Luke "Duke" Emmons paints the night red with his epic Sickest Trick at the 2011 XDL Finals in Indy. That's Shinko smoke stunt style!
And the official word is in: Polish rider Rafal "Stunter13" Pasierbek took first in the finals at XDL Indy.
The results from the first day of XDL Indy are in and...yes ladies and gentleman, Rafal Paseirbek is leading the FMF Cup. But not just leading, he has a whopping four point lead on second place rider, Bill Dixon. Granted Bill broke his forks in practice on Thursday, but was over-nighted a new pair for Friday, so we can't say if he is adjusting to the new forks or not.
Static Moto is running an XDL Indy Sale on all their frames. Order from now until XDL Indy, August and get a $100 discount. If you FIND Aaron Twite, owner of Static Moto at XDL Indy you can get a $200 discount. Static Moto frames start at $1,150 for a half frame - so if you meet up with Mr. Twite at Indy you could nab your own custom frame for under 1k. Check out Staticmoto.com for more info.
People will be stunting all over Indy this year with the XDL Show and Limiter Live sending the sound of rev limiters throughout the streets of downtown. If you haven't experienced Indy yet, the trip is highly recommended and if you're already planning on going, these two events are not to be missed.
The 2010 XDL Championship Series ended with a bang on the streets of downtown Indianapolis. After a season of intense training, competing, coast to coast trips and inevitable crashes; the athletes gave it all to the ecstatic fans that lined the perimeter and packed into the stands. As the sun set, the colorful lights of Indy cast spotlights on the riders as they spilled the product of the year's blood, sweat and tears onto the asphalt, for the final time in 2010.
The Sartso Women’s Cup was both a landmark for female riders and also a huge push towards encouraging women to really put in practice on their bikes. I know personally since Nashville, where I could not do any burnouts, acros or endos, I have enjoyed practicing a little of everything. I could not be more proud of the ladies who put in so much work this year, dealing with the physical stress of riding a ton, fixing bikes, traveling and dealing with the unique pressure of…well…being unique in this male dominated sport. Hopefully the visibility provided by the Sartso Women’s Cup will encourage more women to come out and compete next year.
The sun had set, the lights were bright and the crowd was out in full force - there could not have been a more perfect setup for the XDL riders to lay down their final runs of the season. I'd just like to take this time to point out that I've never before been more proud of the sport of sportbike freestyle. A season full of hard practice, crashes, cross-country trips, empty bank accounts and gypsy lifestyle manages to only bring out the best in these athletes - look at them all huddled underneath the Red Bull arches cheering on their opponents as they ride.
The sun was setting in Indianapolis as riders wrapped up their round 2 runs. Overall, the resulting scores were inline with round 1, with the exception of Brian Bubash and Randy Callicoat. Bubash had an amazing run, but didn't do a single acro, which I think accounts for most of the 10+ point difference between his round 1 and round 2 scores. Callicoat road hard and entertained as usual, but he had a series of wrecks and bobbles and he also excluded acros from his run entirely.