What a great XG18 not only did we some first up tricks by the worlds best FMX stars but the attendance in 2012 looked pretty good compared to past years. Here’s what went down in the final days of this year brilliant event.
Vicki Golden made it two years and two X Games gold medals as she took the win in Moto X Women’s Racing Saturday night at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
“The start was very tricky off the wood,” Golden said. “I have to credit my time racing arenacross against the boys with giving me my edge on this tight X Games course.”
From the beginning of the X Games Speed & Style heat, it was apparent that Mike Mason rode with the determination of someone who was hungry for gold. Eager to redeem himself of his second place performance in 2011, the Carson City, Nev. native refused to let anyone get in his way.
“I’m pumped on getting an X Games gold medal! It was awesome going against Nate and Faisst back to back. Coming out on top makes me feel like I earned it,” said Mason, who was all smiles.
With solid holeshot maneuvering right out of the gate Mike Brown took the lead from the start and didn’t let go until the finish line as he took the win in Men’s Moto X Enduro X, wrapping up four days of X Games competition in downtown Los Angeles Sunday night.
“To come back from to the silver to the gold is great. That was my goal this year,” Brown said. “All day long I was riding good and I had good times, and I knew if I got a good start I help me win the gold.”