Hometown Favorite Darin Connet Didn’t Disappoint His Fans
DENVER, Colo. (January 24, 2004) – Hometown favorite Darin Connet from Littleton, Colo. electrified the crowd and receiving a standing ovation after his final run Friday night. Connet’s score of 91.3 was enough to take over the hot seat from Adam Jones but was not enough to hold off 2000 IFMA Champion Jake Windham. Windham’s score of 91.9 won over the crowd and the hot seat. The last rider to compete was Matt Buyten, the night’s number one qualifier. Buyten pulled the back flip, the base jump and numerous no-handed-lander combinations to take his fourth win of the 2004 IFMA season.
Buyten, Saturday’s fifth place qualifier took the hot seat from Mike Mason with a score of 92.9 and held it until the number one qualifier Windham took the track. Windham’s hands got mixed up on a suicide disco can and barely had enough time to land, then again got mixed up in the air attempting his next trick. That was enough for Buyten to keep the hot seat and take home another win in IFMA competition. Hometown favorite, Connet finished in second after losing his trick list in mid-air one minute into his run.
“I didn’t know what I was doing half way through my run, so I tried landing everything no handed, that way I wouldn’t get deducted for repeating a trick, said Darin Connet after his final run on Saturday night.
Friday’s IFMA Freestyle Motocross Results:
- Matt Buyten 93.2
- Jake Windham 91.9
- Darin Connet 91.3
Saturday’s IFMA Freestyle Motocross Results:
- Matt Buyten 92.9
- Darin Connet 92.3
- Adam Jones 91.5
For complete weekend results from Denver, Colo. 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 US 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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