Yee-Haw! FUEL TV’s wild & wacky “Thrillbillies” to shoot segments at Vegas’ MiniMotoSX Thrillbillies, made popular by Travis Pastrana’s “Nitro Circus” shows, will roll it out with mini star Derek Costella @ the Orleans Fuel.TV
The modern day carnival geek show that plays up dirt bikes – “Thrillbillies” – featuring Cam McQueen and Aaron “Crum” Savage, will be on hand with FUEL TV cameras rolling and adding to the already insane fun on Friday night, May 7th, at the GEICO Powersports MiniMotoSX, presented by Monster Energy, at Vegas’ Orleans Arena.
From launching a Big Wheel® off a 100-foot cliff to making a motocross track in, over and through a chicken coop, hilarity certainly abounds with professional monster truck rally driver McQueen, self-described construction-working slacker Savage and the Thrillbillies’ crew.
“I think I saw the one where they build a rocket-propelled toilet,” said Mike Karsting, VP of Events for Source Interlink Media, on the Thrillbillies. “In all honesty we have no idea what they’re going to pull, but figure the fans’ll get a kick out of it. I’m just hoping nobody gets hurt.”
GEICO MMSX announcer Laurette Nicoll has reportedly volunteered to drive the Thrillbillies’ Trophy Truck during the opening ceremonies. And signs are pointing towards a ‘Creature Feature’ mini bike race involving McQueen and Savage. Former MMSX champ Derek Costella (Monster/BBR) is said to be involved, but all the Thrillbillies’ camp is saying is “Can you put us on your insurance rider?”
The annual GEICO MiniMotoSX, presented by Monster Energy, is the largest indoor motorsports competition of its kind. With more than 600 registered riders in 2009 the event literally allows for mini bike enthusiasts to become part of the show. As one racer put it: “At GEICO MiniMotoSX you don’t just show up and watch racing in Vegas – you boot up and get on the track yourself to race in front of a packed house at the Orleans.” Featuring numerous classes at all age and ability levels, GEICO MiniMotoSX delivers an unforgettable day of racing action for both fans and racers alike, along with an affordable ‘Vegas experience’ given the hotel and ticket package at the Orleans Hotel and Arena. Registration for the event is open right now on www.minimotosx.com
New for this year is the GEICO MMSX World Final, featuring 6,000 in podium prize money and the title of “World’s Fastest Mini Bike Racer” for the Expert class. Also noteworthy will be the first-ever battle between electric and gas combustion bikes in the 16” class.
NOTE: The event track map is posted on www.minimotosx.com