DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona International Speedway will be the home to the XDL Championship Series during the opening weekend of Daytona 200 Week on Feb. 26-28.
A new event to the Daytona 200 Week schedule, the season kick-off of the XDL Sportbike Freestyle Championship will mark the XDL’s fifth season as the only national sportbike freestyle championship and the series’ first visit to the state of Florida.
One of America’s fastest growing action sports, the series pits competitors from all over North America, Asia and Europe on 600cc sport bikes against each other as they battle for bragging rights and a chance to compete for the XDL Championship Series title.
Riders are scored based on the difficulty, execution and overall performance as they show off their skills in head to head challenges, freestyle rides and the crowd favorite-Speed and Strength Sickest Trick – in which riders attempt risky tricks to impress the audience.
XDL Championship Series events will take place behind the Lockhart and Keech Grandstands on the West End of Daytona International Speedway with tickets starting at $5 for Friday and $20 for Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday’s events will include K&N Circle Challenge and the Speed & Strength Sickest Trick while Sunday will feature the Sartso Women’s Cup, FMF Cup and Team Battle.
Daytona 200 Week is highlighted by the historic Daytona 200 By Honda AMA Pro Racing event on Friday night, March 5 and the Daytona Supercross By Honda on Saturday night, March 6. The Speedway also hosts AMA Flat Track events on the new Daytona dirt track, vintage motorcycle racing, an Amateur Supercross and Championship Cup Series and American Sportbike Racing Association events.
Tickets for all Daytona 200 Week events, including the XDL Championship Series, can be purchased at www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com and 1-800-PITSHOP. Stay connected with Daytona International Speedway on Twitter (www.twitter.com/disupdates) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/DaytonaInternationalSpeedway)