ASA World Championships of Freestyle Motocross take flight Saturday at Fairplex in Pomona
Santee, Calif.'s Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg will be returning to defend his back-to-back titles against four-time champion Nate Adams from Glendale, Ariz. -- the only other rider to have won this event -- as well as other top-notch FMX athletes looking to upset this two-man hierarchy.
"This is the one event I most look forward to competing in each year," said Stenberg. "I'm looking forward to riding against Nate and all the other top pros to get my three-peat!"
Other riders competing include Ronnie Faisst of Mays Landing, N.J.; Takayuki Higashino of Osaka, Japan; Adam Jones of Warrendale, Pa.; and Mike Mason of Minden, Nev.
The seventh annual event begins at 7:30 p.m. All competitors will be seeded and will compete in a head-to-head, single-elimination format with the winner of each heat advancing to the next round, culminating in the two finalists riding for the title of World Champion.
Tickets are available via Ticketmaster and at the Fairplex box office. L.A. County Fair admission is separate and is required.The event will be televised by CBS on Dec. 6.
-- Kelly BurgessPhoto: Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg performing one of his signature release flips on his way to the ASA World Championships of FMX title in 2008. Credit: Jared Souney / ASA Entertainment