at 1 p.m. CT. Submit your questions now using #XGamesFlatTrack. #RollYourOwn #XGames
For the first time, Harley-Davidson flat-track racing will be included at X Games Austin 2015, joining a diverse sports lineup featuring the world's top action sports athletes competing for X Games medals and prize money in BMX, Moto X, Truck X, Skateboard and Rally. X Games Austin 2015 will take place from June 4-7 at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.
"This is great for our sport," said Brad Baker, Harley-Davidson Factory Flat-Track team rider. "X Games is about performance, and flat-track racing is the perfect addition to this competition, allowing athletes from around the world to showcase just how far they push the boundaries in their sport."
Harley-Davidson flat-track racing will feature athletes racing high-performance motorcycles in close proximity around an oval track at speeds up to 130 mph. With the roots of flat-track racing dating back to the early 1900s, the sport is one of the most traditional motorcycle racing disciplines.
ESPN and ABC will televise a combined 20 hours of live X Games Austin competition, which will also be accessible via WatchESPN. Additional coverage of sports and music will be carried on ESPN3 as well as the latest coverage across ESPN digital platforms, including XGames.com, X Games app and X Games pages across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more.
For the complete list of Harley-Davidson flat-track invited athletes and a full schedule of events, please visit XGames.com.
Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com/xgames.