2-Time Olympic Cyclist and Greenville Resident Christian Vande Valde, 16-Time X-Games Medalist Brian Deegan and 4-Time Australian Supercross Champion Justin Brayton
McGrath, Reed, Carmichael, Deegan, Dungey, Brayton and Vande Valde Square off in Four Wheel Battle for the First-Time Ever
NEW YORK, NY – February 10, 2021 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Two-time Olympic Cyclist Christian Vande Valde, 16-Time X-Games Gold Medalist Brian Deegan and four-time Australian Supercross Champion Justin Brayton will join recently announced Jeremy McGrath, Chad Reed, Ricky Carmichael, and Ryan Dungey in a never-seen-before event affectionately known as MotoCar FITE Klub. FITE will showcase the world’s top supercross/motocross racers on in identically prepared stock cars in an all-out four-wheel brawl on February 25 at 6:30pm ET at Travelers Rest Speedway in South Carolina.
This lineup of athletes makes up the Mount Rushmore of motocross/supercross, featuring four of the top six of supercross’ all-time 450SX Class winners. Combined, the group has 374 AMA National Premier Class Wins and 47 AMA National Titles (450SX/450MX/250MX).
Following the announcement of McGrath, Reed, Carmichael and Dungey, calls from across the two-wheel world, including cycling came in to line up against these elite athletes. Vande Valde, a huge supercross/motocross fan, and one of the most accomplished American cyclist earned five National Championships and finished within the top 10 at the Tour de France twice is certainly a unique addition but brings an international reach and completely new audience to the event.
Ryan Villopoto was originally scheduled to race but an unforeseen schedule change to a previous engagement – regrettably – forced the nine-time AMA National Champion to with draw from the event.
“I am bummed to miss this amazing event, and I promise I will be the first one to sign up for the next one, “ said Villopoto. “I will be watching the event on FITE and taking notes so I am prepared for next year. Best of luck to everyone – this is an amazing group of world-class athletes.”
This will be one of the most anticipated events of all time as we put the best riders on two wheels on four wheels.
By the Numbers (250SX Wins Not Included):
- 72 450SX Wins
- 89 AMA National Wins
- 8 AMA National Championships
- 55 AMA National Wins
- 44 450SX Wins
- 3 AMA National Championships
- 150 AMA National Wins
- 76 450MX Wins
- 15 AMA National Championships
- 80 AMA National Wins
- 39 450MX Wins
- 8 AMA National Championships
- 16-time X-Games Medalist
- 125cc AMA Supercross Winner
- 6X Off-Road Champion
- Daytona Supercross Champion
- X Games Gold Medalist
- 4X Australian Supercross Champ
Christian Vande Velde
- 2x Olympian
- 5x National Champion
- 2 Top-10 Tour de France
The live February 25th PPV event will be preceded by a live, free pre-show on FITE. Available globally, fans can order this live event which includes replays and watch it online, via mobile, Smart TV or their favorite OTT device.
FITE is the premium global platform for live sports and entertainment offering many of the industry’s marquee PPV events and SVOD packages with 4MM registered users. FITE is available worldwide through its iOS and Androidmobile apps, Apple TV, Android TV, ROKU, Amazon Fire TV and Huawei apps. In addition, FITE supports Cox Contour, Vizio SmartCast™, Foxxum, Chromecast, PS4, XBOX, ZEASN, Netrange, Vidaa/Hisense, Vewd, Netgem TV, Comcast’s Xfinity 1 and Xfinity Flex as well as 7,000 models of Smart TVs. Available online at www.FITE.tv. Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. If it Happens, it’s on FITE.
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