10 September 2011 – Brett Banasiewicz got back to his winning ways Saturday night in the BMX Dirt Finals. On an extremely difficult track designed by TJ Lavin, Brett came out slow but finished with a great run landing him on top of the podium. The biggest crowd in BMX Dirt finals history, standing room only was on hand to watch Brett’s second run as he landed a 360 off the roll-in, a front flip no-hander with a clap behind his back, a 720 and a cash roll. His total score of 92.31 beat out Dennis Enarson, who finished second with a 91.57. “It feels great. I had trouble in the very beginning but I got through it and I pulled the run I wanted. I’m glad I won and I can’t wait for Vegas.”
The BMX Dirt Finals were off the charts and the competition was awesome but they were soon upstaged with an Salt Lake City only competition the Alli RideShop BMX Big Air. This needs to be a competition for the whole season! The riders were all stoked for the Big Air and there was plenty of them showcasing their best tricks. Craziness ensued! This was by far the most exciting competition all weekend ranking right up there with motocross speed and style. Kyle Baldock won the show by landing a 360 downside tailwhip to windshield wiper, one of the more difficult tricks attempted during the event. He edged out Banasiewicz, who did a no-handed cash roll. Baldock’s trick was so crazy judges had to watch slow motion reviews to even figure out what he was doing. The 30 minute jam show was the best thing ever and needs to stay as a permanent competition.