Be sure to tune in tonight on ESPN at 8:30pm ET, to cheer on the Canadian National Champion Doug Lawrence in the Flat Track races during the opening night of the X Games in Austin Texas!
The Mississauga native is in Austin Texas at COTA to compete in his second ever X Games Flat Track presented by Harley Davidson. Doug is 1 of 24 competitors invited to compete. The weather was pretty wet this week so organizers scrambled to make the event run on schedule. They actually brought in helicopters to dry out the race track surface.
Last night was a prelim practice/ qualifier. Our Canadian boy represented us Canadians well by being 5th overall fastest. Doug Lawrence, the Parts Canada, HJC, Alpinestars, Town Moto rider managed to pull home a 7th overall last year. Last week he finished a respectable 6th place in the Legendary Springfield Mile. So needless to say, we’re pretty pumped to see how ‘Douggie Fresh’ will finish tonight.
As Canadian race fans, we should all be cheering our Canadian on at this world level event. So be sure to tune in 8:30pm TONIGHT ESPN!