Tony Hawk & Friends To Fly High At MotoAmerica in Atlanta

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Skateboarding Legend to Perform At Road Atlanta On April 14

Tony Hawk Will Fly High with MotoAmerica in Atlanta

“I’m excited to bring my ramp and crew to the MotoAmerica event in Atlanta,” Hawk said. “Road Atlanta is a world-class racetrack and we will bring skateboarding action of the same caliber to the MotoAmerica fans in Georgia.”

The opening round of the 2018 MotoAmerica Series, the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta, will see two extreme action sports – motorcycle road racing and skateboarding – converge as the home of the AMA Superbike Series will play host to legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk on Saturday, April 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the main paddock. Hawk, and his five-skater crew of world-class skateboarders, will be skating on his personal, state-of-the-art vert ramp brought in just for this event. On Sunday, April 15th, the excitement will continue with more skating demos, although Tony Hawk's appearance is limited to Saturday only. The Tony Hawk & Friends 45-minute demo is free with paid admission to the races.

“I’m excited to bring my rampand crew to the MotoAmerica event in Atlanta,” Hawk said. “Road Atlanta is a world-class racetrack and we will bring skateboarding action of the same caliber to the MotoAmerica fans in Georgia.”

“We’re pumped to have Tony Hawk and his group at Road Atlanta for the opening round of the 2018 MotoAmerica Series,” said MotoAmerica President Wayne Rainey. “I imagine most people have seen Tony in action on TV in the X Games and other competitions, but I can’t wait to see him live and up close. What those guys can do on skateboards is amazing and we really think our fans will enjoy the show.”

While Tony Hawk & Friends will highlight Saturday’s off-track action in the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta, that’s far from the only thing that’s going on over the course of the weekend as far as fan activities go.

Fans won’t want to miss the variety of motorcycles featured in the Caffeine & Kickstands motorcycle show, and adrenaline will be at an all-time high in the Wall of Death exhibition. If music is your thing, MotoAmerica is set to play host to country music star Annie Bosko and a DJ to be announced.

There’s also plenty for the kids to do at Road Atlanta with the Kids Zone featuring the Stryder bikes, Mini Moto exhibitions, a pump track, bounce houses and more.

MotoAmerica is also offering VIP ticket packages, Full Throttle Experiences and camping on site at Road Atlanta. The Dunlop Two-Up Suzuki Superbike will also be taking VIPs and members of the media on hot laps around the racetrack throughout the weekend.

For more information on the Suzuki Championship at Road Atlanta, visit

About MotoAmerica
MotoAmerica is the North American road racing series created in 2014 that is home to the AMA Superbike Championship. MotoAmerica is an affiliate of KRAVE Group LLC, a partnership that includes three-time 500cc World Champion, two-time AMA Superbike Champion, and AMA Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey, ex-racer and former manager of Team Roberts Chuck Aksland, motorsports marketing executive Terry Karges, and businessman Richard Varner. For more information on MotoAmerica, visit Also make sure to follow MotoAmerica on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Paul Carruthers, pcarruthers(at)motoamerica(dot)com

About Tony Hawk

Tony Hawk was nine years old when his brother changed his life by giving him a blue fiberglass Bahne skateboard. By 14, he’d turned pro, and by 16 he was widely considered the best skateboarder on earth. World Champion for 12 years in a row, Hawk continues to skate demos and exhibitions internationally, making him the most recognized action-sports figure in the world. In 1999, he teamed up with Activision to create the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater video game and, later that year at the X Games, Hawk became the first skateboarder to ever land a 900, the holy grail of vert skateboarding. Today, his business skills have helped create a Tony Hawk brand that includes a billion-dollar video game franchise, successful businesses such as Birdhouse Skateboards, Hawk Clothing, and the Tony Hawk Signature Series sporting goods and toys. Hawk’s fan base numbers in the millions on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. He regularly appears on television and in films and hosts a show on Sirius XM radio. His autobiography, HAWK—Occupation: Skateboarder, was a New York Times bestseller. His Tony Hawk Foundation has given away over $5.7 million to 588 skatepark projects throughout the United States. Hawk’s foundation helps finance public skateparks in low-income areas in all 50 states and other parts of the world.

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