ESPN Moto X World Championships
April 12-13, 2008 - QUALCOMM Stadium
Motocross Icons Travis Pastrana and Ricky Carmichael to Headline Inaugural Navy Moto X World Championships.
Carey Hart, Jeremy Stenberg and Brian Deegan Also Among Those Invited to Compete.
Tickets Available Now for Purchase
The first wave of athletes to be invited to compete at the first-ever Moto X World Championships, to be held at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego April 12-13, includes motocross legends totaling more than 85 riders. Tickets are available now through Ticketmaster.com and all San Diego-area Ticketmaster outlets.
The new annual event will feature the best Moto X riders in the world competing for the title of Moto X World Champion in a variety of disciplines including Freestyle, SuperMoto, Speed & Style, Best Trick, Step Up and Moto X Racing.
Live coverage of the Moto X World Championships will be featured on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN360.com and EXPN.com.
For the complete, updated list of Moto X World Championships athletes, log on to www.expn.com. The second wave of invitations is scheduled to be announced in March. *PLEASE NOTE: The invited athlete list is constantly being updated and is subject to change.
The following athletes have a combined total of 26 X Games medals:
Travis Pastrana: Thirteen-time Moto X and Rally Car Racing X Games medalist, including eight gold.
Ricky Carmichael: Known as the G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time) in motocross, Ricky made his X Games debut last year and won a gold in Moto X Racing.
Carey Hart: X Games silver medalist in Moto X Best Trick; has competed in 10 AMA Supermoto races.
Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg: Three-time X Games medalist and Winter X Games gold medalist.
Brian Deegan: Eight-time X Games medalist and two-time Winter X Games medalist.
All athletes receiving invitations to compete at Moto X World Championships are chosen by a discipline-specific selection committee. Criteria and timing of invitations varies by discipline as it is based on the state and event schedules of that particular sport.
Information on all X Games events can be found on www.expn.com.
Tickets for the Navy Moto X World Championships are on sale now. Tickets are $10, $20 and $25 with free pit access included in the $20 and $25 tickets. A military discount will be offered - $5 discount from a $25 ticket and $3 discount from a $20 ticket.
The Moto X World Championship 24-hour Tailgate is available through Ticketmaster.com as well. The two-day RV parking pass offers picnic tables, an acoustic music stage, power, port-a-johns and a common area.