Contrary to earlier reports, an ESPN spokesperson we spoke with this afternoon said that state funding had nothing to do with their decision to move the X Games out of Austin. Rather, they’d like to move the Summer X Games back to late July or early August when the weather in Austin is simply too hot to handle.
All right, Detroit: our loss in Texas is your gain, so here’s your chance a year early. The Austin American-Statesman reports that uncertainty surrounding Texas’ funding for events convinced ESPN not to return to Austin’s Circuit of the Americas in 2017 for the fourth and final year of its X Games contract. [Update:…
Real Moto 2015 is a video-only, free riding category in this year’s X Games. If the idea of a video-only category bothers you, realize that it’s both 2015 and that, by definition, free riding doesn’t happen in massive arenas or designed courses. I too was skeptical, until I hit play...
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Robby Gordon is the consummate driver. According to his X Games bio, “He’s a three-time Baja 1000 winner, four-time Baja 500 winner and the winner of nine stages on the famous Dakar Rally. An ironman, Gordon also has pulled the incredibly rare double: racing both the Indy 500 and the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 in Charlotte,…
Rusty Wallace isn’t just any ex-NASCAR racer. On top of an extremely successful NASCAR career, he’s also been a television commentator and a team owner. He is perhaps the least expected entry in this year’s X Games. How did he end up in this year’s Off-Road Truck races? He sat down with Speed City to explain.
When we last saw Scott Speed’s Red Bull Global Rallycross Volkswagen Beetle, it looked a bit off. Too clean. Too polished. Too together. Now that it made it through the X Games’ Rally Car feature race to win the event, however, it looks much more like a real, honest-to-goodness off-road Volkswagen.
We’re out here sweating our asses off at the X Games in Austin, but we’re about to be joined by one cool cat: skateboarder and Subaru Global Rally Team USA driver Bucky Lasek. Ask him anything you want!
The only way I can think of to cram more X Games into this picture is to redecorate Nelson Piquet Jr.’s car in neon, have someone jump it on a bike, and add a few more GoPros for good measure. Prepare your face for all things extreme!!!—the X Games are coming this weekend.
This year, the X Games entered the wonderful world of Austin, Texas to highlight a wide range of sports. We were in attendance to capture both the Global Rallycross and the Super Stadium Trucks. More and more automakers are joining the GRC fray, so it's clear that rallycross is gaining a bit in popularity.…
When I think of a Subaru, I don't think of some shiny bauble that can barely clear a pothole. No, I think of a beater'd out rallybeast masterfully held together with zip ties and duct tape that flies over all the yumps.
I need one of these cars. I really, really do. I think I even said that mid-ride along. Anyway, here is me doing lots of giggling in a Global RallyCross Fiesta.
If Portland's going to totally rip off "Keep Austin Weird," I'm going to put a bird on things. Rally Chicken, to be exact. And by "things," I mean the entire Global Rallycross paddock at the X Games. Rally Chicken's a dirty, dirty bird.
Whether you're going to see Global RallyCross in person at Austin's Circuit of the Americas this weekend or you're just watching it on ESPN, you're gonna see a lot of airborne rally cars. But how do you keep track of them all? HOW?
Tonight ESPN will bring Gymkhana Grid to a huge worldwide audience as part of X Games. We had the opportunity to do a little filming during practice yesterday and bring you another preview of what's to come.
Last year at the X Games, Hot Wheels had Tanner Foust and Greg Tracy drive through a double loop, like the type we all made as kids. Except this time the cars didn't crash into each other and make a mess on your floor. This is how they did it.
Did you know that X Games has added Ken Block's Gymkhana Grid to the calendar this year? The main event is on Saturday, but today we hung with David Higgins of the Subaru Rally Team USA as they practiced for the race.
Who has the best job in the world? If you guessed Ken Block, a man who travels the world racing and drifting around things, you'd be correct. Ken is getting ready for the X Games right now, but is around to answer your questions for the next hour. Have at it!