Hi just a little report and a few pics from the King of Dirt rd3 at NASS 08

After a funny 2 hour drive and the usual antics involved with getting into the big events we arrived at Shepton Mallet in Somerset to witness Rd 3 of the King Of Dirt.

The trails were looking good and the Weather was for once amazing !!

With many of the big name Pro riders inc. Chris and Mike Smith , Sam Reynolds , Ricky Crompton , Rory Backshell and the Zimbo Duo Blake and Raymond Samson turning up on the saturday it gave some of the newer riders on the Pro circuit some time to practice getting through the trails and getting there new tricks down in time for the comp.

Nass has grown a good reputation for providing an incredible extreme sports show and it certainly proved that this year was to be another good event.

With Help from our sponsors and big names in the game, we managed to get the Prize fund up to £250 for the Winner .

The riding Kicked off at 1pm on the sunday with grey clouds floating above us which soon changed and helped to lift the riders spirit even more!

Chris Smith came 1st Place with a good consistency through the trails pulling 360 tailwhips, barspins, superman seat grabs .
Chris was closely followed by a new guy to the MTB dirt jump scene Danny Pace, he impressed the crowd with massive tailwhips and off-axis flips over the last jump.
Third place went to Rory Backshell. Rory rode really well all weekend and showed the judges that he is still up there with the best of them.


The Nike Killing it award went to Sam Reynolds (DMR, Dirtyhabit) who the judges were really impressed with but due to an unfortunate crash meant he could not continue the comp.
Big shout outs have to go to Mike Smith , Sam Reynolds, Billy Bob and any others that hurt themselves and didn’t manage to finish the comp.

The next round is at The Track on August 9th. For more details check out www.kingofdirt08.com or www.myspace.co/kingofdirt08

Cheers

Ben

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