The other semi was not equally
without upset. Top ranked Dave Rogers and Darren
Lott qualified 4 seconds ahead of Tom Mason and
Pete Eliot. However, Tom had a nefarious
From the start, Tom leaned hard
against Darren, pushing him into Dave, who was
trapped against the haybales. Even to starter Neil
Orta, Tom's plan was instantly obvious. Use Darren
to force Dave to crash. Then ride to vicory and
wait for the DQ and fights between the two top
Fortunately for Dave, Darren
would have no part of the plan and spent his time
blocking for Dave and shoving Tom out in front by
himself. Dave rode to victory but Tom still took
the transfer slot.
The finals featured Dave,Tom and
the incredulous Mark and Jeremy. Tom hung onto Dave
all the way down, hoping to draft to a medal. But
Mark and Jeremy again used excellent judgment and
pulled a double split pass around Tom in the final
straight. Mark won his first ever Silver Medal, and
Jeremy took his first Bronze!
Two new dedicated Buttboarders
break into the rank of Legends!