IFMA Freestyle Motocross Makes its Debut in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH, Pa. (February 2, 2002) - After a Steelers loss, the Pittsburgh fans still came out to check out the IFMA's debut in the Steel City. For the first time this season, the IFMA held a single event instead of separate events in two cities. All of the best names in freestyle motocross were in Pittsburgh to show this city the next big thing in extreme sports. Kenny Bartram headlined the show, putting his winning streak on the line. "Mad Mike" Jones performed for the first time in competition in front of his hometown. Trevor Vines, Tommy Clowers, Jake Windham and Dustin Miller were also on hand to put on a show for Pittsburgh.
Friday night Kenny Bartram once again put together a strong run, holding off Trevor Vines and hometown favorite, Mike Jones. "Mad Mike" pulled off the "Indian Air" with a sidesaddle lander, but it was not enough to hold off Bartram. Kenny Bartram keeps the winning streak alive for at least one more night.
"This weekend is going to be really tough. I don't want to lose yet, I am just getting use to winning. There is so much talent here this weekend, this will be awesome to watch," said Kenny Bartram on Friday night.
Saturday night, Dustin Miller came out strong with a flawless run challenging Kenny's unbeaten streak. There were only 5 tenths of a point separating first from third place. Dustin Miller's final run was enough to knock out Tommy Clowers, which set the stage for Kenny Bartram. The event was Bartram's to win. Missing one jump, was enough to open the door for Miller and slam it on Bartram's hopes for eight straight.
"I knew it had to end sooner or later. I guess if you are going to lose, it is good to get beat by this competition," said Kenny Bartram after Saturday's event.
Weekend Results Three Friday and Saturday nights
Kenny Bartram 91.7
Trevor Vines 91.5
Mike Jones 91.3
Dustin Miller 92.5
Kenny Bartram 92.3
Tommy Clowers 92.0