The 2nd stop of the Dew Action Sports Tour was last Friday in Denver, CO. Scotty Cranmer rode great in practice and great for 58 seconds of his 60 second qualifier run (ended up qualifying 2nd). He smacked his head pretty hard on his last trick of the qualifier, 60 seconds at Denver elevation can make you a little tired. He got checked out by the medics and was cleared to ride the final a few hours later that night. In his 2nd run of the finals he went for the flip double whip and came really close to pulling it, really close. He really wanted to pull it and went for it again, this time hitting his head again, knocking out a tooth and earning himself a ride to the hospital. Scotty rode in the ambulance and beat us there, when they were checking him in he was acting so goofy they thought he was drunk and gave him a breathalyzer test... Outcome was a broken tooth, scrapped up face and a concussion.
Gravity Games is this coming Friday and Scotty will not be riding, he needs a few days off to let his head stop spinning. Maybe he can get a gold tooth to match his new Escalade with chrome 22's... It is serious when you hit your head, especially when you hit it twice in a few hours, do not take my joking seriously. He goes in tomorrow for a root canal and crown to give him his pretty smile again. The contest showed on NBC Sports, Scotty ended up 8th in the contest but got more coverage than anyone. Primetime TV on a major network channel is pretty huge for Scotty, Felt and BMX in general. It kind of made BMX Park look like a blood bath with all the crashes but overall I think a lot of people saw it and it is good for BMX.
Today's pic is of Scotty at 2:00am in the hospital, the nurse was cute but Scotty doesn't remember.
-Alan Foster- Felt TM