Mike Mason pushing the limits for the gold in Moto X Speed and Style with this huge Holy Grab which gave him the upper edge to beat out defending champ Nate Adams.
Mike Mason beat out defending Moto X Speed and Style gold medalist Nate Adams in the final match-up on Saturday. Mason trailed Adams through the seeding, quarter and semi-finals, but pulled out all the stops to score a winning 92.8 points. Adams tied his best score of the day at 91.3 which he set in the quarter-finals, but it just wasn’t enough to earn the gold this year. Mason and Adams were the only two riders to break into the 90-point range throughout the contest.
Mason got out front early in the gold medal match and had a decent gap by the checkers. Throwing a huge Holy Grab mid race, coupled with a two-plus second lead gave Mason his first ever X Games gold.
Mason bested Ronnie Faisst in the semi-finals, and Adams knocked out Edgar Torronteras. The winner of each heat in the semi's advanced leaving the top two to duke it out against each other in a head-on match for X Games glory. Faisst was awarded the bronze medal after Torronteras was unable to compete for the number three spot.
X Games 18 Speed and Style Gold Medal Match Results:
1. Mike Mason (Gold) 92.8
2. Nate Adams (Silver) 91.3
3. Ronnie Faisst (Bronze)