Matt Buyten comes up short on Saturday night
SALT LAKE CITY, UT. (February 14, 2004) – Plaza Cycle and XM Satellite Radio Present IFMA Freestyle Motocross, brought to you by Maverik Adventure’s First Stop along with Salt Lake City Toyota Dealers and Tuff Country EZ Ride Suspension visited the Delta Center in Salt Lake City for the fifth consecutive year. Matt Buyten, the current IFMA point’s leader came into the weekend looking to further spread the gap between him and the rest of the IFMA field. Beau Bamburg spoiled his thoughts taking the victory Friday and Saturday night at the Delta Center.
On Friday, Bamburg became the night’s number one qualifier with a score of 93.0 followed by second place qualifier Buyten with a score of 92.6. Dustin Miller pulled in the third qualifier spot with a score of 92.4. In the finals the number six qualifier, Drake McElroy scored a 92.5, which stood past Jake Windham, Jim McNeil and Dustin Miller. McElroy watched three riders come and go in his Hot Seat stint, but after watching Buyten’s run, he knew that is stay had ended. Buyten scored a 92.9 with a run including several combo tricks ending with no-handed landers. Bamburg, needing to beat a 92.9 started his run with the back flip and included several huge combo tricks scored a 93.2 to take the Friday night win.
On Saturday, Matt Buyten was the number one qualifier followed by Beau Bamburg and Dustin Miller. McElroy, qualifying fifth, again put a strong run together in the finals to out last Jake Windham and Miller, the nights fourth and third place qualifiers. McElroy’s 92.9 held strong until Bamburg scored a 93.2. In the finals, Buyten’s run included four no-handed lander combinations along with the back flip, but casing on a few tricks plagued his final run and landed him in third place behind McElroy and Bamburg. With the win, Bamburg takes home his fifth win in 2004.
Friday’s IFMA Freestyle Motocross Results:
- Beau Bamburg 93.2
- Matt Buyten 92.9
- Drake McElroy 92.5
Saturday’s IFMA Freestyle Motocross Results:
- Beau Bamburg 93.2
- Drake McElroy 92.9
- Matt Buyten 92.8
For complete weekend results from Salt Lake City along with up to date points standings visit www.pacefmx.com
The next stop on the IFMA Freestyle Motocross tour lands in:
February 20 & 21 Columbia, South Carolina Carolina Center
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
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