May 10, 2002
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From a press release:<BR><BR>The Force Will be with IFMA Freestyle Riders Tonight on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno"<BR>Freestyle Riders on NBC Tonight <BR><BR>AURORA, Ill., (May 10, 2002) - A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...people said Freestyle Motocross wouldn't stand up to the test of time. Nay sayers will eat their words tonight when IFMA Freestyle Motocross is featured on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" tonight at 11:35 PST.<BR> <BR>Mike Jones, Kenny Bartram, Dustin Miller, and Jake Windham will be flanked by Nate Adams and Jimmy McGuire as the top riders of IFMA Freestyle Motocross to conquer the newly created FMX course on the NBC lot in Burbank, Calif. Additionally, EA SPORTS Supercross and freestyle phenom Travis<BR>Pastrana will make his first public appearance in weeks as he returns to guest commentate on tonight's performance.<BR><BR>"The jumps are going to be spectacular, and the riders will have just enough time to practice their biggest tricks ever. This is a great moment for the sport of motocross," said TD Lovett, vice president for Clear Channel Entertainment's motor sports division, commenting from NBC trackside today.<BR><BR>Tonight's show will also feature Hayden Christensen, who plays Anakin Skywalker in the upcoming Star Wars Episode II blockbuster movie that premieres Thursday, May 16, and musical guest Remy Shand.<BR><BR>This isn't the first time high-flying motocross has traversed Jay Leno's stage. Jeremy McGrath started the annual tradition two years ago with the first Tonight Show Cup and supercross rider appearance.<BR><BR>"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" airs weeknights on NBC at 10:35 CST, 11:35 PST and is from Big Dog Productions in association with NBC Studios. For more information, visit more information on IFMA Freestyle Motocross, including rider bios, visit .