IFMA Freestyle Motocross Takes Over Cincinnati
CINCINNATI, Ohio. (February 9, 2002) - The Firstar Center could barely contain this weekends' enthusiastic crowd. The near capacity crowd withstood a fierce competition between best friends Drake McElroy and Dustin Miller. These two have been battling all season for the top spot in the IFMA. Jake Windham, Ronnie Renner and Jimmie McGuire were also headlining the show.
Friday night ended with the 2001 IFMA champion sitting in the "Hot Seat." Dustin Miller put together a final run that destroyed the chances of Ronnie Renner winning his first IFMA event. Ronnie kept the crowd on their feet with maybe his best run ever. Rounding out the five were Jake Windham, Drake McElroy and Jesse Olson.
"I really thought I had it tonight. I just didn't have enough to hold off Dustin," said Ronnie Renner on Friday night.
Saturday night ended the same as Friday. Dustin Miller once again had enough to hold off Drake McElroy and Jake Windham. Doug Parsons gave the IFMA veterans a scare when he took over the hot seat from Jimmie McGuire early in the finals. Doug rode hard all weekend keeping the rest of the IFMA field looking over their shoulders. Dustin Miller stepped up his routine once again, knocking Doug off and staying there the rest of the night. Next rider up was 2000 IFMA champ trying to knock off the current champ, putting out a run good enough for a third overall. Drake who was feeling ill all weekend stuck a fourth Friday and then locked down a solid second on Saturday. <pre> Weekend Results Top Five Friday and Saturday nights
FRIDAY Dustin Miller 92.0 Ronnie Renner 91.7 Jake Windham 91.6 Drake McElroy 91.5 Jesse Olson 88.7
Saturday Dustin Miller 92.0 Drake McElroy 91.5 Jake Windham 91.0 Doug Parsons 90.5 Jimmie McGuire 90.0
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