CORONA, Calif., (June 25, 2007) — Led by Monster Energy’s newly-signed Nate Adams and his fellow FMX riders, along with BMX Vert’s Jamie Bestwick, Monster was all over the podium and television sets nationwide following the conclusion of this weekend’s Panasonic Open, Round One of the 2007 Dew Tour.
Note: Before we wrap up Monster Energy’s weekend, everybody at Monster Energy would like to wish BMX Dirt jumper Stephen Murray the best in his recovery from a crash in Sunday’s BMX Dirt finals. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
Beginning with the FMX finals, Monster Energy’s Nate Adams came from behind (4th in the prelims) to win the finals — which will be broadcast on www.motocross.com this Thursday. Adams had to overcome a feverous charge from Aussie Blake “Bilko Williams, who had the crowd going bananas with his first run of the finals — which included a HUGE 360 flip. The veteran Adams would prevail when Williams sketched hard on his second run and had to be helped off the course (X-rays are inconclusive). Monster Energy’s Adam Jones came back after a slow start finishing 4th overall.
Next up, the BMX Vert final where Jamie Bestwick — the two-time Dew Tour defending BMX Vert champ — reigned supreme again, topping Chad Kagy and Jimmy Walker with bigger airs and more style in the finals, scoring an 89.17 for his 5th consecutive Dew Tour BMX Vert win! Barely able to catch his breath, Bestwick then joined NBC Dew Tour television team to add the color commentary for both the BMX Park and BMX Dirt finals. All-in-all a busy weekend for the high-flying Englishman!
In BMX Park the talk through out the weekend was Monster Energy-backed newcomer Mike Spinner. The teenage Dave Mirra protégé was nothing short of spectacular, spinning and smiling his way to a silver medal in the BMX Park finals — the first Dew Tour medal of his career. In the finals Spinner spun everything from a double whip on the step down to a 720 over the small box, 540 whip and a tail whip 720, along with a 900. All this before he almost stuck the landing on a 1080 right after time ran out.
“The kid’s the real deal, said Monster Energy’s Mirra, who helps sponsor Spinner. “He turns heads where ever he rides and will continue to do so all summer long.
For his part Mirra was dominant early, placing 2nd in the prelims. But a couple crashes in the finals relegated him to 9th overall — a spot he’ll no doubt improve upon at the next Dew Tour stop.
Also making the finals in BMX Dirt was former champion Ryan Guettler. Monster Energy’s Guettler would finish 12th on the evening.
Over on the newly-designed Skate Vert ramp, Monster landed three of its athletes in the top ten. Pierre Luc “PLG Gagnon was tops with a 5th place finish, followed by Jake Brown with his best-ever Dew Tour finish of 7th, and Jean Postec placing 9th.
Finally, in the Skate Park comp, Monster Energy’s Greg Lutzka put a nice exclamation point on the Monster skate weekend on the Dew Tour. Lutzka pulled the silver medal out of a wild contest which featured Lutzka’s fontside 270 blunt slide in round one of the jam session and his competition-ending frontside flip to flat off the Skate Park’s massive drop section. Note, Monster Energy backed Jereme Rogers finished 12th overall.
Next up for the Monster Energy athletes on the Dew Tour is the July 19-23 Right Guard Open in Cleveland.
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