Motul and XDL Championship Series Create New Motorcycle Drift Competition

17 07 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA – July 17, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Motorcycle drifting has been the hottest trend in street motorcycling this year, with many YouTube videos posting well over 3 million views and one featuring XDL athletes Nick “Apex” Brocha and Ernie “E-Dub” Vigil even reaching almost 11 million. The subject of motorcycle drifting has been on the minds of XDL management since the beginning of the year and in the early Spring discussions ensued with Motul over starting a motorcycle drift competition. The result is the Motul Drift Battle that will feature a single rider format in which an athlete has to complete a drift course in the shortest amount of time possible and will also be judged on style. Given that XDL competes in small and large venues, the configuration will be flexible to allow for the Motul Drift Battle to be run in even the smallest XDL venues.

“There is a rather ironic twist in the development of motorcycle drifting into an XDL competition,” stated XDL series founder Randy Grube. “One of the most commonly asked questions is: ‘What does XDL stand for?’ and I usually have to come up with a long-winded explanation. The truth is that XDL stands for ‘Xtreme Drifting League,’ a name that dates back to a prior lifetime when I was engaged in automotive racing and drift events. I remember getting into an argument with branding expert about 2 years ago that said the name XDL is bad because it doesn’t reflect what the sport is about and he wanted to change the name, which I refused to do. Now it looks like we’ve come full circle and the name XDL might actually be the most fitting thing we can come up with! I’m so glad Motul came on board for this project in 2012 and I look forward to a lot of exciting riding, or rather, drifting.”

“Motul has been an XDL sponsor for 2 years now, and we saw enough promise in the series to allow us to make this big jump and jointly develop content with XDL. ” remarked Motul USA President Dave Wolman. “It’s an exciting time because motorcycling as a form of entertainment is going global quickly with the help of video clips on YouTube and the heavy use of Facebook. XDL has a good plan and a lot of promise of growing into an strong action sports property both here in the U.S. and overseas, and we’re excited to be part of the team.”

2012 XDL Championship Series Schedule

  • R1: Budds Creek, MD – Maryland International Raceway, 7/21 & 22
  • R2: Long Beach, CA – Queen Mary, 8/3 & 4
  • R3: Indianapolis, IN – Downtown, 8/17 & 18
  • R4: Albuquerque, NM – NAPA Speedway, 8/31 and 9/1
  • Finals: Portland, OR – Portland International Raceway, 9/14 & 15

About Motul USA
Motul USA is a world-class company specialized in distribution of high-tech synthetic lubricants formulated for powersports and automotive applications.

Motul is a partner to many manufacturers and racing teams in order to further their technological development in motorsports. It has invested in many international competitions as an official supplier for teams in: XDL, 24 Hours of Le Mans, AMA/FIM, American Supercross, Dakar™, GT1 World Championship, MotoGP, Pirelli World Challenge, World Rally Car (WRC), and others.

Motul can be found on the web at:

For marketing and sales info, please contact Randy Grube at randy@xdlshow.com

XDL can be found on the web at:

XDL is the only championship of its kind and is a leader in reaching the 18-34 old sportbike demographic. Each XDL event features the world’s most skilled athletes squaring off in five unique competitions for over $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.

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Motorcycle Car Racetrack Drift Insanity

28 02 2012

KENNESAW, GA – February 27, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – What happens when you combine a Graves WORKS Project / 2012 Yamaha R1 / purpose-built stunt bike, a three-time XDL stunt champion, fast cars, hot girls, helicopters, an awesome race track and film the entire event through Tyler Kirk Films? Pure and sic drift insanity and the most advanced drift bike ever built. Graves Yamaha champion stunt rider Bill Dixon and Graves Motorsports teamed up for the epic undertaking of creating a purpose-built stunt bike designed to showcase Bill Dixon’s stunt capabilities. When they tested the bike at Willow Springs Raceway, it blew away everyone’s expectations. “When Chuck Graves told me there were no limits to what Graves Motorsports could do, I had no idea he meant it literally,” said Bill Dixon, “The bike is the epitome of badass.” Watch for Dixon’s favorite shot of the video; him passing the Nissan GTR mid-corner in a high speed drift with the helicopter hovering on the outside of the turn. “Bill had so much fun drifting the Graves Yamaha, I was jealous,” said Chuck Graves of Graves Motorsports, “Projects like this are the driving force at Graves. ‘Create without limits’, ‘Strive for 11/10ths’, ‘Give maximum effort’ and ‘Just a bit more’ are the maxims we live by at Graves. I can’t wait for the next project!”

Dixon’s Leathers: Speed & Strength Twist of Fate 2.0 Race Suit
Dixon’ Helmet: SS 1500 Seven Sins Helmet
Gloves: SSgear.com Call to Arms Gloves
Boots: Speed & Strength Boots

Motorcycle Specs:

  • 2012 Yamaha R1
  • Graves Motorsports Superbike Engine
  • Graves Motorsports WORKS Suspension
  • Graves Motorsports WORKS Suspension Link
  • Graves Motorsports Low Mount Full Exhaust System
  • Graves Motorsports Modified R1 / R6 Tail Section
  • Yamaha YEC Kit ECU
  • Dunlop Road Smart Tires
  • Dynojet PC5, Secondary Fuel Module, Quick Shifter, Auto Tuner
  • Custom Fuel Cell
  • Hand Fabricated Carbon Tank Bodywork Cover
  • Multiple Fuel Mapping options
  • Thumb Throttle
  • Braking Rotors
  • Rear Hand Brake
  • Thrust Company 55 Tooth Sprocket
  • Hel Brake Lines
  • RUNMAN INC All In One Triple Clamp
  • RSC Clutch Lever
  • Htmoto Traction Seat and Tank Cover
  • No Limit Edition GPR Stabilizer
  • Taylor Made Carbon Fiber Stunt Tank

Filmed and Produced by Tyler Kirk Films:

  • Camera Operator 1: Jeremy Billera
  • Camera: Cannon 7d
  • Camera Operator 2: Chris Santi
  • Camera: Cannon 7d

Elite Helicopter Model: 2012 Robinson Raven II R44
Owner: Simon Davis
Pilots: Esteban Jimenez / Gil Rouseau
Elite Helicopter Tours www.elitehelicoptertours.com

Models:

  • Angela Sommers
  • Destiny Dixon

Car: 2012 Stillen Nissan GTR-R35BE
Car driver provided by: Rifster Stunt Driving

Music: Archon Neutrad

Sound Engineering: Sound Faktory

Bill Dixon would like to thank his sponsors:

  • Yamaha
  • Graves Motorsports
  • Speed & Strength
  • Dunlop
  • Runman Incorporated
  • HT Moto
  • Moto Heaven
  • Freestyle Ingenuity
  • RSC

Graves Motorsports is a leading motorcycle sport bike parts and accessories manufacturer. Graves Motorsports produces exhaust systems, fender eliminator kits, frame sliders, velocity stacks, engine case covers, engine performance and the leading resource for Dynojet Power Commander + accessories. Graves Motorsports has two locations: Van Nuys, California and Kennesaw, Georgia. Toll Free Sales # 855-994-0990

Website – www.gravesport.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Graves-Motorsports/341473502220
Twitter – @gravesport

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Graves Motorsports Previews Bill Dixon WORKS R1 Drift Video

12 01 2012

VAN NUYS, CA – January 12, 2012 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Graves Motorsports previews rider Bill Dixon on the Graves WORKS R1. This short “teaser” video features footage of an upcoming DRIFT video at Willow Springs Raceway.

Graves Motorsports is a leading motorcycle sport bike parts and accessories manufacturer. Graves Motorsports produces exhaust systems, fender eliminator kits, frame sliders, velocity stacks, engine case covers, engine performance and the leading resource for Dynojet Power Commander + accessories. Graves Motorsports has two locations: Van Nuys, California and Kennesaw, Georgia. Toll Free Sales # 855-994-0990

Website – www.gravesport.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Graves-Motorsports/341473502220
Twitter – @gravesport

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Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle

20 01 2011

January 20, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – A stretched 05 Kawasaki ZX10 piloted by Nick “Apex” Brocha vs. a Corvette-Powered RX7 driven by Jim Guthrie in a high speed drifting battle.

Download Hi-Res Desktop Images: http://iconmotosports.net/2011/01/hig…


Nick’s Icon Gear:
Variant Salvo HiViz Helmet
Overlord Prime Hero Jacket
Overlord Prime Pants
Overlord Gloves
Patrol Boots

Jim’s Icon Gear:
Alliance Reflective Helmet
29′r Gloves

Cameras:
Canon 5D
Canon 7D
Panasonic GH1
GoPro Hero HD

RC:
Traxxas Rustler VXL Brushless w/ 11.1v LiPo Battery








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