Red Bull X-Fighters Texas Teaser Video Clip


The electrifying 2009 stop of Red Bull X-Fighters Texas will be broadcast on ABC on this Sunday, July 19 at 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT, immediately following final round coverage of the British Open golf tournament. Red Bull X-Fighters is the world’s premier freestyle motocross series, and this event promises not to disappoint viewers!

On June 27, a capacity crowd of more than 22,000 fans in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards witnessed an epic showcase of freestyle motocross. Despite searing hot conditions, the 11 competitors brought their “A Game.” The course was a genuine challenge for the riders, presenting them with more than 15 different jump combinations, thanks to the 850 truckloads of dirt that were sculpted into a Texas-sized course in the three weeks leading up to the event. Australian rider Cam Sinclair nailed the first-ever double backflip during a competition run, sending the fans into a frenzy – twice! Not to be outdone, Thomas Pagès of France attempted the first-ever front flip in a competition run. You’ll have to tune in to see how that turned out, along with who emerges victorious (yes, you may already know or can Google it, but it’ll be more fun to watch!).


The scene was authentic Texas, replete with Rodeo Queens, bull riding and even the world-famous Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Supercross legend and current Red Bull TORC off-road truck driver Ricky Johnson got the evening started by tearing into the purpose-built venue with a special passenger – Fort Worth Mayor Michael Moncrief, who welcomed the fans to the second-straight Red Bull X-Fighters held in his town, followed by members of the Red Bull Air Force, who made a high-speed drop-in onto the course.


The Texas stop was the third of five international Red Bull X-Fighters events in 2009, starting with the traditional kick-off at the 45,000-seat Monumental Plaza de Toros in Mexico City in March. Calgary hosted Canada’s first Red Bull X-Fighters on May 30 at the Calgary Stampede. The Las Ventas bullring in Madrid will host its eighth straight year with an event this Friday and Saturday, July 16-17. The series wraps up with a visit to London’s Battersea Power Station on August 22.


Red Bull X-Fighters was created in 2001, debuting in Valencia, Spain at the bullring where ‘Mad’ Mike Jones claimed victory. Since that historic night, Red Bull X-Fighters events have taken place in the world’s most iconic 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.

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