XDL Opens 2011 at Daytona International Speedway with Freeride Festival

Los Angeles, CA (February 3, 2011) -- The XDL Championship Series will open the 2011 season with its first-ever Freeride Festival at Daytona International Speedway from March 9 to 12. This new festival format combines XDL Pro competitions with an AFS amateur event and open track time for freeride sessions. In addition there will be clinics held by the pros on bike preparation, safety gear and riding. New for 2011, XDL is adding the BlingRockets XDL Tour, a custom bike festival that invites owners of custom bikes of all caliber to come out, represent and have a good time. Add to that music and girls and you have the recipe for the perfect event. Off the track XDL will host an informal welcome party on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12, the late night action is at Arena.

Said XDL series founder Randy Grube: "This year provides us with a unique opportunity because XDL was moved to the second weekend and we are now in the thick of all the activities. So it makes sense to build an event that reflects the rest of the activities of the weekend and to incorporate a lot of fun stuff."

XDL will start filming for season 2 of the critically acclaimed show_ Inside XDL_ at Daytona and fans will have an opportunity to mingle with the stars of the show at the Saturday Meet & Greet at the conclusion of the event.

The XDL venue operating hours and ticket prices are:
- Wednesday, March 9: 10am to 10pm - $5
- Thursday, March 10: 10am to 10pm - $5
- Friday, March 11: 10am to 7pm - $10
- Saturday, March 12: 10am to 10pm - $20

Weekend passes are $30. Kids 12 and under are FREE.

Tickets are available at the venue, or through Daytona International Speedway at or by calling 1-800-PIT-SHOP.

The XDL venue is located in the Turn 1 Plaza, outside NASCAR Turn 1, at the intersection of International Speedway Blvd. and Kennel Club.

Additional information is at the following links:
XDL:
Daytona International Speedway:
AFS:
BlingRockets XDL Tour:
Saturday afterparty:

For marketing and sales info please contact Randy Grube at randy@xdlshow.com or 310-850-5715.

XDL is the only championship of its kind and is the leader in reaching the core 20-year old sportbike demographic. Each XDL event features the world's most skilled sportbike riders squaring off in seven unique competitions for over $10,000 in prize money. Since its inception in 2006 the series has built a global following in places as far off as India, Indonesia, China, Japan, Australia, France, Thailand and Eastern Europe, and in the process emerged as the fastest growing action sport in America.