WHAT: THE AST DEW TOUR — PANASONIC OPEN
WHEN: JUNE 21- 24, 2007
WHERE: CAMDEN YARDS SPORTS COMPLEX
BALTIMORE, MD 21230
Jeremy Stenberg — An original icon of FMX, Twitch has come back from one of the most publicized and blood curdling crashes ever witnessed to again show that he is still the rider everyone has to out-do. Arguably the most technically gifted rider in the sport, Twitch has proved that he can beat anyone who tries to challenge him at any event or venue. Having recently started to break through the glass ceiling Corporate America places on a kid that does everything his own way, Jeremy has great new support and plans on using the 07 Dew Tour to prove that doing things his way is exactly what the fans want to see from him.
Kenny Bartram — A real cowboy in his own right Bartram has wracked in over 57 career IFMA wins, Gold medals from X Games, Gravity Games, X Fighters and any other major contest or series you can think of. For 2007, Bartram has focused his energy on Rally Car Racing but will again be on camera at the Dew Tour. This year however he replaces a throttle with a microphone in his hand to give a true champion’s perspective to the fans watching from home.
Beau Bamburg — Known as “The Basher from Gresham, Oregon Bamburg’s explosive style is what makes him standout from the rest of the FMX pack. Using the off-season to practice and to train with a professional mixed martial arts team, Bamburg is riding more explosively than ever before. Consistently in the top of the standings at previous Dew Tour’s Bamburg is more than eager to leave his mark on the Dew Cup.
Matt Buyten — Matt Buyten is the working class hero of the FMX scene, as was evident with his epic Moto X Step Up battle with the King of Supercross. This year Matt is back on top of his Freestyle form and is looking to the unique format of the Dew Tour to make a resurgence as a serious FMX threat in any competition he enters.
Wiley Fullmer — Wiley has made a mark on the sport that has not been seen since very young riders like Pastrana, Twitch and Nate Adams made as they came right out and took wins away from the established kings of FMX. Wiley hasn’t finished below 6th place in a major competition thus far in his career, beating Adams and other top riders as he went head to head in his most recent major competition, Air & Style. Wiley’s personality has more horsepower than any bike on the field and 2007 is going to be his first real chance to let it run wide open! Keep your eyes peeled for a new star in the Action Sports sky over this year’s Dew Tour!
Ailo Gaup — The long established king of European FMX is back at it, and has a commanding lead in the FIM sanctioned FMX World Championships. Ailo is no stranger to major success here in the US either having topped the best riders at one time or another, but he is hungry for an outright win. Known for his unique style and the creative flair and flow of his runs, don’t be surprised if you see this foreign rider finally take a major win on American soil.
Robbie Maddison — One of the brightest talents of the FMX world, Australia’s Maddison has made a name for himself internationally with his unfaltering tenacity and magnetic personality. Maddo has taken much of this off-season to perfect his craft for the type of riding that major American events demand. Technical precision with huge extension on difficult tricks is a tall order, but Maddo has brought that all together and intends on broadening the Aussie Invasion to include wins in FMX.
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The AST Dew Tour
The AST (Action Sports Tour) was created in 2007 to function as the umbrella brand of the organization; the Dew Tour is the AST’s premier professional property. Owned by NBC Universal and Live Nation, the AST Dew Tour, the world’s premier season-long action sports tour, debuted in June 2005 and consists of five major, multi-sport events with a cumulative points system, a $2.5 million competitive purse – the largest in action sports – and an additional $1 million bonus pool based upon year-end standings. NBC and USA Network combine for exclusive AST Dew Tour coverage with the largest combined network and cable commitment in action sports. The AST Dew Tour is distributed in over 230 million homes worldwide and in over 100 countries. The Tour features skateboarding (park and vert), BMX (park, vert, and dirt) and freestyle motocross, and at season’s end, the Tour awards champions in the six disciplines with the Dew Cup. Key lifestyle elements at each Tour event include the festival village with video gaming and interactive events, as well as live cutting edge music. The AST Dew Tour returns all of its founding partners including Mountain Dew (tour title sponsor); and Panasonic, Right Guard Xtreme, Vans®, Toyota and PlayStation® (event title sponsors). Associate partners include Ball Park, MasterCard, Mongoose®, Slim Jim and Verizon Wireless. More information can be found at www.astdewtour.com.