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Today's BMX Racing News - Saturday, December 29, 2007

Strombergs & Cools Win UCI Day Two In Columbus!

Denzel Stein & Alise Post Sweep Junior classes both days!

Official Results Posted on BMX Mania Report Page!







Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, December 28, 2007


Becerine & Cools take Elite Wins At UCI Points race in Columbus, Ohio

Official Results Posted on BMX Mania Report Page!

NBL Christmas Classic



Miami, FL— December 27, 2007— BAWLS Guarana today announced the signing of a multi-year deal with VSI Products to form the Intense BMX/BAWLS Guarana Factory Pro Team. Featuring some of the sport’s top talent, the collaboration of these official sponsors of both BMX racing sanctions will bring plenty of BOUNCE to the 2008 and 2009 seasons!

Through the new partnership, the American Bicycle League (ABA) #1 AA Pro and #1 Pro Cruiser racer Danny Caluag will hit the track in all-new BAWLS/Intense BMX gear, as well including a limited edition T.H.E. Product Helmet! Joining Danny is ABA Rookie Pro of the Year, David Herman, who will represent Intense BMX/BAWLS Guarana at ABA and NBL races nationwide, as well as the International UCI events. BAWLS Guarana and Intense BMX also plan to partner in a number of BMX racing contests and promotions over the next few seasons, including BAWLS-branded Intense Bikes, in-store bike displays and giveaways at BAWLS retailers, BMX-branded packaging at Target stores, at-race clinics and contests for racers and a bigger-than-ever BAWLS BMX Blowout Contest.  

“2008 is a huge year for BMX with its first appearance in the Olympics as well as all the great racing going on in the USA and we are thrilled to have riders as talented as the ABA #1 Pro Danny and David joining our team,” said BAWLS Guarana CEO Hoby Buppert. “With this partnership, BAWLS and Intense BMX can combine our resources to not only support both BMX racing sanctions, but to introduce BMX racing to non BMXers everywhere.”  

The Intense BMX/BAWLS Guarana Pro Team joins an already stocked roster of BAWLS-sponsored pro and amateur racers including NBL Elite #4 Matt Pohlkamp, NBL National Series Champ Rachel Smith, the riders of Tangent/BAWLS/FLY factory racing and a growing network of tracks and teams around the country sponsored by BAWLS Guarana. Intense BMX will also field a 4 man team with 3 amateurs and a vet Pro to help further promote the partnership with BAWLS Guarana. 

“We are very excited to be working with BAWLS to form the Pro team and a marketing partnership. BAWLS supports the sport of BMX in such a big way in a short amount of time, making them a perfect match of our philosophy of giving back to such a great sport.” VSI Products Marketing Manager Pete Dylewski stated. VSI Products Toby Henderson commented “We are very excited to have a new partnership with BAWLS Guarana. We look forward to a long term relationship and many great marketing opportunities that will go far beyond the normal BMX channels.” The Intense BMX/BAWLS Guarana team will be supported by THE Products, FLY Racing, Shimano, SINZ Racing, OGIO, Group D, and Intense Tire Systems.  

About Intense BMX

Intense BMX is the leader in BMX racing. Intense was awarded Bike of the year, in 2005, 2006, and once again in 2007. Intense BMX’s new High End Race Frame, the Podium, comes in 15 different Sizes and is by far the most technological and advanced frame in the BMX market today. Intense BMX also offers a full line of Race and Jump bikes that are the best value in BMX today. For information on the Bike line, frame geometry, the line of the Intense Tire Systems, or any other scoop on Intense BMX, please check out  


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






Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, December 27, 2007

Becerine & Cools Take Elite Wins

NBL Christmas Classic

Complete Results To Be Posted on NBL Christmas Classic Report Page

from the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio!


1971 - 2007

Joe Desandre, 35 year old Novice has passed away on December 6th in Florida while on a business trip. Joe was jogging with some associates and suffered a massive heart attack. Joe worked for People's United Bank and was the Director of O.E. Technologies.

This is truly a sad time for our BMX family.

Our sincere condolences go out to the entire family and our
thoughts and prayers for his son, 5 yr old Evan.

Joe was a life long resident of Meriden and graduated from Maloney High School. He attended Mitchell and Lees McRae Colleges and graduated Georgia Southern University. All colleges were attended on soccer scholarships. He broke many soccer records in both high school and college and went on to play professional soccer.

Joe started racing BMX in July and took to the sport like a duck to water. At Camp Woodward competing In his first and unfortunately, only National events, he won every moto and both Main events.

At Foothills BMX this summer Joe and Mike Gage met and immediately became good friends, both on and off the track. Recently they have been training with each other and competed in New Jersey at the Iron Man race where, no surprise, Joe easily won his class.

Joe had his goal set as the National Championship for the 2008 season and his next National Caliber competition was to be in Ohio at the Christmas Classic. Joe was a fierce competitor but never disrespected any of his peers. He was full of the competitive spirit and that same spirit will now be carried on by his young son Evan.

There is a Trust Fund set up for Evan's future.
If you can find it in your heart to donate:

Evan DeSandre Trust Fund
C/O Peoples United Bank
850 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT. 06604



This years team will be competing in the memory of Joe. His spirit will be our Team Captain.

All Riders who attend will be given a helmet sticker as shown below:

1971 - 2007

Here’s the scoop on the USA Official BMX Training Facility

Our opening day, on December 1st brought us about 140 riders with more than 300 spectators.  Since then, USA BMX has signed up approximately 51 NBL members to date, with new members joining each week. 

We’ve also had great feedback from our racers regarding our strengths and weaknesses as a track, and this input will help us improve our grounds so that we can reach our goals of being a great BMX facility. 

Check our website often at for photos and updates on improvements and upcoming events!

USA BMX also had its first Pro clinic on Sunday, December 23rd, 2007.  It turned out to be a beautiful sunny day while former World Champion, Domingos Lammoglia instructed the group of young BMXers on the technical aspects of riding berms, manualing, rhythm section techniques, and of course, tips for great gate starts. 

Parents left the clinic satisfied that their young riders had gained a bit more skill and a lot more self-confidence, while the smiles on the riders’ faces confirmed that they also had fun!  We had a great day for our first Pro clinic, and expect future Pro clinics to offer varied levels of instruction, based on the progression of our new and experienced BMXers. 

Thanks for your support, Holly Gerardi - Clerk of Course - USA Official BMX Training Facility

Stephen Gerardi - Co-President - USA Official BMX Training Facility, Inc.- 813-957-7647 -








Today's BMX Racing News - merry Christmas 2007


Monterey, California – BMX Racing is a dangerous sport.  As with the majority of professional sports, the money earned is all-too-often not enough to make ends meet, let alone pay for something as expensive as medical bills.  Professional BMX racer Joey Bradford has seen far too many fellow riders and industry professionals become engulfed in insurmountable medical bills stemming from injury or illness.  For this reason, in early 2007, the then 17-year old racer took it upon himself to do something about it.  With help from his family and key industry veterans, Bradford conceptualized and developed the Joey Bradford Disability Fund.   


The Foundation, a federally recognized and regulated non-profit organization, aims to ease the burden of medical bills, either by injury or illness, for BMX professionals as well as BMX industry professionals, those whose primary income comes from the BMX industry itself.  “Getting injured is the worst thing that can happen to a professional athlete,” states Professional BMX racer Brandon Meadows.   “When I broke my femur for the second time, things seem to go downhill real fast. I just started a family, lost my sponsor, broke my leg, no way to make any money, and it soon came to a realization that it was going to be hard to make ends meet.”  

Applicants must apply themselves or via a family member and their case will be reviewed by the five person Fund Committee.  If the application is approved, up to 50% of the fund can be released to help with monetary medical obligations.  


At this time, donations to the fund are welcome and invited.  In the past, donations have usually been accepted after a rider is injured or takes ill.  With this fund, donations can be made any time, at the donor’s convenience, plus all donations are tax deductible.  Plus, donors will have the ability to donate to a specific injured or ill athlete or industry professional directly on the Fund site.  “The Joey Bradford Disability Fund is something that our sport needs and to be perfectly honest, something that the sanctions and the riders should have set up a long time ago,” states Jason Richardson, Professional BMX racer.  “Please do your part. Supporting this fund can inevitably help secure your very own future.  Please take a few minutes to check it out.  If you love BMX and are looking for an end-of-the-year tax write-off please donate.” 


Joey Bradford has been working and training with USA Cycling and is a candidate for the 2008 and 2012 US Olympic BMX teams.  Joey is the proud owner of 14 World Championship BMX titles, 12 National Championship BMX titles and, in MTB, 4 Sea Otter Classic Mountain Cross Championships. Joey is 18 years old, hails from Monterey, California and rides for GT Bicycles.





Today's BMX Racing News - merry Christmas Eve, 2007

David Herman joins Intense BMX Pro Team

December 20, 2008 - Cerritos, CA

Intense BMX is proud to announce the addition to the Intense BMX Pro Factory Team.

2007 ABA Rookie Pro of the year David Herman will be joining the Pro Team and his past teammate, 2007 ABA #1 AA Pro and Pro Cruiser rider Danny Caluag. David has signed a 2 year agreement to become part of the Intense BMX Pro team. David will fill the spot left open by Brandon Meadows. Brandon recently announced his retirement from BMX racing after 2 major injures in the 2007 season. We are sad to see Brandon go, but are very excited to add David to the Pro team. David's first race for Intense BMX will be the NBL Christmas Classic. Intense BMX is also happy to announce that Danny Caluag has resigned with the team for the next 2 seasons as well.

" I am excited to sign with a company like Intense BMX. They are going in the same direction I want to take my racing career..To the top.." Stated David. "DC and DH, it just sounds right, right?.....I just cant wait to put on my Intense BMX jersey and start representing Intense BMX the way I know how"

Intense BMX is also excited as we have a new title team sponsor for 2008 and beyond. We will make the announcement at the NBL Christmas Classic.

The Intense BMX Pro Factory team is proudly sponsored by Fly Racing, THE Products, Shimano, SINZ Racing, Group D, and Ogio.

Intense BMX has been voted the #1 Bike in BMX for the past 3 years by the racers of the ABA. The all new line of Podium Race Frames has already become the most popular and sought after frame in BMX. Intense BMX also offers a full line of race ready and dirt/street complete bikes, as well as the most popular tire line in BMX racing. For more information on the entire line of Intense BMX products, please visit





Today's BMX Racing News - weekend uPDATE, mERRY cHRISTMAS, 2007

NBL back in Southern California with the re-opening of Whittier Narrows BMX 

Hilliard, Ohio, December 20, 2007 – The National Bicycle League (NBL) is proud to announce the re-opening of the Whittier Narrows BMX Track in South El Monte, California.  As part of an ongoing effort to promote NBL racing in the west, the new Southern California track will be a welcome addition to the NBL Golden State program and will be running local races and practices in early January. 

The track is located inside the Whittier Narrows Recreation area and easily accessible to every county in the Los Angeles area. Robert Tombow and his crew are busy grooming the track for a January start and the revamped track will be the proud host of the 2008 NBL Pacific Nationals, April 4-6.  The National is part of the NBL War Of The Stars Pro Series and promises to be the ‘Grand’ opening for NBL in SoCal. 

A schedule of events and more information will be announced soon. 

The Whittier Narrows BMX Track is located at 823 Lexington-Gallatin Road, South El Monte, California, 91733. / 909-841-4587.

2008 USA Cycling BMX National Championships to Desoto, Texas

Colorado Springs, Colo. (December 21, 2007)—The 2008 USA Cycling BMX National Championships have been awarded to Metroplex BMX in Desoto, Texas, the national governing body announced today.
Scheduled for March 29, the 2008 USA Cycling BMX National Championships will crown national champions in both Challenge and Championship Class categories.   
Along with last year’s UCI BMX World Challenge in Victoria, B.C., the American-only 2008 USA Cycling BMX National Championships will serve as the only direct automatic qualifier for Challenge Class riders to earn a spot on the U.S. National Team for the 2008 UCI BMX World Challenge in Tiayuan, China, May 27-June 1.
“We’re extremely excited to have been selected to host next year’s USA Cycling BMX National Championships,” commented Gary Elmore, event organizer and race director at Metroplex BMX. “Our facility was specifically designed to host top-level national events and none reach the level of prestige that the USA Cycling National Championships will bring.  We’re extremely pleased to have been given the opportunity to host world-class athletes of all ages and abilities and look forward to a long-standing relationship with USA Cycling.”
Next year’s USA Cycling BMX National Championships will be the second since the discipline was deemed an Olympic sport – set to make its debut at the 2008 Games in Beijing next August. Two months prior to the world championships, Olympic hopefuls from around the country will compete for a stars-and-stripes jersey that designates a national champion.
“Given the centralized location of Desoto to the rest of the United States and the indoor nature of the facility, we’re confident we’ve selected the best venue to host our national championships in an Olympic year,” commented Justin Rogers, USA Cycling national events director.  “From the five-year-old Challenge Class riders to Olympic hopefuls and elite world champions, Metroplex BMX will help to deliver a phenomenal national-championship experience for competitors and spectators alike.”
The announcement of the 2008 USA Cycling BMX National Championships leaves only next year’s Master Road National Championships to be announced – an announcement that is expected to be made by the end of the year.
2008 USA Cycling National Championships:
March 29: USA Cycling BMX National Championships Desoto, Texas
May 9-11: USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships - Colorado State University - Fort Collins, Colo.
July 4: USA Cycling Mountain Bike Marathon National Championships - Breckenridge, Colo.
July 17-20: USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships - Mount Snow Resort  - West Dover, Vt.

August 2-3: USA Cycling 24-Hour Mountain Bike National Championships - 9-Mile County Forest - Wausau, Wis.
Aug. 7-11: USA Cycling Elite, U23 and Junior Road National Championships - Orange Country, Calif.
Aug. 14-17: USA Cycling Junior Track National Championships - ADT Event Center - Carson, Calif.
August 16-17: USA Cycling Professional and Elite Criterium National Championships - Downers Grove, Ill.
August 30-31: USA Cycling Professional Road and Time Trial National Championships - Greenville, S.C.

September 2-7: USA Cycling Master Track National Championships - Hellyer Park Velodrome - San Jose, Calif.

September: 11-13:
 USA Cycling Collegiate Track National Championships - 7-Eleven Velodrome - Colorado Springs, Colo.

October 1-5: USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships - ADT Event Center - Carson, Calif.

October 24-26: USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships - Lees-McRae College - Banner Elk, N.C.

December 11-14: USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships - Wyandotte County Park - Kansas City, Kan.
TBA: USA Cycling Master Road National Championships

Tyler Brown Picks Up Some Good PR In Cali

Hot Shot BMXer, Tyler Brown picked up some BIG promotion recently in his home in Southern California. Tyler who is one of the top United States pros is in the hunt for a spot on the Olympic Team. Check it out.....



Metroplex Board Elections Announced

Metroplex BMX Board Elections are completed. 


Some new, some old, some older, but all  are poised to be dedicated stewards of BMX. 


The Board elected to fill two previously unfilled spots on the board to allow the addition of two of the three great new members.  


Bobby Hicks, Shane Robinson and Mike Little the Newbie’s will  join Anthony Russell, Denney Wheat, James Narramore, Jim May, Shirley Smith, Tim White, Brian Clark, to form the members of the 2008 Metroplex BMX management board.  


We are very proud of the fact that three of our members are riders and two even sport Nag plates.  


Mr. Gary Elmore will continue to serve as Race Director and Mrs. Dziak will serve as recording secretary.


We would like to especially thank Mr. Joe Romero for his two years of service on the board. 


Joe’s work on many projects helped build better BMX programs in the Dallas Fort Worth area. 


We all would like to wish him great personal success on his next projects.






Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, December 21, 2007

Media Frenzy at the NBL Christmas Classic in Columbus, Ohio 

Good news for BMX Racing!  With all of the excitement being generated around the NBL Nationals and BMX in the Olympics, a media frenzy will make the NBL Christmas Classic and UCI races the most-covered BMX event of the year.  More than 2,000 BMX racers will take over the Columbus Convention Center for the annual NBL Christmas Classic and President’s Cup and this year’s busy schedule features two UCI Continental races, showcasing many of the World’s top Olympic BMX contenders.   

For those not able to attend, you can watch it on the ‘live’ web-cast at GO211 ( direct from the Columbus Convention Center.  They will be streaming live coverage of both UCI events and the two-day Christmas Classic.  The web-cast will kick-off on Thursday evening with the first of two UCI Continental events and continue through to Saturday.  Look for interviews and in-depth coverage throughout the program and watch the NBL website for a complete schedule. 

USA TODAY LIVE will also be filming for their upcoming BMX show to be aired prior to the Olympics and will be digging deep to find out more about the top US hopefuls.  Free Agent’s Kyle Bennett, the current NBL National Champion and World Champion, will be one of several US athletes who will be interviewed on Friday, December 28.  USA TODAY will also be filming general segments about the sport and conducting interviews with the people who have contributed to the sport’s Olympic status including Bob Tedesco, NBL Managing Director. 

Additionally, the Columbus Sports Network will be capturing all the action to help promote the sport locally and showcasing the true diversity of the sport from the ages of four and up.  Fox 28, the local Fox Sports affiliate, will be on the track doing an entertaining and in-depth two-hour morning show that will feature race action, profiles, and interviews with a focus on the local racing scene. Johnny Diloretto and his crew will be live from 7-9:00am on Thursday, Dec 27. 

“The Christmas Classic is an NBL tradition and we are excited to have so many cameras at a single event.  This is a perfect venue to capture the excitement of the sport and it’s a good sign that the Olympic buzz is growing” said Kevin O’Brien, NBL Marketing Director.  NBL has played a key role in getting BMX into the Olympic program and we are proud to be a part of the exciting process that will see BMX in the 2008 Games in Beijing, China.

The NBL Christmas Classic is proudly sponsored by BAWLS Guarana (, Intense BMX (, Standard Byke Company ( Sinz Racing (, and THE Industries ( in association with Camp Woodward (, USA Cycling and UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale).







Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, December 20, 2007



Santiago, Chile - NATIONAL STADIUM - December 14-16 2007 

"Excellent Christmas Classic of South American for BMX. The best local riders for dirt and racing were present in great conditions that attracted the attendance of Latin BMX riders from several diverse countries.

The Chilean BMX community is very grateful for the competitive participation of pilots from Argentina, Costa Rica, Spain and Chile, in a beautiful race that was won again by the excellent Ramiro Marino in the Elite Men's class (Argentina / Free Agent), and seconded by Damián López (Argentina / Psykopath), country that also kept the third place featuring Federico Pole.

The race also featured a dirt jumping championship, Dirtjump 27 with the best national riders present, among them, Juanito Pleasures and Jorge Carrasco.    

The winners of the BMX Dirt: 1º Juan Arias "Juanito Pleasures" (Valparaíso)  2º Léster Hernández (Pudahuel)  3º Marcos González (Quilpue)    

The winners of the BMX Racing:

JUNIOR/ELITE MAN  1º RAMIRO MARINE (Argentina)  2º DAMIÁN LÓPEZ (Argentina)  3º FEDERICO POLO (Argentina)  4º FELIPE FAÚNDEZ (Chile)  5º DARÍO LÓPEZ (Argentina)  6º ISAÍAS ZAPATA (Chile)  7º IGNACIO HENRÍQUEZ (Chile)  8º GUSTAVO LÓPEZ (Argentina)

Challenger 5 years and less - 1º VINCENZO RAMELLI (Chile / Ñuñoa)  2º NICOLÁS GUERRA (Chile / Maipú)  3º MILAN JACOLEVIC (Chile / Maipú)  4º DARKO ZLATAR (Chile / Ñuñoa)  

Challenger 6 years - 1º VITTORIO RAMELLI (Chile / Ñuñoa)  2º GORAN JACOLEVIC (Chile / Maipú)  3º MARTÍN HERRERA (Chile / San Joaquín)  4º IAN BORONAT (Spain) 

Challenger 7 years - 1º CRISTÓBAL LÓPEZ (Chile / Ñuñoa)  2º GABRIEL MORALES (Chile / Macul)  3º BENJAMÍN GODOY (Chile / San Bernardo)  4º LORENZO URANGA (Costa Rica) 

Challenger 8 years - 1º  BASTIAN PARDO (Chile / Macul)  2º JOSÉ SILVA (Chile / San Bernardo)  3º MATÍAS SALGADO (Chile / Maipú) 

Challenger 9 years - 1º HERNÁN GODOY (Chile / San Bernardo)  2º KURT RAMELLI (Chile / Ñuñoa)  3º DIEGO BARRÍA (Chile / Macul) 

Challenger 10 years - 1º FELIPE PACHECO (Chile / Ñuñoa)  2º FELIPE TORRES (Chile / Ñuñoa)  3º NICOLÁS HILLS (Chile / Macul)   

Challenger 11 years  1º EDUARDO VALDEZ (Chile / San Bernardo)  2º MATÍAS OSORIO (Chile / Ñuñoa)  3º DIEGO GONZÁLEZ (Chile / Ñuñoa)   

Challenger 12 years  1º IVÁN HERNÁNDEZ (Chile / Ñuñoa)  2º SEBASTIAN SALAZAR (Chile / Ñuñoa)  3º ARÍSTIDES CALOGUEREA (Chile / Ñuñoa)   

Challenger 13 years  1º CRISTÓBAL PALOMINOS (Chile / San Bernardo)  2º DIEGO AGUIRRE (Chile / San Bernardo)  3º FELIPE OTEGUI (Chile / Ñuñoa)   

Challenger 14 and 15 years  1º BRYAN CERPA (Chile / Ñuñoa)  2º CHRISTOPHER SAAVEDRA (Chile / Ñuñoa)  3º JONATHAN BRAVO (Chile / Ñuñoa)   

Challenger 16 to 29 years   1º PEDRO OPAZO (Chile / Ñuñoa)  2º FRANCISCO BUSTOS (Chile / Ñuñoa)  3º CLAUDIO LÓPEZ (Chile / Ñuñoa)   

Challenger 30 and more years  1º HERBERT SEPULVEDA (Chile / Maipú)  2º GONZALO RETAMALES (Chile / Ñuñoa)  3º DARKO ZLATAR (Chile / Ñuñoa)

ELITE WOMEN  1º KARLA ORTIZ (Chile / Vineyard of the Sea)

Ladies 7 and 8 years - 1º MARÍA LUISA VALDEZ (Chile / San Bernardo)   

Ladies 9 and 10 - 1º CAMILA GUERRA (Chile / Maipú)  2º MARÍA JOSÉ TESTA (Chile / San Joaquín)  3º JAVIERA PINTO (Chile / Ñuñoa) 

Ladies 11 and 12 - 1º DANIELA FERNÁNDEZ (Chile / Ñuñoa)

Check out the Coolest BMX Poster EVER! Santa's a RED HOT BMXer!






Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Crupi-Europe Announces 2008 Team & Euro Round 1&2 Results


Netherlands,14 December 2007


Crupi-Fly Europe lineup


Jay Schippers - Netherlands boys 12

Jordi Schippers - Netherlands boys 13

Abbie Taylor - England girls 15

Nick Schippers - Netherlands boys 15

Merle van Benthem - Netherlands girls 16

Lorin Martinez - France boys 16

Dana Sprengers - Netherlands junior women

Jelle van Gorkom - Netherlands junior men

Liam Phillips - England elite men

Kevin Sprengers - Netherlands elite men

Marcus Bloomfield - England elite men


European round 1&2

St Etienne France


St-Etienne was a technical track with loads of crashes and injuries, fortunately all our riders were spared.


Crupi Europe got some incredible races from rookie and “man from outherspace” Jelle van Gorkom in his first junior men race.


Both Liam Phillips and Kevin Sprengers rode strong races but missed the main on Sunday by bad luck.

Results championship classes:

Jelle van Gorkom round 1/4th - round 2/1st

Dana Sprengers round 1/7th - round 2/5th semi

Liam Phillips round 1/6th in eighth - round 2/8th semi

Kevin Sprengers round 1/8th - round 2 7th/semi

Marcus Bloomfield round 1/7th in 1/16th - round 2 8th in 1/8.


Results Challenge :

Jay Schippers 5th

Nick Schippers 1/8

Jordi Schippers 1/16

Merle van Benthem 1st

Abbie Taylor 1/4

Lorin Martinez 8th



Miami, FL – December 18, 2007- BAWLS Guarana, the Official Energy Drink of the National Bicycle League, today re-signed sponsorship deals with NBL Elite riders Matt “Ruckus” Pohlkamp and Rachel “Thunder” Smith for the 2008 season!  

 “Sponsoring Matt and Rachel for the 2007 season has been an incredible asset to our support of BMX racing,” said BAWLS Guarana Marketing Director Sabrina Gonzales. “2008 promises to be an even bigger year for BAWLS, as well as for Matt and Rachel and we’re proud to join them for the ride!” 

Team Kuwahara rider and BAWLS Pro Matt Pohlkamp has been a part of the sport for the past 19 years and is currently ranked 4th in the NBL. Rachel Smith is the defending 2007 NBL National Series Champ and represented the US this year at the 2007 Pan American games in Brazil.  

Under their sponsorships, Matt and Rachel will stay energized with unlimited access to BAWLS Guarana products – so be sure to catch them speeding down the track! They will also represent their favorite energy drink in style with exclusive, custom BAWLS Guarana helmets and BAWLS gear. Starting in January, Matt will ride in a one-of-a-kind BAWLS Guarana Cherry helmet!  

BAWLS has re-signed as the Official Energy Drink of the NBL for the 2008 racing season, with exclusive sampling and track signage rights at all NBL-sanctioned national races. BAWLS and the NBL launched an exclusive cooperative marketing effort through a limited edition run of BAWLS Guarana CompUSA packaging dedicated to BMX racing, as well as a nationwide contest at Target stores last spring.  

About BAWLS  

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.

Pacific Cycle Forms Strategic Alliance with Champion System

NEW YORK and Madison, Wis. - Dec. 19, 2007- Pacific Cycle, the leading supplier of bikes in the U.S. under brands including Schwinn®, Mongoose® and GT Bicycles®, and Champion System, a manufacturer of customized performance apparel, today announced the signing of a multi-tiered sponsorship and licensing agreement.

Under the terms of the agreement, Champion System will become an official licensee for Schwinn, GT Bicycles and Mongoose cycling apparel and the exclusive technical apparel provider for the GT and Mongoose Pro Mountain and BMX Teams excluding BMX and mountain bike race pants. As part of this strategic alliance, GT Bicycles is also joining Champion System as a sponsor of the Jelly Belly Pro Cycling team.

"Champion System will provide our retailers and pro athletes with the high-quality, fully customized technical apparel they need to be competitive" said Steve Reeds, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Pacific Cycle's IBD division. "Whether you're a shop looking to make jerseys for a club-level team or a company making a special jersey for a World Champion rider, Champion System is a great solution for custom apparel."

Champion has simplified the custom apparel business for retailers and consumers by offering:

Regardless of order size, Champion System shows attention to detail by adding a radio pocket to bib shorts, scaling graphics to each particular garment's size through a digital sublimation process and using full-length concealed zippers so that front graphics are clearly visible.

"With its portfolio of strong brands, growing dealer base, and winning pro mountain bike and BMX race programs, we are excited to be aligning our company with Pacific Cycle," said Scott Kaylin, president of Champion System. "We look forward to being an integral part of expanding the Schwinn, Mongoose and GT Bicycle brands globally through our customized team apparel and licensed product."

Champion System currently makes cycling apparel for approximately 3,000 cycling teams. Champion System also manufactures customized technical apparel for the motor sports industry and team sports, such as soccer and rugby.

About Champion System
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SE Bikes creates auction package

for Stephen Murray Benefit


SE Bikes one of the OG’s of BMX has put together a one of a kind package to help raise funds to assist Stephen Murray in his fight to “STAY STRONG” and recover from injuries he sustained at the Baltimore AST Dew Tour. 

These items are for collectors and serious BMX enthusiasts! 

This is the FIRST production bike of the 2008 PK Ripper Looptail. It's the same EXACT bike that was on display at Interbike in Las Vegas. All of the normal production bikes have the serial numbers stamped in numerical order on the inside of the rear dropout. But this bike is unique in the fact that it does not have any serial number stamp. Only 250 of this bike will be available throughout the year in the USA. This was the first one made! 

Shoes - These are a brand new pair of the limited edition DC/PK Ripper DC Shoe. This shoe was also VERY limited worldwide and all stores are completely sold out. Size is 10.5. As a bonus, these shows come with a re-release of the "Joe Kid on a Stingray" video with bonus footage. 

Jersey - The most legendary BMX jersey of all time, the SE retro jersey. Made by Hot Shoppe in the USA. Size large. 

Get in on the auction at EBay where you can type in Stephen Murray for the item or the listing information below.

Stephen Murray SE Bikes Collectors Package 200185371813 

Special thanks to Todd Llyons and SE Bikes for making this effort to raise funds!!!  Happy Holidays to all!!! 

Also visit & 

There is a second auction package that will be released on EBay soon as well that includes a Quad Angle frame and tons of SE goods!!!


The 2008 Jack Frost Classic at EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP BMX in Egg Harbor Township, NJ is set for March 8th, 2008.

This year we are adding a couple of Jack Frost WARM-UP races, for our new riders, and those who need to renew licenses, dust off the bikes, and limber up those rusty muscles, on February 21st and March 1st.

Times and more info to follow shortly. Pre-Reg forms will be in the BMX Today magazine.

I will also be posting registration forms in several locations on the internet as soon as they are available.  

Make a note on your pre-reg form and jot down your cell number if you want to be notified of a re-schedule due to weather.

This notation will be on the forms that I post, but is not on the form in the BT.

See you in 2008, Janeen Welsh/Track Clerk, EHTBMX








Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Future Pro challenge Race Report Posted To BMX Mania report Page


Men's Winner - Brian Mayo Lady's Winner - Dominique Daniels


"Rachael Luna and ... Dominique Daniels have chased each other around the country fighting to get the top spot to be the ABA’s National #1 Girl ... Now, their paths once again crossed at the Future Girl Pro Challenge ... at the ABA's Steel Wheels BMX in Portage, Indiana." READ THE WHOLE STORY ON THE BMX MANIA RACE REPORT PAGE!




Get some pre-Christmas practice in before the Christmas Classic and Presidents Cup. Eden Park Equestrian ( is a new facility that will offer NBL racing starting December 8, 2007. The track is located in Sunbury, OH in the Eden Park Equestrian Complex (20 minutes North of Columbus).

will be running practices on Friday nights of race weekends, then double header races on Saturday. 

Address: 2607 Blayney Rd. Sunbury, OH 43074
Track Phone: 614-604-5483
Track Director: John Scott 614-206-5144.

Licenses:  All Licenses welcome. ABA members can fill out the necessary paperwork on-site and will be granted an NBL membership, valid until their ABA license expires. It is then valid at any NBL track or event including the Christmas Classic, Dec 28-29 in Columbus, Ohio. Bring your friends and enjoy the comforts of indoor BMX.


All race dates are double headers from Noon til 6pm.
Dec 21 - Practice 6-9pm
Dec 22 - Racing (Double header)
Jan 4 - Practice 6-9pm
Jan 5 - Racing (Double header)
Jan 18 - Practice 6-9pm
Jan 19 - Racing (Double header)
Jan 25 - Practice 6-9pm
Jan 26 - Racing (Double header)
Feb 2-3, State qualifiers, anyone can race these (big turn out)
Feb 22 - Practice 6-9pm
Feb 23 - Racing (Double header)
Mar 7 - Practice 6-9pm
Mar 8 - Racing (Double header)
Mar 14 - Practice 6-9pm
Mar 15 - Racing (Double header)
Mar 21 - Practice 6-9pm
Mar 22 - Racing (Double header)
Mar 28 - Practice 6-9pm
Mar 29 - Racing (Double header)

Fees: Practice $10, Racing $15 per race.
>> Bring-A-Buddy cards accepted for practices

Impressive start to European BMX Championships

for UCI World Cycling Center trainees

Two World Cycling Centre (WCC) trainees, Sifiso Nhlapo and Yvan Lapraz occupied the two top steps of the podium at the first round of the European BMX Championships last weekend.

Nhlapo (South Africa) and Lapraz (Switzerland) took first and second places respectively at Saturday’s competition in St Etienne, France. In doing so, they also won valuable UCI points that will count towards qualification for the Olympic Games in Beijing.

The South African rider followed up his winning performance the next day with a second place in the second round of the European Championships.

The trainees’ results surpassed the expectations of coach Hervé Krebs: “There are eight pilots in a final. We had two pilots in the final and we finish first and second. You can’t do better than that.”

Two other WCC trainees also enjoyed excellent results in St Etienne:

Canadian Samantha Cools finished eighth on the first day and qualified for the semi-final of the second round. Emilo Falla, of Ecuador, also earned himself a position in the semi-final on the second day.

The young WCC trainees aim to compete in all 12 rounds of the European BMX Championships with the exception of Falla, who will concentrate on races in South America.

The final two rounds of the Championships will take place May 3rd and 4th 2008 in Weiterstadt, Germany.







Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, December 17, 2007


Olympic & UCI BMX World Championship News Highlight The Latest From UCI BMX




The latest ranking has been published, and with the Olympics just around the corner it’s getting more intense than ever. All continents have already held their initial ranking events. With the North American continent slightly ahead in the schedule, Mike Day (USA) and Kyle Bennett (USA) have catapulted to the front in the Elite Men ranking. The ever consistent Sarah Walker (NZL) has a slight advantage over Sam Cools (CAN) in the Elite Women Ranking.  


To view the latest individual ranking (dated 12.12.2007), please visit; 


The even more important Nations Ranking (which counts for the Olympic Games qualification) has also been updated as. In the Nations Ranking for Men, USA is currently ranked 1st, with the Netherlands 2nd and Australia 3rd. For the Women Nations Ranking, USA has a slight lead over New Zealand, with France ranked 3rd


The Nations ranking is based on the countries top 3 riders (starting from the 2006 BMX World Championships). The Nations Ranking will function as the main qualification criteria for countries Olympic Games qualification. To view the Olympic Qualification criteria, please see Part XI of the UCI rule book on the following link;  



2007/2008 UCI CALENDAR

The 2007/2008 BMX Calendar is posted on the UCI website. Being the Olympic year, the calendar is running from 1 August 2007 to 1 June 2008, ending with the 2008 UCI BMX World Championships. See link;  



The 2007 BMX season will go down in the history books as one of the most competitive and spectacular ever. With the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup kicking off in Madrid, Spain, it was the start of a great series with amazing racing. Khalen Young (AUS) took a surprising win in front of the world’s best, confirming that he was back and here to stay.  


While the BMX Supercross World Cup took a break, the world’s best BMX racers headed to Victoria, Canada for the UCI World Championships to fight for gold medals and rainbow jerseys. The 2007 UCI BMX World Championships were held on a fantastic track, and creating some amazing race action. Many were quoted as saying it was “the best World Championships ever”. Kyle Bennett took an emotional win in Elite Men coming back from years of injury. Shanaze Reade (GBR) secured her position as number 1 in her first year as an Elite Woman. Junior, Swiss rider Yvan Lapraz could have won the “play of the year” title, coming from dead last to win the Junior Men final. Magalie Pottier (FRA) was the only one to double, winning in both Junior Women and Junior Cruiser Women. 


Jonathan Suarez (VEN) won the Elite Men Cruiser title, with Sarah Walker (NZL) grabbing the Elite Cruiser Women rainbow jersey. Fausto Endara (ECU) took the win in Junior Cruiser Men class.  


With only a few weeks to charge their batteries, the very best headed for the 2nd round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Beijing, China. The event was not only a BMX Supercross event, but would also function as an important test event for the Olympic Games and be the only time the athletes could get acquainted with the massive Olympic track. 


It would be an understatement to say that riders and teams where impressed by the Olympic track and venue. As well as the spectacular and demanding track, the heat and humidity added another level of difficulty for the athletes. In the end, Donny Robinson (USA) coped with the exhaustion and showed his determination, taking a narrow win over Robert De Wilde (NED). For the first time, the Women were to compete on a full-blown BMX Supercross track. Not only did they conquer the big start ramp, but with the amazing skills of today’s elite women the racing action was brought to a whole new level. Shanaze Reade (GBR) took an emotional win in front of (returning MTB superstar) Ann-Caroline Chausson (FRA). 


The 3rd round of the BMX Supercross was once again organized in conjunction with the AST Dew Tour, this time in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA). With an amazing setting in downtown Salt Lake City, the BMX Supercross track was ready for some intense race action. This however didn’t happen, when the skies opened up and forced the finals to be cancelled. The time trials were declared the official results, and the world’s fastest BMX’er (no elbows included) Mike Day (USA) took his first BMX Supercross win. 


The 2007 UCI BMX Supercross finals headed once again to Fréjus, France and the massive Roc d’Azur festival. This time the Elite Women were also invited, creating a spectacular racing show and frenzy in the French crowd. Laetitia le Corguille (FRA) took a strong win in front of the cheering crowd. Marc Willers (NZL) created an upset and took his first BMX Supercross win. 


The ever consistent Robert “Afro-Bob” De Wilde (NED) took home the 2007 UCI BMX Supercross Champion title in front of Donny Robinson (USA). Amongst the women, Laetitia le Corguille (FRA) grabbed the overall title in front of Gabriella Maria Diaz (ARG). 


Look for the 2007 UCI BMX Supercross double-DVD (more than 3 hours of race action!) to hit the shelves in January 2008. This is a must for every BMX fan. 



UCI is pleased to announce the 2008 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, the world’s premier BMX racing series with an increased prize money purse of over $100’000. The 2008 series will be feature over five rounds on 3 continents.  


8-9 Feb 2008 - UCI BMX Supercross World Cup round 1, Madrid, Spain

12-14 April 2008 - UCI BMX Supercross World Cup round 2, Australia Adelaide*

10-11 May 2008 - UCI BMX Supercross World Cup round 3, Copenhagen Denmark*

26-27 Sep 2008 - UCI BMX Supercross World Cup round 4, Salt Lake City USA (tbc)

10-11 Oct 2008 - UCI BMX Supercross World Cup round 5, Fréjus France*

*featuring women class as well 


The first round will be held at the newly constructed indoor arena Palacio de Deportes in downtown Madrid. The BMX Supercross event will be accompanied by a Red Bull BMX Freestyle and FMX show and exhibition, promising an action packed event in front of the Spanish crowd. Please visit the official website;  


The second round of the BMX Supercross World Cup will be held in Adelaide, Australia at the Adelaide Showgrounds. This indoor venue will feature the Women class as well as Elite Men and is at the same site as the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships. Please visit the official website;  


The third round will be held in Wonderful Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark. The event promises to be spectacular with a permanent track being built in a former speedway arena close to the center of Copenhagen. More information on the 4th round will soon be published on the UCI website. 


The final round of the 2008 UCI BMX Supercross will once again be held in Fréjus, France in conjunction with the Roc d’Azur Festival, 10-11 October 2008. In 2008 the event promises to be even more exciting, being scheduled in the evening under lights. 


For more information please visit the UCI website;  



The work has begun in Taiyuan, China, preparing for the biggest BMX event of the year – the 2008 UCI BMX World Championships. The city of Taiyuan, with its population of 3.4 million, is located in the Shanxi district southeast of the capital Beijing.  For more information, please visit the following link, the UCI BMX World Championship page;  


The official World Championships website has already been launched and contains information such as accommodation, travel and other interesting facts. Please visit;  



There’s no doubt that the most anticipated BMX event ever is the 2008 Olympic Games, which will be held 20-21 August 2008. With a very successful test event last August, the UCI is confident that the track and venue are ready to receive the best 32 Men and 16 Women in the world. 


The UCI has launched a webpage solely dedicated to the upcoming 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. For information such as schedule, track layout etc please visit; 


For more information on the actual Olympic Games, please visit the official website;   


For ticket purchase and information, please visit;  



The 2008 UCI BMX Rule Book has been totally revised and re worked in order to be ready for the new season. The new UCI rule book is now published on the UCI website; please visit


Round 1 and 2 of the European Championship 2008

ONE KENDA press release


Round 1 and 2 of the European Championship for Junior/Elite Men and Women were held in the St. Etienne, France.


The European Championship series started months earlier then usual.

Different training and planning was required from all riders.

No outdoor races yet and that meant smaller tracks and crowded events. In this case around 1900 riders were attending the event.

For riders of team ONE/Kenda it turned out to be a great weekend with excellent results even though due the early start most of the new parts and gear wasn't ready yet.

Magalie Pottier from France moved up to Elite Women leaving Joyce Seesing as the only ONE rider in Junior Women.

Emilio Falla from Ecuador is staying at the UCI center for his training programm for the 2008 season and meanwhile Emilio is able to race the events in Europe.

Emilio will go back to South America in January to race the Latin American Championships.


What caught peoples attention - the domination of ONE's Latvian riders in Junior and Elite Men, a track covered with small stones, the first jump at the bottom of the starting hill, Magalie's first year in Elite Women, not enough stands for the audience, and Emilio's and gates.



Elite Men

Saturday:     5. Arturs Matisons LAT 6. Maris Strombergs LAT

Sunday:       1. Maris Strombergs LAT  3. Arturs Matisons LAT


Elite Women

Saturday:     5. Aneta Hladikova CZE

Sunday:       3. Magalie Pottier FRA 4.Blandine Cottereau FRA 6. Aneta Hladikova CZE


Junior Men

Saturday:     1. Toms Skujins LAT

Sunday:       3. Toms Skujins LAT


Junior Women

Saturday:     5. Joyce Seesing NED

Sunday:       5. Joyce Seesing NED

Photos: BMX2DAY


Next race, round 3 and 4 in Holland (Jan. 12/13)



Dominique Daniels and Brian Mayo Score Big Wins

At Future Pro Challenge At Steel Wheels BMX!

(Monday Night Photo Gallery Being Posted!)

Click Here to See FPC Racing Action!


Hundreds of BMXers made their way to the annual Future Pro Challenge at Steel Wheels BMX Indoor BMX in Portage, IN, Saturday for the Men's and Lady's Future Pro Challenge.

The BIG winners, were, Dominique Daniels from Chandler, Arizona and Brian Mayo from Union, Ohio.

Dominique and Brian came away the big winners, taking a big piece of the $2000+ in money and prizes!

Check it out!

CLick here to check out the BMX Mania Report Page!






Today's BMX Racing News - Saturday, December 15, 2007

Big Christmas Gift Savings At J&R

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Intense/Phantom/On-Trac Makes History at the ABA Grands! 

In a season that hearkens back to the dominant days of GT, Intense/Phantom/On-Trac put together a superb performance in Tulsa to finish the 2007 season in historical fashion.  Not only did the team win the factory team title again, the team also managed an unprecedented sweep of every amateur title available including Amateur # 1 Boy, Girl and Amateur # 1 Boy and Girl Cruiser.  According to the ABA, this is the first time in history it has ever happened.  We are SO proud of our kids and the whole team.  So much happened that weekend, where to start?   

Let’s start with our fallen comrade Shane Vincent.  A wounded solider, a fellow-BMXer and a man in all our thoughts.  Working with FLY Racing, TM Donavon Long cooked up an excellent way to raise some money for Shane, while promoting FLY’s ’08 clothing line.  Several of the team’s riders sported custom ’08 FLY jerseys with unique Shane Vincent collars on them which were then made available through a silent auction to be taken home by the highest bidders.  The team was able to raise $3,000.00 towards Shane’s recovery efforts and we thank everyone who placed a bid, or won a jersey.  See the jerseys and learn about the effort for Shane by clicking on this link  

Friday night is always an amazing evening at “the greatest race on Earth”.  The NAG 5 CHallenge/Pro-Spectacular is every BMX enthusiast’s dream for hard core racing at its finest.  The team had several riders vying for the prestigious NAG 5 title including Nic Long, Jake Peebles, Fernie Jaquez and Connor Fields.  Chad Street was representing in the Vet Pro ranks.  Though heavily favored, Nic Long had some bad luck in a Semi sliding out after boosting the Pro section.  In the end, the youngest rider in the competition, Connor Fields, makes the main and takes 5th place.  On the Girls side, we had reigning champ Shelbi Long, Dominique Daniels and Taylor Wolcott in the mix.  Shelbi proved that experience matters and convincingly took home the win.  And our quiet, yet effective, Vet Chad podiums yet again with a 3rd place finish.  Want to see what you missed?  Check it out by clicking here 

When it came to the racing and winning the Factory title, our riders really showed up to race.  Our ladies were particularly strong.  In addition to Dominique Daniels one-two win for Am #1 and Am Cruiser #1, she also tripled winning 13-14 Mixed Open, 14-16 Girls Cruiser and 14 Girls.  What a season and what a season finale.  Taylor Wolcott had a great Grands, putting together 2nds in both 13-14 Mixed Open and 14 Girls on Dominique’s heels.  She’ll be rocking NAG 3 next year.  Kristen Long wasn’t about to let Shelbi grab all the glory and hardware and rode like she was possessed.  Kristen takes the win in both 11 Girls AND 11-12 Mixed Open and NAG 1 for ‘08.  Teammate Felicia Stancil had a great Grands, too taking home the win in 12 Girls and 2nd behind Kristen in 11-12 Mixed Open and yet another NAG 1 for our ladies.   After winning the Girls NAG 5 Challenge, Shelbi also goes on to take 16 Girls and the 7 foot trophy that comes with it as well as next year’s skinny digit – NAG 1!   

The Boys also proved their mettle with some superb performances, capping off some great seasons.  Christopher Blevins does what he always does – “bobbles” his way to victory in both 9X and 9 and under Cruiser and to NAG 1 on both bikes for the ’08 season.  Seanie Seanie Gain takes a 3rd in 11X and finishes the year NAG 2.  Teammate and Fergus Fall’s finest Derik Bergh also captures 3rd place and finishes the year in the same spot, NAG 3.  Rusty Nesvig completes an amazing season taking 1st in 13X and 2nd in 13-14 Open.  Rusty ends 2007 with a UCI World Champion title, A Grands title and well-earned W1 and NAG 1 for the coming year.   

Billy Russell makes his mark on the sport of BMX winning the 14 Cruiser main, taking home the Suzuki for winning Am Cruiser # 1 and rocks the NAG 1 plate all next year.  Connor Fields finishes up a break-out year by taking 1st in 15 Cruiser and 3rd in 15X earning him NAG 1 and NAG 3 respectively next year.  Kyle “The Bullet” Murphy finishes NAG 3 for next season with a solid 4th place finish.  Jake “Pumpkinhead” Peebles takes 2nd in 17-18 Expert and finishes the year NAG 2 behind teammate Nic Long.  Nic caps of a break-out season of his own with an Am # 1 and a double at the Grands in 18-18X and 17+ Open.   

As the season winds down and Christmas is right around the corner, we’d like to thank all the terrific sponsors who helped us get to this point including Intense BMX (, On-Trac Garage Doors (, Phantom BMX Products, Fly Racing, Bombshell (,  FSA (, THE Products (, SINZ Racing (, Intense Tire Systems, ( ), BMX Jerseys (, and Scott goggles ( 

Finally, we’d be remiss on not acknowledging the Long family.  Each and every one of Melissa and Donavon’s kids finish the year NAG 1.  Shelbi wins the Girls NAG 5, Nic wins Am # 1 and Nag 1 and up-and-comer Kristen taking her first NAG 1.   Congratulations to an amazing BMX family.   The Intense/Phantom/On-Trac squad is blessed with not only some of the sport’s finest riders, but some of the sport’s best kids, parents, friends and supporters.  On behalf of Chuck Colton, Melissa and Donavon and all our families, here’s wishing you a safe, happy and Merry Christmas and may you be surrounded by those you love.   

If you’d like a little more taste of racing by some of your favorite riders, click here and for an interview with tricky Nic Long go here

Joe Pittinger - VBS/Kenda BMX Racing Team

New, Hot Tee's From SE BMX!

All shirts are now in stock. Available in sizes Small through XXL through your favorite SE dealer.

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Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, December 13, 2007


23rd Annual Christmas Classic, President's Cup, and UCI Qualifier!

The City of Columbus will have more to worry about than just Boxing Day sales when more than 2,300 BMXer’s take over the Columbus Convention Center for the annual NBL BMX Christmas Classic and President’s Cup. This year’s event includes two Olympic BMX qualifiers where the top National and International stars will be competing for cash and Olympic qualifying points.

The three-day long Christmas event will take place at the Columbus Convention Center from December 27-29, 2007. The event kicks off on December 27th with the 23rd Annual President’s Cup, a state-vs-state competition, where Ohio will defend their National title against Florida and other top states. The event is open to all rookie, novice, expert, girl, cruiser, and pro NBL riders who have earned a state ranking of #1-#15 within their state. Special Silver Cups will be awarded to all riders who make their respected main events. Immediately following the President’s Cup will be the first of two UCI Olympic qualifying events that will showcase the Worlds fastest riders competing for over $7,000 in cash prizes and valuable Olympic points.                   

The showcase event, the NBL Christmas Classic, takes the stage on Friday, December 28th and features full-blown National Amateur racing followed by the 2nd UCI Olympic qualifier event. The UCI Olympic qualifier starts at 6pm and tickets are only $5.00 at the door. World and NBL National Champion, Kyle Bennett, will be in action to prove that he’s still the fastest in the World and he’ll have plenty of competition including current UCI points leader, Mike Day, and 2007 UCI Series Champion Robert de Wilde.  

Check out all of the high-flyin’ BMX Racing action at the Columbus Convention Center located in downtown Columbus at 400 High Street. To find out more information about the event including schedules and times, visit the NBL website at The NBL Christmas Classic is proudly sponsored by BAWLS Guarana (, Intense BMX (, Camp Woodward (, Sinz Racing (, and Vigor Helmets (

Longtime ABA Great Scott Snook Passes Away

For all of those who knew SCOTT SNOOK; whether it be as famed ABA track operator of Emerald Valley BMX in Eugene, national announcer, promoter of Oregon’s Governor Cup, or owner of national-race-vendor R&C, as well as the graffiti-inspired Bomber number plates – the sport has lost one of its finest promoters.

Scott’s long history with BMX racing in his state virtually made him the “Godfather of Oregon BMX.”
As an ABA National announcer throughout the mid-80’s to late 90’s, many of his famous “snook’isms” are still used today.

Scott passed away on Tuesday, December 11th – after a long battle with his illness.

The BMX world will truly miss him; NW BMX racing would not be what it is today without his decades of dedication to the sport.

World's Largest BMX Sanctioning Body Develops 17 New Tracks during 30th Anniversary!  

Gilbert, AZ – While spending the year celebrating 30 years in business, the American Bicycle Association has also been extremely busy building new BMX tracks. 

This year 17 new tracks have been fostered into operation thanks to the efforts of local organizations and the ABA. 

The mark of any company is growth.  In the business of BMX, growth can be measured in two ways, memberships and sanctioned BMX race tracks. 

Not since the early seventies and eighties has growth of this magnitude occurred in a single year.  

John David, ABA Director of New Track Development, states “It is such and exciting time for the ABA family.  We have been so busy building new BMX tracks the year has completely flown by.  The growth won't stop now.  We already have at least 8 new tracks scheduled to open in the spring.  We set many goals years ago to make our 30th year in operation one of the best yet, and we did it!”

If you're interested in starting a BMX track in you town, contact ABA Director of New Track Development, John David, at 480-961-1903x112 or  

About the American Bicycle Association ABA (American Bicycle Association), formed in 1977 and headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, is “The Sanctioning Body of 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 largest promoter of action sports. To find races in your area or view the national event schedule, visit

ASC NEW's ASC Welcomes Team SRC to our team sponsorship program

ASC ( Action Sports Connection) is proud to announce to pick up and sponsor Team SRC Inc. This new ABA team is based out of Napa California and is looking forward to an exciting and fun 2008 BMX Racing season.

To date here the Team SRC roster:

Congratulations to Team SRC and welcome aboard to the Action Sports Connection. 

If your interested in racing on a new ABA BMX team visit the teams website or contact Mica at








Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Transit Video Legacy.....Transit 1 Released On DVD!


The Transit Video that got the Transit Race series of BMX going is now available on DVD.  


The "Original Transit Race Video" had only existed on VHS. 


We decided that after our 10th issue of Transit Race videos, it was time to release the "original" out on DVD. 


We have had many people asking for it so that they could "Complete the Set" of all the Transit Race DVDs. 


Now you can complete the set. 


Transit Race 1 chronicles Kyle Bennett's first NBL title, plus national races from the year, and an entertaining crash section. 


The total running time is 1 hour and 45 minutes. 

If there is a Transit Race DVD(s) that you need to complete your set Transit Race DVDs, you can get them online at


Collect Transit Race DVDs and collect BMX history.

Also be on the look out for Transit: The First Years soon to be out on DVD. 


This DVD will have footage on it from before the Transit Race Series started.  


The First Years has coverage from the biggest payout race in BMX History($58,000 and a Ford Ranger), Bubba Harris's last amateur battle with Argentinean nemesis Manuel Lopez, Freestyle contests, Local Skateparks, and much more. 


It should be ready for sale by January 1st.


The NBL Florida State Series Is Underway......HUGE as usual!

Here's the flier for the Coral Springs Race, coming up next month!








Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, December 11, 2007

BMX COLOMBIA and Kyle Bennett

By Aicardo Torres.

The Americans Kyle Bennett and Nate Berkheimer, the Australian Khalen Young, the Ecuadorian Fausto Endara and Colombians Augusto Castro (GW Bicicletas-Suramericana), Andres Jimenez, Carlos Ramirez (GW Bicicletas-Festival Noel) Carlos Mario Oquendo, Jhonatan Villa and Mariana Pajón (GW Bicicletas-Nosotras), among others, to delight those attending this great world-class sporting spectacle, never seen before in our city.

Certainly, the figure was the world champion Kyle Bennet, who with his ability to jump and put aside their rivals, won on the first day on Saturday, repeating Sunday in the grand finale before Endara and Berkeimer, getting well the overall title in the elite of this championship.

Five countries were in competition, highlighting the participation of delegations from Venezuela and Aruba in minor categories. Australia, Ecuador, Colombia and the United States presented the best of their level, athletes who surely will be next year at the Olympic Games in Beijing.

More than 280 athletes participated in this third version of the Championship Lights Bicicross, which was played at the Stadium, Antonio Roldan Betancur in the neighborhood Bethlehem. The municipalities of Rionegro, Guadeloupe, El Carmen de Viboral, Itagüí, Envigado, Girardota, Copacabana Bello, Turbo, Chigorodó, Apartadó and Amalfi, as well as other participants in Cali, Bogota, Chía and Armenia are enjoyed this beautiful event to next to the best in the world. 

Elite Men - 1 Kyle Bennett 2 Carlos Mario Oquendo 3 Sergio Ignacio Salazar 4 Andres Jimenez 5 Jonathan Villa

Junior Men - 1 David Andrew Oquendo 2 Jorge Daniel Quintero 3 Andres Felipe Loaiza

15/16 & Over Expert 1 John Ernesto Ordoñez 2 Mariana Pajón Londoño 4 Rafael Gomez Restrepo 
13/14 Expert 1 Carlos Ramirez Yépez 2 Chavarria Diego Ramirez 3 Kevin Bejarano Arizmendi 
9/11 Ladies - 1 Carolina Zuluaga Door 2 Manuela Mazo 3 Dayhana Cherub 
12/14 Ladies - 1 Diveana Cherub 2 Manuela Valencia Alzate 3 Yessica Zapata Baena 
15 And Over Ladies - 1 Mariana Pajón Londoño 2 Luisa Fernanda Pardo Correa 3 Maria Londono Giraldo 
8/9 Expert - 1 Sebastian Arias 2 Juan Jose Cardeño 3 Simon Gaviria Munoz 
10/12 Expert - 1 John Paul Arboleda 2 Ricardo Jaramillo 3 Juan Carlos Diaz Serna








Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, December 10, 2007

European Rounds 1&2 Kick Off Early European BMX Season

St. Etienne, France - Euro Championship Round 1+2 / Euro Challenge Round 1

The 2008 European BMX Championship season got underway four months early in St. Etienne, France with a big indoor race. The '08 Season started early due to the Beijing BMX Olympic event "backing things up" several months with the UCI BMX Worlds having to held early early early so that National Teams can streamline their Olympic Selection process.

The track at St. Etienne was beyond technical and absolutely unforgiving: Both in championship and challenge, the timing was plagued by the number of crashes. Also, numerous riders stated clearly that they were in the middle of their training plan, somewhat tired, not really motivated by the championship itself but by the points in the National UCI ranking.

The unofficial results are:

Elite Men:
Saturday: 1. Sifiso Nhlapo RSA 2. Yvan Lapraz CH 3. Roy Van den berg NED 4. Ivo Lakucs LAT 5. Arturs Matisons LAT 6. Maris Strombergs LAT 7. Damien Godet FRA 8. Martijn Scherpen NED
Sunday: 1. Maris Strombergs LAT  2. Sifiso Nhlapo RSA 3. Arturs Matisons LAT 4. Jordy van der Heijden NED 5. Pablo Guiterrez FRA 6. Yvan Lapraz CH 7. Thomas Hamon FRA 8. Moana Moo Caille FRA

It was a very good weekend for Sifiso Nhlapo with a 1st and a 2nd. In his 2nd season at the WTC of Aigle, the powerful South African shows that you should never give him an inch... On Saturday, he had to muscle his way through the middle of the pack in his semi to take 4th.

In the main, he held strong in the middle while things were getting wobbly left and right in the first straight and powered through the first turn to lock on the lead. Sunday, while Martijn Scherpen took the day off after his stunt the previous day, Maris Stromberg , Moana Moo Caille and Nhlapo have a great gate. Maris is perfect at the bottom of the hill while Moo Caille scrapes a little before the turn: While he recovers at the top of the berm, the Latvian is gone with Aigle resident's Sifiso in his shadow. The other serious customer from Switzerland, the Elite  rookie, Lapraz made both mains (2 and 6) after some great motos.

Elite Women:
Saturday: 1-Reade UK
2-Convert FRA 3-Don FRA 4-Chausson FRA 5-Hladikova CZE 6-Labounkova CZE 7-Le Corguille FRA 8-Cools CAN
Sunday: 1-Le Corguille FRA 2-Chausson FRA 3-Pottier FRA 4-Cottereau FRA 5-Convert FRA 6-Hladikova CZE 7-Lazzarotto FRA 8-Reade UK

Saturday, Reade put the power down with Convert in tow, Le Corguillé woobles, Chausson unclips and comes back from last in the first turn to 4th. Sunday, Reade is ahead on the first obstacle but Le Corguillé is cleaner at the end of the first straight and powers it underneath Shenaze in the first turn. Reade woobles, goes off track by herself. Le Corguillé and ACC put on the show. This category will not be about who is the most talented - there are half a dozen amazing riders - but who will make the least mistakes: Skills, power, they've got it.. Now, who's got the nerves?

Junior Men:
Saturday: 1-Skujins LAT 2-Lajmi FRA 3-Pelluard FRA 4-Van gorkom NED 5-Svub 6-Smulders 7-Rozsenich HUN 8-Kaltoft
Sunday: 1-Van Gorkom NED 2-Daudet FRA 3-Skujins LAT 4-Blanc CH 5-Pelluard FRA 6-Aboudai FRA 7-Rozsenich HUN 8-Duhamel FRA

Van Gorkom is impressive...very impressive but not flawless... A mistake mid- race on Saturday cost him a podium. Obviously, Sunday, he kept his focus and Skujins, Pelluard, both excellent, could only see the deutsh's rear wheel.

Junior Women:
Saturday: 1 Ailloud FRA 2 Valentino FRA 3 Charpentier FRA 4 Vanhoof BEL 5 Seesing NED 6 Hissingby 7 Sprengers DEN 8 Arnoux FRA
Sunday: 1-Ailloud FRA 2-Valentino FRA 3-Vanhoff BEL 4-Charpentier FRA 5-Seesing NED 6-Brousse FRA 7-Arnoux FRA 8-Sailly FRA

As usual, the French delegation shows that the next generation will be as ready as the Elite women class... Eva Ailloud and Manon Valentino did not leave a doubt, up front while Charpentier, Seesing and the surprising Vanhoff from Belgium are battling, hard for the top.

Men 30 + = the "could be Elite Master"
1 Jahidi FRA 2 Ducos de la Hite FRA 3 Quichante FRA 4 Lecossois FRA 5 Pfau 6 Feult 7 Koehler FRA 8 Bonici FRA

Johnson plates November Riders Of The Month!










Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, December 7, 2007



Dominguez Hills, CA—Free Agent, the world champion BMX race team, has just signed Free Agent New Zealand's Marc Willers to the World Team for the 2008 race season, announced team manager Dale Holmes.


Marc is a multi-National Champion and winner of the last UCI World Cup in France, proving he has to be one of the favorites for the Beijing Olympics next season.


Marc will be focusing on the Oceanic series, the UCI World Cup and the World Championships in China before final preparations and qualification selection for the Beijing Olympics next summer.


'We're really stoked to have Marc on the program,” said Dale Holmes. “After such a successful year with Kyle Bennett and Ecuador Team rider Fausto Endara both becoming UCI World Champions, and the Team winning the World Team Title, we have set our goals even higher for ’08.  With the addition of Marc, I believe Free Agent’s chances for a medal at the Olympic just got better.”


Marc kicks off the ’08 Oceanic season in early January sporting his new Free Agent colors. He joins a celebrated team of champions also wearing Free Agent colors, including Kyle Bennett, Cristian Becerine, Ramiro Marino, Nicole Callisto, Andres Jimenez, Caroline Buchanan, Fausto Endora,  Tom Haugen, and Kelvin Batey.


ABOUT FREE AGENT – Free Agent is one of the worlds leading BMX bicycle brands, with distribution around the world. Free Agent has a long and celebrated history of supporting top racers from around the world, and currently sponsors reigning world champions. In the most recent season, Free Agent won a total of eight national and world championships. The Free Agent brand is produced and distributed by KHS Bicycles, Inc. Their website is



COBRA Indoor BMX Sunbury, Ohio


Great news for the Midwest and Ontario, Canada! We're proud to announce that a brand new facility will offer NBL Indoor Racing starting December 8, 2007.

The track is located in Sunbury, OH at the Eden Park Equestrian Complex (20 minutes North of Columbus).


COBRA Indoor BMX will be running practices on Friday nights of race weekends, then double header races on Saturday.

Web Info Available At:

Located at: 2607 Blayney Rd. - Sunbury, OH 43074 - On the race weekends listed below, there will be practice on the Friday night before from 6-9pm

All dates are double headers from Noon til 6pm.
Dec 8
Dec 15
Dec 22
Jan 5
Jan 19
Jan 26
Feb 2-3, Ohio State Qualifier (All NBL members are eligible) Feb 23 Mar 8 Mar 15 Mar 22 Mar 29

Fees:Practice $10, Racing $15 per race. - Bring-A-Buddy cards accepted for practices - For additional information contact: John Scott (Track Director) 614-206-5144


Crupi picks up Canada’s Scott Erwood!


Arcadia, California – Recently at the ABA Canadian Grand Nationals, Crupi signed Canada’s top rated Pro Scott Erwood.  Although Scott had been injured with a broken hand and was unable to race the Grands to retain his #1 title, Scott has a long list of accomplishments and Crupi is proud to have him aboard the Factory Squad! 


Some of Scott’s accomplishments include:


-2007 top 32 at World Championships
-2007 Canadian Champion (elite Men)
-2006 No.1 Canadian Pro
-2006 National team selection for Worlds
-2006 3rd place ABA Grands, A Pro
-2005 5th place in semi at worlds in Paris, France (junior men)
-2004 Selected for worlds in Holland
-2004 Canadian Champion (junior men)
-2004 ABA Cnd. 16yr old Nag 1, 20inch & cruiser
-2003 ABA Cnd. 15yr old Nag 1, 20inch
-2003 Canadian Champion, 15yr old


Scott will be part of Crupi’s World Factory Team but will also ride for Crupi’s Team Green Canada under Team Manager Sean Sinclaire.  Crupi Team Green Canada just celebrated their 3rd Championship Title by finishing first place at this years Canadian Grands. 


Crupi frames are hand built in Canada by Yess Products so it is just natural that Canada is Crupi Country!  Congratulations go out to Crupi Team Green Canada and Crupi’s newest Factory Pro; Scott Erwood!

Fausto Endara FREE AGENT wins big

in Ecuador Grand Nationals

Last weekend in Ambato - Ecuador, the Ecuador Grand Nationals took place.

In the Elite Men Class, Fausto Endara, the Free Agent World Team Member won every single moto, semi and main event, both days. With his big effort, he ended up winning the race, and the 2007 overall title.

Ecuador Grand Nationals Pro Results

Day 1 Results
1. Fausto Endara - Free Agent
2. Santiago Endara
3. Geovany Lascano

Day 2 Results
1. Fausto Endara - Free Agent
2. Santiago Endara
3. Sebastian Palacios

2007 Overall Elite Men
1. Fausto Endara - Free Agent
2. Santiago Endara
3. Daniel Nicola

Free Agent Ecuador gave a Free Agent bike to be raffled by Fausto between all the racers that were at the Grands.....the lucky guy was an 8 year old  who was so stoked to get a new Free Agent bike from Fausto.



BMX MANAGER signs with Thomas Hamon and Moana Moo Caille

There are some news in the French BMX world : BMX Manager is arriving. This new non profit organization wants to help the "French Superstar" be better in logistic and marketing.

The boss is proud to say that they have picked up Answer’s, Moana Moo Caille and Free Agent’s, Thomas Hamon, both in the USPROBIKES team, with the Olympic Goal at the end of the 2008 season. These two riders are young but experienced... Recently, Thomas made the main in Elite Men at the NBL Grands and took a 5th at the Last UCI Supercross World Cup of the year.

Moana finished 7th in the Elite Cruiser class at the 2007 UCI BMX World Championship and is regularly in the Top 10 in World Cup and he is only 19... That was logical for BMX Manager to associate those riders, who are more than friends in life !

Our athletes are starting their 2008 season this week end with the First and Second Round of the European Championship. The UCI points are only counting Sunday and we are sure they are ready for this event...

If you want to support our riders through our organization, please contact us : or check out our website :

Boss Racing to Distribute Crupi in NZ!


Arcadia, California – Crupi is proud to announce the addition of its newest Distributor in New Zealand; Boss Racing.  Tony Takurua; the man behind Boss Racing carries many high end brands of BMX and his entire focus is on BMX racing so we know he is the right man to front Crupi New Zealand.  Boss Racing will be a great new start for Crupi in NZ and we look for big things from them in the near future!


Crupi would also like to make it clear that Tony and Boss Racing will be the sole distributor for Crupi in New Zealand and that Crupi is no longer working with Ray Sheath at Full Cycle in NZ.  Anyone looking for Crupi gear or any information regarding Crupi in New Zealand can contact Tony at the following address:


Boss Racing Supplies New Zealand

Phone +64276586075

Fax +6492384228








Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, December 6, 2007

Matt Pohlkamp Plays a Luchador in his New Movie!

Check out Matt The Zombie on the upper left of this photo.....Ha!

Watch out, Nacho Libre!! 

When he’s off the track, BAWLS BMX Pro Matt Pohlkamp has been filming a new indie film, “Zombie Luchadores!"  

Set to release spring 2008, the film features everything you could possibly need – zombies, wrestling, crazed luchadores, BMX (there’s a chase scene with Matt!) and caffeine!  

Check out the photo of the cast hard at work…Matt is the luchador in the back row, at the far left with his arm in the air. 

For more BAWLS BMX news and photos, check out!

VBS-Kenda Heats Up Midwest BMX Racing Action!!!!!

OK, it’s been a while since the VBS-Kenda crew has released any updates, so here we go. Last September our Team won the NBL Grand’s in Louisville and also entered the record books as the National Team NBL Champions for 2007. For 2008 most of the team returned and we then recruited a few talented racers for the season based, in part, on the new team rules. Competition commenced last fall when the VBS-Kenda Team attended the Supercross National in Woodward, PA., the Midwest Big-A event in Norwalk, OH. , and most recently, we trekked to Morristown, TN for the Thanksgiving Classic. With these three weekends’ of Big-A events under our belt I am proud to say that our fine team of riders has won five of the six national races with one third place finish.

The, mostly Midwest, riders are pleased that Indy’s NBL Crossroads BMX reopened for winter indoor racing and are thrilled that COBRA BMX has opened an NBL indoor track in Sunbury, Ohio not far from the old Pacer BMX track…and they have HEAT!  Thanks to the NBL and great local organizations we Northerners can get ready to battle the southern racers in the President’s Cup and get ready for the Christmas Classic in Columbus, OH. PLEASE support these fine indoor tracks as they are a nightmare to get established and thank the volunteers and officials for their efforts.  

Since our last National, the VBS-Kenda Team has also landed three additional sponsors. Rumors have been circulating and I am both pleased and honored to announce that we will now be sporting new custom team-specific plates from Ryan at LIPZ PANELS and some of the component industry’s greatest performing parts from Greg of SNAP BMX PRODUCTS. Finally, an appreciative welcome aboardis extended to Tony of HARO BICYCLES. Yes, the VBS-Kenda Team will be sporting the all new 2008 line of Haro 20” and cruiser racing bicycles, along with the new team jerseys by VBS Racing. 

 So be sure to stop by the pit area and check out the line of Kenda Tires, Haro Bicycles, and Snap Products or visit one of the team’s web sites or  

I would specially like to thank Jim, of Kenda Tires and Tubes for his continued support of the VBS-Kenda’s team of great riders. Appreciation is also extended to Debbie of Answer BMX, ODI Grips, Crank Brothers, Village Bike Supply, The Bike Shack, DK, and Bawls Guarana. Special thanks to Mark Hardy, who is invaluable to the team with his behind the scene help, and to Louie Taylor and Rachel Smith for setting good examples on-and-off the track for our younger riders.

THANKS to the Team Riders, their families and all of our supporters for helping the VBS-Kenda Team achieve success while having FUN!

*** The VBS-Kenda Racing Team wishes everyone a Safe and Happy Holiday Season ***






Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, December 5, 2007


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1st Annual Unbound Energy MLR Invitational RACE  

Racers and Spectators!! 

I am very sorry to say that the 1st Annual Unbound Energy MLR Invitational has been postponed due to the rain storm forecasted for Friday Dec.7th into Saturday Dec.8th.  

A new date has not been set as of yet, but we are working that out ASAP. A lot of people have worked very hard to get this track dialed in and we all want it to be one of the GREATEST BACKYARD Races Ever. So I felt it would be best to postpone it until the track is at it's best. I promise you all that you won't be disappointed when you see and ride in this race. Thank you for your Patience & Understanding. 

We are still looking for any Sponsors out there that want to be a part of this Spectacular. 

For more details Please contact Danny Meadows at     

Thanks & God Bless - Danny Meadows/Avent/Bombshell 

Thank you to all the Sponsors that have already came forward and are being a part of our race.

Unbound Energy....Avent/Bombshell....ABA....BMXworld....Fly

End Of Season Blow Out at Sycamore BMX!!!!!


Sycamore BMX in Simi Valley, California is having their end of the season Double Pointer Race this weekend, December 9th!

Sign Ups are 10-12 racing is ASAP.

Track Hotline is 805-583-BMX7

They will be giving away a bike, a Sirius Satellite Radio with A Free Month of Service, and other goodies.


Make it on out to the track for some hot BMX racing at one of the best tracks in the world!!!!!

BMX Australia Introduces Random Gate


Following the decision by the UCI BMX Commission last month to introduce the random gate starts at UCI BMX World Championships in 2008 for all classes and at the Supercross.World Cups further advice has now been received.


The UCI BMX coordinator, Johan Lindstrom, has advised BMX Australia that it was also recommended by the UCI BMX Committee that random gate starts be used at the following events:


a) Category 3 meetings: UCI Ranking Rounds


b) Category 4 meetings: National Championships and National Series. 


BMX Australia National Officiating Director, Mr. Ian North, has confirmed that BMX Australia will be using the random gate at the next National Championships to be held in Adelaide in April, 2008. It will be used at the National Championships for all classes. The random gate will also be used at the National Hog’s Breath Café Probikx and Champbikx Series.


Mr North says, “Now that the UCI will be using the system for all classes at future BMX World Championships, BMX Australia has a responsibility to all of its riders trying to qualify for teams for the Olympics and for the World Championships to gain as much experience as possible with this gate system.”


Mr North also stated that although this mechanism is required for class 1 – 4 UCI events there is no requirement for clubs to upgrade their existing starting system to incorporate the random gate at this stage.


“Whilst there is no compulsion at club level to go out and purchase this mechanism at this time,” said Mr North. “It does affect us on a National level.”


Mr North added, “On the other hand if clubs want to go out and start using this system then that is a matter for them. The benefits for their riders are obvious.”


Mr North pointed out that these points would be fully discussed at the next national officiating conference.


BMX National Championship Entry forms


Forms have been posted to clubs and are also available on BMX Australia website:


For queries contact:

BMX Australia office 02 96443002


Happy Birthday, And Goodbye, Vet Pro Winner, "TP" Todd Parry!!!!!


Vet Pro Legend, Todd Parry just turned The Big Four Oh, and to celebrate, announced that he was retiring from Vet Pro Racing. Congrats to "T.P." for a GREAT Vet Pro BMX Racing career over the past SIX years, and BMX Mania knows that we haven't heard the last of Todd, he's a hard charger, a winner and a dedicated lover of BMX Racing.


Here's a little "Mini Interview" with T.P. from a posting that he made on, check it out, and once again, Congrats on a Great Vet Pro Career, T.P., you're one of a kind!

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Grands report...... well, really not much to tell.... I don't like making excuses, But if you must know. I hit the gate in my semi and just couldn't get up to fourth. I did a ton of sprints for this race and lost it at the gate. again, no excuses just racing. If you relax to much you make mental mistakes and that is what happened. It was all me, which is harder to take. I would rather run a good lap and just flat out get beat. When you feel like you made a mistake and cost yourself a chance it's not easy to take.

I am really relieved my Vet Pro career is over. I started it back in 2002 and nobody gave me a chance in h*** of being a competitive vet pro. But myself and a few close friends believed. I am very very blessed to have had all the good fortune I did over the years. After the first six months of my first year I can count on one hand the mains I missed over the next six seasons. Like I said I am very blessed and consider myself lucky to have had the results I have had. for those you don't know.....

National numbers most recent first. 4,2,2,4,4,5.

ABA world numbers most recent first. 1,2,3,2,3.

I made so many podiums over the years I can't even begin to guess how many. I would love to get all the results from the ABA and go over them and reflect on them.

I met and raced so many great people and racers while in vet, it is truely amazing. I will miss competing against all those guys.

The truth and bottom line is, My heart just hasn't been into my racing for the past two seasons. After the 2005 season I was ready to hang up the vet pro tag and move on. But my head said... give it another shot! but over the last two years I would go to a race and just not want to be there. No matter how hard I tried I just couldn't make myself put all my heart into it. I had a few races where I was more into it than others, like Salt Lake 2006. I had a bad race in Rockford the race before Salt Lake and I was very motivated to do good at my home track... which I did. But for the most part I just couldn't put my heart into it. I wish I could change this and be hungry again, I just can't. My priorities have changed over the years. With my sons and my daughter getting older. All I can say is... My kids need a dad more than I need to be a faster vet pro.

Now.... the future..... The plan is... To continue to race but just change focus and see if I can A) be motivated to win and have some fun again. So I will race some A pro, which allows me to go to any national I want to. No title hunt, no having to go to the pro series races that are picked by the ABA. With a crazy work schedule it will be great to have like 22 nationals to pick from. I would also like to race some pro cruiser, I was always better and faster on the bigger bike, So I want to rack up and just have some fun. Bottom line is just see how much I like riding my bike! just to ride not to try and win a title. At 40 years today! I am to old to not enjoy what I am doing. If I go this route and still can't have a little fun then that is my answer and I will hang the bike up until I feel the hunger to do it again.

I am working on a great deal with GHP right now to support me in 2008. So I will be at a track near you soon.

I would like to thank all the people who have helped me over the years and made it possible to be a success in vet pro. I will never forget what you all did for me. I will add some more thanks later on... sorry I am at work and have to jam! talk to you all soon. - "TP" Todd Parry










Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, December 4, 2007

ABA BMX Grands Videos

The ABA BMX Grands weekend videos are posted up on

In case you were one of the few that missed "The Greatest Race On Earth", you can watch the PRO Spectacular/N.A.G. 5 Challenge, see the ABA BMX title battles unfold.

Find out who took home the brand new Suzuki's, or just check out the action packed mains as they happened.

If you were there to witness the excitement first hand, it's a great chance to recap the pressure packed weekend.

Be sure to check out all the ABA BMX Grands videos at:







Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, December 3, 2007

Mankowski back on track toward Olympic dream

Queenslander Melissa Mankowski proved her recovery from a crash at the BMX pre-Olympic race in August is behind her as she focuses on gaining selection for the Australian BMX team. The 19 year old today managed a win in the second round of the National Probikx Series in Medina, Perth. Mankowski beat Western Australia’s junior Lauren Reynolds (Bunbury) and State Champion Catherine Hopkins (High Wycombe, Perth) who finished in second and fourth respectively. Third was another junior from Queensland, Cherie Simpson (Nerang). After winning the first national round yesterday, Mankowski secures an early lead in the elite women’s series.

"I've only been on my bike for five weeks,” explained Mankowski. “So I thought I'd come over here for a it of a warm-up before Nerang and it paid off.”

“My training's been going good at home and everything's fallen back into place since my accident so that's a good thing to look forward to.”

The former high performance squad member narrowly missed selection in this year’s squad however it has not dampened her enthusiasm.

“Now I've got to concentrate on what I've got to do and keep doing my training and hopefully everything will fall into place before next year,” she said.

In the men’s final an early challenge from Jamie Gray (Beenleigh, Bris) was responded to by another strong performance by yesterday's winner, Brian Kirkham (Hillbank, Adel). The 21 year old showing his move from Port Augusta to Adelaide has had a positive effect on his racing.

“We’ve got a great little training group now and South Australians are looking strong,” he said.

Gray claimed second after a disappointing crash in yesterday’s final. Third was 21 year old, Michael Fenwick (Warradale, Adel) while Canadian rider, Mischa Partridge, got fourth.

Former Australian High Performance Coach, Sean Dwight (Campbelltown, Syd) slipped off the pedals at the start but regained ground to get a creditable fifth place. Local chances Brock Murray (Rockingham, WA and Andrew Gillett (Rockingham, WA) placed seventh and eighth respectively.

Kirkham now leads the series with 261 points; Fenwick claims the series second spot with 201 points while Gray is currently third with 161 points.

Adelaide's rising star, Sam Willoughby (Trott Park, Adel) dominated the junior men’s ranks and his consecutive wins now put him well ahead on the leader board.

In the 14 Champbikx South Australians took the wins with Liza Dunn in the girls and Zain Ariffin winning the boys.

The closest racing over the two rounds came from the 15 girls Champbikx. Melinda McLeod (Mackay, QLD) proved her gold medal from the Worlds meant she should beat the silver medallist Lacey Oliver (Nerang, QLD) which she did today. The 15 boys was won by Shannon Burnett.

Western Australians proved their dominance in the 16 divisions with Kirsten Dellar (Hills, Perth) winning the girls and Trent Evans (High Wycombe, Perth) repeating yesterday's win.

The next rounds of the series are combined with the first of the International Oceania Rounds on the Gold Coast on 4 - 6 January. It should attract New Zealand and Australian riders hopeful of making an impression on selectors.






Today's BMX Racing News - Saturday, December 1, 2007

Dan's Comp Factory Team NBL Morristown, TN Report

After winning our 9th title at the NBL Grands the Dans Comp team took 2 1/2 months off from September to November.

Morristown was the teams first race for the new season after some delayed flights and lost luggage and bikes we had a small team but it was enough for Dans Comp to keep up our winning ways.

The team won the Team Competition both days with 92 pts on Saturday and 90 pts on Sunday.

Dans,  Super Ex rider, Tim Sonner had some luggage issues but did get his bike just in time for the race. With 26 wild and wooly Super Ex riders on Saturday and a WHOPPING $2500.00 purse Tim took home a 2nd and on Sat after a crash took home a 7th.

Melissa Gremal started her season off with a double in 17 girls. Ashley Cooley doubled 9 girls, Steve Gonzales doubled in 50 crus.

David Oquendo  from Colombia wasn't as lucky as Timmy, his luggage and bikes didn't make the race....We built him a complete new bike! David gave thanks at Thanksgiving after dinner, and on a barrowed cruiser , he double doubled in both 15x and crus...Its not the bike its the rider!!!

Big Jim Wahl also started the season off with 2 perfects in 35-39 crus, Weston Pope took home 4 wins in 19-25x and 17-24 crus. The newest memeber to the Dan's Team, Preston Woods, our 11x from Florida showed he fit right in with a 1st on Sat. and 2nd on Sun. Being the new guy to the team Preston carried the flag Sun. morning in the parade lap.Welcome to the Team, Preston!

Percy Philman, our 58 yr. young cruiser guy in the new 50 and over class managed a 3rd against some young guys !!

Don't forget to check out the  for those Christmas gifts...Next stop for the team will be the NBL Christmas Classic in Columbus, Ohio.

Happy BMXin' Holidays from all of us on the Dan's Comp Factory Team!



Two Crashes Take Five Elite out of Final


BMX Australia National BMX Probikx Series


Two crashes in the elite men's race saw five finalists out of the top placings in round one of the BMX Australia National BMX Probikx Series at Medina, south of Perth today. South Australians claimed the podium with Brian Kirkham (Hillbank, Adel) leading from the gate and staying ahead of trouble to take the win. Michael Fenwick (Warradale, Adel) placed second and newcomer to the elite class young Matthew Willoughby (Trott Park, Adel) came third.


“I was hoping to get a good gate start and get out in front,” explained Kirkham. “It was a hard first corner. All the carnage happened behind me so I didn’t know who went down.”


With round two on tomorrow the 22 year old is aiming to repeat today’s performance. “A win’s a win so hopefully I get some good racing again tomorrow,” said Kirkham.


The crashes in the men’s race started on the first jump when Joel Clark (Sunshine Coast, QLD) and local favourite Brock Murray (Rockingham) locked handlebars. Clark had qualified the fastest with a 37.52 seconds time trail but the fall in the final resulted in a broken collarbone. Clark is hoping to resume training after four to six weeks. Another crash soon after in the first turn saw internationally ranked Jamie Gray (Beenleigh, Bris) along with Sean Dwight (Campbelltown, Syd) and Andrew Gillett ( Rockingham, WA) out of contention.


In the elite women’s classes Queensland riders beat their Western Australian counterparts. Melissa Mankowski (Moranbah, QLD) was too strong for Western Australia’s state champion Catherine Hopkins (High Wycombe, Perth ) while junior women’s Cherie Simpson (Nerang,QLD) secured first from Lauren Reynolds (Bunbury,WA).


The standout rides of the day came in junior men with Sam Willoughby (Trott Park, Adel) a clear winner after dominating the 16 boys Champbikx Series last year.


The tussle for domination in the 15 girls saw silver medallists form the World Championships, Lacey Oliver (Nerang) beat the gold medallist, Melinda McLeod (Mackay). Third was Prue Harvey (Adelaide).


The 15 boys saw Queensland’s Adam Shields (Mackay) beat Darryn Goodwin (Bayswater, Perth) with South Australia's Thomas Rowe in third.


Another standout ride came from Trent Evans (Southlake, Perth) in 16 boys with a win ahead of two Queenslanders Brendan Abel and Ryan Faux (Mackay) in second and third respectively.


Looking on from the sideline was Perth's high performance squad member, Nicole Callisto(Beechboro, Perth). Callisto is expected to return to racing soon following knee surgery.


The second round of the Hog's Breath Cafe National Probikx Series will be run on Sunday between 10 am and 12 noon also at the Soutside BMX Club track at Medina.

BMX Australia Probikx - Champbikx #1

Medina, W.A. ..... December 1, 2007 ..... Total Entries = 66


Elite Men (11 Riders) - 1 Brian KIRKHAM 2 Michael FENWICK 3 Matt WILLOUGHBY 4 Andrew GILLETT 5 Jamie GRAY 6 Brock MURRAY 7 Sean DWIGHT 8 Joel CLARK

Elite Women (4 Riders) 1 Melissa MANKOWSKI 2 Cherie SIMPSON (JW) 3 Catherine HOPKINS 4 Lauren REYNOLDS (JW)

Junior Men (13 Riders) 1 Sam WILLOUGHBY 2 Luke LONDEMA 3 Ben DAVIS 4 Justin BRAYBON 5 Joseph HEY 6 Dean PIPER 7 Anthony DEAN 8 Jake FARRELL

16 Boys (7 Riders) 1 Trent EVANS 2 Brendan ABEL 3 Ryan FAUX 4 Jacob PAGE 5 Casey HUNTER 6 Andrew SCHULTZ 7 Jesse VAN VUGT

16 Girls (4 Riders) 1 Kirsten DELLAR 2 Talia SMITH 3 Laura WESTERN 4 Bridgette WARREN

15 Boys (11 Riders) 1 Adam SHIELDS 2 Darryn GOODWIN 3 Thomas ROWE 4 Graeme MUDD 5 Shannon BURNETT 6 Jaymin KING 7 Brent WELHAN 8 Toby DAVIS

15 Girls (4 Riders) 1 Lacey OLIVER 2 Melinda MCLEOD 3 Prue HARVEY 4 Hannah PARKINSON

14 Girls (5 Riders) 1 Liza DUNN 2 Sophie TYE 3 Teagan STAINES 4 Sharee BLACK 5 Treahn PRINCE