X Games: Day 3 begins at Freestyle Park, will include Rally Car racing
Day 3 of the X Games 17 is warming up at the Freestyle Park with Round 1 of the BMX competition set to begin.
Garrett Reynolds is among the favorites as three-time defending champion of the BMX Freestyle Park event. He finished sixth in the elimination round on Thursday. San Diego native Dennis Enarson took first in qualifying with a two-run score of 82 points.
The field of 10 bikers will be cut down to five after Round 1, and the final will take place after a short break around 12:30 p.m.
Later this afternoon the fastest event at the X Games will exhibit rally cars racing through the streets of Los Angeles for the first time.
The Skateboard Street men’s Round 1 and Final will cap off the afternoon before a jam-packed evening session puts Moto X at center stage in the Staples Center.
Photo: Andy McDonald does a flip during the Skateboard Park competition on Thursday at the Freestyle Park, where BMX riders take to the course on Saturday. Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times