making it an incredible day of intense BMX riding. Kicking off at 8 am, 36 riders battled for the nine open spots in finals, and the level of riding only got higher as the day went on. At the end of the qualifier melee, the final lineup was a slew of similar faces except for one, Monster Army (Monster Energy’s amateur program) rider, Fox who came into the event white-eyed, but poised to kill it. In the prelims, he threw down a double flip over the first set and a 720 on the second. But, in the finals, he had to step his game up. With three runs to lay it down, Fox dropped in and fell on a 1080 on both his first and second run. With just one run left, and last stops champion Baldock sitting at the top of the scoreboard, Fox dropped in and absolutely nailed a double flip on the first set and a 1080 on the second.
During the award ceremony Fox was overwhelmed. Not just with the win, but the support of his fellow peers with Baldock being the first to congratulate the up and comer. After the event, Fox was still a bit lost for words.
“Winning this event is absolutely insane,” said Fox. "This is the first real event I’ve ever won and to take it home against such a stacked group of talent that I grew up watching was incredible.”
Baldock remains the point’s leader going into the third and final stop, but it’s far from clinched. He will need a strong finish in Atlanta and with kids like Brian Fox swinging hard it will be an exciting event.
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