An Alton man is getting ready to kick off the X Games in Austin, Texas, competing in a sport making its debut at the celebration of “Extreme Athletes.”  24-year-old Jeffrey Carver will be one of 24 competitors invited to participate in the inaugural Flat Track event – a competition for speedway motorcycle racers.

The race will be contested on a 3/8-mile dirt oval.  Carver tells The Big Z instead of the regular standing start typical of other flat track events, X Games organizers have decided on doing something different.

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Carver has been riding motorcycles competitively since he was about 5 years old.  The X Games Flat Track event is scheduled to be shown live on ESPN Thursday night at 7:30.


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