Tires of Fire went really well yesterday. TV3 News came along and shot the contest and ran a cool segment on prime time sports news. Not bad! Ken White AKA Beans nailed it form the start and skidded his way to a new unofficial world record skid of 270 metres! Jeff Whiteford got 2nd place with 205m and Mike Lawrence got 3rd with 195m. Nick – AKA Boon was there on a modified MTB with a HED front wheel. He was putting in a solid effort to defend his title but Ken just destroyed it. Next year I want to get it listed and measured so we can try and officially beat the world record. Danger and Jenna came down from Omaha so Danger could get his tires smoking. He ended up 4th place. Such a fun day. Jay Reeve from MTV was on the mic and was hilarious and also managed a longest skid of 155m on his track bike. Mike Davies, Woz man and Boon were all a little disadvantaged in riding modified single speed MTB’s – the track bikes had the day. In the end – Ken was skidding faster than the MTB could coast. Justin Sweeney also held it up with a stack of long skids – and as the events creator deserves big ups for the day.
Below are some shots from Hagan Hill from his Flickr, you can check out the lot at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/28839176@N04/
Big props to Brendon for taking the spill at the end of the clip. And to Mike Simpson for destroying himself and his cruiser doing some of the most flamboyant skidding I have ever witnessed. Thanks also to Tim White for the spot prizes of tires and for his awesome retro BMX outfit: