Freestyle Motocross Headlines Pre-Race Show
The exhibition marks the first time Freestyle Motocross, the world¿s most popular extreme sport, has been part of a Lowe¿s Motor Speedway pre-race show and the breath-taking tricks will set the stage for an ¿extreme¿ battle of the four-wheel variety during round five of the 10-race Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup.
¿These guys are modern-day daredevils and the things they are able to do with a motorcycle are absolutely unbelievable,¿ said H.A. ¿Humpy¿ Wheeler, president and general manager of Lowe¿s Motor Speedway. ¿The Chase for the NASCAR NEXTEL Cup has added a new element of excitement to this race and the spectacular aerobatics of Freestyle Motocross is the perfect way to kick off the evening.¿
Performing such radical high-flying tricks as the Can Can, the Heel Clicker, the Nac Nac, the Superman and perhaps even a back flip, Deegan and five other professional Freestyle Motocross riders will perform a series of radical aerobatic stunts on the front straightaway of the 1.5-mile track. The aerial assault is slated to begin at 5:40 p.m.
Joining Deegan will be Gravity Games and X Games participants Jeff ¿Ox¿ Kargola, Ryan ¿Fluffer¿ Hagy, Todd Potter, Wes Burr and Mike Mason.
Deegan, one of the most successful riders in the history of Freestyle Motocross, is best known for his Mandatory Suicide trick that earned him a gold medal in the 2002 Winter X Games. The trick saw Deegan execute a double Can Can, take his right hand off the handlebar and then land with both legs on the right side of the motorcycle.
Tickets for the UAW-GM Quality 500 are still available in a variety of price ranges and can be obtained online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS.