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February 15, 2005

Attack MX will DQ winner and give grand prize to runner-up

By Davey Coombs

Racer X broke the story yesterday that David Snow, the winner of the $40,000 Ford F-350 pickup truck in the first-ever Attack MX race in Arizona, was actually Alex Smith, a pro-caliber rider from Great Britain who entered the 125cc Novice class for this high-profile race. A positive ID was made of Alex Snow by several readers in England when a photo of the Attack MX winner by Bobby Myers was posted on our website.

Now, after following up with the information and speaking with several parties—including the Snow family back in England and their hosts, the Chatfields in Texas—Attack MX has asked that the truck be returned immediately so that it can be awarded to the rightful winner, event runner-up Nick Bussy of California. Short reiterated his company’s pledge to be diligent in checking the backgrounds and qualifications of all competitors at future Attack MX races. Attack MX also hopes the truck is returned in brand-new condition in time to present to Bussy at their next race, which is set for February 25-27 at Verde Valley MotoPlex in Arizona. (For more information on that event, visit www.attackmx.com.)

“Attack MX had bought a trailer to haul the truck from the dealership to the event so that it would be brand-new, and they want it just like that when we get it back to give to Nick Bussy,” said Short.

As for Snow, his father, David, expressed deep regret over the whole situation when contacted at home in England. “I think it’s a bit of naiveté on Alex’s part, and maybe as well as the others with him, but boys will be boys, and we’re just really sad that it all happened like this,” said Mr. Snow. “He’s a good boy, and he just wants to win. He wanted to ride in America, and he had a deal to ride this one race. I’m not sure he knew what he had gotten into, and we just want to set the record straight.”

Mr. Snow also explained that the U.S. definition of what makes a rider a “pro” is much different than what it is there. “We buy his bikes and he gets no wages, and when he races for a little bit of prize money, that’s really all he gets,” explained Mr. Snow. But he also explained that Alex Snow is not a novice by any definition. “We really learned a lesson, and we want to come back and do some more riding, maybe in the fall. Only this time, we will make sure we have all of our facts correct before we even leave the UK.

“We hadn’t done our homework, and we couldn’t believe it when Alex texted us Sunday night at one in the morning and said, ‘Dad, I won a pickup.’ We couldn’t believe it.” Mr. Snow stressed that Alex never meant to keep the truck, that he was to give it to the people who got him over to the U.S. in the first place. Now he fully expects the truck to be handed to the rightful owner as soon as possible. “I wouldn’t want Alex to have something that he did not deserve,” he said. “We’re a little bit sad about it all, and the lad who finished second deserves this prize.”

As for why Alex rode under the name David Snow, the father explained that his son has a deal to race Suzukis in England this season and that he did not want his sponsor to know he was riding a different brand. Ironically, he later found out that it was not a problem to ride a different brand outside the UK.

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And of course, the person who finished second, one wheel tire behind is an actual Novice rider................... :):)

My guess there was not one actual novice rider that was racing that division...........................

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Wow! Are this kid and his dad clueless or what? He sees nothing wrong with the kid using the little brother's name to deceive his sponsors in the UK. He blames the entry mixup on the difference between US and UK definitions of a pro. He thinks his son is good because he was going to give the ill-gotten truck to his US sponsors. I hope they cancel the kid's visa and ship him back to England pronto. We have enough ethically-challenged, sand-bagging riders here already. Besides, any US race that this kid shows up for will need double security to keep him from getting lynched. What a sad revelation. :)

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Isn't the old adage.....if ya ain't cheatin ya ani't tryin...........

or maybe Jose Canseco and friends came up with that???????? :)

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Negative IQ test, ha that's funny, Super!

The whole situation is kinda crappy. With such huge pay outs, will any of the Attack MX races have riders that are not sand bagging? Anybody who's spent any time at an MX race can look at a Novice and say "That's a Novice".

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And of course, the person who finished second, one wheel tire behind is an actual Novice rider................... :):)

My guess there was not one actual novice rider that was racing that division...........................

I'd be surprised if the novice class didn't look like the 125 class for SX races; packed with very experienced veteran riders.

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And of course, the person who finished second, one wheel tire behind is an actual Novice rider................... :):p

My guess there was not one actual novice rider that was racing that division...........................

My thoughts too.I think everyone knew something like this was going to happen.And it did.What a bunch of BS. :)

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Another question, Who are these "US sponsors" that knew this was going down and did nothing to stop it? They knew who they brought over here, they knew who they put on their bike and they're just as guilty as the rider!

Who are these US sponsors???????

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Another question, Who are these "US sponsors" that knew this was going down and did nothing to stop it? They knew who they brought over here, they knew who they put on their bike and they're just as guilty as the rider!

Who are these US sponsors???????

Hey, that's an excellent point, MXOT! &%$#@!? US companies selling out their own countrymen!? NOT cool!

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He's a good kid..? Only, lied, cheated, false identity, probably forgery involved, in some circumstances it is considered theft to obtain property with false information.

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Not to mention FRAUD, without a doubt.

He's a good kid..? Only, lied, cheated, false identity, probably forgery involved, in some circumstances it is considered theft to obtain property with false information.

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thats funny i dont care who ya are!!!

i wonder how fast word will get back to europe and then he'll be a bi*ch over there too

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Not to mention FRAUD, without a doubt.

If his entry visa doesn't allow him to work in the US he'll be in a lot of trouble with INS on top of everything else. If he's got any sense at all he'll get on a plane back to the UK ASAP.

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That's taking sandbagging to new heights. It's hard for a crook to do anything like this now. This maybe the best use of the computer there is. Tracking cheaters and really whacko Muslims. Hope they show some class and not mess up a truck they had no business even entering the class to ride for. Sad commentary of where we are as a people from both sides of the pond. prairiedawg :):)

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Another question, Who are these "US sponsors" that knew this was going down and did nothing to stop it? They knew who they brought over here, they knew who they put on their bike and they're just as guilty as the rider!

Who are these US sponsors???????

I don't think any sponsors were behind bringing him here, then again I don't know that. He was staying with the Adam Chatfield family. It sounds like his "deal" was with them. His claim is that he was going to give them the truck. Adam Chatfield is a pretty fast former mini/youth rider that is on the rise. He is sponsored by Honda of Houston/Alloy MX and others. Snow was riding one of Chatfield's Honda's and is also sponsored by Alloy MX as well. Adam Chatfield was responsible for "claiming" Mike Alessi's highly modified mini back at Loretta Lynn's a few years back (for $3,900). I believe the Chatfield's are responsible for most of this, but it certainly doesn't excuse Snow's involvement at all. Somewhere along the line an adult had a hand in this. These kids aren't even old enough to race without a guardian's written consent, so someone had to be present at the race with them. Let the sponsors know how outraged you are. That's what I did.

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