• ESPN X Games 2013 to debut Gymkhana Grid and host Global RallyCross
• Event will take place on August 3-4 at Irwindale Speedway, CA
• Attendees can expect to witness rally racing and 600hp cars drifting
• ESPN and ABC to televise 19 live hours of X Games on ESPN networks
ESPN X Games 2013 Los Angeles is not just about skateboard, moto and BMX tricks. For the four-wheel motor-head, the debut of Ken Block's Gymkhana Grid and Global RallyCross will surely generate interest. Instead of housing this year’s rally action on the streets of Los Angeles, Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, CA will host the tire shredding action starting this week on Saturday August 3rd through August 4th at the complex’s twin ring tracks.
Ken Block’s Gymkhana Grid will challenge the advanced driving techniques of top drivers within a course that consists of cones, tire barrels and plenty of other obstacles. Attendees can expect to witness drifts, spinouts and tire smoke as drivers attempt to complete the course in record times. This event will occur on Saturday, August 3rd at 7:30pm PST.
The sixth meeting of the 2013 Global RallyCross Championship schedule is also coming to Irwindale. It features a grid of rally cars capable of producing 600 horsepower that accelerate from 0-60 mph in 1.9 sec. The course will be half-dirt and half-paved, and include 70-foot jumps. Expect loud backfires, exciting smash-up action and precision driving . This event will occur on Sunday, August 4th at 2pm PST.
For those who can’t witness the action in person, the event will be televised by ESPN and ABC who will combine efforts to offer 19 live hours of X Games Los Angeles 2013 original programming. Additionally, viewers can expect WatchESPN to carry every event on ESPN networks; and an additional 4.5 hours of original content will be available across computers, smartphones, tablets and Xbox in the U.S. Global Rallycross at X Games Los Angeles will be broadcast live on ESPN and ESPN3 on Sunday, August 4, at 5:00 PM ET.
ESPN X Games 2013 schedule for Irwindale Speedway Events:
Thursday, August 1st
4pm: X Fest opens
6pm: America’s Navy Skateboard Big Air
X Games Music Presents: Madeon and Awolnation
Friday, August 2nd
4pm: X Fest Opens
6pm: GoPro BMX Freestyle Big Air
X Games Music Presents: Pepper
Saturday, August 3rd
4pm: X Fest opens
Sunday, August 4th
12pm: X Fest opens
2pm-Global RallyCross Championship
|10:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. ET|
|Adaptive Moto X Racing|
|Men's Moto X Racing|
|3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. ET|
|Ford Rallycross Lites|
|5 p.m. - 7 p.m. ET|