Capturing the Practice Sessions at the 2014 X Games

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.… » 7/28/14 2:33pm 7/28/14 2:33pm

Behold, All That Is Subaru

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. » 7/11/14 3:00pm 7/11/14 3:00pm

The Best Reaction To Being Tossed In A RallyCross Fiesta Is Giggling

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. » 6/09/14 2:10pm 6/09/14 2:10pm

X Games Austin Preview: Put A Bird On It

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. » 6/07/14 11:15am 6/07/14 11:15am

This Is Your X Games Global RallyCross Spotter's Guide

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? » 6/06/14 12:51pm 6/06/14 12:51pm

More X Games Gymkhana Grid (this time in Slow-Motion)

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. » 8/03/13 12:46pm 8/03/13 12:46pm

How Hot Wheels Did Its Double Loop Stunt Without Killing Anybody

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. » 8/02/13 4:40pm 8/02/13 4:40pm

X Games Gymkhana Grid Course Preview

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. » 8/01/13 8:30pm 8/01/13 8:30pm

Ask Rally Ace And Gymkhana Star Ken Block Anything You Want

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! » 8/01/13 3:35pm 8/01/13 3:35pm

The Summer X Games Are Coming To Austin

Austin, Texas, the land of live music festivals, breakfast tacos and cheap liquor, will officially play host to the Summer X Games from 2014 to 2017, it was announced this morning. Sorry, Detroit. » 7/17/13 10:31am 7/17/13 10:31am

Watch A Fiesta ST Hoon All Over Detroit Landmarks

I have no exact number for how many Focus ST models Ford is selling, but I've been seeing them a lot around Metro Detroit and not just in Dearborn. When the Fiesta ST is out, I imagine they'll sell just as well. » 6/30/13 8:53am 6/30/13 8:53am

Gymkhana Is Coming To The 2013 X-Games

Kensington Blockenworth's Gymkhana Grid series is coming to the X-Games this year. It's the same kind of obstacle course rally car drifting you know from the videos, only head-to-head. » 6/12/13 10:15am 6/12/13 10:15am

Cities Gunning For X Games Officially Reach Mud-Slinging Territory

First off, if you haven't done so already, vote for Detroit to get the X Games. Secondly, vote for Detroit. Third, the battle between Detroit and the other cities is getting brutal. » 6/10/13 12:57pm 6/10/13 12:57pm

Watch A Rally Car Drift Atop Detroit Parking Garage For X Games Bid

One month after releasing a trailer teasing Andreas Eriksson drifting a Ford Fiesta ST rally car atop a downtown Detroit parking garage, here, finally, is the official bid video by The Work to bring the X Games to Detroit. Was it worth the wait? Hell yes. » 5/08/13 12:25pm 5/08/13 12:25pm

Let's Help Bring The X Games To Detroit

Detroit has been down and out lately. But there's still life in the Motor City. Right now, there's a campaign to get the X Games to Detroit in 2014 to 2016. This is the awesome trailer for the big bid video that is coming out later this month. » 4/03/13 6:03pm 4/03/13 6:03pm

It's Only A Matter Of Time Before Someone Dies At The X Games [UPDATE]

A week ago at the Winter X Games, 25-year-old Caleb Moore was in the midst of a stellar run. The three-time medalist was putting on a clinic in the finals of Snowmobile Freestyle. He was landing flips and body varials, and he seemed destined for the podium. Then everything went wrong. » 1/31/13 1:06pm 1/31/13 1:06pm

Two Brothers Crash Snowmobiles On Same Jump At X Games

Injuries and the X Games tend to go hand-in-hand. The risk of injury at the Winter X Games increased about 600 percent a couple of years ago when they added freestyle snowmobile stunts to the roster. » 1/25/13 2:30pm 1/25/13 2:30pm

Austin's Circuit Of The Americas Seeks To Get EXTREEEEEME With A Bid…

When Austin's Circuit of the Americas was being planned and built, many people wondered how it would be sustainable if it only hosted a Formula One event, some track days, and a handful of other races every year. » 1/22/13 4:40pm 1/22/13 4:40pm

Ken Block Beat A WRC Champ In X-Games Qualifying

First he scores points in WRC, and now Ken Block bests eight-time WRC champ Sebastien Loeb in qualifying for Global RallyCross at the Summer X Games. At this rate, Ken'll own the WRC by Fall. (Literally — they could use a big-bucks bailout.) » 7/01/12 5:00pm 7/01/12 5:00pm

The X Games sucked, so I partied instead

If you're ever invited to watch the X Games do yourself a favor and skip the events and just watch them on television. If you're ever invited to an X Games party do yourself a favor and suck down a lot of energy drinks so you can enjoy as many of them as possible. » 8/05/11 4:00pm 8/05/11 4:00pm