Jones takes the gold and Adams the silver as X Games FMX is all Monster
CORONA, Calif., (Aug. 7, 2007) – Monster Energy-backed Adam Jones and Nate Adams made it an all-Monster X Games freestyle motocross final on Saturday, battling to a ‘thisclose’ finish in the X Games’ premier FMX event – a competition that could have gone either way, but Jones was certainly happy it went his.
“Man, I’m speechless,” said Jones. “This is unreal.”
Both Jones and Adams railed through their one-on-one qualifying rounds, disposing of the world’s top freestyle riders en route to the finals. Once there, the two engaged in one of the more memorable battles of this year’s X Games, throwing an array of combination back flips that had the judges scrambling for scores and announcers scrambling for words to describe such and epic event.
“Yeah, the Stripper back flip,” called out announcer Cameron Steele of Jones’ signature move that won him the silver earlier in the week in FMX Best Trick. “Brian (Deegan, co-announcer) you’re right, this was an amazing run.”
Jones put up a solid 94.40 score in the finals. Next up was Adams, who wasn’t able to compete at 100-percent due to some fresh surgery and pins to hold a finger together after a crash at a recent competition. Still, these guys didn’t get where they are by caving in to a mere flesh would (or even worse in Adams’ case) and Adams nutted up and went for it in the finals.
“Silver’s cool,” said Adams after his run of 93.60 came up just a few clicks short of Jones’ score. “I’m happy for Adam. He deserves it.”
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