TRIUMPH RIDERS BRANDON ROBINSON AND JAKE SHOEMAKER CONFIRMED TO RACE IN SUMMER X GAMES AUSTIN
ATLANTA (May 6, 2015) - Brandon Robinson and Jake Shoemaker have accepted their invitations to compete in the inaugural X Games Flat Track Racing aboard their Triumph motorcycles at the Circuit Of The Americas in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, June 4.
The invite-only event is anticipating 23 riders from AMA Pro Flat Track's GNC1 class competing for a coveted X Games gold medal. The complete schedule will also see BMX, Skateboarding, Moto X, Truck X and Rally X.
"I'm really looking forward to competing in the X Games. It's huge, not only for the athletes and teams lucky enough to be invited, but for the sport of flat track," said Brandon Robinson of the #44 Latus Motors Racing / Castrol / Triumph team. "I can't wait to get out there and contend for a medal."
The X Games will come on the heels of a busy couple weeks for Flat Track teams and riders. Rounds 3 and 4 of the AMA Pro Flat Track are scheduled for the previous two weekends, the Springfield Mile on May 23 and the Sacramento Mile on May 30.
"The X Games produces a lot of excitement, and I have high hopes it will do the same with flat track," said Jake Shoemaker of the #55 Bonneville Performance / Castrol / Triumph team. "It's a different venue with a different crowd, and the track layout should suit my style. I'm pumped to get out there."
X Games Flat Track is set to air on ESPN at 9pm EDT on Thursday, June 4. Single-event, single day and three-day tickets are available for purchase at XGamesAustin. ESPN and ABC will televise a combined 20 hours of live X Games competition, which will also be accessible via WatchESPN.com.
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