WFA Grand Prix of Moto-X to Air on FUEL TVWednesday, December 14, 2005 | 6:13 AM
Malibu, CA December 13, 2005 - Gravity defying freestyle action and
the neon lights of Las Vegas, Nevada will be featured on FUEL TV. The
World Freestyle Association's Grand Prix of Freestyle Moto-X makes its
debut on the premiere action sports lifestyle network. Network airings
are on Monday, January 2nd at 9:30pm et/pt and 12:30 et/pt.
Performing in front of the WFA X Games selection committee, riders challenged each other over two days of events and three disciplines of competition - Freestyle, Step Up and Best Trick. Metal Mulisha star Ronnie "Kung Fu" Faisst led the charge with Nevada Hardcore veterans Dustin Miller and Drake McElroy fighting for a spot on the podium and share of the weekend purse.
The fans who packed into the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, the host venue for the Grand Prix were treated to a rare sight when Arizona's Jim McNeil successfully pulled the first seat grab backflip seen in competition for over two years. Challenging McNeil for the Best Trick crown was the upside down antics of Faisst and the latest attempt of the "underflip" by European phenom, Ailo Gaup.
Hosted by Tes Sewell and Mike "The Godfather" Metzger, the show highlights the action both on and off the course. "It's great to get a look behind the scenes at what these guys are thinking as they go into this sort of competition", commented Sewell. "And no one is better than Metz at getting among the riders and fans to get the real reactions."
The show was produced by Paul Taublieb of Media X International, Inc. (MXi), co-produced by Sewell, and directed and edited by Brian Meehan. WFA competitions are produced by Malibu, CA - based MXi, a leading television, DVD and live event producer specializing in action sports, serving as the official Sport Organizer for Freestyle Moto-X and Supermoto competitions at the ESPN X Games as well as ATV Racing at the ESPN Great Outdoor Games. For further information about MXi, visit www.mediax.tv.