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BMX Racing News - Sunday - April 26, 2015
Justin Posey & Felicia Stancil Win USA Cycling National BMX Titles!
USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships Day 1 Results and Big Foto Gallery posted!
 

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 BMX Racing News - Sunday - April 26, 2015


Justin Posey & Felicia Stancil Win USA Cycling National BMX Titles!

For complete results and Sunday Photo Gallery, please check back, Monday on BMX Mania Dot Com!!!!!


Complete USA Cycling
Collegiate National Championships

Day 1 Results and Big Foto Gallery,

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Posey & Stancil Take Men & Women's day 1 Wins At USA Cycling Collegiate Nationals!

Complete Day 1 results and big foto gallery, CLICK HERE, NOW!!!!!


 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Thursday - April 23, 2015


Natarsha Williams Birk Joins Marian University Cycling Coaching Staff

Former world champion cyclist will coach the university’s BMX program INDIANAPOLIS – Marian University Cycling Coach, Dean Peterson announced today that Natarsha Birk will be joining the coaching staff of the 28-time National Champion collegiate cycling program at Marian University. Birk will coach all disciplines with a specific focus on the university’s BMX and mountain bike programs.

Birk comes to the two-time defending Collegiate BMX National Champions with vast BMX racing success, including two World Championships (1996 and 2000), three World Cup Championships, two European Championships, and a National Championship from her home nation of Australia.

Originally from Innisfail, Queensland, Birk has been racing bikes since age 5. She turned professional in the sport of BMX at 16 and raced internationally, in 17 countries, until 2004. She moved to the United States in 2000 and has remained involved in the BMX industry.

She comes to Marian University Cycling from ANSWER BMX, where she has served as the Sales and Sponsorship Manager since 2009. “BMX has been my life – so to be able to do something in a career that I’m passionate about, makes me happy,” said Birk. “When you have a passion, it’s easy to pass it along, and this will allow me to actually help athletes along, be hands-on, and make themselves better.”

Birk is an accredited level 1 coach and will bring those skills, along with her strength in sports psychology, to help the Knights continue to advance their program, particularly in the off-road disciplines. “We continue to look for ways to develop in the BMX and mountain bike disciplines, as those are the youngest areas in our program’s history,” explained Peterson. “Natarsha is going to be a huge part of our staff moving forward – I am confident she will help us grow our efforts to create a meaningful experience for our student-athletes, both on and off their bikes.”

The Cycling Knights won the Collegiate BMX National Championship in 2013 on their way to the team’s first omnium championship. They repeated in 2014 and head to Atlanta, Georgia this weekend to defend that title. BMX became an Olympic sport in 2008.

Birk lives in Westfield with her husband, Ryan, and their son, Ryder, 7, who also races BMX. She is 39 years old.

About Marian University Indianapolis Marian University (www.marian.edu), founded in Indianapolis in 1937, is the only Catholic liberal arts university in central Indiana. It serves a student body of nearly 3,000 through dedication to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions. Marian University is one of Indiana’s 31 independent colleges and one of 244 Catholic colleges and universities nationwide. Since 2001, Marian University has been led by President Daniel J. Elsener, whose vision and leadership are transforming the university.

In 2013, Marian University opened the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, home to its College of Osteopathic Medicine. Marian University has amassed 28 national championships in cycling, in 2012 won the NAIA national championship in football, and was a national finalist in football in 2014. About Marian University Cycling The Marian University Cycling Team is a full varsity team at Marian University in Indianapolis. Governed by USA Cycling, the team competes year-round in five cycling disciplines: track, cyclocross, mountain bike, BMX, and road racing.

A team of nearly 60 student-athletes from 28 states and four countries train and race while going to school full-time and serving the local community as well as pursuing their cycling hopes and dreams. As of January 2015, the team has 28 team national championships, in track, road, BMX, and cyclocross, is the reigning Division I Omnium Champion Team, and has been honored as the USA Cycling Collegiate Club of the Year four times, most recently in 2014.

To learn more, "like" the team on Facebook or visit www.muknights.com.


 

 

BMX Racing News - Tuesday - April 21, 2015

 

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Photos, many, many photos are posted to the UCI BMX SX

UK Race Report Page.....You know you want to see em!

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BMX Racing News - Weekend Update - April 18-19, 2015


PRINCE LIAM BECOMES KING IN MANCHESTER!

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CAROLINE BUCHANAN TAKES ROUND ONE UCI SX WIN
SATURDAY & SUNDAY PIX TO BE POSTED FROM MANCHESTER, RIGHT HERE!
Big News from GSX Events: The 2015 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup kick started with the opening round of the season at the home of British Cycling in Manchester, United Kingdom. With focus on qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympics in was a full house of over 200 riders ready to get the season underway.

Liam Phillips, GBR, undefeated at his home track over the past 2 seasons got the proceedings started with a win in the Time Trial Super Final over second placed Connor Fields, USA and 3rd placed Twan van Gendt, NED. 2014 UCI BMX World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist, Mariana Pajon, COL, kept it smooth and fast in the women's Time Trial to edge out Caroline Buchanan, AUS, 2nd and Felicia Stancil, USA in 3rd place.

"King" Liam Phillips (GBR) surrounded by a crowd of photographers, chronicling his BIG win at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Manchester, GBR.

The main event of the weekend brought the house to their feet in Manchester, in what can only be described as a showcase event for Bicycle Motorcross, (BMX). WIth action from the start to the finish the crowd was on the edge of their seats as the riders put on a display of speed, energy, power and grace as they battled like warriors in a gladiator arena.

The Elite Women's Final saw 2014 BMX Supercross World Cup Series Winner , Caroline Buchanan, AUS, come out of lane 5, like a scolded cat, taking the hole shot. Mariana Pajon, COL, unclipped off the first jump and lost her momentum while Alice Post, USA tucked in behind Buchanan out of the first turn and that's where she stayed for the rest of the race as Buchanan took charge. Stefany Hernandez, VEN, finished strong in 3rd place.

Caroline Buchanan (AUS) leads the pack in the Elite Women's Main Event at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Manchester, GBR.

The Elite Men's Final was a start studded cast with Liam Phillips, GBR, getting first gate choice and taking the all important inside lane. The EliteTrax Double Dice incentive for racing out of gate 8 for the win with the opportunity of doubling your prize money went to the young Frenchman, Amidou Mir. Out of the gate Liam Phillips was pure class, with fellow countryman Tre Whyte, GBR, having a great first straight. Joris Daudet, FRA, did not get the start he wanted, while Twan van Gendt, NED, went down in the first straight.

Whyte went down in the 2nd turn and soon after him, 2nd placed Willoughby went over the front of his bars with a speed wobble as he entered the tricky 3rd rhythm section. Mir, found a second gear and went past Nick Long in 2nd and that's the way it stayed to the finish line with Liam Phillips, large and in charge and way ahead as he crossed the finish line for a hatrick of wins, undefeated on the Manchester track for the 3rd year in a row as the arena erupted with applause at another victory for the King of the track in Manchester.

The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup rocks on to Round Two in Papendal, Netherlands the weekend of May 9-10.

 

Watch the ENTIRE event replay here

 
RESULTS WOMEN RESULTS MEN
1. Caroline Buchanan (AUS) 1. Liam Phillips (GBR)
2. Alise Post (USA) 2. Amidou Mir (FRA)
3. Stefany Hernandez (VEN) 3. Nic Long (USA)
4. Mariana Pajon (COL) 4. Edzus Treimanis (LAT)
5. Natalia Suvorova (RUS) 5. Joris Daudet (FRA)
6. Merle Van Benthem (NED) 6. Tre Whyte (GBR)
7.Dani George (USA) 7. Twan Van Gendt (NED)
8. Brooke Crain (USA) 8. Sam Willoughby (AUS)

 



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BMX Racing News - Wednesday/Thursday - April 15/16, 2015


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Hey, BMX.....It's UCI BMX Supercross World Cup time!

Yeah buddy, the UCI BMX SX series for 2015 is kickin' off this weekend and BMX Mania Dot Com is on the road to cover all the action and hit YOU up with awesome photo coverage from British Cycling's UNREAL mega indoor BMX SX course in Manchester, England!

This place has got to be the best dedicated indoor Supercross BMX track ever invented. Big, Fast and never a rain date!

All the Fast Kids will be there, getting ready to grab Olympic Qualifying points for 2016's Olympic BMX outing and you will not want to miss the action that we're going to bring you.

So, check in Friday Evening, HERE for awesome photo coverage of your favorite BMX Stars, we will not let you down!

2015 is going to be an awesome year of UCI BMX SX, Manchester, UK; Papendal, Netherlands; Angelholm, Sweden; Santiago del Estero, Argentina; and Chula Vista, CA USA ..... AND BMX Mania will be there for ALL the action!


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UCI BMX Supercross World Cup and EliteTrax introduce the Lane 8 Double Dice

Double prize money for finalists who pick the outside lane and win the race!

(Manchester, Great Britain, 10 April 2015). Instant excitement has been added to the 2015 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup with the introduction of the Lane 8 Double Dice presented by EliteTrax. Riders in the finals in both the Elite Men and Elite Women classes who pick the outside lane (Lane 8) and proceed to win the race, will receive double the prize money when they cross the finish line.

Normally, the outside lane is not considered the most favorable starting position in race. The fact that you cannot protect and control the race in the first turn in the same way as being on in the inside is something riders consider when they pick a gate position. Riders can make their own gate pick in the finals based on their semifinal result. The fastest rider in the semifinal heat gets ‘first pick’ on the 8-position starting gate.

The inside gates have always been favorite until the EliteTrax Lane 8 Double Dice showed up. The first rider who picks the empty Lane 8 position on the gate is shooting for double prize money that day.

To make it even more interesting, if the same rider in Elite Men and Elite Women manages to win from Lane 8 three times in one season (The Triple Crown), a prize of US$25.000 will be paid out.

Winning from Lane 8 is certainly not an easy one, but not impossible as history has proven. In 2012 at the Papendal BMX Supercross event Maris Strombergs won the last race before the Olympics from lane 8.

Arielle Martin did the same at the UCI BMX SX in Chula Vista in 2011 in the Elite Women class. Shanaze Reade had a terrible semi final on the demanding SX track in London in 2011 and ended up having to choose Lane 8. She got the holeshot in the final and never looked back in front of an ecstatic home crowd.

Perhaps the most famous win from the outside was the 2010 UCI BMX World Championships Elite Men finals where Maris Strombergs took the rainbow jersey title starting from lane 8.

This EliteTrax Lane 8 Double Dice prize money option is completely voluntarily, since the riders choose their own gate position (based on the time in the previous (semi-final) heat). In this way, no one will be forced to take the Lane 8 option. It is there if a rider feels that he has what it takes!

The EliteTrax Lane 8 Double Dice will be introduced at the first round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Manchester, England. When the Elite Men and Elite Women line up for the final race of the day, all eyes will be on Lane 8.

EliteTrax Inc. is the leading BMX track builder in the world and has been instrumental in developing modern BMX tracks and its design. EliteTrax is a proud partner of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup. www.elitetraxinc.com

Watch Manchester SX here!


 

 

BMX Racing News - weekend update - April 11/12, 2015

Crupi.....Racing BMX Since 1982!

 

TNT BMX Is Back And Runnin'!
 
From Al Cayne at www.SugarCayne.com ...... If you haven’t already heard the legendary BMX brand TNT Bicycles is back and better than ever. For the last few months the brand has been posting photos of their new aluminum C-Four race frame, Revolver and Derringer hubs and it’s got the industry buzzing!

 

 

BMX Racing News - Wednesday/Thursday - April 8/9, 2015


BOX To Give Away X Carbon Forks to Fans in Manchester and Papendal

ANAHEIM, CA—BOX Components is giving away an X carbon fiber fork to one lucky (and creative) spectator at the UCI World Cup Supercross Races in Manchester, UK, April 18-19 and Papendal, Netherlands May 9-10.

“Last year we brought sign templates shaped like our Phase 1 number plates to the race and kids decorated them before the race. During the finals they held them up for our judges to pick a winner. In Manchester, we gave a fork to Mia Wallace, who was there supporting Caroline Buchanan. We held a similar contest, giving away a BOX carbon “X” handlebar in Papendal, too. This year, we want up the ante a bit and are giving the kids some time to make their signs in advance of the events,” said Michael Gamstetter, brand manager for BOX and Promax.

A template of the Phase 1 number plate can be found on BOX's new website. (boxcomponents.com/bmx/design-templates/) Participants can download the PDF and print it out. (Unless you have access to a large-format printer, this requires some creativity—adjust your printer settings to tile the template, or print it out and then redraw it on a large sheet of poster board.)

Fans can use the template to create a sign. They are encouraged to be creative and not let the template hold them back.

“Carve your sign from wood, machine it from billet aluminum, weld up some old steel sheet, use papier-mâché or paint on a piece of cardboard, be creative and have fun. Do whatever you want, as long as it looks like a Phase 1 number plate,” Gamstetter said.

“The name of the game is creativity. We're hoping the kids in Britain and Holland jump on board and really make of go of it,” he added.

To win, you must be present at the UCI World Cup Supercross finals in Manchester April 19 or Papendal May 9. During one of the intermissions, fans with signs will be asked to gather along the from railing to show off their work. Judges will pick the winner, who will receive a BOX X carbon fork.

BOX also will host an autograph signings before the races on Sunday. BOX is the official number plate supplier of the UCI World Cup Supercross series. Each racer at the events races with a BOX Phase 1 number plate.

Contest Rules: Make a super sweet sign in the shape of a BOX Phase 1 number plate and hold it up to show support for your favorite Elite racer at the GSX UCI BMX Supercross Race at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester, England, during the finals of the event April 19.

To make things a little easier, a template of the BOX Phase 1 number plate is available online at boxcomponents.com/bmx/design-templates/

Use it to create your sign, but be creative. Don’t let the template hold you back. Do whatever you want, as long as it looks like a Phase 1 number plate. Whether you carve your sign from wood, machine it from billet aluminum, weld up some old steel sheet, use papier-mâché or paint on a piece of cardboard, be creative and have fun.

Contestants will be asked to hold up their signs for judging during intermission at the GSX UCI BMX Supercross finals Sunday April 19. A winner will be chosen by BOX and/or GSX staff members. Winner will receive a BOX X fork immediately. No substitutions will be available.

By entering the contest and accepting the award, winner gives BOX Components, GSX and Moore Large the right to use his or her name and image in its marketing.


 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Monday - April 6, 2015


PumpTrax To Build World Class Pump Track Layout In South Dakota!
Ritz, Johan and the boys over at GSX have been busy BMXers and here's something VERY cool that they have going on in Brookings, South Dakota.

The Brookings Park and Recreation department has recently applied for 'Bicycle Friendly Status' for the community and they have also contracted with PumpTRAX to apply their BMX track building genius to some of the park's land and the results are going to be stunning! The community is excited and it shows in this bit of promo from KELO-TV.

From KELO-TV/Sioux Falls, SD USA.  BROOKINGS, SD - The same company that designs BMX bike tracks for the Olympics is coming to South Dakota to create Brookings' newest park. Each track at the Southbrook Pump Park is designed for bikers of different levels. There is even a strider track for children between the ages of 2 and 5.

Crews will arrive in May. It should take about 10 days to build the clay tracks on the southern edge of town. The park should be ready for bikers by June.

If you are not familiar with a Pump Park, the name comes from the fact that you don't need to use your pedals at all. You should be able to make it all the way around the tracks using just your body weight and your wheels.

Southbrook Park will be just north of the Dakota Nature Park.

 



European BMX Championship Rounds 1&2 Kick Off in Zolder, Belgium!

Euro Round 1, Elite Men - 1 Connor Fields/USA ... 2 Amidou Mir/FRA ... 3 Twan Van Gendt/NED ... 4 David Graf/SUI ... 5 Niek Kimmann/NED ... 6 Edzus Treimanis/LAT ... 7 Sylvain Andre/FRA ... 8 Corben Sharrah/USA

 

Euro Round 1, Elite woMen - 1 Felicia Stancil/USA ... 2 Simone Christensen/DEN ... 3 Magalie Pottier/FRA ... 4 Brooke Crain/USA ... 5 Nadja Pries/GER ... 6 Merle Van Benthem/NED ... 7 Stefany Hernandez/VEN ... 8 Alise Post/USA


 

 

BMX Racing News - Thursday/Friday - April 2/3, 2015


Recently, one of the most promising and world class BMX athletes from Colombia, Daniel Barragan 16X; Top Standing in points of his class; multiple time national Champion & 3 time finalist at UCI World Championships; suffered a hard crash during training.

Daniel landed on his neck that was immobilized and was taken to one of the most outstanding hospitals in the country, Portoazul Clinic for surgery. 

Currently, Daniel is in recovery and getting support from parents, family and friends.

Daniel's family ask for the BMX Family worldwide to make & join in prayers for Daniel to be healthy again.

Best wishes & prayers for a speedy return to the track for Daniel!



C-YAA scores second Factory Team win of the 2015 season!

For the first time in what is sure to be a storied history, USA BMX scheduled a national event at the new Rock Hill, SC facility. Rock Hill is a dual SX downhill, and traditional BMX tournament course in one, with state of the art spectator support facilities surrounding the track.

C-YAA Factory rolled into town with a strong squad ready to take on all challengers, and most of all, we were very happy to be out of the snowy Northeast for the long weekend to be honest.

On the big hill C-YAA's dynamic pro duo of Austin Loebe and Cole Tesar lined up in the SX classes Friday and Saturday, easily spotted in their Fly Racing pants helmets and gloves. While neither made the main events they sure did make us all proud, with strong performances.

Amateur wise we fared well with eleven total main event wins, and the top slot in Day one's Factory Team competition. Lead by CJ Fisher (19-27x & Cru), who continues to train with Diprete Strength (and it shows), and Evan Sinchak (14x & Cru), who each picked up three main event wins. Not to be outdone our wily veteran, Lance McGuire (28-35x) scored two wins on Sunday, and Wesley Haggstrom (9X & Cru) kept his bikes clean and fast with Finishline Lubes and scored the day one 9x win.

Rock Hill saw the return of Kayla Gaddis, now Kayla Shane, to the tournament course. Saturday was a "get to know your Thomson and ODI equipped bike again" day for Kayla, while Sunday saw the former professional use some of her veteran skills to pick up her first win of the season and helping the team to another score north of two hundred and an impressive fourth place finish.

Jason Baird made his 2015 season debut and captured the day two 16 cruiser main event using KMC chains. Teammate Coleman Habib (16x) stayed fueled with PowerBar products and made three of four expert/open main events. Donathan Williams took time away from fixing his vehicle to compete in the 31-35 cruiser class, scoring a pair of deuces. Mason Hayes (6x) continues to progress making all four of his expert and open main events, while Mason Bruns (8x & Cru) also impressed and progressed lining up for three of four mains using his Stealth hubs. Alex Poole (14x) came up short, but has begun the training process needed to continue his work towards being a factor nationally.

On the injury front Charlie Biggs (11x & Cru) and Jonathan Austin (9x & Cru) were both missing from Sunday's race. Not to fear though fans, nothing too serious with either rider, and both should be back on the track soon.

As most of you saw with our display set up on your way to view the first straight action, our 2015 Cruiser and smaller sized twenty inch frame line is just about ready for sale! Special thanks to Jerry Bradford and YESS for the premium race site landscape.

Next up for the team will be USA BMX national in Atlanta, GA.

Don’t forget to follow us at www.facebook.com/CYAABMX, the page is stuffed full of exciting photos from the teams exploits all over North America.

C-YAA Factory Team Co-Sponsors (Support those who support us!): AZTEC Brake Cables & Pads (shop.revcycleworks.com/main.sc), Blot Out Graphics (www.bogracing.com), Finish Line (www.finishlineusa.com), FLY Racing (www.flyracingbmx.com), KMC (www.kmcchain.com), ODI (www.odigrips.com), PowerBar (www.powerbar.com), Riderz Ready (www.riderzready.com), Stealth Hubs ( www.trueprecisioncomponents.com ) and Thomson (www.lhthomson.com).

C-YAA Factory is a division of Bizzarro BMX Inc.


 

 

BMX Racing News - Monday/Tuesday - March 30-31, 2015


Chase BMX's, Joris Daudet wins the Men's Elite Class both days at USABMX Desoto!
Chase BMX - Race Report - Super Nationals - Desoto, TX ..... Joris Daudet wins the Men's Elite Class both days!

Round #3 of the USA BMX Pro Series took to the perfectly manicured Desoto, TX BMX track this past weekend. This work of art BMX track and facility always hosts a great round of National caliber racing. The covered Desoto arena gives the riders the piece of mind about the weather conditions, which can take a turn in a matter of seconds deep in the heart of Texas.

Joris Daudet has had some great performances in his past few USA BMX Events with placing 2nd at last weekends USA BMX North American Supercross event. Joris was looking to continue his podium appearances at the end of the race day and on Friday night, he did just that. With a stacked Pro class, Joris took the lead from the gate drop, taking the hole shot award and the lead, all the way to the line for his first USA BMX Pro Series National Main event win of the year! Tailgating Joris in 3rd was DHR/Chase Pro Anthony Dean.

On Day 2, it was once again a day dominated by the Chase sponsored riders. Joris again rode strong and smooth all the way to once again take hole shot award and the impressive win in the Elite Mens Class. DHR Pro Anthony Dean stepped it from Day 1, with a ultra impressive lap in the main event, just finishing behind Joris, in the 2nd overall spot for the day.

The Dale Holmes Racing Pro Team was on fire in Desoto as well, with Dani George winning the Elite Women’s Class on Day 1 and in Elite Men, it was Anthony Dean finishing in 3rd on Day 1 and 2nd on Day 2. With Desoto in the rear view mirror, it is now time to prepare for the 2015 UCI World Cup tour, that kicks off in just a few weeks in the UK.

Joris, Connor and the DHR Pros will head to Europe to get ready for the start of 2015 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup tour in Manchester. Connor will be racing next weekend in Zolder, Belgium at the BMX European Cup.

Thanks to all of the great sponsors of the Chase Bicycles Pro team : Shimano, Tioga BMX, Fly Racing, Kicker Audio, ODI Grips, G-Form Protection, KMC Chains, Vans, Stealth Hubs, Elevn, Excess, Insight, Kingstar, and Thomson.


 

 

BMX Racing News - weekend update - March 27-29, 2015


JORIS DAUDET AND CONNOR Fields BOTH ON THE PODIUM AT ROCK HILL, SC.
Round #2 of the USA BMX Pro National tour was a premier stop for the series, as it was the inaugural USA BMX North American Supercross tour stop. For 2015, USA BMX has added in 4 Supercross race track stops, that are intergraded with the traditional races throughout the 2015 USA BMX Pro championship title chase. The USA BMX series headed to Rock Hill in 2014 for the East Coast Gold Cup finals and the riders and fans alike got a taste of one of, if not the best BMX racing facilitie in the USA. With both SX and traditional BMX hills and separate stairways for the the pro riders, this is the future of BMX and will be another great training facility located in the USA. This would be a huge weekend for the riders, as 3 separate events would keep the USA riders busy. Here is how the weekend went for the Chase BMX Pro team riders:

The weekend had a slightly different format this weekend, with the USA National Championship kicking things off on Friday night. The best of the USA Elite BMX pro riders would all battle it out for the USA Cycling National Championship. Connor, the 2014 USAC National Champion was looking to retain his title and rode well throughout the day, winning each and every event right up to the main event. When the gate dropped for the final, as we all know, its about perfect timing if you want to beat the best in BMX. Connor was just a tad bit early, hit the gate and it looked like he would be in the back of the entire lap. But Connor is one of the most determined riders in BMX that you will ever meet and even though he was in 8th place down the first straightaway, he fought his way back to the front of the pack by the finish and would come in 3rd for the day, with a great comeback performance. Its not the finish that Connor wanted, but its the will and desire that we all want to see from a top Pro, showing that never give up attitude, and it was excellent to see that from Connor!

Day 2 was the USA BMX Supercross event. This was opened up to the all Elite riders. What rider would not want to be lined up on the gate for the $20,000 Elite mens pro purse that would be distributed throughout the riders in the main event. Joris would now join Connor on track, and was looking his usual ultra smooth self around the Rock Hill SX track. Connor was once again on top form and both Chase BMX riders made their way through the qualifiers and into the ultra stacked main event. With both Joris and Connor in the main event, the Chase fans were excited and the boys did not disappoint. As the gate dropped, it was Sam Willoughby with the hole shot, but Joris and Connor were right on his rear Tioga Powerblock. Joris was close, unable to pass Sam, but still impressed the fans with a 2nd place finish and Connor did as well with a 3rd place finish. Another great result for both the Chase Pros, with both riders on the Podium. Its early on in the season, but Connor holds the points lead in the overall USA BMX Pro title chase.

Day 3 was the North American Continental Championships and Connor was the lone Chase rider that was able to compete. With bad weather on the way USA BMX compressed the racing for the Pros, letting the Elites have the best track conditions as possible. This was a great move, as when the main event for the Elites was lined up on the gate, the weather was still perfect and would not be a factor in the outcome. The major force though for the main event, was hurricane Fields, as he blasted the gate start, and took to the front of the pack. Justin Posey put in a bid in for a great race battle, but Connor pull ahead of him, cleared him, and then was out front and untouchable for the remainder of the lap. Connor capped of this great weekend with the North American Continental Championship title and the win.

The riders now get ready to kick off a bit more racing, as next weekend Joris will head over to Texas for the next round of the USA BMX Pro series tour, while Connor will head to Europe to race at the sight of the 2015 World Championships race, just before the opening round of the 2015 UCI BMX World Cup tour in Manchester in just 3 weeks.

Thanks to all of the great sponsors of the Chase Bicycles Pro team : Shimano, Tioga BMX, Fly Racing, Kicker Audio, ODI Grips, G-Form Protection, KMC Chains, Vans, Stealth Hubs, Elevn, Excess, Insight, Kingstar, and Thomson.



Lauren Reynolds picks up hot lookin' Factory Number Plate from Crit Plate!

Fast Lady, Lauren Reynolds just picked up a sweet lookin' new numberplate design to get her  goin' just a little faster down the starting hill.

Mike at Crit Plates stirred up a nice design for Lozza Bear and it even has a little support logo for BMX Mania, cuz we love us some Lauren Reynolds, she's AWESOME!!!!!

The Answer/Ssquared Factory star is one of the fastest in the world...You can always count on seeing Lauren in the final, from Australia to the USA!


 

 

BMX Racing News - Weekend Update - March 20-22, 2015


SAM AND ALISE WIN AT FIRST EVER USABMX SX IN ROCK HILL!

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USA Cycling BMX Elite National Champions Crowned At Fantastic Rock Hill, S. Carolina BMX!
Official USA Cycling News Release - Nic Long (Lakeside, CA/Haro Bikes) and Alise Post (St. Cloud, MN/Factory Redline) claimed the 2015 USA Cycling BMX National Championships on Friday night at the Novant Health BMX Supercross Track in Rock Hill, SC. Long is a former national champion who added his second title, while post became a five-time defending national champion.

The men’s elite class capped a full day of racing in cooler conditions, after rain threatened the integrity of the track the previous night. Long battled for positioning early on before taking a lead that he would protect for the remainder of the race.Justin Posey (Winston Salem, NC/Dans Comp) kept the race close throughout, and also maintained his position to secure the silver medal. Connor Fields (Henderson, NV/Chase Bicycles-Monster Energy), the reigning national champion, rounded out the elite podium.

While the men followed an elimination format, the elite women raced three heats, accumulating points that eventually determined the champion. Heading into the final race Post sat in a three-way tie with Brooke Crain (Visalia, CA/Haro Bikes) andFelicia Stancil (Lake Villa, IL/GT Bicycles), setting up a winner-take-all scenario. Post jumped to an early lead before Crain contended for the lead halfway through the race. Post regained her advantage heading into the third and final turn, securing the win by several bike lengths. Crain and Stancil finished second and third, respectively.

Ryan Pettigrew (Watsonville, CA/J&R Bicycles) won the junior men's class, while Kelsey Van Ogle (Auburn, WA/Staats-Ciari) won the junior women's race.

 
BMX Mania's On The Road To Rock Hill This Weekend!

 

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BMX Mania Factory Team Shows New Plate Look
Hey, big news for the small but mighty BMX Mania Factory Team, all new number plates from our number plate sponsor, HRP Designs!

The plates are sportin' a Basic Back To Black style with a fast look and ALL the BMX Mania Sponsors along with each team member's names and current number. HRP provides hot lookin' custom number plates to many many BMXers and groups all across the sport!

HRP's, Stuart Harrison spun up the new plates for the team in between providing sweet lookin' custom plates for tons of teams, tracks and super fast riders all over BMX!

Want your own? Of course you do! Check out the hrpdesigns web site for all the info on what you need to do to get your very own custom plate goin' on! hrpdesigns.com

BMX Mania Factory Team Members are, Kyle & Krystal Robinson, Shannon Taylor, Jerry Landrum, Brian Strieby & Jason Wagner


 

 

 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Monday/Tuesday - March 16-17, 2015

Sean Dwight Launches BMX Training Web Site!
Some of the best BMX racers in the world have trained with BMX Trainer Extraordinaire, Sean Dwight.

His unique and innovative training programs have created Olympic medalists and world champions like Sam Willoughby and Alise Post. Sean's training programs are now available to you online at his new web site at seandwightbmx.com.

Sean has a long and noteworthy list of championship level BMXers that he has trained over the years including Alise Post, Connor Fields, Sam Willoughby, Warwick Stevenson, Alice Jung, Kyle Bennett, Michael Fenwick, Nicole Callisto, Renee Junga, and Khalen Young.

Sean has a long history of successful training programs and now you can get online with Sean and dial in your own program. Plus, there're a ton of cool photos of some of Sean's clients from over the years from BMX Mania that you can check out.

Sean Dwight World Class BMX Training ..... Check out YOUR training options at Sean's new web site ..... seandwightbmx.com.


 

 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Thursday - March 12, 2015

Chula Vista BMX Takes Over OTC Pump Track
Chula Vista BMX is excited to announce we are expanding and opening a complete new area to ride!

Chula Vista BMX is taking over the operations of the current “pump track” that is at the Chula Vista USA Olympic Training Center.

We will begin a complete rebuild of the area starting Tuesday the 24th ran by Alex Fowler of Action Sports Construction.

This area will receive a complete makeover with everything from a specific beginner rider area, all the way up to trails and lines to challenge the worlds best riders!

We are really excited about this project and couldn’t have done it without the support of our local riders and fundraising efforts.

With this new addition, Chula Vista BMX will have a new schedule starting March 1st. Please see www.chulabmx.com for specific details.

With this new schedule we are looking to grow our local racing during a time that is most convenient to our local riders along with expanding cycling to more then just BMX racing.

With the addition of the dirt park we hope to attract new riders that are looking for more.

Thanks for the support and COME OUT TO RIDE!!


 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Weekend update - March 6-8, 2015

CAROLINE Buchanan Brings Balance Bikes to Oz

London BMX Olympian, Caroline Buchanan is hopeful of a berth at the next Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro but right now her focus is on developing Olympians of the future.

This weekend Buchanan will reveal her new Signature Balance Bike which has just hit the shores. The fluorescent coloured miniature bikes are aimed at getting youngsters between 2 – 5 years old riding. The new DK Balance Bikes will be on show and ready for action at the ACT BMX State Championships in Tuggeranong.

The balance bike is small. It has a seat but no cranks which allows children to bypass training wheels. They sit on the seat and push or they can put their feet on the rear chain stays and learn to stand up. It is an ideal starting bike giving young riders a chance to learn to balance and control a bike.

“This is where the real grassroots of all cycling and motor sports really begins,” explained Buchanan. “It gets children active earlier which has health benefits but also it gets them learning to balance on a bike.”

Despite using training wheels herself and getting into BMX when she was 5 years old, Buchanan believes this push to get even younger riders on bikes could pay off at Olympic level.

The global scene has also changed with World Championships for this age group on similar bikes being held in Sarasota, USA this year. Japan has one of the largest groups of youngsters competing on balance bikes. The Australian BMX national body has introduced a mini-wheeler category to many of its race programmes.

With the introduction of balance bikes the cycling industry is heading into an exciting era. The total cost of Buchanan’s new Signature Balance bike will be $ 159. Helmets are also required.

“I can’t wait to show the rest of Australia what these little ones can do. They are just so excited to be on a track,” said Buchanan.

“This could be the start of something amazing. Kids will remember their first ride, their first race and later their first jump and even their first podium. It all starts on a balance bike.”

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BMX Racing News - Wednesday/Thursday - March 4-5, 2015

BMX Mania Photo Of The Day!
Well, we haven't had a BMX Mania Photo Of The Day for quite some time and who better to kick that in to gear than, Chase BMX, superstar, Connor Fields.

Pictured here, we see Connor taking a fast time trial lap at last season's, UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Papendal, The Netherlands.

Connor epitomizes the style, power and just plain ol SPEED that makes BMX SX one of the coolest sports in the world! With it's 8 meter/26 foot high starting hill, MASSIVE jumps, unreal tracks, lightning race speed and larger than life, Elite Men & Women's racing stars it continues to unfold as the future of BMX racing ..... All of the above leading to the lure of Olympic Gold every four seasons!

The UCI BMX SX series kicks off again April 18 in Manchester, U.K. and this season, we see a new SX BMX national series launched by USABMX that will crank it up March 21 at the new world class BMX SX facility in Rock Hill, South Carolina USA. 

You know that Connor Fields and all his fast friends will be there, will you?

BMXmania.com will be!


 

 

 

 

 

 

BMX Racing News - Monday - March 2, 2015


Awesome, new Whitney Mesa BMX Track Opens In Henderson, Nevada!
There's a brand new track that has opened up in Henderson, NV just east of Las Vegas which includes a pump track and a separate strider track.

Whitney Mesa BMX, which was a municipality build through the City of Henderson.

The track currently races on Mondays and Saturdays with practices on Tuesday and Thursday night and Saturday afternoons.

This is a world class facility that promises to grow in popularity and continue to make improvements as a BMX training ground.

The City of Henderson also built a dirt jump park with an asphalt pump track for the BMX community at a separate location, Arroyo Grande Sports Complex.

So for all of you riders that find yourself in Southern Nevada, please come and check out our newest facilities!

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