Renner and McElroy split in Phoenix; IFMA Freestyle Motocross returns to the America West Arena in Phoenix. PHOENIX, Ariz. (September 7, 2002)-- Arizona natives Robert and John Distler and Nate Adams put on a show for their hometown crowd but...
Renner and McElroy split in Phoenix; IFMA Freestyle Motocross returns to the America West Arena in Phoenix.
PHOENIX, Ariz. (September 7, 2002)-- Arizona natives Robert and John Distler and Nate Adams put on a show for their hometown crowd but did not have enough to hold off Ronnie Renner and Drake McElroy. Kenny Bartram tried to ride after breaking his ankle at the X-Games, only to put together a run that landed him in last place both nights letting Dustin Miller and Drake McElroy gain valuable ground in the overall IFMA points standings.
Friday night Ronnie Renner qualified second after Dustin Miller with Jesse Olson qualifying third. After scoring a 92.5 only Dustin Miller could take the championship away from Renner. Dustin Miller started off strong but lost control after a hard landing and slid off the track handing Ronnie Renner his first ever IFMA win. Jesse Olson finished in second place, his best career finish in IFMA competition. Jake Windham, Drake McElroy and Robert Distler rounded out the top five. Local rider Nate Adams was still recovering from his broken collarbone finished in ninth place.
Saturday night Nate Adams put together a strong run throwing out his biggest tricks to show the hometown crowd why he is considered on of the top freestyler's in the world. Drake McElroy and Dustin Miller stole the spot light from Adams finishing first and second respectively. Ronnie Renner, the crowd favorites finished third after his first win Friday night.
"Everyone rode great tonight, I was just out having fun riding my dirt bike and it was good enough to win," said Drake McElroy after Saturday's event. <pre> Weekend Results Top Three Friday and Saturday nights FRIDAY Ronnie Renner 92.5 Dustin Miller 91.7 Jake Windham 91.5
Saturday Drake McElroy 93.9 Dustin Miller 93.7 Ronnie Renner 93.6