Beau Bamburg Takes Two Victories in Salt Lake City

Matt Buyten comes up short on Saturday night  

SALT LAKE CITY, UT. (February 14, 2004) – Plaza Cycle and XM Satellite Radio Present IFMA Freestyle Motocross, brought to you by Maverik Adventure’s First Stop along with Salt Lake City Toyota Dealers and Tuff Country EZ Ride Suspension visited the Delta Center in Salt Lake City for the fifth consecutive year.   Matt Buyten, the current IFMA point’s leader came into the weekend looking to further spread the gap between him and the rest of the IFMA field.   Beau Bamburg spoiled his thoughts taking the victory Friday and Saturday night at the Delta Center.

On Friday, Bamburg became the night’s number one qualifier with a score of 93.0 followed by second place qualifier Buyten with a score of 92.6.   Dustin Miller pulled in the third qualifier spot with a score of 92.4.   In the finals the number six qualifier, Drake McElroy scored a 92.5, which stood past Jake Windham, Jim McNeil and Dustin Miller.   McElroy watched three riders come and go in his Hot Seat stint, but after watching Buyten’s run, he knew that is stay had ended.   Buyten scored a 92.9 with a run including several combo tricks ending with no-handed landers.   Bamburg, needing to beat a 92.9 started his run with the back flip and included several huge combo tricks scored a 93.2 to take the Friday night win.  

On Saturday, Matt Buyten was the number one qualifier followed by Beau Bamburg and Dustin Miller.   McElroy, qualifying fifth, again put a strong run together in the finals to out last Jake Windham and Miller, the nights fourth and third place qualifiers.   McElroy’s 92.9 held strong until Bamburg scored a 93.2.   In the finals, Buyten’s run included four no-handed lander combinations along with the back flip, but casing on a few tricks plagued his final run and landed him in third place behind McElroy and Bamburg.   With the win, Bamburg takes home his fifth win in 2004.  

Friday’s IFMA Freestyle Motocross Results:

  1. Beau Bamburg             93.2
  2. Matt Buyten              92.9
  3. Drake McElroy            92.5

Saturday’s IFMA Freestyle Motocross Results:

  1. Beau Bamburg             93.2   
  2. Drake McElroy            92.9
  3. Matt Buyten              92.8   

For complete weekend results from Salt Lake City along with up to date points standings visit www.pacefmx.com

The next stop on the IFMA Freestyle Motocross tour lands in:

February 20 & 21                 Columbia, South Carolina                 Carolina Center

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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