The guys who put on the XDL Show www.xdlshow.com (you can read about it in the new Super Streetbike) want to host a stunt series and have brought me on board to manage and help promote the events (as well as announce).
The first event will be in Phoenix, May 13-14 06. That event will be a part of an event called GT Live the last GT Live event there had 48,000 people (type GT Live in Google)
The rest of the events will be announced soon (probably be about 5 total)
The people at XDL are committed to showcasing stuntriding in a positive, professional light. With that being said, they came to me and asked about our competition format, rules and judging. All of the suggestions I made were put in effect and with that, here are the basics:
- An invite only series of events (20 riders) that hold the same rules and formats for each
- Paid, quality judges, utilizing the criteria we established for the XSBA
- A $10,000 purse for pro freestyle at every event
- A few other fun competitions throughout the weekend to spice it up a bit
The XDL show was featured on a 30 minute show called Redline TV on Speed Channel, so I expect these events to get the same or better coverage from the media.
A few of the companies that sponsored XDL include: Buell, Triumph, BFGoodrich, Red Bull, Falken and more.
I expect great things out of this series! More information will be coming soon, for now, I need to know who will be willing to travel as we have a limited number of slots to be filled!
Last but not least, don't forget about www.StuntRide.com it is up and running, if you have any press releases about sponsors or DVD's let me know. You can also register and request your own forum.