Andy ‘Backstreet’ Jones and Jim McNeil Battle It Out in Auburn Hills
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (January 24, 2004) – IFMA Freestyle Motocross presented by XM Satellite Radio showcased a plethora of talent this weekend in Auburn Hills, Michigan. The two stars of the weekend were Andy Jones and Jim McNeil. These two riders were the only ones in Auburn Hills who busted out the backflip during their runs. On Friday night, Jones went down when he grabbed a little too much front brake, leaving McNeil with the win. Although Saturday night, Andy came back with a vengeance with his consistent run that incorporated several no-handed lander variations and two backflips.
Bryan Dowdy, one of the IFMA rookies, surprised the crowd on Saturday with a one-handed bar hop, a never-before-seen trick in the IFMA. Myles Richmond won over the audience and the whip contest both Friday and Saturday night with his huge turndown. Jimmie McGuire and Robert Distler beat out the rest of the teams both nights in the doubles competition with their synchronized tricks. They showed the true sense of the doubles competition with their tricks mirroring each other down the track.
Friday’s IFMA Freestyle Motocross Results:
- Jim McNeil 92.6
- Andy Jones 91.9
- Brian Foster 91.5
Saturday’s IFMA Freestyle Motocross Results:
- Andy Jones 92.1
- Jim McNeil 91.7
- Drake McElroy 91.3
For complete weekend results from Denver and Auburn Hills, Mich. along with up to date points standings visit www.pacefmx.com .
The next stop on the IFMA Freestyle Motocross tour lands in:
January 30 & 31 Cincinnati, Ohio U.S. Bank Arena
January 31 San Antonio, TX Alamodome
For a complete points standing visit www.pacefmx.com
About Clear Channel Entertainment/ IFMA Freestyle Motocross
Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports is the producer and promoter of IFMA Freestyle Motocross and is a division of Clear Channel Entertainment. IFMA Freestyle Motocross, the leading freestyle motocross tour in the world, features some of today’s most talented athletes, performing aerial acrobatics while clearing 70′ gaps and climbing up to three stories high on motorcycles. Freestyle motocross riders defy gravity and push the envelope during their one and two minute, adrenaline-charged runs. More information about IFMA Freestyle Motocross can be found by visiting www.pacefmx.com. Clear Channel Entertainment is the largest promoter and producer of live events in the world, with a broad based tradition in the promotion and production of motorcycle racing events. Clear Channel Entertainment is a subsidiary of Clear Channel Worldwide (NYSE: CCU) and a global leader in the out-of-home advertising industry. Clear Channel Entertainment currently owns, operates and/ or exclusively books approximately 135 live entertainment venues, including more than 100 in North American and 30 in Europe. The company, which operates throughout North America, Europe, South America and Australia, also owns independently operated athlete representation businesses, which provide management, marketing and financial consulting services to many of the world’s top professional athletes. More information may be found by visiting www.cc.com.
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