Richmond Coliseum to Host the Final Two Nights of The Vans Triple Crown of Freestyle Motocross

Two Separate Competitions to be Held Friday and Saturday, November 7 & 8

AURORA, Ill. (November 5, 2003) – Heading into the Vans Championships of Freestyle Motocross presented by Mountain Dew and Xbox brought to you locally by Burcham Cycles, the final round of the Vans Triple Crown at Richmond Coliseum, November 7-8, Kenny Bartram and Nate Adams are tied at 194 total points each.

There are two nights of competition; each night the winner earns 50 Vans Triple Crown points. Second place is awarded 47 points and third place 45 points. In the event of a tie between Bartram and Adams, the winner of Saturday night¿s competition will be awarded the overall Vans Triple Crown Championship, $10,000 Vans purse payout and a new 2003 Ford FX4.

The first competition will be held on Friday, November 7, at 8:00pm. The first qualifier sends five riders to the main event. The final qualifier, the last chance qualifier (LCQ), sends three more riders to the main, totaling eight riders for the feature.

In the finals, the eighth qualifier will ride first followed by the seventh place qualifier leading up to the number one qualifier. The highest score in the main will be awarded the ¿Vans Hot Seat.¿ After the final rider leaves the course, the last rider in the Vans Hot Seat with the highest score will be announced the winner.

Saturday¿s competition is billed as a separate event with the same competition format.

The overall Vans Triple Crown Champion will be named after all the series points are added up. Points from the first two rounds, The Xbox Pro of Freestyle Motocross and The Mountain Dew National Championship of Freestyle Motocross, will be added with the final scores of the Vans Championship of Freestyle Motocross to name a champion.

There are two nights of action, Friday and Saturday, November 7 and 8. Gates open at 7:00 p.m. both nights and the event begins at 8 p.m. Kids tickets are $5, and adult tickets are $18. Premium Gold level seats are available for $25.

Tickets for the Vans Championships of Freestyle Motocross are available at the Richmond Coliseum Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at, charge-by-phone at (804) 262-8100 or

2003 Vans Triple Crown Standings as of October 13, 2003
Name Points

  1. Nate Adams 194
  2. Kenny Bartram 194
  3. Drake McElroy 172
  4. Matt Buyten 166
  5. Myles Richmond 156

For a complete points standing visit

2003 Vans Triple Crown of Freestyle Motocross Schedule:
Event Dates Broadcast Date
XBox Pro of Freestyle Motocross April 4-5 NBC – Aug. 9/3:30 PM EST
(Minneapolis, Minn.)
Mountain Dew National Champs of FMX October 10-11 FSN – November 13 / 4 PM Local
(New Orleans, La.)
Vans Freestyle Motocross Champs November 7-8 FSN – December 4 / 4 PM Local
(Richmond, Va.)

The Vans Triple Crown of Freestyle MotocrossÒ and the Vans Championship of Freestyle Motocross presented by Mountain Dew and Xbox are made possible through the additional support of Ford Trucks, Right Guard Xtreme, the Xbox¿ video game system from Microsoft, Transworld Motocross, Fox Sports Net and NBC Sports. The Vans Triple Crown¿ Series features the world¿s top athletes participating in premier venues throughout North America for the top prize purse in each of seven Core Sports¿ disciplines: Skateboarding, Wakeboarding, BMX, Freestyle Motocross, Surfing and Snowboarding.

Vans (Nasdaq: VANS) is a leading worldwide brand for Core Sports¿ speccializing in performance and lifestyle footwear, apparel, snowboard boots and bindings. Its contributions to Core Sports include the Vans Triple Crown¿ Series, the operation of Vans Skateparks, the High Cascade Snowboard Camp¿, majority ownership of the Vans Warped TourÒ and the continued sponsorship of the Vans World Amateur Skateboarding Championships. Vans collections are sold in the United States through 163 company owned stores and factory outlets as well as a network of independent retailers. Vans also distributes to approximately 50 countries internationally through distributors, sales agents and foreign subsidiaries.

For more information on Vans and the Vans Triple Crown Series, please visit

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 there one and two minute, adrenaline-charged runs. More information about IFMA Freestyle Motocross can be found by visiting 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

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