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Nate Adams successfully defends Freestyle Motocross title

Nate Adams successfully defends Freestyle Motocross title



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Nate Adams wrapped up his second consecutive Dew Cup title Saturday, winning the Freestyle Motocross championship with a victory in the AST Dew Tour Toyota Challenge at EnergySolutions Arena.

On his first run, the 23-year-old Adams pulled a back flip on a 95-foot gap, giving him a 93.33 score, which was good enough for the victory.

"I'm just really pumped," said Adams, from Glendale, Ariz. "I always go in trying to win or at least get top three on the podium. I knew I had to do something special to separate myself from the rest of the pack."

Todd Potter of Temecula, Calif., was second with a score of 89.67, and Jeremy Lusk of San Diego was third at 89.50.

Adams has won three of the four AST Dew Tour events this season, which enabled him to mathematically clinch the title Saturday.

"It's pretty sweet to win the Dew Tour again," Adams said. "Now it's back to Orlando for the last stop."

Later, the Skateboard Park final was postponed until Sunday because of rain.

The U.S. UCI BMX Supercross World Cup qualifier also was rained out, with the results from Friday's time trials determining the spots.

American Mike Day led the 88-rider field with a run of 27.095 seconds. Dutchman Robert de Wilde of the Netherlands was second, followed by Italy's Manuel de Vecchi.

The event was the first of five qualifiers for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. BMX Supercross will be an Olympic sport for the first time next year.

The four-day Dew Tour competition is the fourth of five stops on the tour that features skateboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross. The finale will be held in Orlando, Fla., in October.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) APTV-09-22-07 2210MDT

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