To start this preview blog, since it is the final Dew Tour event and tour championships will be crowned at the end of the night, I will post up the tour standings to give you an idea of who is where:
1. Daniel Dhers (272)
2. Garrett Reynolds (232)
3. Mark Webb (212)
4. Mike Spinner (208)
5. Andy Buckworth (186)
1. Jamie Bestwick (300)
2. Chad Kagy (248)
3. Simon Tabron (238)
4. Steve McCann (236)
5. Francisco Zurita (222)
1. Brett Banasiewicz (282)
2. Brandon Dosch (252)
3. Dennis Enarson (230)
4. Luke Parslow (222)
5. Ryan Nyquist (202)
Some interesting things are happening this year. Brett Banasiewicz, notorious park destroyer, is now dominating the dirt discipline and not even in the top 5 of the park category. I guess his cash rolls on park don’t mean much but on dirt they are untouchable. Dennis Enarson also put more emphasis into dirt this year as he sits in third on the tour with Parslow nipping at his feet. Enarson is also known for his park abilities but not in park’s top 5. Ryan Nyquist rounds out the top 5 as I believe he is injured and may even lose the top 5 spot if he can’t come back for this final stop in Vegas.
It nevers seems to be a surprise that Jamie Bestwick is destroying the vert ramp, but another sweep? It could very well happen and it is shaping up to be so. The points race below Jamie, however, is HOT. 10 points separate Kagy from Tabron, TWO points from Tabron and McCann, and 14 points between McCann and Zurita, who has really come up this year. We have all been waiting for Coco to get the scores he deserves, and we now see him in podium finishes and top 5 on the tour. Even though it seems to be another inevitable Bestwick year, watching the race for second place will be great!
Park has some good race left in it as well but Daniel Dhers has put himself far ahead of the pack, beating Reynolds by 40 points. Garrett Reynolds is no competitor to underestimate, but neither is Dhers. They wouldn’t be in such positions otherwise. Mark Webb and Andy Buckworth definitely came up this year, sitting in 3rd and 5th respectively on the tour. And sitting in fourth is a healed and better than ever Mike Spinner. A man who will never stop receiving hate from a million riders around the globe. You can all hate, but he’s the one sitting in fourth place on the tour with a home in Miami with a backyard skatepark. :)
My predictions for Las Vegas, the final Dew Tour stop of 2010:
In vert, Jamie Bestwick takes first and completes another Dew Tour sweep, having another golden year. Chad Kagy comes in second because let’s face it he seems to be the closest to nabbing Bestwick’s sweep away from him. Simon Tabron in third because he does something ridiculous like 900 into a 540 and much more. Coco Zurita in fourth for good measure. Heh.
Dirt, Brett Banasiewicz seals the deal by winning another event, putting forth a series of cash rolls and triple tailwhips and frontflip tucks. Seriously, the kid is ridiculous. Dennis Enarson takes second with his newly found touch for dirt, opposite 3 variations and flip variations and such. Ryan Nyquist comes back healed and truck drivers his way to third place, making for an interesting points race in the dirt standings.
Park, Garrett Reynolds makes a come from behind victory just because. It won’t put him ahead of Daniel Dhers, considering he will probably take second, but it will at least be his last Dew Tour 2010 hoorah. Reynolds is stepping his game up even more and he is the prodigy. No joke. Dhers will land in second with his typical display of trickery and in third place will be young gun Pat Casey, with his first ever (I believe) Dew Tour podium and a statement to the dudes who may have underestimated him. BAM!
October 14-17, Las Vegas, NV, 2010 Dew Tour Championships. Don’t miss it. photos via allisports.com