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MEDIA RELEASE: Clipsal 2014 feat. BAGSvDK w/MCMC

MEDIA RELEASE: Clipsal 2014 feat. BAGSvDK w/MCMC

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February 20th, 2014

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MEDIA RELEASE

 Friday 7 February, 2014

 Dual BMX X Games gold medallist Kyle Baldock visits Adelaide with V8 Supercar driver Jack Perkins to launch The Clipsal 500 BMX RAMPage

The star studded entertainment line-up for the 2014 Clipsal 500 Adelaide continues to grow with the announcement of the Clipsal 500 BMX RAMPage, which will see eight of the world’s top BMX Dirt Freestyle riders compete over four days for $17,000 in cash plus prizes.

One of the most explosive BMX riders on the planet, Gold Coast’s, Kyle Baldock was in Adelaide today along with V8 Supercar Driver Jack Perkins to launch the new competition at the upcoming Clipsal 500 Adelaide. Baldock had a 2013 to remember picking up two gold medals in the BMX Park, Global X Games in Brazil and he headlines a list of world-class performers including; Cam White, Andy Buckworth, Jaie Toohey and Jack Fahey.

Jack Perkins, son of racing legend and five-time winning Bathurst driver Larry Perkins, will make his V8 Supercars return at next month’s Clipsal 500 aboard the team JELD-WEN Ford which marks Perkins’ first full-time main series drive in four years since being diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

“The Clipsal 500 can’t come around quickly enough for me. I’m really thankful to Charlie for giving me the opportunity and I can’t wait to get out there and show what I can do.

When asked about his skills on a BMX, Perkins replied, “After my efforts today I think I’ll stick to four wheels. Kyle is absolutely amazing though, the things he can do on a bike are incredible and hopefully I get some free time to check out his performance at the Clipsal 500.”

Clipsal 500 CEO, Mark Warren, said he was excited to announce the Clipsal 500 BMX RAMPage which adds to the growing list of entertainment and provides patrons with an entirely new attraction at this year’s event.

“The Clipsal 500 has a strong reputation as one of this country’s most successful entertainment events and we’re proud of the diverse entertainment offerings available to our patrons. Construction of the BMX course will begin on February 19 and will require us to import over 400 tonnes of soil to create the world-class course,” Mr Warren said.

Clipsal 500 BMX RAMPage Schedule:

Riders – Kyle Baldock Cam White, Andy Buckworth, Ryan Lloyd, Jaie Toohey, Jack Fahey, Cam Pianta, Josh Stead

  • Thursday: Four practice sessions
  • Friday: One practice, two demonstrations, one competition
  • Saturday: One practice, two demonstrations, one competition
  • Sunday: One practice, two demonstrations, one competition

Kyle Baldock

Kyle is one of the BMX riders on the planet! After an amazing 2012 where Baldock stepped up big at the Dew Tour, placing 2nd in BMX Park at the Ocean City (Md.) round, Kyle also placed 1st in the GoDaddy.com BMX Dirt Best Trick contest with the first-ever Cliffhanger front flip and he won the Pro Dirt finals in July 2012 at the BMX Worlds in Germany. Baldock has been at it again in 2013; he`s one of the favourites to take out the Dew Tour, after already winning Gold at Brazil in the BMX Park, Global X Games in Brazil!

 Cam White

2009 BMX Games 1st place
2008 BMX Games 1st place
2008 Elevation 1st place
2008 Dew Tour overall Dirt Champion
Cleveland Dew Tour 2008 1st place
Baltimore Dew Tour 2008 3rd place
Saltlake Dew Tour 2008 3rd place
Orlando Dew Tour 2008 3rd place
2007 SLC Dew Tour: At this event I was the first rider
ever to complete a backflip barspin to tailwhip.
2007 Dew Tour overall 2nd place

– Ends –

 

Full event, ticketing and corporate information is available on the Clipsal 500 Adelaide website clipsal500.com.au 

 

2014 Clipsal 500 Adelaide will be held from 27 February – 2 March. Tickets are available now from Ticketek via phone 13 28 49 or online at ticketek.com.au

 

For further details please contact: Steve Cox Elite Sports Properties on behalf of Clipsal 500, 0423 298 665 / scox@elitesports.com.au

In case you need more convincing…

Check out the promo clip here.

…or for more info and ticketing check out clipsal500.com.au.

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