Jamie Bestwick claimed his ninth consecutive BMX vert victory, leading from his second run on and once again asserting his dominance at the Toyota Challenge. The five-time Dew Cup champion has never lost in Salt Lake City, and just racked up his sixth win inside EnergySolutions Arena.
With new blood Austin Coleman, Zack Warden and Vince Byron all looking to crack into the top five after vert regulars Kagy, Bestwick, Tabron and Steve McCann locked in positions one through four, it was Francisco Zurita who nabbed the last spot in the Final Jam.
Kagy once again established the lead in the Final Jam after landing a barspin flair and a double whip for a 92.38. However, Bestwick chose his second run to return to his usual form, linking a tabletop 540 straight into an alley-oop 540 and ending it with a double downside tailwhip that earned him 94.13 and had the crowd on its feet.
Kagy had one more attempt at dethroning Bestwick with his final run, but Bestwick’s score could not be topped. Kagy claimed second, while Zurita took the third position for the first Dew Tour podium of his career.
1. Jamie Bestwick, 94.13
2. Chad Kagy, 92.38
3. Francisco Zurita, 90.88
4. Simon Tabron, 90.63
5. Steve McCann, 90.00
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