The Stars Come Out and Shine One Week Before the
X-Games at the April 4 -6 Stateline Supermoto
Primm, Nevada --
Some of the brightest Supermoto Stars in the
business have the April 4 -6, Stateline
Supermoto Challenge inked on their calendar as
the kickoff of their 2008 season. A treat for
fans and racers alike is the return of the
Godfather, Mike Metzger, to Supermoto action at
Action Sports fans know his trademark move of
back-to-back flips to win Freestyle gold at
X-Games in 2002. With his style and enthusiasm
he is sure to put on a show.
Pro racers including Chris Fillmore, Troy
Herfoss, Brandon Currie, Gary Trachy, Steve
Drew, Micky Dymond and Danny Casey have
committed to the three day event and will be
racing for pride and of course, the pro purse.
Brandon Currie will be competing on a Graves YZ
450 at the Stateline Supermoto Challenge as a
tune up for the ESPN Moto X World Championships
X-Games in San Diego the following week.
"Since Stateline doesn't have the pressure of
the X-Games or the AMA Supermoto Championship
Series, the racing is a lot of fun and everyone
is out their showing what they are capable of
and providing the fans with good battles," said
Gary Trachy has moved from Husqvarna motorcycles
to Yamaha for the
2008 season. He is affiliated with Graves
Motorsports and Team Graves Yamaha and will run
the YZ 450 equipment. Trachy will also be
conducting a Supermoto School on Thursday April
3 at Stateline.
"You have to hand it to Marche Karger, Event
Manager Organizer and Supermoto racer, he builds
outstanding dirt sections that incorporate table
tops for the amateurs and the pros. The dirt is
exciting for the fans and just the thing I need
to get ready for the X-Games,"
Since the Stateline Supermoto Challenge contains
a big dirt section and a large parking lot road
section, racers find it ideal to work on their
set up as it parallels the racing at the
National AMA Supermoto rounds.
Micky Dymond is looking forward to the Stateline
contest to get a full race simulation and see
what the competition has and how far the team
needs to go to be competitive for 2008.
"This is my third year in a row at Stateline and
it's a great event with a ton of things to do,"
said Dymond. "Some of the best riders, amateur
and pro, are competing at this event."
Speaking of entertainment, the Jagermeister
Music mobile concert stage will be kicking the
weekend off with a Guitar Hero contest on Friday
night. Saturday afternoon, the So-Cal all girl
rock band Pretty-In-Stereo hits the Jagermeister
stage. After the racing action is finished
on Saturday, the ultra fun rock n' roll karaoke
band, Cover Me Badd will be rocking out with
singers from the audience jumping up on stage to
showcase their vocal talents.
Tickets with pit passes are $30.00 for the
weekend, and $15 for a day at the gate. Racers
can pre-register sign up at XBUX.com, or sign up
at the event. Complete event information is
Sponsors and supporters include 50 Below, Action
Sports Productions, ASV/Universal, ATV Cycle
Sports, Duro Tire, Hart & Huntington, H Bomb
Films, Jagermeister Music, Laker Custom,
Motostrano, Pat Clark Motorsports, Rath Racing,
Sunoco Race Fuels, Supermoto Engineering, The
Plumber Inc., QTM, Three Brothers KTM, Triumph
Motorsports, and Volvo Rents-Las Vegas.
About Stateline Supermoto Challenge
The Stateline Supermoto Challenge takes place at
Buffalo Bill's Resort & Casino in Primm, Nevada,
just a couple of hours from L.A. and less than
an hour from Las Vegas. The venue is a fully
self-contained resort, making it the ideal
location for fans and racers to spend an
action-packed weekend kicking off the supermoto