Despite a mix of challenges from the elements including 35 degree heat and whippy little wind gusts coming of Docklands Harbours, the Junior, Expert, Female and Pro riders put on another gutsy display of Freestyle BMX at its best. The Pro finals took place under the afternoon sun and the spectator galleries were packed with BMX fans holding some high expectations – they were not disappointed.
Melbourne local Andrew Ahumada was definitely a crowd favourite consistently nailing tight displays of triple whips and X-ups. Another crowd pleaser and overall standout at the 2009 BMX Games was 17 year old Queenslander Jaie Toohey. Buzz at the games has Jaie as THE Face to watch in Freestyle BMX and he showed composure and ease as he caught some of the biggest airs at the games so far.
At the end of the day it was Ohio Native Craig Mast who truly took the competition to another level. He rode the course fast and linked several combination moves with flair, eventually sealing the deal with his last run of the day pulling off his signature front flip flair down the only set of stairs on the course – no other rider had even attempted it at the games!
This display and his overall standout performance at the games helped hand victory to Mast, who was crowned Haro Bikes Park/Street Champion of the 2009 Rockstar Energy Drink BMX Games presented by Strictly BMX. Sunday evening will now host the Foot Locker Flatland Jam at Waterfront City Piazza under a light and sound spectacular, with Flatland veterans Simon Obrien and German Michale Steingraeber helping to get things under way
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