Insight BMX Technologies is proud to offer the
following products in our new “Vision Series” BMX race items:
Number Plates: Insight Vision Number Plates
are offered in 8 different Factory color options along with the
choice of White, Black, Yellow, or Red (mini/Cru Only) backgrounds.
Offered in Pro, Mini, and Cruiser sizes.
Side Plates: Insight Side Plates are offered
in 7 different color options. Use the Vision side plate to run your
number on the front of your frame just like the Pros.
Pad Sets: Insight Pad Sets will cap off your
factory look. Top Tube, Stem & Crossbar Pads.
Mini Seat and Post Combos: Insight offers a
Mini Seat and 22.2 Post Combo for your race machine. Lightweight and
stylish the Insight Combo will have you looking trick on and off the
Number packs: Look closely and you will see
the detail we put into all of our products carries over to the
Insight Numbers. A clear line down the center of each number gives
you a custom look for your number plate.
IL August 25, 2010 - DBM Nutrition, manufacturers of world-class
endurance supplements, is pleased to announce a multi-year agreement
with Morphine Industries, Olijuwon Davis. One of the world's fastest
19-27x racers, Davis will be using the full line of DBM Endurance
supplements. DBM Nutrition has been powering elite athletes from
Olympic swimmers who are in the water for less than 20 seconds to
Ironman triathlete gold medalists hammering the road for 8 hours.
"We are thrilled to be working with Olijuwon,
anyone that knows Olijuwon knows he is a 100% class act, not to
mention extremely fast. I am personally looking forward to helping
him reach the next level in his development," said DBM Nutrition
CEO, Darin Booton. "Our endurance supplements, which increase oxygen
intake and reduce lactic acid (the cause of tired legs), have been
used by world-class triathletes, road cyclists, Olympic swimmers,
Kenyan runners and national champion mtb cyclists for years. He
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Championship PRO, CitraBeta Shot and Sub 8 Fuel," said Booton.
Davis, who is turning pro after the ABA
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BMX racing news, Monday - august 30, 2010
League Describes Broad Changes for 2011 Season
CEO Gary Aragon Speaks Candidly About the Need for
OH (August 16, 2010) — NBL BMX CEO Gary Aragon recently
unveiled what is being called, the New NBL...for the 2011
NBL Nation Season.
“Since my first day on the job, I’ve been aware that rider and
track needs required closer attention,” said Mr. Aragon. “Over the
last several months, it has been my principal focus to pursue
solutions to those needs and implement the changes that will bring
us to the next level of BMX competition.”
According to Mr. Aragon, the New NBL represents sweeping changes
to nearly every aspect of BMX Racing in the National Bicycle League;
changes that will positively impact member riders, tracks and the
“One of the most significant changes is the removal of all fees
that tracks currently pay to the NBL. Instead, the NBL will pay
tracks to run races for the sanction,” added Mr. Aragon. “Another,
very significant change is that the New NBL will allow members to
pay a low monthly fee for All-You-Can-Ride access to local, regional
and national racing.”
Mr. Aragon noted that these two concepts have been carefully
tested in a significant sampling of tracks in the Nation, and with
the new model, tracks benefited significantly – posting thousands of
dollars in revenue above the existing model. Members will also save
a considerable amount of money and will have the added benefit of
paying their racing costs over the year, in smaller increments.
Other changes that are under consideration for the 2011
*A name change for the NBL Elite Series, to
expansion of Pro Payouts, soaring to $41,430 per race with
1st Place prize money of a staggering $8,000 for Elite Men
and $4,800 for Elite Women!
reduction in the number of pro races, from 11 currently to 5
for the 2011 NBL NationsTour(TM).
*Name change for the Novice Class. The new class will be
called the Challenger Class.
*New membership levels for the New NBL.
= All-You-Can-RideTM local racing at any outdoor track in
the Nation with no entry fees. There may be indoor fees to
cover the added cost of indoor facilities depending on
track. There may also be trophy fees depending on track.
Includes both 20” and Cruisers!
CHALLENGER = All the benefits of the LOCAL membership PLUS
Challenge Championship Series racing with no entry fees.
Includes both 20” and Cruisers!
CHAMPION = All the
benefits of LOCAL and CHALLENGER membership PLUS
All-You-Can-RideTM National Championship SeriesTM racing.
Includes both 20” and Cruisers!
from a once a year paid membership and paid entry fees at
all races to a monthly fee on three levels with no paid
entry fees and the New NBL "All-You-Can-RideTM" plan with no
‘Drop Club’ - Special national level awards for collecting
gate drops in NBL competition, at all levels of racing in
500, 1000, 2500 & 5000 gate drop recognition.
About the National Bicycle League - The National
Bicycle League (NBL) sanctions exciting local, state, and national
levels of BMX (Bicycle Motocross) racing across the country and in
Puerto Rico. With more than 30,000 members and more than 150 BMX
race tracks, the NBL is the largest not-for-profit BMX racing
association in America. Join the NBL Nation… NBL is BMX! For more
information, visit: www.nbl.org.
NBL Grands To
Be Webcast Live!
The Grands will be
broadcast live on iHigh.com September 3-5 from Derby City BMX in
chance for rain didn’t scare the loyal following of Schanewolf
racers from North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida from making
the trip to the last stop on the calendar before the NBL Grands.
The crew hit this race in force with a few of our riders already
capped, but looking to stay sharp for the final rendezvous with
Grands in just a few weeks. With the bonus cash on the line for
team competition and a hunger to pick up few more team points, team
Schanewolf was in the house ready to get it on.
Saturday at the Regional championship saw many
of the Schanewolf riders at the sharp end of the mottos and scoring
wins in the main events. With the long delay due to mother nature,
many of the team riders were already back at the hotel. After
receiving word that the race would continue, we gathered the crew to
head back to the track for the main events. The wait for the mains
was well worth it. Highlighting the day was Schanewolf rider “The
Beaster” Bryce Easter. Bryce managed to pick up his first Expert
main event win in the ultra competitive 9X class. This young man
has been training hard at his local track with the likes of Jeremy
Thompson and other top NAG riders. I have a feeling this is just
the beginning of a great expert career for this young shredder.
Also having a great weekend was Chris “Diesel” Pease. Chris managed
a 2nd on Saturday and took the main win on Sunday after
going perfect in the motto’s. Other winners on the day were Kaitlin
Wightman in 7 Girls, Kavin Bradner in open. Other podium finishes
and main makers were:
the team competition Schanewolf tied for 1st with Intense
Dynapep on the day, however, The boys in blue took top honors as
C.J. McGwire winning the Pro Open broke the tie.
Masato Pischke 11X - Mikey Hewitt,
10X - Jamie McHenry 8 Girls - Christopher Mchenry 8/under Cruiser -
Wyatt Parker, 6 Rookie - Ken Robison 41 Expert / Cruiser - Rebecca
Robison 12 Girls - Jake Pischke 16 Nov - Jordan Riggins 12 Nov -
Ethan Burns 12X - Logan Bradfor 12X - Kerri Norberg 45 woman’s
/ cruiser - Scott Walker 36-40 Nov
Team Schanewolf heads into the Grands
optimistic for a podium finish once it’s all said and done.
Regardless, the team has had a great year and had allot fun in the
process. We’re looking forward to wrapping up this year the way we
started it and are excited to what the future holds for Schanewolf
Team Schanewolf is now accepting resumes for
the 2011 season. If you think you have what it takes to rock the
Yellow & flames, then send me your resume or an e-mail telling me a
little bit about yourself. We’re looking for Novice & expert level
riders who compete at the national level throughout the Southeast.
We would like to extend a huge thanks to this
year’s team sponsors: Hyper Bicycles, Fly Racing, Profile, T.HE.,
SINZ. Please visit their web sites & support the companies who
BMX Memorial Scholarship Award Ceremony.
Volunteer of the Year Award Ceremony.
16 & Over Pro/Am $20.00 200% payback Ams must race class too.
30 & Over Pro/Am $20.00 200% payback Ams must race class too.
16 & Over Girl's Open $20.00 200% payback Ams must race class
To print a copy of the pre-registration form, go to
then click on the EHT BMX topic.
Rain date: TBA
Mapquest & GPS Users: Type in 1 Swift Drive, EHT, NJ 08234.
This is the address for the
library in the park complex.
Veteran's Drive entrance and follow the signs for the BMX track.
BMX racing news, Weekend update - august 28-29, 2010
Alienation BMX Sponsored Riders Take On The World!
biggest BMX race of the year, the UCI BMX World Championships took
place in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. That means many
riders from all over the world were there to represent their
respective countries. That also means that a TON of Alienation BMX
riders were there showing off their mad skills and fresh products
for the big show.
We would like to
start off with Swatch's own New Zealander, Marc Willers, who
ison a huge comeback. Willers showed what he can do when
he's fully healthy and on a mission in Qualifying rounds Marc
pulled a 1st,2nd,3rd which put him into a stacked
quarterfinals He pulled a 3rd in quarter finals which set
him up for the main event. With the stacked Main event Willers came
out 3rd into the first turn and with a crash ended up with a
World 6 title. Congrats Marc for representing well at the
Alienation has some
of the best Elite Women representing the company and you
can't go wrong when you'rerepping ALIENATION! What a elite
women's main event!!! New Zealand's Sarah Walker rode very
consistent as she put her wheels into a 2nd, 2nd, 2nd in
qualifying rounds looking really fast, that brought up semis for the
top 16 girls and Sarah ended up with a 3rd in a very stacked
Semi. In the Main she had a very fast first straight, after the race
Sarah was all smiles as she got the WORLD 2 title.
always reps the country in good fashion, also riding consistent in
qualifying rounds she pulled a 2nd, 3rd, 2nd in qualifying
rounds, and in the semi she pulled a 2nd. In the Main event
which any of the 8 girls could of won, she was running 3rd looking
for a podium finish, and she went down in the first corner, tough
luck for Arielle, but she will be back as you know she's tough! She
ended up with a World 8 title. Thanks Arielle for always
being a class act and representing the company so well!!
always one of the girls to beat she raced both class and cruiser and
was looking for two titles. Mariana looked really good in qualifying
rounds by not losing a lap she pulled a 1st, 1st, 1st in
motos. Looking like the girl to beat Mariana was in 8th out of the
first turn and pulled to 5th, looking for one spot to give bonked
the on the 4th straight rhythm and ended her run for the Elite Woman
title. She also raced Elite Woman Cruiser which she pulled
WORLD 1. Congratulations on your success.
Buchanan from Australia
puts in the time and work, and is always 100 percent ready to
race. If its Downhill, Fourcross or BMX she gets the job done. In
her three qualifying rounds she was 1 of the 3 girls to have a
perfect going into semi finals with a 1st, 1st, 1st. In her
semi she seemed to have a late gate then clip out mid way down the
starting hill causing her not to jump the first double, so it put
her behind and she did not transfer out of semis with a 8. Tough
luck for Caroline, but we all know what a great and skillful rider
she is, so look for her to hit it hard on her way to an Olympic
Australian Lauren Reynolds rode well for her country and had
some tough luck in semi's. In qualifying Lauren pulled a 1st,
2nd, 2nd in her 3 rounds, also in the two crazy semi's Lauren
got a 5th and did not transfer to the Main event. We all know
as a rider a 5th in a semi can hurt, but Lauren is strong and has a
great attitude and has fun riding her bike. She trains hard and most
certainly should of been in the main event. Thanks for representing
Alienation so well Lauren!
The third and final
Australian representing Alienation was Rachel Bracken.
Rachel is one of the well known Elite riders across the world and
she showed it in South Africa. Rachel pulled a 5th, 4th, 3rd
in her 3 rounds just making it out of qualifying. In her stacked
semi she got a 4th to transfer to the Main event. In the Main
event Bracken pulled a World 6 title.
Nate Padilla has been pushing it
hard at the JDP series and has been at the Olympic Training Center
putting in some nice work as you can tell on the track. Nate is a
very hard worker, and it shows as one of ABA'S top junior
development rider and also reps the camps very well out at Chula.
Congratulations Nate on a WORLD number 1 sixteen expert title
your most certainly deserve it. Thanks for representing the
They call him
Frank "The Tank" Hoskins and man is he a character. He
represents Addison Bikes' and might be one of the funniest
laid back guy you will meet in BMX today. Frank went to South Africa
as just recently turned up to the 25-29 class so he had some
tough comp on his hands. Well all know Frank can get the job done
though. Frank came back to the USA with a World number 4.
Congrats Frank!! Represented USA very well. Catch frank at his home
track in Louisville Kentucky for the NBL Grand Nationals.
USA'S Cody Wilson
World number 6. Congratulations man!
Scott Moreland pulled a World number 5 in the 30 and over Men's cruiser class.
Who could forget
Big Daddy GT'S/USA's Eric Rupe he's been in the sport for years
and man I don't know about you, but Eric is a man you can always
look up to and ask for any advice. He pulled a WORLD number 1 in the
45 and over cruiser class.
All in all, a GREAT week of racers
sportin' Alienation BMX gear, be on the lookout for new riders
catchin' the vibe, and new product comin' down the track!
Profile Elite Splined Drive Race
Sprockets Available Now!
Made of 7075 Aluminum, works with the
48-spline 19mm spindle. Used with traditional cranks or No-Boss
cranks, no spider bolt is required.
This sprocket is driven entirely by the spindle. The Splined
Elite Race sprockets are available in Red, Black and Blue with
Contact your local bike shop/mail-order for availability.
Riders Podium At UCI Worlds!
BUS IN EUROPE!
The promoters at Copenhagen's Bike City
are pretty serious about promoting their upcoming UCI BMX World
Championships next Summer. The citizens of Copenhagen will be made
aware that "the BMXers" are coming, when they see this cool lookn'
bus zoom by on it's city route. Lookin' for the most awesome BMX
vacation in a long time? Start making your reservations soon!
2010 BMX Hall Of Fame
Induction Ceremony Tickets, Almost Gone!
Next pricing jumps to the "late to the gate
price" so don't be caught sleepin' in staging.
Only about 70 tickets left and available!
PART OF HISTORY!
A select number of tickets are being
offered to the public for the 26th Annual induction ceremony at the
San Diego Hall Of Champions (San Diego, CA) on Thursday, September
SUPERCROSS WORLD CUP COMES TO U.S.
OLYMPIC CENTER IN CHULA VISTA, CA!
August 25, 2010
U.S. Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista
Supercross presented by SWATCH - September 17th and 18th
Chula Vista, CA (August 25, 2010)
– The best BMX athletes in the world will be in Chula Vista on September 17
and 18, more than 150 professional men and women Bicycle Motocross (BMX)
cyclists are expected to compete in the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #3. Among
the riders are resident female athletes; Alise Post, Ariel Martin and Brooke
Crain. The men’s field includes Conner Fields, Corbin Sharrah and Joey Bradford.
Come out and cheer on USA!
spectators from around the globe are expected to attend this international event
to take in the excitement that begins at 6:30pm. The event will be contested on
the world's most extreme BMX track. “Spectators won't be disappointed and will
be treated to phenomenal racing along with great intermission entertainment. The
theme this year is Rock and Roll,” said Bernard Anderson, Chief Executive
Officer of the American Bicycle Association, the promoter of the UCI BMX
Supercross World Cup event in Chula Vista.
USA Cycling & Intense BMX
continue Junior Development partnership
Fifteen of the nation's best junior BMXers spent
last week training on the SX track in Chula Vista,
Calif. last week thanks to the support of Intense
Photo Courtesy: Mike King/USA Cycling
Springs, Colo. (Aug. 26, 2010) — After a year filled with BMX
successes, USA Cycling is
thrilled to maintain its partnership with
Intense BMX and to expand on efforts to develop
America’s extensive pipeline of Bicycle Motocross (BMX)
athletes. With a focus on the future, the national governing
body will continue to increase its development initiatives,
including enhancing the USA Cycling
Junior Development Program (JDP) sponsored by
As a partner in USA Cycling’s JDP, Intense BMX will provide
crucial support for its series of quarterly junior development
camps. Intense BMX will not only offer product support,
including products from SINZ Racing,
Intense Tyres, and
THE Products, but will also play an
active role at the camps, supporting more than a dozen 15-16
year-old campers who will be in attendance at each of the four
“This provides a unique opportunity to see some of the country’s
top young BMX riders up close on a SX track and also allows us
to spend time with the riders off the track. Part of this
partnership helps us identify those in the next generation of
BMX talent who share our company values and recognize future
sponsorship opportunities,” stated Michael Gamstetter,
marketing manager of VSI products,
the parent company of Intense BMX.
Last week, USA Cycling welcomed 15 junior men and women to its
third JDP instructional camp
on the campus of the United
States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.
These athletes were selected through the
ABA Junior Development series and invited by USA
Cycling coaches based on several factors, including past results
and future potential. The camp’s agenda included training
sessions on the Supercross BMX track, instructional clinics on
nutrition, weight training and sports psychology, baseline
physiological testing and Q&A sessions with professional BMX
The August 16-22 camp was the first in the 2011 series which
welcomed riders born in 1996 and 1996.
Complementing the guidance of USA
Cycling BMX Programs Director and former world
champion, Mike King, several additional coaches provided
direction and instruction to camp attendees.
U.S. Challenge Class team manager Brian Fell, along with certified
USA Cycling coaches and BMX experts Jerry Bradford and Jeff Glynn, served as
coaches at the August camp. Toby Henderson and Michael
Gamstetter from Intense BMX
were also on site with the team support trailer offering
assistance to the camp athletes.
Boys- Zachery Vankammen (Lake Elsinore, Calif.) -
Kyle Fernandez (Huntington Beach, Calif.) - Bailey
Olguin (Lunas, New Mex.) - C.J. Fisher (Taunton,
Mass.) - Dylan Cooley (Dayton, Ohio.) - Austin Fowble
(Las Vegas, Nev.) - Jeremy Chandler (Tucson, Ariz.) -
Jacob Abbe (El Cajon, Calif.) ... * Maliek Byndloss
(Cape Coral, Fla.) ... * Tyler Whitfield (Machesney
Park, Ill.) - *nominated riders who were unable to attend
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, USA Cycling comprises
66,500+ licensees; 2,200 clubs and teams; and 34 local
associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,650
competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each
year and is responsible for the identification, development, and
support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling,
25 Grand On The Line At JAG BMX Global
Worldwide BMXer’s !
JAG BMX Global Championships detailed
information is now on the website!
We have redone the website to allow us to easily share more information as
it comes available. Please checkout our supporter and advertiser links on
the left hand column. These are the people that are helping JAG BMX make
Bring the Family, and Make it a
Vacation: JAG BMX has several
deals lined up for lodging that will make your stay as inexpensive as
possible. We will release that information next week, as we are waiting for
a few more establishments to get back to us with the prices in the next few
TO ALL TRACKS:
We need your involvement! JAG BMX will be giving back 50% of the rider entry
fee’s that come from your track. This option gives you (the tracks) the
chance to either bring a few bucks back to your track to help with the great
work you are doing, or it can help send as many local riders from your track
to help them be a part of the JAG BMX Global Championships. Please contact
us for detailed information.
Entry Fees & Pro Purse Info:
Entry costs and Pro Purse Breakdown will hopefully be up at the end of the
week, or first thing Monday. Just an FYI, the Men’s and Women’s Pro Purses
will be equal, and the Pro/Am’s will have a shot at some BIG money!
Watch for the next newsletter soon with
more details, or join up with the JAG BMX fan page (JAG
FAN PAGE HERE on Facebook) for recent news to be released.
Until the next time… Ride Hard and Be
Safe, Mark Conley -
Sr. V.P. Event
Productions, Marketing -
BMX racing news, Wednesday - august 25, 2010
ASA ENTERTAINMENT PARTNERS WITH MEGARAMP
FOR HUGE EVENTS
ON THE MEGARAMP ASA TRIPLES TOUR
Events in Fort Wayne (IN), Kansas City and State College (PA)
on sale now!
LOS ANGELES (July
27, 2010) – Leading action sports event producer, ASA
Entertainment, and MegaRamp Events, creators of the
world-renowned, 90’ ramp used in the Big Air competitions at the
X Games, announced today that they have joined forces to produce
the MegaRamp ASA Triples tour (Triples), a BMX and skateboarding
tour that will initially debut with four events this summer and
fall in the following locations:
August 28Sacramento, Calif.ARCO Arena
September 25Fort Wayne, Ind.War Memorial Coliseum
October 9Kansas City, Mo.Sprint Center
October 23State College, Penn.Bryce Jordan Center
these events can be found at
www.megarampasatriples.com. Tickets for the events at Fort
Wayne’s War Memorial Coliseum and Kansas City’s Sprint Center
are now on sale, as well.
The MegaRamp ASA
Triples showcases top pros from the X Games competing in a
series of unique head-to-head battles while taking on the
challenge of the 195-foot long Triples course, consisting of a
25-foot high roll-in ramp, two 25-foot wide jumps and a
course-ending 14’ high quarter-pipe. Previous events on the
2010 Triples tour have included action sports superstars like
2009 X Games gold medalist Scotty Cranmer (Howell, NJ);
2-time, BMX Triples event champion Ryan Guettler
(Queensland, Australia); 12-time X Games medalist Ryan
Nyquist (Los Gatos, CA); Dew Tour runner-up Mike Spinner
(Miami, FL); and 3-time Action Sports World Champion Daniel
Dhers (Caracas, Venezuela). The competition’s head-to-head
format stretches the athletic limits of these competitors and
brings the fans to the edge of their seats with their innovative
and awe-inspiring tricks.
events are expected to be announced shortly.
List of Broadcasts (all times are central) for the state finals
Friday Aug. 27th pre race - starting at 7:15pm
Saturday Aug. 28th earned double - 2:15pm
Sunday Aug. 29th - State finals race 12:15pm
Sunday Aug. 29th - Awards Ceremony - 4:30pm (approximate start
time – will begin 20mins after the last race)
BMX racing news, Tuesday - august 24, 2010
TEAM USA WORLDS
FROM FORCE 12 PHOTOGRAPHY
'Super Snapper', Darren Goddard who actually
lives in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa where the UCI BMX World
Championships were has posted a little salute to Team USA.
Pretty nice stuff.
Click on the 2 little arrows in the bottom
right corner and it goes full screen.
Summer Race Craziness, Part Two!
headed into the second half of the summer with a full schedule, and at the
end of a long two-week push, we had scored four team wins, and over 100 kids
took part at our summer camp and a clinic. This long stretch began in
Severn, Maryland for the ABA's Star Spangled National where the crew
captured the Factory Team win both days.
(17-27 girls), Austin Loebe (17-18x), Cameron Moore (12x &
cru), and C.J. Fisher (15 cru) all captured main event wins. Allen
Currier (A pro), Chris Meaker (36-40x), and T.J. Maniscalchi
(12x) finished one step lower on the podium with second place finishes, all
helping in the team’s two wins.
From there Courtney,
Allen, and Austin headed up to Bethel, Connecticut for our 7th installment
of the Bethel Supercross Summer Camp. Pat "Dude, where's my car"
Parker joined in on Monday morning as we cranked out a fun-filled day of
BMX training that included a rain delay game of kick ball (send it!). Monday
night we headed over to New Paltz, New York for a 2-hour
instructional clinic where teammate Rochelle Wooding met us for the
rest of the week’s activities. Unfortunately we encountered more rain and
had to postpone the clinic till Wednesday night.
Tuesday's day camp
featured our 2-hour Precision Fitness off the bike-training period
featuring Todd Cambio. Our campers learned about Static Stretch
techniques, along with relay races and sprints, and numerous footwork and
agility station challenges. Tuesday night some of the instructors headed
over to Trumbull T.R.A.C.K. for a look at the upcoming weekend’s
national tournament course and to take a lap or two in their fifty plus moto
After Wednesday's day
camp we headed back up to New Paltz to complete our instructional clinic
that had an attendance of just shy of 30 riders, all of whom were fueled
with Powerbars. Thursday's camp broke up the monotony of training
with individual time trials and head-to-head motos featuring riders of the
closest lap times. Rochelle Wooding and Courtney Applewhite gave a special
girls only clinic that ended with both of them jumping the big step into
turn one to leave a lasting impression on all the 2010 campers. With that we
said goodbye to our campers and headed back up to Trumbull to set up camp
for the weekend. Friday, the rains came and after catching up on laundry we
all got some much-needed down time.
On Saturday it was
obvious that we had a FULL team crew in attendance, and with all the fire
power present we were able to capture the National Team victory both days
and added one important point to our overall leading score as we near the
final showdown in Louisville, Kentucky for the NBL Grands.
Here's how your favorite fared at the rumble in Trumbull:
Nick St Lawrence:
Back from RI National Guard boot camp and traded in his fatigues for his
Black Crown designed team racing jersey and took a 1st and 2nd in the
26-34x class. Max Egdorf: Donned a fresh pair of Fly Patrol
race pants and proceeded to crash in them trying to take the lead in day
two's 19-25x main. Shawn DiPrete: First national back after a long
break and handled the 35-40x class easily using his Profile cranks
and cassette hubs. Allen Currier: Used his Morphine handlebars
to guide the way to the Super X class podium on day 1.
Luscious lubed his Podium with Finish Line products after the long
camp week and flew to dominating weekend in the 17/18 expert class only
losing one lap all weekend due to a clip malfunction. Rochelle Wooding:
Took advantage of all of her riding time during the week and won three out
of the three classes she entered over the weekend using Thomson stem
and seat post. Susie LeVan: Used her new THE Black Ice helmet
to take her final perfect of the season on day 1.
Took the victory in the 17 + girls class both days using her Sinz
carbon pro lite fork. Justin Knapper: Absolutely smoked the 13x class
both days, luckily he uses ITS tyres to keep him glued to the turns
at the speeds he’s hitting. Erik Meyer: Dominated the 11x class using
his Alienation rim bands. Randy Bitinaitis: concentrated on
picking up a pair of perfects in 41 & over Expert, and did just that with
rocking his custom Johnson plate insert, while his daughter Nikki who
was a player in the 11 girls main event both day and looks forward to
putting some fresh new purple ODI grips soon.
Once again I'd like to
take this opportunity to thank you ALL for your continued support!
Rennen Design Group
makers of the finest gears, chain rings, cogs, and the ultimate training
tool “G-Cog”! Intense BMX (www.intensebmx.com)
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BIG News In The BMX Racing World,
leveque legend launches new bike company
BRG- BMX Racing Group
early July 2010, while most of the country was celebrating the July
4th holiday, a group of dedicated BMXers were celebrating
the formation of a new company to service the world’s BMX community.
BRG – BMX Racing Group
http://bmxracinggroup.com was created and has brought together
some of the finest people the BMX Industry has to offer. The 2 main
partners in the Group are: Christophe Leveque, one of the
most historic BMX racers to have ever graced a BMX Bike and Pete
Dylewski, one of the most experienced and successful marketing
professionals in BMX.
After retiring from competitive BMX racing, Christophe Leveque
started US Pro Bikes, a French BMX Distribution Company, and over
the past 6 years has become the largest importer of BMX racing
products into France. Christophe used the same determination that he
did while he was a Pro Racer to take his company to the top. The
creation of BRG will once again test Christophe, but he is ready for
the challenge. Christophe has used his keen eye for quality BMX
products in his distribution chain and is now using the same while
designing and manufacturing products to be sold under BRG.
Dylewski has been running Double A Marketing for the past 13 years
working with the world’s top BMX Pro Riders and the best companies
in BMX. The past 5 years have been spent focusing on today’s top BMX
Race brands. Logging more air miles and BMX track time than most
current BMX Pros, Pete put his efforts in relationships with the BMX
community and on site opportunities to raise brand awareness and
have the right riders use the right products. Pete also works with
National and International Race Associations and is the host of the
Freecaser.tv Live BMX race events for the UCI Supercross and World
Championship race series.
Pete will be using the same effective marketing, research and
promotion skills he has over the past 15 years in BMX to build brand
awareness to the lines of BRG.
will be the parent company to five BMX companies. The Companies are:
Insight BMX – BMX Plates, Seats, Pads, & Numbers-
www.insightBMX.com, ELEVN Racing – Forks, Handlebars, CNC
www.elevnracing.com, Excess BMX – Wheel Sets & Hubs,
KingStar - BMX Components –
www.Kingstarcomp.com and Elevate BMX - Frame company.
Each company will deliver the highest quality of products to fit a
current void in BMX racing, as well as continue to develop and
design proprietary items to advance the technology of the current
state of BMX race components.
also has a behind the scenes group of employees who are an
extraordinary team of experienced professionals who have all
excelled in the BMX Race industry for many years. As a group, they
will provide the best products and services in BMX Racing. BRG will
be headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and will serve BMX industry on
an International level. Products will be offered exclusively for the
launch at J & R Bicycles at the NBL Grands and Rider’s Pro Shop at
the ABA Reno National. Interested dealers please contact us at the
Rincon, Puerto Rico - Neither the wind nor the rain got in the way of BMX
History recently as the first BMX Competition ever held on an Central American
and Caribbean Games in History on the ‘XXI Central American and Caribbean Games; Mayagüez 2010’. The competition was held back due to rain, but the staff of the
‘Games’ did an outstanding job to keep the competition from being cancelled.
and Venezuela made history winning the Gold Medals. Jonathan Suárez from
Venezuela won Gold on the Men's Category , coming in second winning the Silver
Medal was Augusto Castro and last but not least winning the Bronze Medal,
Sergio Salazar these last two from Colombia.
Meanwhile on the Women's category, the twelve time World Champion from Colombia;
Mariana Pajón showed off her incredible skills on the bike and by doing so
becoming a Gold Medalist. Stefany Hernandez From Venezuela won the Silver Medal
immediately followed by Stephanie Barragan from Mexico.
Puerto Rican Riders, Ronald Vega and Nicole Pérez promised a great deal during
the semi-final ‘heats’ but both crossed the line in fourth place.
The Colombia BMX
National Team at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games took the overall
team win in the cycling events driven by a big win in the BMX
event by David Oquendo. Oquendo and Twan Van Gendt of The
Netherlands put on a good show, battling back and forth to the
finish line making BMX one of the 'stand out' events of the YOG.
In Junior Women's race
action, a stunning upset transpired in the form of little known,
Mayara Perez of Brazil taking the surprise win. Mayara raced
hard all the way to the finish line with Kirsten Dellar (AUS)
and Maartje Hereugers (NED) in a very competitive race.
A truly international organizing team was
assembled headed by Johan Lindstrom and Kevin Maccuish from UCI.
The track was another "Tom Track" with
challenging obstacles, well groomed berms and stable paved
Final BMX youth Olympic results
OQUENDO David COL - 2
Van GENDT Twan NED - 3
LAUTSEN Niklas DEN
BUSTOS Lucas ARG
NAGASAKO Yoshitaku JPN - 6
TAIMS Kristers LAT - 7
MIRANDA Leandro BRA - 8
TANNIGER Romain SUI
- 1 PEREZ Mayara
BRA - 2 DELLAR Kirsten AUS - 3
HEREUGERS Maartje NED - 4
O'KEEFE Teagan RSA
JEPSEN Mette DEN - 6
VAN de PERRE Tori BEL - 7
KHARISMA NOVANDA Elga INA - 8
INDERGAND Linda SUI
Mens Time Trial
Womens Time Trial
Mens Quarters 1&2
Mens Quarters 3&4
Womens Quarters 1&2
Womens Quarters 3&4
Mens Semi Finals
Womens Semi Finals
BMX racing news, weekend update - august 21-22, 2010
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French Elite, Thomas Hamon gets
Thomas Hamon gets married!
French Elite Men's ace, Thomas Hamon recently got
married, adding a new member to Team TH.
The ceremony was attended by a "Who's Who" of
French BMXing and more than 200 friends and family.
Pictured above with Thomas and his lovely wife,
Melanie are French National Team Coach, Fabrice Vettoretti, Vincent
Pelluard, Lorin Martinez and the Best Man and Woman.
The ceremony was held in the North of France in a
Little Castle called "Jardins de la Matelote".
Congrats to the new Bride and Groom and Thomas, says to all his
fans....."See you in CHULA VISTA!!!"
BMX racing news, Friday - august 20, 2010
Morphine Industries’ Young Guns Hit Peachtree City
With the NBL Grands
around the corner, two of our young guns hit Peachtree City
for a last chance tune-up before heading to Louisville.
When you head to
Georgia at this time of year there is one thing you can
count on heat. Peachtree City did not disappoint as we
rolled into town and hit the track on Friday. Before
practice, Super X Jason LaRev held a clinic to mold the
little minds of BMX with his expertise and knowledge along
with the help of Noah Reeves. Practice was open and the
race was looking to have a low turn out as practice ended
and attendance was minimal.
However, when Saturday
rolled around the moto count hit just above 90 to everyone’s
surprise. The day was looking up but Mother Nature had
other plans with rain due to hit the track at some point
during the day. The crew decided to call a two moto
transfer to try and beat the rain but it did not happen as
the race was delayed just as the main events started. After
a few hours of lounging the call came in and the race
resumed. With the weather on a repeat performance for
Sunday, the two moto transfer direction was taken
13X – Noah Reeves had
two racks of riders and started his day off asleep at the
gate due to an all night road trip from south Florida the
day before. He quickly redeemed himself on the remaining
motos taking the wins. Main time found Noah going wire to
wire to take the top spot.
Sunday found Noah at
the head of the pack. No sleeping today. Sweeping his
motos and finishing the day with another top spot in the
11X – Richie Dey was
in his element with plenty of air to be had on the Peachtree
City track. He displayed his air and ability from the front
of the pack all day Saturday with a perfect run in the motos
and a top spot in the main.
Sunday found Richie at
the front once again. He led the class from start to finish
in his motos and continued on the through the main with a
first place finish.
The Morphine Crew will
be rolling into Louisville in a few weeks to put an assault
on the NBL Grands. Be sure to come by and check us
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Motion BMX film Trailer online
On July 14, the Motion BMX Team left their Bristol,
England lives for a two-week tour around Europe. Starting at
Motion Ramp Park in Bristol and finishing at Red Bull's
Hangar-7 in Salzburg, Austria, they stopped off at top skate
parks and street spots along the way, as well as the BMX
Masters in Cologne. Here's a short teaser clip to give
everyone a taste of the full film, which is coming very
soon! (Loads faster if you turn HD off.)
scores bronze for BMX Australia at UCI BMX World Championships
Editor's Note - Yes, we
know, this is two weeks past the race, but it's still good news so
we offer it a bit late, but Good Stuff, nonetheless!
Queensland's Melinda McLeod has collected the bronze
medal in the junior women's final at the 2010
UCI BMX World Championships in Pietermaritzburg.
The 17 year old Mackay schoolgirl qualified fourth
fastest in the time trials and comfortably made her way through the
qualifying moto rounds to earn a start in the final. But Dutch rider
Merle van Benthem proved too fast for her rivals to win the gold
medal ahead of American Brooke Crain with McLeod crossing the line
in third place.
"I am stoked because I didn't really have any
expectations this week," said McLeod who this week made her
competition debut off the eight metre start ramp used for Supercross
and Olympic Games format competition. "It's been a huge change not
just physically but mentally.
"I did lots of training on a ramp so I knew what it
would feel like but it's a lot harder with seven other riders around
you and you really have to get out of the gate in front," said
McLeod who has four World Championship titles to her name from age
"In the final I had my first experience of banging
bars with people down the starting ramp and I was absolutely
petrified, it was so scary," said McLeod. "But I thought since I was
in the final I might as well go for it and I knew I had everything
else sorted so I'm glad I didn't back out."
West Australian Kirsten Dellar (WA) also made the
junior women's final but a mishap saw her finish in eighth place
more than 30 seconds after the winner.
In the elite men's final Latvian Maris Strombergs
reclaimed the rainbow jersey of World Champion holding off local
hero Sifiso Nhlapo with Frenchman Joris Daudet third. It was a
momentous medal for Nhlapo who was the bronze medalist in 2008 but
missed the 2009 event after he broke his neck in an horrific
A massive pile up on the first turn put paid to
Australia's chances with two time junior World Champion Sam
Willoughby (SA) and Khalen Young (WA) both crashing out of
"It didn't really go as I'd hoped," said Willoughby.
"It was a pretty long day and by the time I got to the final I was
starting to cramp up.
"I had a bit of a brain lapse in the gate for the
final and got out of the gate a bit late and that cost me,"
Willoughby explained. "I tried to get it back on the first turn. I
had a good line coming out of the corner and the plan was to dive
under but my back wheel hit a bump and kicked out."
Australian Head Coach, Wade Bootes, says whilst
happy with the overall performances this week he's a little
disappointed with the bad luck that struck for some team members.
"Definitely happy with how the riders have been
riding with a lot of guys up the front but at crunch time we were
hit with a bit of misfortune," said Bootes. "Caroline (Buchanan) got
her pants caught in her brake lever our of the gate in the semi
final and that cost her a place in the final and then Sam and Khalen
"It's frustrating because you know they have the
pace to claim a medal but stuff happens and you just have to deal
with it," said Bootes. "As a program we've done our job and prepared
the athletes well and they've done their bit to be well prepared but
it's the luck on the day which is hard to take sometimes."
In the women's elite final Britain's Shanaze Reade
reclaimed her title leading from the start. New Zealand's Sarah
Walker claimed the silver and American Alise Post the bronze medal
but neither came close to Reade. Australian Rachel Bracken rode her
way into the final but was off the pace early crossing the finish
line in sixth place.
The junior men's race saw US favourite Connor Fields
out in front and seemingly on his to an easy win but he took the
rhythm section too fast and crashed heavily which opened the way for
Frenchman Sylvain Andre to grab the win ahead of Kristers Lejins
(LAT) and Twan van Gendt (NED). Victorian Matthew Dunsworth was
BIG MONEY RACE "PRE-FREJUS"
Euro Prize Money To Win!
We now have all the
information concerning the whole weekend of racing at the JOEL
SMETS BMX CIRCUIT in Dessel Belgium on October 2nd & 3rd.
There will be a
junior/elite race for both men and woman with a total of
8100 € prize
The money classes will be
junior men and elite men riding together in one class, same for
the women's class.
This race is one
week before the FRÉJUS UCI Supercross in France, so it is a good
opportunity for overseas riders to make some extra money, they
can come a few days earlier to Europe and traveling the day
after the race in Dessel Belgium to France that's the country
next to Belgium.
The CHAMPION'S CUP
is on the Saturday evening and during daytime there is going to
be the first ever " OPEN EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS OF OLD SCHOOL
The invitation is
also announced for all overseas riders, you are welcome! It
would be great if there were some American old school guys
coming to this event.
The track and
organization at the JOEL SMETS BMX CIRCUIT was the host for the
2009 Euro rounds 9 and 10 and is known as some of the best Euro
rounds from the last years, that's what everyone was saying
afterwards, riders, press, European federations, fans etc. So,
the invite is OUT, come and race, make some cash, have fun!
The American Bicycle Association announces
new Managing Editor of BMXer magazine
American Bicycle Association (ABA) announced today its appointment of Alex
Kienlen as Managing Editor of its BMXer magazine.
Kienlen, long time BMX racer, track volunteer, and columnist
for the magazine will move into this new role overseeing production and
content of BMXer . The magazine is produced monthly by the sanction.
“I’m honored, excited and absolutely stoked for this
opportunity to increase my contribution to the BMX community, and to do so
as a member of the ABA team,” Kienlen said. “BMXer has always been a
touchstone for myself and my family for all things BMX, and to be able to
move into the Managing Editor role is a great opportunity and honor.”
“The BMXer has been a part of the ABA from the beginning”,
BA Anderson, ABA CEO said. “The magazine has grown with the organization and
seen many changes through the years. As we continue to meet the demands of
our members, sponsors, and fans it is important that we continue to commit
resources to ensuring that we stay at the forefront of the sport. Hiring
Alex as the Managing Editor of the BMXer will expand the staff of the
magazine and help us produce a better product. We are excited that Alex has
agreed to join us and look forward to the changes to come.”
Kienlen has been active in journalism for the last 20 years,
including publication of freelance news and feature articles for various
publications from his Conway, Arkansas, home. He took up BMX racing shortly
after completing the Journalism MA program at the University of Arkansas in
Little Rock 11 years ago, and continues to race BMX weekly at area tracks,
as well as participating in regional and national BMX competition. He has
acted as a track operator of an ABA-sanctioned track, and continues to
volunteer his time operating a local track, Bonzai BMX in North Little Rock,
Arkansas, with roles including mentoring and resource management.
“Best sport in the world,” Kienlen said, about his
involvement in BMX. “What BMX does for people, for families, and at the same
time just being flat-out fun, is an absolute joy.”
Kienlen has assumed managing editor duties beginning with
the publication of the August edition of BMXer.
Australians named for upcoming BMX Supercross
World ranked number one Sam Willoughby hopes to take over the
Series lead when he headlines a nine rider strong Australian
contingent for the third round of the BMX Supercross World Cup next
month in Chula Vista, California.
A team of five men and four women will make the trip to contest
the penultimate round of the four round series being raced on 17 and
Willoughby is a two time Junior World Champion and won the
Supercross Series crown in 2009. He won the opening round in Madrid
and trails recently crowned World Champion, Maris Strombergs of
Latvia by 34 points.
In the women's racing world ranked number three Canberra's
Caroline Buchanan sits second on the Supercross standings largely
due to her third place in the opening round in Madrid. But French
rider Laetitia Le Courguille has a commanding hold on the lead after
winning the first two rounds to amass 460 points . Buchanan is
sitting on 300 and Great Britain's World Champion Shanaze Reade is
only a little further down in third place with 271 points.
Junior elite rider Melinda McLeod from Queensland has earned
selection after her bronze medal performance at the recent World
Championships in South Africa.
2010 UCI Supercross Series - Round 3, Chula Vista, California USA
The BMX Australia HPP is supported by the Australian Sports
Commission, Cycling Australia, Tioga, Stealth, Thomson, Blackspire,
Alienation, KMC, Intense BMX.
National BMX Hall Of
Fame 2010 Inductees Announced
Two days left on
Early Bird Ticket Pricing!!!
BMX Racer - Tim Judge - TJ was one of the top
stars on the East Coast in the mid 1970s. His fame expanded
exponentially after winning the 1981 Jag World Champion title and
getting picked up by the legendary Hutch BMX Factory Team. At Hutch,
he added a 1983 IBMXF Cruiser World Title to his list of
accomplishments. Tim`s BMX experience played a pivotal role in his
post-BMX career, when he became an internationally-known racer and
mechanic in the Jet Watercraft (JetSki) industry.
BMX Racer - Steve Veltman
- The first rider to win the ABA National Number One Amateur and
Cruiser titles in the same year (1982), Steve Veltman also stacked
up two Jag World Championship Age Group titles, and two IBMXF world
age group titles in his amateur career, and was an Elite Cruiser
Bronze Medalist at the 1989 World Championships. As a professional,
Steve won both the NBL and ABA Grandnationals, and the 1993 ABA
National Number One Pro title. He competed in three X Games and
raced in the top class for 15 years, retiring in 2004. Steve is the
only BMX racer to have ever appeared on a Wheaties cereal box.
Industry - Craig "gOrk" Barrette - Few industries
have a person so well known and respected that one name suffices in
identifying them. In BMX, it`s "gOrk." As someone who has raced at a
national level (UBR national number one sidehack three year
running), rode and promoted freestyle shows, worked in the warehouse
at CW Racing, and served as editor of both the iconic "BMX Action"
and the ABA`s BMXer Magazines, he has made his mark on nearly every
era of our sport. In 1999, after 10 years with ABA, gOrk moved to
the Pacific Northwest to join Seattle Bike Supply as the Director of
Marketing for their flagship brand, Redline. He remains in that role
BMX Freestyler - Woody
Itson - Most people had their first exposure to Woody Itson in
BMX Action`s "Hot Shots" feature, as he blasted an impossibly high
air at the Big O Skatepark. This racer-turned-freestyler wowed
crowds all over the nation on tour for Vans Tennis Shoes, but it was
his riding for Hutch BMX Products that made him a household name. He
designed the Hutch Trick Star, one of the most popular bikes of the
day, and captured both an AFA and an NFA National Title for Flatland
in 1985 ands 1986, respectively. As half of the Diamond Back
Freestyle Team, he was "Mr. Flatland" to the "Mr. Air" of Mike
Dominguez. After a break to attend college, Woody hung up his riding
uniform, and became Freestyle Program Director for the megawatt GT
Freestyle Team, where he stayed until 2001. Soon after, he started
his current company, Satellite Sports Group, and has since been
managing a crew of riders who perform BMX Freestyle shows at over
500 venues each year.
Recognition - Linda Dorsey - In honoring someone
for whom the sharpest wit and cleverest turn of phrase was as
natural as green on grass, words are difficult to wrangle when
talking about legendary announcer, Linda Dorsey. Her son, Bryan,
probably summed it up as well as any of us could, saying, simply,
"BMX was her life." During her three-decades on the mic, Linda was a
fixture on the NBL National circuit, served on the NBL Board of
Directors, and brought her voice to France and Japan, among other
places motos were posted. Linda passed away from cancer in 2008, but
announced BMX races with the same fire and passion until three
months before the end of her life.
Special Recognition - Al
Fritz, father of the Schwinn Sting-Ray - Starting on the welding
line of Schwinn`s landmark Kostner Avenue plant in Chicago, Al Fritz
worked his way up from the factory floor in 1945, to become the
number two man and a member of the Board of Directors at Schwinn
Bicycle Company. During a chance Saturday phone call in 1963, a West
Coast sales rep told him of a "goofy" fad out there, where kids were
"buying used 20" bikes and equipping them with Texas Longhorn
handlebars." That Saturday morning phone call planted the seed for a
project Mr. Fritz would rapidly prototype, and ultimately launch as
the Schwinn Sting-Ray. Every BMX bike on today`s track and trails
can trace its roots directly to that first Sting-Ray, built by Al
Fritz in the winter of 1963.
BE A PART OF HISTORY!A select number of tickets
are being offered to the public for the 26th Annual induction
ceremony at the San Diego Hall Of Champions (San Diego,
CA) on Thursday, September 16, 2010.
Visit the following link for more information and to purchase
ABOUT THE NATIONAL BMX HALL OF FAME
- The National BMX Hall Of Fame,
founded in 1985 as the "ABA BMX Hall of
Fame," has established a mission to further the sport
of BMX by helping future generations remember the champions, heroes
and thought-leaders who shaped the sport over its history. The Hall
Of Fame currently has 90 inductees for the years 1985-2009, and is
honored to welcome the six in the class of 2010.
Levi Collins wins the 2010 World Championships
bmxultra.com press release Levi
Collins from Shepparton Victoria was crowned the
2010 25-29 Mens World Champion in Pietermaritzburg,
Levi has been a long standing member of the
bmxultra.com team and is an all round great bloke.
After taking a year off from racing in 2007-2008
Levi returned to the scene to take on the world's
best at the 2009 World Championships in Adelaide,
Australia. Although he rode well, it didn't pan out
quite the way he'd hoped. In 2010 the Australian BMX
Championships were at his home track in Shepparton
and Levi had moved up a class to the 25-29 Men's
bracket. Levi put in a great effort at the
championships riding away with a #1 in the 25-29
Cruiser class and #3 in the 25-29 Men's class.
Since then Levi has been training non stop and
was able to get assistance from his local community
to help him to compete at the 2010 World
Championships and fulfill his dream of winning the
On behalf of the bmxultra.com team I would like
to congratulate Levi, we are all very proud of you.
Not only is Levi our first ever World Championship
finalist, he's our first World Champion!
NBL Hire Park National and
Hot Rod Industry Challenge Pro Am Race Report & Photo Gallery!
Hire Park BMX
Copter Fly Over With WIOE!
The fine folks at Hire
Park BMX made the arrangements to fly Jerry Mania over the 2010 NBL
Regional Championships and the web guy had some FUN! My pilot was "Flyin
Brian" from WIOE, and he took me up in the WIOE Jetcopter 2. Check
it out as we make our chopper pass over the BMX craziness down by
the lake in Hire Park!
BMX Mania's Home Track, Hire Park BMX in Warsaw, Indiana hosted
the 2010 Midwest Regional Championship and Last Chance Qualifier
this weekend and it was a ROARING success! Check out some hot pix
coming from BMX Mania, including the Hot Rod Industry Challenge Pro
Am sponsored by Strange Motion BMX. Check Back, we'll have a Rockn'
BMX Good Time!
Hot Rod Industry
Challenge Pro Am sponsored by Strange Motion BMX Podium Finishes!
guys at J&R Bicycles want to congratulate one of our long time
friends (almost family) and long time J&R sponsored rider
Domingos Lammoglia for his win at the 2010 UCI World
Championships in South Africa. Domingos Lammoglia (Brazilian
born - Orlando Florida resident) has come a long way. He is a
good rider, a better trainer and a great friend to all of us at
J&R Bicycles and to many of you at the races. Domingos is now a
2 time World #1 rider with countless of other victories under
his belt.....hands down one of the best people to know in BMX.
J&R Bicycles had another rider at
the 2010 UCI World Championships as well. Adam Brazil from the
U.K., just recovering from recent injuries, made a great run at
the Mens 17-24 class. Although making a valiant effort to
recover from a late start in the semi, Adam fell short of the
main with a 5th place finish. Walking away with World #9 is
still not a bad deal for the rough season he had.
We would like to thank the
following sponsors for their dedication to the sport and to the
With new additions to the
team for 2010, British Team Champions Intense/Route55 have gone
from strength to strength as the race to be the UK Number 1
team steps up each year. With new outside sponsorship coming on
board off the track, the riders are producing good form on it
under the watchful eye of co team managers Kelvin Batey and Benn
After their debut season in 2009 the team have really looked
to build on their success and move things forward with things
progressing extremely well for the riders who have loved the new
Intense Podium ride.
Both Alex 7x and Ryan Brookes 8x sit well right now in the
top 3 of their ranking with both taking consistent podiums and a
couple of wins each.
Taylor Johnson (9x), Lewis Locker (10x) and Brooke Shayler
(10-12 girls) have all been regular main makers this year with
improved results on 2009 so the progression theyve made has been
pleasing for everyone involved with the team.
Diagoro Fortune has shown that with abit more experience and
consistency he can beat anyone he comes up against in the 12x
class and along with his good friend Callum Wing who sits in 2nd
place in his first ever National Series after some awesome
results, watch for these 2 riders to be knocking on the door for
their first National wins in the near future.
Jordan Perry has rode out of his skin all year in the 16x
class and currently sits 2nd in the rankings while chasing his
first national win which wont be too long in coming.
The 3 Junior riders have been up front in the class all year
long with Grant Hill and Jack Hall taking multiple National wins
with Hill sitting in 2nd and Hall 3rd. Dom Skidmore is looking
for more consistency but has had a couple of excellent rides
this year making the podium while he is lying in 6th place right
Kelvin Batey has had some ups and downs through the Elite
series this year but sitting in 2nd place he'll be looking to
hunt down what has been an elusive National win in 2010 by the
end of the year.
The team are proud to be supported by Intense, VSI Products,
THE, Sinz, The Source, Mountainfuel and Fly Racing.
Hot Rod Industry Challenge Pro
Am with the Regional Finals at Hire Park BMX saturday!
Regional Finals And LCQ at Hire Park, Warsaw, IN, Aug 13-15
Lots of Rockin' BMX Action goin' on this
weekend at the Midwest Regional at Hire Park BMX in Warsaw,
Indiana. The Strange Motion Racing crew and their Hot Rod
Industry Challenge Pro Am have landed at Hire Park for the
weekend, so there'll be a bunch of cash up for grabs as some
fast pros will be makin' the race to make some money.
HEY PROS!.....The Hot Rod Industry
Challenge Pro Am entry fee is only $20 and you will get the
chance to make some HOT $$$$, make the podium, win some pretty
cool custom painted bowling pins, number plates and some cool
Midwest Clothing apparel. Not bad, and it beats a boring weekend
at home watching reruns of the X-Games so come on out and make
the scene, fun stuff will be afoot.
The Hot Rod Industry Challenge Pro Am will
be Saturday in conjunction with the NBL Midwest Regional Finals
and Last Chance NBL Grands Qualifier.
The purse is starting out at $685, PLUS
100% payback, and you never know when or how big the purse will
RC & LCQ EVENT SCHEDULE
FRIDAY SCHEDULE Bike Inspection 1:30–6:00PM ... Pre-Race
Registration 2:00–6:00PM Regional Champ & LCQ Post Registration
... 2:00–6:00PM Practice by Age Group ... 2:00–3:00PM 15 & Over
Practice ... 3:00–4:00PM 14 & Under Practice ... 4:00–5:00PM 15
& Over Practice ... 5:00–6:00PM 14 & Under Practice ...
6:00–6:30PM Elite Practice ... Pre-Race Starts 6:30PM, Fee:$15
SATURDAY SCHEDULE - Regional Championship Bike Inspection
6:30–9:00AM Regional Champ & LCQ Post Registration 7:00–9:00AM
... 7:00–7:45AM 15 & Over Practice ... 7:45–8:30AM 14 & Under
Practice ... 8:30–9:15AM 15 & Over Practice ... 9:15–10:00AM 14
& Under Practice ... 10:00–10:45AM Pro Practice ... Regional
Championship Starts at 11:00AM ... LCQ Post Registration for 30
minutes after last main!
SUNDAY SCHEDULE - Last Chance Qualifier No Bike Inspection!
No Registration! ... 7:00–7:30AM 15 & Over Warm-Up (Am Only) ...
7:30–8:00AM 14 & Under Warm-Up (Am Only) ... 8:00–8:20AM Pro
BMX racing news, Wednesday - august 11, 2010
Copenhagen Supercross Hosts Dutch
National Team Clinic
riders and teams from all over Europe have used the opportunity to
come to the permanent Supercross Track at
Copenhagen's Bike City facility and get in some SX
practice in Copenhagen prior to the UCI World Championships in South
The permanent SX ramp and track in Copenhagen will
be hosting the UCI BMX World Championships
2011. The track is one of the few permanent SX tracks in
the world and will later this year get a five meter ramp in addition
to the existing 8 meter ramp. With that the track will be ready for
the UCI World Championships 2011.
At the track in Copenhagen, riders from teams from
Hungary, Germany, Norway and the Netherlands along with a number of
individual riders from all over Europe have used the facilities at
Bike City to train for BMX Supercross racing.
During their one week training camp in Copenhagen,
the Dutch National team hosted a
race clinic for the local riders that was quite successful and a
thrill for the locals to work with the awesome Dutch Team.
National Coach, Bas De Bever and the
National Team riders helped
Danish riders with all manner of the sport, from physical training
to race strategy and the fine points of race skills.
BMX Mania's, Donna Snow Top Ten In
Miss U.S. International
BMX Mania Factory Team
member, Donna Snow recently did battle with some other girls in
heated competition, but it wasn't on the BMX track, it was on the
beauty pageant stage. Donna competed in the Miss U.S. International
contest and although she didn't take home the Top Spot on the
podium, she did make the main!
Donna, who competed at
the national event made her way to the competition due to winning
the Miss Florida International contest several months ago and was
psyched to make it in to the finals, being a Top Ten winner.
The Miss U.S.
International Pageant is a traditional beauty pageant for women of
the United States who are ages between the ages of 18-25. Areas of
competition include: Swimsuit, and Evening Gown to determine
Semi-Finalists and Interview, Swimsuit and Evening Gown for
Donna then hit up the
NBL Constitution Classic in Trumbull, CT and while competing
in Elite Women's racing, fell and broke her wrist! Donna's been to
surgery and had some high speed metal reinforcement put in to the
injured area, so the beauty queen is STILL the die hard BMXer,
joining the many rides who have had the same surgery from racing
"Congrats, Donna on your
recent contest achievement and at the same time, "Get Better Soon"
so you can get back on the track and make things beautiful there as
BMX racing news, Monday - august 9, 2010
Kamakazi signs with
has now signed with
HRVfitness. The 3 time Elite Australian champion is
getting ready for his 2012 Olympic campaign and HRVfitness will be
along for the ride.
has recently finished his Olympic training track in his back
yard along with a single lane 6 meter high starting hill.
and Elite Cycle imports
has also managed to sign a deal with S and M bikes for
Kama. He will be riding a new .38 special full of
S and M
major race will be the HRV
Classic to be held in Victoria December 12th
at Park Orchards BMX Track.
HRVfitness Team Sponsors: Intense Bikes, S and M bikes, Altegra,
Skin Industries, BMX Press, Phire Bird, DNA Nutrition, Strictly
SE Catalog Is Available, now!
Do you wanna
get your hands on an OFFICIAL 2010 SE catalog?
a three minute highlight available online from the 2010 UCI BMX
World championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Latvian,
Maris Strombergs and Briton, Shanaze Reade reclaimed the UCI BMX
World Championship men’s and women’s titles respectively on Saturday
31 July 2010. Next to that the hero for the partisan South African
crowd was men’s runner up Sifiso Nhlapo.
There are also race finals of the Junior Men's and Women's 2010 UCI BMX World Championships as well as Elite Men and
(picture: Sifiso Nhlapo, winning the silver medal in Elite men,
waves the Rainbow Nation flag to a huge crowd of BMX fans in
Pietermaritzburg, photo: UCI BMX / craigdutton.com)
BMX racing news, Saturday - august 7, 2010
DEBUTS HOT NEW WEB SITE!
Components, THE place for lightweight, stylish
parts for the fastest little BMXers on the planet, has launched
their new web site, and it is HOT!
LDC has a complete lineup of the finest grom
fitting products, plus some good stuff for the Big Guys as well.
Check out their complete bikes and frames, they
are dripping with lightning fast speed to take YOU to the top of the
podium......OR, your little rider! Either way, it's a winning
combination, so head on over to
and see what's happening!
Supercross Race Jam.
Copenhagen 4-5th of
If you and your team need to dial in
some SX Training before the last two UCI World Cups in 2010, then
you have a chance now. Christian Poulsen the Danish national coach
in collaboration with CPH BMX, is organizing a SX training race for
riders born in 1994 and before.
The race format will be like the UCI
SX, with training and time trial Saturday and race Sunday. The time
trial will only be used to make the moto for Sunday's race, that
all will transfer to
Time schedule: Saturday 4
of September. 9.00 to 12.00 Registrations.
12.00 to 13.00 Women training. 13.00 to 15.00 Men training. 16.00
of September. 9.00 to 10.00 warm up for
Women 10.00 to 11.30 warm up for men 12.00 Race start
To: Christian@poulsen.com Fees: 40€ by cash Deadline:
Wednesday 1st of September.
Name – date of birthday – and bike number.
NBL To 'relaunch'
regular magazine publication?????
sounds like that the NBL will be relaunching their
magazine with the first issue coming out at the
NBL Grands, the first week of
September. The new mag will also be mailed to all members'
The new effort should be
published 10 times a year at around 50 pages and in full color.
The final size will be 10.5x11.5 which is larger than the old
BMX Today. Major Nationals will probably be covered in the new
magazine, and additional coverage of the smaller races will
still be published on the NBL site. Many of the same columns
will still be included, in addition to new content.
has it that Ssquared Factory Pro,
Josh Meyers will be the cover boy on the first issue out
of the gate and that video features will accompany many of the
magazine's new features like cover spreads and other relevant
items. We have seen the video, although we haven't seen the mag
yet, as it's still going to press. Check out the vid, here's a
sneak peak at what the new '1/2 Punch' is going to look like,
Josh's video interview, here!
Each issue will be
reproduced online in "flip book" format on a micro-site in
conjunction with the NBL site.
The NBL has evidently
joined forces with Floyd Publications of Lake Plant, Florida to
help produce and print the magazine.
That's all we know for now, but keep an eye out for the
possibilities at the NBL Grands.
Joey Gunz Sends Out Some Props!
Joey "Gunz" Albright, Super Fast Masters/Vet Pro BMXer
I would like to send a BIG Thank You to my team
manager of the last 6 yrs Carlos Perez.
Carlos has been more than just a team manager to me,
both he and his family and amazing wife, Mady, THANK YOU for the
The last 6 years have been a good run and I might be
starting a new chapter in my BMX Racing Career but I will always
remember and cherish our BMX memories.
Yeah, the good times and the bad, from our times on
CMR to Felt SC Action Sports to the current GT team. Three great
Again, thank you's and love you all so much and I
will still be comin' to the pits to eat all of that great food,
Joey "GUNZ" Albright
BMX racing news, Thursday - august 5, 2010
Morphine Industries’ “Nugget” Recaps Badger State Nationals
into Wisconsin Rapids on Friday to find the track in great condition and
ready to ride. Lets see, nice sized starting hill, long first straight,
some big jumps, and some technical rhythm sections - ooh yeah its gonna
be a good weekend.
saddling up my Haro, I hit the track for Friday practice getting a
chance to dial in my lines and shred the track.
morning practice rolls around and right about the time our group was
ready to go up, it starts raining, accompanied by thunder and lightning.
Practice was postponed for roughly an hour until the skies cleared.
Practice got back underway after the track got prepped.
not come soon enough. In 19-27X, I went wire to wire on motos and semis
on Saturday. The moto gods gave me an outside gate in the main. Up for
the challenge to snapped the gate drop and lead from gate to finish for
morning brought beautiful sunny skies and perfect conditions for racing.
I felt it was going to be another good day for me and well not so sure
for everyone else. I started of the day winning motos in open and
class followed with a 2nd in the class semi. The day
rounded out with a win in 17 and over open main event and doubling with
another podium top spot in 19-27X class.
It was an
amazing track and Central Wisconsin BMX, located in Wisconsin Rapids,
Wisconsin put on a great race weekend. Hopefully sometime in the future
they will get the chance to hold a “bigger” race because it’s definitely
a high caliper track.
Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors; Haro
Bikes (www.harobikes.com), Fly Racing (www.flyracingbmx.com), Alienation
(www.alienationbmx.com), Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), Rennen
(www.rennendesigngroup.com), Black Crown (blackcrownbmx.com), Tioga (www.tiogausa.com/bmx)
Guns August BMX Camp in Portage
The Young Guns/Answer BMX Factory Racing Team will be hosting a 2
day camp at Imagination Glen BMX Track in Portage, IN on August 28 and 29th.
The 2 day camp fees includes lunch on Saturday, a snack on Sunday and an evening
race Saturday night where riders will be evaluated by the camp trainers. Riders
will be split up into teams and we will run team sheets for fun. Come get your
bmx training before the NBL Grand Nationals, your State races and Redline Cup
Championships in Kettering, OH and Raytown, MO. Worried about the rain? Fear
not!!! In the account of rain we will move the clinic to Steel Wheels Indoor
Trainers for the camp will be A Pro Blake Riley, Vet Pro Joel
Moore and 16X Jon Jon Rapp all from the Young Guns Factory Team. These 3 riders
combined bring years of BMX racing experience. So come train with the best
riders from the coolest new Factory Racing Team around.
Saturday, Aug. 28
camp day 1, 9am-3pm. race registration begins at 5:30pm, race at 7
camp day 2, 9am-1:30pm.
There will be camping available at the track Saturday night. Pop ups and
campers are allowed. For anymore questions or to register for the camp please
visit us at
Any riders registered before August 7 will receive a free t shirt. Also, Dexter
Pritchard of Dragon Wheels racing will be hosting a bike tuneup training class
for all you parents who are looking for a little help learning to work on bikes.
We look forward to seeing you there!!!!
BMX racing news, Monday - august 2, 2010
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BMX racing news, Monday - august 2, 2010
BMXMANIA.COM ELITE FINALS "FAST
TRAK" POSTED TO UCI WORLD RACE REPORT PAGE!
Check out the 'Fast Trak' on our UCI Worlds Race Report Page.
It's just some tasty race commentary and a few happy snaps of some
of the Elite Race Action, Saturday at the UCI BMX Worlds in
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. AND, while you're doing that, we're
jettin' home from the race, so check back Tuesday as BMX Mania picks
up the pace on bringin' you rockin' BMX Race Fun And Games from the
WORLD of BMX!
BMX Racing News, Saturday/Sunday - July 31/august 1, 2010
Drama on Day Two of the UCI BMX World Champs
- The second day of racing in the UCI BMX World Championships saw
the landscape of the challenger classes reshaped by several moments
of high drama that saw medal contenders crash out of contention in a
day of thrilling racing dominated by France, Australia and the
United States in front of packed stands under overcast skies.
The 14 Girls main final was shaken in the first few seconds by a
massive crash at the foot of the start ramp that took out the two
girls who had dominated the class from the first moto, New Zealander
Hannah Sarten and Australian Harriet Burbridge-Smith.
French rider Mathilde Doudoux seemed to move across the two at the
base of the start ramp, and within seconds all three were felled in
front of the first big double, paving the way for Aussie Harriet
Birbridge-Smith to claim the gold medal.
In the next final, American wizz Felicia Stancil continued to sweep
all before her, as the Illinois star romped to a lopsided win in the
15 Girls class.
It looked like being a US 1-2 in the next final. However Dani
George, who led from the start, watched in shock as Dutch flyer Elis
The rider carrying the local hopes on the second day Queensburgh
stalwart Jonathan Chislett was drawn into a thrilling dogfight to
try and defend his 25-29 Men’s number one plate. Australian Levi
Collins and Chislett provided a nail biting spectacle as these two
seasoned pros slugged it out on the track, with the Australian
toppling Chislett in the closing stages.
"I'm not bummed at all," conceded Chislett, who had beaten Collins
in all of his motos. "I had to pass him on the third straight but I
could not get it together over the rhythm section, and I realised
going into the turn that he had it in the bag."
The win is doubly sweet for Levi, who has just moved into the 25-29
class. After winning his class at the Australian nationals in his
hometown of Shepperton, he was unable to afford the trip to South
Africa for the worlds.
"My local community came to my rescue and fundraised to get me
here," said Collins. "It was so good to win this as a way of
repaying my community back home. It’s been 25 years since Shepperton
had a world champion, so I'm proud to be taking this back home."
Chilean rider Diego Aguirre looked to have the 14 Boys gold medal in
his grasp until he succumbed to the long and demanding layout, and
surrendered victory on the line to Dane Chris Christensen.
The French stranglehold started in the 15 Boys final where Amidou
Mir turned the main final into a procession, showing a clean pair of
wheels to two Argentinian chasers left in his dust.
The 16 Boys final saw the form rider through all the motos Kristaps
Vinters crash out of contention on the second jump of the main
final, leaving the door open for the livewire American star Nathan
Padilla to claim the world number one.
The outcome of the 17 Boys final was also reshaped by a crash. This
time British contender Billy Luckhurst fell to gasps from the big
crowd assembled in front of the first berm. Ahead of him however was
the awe-inspiring sight of six consecutive French riders streaming
across the line, spearheaded by the 19 year old new world champ
The last main final of the day, the men's masters saw three riders
fall, none more dramatically that Dutchman Dorus Brink who was
challenging for the lead in the home straight and crashed out
unexpectedly, some distance away from any other riders, emulating
the demise of Vinicius Moreira of Brazil and Swiss racer Herve
All the attention shifts to the junior and senior superstars on
Saturday morning, when the prized elite titles will be decided.
SUMMARY OF RESULTS - UCI BMX WORLD
CHAMPIONSHIPS - CHALLENGE CLASSES
BOYS - 1.Chris Christensen DEN 2.Deigo Aguirre CHI 3.Kai
15 BOYS - 1.Amidou Mir FRA 2.Nicolas Santolini ARG 3.Herman
Alejandro Santillan ARG
16 BOYS - 1.Nathan Padilla USA 2.Carlos Ramirez Yepez
COL 3.Allan Victor Oliviera BRA
17-24 MEN - 1.Stephane Michalon FRA 2.Olivier Begue
FRA 3.Remi Wock Tai FRA
25-29 MEN - 1.Levi Collins AUS 2.Jonathan Chislett RSA
3.Aurelien Hus FRA
30 AND OVER MEN - 1.David Mohi NZL 2.Daniel Roura ECU
3.Nicolas Benquey FRA
14 GIRLS - 1.Harriet Burbridge-Smith AUS 2.Anne Sara Rojas
SUI 3.Rosario Aguilera Martinez CHI
15 GIRLS - 1.Felicia Stancil USA 2.Rachel Jones AUS 3.Shayona
16 GIRLS - 1.Elis Ligtlee NED 2.Danielle George USA 3.Nadja
17 AND OVER WOMEN - 1.Anna Mayer GER 2.Kerstin Fritscher
GER 3.Lauren Smith GBR
MASTERS - 1.Marco Dell'isola GBR 2.Julian Lim AUS
3.Paulo Fernando Moreira BRA
Alienation BMX Sponsored Riders Race
NBL Elite series number 9
Pro Results for
Elite Series Stop Number 9 - Trumbull,
Super Ex- 1.
Weston Pope- Dans comp 2. Jason Larev-Morphine Industries 3.Allen
Currier-Rennen/Intense 4th.Mike Henderson-All-tow Wrecking Crew
5th.Danny Smith-Road Kill 6th.
Daniels- Grand Canyon University 2.Jamie Lilly- TLD/DNA 3.Ashley
Lynch-Cyclecraft 4.Allie Drago-Standard Bikes 5.Madison
Pitts-GHP/fly 6T.Carly Young-Stampede 7. Alaina
Henderson-GT/action sports 8. Donna Snow-BMXmania.com *lets wish
donna a speedy recovery as she was injured
Vet Pro- 1.Percy
Owens-ECP 2.Joey Albright-GT/ActionSports 3.Brian Streiby-BMXmania.com
4.Chris Keller-Stampede 5. Matthew Silvia-Stampede
Well the week
before the national things kicked off with Rennen Intense factory
team putting on a BMX camp before the race, The Rennen crew are
good people, and its always good to learn from some of their top
riders such as A pro Allen Currier, 17-18 expert Austin
loebe.,17 and over woman Courtney Applewhite,26-34
expert Pat Parker and the head guy running the show London
Wilmot. With 30 riders each day at the camp, it was a success
the camp started out in Bethel @ bethel supercross and then headed
over to New Paltz and finished up back at Bethel. The kids had a
great time and seemed to learn a whole lot. Always have to give a
big Thanks for anyone willing to help the younger riders learn how
to ride like the pros. Thanks for Rennen/Intense for putting on a
Classic started out with the Amateurs with Pros having their race
later on in the evening for the Pro Spectacular. Some good racing
took place in qualifying rounds and some of the top riders were
doing what they do best and that is staying out front. Some Notable
Amateurs were Rennen Intenses Austin loebe having a perfect
all day in the main event until he clipped out in the Main Event and
ended up 4th,Day 2 Austin got in and got out and ended up Winning
making up for the day 1 clip out. Mike Caldwell battled wth
Max Edgorf all weekend long, But Caldwell came out front both
days with Edgorf going down right before the finish line battling
with Caldwell.The 26-34 expert class was a good one to watch both
days Lance Mcquire battled with Standards Johnny
Pinnsonault and Rennen/Intenses Nick St Lawerence, It was
like a main between these three guys in motos, but Saturday in the
main it was Mcquire with the win and St.Lawerence took day 2. A
stand out for sure was Rennen/Intenses Justin Knapper the kid
was flying all weekend. 16 expert was a good class with the likes of
GT/Action Sports Dylan Perez, Mount Pleasants Mike
Schneider and Rennen/Intenses Victor Behm The win went to
Schneider both days with Perez and and Behm swapping the 2nd and 3rd
both days. Look for Behm and Schneider to be battling it out with
Damnian Cherepko when it comes grands time as Dylan Perez will be in
the 17-18 class by then.Rennen/Intenses Shawn Diprete flew
all weekend as he put his intense out front both days.Should we call
this past weekend a Rennen/Intense show cause it seemed like every
moto and main Rennen had a rider out front, Must be them powerbars.
Courtney Applewhite dominated 17 and over woman both days as she
Eliminated the rest of her class.
3 o clock rolled
around and it was time for the pros to get ready for the Autograph
Session then for warm ups then the start of the Pro Spectacular at
the Constitution Classic. There was some really Good racing in
rounds as some big names showed up for Elite Series stop number 9.
Elite Men Haro/Rockstars
Nic Long made the trip from Cali as he took the win both days,
Kovachi Wheels Matt Kelty was flying as he put his Alienation
wheels to work to get on the podium both days.Madera's Tyler
Faoro just picked up his new sponsor OPTIMUM NUTRITION As
the main event gate dropped for Elite it was Intense's Danny
Caulag who was leading the whole lap until the last straight
where Haro/Rockstars Nic Long took the win.Speaking of Danny C he
pulled a 2nd place day 1 and a Clayborn's Barry Nobles Took a
6th day 1, and a 5th day two. Barrys a good guy and a class act so
look for him for a national title run at Grands. SE's Javier
Colombo was there and he was flying Colombo pulled a 4th day 1
barely missing the podium, and day 2 fount himself in the 6th spot,
Morphine Industries Mike Kapes pulled a 7th day 1 in the
stacked main event, but day two had a little badluck as he didnt
make it to the big show. fast PHIL DELIZIA looked good all
weekend in the main event.
Super EX- With a
total of 18 riders.Coming into this race Dans comp Weston Pope
was the man to beat sitting 2nd in the nation, Weston rode
really consistent all weekend bringing home the big check both days
another rider turning heads was local pro Rennen/Intenses Allen
Currier he lead his intense to a podium day 1 and a 6th day two.
Jason Larev for Morphine did his job day 1 by getting
a 2nd and having some badluck in the Semi day 2. ECP's Matt
Beatty had some badluck day 1 in his semi, but redeemed himself
day two by getting on the podium with a 3rd. All Tow Wrecking
crew Mike Henderson pulled a 4th both days after day 2 he was
5th in his semi and had to make a good move in turn 2 to get the 4th
spot. Other names that made the trip were Road Kills Danny Smith,Addison
Bikes Johnny Culbreth, Champion Nofear/Intense's Chase
Campbell, Bulldog bikes AJ Bontorno, Standards Scotty McMahon, and
Sun Bru's Justin Joy
Elite Woman-We all
know the name Dominique Daniels-Grand Canyon University, she
has been just about unbeatable all year, well she made the trip and
put her Speed out front for two wins. Former World champ Jamie
Lilly-TLD/DNA energy has been helping out at Ohio Dreams Sports
Camp and it seems to be helping her as she took the 2nd spot day 1
and 4th barely missing the podium day 2. Gt's/Action Sports
Alaina Henderson was there all weekend trying to get to DD, Day
1 in the main she was going for the pass on first straight and got
tangled up with Lilly and fell, she would be back for day 2 as she
took the second spot.After getting Top ten in the USA's
International Pagent BMXmania's.com Donna Snow came on up to
Trumbull, was riding well all day, but went down in the main event
and broke her wrist and arm we want to wish Donna a speedy recovery,
Sunday since she couldnt ride she was interviewing people for a
local group that was filming the racing. Get Better Donna! Ashley
Lynch repesenting Cyclecraft looked fast both days by getting on
the podium day 1 with a third, and day two with a 6th place finish
Standard Army's Allie Dragoo was in the house, As barely
missed the podium day 1 and day 2 seem to get a little squeezed and
ended with a 8th, we wish Allie the best as she will attend Marion
College for Cycling. GHP/Fly's Madison Pitts look super fast
as well, after getting a really good first straight in the main
event day 1 she had to avoid a wreck on the first straight, but
still came out with the 5 spot, day 2 Maddy put her GHP to a podium
finish by getting 3rd. Congats Maddy! Making the trip from
California Pat's bike shop's Michelle Patterson rode well all
weekend as well.
Vet Pro- In the Vet
class it seemed to be a two man show the whole weekend.
GT/actions sports Joey Albright was leading both days, until the
last straight where ECP'S Percy Owens passed for the win at
the line both days. This race was very good to watch, even in motos
where they battled it out. Look for Joey and Percy to battle it out
with the rest of the Vets come Grands time as they both try and go
for a NBL National title. Other Vet pros were BMXmania's.com
Brian Streiby,Stampedes Chris Keller and Stampedes
We would like to
thank all volunteers who made the Constitution Classic a success,
with a really nice track and awesome volunteers the race went really
information on points and the rest of the 2010 scheduale check out
WWW.NBL.ORG --- Chase Campbell-Alienation/BMXmania Media