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Today's BMX Racing News - Saturday, August 30, 2008
CLOSE RACING AT THE NBL GRANDS!
|Randy Stumfhauser edges out Cristian Becerine in the Elite Men's Main Event at the 2008 NBL Grands. Randy won the race and the overall title with the win.||In the Elite Women's final, Amanda Geving get there first over Amelie Despeaux. Neither lady BMXer was in contention for the title, but the racing was AWESOME!|
Stumpfhauser, Geving, Fallen & Endara
Take Elite Race Wins at NBL Grands
Stumpfhauser, Barragan, Fallen & Fox
Take Elite year end Series Title Wins at NBL Grands
Saturday photo gallery to BE POSTED,
SUNDAY, ON THE NBL Grands Race report page
Stumpfhauser & Despeaux Take Friday Elite Wins In Louisville
DALE HOLMES & CARLOS OQUENDO TAKE BIG WINS IN MASTERS AND SUPER EX!
LIVE @ GO211: ABA and NBL BMX Action This Weekend!
Go211 is the place to be this Labor Day weekend with TWO live BMX webcasts! Tune in Friday through Sunday to the NBL Grand Nationals, Live from Louisville, Kentucky. The schedule is as follows:
Friday: 5PM EST
Saturday: 8AM EST
Sunday: 8AM EST
Visit the NBL Grand Nationals Microsite @ Go211 for more details!
Also, tune in Saturday and Sunday for the ABA Blackjack Nationals, Live from RENO, Nevada. The schedule for this event:
Saturday: 11AM PST, 2PM EST
Sunday: 8AM PST, 11AM EST
For more information, visit the Blackjack Nationals microsite. See you all there!
Australian Olympic BMX Rider to miss World Cup MTB
BMX Beijing Olympian, Tanya Bailey (Perth/Gold Coast), will not be racing at the Nissan UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Four Cross event this Saturday night in Canberra. Instead the 27 year old has travelled to Perth to spend some time with family and friends before the welcome home parades in three weeks time. National Four Cross champion, Caroline Buchanan (Canberra), will fly the flag for Australia and is looking towards a possible BMX Olympic berth in London 2012.
Other BMX Olympians Jared Graves (Toowoomba) and Luke Madill (Penrith) will line up in a strong international field including World Four Cross Champion, Rafael Alvarez De Lara Lucas (ESP). Graves was unlucky in Beijing to crash in the final race finishing in sixth place. Madill is currently the National Four Cross champion. The Four Cross start list is dominated by Australians with another 14 riders lining up including recent BMX World Junior Champion, Sam Willoughby (Adelaide).
Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, August 28, 2008
BMX MANIA IS ON THE ROAD
TO THE NBL GRANDS!
|It's NBL Grands time and the BMX Mania Mobile is headin' down the road to Louisville, Kentucky for the big race. Check back Friday for more from the Grands and more from BMX Mania, your One Stop Shop For BMX News And Views!|
Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, August 27, 2008
BAWLS GUARANA LAUNCHES LINE OF LIMITED-EDITION BMX RACING CANS
Miami, FL – August 26, 2008 – In continuation of the brand’s commitment to BMX racing, BAWLS Guarana announced the launch of a limited-edition line of BMX racing-branded cans, now available nationwide. Proceeds from the sales of these BMX cans will go to support the growth of BMX racing in the US.
Fresh off the sport’s debut at the 2008 Summer Olympics, BMX racing is a still-growing force in the extreme sports community. Proceeds from all BAWLS BMX can sales will be donated to the American Bicycle Association (ABA) and the National Bicycle League (NBL) – the nation’s two BMX racing sanctions – to benefit new track building, rider development and local racing programs.
BAWLS Guarana is a long-time backer of BMX– the brand serves as the “Official Energy Drink” of both the ABA and NBL and is an active sponsor of several pro riders. “BAWLS Guarana’s involvement in BMX racing over the last two years has left me and our employees hooked!” commented Founder and CEO Hoby Buppert. “These cans allow us to thank the BMX racing community for their ongoing support.”
"We're very excited about the release of these new cans,” said ABA Marketing Director Shannon Gillette. “This shows the continued commitment that BAWLS Guarana has towards BMX racing and the ABA BMX programs. It's great working with companies like this!"
“The new BAWLS BMX-branded cans promise to help raise awareness for BMX and in turn, directly benefit the development of the sport at grass root levels,” said Kevin O’Brien, NBL’s director of marketing. “BAWLS Guarana continues to support NBL and BMX Racing and we are proud to promote the launch of their newest initiative at the NBL Grand National.”
The cans will be unveiled this weekend at the 2008 NBL Grand Championships in Louisville, KY. Can artwork also features the logos of the ABA and NBL. The debut of BAWLS Guarana’s BMX cans also marks the start of the brand’s annual BMX contest, promoted on the limited-edition packaging. BAWLS fans can enter to win one of 25 limited-edition BAWLS BMX racing bikes, made exclusively by Intense BMX. No purchase is necessary to enter at www.bawls.com.
BAWLS is the brainchild of entrepreneur Hoby Buppert, CEO of Hobarama, LLC, who named the beverage for the caffeinated “bounce” the drink packs. Widely distributed to local supermarkets, convenience stores (7-Eleven, Speedway/SuperAmerica), Target, Microcenter stores and gaming venues; BAWLS is a premium, non-alcoholic, carbonated beverage made from the guarana berry harvested in the Amazonian Rainforest. The caffeine found in BAWLS Guarana contains the same amount of caffeine as coffee and nearly three times that of traditional sodas due to a naturally occurring form of the stimulant found in the guarana berry. BAWLS’ unique refreshing flavor tastes like a citrus infused cream soda and its popularity continues to grow among caffeine-deprived, refreshment-seeking techies, students, professionals and athletes in need of a Bounce. For more information, visit www.BAWLS.com.
One of the fastest/hottest BMX kids in Europe is looking for a sponsor.
Vincent had an outstanding season this past year, with a #3 in elite men in the French Cup/National Championships, and a big #2 Junior Men's ranking in the super tough European Championships.
To cap off the year, Vincent blazed his way to a 2nd place Junior Men's class at the UCI World Championships in Taiyuan, China.
Somebody who's lookin' for a great representative for their company will get a deal when they pick up this Fast N Furious Frenchman!
Check Vincent out via his email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today's BMX Racing News - TOOZday, August 26, 2008
Yeah, I know it sounds like "I Bin Slackin", but it HAS been busy busy busy since arriving back in the BMX Mania World HQ from the Olympics.
BUTT! We are starting to get caught up just in time to get behind while at the NBL Grands, so the Friday Finals Freakout From The Olympics
has been posted!!!!! Tons of WHITE HOT BMX RACING ACTION from you new favorite Olympic Sport!
It's kind of cool, isn't it? Everybody thinks that this "New Olympic Sport" is so cool, and we've known that FOR YEARS!!!!!
Go ahead and gloat, all you broken boned, beat up BMXers.....You Deserve It!
Rennen Design Group
to Award Holeshot cash
to Pro Men at the NBL Grands
Attention all Pro Men: Rennen Design Group is sponsoring the Pro Men’s Holeshot award on Saturday at the NBL Grands.
$250 goes to the winner of the Rennen Holeshot and if the winner is using a Rennen Sprocket, they earn a bonus $250 cash.
The NBL Pro Spectacular will run Saturday afternoon and will crown as many as four new champions this year.
NBL Skills Clinic with Team Standard, Danny Caluag and Stephanie Barragan
NBL Skills Clinic - Get some extra track time with professional instruction before the Grands.
Date: Wednesday, August 27 – Derby City BMX Track
Registration: 4:30pm – 5:30pm at the track
Warm up starts at 5:00pm
Clinic: 5:30 – 8:00pm
From Standard Byke Co: Randall Neave, Chase Crawford, Dougie Fresh, Nick Benetti, and Peter Jensen
From BAWLS / Intense: Danny Caluag / Stephanie Barragan
RACE THE VC - OFFICIAL RESULTS
Ventura County BMX Championships - Series #1
Freedom Park BMX Raceway in Camarillo, CA and Sycamore BMX Raceway in Simi Valley, CA are excited to announce the OFFICIAL RESULTS of our 2008 summer series. Throughout the month of August more than 100 racers participated at Freedom Park BMX and Sycamore BMX, earning points over the course of the 8-race series. Hunter McCarter of Port Hueneme won the series and the VC #1 ranking while brothers Jaden and Christian Hammer of Simi Valley finished #2 and #3 respectively.
For his efforts, Hunter won a top-of-the-line Free Agent Team Limo complete bike worth a retail value of $800.00. For his second place finish, Jaden took home an Avent Neo frame and Bombshell F2 race fork worth a combined $550.00, while Christian earned a Stealth hubset priced at $500.00 for finishing third overall. Riders who participated in the month long series were also treated to a number of great giveaways courtesy of the Race the VC series sponsors--including two race frames from Intense BMX, a pit bike from Redman Bikes, and cranksets from Crupi Parts among many others.
The Ventura County BMX Championship Series was sponsored by:
Free Agent Bicycles, Intense BMX, Redman Bikes, Avent Cycles, Bombshell Parts, Stealth Hubs, Crupi Parts, Big Brand Tires, Static Number Plates, THE, Hot Shoppe Design Factory, Answer BMX, ODI Grips, Sinz Racing, Finish Line Lubricants, KMC Chains and Michael's Bike Shop in Newbury Park.
Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, August 25, 2008
Links To BMX Video On NBC Olympics Online!
Since Jeff is a high powered TV type media guy, he knows about this stuff.
NBC, the broadcasting network that provides the Olympic TV Coverage has a TON of BMX video goodies on line, and you can still do a favor for your sport and your
Racing Friends who might not have seen this cool action yet. Tell em all about it and make sure that everyone goes to the following links and watch a BUNCH of BMX Racing!
Evidently, decisions will be made regarding future BMX Racing coverage based on internet traffic for these very file, so the more people we get to watch this cool stuff, the BETTER!
There's the quarters, finals, best jumps, a crash sequence, interviews, medal rounds, just about everything, except Jerrymania.....Bummer!
Do NBC a favor and let's bombard them with page views GALOR!!!!!
Australia's BMX medal chances ended in bad luck today when both Jared Graves and Nicole Callisto crashed in their respective finals.
Graves, the world number two, qualified easily for the final claiming 2nd, 5th and 3rd in his three semi-final runs and drawing gate three on the final starting ramp. He launched out of the gate overcoming a slow start to surge ahead of his rivals and lead into the first corner. But disaster struck on the second corner when American Donny Robinson clipped South African Sifiso Nhlapo who crashed taking down Frenchman Damien Godet and Graves in the process.
Latvian Maris Strombergs won gold with Americans Mike Day and Donny Robinson taking silver and bronze. A bruised and battered Graves limped over the line for sixth place.
"I've got a pretty bad cork over the top of my thigh which is giving me a bit of curry right now and I'm sure I'll be pretty sore tomorrow," said a disappointed Graves whose rear tyre punctured in the pile up. "I didn't get the best start but put myself in a good position in the first corner.
"I was just leaning into the second corner in behind Maris (Strombergs) and I got hit from behind and was on my head before I knew it," said Graves. "It's pretty frustrating when it's out of your control but that's racing.
"I gave it the best go I could and didn't leave anything behind so I'm happy with that but would have liked a medal."
Team mate Kamakazi missed the final after a mixed performance in the semi finals.
"I definitely wasn't on fire like I was the other day, but I got out there and gave it a go so no regrets," said Kamakazi. "This whole experience has been right up there in the clouds for me and this has been the biggest day of my life and if I can get another chance at this I'll be there (London 2012)."
In the women's competition Callisto lost her chance of a medal when she crashed on the first corner.
"I slid out on the first turn and I just sort of sat there and a few tears ran down my face... it was a race that could change your life," said the 20 year old who says she'll now aim for 2012 in London. "This Olympics has been a big learning experience and I still have a lot to learn but I'm really looking forward to it."
She wasn't the only one to hit the dirt with pre-race favorite and reigning World Champion Shanaze Reade of Great Britain losing it on the final turn into the home straight to finish last. Anne-Caroline Chausson of France was outstanding all day to claim the gold with her compatriot Laëtitia le Corguille second and American Jill Kintner third.
Australia's other starter Tanya Bailey also missed the final. She was relegated to last place in her first run and crashed in her second. - Supplied by AOC/Gennie Sheer
Rider Down! Redline's Jason Carnes needs a hand.
Several months ago, Joey Bradford set up the Joey Bradford Disability Fund. Joey watched many professional BMX racers who made their living from our beloved sport get injured and have no way of paying their bills or making income while hurt.
You can learn more about this beneficial organization here: http://www.joeybradforddisabilityfund.org/
From time-to-time there are professional BMX racers who are in need of help and this is one of those times.
Pretty much anyone who has been around the BMX scene for a while knows Jason Carnes the Vet Pro/Masters Class racer. Jason has had a nightmare of a year.
Jason's first major injury of '08 happened on January 26 at Estrella BMX in Phoenix where he suffered two broken ribs, a crushed kidney and was hospitalized for nine days, five of which were spent in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The injury also required a stint to be inserted in his kidney requiring 6 weeks of no physical activity resulting in his return to racing being delayed for four months.
Shortly after his return, Jason was severely injured yet again in Atlanta on June 22 where he sustained a compound fracture, multiple broken and dislocated bones in the left wrist as well as a severely dislocated right shoulder with a torn labrum and rotator cuff. The wrist injury required a lot more time in the hospital and three surgeries. The shoulder will also require major surgery in the future. These severe traumas and the recuperative procedures will require months of rehabilitation keeping Jason off the track and inhibiting his ability to earn much needed paydays and contingencies for at least six months.
Jason has given much of his life to BMX and now is the chance for us in the BMX community to give a little bit back to him in his time of need. This is exactly why the Joey Bradford Disability Fund was created, to help out dedicated BMX Professionals in their time of need.
Donations can be made directly to the Joey Bradford Disability Fund on line at the web site ..... http://www.joeybradforddisabilityfund.org/ .
Those who can't donate to the fund can help in other ways. With the NBL Grands right around the corner, we'd also like to encourage every Pro out there who has ever enjoyed the hospitality and shade of the Redline pit to show some love by donating a signed jersey to the cause. Jerseys will be auctioned off at the NBL Grands providing not only a chance to help out Jason, but for riders to get one of their favorite Pro's jerseys. PLEASE come by the GT pit and see Jerry Bradford, who will be spearheading this effort.
Any and all help is much appreciated by Jason and those of us who love him.
As always, we’d like to thank our super sponsors who help make our rider's and our team's success happen. They are: Intense BMX (www.intensebmx.com), On-Trac Garage Doors (www.ontracdoors.com), Phantom BMX Products, Fly Racing www.flyracingbmx.com, Bombshell (www.bombshellparts.com), FSA (www.fullspeedahead.com), THE Products (www.the-industries.com), SINZ Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), Intense Tire Systems, (www.intensetires.com ), Group D (www.groupdmfg.com), and Scott goggles (www.scottusa.com).
REDMAN IN RENO FOR ANNUAL GATE CLINIC
For those of you coming to the ABA Black Jack Nationals in Reno Nevada over Labor Day weekend, this is your chance to improve your odds the next time you get on a BMX gate.
.....by training with one of the best, Mike Redman, who will be fresh back from announcing the BMX Olympic race in Beijing, China.
Don't miss this chance to share some history and learn from the best—Thursday, August 28th, 4:30 – 7:00 PM at Bighorn BMX. Cost is $35.00.
For more information or to reserve your spot, please call (775) 771-2414.
Also, please note the new general contact information for Redman Bikes and all things Mike Redman.
Redman Bikes International
41775 Hawthorne Street
Murrieta, CA 92562
PA BMX Riders Tearing Up The Velo Track!
Lanell Rockmore, a Pennsylvania BMXer has been busy on the velodrome track, and has turned in some AWESOME results for the 2008 Junior Nationals.
Soon Lanell will be making a come back to BMX racing, which is good to hear, since that's his roots and it'll be GREAT to see him on the track.
Lanell teams up with Epes Harris a former BMX rider for the Madison and they took another National Championship. These boys are awesome with good bike skills. Every time people ask Bea, Lanell's Mom, "where did Lanell get such good bike skill" and she tells them it comes from BMX racing. She also tells them they have to race BMX and than they can compare.
2008 USA Cycling Junior Track National Championships
ADT Event Center Velodrome – Carson, Calif. Lanell Rockmore won four Gold Medals and 1 Silver!
August 14-18, 2008
Men’s 17-18: 10-Kilometer Scratch Race
1. Eric Meier (Baraboo, Wis./Baraboo Sharks)
2. Lanell Rockmore (Bethlehem, Pa./Gotham Cycling) Silver Medal
3. Iggy Silva (San Diego, Calif./Team Rock)
4. Epes Harris (Macungie, Pa./JFF)
5. Dan Heeley (Los Angeles, Calif./South Bay Wheelmen)
Men 17-18: Sprint
1. Lanell Rockmore (Bethlehem, Pa./Gotham Cycling)
2. Epes Harris (Macungie, Pa./JFF)
3. Daniel Walker (Houston, Texas/Northwest Cycling Club)
4. Tynan Farley (Pittstown, NJ/Young Medalists/Team Dual Temp)
5. Trent Boyd (Cypress, Texas/Team Texas)
Men 16-18: Madison
1. JFF – Epes Harris and Lannel Rockmore
2. Southbay Wheelmen – Dan Heeley and Kit Karzen
3. Baraboo Sharks – Eric Meier and Mitch Gantz
4. Major Motion – ryan Morgan and John Tomlinson
5. Baraboo Sharks – Michael James and Remo Thomson
Men 17-18 -- 1-Kilometer Time
1. Lanell Rockmore (Bethlehem, Pa./Gotham Cycling)
2. Epes Harris (Macungie, Pa/JFF)
3. Alan Ting (Spring, Texas)
4. Dan Heeley (Hermosa Beach, Calif./South Bay Wheelmen)
5. Daniel Walker (Houston, Texas/Team Rock)
Men’s Team Sprint
1. Team JFF – Epes Harris, Lanell Rockmore, and Daniel Walker
2. Momentum Cycling – Dan Heeley, Kit Karzen, and Jesse Marans
3. Team Northwest – Jacob Rathe, Richard Suditu, and Benny Swedberg
4. Team 2 ½ Men – Marcus Smith, Bryan Larsen, and Zack Stein
5. Team Specialized RAC – Daniel Farinha, Andrew Lanier, and Joel Shaffer
Junior Men’s 17-18 Keirin
1. Epes Harris (Macungie, Pa.)
2. Daniel Walker (Houston, Texas)
3. Kit Karzen (Beverly Hills, Calif.)
4. Tynan Farley (Pittstown, NJ)
5. Morgan Ryan (Ventura, Calif.)
Lanell was DQ for coming out of the sprinters lane. no worry!
Today's BMX Racing News - Sunday, August 24, 2008
U.S. WINS THREE MEDALS IN OLYMPIC DEBUT OF BMX
Day, Robinson Claim Silver, Bronze in Men's Event; Kintner Takes Bronze in Women's Race
Beijing, China (August 22, 2008)-The United States collected three more medals in the sport of cycling on Friday when Americans Mike Day (Santa Clarita, Calif.), Donny Robinson (Napa, Calif.) and Jill Kintner (Seattle, Wash.) were among the first athletes to grace the podium in the newest Olympic sport of Bicycle Motocross (BMX).
Day and Robinson won the silver and bronze medals respectively in the men's contest, while Kintner added a bronze in the women's race. Their contributions brought the U.S. medal count in cycling events to five - the most by a U.S. Olympic Team since the 1984 Los Angeles Games.
"Incredible is how I'd describe it," said Day after his accomplishment. "Silver medal, after 3 ½ years of training, I can't complain. We had all the resources to make this happen and we're excited to be here. Two men and a woman on the podium, I'm pumped."
The American's performance meant the U.S. squad will bring home half of the BMX medals that were up for grabs on Friday. France also won multiple medals as Ann-Caroline Chausson and Laetitia Le Corguille claimed gold and silver respectively ahead of Kintner.
After winning one medal in Seoul (1988), two in Atlanta (1992) and three in each of the last three Games in Atlanta (1996), Sydney (2000) and Athens (2004), the medal count thus far for American cyclists in Beijing is the most since Team USA captured nine in Los Angeles and the second-most in history.
"First woman for America, in the first event ever, first medal, it's such a piece of history, said Kintner. "I'm so glad I can represent and be a part of it. Mikey and Donny and me, it's huge for American BMX. This'll bring a big boost to our program. It puts us on the map again."
Kyle Bennett (Conroe, Texas) was the United States' fourth competitor to advance to the semifinals despite suffering a dislocated shoulder in a quarterfinal crash two days ago. Although Bennett was in the mix for a spot in the finals, he fell just short, finishing sixth overall in his semifinal bracket.
Facing a strong women's field that also included standouts Shanaze Reade (GBR), Sarah Walker (NZL), Gabriella Diaz (ARG), Nicole Callisto (AUS) and Sammy Cools (CAN), Kintner rode a solid final and stayed out of trouble when it mattered most. After a slow start out of the gate, Kintner kept herself in contention and avoided a final-corner crash by Reade to solidify her spot on the podium.
"People were going for broke, so I was patient," explained Kintner. "I waited and avoided all the problems."
In the men's race, Day finished behind only gold medalist Maris Strombergs of Latvia.
After earning the top seed in the qualifying round and winning all three of his quarterfinal heats on Wednesday, Day entered Friday's semifinal round looking like the man to beat. His streak continued with wins in his first two semifinal heats before a third-place finish in the last heat assured him a spot in the eight-man, winner-take-all finals. With Day lined up alongside Robinson - who qualified third in the semis - Strombergs, Andres Jimenez (ARG), Rob van den Wildenberg (NED), Jared Graves (AUS), Damien Godet (FRA) and Sifiso Nhlapo (RSA), the stage was set for the first-ever men's Olympic BMX finals. In the 36-second race, Day made it through the first corner in second position, and avoided a crash that claimed the hopes of three his opponents. Trailing only behind Strombergs for the entire run, Day wasn't able to make the pass on the Latvian, but led a 2-3 finish for the U.S. with Robinson just behind.
"I had a good start," Day said. "I was right there. Just couldn't get in front of him."
The BMXers performance raised the medal count to five after Kristin Armstrong (Boise, Idaho) won gold in the women's individual time trial and Levi Leipheimer (Santa Rosa, Calif.) captured bronze.
Although invented nearly 40 years ago, BMX racing has just now reached its pinnacle, having just exposed itself to a global audience on sport's biggest stage.
"We put on a great show," Robinson said, "and kind of showed everyone that the sport is really awesome."
Cycling events at the 2008 Olympic Games conclude on Saturday as both the men's and women's cross country mountain bike events are set to be contested. Georgia Gould (Fort Collins, Colo.) and Mary McConneloug (Chilmark, Mass.) will race in the women's event, while Adam Craig (Bend, Ore.) and Todd Wells (Durango, Colo.) will go for the men.
2008 U.S. Olympic Games
1. Maris Strombergs (LAT)
2. Mike Day (Santa Clarita, Calif.)
3. Donny Robinson (Napa, Calif.)
1. Ann-Caroline Chausson (FRA)
2. Laetitia Le Corguille (FRA)
3. Jill Kintner (Seattle, Wash.)
About USA Cycling
Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization and sanctioning body, USA Cycling consists of 64,000+ members, including 57,000 competitive cyclists, 1,500 coaches, 4,000 student-athletes, 2,200 officials, 350 professional cyclists, and 200 certified mechanics. USA Cycling also sanctions 2,500 competitive and non-competitive organized cycling events throughout the United States annually, as well as 1,800 clubs and teams. Associations of USA Cycling include the United States Cycling Federation (road, track & cyclo-cross), the National Off-Road Bicycle Association (mountain bike), the BMX Association, the National Collegiate Cycling Association and the United States Professional Racing Organization. USA Cycling is also responsible for the identification, development, support and promotion of American cyclists through various athletic initiatives and programs including the USA Cycling National Development Team, the USA Cycling Women's National Team, the USA Cycling Junior Development Team, Talent Identification and Regional Development Camps, domestic and international race calendars, direct athlete funding and support programs, and educational camps and seminars. USA Cycling also fields and supports U.S. National Teams for various international events, including the Olympic Games, World Championships, Pan American Games, Continental Championship and World Cups across all levels and disciplines of competitive cycling. USA cycling further supports grass roots and locally-based initiatives through its 32 Local Associations and comprehensive network of licensed and certified coaches and officials. Additionally, USA Cycling conducts National Championship events for amateur and professional cyclists, awarding more than 600 national titles annually to men and women in junior, U23, masters, elite, professional and paralympic categories throughout the various disciplines of competitive cycling. To learn more about USA Cycling, visitwww.usacycling.org
Today's BMX Racing News - Friday/Saturday, August 22/23, 2008
Friday/Saturday UPDATE - BMX Mania is ON THE ROAD home from the Olympics,
but make sure to check us out later this weekend for TONS of pix from the
2008 Beijing BMX Race at the Olympics!
But REDLINE would gladly settle for 2 out of the 8.
After three rounds of thrills and spills in the Men's Semis, only two RL reps would make the cut to the big O’show. Dutch dominator ROB van den WILDENBERG and French ripper DAMIEN GODET found themselves on the main stage, lining up against some of the toughest competition they’ll ever meet - Day, Robinson, Latvia’s Stromsburg, Aussie Graves, Jiminez and South African Nhlapo.
Eight riders representing seven different countries; this was exactly what the Olympics are all about. And REDLINE bikes outnumbered all other brands in the first ever Olympic final.
Godet, who'd made the Worlds main earlier this year, was out to defend a long standing French tradition of breeding fast BMXers. While Van den Wildenberg hails from the country that brought BMX to Europe and has one of the most serious Nationally-funded BMX programs behind him.
middle lanes, our history-making Redline riders were ready to get their
“snap” on. As the World watched, the random gate cadence began and the
gate slammed down!
From the get-go, it was all Stromsburg; the current UCi World Champ. But Americans Mikey and Donny were nipping at his back knobbies all the way down the second straight.
Skyin’ the 40 foot gap of the Girls berm, it was wheels to wheel action in mid-pack, with our Redline heroes poised to make their move for a top-4 spot. As they all hit the asphalt of turn two at mach speeds, Nhlapo lost traction and slid out, sending his bike in to Jared Graves, whose bike flipped up in front of France’s Damien Godet. Meanwhile, Van den Wildenberg managed to take the highroad and barely escaped the flaming carnage of France, Australia and South Africa - and would power in his Flight bike for a fifth place.
In the end, BMX’s first Olympic Gold medal went to Latvian Maris Strombergs, with USA favorite Mikey Day claiming silver and Donny Robinson scoring bronze.
REDLINE would like to congratulate all who put on a GREAT show for the millions of viewers; from the UCi staff to all 48 riders who qualified and helped introduced many parents and kids to this awesome sport called BMX Racing!
Unusually, the 17 year old BMX prodigy kicked off the evening by
getting balled up in her first semi and had to settle for a 7th
place. In round two, she scored a 2nd place behind France Laëtitia
le Corguille. Sitting with 9 points, the pressure was on Shanaze to
grab a top score in order to get a top-4 ticket to the main event.
Here is how they finished after the three rounds; taking the top-4 finishers to the main:
ELITE WOMEN SEMI #1
Jill Kintner (USA)
Shanaze Reade (UK)
Laëtitia le Corguille (FRA)
Nicole Callisto (AUS)
Tanya Bailey (AUS)
Lieke Klaus (NED)
Maria Belen Dutto (ARG)
Aniko Hodi (HUN)
French MTB’er Anne-Caroline Chausson, in her final bicycle race of
her long and illustrious career, had been predicted to be the
closest to giving the Great Brit a run for the Gold but would not
meet up with Redline’s wonder woman until the main event.
ELITE WOMEN SEMI #2
Anne-Caro Chausson (FRA)
Sarah Walker (NZL)
Gabriela Diaz (ARG)
Sammy Cools (CAN)
Jana Horakova (CZE)
Jenny Fähndrich (SUI)
Amanda Sorensen (DEN)
Liyun Ma (CHN)
In the main, the eight fastest women in the World lined up for tens of millions of TV viewers to see what BMX is all about. From the start, Shanaze and rival Anne-Caro were straight to the front of the hard-chargin’ pack. Over the first jump, Canadian Samantha Cools looped and bailed in spectacular fashion.
Hitting the first turn at high speeds, in the very space where she’d crashed twice so far, Shanaze played it safe - which left the door wide open for the flyin’ French woman to swoop underneath and shut down the Redline rider’s line. Shanaze and her FLIGHT Pro XL were forced to dive to the bottom of the track and got back on the gas, pulling up alongside Chausson. Down the second and third straights, the two battled bar to bar.
Before the final turn, Anne-Caroline pulled a good lead with her smoother jumping skills from years of MTB downhill racing.
In the final turn, Shanaze was still within striking distance … the key word being STRIKE.
what can only be summed up as a
“It’s GOLD or nothing” move, Shanaze dove to the extreme
inside and cut hard in to Anne-Caroline’s rear triangle in a last
ditch effort. Rather than to wait for a drag race to the finishline,
Reade took a stab at a solid Chausson, who held her ground and sent
the Brit bailing off balance and bashing in to the paved asphalt.
For Shanaze and Redline, all of the hopes and dreams of Olympic glory in 2008 dramatically came to an end in the final turn.
But we are sure that beginning Saturday morning, all sights will now be set on Medal redemption in front of her home country - in 2012.
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Boul Congrats To Compatriots!
BMX Mania Factory Team Member, Christophe Boul is pretty excited about his French Countrywomen taking Top Two Honors at the Olympics.
When Boul gets excited, The Artiste in him explodes, so here's his Congrats to Anne-Caro Chausson and Laëtitia le Corguille, Gold & Silver for France!
Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday/tHURSDAY, August 20/21, 2008
THURSDAY NEWS FLASH!
It's raining in Beijing and the race is POSTPONED until Friday morning!
Wednesday...BMX OLYMPIC EVENT UNDERWAY!
All EYES are on BMX..........South Africa's, Sifiso Nhlapo, getting underway for a Time Trial lap in Beijing, China at the BMX Olympic Event.
Keep it tuned here for coverage, photos and more from the Olympics. It's SO insane you do NOT want to miss the history.
U.S. ADVANCES THREE MEN TO SEMIFINALS OF OLYMPIC BMX COMPETITION
Day, Bennett, Robinson in Round of 16; Kintner Qualifies Seventh in Women's Race
Contact: Andy Lee (Tel.) 719.866.4867 (Mobile) 719.231.2041 (E-mail) email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> (Website) www.usacycling.org <http://www.usacycling.org/>
Beijing, China (August 20, 2008)-Bicycle Motocross (BMX) made its Olympic debut Wednesday as American athletes illustrated their might by advancing all three men's competitors to Thursday's semifinal heats.
Kyle Bennett (Conroe, Texas), Mike Day (Santa Clarita, Calif.) and Donny Robinson (Napa, Calif.) all qualified for the round of 16. By doing so, the United States is the only country that advanced three competitors to the semifinals.
Competing in the same eight-man bracket, Day and Robinson placed first and third respectively after three quarterfinal heats to claim a spot in the semifinals. Day's win was triggered by a dominating performance that saw him win all three heats, clearly marking him as one of the favorites heading into Thursday. After a rough start, Robinson recovered from a crash-induced sixth-place finish in heat one to place second and third in the next two heats.
In the second bracket, Bennett looked solid in his first two heats, placing second and fourth, but came dangerously close to elimination after crashing in his third heat. While exiting turn one, Bennett went down after failing to avoid a pair of riders that crashed in front of him. The result was a dislocated left shoulder, which was immediately treated by team doctors on course. And even though he eventually re-mounted his bike and rolled across the finish line, he was credited with a DNF - did not finish - and given the maximum of eight points. Still, his point total was low enough to advance him to the semifinals and is expected to compete on Thursday.
For Day, his dominant performance began in the individual time trial round, used to seed the 32 entrants into four different eight-man brackets. His time of 35.692 seconds in his second of two attempts was the field's fastest of the day. Latvian Maris Stombergs clocked a 35.910 as the only other rider to post a time under 36 seconds.
Bennett earned the 12th seed in qualifying with a 36.421, while Robinson rode a 36.810 to grab the 24th seed.
In Thursday's semifinals, all three Americans will be matched against each other in the same bracket as Bennett, Day and Robinson join Marc Willers (NZL), Sifiso Nhlapo (RSA), Andres Jimenez (COL), Raymon van der Biezen (NED) and Arturs Matisons (LAT) in the first bracket.
Strombergs, Jared Graves (AUS), Cristian Becerine (ARG), Roger Rinderknecht (SUI), Rob van den Wildenberg (NED), Manueal de Vecchi (ITA), Damien Godet (FRA), Kamakazi (AUS) comprise the second bracket.
As in Wednesday's quarterfinal, each bracket will run three heats with the lowest-four point getters from each bracket advancing to the finals.
In women's racing, American Jill Kintner (Seattle, Wash.) rode a 37.913 to claim the seventh seed.
After the 16-woman field was divided into a pair of eight-woman brackets for Thursday's semifinals, Kintner will face Shanaze Reade (GBR), Laetitia le Corguille (FRA), Nicole Callisto (AUS), Tanya Bailey (AUS), Lieke Klaus (NED), Maria Belen Dutto (ARG) and Aniko Hodi (HUN) in the first bracket.
Anne-Caroline Chausson (FRA), Sarah Walker (NZL), Gabriela Diaz (ARG), Jana Horakova (CZE), Jenny Fahndrich (SUI), Amanda Sorensen (DEN), Sammy Cools (CAN) and Liyun Ma (CHN) make up the second bracket.
Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Tuesday afternoon, and it's HOT in Beijing. You got your two rounds of practice, the day before the competition begins at the first ever BMX Event in the Olympics. First round of practice, it's pretty hot, but earlier in the morning, everybody's GUNNIN' it! Second round of practice, six guys show up because most people take the afternoon off to get a much needed rest time.
Japan, Hungary & Great Britain show up, the last three guys to qualify, but three other guys show up to ride some BMX in the hot China sun. The entire Latvian BMX team! Whoa! Now, that's HARD CORE BMX!
Check out the BMX Mania Olympic Race Report Page for some good stuff from Monday and Tuesday's practice sessions, and late Tuesday or early Wednesday depending on where you are in the world for more from the Olympic BMX Event.
Everything kicks of at 7:50AM with Men's/Women's Warm Up - Click Here For Tons Of Olympic BMX Race Coverage
REDMAN IN RENO FOR ANNUAL GATE CLINIC
For those of you coming to the ABA Black Jack Nationals in Reno Nevada over Labor Day weekend, this is your chance to improve your odds the next time you get on a BMX gate—by training with one of the best, Mike Redman, who will be fresh back from announcing the BMX Olympic race in Beijing, China.
Don't miss this chance to share some history and learn from the best—Thursday, August 28th, 4:00 – 8:00 PM at Bighorn BMX. Cost is $35.00.
For more information or to reserve your spot, please call (775) 771-2414.
Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, August 18, 2008
Join The Luke Madill Fan Club!
Wanna Cheer on your Favorite flavor of BMX Athlete?
Well, if you are interested some "Fans Of Luke" have created a "Fan Club for Luke" on Facebook.
To join, go to groups and type Luke Madill in the search box.
With the Olympics quickly approaching all of us at Hyper wanted to send our best wishes out to our very own Donny Robinson.
Today's BMX Racing News - Sunday, August 17, 2008
Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, August 15, 2008
Funky Fresh SE Messenger Bags
SE Bikes is offering an alternative to the backpack.
With the new SE Messenger bag you have access to all your stuff without taking the bag off your body.
With a water resistant 1000D shell and a Nylon liner, the bags also feature an adjustable shoulder strap and chest strap to keep it secure to your body and out of the way when you are riding.
Both the Wing Bag and Numberplate bag feature classic SE graphics embroidered into the flap.
Internal pockets keep your small dirty items separate from the large main compartment.
You know, so you don't get grease on your bananas….
August 15 - Olympic News For The Day!
BMX Mania is on the road to the Olympics......
That's not a 'slogan', we're REALLY on the way, like, "hoppin in a plane" on the way!
So, if there's a "disruption in the force" on BMX Mania in the next day or so, you'll know why.
But, don't worry, it won't be that way long, cuz you KNOW you can "Get It" here!
Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, August 14, 2008
BIG MONEY bMX RACES ARE POPPIN' UP EVERYWHERE!
SOUTH DAKOTA'S ABERDEEN EXCHANGE BMX OFFERS $4000 PURSE!
It seems to be a trend that BMX Tracks around the country......No, wait! Make that the WORLD, are puttin' up big money for Pro-Am races. Check out the goodies in this deal! Tons of money for the riders, and tons of money for the FANS! NICE!!!!! BMX Pays Off!
Welcome to the Labor Day Payday. On Aug 31st during the South Dakota State Championship final the Aberdeen Exchange BMX track is holding the mother of all Pro Ams. We are putting a challenge out to all A pros, AA pros, Vet Pros, and 15Xup riders. We have $4000 waiting for you to try to win. This is the promised purse, but, we are looking for more money to put toward this race so don`t be surprised if the purse continues to climb (and it will). To see the most current payout just visit our wesite at www.aberdeenbmx.com
Here is the payout as of today: 1st $1300 ... 2nd $900 ... 3rd $600 ... 4th $425 ... 5th $325 ... 6th $200 ... 7th $150 ... 8th $100
Registration for the Pro Am will be $30 and all riders in the Main Event will be making more money than they paid. Riders, don't miss out on this huge payday. This event may not happen again so make the trip to Aberdeen SD and put it all on the line and maybe you can win the big check! Like we always say at our track, IT'S SHOWTIME!
We decided to have a team payout as well. You will need six riders per team. We will take the top four scores. If there is a tie then riders 5 is the first tie breaker and rider 6 will be the second. The point scale will be the same for all class's (Example 1st place is 20 points for Novice intermediate and expert) Good news for the Nov. Inter. riders. Cost to be in the Team Race is $20 per team and each team needs an adult captain.
Here is the Payout for all you team riders! 1st $600 ... 2nd $300 ... 3rd $200
Aberdeen BMX has added to an already huge Labor Day Payday. Not only are the riders in the Pro Am going to win some big cash but now so will one lucky fan.
Here is how it works ... 1. We will hold a drawing that we will sell tickets for, then we are going to draw 8 winners out of the tickets. 2. Each one of the 8 winners will be matched up with one of the riders in the the main event. 3. If the rider your paired up with wins the Pro Am then that lucky fan will also win some cash. 4. The lucky fan will walk away with $500.
Who knows this cash prize may be going higher too.
THIS WEEKEND WILL BE TOO GOOD TO PASS UP!!!!
NEW NBL Member
NBL Field Director, Justin Travis reports that he's signed up a new NBL Member. Camryn Ann Travis, Born 8/11/08, 7lbs 2.3oz, 18.5in, Fat Cheeks!! Already has an NBL license.
Camryn and Mommy, Lindsay are doin' fine, gettin' ready to head for home and have Camryn ready to do some sprints. Hmmmm, does this make her a "Stilegirl"?
BMX Mania Congrats to all involved! :-)
GREG HILL CLINIC + ROUND 3 OF THE VC SERIES THIS WEEKEND!
|Round 3 of the VC Series Friday night , August 15th at Sycamore BMX, sign-ups 6:00-7:30 PM, racing ASAP.||SUNDAY, AUGUST 17TH - Redline Cup Qualifier at Sycamore BMX in Simi Valley, sign-ups 10:00 AM – NOON, racing ASAP|
It promises to be another great weekend of riding, training and racing this weekend at Camarillo’s Freedom Park BMX Raceway and Simi Valley’s Sycamore BMX Raceway. The action and prizes kick off with Round 3 of the VC Series Friday night 8/15 at Sycamore BMX, sign-ups 6:00-7:30 PM, racing ASAP. Cost in $10.00.
The fun then continues on Saturday 8/16 at Freedom Park BMX in Camarillo with a GREG HILL TRAING CLINIC, 1:00-4:00 PM. Cost is $35.00. Afterwards, stay and race as Round 3 of the VC Series continues in Camarillo, race sign-ups 4:00-6:00pm, racing ASAP. Cost is $10.00.
To sign up for the Greg Hill clinic or for more information on the VC Series call the Freedom Park BMX track hotline at 805.824.7854 or go to our websitewww.freedomparkbmx.com. AND for more info on the races at Simi, including the Redline Cup, call the Sycamore BMX hotline at 805.583.BMX7 or go to their website www.svbmx.com.
To date, the race crowds have been great—with nearly 100 riders signing up to race between the two tracks vying for a chance to win awesome awards and prizes including a top of the line Free Agent Limo, Avent Neo frame and F2 fork, Stealth hubset, Redman pit bike, Intense race frames, crank sets from Crupi and LDC, plus a whole lot more! Anyone can race and everyone can win as we’re giving away cool prizes and great gear every weekend—including custom VC Championship Series number plates to the top 25 points earners upon the series’ conclusion.
Then, SUNDAY, AUGUST 17TH it’s the Redline Cup Qualifier at Sycamore BMX in Simi Valley, sign-ups 10:00 AM – NOON, racing ASAP. This is a triple points race! All together, that’s another three great days of racing, incredible prizes, VC series points, Redline Cup triple points and a Greg Hill clinic all here in the VC!
How about this list of VC Series Sponsors! Free Agent Bikes, Intense BMX, Avent Frames, Bombshell Parts, Stealth Hubs, Redman Bikes, THE, Little Dude Components, Crupi Parts, ODI Grips, Sinz, Static Number Plates, Hot Shoppe Design Factory, Answer BMX, KMC chains, Big Brand Tires, Finish Line Lubricants, Michael’s Bikes of Newberry Park and Camarillo Bike Company. These brands are supporting the heart and soul of BMX—LOCAL RACING—so please support them!
Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Haro Picks up massive Rockstar Energy Team Support
The Haro BMX teams have are PSYCHED!
They are now sponsored by Rockstar Energy, and are so excited to enter into this agreement/partnership with such an awesome team sponsor.
Plans are in the works to do a couple of Rockstar/Haro bikes, which can only be a GREAT combination.
Look for the Haro BMX race team to be rockin' the Rockstar logo's on all their bikes and uniforms at upcoming events and keep a look out for lots of cool co-effort from both of these cool brands.
HRVfitness.com Is Rockin' In Victoria!
Racing in Victoria (Australia) has been quiet for a long time, but now we are starting to see the next generation come through and take charge.
With riders like Michael Chasteauneuf, Josh Callan and Team HRVfitness.com rider Mat Dunsworth.
Mat has been on fire since his win at the 2008 Australian titles and two top 8 finishes at the 2008 World titles in China.
He is the man to beat in Victoria at the moment with consecutive wins at his last 3 races.
Also coming away with a win last weekend was another HRVFitness.com rider Madison Denholm (13 boys).
Maddi's form has been up and down of late, but he is now back on track for the second half on the Victorian season.
Maddi is also a former National Champion and world top 8 finisher.
Keep an eye out for team leader Tony HRV Harvey.
HRV had his first race back in almost 2 years at the Knox round of the Metro plate, finishing with a second behind current Victorian AA champion Michael Chasteauneuf.
Do you want to get faster? Now you have no excuse!
Go to www.hrvfitness.com for all your online BMX training.
Supported by: Avent, BMXPress, Body Science, Kompressorz, Fox, Louis Garneau and Dirt Design
Excalibur Pre-Grands Clinic In Louisville
Looking to get the most of your last minute training? Look no more!
Tommy Zula and Jeff Upshaw will be giving a pro race clinic at the world famous Derby City BMX, in good ole Louisville, Kentucky.
The Excalibur Clinic will be one week before the season finale at the NBL Grands.
The clinic will start at 1pm Saturday, Aug 23.
Goody bags will be available for all participants.
We will cover all the basics plus some insane manualing from THE MANUAL KING and some way crazy track skills from the amazing Z-MAN.
Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Jonathan Suarez "The Mosquito" joins the GO211.com pro team
Mosquito joins Donny Robinson, Kyle Bennett, Joey Bradford, Denzel Stein, Alise Post, Arielle Martin, and some world class Snow and Surf pros on the GO211 pro team.
Make sure you check His profile as he posts blogs, photos, and videos from his training in France as well as his Beijing experience.
Check his profile out at http://www.go211.com/u/elmoskitbmx/
For those of you that don't know, Suarez is Venezuela's Olympic rider.
He has raced on the international circuit for years and in 2007 won the Elite Men cruiser world title in Canada. In 2008 he placed 3rd in Elite Cruiser and 8th place in Elite Men.
PRO BMX SHOWDOWN AT THE NBL GRANDS – NEW CHAMPIONS TO BE CROWNED
Hilliard, Ohio – August 11, 2008: The 2008 NBL Grand National of BMX begins only 8 days following the sport’s thrilling debut at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China and once again, the highly-coveted NBL Pro titles will be decided on Labor Day weekend. Kicking off this year’s program on Friday, August 29, the pros will duke it out during the War of the Stars/UGP Open Championship to earn one last valuable national score. 24 hours later they will race their way into the history books at the 2nd Annual NBL Pro Spectacular on Saturday evening. A growing number of International stars are headed to Louisville, KY to mix it up with the title chasers and with more than $40,000 on the line, the NBL Grands will once again be the most exciting race of the year on American soil.
GO211.com, the official webcast partner of the NBL, will be streaming ‘live’ Grands coverage starting on Friday and running all the way through to the completion of Sunday’s amateur mains. Saturday’s Pro Spectacular will crown of as many as four new Pro Champions and the ‘pumped-up’ program will feature rockin’ music, the Intense ‘Build-A-Bike’ contest, and much more. Be sure to stop by the GO211 Pro Pit during the day and get autographs from your favorite pros. As part of the GO211 broadcast team, Craig Reynolds, a top pro in the NBL for many years, will make a guest appearance joining hosts Brian Fell and Tim Dinger.
Free Agent’s Kyle Bennett, the reigning NBL Champion, will be competing at the Olympics in Beijing and hopes to bring home the Gold for USA. Though Kyle may still attend the Grands, the title chase is now between his team-mate Cristian Becerine, who is racing at the Olympics for Argentina, and GT’s Randy Stumpfhauser. Race Place BMX’s Stephanie Barragan has a good lead over Redline’s Kim Hayashi but Li’l Kim can narrow the gap with a win on Friday and as we all know, anything can happen at the ‘Grands’.
In Master’s action, Free Agent’s Dale Holmes and Supercross’s Kenth Fallen will bring their year-long rivalry to a thrilling conclusion – The two veterans are tied in points with a chance for separation on Friday but Formula’s Tim ‘Ding Ding’ Dinger will be aiming to spoil the party. The Super-Ex title will also be settled on Saturday between Intense/Phantom On-Trac’s Kris Fox and Haro’s Logan Collins with Felt’s Matt Kelty holding the spoiler card.
Can’t make it or have friends who want to watch? Tune into GO211.com and watch as the NBL season unfolds in front of your eyes. Watch the ‘live’ Grands webcast and catch all of the action at http://www.go211.com/u/grandnationals08. Visit the NBL website www.nbl.org to see current standings.
The 2008 NBL Grand National is proudly sponsored by BAWLS Guarana (www.bawls.com), Intense BMX (www.intensebmx.com), Kenda Tires (www.kendausa.com), Standard Byke Company (www.standardbyke.com), UGP (www.undergroundproducts.com) Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), THE Industries (www.bmxthe.com), HotShoppe Designs (www.hotshoppedesigns.com), in association with GO211 (www.go211.com) and Camp Woodward (www.campwoodward.com).
Remaining Pro Series Events:
War of the Stars Pro – Friday, August 29
NBL Grands – Saturday, August 30 (Pro Spectacular)
2008 NBL Pro Series – Top 10 after Music City
NBL Pro Men
1. Cristian Becerine, CA 172-12
2. Randy Stumpfhauser, CA 165-13
3. Kyle Bennett, TX 131-6
4. Matt Pohlkamp, OH 125-11
5. Jason Richardson, CA 116-13
6. Donny Robinson, CA 110-7
7. Philip Delizia, NJ 101-9
8. Tyler Brown, CA 97-11
9. Javier Columbo, CA 97-9
10. Barry Nobles, AL 94-7
NBL Pro Women
1. Stephanie Barragan, CA 191-11
2. Kim Hayashi, AZ 156-7
3. Madison Pitts, FL 152-9
4. Danielle Brisson, CAN 119-7
5. Rachel Smith, OH 119-7
6. Amanda Geving, FL 116-6
7. Donna Snow, FL 75-7
8. Liz Passwaters, DE 74-4
9. Alise Post, MN 50-2
10. Toni Rude, MO 50-3
1. Dale Holmes, CA 191-10
2. Kenth Fallen, NM 191-10
3. Tim Dinger, NC 178-14
4. Percy Owens, FL 165-12
5. Tommy Opincar, TN 154-14
6. Jason Carnes, TX 138-10
7. Philip Potosnak, PA 122-11
8. David Bittner, CA 119-8
9. Rual Gomes, FL 108-10
10. Domingos Lammoglia, FL 104-9
1. Kristopher Fox, CA 177-13
2. Logan Collins, TN 171-15
3. Matthew Kelty, DE 155-10
4. Warren McDow, GA 127-10
5. Carlos Oquendo, OH 100-4
6. Gavin Lubbe, CA 92-5
7. Randall Neave, FL 91-11
8. Tyler Faoro, FL 85-6
9. CJ McGuire, FL 82-4
10. Jason Morris, CA 73-4
Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, August 11, 2008
UCI Worlds Pix Available on AirdrieBMX.com
Wanna see some Cool Shots from the UCI Worlds?
One of the best BMX photo guys around, Barney Brown has posted some of his UCI BMX Worlds photos on the AirdrieBMX.com web site.
If you want to check it out, click here for some GOOD stuff.
If you haven't seen Barney's photography, you'll want to, he's one of the best!
OLYMPIC WELL WISHES FOR K.B.
If the "Cuteness Factor" counts for anything, Team USA's, Kyle Bennett has it all wrapped up.
Kylie sez that she'll be cheerin' Daddy on while checkin' it the race out on NBC, but Racie didn't say much.
It's a good bet, though that if Kyle DOES bring home the Gold, he'll get a big 'ol Doggy Kiss!
Old Skool Of BMX, Reunion & Celebration of 30 Years Of BMX In Holland and Europe Cancelled!
'Godfather of Euro BMX', Gerrit Does Taken Seriously Ill
The reason for cancellation is that, Euro Godfather of BMX* (Yep, that's pretty much an 'Official Title'!), Gerrit Does has just returned from the hospital this past Wednesday. Gerrit had not been feeling well for some time, but in early July, he had alternated between going to work, staying home, and then going back to work, when on the weekend of July 20th his situation became worse. After being rushed to the hospital by ambulance, he was diagnosed with Meningitis, a very serious disease. Gerrit slipped in to 'critical' condition and has no memory of his hospital stay for days.
After 15 days of being hospitalized, 64 sacks of antibiotics and lots of more medicine, he was allowed to go home last Wednesday. The specialists who are treating him have told him, "rest, rest, rest" for sure until the middle of September. NO work, NO action, NO BMX Old Skool Reunion what so ever! Recovery will take at least 3 months and full recovery might take 12 months. In Gerrit's own words, "I have to wait and see what happens."
SO, for now the Old Skool Of BMX, Reunion & Celebration of 30 Years Of BMX In Holland and Europe has been cancelled and is hoped to be held one year later. Watch Gerrit's site, www.univofbmx.com (And, of course, BMXmania.com, since we think Gerrit's a pretty awesome dude!), for official announcements and updates to the proceedings.
Anyone who has already booked accommodations, (and there are people from Denmark, England, Belgium, France and even India) have to CONTACT Attractiepark Slagharen and need to indicate whether you want to receive a refund or if you want to go ahead and visit one of the coolest countries in the world, The Netherlands, anyway, but with out the Old Skool event.
For now, Mr. Does, who, in our estimation is one of the people who actually AIMED BMX at the Olympics, will take it easy till September 17th, and will be working with doctors towards recovery. But, we are SURE, that when the Olympic BMX event comes around next week, that he'll be physically attached to the TV, ain't no Dizz Eees gonna hold back the Godfather of Euro BMX, we can assure you of that.
Best wishes, Get Well Soon and our prayers are with you, Gerrit Does, from BMX Mania Dot Com!
TommyCa For your BMX? Probably not, but your street bike may love it!
FAST FORWARD ....
The brand name TOMMYCA is coming out with his first product dedicated to bicycle : The Fun Tom
Tommyca was founded by leaders in the consumer electronics industry.
The mission Tommyca has set for itself is to operate in the Personal Versatile Entertainment markets, by providing unique Consumer Electronics solutions within a fast growing category.
Tommyca Portable bicycle multi-functional audio player is uniquely designed for your bicycle. No wire to care about, safety awarness of your environement. Created exclusively to provide enhanced biking and listening pleasure, now you can enjoy high quality of music with sound steering technology.
Guided by a culture of excellence and incorporating the most advanced technology available today, the Tommyca Sound steering technique offers a top quality sound experience, conveniently designed to suit any bicycle. Whether listening to FM radio or enjoying your own play list, Tommyca is versatile, dynamic and easy to use.
More than on your bike, wherever you go you can listen to your Fun Tom, at the beach, at the pool, at the office !
The TCS 3200 comes with 2GB memory, 6 hours lithium battery, a soft touch finish, a dock station for your office and cables to plug and dowload. (MSRP 199€)
Enjoy the ride ;-)
Voting Opens for the 2008 ABA BMX Hall of Fame
Since 1985 the ABA has Inducted
Members Annually Into the ABA BMX Hall of Fame
Gilbert, Arizona—August 5, 2008— The ABA (American Bicycle Association) announced today that voting has commenced for the 2008 ABA BMX “Hall of Fame”. Each year since 1985, a select group of BMX (Bicycle Motocross) riders and/or industry veterans have been nominated. Once again this year the ABA BMX “Hall of Fame” committee has chosen the nominees from “Early BMX Pioneers”, “BMX Racers” and “Industry Members”.
The ABA BMX “Hall of Fame” is the who’s who of BMX and it consists of riders and industry members who have made notable contributions to the sport. Although the voting is open to the public, nominations are done by committee. To be honored by the committee and be added to the ballot is important, but the public chooses the final winners.
This year marks a change in voting as the ballots will be available online at www.ababmx.com. The voting will be available to the public from August 5th through September 5th, 2008. Voting is restricted to one vote per person and you must leave an e-mail address for your vote to count.
Results will be announced at the ABA
Grandnationals annual “Hall of Fame” luncheon on November 27th, 2008.
ABA (American Bicycle Association), formed in 1977 and headquartered in Gilbert, Arizona, is “The Sanctioning Body BMX”©. The ABA organizes BMX racing for boys, girls and adults, nationwide and Canada. With 60,000 active members, 274 racing facilities and a 27 event-national race schedule; ABA is the worlds largest promoter of action sports. For additional press information about ABA, the sport of BMX, ABA events or professional racers, call (480) 961-1903 X-144 or e-mail Shannon@ababmx.com . To find races in your area or view the national event schedule, visit www.ababmx.com.
2 BIG weekends in AUGUST at
Emery Park BMX “EPBMX”
Wichita, KS - 316-522-8214
Driving Directions, motels & weather http://www.emeryparkbmx.com/Travel_info.htmPhotos track : http://www.emeryparkbmx.com/Promo.htm
Today's BMX Racing News - Saturday/Sunday, August 9/10, 2008
REDLINE CUP EAST - Kettering BMX,
September 5-7, 2008
REDLINE CUP CENTRAL- St. Peters BMX, St. Peters MO
September 12-14, 2008
REDLINE CUP WEST -
MCCOLLUM PARK BMX, Everett, WA
September 19-21, 2008
There you have ‘em - for all of you who have already made your main event at a Redline Cup Qualifier (or those of you who plan on qualifying at the remaining RLQ’s), these are three locations for the 2008 REDLINE CUP Finals - where you can become a REDLINE CUP Champion and run that illustrious RL CUP No.1 plate on your bars for the next 12 months. All you have to do is win your main event at one of these regional events.
The RL CUP EAST returns to one of the premiere ABA tracks; the challenging Kettering track in Ohio ran by longtime operators Bob and Anna Bruns. Home of many ABA national and RL Cup’s, Kettering is hometrack to some of Ohio’s fastest riders.
For those in the middle of the U.S., now is the time to make plans for St. Peters, Missouri in mid-September. The RL CUP CENTRAL is traditionally the biggest of the three Finals, and always brings out the best of competition.
And for a big change in venue, the RL CUP WEST goes to the Northwest this year, for the very first time in its 14 year history. The location? None other than McCollum Park BMX in Everett, Washington … about 30 minutes north of Seattle, with hotels and restaurants within riding-distance and plenty of fun Seattle activities closeby (EMP-Experience Music Project, Space Needle, Boeing’s Museum of Flight & Tour, etc).
Sell Your Stuff on www.probmxsupercamp.com!
Wanna Sell Stuff?
Those Harris People has added a new page to their web site, at www.probmxsupercamp.com for free classified ads.....Cool, huh?
Git on over and check it out and feel free to spread the word.
Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, August 8, 2008
THE "SPEEDY REEDY" MACHINE -- HEADING FOR BEIJING
UK/Redline’s SHANAZE READE is all set to be a part of BMX Racing’s big long-awaited Olympic debut, after British Cycling finished assembly her custom-painted Redline Flight bike.
So, here are your first peaks at what all of Great Britain, and everyone at Redline, hopes will be the GOLD MEDAL winning Redline in Elite Women – on August 21st.
Click on the above thumbnail pix to check out the Real Deal!
Things to note are the carbon-fiber forks and seat, along with the Shimano DXR components with SRM power-meter.
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South Park Local, Sinead Miller Wins USA Cycling National Criterium Title
USA Cycling News Service - Anaheim, Calif. (August 7, 2008)
The expansive parking lot of Anaheim's Angels Stadium was transformed into a fast, flat 1.7-kilometer criterium course on Thursday as the USA Cycling Junior, U23, and Elite Road National Championships continued with junior and U23 criterium events on Friday.
The women's 17-18 event, with a field of 25, also ended in a bunch sprint after many unsuccessful attacks in the 12-lap race.
The first two women across the line were the same two that crossed the line first last year as 18-year-old Sinead Miller (Pittsburgh, Penn./UPMC Cycling Performance) took her second consecutive stars and stripes jersey and Missy Erickson (Alexandria, Minn./Bike and Fitness CO-Subway) earned her second silver medal.
Anna Young (Madison, Wis./America's Dairyland) followed close behind for the bronze.
Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, August 7, 2008
Special THE/ONE Helmet awarded to 2008 ABA BMX NAG #1 Champions!
This "Special" helmet is the THE One Limited ABA BMX Nag #1 edition. This helmet will be awarded to each and every 2008 ABA BMX NAG #1 Champion for all their hard work in the 2008 ABA BMX season. This THE ONE helmet will be the icing on the cake as a reward for your years worth of great racing finishes and finishing at the top of your class.
Made from our Composite THE ONE Helmet, the ABA BMX NAG#1 Edition shows THE’s commitment to excellence. The THE ONE Helmet is not only a thing of beauty but the most thought out and technically advanced CSPC and CE Certified Full Face Cycling helmet available. Our Engineering Team worked closely with the World’s Top Athlete’s to push the envelope in helmet design. From the ground up the ONE helmet Line is as advanced functionally as it is in its cosmetic detail. We are excited to offer such a great helmet to the riders who achieve such a well earned accomplishment, the ABA BMX NAG #1 title.
An anatomically shaped Dual EPS Helmet liner is an industry first, covered in a removable/ washable custom printed THE helmet interior makes this the most comfortable helmet you may ever use. Massive ventilation comes from 4 air channels connecting 15 vents, allowing cool air to come in cool your body and exit through the rear of the helmet. So perfect it may become a mantel piece not your helmet.
15 vents and 4 vent channels in EPS Liner
Stainless Steel D-rings and custom THE Rivets
Exceeds CPSC and CE standards
Removable and washable interior
The Helmet will be offered to each ABA BMX NAG #1 Champion in either a Youth or Adult Size. THE Products will have a sample of the helmets at the ABA BMX Grands for riders who are up for the ABA BMX NAG #1 title to come by and get sized, as well as fill out an information card. If you are awarded the ABA BMX NAG #1 title, you will be hand delivered your new THE ABA BMX NAG #1 Helmet at the 2009 ABA BMX Season Opener in Reno, NV. The THE Helmet sizing will be offered on Saturday at the ABA BMX Grands at the Intense BMX / Bawls Guarana Pro Team Trailer.
Sizes offered – Youth Small – Youth XL and Adult XS – Adult XL
August issue of BMX Today features US Olympic Team Interviews and more...
Hilliard, Ohio – The National Bicycle League’s official BMX race publication, BMX Today Magazine, has released the August issue with a special Olympic preview inside. Excalibur’s Josh Meyers is the well-deserving cover-boy and there’s plenty of good stuff to read this month. Check out the in-depth interviews with Team USA’s Kyle Bennett, Donny Robinson, Mike Day and Jill Kintner plus you’ll get a peak at several of the top international Olympic hopefuls. UCI’s BMX Coordinator, Johan Lindstrom, provides his insight into the Games and there are even a few words from ‘Wild’ Bill Young.
Hot race coverage includes a full color section from South Park and coverage from the Golden State and Southern Charm Nationals. Also inside, Bring-A-Buddy points and prizes for June are updated and there’s even a new ‘Tech Talk’ section to explore.
BMX Today is distributed to all licensed NBL Members, to bike shops around the country and throughout the industry. If you haven’t received your copy in the next week, be sure to email email@example.com to make sure you get a copy. For more information, visit www.nbl.org. The September issue will be distributed at the Grands and include a special Grands Preview.
Huge Pro Am in South Dakota
Aberdeen BMX has put out the challenge to all riders 15X and up to make the trip to Aberdeen SD for their shot at winning the mother of all pro ams.
Aug 29th-31st is the South Dakota State Championship Final and along with that we have a couple different purses that need to be claimed.
As of today the Pro am purse stands at $3000 and the Team purse is at $850.
These numbers are going to be higher as the weekend gets closer so keep informed on the current payout by going to our website at www.aberdeenbmx.com
This weekend may never happen again so make sure to make Aberdeen your Labor Day Payday! Here is the current payout
Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, August 6, 2008
FREE AGENT´S FAUSTO ENDARA WINS ECUADOR GRAND NATIONAL 2008
Last weekend, in Guayaquil - Ecuador was the Ecuador´s Grand National 2008, where Free Agent´s World Team Member Fausto Endara won both days of competition on Elite Men and became the National Champion for second year in a row on this class, Fausto is just 19 years old.
He will be racing this month in the USA at the NBL Grands.
Elite Men Results - 1. Fausto Endara. FREE AGENT World Team ... 2. Santiago Endara ... 3. Geovany Lascano ... 4. Cristian Garcia ... 5. Sebastian Palacios ... 6. Victor Villacorte ... 7. Rody Balcazar ... 8. Nelson Riascos
Jack McDaniel To Post Massive NBL Grands Coverage.....Wanna Sign On As A Sponsor?
Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Are you qualified for the UGP Open Championship?
UGP (www.undergroundproducts.com) and the National Bicycle League (NBL) joined forces to pump-up the NBL’s Open program and the new UGP Open Series was born. In addition to more than $4,000 in spot prizes at the NBL Pro Events, all riders who make 2 Open mains at National events will be qualified to enter the UGP Open Championship. And it gets even better – Any riders who make 4 or more mains are qualified for the Championship plus they receive a ‘limited edition’ UGP Number plate when they register for the Championship. (Note: if you have a class without a main, it counts the same as making the main)
2008 UGP Open Championship
Friday, August 29 at the NBL Grands (runs with War of the Stars Pro Event in the evening).
$25 - 7 & Under, 8-9 Open, 10-11 Open, 12-13 Open, 14-15 and 30 & Over
$45 - 16-29 Money Open
Registration: On-site, Friday 7am-4pm
1st Place - UGP Backpack full of stuff
2nd Place - UGP Shoes
3-8th - UGP T-shirt
Are you qualified?
Here’s who’s in so far:
(not listed? Contact Angel Dorr at firstname.lastname@example.org)
|7 & Under Open||Mains||12-13 Open|
|Nick Mc Donald||
|Louis Kaminski Iii||
|Aaron Van Alstine Jr||
|Austin (Aj) Hiatt||
|Andres Arenas Correa||
|Bobby Mc Gill||
|16-29 Money Open|
|Tj Mc Queen||
|Perry De Vido||
|Kyle Mc Rory||
|Michael Walters Jr||
|Ashton Mc Graw||
|Gihan (Gw) Weerasekara||
|30 & Over Open|
Bulldog Bikes Announces NEW 2009 products
Bulldog Bikes will be showing the new 09 Race and Street frames.
See them Thursday, August 7th at 7:30 pm
At Racers Edge in Brooklyn, New York
Come chill with the Bulldog guys and see the new products before we unveil them to the world at Interbike in Vegas.
Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, August 4, 2008
GHP Great Salt Lake
On July 25th the ABA held their annual Salt Lake Nationals in West Jordan Utah. Home of Rad Canyon Bmx, 100 degree weather and the biggest A pro to ride a 20?
We were in Todd "TP" Parry's backyard and he was there to race. It has been 5 weeks since he broke his wrist and decided to cut his cast off before being released from the doctor. I don't know how he did it, but he did and came away with 5ths both days in cruiser and a 7th in A pro Sunday. He was fast, but the real news was the bet between TP and the big boss Greg Hill. Matt Zito has been sworn to secrecy but can say that if you are at the Grands, you might want to look into the GHP pits to see who will be having there pie and eating it too.
John "The Jackle" Purse is becoming a main stay on the ABA circuit, always giving the Vet Pro class a run for their money. With all the big guns in attendance it was anyone's game. John fought hard for a fifth and a second. Watching John race is always amazing.
Along with Todd and John almost the whole GHP Factory team was in attendance . There have been a lot of improvements in the amateur ranks. Starting with the little guys Dakota Baca and Zach Zito. Greg has been working with these little guys and its starting to pay off. Dakota rode his cruiser to a fourth both days and two sixth in eleven expert. Zach went home with seventh both days in twelve expert and two fourths in twelve cruiser.
Hacksaw was looking like he was going to repeat his race in Roseville, but came up a little short. He decided to just race 20 and came home with a 3rd and a 2nd. Always smooth and fast, his momentum is gaining and looking to possibly win a nice plate this year, maybe two.
GHP has some real fast cruiser riders and Robbie Patterson and Christian Martinez put on a show as they battled to 1 and 2 both days in the 17-19 Cruiser class. Robbie Patterson just turned 17 and wanted to prove that he could continue his win streak. His snaps were on and Christian had to make up time to catch Robbie. Christian rode fast and smart taking the seconds while Robbie showed he can beat the big boys.
Alexis Ortiz came up from phoenix to take a 5th in 12 girls on Sunday after a huge wreck in Saturday qualifying. The wreck left her with a nice gash in her chin and a good headache, but after a nights rest she came back strong and made her main. Little Stephanie Baldwin made all mains in 8g with a huge wreck in the first straight on Saturday leaving her a bit mixed up, but like Alexis came back on Sunday to make her cruiser class also.
Our Idaho crew came down to the 100 degree weather to race and melt. Co-team owner, Trevor Reynolds brought the new GHP rig down as well as some great new talent. Jack Reynolds battled to a 2nd in 6 & under Open after making a pro like pass in the first turn and then getting tangled up and going down. He jumped up and made his way up to 2nd. Also the king of the belly flop, Jake Donoho took a strong 6th in 7x on Sunday. He had a bad wreck Friday night leaving a perfect scab up his spine, this is a tough little kid. Chase Lamphiear had been in Phoenix trying to acclimate himself to the heat and driving GHP boss Rick Lehman nuts and terrorizing his neighbors while mobbing his dirt bikes through the community. The quiet neighborhood will not be the same as both Chase and Josh left their mark on it. However, they are always welcomed to come out and take in the heat and hit another session of 5 race nights before going to a national.. Chase came up to Salt Lake ready to go and took home a pair of 6th's in cruiser both days..
A friend of GHP, Redline's 12x rider Dakota Senger took a huge spill in semis on Sunday, catapulting his bike over the third turn and I didn't see him on the track after that, hopefully he is ok. WE know he is coming off of a big injury and seems to be having a tough year. He is a great competitor and always in the hunt.
Honorable mentions go out to Mike Larson in A Pro who couldn't get a break, Josh Mattocks, and Cameron Cain.
The next race for GHP will be the Southwest National in Rick Lehman's back yard, Tucson Arizona. Look for the full Arizona factory crew to be there minus Alexis Lehman who recently broke her ankle while racing a local event and leading until her crash just before the finish line.. Till then...
GHP would like to thank all their sponsors for their support: Atomlab, 4L racing, Rockinrunner designs inc., BMXMANIA.COM, PeterPaulPics, HPR designs, Troy Lee Designs, Ciari, Swiss American Bicycles, SIXSIXONE, FLY racing, and bmxactiononline.com
Girl's Only BMX Clinic At NBL Pottstown National
Welham Bike's, Carley Young will be dealin' the goods at an AWESOME Girls Only Clinic after Day One Racing in Pottstown, PA.
Wanna know more? Here ya go!......Now GO to the clinic!
2008 Race Report
TeamWBR have had a hectic schedule in the past 6 months travelling all over Australia racing the BMXA Hogs Breath Café National Series, UCI World Series and to China for the World Championships.
Here is how the 2008 season unfolded for the TeamWBR riders:
Michael Chasteauneuf had an up and down season by starting off with a win at the Victorian State Championships in AA and also securing a Victorian Institute of Sport Scholarship.
In the National Hogs Breath Café series, Michael was showing some great potential after his intense preseason training program, but a few misfortunate crashes while sitting in the top 2 positions cost him the overall series and finished 4th place in Junior Elite.
National Championships went more his way as he was sitting in 2nd place the entire lap until Stevie Janssen piped him on the line, leaving him with a bronze medal for the National Championships.
World Championships was looking like Michael will go a few steps better than the 3rd place last year by the way he was acceleration out of the gate and dialling in the track.
Due to a bump and run in the first corner, Michael was not able to jump the Pro Section in his semi final which left him in 5th place at the line.
While gaining a few points at the World Championships, Michael finished 10th overall in the UCI World ranking series for Junior Elite.
With another year left in Junior Elite, Michael has even more potential to take on the rest of the World in South Australia in 2009 as Australia will be the host of the 2009 World Championships.
Lacey Oliver was on a mission in 2008 as Lacey was runners up for the National Talent ID program and was going to prove a point.
Lacey won 3 out of 5 of the National Hogs Breath Café Series and was looking good to take out the overall series and the National Championships.
A crash during practice forced Lacy to sit on the side lines at the National Championship and lost the Overall National Hog’s Breath Café Series by a few points leaving her in 2nd place.
Lacey came back strong for the World Championships in China to take on the world and finished with a 3rd place in 15 girls and also a 3rd in the U19 girls cruisers.
Lacey is now on the 2009 National Talent ID Squad and is focused to improve her results at the World Championships next July on her home soil.
Declan Hepburn is a great ambassador for TeamWBR and has really improved on his riding skills this past season.
Declan was runners up in the Victorian State series and also took out the Australia Country Championships at Mt Gambier in the 9 year old boys class.
Declan is keen to represent Australia next year at the World Championships and is focused on training hard for next season.
Brooklyn Bootes is about to turn 4 years old and has been ripping around on his Answer micro mini at the Local BMX tracks.
Brooklyn is looking forward to compete in the U5 category next season and bring home plenty of trophies.
This is someone you will really want to watch race as he has already impressed everyone who has seen him ride. Brooklyn has a bright future in Cycling, purely by genetics.
Wade Bootes has had a very busy year managing the U19 National BMX program and also assisting the National Head coach in preparation for the first time BMX will be in the Olympics in Beijing, China.
The National U19 Program walked away proudly from the 2008 World Championships with 14 Medals, 5 World Champions and the Number 1 UCI Overall Ranked Junior Elite Men and Women riders in the World.
The National Junior Program is on track for a very successful 4 year cycle leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Team WBR would like to thank everyone who has been apart of the program and to say a special thanks to Hog’s Breath Café, Advanced Traders, Answer BMX, BMXA, Cycling Australia, VIS and the coaching staff that helped provide support for the team riders to produce great results during the season.
We all look forward to an even better season in 2009.
TeamWBR is proudly supported by : Hogs Breath Cafe, Answer BMX, Velocity Wheels, Cane Creek, BSC, QuikShade, Bell Helmets, Sockguy and www.TeamWBR.com
Today's BMX Racing News - Friday/Saturday, August 1/2, 2008
Argentina BMX Heads For The Olympics!
Official FAB (Federation Argentina BMX) News Release
The Argentine BMX Team will leave Tuesday at 1850 hrs. bound for Australia on the first step of it's trip to the 2008 Olympic Games. In Australia, they will be able to train in a similar manner to Beijing and the team will be able to adjust to the hourly time change.
Team members travelling from Argentina include riders Gabriela Diaz, Maria Dutto and Ramiro Marino. Accompanying them will be National Coach, Flavio Vacarezza. Coming from the United States will be Men's racer, Cristian Becerine who will meet the rest of the team in Australia. Men's Alternate, Javier Colombo (2006 UCI World Champion) will remain and train at his home in California.
Fernando Zito/FAB Press - www.bmxargentina.com
Badd & Co. Is Looking For a Fast Lady BMXer!
Badd & Co. is accepting resumes for 2009 sponsorships for a Girl BMXer.
To request additional information, please email Badd & Co. at email@example.com or call George at 815-222-2228
2008 ABA BMX PRO Standing through Great Salt Lake Nationals
The American Bicycle Association hosted the Great Salt Lake Nationals this past weekend, July 25-27, in West Jordan, UT. The RAD CANYON BMX Facility is main stay on the ABA BMX tour and has a long standing history with the racers and fans alike. RAD CANYON BMX is always a must attend for the racers and this year they were treated to a freshly rebuilt track from GT Bicycles TM, and Utah legend Steve Spencer. Steve always does a top notch job on the RAD CANYON surface. The RAD CANYON crew also added freshly paved turns and the ABA BMX PRO's were raving about them. Some even said they were THE best turns they had ever ridden. The RAD CANYON BMX crew really stepped it up as usual and had the facility in tip top shape and ready to race. The even had water misters for the racers and families in and around the staging area for the HOT weekend. This was the eighth PRO Series event of the season and the PRO Riders were excited to head up to high altitude of Utah to see who had the legs down the last straight!
With the 2008 Olympic debut for BMX racing coming up quick, and the first USA BMX Team being chosen, (BIG CONGRATS go out to Kyle Bennett, Mikey Day, "DR" Donny Robinson, and Jill Kintner for being the first ever BMX athletes to represent USA in the 2008 Olympics!) the buzz, the hype, and the media are all around. Many of the sports top athletes were back on the scene with the Olympic Trials being over. Riders from around the world were on hand to take a shot at getting some much needed points towards the ABA BMX titles.
Saturday saw a four way tie in the AA PRO points going into the third main event. ABA National #1, Danny C, David Herman, Denzel Stein, and Barry Nobles were all locked and loaded for battle. After the gate dropped and dust settled we had ABA National #1, Danny C. on top with the win. David Herman for the 2nd, Barry Nobles for the 3rd and Denzel doing Redline proud with a 4th.
Sunday we had Barry Nobles laying down the power to take his 4th AA PRO win of the season. I said it before, and I'll say it again. Barry Nobles is the real deal. He's been making lots of fans and making a big name for himself on the ABA BMX PRO tour. Randy Stumpfhauser is always a threat to win and was able to nail down a 2nd for GT Bicycles and Denzel bettered his Saturday score by rounding off the podium for 3rd. I'm sure Redline will be pleased with Denzel's results.
With a list of riders like this,once again this past weekend shows just how deep the talent pool is on the ABA BMX PRO tour. There has been six different AA PRO winners in seven stops. That's very impressive!
On the Ladies PRO side we saw the return of Utah's own Arielle Martin. This is only fitting as Arielle practically crew up on the RAD Canyon BMX track.Arielle was fresh off her Olympic bid and she was taking names and going way FAST! Arielle's first race back was a good for the win both days Arielle's been living at the Olympic Training Center and her riding is stronger then ever. Arielle also had lots of media on hand doing interviews with her and she did a great job letting the fans know all about BMX Racing. With a few more solid rides like this, you can expect to see Arielle right in the middle of the hunt ABA BMX PRO Title and a brand new Suzuki RMZ450!
The pride of Minnesota, and ABA's current National #1 Ladies PRO is back on the scene big time. Alise Post took a little time off for her gymnastics career, but since her return she has battled for the win each week. this weekend saw Alise bring home 2nd place both Saturday and Sunday. Alise is one of the most decorated females in ABA BMX history and she continues to show the heart of a champion week in, and week out.
Arizona's own Dominique Daniels and current ABA National #1 girl and girl cruiser turned PRO Dominique Daniels scored 3rd both days in Utah. Dominique has been a podium main stay this season and with her finishes in Utah showed she has her eye on the ABA PRO title. The ladies racing has really stepped it up over the last couple of years and the new crop of younger woman I keep hearing about making the move to the PRO class is very promising for more excitement to come.
Pro Cruiser had ABA National # 1 PRO Cruiser rider Danny C. handling things. "Easy Money" took the win both days and extends his lead out even more after SLC. Redman's Pauly Lange was back on the podium with a 2nd on day #1 and a 3rd on day #2. Kenth Fallen was holding it down for the old guys. Kenth was 3rd for the day. Sunday had the Alabama Slamma' Barry Nobles in the house as well. Barry rode very well in AA PRO, but he also brought home a 2nd in PRO Cruiser on Day #2.
Vet Pro was back in action too! DaleHolmes.com had the legs and won both days. Kenth Fallen was 2nd on day #1 and Chad Street was 3rd on day #1. day #2 saw the John "The Jackal" Purse nailed down the 2nd and Jason Silva was back on the podium with a solid 3rd on day #2. The racing was fast and action pack in Utah. We can't wait to go back next season to see what other great improvements they will make.
The ABA, the city of West Jordan, UT. and the entire RAD CANYON BMX crew would like to thank all the participants, families, teams, sponsors, and BMX industry for helping make the Great Salt Lake National event such a huge success! Next stop on the ABA BMX PRO Tour, BLACK JACK Nationals in Reno - Nevada, August 29-31. We hope to see you all there!
Be sure to click on the GO211.com link below to watch all the videos from the ABA Great Salt Lake Nationals.
Rider ABA BMX PRO wins after Great Salt Lake Nationals
AA PRO ... Danny "Easy Money" Caluag – Intense/BAWLS – 6 ... Barry Nobles – Clayborn Bikes - 4 ... Khalen Young - Haro Bicycles - 3 ... David Herman – Intense/BAWLS - 1 ... Kyle Bennett - Free Agent - 1 ... Cristian Becerine - Free Agent - 1
Woman’s PRO ... "Demolition" Dominique Daniels – 7 ... Alise "The Beast" Post- Formula – 4 ... Arielle Martin - Formula - 2 ... Kayla Gaddis - Intense/Bizarro/JRA - 2 ... Stephanie Barragan – 1
PRO CRUISER ... Danny "Easy Money" Caluag – Intense/BAWLS – 8 ... Kenth Fallen - Supercross – 2 ... Barry Nobles – Clayborn Bicycles - 2 ... Paul Lange – Redman/Rockstar – 2 ... Michael Kapes – J&R Bicycles -1 ... Tyler Brown - Crupi - 1
VET PRO ... Kenth Fallen – Supercross - 9 ... Dale Holmes – Free Agent – 5 ... Chad Street – Intense/Phantom/On-Trac – 1 ... John Purse – GHP/Powerbar/ABA BMX - 1
2008 PRO Standing through Great Salt Lake Nationals
AA PRO - 1 DANNY CALUAG 2334 ... 2 BARRY NOBLES 1905 ... 3 DAVID HERMAN 1840 ... 4 KHALEN YOUNG 1701 ... 5 JASON ROGERS 893 ... 6 BUBBA HARRIS 761 ... 7 MIKE BRABANT 757 ... 8 RANDY STUMPFHAUSER 716 ... 9 JARRETT KOLICH 696 ... 10 CRISTIAN BECERINE 587 ... 11 DEREK BETCHER 557 ... 12 DENZEL STEIN 505 ... 13 KYLE CUSHMAN 486 ... 14 STEVEN CISAR 459 ... 15 JOEY BRADFORD 457 ... 16 MICHAEL KAPES 434 ... 17 PHIL DELIZIA 414 ... 18 JOE SZUREK 378 ... 19 KYLE BENNETT 290 ... 20 PAUL LANGE 272
WOMEN PRO - 1 DOMINIQUE DANIELS 2376 ... 2 ALISE POST 1985 ... 3 RACHAEL LUNA 1577 ... 4 STEPHANIE BARRAGAN 1511 ... 5 TERRA NICHOLS 1286 ... 6 KAYLA GADDIS 832 ... 7 AFTON SCHRIMPF 767 ... 8 BRITTANY BATES 694 ... 9 CASSIE BUSHNELL 511 ... 10 KATHRYN ECKLUND 508 ... 11 ARIELLE MARTIN 504 ... 12 TONI RUDE 322 ... 13 AMANDA GEVING 307 ... 14 COURTNEY TOMEI 282 ... 15 STEPHANIE HIGGINS 262 ... 16 KIMBERLY HAYASHI 251 ... 17 JESSICA LAMBERT 205 ... 18 LIZ PASSWATERS 176 ... 19 MICHELLE GUTHRIE 152 ... 20 MARY LIYUN 142
VET PRO - 1 KENTH FALLEN 2502 ... 2 DALE HOLMES 2206 ... 3 CHAD STREET 2099 ... 4 JOHN PURSE 1912 ... 5 ROBERT HARRIS 1264 ... 6 JASON CARNES 1125 ... 7 MIKE GUL 629 ... 8 TIM DINGER 553 ... 9 JASON SILVA 456 ... 10 ERIC DYER 353 ... 11 DAVID BITTNER 268 ... 12 CODY SMART 235 ... 13 DAN MAIER 216 ... 14 TIM GALLANT 216 ... 15 KEVIN TOMKO 194 ... 16 BILLY ROSS 174 ... 17 JASON ALSTATT 166 ... 18 CHRIS HAM 157 ... 19 RONALD WILLIAMS 150 ... 20 PAUL CALDWELL 144
PRO CRUISER - 1 DANNY CALUAG 2403 ... 2 KENTH FALLEN 1925 ... 3 BARRY NOBLES 1367 ... 4 PAUL LANGE 1361 ... 5 TYLER BROWN 1139 ... 6 MICHAEL KAPES 828 ... 7 TODD PARRY 707 ... 8 BILLY ANDERSON 698 ... 9 JOE SOWERS 570 ... 10 ADAM TREADWELL 440 ... 11 MATT BAISLEY 437 ... 12 JOEY BRADFORD 262 ... 13 JASON CARNES 256 ... 14 CHRIS KROOSWYK 252 ... 15 JEFF UPSHAW 216 ... 16 MICHAEL KILPATRICK 209 ... 17 BRANDON THOMAS 183 ... 18 THOMAS FERNANDEZ 170 ... 19 MIKE GUL 166 ... 20 JASON SILVA 150
A PRO - 1 DEREK SIPKOI 1010 ... 2 KRIS FOX 942 ... 3 TRAVIS OHRAZDA 934 ... 4 JON MILLER 915 ... 5 JASON MORRIS 914 ... 6 LIAM PHILLIPS 895 ... 7 KARL CLARK 792 ... 8 DENZEL STEIN 765 ... 9 TODD PARRY 754 ... 10 MICHAEL LARSON 717 ... 11 CODY HUNGERFORD 662 ... 12 EDWARD OLSON 660 ... 13 JUSTIN MCLINTOCK 603 ... 14 JIM BROWN 586 ... 15 SHANE BANKS 562 ... 16 MATT KELTY 519 ... 17 WILLY SUAREZ 481 ... 18 GAVIN LUBBE 466 ... 19 EVAN STEINBERG 440 ... 20 JUSTIN DODSON 436
ABA BMX would like to thank all the 2008 National Series sponsors: American Suzuki-(www.suzukicycles.com ) Jig-A-Loo-(www.jigaloo.com ) BAWLS Guarana (www.bawls.com) Bawlstyle (www.bawlstyle.com )Redline Bicycles-(www.redlinebicycles.com ) FLY Racing-(www.flyracingbmx.com ) Sponsorhouse-(www.sponsorhouse.com ) Tangent-(www.tangentproducts.com ) ABABMXRACERS- (www.ababmxracers.com) Intense BMX-(www.intensebmx.com ) T.H.E. (www.bmxthe.com) Fire Magic Premium Grills (www.rhpeterson.com/firemagic/) Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex (www.disneysports.com) GO211.com (www.go211.com)
Without their support, we couldn't make the 2008 ABA racing season such a huge success. Support the sponsors that support ABA BMX racing.
ABA BMX and Suzuki- 8 ABA BMX Titles, 8 Shiny Cups, 8 #1's, and 8 Suzuki' RMZ450's!
With the ABA BMX season in full swing and each event being such a HUGE success, we though it was time to take a look at who's in the ABA BMX points lead for the ABA BMX National #1Title chases. The excitement level has been very high, the talent has been very deep, and the pressure has been unbelievable for everyone. With that being said, here's a look at who's leading the ABA BMX National #1 Title chases in all eight catagories for "THE CUPS" and a band new fuel injected Suzuki RMZ-450!
AMATEUR - 1 NIC LONG 1621 LAKESIDE ... 2 RICKIE GRIFFIS get a profile 1601 ORANGE ... 3 KORY COOK get a profile 1600 ORANGE ... 4 SEAN LECHNER 1598 WICHITA ... 5 CONNOR FIELDS 1592 HENDERSON ... 6 CHRISTOPHER BLEVINS 1585 DURANGO ... 7 BILLY RUSSELL get a profile 1582 DESOTO ... 8 DOUGIE BUTCHER get a profile 1576 SCOTTSDALE ... 9 DERIK BERGH 1572 FERGUS FALLS ... 10 TYLER WHITFIELD get a profile 1567 ROCKFORD ... 11 DENNISON SMITH get a profile 1566 BETHANY ... 12 K J ROMERO get a profile 1564 TUCSON ... 13 KYLE STAN 1563 VALENCIA ... 14 NATHAN PADILLA 1563 LAKEWOOD ... 15 ALDEN VOLLE 1562 PENRYN ... 16 RUSTY NESVIG 1561 SAN DIEGO ... 17 JOSHUA MEYERS 1560 TREASURE ISLAND ... 18 JONATHAN RAPP 1560 ALTON ... 19 JACOB SHERBNO 1556 ST PETERS ... 20 JUSTIN RICHMOND 1545 ROCHELLE
GIRLS - 1 JORDAN NOPENS 1511 FOUNTAIN VALLEY ... 2 VERONIKA GULVIN get a profile 1509 GOLETA ... 3 TAYLOR WOLCOTT get a profile 1509 ROSEVILLE ... 4 JAZMYNE HARVEY 1507 BUENA PARK ... 5 LAUREN WHISLER 1506 HEMET ... 6 KELSEY VAN OGLE 1501 AUBURN ... 7 BROOKE CRAIN 1498 VISALIA ... 8 MORGAN BARAJAS get a profile 1498 RANCHO CUCAMONGA ... 9 MADISON MARTINEZ 1496 SANTA CLARITA ... 10 SHELBI LONG 1495 LAKESIDE ... 11 CARLY DYAR 1494 GILBERT ... 12 KATIE SHEDIVY 1490 ELGIN ... 13 FELICIA STANCIL 1490 LAKE VILLA ... 14 SHELBY WREN 1489 BAKERSFIELD ... 15 MEGHAN MATTHEWS 1487 MANTECA ... 16 LEXA JONES get a profile 1486 HAYSVILLE ... 17 KRISTIN HOKIT 1486 BAKERSFIELD ... 18 SAMANTHA BRETHEIM 1484 LINDSTROM ... 19 ANNA JOHNSON 1483 GARLAND ... 20 JENEE MADRID 1481 BELEN
CRUISER - 1 KORY COOK get a profile 1548 ORANGE ... 2 CHRISTOPHER BLEVINS 1543 DURANGO ... 3 DOUGIE BUTCHER get a profile 1540 SCOTTSDALE ... 4 ALDEN VOLLE 1522 PENRYN ... 5 GEORGE GOODALL IV get a profile 1520 MESA ... 6 RICKIE GRIFFIS get a profile 1519 ORANGE ... 7 DAVID ARCHIBALD 1515 PUYALLUP ... 8 MARIO BRAVOMALO 1513 ARLINGTON ... 9 DUSTIN HAMMOND get a profile 1510 STOCKTON ... 10 MATTHEW RUBECK 1509 CANYON COUNTRY ... 11 BILLY RUSSELL get a profile 1504 DESOTO ... 12 NATHAN PADILLA 1502 LAKEWOOD ... 13 TYLER WHITFIELD get a profile 1498 ROCKFORD ... 14 JOSHUA MEYERS 1496 TREASURE ISLAND ... 15 D J STEPHAN 1491 WEST FARGO ... 16 COLE TESAR 1491 HUNTERSVILLE ... 17 JUSTIN RICHMOND 1489 ROCHELLE ... 18 BERNARD UNHASSOBISCAY 1487 RIDGECREST ... 19 JUSTIN LEAL get a profile 1480 BREA ... 20 ROBERT PATTERSON 1477 ROY
GIRLS CRUISER - 1 CARLY DYAR 1516 GILBERT ... 2 FELICIA STANCIL 1492 LAKE VILLA ... 3 BROOKE CRAIN 1487 VISALIA ... 4 VERONIKA GULVIN get a profile 1484 GOLETA ... 5 SAMANTHA BRETHEIM 1478 LINDSTROM ... 6 KATIE SHEDIVY 1475 ELGIN ... 7 LEXA JONES get a profile 1474 HAYSVILLE ... 8 NICOLE WOODROW 1472 ROSEBURG ... 9 HEATHER ALLRED 1467 MURRAY ... 10 MANUELA WENZEL-WRIGHT get a profile 1463 LOS ANGELES ... 11 CHERYL RAU 1462 BLUE SPRINGS ... 12 JAZMYNE HARVEY 1433 BUENA PARK ... 13 KAYLIN SANSONE 1403 BRIGHTON ... 14 COURTNEY APPLEWHITE 1390 GARNER ... 15 MICHELLE ENRIQUEZ 1390 LONG BEACH ... 16 PATTY METZGER 1390 S LAKE TAHOE ... 17 JAMIE WINDHOLZ 1390 CENTERVIEW ... 18 ERIN MOORE get a profile 1389 FAYETTEVILLE ... 19 CAROLYN DAVIS 1383 CHICAGO ... 20 LINDSAY HAMMOND get a profile 1349 WILLIS
AA PRO - 1 DANNY CALUAG 2215 ... 2 KHALEN YOUNG 1663 ... 3 DAVID HERMAN 1661 ... 4 BARRY NOBLES 1554 ... 5 JASON ROGERS 773 ... 6 BUBBA HARRIS 761 ... 7 MIKE BRABANT 757 ... 8 JARRETT KOLICH 607 ... 9 CRISTIAN BECERINE 587 ... 10 DEREK BETCHER 557 ... 11 JOEY BRADFORD 457 ... 12 KYLE CUSHMAN 447 ... 13 MICHAEL KAPES 434 ... 14 PHIL DELIZIA 414 ... 15 STEVEN CISAR 410 ... 16 RANDY STUMPFHAUSER 397 ... 17 JOE SZUREK 319 ... 18 KYLE BENNETT 290 ... 19 DONNY ROBINSON 224 ... 20 JEFF UPSHAW 220
WOMEN PRO - 1 DOMINIQUE DANIELS 2376 ... 2 ALISE POST 1561 ... 3 RACHAEL LUNA 1533 ... 4 STEPHANIE BARRAGAN 1447 ... 5 TERRA NICHOLS 1283 ... 6 KAYLA GADDIS 832 ... 7 AFTON SCHRIMPF 767 ... 8 BRITTANY BATES 573 ... 9 KATHRYN ECKLUND 507 ... 10 CASSIE BUSHNELL 457 ... 11 TONI RUDE 322 ... 12 AMANDA GEVING 307 ... 13 STEPHANIE HIGGINS 262 ... 14 COURTNEY TOMEI 228 ... 15 JESSICA LAMBERT 199 ... 16 LIZ PASSWATERS 176 ... 17 MICHELLE GUTHRIE 152 ... 18 MARY LIYUN 142 ... 19 MISSY HARTLEY 76 ... 20 LAYNE NYHAUG 70
PRO CRUISER - 1 DANNY CALUAG 2283 ... 2 KENTH FALLEN 1843 ... 3 TYLER BROWN 1139 ... 4 BARRY NOBLES 1130 ... 5 PAUL LANGE 984 ... 6 MICHAEL KAPES 828 ... 7 JOE SOWERS 570 ... 8 TODD PARRY 530 ... 9 BILLY ANDERSON 521 ... 10 ADAM TREADWELL 440 ... 11 JOEY BRADFORD 262 ... 12 MATT BAISLEY 260 ... 13 JASON CARNES 256 ... 14 CHRIS KROOSWYK 252 ... 15 JEFF UPSHAW 216 ... 16 MICHAEL KILPATRICK 209 ... 17 BRANDON THOMAS 183 ... 18 THOMAS FERNANDEZ 170 ... 19 MIKE GUL 166 ... 20 JASON SILVA 141
VET PRO - 1 KENTH FALLEN 2502 ... 2 CHAD STREET 2099 ... 3 JOHN PURSE 1837 ... 4 DALE HOLMES 1701 ... 5 ROBERT HARRIS 1264 ... 6 JASON CARNES 1125 ... 7 TIM DINGER 553 ... 8 MIKE GUL 524 ... 9 ERIC DYER 298 ... 10 DAVID BITTNER 268 ... 11 CODY SMART 235 ... 12 DAN MAIER 216 ... 13 TIM GALLANT 216 ... 14 KEVIN TOMKO 194 ... 15 BILLY ROSS 174 ... 16 CHRIS HAM 157 ... 17 JASON SILVA 151 ... 18 PAUL CALDWELL 144 ... 19 THOMAS HARPER 144 ... 20 JASON ALSTATT 141
ABA BMX would like to thank all the 2008 National Series sponsors: American Suzuki-(www.suzukicycles.com ) Jig-A-Loo-(www.jigaloo.com) BAWLS Guarana (www.bawls.com) Bawlstyle (www.bawlstyle.com)Redline Bicycles-(www.redlinebicycles.com) FLY Racing-(www.flyracingbmx.com) Sponsorhouse-(www.sponsorhouse.com) Tangent-(www.tangentproducts.com) ABABMXRACERS- (www.ababmxracers.com) Intense BMX-(www.intensebmx.com) T.H.E. (www.bmxthe.com) Fire Magic Premium Grills (www.rhpeterson.com/firemagic/) Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex (www.disneysports.com) GO211.com (www.go211.com)
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