StuntWars, Inc., the original and best sanctioning entertainment company in the sport of stunt riding, announced today that it is moving its annual October event from Lakeland to the Orlando Speed World. The move was made due to the sudden closing of Lakeland’s USA International Speedway, which had been home to the event for the past three years.
“When selecting a new location, it was important to us that we stay as close as possible to our hometown of Lakeland and all of our fans who have supported us over the years,” said Todd Colbert, President of StuntWars. “The Orlando Speed World is the closest venue able to provide the resources we need to put on an exciting show for our fans, and it puts us in the heart of a big sport bike, university and entertainment town.”
More than 100 competitors and over 15,000 spectators are expected for the three-day, extreme sports event being held on October 3 – 5, 2008. Circle Wheelies, 360-degree Stoppies, the Leap of Faith, Tank Insane and the Apehanger are just a few of gravity defying stunts that will be on display.
Other entertainment will include FMX freestyle, car drifting and street bike freestyle, as well as a Bikini Bike Wash, a Custom Bike Show and live music from Underground Sound. Fans will also have the opportunity to meet the riders during activities each and every day.
This year’s StuntWars will feature some of the sport’s highest profile riders, including Bill Dixon, Dan Jackson, Aaron Colton, Nick Apex, and Teach McNeil.
Tickets, ranging in price from $5 for practice rounds to $20 for the main event and entertainment on Sunday, October 5, can be purchased by calling 877-stunt83, or purchased at the gate. Tickets should also be available online at STUNTWARS.COM by midweek. Discounts are available to StuntWars Association members.
The gates open at 9 a.m. daily with practice, qualifying and competition throughout the day until 5 p.m. More than 40 vendors offering the latest in gear, apparel and accessories will be on site daily.
Stunt bike riders from around the world will be competing for over $12,000 in cash and prizes at this event, while providing spectators with adrenaline- charged events that amateurs should not try at home. This event is round four in the StuntWars 2008 point series where the top-three riders compete to win $25,000 at the end of the season.
This StuntWars event is just one of the many initiatives strategically and financially fueled by the new management team at StuntWars. Since StuntWars was purchased by Dorsch Acquisitions in June of 2008, the company has launched a new Web site, created the StuntWars Rider Association, and engaged in active negotiations with several new sponsors and entertainment and sports venues to aggressively expand StuntWars event dates and locations.
Information courtesy of StuntWars