Traxxas, the Fastest Name in Radio Control, is excited to present Formula Off-Road during the 2014 X Games at Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
The ESPN X Games is the premier action and extreme sports event known around the world and for the first time it’s heading to the capitol of the Lone Star State. The Traxxas Stadium Super Trucks with their high-flying, fast-paced and non-stop action will undoubtedly keep X Games’ fans both in Texas and worldwide on their feet.
History is set to be made during the X Games with the addition of the Formula Super Truck Series Presented By Traxxas. Coverage throughout the weekend on ESPN will include heat races Sunday 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET and the final medal race LIVE Sunday June 8 on ABC at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Resembling their scaled-down Traxxas Slash and Slash 4X4 counterparts, the addition of the Stadium Super Trucks to the X Games event lineup is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Formula Off-Road presented by Traxxas features identically prepared trucks with over 600 horsepower that are capable of speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour. These 4-wheel gladiators will be flying, literally, as they launch off 36 inch tall big-air jumps. It’s the X Games; of course there will be jumps. In some cases, these trucks will be launching 15 feet into the air and over 150 feet down the track.
While the trucks may be matched evenly, the drivers that pilot these machines are a diverse group. Formula Off-Road presented by Traxxas is a series where any driver can win on any given day. It’s a series that embraces the diversity of young talent and older, more experienced guys. Each driver requires grit, focus, and determination as they put their skills to the test.
As two of the young guns in Traxxas sponsored Formula Off-Road series, Traxxas drivers Keegan Kincaid and Sheldon Creed will charge hard for the gold medal in this historic event. Both competitors are seasoned short course off-road racers as well as Stadium Super Truck drivers—incredibly talented and skilled behind the wheel—so count on both of them to come out gunning for the top spot on the X Games podium.
Traxxas will have a full team at the race supporting our fans. You can see the latest in Traxxas products, watch the high flying Traxxas demos, and even try your hand at driving the latest high-performance radio controlled vehicles on the Traxxas Try-Me-Track.
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