Dustin Miller Doesn’t Need the Back Flip to Win
DALLAS, TX. (January 17, 2004) – With only one competition this past weekend, IFMA Freestyle Motocross Presented by XM Satellite Radio invited the top 14 riders in 2003 IFMA points to compete at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Friday night was a show down with the two IFMA 2003 co-rookies of the year, Matt Buyten and Myles Richmond. Richmond, the nights number one qualifier sat waiting as the nights sixth place qualifier. Buyten put together a run to score 93.3 to oust Brian Foster from the DFW Honda Hot Seat. Buyten’s score stood strong through the top four qualifiers including Jake Windham, Andy Jones Drake McElroy and Darin Connet. Still sitting in the hot seat, Buyten could only watch as Richmond tried to beat his score. Richmond’s run included all the big tricks, but lacking the one that could overtake the hot seat. Richmond’s score of 91.7 was not enough to beat Buyten. With the win, Buyten secures the overall IFMA points lead heading into Saturday night.
Saturday night’s sell out crowd of more than 14,000 spectators saw Buyten secure the number one qualifying position followed by Beau Bamburg and Andy Jones, the only riders to successfully land the back flip in the competition. Dustin Miller in the fourth qualifying position scored a 93.5 in the finals, enough to beat the three back flippers and take the win in the second night of competition in Dallas. Repeating a trick in his final run, Buyten lost his chance for consecutive wins in Dallas.
Friday’s IFMA Freestyle Motocross Results:
- Matt Buyten 93.3
- Darin Connet 92.1
- Drake McElroy 92.0
Saturday’s IFMA Freestyle Motocross Results:
- Dustin Miller 93.5
- Beau Bamburg 93.4
- Drake McElroy 93.0
For complete weekend results from Dallas, TX along with up to date points standings visit www.pacefmx.com
The next stop on the IFMA Freestyle Motocross tour lands in:
January 23 & 24 Denver, Colo. Pepsi Center
January 23 & 24 Auburn Hills, Mich. The Palace of Auburn Hills
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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