Bartram Successfully Defends His IFMA Championship
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (December 6, 2003) – The IFMA Freestyle Motocross Series announced today that reigning champion `Cowboy¿ Kenny Bartram clinched the 2003 IFMA Freestyle Motocross Presented by XM Satellite Radio championship, becoming the first rider in history to win back-to-back championships. Bartram clinched the title after winning both nights of competition at the San Diego round.
Bartram totaled 24 IFMA victories on the year, one short of his 2002 IFMA record of 25. Unfortunately Bartram¿s hopes of breaking the record at the final round in Kansas City could not be realized after suffering a season ending hip injury at the LG World Championships of FMX.
“It is great to be the first back-to-back IFMA Champion, I had a really great year in 2003,” Bartram said after collecting his trophy. “I am looking forward to coming back strong in 2004.”
Final IFMA Points Standings
- Kenny Bartram 1,700
- Derek Burlew 1,629
- Matt Buyten 1,566
- Brian Foster 1,557
- Jake Windham 1,442
Complete IFMA points standings available at www.pacefmx.com 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
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