— The XDL Championship Series is making its fifth trip back to Indianapolis as part of the Red Bull Indianapolis GP weekend Aug. 17-18.
This year, XDL is unveiling a new entertainment concept called "Motorcycle Madness" that will include XDL demos, the Bling Rockets bike show, the XDL Photo Zone, music, and lots of food and drink.
"The idea is to bring the ultimate entertainment package to Indy and to make full use of the wonderful park at the Indiana War Memorial," said XDL founder Randy Grube. "As an example, we will introduce the XDL Open House on Aug. 16, which will be an opportunity to grab a bite and a drink in the park while watching the XDL pros practice for the event."
Admission to the venue on Thursday is free but will require a voucher that can be downloaded at the XDL tickets site or on the XDL Facebook fan page.
XDL also has two new content formats in store for Indy: The Motul Drift Battle and the Girl Power Jam Session. With the popularity of motorcycle drifting around the world and its wide following on YouTube, fans in Indy will have the chance to see this format in a live competition setting for the first time. The Girl Power Jam Session is a new format designed to showcase the growth of the sport among women. As the name indicates, this is a session that is controlled by the athletes and they decide on what content to showcase during their time slot.
Tickets for the grandstands tend to sell out prior to the event and can be purchased on the ticket page or the XDL Facebook fan page. To keep up with Motorcycle Madness Indy and XDL, visit the official website at xdlshow.com, follow the Facebook fan page, or use #XDLINDY on Twitter.
XDL is the only championship of its kind and is a leader in reaching the 18- to 34-year-old sportbike demographic. Each XDL event features athletes squaring off in five competitions for more than $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.