Buyten and Bamburg Show Off in Steel City

Dustin Miller and Drake McElroy come just short of victory  

PITTSBURGH , Pa. (February 7, 2004) – Your Neighborhood Ford Stores and XM Satellite Radio Present IFMA Freestyle Motocross, brought to you by Cerini Harley Davidson and McDonalds pulled into the Mellon Arena where home town favorite Adam Jones tried to defend his winning ways in Pittsburgh.

Dustin Miller, the night’s number six qualifier took the track after Myles Richmond beat out Jones for the Hot Seat.   Miller threw down a run filled with huge combo tricks and several no-handed landers to score a 92.5.   The score held up as competitors Jim McNeil, Jake Windham, Derek Burlew and Andy Jones tried to take the lead; none could beat the score of 92.5 put up by Miller.   Matt Buyten, the night’s number one qualifier was all that stood in the way of Millers victory.   Buyten put together a flawless run to match Miller complete with all the no-handed landers and huge combinations.   Buyten scored a 92.9 edging his way into the Hot Seat and taking the win on Friday night.     

Beau Bamburg, after failing to make the main event on Friday, came out with something to prove on Saturday.   As the first rider of the night, Bamburg nailed every trick and scored a 93.3 and the number one qualifying spot.   Buyten’s first run scored a 93.0 second only to Bamburg.

In the finals, hometown favorite Adam Jones was spot on, perfecting every trick scoring a 91.5 to take over the Hot Seat from Jake Windham.   Drake McElroy shattered Jones’ chances on winning by scoring a 92.0 in his final run.   Buyten, not holding anything back, scored a 92.3 and sat in the Hot Seat only to watch as the night’s number one qualifier pull out the back flip on his first trick. Bamburg then put together a flawless run to score a 92.5 and take night two in Pittsburgh, Bamburg’s third win in 2004.

Friday’s IFMA Freestyle Motocross Results:

  1. Matt Buyten      92.9
  2. Dustin Miller    92.5
  3. Andy Jones       92.3

Saturday’s IFMA Freestyle Motocross Results:

  1. Beau Bamburg     92.5   
  2. Matt Buyten      92.3
  3. Drake McElroy    92.0   

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

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

February 13 & 14                 Salt Lake City, UT               Delta 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. &nbbsp; 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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