June 11, 2005 – Louisville, KY — In his first competition in nearly a year due to injuries, Travis Pastrana pulled off an impressive return to edge Jeremy Stenberg and capture the Freestyle Motocross title Saturday at the Panasonic Open, the first stop on the five-city Dew Action Sports Tour.
Pastrana, 21, of Annapolis, Md., posted a 94.20 score on his first of two runs, and it held up to turn back Stenberg, 23, of Winchester, Calif., who registered a 93.70 on his second run. Kenny Bartram, 26, of Stillwater, Okla., placed third with a 91.60 on his first run.
Back-to-back-to-back back-flip variations were the key to the contest, with Pastrana and Stenberg both nailing them flawlessly. The deciding factor was Pastrana’s solid landings during his first run, when he performed the cleanest execution of the competition.
“(I was) definitely a little squirrelly yesterday in practice,” said the colorful and charismatic Pastrana, “but I got it all worked out. This sport is going to really take off. I’m really glad to be back. It was an honor to be a part of this because of the depth of the competition. NBC put on an amazing event. I hope it continues for years to come.”
Results Last First Hometown Score Points Standing
- Pastrana Travis Annapolis, MD 94.20 100
- Stenberg Jeremy Winchester, CA 93.70 75
- Bartram Kenny Stillwater, OK 91.60 63
- Faisst Ronnie Mays Landing, NJ 91.40 55
- Mason Mike Minden, NV 91.20 49
- McElroy Drake Reno, NV 90.90 45
- Foster Brian Minden, NV 90.20 43
- Nowak Dustin Mammoth Lakes, CA 90.10 41
- Windham Jake Sacramento, CA 90.00 39
- Richmond Myles Cherry Valley, CA 88.10 37
- Buyten Matt Carson City, NV 30
- McGuire Jimmie Lawton, OK 28
- Renner Ronnie Leesburg, FL 26
- Villegas Javier Weston, FL 24
- Villegas Gabriel Weston, FL 22
- Bamburg Beau Gresham, OR 20
- Potter Todd Temecula, CA 18
- Fehr Jeff Vancouver, CAN 16
- Miller Dustin Gardnerville, NV 14
- Phillips Mark Red Deer, CAN 12
Only the top ten finishers from the preliminary contest competed in the finals.
Owned by NBC Universal and Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports, the Dew Action Sports Tour debuts in June 2005, and consists of five major, multi-sport events with a cumulative points system, the biggest competitive purse in action sports, a $1 Million Bonus Pool based upon year-end standings. NBC and USA Network will combine for 32 original hours of exclusive Dew Action Sports Tour coverage – the largest combined network and cable commitment in action sports. In addition to the primary sports of skateboarding (park and vert), BMX (park, vert, and dirt) and freestyle motocross, each tour stop will feature a unique “specialty comp”. At season’s end, the Tour will award champions in the six combined disciplines of skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross with the Dew Cup. Key lifestyle elements at each Tour event’s festival village will include live cutting-edge music, video gaming, and interactive events.
Clear Channel Entertainment – Motor Sports will be an integral partner on the Dew Action Sports Tour, lending its considerable expertise in live event touring and promotion, including a wide range of off-channel assets including Clear Channel’s Radio, Outdoor and Music divisions.
The complete 2005 Dew Action Sports Tour schedule is as follows:
Date Event Site-Venue
June 9-12 Panasonic Open Louisville – Kentucky Expo Center
July 7-10 Right Guard Open Denver – Pepsi Center
Aug. 18-21 Vans® Invitational Portland – Rose Quarter
Sept. 8-11 Toyota Challenge San Jose – HP Pavilion
Oct. 13-16 PlayStation® Pro Orlando – TD Waterhouse Centre