June 19, 2005 - New York, N.Y - The Dew Action Sports Tour, the only multi-sport, season-long tour in action sports, begins its second season June 22-25 with the Panasonic Open at Louisville’s Kentucky Expo Center. The five-city tour also includes stops in Denver, Portland, San Jose and Orlando.
More than 260 professional action sports athletes from around the world will return to Louisville to compete for the Dew Cup, awarded at season’s end to the athlete with the highest number of points in the six combined disciplines of skateboarding, BMX, and freestyle motocross. The Tour’s inaugural season champions include Jamie Bestwick
(BMX Vert) and Ryan Guettler
(BMX Park and BMX Dirt. Each Dew Cup winner received a $75,000 year-end bonus and returns for the 2006 season.
The Panasonic Open will host 260 professional action sports athletes, the largest field of athletes in Tour history, which includes 110 top-name pros who have pre-qualified, plus 150 athletes who have signed up for the open qualifier competitions.