Grand Rapids hosts IFMA Freestyle Motocross
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (March 9, 2002) - This weekend the IFMA Freestyle Motocross made its debut in Grand Rapids. The sold out crowd was on their feet for the entire show as IFMA veterans Kenny Bartram, Mike Jones and Nate Adams rocked the house. Kenny Bartram came into the weekend with 10 total wins on the season. He would leave with a couple more. IFMA point leaders, Dustin Miller and Drake McElroy were on hand to try to keep Kenny from gaining any ground.
Friday night once again showcased the smooth runs of the "Cowboy." The entire IFMA season, Kenny has not missed a run until Friday night. For the first time all season, Kenny did not transfer directly into the finals after his first run. Scoring a 94.3 in the finals, the 6th place qualifier was able to hold off the rest of the field. Nate Adams finished second with Dustin Miller third.
"Every week is like a Triple Crown, one missed trick and your chances of winning are over. Tonight I was able to take advantage of everyone else's mistakes," said Kenny Bartram on Friday night.
Saturday nights sold out crowd witnessed freestyle motocross at it finest. Once again, Kenny and Nate battled head to head. After qualifying first and second, the battleground was set. Kenny was in the "Hot Seat" hoping his score of 93.7 was enough to hold of Nate. Attempting a "sterilizer" on his last jump, Nate Adams was gunning for the title. The "sterilizer" was too much for Nate, after going down hard Kenny was left with his 12th win of the season. Drake McElroy and Tommy Clowers followed with second and third place finishes.
<pre> Weekend Results Top Five Friday and Saturday nights FRIDAY Kenny Bartram 94.3 Nate Adams 93.3 Dustin Miller 92.7 Tommy Clowers 92.3 Drake McElroy 91.7
Saturday Kenny Bartram 93.7 Drake McElroy 93.0 Tommy Clowers 92.7 Dustin Miller 92.5 Trevor Vines 92.0