Top Riders Perform Incredible Jumps at 2010 Boost Mobile FreestyleMx.com Tour at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Drag Strip on May 23, 2010
All Proceeds From Festival Benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation and Levine Children’s Hospital
Tickets Now On Sale At www.finishlinefestival.com
Freestyle motocross, the fastest growing spectator sport in the world, will be part of this year’s Taylor’s Finish Line Festival on Sunday, May 23 on the grounds of the Charlotte Motor Speedway Drag Strip. The Boost Mobile FMX Tour will feature FreestyleMx.com best and most exciting freestyle motocross superstar jumpers in the world performing incredible jumps and gravity-defying airborne stunts, as they soar 40-feet overhea,d between take-off and landing ramps 75-feet apart.
Tickets are now on sale now for the festival through the event’s website at www.finishlinefestival.com. Tickets are $25 each for anyone six and older and all shows and rides are included in the price of admission. All proceeds will go to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation and Levine Children’s Hospital.
“The Boost Mobile FMX Tour presented by Monster Energy will definitely make some noise and bring even more action to this year’s Taylor’s Finish Line Festival,” said Damion Roberson, lifestyle and cause-marketing manager, Boost Mobile. “Boost Mobile believes strongly in supporting the local community and is proud to be a part of this year’s festival.”
You’ve seen freestyle motocross on TV, but nothing compares to the thrill of seeing these superstars in action, up close and personal. Watch as they roar up the ramps and launch their powerful 250cc & 450cc motorcycles into the most amazing aerial stunts ever seen: including the “Superman,” Rock Solids, Multi-Back flips, No-footed Nac-Nacs and the famed back-flip “Kiss of Death” (to name but a few).
Superstar featured riders, X Games Gold Medalist Matt Buyten, Boost Mobile athlete, X Games Silver Medalist and Metal Mulisha rider Jeff ‘OX’ Kargola, X Games rider Jim ‘The Real Deal’ McNeil and IFMA rider, John Distler will be soaring high and truly risking life and limb with every breathtaking jump.
“I was able to see their show just last week while we were in Phoenix and it is incredible. We’re thrilled to have the Boost Mobile FreestyleMx.com Tour make a special stop at Taylor’s Festival and perform for everyone in attendance that afternoon,” said J.D. Gibbs. “This is a big deal as they’ve agreed to add our festival to their busy tour schedule and we really appreciate their support. We feel their show alone adds so much value to the entire day, but when you think about the BMX exhibition and the concert by Toby Mac that evening in addition to all the rides, events, and appearances by NASCAR personalities, we really think it is going to be a very special day for everyone. The best part of it of course that everything is going to support Make-A-Wish Foundation and Levine Children’s Hospital.”
In addition to high-flying dirt bikes, fans can pick-up some sponsor ‘swag’ and score autographs from their favorite superstar riders after the show.
Taylor’s Finish Line Festival was created by J.D. and Melissa Gibbs, who wanted to host a family-friendly event to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Levine Children’s Hospital. The Gibb’s family was greatly affected three years ago when J.D. and Melissa’s youngest son Taylor was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Fortunately, Taylor is currently in remission and the festival will celebrate the completion of his 3 year chemotherapy treatment. Charlotte Motor Speedway, along with JGR’s sponsors, partners, and friends in the community, will assist the Gibbs family to host the event on the grounds of the Speedway’s drag strip on the Sunday afternoon following the NASCAR Sprint All-Star race. Gates will open at 2:30 PM immediately following NASCAR’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
There will be dozens of activities for both young and old. In addition to the Boost Mobile FreestyleMx.com Tour show, events will include more than 40 carnival like amusement rides and games, inflatibles for the children, BMX and skateboard exhibitions, appearances by NASCAR drivers and personalities, and live entertainment across three stages throughout the afternoon culminated with a live concert by Grammy Award winning recording artist Toby Mac beginning at 8pm and a fireworks display that will close out the night in explosive fashion.
Tickets will be $25 for everyone ages 6 and older, while all children 5 and under will be free but will still require a ticket. All ticket information can be found at www.finishlinefestival.com. 100% of the money from ticket sales will go directly to each of the two charities.
About Boost Mobile
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About FreestyleMx.com, Inc. / MB Motorsports
Founded in 1997, by SCORE champion off-road rider Marc Burnett, FreestyleMx.com, Inc. is the operator of the world’s largest motocross website (www.freestylemx.com) and today is the largest international organizer and promoter of freestyle motocross, traveling world wide with the Boost Mobile FreestyleMx.com Tour Presented By Monster Energy Drink the largest and longest running tour in the world, featuring top international FMX superstars that include X Game and Dew Tour riders. Known for its innovative techniques and state-of-the art event technology, FreestyleMx.com, Inc., produces FMX contests and demonstrations for every industry and audience, and brings the thrill of today’s extreme sports to virtually any venue with an enormous focus on youth oriented events. Recently, the Boost Mobile FreestyleMx.com Tour, presented by Monster Energy, has appeared at hundreds of major races, competitions and sporting events that include NASCAR, Daytona 500, CART/IRL, Indianapolis 500, AMA Superbike, NHRA and on network television shows such as Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Steel Dreams, M80 and various Fuel TV productions. Parent company, MB Motorsports, also sponsors an off-road truck racing team. For more information (including 2010 schedule for the Boost Mobile FreestyleMx.com Tour, presented by Monster Energy) visit www.freestylemx.com.