BROstock – Day 1
With more ominous weather looming around Lake of the Ozarks, the organizers from Liquid Force and the riders pulled an audible at BROstock, and for the first time the contest was run in one day. The five-man final round was removed and the 10-man semifinal became the final. Despite the gray clouds, the atmosphere was on fire at BROstock #9. Hundreds still came out to create another incredible flotilla of fun (and some debauchery).
Twenty-two of the best riders in the world took to the water and put on a show for both the crowd on hand and anybody watching from home via the live stream broadcast – a first of its kind for BROstock. Giant double ups served up by the Liquid Force/Monster edition Axis A24, and driven by wake legend Gregg Necrason, were attacked during what became six hours of nonstop action. The top two riders from each heat advanced to the ten-man final. At the past couple BROstocks the riders have gone into the finals under the agreement to split the pot, rather than break it up into 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc. This time the riders agreed that first place should take home more of the purse – $10,000 in total – while the other nine would each get $3,000. This provided plenty of incentive for all ten of the finalists to go all out. Danny Harf was trying toeside double indy back rolls, Rathy tried switch wrapped heel side 1080’s, Rusty tried switch toe 10’s, and Harley went after double indy tantrums – just to name a few.
While the contest was completed in one day, the fun of BROstock will still be taking place all day Saturday (and well into Saturday night). The riders will be back on the water at 12:00 in the cove outside Captain Ron’s to ride, put on demos, and hang out with all the fans who come and create the giant flotilla. All-in-all it should be a very fun and interesting twist to BROstock. If you’re anywhere near Lake of the Ozarks and are looking for some excitement, get on the water and join in. The award ceremony and prize giving are still set for Saturday evening, with the infamous BROstock After Party going on at Captain Ron’s.