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BMX Racing News - Tuesday - April 29, 2014
Kweg Co Chains, Getting Back On track...the BMX Track!
From Kyle Gress/Kweg Co Chains ..... As many people know Kweg Co Chains was started in 2009 around the Grand Nationals in Tulsa OK. The company was doing great! it was recognized world wide and within the first few weeks we were sold out. Sadly Brian Gress, my Father and the founder of Kweg Co. passed away attending the 2011 Grand Nationals. so basically the company started and ended at the Grands.

It was tough for my being 16 years old and witnessing something so tragic happen to my hero, my mentor, my best friend, my Dad. I tried my best to keep the company going for as long as I could, racing at the time I was so busy with training, traveling, school, running a company, and all while still trying to be a teenager. it was so overwhelming at the time I decided to put the company up for sale. while being successful in finding buyers I had some people jerk me around. and others offer crazy amounts that were hard to resist, but for some reason I just could not go through with it.

Attending the first Reno national of 2014 it was the first race I had been to in a while, I was so bombarded with people asking when I would be coming back and giving them the products they love so much. Prior to the national I started a little side project called iNDiE BICYCLES,  just so I could still be a part of the company scene. but bringing back Kweg Co was brought up by so many people it brought that issue to attention.

The racers wanted us back and that's all there was to it. So I am so very proud to announce that Kweg Co is back! All because of the people who demanded it and bugged me enough. I am doing it for those reasons, and because of my Dad, I know this is what he would want and I know if he were here he would be proud that I am backing a product I strongly believe in.

Currently in stock are our most popular models the half link hollow pin in gold and silver. Also we have our shirts and hats in stock! that's for the Kweg Co Side.

As for the iNDiE side we have all seat clamps QR and Standard in 31.8

We are also looking to add a few riders to our Factory Kweg Co / iNDiE team. Not only that but we are looking to build our grass roots team, so let's talk about the possibilities!

For dealer and team questions please email!

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BMX Racing News - weekend update - April 25, 2014

GAHANNA, Ohio - EliteTrax Inc. today announced that Soilworks®, the leading manufacturer of dust control products and soil stabilizing systems, is teaming up with the world’s leading BMX track builders – EliteTrax Inc.

Today’s modern BMX tracks are nothing like the old loose dirt tracks of the 80’s.

With today’s high speed and technical features, a fast, hard, dependable surface is necessary for the safety and performance of today’s fastest BMX athletes.

Modern BMX tracks therefore call for modern dust control solutions.

The eco-friendly synthetic polymer technology of Soilworks®’ signature product, Soiltac® , fits the needs of EliteTrax.

The soil stabilization and dust control agent is so effective that it’s the number one choice for the U.S. Military on bases and in active theater operations throughout the world.

Soiltac® offers a host of features, including dust control, road stabilization and more.

Most importantly, Soiltac® is a truly biodegradable product that is completely environmentally safe to use.

“I’ve worked with the Soiltac® product since 2003, and it is an awesome product,” said Tom Ritzenthaler of EliteTrax Inc.

“Soiltac® is by far creating the best results, not to mention that it’s completely harmless to nature and riders when they get scratched up,” continued Ritzenthaler.

“We’re proud to partner with EliteTrax to provide our revolutionary dust control solutions for its innovative BMX tracks,” said Chad Falkenberg, CEO and founder of Soilworks®.

“It’s another opportunity for us to demonstrate just how effective and environmentally responsible dust control can be with our products.”

In addition to being the official distributor of Soiltac®, EliteTrax will also work with Soilworks® to create application and maintenance guidelines specifically for BMX tracks.

To watch the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup live please go to

To follow the UCI BMX Supercrosss World Cup on Facebook , Twitter @UCI_BMX_SX and Instagram UCIBMXSX.

About Soilworks®: Soilworks® provides engineered solutions to meet the broad needs of the dust control and soil stabilization industry.

Whether the market is commercial, industrial or military, Soilworks® has the innovative tools, unmatched technical support, and environmentally friendly technologies to fulfill specific requirements. Soilworks®’ performance-driven portfolio of industry-leading products include the Patented U.S. Dept. of Defense Surtac®, Soiltac®, Powdered Soiltac®, Gorilla-Snot® and Durasoil®. Soilworks®’ international sales network, global distribution centers and integrated customer service provide an ideal platform to satisfy all its customers’ needs.

Get to know Soilworks® better at or call 1-800-545-5420.

About EliteTrax Inc: EliteTrax Inc. is the world’s leading BMX track designer builder and preferred track builder of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

In addition to the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup tracks, EliteTrax is currently involved in the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing China, the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto Canada and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

EliteTrax Inc. is headquartered in Gahanna, Ohio and is the subsidiary company of Global SX Events. More info at

About Global SX Events, Inc.: Global SX Events Inc. (GSX Events) is the premier promoter of professional BMX events internationally.

On behalf of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), GSX oversees the general management of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, for which it holds the organization and marketing rights. The GSX team represents the leading edge of BMX events organization and has been instrumental in developing the BMX Supercross World Cup series.

GSX Events Inc. is headquartered in Gahanna, Ohio, USA. GSX Events Inc.'s main stakeholder is Stratesphere LLC.


About the Union Cycliste Internationale: Founded in 1900, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is the world governing body of cycling. Headquartered in Aigle, Switzerland, the UCI is the International Federation of Cycling uniting the National Cycling Federations of 178 countries.





BMX Racing News - Wednesday/Thursday - April 23-24, 2014

VIDEO OF the elite women's FINAL


To read Caroline's entire report from UCI BMX SX MANCHESTER 2014, CLICK HERE!






BMX Racing News - Monday - April 21, 2014

Phillips & Smulders, Big Winners In Manchester, England at UCI BMX SX World Cup #1
Elite Men Elite Women

1st Liam Phillips/GBR 2nd Anthony Dean/AUS 3rd Tory Nyhaug/CAN

1st Caroline Buchanan/AUS 2nd Brooke Crain/USA 3rd Stefany Hernandez/VEN






BMX Racing News - weekend update - April 18-20, 2014

Liam Phillips gets British crowd on their feet in Manchester

Women's Time Trial Superfinal win for Laura Smulders

Friday BMX Mania Photo Gallery Coming Today!

MANCHESTER, England 18 April 2014 from UCI Media Services - England’s Liam Phillips uses home advantage for the first UCI SX World Cup Time Trial win of the season in front of loud fans in the National Cycling Centre. Although not a personal record, the sub 29 second time was needed to get Latvian Edzus Treimanis out of the hot seat. Treimanis set a time of 29.253 early in the final which was beat by the popular Phillips with one more rider to go: Time Trial World Champion Connor Fields (USA). With all eyes on the big screen the relief was big when the American set the second fastest time leaving Phillips the winner of the evening.

When asked if he expected to win on his home SX track Liam answered, “You can never expect to win, it’s BMX isn’t it? It was difficult doing practice and then go for a full lap 5 hours later on this challenging track. It’s difficult to ride because it’s so fast. The jumps are big but you’re just hauling so it’s hard to put a good lap together.” Liam is ready for tomorrow’s World Cup race, “I’ve done the work I needed to do in order to be competitive so I need a few good starts and a few good laps and we’ll see what happens.” Edzus Treimanis completed the top three of the first Time Trials final of 2014.

Also the women enjoyed racing in the amazing facility. The girls rode impressive and the big jumps were a challenge for most. American Brooke Crain conquered the hot seat early on in the finals but it was Olympic bronze medalist Laura Smulders who set the fastest time of the night after a long winter of hard training. “I was out most of last summer with a knee injury and couldn’t wait to be back on the bike again. I felt strong the last few weeks but you never know how hard the competition has trained during the winter months.” The Dutch National team rider added, “With this win I get to pick the starting position on the gate for tomorrow’s races which is an advantage.” French Champion Manon Valentino scored third place.

The permanent indoor BMX Supercross track at the National Cycling Centre in Manchester is one of a kind with all facilities available to hold a great World Cup race. 64 men and 32 women have qualified to go head to head on the track tomorrow evening.

The race can be viewed live at

Results Time Trials Men final:

1 PHILLIPS Liam GBR 28.942 0.000
2 FIELDS Connor USA 29.156 +0.214
3 TREIMANIS Edzus LAT 29.253 +0.311
4 ANDRE Sylvain FRA 29.309 +0.367
5 NYHAUG Tory CAN 29.313 +0.371
6 PELLUARD Vincent FRA 29.581 +0.639
7 REZENDE Renato BRA 29.594 +0.652
8 CALEYRON Quentin FRA 29.628 +0.686
9 DEAN Anthony AUS 29.699 +0.757
10 OQUENDO ZABALA Carlos Mario COL 29.748 +0.806
11 GODET Damien FRA 29.752 +0.810
12 DAUDET Joris FRA 29.835 +0.893
13 van GORKOM Jelle NED 29.944 +1.002
14 JASPERS Martijn NED 30.808 +1.866
15 van GENDT Twan NED 31.186 +2.244
16 GARCIA Jared USA 44.120 +15.178

Friday BMX Mania Photo Gallery Coming Today!

Results Time Trials Women final:
1 SMULDERS Laura NED 33.251 0.000
2 CRAIN Brooke USA 33.561 +0.310
3 VALENTINO Manon FRA 34.495 +1.244
4 CARR Amanda THA 34.624 +1.373
5 GEORGE Dani USA 35.045 +1.794
6 REYNOLDS Lauren AUS 35.187 +1.936
7 O'KEEFFE Teagan RSA 35.677 +2.426

UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Race
Report Page update Posted To BMX Mania!
If you don't like BMX Racing Photos, you may want to go somewhere besides the friendly confines of BMX Mania Dot Com! Because that's EXACTLY what we did overnight, Thursday. As soon as practice was over at the British Cycling's fabulous indoor SX track, we grabbed some supper and got over to the hotel to do some photo editing!

The results are in and the long night of photo editing was well worth the sleepless night. Hundreds and hundreds of good stuff, on the race report page for you. Come and visit the UCI BMX SX U.K. World Cup Race Report Page, it's AWESOME! Click on the photo above to get your BMX Mania Experience off and running!





BMX Racing News - Tuesday/Wednesday - April 15/16, 2014


British Cycling National Cycling Centre

Manchester U.K. - April 17-19, 2014

The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup is the premier BMX racing series in the world. and BMX Mania will be bringing you awesome BMX Race Action Reporting this weekend from the World Renowned, British Cycling National Cycling Center (Indoor) in Manchester, England.

Featuring 5 events on 3 continents, the Supercross World Cup is returning to Manchester’s National Cycling Centre for the second time in 2014 after a successful debut in 2013.

The fastest, bravest riders in the world will take the gate in the race for world supremacy and a prime placing at the World Championships.

Accelerating down the 8m high Supercross ramp around the professional indoor course, this is BMX racing at its most exhilarating and exciting best. coverage of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup will begin, Friday morning with a photo gallery of the greatest riders from around the world captured in all their high speed glory at the Thursday Practice Session at the British Cycling National Cycling Centre.

The complete schedule of Supercross events that will be covering includes the following!

FRIDAY 18 APRIL 2014 - 3 Rounds of motos sees riders compete to qualify for Saturday’s finals whilst the top ranked 16 men and 8 women race the clock in the Time Trials Superfinals. (BMX Mania coverage should be posted, Sat. morning, U.S. time.)

19:00 – 21:10 Elite Men Qualification 16 motos (3 rounds)

Elite Women Qualification 16 motos (3 rounds)


21:30 – 21:45 Elite Women Time Trials Superfinal

21:45 – 22:00 Elite Men Time Trials Superfinal

22:00 – 22:15 Awards Ceremony

SATURDAY 19 APRIL 2014 - The top 64 men and 32 women race from the 8 man gate elbow to elbow through the rounds to claim victory in Manchester. (BMX Mania coverage should be posted, Sunday morning, U.S. time.)

17:00 –17:45 Autograph Session – National Cycling Centre Foyer

19:00 – 19:05 Riders Introduction

19:05 – 20:45 Elite Men 1/8 Finals 1st Round

Elite Women Quarterfinals 1st Round

Elite Men 1/8 Finals 2nd Round

Elite Women Quarterfinals 2nd Round

Elite Men 1/8 Finals 3rd Round

Elite Women Quarterfinals 3rd Round


20:50 – 21:00 Elite Men Quarterfinals

21:05 – 21:15 Elite Women Semifinals

21:20 – 21.25 Elite Men Semifinals

21:30 – 21:40 Elite Women Final

21:40 – 21:50 Elite Men Final

21:50 – 22:00 Awards Ceremony

All recorded here for you on the UCI BMX SX World Cup Manchester/Race Report Page, thanks to your friends at BMX Mania Dot Com!






BMX Racing News - Monday - April 14, 2014

 Kiwi Nick Says Goodbye NZ Hello USA!
New Zealand Elite, Nick Fox is stoked to let you all know his plans for 2014! After an insane six months in the USA last year, Nick says, "I knew it was the place to be for BMX and to progress to the next level. I began planning as soon as I got home and everything has finally fallen in to place."

At the start of December last year Nick began working with Paul Caldwell who is based out of Texas and is the owner of the Compound Gym. Nick then started planning out the year, researching if it was even possible and what visas were needed to apply for to make this happen. Nick applied for a eight month visa from March 17th to December 2nd and was successful in the interview and the visa was confirmed.

For Nick, this means that on March 17th he will be going to Mansfield, Texas to stay with Paul and train at the compound and will travel to all the USABMX pro rounds and race AA pro this year until the USABMX Grands in Tulsa. Nick is stoked to making the jump to the states and "can't wait to take on this opportunity of a lifetime and begin to make my dreams a reality!"

Check out his Winter 2014 Nick Fox Video, it's AWESOME, loads of skill, a new motivation and unlimited BMX horizons await.....Dream Young Man, Dream!

BMX Wall Presents USABMX Super Nationals Coverage from Desoto, Texas!
Glenn Fife at did a pretty sweet USABMX Super Nationals video report from the Desoto National, check it out, sports fans, lots of good stuff in there!





BMX Racing News - weekend update - April 11-13, 2014

USA Cycling BMX DEVELOPMENT CAMP at Olympic Training Center!

BMX DEVELOPMENT CAMP [2014 BMX Development Camp #1] - The first BMX Program Development Camp of 2014 was held May 30-April 6 at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

Camp standouts were Ryan Pettigrew (Watsonville, Calif.), Bubba Gonzales, BJ Ensey (Bella Vista, Calif.) and Kelsey Van Ogle (Auburn, Wash.), who set a new fastest time for the girls development track.

"Overall, a great camp with a talented group of riders," said camp head coach Arielle Martin-Verhaaren. "The talent keeps getting younger and better with each camp I've taught. I am looking forward to bringing some of these kids back for future camps to help them develop and make that transition to Supercross racing."

"I'm incredibly happy with the direction our devo program is headed under the leadership of Arielle Martin and Jonas Harmon," added USA Cycling Director of BMX, Jamie Staff. "I'd like to see the size, funding, and sponsorship partnerships of our program grow over the coming years, increasing the opportunities for young BMX athletes."

USA Cycling National BMX Coach, James Herrera echoed those comments. "It's always great to see our emerging talent," he said. "I'm truly encouraged about the future of our U.S. BMX program."

And, this from a satisfied parent.....“I wanted to thank you again so much for inviting Austin back to the devo camp 1. The training program you all run is top notch! Austin returns from your camps each time even more motivated, determined and committed to BMX SX. I think it’s great! Thank you again for believing in him!”- Linda Ivanoff, BMX Parent.

USA Cycling would like to thank Chase Bicycles & Tioga for their continued support in the Development of our junior riders.

Ride like a girl, girl shoot out

Elite Women's rider, Carley Young is heading up a great Girl's Only BMX Series at Oldsmar BMX, check it out and if you're within "racing distance" and have girls under your control, hit it up!

From Race Organizer, Carley Young.....The biggest thing I get complaints from parents is their girls are not ready for nationals and a gate of 8 because their local program is to small. I want to do a shoot out for the girls every 2nd Saturday of the month at Oldsmar Bmx. This series has 6 races, 5 qualifiers one final.

There is no age limit on this shoot out but you must have 8 Amateur girls to race. $15 entry fee, First 3 paid every qualifier and top 8 get paid for overall final in points on September 20th. Special end of the series awards and we are going to try and do a holeshot award for the final.

We are going to treat these girls like pros, scrambled motos, lane selection, pro introduction style for the main event the whole royal treatment.

I want riders to be pumped on local racing and I want girls to wanna train for something on a local level.

The schedule may change due to the constitution of the new track being built but the amount of races well not change.

"Fast Women Of BMX" photo by Rich Snipes/Sniper Shots





BMX Racing News - Tuesday - April 8, 2014

Sebesta & Stancil Take Elite Wins, Sunday at USABMX Super Nats!

Check out the BMX mania race report page for complete results and awesome BMX racing photo Here for more!

Hard Racing was the order of the day as Tanner Sebesta battled "The Machine" Maris Strombergs and Felicia Stancil fought it out with the U.K.'s, Shanaze Reade in the Elite Men's and Women's main events, Sunday at the USABMX Super Nationals in Desoto, Texas. Sunday saw cold and rain in the area but the racing was safe and dry underneath the covered facility at Desoto BMX. Vet Pro racing saw Javier Colombo take the big spot on the podium and in A Pro it was Rusty Nesvig doubling it up with two big wins.
Elite Men's Podium Elite Women's Podium
1 Tanner Sebesta/Ssquared-Answer 1 Felicia Stancil/GT
2 Maris Strombergs/Free Agent-Rockstar 2 Shanaze Reade/GT-Red Bull
3 Riley Stair/Tangent 3 Amanda Carr/J&R-Prophecy
Check out the BMX mania race report page for complete results and awesome BMX racing photo HERe for more!









BMX Racing News - weekend update - April 4-6, 2014

1Sam Willoughby 1 Alise Post 1 Cristian Becerine 1 Rusty Nesvig
2 Tory Nyhaug 2 Shanaze Reade 2 Javier Colombo 2 Austin Hiatt
3 Tanner Sebesta 3 Felicia Stancil 3 Beau Richards 3 Lee Lewis

Check out the BMX mania race report page for complete results and awesome BMX racing photo HERe for more!



1 Justin Posey/Marian U.

1 Felicia Stancil/Marian U.

2 Danny Caluag/Lindsey Wilson

2 Kristen Bob/Marian U.

3 Kristraps Vinters/Lindsey Wilson

3 Madison Pitts/Lindenwood U.





1 Justin Posey/Marian U.

1 Felicia Stancil/Marian U.

2 Danny Caluag/Lindsey Wilson

2 Kristen Bob/Marian U.

3 Kristaps Vinters/Lindsey Wilson

3 Madison Pitts/Lindenwood U.

Three national titles up for grabs to collegiate riders in Texas this weekend

Colorado Springs, Colo. (April 3, 2014) -- Three national titles will be up for grabs this weekend as the 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate BMX National Championships take place in tandem with the USA BMX Super Nationals at the Metroplex in Desoto, Texas.

The event, slated for April 4-5, will represent the third year that USA Cycling has awarded national titles to collegiate athletes in the discipline of BMX. On the line will be individual national titles for both men and women, as well as the coveted team omnium title.

Collegiate racing begins at 5:00 p.m. CDT on Friday with the podium ceremonies taking place on Saturday.

Many of the country's top collegiate cycling teams are expected to make strong runs, including Fort Lewis College, Lindenwood University, Marian University, Mars Hill University, and Colorado Mesa University.

Will powerhouse cycling school Marian be able to defend its team omnium from a year ago? Follow #collnats on twitter for live updates of all the action.

Stay tuned to http://www.usacycling.orgfor a full report of Friday's racing after the podium presentations on Saturday.







BMX Racing News - Thursday - April 2, 2014

Connor Fields wins USA Cycling National Championships
Connor Fields took the win and the USA Cycling BMX National Elite Men's Championship title at the Chula Vista, CA SX track at the Olympic training center on Saturday.

Connor had a great day of racing up until the main event, winning each of his races. As the race started for the main event, Connor spun his rear tire out of the gate and was mid pack through the first 2 turns. He went into the 3rd straight away in 3rd place and hit the rhythm section full speed and gained on the leaders.

As the riders entered the last turn, they went high into the turn and Connor railed the turn and was able to get up to full speed quicker than the others, overtaking them down the last straight and went on to win the days event!

This is Connor's 2nd USA National Championship as an Elite rider. Listen to Connor as he talks about the days events: Connor on Winning the Championship

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