BMX Racing News - Thursday/friday - July 30-31, 2015
Looking for the next Super Pro! ..... with dale Holmes
at BMX Pro For a Week" YMCA Summer Camp
In celebration of our second year of,
“BMX Pro for a Week”,
summer camp through a cooperative adventure with the
YMCA of San Diego County
– we at Chase / Dale Holmes
Racing had a new edit done to show you
first-hand a day in the life of our campers.
We cover bike and street safety, the importance of
wearing protective gear, why leading a healthful
lifestyle is important both on and off the track and the
fundamentals of BMX Racing.
Our ultimate goal is to introduce the sport of BMX
racing to more kids and to excite those already
interested in getting more involved.
We’ve been grateful for the support of our sponsors
and also for the support of USABMX. Check it out. -
BMX Racing News - Wednesday - July 29, 2015
BMXMANIA.COM PHOTO OF THE DAY!
Mania Photo Of The Day is a sad story for
Marc Willers/NZL who is pictured here, the victim of
some real bad luck.
At the UCI BMX
Worlds in Zolder, Belgium last weekend, the
rain came in hard and early, and the UCI decided to cut
the motos to 'one lap, no crap' to shorten the race due
to the inclement weather.
Marc was motorin' along in qualifying
postion when Steven Cisar/USA lost control in the
second straight pro section causing his bike to hit Marc
and sending Willers in to a High Flying detour over the
The whole process eliminated Marc from
advancing to the elimination rounds, but resulted in a
pretty spectacular photo! Photo
by Jerry Landrum/BMXmania.com
The track is all dialed in, the Pro Gate start gate
is ready to drop and 3000+ riders have made their way to
the track to race with the best in the world on both the
amateur/Challenge level and the Awesome, Pro/Elite
riders from all over the world.
Sunday and BMX Mania will have tons of photos from the
super fast kids on bikes, getting ready for the Big
All here on BMXmania.com, your Place To Race, with
All BMX Racing, All The Time!
Video From European Junior Men's Champion, Mathijs
Check out the hot new video from Mathijs
Verhoeven, the Euro Jr. Men's champ. Mathijs will be
workn' hard to become the UCI BMX WORLD Junior Men's
Champion when the Big Show comes to his home turf in
BMX Racing News - Tuesday/Wednesday - July 14-15, 2015
UCI BMX Supercross World Cup schedule unveiled
In the Olympic year the UCI
BMX Supercross World Cup will host an
exciting five stop tour. The best BMX athletes will race
three UCI BMX SX races before the
Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and two
races in the USA to finish up the year 2016.
For the first time Santiago
Del Estero will welcome the BMX athletes for
the first race of the season. Santiago Del Estero is a
racer's favorite because of the many fans that show up
at this World Cup and it's the fourth time the World Cup
series visits Argentina.
The indoor BMX facility
Manchester Cycling Centre has hosted the
first race on the World Cup season from 2013 to 2015.
Each time it was Liam Phillips (GBR) who came out on top
and will be the man to beat once again when the circuit
returns to the only indoor BMX Supercross facility in
Papendal has been
on the World Cup calendar for five years and in 2016 the
wide open track at the Olympic training centre will be
modified from the end of the second straight onwards for
After the Olympic break in August,
Rock Hill will use
round four as a true test event as they’re gearing up
for the 2017 UCI BMX World Championships. BMX Supercross
racing on the American East Coast will continue two
weeks later as the season comes to a close on the
brand new BMX Supercross track
in Sarasota which is currently going through
Sarasota BMX recently celebrated its 40th year of BMX
and is one of the original BMX tracks in the USA.
2016 UCI BMX
Supercross World Cup schedule
March 2016* - UCI BMX SX World Cup Round 1:
Santiago Del Estero
April 2016 - UCI BMX SX World Cup Round 2:
2016 - UCI BMX SX World Cup Round 3:
September 2016 - UCI BMX SX World Cup Round 4:
Rock Hill, SC (USA)
October 2016 - UCI BMX SX World Cup Round 5:
Sarasota, FL (USA)
*Date to be confirmed; may shift to
BMX Racing News - Sunday/Monday - July 12-13, 2015
TORONTO / U.S. Olympic Committee News Release --
Felicia Stancil overcame a crash-filled women’s BMX
final and came out on top amidst a field that included
an Olympic champion and world champion to win
Team USA’s first
gold medal at the 2015 Pan
American Games Saturday in Toronto.
Meanwhile, Nic Long claimed bronze in an
equally chaotic men’s race.
Stancil, 20, brimmed with elation and disbelief as
she greeted her family and snapped pictures with fans.
The Chicago-area native began training at the
U.S. Olympic Training Center
in Chula Vista, California, after turning pro a year
ago. She’s now regularly competing against some of the
world’s best after spending most of her young career
against those her own age.
“I think this is my first big win against the big
girls,” she said.
Stancil crossed the finish line in 41.647 seconds
after a massive pile-up in the first turn that claimed
half the field, including teammate Alise Post,
who had finished second, second and first in her three
Post was not credited a disqualification and finished
sixth, 40 seconds behind Stancil.
“A crash can just happen right in front of you, and
you’re going 30 miles per hour,” Stancil said. “You just
have to think really fast and be lucky. We’re in motors
all day battling. They’re all fast here. It stinks for
them and I wish them the best in the next race.”
In the men’s final, Long won bronze in a similarly
chaotic finish after third-place finisher Carlos
Ramirez of Colombia was disqualified in an
off-course steer that also claimed Team USA’s Connor
Fields, one of the world’s top-ranked cyclists, was
among the favorites heading into the medal race after
sweeping all three of his heats in the quarterfinals.
“It’s BMX – it can happen at any time,” said Canada’s
Tory Nyhaug, who claimed gold. “Nothing is for
sure in this sport, if I’ve learned anything.”
Regardless of their final finish, all four U.S.
athletes led the way throughout the qualifying rounds of
the BMX competition in Toronto.
Stancil credited the team’s success to the Olympic
Training Center, home of a state-of-the-art BMX facility
where all four that competed on Saturday train. The
track undergoes a regular overhaul to adapt to the
forecasted venue that will be used in the upcoming
“They just changed it up, so the track in Chula is
actually going to be harder than the Rio track,” Stancil
said. “It’ll be good because a lot of countries are
training on our facility right now. It’ll be good
because if you can do that well, if you can get that
track as good as you can, the Olympic track will seem
BMX Racing News - Thursday/Friday - July 9-10, 2015
BMX and 1STR8 Racing partner for 2015 season
YESS BMX proud to support BMX
Racing close to home!
Victoria, BC, Canada. July 13,
2015: Yess BMX is pleased
to announce their new team partnership with 1STR8 Racing
(1STR8) for 2015. After making their debut in the 2014
Canadian race season, 1STR8 managed 6 top three Canadian
National Age Group (CNAG) titles, 8 BC provincial #1
titles and 7 BC #2 titles.
excited to support the development of 1STR8 riders with
bikes, training tools and knowledge from their
successful National and International Factory Teams. The
team is based out of Victoria BMX (www.victoriabmx.com)
and will develop together under the guidance of 1STR8
Team Manager John Makson and Yess BMX’s Renny Husada.
riders range from the 5 and under class all the way
through to 16X and Adult Cruisers. 1STR8 is particularly
proud with 5 girls adding depth to what is a strong
group of riders.
and Provincial and Vancouver Island Series racing
planned for 2015, 1STR8 feels the passion and dedication
Yess has for developing world class bikes has helped so
many over the past 20+ years and it will only boost the
team riders in their efforts to reach their full
BMX Racing News - Wednesday/thursday - July 1-2, 2015
Hot new Nova Stem Now Available From Profile Racing!
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Prague Race Report.....Big Money in the Czech!
ELITE MEN PODIUM/Day Two
ELITE WOMEN PODIUM/Day Two
1st Liam Phillips
1st Elke Van Hoof
2nd Kyle Evans
2nd Aneta Ladikova
3rd Jan Svub (CZE)
3rd Ramona Labounkova
the end of June you had a chance to see a great race
in Prague, Czech Republic
at the awesome new and upcoming
BMX Club, UAMK Bikrosclub
Repy where some of the best BMX riders
from all over the world competed in the
qualification race for UCI points, leading to the
Olympics in Rio de Janeiro 2016. There's no doubt
that you couldn't see anything better than this in
the whole of the Czech Republic, maybe in all of
This race started on Friday 19th of
June 2015 with an extraordinary cold training
day for the riders. Everything went good
though and all riders were really happy with the
track in UAMK Bikrosclub
Repy, run by former World Class Elite
BMXer, Lukas Tamme. Everyone was saying that
this track is on the high level.
On Saturday and Sunday there were
291 riders from 14
countries all over the world (England, Australia,
Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, Hungary, Germany, New
Zealand, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia,
Czech Republic. You could see little
riders 6 years old, then the youth, elite riders and
From this amount of people there
were 89 riders representing
the home club of UAMK Bikrosclub Repy! An
awesome and growing BMX Club in Europe! In the evening after
Friday's training it started to rain and it lasted
till the next morning. Fortunately it stopped
raining around 7am. We were happy
that the track got dry during the training time.
There are all categories registered for this race -
competitors from 6 years, 7-8 years, 8-9 years, 9-10
years, 11-12 years, 13-14 years, 15-16 years, 17+,
Cruiser and the top represent by Junior men, Junior
women, ELITE Men and finally, the ELITE Women.
On Saturday morning the Kids started
to train hard in front of the coaches, the world
elite riders and the parents. They fell down
sometimes, but showed tremendous spirit when they
got up and continue paddling on their bikes! During
a qualification race we had to experience a little
hurricane so we had to take a break for a few
minutes. When the rain stopped, the organizers had
to clean the turns to be able to start the race
again, but they worked hard, the track surface held
up GREAT and we were ready to race, AGAIN.
step we got to the semi-finals even
though the weather wasn’t really good. In the Elite
semi-finals British rider Liam Phillips
finished as the first from the Elite Man category,
but the second semi-final saw Kyle Evans
taking the semi win. Unfortunately in the semi-final
our club riders, Adam Brezina and Matej
Chalupny were eliminated. The Rest of the Czech
riders didn’t even have enough points for the
semi-finals including Tomas Klouda, Jakub
Bohuslavek, Tomas Haluza and Radim
Sousedik. Too bad for the locals!
Only one Czech rider Jan Svub
was strong in competition all day, racing really
close with the top Elite mens riders. In the finals
he had to fight with the best BMX riders including
British Liam Philips, Kyle Evans and
Netherland riders Martijn Jaspers and
Jordy van der Heijden, The rest of the main
event were Australian Matt Cameron, Germany's
Luis Brethauer and the legendary Swiss rider,
BOOM! Gate goes down, wheels start
spinning and everybody flew from the starting hill
straight to the first jump. At the first position
came Liam Philips closely followed by his
teammate Kyle Evans. Unfortunately our rider
Jan Svub didn’t have a good start, so he
tried hard to get more forward, before British and
Dutch men, but not successfully.
results, King of Prague –
UCI C1 – Saturday
1) Liam Phillips
1) Aneta Hladikova
TJ BMX Pardubice
2) Kyle Evans
2) Elke Vanhoof
TVE BMX Team/Belgium
3) Martijn Jaspers
TVE BMX Team/Holland
3) Romana Labounkova
1) Liam Webster
1) Louanne Juillerat
2) Nick Geerling
2) Karolina Vranova
TJ BMX Pardubice/CZE
3) Daniel Havela
just begun, and we supposed to make a everything all
over again. At the morning the
weather was really nice, sun was shining and the
place around the track started to be full of BMX
fans. We began the same as Saturday with youngest
riders only 6 years old. We enjoyed a perfect race,
which was a little bit disturbed by rain.
After rain we begun a semi-final
runs. For Czech riders the semi-finals weren't very
successful, our riders Marcel Pesek, Jakub
Bohuslavek, Stepan Tumpach, Tomas
Merta, Radim Sousedik were out of the
race, same like Adam Brezina who quit after
hard crash. The racing was fast and furious through
all the day, and all of us were ready for the final
The Final runs were planned same
like Saturday, from youngest riders, through
cruisers to Elite Men. Czech rider Jan Švub
qualified for the final just after the British
riders. The crowd got quiet, music was turned
down and speaker hold his breath.
From gate we heard:
Riders ready? Watch the gate!!! Red light, green
light and gate goes down, crowd start shouting and
speaker pushing the riders to the limit.
Liam Phillips had an amazing
start nearly followed by
Evans, Lapraz and SVUB!!! In the first
corner the home rider Jan Švub from Czech was
going for the third position, and the crowd was
going crazy! The riders used an amazing speed from
the first turn to the jump in PRO - section
At the rhythm section Czech rider
Jan Svub trying as he can to overtake Kyle Evans,
but it doesn’t work… Last turn and last few jumps,
Czech rider tried from the left, from the right down
the last straight but Evans is still leading, so we
are in the finish. Phillips got the first place,
Evans got the second place, SVUB!!! got
third place and Lapraz the fourth…..
The race was over and we began a
final ceremony. Everybody liked the track and they
were very surprised how the Czech fans mad for an
amazing atmosphere with their BMX Power!!!! After
ceremony everybody made a picture with their idols
and take an autograph. We would like to thank
everybody, riders, fans and organization team for an
awesome event. Look for more from our club!
Results, King of Prague –
UCI C1 – sunday 21/06/2015
1) Liam Phillips
2) Kyle Evans
2) Aneta Hladikova
3) Jan Svub
3) Romana Labounkova
1) Liam Webster
1) Louanne Juillerat
2) Nick Geerling
2) Karolína Vranova
TJ BMX Pardubice/CZE
TJ BMX Pardubice/CZE
Check out some of what the Riders from the Elite
category had to say about the King Of Prague Race! –
Liam Philips, Kyle Evans and Martijn
Jaspers had to say about the race and our track!
From World Champion and BMX
Olympian, Liam Phillips, "I speak for both
myself and Kyle Evans when I say we had a great weekend
racing at the King of Prague! The track was a lot of fun
and thankfully, the weather was kind to us. We are
looking forward to returning to BMX club Repy in the
future!" ..... Thanks, Liam!
And, from Martijn Jaspers from
The Netherlands, "I’m really happy that I
came to Prague for this race. I have three weekends full
of races and this one was the second one, so I came to
enjoy it for 100%. This was by far the best Czech track
and I had a lot of fun here. The track is fast, flowing,
entertaining and the asphalt is perfect. I was happy
with a good final on Saturday and I got the third
place." ..... Thanks, Martijn!
We have to thank very much
to our sponsors, and our UAMK Bikrosclub Repy club
for organisation of this great event, riders, speakers
and mainly our supports who made this amazing atmosphere
on a BMX
BMX Racing News - Monday - June 22, 2015
BMX Hall of Famer, Loses Battle With Cancer
Lady Legend, Deanna Edwards Jamieson passed away Monday
after a short but valiant battle with cancer.
made her mark in BMX in the 80's as one of the fastest
of the Fast Ladies on the track, racing at the Factory
level for Columbus Schwinn, GT Factory and World Class
During her BMX racing career, Deanna accomplished
more than most riders with multiple ABA and NBL National
Championships, a 16 & Over Girls Murray World Cup
Championship, an ABA Girls International Super Bowl of
BMX Championship, and IBMXF and UCI World Championships!
such a successful amateur BMX career, Edwards retired
from BMX racing 1987 but returned to BMX with a
vengeance in 2004, signing on with Supercross BMX and
winning both ABA national and UCI world championships.
In October 2014 at the USABMX Hall of Fame Banquet,
Deanna was honored with a place in the U.S BMX Hall of
Fame as the Women's Racing nominee.
She will be missed by hundreds of BMXers whose lives
she touched in her early and later career in BMX racing,
as well as her loving family. Prayers and best wishes
are extended to the Edwards-Jamieson family from BMX
Mania Dot Com.
She will be missed and honored as a true BMXer who
made a difference. Deanna Edwards Jamieson, Rest In
BMX Racing News - Wednesday - June 17, 2015
Signs Tory Nyhaug and Re-Introduces the ANSWER BMX
ANSWER BMX Products is excited to
announce the return of the ANSWER BMX Factory Team
highlighted by the signing of Canadian Olympic athlete
and World #2 Tory Nyhaug to a multi-year deal.
BMX historians will remember the
ANSWER Factory teams of years past that included rosters
of some of racing’s most accomplished amateur, pro, and
Olympic racers in history.
While the purpose of those teams in
the past was the pursuit of team trophy titles and team
sheets, the newly formed team’s focus is purely on
promotion, creating strong brand image, and exposure in
a global market.
ANSWER BMX President John Sawyer
stated, “I know the history of the Factory Answer teams
of the past and the positive image it created for the
brand. While we are fortunate to be currently partnered
with the high profile Factory Team’s of George Costa’s
ANSWER RENNEN Factory Team and Jim Buchanan’s Ssquared
ANSWER Factory Team, we felt it was important to have
our own smaller team for promotional purposes with some
international flavor. And having a high profile Elite
like Tory Nyhaug as our flagship leader is a no brainer
"Tory, who is just returning to
form after a late season injury in 2014 and release from
his former sponsor, had this to say about joining his
new team, “I’m psyched to be partnering with ANSWER BMX
heading into the Olympics. I’ve used Answer parts since
I was a little kid and am excited to ride the 2x Bike of
the Year. I know Birk and everybody at Answer and
Ssquared will give me the support I need to be
2015 ANSWER BMX Factory Team Roster consists of:
Tory Nyhaug, Canada, Elite Men
Alfredo Campo, Ecuador, Elite Men
Cole Proctor, USA
Sebastian Velasquez, Columbia
Valentina Velasquez, Columbia
Ronalds Ritins, Latvia
Larry Dardini, USA
Mazin Shehayeb, USA
DJ Foster, USA
Jackson Gentry, USA
Evan Putnam, USA
Rusty Dial, USA
Darin Houston, USA
The ANSWER BMX Factory will proudly represent Ssquared
Bicycles, ANSR race wear, Rennen Designs, Tioga Tires,
MJT, and CRIT as team co-sponsors for the 2015 season.
For more information on ANSWER BMX products visit
www.answerbmx.com or Answer
BMX on Facebook.
BMX Racing News - Monday - June 15, 2015
Hundreds of Sunday Photos Posted on BMX Mania Race
Report Page for Great Salt Lake Nationals!
BMX Mania made the trip to the USABMX Great Salt
Lake Nationals at Rad Canyon BMX and we wound up the
weekend with a MASSIVE posting of hundreds of photos to
the Great Salt Lake race report pages
The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup at Papendal,
Netherlands is one of the BEST races in BMX, AND one of
the coolest features that the BMX Holland organizers
brings in every year is Joost Wichman (Long time BMXer
and World Champion MTB pilot) and his merry band of Pump
This recap of the Pump Battle Series during the
Papendal Bike Event is awesome and worth your time to
This video shows the huge fun factor of pumptrack
racing. Mountainbikers, BMX racers, freestylers and
stuntsteps riders got together for this Pumping madness.
Head to head pumptrack racing at it's best for young
and old, pro and amateur. Enjoy this video by Lars
Veenstra and start pumping! It's not only fun, it's also
a good working out! Cheers
is on the road to the USABMX Pro Series national at Rad
Canyon in Salt Lake City, Utah. Check in this weekend
for rad pix and what's happening from Rad Canyon!
Mania / Robinson Fitness Clinic At Hire Park BMX!
Come learn from
BMXMania.com Riders Kyle (NAG #1) and Krystal
Robinson (NAG # 5 & 6)! We will be working on basic
skills including gate starts, turns, and more!
We hope to see you there!
Cost is $20. A portion of the proceeds will be donated
back to Hire Park.
All other proceeds will go towards
Kyle Robinson's bid to win the UCI BMX World
Championships in July 2015.
BMX Racing News - Thursday/friday - June 4/5, 2015
Holmes Racing Kicks Off Huge Summer Camp Season!
just a couple weeks time, the Dale Holmes Racing Team
will kick off our full-summer of BMX camp sessions
through a partnership with the YMCA of San Diego County.
We're excited to be offering the
following weeks; June 22-26, July 6-10, July 13-17, July
20-24, July 27-July 31, August 3-7, August 10-14, and
We have expanded our offering to the
following YMCA locations; Mission Valley/Toby Wells
YMCA, Rancho Family YMCA,
Cameron Family YMCA and
We provide the bikes, safety gear,
instruction, motivation and giveaways. We even make
trips to the local tracks to get the kids geared up for
simulated races. Beginners are welcome.
We have enough staff to organize
participants by both ability and age to ensure a
wonderful time. If you have additional questions, please
contact our team assistant at Adrienne@ceco-cal.com or
you are invited to contact Jennifer Best at the YMCA
BMX Racing News - Tuesday - June 2, 2015
CAROLINE BUCHANAN IN A YEAR OF BMX RACING!
At BMX Mania, we feel that
Caroline Buchanan is not
only one of the greatest Elite Women's BMXers of all
time, but she's about as good as it gets when it comes
to promoting BMX, her racing career and Elite Women's
You HAVE to check out this BMX Racing documentary
(One of the best we've ever seen!) of her 2014
racing season, which saw her go thru the 'Best of Times /
Worst of Times' all in one year.
Join her on this incredible journey, as 24 year old
Caroline Buchanan embarks on the
2014 UCI BMX Supercross
World Cup series with one goal in mind.
Take a ride with Caroline as she travels around the
globe & secures the BMX World Cup Title.
Caroline takes you behind the scenes in this one hour
documentary of what its like to be a 5x World Champion
action sport female chasing gold.
Check out her track in her backyard, adrenaline
junkie down time and unseen footage securing the World
LOCATIONS: AUSTRALIA, UNITED KINGDOM, HOLLAND,
GERMANY, ARGENTINA, USA, COLOMBIA
■ Subaru Motors Australia ■ Monster Headphones Australia
This video is
BMX Mania Approved!
BMX Racing News - Tuesday/Wednesday - May 26-27, 2015
PUMPTrax USA builds New Community Pump Track in
Brookings, South Dakota
From KELO News /
BROOKINGS, SD - Brookings will soon be home to a brand
new Pump Park, built by
PumpTrax USA of Columbus, Ohio. The three
dirt tracks for bicycles are part of the Dakota Nature
Park in the south part of town. It's not a dirt cheap
form of recreation but this $20,000 dirt track facility
will be a welcomed addition to the Brookings bike trail.
Brookings Parks and Recreation Director Pete Colson
says it's taking 100 truck loads of dirt to get the
"It's a park similar to our skate park or even a
sledding hill. People are going to travel just to do a
particular activity. It's something very, very different
and something you don't find a lot of in this part of
the country," Colson said.
PumpTrax USA out of Ohio is building three courses
for riders at all different levels. Once the crew is
finished in Brookings, they will head to Rio De Janeiro
to build the BMX track for the Olympics.
"The goal in building the Pump Park here in Brookings
is to take someone that has never done this sort of
riding before and then incrementally work their way up
to a more advanced level," Lead Builder, Alex Fowler
From Strider bikes to BMX, pedals aren't necessary
here. The tracks are designed to use your body weight
and wheels to get you around.
Colson hopes the Pump Park will become a destination
in the region.
"I hope everybody comes out and eventually enjoys the
park and the nature park as well. It's kind of a place
that we're really proud of and we hope it attracts as
many citizens as it does visitors," Colson said.
Mania's, Shannon Taylor Awarded USABMX Bob Warnicke
IN BOB WARNICKE SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO 70 STUDENTS
..... USA BMX has
just announced this year's recipients of the
Bob Warnicke Scholarships
- to both a record number of college students in
addition to a record dollar amount.
More than 70 students will be awarded part of the
$75,000 in scholarships; which is raised from
participants in the Bob Warnicke Scholarship races held
throughout the past year at USA BMX tracks.
"As our sport sees increased participation in our Bob
Warnicke Scholarship races, the USA BMX Foundation is
able to give back more to our members - those who are
balancing college life with their favorite sport, BMX
Racing," stated CEO of USA BMX,
B.A. Anderson. "All of us at USA BMX are
thrilled to be able to hand out a record amount -
$75,000, to a record number of students."
BMX Mania Dot Com, owner and
team manager Jerry Landrum is also proud to
announce that one of our very own team members,
Shannon Taylor was
awarded a $2000 scholarship from the Bob Warnicke
According to Landrum, "I raced with
Bob Warnicke, a
great BMXer who gave a lot to the sport back in my old
'Cardiac Class' days of BMX racing, and it is awesome to
see a BMX Mania team member, Shannon Taylor, to be
honored in the memory of a great man who worked really
hard to make BMX better, my old race mate, Bob Warnicke.
Shannon personifies the spirit of the Warnicke
Scholarship award, he's a great student, a hard worker
and gives his all to the sport that he loves! I couldn't
From the USABMX Bob Warnicke
Scholarship announcement .... NAME:
Shannon Taylor .....
HOMETOWN: Warsaw, IN
..... COLLEGE: Marian
University ..... DEGREE:
Chemistry, Exercise Science
..... AMOUNT RECEIVED: $2,000
Shannon has also been accepted for a cycling and
academic scholarship to Marian
University in Indianapolis and will be
studying and competing this Fall as a member of the
Marian Knights Cycling Team.
Caroline Buchanan Battles To Hold On To UCI SX Series
Caroline Buchanan battled to hold on to
the series leader red plate at stop 2 of the UCI BMX
Supercross World Cup series in Holland.
Buchanan continued her lead in the UCI
BMX Supercross World Cup series despite battling it out
all weekend in the middle of the pack. The heavy travel
and race schedule over the past 25 days saw Caroline
compete at 2 World Cups, The Oceania Championships &
National Championships, across 3 countries, 4 time zones
& 6 days straight of travel time. The fatigue caught up
with Caroline by this final leg of 4 weeks on the road
and saw her bar to bar fighting for a spot in the final.
The European weather put on a show with
amazing sunny summer conditions for the finals as the
riders battled not only for World Cup series points, but
all important Olympic qualification points as well.
In the elite women’s final the current
world champion and Olympic gold medallist, Mariana Pajon
(COL) won with a solid lead ahead of Felicia Stencil
(USA) and Stefany Hernandez (VEN). Caroline crossed the
line in 4th position.
“Riding against the best girls in the
world doesn't get any easier. With Olympics closing in
less than 550 days away, all the countries are stepping
up their game."
"I am not a racer that is used to
battling it out in the pack but this weekend taught me
how quickly fatigue can catch up with you and a really
good lesson about riding through the hard days,
persavering and holding onto as many crutial points as
“The amazing support from the BMX High
Performance Unit, my coach Wade Bootes and boyfriend
@barrryNobles95 has me in positive spirits looking
forward to the upcoming World Championships."
On to the next :)
FINAL - HERE
BMX World Championships Belgium - July 24 - 25th
BMX Supercross World Cup Round 3 - Sweden August 15 - 16
BMX Racing News - Friday/Saturday - May 15-16
Amanda Carr's AWESOME Thai TV ads, here!
Yep, it's THAT time of year! Time for the UCI
BMX Supercross World Cup CLASSIC.....the big race at
the Dutch Olympic Training Center in Papendal,
This is a race that the fastest of
the fast ALWAYS make, and this year the Olympic
Points intensity is beginning to crank up so you'll
see intense BMX racing action and big drama in
Of course, BMX Mania will be there. We're in the
air currently and will be on the ground, ready for
Friday's Elite Men's and Women's practice sessions.
We'll be bringing you some race coverage and
HUNDREDS of awesome BMX racing photos of your
country's best and your favorite riders!
Tune in late Friday evening for Friday Practice
Pix and over the weekend for more from Papendal. THE
place to race this weekend for International Elite
BMX Racing Action!!!!!
has won her 15th Australian BMX National Championship
title over the weekend at the Sleeman Sports Centre in
Buchanan holds onto the Australian National
Championship flag sleeve for another year, despite the
south east Queensland flooding and storms that swept
through the event over 3,000 racers, the BMX families
and volunteers pulled together with a smile and the show
In a competitive Elite Women’s final, it was Buchanan
who grabbed the hole shot and got to an early lead.
Western Australia’s Lauren Reynolds who wrapped up the
Australian National Series win for 2015 attempted a
powerful passing move in the first corner but wasn’t
able to stick it and slid out.
“It’s a huge honour to wear the Australian sleeve
around the world and ride for the nation with pride so I
wanted to win that back and hold onto the national
“I knew today I was going to have to ride a smart
lap. These turns were so unpredictable and slippery and
I’ve known from my mountain biking to lower the centre
of gravity and not panic on the exit.”
Racing at dusk on an extended day of competition
following an extreme weather event affecting south east
Queensland had forced the postponement of several
events, Caroline Buchanan won the Elite Women's national
title and and Corey Frieswyk the Elite Men's winner
mastered the tricky and greasy track best.
Next Stop for Caroline and the High Performance BMX
team is the 2nd UCI BMX Supercross World Cup round in
Holland this coming weekend.
is pleased to announce their partnership with elite
rider extraordinaire #95 Barry Nobles (USA).
Barry Nobles has been a long-time Supercross
rider and in known for pushing the limits on a bike.
EliteTrax will support Barry’s efforts to compete
at major international UCI events, while Barry also
will take the role as official test rider for
EliteTrax major builds.
“Riders often gets confused when they are asked
to test a track or an obstacle. More often they
judge the obstacle or design based on their own
ability or gain.
Barry on the other hand, gives an opinion that
gains everybody, not just himself, says EliteTrax
Master Builder, Tom Ritzenthaler.
“Of course, with Barry not hesitating of hitting
a new big jump, makes him the best test rider out
there” continues Tom.
“EliteTrax has pushed the envelope of BMX,
creating the BMX Supercross format and making us go
faster and bigger.
I, among many others pro riders, have certainly
taken Supercross to our liking” says Barry Nobles.
NEW DESIGNS WITH BARRY
“I want to contribute to build even better tracks
in the future and I’m confident my experience can
give EliteTrax valuable feedback to produce new
interesting obstacles and track designs” continues
WE BUILD, YOU RIDE!
It doesn’t matter if you are looking for
rebuilding your local BMX track, or wishing to
construct an Olympic size training facility, we got
No job is too small or too big for EliteTrax. We
can design and build a BMX track that meets your
BMX Racing News - Tuesday - May 5, 2015
Motocross Hall of Fame Announces 2015 Nominees
Mark Summers, President –
Texas Bicycle Motocross
Hall of Fame - On behalf of the Board of
Directors of Texas Bicycle Motocross Hall of Fame, I
am pleased to announce the nominees for the 2015
“Ryan Sheehan Spirit Award”.
West Texas BMX:
David “Doc” Gray
BMX: Neil Ford
BMX: Alfred “Big Al”
This award will be given to one person each year
that exemplifies the sportsmanship and commitment to
the sport of BMX that the late Ryan Sheehan showed
during his BMX career.
Ryan possessed an intense love of the BMX sport
that showed in every way. During his career, which
started in 1983, he was always the first person at
the track and the last to leave. He would help
beginners with gate starts and give advice, or would
hang out with the superstars and international
riders. He would lend you his bike or pick you up
off the track when you fell.
He loved every aspect of BMX racing. BMX Spirit
is never about the biggest trophy or the most points
or what number is on your plate. It is being a part
of a BMX family of racers and lasting friendships.
His years of BMX were his happiest and for that
our BMX family will be forever grateful. Each BMX
track in Texas is allowed to nominate one person
each year for this award.
The nominee can be a rider, sibling, parent, or
other supporter from the local track. They can be
currently involved or someone you want to recognize
from the past. The methodology of how the nominee is
chosen is left up to each track operator.
Each nominee will be presented with a Texas
BMX Hall of Fame jersey, and will be recognized
at our induction ceremony in
Desoto at the
Texas State Championships in August.
Natarsha Williams Birk
Joins Marian University Cycling Coaching Staff
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
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
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
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
BMX Racing News -
Tuesday - April 21, 2015
UCI SX UK PHOTOS ARE POSTED!
Photos, many, many photos are posted to the UCI
Race Report Page.....You know you want to see em!
SATURDAY & SUNDAY PIX TO BE POSTED FROM MANCHESTER,
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.
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
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.
BMX Racing News - Wednesday/Thursday - April 15/16, 2015
BMX MANIA IS ON THE
ROAD to uci sx!
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
2015 is going to be an awesome year of
UCI BMX SX,
Santiago del Estero, Argentina;
and Chula Vista, CA USA
..... AND BMX Mania will
be there for ALL the action!
Supercross World Cup and EliteTrax introduce the Lane 8
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
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
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.
BMX Racing News - weekend update - April 11/12, 2015
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 - Monday - April 6, 2015
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
Southbrook Park will be just north of the Dakota
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
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
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
Best wishes & prayers for a speedy return to the
track for Daniel!
scores second Factory Team win of the 2015 season!
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
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
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.
Hill saw the return of Kayla Gaddis, now Kayla Shane,
to the tournament course. Saturday was a "get to
know yourThomsonandODIequipped 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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
BMX Racing News - Monday/Tuesday - March 30-31, 2015
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
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,
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 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
BMX Racing News - Weekend Update - March 20-22, 2015
SAM AND ALISE WIN AT FIRST EVER USABMX SX IN
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) andAlise
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
Salem, NC/Dans Comp) kept the race close throughout,
and also maintained his position to secure the
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 withBrooke
CA/Haro Bikes) andFelicia
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
CA/J&R Bicycles) won the junior men's class, whileKelsey
WA/Staats-Ciari) won the junior women's race.
Mania's On The Road To Rock Hill This Weekend!
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,
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
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!
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
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
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 .....
BMX Racing News - Thursday - March 12, 2015
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
We are really excited about this project and couldn’t
have done it without the support of our local riders and
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
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
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
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.”
BMX Racing News - Wednesday/Thursday - March 4-5, 2015
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,
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.
BMX, which was a municipality build through the City of
The track currently races on Mondays and Saturdays
with practices on Tuesday and Thursday night and
This is a world class facility that promises to grow
in popularity and continue to make improvements as a BMX
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