The following is from XDLThe XDL Championship Series will open the 2011 season with its first-ever Freeride Festival at Daytona International Speedway from March 9 to 12. This new festival format combines XDL Pro competitions with an AFS amateur event and open track time for freeride sessions. In addition there will be clinics held by the pros on bike preparation, safety gear and riding. New for 2011, XDL is adding the BlingRockets XDL Tour, a custom bike festival that invites owners of custom bikes of all caliber to come out, represent and have a good time. Add to that music and girls and you have the recipe for the perfect event. Off the track XDL will host an informal welcome party on Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12, the late night action is at Arena.Said XDL series founder Randy Grube: "This year provides us with a unique opportunity because XDL was moved to the second weekend and we are now in the thick of all the activities. So it makes sense to build an event that reflects the rest of the activities of the weekend and to incorporate a lot of fun stuff."XDL will start filming for season 2 of the critically acclaimed show Inside XDL at Daytona and fans will have an opportunity to mingle with the stars of the show at the Saturday Meet & Greet at the conclusion of the event.The XDL venue operating hours and ticket prices are:
- Wednesday, March 9: 10am to 10pm - $5
- Thursday, March 10: 10am to 10pm - $5
- Friday, March 11: 10am to 7pm - $10
- Saturday, March 12: 10am to 10pm - $20Weekend passes are $30. Kids 12 and under are FREE.Tickets are available at the venue, or through Daytona International Speedway at http://www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PIT-SHOP.The XDL venue is located in the Turn 1 Plaza, outside NASCAR Turn 1, at the intersection of International Speedway Blvd. and Kennel Club.