This will be the first time this competition is held atThe Circuit of the Americas, and race fans are stoked. Rallycross consists of an extreme track with mixed surfaces- dirt-to-dirt jumping, asphalt drifting and hard-angle turns. The cars are modified or special-built road cars. Twenty drivers will compete in this X Games in 4 heats of 5 drivers each- the fastest lap counts. Bucky Lasek– also competing in Skateboard Vert- will be one to watch in this adrenaline pumping competition.
Robby Gordon’s tour will be making the first X Game Super Truck appearance ever – another first for the Austin X Games. This event features high powered, off-road trucks racing on a mixed-surface track of jumps, crossovers and tight corners. Gordon called the competition “a 3,000 pound bundle of total chaos.” Six hundred horse power trucks jump distances over 150 feet, and heights over 20 feet.
Major League Gaming Call of Duty: Ghosts Pro Circuit Video Game Competition
Major League Gaming, the global leader in e-games, will make its first appearance at the X Games in Austin, bringing the ever-increasing sport of professional video gaming to the national platform. MLG runs the largeste-sports league in the world, holding international competitions in various video games throughout the year. Call of Duty is one of the most popular and longest running series of first-person shooter-style games. Ghosts is the 10th of the series, featuring a post-apocalyptic storyline.
The three day invitational X Games competition will feature the top five Call of Duty teams based on points and the top three finishers from the recent competition held in Austin. Fans can attend and watch the competition live, or view it streaming on www.MLG.tv, or via apps for X box 360 and smart phones. Many consider the competition in Austin to be the first on a more main stream world stage, making it an exciting time for the sport.
Music is as much a part of X Games culture as high speed, big air and wicked falls. This year’s line-up features cutting-edge artists representing eclectic genres. Four different venues will host an array of jam-worthy bands and DJ’s. Headlining the Austin 360 Amphitheater will be Alt Rock-Psych geniuses Flaming Lips, Hip Hop giant, Kanye West and Electronica innovator Pretty Lights. Austin’s own Gary Clark Jr. will round out the bill on Sunday. The KUTX Stagewill showcase mostly local Austin bands, while the Velocity Loungewill feature an array of local, national and international DJ’s. TheSound Factory Stage will host the 3-day Battle of The Bands. In keeping with the interactive nature of everything at the X Games, fans will vote online to decide the winner.
Spotlight on Austin’s Gary Clark Jr.
Growing up in Austin, Gary Clark Jr. was surrounded by guitar gods who taught and inspired him to play at a young age. Discovered byClifford Antone early on, Clark began playing gigs around town and touring with the likes of Jimmie Vaughn. Quickly becoming known for his smooth vocals and fuzzy, distorted signature sound, Clark has made a name for himself around the country, playing with artists like Alicia Keyes, Doyle Bramhall II and Sheryl Crow. At the recent tribute concert The Beatles: The Night That Changed America, Clark played While My Guitar Gently Weepswith Dave Grohl and Joe Walsh. He won the 2014 Grammy for Best Traditional R&B song “Please Come Home.” http://www.garyclarkjr.com/
“This singer-guitarist may be the next Hendrix… churning his distorted strings into a euphoric moment of psychedelia” – New York Times
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