BMX racing news, Monday - January 31, 2011
UCI North America BMX Class 5
ABA Silver Dollar National - Guthrie, OK - January 29 & 30, 2011
Saturday ..... Dominique Daniels Takes Women's Win, France's Joris Daudet Swoops On A BIG Elite Men's Win ... Junior Men/Jordan Miranda
|Elite Women's Final||Elite Men's Final||Elite Men's Semi Final||Elite Men's Moto Results||Junior Men's Final|
Sunday ..... Dominique Doubles Up For The Weekend, Marc Willers Takes ANOTHER Elite Men's Win And Tanner Sebasta Wins Junior Men
|Elite Women's Final||Elite Men's Final||Elite Men's Semi Final||Elite Men's Moto Results||Junior Men's Final|
|BATTLE OF THE BAY RACE Race Two REPORT TAMPA, FLORIDA|
JANUARY 29, 2011 - Riders were in top condition as they converged on Tampa BMX for race 2 of the 2011 Battle of the Bay Race Series. Unlike the high winds and low temperatures of the previous race this day was shaping up to be perfect for these stoked riders. The days events kicked off with a flag pole dedication to fallen BMX’er Rob Berryman. Rob lost his battle with cancer a number of years ago and to honor his memory his family, Tampa BMX, Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation and RL Gordon Flag Pole Services joined efforts and placed a permanent 30’ flag pole and monument in his honor at the track. After an invocation by Jason Cunningham the talented Christine Hundley belted out one of the best National Anthems this author has ever heard. Once the opening ceremonies were over it was time to go to battle.
The event started off with Pro’s Speedster Geoff Ssengoba, Wild Bill Young, Big Joe Mathis and Jason Conklin going head to head in the motos. It wasn’t until the main event that Ssengoba pulled out all the stops. After a shaky start on the first straight Ssengoba managed to push Mathis up high in the first turn into Wild Bill effectively taking his line. Rather than eat asphalt Big Joe braked causing the precious loss of momentum in the next step up. As they ripped through the 2nd and 3rd straights Ssengoba and Mathis pulled away just enough to make it a battle for the line. As hard as Mathis tried he just could not reel in the likes of Ssengoba and missed the big payout by inches. Wild Bill was on Big Joes rear wheel like soiltac on your shoe but ran out of track before he could gain an advantage. Conklin cruised in for a fourth.
The next generation of BMX’ers did not disappoint. The 5 & Under Rookie class was stacked once again. Tyler Harnage of St. Pete BMX gave up the hole shot to Cameron Moyer of Tampa BMX in the first moto. This kid was not about to lay down, he poured it on through the rest of the motos and brought home a win in the main. The 9 Rookies were one of the largest classes with two racks. Sean Albritton and Ethan Lamothe both wearing the St. Pete colors controlled their motos only to face each other in the main event. Brayden Moyer of Tampa BMX tried his best to be the spoiler but Albritton rode the line to destiny and hit the white line first.
Speaking of large classes, Tampa BMX’ers Zachary Engel and Preston Wilson were busy being at the head of their class the 9 Challengers in separate racks. Wilson ended up being the teacher on this one showing everyone the way to the podium with Nathan Tyler II of St. Pete barely missing the top spot. In the 14 Girl Challenger Class Rebecca McKenzie of USA BMX waived adios at the gate to her peeps and spun to the white line in breakneck speed to bring home a win.
The 15 Expert class was well represented by Tyler Heinrichs of Tampa BMX. He never took his eye off the prize while Ben Rothman of St. Pete BMX tried to reel him in but came up short. Heinrichs also ruled his cruiser class bringing home some important points on his home track. Zachary Frakes in the 14 Expert mixed class taught a class of his own. From the starting gate to the finish line he took command of his class whacked ‘em all.
Patty Gonzalez of Tampa BMX had a perfect day in the Girls 40-44 Cruiser class as did Rick Herrick of USA BMX in the 35-39 Men’s Cruiser Class.
The race was a huge success and everyone’s eye is on the cup. Check out www.tampalivesports.com to watch an archive of the race. The standings are in for races 1 & 2 of the Battle of the Bay…. Two tracks are tied and the third is 1 point back! St. Pete’s race next Saturday night is the decision maker!
Props to the Battle of the Bay Sponsors: J & R Bicycle Superstore, Maxim Insurance and Smoothie King.
BMX racing news, Friday - January 28, 2011
introduces their All-New 2011
The Fastest Pants on the Planet.
BETTER FIT! - The new Flight pants sport a vastly improved fit and feature all new styling that match well with the Redline team jersey.
LONGER SHORTS! - Listening to
our riders - we extended the hem of the zip-off-to-shorts;
lengthening them to below the knee. Masa and Carne$ will be
happy! The seat area has also been tailored to fit much
better than previous RL pants.
LIGHTER! - The new Flight pants are also much lighter due to the removal of most of the heavy TPR patches. They still feature removable hip pads, air-mesh behing the knee, and a hang loop, but have also been improved with a better belt system and custom-printed inner liner
ROOMIER! - Unlike other race gear, Redline Flight pants are still sized well-enough for additional knee braces and shin pads underneath
CycleCraft’s Upshaw frosts the field at Christmas Classic!
Jeff Upshaw and his new CycleCraft ride skated into Ohio to take on the NBL Elite. Day one saw Jeff win all three motos and his semi.
Drawing gate one in the main, he went into turn one a close second.
Jeff’s favorite part of the track is the rhythm section and he closed the gap fast, setting up the pass in the last turn for the win.
Day two came and Jeff skated thru the rounds into the main again.
This time coming out of gate three he made quick work of the track and won it wire to wire.
A fantastic end to 2010 and just the beginning for Jeff Upshaw as CycleCraft’s marquee men’s elite pro.
Jeff Upshaw and the CycleCraft Factory Team are supported by a great group of co-sponsors, including: Profile Racing (profileracing.com), Answer BMX (answerbmx.com), Kenda Tires and Tubes (kendausa.com), No Fear (nofear.com), Fly Racing (flyracing.com), Alienation BMX (alienationbmx.com), MCS Bicycles (mcsbicycles.com), UGP (undergroundproducts.com), Animal Customs (animalpaintball.com), 24/Seven Graphics (24sevengraphics.com), HRP Designs (hrpdesigns.com), JW Bicycle Products (jwbmx.com), Toyota of Daytona (daytonatoyota.com), PowerAde (us.powerade.com).
BMX racing news, Thursday - January 27, 2011
hopes for hometown edge at Bunbury BMX battle
West Australia's Lauren Reynolds hopes a home town advantage will boost her chances of success when Bunbury plays host to BMX Australia's National Probikx/Champbikx this weekend.
Rounds 5 and 6 will be raced over two days with Reynolds out to overhaul Canberra's Caroline Buchanan who dominated the previous rounds earlier this month in Nerang, Queensland.
"I'm so excited about racing some of the world's elite riders in front of my family and friends," said Reynolds.
Elite riders including 2008 Olympians Luke Madill and Nicole Callisto, 2010 Australian Champions Alex Cameron, Billy Jolliffe and Caroline Buchanan will join around 100 other riders registered to race at the Bunbury BMX Club.
"I'm feeling confident that 2011 is going to be a great year. It started with a bang and with a new Australian High Performance team, new sponsors, bikes and gears, I have all the support I need," said Buchanan.
With the redevelopment of Bunbury BMX track to international standards, a big weekend of racing is expected with overall world ranking points available.
UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) ranking points are important to Australia's hopes of having the maximum number of riders at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
"All my training and competition is to prepare for the ultimate goal of representing Australia at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Racing against the calibre of riders at Bunbury will give me a good indication of my chance of making the Olympic team," said Reynolds.
Now known as Perkins BMX Stadium, round 5 and 6 is much more than just another weekend of BMX racing, the event symbolises the hard work and effort put in by the club and local community to build the new track.
"It is now one of Australia's premier BMX tracks and I look forward to gauging the reaction of all riders and officials over the weekend, "said Bunbury BMX Club President Tim Wakeling. "We are very proud of what we have built and it's a credit to all who were involved, including local businesses and the wider community."
WHAT: BMX Australia Champbikx/Probikx National Series rounds 5 and 6. Doubles as a UCI Oceania Ranking round (overall world ranking points are on offer)
WHEN: 29 and 30 January 2011
WHERE: Bunbury BMX Club: Corner of Rotary Drive and Washington Ave Bunbury
TANGENT/RIDERS PRO SHOP
WELCOMES TAYLOR WOLCOTT!
We here at Tangent are very excited to release the news that super fast and very talented Junior Women's rider, Taylor Wolcott will be joining the Tangent Factory Team!
Taylor has been a long time rider of Tangent products and been part of the family/cartel for quite some time. It made nothing but perfect sense to bring this young talented lady to the team for the 2011 season and help her reach her goals of representing the USA at the 2012 Olympics. We are very excited to have her as a part of the team and can’t wait for a great year of riding from her.
Taylor kicked off the season opener in Reno with a couple of great finishes! She locked down a 2nd on Saturday and came away with a 4th on Sunday. Watch for this girl to be making many podiums and pushing to grab some wins all season long.
|ARNAUD DUBOIS PICKS UP GT EUROPE SPONSORSHIP|
After a fun year on Intense which didn’t give me the expected results due to some injuries, it's time for me to move on.
I would like to thank Jan and Jorg at Intense Europe who helped me and trusted me all the 2010 season long.
In 2011, I’m returning to my roots, where I started at the age of 6! My next race I will back on GT bicycles as part of the GT Europe Team.
I’m looking forward to these 2 long seasons leading up to the Olympics in London.
I will start with 2 months in Florida with lots of trainings, some races and sun, to prepare for the 2011 BMX Season!! - Arnaud Dubois
|Formula/Europe Factory Team Thanks!|
The Formula Team Riders and Management want to thank their 2010 sponsors for their support during this BMX Season.
With the support of Formula Bicycles, EuroBmx.be, Shimano, Alienation, Tioga, BES&T, SixSixOne, Royal Racing and Navada.net, we managed to make our second year another succesfull one!
BES&T, Tioga and Alienation already decided to extend their agreement with
the Formula Europe Team.
Tioga will supply the team with top quality Tires, Seats and Grips.
Alienation is proud to supply their strong lightweight Rims.
BES&T will provide the team again with their top of the line health care products.
Of course, Formula Bicycle Company and EuroBmx take care again in 2011 to equip the team with the top notch Formula Nucleus frames.
We are still working on some other deals and new supporting companies will be added soon.
Interested parties can contact our team manager Nico van Dartel via email email@example.com
For more info about the team, checkwww.formulabmx.eu
BMX racing news, Wednesday - January 26, 2011
USA Cycling announces selection procedures for 2012 Olympic Games
(January 25, 2011) — USA Cycling released today the selection procedures that will be used to determine the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team. The procedures outline the selection process across all four Olympic disciplines – Road, Mountain Bike, Track and BMX.
The selection procedures outline: prioritized automatic and discretionary selection criteria, key dates including any tryout events and long-team qualification period, maximum team size and more. The only discipline set to include an Olympic Trials event is men’s BMX where one of three maximum spots will be determined at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calf. on June 16, 2012.
The men’s road cycling selection procedures are pending final approval and are expected to be announced shortly.
The 2012 Olympic Games are scheduled for July 27 – August 12 in London, United Kingdom.
An outline of key information and links to the full 2012 U.S. Olympic Team selection procedures are available below.
2012 Olympic Games – Cycling Selection Procedures
About USA Cycling - Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling comprises 66,500+ licensees; 2,200 clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,650 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org.
BMX racing news, Tuesday - January 25, 2011
|Big time BMX track going up in Riga, Latvia|
There's a new BMX track being built in Latvia and most importantly, in Riga the capital of the Top BMX Ranked Nation of Latvia.
This process of getting the track built was a long and patient quest to get interest from the city council to support it with a needed site and finance for such a world class BMX track. Most fanatic locals have been doing BMX since the very beginning of Latvian BMX (1988), but all attempts in the past to build their own track had failed.
Not this time!
Even after mutual agreement and support with the local authorities there were multiple obstacles which delayed the project for about 3 years. Finally, on the 3rd of November, 2010 the excavator started to dig in a woody site in the forested area called “Mezaparks”.
The track designer is Latvian TOP 3 elite men's rider – Arturs Matisons (#31) who has started his own business in track designing and building. He was helped with the building by Maris Gutmanis. In Arturs' portfolio he has accomplished the reshaping and building of the pro-section of the well known track in Valmiera, and the building of the first and only track in Estonia the neighboring country and the track at the Jelgava city Olympic center which opened last year.
The shape of the track itself is finished, topsoil and layout of the greenery is almost finished. Right now it’s the middle of winter in Riga with lots of snow, and work on track will be continued as soon as possible – probably at April.
Recently for publicity there where made some 3D visualizations of what the track and venue around it will look like. In the images it’s possible to notice that the local club will have to manage an area where there could be some trails, pump-tracks, cottages and other features behind track.
Also sponsors or even investors are welcomed to support for spectator stands, and clubhouse.
Important for the local BMX Club is the fact that this year there will be at least 4 different big events held at the new facility, one of them will be the Final round of the BMX Grand Prix of Latvia. Most rounds of that tour will be UCI Category 5 events.
This outstanding project is formally supported by Riga City council, Latvian Olympic Committee and "Riga Forests".
Parameters of track: • Starting hill height: 5m • Overall length: about 350 • Pro-sections: 2 – 2nd and 3rd straight • Overall slope: about 1m
• Gate: Pro-Gate, Straight 8 • Turns: 3, asphalted, 180. • Time counting system; • Illumination; • Permanent videotranslation on web Options:
• Located at
leisure and recreation park • Distance from International
airport (RIX): 18km • Distance to closest track: 16km • Distance
to center of city: 7km • Other options: near grocery, golf
course, lake with beach, gas station, zoo, open air stage with
For more information, contact Jānis Grīnvalds at
BMX racing news, Monday - January 24, 2011
Alpha-H sign With Lauren Reynolds for 2 years!
off a stunning finale to her 2010 race season, Lauren Reynolds is
pleased to announce her partnership with skincare innovators,
Alpha-H, for the 2011 BMX race season. The partnership builds on a
growing market of strong female cyclists, and both Reynolds and
Alpha-H are enthusiastic for a successful new year.
According to company spokespeople: "The Alpha-H brand is built around notions of Value, Trust and Integrity, and we strive to install these values in the mind of the public at every opportunity." The partnership between Reynolds and Alpha-H is further bolstered by Alpha-H's continued interest in broadening market presence, and Reynolds demonstrates upstanding values and a desire to bolster sporting among women in her community, her sport, and worldwide.
As Lauren Reynolds continues to strive for Olympic gold in the London 2012 games, she is thrilled to have the support of Alpha-H helping her shine every step along the way.
Caroline Buchanan Kicks Off Her BMX 2011 At BMX Australia Nerang National
RACE REPORT FROM THE 2011 BATTLE OF THE BAY
January 22, 2011, Riverview Florida
161 riders from Tampa BMX, USA BMX and St. Pete BMX converged on USA BMX in Riverview Florida to kick off the inaugural race of the Battle of the Bay. Cold and blustery weather didn’t keep these BMX’ers away from the track. After a serious delay due to a computer glitch the first race of a three race series kicked off with a bang. Elite riders Larry Dardini, Joe Mathis and Geoff Sengoba eased through the motos sizing each other up for the main. Sengoba struggling through a hand injury could find no way around the likes of Dardini. In the main it was bar end to bar end between Dardini and Mathis with Dardini squeezing out a victory and the cash.
In the youngest class of the day, the 4 & under rookies, Zane Von Bergen of Tampa BMX rode away with a perfect for the day. One of the largest classes of the day was the 11 rookie class that was led by Dalton Carde and Troy Devault both from USA BMX in separate racks. Carde held his own in the main to bring home a win.
Morgan Kilpatrick of St. Pete BMX was the shining star in the 12 Challenger Girl class cruising through with a perfect day. The Moran sisters (Mary Kate & Elizabeth) of Tampa BMX sized each other up in the motos for the 10 Challenger Girls with Mary Kate edging out a win in the main.
Chase Chevalier of USA BMX got off to a slow start in the motos but took the win in the main in the 13 Challenger class. 15 Challenger Patrick Harris was able to secure a first for Tampa BMX as was Dillan Papageorge of St. Pete BMX.
The 14 Expert class had some heavy hitters from all 3 tracks. Chad Myers of USA BMX was able to show them the fastest way to finish line through the motos only to be overtaken by Joseph O’Conner of St. Pete BMX in the main event. Tyler Heinrichs brought home a pair of perfects in the 15 Expert and Cruiser classes for Tampa BMX. Paul Rothman of St. Pete BMX was able to perfect the day in the 13 Expert class.
The scoring system being used for the Battle of the Bay Series follows the President’s cup format to ensure all three tracks are pointed fairly. With the first race of the three race series in the books the standings are….
ONLY FOUR POINTS SEPARATE THE FIRST PLACE TEAM FROM THE THIRD PLACE TEAM!
It’s not too late to support your track! Come on out to Tampa and get in on the action! Your track needs you!
The series resumes at Tampa BMX on Saturday, January 29th
Registration from 9-12:15
Practice from 10-12:30
Webcast on WWW.TAMPALIVESPORTS.COM
BMX racing news, Weekend edition, - January 22-23, 2011
Introducing Chase BMX – BMX Race Frames
BMX Racing Group is proud to introduce its new frame line - Chase BMX and the signing of a brand new Elite Pro, Connor Fields.
Chase BMX frames have been in development for over a year and a half, with the design inspiration coming from one of BMX’s all time greats, Christophe Leveque. Christophe is a 9 time World Champion, as well as winning the ABA #1 Pro title 3 times, the NBL #1 Pro title 2 times, and an incredible 22 time European and French Champion!
The frame was designed and refined with Christophe overseeing each step of the process and giving exact direction to ensure the frames are what we believe to be the world’s best BMX racing frames. So with the best BMX frame in the World, we needed one of the best BMX riders to race it. Chase BMX is excited to announce today the signing of our first Elite rider to the brand.
On 1/11/11, a 2-year contract was agreed to and signed by Connor Fields. Connor was the top USA Elite rider on the UCI Supercross series in 2010, finishing 3rd overall in the world. He also finished 2010 as the World #1 ranked Junior Elite Rider.
"I'm really excited to have signed on with and to be involved with BMX Racing Group for the new, upcoming season. Working with Pete and Christophe is a unique and once in a lifetime opportunity. Not only are they supporting me on the race side, but I am getting to learn the business side of the sport that I love.” Connor said.
“Connor has been one of the most promising up and coming riders in the USA and at such a young age, has already proven he has what it takes on the international level at the UCI Supercross events. Having worked with him in the past, I knew he was not only a great rider on the track, but already understands how to give back to the sport and promote himself off the track. When the opportunity to sponsor him arose in early January, we jumped on the chance to sign Connor to our team to what we hope is a very long relationship”, stated BRG Strategic partner Pete Dylewski.
The Chase BMX team already has support from several excellent companies, such as Kicker Audio, Shimano, Insight, Excess, and Elevn. We will announce the full list of sponsors in the very near future.
Look for Connor to make his debut on Chase BMX next month at the ABA Oldsmar national event.
J&R Bicycles/Speed Team ROCK ABA RENO!
Straight off the 2010 ABA season with an energetic Bike Shop #1 trophy in hand the J&R Bicycles/Speed team took both days at Reno, NV. The team is off to a great start for the 2011 season some a few new faces on the team and several returning. Scott Angus continues to run a great program.
The change to SPEED BICYCLES seems to be paying off as the riders take to them for the first run out of the gate. We want to take the opportunity to thank Greg Skibel at TROY LEE DESIGNS for the uniform and helmet package they offered the team and to Dave Marietti at HOT SHOPPE DESIGNS for putting together a great 2011 jersey design.
Katin Mitchell, 7x, 3rd place on Saturday, Speed 438
Tristan Mitchell, 1st place both days in 8 cruiser, Intense Jr. Cruiser
Leinani Peralta, 2nd place on Sunday in 8 girls, Intense Junior
Bryce Batten, 1st place on Saturday in 10x & 10 cruiser, 2nd place on Sunday in 10x & 10 cruiser, Speed 520/534
Levi Pope, 3rd place on Saturday and 2nd place on Sunday in 11 cruiser, Speed 534
Ryan Pettigrew, double-double in 12x and 12 cruiser, Speed 533/534
Kaden Wells, 2nd place in 12 cruiser on Saturday, Intense Expert Cruiser
Rachel Mydock, 3rd place on Sunday in 14 girls, Speed 520
Lauren Whisler, 1st place both days in 15 girls, Speed 533
Austin Fowble, 3rd place both days in 15x, Speed 533
Jessica Navarro, 3rd place 17-27 girls on Saturday, Speed 520
K.J. Romero, 2nd place both days in 17-18x, 2nd an 3rd place in 17-20 cruiser, Speed 546/534
|Caroline Buchanan Featured In Women's Health Magazine!|
2011 Battle of the Bay Adds Live WebCast!
BMX racing news, Wednesday, - January 19, 2011
Hyper Picks Up Jerry Bradford.....Jerry!
Hyper Bicycles is excited to announce the expansion of its 2011 Factory Racing Team.
In addition to 5 new riders, Hyper is pleased to announce that Jerry Bradford will be joining Hyper as the West Coast Team Manager. Jerry will join Jud Ciancio in a joint effort to have Hyper represented at every major race for the 2011 Season.
Hyper is still looking for a few more top National riders to complete the 2011 Roster, but expect to see the new members of the orange and black competing at the ABA Reno, NV national this weekend.
Hyper is proudly co-sponsored by Profile racing, Kenda Tires, Black Crown number plates, No Fear and Kovachi Wheels.
Check out the progress of the ABA Bike Of The Year trophy as it makes the rounds of Redline Staff and Riders around the track and the office.
|Phillip Wolcott memorial fund set|
The family of fallen BMX Dad, Phillip Wolcott of Roseville, California have established a Memorial Fund in honor of the Rad Dad who died unexpectedly January 1st.
The Dad of Superfast Junior Women's rider, Taylor Wolcott, Phillip was well known around BMX as a popular and dedicated BMXer who LOVED the sport.
There has been an account set up at Chase Bank, the Routing number is 322271627 and the account number is 94950708. Donations in Phillip's memory
With many unexpected expenses and some challenging days ahead, support of this awesome BMX family can be a very worthwhile undertaking for the "BMX Family", so let's get behind them and HELP OUT!
Taylor and her Mom, Shellie will be in Reno, NV this week for the opening 2011 race of the ABA BMX season, makin' it happen in Phillip's memory!
Excess 351 Pro Series Wheel Set
Excess is proud to offer our new line of wheel Sets. Lightweight, reliable, Fast engaging Cassette Hub, and a Custom build look help make the Excess 351 Pro Wheels Sets stand out from the crowd and offer you the finest complete wheel set available in BMX today.
Excess 351 Wheel Sets Features include: ~ Custom 351 Rims made By Sun Rims Exclusively for Excess ~14G Stainless Steel Spokes with Alloy Nipples in colors ~Excess Excel Hubs feature custom Hub cones & washers, Rear Cassette Hub features 4 Pawls & 24 Points of Engagement ~Wheel Sets offered in 5 Colors – Black, Polish, White, Red, & Blue ~Available in sizes 20 x 1-1/8th, 1-3/8th, 1.50, 1.75, & 24 x 1.75 ~ Wheel Sets include a 16 tooth Excess Cog – Alloy on 1-3/8th & 1-1/8th.
Excess 351 20 x 1.75 Weights: Front Wheel 800 Grams Rear Wheel 980 Grams
MSRP: 20 x 1.5 & 1.75 - $319.99 for Black, Blue, Red & Polish, $339.99 for White MSRP: 24 x1.50 - $329.00 for Black, Blue, Red & Polish, $339.99 for White
Excess BMX is a division of BRG www.BMXracingGroup.com - BRG is Proud to offer products from Elevn, Chase BMX, Insight, Excess, and Kingstar BMX.
BMX racing news, Monday, - January 17, 2011
Long & Daniels Take Day Two Wins At ABA Reno!
Willers & Daniels Take Day One Wins In Reno!
Elite Men Podium
1 Marc Willers
2 Corben Sharrah
3 Donny Robinson
Elite Women Podium
1 Dominique Daniels
2 Arielle Martin
3 Ashley Verhagen
Check Out The BMX Mania Race Report Page
This Weekend From Reno, Nevada As The
ABA Silver Dollar Nationals Kick Off The 2011 Season!
|Check back Saturday for Awesome Race Action from the ABA Silver Dollar Nationals in Reno, Nevada. The Reno Race is the first of the 2011 BMX Racing Season, and it'll be full of surprises, so CHECK IN SATURDAY for race coverage from RENO!|
|Barry Nobles / Caroline Buchanan Clinic!|
|Barry Nobles is on holiday in Australia next month and is hookin' up with Caroline for an exclusive clinic!|
BMX racing news, Wednesday - January 12, 2011
Rennen/Intense Christmas classic team report / sweeps the weekend for national team wins
NBL Christmas Classic, back home in Columbus OH. Nothing more needs to be said, that statement alone is enough to bring a smile to any old school BMXer's face. After ripping open the Christmas presents and stuffing our face with a wonderful family dinner we hit the road for the 12 hour trip to "C-Bus".
The tournament course wasn't the greatest track ever, but hey we all had to compete on the same track, right! Tom Ritz did his best to work with the material provided and made a great "save" on Sunday after practice day as the track was nearly unridable all day Sunday. This race, being the first installment of the 2011 NBL "Cat 2" team series, we know all the teams hoping to make a run at the title in 2011 would be present, and Rennen/Intense met the challenge by scoring a 356 on day 1 to grab the National Team win by five points, and on Day 2 we scored a 363 again for the win. So far in the young 2011 season we have taken 3 out of 4 National Team wins. Here is how your favorite team rider fared over the course of the holiday bonanza event.
Shawn DiPrete (36-40x & Cru): Tried to take the entire weekend "off" but Roybal kept reminding him it was a BMX race. 3 perfects for the weekend.
Austin Loebe (17/18x): Once we got his shoe issues resolved, all was good to go!
Max Egdorf (19-25x): Dominated the class in Ohio, double perfects.
Cam Moore (12x & Open): Happy 13th Birthday to Cam just a few days after the race, he was sick as a dog most of the race period but still managed some great podium finishes in both class and open. He also made the switch to 1.5 wheels rather seamlessly.
Erik Meyer (11x & Open): Erik brought only his new Speed 20", raced class and open. Had a ton of great laps, was a factor in all five mains he was in over the course of the three-day event, and most importantly he continues to learn to race as his body grows.
Rochelle Wooding (14 girls & Cru): Came one moto win away from double perfects in BOTH the 14 girls and 13/14 girls cruiser classes.
Elida Beeman (13 girls & cru): Our newest addition, having just turned 13 only days prior to the event made her presence known in 13 girls, with a win on day 2, and being a factor in the 13/14 girls cruiser as well. Welcome to the family Elida!
Justin Knapper (14x & Cru): Gave us a few scares, but came away with two perfects in class and one in cruiser.
Vic Behm (16x & Cru): Must have really enjoyed his new Yellow Stinger Intense frame, cause he turned the soft tournament course into his own personal playground. One of the only two riders (that I saw) double up the rhythm section and throw X up to flattie's through the pro section in qualifying rounds regardless of what position he was in.
Nicole Mitchell (8 girls-8/9 open): Took her new 2011 THE Frost helmet to a big win in the 8 girls class on day 2. Day 1 she also showed the boys the way around the track working her way through 1/8 qualifiers to the main event
Up next for the team is the ABA season
opener in Reno, NV. Look for Justin Wike
and Devon Yeager to both make their
team debuts, joined by Alex Anthony,
Rennen Design Group
makers of the finest gears, chain rings,
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Rennen/Intense is a division of Bizzarro BMX, Inc.
BMX racing news, Tuesday - January 11, 2011
Joey Bradford & LDC Team Up To Ride Rollers!
Joey Bradford and LDC have teamed up to design the ultimate set of mini rollers.
These rollers are 12" x 10" with a 2 3/4" diam roller. Because of their compact size, the JB / LDC Mini Rollers fit nicely in riding bags and back packs, which makes for easy travel.
Use them in conjunction with a bike stand so there is no balancing involved. This feature makes them great for the little racers as well as the pro's.
The mini rollers are being manufactured at the LDC factory in Gilbert, AZ and are available by contacting LDC or Joey Bradford.
If you happen to be going to the Silver Dollar National in Reno, stop by the LDC compound and check 'em out.
|Shanaze Reade Series|
In Episode five we get to see Shanaze visit the Olympic park for Magnificent 7's Daily Mail photo shoot.
After visiting the Olympic park Shanaze travels back home to spend quality time with her family at Christmas. Finally Shanaze gets the all clear from the wrist surgeon and is allowed to go back onto a moving bike.
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BMX racing news, Monday - January 10, 2011
|Termite Hudson Back At Profile|
After a five-year absence Termite Hudson returns today (Monday, 1/10/11) to Profile Racing. Profile owner Jim Alley says he tapped Hudson to re-join Profile in order to reinforce Profile’s new MTB department. “This is a very important time for Profile Racing,” Alley said, “And, without a doubt, Termite has what we think is going to make a difference when we introduce our new, redesigned and engineered MTB product.”
Hudson, had been a member of Profile’s BMX sales team as well as Team Manager for Profile’s BMX Race Team. When asked about his return, Hudson said that he really missed Profile and felt that Profile was his family and he was coming home.
Marketing Director, Charlie Fernandez was enthusiastic about Termite’s return, “This will put the finishing touches on our sales department. Termite will join Matt Coplon (BMX Freestyle), Gus Lanzilotta (BMX Race) and Christian Henrich (Fixed/Track) as we grow our sales department.”
I have no doubt,” Fernandez continued, “That Termite, with his vast experience and knowledge of MTB and the bicycle industry, will complete the equation to make Profile a common MTB brand-name as we’ve become in BMX.”
For more information contact Charlie Fernandez (727-391-7370.
BMX racing news, Friday - January 7, 2011
Breaking News.....Haro Signs Brooke Crain!
Haro Bicycles is pleased to
announce that we have signed 2010 ABA #3 Womens Pro, Brooke
Crain, to the Haro/Rockstar Energy Factory Team. At the young
age of 17, Brooke enters her second year in the Junior Women
class in hopes to ‘one-up’ her UCI World #2 from last year in
South Africa. Brooke, who is one of the most stylish women on a
BMX bike, is part of the USA Cycling funded program and has high
hopes to be one of the two riders chosen to represent the USA at
the 2012 Olympics in London, England.
New Felt Factory Team Rocks At NBL Christmas Races!
The NBL Christmas Classic and Ohio are synonymous with each other.
Columbus Ohio is centrally located and the Ohio Convention Center is one of the best venues around to hold a big race over the holidays. The Factory Felt/ SC Actionsports National team was present for their first race in their new colors. The red and black Fly, Kinetic Gear matched up with the RiderzReady custom jerseys looked great.
We set up our pit right by the last straight and gave everyone a chance to come over and checkout the 2011 Felt Sector the response was fantastic. Now that we looked good all we needed to do is go out and tear it up on the track!
First out was Dylan Perez 17-18 x who shook off the cob webs of the northeast and came out with some impressive front straight pulls. Dylan finished 3rd on day#1 and crashed hard on day#2 going for a transfer spot in the semi's.
Samantha Brown 15g is no stranger to being out front and out front she was winning every moto and perfected both days. Anthony Catlow 13x/cr is one of the most improved riders in his class and was on fire all week by first winning a stacked 46 rider open class then took a second in class and a 2nd on cruiser. Day#2 he went 2nd on cruiser, 2nd in open and crashed hard in class.
Joeylynn Henderson 13g was flying all week making the 12-13 boys open and winning her class. Coleman Habib 12x/cr put in some great laps making mains in all three classes both days. Look for Coleman to light it up this spring at a track near you.
Gabe Hatem 10x/cr the flying "chiuahua" was looking fast this week making his mains and putting on an arial show down the second straight. William Parker 9x/cr newly signed showed why he belonged in the Felt colors by taking seconds both days in class and winning his cruiser mains both days.
The Factory Felt / SC Actionsports team is happy to announce the signing of a litlle ripper Marcus Christopher 8x/cr Marcus was on fire all weekend winning his class and putting on an exhibition of bike handling at a very young age.
On sad note Alaina Henderson went down hard in her second moto and took a handlebar break lever to her lower abdomen causing a deep laceration. Alaina was rushed to the nearby hospital where they performed exploritory surgery to repair damage to her abdominal muscle. Alaina spent a couple of days at the hospital and is now resting at home. Get well soon Alaina!
The NBL President's Cup and Christmas Classic is a must attend race for any BMXer who is looking to have a great time and mix it up with some of the best competition in the country. This year the rider counts took an all time high with 1900 riders competing and 360 motos.
The National Team competition was intense with 17 national teams on hand and a huge purse to be divided amongst them. The Factory Felt / SC Actionsports team did very well placing 5th on day#1 and a 6th on day#2.
Thanks to all our sponsors for their continued support Scotty Cranmer of SC Actionsports, Alan Foster Felt Bikes, Ray Hudson Fly Racing, Gus Lanzilotta Profile Racing, Pete Dylewski Elevn Industries, Mark at Riderzready, Rob Johnson JohnsonBMX number plates.
Carlos Perez - TM, Factory Felt/SC Actionsports
BMX racing news, Thursday - January 6, 2011
FORMULA Factory 2010
RESULTS for the Grands / 2010 Year End
|Leinani (Nani) Peralta||
ROC (2nd) 8 Girls
|Grands (1st)||NAG 1|
|Kialani Hines||ROC (4th) 13 Girls||NAG 4|
|Michele Berti (Canada)||ROC (4th) 15 Girls||Canadian (#2)||NAG 10|
|Lexa Jones||ROC (1st) 12 Girls||Grands (2nd)||NAG 2|
|Cody Tippitt||ROC (8th) 7X||Grands (8th)||NAG 5|
|Trey Maeker||ROC (1st) 8X||NAG 6|
|Lukas Hines||ROC (3rd) 15 Cruiser||NAG 8|
|Nani Peralta, Lexa Jones and Trey Maeker have been noticed this year, racing for Formula, by other teams and have been offered nice opportunities to go race for them. We thank these riders for being part of Formula for the last few years and wish them the best of luck and success with their new teams. Formula has already picked up a few new notable riders and will be announcing them right after our first 2011 race in Reno at the Silver dollar Nationals, look for us there.||
|And once again we take this opportunity to thank our sponsors for 2010|
BMX racing news, Wednesday - January 5, 2011
Breaking News ..... Connor Fields parts ways with Free Agent
Personal message from Connor Fields
After two great years riding for Free Agent, I have chosen not to renew my contract with the company.
I would like to say a big “Thank you” to Wen, Wayne and Vince at the FA home office and especially Dale, my TM for the past two years.
I’ve learned a great deal about racing, being a Pro and the BMX business, for which I am very grateful.
I’d also like to thank my former teammates, Maris, Kyle and Christian and everyone else for all the support, tips and friendship you have shown me during the past two years.
This was not an easy decision to make, as I have enjoyed being a part of Free Agent’s “Dream Team”.
However, I am going to explore other sponsorship opportunities in the immediate future that are more in alignment with my personal and professional goals.
I will turn Pro in 2011 and continue working towards my ultimate goal of making the Olympic team.
I plan to represent USA Cycling at all the UCI Supercross events and the World Championships and I also plan to race a handful of ABA pro series races and maybe even a few stops of the NBL Nations Tour in 2011.
I look forward to seeing all my friends, supporters, and fans this season.
Happy new year and wishing everyone the best of luck in 2011.
Connor Fields - #11
Phillip Wolcott Memorial Service Info
Services for Phillip will be on Friday January 7th at 2:00 pm., they will be held at Sunrise Community Church 8321 Greenback Lane, Fair Oaks CA.
Arrangements are made through Mount Vernon Memorial Park and Mortuary.
The Mount Vernon website is www.mountvernonmemorial.com and his obituary will be on their website within the next 24 hours.
Great, Gary Ellis Inducted In To U.S. Cycling Hall Of Fame
CRAIG HILL AND JEFFREY P. MAYOR; Staff writers - The Olympian / Olympia, WA - www.theolympian.com
Tacoma, Washington native Gary Ellis, 44, added another honor to an already impressive BMX resume in 2010 with his induction into the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame.
“One of the neat things is that the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame is for all cycling sports,” said Ellis, a Tacoma-based general manager for Applied Industrial Technologies. “It’s not just a recognition from my peers in BMX.”
Ellis attended the ceremony in Davis, Calif., and said the best part was sharing the experience with his 10- and 13-year-old daughters. “When I retired, my oldest was just 1,” Ellis said. “They don’t know dad as a bicycle racer. That was real special.”
Ellis, a 1984 Puyallup High graduate, started racing when he was 11 and turned pro at 17.
He was a four-time Grand National champion in both the National Bicycle League and the American Bicycle Association.
He was named Racer of the Year by BMX Plus magazine four times and was inducted into the ABA Hall of Fame in 1998.
The U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame had this to say about Gary and his career
MOLEY GOSH/FAT MAN RACING 2010 XMAS CLASSIC
Garret Rosh. 26-34 Expert and 25-29 Cruiser Garrett rode great taking a 1st in the main on 20 and 2nd in the main on cruiser day one of the classic. On day 2 Garrett finish with a 3rd on 20 and 2nd on cruiser. Watch out for Garrett to be a force on both bikes this year.
Kyle Robinson. 19-25 Expert and 17-24 Cruiser. Kyle made his way threw motos on 20 to finish 3rd in the main and a 2nd on cruiser day one. Kyle finished 6th on 20 and 1st on cruiser on day 2. Kyle has been a long time expert so look for him to step it up in the up coming races.
James Bisson. 15 Expert and 15 Cruiser. James is just a year into the expert class finishing 4th on 20 and 5th on cruiser on day one. James had a little bad luck on day 2 and did not make the main on 20 but did make the cruiser main getting 7th in the main. This is James 2nd year as a expert so you can expect to see him making a lot of mains this year with his great riding ability.
Savannah Lahr.17-18 Women's Challenger. Savannah took a year off do to injury but came back at the classic with guns blazing finishing 2nd on day one and 2nd on day two. Savannah has already shaken out the cobwebs from the year off and is riding harder then ever to show she can still play with the big girls.
Melanie Cline. 35-40 Women's Challenger and 35-40 Women's Cruiser. Mel is a multi time champ and she showed why at the classic by not losing a lap on both bikes both days. Chalk up 4 perfects for her at the classic. With dominating finishes, look for her to be on top all season long.
Team points. The team did awesome for their first big NBL race of the season, The team finished 4th out 17 teams on day one and 10th out of 15 teams on day two.
Like to give a quick shout out to all our cosponsors, SE bikes, Answer BMX, JW BMX products, Fly Racing, Jam Designs, Mad Max Marketing.
We are looking forward to the 2011 season. We will see everyone in Indy for the Midwest national in January .
BMX racing news, Tuesday - 1/4/2011
Gavin Lubbe & Morphine Industries part ways
Photo courtesy of Jerry Landrum/BMXmania.com
In an effort to build up it's amateur program, Morphine Industries and Gavin Lubbe have decided to part ways. The decision was a tough one as Gavin has been with Morphine Industries since day one and has been a great asset on and off the track. He has really stepped up his game during the 2010 season winning multiple A Pro & Pro Cruiser events and becoming a consistent main maker in Elite Men. Gavin capped off a great year at the ABA Race of Champions with a 2nd in A Pro and at the Grands, not only did he get 2nd in Pro Cruiser but he fought through a field of 35 of the worlds fastest racers in Elite Men/AA Pro for a spot in the main event! As if those accomplishments weren't enough, Gavin has also become a contender in the SX series and we have no doubt that he will soon be at the top of that series as well.
When asked about the move, team manager, Doran Bradshaw said, "Gavin has been a great representative for Morphine Industries and our sponsors. He has been killin' it on the track, so we know someone will scoop him up quick. No matter what colors he will be wearing, Gavin will always be a part of our family and we wish him the best of luck."
Teams looking to add a great guy that is quickly making a name for himself in the Elite/AA class, should email Gavin at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit him up at Reno or Guthrie.
BMX MANIA FACTORY RIDERS GET SOME MAJOR MEDIA
The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch recently ran a major news article featuring The Takamasa Family, who all are BMX Mania Factory Riders.
The article covers the family BMX history, their feelings about the sport and their participation in the NBL President's Cup / Christmas Classic recently at the
The NBL President's Cup & Christmas Classic went well for the BMX Mania Factory riders.
Lots of action and motos were up from last year. Holy moley, 12 hours plus.
The Family's home state of Ohio took a close 2nd place in the State Vs. State battle, with Florida in 1st. Just 5pts diff.
Naoki was perfect until the main. He had to fight thru quarters and semis too. Getting a bad gate, he worked the track and came back from 6th to take 3rd.
Erika took perfect all weekend long. This was her 4peat in Prez cup.
Koh ended up getting really sick before his semi finals at the President's Cup and didn't race the rest of the races.
Meg’s debut was awesome. She got 4th in Pres cup, and 8th and 5th in the Classic.
JW Bicycle Products ABA Grands Report
JW Bicycle Products would like to congratulate local Dayton, OH riders Dylan Cooley and Spencer Cole on outstanding performances at the ABA Grands. Dylan won his main on both 20” and cruiser and scored NAG #1 (14x) and NAG #2 (14 cruiser). Spence (DK Bicycles) won his main and took home NAG #1 (9x). Congratulations to both!
Dylan rides for Alltow Wrecking Crew/DK Bicycles which just happens to be one of our co-sponsored teams. Not only did Dylan have a good weekend but so did the entire Alltow crew. They won the Grands and ended up 2nd Bike Shop Team for the year. Rumor is they are the first East Coast team to ever win the Grands. Alltow ended the year with 11 top 10 NAG plates.
Ashley Cooley 12 Girl NAG #7
Dylan Cooley 14 Expert Nag #1 and 14 Cruiser NAG #2
Hayden Robinson 9 Expert NAG #2
Meredith Lidstone 28 and over Girl NAG #1 and 41-45 Cruiser NAG #4
Jeremy Thompson 36-40 Expert NAG #4 and 36-40 Cruiser NAG #1
Joe Kuchinski 51-55 Cruiser NAG #2
Dugan Neil 46-50 Cruiser NAG #1
Renato Pistolesi 46-50 Cruiser NAG #9
We would also like to thank the Alltow crew and Renato Pistolesi for setting up a JW parts display at the Grands on our behalf since we could not make it this year. We are proud to have our parts aboard their bikes and look forward to what lies ahead for the new season.
Congratulations to Alltow Wrecking Crew/DK Bicycles for an outstanding season!
JW Bicycle Products
ADVENTURE TRAVEL BMX HOTEL super deal for aba reno
In addition they supply you with a $4.00 Daily food & beverage credit.
2 daily complimentary drinks.
Daily Complimentary bottle of water.
Daily Casino Bucks.
3 Lounge areas to enjoy a great cocktail.
24 hour complimentary downtown shuttle.
Reconditioned rooms. Hotel 2+ blocks from track.
Note: We will take Saver Stamps in part or full payment for the ground portion of your trip. Transaction fee of 10% with a max of $25.00 will be applied. We need six weeks to process stamps from receipt.
BMX racing news, Monday - 1/3/2011
|BMX Loses Phillip Wolcott|
The BMX Family has lost a true 'BMX Dad', Phillip Wolcott, the father of Taylor Wolcott (Tangent BMX Factory), one of the rising stars in the future of Team USA.
The Wolcott's have been a long time ABA BMX family from one of the hot beds of ABA BMXing, Roseville, California. Phillip and family have also been involved in UCI BMX Worlds and the UCI Junior Development Program with Taylor at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista.
Phillip passed away unexpectedly in his sleep early January 1st, leaving his family and friends shocked and saddened at his sudden passing.
In a message to Facebook & BMX friends, Phillip's wife, Shellie said, "
As well as plans for a memorial service, there will also be a trust fund established in memory of Phillip that will announced soon.
BMX Mania prayers certainly go out to this great BMX Family with best wishes for strength during this very very tough time in their lives.
BMX racing news, Saturday - 1/1/11
BARRY NOBLES, MOVIN' ON!!!!!
Factory Risen BMX year end report
2010 goes down as Factory Risen BMX’s inaugural season. They watched some riders go and some new ones join. At the end of the year Risen BMX ended up with a solid core group of riders.
Doug King, has been making a name for himself on the national circuit for a few years now. This year he set his sights on the OTC training program. Douglas did just that and also finished NAG #6 on his Risen equipped cruiser for 17-20 men.
Ted “Pedro” Brown rolled into the ABA Grandnationals in contention for the skinny digit in 31-35 cruiser. Pedro, along with four other riders, where all in the hunt. When it comes to racing, we all know anything can happen out on the track. Pedro finished NAG# 5 in 31-35 cruiser. Next year Pedro will be joining the Risen backed Factory GHP team and we wish him the best.
Zach Zito has been with Risen BMX from the start. He has become a solid main maker and will be getting his NAG #5 plate for 15 cruiser. Zach also spent time training at the Olympic Training Center (OTC) making it two riders from Risen BMX to attend this past year.
James Carter, a late comer to the team, joined Team Risen just before the ABA Fall Nationals, making the Disney cup his first team race. Not only did James do Risen proud he walked away with the Disney cup for 26-30 cruiser. Rolling into Tulsa James proved it wasn’t a fluke by winning the ROC main event. The hardest decision he will have to make next year, might just be which plate to run. ROC #1 or NAG #4 plate.
Tony Spenser, joined Team Risen BMX just after healing up from a nasty crash that left him with a broken wrist. Tony used the ABA Grandnationals as a test run to see how he matched up to the ABA riders. With little to no time for training Tony missed putting his Risen forks in the main event by one spot. We look for Tony to be training hard and making main events in no time.
Risen BMX is looking to head into 2011 strong with these riders and the addition of the following.
Risen BMX would like to thank their 2010 sponsors, GHPBMX.com, Troy Lee Designs, ODI, Kweg Chains, Apex.
Check out Risen forks at Risenbmx.com today.
Photo of Doug King courtesy of Johnny Little (Creative Lifestyle Photography)