Hard to believe it’s here already but in a few days flat track returns to COTA in Texas, this time for the XGames which is making it’s last appearance in Austin before it heads to another city (which could turn out to be my hometown of Fort Lauderdale!). Rain has played a huge part in the event in the past and with over 8 inches yesterday there is nothing to suggest it won’t happen again in 2016. The XGames is quite different because the athletes they invite aren’t all from the AMA Pro Flat Track series, and this year include in addition to the round the world list of XGames athletes an old friend Ducati fans know well, Larry Pegram (on a Harley this time) and of course I’ll be cheering on #10 Johnny Lewis on the Lloyd Brothers Motorsports machine, with new support from event sponsor LifeProof. Johnny’s top 5 finish last year makes him one of the favorites to medal this year. I’m excited because I know he is ready, the team is ready and the bikes are capable so fingers crossed for a good racetrack and the moon and stars to line up just right in the Texas sky.
It’s sold out to attend in person but it’s showing live on ESPN:
Thursday June 2nd
8:30 – 11pm EST
Moto X Step Up Final
Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing Round One/LCQ/Final