TOP TWELVE RIDERS SET FOR FINAL ON EPIC DOWNHILL BMX DIRT COURSE AT RED BULL DREAMLINE
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August 9th, 2013– (Angel Fire, New Mexico) After six weeks of building, 20 thousand tons of dirt moved and endless amount of anticipation, the world’s top BMX riders finally got a chance to session arguably the biggest course in BMX dirt history. With vertical descent akin to a 17-story building and a course that traversed nearly a half-mile of picturesque mountain scenery, the 32 competitors had to give it everything to be one of the final twelve to make it to Saturday’s final.
“Everybody rides at such a high level. The bar has been raised now for BMX dirt jumping. It’s only going to get gnarlier. This is exactly what (BMX pro and event creator) Anthony Napolitan wanted. He wanted an event that was nothing but fun, with no stress, just good times and that’s what he’s created here up here in the mountains,” said Mike “Hucker” Clark, one of the twelve finalists going into tomorrow’s competition.
The event was entirely peer judged – the format consisted of two jam session heats, and riders from the other heat gave ranked the athletes on course which they felt most were most deserving of advancing. The finals will continue in the same spirit, with the eliminated athletes drawing draws to see which five will judge the finals.
The final event will be sure to be one of the best sessions the sport has ever seen. The tickets for the event are already sold out, but there will be a chance for everyone to witness the action on NBC on October 26th, 2013 at 4pm ET, brought to you in partnership with Casio G’zOne Commando, Dodge Dart, and GoPro. The show airs as part of the Red Bull Signature Series, the most progressive action sports property in the world, featuring some of Red Bull’s top events including the Vans US Open of Surfing, Joyride and Rampage. For more information, please visit http://www.redbullsignatureseries.com .
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Mike “Hucker” Clark USA
Ben Wallace UK
Cam White AUSTRALIA
TJ Ellis USA
Dennis Enarson USA
Chris Doyle USA
Kyle Baldock AUSTRALIA
Seth Klinger USA
Ronnie Napolitan USA
Joey Cordova USA
Pat Casey USA
Dawid Godziek POLAND
* No scores were given for prelims. Six riders from each heat were chosen by their peers to advance.
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