X Games is adding a new Flat-Track racing competition to this year’s event in Austin, Texas. Harley-Davidson sponsored two flat-track exhibitions last year but the 2015 X Games adds Harley-Davidson Flat Track Racing as a full medal event. The gold medalist will also win a new Harley-Davidson Street 750.

“This June, fans in Austin will experience a new kind of action sport as they watch top athletes in flat- track race for gold,” says Dino Bernacchi, director U.S. marketing, Harley-Davidson Motor Company. “Words can’t explain the rush of watching these athletes riding within inches of each other, kicking up dirt and carving through corners. It’s pure adrenaline-charge action.”

The competition will be held in an invitational format. Harley-Davidson is the event sponsor but other manufacturers are eligible to compete as well. As of this writing, X Games lists the following competitors:

Brad Baker Briar Bauman JD Beach
Stevie Bonsey Jeffrey Carver Kenny Coolbeth
Sammy Halbert Jake Johnson Michael Kirkness
Doug Lawrence Johnny Lewis Wyatt Maguire
Mikey Martin Jared Mees Nichole Mees
Robert Pearson Brandon Robinson Mikey Rush
Jake Shoemaker Bryan Smith Cory Texter
Shayna Texter Henry Wiles

“This is great for our sport,” says Baker a Harley-Davidson factory racer who will ride the XR750. “X Games is about performance, and flat-track racing is the perfect addition to this competition, allowing athletes from around the world to showcase just how they push the boundaries in their sport.”

The Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing competition is scheduled to air on ESPN at 9 pm (EST) on June 4.

[Source: Harley-Davidson]