Deegan To Throw Out First Pitch

Paul Carruthers | April 1, 2008

The following is from ESPN’s Moto X World Championships…

WHAT: Moto X World Championships participant Kyle Loza and motocross riders Jesse Jolson and Jimmie McGuire will perform on a ramp-to-ramp jump at Petco Park before the San Diego Padres vs. Houston Astros game. Brian Deegan will throw out the first pitch.

WHO: Moto X World Championships athletes:

•  Brian Deegan: 10-time X Games medalist and one of the most influential riders in freestyle, landing the first 360 in competition at X Games Nine

•  Kyle Loza: Made his debut at X Games 13 last year and took home a gold in the Best Trick competition with his famous body arial the “Volt”

•  Professional Motocross Riders Jesse Jolson and Jimmie McGuire

WHEN: Wednesday, April 2 at 6 p.m. PT

WHERE: Petco Park Home of the San Diego Padres

The new annual event, Moto X World Championships, will take place April 12-13 at Qualcomm Stadium and feature the best Moto X riders in the world competing for the title of Moto X World Champion in a variety of disciplines including Freestyle, SuperMoto, Speed & Style, Best Trick, Step Up and Moto X Racing. Nine hours of live coverage of the Moto X World Championships will be featured on ESPN and ESPN2 “ all available in high definition. In addition, extensive coverage will be provided via and For the complete, updated list of Moto X World Championships athletes, log on to

*PLEASE NOTE: The invited athlete list is constantly being updated and is subject to change.

Tickets for the Navy Moto X World Championships are available through and all San Diego-area Ticketmaster outlets and are $10, $20 and $25 with free pit access included in the $20 and $25 tickets. A military discount will be offered – $5 discount from a $25 ticket and $3 discount from a $20 ticket.

The Moto X World Championship 24-hour Tailgate is available through as well. The two-day RV parking pass offers picnic tables, an acoustic music stage, power, port-a-johns and a common area.

Paul Carruthers | Editor

Paul Carruthers took over as the editor of Cycle News in 1993 after serving as associate editor since starting his career at the publication in 1985. Carruthers has covered every facet of the sport in his near-28-year tenure at America's Daily Motorcycle News Source.