Does football run in your blood? Did you just graduate high school or college and still have that itch to compete and play football? ‘Texas Xtreme’ Football wants you for their 2014 team!
The ‘Texas Xtreme’ are coming off a great season with a 9-1 record last year. This season they’re looking for players that are passionate about the game and are willing to continue to improve. Tryouts are this Saturday at Westwood High School in North Austin.
Thanks to my Dad, I have been a Formula One fan most of my life. But until last November, I never had the opportunity to see a race in person. From the second I stepped foot on the grounds at Circuit of the Americas, my love of racing skyrocketed. The experience was absolutely incredible and has peaked my interest in other races out at the track as well.
I am especially excited about the American Le Mans coming in a few weeks. The Le Mans is a multi class racing event with everything from technically advanced prototypes to exotic cars and sports cars like Porsche, Ferrari, and the SRT Viper. What’s crazy about Le Mans is that while their are five different classes of vehicles with varying top-speeds, they all race on the same track at the same time!
One of my favorite races to watch is the 24 Hours of Le Mans, because it is just incredible to me to think that those guys race for a full day straight. Don’t worry though, the Austin Le Mans is a much more manageable six hours of racing excitement. This video does a great job of summarizing the rules and generally explaining why Le Mans is so much fun to watch!
It’s sure to be a weekend of awesome cars and lots of racing. Fun Fact: Actor turned Driver Patrick Dempsey will also be competing in this event!
There is a new marathon in town, the Hill Country Marathon (they will also have a half marathon and a 10K if a marathon is just a little too much to wrap your head around.) Are you having a hard time motivating yourself to get outdoors and run? By October the temperatures should be much more bearable and that gives you about 2 months to start training. If you are going to run 26.2 miles, country roads, rolling hills make for a pretty gorgeous backdrop. Not to mention there is just something plain cool about participating in an inaugural event.
I am going to take a moment to brag on myself, having ran a marathon, I will say there are few things more gratifying than crossing that finish line. I will probably still be telling people I ran a marathon 30 years from now!
A percentage of proceeds will go to Serve Who Serve, a nonprofit that is dedicated to serving the men and women who sacrificed themselves for the safety of our country.
To receive 10% off your registration use the discount code ATX365.
When: October 20,, 2013
The Hill Country
Starting/Finish: Marble Falls High School 2101 Mustang Drive
Marble Falls, Texas 78654
We wrote about the big Formula 1™ race at Circuit of The Americas™ last year because of the very cool Official program that is available through Circuit of The Americas Experiences. The F1 United States Grand Prix exceeded everyone’s expectations this past November, hosting the world’s most prestigious motorsports competition in spectacular fashion and winning “Sports Event of the Year” from the respected industry publication Sports Business Journal.
This year, the big race is set for November 14-17, and a major celebrity component has been added to the Official program with the unveiling of the Legends Club, where motorsports icons Mario Andretti and Jackie Stewart will mix with the fans, Formula 1™ driver Esteban Gutiérrez will make an appearance and where American Idol winner Taylor Hicks will perform a concert on Thursday night. The Legends Club, presented by Circuit of The Americas Experiences, is a 20,000-square foot, climate-controlled hospitality venue where guests will eat, drink and relax on the weekend after viewing the world’s fastest cars from seating at varied track locations.
The Taylor Hicks concert immediate follows a behind-the-scenes tour of the $400 million, state-of-the-art facility, culminating in a private party in the Legends Club and the performance by the 2006 American Idol winner. Heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and a meet and greet with Circuit of The Americas’ Ambassador, Mario Andretti, will also be part of the scene.
A special “lunch with a legend” program with former Formula 1™ superstar Jackie Stewart is Friday’s highlight as the three-time world driving champion and safety advocate will do a question and answer session in addition to signing autographs and interacting with attendees during the gourmet lunch and cocktail event.
The Legends Club will remain open Saturday and Sunday, featuring interactive experiences, race simulators, simulcast television coverage, gourmet food and premium bars. A special appearance by Formula 1 driver Esteban Gutiérrez of Team Sauber, one of the sport’s promising stars, is also scheduled for Saturday.
The race weekend culminates with the F1 United States Grand Prix on Sunday and America’s most internationally prominent sporting event is sure to attract even more big-name celebrities with the inauguration of the Legends Club and the new VIP Celebrity Skybox venue (some seats available to the general public).
See you there!
Photo Copyright: Circuit of The Americas™ and QuintEvents™
Have you ever wakesurfed before? I can say that I have now! The guys over at Shred Stixx Wakesurf School took me out on their boat last week and I had a blast.
They have two instructors, one who focuses on teaching younger kids and one that focuses on ages twelve and up. Having never wakesurfed before I was slightly nervous, but they are so awesome and encouraging that I was up on the board in no time.
They pull you behind their 2013 Malibu Wakesetter Boat equipped with Surf Gate technology, which creates the perfect wave. Once you get the hang of it, you literally feel like you’re surfing in the ocean, and unlike wakeboarding you can actually drop the tow-rope and let the momentum of the wave propel you through the water!
The instructors are so chill, and it was such a fun afternoon. Another cool thing about wakesurfing is that it’s not too taxing on the body, and they claim that they can literally get ANYONE up out of the water. They’ve had students ages 5-65 shredding the wake behind their Boat.
We are giving away a one hour lesson for you and a friend: all you have to do is share this post & “like” Shred Stixx on Facebook.
They’ll pick you up at Hula Hut or at the 360 Boat Launch, whichever is more convenient and they even offer private instruction on your own boat if you have one!
These guys are creating a really cool brand/lifestyle here in Austin that I’m definitely all for. Did I mention that they make their own wake surfing boards with custom artwork from local austin artists? Do yourself a favor and go check them out! And Keep Austin Surfing!
As if you were not already amped enough, check out this video:
The Texas Rollergirls are one of the most raved about things to do in Austin as it is a one of kind experience. You should get your tickets early as last ‘bout they sold out! The season is also winding down so you are running out of opportunities to check them out!
Saturday is your chance to come out and see what all the fun is about. This is a very family friendly event, fans are encouraged to come early and take pictures with the girls! Don’t miss out on the excitement!
As always, kids 12 and under are free!
To win a set of 2 tickets to Saturday’s ‘bout share this post & tell us who your would bring with you for the excitement. Winner will be chosen using random.org on Thursday.
Do you want to up your chances? We are also giving away some sets on our instagram page so enter there to up your odds!
This video is sure to help get you excited!
When: Saturday, July 13th
Doors: 5:00 p.m.
Opening Ceremonies: 5:45
1st Game Time: 6:00 p.m.
2nd Game Time: 7:45 p.m.
Austin Convention Center
500 E. Cesar Chavez
Austin, Texas 78701
It is no secret that we are excited that Austin is a finalist to host the 2014-2016 Summer X Games. We want to get you excited by giving away a $100 gift card to no-comply skate shop here in Austin and some X Games t-shirts. To be entered to win you must “like” X Games Austin on facebook and “share” this post. We will pick the winners at random Thursday at 10:00 a.m.
To keep up with all news regarding Austin’s bid to host the 2014-2016 connect with them on social media:
Remember, ESPN officials will be in Austin the week of June 3rd for a site visit. Among many things they will be looking for the city that is most eager to host this one of a kind sporting event! Let’s show them that we are ready to put the X in ATX!
Every post, comment, “like” and tweet will help show ESPN that Austin means business and is the perfect city to host the summer version of the X Games for the next three years.
Exciting news for Austin! We have been selected as one of the four finalist to host ESPN’s Summer X Games from 2014-2016. X Games is looking to see what city is most amped about the games being in their backyard. We are up against Charlotte, Chicago, and Detroit, to me it is a no brainer but we need to show ESPN that Austin is ready.
If you are ready to put the X in Texas, show your support by connecting with them: