News XDL Series Season Opener at Budds Creek

XDL Series Season Opener at Budds Creek

2012 XDL Motorcycle Stunt Championship

The XDL Championship Series, which highlights the top-performing stunt motorcyclists, is kicking off the 2012 season in a brand new partnership with the MIROCK Superbike Series, the world’s largest motorcycle drag racing series.

Round 1 takes place July 21 and 22 at Maryland International Raceway in Budds Creek, MD, just outside of Washington D.C., as part of the WPGC Bike Fest.

Randy Grube (XDL Series Founder) says: “This event will be a really exciting way to start our season. For the first time ever we’ll have the biggest name in motorcycle drag racing and the biggest name stunt bike competitions combine for a mega event. The WPGC Bike Fest already has an existing attendance of 7,000, so this could be really huge.”

Jason Miller (MIROCK Promoter) says: “We are very excited to have the XDL Series join the MIROCK Superbike Series as partners in the WPGC Bike Fest. Bike Fest encompasses motorcycle drag racing, a stunt bike competition, a custom bike show, a vendor midway, a bikini contest, live music, and more.

“Fans can finally come to one venue and see it all. Now that the XDL Series is a part of the event attracting the top professional stunt athletes from across the country we are expecting to see even more growth in fan attendance. Maryland International Raceway is a premier IHRA National Event facility and welcomes the XDL, their riders, sponsors, and fans for what will be one of the most exciting events anywhere in the country. ”

XDL competitions will be held on both Saturday night July 21 and Sunday afternoon July 22. Saturday night will focus on the hottest new thing: motorcycle drifting. Sunday afternoon will feature the final rounds of the FMF Cup national championship. In addition to the XDL competitions there will be plenty of free riding sessions as part of the event so street riders and amateurs can come and ride for fun along with the pros. Detailed schedule information is available at mirockracing.com/stuntbikes/default.htm.

The championship hunt looks like it could be wide open in 2012. Bill Dixon is looking to repeat for an improbable fourth time, while his closest rival, Nick Brocha is out for the entire season due to an injury suffered during filming for a video. But Chris “Teach” McNeil is ready to make his long-awaited comeback, while Rafal Pasierbek of Poland is looking to build on his win at Indy in 2011. And top ten riders such as Luke Emmons, Ernie Vigil and Shinsuke Kinoshita from Japan are looking to cut in on the action.

The WPGC Bike Fest also features two days of the best motorcycle drag racing action, a huge vendor midway, custom bike show, beer garden, bikini contest and live bands. This will be a great way to kick off the season and an event you won’t want to miss.

2012 XDL Championship Series Schedule

  • Round 1: Budds Creek, MD – Maryland Int’l Raceway, 7/21 & 22
  • Round 2: Long Beach, CA – Queen Mary, 8/3 & 4
  • Round 3: Indianapolis, IN – Downtown, 8/17 & 18
  • Round 4: Albuquerque, NM – NAPA Speedway, 8/31 and 9/1
  • Finals: Portland, OR – Portland International Raceway, 9/14 & 15

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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