BMX Racing news - Tuesday - February 28, 2012
Ten named to USA Cycling funded team for BMX SX World Cups #1 and #2
Colorado Springs, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2012) -USA Cycling is pleased to announce the roster of ten athletes it will send to rounds one and two of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Chula Vista, Calif. and Randaberg, Norway. The Chula Vista World Cup will kick off the season March 30-31 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.
Both events will count toward the 2011-2012 UCI BMX Nations rankings; which as of May 28, 2012 will determine each nation’s number of start spots for the 2012 Olympic Games set for August 9-10 in London. The United States currently sits in third place in the men’s overall nations rankings and in second in the ladies,’ putting them in current position to send a full contingent of BMX athletes to the Games with three men and two women.
Five riders will make up the USA Cycling men’s funded team with the top three Americans in the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup rankings receiving automatic nominations. After earning the bronze at last summer’s BMX Olympic Test Event and World Cup #3 Nic Long (Lakeside, Calif./Haro Bikes) will help lead the Americans on their home turf in Chula Vista and on to Norway. David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./Free Agent-Rockstar), bronze-medalist from the 2011 Chula Vista World Cup, also received an automatic nomination and will be joined on the squad by Connor Fields (Henderson, N.V./Chase BMX) who won the series’ final round in Chula Vista last fall. Rounding out the men’s team will be discretionary picks, Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT Bicycles) and Mike Day (San Diego, Calif./GT Bicycles). Sharrah won last season’s UCI BMX Supercross World Cup round 1 contest in South Africa and Day is best known as the silver medalist from the inaugural Olympic BMX competition in Beijing.
Five talented ladies will make up the women’s team as Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX) and Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bikes) both earned automatic nominations to the team by virtue of their fifth- and sixth-place rankings in the UCI’S Supercross World Cup standings. The pair are fresh off a one-two finish at the final SX World Cup last season in Chula Vista. Amanda Geving (Largo, Fla./MCS Bicycles), reigning USA Cycling BMX National Champion Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline) and Amanda Carr (Punta Gorda, Fla.,/ Endeavor-Paul Williams) will also represent USA Cycling as a discretionary selections in both Chula Vista and Randaberg.
Bios for all of these Olympic hopeful athletes can be found online at usacycling.org/bios .
Both the Chula Vista, Calif. and Randaberg, Norway Supercross World Cups are open to all elite and junior-level championship class riders, born before 1995, that hold a USA Cycling BMX international license. Eligible riders can register for the Chula Vista event beginning Feb. 29 by logging on to their My USA Cycling account. Registration will close at 5 p.m. MST on March 15, 2012.
Find out more information on the UCI BMX Supercross World Cups via USA Cycling’s 2012 BMX Supercross World Cups webpage or the UCI’s BMX Supercross World Cups website.
Prophecy BMX team news
Prophecy BMX wants to make a warm welcome to Kyle Davis who joins our Co factory team.
Kyle is from the District 28 in Southern California ABA/USA BMX, which is the largest district in this area and he will be riding our Prophecy Scud Expert XL carbon frame…
Kyle birthday is the 4/20/2001 and he is racing the competitive class of 10 Intermediate, and currently has 10 Overall Intermediate wins.
His plan on racing is to select ABA Nationals in 2012 in 10/11 Intermediate class and then moving up to Expert…
“We are happy to help young rider like this who get motivation to progress and arrive to the next level…you can see his motivation into his eyes! So for sure these kinds of riders will be in the future in the main of the AApro to compete for the title…so watch out!” Denis Labigang President of prophecy BMX
Kyle Davis 2011 Results -
· 1st in Points for 10 Intermediates in District 28
· 12 Overall wins (1st in 10 Intermediate wins in the District)
Overall in Total Points in
Out of 440 total riders in the
Specifications of his Prophecy BMX Scud Expert XL - Kyle’s new whip
Thanks to: Prophecy BMX & Nema Cycling
Order directly to: www.prophecy-bmx.com
BMX Racing news - Monday - February 27, 2012
|Michal Prokop Hits Up Colombia For Winter Training Action!|
Need a warm weather break from Winter's Chill? Travel with BMXing World Superstar, Michal Prokop and his personal media specialist, Rob Trnka as they head South America way for some hot Elite Men's race action.
The report is Rob's personal blog, so it's in Czech, but you can have it 'translated' with your browser and AS THEY SAY......"A Picture's Worth A Thousand Words"! Rob's blog is worth several thousand words, cuz he's one of the best BMX Photographers anywhere and Prokop, is......Well......PROKOP! One of the best going head to head with Colombia's best and of course, THAT's no easy assignment!
Check it out, HERE, of you can just follow the link on Rob's Hot Photos, above and below.
|AND, while you're in a Prokop Frame Of Mind......Check out the last in the Prokop / four seasons series, version 11.4. Sponsored by Red Bull, this series is AWESOME. Another great example of the Prokop / Trnka collaboration, you'll enjoy checkin' it out. SO.....Check it out!|
|"Back on the track video"|
|Training Camp Florida Done|
I had a nice training camp in
Florida and riding my bike again
went better than expected, but
watching the race in Oldsmar
from the sideline isn’t my
Recently, the team did a race in Oldsmar. The whole team looked good, while I was watching from the sidelines… It didn’t make me happy to watch, so hopefully I can race soon!
BMX Racing news - weekend update - February 24-26, 2012
|Waterford Oaks BMX Vintage Bike Show / Track Reunion 2012|
Sponsored by the Waterford Oaks BMX Volunteer Association and Oakland County Parks.
DATE: Saturday March 10th 2012
TIME: display setup 12:00 – 1:00 Show 1:00 – 5:00
LOCATION: Waterford Oaks Activity Center 2800 Watkins Lake Road Waterford, MI 48328
MORE INFO: Please like our fan page on Facebook at facebook.com/Waterford-Oaks-BMX
RAUL GOMEZ BENEFIT
WHERE: Okeeheelee BMX (Okeeheelee Florida)
WHEN: March 3rd 4pm-5pm sign ups, Clinic from 5pm - 8pm
WHO: Elite Men's Benny Wright (J&R Bicycles) and Tyler Faoro (Profile Racing)
*FREE J&R T-Shirt with every clinic registration
*Free Sunday all day practice for attending Saturday's clinic ($10 value)
*Preferred discount rate at DAYS INN HOTEL ($65 for Saturday March 3rd - Contact FRAN 561-718-5362)
*Raffle for autographed jerseys and plates. Also win product from sponsors.
ALL PROCEEDS GO DIRECTLY TO RAUL GOMEZ AND HIS FIGHT AGAINST CANCER
|Answer/Rennen Factory Team Tears Up The Comp At USABMX Oldsmar National!|
Answer/Rennen Made the trip to what is arguably the most technical track in the USABMX directory, Oldsmar FL. John Sawyer and Crew of Oldsmar BMX not only outdid themselves this year with a monstrous tech layout but at the same time this track is smooth as glass and landscaped better than most individuals homes.
This was a
very important Race for the
Answer/Rennen Team as this
is also where our Main
Sponsor's Answer BMX and
SSquared calls home.
Answer/Rennen went on to
capture a Day 2 win with our
Sister team Jim Buchanan's
the win on day 1, (congrats
guys/girls). By the end of
the weekend there was a
whole lot of Answer, Rennen
and SSquared mounted bikes
winning race after race.
Meyer wasn't liking
the wind either but
Sunday proved to be a
Great day after some
aggressive riding gave
Erik the win in 12X
|Redline Oldsmar Race Report|
By the Redline BMX Race team on February 14, 2012
For the first USA BMX Race of the 2012 season, the entire International Redline team headed down to Oldsmar, Florida to duke it out with pros from around the world and nearly freeze to death in the very un-Florida weather which included lows of 30 and nasty gusts of wind.
Also finding their way in to the main events were Dutch rider's Merle Van Benthem picking up a 4th and 6th and Jelle Van Gorkom, who finished out the weekend with a pair of 6ths.
JRBicycles.com UK Team Report
Round 1 British National Series
Round 1 of the British National series took place at the new Manchester Indoor Cycle Centre. This is home to the only indoor BMX track in the UK. The venue is equipped with both a 5 metre and 8 metre start hills and the track is a real test for all riders.
The J&R UK team was in attendance albeit with a few riders missing due to holiday.. We had Josh Wilkins in the 13's, Ben Martinez in 30+ Masters, Mick Gough in Vets and Darren O'Brien riding in 2 classes, Vets and 40-44 cruiser.
Josh got off to a great start in first moto with a 3rd place finish throwing a few swoops along the way. The 2nd moto did not go to plan with a bad gate and he found it harder to work his way through the pack and finished 6th. The 3rd and final moto he was back on the bubble with another solid 3rd place. This guaranteed him a place in the quarters why finishing 16th after the round of moto's.
Josh had a tough draw in the quarter finals with 3 riders who went on to make the 'A final'. Josh had a good gate and hit the first corner in 5th spot as he pushed to get that 4th spot he clipped out and the race was all but over. Josh will be back for rounds 2&3 ready to make his mark.
Darren had a great set of results in his first 3 moto's on the cruiser with a 3rd and two 2nd's which saw ease through to the quarter finals. Darren also had a good set of results in vets on the 20 inch with a 1st, 3rd and 4th and that again saw him through to the semi finals.
Darren transferred on his cruiser to the semi finals but then had a tough draw and went out by a bikes length in the semi finals so it was 'B final on the cruiser'. The 20 inch was a different story with Darren flying out of the gate and taking an early lead. He kept it together for a good lap and took 2nd spot seeing him through to the 'A final'.
Final time and it was going to be a tough lap. Darren had a great start and as 2nd into the first corner. Everything was going great down the 2nd straight jumping both sets of doubles to keep the 2nd spot. The 3rd straight did not got as planned, Darren went for the manual and flipped the bike and came off. Luckily he escaped unharmed but the 2nd spot had gone and he had to settle for 8th. Darren was gutted but all in all it was a great to see him making the main and I am sure he will be back looking for that win at Rounds 2&3
Mick Gough s ready to rock and roll on the track choosing to put all his efforts into the 20 inch rather than riding the 20 inch and cruiser. This paid off with Mick picking up 3rd, 4th and 6th and progressing through to the semi finals. Mick gave it is all in the semi but could not make the moves stick so it was a 'B final' for Mick.
Ben Martinez was about to enter the Masters arena for the first time. Ben was stepping up an age from 25-29 to one of the most competitive classes the is in 30+ masters. Some of the old time big hitters turned up to give the younger guns a run for their money. Dale Holmes and Dylan Clayton to mention but a few. Ben was not fazed by this and picked up a set of good moto results with a 3rd, 2nd and 4th. This saw Ben progress through from 31 riders to the semi finals.
Ben made a good start in the semi and went flat out but a mistake in the first corner saw him drop from 3rd to 5th. Ben got on the pedals and mistake by the 2 guys in front saw in move back to 4th and that is where he finished going through to the main.
Masters main with the big hitters on the gate. Ben had a bad gate and it saw him go into the first corner with some work to do.With a good corner a little carnage on the first jump on the 2nd straight Ben moved up a few places to 5th . The guy in 4th then mad a mistake and Ben took his opportunity and took 3rd. That is how it finished with Ben taking 3rd place and a great result in a stacked category and with little training over the short winter due to going home to Bolivia.
Team Manager Sean Bowditch commented ‘This is a great start to the season and hopefuly this is the first of many Podiums in 2012’
JRBicycles,com UK Team will be attending all National Rounds in 2012
Race Report by Chris Wilkins
|POWERS BIKE SHOP LAUNCHES BIG TIME TEAM EFFORT FOR 2012!|
Powers Bike Shop is very excited to announce the new 2012 Powers Bike Shop Factory Team!!
The team will be at almost all East coast, and some Midwest nationals this coming year.
We would love to think our awesome sponsors, Smith Marina Electronics for their support! They do the best work on your precious boat or yacht please hit them up!
Powers Bike Shop (www.powersbikeshop.com) for being the best bike shop out there!
Standard byke co, (http://www.standardbyke.com/blog/) for making the best frames in the world right here in the USA. for always keeping it real in BMX!
Kenda tires, (www.kendausa.com) for giving us the opportunity to run the best, grippiest, fastest rolling tires out there!
Alienation, (www.alienationbmx.com) for supplying us with the best rims, seats, post, and moto grips on the market!!
Speedline (www.speedlineparts.com) for trusting our team to run their high quality pedals chains and headsets!
Alius (www.aliusbmx.com) for giving us our forks and other goodies! Check them out if you haven't heard of them!
Profile Racing (www.profileracing.com) for giving us the best hubs, cranks, and sprockets this year! Some of the greatest product on earth made in the good ole USA!
Fly Facing (www.flyracing.com) for the pants, helmet, gloves, and shoes! Only the coolest freshest gear for us!
Morphine (www.morphineindustries.com) for giving us the lightest best feeling handle bars!
Blot Out Graphic (www.blotoutgraphics.com) for being the trend setter in graphics for us!!
The team will have a rocking roster of the following: Jason Sherrill old vet pro ..... Jill McGuire 28 and Over Girl and Cruiser Nag 1 and NBL #1 ..... Andrew Townsend 16x and Cruiser ROC #1 ..... Ben Desiderato 15x ..... Chance Terpening 14x and Cruiser ..... Ponton Cary 13x and Cruiser ..... Kristen Klein 13 Girl NBL #3 Girl ..... Jeff Ketron 9x and Cruiser 9 NBL Cruiser Champ ..... Kady Brink 9 Girl NAG 9 ..... Caleb Smith ..... Thomas Townsend
Please stop by the team pits for some free stickers, and to check out our hot race gear, and don't forget to stop by the Powers Bike Shop National Vending setup at all the rockin' USABMX nationals!
BMX Racing news - Wednesday update - February 22, 2012
|Florida All Star Series!|
We are proud to announce the unveiling of a new series for the state of Florida in 2012… The Florida All Star Series!!!
This series will consists of five qualifying races at various tracks throughout the State of Florida, ending with a championship race and ceremony.
All qualifying participants will receive a trophy and plate to be run in the Florida All Star Series again next year.
There will be Team participation from both the Factory teams and State teams, great give-aways from our awesome sponsors, raffles, big plaques and giant trophies at the end of the season!
See the schedule below and be looking for more information on this in the near future! We hope to see you there!
SpeedTech / Ssquared Heat Up the Gator Nationals on the Podium
SpeedTech/SSquared Kicked off the 2012 season at the highly touted Oldsmar BMX.
The team brought 10 riders from the roster who were looking to get things kicked off in the right direction for the 2012 USA BMX season.
The team would enjoy a great weekend taking podium finishes in Bike shop on both days. Saturday, the team placed 2nd behind the newly formed Redline, M-1 group.
On Sunday everyone came back out & was firing on all cylinders until cruiser ace Matt Moberley detonated after a mid air collision with Factory Felt’s Luke Segall while trying to hold on to the lead. Matt would get up, but was clearly shaken by the hard fall.
The team would hold on to te final spot on the podium taking 3rd. Quentin Crowley put in a great ride in 11X & 11 cruiser making mains & podium in cruiser, Ty Gibbs was just off the podium in 9 cruiser both days and represented in 20” mains both days.
Karrie Norberg continued her domination as she won both days in ladies cruiser, “Electric” Evan Sinchak had a great weekend as well with a couple 4th’s in 10 cruiser and a 4th & 8th in a huge 10X field.
Teammate Dylan Dellinger also showed well in the 10X main on Saturday as well…. Kit Bjerk debuted with the team in 13X & cruiser and found himself in cruiser mains both days, but would fall a little short in 13X semi’s on both days.
Amelia Zweiner struggled a little bit in 15 girls on Saturday, but figured it out on Sunday and put it in the main event to take a 5th in the main…Charlie Biggs was looking for a good weekend and wasn’t disappointed. Biggs found himself in the huge 8X main on Saturday and picked up a pair of 4ths in 7-8 open.
Also debuting with the team this year as the development rider was Case Gibbs who took down wins on both days in 6 inter…Matt Moberly also debuted with a bang taking a 2nd in cruiser on Saturday, but took a nasty digger on Sunday.
The next stop for SpeedTech/SSquared will be in 2 weeks in Morristown...
|MCGRATH SIGNS-UP FOR|
|FIVE-YEAR ENCORE WITH SPY|
CARLSBAD, Calif.—SPY Inc. (OTCBB:XSPY) today announced a renewed sponsorship deal with seven-time AMA Supercross Champion and Motorsports Hall of Fame Inductee Jeremy McGrath. He will endorse signature SPY + Jeremy McGrath Klutch™ MX goggles and SPY Showtime sunglasses through 2017.
“Jeremy is a founder of our company, he’s the winningest Supercross racer in history, and he helped turn Supercross into a pop-cultural and motorsports mainstay with his talent and showmanship—his is an integral part of SPY and an icon of our brand,” says Victor Sheldon, SPY motorsports marketing manager.
McGrath won seven Supercross Championships titles between 1993 and 2000 and amassed a record 72 main event wins. His charisma and flair transcended the sport, propelling him to mega-stardom while recruiting to the sport of Supercross a fan base that extended well beyond the universe of motor heads. Some would argue he is responsible for the birth of freestyle motocross, when he unveiled his signature Nac-Nac, a maneuver he started throwing around in races in ’94 when he started with SPY.
“I’ve been with SPY since Day 1, the Company is ‘home’ to me and the people that work there are like family to me,” says McGrath. “They keep it real in everything they do and continue to make the best products out there—they just look better and work better. That’s what we set out to do in the beginning and it’s what we do today. The Klutch is sick and the Showtime is the best-looking pair of sunglasses I’ve ever worn. I’m just saying."
Since retiring from fulltime Supercross competition in 2003, McGrath still tests for factory Honda and competes in special events. He also pursues his passion for off-road truck racing as the captain of the Monster Energy/ReadyLift Stronghold Motorsports Pro 2 Unlimited (Toyo Tires) team in the Lucas Oil Off-road series.
For more information about SPY, log-on at spyoptic.com and facebook.com/spyoptic.
To check-out McGrath’s signature models, go to spyoptic.com/showtime and spyoptic.com/athlete/klutch.
BMX Racing news - Monday update - February 20, 2012
Free Agent/Rockstar Clinic Tour Hits Orange Y BMX
Mark your calendars So-Cal
Riders... Sunday, February 26th
from 12:30p.m.-2:30p.m. at the
Orange CountyYMCA the Free
Agent/Rockstar Team will
kick-off its 2nd Clinic of the
Team Riders that will be present include; Maris Strombergs, Cristian Becerine, Dale Holmes, Stephen Larralde, & Marcus Hampton. Goodie bags will be given to every participant and are sure NOT to disappoint with products from our co-sponsors.
See you this upcoming Sunday at the Orange Y. Please see attached flyer for further information.
FBN/Hyper leaves its mark
on the 2012 Gator Nationals
Even at a setting in which riders were to be challenged by the nation’s most technical traditional style track, our thoughts were with one of our own suffering from stage IV Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer, Raul Gomez "will win this race" and I was happy to see so many purchasing the red wrist bands to help our fellow rider in the most important race of his life.
For years Bizzarro BMX has churned out competitive teams at the highest level of team competition in the nation, and that won’t change in 2012. In Oldsmar, Florida the FBN/Hyper Factory took to the track and showed many the talent this team posses.
“A” pro Warren Mcdow ended his day in the first turn of the main event Saturday night, but showed his teammates and everyone else at the event just what kind of skill and power he has on the track as he was at the front in every lap he was in all day long.
Lance McGuire showed why he has that #1 on his plate Saturday night with the win in the 28/35 expert class. Saturday night it seemed as if the restaurant next to the host hotel was offering up some less then quality food, as apparent with the absence of a top name elite rider Sunday. Lance suffered the same fate but fought through the race Sunday till making a mistake in the last straight going for the lead in the main event.
Layne Gainer can flat out ride a bike, as apparent by the numerous pics he scored online in the major news sites. Saturday Layne crashed in the Jr Mens semi and slammed the gate in the 16x main. Sunday he worked his way to a 5th in Jr Men and a 2nd in 16x.
Christopher White rode extremely well in a very deep field of riders and finished on the "podium" both days in both 14 expert and cruiser. Christopher's younger brother Anthony White is following right in his big brothers footsteps and his finishes this weekend prove it, 2nd and 4th in 12x.
Spencer Martin worked his way through Quarter finals both days to land a spot in the 14x mains, and with the type of talent he has on this team to draw from there is no limit to the amount of success he can achieve, as he continues to get better with every lap.
Niles Austin became the first ever FBN/Hyper team rider to win a national main event with his 26/30 cruiser win. That was almost immediately followed up by Emily Krickler taking the win in her 31/35 wo cruiser main.
Jim Paiva was not only a factor in 46/50 cruiser with a 3rd on day 2, but showed his skills with the camera lens as seen in the photos included in this report.
Maddy Mason battled hard both days to take a 2nd in 6 girls, and her brother Cam Mason had back luck in the 10x semi both days.
CJ Fisher battled strong in the 16x class both days but couldn’t find his way to the main event.
has all the elements to
formulate a winner in 2012!
Thanks to FBN owner Rick Bell
for being on location to support
us in Tampa this past weekend!
In other FBN Plastics News.....FBN/Hyper is proud to announce a partnership with one of the sport’s more storied riders, Warren McDow ("A" pro). After extensive negotiations with TM Bill Zimmerman, an agreement was settled just in time to have Warren in an FBN jersey on the track in Oldsmar. Warren will continue to work with the "Solid Foundation" along with other personal co-sponsors, and will be Hyper mounted once the new line of pro sized frames hits the market.
Co-Sponsors: Alienation (www.alienationbmx.com), BlackCrown Products (www.blackcrownbmx.com), Crit BMX (www.critbmx.com), Delta/Aztec (www.deltacycles.com) Doublecross Hubs (www.doublecrossbikes.com), Finish Line (www.finishlineusa.com), FLY (www.flyracingbmx.com), KMC (www.kmcchain.com), ODI (www.odigrips.com), PowerBar (www.powerbar.com), Riderz Ready (www.riderzready.com), Safeguard (www.gosafeguard.com), and Thomson (www.lhthomson.com)
FBN/Hyper is a division of Bizzarro BMX, Inc
Team CycleCraft Tackles the Gator Nationals
2012 Gator Nationals rolled into
Oldsmar BMX to thunderous
applause. The motos were stacked
with over 1,000 riders including
National and World Champions.
Team CycleCraft braved the 20mph
crosswinds and cold weather
arriving ready to rumble with
more than a dozen racers of
The star rider for the weekend was Randy Winfrey. He took on well known riders like National Number #1 Shawn DiPrete and Florida's own Guy Gibbs. Randy scored back to back 1st places finishes in the 36-40 Expert division. Could he be the next National Champion in this division?
On Sat Women's Master rider Michelle Cairns battled Felt's Meredith Lidstone for her first National win of the year. On Sunday, Michelle was placed in a much larger group facing younger racers like Answer Rennen's Shelby Stacy but she still managed to land herself on the podium in 3rd.
Paulo Moreira displayed how comfortable he is at big races when he went bar to bar against FBN/Hyper's Lance McGuire and Free Agent/Rockstar's Stephen Larralde. Paulo kept himself in the top half of competitors with a 5th place finish on Sat and 4th on Sun. He is truly a model for grace under pressure.
Meanwhile, Vinny Moreira broke through a field of 18 at Vet Pros to make the main and land in 6th on Sunday.
The Tiny Might McKenzie Gayheart enjoyed the view at the front of the pack all weekend. On both days she battled National Champ Bailey Brannen and Sportsblast rider Jamie McHenry. On Sat she took 1st on her 20" and 2nd on her Cruiser. On Sun she took 2nd on her 20" and 3rd on her Cruiser.
'K Town' Kaylee Reynolds took the long drive down from Georgia to duke it out with 12 other riders in the 13 Girls Class. She made the Saturday main taking 8th place.
'The Mailman' Shane Hall had bad luck in the 20" division suffering a slipped pedal and a broken chain keeping him out of the mains. However in the Cruiser class he took on riders like Free Agent/Rockstar's Juan Marin and All Tow Wrecking Crew's Kody Wong with Shane more than holding his own taking 3rd place on both days.
11 year old Joey Leto struggled through the Saturday races without making the big show. However his persistence shined through on Sunday when he scored 5th on Cruiser and even more impressive was how he battled through 17 riders to make the main on his 20 inch for a 6th place finish.
How tough was the competition at the 2012 Gator Nationals? Some race categories had as many 50 riders and the track did not allow for even the smallest of mistakes. Thomas Marchese, Bobby Owens, Brenden Kozicki, Allison Marchese, Justice Gagnon and Kody Garrett all could not find a path to the mains. We appreciate their valiant efforts.
The weekend was not an option for a handful of team members who had to sit it out with colds. Out sick (or injured) were Tony Lehman, Patrick Deats, Jeff Upshaw, Jordan Preston and Kevin Caccavale. Considering how chilly it got during the races, especially on Sunday morning where it reached 38 degrees, it was probably better that they rested. We wish them well and hope to see them at the next big race.
We would also like to take the time to thank our great sponsors for their support. We couldn’t do it without them: SmoothieKing, Daytona Toyota, Subway, Monster Energy, J&R Bicycles, Fly Racing, MCS, Profile Racing, Answer BMX, Kenda Tires, Deuce Brand sports watches, Alienation BMX, Chick-Fil-A and A’ME Grips.
One final announcement - Factory CycleCraft now has its very own Team Website. This is where people can learn a little about the riders and check out CycleCraft news updates. It has just been launched and more information will be added in the coming days.
Take a look at the Team Site here: www.TeamCycleCraft.com
Fat Man Racing Team 2012
Fat Man Racing is kicking off a BIG 2012 BMX Racing Season with a lot of new riders and more motivation. Check out their new roster, it's bound to be one of the fast teams on the USABMX circuit!
Fat Man Racing 2012 BMX Team Roster - Adam "FatMan" Berkley ..... Casey Berkley ..... Jack Glatz ..... Jessica Bisson ..... Josh Blakenship ..... Shawn "The Governor" McGovern ..... Eric "I Don't Quit" Schmidt ..... Zach Northern ..... Zach Hooper ..... Zach Lash ..... Charley "Choo Choo" Tallent ..... Austin "Yolo" Cody ..... Jeremy Parnell ..... Devin Brinkmeyer ..... Chad "Chadillac" Humphries ..... Mason Wasilewsky ..... Shelby "Cobra" Darling ..... Hunter Brown ..... Caine "The Pain" Tucker ..... Jordan "Mini Me" Murray ..... Joe Lewis ..... Bazil Elkin ..... Emily Schaffer ..... Xa Burton ..... Brandun Burton ..... Sheena Prior
Special thanks going out to sponsors R&M Cyclery, Rick and Jess at Standard Bykes, MarkZalewskiTNT bikes, and Jiri Holec Bombshell/Avent cycles.
2012 The year of the Fat!!!!!
BMX Racing news - Wednesday/Thursday - February 15/16, 2012
|UCI World Time Trial Champion Trains At Massive U.K. SX Track|
UCI World Time Trial Champion, Andre Aguiluz, left his home in Norway recently to spend some time training in England.
Where'd he go?
To the British Cycling Center in Manchester to rip it up on the most impressive permanent indoor training facility in the world, the British Cycling SX Training Track!
This place has got to be seen to be believed, and you can check it out in Andre's video!
Red Bull video with Norway's, Andre Aguiluz.
|Bikes INVADE RED BULL CRASHED ICE!|
|Recently, GT factory rider, Martijn Jaspers; 4X racer Joost Wichman; Bike trialer Rick Koekoek and Downhiller Nico Vink attended a promotion show during the Redbull Crashed Ice event in Valkenburg, Holland.|
Redbull Crashed Ice
tour is a gnarly event that pits
competitors against each other
in a wild ice skate mounted
charge down a KILLER course
filled with jumps, steep drops,
sharp turns and much mayhem
combining Ice Skating, boarderX,
BMX and Luge in to a........uhhhhhh,
The boys rode down the 575 meter (1900 feet) long track down the hill with almost 400 spikes in each tire, tempting fate since their bikes don't usually stick to ice and the whole deal made for some AWESOME riding.
Red Bull Crashed Ice Official 4X Promo from BKN Dirt Productions on Vimeo
|Kyle Bennett Signs|
|With Risen BMX!|
Kyle Bennett has teamed up with Risen BMX to continue his success on the track.
Look for KB out front at a USA BMX National event near you!
Kyle will be training with Greg Hill in preparation for a successful 2012 season, Kyle brings years of experience along with three UCI Pro World and 3 NBL Pro titles, KB has a lot of fuel in the tank and has his sights set on adding more titles to his resume in 2012 and 2013.
"I am very excited to be working with the guy’s from GHP/Risen BMX and working with Greg will take me to the next level" ..... KB
"We want to welcome Kyle to our GHP and Risen BMX family, it’s on for 2012, watch the magic unfold this year as KB does work! I am very happy to be working with one of the sport’s most accomplished athletes." ... GH
While Bennett will be fully equipped with the full range of RISEN BMX products, he will also be supported by GHP BMX, JT BMX, Dan’s Comp, Tioga, Alienation, Sharkies, NB, USA BMX and Crit Plates.
Rachel Bracken adds
|World Class to CycleCraft|
|USABMX Race For Life At Thrifty Acres Indoor!|
|DeFeet International Expands Partnership with BMX Racer Maliek Byndloss|
Hildebran, NC, 2/10/2012 — DeFeet International has announced Maliek Byndloss will continue wearing DeFeet socks exclusively in 2012. Byndloss has been ranked #1 by the UCI and is looking to add to his already long list of victories in BMX. DeFeet will make custom socks for Byndloss bearing the athlete's own colors and designs.
DeFeet VP of Custom/OEM Business, Brad Mettee, says "We're excited about continuing our relationship with Maliek as he continues to progress and excel. I remember the first time I met Maliek – his enthusiasm for cycling and life in general is infectious. He works so hard and shares his lessons with the younger riders – that willingness to give back really says a lot about him. He embodies so much of what the DeFeet brand is about. We are really thrilled to get our Custom Shop product on him and make more available to the BMX market as a whole."
DeFeet International began producing custom socks for the top bicycle racers in the world in 1992. Today, DeFeet is the world leader in custom socks and accessories for cycling and running. DeFeet makes all of its product using sustainable fibers in its own factory in Hildebran, NC, USA.
BMX Racing news - Tuesday - February 14, 2012
|"I Will Win This Race" For Raul Gomez!|
MCS Bicycles Factory rider, Raul
Gomez, has been racing BMX for
22 years. He has won many
Florida State and National
Championships in both the
cruiser and expert classes.
Currently, he races in the very
competitive 40 and over classes.
However this season, you will
not see Raul racing his bike on
the track because he will be on
a mission to beat lymphoma
At the beginning of 2012, Raul was diagnosed with Stage IV Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer. And like a true BMXer he is not giving up!!! He is determined to get the cancer into remission, come back stronger and do what he loves the most…RACE HIS BIKE! In a message to his BMX friends and family, he has asked for positive thoughts and prayers in exchange for feeling sorry for him. In true Gomez style he finished his message with…..
“I WILL WIN THIS RACE!”
With this positive message, a
donation fund has been set up to
help Raul and his family with
medical expenses. Show your
support by donating $5.00 for a
“I WILL WIN THIS RACE!”
bracelet. And for every $10
donation you will get a bracelet
and also entered into a raffle
with the opportunity to WIN a
MCS FACTORY TEAM complete bike.
There will be additional raffle
prizes added as we go along.
BMX Racing news - weekend update - February 10-12, 2012
|SAM WILLOUGHBY WINS ELITE MEN SUNDAY IN OLDSMAR!|
TUNE IN LATER SUNDAY EVENING AFTER THE OFFICIAL BMX MANIA "END OF THE WEEKEND" SUNDAY DINNER FOR COMPLETE ELITE RESULTS, PODIUM PIX AND SUNDAY RACE FOTO GALLERY FROM OLDSMAR!
IN THE MEANTIME, CHECK OUT THE FRIDAY & SATURDAY ACTION
|MARIS STROMBERGS WINS ONE IN OLDSMAR!|
|BIG TIME BMX FROM USABMX SATURDAY RACING IN FLORIDA!|
CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE ELITE RACE RESULTS, ELITE MAIN EVENT ON VIDEO, SATURDAY FOTOS AND A STRIDER FOTO GALLERY ON THE BMX MANIA RACE REPORT PAGE FROM USABMX OLDSMAR, FLORIDA !
|THIS WEEKEND FROM BMX MANIA!|
|BMX Mania Race Report Page Is NOW Posted! ..... Check It, HERE!|
YES SIR!!!!! It's the very first USABMX / UCI points race of 2012, with big UCI ranking points leading up to the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Look for assorted Euro's makin' their way over (Joris Daudet and all the French Dudes) along with the Team USA Fast Guys, battlin' for the coveted three spots that will be up for grabs for London, AND some real fast Elite Women (Mariana's comin' and Alise is making her BIG return a long healing from blowing up her knee.
The racing action will be HOT HOT HOT, so check in with BMX Mania for the fun and games!
BMX Racing news - Thursday - February 9, 2012
|Team Free Agent / Rockstar Energy Bellflower BMX Clinic|
Check it out, for the latest from Dale Holmes and the Free Agents! Last weekend, they motored on over to Bellflower BMX and rocked a pretty sweet clinic at the track, and even though you might not have been there, you are now!
Also, check out the DaleHolmesDotCom official podcast, with Host "Dr. Jrich" and BMXer / Strength Coach, "Big Bird". Check it below.
DH Podcast ...... Dr J And Big Bird Talk Training
BMX Racing news - Wednesday - February 8, 2012
|EliteTrax partners with|
|Qiansen Sports Facilities|
|Qiansen and Elite Trax partner to build world class BMX race tracks|
February 8, 2012 - The world of BMX racing has entered the mainstream, particularly after its 2008 introduction at the Beijing Olympic Games. The demand to design and construct high level BMX tracks is steadily increasing, and EliteTrax Inc is determined to be the answer to these demands.
Interest for BMX in China growing fast This interest in BMX is growing rapidly in China and Asia and the need of high standard BMX tracks is crucial for the ongoing development of the sport. To answer this need, EliteTrax Inc is very excited to partner with the Dailan based sports facility company Quinsen to support their efforts to build BMX facilities around China and Asia. EliteTrax will share designs, expertise and knowledge with Quinsen, who is planning to build a number of BMX facilities in the upcoming years.
“I was very impressed with Dailian Quinsen Sport facilities company and their dedication. They have already proven themselves building several BMX tracks and by working together we will be able to answer to the increased demands for high level BMX tracks” says Tom Ritzenthaler, CEO and founder of EliteTrax Inc. “This is not only a great partnership, but will be a cornerstone in the development of BMX in China and Asia.” Continues Ritzenthaler.
EliteTrax Inc is the preferred track construction company of the International Cycling Union (UCI) and is contracted to build next years UCI BMX Supercross World Cup tracks, while it’s sister company Global SX Events Inc. is managing the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series.
“With new state-of-the-art BMX facilities in the works, we hope to soon see the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup back in China” says Johan Lindstrom, CEO of Global SX Events Inc. “They where a string of successful events back in 2007 and 2008 and it’s time to bring the BMX SX back to China!”
Qiansen leading sports facility company in China and Asia Qiansen is the leading sports facility company in China and Asia, currently focusing on design, production and installation of high level indoor wooden sports flooring, such as basketball court floor, theater stage floor, wooden cycle track, etc. With the continued development and progress of the company, the business expanded to cycling facilities, including the BMX, track cycling, mountain bike, etc.
"BMX is a challenging sport full of passion, which is similar to our corporate philosophy and we are very pleased and honored to work with the excellent team of EliteTrax, they certainly have the professionalism, knowledge and experience, but also are very passionate and possess a good spirit of cooperation, I believe we will be good partners together to promote the sport of BMX and BMX facilities’ development in China and Asia. " says Mr. Song, Owner & President of Qiansen.
About Qiansen - Located at Dalian city, 15 years ago, Qiansen began his business, and Today, Qiansen already is the leader manufacturer and contractor of the sports Floor Market. The company operates from a 26,667m2 workplace, annual sales of 200,000 m2 of wood sports flooring for sports stadium, opera stages and similar installations. Qiansen has the first level design, installation, construction qualification and was approved by FIBA, BWF, CBA and relevant sports association. Qiansen offered the excellent cycling tracks and BMX tracks for the Beijing Olympic Games, the Guangzhou Asian Games and the 26th Universiade Games. - See their website at www.qiansen.com/en/en/menu1.asp
About EliteTrax, Inc. - EliteTrax, Inc. (EliteTrax) is committed to the development, design and construction of premier event tracks around the world. The EliteTrax team led by Tom Ritzenthaler is globally recognized delivering BMX tracks of the highest standard and is the preferred construction company of the UCI as well as the appointed track builder for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Headquartered in Gahanna, Ohio, USA, EliteTrax is a subsidiary of Global SX Events, Inc. - www.elitetraxinc.com
About Global SX Events, Inc. - Global SX Events Inc. (GSX Events) is the premier promoter of professional BMX events internationally. The GSX team represents the leading edge of BMX events organization and have been instrumental developing the BMX Supercross World Cup series. - www.gsxevents.com
BMX Racing news - Monday/Tuesday Update - February 6&7, 2012
|Crupi Adds Hot Am Riders To Natonal #1 Factory Team|
|2012 Stay Strong Promo from Corinne Walder|
ANY vid from BMX Video R Teest, Corinne Walder is BMX Mania Approved, Signed, Sealed and Deliverd by BMX Overnight Courier.
This one that she's done for Marco 'The Guy With The Coolest Name In BMX' Dell'Isola and the fine folks at Stay Strong, is for sure BMX Mania Top of the Podium!
Check it out, sports fans, tough stuff from the top of the heap!
2012 Stay Strong Promo from Corinne Walder on Vimeo.
|Morphine Industries wins with new sponsor|
|UCI BMX World Champ, Joris Daudet On U.S. training trip|
UCI BMX World
Daudet will be traveling to
some of the best
riders in the
for his charge
at the Olympics
this August in London.
Joris will remain in the U.S. for some warm weather training and maybe a USABMX/ABA National until first round of the UCI BMX World Cup to be held in CHULA VISTA, CA at the end of March.
Just before flying to the United States at the beginning of February up to the World Cup Chula Vista at the end of March, Joris has signed a new contract with the famous beverage brand RED BULL.
BMX Racing news - Weekend Update - February 4-5, 2012
|Corsa Racewear, Making A Big Debut In Oldsmar!|
How do you develop affordable, high quality racewear appropriate for the mud of Mountain Biking and the clay of BMX? How do you avoid the heaviness of Motocross gear while still providing long lasting durability? And, perhaps the most important question of all, where do you put your car keys?
After years of pondering these questions and looking for the solutions, our answer is Corsa Racewear.
Corsa Racewear will be fully available in J & R Bicycles Superstore! The Unleashed Series includes jerseys, pants and gloves in two colors. What makes Corsa Racewear unique are the small touches including secret pockets, longer and adjustable pant legs, moisture wicking fabric and fade-free graphics. You will get quality gear at an affordable price.
You can also check out Corsa Racewear at www.corsaracewear.com or “like” us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/corsaracewear
|DaleHolmes.com "Name The Pro" contest podium finishers!|
1st - Bryce Betts
Brentwood, CA - 18 Pros
2nd - Brian Randolph
Belle Chasse, Louisiana - 17 Pros
3rd - C.J. Caluag
Chino, CA - 15 Pros
Check the video out, here!
Our British Uncle, DaleHolmes.Com picked up a new GoPro sponsorship on his Free Agent team and now he's shootin' video like there's no boundaries. Check out this Saturday Morning practice session edit that Dale did at the beautiful Bellflower, California BMX track, with a gazillion BMX pros in it.
Bellflower BMX Track
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|More Dale Holmes Stuff...The guy is Busy! check out the FREE AGENT CLINIC THIS WEEKEND at BELLFLOWER bmx!|
Special Guest Instructor: Ivo Lakucs,
Latvian BMX National Team Coach and BMX Olympic Gold Medal Coach
BMX Racing news - Thursday - February 2, 2012
|Ssquared/Answer Pre-National Clinic At Oldsmar BMX!|
|2024 BMX Magazine Celebrates First Year!|
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BMX Racing news - Wednesday - February 1, 2012
BOX Components & DK Team Up to Sponsor Marc Willers
Last week, the staffs of Cycle Group Inc. (CGI) and DK Bicycles spent the day in a rented meeting room in Fullerton finalizing the details of a one-year deal that makes DK the official frame sponsor of Marc Willers and the BOX Components Test Team.
Negotiations with DK started last year, when the company was among a half dozen frame suppliers that approached CGI about sponsorship.
"We're excited and really looking forward to working with DK. The company has a long history in BMX going back to 1979 and a very strong presence in the sport," said Toby Henderson, CGI's founder. "We were very fortunate to get several offers to sponsor Marc and BOX Components. But in DK we found a strategic partner not only willing, but ready to work with BOX Components as we develop new and innovative BMX products," he added.
The day after Toby and Bill Danishek, DK Bicycles' director, agreed in good faith to work together, DK product managers started the process to build Marc a frame.
"All of us are really excited about all the possibilities of working with BOX Components. Toby's successes as a product designer and innovator are a big part of why we wanted to team up with the brand. It's also great to have a rider like Marc Willers on a DK frame. We're looking forward to a long-term relationship," Bill said.
As it turns out, both companies were on the same product development path. DK began working on a 20-millimeter frame last fall. With BOX, Toby plans to continue developing 20-mil BMX components, which he successfully introduced some 18 months ago.
Marc Willers won the 2011 ABA National Number 1 Pro title, 10 ABA Nationals and two Supercross races using Toby's 20-mil products. Coincidentally, Marc's good friend and fellow New Zealander Corey Stafford is DK's rep in Australia. It was him who urged DK to develop 20-mil frames and components.
The deal means DK can focus on building frames and bikes while BOX supplies the 20-mil parts. "We're working on a lot of new products and technologies for BMX. We're very lucky to have a partner like DK that is willing to work with us as we develop our line," Toby said.
BOX Components also will provide support to the members of DK's factory team, including Barry Nobles and Tommy Zula, whenever possible. Marc and the BOX Components team's other sponsors include Promax, Fly Racing and ODI.
About Cycle Group, Inc.: CGI designs, manufactures and distributes BMX, mountain bike, road and other bicycle components under the BOX Components and Promax brand names. It's founder, Toby Henderson, is a BMX racing pioneer, member of the BMX Hall of Fame, U.S. Bicycle Hall of Fame, X-Games medalist, founder of T.H.E. Industries, co-founder of VSI Products and creator of other brands such as Sinz, Speed Bicycles, ITS, EYE BMX and Ave.
About DK Bicycles: DK was founded in 1979 by Charlie Danishek in Kettering, Ohio. The father of two BMX racers began making stems in his garage in his spare time. Within a few years, DK was an established name in BMX and Charlie was able to quit his day job and focus solely on DK. In the 1990s, DK introduced its first frames and found success in both racing and the burgeoning sport of dirt jumping. DK is currently owned by Huffy and is located in Centerville, Ohio, a few miles from the garage where it all started.