FORT WORTH, Texas – Tickets are now on sale for Red Bull X-Fighters Texas - the stateside stop of the world’s premier, most-progressive freestyle motocross series. The Texas event is the third of five rounds in the 2009 global series. What should you expect? Come ready to see the best freestyle motocross riders in the world in action, the largest competition course and highest-caliber elements ever created, rodeo queens, live bull riding, the iconic Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and all the authentic pageantry of a summer night in the Texas Wild West. There is no question - the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards is the only place to be on Saturday night, June 27!
Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.redbullxfighters.com. Three price categories are available - General Admission is $20; Grandstand Seating is $40; and Premium Grandstand Seating is $50.
The invite list of world-class riders includes previous Red Bull X-Fighters winners Mat Rebeaud (Switzerland), Dany Torres (Spain), Jeremy “Twitch” Stenberg (USA) and newcomer Levi Sherwood (New Zealand), as well as Eigo Sato (Japan), Thomas Pagès (France), Andre Villa (Norway) and Robbie Maddison (Australia), the Guinness World Record holder for longest motorcycle jump. Rounding out the 12-rider competition will be the riders who advance from the qualifying round on Friday, June 26.
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In the 2009 series opener in Mexico City, 43,000 fans packed Mexico City’s famous Monumental Plaza de Toros. Riders from eleven nations did battle in the biggest bullfighting arena in the world. Sherwood, the 17-year-old debutant, took a stunning victory. Second place went to Sato, a competitor almost twice his age. Red Bull X-Fighters heads to Calgary for the series’ first event in Canada on May 30 at the Calgary Stampede.
After the Fort Worth event, the series will pack up for the Madrid’s Las Ventas bullring, hosting its eighth-consecutive event, on July 16-17. The 2009 series finale will take place in London on August 22.
Red Bull X-Fighters was created in 2001, debuting in Valencia, Spain at the bullring where the legendary ‘Mad’ Mike Jones claimed victory. Since that historic night, Red Bull X-Fighters events have taken place in the world’s most legendary locations, including the famous bullrings in Madrid and Mexico City, Slane Castle in Ireland, the Sambodromo in Rio de Janeiro, a massive stone quarry in Wuppertal, Germany and the Stadion X-Lecia in Warsaw, Poland.