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Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, January 31, 2008

Pat "Lumpy" Laughlin

Joins SE Bikes

SE Bikes is stoked to announce our newest dirt/street/park rider, Pat “Lumpy” Laughlin.

Coming out of Bensalem, PA, Pat is able to tear it up on any terrain that comes his way.

When not doing shows for Hell on Wheels or the Freecycle teams, Lumpy is usually found in his back yard which is home to some of the biggest dirt jumps on the East Coast.

Just after hooking up with SE Bikes, Pat threw a benefit jam at his trails to raise money for Stephen Murray, a fellow BMXer who had a career ending injury in 2007.

After riding all day Saturday at the benefit, he went on to the Red Bull “Down and Dirty” contest in Asbury Park, NJ.

Not only was Pat on the winning team, but he also won the Best Trick award. Pat donated his winnings to the Stephen Murray Fund.

Pat will be hitting dirt, park and street contests as well as traveling this year doing shows at events ranging from school shows to NASCAR races.

Keep an eye out for this kid in ’08.



Guthrie, Oklahoma –, in conjunction with the American Bicycle Association, is proud to bring you the LIVE "FREE" webcast of the ABA’s Sooner Nationals, a ABA BMX PRO Series event hosted by the LAZY E. Arena in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Tune in for all the race action starting Saturday, February 2nd, through Sunday, February 3rd. This weekend will be another great one for sure! It all starts February, 2nd at 10:00am central time with a pre-show for the Sooner Nationals. will then go right into the "LIVE" action packed event coverage starting at 11:00am central time for the duration of the days event. will kick things off again at 7:30 central time with another pre-show webcast, followed by the "LIVE" action feed at 8:00am sharp on the February, 3rd. The Sooner National in Guthrie, Oklahoma is always noted as one of the best BMX events of the year, and this year will not be a disappointment. The facility, the track, the dirt, the PRO Section, the racers, and the fans all seem to come together to make this a can't miss event!

Remember, if for some odd reason you aren't attending this awesome event or you can't get to a computer this weekend and miss all of the race action. will have all the Main Events (plus Pro Quarters, Semis, and Motos), interviews, and shows posted on the week following the event. Be sure to check out and for more details.

About is the leading community and video site for lifestyle sports created by and for action sports athletes and enthusiasts. It's the place to hang with the Pros and friends to get behind-the-scenes video, blogs, photos, webcasts and podcasts from featured contributors along with other action sports fans. offers a broad range of exclusive content submitted directly from the athletes. The Go211 Pro Team roster includes Danny Kass, Jeremy Jones, CJ Hobgood, Christian Hosoi, Hannah Teter, Ross Powers, Donny Robinson, Alise Post, Kyle Bennett, Randy Stumpfhauser, Mike Losness, Seth Wescott and Kelly Clark, among others.

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. For additional press information about ABA, the sport of BMX, ABA events or Professional racers, call bonspeedMedia; (714) 666-1999. To find races in your area or view the national event schedule, visit


Miami, FL – January 30, 2008 – BAWLS Guarana products - notably the company’s carbonated, caffeinated BAWLS BUZZ candies – will be featured on the February 4th airing of the hit Food Network show “Unwrapped.” As part of “Unwrapped’s” Foods That Fizz episode, host Marc Summers will unveil the secrets behind the flavor and “fizz” that have made the BAWLS Guarana product line so popular. 

BAWLS Guarana Founder and CEO Hoby Buppert, along with COO Christina Staalstrom, joined “Unwrapped” producers to shed light on their brand’s unique, 11-year history, escort “Unwrapped” cameras for a rare glimpse of a BAWS BUZZ production and put their fizzy products to the test. 

“Unwrapped is a wildly popular program that tells the stories behind America’s favorite drinks and snacks and we are flattered to have been approached by the Food Network for inclusion in the show,” commended CEO and Founder Hoby Buppert. “BAWLS BUZZ candies are just another example of our brand’s commitment to great taste and innovative packaging, and we are excited to tell our story to viewers!” 

The episode, scheduled to air on Monday, February 4th at 9pm EST will feature a behind-the-scenes look at BAWLS Guarana products. 

BAWLS BUZZ candies are available in 6-pack and 12-pack offerings nationwide at select game centers and premium retailers, including Microcenter stores,, Metropark and more.

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. For more information, visit

Another Beijing Replica.....Well, First Straight, That Is!


Seems like it's the 'Thing To Do' to build a Beijing BMX Supercross track to train on.


The Dutch are on to it.....There's been a new First Straight, ala UCI Supercross built at the Dutch Olympic training site in Papendal.


The new ride is just finished and last weekend, the Dutch Talent Development Team was the first bunch to practice on it.


The track was still a little wet and there was not a gate yet, but the verdict is in and everyone LOVED it!


According to Jasper Verkuijl, (UCI World #4/Junior Men), Dutch Talent Team member, "we had some nice first time supercross experience.....for some of us, including me, it was the first time. Our coach made some video's that I've put together." 


For a direct link to the movie, just click on this link.


For more from Jasper, visit his web site at


Intense BMX signs multi-year agreement with ABA BMX



Gilbert, Arizona, January 30, 2008 - The American Bicycle Association (ABA) is proud to announce that Intense BMX has signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with the ABA. Intense BMX are the makers of the most popular frame in BMX, the Podium Series, 20 different complete bikes, and the most popular tires in BMX. Their products fit in very well with our programs, as the ABA is the best in BMX. The multi-year agreement will see Intense BMX promoted at the ABA National Series level as well as in the BMXer magazine and . Intense BMX will also be a major supporter of the ABA's Race for Life Series and the ABA BMX events in Canada.


Intense BMX has a few different teams that they support. The Intense BMX / Bawls Guarana Pro Team sponsors the Dynamic Duo of BMX, ABA National #1 Pro and National #1 Pro Cruiser rider Danny ”Easy Money” Caluag and 2007 ABA Rookie Pro of the Year, David ‘The Hermanator’ Herman.  The combination of these two AA Pro’s, and the Intense Podium frame being the BMXer Magazines Golden Crank winner for 2007 Bike of the Year, is a lethal and winning combination. When it comes to ABA National # 1 Championships, Intense can place their name on just about all of them. They currently hold the ABA #1 Championships in the “Factory” Team category with the Intense/Phantom/Ontrac team, AA PRO, PRO Cruiser, Amateur Boys-Nic Long, Amateur Boys Cruiser-Billy Russell, Amateur Girls-Dominique Daniels, and Amateur Girls Cruiser-Dominique Daniels. These titles are no easy task to win and are the most prestigious titles in BMX. With the right combination of riders and products Intense BMX gets the job done, year in and year out!


Bernard Anderson, ABA’s Vice President stated - “We are very excited to continue our sponsorship agreement with Intense for the next 3 years. They are committed to the sport of BMX and the ABA BMX racers, families, and fans. This sponsorship will only help them reach the masses and help keep Intense at the forefront of the BMX world. The Intense Brand has grown in leaps and bounds in a very short time. It’s always fun to work closely with a company like that. We have some big things planned for the future”


Intense BMX Marketing Manager Pete Dylewski noted – “We are very proud to continue our support in BMX and work with the ABA. We owe a lot of our success with the Intense BMX Brand due to sponsorship with the ABA. What better way to say thanks than to give back to the sport and the ABA that have helped make Intense a world leader in BMX by continuing our support of the American Bicycle Association. We are excited to renew our agreement and we have a lot of great things planned for the next 3 years with the ABA to make the races more exciting, fun, and say thanks to all of the Intense BMX fans in ABA Land!”


Intense BMX has dominated the BMX frame market for the past 3 years and has become the leader in BMX racing in a short period of time. Intense BMX boasts one of the world’s highest quality BMX frames The Podium, with 15 different sizes to choose from, for the rider to get the correct frames size and fit. Intense BMX is manufactured by VSI Products of Cerritos, CA. VSI Products also manufactures, Intense Tires, THE Industries, SINZ Racing Products, and Vigor Helmets. For more information on VSI Products, visit


For more information about Intense BMX visit:, Intense BMX is proudly sponsored by BAWLS Guarana, Shimano, Fly Racing, OGI, THE Products, SINZ, and Intense Tyres. Visit the ABA website to see the full 2008 National Schedule at












Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Song for Stephen Murray

Though it is not yet available ... Check out the new song written "For & About" the life of Stephen Murray.

Written & Produced By: TJ Lavin
Vocals By: TJ Lavin
Chorus: Written & Recorded By: Pippa Tabron
Featuring Cory Nastazio
Guitar: Written & Played By: Simon Tabron

For the story of Stephen Murray, that inspired the song, please visit:

For Questions please contact:
Kimarie Hunt
Cell: (714) 580-7736
Fax: (714) 849-2756

For the story of Stephen Murray, that inspired the song, please visit:

For Questions please contact:

Kimarie Hunt
Cell: (714) 580-7736
Fax: (714) 849-2756





Kent, WA: Last year, after winning the UCi Worlds – Arizona’s BROCK HEFFRON was voted “Youth Athlete of the Year” by the readers of Si for Kids (and a little help from the BMX community).


He was then pictured on the front cover with one of his heroes; Colts QB Payton Manning.


Right before his SI for Kids cover-shoot, Brock broke his arm playing pop-warner football – and was unable to finish his chase for ABA’s 2007 National No.1 Amateur and Cruiser titles. 


Now healed up and practicing for his return to the ABA national circuit, BROCK HEFFRON has teamed up with REDLINE Bicycles.


He made his debut in the red, white and black at the recent NBL Coyote National – where he won with virtual ease.

”My goal is to continue to be a World Champion and to be a National No.1,” Brock recently told in his first interview on Redline.


And my plan is to someday be as good as Bubba Harris.”


Noteworthy, is the fact that Brock won his first National as a Novice aboard a stock 2004 (30th Anniversary Edition) Redline Flight Junior bike.


Proving true once again, the Redline slogan of “It all starts with a Redline.”


Keep an eye out for Heffron this season, as he plans to continue the winning streak of last year that was cut short due to a football injury.






San Diego, California – FormCo, always trying to come up with innovative products for the BMX market, has just released a new chain for the race market. 

FormCo’s “Half Link Chain” gives riders more options when trying to dial in their chainstay length. 

Instead of removing what amounts to two links when shortening your chain, you can remove one at a time to further increase the amount of options available in chainstay length, especially when making a gear change. 

The ultra light chain features punched side plates and hollow pins to get the optimal strength to weight ratio. 

Fully tested by FormCo riders like Warwick Stevenson, so you know they’re super strong and built to last. 

FormCo Half Link Chains are available now. 

Please call 619-276-3040 for more info or check out to purchase.


Toby Henderson Interview on


Check out the new Toby Henderson interview over at


Toby is a class act moving from BMX and MTB racing to being a World Player nowadays in the BMX Industry with his company VSI, supplying the BMX World with THE, Intense and Sinz BMX Racing Products...


And if that wasn't enough, Greg Hill is lined up to  be the next interview.


Man we can't wait for that one.





Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, January 29, 2008


By ABA Staff /


ABA National and District Points will only be available on Friday and Sunday.
Saturday will be the USA Cycling BMX National Championships and will be run according to UCI Rules.
UCI Random Gate will be utilized for Saturday’s event only.

in Saturday’s USAC National Championship.
(Birth Certificate or Passport)

You must present a signed waiver to compete, available here
All Media must present a signed media waiver, available here
USAC Championship Main Event Winner will receive a USA Jersey

The USAC National Championship will be the only way to qualify for the 2008 UCI World Championships in China.

Important UCI Rules

Categories and Participation

  • Age of Participants
    A rider must be at least 5 years of age to compete in a UCI sanctioned BMX event. The minimum age of 5 refers to the real calendar age on the day of race commencement.

  • The category a rider is eligible to ride is determined by his age which shall be calculated by deducting the year of birth from the current year.

  • A rider aged 17 years or over may choose to compete at either Championship or Challenge level at the beginning of the season namely in the appropriate age and gender group in standard bicycle categories (20")and/or cruiser categories (24”).

  • The calendar season starts on August 1 and continues until July 31 of the following year.

  • Helmets must be of full face construction equipped with a visor of minimum 10 centimeters. Helmet strap must be securely fastened during the completion of the race. Open face helmets are not allowed.
    Gloves whose fingers completely cover the rider’s finger tips.

  • A rider cannot ride in both Championship and Challenge levels at the same event.

Participant Information

  • All participants will receive a USAC number plate for the event based on the order in which they presign for each class. Numbers 1-8 will be reserved for riders who made the main at the USAC National Championship last year.

  • All pre registered riders must check in to receive number plates and turn in signed waivers.

  • Winners of the National Championship will be awarded a Stars and Stripes Jersey as well as Medals for 1st through 3rd.

Participant Checklist

  • All riders must provide proof of US Citizenship. Only Birth Certificates or Passports
    will be accepted. Documentation must be provided during registration hours for all riders,
    including pre-signed riders.

  • All riders must sign USAC waiver and USAC Media Release, and both documents must be brought to registration. See Attached. If not an ABA member you must also sign an ABA waiver.

  • Riders who have presigned will need to check in at “Packet Pick-up” to receive their number plate and to provide proof of US Citizenship and USAC waiver and USAC Media Release. NO EXCEPTIONS!


UCI Class/Age structure:

The age class a rider is eligible to ride is determined by his age which shall be calculated by deducting the year of birth from the current year.
Ex. A challenge rider born in 1994 will race 14 Boys. (2008 - 1994 = 14 )

Championship 20” level standard bicycle categories * Championship 24" level cruiser categories *

Elite Men - 19 & over;
Elite Women - 19 & over;
Junior Men - 17 & 18;
Junior Women - 17 & 18;

Elite Cruiser - 19 & over;
Elite Women Cruiser - 19 & over;
Junior Cruiser - 17 & 18;
Junior Women Cruiser - 17 & 18;
Challenge level 20" standard bicycle categories Challenge 24" level cruiser categories
Boys - 5 & 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16;
Girls - 5-7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16;
Men - 17-24; 25-29; 30 & over;
Women – 17 & Over

Boys / Men 12 & under, 13 & 14, 15 & 16, 17-24, 25-29,
30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 & over;

Girls / Women 12 & under, 13 & 14, 15 & 16, 17-24, 25-29,
30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 & over

Masters 20" level bicycle category
Men 30 and over
Race Entry Fees:  

Challenge riders......................... $60.00
Elite Men...................................$120.00
Elite Women.............................. $65.00
Junior Men................................ $65.00
Junior Women............................$65.00

Elite Men Cruiser....................... $65.00
Elite Women Cruiser...................$65.00
Jr. Men Cruiser..........................$65.00
Jr. Women Cruiser..................... $65.00
Master...................................... $65.00
















Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, January 28, 2008

Double A Marketing & Intense/Phantom/On-Trac Race Reports,

all on the BMX Mania NBL Coyote Nationals Report Page

Check it out! Action photos, good news from AA Marketing & Intense/Phantom/On-Trac,

Official Results, and BIG rain, ALL on the BMX Mania Race Report Page!



All motos, quarters, semis and mains from last Friday’s UCI are posted on  

Make sure to check it out! 

NBL racing from Saturday’s Coyote National will be up this week!















Today's BMX Racing News - Sunday, January 27, 2008


Intense/Phantom/On-Trac Wins Inaugural Coyote National!

Check It Out At the BMX Mania Report Page!








Today's BMX Racing News - Saturday, January 26, 2008

Bennett & Post Take UCI Points In Arizona on Friday

Bennett & Post take NBL Elite Series Wins on Saturday


Friday's, UCI Points Elite Men's Podium Friday's, UCI Points Elite Women's Podium

Complete/Official Results Posted to the BMX mania BMX Race Report Page







Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, January 25, 2008

SINZ Pro Lite Stems

SINZ is proud to announce the arrival of the Pro Lite Stem Series. The Pro Lite Stems are available in 4 different sizes - a mini 1” version with a 40mm and 45mm reach and a Pro 1 1/8th version, with a 50mm and 55mm reach. The SINZ Pro Lite stem use a very sophisticated process- hollow forging to make it as lite as possible while not sacrificing the strength needed. The stems have a 5 degree rise, so if needed, you can flip the stem over to have a true inverted stem. The stems have a beautiful SINZ Signature Black Shadow finish with the 3D Sinz Logo embossed in the stem cap. 

The SINZ Pro Lite Stems have a suggested retail of $39.99. The Stems are in stock now at VSI Products and can be found at better bike shops world wide. 

For more information on the full line of SINZ Racing Components, please visit

SINZ has a full product line of high quality BMX race products. SINZ offers products in a wide variety of sizes and colors as well as having different price levels of components. From inexpensive quality parts to full on Pro race level items, SINZ has something for everyone.

SINZ is proud to support the NBL National Series and sponsor Pro Riders Randy Stumpfhauser, Danny Caluag, Cristian Becerine, Jason Richardson, David Herman, Derek Betcher, Khalen Young, The Intense BMX/Bawls Guarana Pro Team, The Intense/Phantom/Ontrac Race Team, The Dutch National Team, and many more.

2008 ABA BMX PRO Standings through Silver Dollar Nationals - Reno, NV

By Shannon Gillette

The American Bicycle Association hosted the Silver Dollar Nationals this past weekend, January, 11-13 in Reno, NV. The weather was a little rough leading up to the event this year with about 10 feet of snow coming in to the Reno area, but the Reno crew always does a great job on the track and facility and the event went off without a hitch!


The racing at the Silver Dollars event was second to none! ABA BMX stepped it up in the track department and Billy Allen built a very challenging track to kick off the season. This was the first event of the year and Reno in January has turned into the Anaheim 1 SX of BMX racing. All the big sponsor changes, the new uniforms, the new numbers, the new ABA Champions roll into the event center. It really is a site to see! 


With 2008 being the debut Olympic year for BMX racing, the buzz is all around. There's lots of media on hand and many of the sports top athletes from around the world were on hand to take a shot at getting some much needed points towards the ABA BMX titles. Danny "Easy Money" Caluag picked up right were he left off from last season. Danny C. proved to everyone out there that his ABA National #1 AA PRO and PRO cruiser titles were no fluke. Danny took the win both days in the AA Pro class and backed that up with a 1st and 3rd in PRO Cruiser. Danny's new Team mate, and ABA BMX Rookie PRO, David Herman, was spotted on the ABA BMX PRO podium as well. David made the AA PRO main both days taking home a 2nd and 3rd for the week. I have to give a shout out to the Aussie Haro rider, Khalen Young as well. Khalen made for an exciting photo finish at the line on for Saturday's overall AA win. Only to nipped at the line by Danny C. One things for sue after Reno, Khalen looks to be a solid ABA BMX PRO Title contender this season!


On the Ladies side ABA National #1 Girl and Girl Cruiser Champion, Dominique Daniels, made her PRO debut. Dominique continued to impress taking home the victory on Saturday. "Triple D" had some problems on Sunday and had to sit out the mains. Stephanie Barragan really turned some heads in Reno as well. Stephanie picked a very solid 2nd on Saturday and took the win on Sunday. Not to be out done, Terra Nichols looked strong and took up her spots on the podium for the weekend. The new crop of ladies PRO's looks to be a great addition to the class. I can hardly wait to see who ends up the champ this year!


Pro Cruiser was the Danny C. and Pauly Lange show these two battled hard all last year for the overall ABA Title with Danny C. coming out on top. Paulie seems to have a new focus with his new Redman sponorship. Paulie's been close so many times, and this could be his year. Danny C., Tyler brown, and Kenth Fallen will all have a say about that in the end.


Vet Pro was a heck of a show in Reno. Most thought it would be the year of Dale domination. But Reno, being Reno, there was another addition to the Vet PRO class. Kenth Fallen showed up and took the win on day one showing he's got the speed he needs for the title. Being the crafty veteran Dale is, he stepped it back up on Sunday and took the top honors back. Both Kenth and Dale put on a great show for the fans and it was definitely the class to watch in Reno. Chad Street continues to be the solid rider he is. Chad is always a threat for the VET win at most every race. He's always right in the points mix. Chad is due for some BIG wins this year. Defending Champ "Black Jack" Jason Carne$ looked a little off in Reno, but being a six-time Champ he knows what he needs to do to put himself back in the hunt.

The ABA would like to thank all the participants, families, teams, sponsors, and BMX industry for helping make the Dacono, CO. event such a huge success!

Rider ABA BMX PRO wins after Silver Dollars Nationals
Danny "Easy Money" Caluag – Intense/BAWLS– 2

Woman’s PRO 
"Demolition" Dominique Daniels– Intense/Phantom/On-Trac – 1 Stephanie Barragan – 1

Danny "Easy Money" Caluag – Intense/BAWLS – 1 Paul Lange – Redman/Rockstar – 1

Dale Holmes – Free Agent – 1 - Kenth Fallen – Supercross - 1

2008 Pro Point Standing through Silver Dollar Nationals












ABA BMX would like to thank all the 2008 National Series sponsors: Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex ( American Suzuki-( ) Jig-A-Loo-( ) BAWLS Guarana ( Bawlstyle ( ) Redline Bicycles-( ) FLY Racing-( ) Sponsorhouse-( ) Tangent-( ) Intense BMX-( ) T.H.E. ( Fire Magic Premium Grills ( 


Without their support, we couldn't make the 2008 ABA racing season such a huge success. Support the sponsors that support ABA BMX racing.


Huge Eric Rupe Interview

Dale Holmes, BMX Pro Standout, has been helping with a cool U.K. Old Skool web site, and now he's come up with an awesome interview of one of the greatest living pro racers in BMX, Eric "Big Daddy" Rupe.

Here's the story in Dale's own words.

Just wanted to tell you guys about  the new Eric Rupe interview on

One off the best interviews in a long time.

Eric talks about his long Pro career and speaks very strongly on what he thinks about Pro riders cheating  in the 80s with Sauce.

BMX Underground Posts NBL Lexington, VA coverage and interviews








Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, January 24, 2008

USOC Launches Olympic Training track


The United States Olympic Committee dedicated their brand new BMX Training Track, Tuesday in Chula Vista, California. The track is an exact replica of the Olympic Track in Beijing, China. Both tracks were built by "Track Builder Tom" Ritz, and the Chula Vista one is unique in that it is the ONLY full sized copy in existence.

Like any ceremonial event, the organizers invited VIP's. BMX VIP's, front row / left, Mike King TM/Team USA, Johan Lindstrom / UCI BMX Big Guy (3rd from right), Track Builder Tom next to Johan. Back row, Team USA, Kim, Amanda, Arielle, Kyle, Steven, dR, Mikey D and Jill. Look Familiar? It's an exact replica of the Olympic BMX Start Hill in Beijing. The facility also has a 'Stumpy Track' and a set of trails for cross training. Also, maybe to train the BMX Freestyle Team for 2012, but that's a whole nother story! Mike Day (Left) and Steven Cisar, are pictured here, getting their gate on. The event had a scheduled demo time for everyone to see the 25 foot high starting hill in action. It was windy so the girls weren't allowed to ride. Not satisfied that no one would get to see the ladies jump the big stuff, team member, Arielle Martin, slipped in to her riding gear and did a little 'rebel run' on her own, scoring a BIG hit with the crowd and M.C. Mike. She's like that, though. Pretty tough! The USOC invited some of the 'Godfathers' of BMX. From left, Toby Henderson, John Hinkle, Perry Kramer, Dave Clinton, tall guy/Stu Thomsen, Anthony Sewell and MC / "The Voice Of BMX", Mike Redman. Wow! An Old Skooler's dream team come true!









Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, January 23, 2008


This weekend is shaking up to be a battle royale, as teams from all over the US make their way to the Coyote National at Estrella Mtn. BMX in Goodyear, AZ.  The Coyote National is awarding a double team payout to its teams on Day 1 and that’s just a hint of all the excitement happening Jan. 25th-27th.   

After the Christmas Classic, team Intense/Phantom/Ontrac was setting the standard of the early season for the National Teams.  But not far behind OFR/Cyaa and Dan’s Comp were battling to take over the lead.  However, all were not expecting Factory Felt to make a stealthy climb to the top at the Blue Ridge Mtn. National in Virginia.  As for Team NBL the 2007 Championship Title winners, VBS-Kenda, were already gaining their spot atop the charts.  The Classic proved to be a cake walk for the team as they built their lead over Geared For It and Audiobahn/

The Coyote National is just one of three Western Nationals this season giving many the opportunities to head to the top of the National Series standings.  Also, be looking for more, Western race action at the Pacific Nationals at Whittier Narrows BMX Apr. 5th-6th and the Golden State Nationals at Manzanita Park BMX Jun. 21st-22nd. 



  1. Factory Felt


  3. Excalibur BMX

  4. Dan’s Competition

  5. Intense/Bizzarro/JRA


  7. OFR/Cyaa

  8. Intense/Phantom/Ontrac

  9. Answer/Unbound

  10. Avalon Cycles


  1. VBS-Kenda

  2. Commitment Mortgage Racing/Standard

  3. Schanewolf’s Cycle Sport

  4. Stylin’

  5. HBR/SE


  7. Audiobahn/

  8. Geared for it

  9. BMX Bombers

  10. Accel Racing/Powers Bike Shop

To view a complete list of team standings Click Here.

The 2008 NBL National Series 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 - Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Intense/Phantom/On-Trac Starts the Season Off Right!

Like everyone else in early January, we were all very excited about the kick-off of the 2008 ABA season.  And we were all watching the Weather Channel to see how the storms would affect access to the Reno Wells Livestock Center for one of our favorite races of the year.  As always, it was chilly outside, but plenty hot inside the building.  Both on the track and off.  With lots of riders changing teams or getting new rides, the “Whose uniform is that?” game was in full force.  On the track, however, several riders took up exactly where they left off in Tulsa, as did the team. 

In the Pro ranks, Dominique Daniels made her pro debut after one of the most dominating amateur seasons in history.  On Saturday, Dom used her power to pull everyone throughout the track and take the win.  Sunday, she got loose and crashed, resulting in a minor concussion and opted not to race in a major show of common sense.  She’ll be a force all year in that group.  Teammate Terra Nichols managed a solid 3rd place podium finish on Saturday. 

Quiet man Chad Street continues to be one of the most consistent riders in the Vet Pro class.  As if Free Agent’s Dale Holmes jumping in the mix late last year didn’t make the class harder, along comes Supercross’ Kenth Fallen!  Those two battle it out each trading wins for the weekend, while unperturbed and unfazed; Chad rides strong taking two 3rd places and podiuming each day.   

Our lady ranks increased by one for 2008 with the excellent addition of precocious little Madison Martinez.  Sporting her new jersey and matching hair-bow, Madison dominates her class both days taking two 1st s.  An excellent debut.  Wearing a matching hair-bow, fierce Kristen Long began her campaign for 2008 Girl Amateur # 1 picking up right where she left off from the Grands winning 11 Girls both days and taking a 1st and 2nd in 11-12 Open.  Taylor Wolcott had a good outing of her own winning 13-14 Mixed Open both days, like Kristen dominating the Boys.  Finally, Shelbi Long easily raced her way to a pair of victories for the weekend in the 16 Girl class. 

Our ranks of little guns grew for 2008 with the addition of Ethan Wolthers, affectionately known as “E-Dogg”.  This competitive little tyke rode great all weekend taking home a 2nd on Saturday and a 1st on Sunday.  Way to go!  Another little battler for the weekend was 7X Shayne Lewis who rode hard all weekend having some bad luck on Saturday, but recovering well on Sunday for a 2nd place finish.  Vaughn Herrick rode good all weekend, but didn’t manage the finishes he wanted.  However, he did pull off a nice win in 8X on Sunday leaving him hungry for more at the next race.   

Christopher Blevins continues his dominance in the 9X and 9 and Under Cruiser ranks picking up in Reno right where he left off in Tulsa.  Blevins attacked every pedal all weekend garnering one of the few double-doubles all weekend showing skill rarely evident on a rider so young.  Seanie, Seanie Gaian had a tough weekend making his mains, but not putting together any strong finishes.  That was until Sunday’s 11 Expert main where Sean fights like mad for every position and pulls off an amazing swoop in the last turn to take the win and get the crowd on their feet.   Sean’s newest teammate and friend from UCI USA campaign’s, Cole Tesar made his Intense/Phantom/On-Trac debut this weekend.  Cole was accompanied by his well dressed “Statistician Extraordinaire” Mom, Josette.  Cole hops on his new Intense bikes and puts them to great use right away taking a win in 11 Cruiser Sunday and nailing a 2nd and 4th respectively in 11X.   

Rusty and Jeff “The Godfather” Nesvig were in the house for the weekend.  The “Razzleberry” proved he is indeed human, after all, succumbing to a bad cold.  Pair this up with a relentless performance from Bellflower’s Nathan “The Bull” Padilla and the other hungry riders in the 13X class and Rusty leaves the weekend with only one win.  Rusty will be back with a vengeance for sure.  Speaking of vengeance, “Bad Boy” Billy Russell was taking no prisoners for the weekend in 14X especially after his Cowboys lost Sunday.  This only made him angrier and Billy takes and nice Double for the weekend.   

Connor “The Conman” Fields was on fire all weekend.  In 15-16 Open it was the young guns versus the 16 year olds and in class the showdown between him and Redman’s Corben Sharrah.  In Open, Conman takes the win on Saturday with a show of “pull” nipping Sharrah at the line and takes 2nd on Sunday.  In 15X, Conman takes second losing by mere inches at the line on Saturday.  On Sunday in what was surely the main event race of the day, Conman has the announcers shouting, the crowd on their feet as he shows off mad skills, pulling Corben down the tricky 2nd straight and pulls off the “move of the weekend” passing Sharrah in turn two and going on to win.   

Nic Long is another consistent rider who continues to improve thanks in part to his strict training regimen, his “got not time for excuses” dad and some UCI experience.  Nic earned his keep as well as the ride home to San Diego by winning both 17 and Over Open and the intensely competitive 17-18X class, sporting some last turn swoops he learned from Gaian earlier in the day.  Teammate Dale Cushman also had a great, consistent weekend taking down a 3rd and 2nd place finish in that crazy hard 17 and Over Open.  Nice job, Dale.   

The team managed to start the season off right with a pair of wins for the weekend as we begin our campaign for the Factory Title.  We’d like to welcome Bellflower to the Factory Division and we know they’ll be an awesome competitor all season.  Great riders.  And great people.  As for our team, we’re delighted to welcome our new riders and welcome back our old riders.  We had a great team meeting Friday night at the track nourished by our good friends at Slices Pizza there in Reno.  A great way to start off an exciting season.  The next team race will be the SoCal National in Lake Perris, California.   

We’d like to offer special thanks to our great sponsors who provided us with some awesome gear to kick off the season especially THE for the cool new helmet bags each of which came equipped with rider-specific “dog-tags”, courtesy of Team Momager, Melissa Long.  And to FLY Racing, of course, who not only filled those cool helmet bags, but also provide us with the best riding gear period on any track anywhere.  

Intense/Phantom/On-Trac’s great sponsors include 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 (











Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, January 20, 2008


Kiwis kick start the Olympic campaign in Melbourne


New Zealanders, Sarah Walker and Marc Willers claimed victory in the sixth BMX UCI Oceania Rounds in Melbourne today. In what was a New Zealand white wash the pair secured their respective leads in the overall series. Light rain did not deter the pair who now have their sight squarely focused on a potential spot at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


Walker, currently ranked number one on the UCI world rankings, won all three races to take out round six. Local favourite, Ziggy Callan (Lilydale), gave early challenger, Krystal Cranfield (Gladstone/Brisbane) a run for her money. Callan also edged out Melissa Mankowski (Moranbah) to take second place with Mankowski in third. Walker now stays in the lead of the Oceania Series with only 4 races remaining. Ziggy Callan is determined to perform her best as the 19 year old tries to make an impression on selectors with eye on this year's Beijing Olympics. Third was Queensland's Melissa Mankowski and Cranfield placed a creditable fourth.


It was a guessing game in the elite men's race when final winner, Marc Willers, surged ahead in the final straight. A challenge was put out by strong start by Queensland’s Jared Graves (Toowoomba). Willers fought back to secure the lead on the final turn. A strong challenge in the final straight came from Australia's top ranked Luke Madill (Penrith). Willers won by a tyre with Madill in second and Graves gaining third. Willers now stays in the lead in the UCI Oceania series while Madill maintains second in the series.


With nations and individuals keen to gain precious UCI points for rankings, the competition in the Oceania rounds is fierce. Nations need to be in the top 4 for men and the top 5 for women to take the maximum number of riders of three men and two women to the first Olympic Games for BMX in Beijing in August.


In the junior women's race a strong ride by Townsville's Rachel Bracken saw her win with New Zealand's Victoria Hill in second and national series leader Lauren Reynolds (Bunbury) in third.


In the junior men's race it was an unlucky crash for Victorian Michael Chasteauneuf (Eastfield) on the final berm that let strong Adelaide rider Sam Willoughby( (Happy Valley) claim victory. Some elbow action in the second turn sorted out the leaders until Chasteneauneuf touched Willoughby’s rear tyre. Fellow Victorian team-mate of Chasteauneuf's, Joshua Callan (Lilydale), rose to the occasion and placed second with Luke Lodema (Happy Valley) from Adelaide in third.


In the Hog’s Breath Café Champbikx division it was Victorian rider Matthew Dunsworth (Knox) who took the win while women’s winner was world number one Melinda McLeod (Mackay).


Adam Shields gave Mackay another win in the 15 boys. Adelaide’s Zain Ariffin (Happy Valley) claimed the 14 boys while Queensland’s Chelsea King (Nerang) secured the girls win.


Riders continue this week in the Track Attack Series in Melbourne with the next two rounds of the Oceania Series to be held in New Zealand on 16-17 February. The final two rounds of the UCI Oceania will be in Penrith, Sydney on the 8-9 March.


Results UCI OceanIa Race #6 - Probikx-Champbikx Race #5 - VIC - Jan 2008

Elite Men (23 Riders) - 1 Marc Willers/NZL 2 Luke Madill/AUS 3 Jared Graves/AUS 4 Brian Kirkham/AUS 5 Kamakazi/AUS 6 Billy Jolliffe/AUS 7 Steven Wong/HKG 8 Alex Cameron/AUS

Semi Finishes - 5 Sean Dwight 5 Olivier Hoarau 6 Matt Willoughby 6 Matt Cameron 7 Brock Murray 7 Josh Webb 8 Michael Fenwick 8 Frank Penrose


Elite Women - (8 Riders) - 1 Sarah Walker/NZL 2 Ziggy Callan/AUS 3 Mellissa Mankowski/AUS 4 Krystal Cranfield/AUS 5 Tanya Bailey/AUS 6 Kelly Percy/AUS 7 Serena Kastermans/NZL 8 Catherine Hopkins/AUS


Junior Men (20 Riders) - 1 Sam Willoughby/AUS 2 Josh Callan/AUS 3 Luke Londema/AUS 4 Anthony Dean/AUS 5 Tom Siinmaa/AUS 6 Ian Docherty/AUS 7 Steve Janssen/AUS 8 Michael Chasteuneuf/AUS

Semi Finishes - 5 Masahiro Sampei 5 Justin Braybon 6 Andrew Howieson 6 Aidan Nemet 7 Kurt Pickard 7 Andrew McKenzie 8 Nick Deininger 8 Joseph Hey


Junior Women (7 Riders) - 1 Rachel Bracken/AUS 2 Victoria Hill/NZL 3 Lauren Reynolds/AUS 4 Cherie Simpson/AUS 5 Grace Ireland/AUS 6 Caitlyn Ward/AUS 7 Erin Anderson/AUS






BMX Supercross World Cup arrives in Madrid in just three weeks

 The best BMXers of the world will compete at the Palacio de Deportes on February 9th 

This spectacular sport, inspired by motocross, will be Olympic this year  in Beijing 

Official News, Madrid, January 21st:

For the second year Madrid will celebrate this astonishing competition, the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, in which will participate the best BMX riders of the whole world. This year the competition will be celebrated  on February  9th at the Palacio de Deportes,  a  privileged venue not only for riders but also for spectators as it is very well situated  in the city centre and the outdoor installations ensure the success of the competition.

Lovers of extreme sports will have a  compulsory appointment  at the first 2008 contest of the BMX Supercross World Cup, supported by UCI (International Cycling Union). Madrid will be the first of 5 venues, the others are: Adelaide (Australia), Copenhagen (Denmark), Salt Lake City (USA) to be announced, and Fréjus (France).

This year in Madrid, the Palacio de Deportes will offer an incredible show of sport, lights and  sound. With the best urban music, Freestyle exhibitions and  the Guiness Record of Biketrial Height  Jump will keep everybody entertained between  the  different rounds of the BMX Supercross World Cup.

The competition will be celebrated in a  360 metres long dirt track ,  specially designed  for  this show. It  will have a great  Starting DownHill  at a  8 m. height , where Riders must pedal very quick to win an strategic position in  the  first 100 meters which will be fundamental to win the round. The structure of the competition will be with classificatory rounds, in which 8 riders will compete in a track with several obstacles like rhythm section, step down, roller, pro double jump, big double jump.

Riders from different countries –USA, Spain, Australia, etc, will come to Madrid to participate in this competition.

The  2008 Beijing Olympic Games will support BMX Supercross  for  the  first time .

Madrid is a very interesting place to enjoy previously the great appointment.

BMX was born in California during the 70’s and it is one of the most radical sports.

See you soon in Madrid!


18.00 – 18.25 hours Warm Up

18.30 – 18. 45 hours 1/8 Finals (first group)

19.00 – 19.20 hours Biketrial exibition

19.20 – 20.00 hours  1/8 Finals (second group)

20.00 – 20.15 hours Dirt Jump Competition

20.15 – 20.30 hours Cuarterfinals

20.30 – 20.45 hours Dirt Jump Final

20.45 – 21.00 hours Semifinals

21.00 - 21.30  hours Trying Height Biketrial record Guiness

21.30 – 21.40 hours Final

21.45 – 22.00 hours Awards Ceremony



You can get your ticket in advance for 12 € at El Corte Inglés, Caja Madrid cash points and

Or you can get the ticket at Palacio de Deportes the same day of the competition for 14 €.

Watch to know how to get some discount tickets.


BMX Supercross World Cup UCI Madrid

9th of february 2008

Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid

Dalí Square (Felipe II)


Pearland Speedway Gets Some New Race Times/Dates

Pearland Speedway will be racing on Friday and Saturday nights through the end of February and practicing on Wednesday nights. 

Please check our website out @ for more info. 

Sign ups 6pm to 7:30pm - Practice 6pm to 9pm

Also, you can check out the new 'rebuild' by clicking on the above Little Pic to get the Big Pic!

FMF starts off 2008 in Reno

With some key additions to an already good group FMF is coming into 2008 with a strong team. The year was starting off shaky when Dan was filling up his truck with fuel in Eugene and they noticed the team trailer had been broken into before they left. At first look we thought all the bikes were there but then remembered Kelsey’s bike was missing. Also missing was several helmets, uniforms, shoes and many spare parts. We owe a big Thank You to the Redman camp for letting Kelsey borrow a bike for the weekend. Some more scrambling and we had everyone outfitted in the new Fly helmets and pants and the FMF team jerseys. As we entered the event center and were setting up we also noticed that there was a good showing of co-sponsored FMF riders in attendance giving us a good showing throughout the weekend.

The Girl Pro class had Cassie Bushnell representing us and she pulled of a 6th which would have been better if not for a crash in the 2nd main.

As the amateur racing started we came out with our one – two punch in the girl class with Drew Mechielsen and Kelsey VanOgle both winning their class races then a 2 and 3 finish in the 10 and under girl cruiser. By the end of the year this will be Kelsey’s class and Drew will up terrorizing the 11 – 13 girl cruiser. Also in Girl Cruiser we had Brittany Bushnell with a 4th.

The Cruiser classes we had Lain VanOgle with a 4th, Jordan Wilson with a 5th, Josh Klatman with a 2nd and Dave Archibald and Dan Bushnell both with a 1st. The 20 inch classes had to tough luck in quarters and semis but Chance Glissmeyer pulled off a 3rd and Hayden Mechielsen came home with a 6th. The team sheet held on for 172 points and a 7th place finish.

Sunday we came back refreshed and ready to improve on our start. Cassie came right out and stepped up with a 4th place finish in the Girl Pro class. Then in the Girl class Kelsey kept right up with her start and another 1st place win. Drew was going for it all again but went down in the main so ended up with 8th. Cruiser classes showed we were stepping up when Hayden pulled off a 7th, then Lain brought home his 1st win on FMF, Zeb Glissmeyer got 4th, Jordan got 3rd, Josh got 2nd and again Dave and Dan came in with 1st place finishes. Then the Girl Cruiser had Kelsey and Drew both going into the 1st corner and it looked like Kelsey may pull it off but Drew pulled ahead and Kelsey came in with a 3rd. Brittany again pulled off a 4th. This day was looking better in the 20 inch classes as Chance came home with a 5th and Hayden a 7th then Jordan got a 4th and Josh Klatman in one of the best races of the day was going into the last corner in 1st when an inside pass couldn’t hold and both riders went down. Josh got a 6th out of that one but the class knows that Josh is a rider they will have to contend with.

The team ended Sunday with a 181 which was good enough for 4th place. We improved from day one to day 2 and look to keep improving throughout the year.

X-Track Challenge Set For Toronto Bike Show

2008 TORONTO X-Track Challenge Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario.

Toronto International Bicycle Show March 7 - 9, 2008

This years competition will feature a dual purpose dirt, course that will challenge racers at the highest level of skill and offer park like possibilities for creative dirt stunt riders. Rounds of race and stunt qualifiers, will determine the overall top 16 riders transferring to 1/4 Finals. Racers use 4 rider gate, Shuffled qualifiers and transfer through low overall points. Stunt riders are peer and panel judged for transfers.


For more Information Email Brent Smith at

2008 TORONTO X-Track Challenge Featuring Dirt Stunt and 4- Cross Comps











Today's BMX Racing News - Saturday, January 19, 2008


SINZ Stealth Alloy Pro Race Fork

SINZ is proud to announce the arrival of the all Alloy Stealth Fork, the most technologically advanced fork for BMX racing. Our Pro R & D team has developed and refined the Stealth Fork from the ground up for over a year to make sure we can bring you the best fork in BMX. The fork is offered in 2 sizes: 20” and 24”. Both Forks are constructed with a 1 1/8th 4130 Chromoly Steer Tube. The Stealth Alloy fork goes into the SINZ Stealth Fork line in addition to the Stealth Carbon Fiber Pro Lite version.  

Available now is the Alloy Pro version, in flat silver with custom Alloy legs fitted with Cnc’d drop outs and fork crown. The SINZ Stealth Alloy fork is constructed with a 1 1/8th 4130 Chromolly Steer tube and is offered in a 20” and 24” sizes.  

Stealth Aluminum Fork weight 20” – 32 oz

Stealth Aluminum Fork weight 24” – 34 oz 

The SINZ Stealth Alloy Pro Fork has a suggested retail of only $169.99 for either size. The forks are in stock now and can be found at better bike shops world wide.  

For more information on the full line of SINZ Racing Components, please visit  

SINZ has a full product line for riders of an affordable line of high quality BMX race products. SINZ offers products in a wide variety of sizes and colors as well as having different price levels of components. From inexpensive quality parts to full on Pro race level items, SINZ has something for everyone. SINZ is proud to support the NBL National Series and sponsor Pro Riders Randy Stumpfhauser, Danny Caluag, Cristian Becerine, Jason Richardson, David Herman, Derek Betcher, Khalen Young, Todd Perry, The Intense BMX/Bawls Guarana Pro Team, The Intense/Phantom/Ontrac Race Team, and many more.

BMX riders get muddy on the Gold Coast


BMX Mania Editor's Note - Apologies got out to BMX Australia for the delay in posting this race report from two weekends ago......Sorry! Sometimes, stuff just gets stuck in the ol BMX Mania In Box and it slowly works it's way out! It's good stuff nonetheless, so READ ON!


The fourth round of the UCI BMX Oceania Ranking Round continued this evening despite wet and muddy conditions on the Gold Coast. With precious national ranking points up for grabs Australia and New Zealand teams were keen to secure UCI points to improve their nation's ranking and gain places for riders to compete at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Officials allowed racing to proceed  at the Nerang BMX track after the surface was cleared of excess water. The round  also doubled as the third round of the Hog’s Breath Café Probikx and Champbikx National Series.


As rain fell heavily during the finals, riders slowed to walking pace by the fourth and final straight. In the elite women’s race third in the world Supercross rankings, Sarah Walker from New Zealand, claimed overall victory for the best of three races.  Walker however made a decision to run her bike in the final metres of the third race allowing Australia’s Melissa Mankowksi (Moranbah, QLD/Campbelltown,  NSW) to pass. Mankowski finished second overall and Ziggy Callan (Lilydale, VIC) claimed third. Walker still leads the Oceania Series with Krystal Cranfield (Gladstone) in second place overall.


The men’s race was dominated by the strong Kiwi rider, Marc Willers (Cambridge). Willers rode from the front and was challenged by Australia’s Luke Madill (Penrith, NSW) until he crashed in the third straight.  Brian Kirkham (Adelaide, SA) continued his early season form to place second while Thomas Hubert (Maitland, NSW) gained third place. Willers further cements his hold on the Oceania Series with 43 points while Madill stays in second place on 35 points.


The unluckiest rider of the night was junior rider, Sam Willoughby (Happy Valley, SA) after his bike fell just a metre from the finish line in the final race. Gold Coast rider, Stevie Janssen dominated the field all night winning every moto plus the prestigious junior men’s final. Second was Victorian, Joshua Callan (Lilydale) with Willoughby in third place. Willoughy still holds the Oceaina series lead however.


In the junior women’s race, Lauren Reynolds (Bunbury, WA) was victorious over Caroline Buchanan (Canberra, ACT) with New Zealand’s Victoria Hill (New Plymouth) placed third. Reynolds remains the Oceania Series leader.


Officials will inspect the track before official practice for the next UCI Oceania round is expected to begin at 9 am Queensland time. Rain is still falling over the Gold Coast area.

Graves eyes gold on the Gold Coast


Toowoomba BMX rider, Jared Graves has his sights set firmly on a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The 25 year old won the fifth round of the UCI Oceania Ranking Round on the Gold Coast today. Graves now gains valuable UCI points for Australia and himself which will improve Australia’s chances of taking the maximum number of men riders which is 3 to the 2008 Beijing Olympics if Australia remains in the top five nations.


After racing in mud in the previous round last night, Graves was relieved with better track conditions today.


“I had an absolute shocker yesterday,” declared Graves, “it wasn’t my day at all everything went wrong. I didn’t even make the semis. It’s awesome to come back and get a win.”


“I was committed into going into that first corner flat out. You’ve got to in the final. If you back off you’re not going to get anywhere.”


Graves made the winning move on the first turn and was challenged by two of his QAS (Queensland Academy of Sport) teammates Michael ‘Tiger’ Robinson and Kamakazi.


Graves still had concerns over the next three straights. “I was always worried with Kama behind me because he can pull out anything. He’s always someone you’ve got to worry about when he’s behind you,” explained Graves.


Robinson and Kamakazi rode shoulder to shoulder but finished in second and third place respectively. Top kiwi rider Mark Willers could not repeat his win from last night’s round in the muddy conditions and finished in fifth today.


Sydney brothers Alex and  Matthew Cameron finished with fourth and seventh respectively. Penrith’s Luke Madill placed sixth and still in second place overall in the Oceania Ranking Series. Willers still leads the overall Oceania Series with the next round to be held in Melbourne in a fortnight.


After claiming third at the Beijing test event, Graves will now continue racing both mountain bike and BMX and will focus on the BMX Supercross events which start in Madrid next month.


The elite women’s race winner was left wide open until the last race with Queensland’s Melissa Mankowski (Moranbah) taking the final race and overall win


First place was welcomed by Mankowski who thought she had won the previous night’s round but  instead had placed second.


“I finished with a second last night. I came out with a bit better attitude today,” she said.


The elite women race for points over three races and close racing mean any three rider could take the eventual win in the third and final race. “It came down to the last race which is good. That’s what the girls need," explained Mankowski..


The recent return to racing for Mankowski after injury at the Beijing test event was a positive sign. “Beijing does look a bit closer now,” she stated.


Second was third ranked on World rankings, Sarah Walker from New Zealand. Third today was Kelly Percy (Redlands) from Brisbane. Krystal Cranfield (Gladstone) made an early move but lost ground in the final straight while National Champion, Tanya Bailey (Maudsland/Perth) only managed sixth place.


New Zealand's Sarah Walker however still maintains the lead in the Oceania Series.


Selectors were on site to look at the Australian team. Also racing in the Oceania round were riders from Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand and Canada racing to gain experience and valuable points for their nations.


Local rider Stevie Janssen (Nerang) repeated his win from last night while junior women’s Caroline Buchanan (Canberra) had to surge across the line to win this round from New Zealand’s Victoria Hill.


The tussle was on between World Champion, Melinda McLeod (Mackay) and World number three, Lacey Oliver (Nerang) with Oliver winning and McLeod second.

Adam Shields signs with Factory Hyper

Sirius Bicycles / Adam Campbell-Team Manager

Adam Shield's (Mackay, Queensland) has been offered a ride with the Hyper Factory Team for 2008.

Hyper Brand Manager, Jud Ciancio, first contacted me a few weeks ago to ask if Adam would be interested in joining the US based team and after discussing the offer with Adam I am pleased to be able to announce that he has gladly accepted.

Adam is the current W8 & W4 in the 14 Boys & 13-14 Cruiser classes respectively.

In 2007 Adam also took out the Champbikx (national series) title, as well as the QLD State, & Australian National Championship titles. 

Adam is currently leading in the 2008 Champbikx series.

This truly is a wonderful opportunity for Adam & a possible "launching point" for a career racing BMX in the USA.

Adam will remain on the Sirius Bicycles' Team Hyper roster also but will race in the Hyper Factory Team colours.

Keep an eye out for Adam on his "Team Issue" Hyper Assault bikes at a track near you!

Hyper Bicycles are distributed in Australia by Sirius Bicycles. For sales/dealer enquiries email

Johnny Culbreth

on the injured list!

Recently at the Blue Ridge Mountian Nationals, Johnny Culbreth got tangled in the semi on Sunday.

He broke the right collarbone in two places, along with bruising a couple ribs.

Johnny had collarbone reconstructive surgery on Jan. 16th, and will be back faster and stronger than ever. 

On a brighter note, Johnny placed 5th in elite open on Saturday, in Lexington.

He also recently got picked up by Addison Bike Company!

Look for Johnny to be doing it big in West Palm. 

Thanks to: Frank and John Schaffer at Addison Bike Company, Profile, Bombshell, Fly, and last and definitely not least my Pops!






Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, January 18, 2008


- Estrella Mountain BMX in Goodyear to host two NBL Nationals and UCI Continental race - 

The fastest BMX racers in the nation will head to Goodyear, Arizona on the weekend of January 25th-27th, 2008 for the NBL Coyote BMX Nationals! This marks the first time in more than a decade that the National Series has stopped in Arizona and this time Estrella Mountain BMX track, located in Goodyear, will host two National Events and the 8th UCI Continental Series race. Here are TEN BIG reasons to race the Coyote Nationals: 

1.       DOUBLE TEAM PAYOUT ON SATURDAY – Double Team Cash for National and Team NBL Teams on Day 1

2.       GET TWO NATIONAL SCORES – Did you know you only need 6 Scores plus the NBL Grands to earn a plate?  It’s true!  And two of those scores can come from Regional events

3.       ALL BMX LICENSES ACCEPTED – Not an NBL member yet?  That’s okay, we want to give everyone the opportunity to race.  All BMX licenses will be accepted

4.       RACE AN AWESOME TRACK – Estrella Mtn. BMX is one of the best tracks in the country and it even has a sweet Pro Section.  See for yourself at

5.       RACE AN OPEN – Make your main at 6 Opens and qualify for the Friday Night race at the NBL Grands

6.       WIN A FRAME - Race both days and you get a chance to win a sweet Standard Byke Company 125R frame

7.       WAR OF THE STARS PRO SERIES – Large Pro Purses on Saturday and Sunday means lots of Pros!

8.       GET A PENNANT – Race the Friday Nite Pennant race and you get a 2008 Collector Pennant, LEAP & High points

9.       FREE SAMPLES – From BAWLS Guarana throughout the weekend

10.   GET PHOTOGRAPHED – The race will be covered by BMXWORLD, BMX Plus! and BMX Today Magazines

The NBL’s Southwest region continues to grow and the Coyote Nationals will provide yet another opportunity for Western riders to qualify for the NBL Grands.  Amateurs require only 6 National scores plus the Grands to earn a NBL National number and two of those scores can come from NBL Regionals. With four more Nationals in California (Whittier Narrows/SoCal and Prunedale/NorCal), it’s easier than ever to qualify. NBL awards number plates to all qualified riders in the Expert, Novice, Rookie, Girls and Cruiser classes at the NBL Grand National held August 29-31at the legendary Derby City BMX track in Louisville, Kentucky.  

The Coyote National weekend kicks off on Friday, January 25th with the 8th UCI Continental Elite race followed by practice and the ‘Friday Nite Pennant pre-race for amateurs. All registered riders receive a free Collector Pennant. Get two National scores by racing the Coyote Nationals on Saturday and Sunday and you’ll also earn a pocketful of NBL High Points. Saturday’s National will be the 1st NBL War-of-the Stars Pro Series for the Men and Women and will kick off the Olympic year in style. Free Agent’s Kyle Bennett and Redline’s Kim Hayashi will be ready to defend their crowns. 

Estrella Mtn. BMX is located in the city of Goodyear, only 20 minutes from the Phoenix Int’l Airport – a track that many of NBL Northwest and Eastern riders have never raced on…..yet. Estrella Mountain BMX is just one of more than 150 exciting courses in NBL’s nationwide network of BMX Tracks and the perfect location for the 2008 NBL Coyote Nationals. Visit their website at to get directions and local information. 

The 2008 NBL National Series 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).

Event Exhibition and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Scheduled for Monday, Jan. 21

Colorado Springs, Colo. (January 16, 2008)-USA Cycling is set to open its new BMX training facility at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. with an athlete exhibition and ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, January 21, the national governing body announced today.

Seven of the United States' top BMX athletes and 2008 Olympic hopefuls are scheduled to attend, including three-time world champion and top-ranked American Kyle Bennett (Conroe, Texas), Donny Robinson (Napa, Calif.), Mike Day (Santa Clarita, Calif.), Steven Cisar (Altadena, Calif.), Jill Kintner (Seattle, Wash.), Arielle Martin (Pleasant Grove, Utah) and Amanda Geving (Largo, Fla.).

Monday's event is open to the public and media are invited to attend. The event will begin at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time with a one-hour media availability session. A ribbon cutting ceremony will follow at 1:00 pm with athletes, USA Cycling and U.S. Olympic Committee officials. The event will then conclude with a demonstration of the newest Olympic sport by those expected to contend for medals in Beijing.

"The opening of the USA Cycling BMX training facility in Chula Vista highlights the importance of the close partnership between the USOC and USA Cycling in the continued development of the sport of BMX," said Steve Johnson, CEO of USA Cycling. "This facility not only represents the current state-of-the-art in BMX training centers, but will continue to evolve over time to keep pace with the rapid evolution of international BMX racing."

"The grand opening represents an exciting opportunity for our BMX athletes," added Mike King, USA Cycling's Director of BMX Programs and former world champion. "This venue was designed specifically for our elite athletes and is expected to set the standard for other countries to follow. The ultimate goal when contributing to the design, construction and financing of the facility was to accurately replicate the Beijing track and hopefully bring home some medals from the Games."

Kintner, a BMX and three-time 4-cross mountain bike world champion, has been at the Olympic Training Center since early December as a member of USA Cycling's resident athlete program. As an experienced rider, she's seen and rode on several of the world's best courses including the one in Beijing.

"It's going to be such an advantage having this replica track in our backyard," she said. "The Olympic Training Center has opened my eyes to what the possibilities could be towards an Olympic dream, and they have provided an incredible resource. In my normal life, meeting all these different athletes and learning from those who have been to the Olympics before just wouldn't have been available. This environment has plenty of positive motivation to train hard."

The course in Chula Vista was built by Tom Ritzenthaler, who also built the BMX track that will be used for the sport's Olympic debut in Beijing this August. Ritzenthaler, a 33-year-old veteran BMX competitor, has built dozens of BMX tracks around the world, but USA Cycling's training facility in Chula Vista is the only course that currently replicates the UCI Supercross style that Olympic athletes will see in Beijing. The course is also the only permanent Supercross structure in the nation. Completed in January, the track will offer training and competition grounds for some of the top American BMX athletes as they prepare to qualify for this summer's Olympic Games.

Athletes in attendance will include:

Men - Kyle Bennett: 2007 and three-time World Champion, No. 1-ranked American Donny Robinson: 2007 US National Champion, Beijing Test Event Winner, No. 3-ranked American Mike Day: UCI Salt Lake Super-Cross winner, No. 2-ranked American Steven Cisar: UCI Super-Cross time trial winner (Madrid), No. 4-ranked American

Women - Jill Kintner: BMX and Mountain Bike World Champion, No. 2-ranked American Arielle Martin: No. 3-ranked American Amanda Geving: No. 1-ranked American

What: BMX Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
When: Monday, January 21 (All Times Pacific) - Media Availability 12:00-1:00 PM - Ribbon Ceremony 1:00 PM - Athlete Exhibitions 1:00-1:30 PM
Where: U.S. Olympic Training Center, Chula Vista 2800 Olympic Parkway Chula Vista, CA 91915

About USA Cycling - Recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling promotes American cycling through its 60,000 members and 2,500 annual events. USA Cycling associations include the BMX Association (BMX), National Off-Road Bicycle Association (mountain bike), U.S. Cycling Federation (road/track), the National Collegiate Cycling Association and the U.S. Professional Racing Organization (professional men's road). For more information, visit or contact USA Cycling Director of Communications, Andy Lee at 719-866-4867.


Big Daddy Update


Just got the latest in from GT's, Eric "Big Daddy" Rupe, Vet Pro extraordinaire.


According to Big Daddy, he's pretty "messed up" after his gnarly crash in Reno, Nevada last weekend at the ABA Silver Dollar Nationals.


E's been in to see the doc three times in as many days, and the consensus is that he'll need surgery to fix up his injuries.


According to the man himself, "I broke my eye socket bone, my cheek bone and my temple bone. They are gonna put in a few small Ti plates to hold it all in place while it heals.....I go in for surgery on Monday."


While the whole process will be quite traumatic and will take some healing, Eric has plans to be back on the track within a month.


Eric's career spans 33 years, including 30 years as a BMX Pro, and this is the most serious injury ever......Not bad for that many Fast Laps around a BMX track with thousands of other pros trying for the same goal. Let's wish this E Team member many, many more without a similar result.


For more on Big Daddy, check him out at


New, HOT KHS/Free Agent Truck and Trailer

Check out the new KHS/Free Agent Truck and trailer that's all tricked out ready to hit up some of the big events in 08.


One side is KHS the other side Free Agent.


According to Dale Holmes, Free Agent BMX World Team Manager, you can look out for Free Agent to make some BIG noise in 2008.



Photo by Little Back River Photography
This past weekend at the NBL's Blue Ridge National race in Lexington VA,'s Leroy Moses made his pro debut in Elite open. He finished 2-2-4 in the motto's and third in the semi to make his first pro main finishing third. Sunday came and Leroy could not avoid the carnage in the semi and did not transfer out but on a positive note, he did win his first pro moto.


Leroy would like to congratulate his former teammate Travis Jurrell for his first pro win Saturday, Travis is also in his rookie season. Thanks to all that have supported him thru out his 9 year quest to turn pro.This only goes to show that when you set goals (as a 8 year old rookie) and you work hard at it they can be achieved.


Leroy would like to thank a few folks that helped along the way from rookie to pro with all the move up points in between. Ray at, Kronik energy drink, Little back river photography,VABMX.ORG, Todd Hines@ HBR, Joe at, the Kincheloe family,Chad@powers bike shop, Cliff Santiago,Tino Morris, Joel Clark (undercover trainer) Bob T and everyone at the NBL.











Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, January 17, 2008

BMX Supercross causes challenges for Adelaide


BMX is the latest sport to join the growing list of new-generation Olympic events in Beijing. This April, just five months before the August games, Adelaide will host the first BMX Supercross in the southern hemisphere. Supercross is akin to the Olympic style of track, a BMX track of monstrous size. Apart from being the first southern hemisphere supercross, this will also be the first time such an event has been held indoors.
It's been in the pipeline since mid 2006 when the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) confirmed that Australia would host the 2008 World Cup Supercross and the 2009 World Championships. Now the track design for the World Cup BMX Supercross in Adelaide has been finalized all of the BMX Olympic hopefuls are keen to know what it will feel like to race on it.


Unfortunately they will have to wait for the Jubilee Hall in the Adelaide Showgrounds to be transformed just days before racing starts on April 12th and 13th. For organizers though building the first indoor BMX Supercross track is not without several major challenges. Right now there is only a concrete floor and track builders will have to truck in thousands of tonnes of dirt, a couple of bobcats and plenty of elbow grease.


The track design is the brainchild of Tom Ritzenthaler, the UCI's BMX track builder. It was only after inspection and detailed measurements were taken that the final design was formed. According to BMX Australia's organiser, John Leary, the design did need fine-tuning. "It had to take into account the building's unique features such as roof height which did not allow an eight metre start ramp. The start ramp will be seven metres."


As someone said, 'What's a metre between friends?'


There were obstacles like the columns and other inbuilt features that could not be changed. 


According to those it in the know, the track will be challenging for the elite men and women from overseas as well as from Australia.


For those Australian riders who fancy themselves for an Olympic berth when the sport debuts in August, it will certainly cut the mustard.


"It will be great not having to travel overseas. The Australian riders have always had to travel long distances to compete in Europe and America. This time around the shoe is on the other foot," said Luke Madill, a member of Australia's BMX High Performance Squad.


I perform better on home surfaces and in front of home crowds.”


There were many more considerations for the track design that do not meet the eye. "The track design itself has to consider all the risk management requirements," Leary added.


When the BMX UCI track builder and committee visited Adelaide in November they rechecked measurements and really looked at the building in fine detail.  The indoor track will be great for riders, spectators and for the sport's profile within Australia and overseas."


The biggest bonus is that rain or adverse weather will not affect anything. As recently as September last year the Supercross racing in Salt Lake City had to be cancelled due to rain.


Another major challenge that faces the organizing committee in Adelaide is the logistics of building an indoor track in the extremely short time of only three days.


The challenge means the entire track has to be built and ready for practice on Friday 11 April followed by racing on the 12th and 13th April.


As if that is not enough challenge, the amazing thing is that the Supercross and massive start ramp will all be changed around in just 24 hours into a national standard BMX track ready for all ages to compete at the National Championships.


"When racing is completed on Sunday it has to be changed in record time," Leary said. "Riders need to be on the track well before Wednesday for the Adelaide Showground Spectacular."


The Adelaide Showground Spectacular is known in BMX circles as the pre-titles and holds a lot of interest for riders with an added bonus of  national plates up for grabs over the remainder of the week.


“The Adelaide BMX Supercross would not be happening without the support of major partner, Events South Australia,” stated Leary. “There has been a phenomenal amount of team work with local Event Manager, Darrilyn Woods, plus the manpower on hand from South Australia’s BMX community.”


The official National Championships get underway on Thursday 17th April and racing continues until Sunday 20th April.


For further information go to

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European BMX Championships

Standings After Four Rounds

 Elite Men
Rank Name Country Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
1  05 NHLAPO Sifiso South Africa 42 (1° ) 35 (2° ) 29 (5° ) 23 (5° 1/2)
1  61 STROMBERGS Maris Latvia 29 (6° ) 39 (1° ) 38 (1° ) 23 (7° 1/2)
3  112 MATISONS Arturs Latvia 30 (5° ) 31 (3° ) 33 (2° ) 22 (8° 1/2)
4  256 LAKUCS Ivo Latvia 31 (4° ) 22 (8° 1/2) 23 (7° 1/2) 33 (2° )
5  972 HAMON Thomas France 26 (8° 1/2) 27 (7° ) 25 (5° 1/2) 28 (6° )
6  11 ALLIER Thomas France 27 (7° 1/2) 23 (7° 1/2) 20 (6° 1/4) 30 (4° )
7  404 MOO CAILLE Moana France 25 (5° 1/4) 25 (8° ) 31 (3° ) 12 (7° 1/8)
7  43 LAPRAZ Yvan Switzerland 37 (2° ) 27 (6° ) 17 (8° 1/2) 12 (8° 1/8)
9  5 GUTIERREZ Pablo France 25 (6° 1/2) 29 (5° ) 16 (6° 1/8) 21 (7° )
10  72 VAN DEN WILDENBERG Rob Nederland 21 (5° 1/8) 19 (5° 1/4) 23 (7° ) 25 (8° )
 Elite Women
Rank Name Country Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
1  1 READE Shanaze England 31 (1° ) 18 (8° ) 31 (1° ) 31 (1° )
2  22 LE CORGUILLE Laëtitia France 16 (7° ) 30 (1° ) 24 (3° ) 27 (2° )
3  7 CHAUSSON Anne Caroline France 22 (4° ) 25 (2° ) 20 (6° ) 24 (3° )
4  84 DON Aurélia France 23 (3° ) 10 (6° 1/2) 20 (2° ) 18 (8° )
5  52 HLADIKOVA Aneta Czech Republic 21 (5° ) 19 (6° ) 10 (5° 1/2) 14 (5° 1/2)
6  4 CONVERT Cyrielle France 19 (2° ) 15 (5° ) 11 (6° 1/2) 12 (7° )
7  06 LABOUNKOVA Romana Czech Republic 16 (6° ) 12 (7° 1/2) 13 (8° ) 15 (5° )
8  01 POTTIER Magalie France 9 (6° 1/2) 22 (3° ) 14 (5° 1/2) 9 (6° 1/2)
9  56 COOLS Samantha Canada 14 (8° ) 11 (6° 1/2) 14 (4° ) 11 (7° 1/2)
10  95 COTTEREAU Blandine France 12 (5° 1/2) 14 (4° ) 7 (7° 1/2) 8 (7° 1/2)
Junior Men
1  6 PELLUARD Vincent France 28 (3° ) 25 (5° ) 39 (1° ) 39 (1° )
2  7 SKUJINS Toms Latvia 35 (1° ) 28 (3° ) 32 (3° ) 35 (2° )
3  02 VAN GORKOM Jelle Nederland 24 (4° ) 35 (1° ) 22 (8° 1/2) 28 (6° )
4  013 AQUILUZ Andre Fossa Norway 17 (5° 1/2) 20 (5° 1/2) 35 (2° ) 29 (3° )
5  X07 LAJMI Jordan France 29 (2° ) 9 (8° 1/4) 28 (5° ) 29 (5° )
6  18 SVUB Jan Czech Republic 19 (5° ) 17 (6° 1/2) 26 (4° ) 28 (4° )
6  48 DAUDET Joris France 12 (7° 1/4) 31 (2° ) 21 (8° 1/2) 26 (8° )
8  46 DUHAMEL Florian France 18 (7° 1/2) 22 (8° ) 25 (5° 1/2) 23 (7° 1/2)
9  55 VAN DER KOLK Robin Nederland 17 (6° 1/2) 18 (8° 1/2) 28 (6° ) 22 (5° 1/2)
10  45 BIKNIUS Tautvydas Lithuania 16 (5° 1/4) 13 (5° 1/4) 24 (8° ) 19 (6° 1/4)
10  72 MARCHAL Simon France 16 (5° 1/2) 13 (8° 1/4) 24 (7° ) 19 (6° 1/2)
Junior Women
Rank Name Country Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4
1  15 AILLOUD Eva France 31 (1° ) 31 (1° ) 31 (1° ) 30 (1° )
2  16 VALENTINO Manon France 27 (2° ) 27 (2° ) 26 (2° ) 20 (5° )
3  7 SEESING Joyce Nederland 21 (5° ) 21 (5° ) 24 (3° ) 18 (8° )
4  27 CHARPENTIER Gaëlle France 23 (3° ) 18 (4° ) 18 (5° ) 24 (2° )
5  08 VANHOOF Elke Belgium 19 (4° ) 21 (3° ) 12 (5° 1/2) 22 (3° )
6  4 SPRENGERS Dana Nederland 17 (7° ) 13 (5° 1/2) 19 (4° ) 19 (4° )
7  017 SAILLY Armonie France 12 (5° 1/2) 12 (8° ) 13 (7° ) 15 (6° )
8  013 LEROY Esther France 13 (6° 1/2) 13 (5° 1/2) 7 (6° 1/2) 12 (7° )
9  26 ARNOUX Magali France 10 (8° ) 12 (7° ) 10 (8° ) 4 (5° M)
10 016 CHANTELOT Karine France 4 (5° M) 9 (6° 1/2) 13 (6° ) 8 (5° 1/2)

Excalibur BMX Team Race Report for Lexington, VA


Team Excalibur sent a small  but strong contingent of riders to the battlefield in Lexington ,Virginia over the weekend of Jan. 12 & 13. Day one we didn't do as expected with a fourth place finish in the Factory/National Team Division. On day two all of it finally came together as we knew it would. 

Led by the Team Captain Jeffery Upshaw with his win in Elite Open with all his amazing talent making it look easy, followed by the arrival of Kyle Brown who after a few years ago had a near career ending crash is back and in the winners circle in the ever hard 19-24 ex class, Then Tommy "The Z-Man" Zula in 15 EX had a  perfect both days and show why he is stoked about his team. 

Taylor "Turbo" Thomison "just don't get burned by the jet stream when this girl flys by" she was so far out front she might get scored in the previous moto. Brian Mayo (recent Future Pro Challenge winner) had a good solid effort as did "Jammin" Jeremy Smith fresh off of a broken hand the next prodigy for the team with very consistent results Then Jarred Johnson with no practice and a Sunday arrival came to make a good showing in the main. Finishing  1st with a perfect team sheet.

We are very proud of this team as we will be hitting many races this year and are stoked on our first win this year beating great teams like Felt and Dans Comp. 


Thanks to all our great sponsors!!!!!!!








Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Round 3 and 4 of the European Championship 2008

ONE KENDA press release


Round 3 and 4 of the European Championship for Junior/Elite Men and Women were held in Zwolle, the Netherlands.


A new year, new rounds, new chances.

Again these rounds were indoor races.

For riders of team ONE/Kenda it turned out to be a weekend with ups and downs.



In Junior Women, Joyce Seesing from Holland was looking fast and very promising for the main, just like Toms Skujins from Latvia in Junior Men.



In Elite Women all looked well in the motos, but no main for the ONE/Kenda girls on both days.

In Elite Men, Arturs Matisons and Maris Strombergs dominated all weekend. Emilio Falla from Ecuador was on his way to south America for races there.

A bad start in the semi on sunday, left both Maris and Arturs out of the main.



What caught peoples attention – once again….the domination of ONE's Latvian riders in Junior and Elite Men, with a super strong Maris Strombergs, the new bike of Joyce Seesing painted in Ducati red, and ONE’s new UFO race gear.




Elite Men

Saturday:     1. Maris Strombergs LAT  2. Arturs Matisons LAT


Junior Men

Saturday:     3. Toms Skujins LAT

Sunday:       2. Toms Skujins LAT


Junior Women

Saturday:     3. Joyce Seesing NED

Sunday:       8. Joyce Seesing NED


Click here to view the RANKING of 2008 and here to see how Maris and Arturs did at the Christmas Classic: Day 1 and Day 2 .


Photos: Cyrille Olive


Next race, round 5 and 6 in Denmark (Feb. 2/3)


ONE KENDA is sponsored by: 


World Cycling Centre BMX trainee takes UCI points lead

UCI News Release

UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC) trainee Samantha Cools has taken the provisional lead in the overall UCI BMX ranking following two victories in the United States.

The 21-year-old Canadian pilot won these races at the NBL Christmas Classic in Columbus, Ohio, on December 27th and 28th. In doing so, she overtakes the New Zealander Sarah Walker in the overall ranking and conserves her lead in the North American ranking.

The Christmas Classic is a UCI race that forms part of the North American Championships. The UCI points won by Samantha also help her in her bid to qualify for the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Samantha, who has been training at the UCI's WCC in Aigle, Switzerland, since October 2007, won the North American ranking in 2007 and finished the season 6th in the international standings.

Her next main goal will be the two rounds of the North American Championships that take place in Florida, in March. Race Report – January 15, 2008

The riders of Intense BMX / BAWLS hit the track in their all new Intense/BAWLS threads had a huge weekend in Reno at the ABA’s Silver Dollar Nationals!  

The podium was bouncing with BAWLS as ABA AA-Pro #1 rider Danny “Easy Money” Caluag swept the main events with First Place finishes on both race days!  

Teammate and 2007 ABA Rookie Pro of the Year David “The Hermanator” Herman is getting faster every race, also making the podium both days with 3rd and 2nd place finishes.


We’d also like to give a birthday shout out to Danny on turning the big 2-1 today!

For more BAWLS BMX news, event info, photos and sponsorship info, check out!






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Will Greathouse, one of the hot Young Guns on the ABA/NBL BMX Circuit is lookin' for a ride. Will just recently left one of his longtime sponsors, Profile Racing on good terms and will be lookin' for a good team to help out.

Will's got lots of international experience with several UCI Worlds and Supercross races under his belt and he's always a threat in the Elite/Pro classes on the U.S. scene.

As well as a fast racer, Will has served as Head BMX Racing Instructor at Camp Woodward East for two years and is owner of 476GWP (476 Gear With Pull) Clothing, that's been a very popular line of T-Shirts, etc on the East Coast.

Anyone interested may contact Will via email at,


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Rider Clinic at Crossroads Indoor BMX


January 19th
Hosted by 2 of the best BMX Racers!!!!!
      AA Pro - Jeffery Upshaw & A Pro - Josh Smith

Cost - $25 per rider

Registration for Clinic- 11 till 12

Clinic - 12:30 till 2:30

*There is a rider limit. Don't miss out on this great clinic!!

  You can Pre-Register for the clinic Friday night at Crossroads Indoor practice from 6 till ?*

There is also a race after the clinic. Any rider who enters the clinic can race for $10.00!!!!!!!!! *Must be a NBL Member to race.

If you have any questions about the clinic feel free to contact Excalibur BMX

Learn tips: Starts, Jumps,Turns,Bike Setup & Safety

*Each rider will receive a goodie bag*


Coming soon for 2008...

The Supercross Icon completes are ready to race!

Built up around the Supercross EVO iS Frame, these bikes are winners right out of the box. Available in 5 sizes Mini, Junior, Expert, Pro and Pro Cruiser there is a size to fit just about any racer. And with all of those size options we also offer you colour options of Blue/White (shown above) White/Grey and Pink/White.

Add in a Full Cro-mo Fork, Sealed Bearing Hubs, Double Wall Alloy Rims, Sealed Bearing Bottom Brackets, to start things off and you start to get the idea that these bikes truly are ready to race!

Some other key Features of these bikes are:

3pc Cro-mo Heat Treated Cranks - (Pro and Pro Cruiser Only)
AC Mini LE Cranks - (Mini, Jr., and Expert)
Alloy Micro Adjust Seatpost - (Pro and Pro Cruiser Only)
Supercross Padded Mini Saddle w/ Integrated Post - (Mini, Jr. and Expert)
Supercross BlueStreak Tires - (Pro and Pro Cruiser Only)
Intense Micro Knobbies - (Mini, Jr. and Expert)
ACS Main Drive Freewheels
Tektro V-Brakes and Levers
Alloy Platform Pedals
Kraton Rubber Grips
Teflon Lined Slick Cables
KMC Chains

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Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, January 14, 2008

European championships/Rounds 3 & 4 - Zwolle, Netherlands

Jr./Elite Results For Sunday's race

Elite Men (84 Riders) - 1 Michal Prokop/CZE 2 Ivo Lakucs/LAT 3 Martijn Scherpen 4 Thomas Allier/FRA

5 Sebastian Kartfjord/NOR 6 Thomas Hamon/FRA 7 Pablo Gutierrez/FRA 8 Rob Van Den Wildenberg/NED


Elite Women (25 Riders) - 1 Shanaze Reade 2 Laëtitia Le Corguille/FRA 3 Anne Caro Chausson/FRA 4 Jana Horakova/CZE

5 Romana Labounkova/CZE 6 Lieke Klaus/NED 7 Cyrielle Convert/FRA 8 Aurélia Don


Junior Men (66 Riders) - 1 Vincent Pelluard/FRA 2 Toms Skujins/LAT 3 Andre Aquiluz/NOR 4 Jan Svub/CZE

5 Jordan Lajmi/FRA 6 Jelle Van Gorkom/NED 7 Kenny Smulders/NED 8 Joris Daudet/FRA


Junior Women (19 Riders) - 1 Eva Ailloud/FRA 2 Gaëlle Charpentier/FRA 3 Elke Vanhoof/BEL 4 Dana Sprengers/NED

5 Manon Valentino/FRA 6 Armonie Sailly/FRA 7 Esther Leroy/FRA 8 Joyce Seesing/NED


Jr./Elite Results For Saturday's race

Junior Women - 1 Eva Ailloud/FRA 2 Manon Valentino/FRA 3 Joyce Seesing/NED 4 Dana Sprengers/NED

5 Gaelle Charpentier/FRA 6 Karine Chantelot/FRA 7 Armonie Sailly/FRA 8 Magalie Arnoix/FRA


Junior Men - 1 Vincent Pelluard/FRA 2 Andre Fossa/NOR 3 Toms Skujins/LAT 4 Jan Svub/CZE

5 Jordan Lajmi/FRA 6 Robiin VD Kolk/NED 7 Simon Marchal/FRA 8 T. Biknius/LTU


Elite Women - 1 Shanaze Reade/ENG 2 Aurelia Don/FRA 3 Laëtitia Le Corguille/FRA 4 Sam Cools/CAN

5 Amelie Despeaux/FRA 6 Anne Caroline Chausson/FRA 7 Vilma Rimsaite/LTU 8 Romana Labounkova/CZE


Elite Men - 1 Maris Strombergs/LAT 2 Arturs Matisons/LAT 3 Moana Moo Caille/FRA 4 Michal Prokop/CZE

5 Sifiso Nhlapo/RSA 6 Martijn Scherpen/NED 7 Ivo VD Putten/NED 8 Arnaud Dubois/BEL


For details and photos, please visit the UEC Web Site at


ABA Silver Dollar National - Reno, Nevada - Day One

AA Pro (29 Riders) - 1 Danny Caluag 2 Khalen Young 3 The Hermanator 4 Bubba 5 Warwick 6 Tyler Brown 7 Josh Oie 8 Joe Szurek

Girls Pro (10 Riders) - 1 Dominique Daniels 2 Stephanie Barragan 3 Terra Nichols 4 Toni Rude 5 Courtney Tomei 6 Cassie Bushnell 7 Stephanie Higgins 8 Layne Nyhaug

Vet Pro (17 Riders) - 1 Kenth Fallen 2 Dale Holmes 3 Chad Street 4 Jason Carnes 5 The Maniac 6 Dave Bittner 7 Eric Dyer 8 Terry Tennette

A Pro (52 Riders) - 1 Denzel Stein 2 Jason Bennett 3 Liam Phillips 4 Derek Sipkoi 5 Jason Morris 6 Scott Erwood 7 Kris Fox 8 Gavin Lubbe

Pro Cruiser (12 Riders) - 1 Paul Lange (New Redman Ride for Paulie) 2 Tyler Brown 3 Danny Caluag 4 Kenth Fallen 5 Adam Treadwell 6 Joe Sowers 7 Billy Anderson 8 Michael Hughes








Today's BMX Racing News - Sunday, January 13, 2008

Big Daddy is

Messed up BAD!!!!!


GT's, Pro Career Record Setting, Always In The Hunt, Vet Pro, Eric Rupe took a NASTY spill at the ABA's, Silver Dollar Nationals, in Reno, Friday during practice.


'Big Daddy', got out of sorts with a jump, clipped the top, and went in to his handlebars, then on in to the face of the upcoming jump! YIKES!


The result of the whole Bad Deal is that Eric is now sporting broken bones in his eye socket and cheek bone, and a concussion.


Two Things.....1 Eric will be out of racing action for, what? A Month? Six Weeks? 2 Eric Will Be Back!


Keep Big Daddy in your prayers and thoughts as he heals up from this TOUGH injury.


Emery Park BMX Vandalization Featured On Local Radio

B98FM -  - Studio Line: (316) 436-1098

 EPBMX board members will go on air live Monday January 14th 2008 at 8:00 AM on the Make a difference Monday show B98 will asking  listeners to go to any BWCU to donate to help EPBMX.

Send B98 staff below a BIG thanks!!!!!!

Kathy Deane - Morning Show Producer -

Brett Harris - The Brett & Tracy Morning Show -

Tracy Cassidy - The Brett & Tracy Morning Show -

 You can make donations to Emery Park BMX two ways

Mail to : Emery Park BMX - PO BOX #16425  - Wichita, KS 67216

Make checks payable to : GEAR Inc , DBA Emery Park BMX

Or you can go to any Boeing Wichita Credit Union (BWCU)  to deposit cash or a check into EPBMX  account at BWCU.

For Boeing Wichita Credit Union (BWCU)   locations and hours

Thanks in advance for your help !!! GEAR board , parents and kids of EPBMX!


Thieves ravage BMX track, KS - BY TIM POTTER Private security investigators at Emery Park BMX Track in south Wichita, where thieves made off with copper wiring from five of the seven ...

Wichita BMX Park Hit by Thieves
WIBW, KS - The BMX Emery Park on east MacArthur in southeast Wichita has been targeted before. Now some supporters want to move to a more open and secure location. ...

 Estimates now are well over $5,000 to repair not including labor to restore EPBMX..








Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, January 11, 2008

Watch NBL CHRISTMAS CLASSIC main event videos at GO211.COM Now

Hey, if you made your main or want to see who did, check out to view all of the main events from the NBL Christmas Classic and UCI Continental Series races. In addition to the great racing action, check out the interviews, crash sections and much more. Thanks again to our great National sponsors – BAWLS Guarana, Intense BMX, Standard Byke Co., THE, Sinz and Camp Woodward. 

View the mains here:

Announcing the formation of the new team TWENTYH.COM/MOTOFILLER/CLAYBORN


The Gator Nationals in Oldsmar, Florida will be the debut of this new team.  Although we must walk before we can run, the team has aspirations of growing into one of the strongest ABA bike shop team over the next five years, but we are starting off small to begin with. 


This team will also promote the brand (a spin-off of HRPdesigns) as it enters the BMX marketplace.  However, the team is mainly about friends having fun and racing BMX with all of our other friends from across the country.  Please look for us under the black tent with Team Moto Filler on the upper skirt and stop by and say hello.  Who knows, we might have a sticker or two that needs a new home.


The first generation of this team will include the following riders as most of us make the move to the ABA side of racing.  Our schedule of events will be mostly in the southeast with stops in Oldsmar, Desoto, Spartanburg, Atlanta, and Orlando. You might see a 20H jersey in Tulare and Reno in the fall, if things work out.  We plan to add other riders as the season goes on, but for now it is as follows: 


David Loftin (8 expert)

William Hill (12 expert)

Wellington Cannon (28-35 intermediate)

Andy Uptain (36+ intermediate, and 36-41 Cruiser) 

Stuart Harrison (36+ intermediate, and 36-41 Cruiser)

Taylor White (36+ Expert)

Ken Spring (Vet Pro)


This team could never have become a reality without the help and support of some wonderful sponsors and co-sponsors.  Much respect and appreciation go out to the following:  all the riders of Team Moto Filler, BDS Architects, Richard at Clayborn bikes, Ray at FLY, Ryan at Sunringle, Jon and Greg at SNAP, John at Kovachi Wheels, Mike and Greg with Atomlab, Randy at GroupD, Maxxis Tires, HRPdesigns, and last but not least the family’s of our riders.


See you at the races, and Thanks! - Stuart Harrison - /

NBL Awards The Ultimate BMX Bedroom!

The NBL's Bring-A-Buddy program ran all year long to help recruit new members for the National Bicycle League, and the Grand Prize was the NBL Ultimate BMX Bedroom.

The contest is over, and a winner has been announced and the bedroom has been installed.......IT's AWESOME!

The winner of the contest is Kelley Cottrill, from Springfield BMX Club in Springfield, Illinois.

Kelley's BMX Bedroom has a full wall sized full color BMX racing graphic, custom "Hot Shoppe" bedding including AWESOME pillow cases, a custom bed with BMX graphics, a sweet new racing outfit from Fly Racing and a zoot new Intense BMX Bike! Couldn't be any sweeter, huh?

The NBL would like to thank all of our recruiters who help make this year's program the best ever. As a result of your efforts, more than 2,500 'Buddies' got the the chance to try BMX racing and many of those are now new NBL members. The 'Winter Edition' of BRING A BUDDY is already in progress so get started on your recruiting today and earn a chance to win some great prizes!

The 2007 NBL Bring a Buddy Program is proudly sponsored by BAWLS Guarana, Intense BMX, Camp Woodward, Sinz, Vigor Helmets, GT Bicycles, MCS Bicycles, BMX Plus, and BMX World.

Click on the Bedroom Photo above to check out the WHOLE story!

Elite Level Winter Training with USA Cycling Coach, George Andrews at Walworth County BMX. George will be taking 25 riders and coaching them thru six sessions of ELITE level Training.


Riders will have the opportunity to engage in agility, flexibility, power. Strength and explosive exercises.


This is the same program that UCI world Champion, Tyler Whitfield utilizes.


Training session schedule:

Sunday, January 13th from 8:30 to 10:00

Saturday, January 26th, from 12:00 to 3:00

Saturday, February 16th, from 12:00 to 3:00

Sunday, February 24th, from 8:30 to 10:00

Saturday, March 8th, from 12:00 to 3:00

Sunday, March 16th, from 8:30 to 10:00


Training sessions cost: All six sessions will be available for $130.00 per rider. That’s less than $25.00 per session! Riders can sign up at Walworth County BMX on Sunday, January 6th from 12:00 to 1:00 or via PayPal at


For more details, contact George at 815-222-2228

Team Hyper/Australia

Team Hyper (Australia) is pleased to confirm its roster for the 2008 season and I'm sure you will agree the line up is impressive. Team Hyper reckons to be a force this season!

Adam Shields* - 15 Boys
Casey Riggs - 16 Boys
Craig Holmes - Elite Men
Graeme Riggs - Elite Men
Kerrod Connors - 13 Boys
Mitchell "Thorpedo" Thorpe - Junior Men
"Factory" Phil Brezigar - 25-29 Men
Tyler Brown - 16 Boys

*Big news concerning Adam Shields coming soon.

Hyper Assault race frames come in ten 20" sizes; Ultra Mini-Pro XXL, and five Cruiser sizes; Mini-Pro XL.

The frames are available in five colours; black, white, blue, red, orange, & ultra-polished, and frame decal kits; red, gray, orange, blue, pink & yellow, to give your frame a truly custom look!

Hyper Assault race frames are competitively priced at AUD$499 and are available from all good BMX bike shops.

For sales/dealer enquiries email










Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, January 10, 2008

NBL renews partnership with Intense BMX and Sinz Products,

adds THE Industries to the mix 

Hilliard, Ohio, January 9, 2008 - The National Bicycle League (NBL) is proud to announce that Intense BMX has renewed their partnership with the NBL along with two additional VSI brands, Sinz Products and THE Industries. Intense BMX are the makers of the Podium Series bikes among other top quality BMX frames, complete bikes, and tires and their products fit in very well with our programs. The multi-year agreement will see the brands promoted at the National level in combination with the grass roots Bring-A-Buddy Recruiting program. Intense, Sinz and THE products will play a key role in the NBL Bring-A-Buddy Program to help increase local membership and awareness.   

Intense BMX has also joined forces with BAWLS Guarana, ‘The Official Energy Drink of the NBL’, to sponsor top pros Danny Caluag and David ‘The Hermanator’ Herman.  The collaboration of these two official NBL sponsors promises to bring plenty of BOUNCE to what may be the most exciting year in BMX yet. Intense is also proud to continue their support of Phantom/On-Trac in their quest to win the NBL National Team Championship and Intense has joined forces with the Bizzarro Racing Team (  The Bizzarro Team will help increase Intense’s brand awareness throughout the Northeast and Midwest and will host a number of pre-national clinics.   

“Intense is very committed to BMX and we are excited to have a long-term opportunity to promote their brand at the National and local levels.  In addition to their commitment on the national level, offering their products as incentives for our Bring-A-Buddy Program has helped make it the number-one recruiting program in the country.  Their involvement definitely inspires growth and progress for our sport,” states NBL Marketing Director, Kevin O’Brien.  

Intense has been dominating the frame market for the past 2 years and has become the leader in BMX racing in a short period of time. Intense boasts one of the world’s highest quality BMX frames, with 14 sizes to choose from and has become the leader on and off the track. In early 2007, Intense launched The Podium Series, which revolutionized the BMX frame industry. Intense BMX is manufactured by VSI Products of Cerritos, CA. VSI Products also manufactures, Intense Tires, THE Industries, SINZ Racing Products, Vigor Helmets, Attivo, and Rave Pak. For more information on VSI Products, visit  

For more information about Intense BMX visit:, Sinz Products and THE Industries  Visit the NBL website to see the full 2008 National Schedule at


For the umpteenth consecutive year in a row, REDLINE presents the ultimate local race series; the ABA Redline Cup Series.
With over 60 qualifier races being held in 35 different states and one Canadian Province, ABA members can put their name in the hunt for a No.1 RL Cup plate by making their main at one of the local qualifier events. And then come September, over 350 No.1 Plates will be handed out throughout three weekends of REGIONAL Redline Cup Finals – one in the East, one Central and concluding in the West. Dates and locations for the RL Cup Finals are still to be announced; and will be named soon. 

For now –goal No.1 for many BMXer should be to chose your Redline Cup Qualifier, and make plans for making your main. That will get you the required invitation to one of the Redline Cup Finals in September – where you’ll get a shot at becoming a Redline Cup Champ!







Sunday, February 17, 2008

Steel Wheels Indoor



Sunday, March 09, 2008

Dayton Indoor BMX



Sunday, May 04, 2008

Jackson BMX



Saturday, May 10, 2008

Ultimate Challenge BMX



Saturday, May 17, 2008

Oldsmar BMX



Sunday, May 18, 2008

Cedar BMX



Sunday, June 22, 2008

Morenci BMX



Sunday, June 29, 2008

First State BMX



Saturday, July 05, 2008

Horseheads BMX



Sunday, July 06, 2008

Capital City BMX



Sunday, July 27, 2008

Noonday BMX



Sunday, August 03, 2008

Billerica BMX



Sunday, August 10, 2008

Lebanon BMX



Sunday, July 27, 2008

Franke Park BMX



September 5, 6 & 7












Sunday, January 27, 2008

Walworth Indoor BMX



Saturday, February 23, 2008

Rehbein's Arena BMX



Saturday, March 08, 2008

Armadillo BMX



Saturday, April 05, 2008

Badlands BMX



Sunday, April 27, 2008

Spokes BMX



Saturday, May 03, 2008

Tornado Alley BMX



Sunday, May 04, 2008

Brec BMX Raceway



Sunday, June 01, 2008

Sand Springs BMX



Sunday, June 08, 2008

St. Michael Regional BMX



Sunday, June 29, 2008

Grand Valley BMX



Saturday, July 05, 2008

The Hill BMX



Monday, July 07, 2008

Bonzai BMX



Sunday, July 13, 2008

County Line BMX



Sunday, July 13, 2008

Dilworth BMX



Sunday, July 20, 2008

Hodag BMX



Sunday, July 20, 2008

Cedar Rapids BMX



Friday, August 08, 2008

Milwaukee BMX



Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mankato Area BMX



Saturday, April 26, 2008

Cowtown BMX



Sunday, June 22, 2008

Emery Park BMX



Sunday, July 06, 2008

Star City BMX



Sunday, July 27, 2008

Brighton BMX



Sunday, August 10, 2008

Raytown BMX



September 12, 13 & 14












Saturday, January 26, 2008

Speedworld BMX



Sunday, January 27, 2008

Rad Canyon Indoor BMX



Sunday, February 03, 2008

Emerald Valley Indoor BMX



Saturday, February 23, 2008

Manzanita BMX



Sunday, March 16, 2008

Southwest Wyoming Indoor BMX



Saturday, April 12, 2008

Palm Springs BMX

CA - SoCal


Sunday, April 20, 2008

North Bay BMX

CA - NorCal


Saturday, April 19, 2008

Colorado River BMX



Saturday, May 10, 2008

Bakersfield BMX

CA - NorCal


Saturday, May 17, 2008

Bighorn BMX



Sunday, May 18, 2008

Orange Y BMX

CA - SoCal


Saturday, May 24, 2008

Klamath Falls BMX



Sunday, May 25, 2008

Larsen Recreation BMX



Sunday, June 08, 2008

Patterson BMX

CA - NorCal


Sunday, June 08, 2008

Rocky Top BMX



Sunday, June 15, 2008

Electric City BMX



Sunday, June 29, 2008

Riverfront BMX

CA - NorCal


Saturday, July 05, 2008

Smith Rock BMX



Saturday, July 19, 2008

Mike Sedar BMX



Saturday, August 02, 2008

Cherry Hill BMX



Saturday, August 02, 2008

North Sea Tac BMX



Sunday, August 03, 2008

Redwood Empire BMX

CA - NorCal


Saturday, August 16, 2008

Deseret Peak BMX



Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sycamore BMX

CA - SoCal


Saturday, August 23, 2008

Langley BMX



September 19, 20 & 21




Sanctioned by the AMERICAN BICYCLE ASSOCIATION - Also proudly presented by Team CoSponosrs: SHIMANO, SUN RIMS, TIOGA, KOOLSTOP, PRYME and ALIENATION

Factory Redman and Amanda Geving join forces

Amanda Geving, a three year lady pro and Olympic hopeful has joined forces with one of the most impressive Bike manufacturers and championship caliber race teams in BMX history….Factory Redman. 

Amanda brings a very impressive amateur resume from winning many ABA, NBL and World championships and titles.

Since turning pro Amanda has won the ABA PRO WOMEN’S WORLDS TITLE, the UCI’S JR WOMEN's CRUISER TITLE and three times runner-up NBL champ.

Amanda is also in pursuit of the OLYMPIC DREAM trying to make it as the youngest male or female on the USA BMX OLYMPIC TEAM.

At this point after (10) qualifying races for the two women’s OLYMPIC SPOTS Amanda is currently leading the USAC points chase by (6) points over the second place rider.

Along with the points lead for American women going to the Olympics,

Amanda leads first place team USA women in the nations points, for the right to send two women to the Olympics. Both the women and men are in first place at this point in the race schedule for the right to send five riders total to the Olympics.

Amanda’s first race under the Redman colors was the UCI/Christmas Classic. And, while it wasn’t the finish Amanda was looking for, having just come off an ankle fracture and sprain...she won’t complain either.

Defiantly look for Amanda and her new Redman pro frame in Arizona at the upcoming UCI Points race

Factory Redman and Amanda have many fantastic sponsors that have taken care of the riders needs.  Amanda would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the sponsors that have stood by her in a very rough time in her career.


Canadian Bike Supply is gearing up for an exciting 08 season

Going green is the theme as Canadian Bike Supply is recycling a few names from Canadian BMX of the past.  

Coming back to the sport is former Kuwahara and Free Agent Rider and a former seven time #1 Canadian Pro ‘Black Jack’ Hutton, Former Factory Norco and GT Pro Pete Zablotny, Former Factory Norco Freestyler Terry Lipovski and Former Hutch rider Jeff Ingram. 

A big pick-up after the ABA Canadian Grands was top expert and local legend Leonard ‘Sarge’ Kilgour. 

“We’re so excited to finally get things rolling this season. There’s so much history in Canadian BMX and to get these guys back into the sport is simply great for the sport of BMX.”

Says Ron Forbes. “ We really couldn’t have got this going without the support of FLY Racing and Formula Bicycles.

They’ve both come up huge to support the team this season. Its great to be associated with companies who care so much about the sport.

We’re really excited to be riding the 08 Formula Nucleus frames and the new Formco forks are amazing. We really want to thank Ray at Fly and Lee at Formula for the huge support.”

Canadian Bike Supply is your Canadian FLY dealer and is really excited to be able to add Formula Bicycles and Formco Forks to their line-up this season.

Redman Factory/South Africa


Redman Factory team has hit the shores of South Africa, offering 4 of SA’s top riders an offer they could not refuse.


Dylan Eggar (W #4) 8 year Boys. - First time Dylan attended a World Championships was in Sao Paulo Brazil 2006 where he achieved a W #4 plate, in the 7 year boys class. He then went on to achieve a number in Canada 2007, W #6 plate in 8 year boys class.  Dylan has been SA #1 for the past 3 years.


Kayla Eggar (W #6) 10 year Girls. - First time Kayla attended a World Championships was in Sao Paulo Brazil 2006 where she achieved a W #2 plate, in the 9 year girls class. She then went on to achieve two numbers in Canada 2007, W #4 plate in 10 year girls class and a W #6 plate in the 12 and under girls cruiser class.  Kayla is currently ranked #2 in South Africa, racing against the boys.


Eugene Eggar (SA #1) 30 to 39 Cruiser. - The manager, father and JUST loves BMX.


Jonnathan Chiselett (SA Elite #1). - Jonnathan’s BMX career stretches back some 20 years or so. His first Momentous achievement was in 1998 when he achieved his W #6, as a 15 year boy in Australia.

His next in 2004 when he was ranked SA’s Elite #1. Jonnathan has been employed by SABMXC as our active National coach. He is currently ranked SA Elite #1. 


We (Dylan, Kayla, Eugene and Jonnathan) would like to thank everyone who has made it possible for us to be a part of such an awesome team.

Fire Magic Premium Grills named “Official Outdoor Grill” of the 2008 ABA National BMX Series

Gilbert, Arizona —December 8, 2008— The American Bicycle Association (ABA) is proud to announce an exclusive association with Fire Magic Premium Grills to be named as the “Official Outdoor Grill” of the American Bicycle Association. The association will begin with the ABA Silver Dollar Nationals of BMX (Bicycle Motocross) held annually in Reno, Nevada. This year’s event will draw thousands of riders from around the world to compete for national standings. Fire Magic will launch its new affiliation by promoting the “Fire Magic Cook-Off Series” at selected ABA National events.

American designed and manufactured, Fire Magic grills have set the gold standard for outdoor cooking for more than 70 years now. An outdoor grill from its inception rather than an indoor appliance simply remade into a grill, Fire Magic grills are built to perform season after season and as such carry a lifetime warranty on many key components and a 15-year warranty on almost every other part. Truly, these are the finest grills in the world, combining sublime craftsmanship, superior technology and the very latest innovations in outdoor cooking technology. “A Fire Magic grill, however, creates more than great food”, explained Jerry Scott, Vice President of Marketing for The Robert H. Peterson Company, Fire Magic’s parent company. “As the essential centerpiece of a family’s outdoor lifestyle, Fire Magic creates great moments together. We call it The Magic Hour and it’s why we saw such a tremendous opportunity in teaming with the American Bicycle Association and the great family sport that is BMX racing.”

The sport of BMX is growing and building a great deal of interest as it prepares for a worldwide coming-out party of sorts with inclusion at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. “Fire Magic is an exciting new sponsor for the ABA and our National Event Series in 2008,” said BA Anderson, Vice President of the ABA. “We are very proud that Fire Magic Premium Grills has chosen to promote its products with the ABA members and the sport of BMX.”

The Fire Magic association means greater rewards for all the ABA older cruiser and expert classes. Riders in the selected classes will now not only be racing for National Rankings, they will also be competing for a Fire Magic Premium Grill. Top riders in each class will win a Fire Magic grill, details of the promotion will be listed in the next BMXer magazine. In addition to the top riders in each class winning a Fire Magic grill, Fire Magic will also be promoting the “Fire Magic Cook-Off Series” at selected ABA National events with the winner of that contest also receiving a Fire Magic Grill.

The ABA has made recent strides in adding both new sponsors to the sport of BMX, but also in establishing new marketing objectives that will increase awareness of the sport. New sponsors have become marketing partners that reach beyond the confines of previous affiliations. With BMX emerging as the newest of Olympic action sports in 2008, the ABA is poised for tremendous growth.

About The Robert H. Peterson Company - The Robert H. Peterson Company is committed to enhancing the quality of life through the manufacture, assembly and distribution of high quality barbecue grill products for the home. In support of this commitment, the company is committed to constantly improving the quality of its products, dedicating significant resources to the research and development of new products, and offering products that are safe and environmentally friendly. For additional press information about The Robert H. Peterson Company, Fire Magic Premium Grills or any of the Company’s other quality family of products, or to find a dealer in your area, call (626) 369-5085 or visit

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. For additional press information about ABA, the sport of BMX, ABA events or Professional racers, call bonspeedMedia; (714) 666-1999. To find races in your area or view the national event schedule, visit

Elite Level Winter Training with USA Cycling Coach, George Andrews at Walworth County BMX. George will be taking 25 riders and coaching them thru six sessions of ELITE level Training.


Riders will have the opportunity to engage in agility, flexibility, power. Strength and explosive exercises.


This is the same program that UCI world Champion, Tyler Whitfield utilizes.


Training session schedule:

Sunday, January 13th from 8:30 to 10:00

Saturday, January 26th, from 12:00 to 3:00

Saturday, February 16th, from 12:00 to 3:00

Sunday, February 24th, from 8:30 to 10:00

Saturday, March 8th, from 12:00 to 3:00

Sunday, March 16th, from 8:30 to 10:00


Training sessions cost: All six sessions will be available for $130.00 per rider. That’s less than $25.00 per session! Riders can sign up at Walworth County BMX on Sunday, January 6th from 12:00 to 1:00 or via PayPal at


For more details, contact George at 815-222-2228












Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Grant White Hired As National Coach For British Cycling BMX

Grant White, former highly successful coach for BMX Australia and the national coach during New Zealand's 2007 outburst that saw both Sarah Walker and Mark Willers take BIG wins on the UCI International Circuit, is leaving the Kiwi Kamp and heading over to one of the most professional cycling organizations in the Wide Wide World Of Sports.......British Cycling. Nuff from us, Herrrrrrrre's GRANT WHITE, one of the world's greatest BMX coaches! - BMX Mania

BMX Mania - You are leaving your position as National Coach for New Zealand, correct?

Grant - Yes I officially resigned from the NZ National Coaching position in November 2007, and finished up everything with BikeNZ on December 31st 2007. I felt it was time for a fresh challenge in life for myself. I had three great years with the New Zealand athletes and association......and together I feel we accomplished quite an amount.

New Zealand is currently in healthy positions in the Nations Rankings for the Olympics, and one would assume that they'll qualify athletes for the Olympics in both the male and female classes. I've wished the NZ program and athletes all the best for the future, and would love to see the progression in NZ BMX continue.

BMX Mania - Will you be continuing to coach individual riders?

Grant - The only individual athletes which I'll be coaching in the future will be from Great Britain. In the initial stages I'll be working closely with the five key British BMX athletes only, which are; Shanaze Reade, Joey Gough, Kelvin Batey, Marcus Bloomfield and Liam Phillips.

BMX Mania - Does this take effect immediately?

Grant - Yes I am currently working as part of the Great Britain team, however up until the end of January I am doing this from Australia whilst my visa for the UK is taken care of. I should land in the UK before January is out, and then it'll be full steam ahead!

BMX Mania - Any comments on this transition?

Grant - It's well known that Great Britain has one of the most professional cycling programmes in the world, with an amazing amount of talented individuals throughout the team. I am very excited about getting the opportunity to work within this programme, and look forward to building both internationally successful individual BMX athletes, and a sound British BMX development programme. My passion in life is BMX coaching and training, and I feel very privileged that I have received the opportunities that I have in this field. Looking forward to a massive 2008 for BMX!

News Release From British Cycling: New BMX Coach For GB Team

Australian Coach Grant White is to join the Great Britain Cycling Team to provide coaching for BMX riders in the crucial period running up to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.

Grant will arrive in the UK at the end of January to formally begin his work with Shanaze Reade, Joey Gough, Kelvin Batey, Marcus Bloomfield and Liam Phillips. He will be working closely with the BMX programme manager, Keith Reynolds, as well as the GB Team's specialist sprint coaches and English Institute of Sport (EIS) support staff.

Grant, 35, brings to the role 18 years experience of coaching in BMX and 4-Cross. He has worked extensively with both the Australian and New Zealand national BMX teams and has coached a number of World Championship medalists. As well as a strong coaching background, Grant was a successful professional BMX rider in his own right, spending much of his career racing in America. He is qualified under the Australian Institute of Sport system as a Level 3 BMX coach and Level 1 strength and conditioning coach.

The GB Team's Performance Director, Dave Brailsford, explained the background to Grant's appointment: "We have been looking for somebody with the skills and experience to pull together and co-ordinate all the available resources and expertise within British Cycling and the EIS to not only further our BMX performances at elite level, but also to push forward further development of our broader BMX programme. I have watched Grant White's work closely over a period of time and have been very impressed with his ability and his willingness to take on an innovative coaching approach which fits closely with the coaching ethos in the GB Team."

Grant White says: "I am very excited about coming aboard one of the leading cycling programmes in the world and really looking forward to building some great British BMX performances in a world class environment."

Crupi-Fly-Europe Hits The Track With HOT New Web Site!

Whaaaaaaa? - Check it OUT, sports fans! One of the HOTTEST teams in Europe, who knows.....Maybe the world, has launched a super cool web site ( where you can get your fill of what's happenin' with the Crupi Kidz and their European Exploits.


HOT NEWS! - Right now, the big news for Crupi-Fly-Europe is the Injury Status of two of their hottest riders, Elite Men's Rider, Jelle Van Gorkum (REALLY messed up shoulder) and 13 Boys, Jordy Schippers (Broken wrist) and Liam Phillips/Very Elite Man, makin' his way to Monterey, California to live/train with for most of the 2008 season. Nice! Monterey and the Bradford's has got to be one of the bestest places to be to get your BMX game on.


The Last Word - Anyway, it's an awesome site, check it out, and watch out for Crupi-Fly-Europe, they are makin' WAVES in BMX!


Redman Junior Development Program

After many requests, Redman has started a JR. Development Program - JOIN NOW



The Redman Junior Development Team is designed to initiate upcoming riders into the world of being a sponsored athlete. By joining our program you will become part of the biggest program in BMX and will have access to knowledge, status, and confidence that normally takes riders years to achieve.  From team meetings to hanging with the “factory” guys, the riders will be placing themselves in an environment that has been developing national titles for the last ten years. Our program is proven and there is no better place than with the Redman Junior Development Team to jump start your sponsored career and improve as a racer.


* Rider becomes part of a nationally recognized BMX program

* Increased chance of being recognized by high profile factory teams

* Confidence by being part of something established and respected

* Team meetings at all major events to discuss tactics and strategies

* Pit area for team members and families to relax at all major events



OPTION 1 - WARRIOR – Call for pricing

Rider receives custom designed Redman Jr. Development Team jersey, Troy Lee Designs pants, pair of Troy Lee Designs gloves, a Redman t-shirt, and 15% of all Redman gear and clinics.


OPTION 2 - CHIEF – Call for pricing

Rider receives Redman frame, custom designed Redman Junior Development Team jersey, Troy Lee Designs pants, pair of Troy Lee Designs gloves, a Redman t-shirt, Redman hat, and 15% of all Redman gear and clinics.



Redman bike’s is all about the Mike Redman Experience, combining his knowledge of the industry with a vision for the future. For years he has been developing national champions and is still recognized as the best trainer in our sport. Mike is also the “voice of BMX”, announcing at ABA and UCI events across the globe acting as an ambassador for his riders, company, and sport. Redman knows what it takes to make it to the top, let him take you there…


Contact - REDMAN MOTO GROUP - 702-222-0993 -


Rider Clinic at Crossroads Indoor BMX

January 19th
Hosted by 2 of the best BMX Racers!!!!!
      AA Pro - Jeffery Upshaw & A Pro - Josh Smith

Cost - $25 per rider

Registration for Clinic- 11till12

Clinic - 12:30 till 2:30

Learn tips: Starts, Jumps,Turns,Bike Setup & Safety

*Each rider will receive a goodie bag*








Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, January 8, 2008


2008 THE ONE Graphic Helmet Line

THE Products is proud to announce the arrival of the complete line of 2008 THE ONE Series Helmets. For 2008, there are 3 New Carbon Styles: Legion, LUX, and Zebra, as well as 6 new composite styles: Legion, Zebra, Vegas, Camo, EC, and F-18.

These are grouped together with our current offerings of the Race Graphic and IZYK design helmets already in the THE ONE Helmet line.

Carbon Helmets weigh in at 36 oz while the Composite helmets weigh 41 oz. Each helmet features removable padding, 15 air vents, 4 vent channels, and a dual EPS liner. All THE helmets exceed CPSC and CE standards. The composite Helmets all feature a soft touch finish, except for the EC.

The suggested retail for the THE Carbon Helmets is $299.99 and the Composite helmet is $199.99. The Helmets are offered in Adult Small, Medium, Large, and XL. They are in stock at VSI now and can be found at bike shops world wide. For more info, please visit

THE VISION We are committed to developing the best and most innovative products in the industry. This dedication pushes us to the edge, and very often we are the only ones out there. "We Like It That Way". We are proud of the fact we listen to enthusiast everywhere, and work very hard with the world's top pros to develop and test new ideas. This effort allows us to deliver fresh new products like you've never seen before, products that fill the need and bridge the gap left by the rest of the industry

VSI Products designs and manufactures quality products for the cycling industry and services distributors and IBD’s world wide.

DaleHolmesDotCom Gets Major Re-Work


One of the greatest BMXers of all times, Dale Holmes, has one of the coolest BMX web sites of all time, and his site as had a BIG TIME overhaul.

New Layout! Daily updating on all BMX stuff all around the world! Cool BMX photos! AWESOME Old Skool BMX Videos!

Check out the BMX craziness from DaleHolmes.Com!!!!!



SINZ Alloy CNC Lite and Chromo Lite Rear Cogs

SINZ is proud to announce the arrival of the all Alloy CNC Lite and Chromo Lite Rear Cogs. The Alloy CNC Lite cog is an ultra lightweight cog for the younger crowd and is available 14-18 tooth sizes. Each cog has a beautiful black anodized finish with laser etched logos.


The CNC Lite cogs have a built in spacer that helps make gear changes a cinch and gets your gear spaced correctly without needing any additional spacers. The detailed Cnc’d work on the cogs makes them look trick. The CNC cogs are up to 2 ounces lighter than a standard rear cog. Weights -14 Cog- .06 OZ, 15 Cog- .07 OZ, 16 Cog- .08 OZ, 17 Cog- .09 OZ, 18 Cog- 1.0 OZ The Chromo Lite cogs are a HI end version of our original chromolly cogs.


A super lightweight Chromolly cog, with a built on shoulder lets you forget about needing a cog spacer. Cogs are sold in individual sizes 13-18. The Chromo Lite cogs are up to 1 ounce lighter than a standard rear cog. Weights- 13 Cog- .07 OZ, 14 Cog- .09 OZ, 15 Cog- 1.0 OZ, 16 Cog- 1.1 OZ, 17 Cog- 1.3 OZ, 18 Cog- 1.5 OZ  


Both versions of the SINZ cogs are in stock now and available at better bike shops world wide. Each size rear cog is sold separately. The Alloy CNC cogs come in Anodized Black in every size from 14-18 with a suggested retail of $39.99 each. The Chromolly lite cogs come in a natural finish, sizes 13-18 with a suggested retail of only $14.99 each.  


For more information on the full line of SINZ Racing Components, please visit   SINZ has a full product line for riders of an affordable line of high quality BMX race products. SINZ offers products in a wide variety of sizes and colors as well as having different price levels of components. From inexpensive quality parts to full on Pro race level items, SINZ has something for everyone.


Steels Wheels Supercamp!


Supercamp in coming to the Steel Wheels Indoor BMX Track! 


Bubba Harris And The Gang are makin' the scene at one of the hottest indoor tracks in the midwest, and you WILL want to be there.


The Supercamp Weekend is the weekend of January 19 & 20th, 10-3pm each day. 


$100/rider covers clinic and lunch both days. 


Participants can sign up for just one day too. 


For more info, please email, Jackie Althizer, at .







Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, January 7, 2008

Emery Park BMX Needs Hit By Vandals, Let's Help Em Out!

Some one Friday night at Emery Park BMX " EPBMX" in Wichita, KS cut all electric lines and stole all our copper wire. Also all our loaner helmets was stolen out of registration. We will have to replace 2 metal doors . This will cost us well over $2,000.00 to replace doors, locks  copper wire ( $3 a pound) and also other damage to  buildings from breaking in to our track. If you can help the track with helmets or any donations of cheaper cost to help us offset some of the cost of fixing and repairing our facility?

Thanks in advance for your help !

If you are interested in helping out a rad BMX effort, you can make donations to Emery Park BMX.

Make checks payable to : GEAR Inc , DBA Emery Park BMX PO BOX #16425 Wichita, KS 67216

Update on EPBMX - They took all copper wiring out 5 light polls also.....The one estimate for copper wire from garage to registration only will cost $1000, not including labor. The estimates are much higher on replacing doors & locks . The damage is well over $5,000 , not counting labor. The Wichita Eagle also is running a story in tomorrows newspaper to try to get us help to get the track damages repaired . We are setting up an account so people or business can donate to help us repair all damages . I will go tonight to Intrust and set up. I missed to much work today with estimates , TV interviews etc. Marv & Nikki and I been most all day at EPBMX off and in between or own jobs. - Dayna Brown

For More Info ..... Please contact Dayna Brown, President/ Track Operator EPBMX  316-529-2582   Email :
Emery Park BMX ( EPBMX) - PO BOX 16425 - Wichita, KS 67216 - 316-522-8214 -
The Volunteers who make racing possible at EPBMX for the kids!
Support the business who support our track! Go visit web page to see who supports our track

Factory Felt NBL Christmas Classic Race Report

The Christmas Classic is definitely one of the most anticipated and exciting races of the year and this year was no exception. With the recent signing of AA Pro Phil Delizia and the turning of Super X Pro Matt Kelty this race had added meaning.

I spoke with Philly D just before he went up for his first moto as a AA Pro and he was full of energy and excitement. This is what he worked so hard to achieve and now he was about to line up in the gate with his childhood idols. When the gate dropped Phil seemed to be gliding on air, he was so pumped I don't think he even remembers how he got to the finish line in first place....ha. Not a bad start to a AA Pro career. The rest of the weekend went well but unfortunately the mains were not in the cards this time around. I'm sure it won't be long before we see Phil on the podium.

Matt Kelty thought long and hard on the off season on whether to turn pro for the Christmas Classic he obviously made the right choice. On day#1 the who's who of Super x's were on hand and Matt made his presence felt by winning his motos and making the main. The gate dropped on his first pro main and he found himself in the middle of the pack coming out of turn one. The track was narrow and made for difficult passing. Matt finished respectable fourth and walked away knowing he was the fastest rider on the track. Day#2 saw Matt matched against some tough competition and he was up for the task taking 2 of 3 moto wins and launching him into the main once again. This time it was a little different with Matt holeshotting the field and never looking back. Congrats Matt on your first pro win!

Joey Albright Super X was also on hand this week and looked really fast in his qualifiers until he met the face of one of the Tom Ritz rollers. Joey took and bad hit to his ribs and was having a hard time breathing so he pulled himself out of the competition for the weekend. I'm sure it's gonna take more than a couple of bruised ribs to keep Joey out for long. Get well soon !

The Felt amateurs were on hand this week and they had their hands full with the injection of talent coming in from the westcoast and abroad. Brandon Murphy 15x/cr was flying on his Sector XXL all week and was able to come away with main finishes on both bikes. Newly acquired Austin Loebe 14X/Cr also looked fast and had his hands full with Lucas Bustos and Jordan Ryan. Austin podiums both days on both bikes no easy feat with the stacked 14X crowd on hand. Dylan Perez 14X/Cr looked great on his newly built Sector Pro and was shaking off the winter cobb webs and had some exciting laps. Dalton Simons 13X looked good all week making mains both days. Cody Lynn 12X made his main on day#1 and looked fast in motos on day#2. Recently signed Andrew Townsend 12X/Cr was also flying all weekend taking thirds on both days. Jeremy Smith 10x/cr was unstoppable all weekend with perfects in his class and in cruiser he was matched with Moore and Blevins and placed 2nd on day#1 and ran away with! it on day#2. TJ Albright 8X took thirds all week in his 20' and is just starting to shake off the rust for the upcoming season.

The lovely ladies of Felt fared well this week with some impressive wins starting with Carly Veeder 15G winning day#1 and unfortunately crashing on day#2. Alaina Henderson 15G picked up where Carly left off by winning day#2. Tiffany Bontorno 13G was impressive all week with a perfect on day#1 and a come from behind squeaker on day#2.

All in all it was a good Christmas Classic with outstanding talent from both coasts. As a team we didn't fare well on day#1 with a 83pt day and fifth place. But day#2 went great and everyone pulled it together for a 92pt day and third place.

We are excited to welcome some new sponsors for the 2008 season and would like to thank Felt Bicycles, Alex Rims, SC Actionsports, Snap Products and go checkout the new line of Fly Wear for 2008! See you guys down the road.

Carlos Perez - TM Factory Felt










Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, January 4, 2008

Cools takes the top spot on the UCI Charts again!

The NBL Christmas Classic is a great race that everybody should get to go to.

This year it was extra special for us here at Supercross as Sammy made a quick trip home from Switzerland to have Christmas as home and then made the quick flight to Columbus and proceeded to dominate the Womens Elite Class once again by taking the wins both days in the UCI Elite competition.


Sam who was only 1 point behind New Zealand's Sarah Walker going into this race came out with a significant lead and is not only the North American UCI Points Leader but now has the UCI Overall points lead as well. This is an important year for UCI point qualifications as it leads up to the Olympics and as her performance shows, Sammy is quite comfortable on her Supercross EVO S7 signature model frame and Pro LT forks and is looking forward to the rest of the season as she heads towards the Olympic dream.

Also at the Christmas Classic was the talk of the weekend, 'Downtown' Tyler Brown. While not an official part of the Supercross family, Tyler showed up repping his new sponsor Hurley by wearing Hurley jeans and T-shirt while racing the UCI events and was looking faster than he has in years. Some said it was the sponsorship search psyche, while Tyler said it was the confidence he had in his new Supercross EVO iS Frame and Supercross Pro Fork.


Tyler caused quite the controversy this weekend by wearing the uniform of privateers world round with his Hurley jeans and T-shirt, but was looking seriously Factory fast making it into the Semi's both days and managing to add a few more points to his tally to keep him in the top 8 of North American UCI points to try to get a shot at a chance at the Olympic Games.

For more information on all our Supercross BMX riders, frames, parts and bikes, cruise on over to for the latest rider news and product updates.



NBL Coyote Nationals Lodging Tips

Getting ready to head to AZ for the Coyote Nationals? The NBL has some helpful hits for lodging for the Big Show, check out the deals we found for Goodyear area hotels!  Book now and save!  

View the schedule here - 

Ramada Inn - 623-979-7200 - 8955 W Grand Avenue, Peoria, AZ  - - starting at $75 - 22 miles from the track 

America Best Value - 623-932-9191 - 1770 N. Dysart Road, Goodyear, AZ - - starting at $110 - 8 miles from track 

Best Western - 623-932-3210 - 55 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ - - starting at $139 - 5 miles from track

Holiday Inn Express - 623-535-1313 - 1313 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear, AZ - - starting at $135 - 7 miles from track


BMX starts on the Gold Coast as the sport debuts at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
Racing in the first round of BMX for the year will begin on the Gold Coast this weekend. It signifies the start of the year as BMX prepared to debut as a medal sport at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in just 8 months time.
One hundred and forty elite riders from all over Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Canada will compete in Rounds 4 on Friday night and Round 5 on Saturday morning on the infamous Nerang BMX track.
New Zealand and Australia are aiming to gain valuable national points towards their UCI National ranking to gain more riders in their Olympic teams.
National BMX Champion, Tanya Bailey (Maudsland) heads the women's field while Melissa Mankowski (Moranbah) will see how she has recoveree after injuring her hip at the Beijing test event last August. New Zealand's top rider, currently ranked number three in the world, Sarah Walker will make for tough racing. Previous National Champion, Krystal Cranfield (Gladstone) will he aiming to impress selectors.
The elite men's field see current Oceania series leader, Marc Willers from New Zealand out to secure more UCI points while another top ranked Australian, Luke Madill (Penrith) returns to check his training form. Mountain bike athlete, Jared Graves (Toowoomba) sees this as the start of his progress towards selection and hopes to repeat or better his bronze medal at the Beijing test event if he is selected in the Australian team. Kamakazi (Jimboomba) and Michael "Tiger" Robinson are also expected to make the finals on their home track.
Racing in the junior and Champbikx events will also be conducted as the younger riders prepare for their opportunity at the 2012 London Olympics.
Racing is expected to start as scheduled despite heavy rain on the Gold Coast over the past week. Officials have decided however not the use the pro section of the men's track due to the conditions.

January 26th & 27th

On this weekend, it pay$ to race Arizona’s newest track!!!

Open classes for riders of ALL ages, with a chance to bring home $200 in ABA Saver Stamps for riders under 14 years old or $800 in cold, hard cash for riders 15 & older...

$1,000 Pro Am both days (Sat & Sun)
Open to Amateurs (15 & older) or Pros.

Ams must race regular class. $20 entry
PAYOUT:     1st=$400   2nd=$300   3rd=$200   4th=$100

Open Class “Duel In The Desert”
Two age groups: 10 & Under, 11-14.

Must race class. $5 entry
PAYOUT IN STAMPS:      1st=$100   2nd=$75   3rd=$50






Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, January 3, 2008


Back in 2003-2004, TORY NYHAUG made headlines with Redline Bicycles by doubling at the Grands on a bonestock Flight bike – which earned him his first NAG No.1 plate in the ABA. And now after being away for a few years, Canada’s fastest amateur and 2012 Olympic hopeful, is back in the red, white and black aboard a 2008 Flight bike.
Redline’s Canadian distributor, Ten Pack Distribution, secured the deal after JAY MIRON saw his fellow countryman kick ass at the UCI World Championships.

Talks began right after Victoria,  Jay and Tory’s father, Greg, are rumored to have struck an agreement while sitting in the penalty box at a local hockey game.

“We are stoked to have Tory back on a Redline,
commented Jay Miron. “ Tory’s One amazing rider and a totally cool guy.  We’re excited to have the opportunity to support him in his quest for an Olympic medal in 2012”
Tory and his family are happier than ever to return to the team that helped him out in the early days. “I am looking forward to my return to Redline. Hanging out in the Redline pits, with Jason, Bubba and Kim was always a fun time. And I always did well racing a Redline,” said Tory.
Nyahug’s Redline debut will be Janaury 12 & 13th at ABA’s Silver Dollar Nationals in Reno, NV.



Shane Vincent Makes An "Appearance" in Iraq


OK, BMX Superstar (Long time Factory Powerlite, Clayborn & Revtec super fast type racer!) Shane Vincent isn't REALLY back in Iraq, fightin' the Bad Guys, but his presence is FOR SURE there.


Just check out the photo of 40 Something Cruiser Bad Boy, Marine Capt. Stan Horton, and his jacked up, badazz Humvee, with the SHANE VINCENT NUMBER PLATE in the window! (Plate design by BMX Mania Factory Team Member, Kris Lundgren, plate by BMX Mania Plate Sponsor, Johnson BMX Plates! Proud to serve!)


Stan is currently stationed at "Location X" somewhere in Iraq and is proudly flying Shane's plate in honor of his fallen comrade who is currently at home in Oklahoma recovering from SEVERE injuries incurred when he took what should have been a life ending hit from a roadside bomb while serving with the U.S. Army in Iraq.


Shane was preparing at that time to begin entry in to the Army's High Level Athletic Training Program in an effort to take on the challenge of trying out for the U.S. Olympic BMX Team.


Look for Stan AND Shane to hit the track again, somewhere down the road to recovery.


Get Well, Shane! Come on out and Hole Shot some gates with us!


Best wishes to both of you! - BMX Mania


ONE/Kenda Christmas Classic Ohio, US

ONE KENDA press release


The Christmas Classic was held in Columbus Ohio, USA.


The Latvians on the ONE/Kenda team made the trip to the US.

Joining Florida's Maliek Byndloss they had great time and even better results.

With the Olympics coming up it is a difficult season to plan your training. So far all goes well as the results show.


The competition in the US is one of the toughest in the world, so a great way for other competitors to see where they are compared to their opponents.

ONE's main sponsor Kenda was present at the event and proud to see their riders do so well.


Maliek won all mains in 20 and 24 inch on both days.

Arturs Matisons took 2nd in the UCI Elite Men's race, while Maris Strombergs took 6th.


Sunday Maris showed what he is capable of.

Maris took 1st place on the 2nd day in Elite Men for the UCI points.


Photos: BMX Mania and BMX Underground


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


ONE KENDA is sponsored by: 




Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, January 2, 2008


El Cajon, California – Formula Bicycle Company s pleased to announce that they have signed three of the fastest Elite riders in the world to their Factory Team - current World Champion Jonathan Suarez (Venezuela), Olympic front runner Arielle Martin (USA) and former World and ABA Champion Warwick Stevenson (Australia). “We are really stoked to have the opportunity to work with professional riders such as Jonathan, Arielle, and Warwick,” stated Will Rells, Formula’s brand manager.  “They bring years of experience and hopefully will make an impact at the Olympic Games in Beijing.”   

Jonathan Suarez – Elite Men’s – Nucleus Pro Plus - Jonathan Suarez has always been a front runner in the Elite Men’s game, but really turned some heads this past summer winning the Elite Cruiser World Title on a borrowed bike.  Currently, Venezuela has a spot open for the Olympic Games and Jonathan is the front runner.  This season Jonathan will have the opportunity to make it to more races to hone his skills. 

Arielle Martin – Elite Women’s – Nucleus Pro – Arielle Martin has been at the top of the Elite Women’s class for a long time.  Arielle has been consistently one of the top American riders in UCI competition, and has really shown her strength on the tougher UCI Supercross tracks. Arielle is training hard for the Olympics this summer and hopes to steal the show. 

Warwick Stevenson – Elite Men’s – Nucleus Pro XL – Warwick Stevenson needs no introduction.  He is a two-time ABA National #1 Pro, UCI World Champion, and NORA Cup Racer of the Year.  Stevenson is coming back from injuries this season, and plans to quickly get back to top form. 

The new riders join ABA National #1 Pro and UCI World Champ Alise Post,  UCI World Champ Yvan Lapraz, Tim Dinger, Lee Lewis, Chad Kerley, and Andre Norles on the Formula Factory Team.  

Formula offers 30 sizes to make sure there’s a perfect fit for any rider.  Available in heat treated 6061-T6 aluminum and 4130 chrome-moly, all Formula frames are offered in both overseas or built in house right here in the good ‘ole USA.

Formula Bicycle Company is proudly partnered with: (, Fly Racing (, FSA (, FormCo (, and Sun Rims (

Please email or call 619-276-3040 for more info or check out   

Formula is distributed by Fly Racing and Quality Bike Products and available online at and




Check out the new Limited Edition FLY Race Wear for Honda MX Pro Andrew Short.  


The "Shorty" gear features FLY's top of the line 208 Evolution race jersey and pants in a limited edition color and size run. 


Available only in a Red-White-Blue color combination, the pants are available in adult sizes 28-36 and jerseys in adult sizes S-XL.


There is only a small amount of this gear being made and once it's gone, it's gone.

Available now through your local bike shop or favorite mail order.


For information on this, or any other FLY Racing product, check out



Intense/Phantom/On-Trac Drops in on The Christmas Classic!

Greetings and Happy Holidays to all in BMX-Land from your friends at Intense/Phantom/On-Trac.  Here's hoping everyone got the hubs, ti-spokes and whatever else they wanted from Santa and Bank of Mom and Dad this year.  For a few of our riders, the Christmas stocking had a trip to Columbus in it to attend one of the most fun races of the year - the Christmas Classic.  The Classic is one of the easiest, most convenient races of the year to attend as everything you need is all essentially under one roof.  The facility is surrounded by quality restaurants, several hotels and it is only a ten minute cab ride from the airport.  The surrounding community of shops and dining establishments gets involved putting "Welcome" signs in the windows to BMXers.  What's not to like? 

The impetus for the trip was up and comer 17-18X Nic Long who is learning the UCI ropes in hopes of an Olympic spot.  Nic is getting to see some of the world with a trip last year to China and planned trips to Spain and Australia early in '08.  Nic and TM Donovan were attending the UCI races in Columbus last week so a few of their friends decided to keep them company, lest they get lonely out there over the holidays.  The team's riders had fun, made some new friends, caught up with old ones, rode well and came away with some pretty good racing results. 

Nic has an immense amount of poise for an 18 year old, lining up in the gate with Kyle Bennett, Robert DeWilde, Khalen Young and other world class riders.  Me?  My knees would shake so much, I'd fall over in the gate like a 5 Novie

Nic held his own well on Friday, getting through motos.  In quarters, he had some bad luck crashing after being run into from behind.  Saturday went better as he made it to semis only to crash again after getting a world class brake-check by Michael Prokop exiting the Pro section.  Live and learn; that's what he's doing and getting better every race.  Nic fared a wee bit better in the regular competition running perfect each day in both the 16 + Open and 17-18X class competitions.  As to the rest of our grommets and the team competition, our little troupe had some pretty good finishes, having fun getting to ride over the Winter break.   

Our lone lady rider, Felicia Stancil had a superb weekend, running perfects both days in 12 Girls and 12 and Under Cruiser making Dad Jamie's long drive home a lot more comfortable.  This pretty little lady is awesome.    

"Vicious" Vaughn Herrick made the trek from Texas and came away with a nice double in 8X, sporting a new haircut, much to Mom's chagrin - surfer-boy to model material.  Unlike Sampson, however, Vaughn stayed strong as a beast all weekend winning it all.    

Christopher "Bobble-Head" Blevins has one of the more exciting rivalries in the sport right now with OFR's new pick-up; talented Cameron Moore.  Both battled fiercely all weekend.  On Friday, Moore edged Blevins out in the 9X Class and then they swapped spots in 9-10 Cruiser with Christopher taking the win.  Saturday, Christopher had all cylinders firing and ran perfects all day, including both main event wins. 

UCI World # 1 Rusty "Razzleberry" Nesvig accompanied Don-a-monster and Nic from San Diego.  It is a little known fact that Rusty was in fact created by Mad Scientist Donovan Long in his Lakeside back yard where he and Nic do hundreds of gates every week under the watchful eye of Big D and suffering the withering, sarcastic  tongue of Donavon's wife Melissa.  If you thought the two old guys in the muppets were tough on the crowd, you should attend gate training...  Long-style!  In Columbus, Rusty did what he does at pretty much every race.  Win lap-after-lap finishing the weekend with two perfects in 13X.   

Another Texan, Jake Trevino, made his UCI Junior Elite debut Friday and made Momma (and Dad) proud making both his mains finishing 3rd and 6th respectively.  Not bad for a high school quarterback who hasn't had much track time lately!  He also threw his hat in the 16X class crashing in the main on Friday, taking a 6th and recovering well on Saturday running perfect all day including the main event victory.   

The "Conman", Connor Fields got to go the Classic as a Christmas present.  This is one his favorite races and affords he and Dad the chance to catch up with lots of old friends from Phat Matts "back-in-the-day" when it was Vogler, Upshaw, the Proctors, Geddis and Tomlinson and the rivalry of that season was Trae Proctor and Sean Lechner.  Anybody remember that?   Now 15X, Connor ran perfect all day Friday up until he slid out in the first turn in quarters sending him to the showers early.  Saturday was a day of redemption with 5 winning laps, including the main event. 

As to team finishes, we're very pleased with our results competing against perennial power-houses Dan's, OFR and Felt.  Day One was a bit tough with Fields and Trevino crashing, but the team managed a third with a 91. On Saturday, all the riders stayed up and Intense/Phantom/On-Trac took the win with an NBL season high score of 96.  Look for main event races in the coming days at Fun was had by all and we look forward to seeing our BMX family and friends in just a few weeks in Reno, Nevada.   See you at the corner bar! 

Thanks to our terrific sponsors for making these accomplishments possible 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 (

Hog’s Breath Café BMX National Probikx Series - Rounds 3 & 4

Combined with UCI BMX Oceania Ranking Rounds 4 & 5


Where: Nerang BMX track, Gold Coast, QLD - Cnr Cayuga St and Mortensen Rd, Nerang


When: 1st round - Friday night elite racing 5.30 pm – 8 pm & 2nd round - Saturday morning elite racing 10 am – 12 noon - Other racing continues Saturday afternoon and Sunday


Who: All elite man and women aiming at the Beijing Olympics - Australian High Performance squad & New Zealand team plus riders from Hong Kong, Japan and Canada.



·        Last time these riders will race in Queensland before the Olympics

·        Important race for valuable UCI points.

·        These points help countries with ranking and individual riders with ranking and selection

·        Australian selectors will be on site




Luke Madill (Penrith, NSW) - member of the High Performance Squad for Australia

Kamakazi (Forest Lakes, QLD) - 2006 National Champion

Jared Graves (Toowoomba, QLD) - 3rd in Beijing Supercross

Michael “Tiger” Robinson (Greenbank, QLD) – top Australian rider

Brian Kirkham (Adelaide, SA) - current Probikx Series leader

Marc Willers (New Zealand) – leading rider from NZ

Steven Wong  (Hong Kong) – European Champion 2006



Tanya Bailey (Perth, WA & Gold Coast, QLD) - National Champion

Melissa Mankowski (Moranbah, QLD &Campbelltown, NSW)– current Probikx Series leader

Ziggy Callan (Lilydale, VIC)– first year in elite

Sarah Walker (New Zealand) – ranked #3 in the World

NBL Christmas Classic Race Coverage On


Race coverage is being posted on from the NBL's President's Cup, Christmas Classic and the UCI Continental Races in Columbus, OH.


Check back as we finish posting the last of the photos.






Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, January 1, 2008




Fresh from the fertile imagination of BMX Mania Factory Guy, Christophe Boul, we wish you a

Happy New Year with tons of groovy BMX and may all your gate starts be Hole Shots!

As we enter 2008, BMX Mania rocks in to it's 13th year of existence, and it's been very cool to help bring lots of fun BMX news to the good girls and boys.

2008 IS going to be a little different, with all eyes on the prize, the two Gold Medals at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China in August. So......

Strap on your SPD's and hang on to your helmets all you awesome riders, and we'll be rockin' you with lots more cool BMX stuff leading up to Beijing.

It's going to be a good one, so let's get it started.....Welcome, 2008!


Christophe Boul, 2007 European Cruiser Champion


BMX Mania Factory Hot Shoe, Christophe Boul, above, doin' the podium thing at the Euro Champs in Roman, France. (Click for the 'Big Picture'.)

Just a note to send out some props to the man who did up our "Happy BMXin' New Year" illustration above, BMX Mania Factory Rider, Christophe Boul.


2007 was a BIG year for Christophe as he won his Cruiser Class (He's 40) at the 2007 European BMX Championships in Roman, France.


Christophe had a 'not so good' start and came from way back in the pack to pass one rider at a time and took the win with a near perfect charge down the last straight rhythm section to take the BIG emotional win with the entire crowd going absolutely NUTS!!!!


So, there ya have it sports fans, the man can draw his fool head off AND he can moto a BMX track as well, he's a BMX Legend, for SURE! - BMX Mania