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Whats up everybody! I havent seen any info about this so i wanted to pass on the word. This even is gonna be off the hook. :thumbup: So try to make it if you can.

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January 22nd US Freestyle competition at Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX

Saturday night January 22nd, 8 of the U.S.'s top street freestyle riders will be competing for a $10,000 purse inside of Houston's Reliant Stadium. The event is sanctioned by Clear Channel's XSBA and will be held in conjunction with Clear Channel's Freestyle MX program. It will also include Motard Fiddy (50cc) races, and Shifter Kart races.

This event is invite only and there will be representatives from Clear Channel's Mountain Dew Action Sports Tour (formerly Gravity Games) attending the event.

Due to time and space restraints, the opportunity for open qualifying sessions for other riders did not present itself as a feasible option. The riders were chosen based on prior involvement in the XSBA, availability, commitment, and overall riding capabilities. Many capable riders were discussed, however the final 8 competitors that were chosen are as follows:

"Crazy" Dan Jackson - (2003 XSBA National Champion)

Patrick Stephens Freestyle

Tony D Freestyle

Chris "Teach" McNeil

Ronnie "The Hitman" Hurst

Grant Sunday KC's Most Wanted

Warren James

KaneOne



This event will follow XSBA & US Freestyle rules. The schedule of events is as follows:

Friday January 21, 2005 - Practice (all day)
Miller Light autograph signing promotion in evening (location tbd)

Saturday January 22, 2005

7:30am - 9:00am Mini bike Rider Registration

9:10 Mini Bike Riders Meeting

9:15am - 9:30am Track Walk

9:30am to 10:30am Mini Bike Practice

11:00am to 1:00pm FMX Practice

1:00pm to 2:00pm Mini Bike qualifiers

2:00 - 3:00 FMX Practice

3:00 - 3:30 Track maintenance / FMX Riders Meeting

3:15 XSBA riders Meeting

3:30 - 5:00 XSBA Practice

5:00 - 5:30 Floor Prep

5:30 - 6:30 Track Party

6:30 Doors Open

6:45 - 7:05 Shifter Kart Racing on XSBA Pad

7:30 - 7:45pm Opening Ceremonies

7:45 - 7:55 FMX Big whip contest

7:55 - 8:25 XSBA Qualifying / 10 Riders / 2 minute run

8:25 - 8:35 Mini Bike 1st Qualifier / 20 racers / Top 10 advance

8:35 - 8:45 Mini Bike 2nd Qualifier / 20 racers / Top 10 advance

8:45 - 8:55 FMX Head to Head Best trick – No flips

8:55 - 9:10 Intermission / Track Maintenance / Shifter Kart Main

9:10 - 9:30 XSBA Final / 3 - 4 riders / 3minute Run

9:30 - 9:40 Mini Bike Main Event / 20 racers

9:40 - 10:10 FMX Main / 12 Riders / 2 minute runs

10:10 - 10:15 FMX Train


Please come out to support the Sportbike Freestyle riders. This is an important opportunity for the sport as a whole, and everyone needs to make a positive impression on all those attending. There are event promo parties on Friday night, and Saturday group rides to the event being organized, as well as an after party being organized for Saturday night, with more info to come on those aspects soon.

We would hope that everyone who can make it, will attend, and that everyone talks it up and creates as much buzz as possible. Remember, this is an opportunity for EVERYONE involved in the sport to help push it to the next level. We would like to see thousands of Sportbikes in the parking lot to show the AST / FMX reps that Street Freestyle deserve a chance in the spotlight!

Unfortunately, due to restrictions beyond our control, there will be no open riding areas at the Reliant Center, except for the competitors in the event. We are trying to find a local spot for riders to hang out and stunt during the day on Saturday off the Reliant Stadium grounds.
 

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on the friday prior to the event, jan 21, there will be a practice event at "Houton Motorsports Park". it will run from 12pm - 2am. but it will also be time for everybody to get to know one another and to just chill. there will be a $5 charge to get in the gate but you wont be let down. it should be good times. hope to see you there.
 

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for those that attend the friday event, the fee to stunt will be higher than normal admission due to insurence. as for spectators, the fee is still $5. but if you are gonna attend the friday event post up, an estimate of total attendence is trying to be gathered. if anything changes ill post up. late!
 

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where is Houston Motorsports Park?
 
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