BMX Racing news - Wednesday - January 30, 2013
|The Official Redline Web store Is Open|
Redline has added a store
to it’s website, which is the first time customers can
buy products directly from Redline.
The store opened with an assortment of new Redline apparel, race wear, banners, decals and replacement parts.
Be sure to check the store often, as we will be adding more soft goods and other Redline products in the near future.
|TSS RACING TEAM READY FOR 2013 SEASON|
The TSS Racing team is preparing for our first race this year of the National Bike Shop Series in Louisville,KY from 8-10 February, 2013.
We will be dedicating our 2013 season to KB88 by wearing,on our uniform,a black arm band with his number on it.
Last year, we were considered a local team at Northern Virginia BMX (NOVA BMX) and our focus was on training and getting to know the other team members.
With the addition of a few “shredders” from the north, east, and south of Virginia, the team is ready for the national stage.
We would like to welcome the following to TSS Racing and wish them luck (and don’t forget to have fun):
We also want to thank the following for all their support:
« Mike from the Sign Shop(www.thesignshop.com)
« Natarsha from Answer (www.answerbmx.com)
« Dave from Freedom Bail Bonds (www.freedombailbonds.com)
« Patrick from Cycle Craft Bikes (www.cyclecraftbikes.com)
« Meredith and Keven from L&B Pizzeria (www.L&B’spizzeria.com)
« Andy from Chip and Dale Bike Shop (www.chipndalebikeshop.com)
« Gus from Profile racing (www.profileracing.com)
« Brandon from ODI Grips (www.ODIGRIPS.com)
« Brian and Mike from TSS services (www.tssservices.net)
« Allen from Troy Lee Designs (www.troyleedesigns.com)
« Allen from Monster Energy Drink (www.monsterenergydrink.com)
« Mike from MFI (www.mfi.com)
« Mark from Riderz Ready (www.riderzready.com)
« Rolando from Blot out Graphics (www.Blotoutgraphics.com)
|2013 SCUD PRO & PRO XL in stock now!!!!!! The fast machine….Born to race…|
After only 2 years on market of its high-tech products, Prophecy Bmx is raising a lot of interests with the racers of the planet who are looking for performance.
Design, reliability, efficiency, comfort and performance are the mains words describing all our products developed by and for the BMX riders looking for victories: Products dedicated to win! And for all the categories of age with 6 sizes (Junior, Expert XL, Pro, ProXL, ProXXL and 24”)!
Today, even if still some riders get some doubts about carbon materials, Prophecy BMX’s team results with a 3rd place at the Elite World championship and a qualification at the Olympic games, confirm all the advantages of our high technology composite materials that all our SCUD frames and new Fork “4RK” are made of.
A lot of projects are in phase of development and even right now in secret test. Progressively, years after year you will see our new products and concepts pushing forward the BMX race scene in term of technology…
So do as Joey Bradford (USA) and Shanaze Reade (UK), and come inside our Prophecy family adopting our products…
You can order and pay directly online: www.prophecy-bmx.com
For all question you can contact us directly by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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BMXer, Tim Strange Announces Final Build of Season Two for TV's Search and Restore
Lewisburg TN, January 29, 2013:The focus of Search and Restore is on finding the family treasures and lost causes, bringing them all back to life. From coast to coast, host Tim Strange, and volunteer teams of pros will donate their time restoring rides nationwide to those worthy of a helping hand. Search & Restore is not just a show for automotive enthusiasts, but a great show that dad can watch with his family - there is a story and best of all NO DRAMA.
Tim Strange, award-winning rod builder, BMXer and owner of Strange Motion is the host and Lead Builder of Search and Restore. "The show is a feel-good, give back type of show," said Strange. "We build projects for deserving people with touching or hard-luck stories. Each project we build gets four half-hour shows. We build four projects each season so there will be 16 episodes." "There’s no better feeling than helping someone regain that sense of hope after they feel like they’ve lost everything," Strange said. "Thanks to our volunteer build teams and the hosts of the other PowerBlock shows, we’re able to help someone pick up the pieces, turn a dream into a reality and have fun doing it."
February 2, 2013 SPIKE TV will run the final build of season two of Search and Restore. It will run as a two hour special, you will see the beginning and end of the build. On Sunday February 3, 2013 SPIKE TV will do a rerun of Saturday’s show. The final build of the season, Host, Tim Strange, calls among many friends in the Hot Rod Industry to volunteer their time for a firefighter who spends his free time helping others. Ty Cardona sold his Barracuda as a teen to start a family. 26 years later his kids are grown, and a replacement Mopar sits in his driveway undone. Knowing the bond of the firefighters, Tim contacted a longtime friend and Firefighter Ricky White to make this build even more special. Tim and Ricky met racing BMX.
Tim has been racing BMX since he was 13 years old. Currently Tim and wife, Carrie are very active in the sport and run a factory team, Strange Motion/Kicker. Strange and his crew, along with the helping hands and support from WD40, completely build a 1974 Challenger in four weeks, putting in more than 3,000 hours of labor. A three- or four-man shop, he said, would have finished the project in about a year.
After receiving nearly 300,000 submissions from viewers, Search and Restore is PowerBlock's answer to ignite hope back into the lives of those in need of a helping hand. Search and Restore is not a "How to" show, like the other PowerBlock shows.
|MCS Signs Chase Hines & Tyler Wagner To Factory Rides!|
BICYCLES is proud and excited to announce that
Chase Hines and Tyler Wagner will be joining
our Factory Team in 2013.
Chase will be contesting the A-Pro Class while continuing his education at Marion University in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Tyler will be competing in the highly competitive 16 Expert and Cruiser classes.
“Both of these riders are very talented and highly
respected on the National tour. They are helping us take
our brand back to a national level. We are very excited
about what 2013 holds for the entire program.” says
Brian Fell, MCS Bicycles Brand Manager.
DK Australia Factory Team Race Report
Images – JN Media
Round 3 & 4 Australian National Series 26th-27th January 2013
Well the dust had finally settled from the first 2 rounds of the Australian BMX National Series and it was now time for the 3rd and 4th round in sunny Perth.
All the DK riders had been training hard during the 3 week break and were ready to lay down some rubber.
With our newest signing Rachel Jones (Junior Elite Woman) ready to have her first race in the green and black, there was going to be some exciting times for the team.
A few questions going around the pit area were, could Anthony Dean, Aaron Nottle and Matt White back up their wins from Nerang and take out the top spots in Perth? The answer to that was YES they could.
Elite Men was going to have some exciting racing, with some top athletes from Australia and New Zealand in the action. Once again DK Athlete Anthony Dean stepped up to the plate to clean sweep every lap and storm home for the win in the main event.
Rachel Jones in her first race for DK, had the Junior and Elite woman combined due to lack of riders in Elite Woman. Rach was on fire all day, taking wins during the moto’s but unfortunately a crash in the main cost her a chance to challenge for a top spot.
In Junior Elite, Aaron Nottle was looking good all day but when it came time for the final, he had to settle for 2nd behind a kiwi rider. Still not bad for his first year in Junior Elite. Blake Moore also made his first main for the season but got stuck wide and settled for 6th place.
Vet Pro was up next and DK Team Manager, Corey Stafford was on fire during the moto’s but after leading the final to the last corner, a mishap over a jump cost him the win and he had to settle for 3rd.
Matt White was flying during practice and brought that to racing, winning every lap and making it through to the main event in 15 boys. When the gate dropped, Matt lead from the start to finish, taking the win on day 1.
Once again in Elite Men, DK Athlete Anthony Dean turned up with taking the double win on his mind. Anthony once again cruised through his moto’s and semi, putting himself in the main event. Once the gate dropped, Anthony hit the front and took the win, making it a double for the weekend. Another big weekend for the man from South Australia.
Rachel Jones turned up Sunday wanting to forget about the main from Saturday and once again showed that she has a bright future in BMX with some great display of skill. After making the main again in Elite Woman as a junior rider, she battled with Olympian Lauren Reynolds all the way to the line and almost took the win but had to settle for 2nd by 1/100th of a second.
Aaron Nottle also turned up on Sunday with a point to prove and he did just that, leading from the front all day. When the gate dropped for the final, he led from start to finish taking 3 wins from 4 for the season and cementing his place as series leader.
Vet Pro Corey Stafford was riding well and taking wins in moto’s but in the final, he unclipped out of the gate and had to fight his way through the field. He almost took the win, but had to settle for 2nd.
Matt White was looking good once again and proved what a great future he has in the sport. Matt went on to double for the weekend taking out the final in the 15 boys class and is also the series leader.
Other DK riders, Blake Moore and Mitch Hoad had a tough day in the office, not quite making it through to the main events but showed good form.
Luke Madill also made the main on the Sunday but got held wide and had to settle for 5th. Luke didn’t crash all weekend, which made a change from Nerang.
After the weekend, we have 3 Athletes that have now taken 3 from 4 wins, which is a great result for the Green and Black army.
Big thanks to team Sponsors
Goodlife Health Clubs – www.goodlifehealthclubs.com.au
BMX Racing news - weekend update - January 25-27, 2013
|GHP KICKS OFF A NEW SEASON IN RENO!|
GHP BMX attended the 2013 USABMX season opener in Reno Nevada January 11-13 it was a great event with lots of great racing.
We're excited about 2013 and bringing our new improved race frames to market along with a line of bars, seats, headsets, QR seat clamps, chain tensioners and also new t shirts and hats.
Check us out at www.ghpbmx.com, were also excited about our new VIP support program you can get details by looking on our website or simply e mail or call Greg Hill at email@example.com or 818-359-3932.
If you see us at a National please come by and say hello, we'd love to meet you!
|Elevn Racing announces sponsorship with Maris Strombergs|
Elevn Racing and the BMX Racing Group are proud to announce the signing of the sponsorship agreement with 2 time Olympic Gold Medalist, Maris Strombergs to use an assortment of products offered from Eleven racing. Maris will be using such items from Eleven as Handlebars, Stems, Chain Rings, Bottom Brackets, Headsets, as well as some other items from BRG including Kingstar Chain Tensioner and Insight Number Plates.
Maris noted "I am very excited to be a part of the Elevn BMX program for 2013 and beyond. Elevn is a new brand in BMX industry but they produce some incredible parts and already have a very good image as one of the top component brands in the BMX industry. I am looking forward working together with Elevn & BRG and running most of their parts on my 2013 Free Agent bike."
Christophe Leveque added, “I am really excited to work with such a successful BMX racer as Maris. He is not only talented on the track, but he is a down to earth person that has time for everyone and a great ambassador for the Elevn and BRG brands and BMX in General.”
“Maris is one of the best ever on the BMX racing scene and we are all excited to have him on the products, showcasing the best in BMX, ridded by the Best in BMX!” – Pete Dylewski
For more info on Maris, visit http://marisstrombergs.com Twitter: @MarisStrombergs
For More info on Elevn or any of the BRG Brands, please visit http://bmxracinggroup.com
Twitter: @BMXRacingGroup FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/BMXRG
Maris Strombergs - Free Agent/RockStar #81
2 Times Olympic Gold Medalist - BMX Racing
2012 Olympic BMX Gold Medalist
2012 UCI BMX Supercross Elite Men's Winner - Papendal, Holland
2010 UCI BMX World Champion
2008 Olympic BMX Gold Medalist & 2008 UCI BMX World Champion
BMX Racing news - Thursday - January 24, 2013
|MCS BICYCLES FACTORY TEAM GOES 100% IN 2013!|
We are very
excited to announce that the MCS FACTORY TEAM will be
using 100% goggles and sunglasses.
BMX Racing news - Tuesday - January 22, 2013
|A new A.R.T. is coming!|
After a very busy year 2012, ART BMX is coming back in 2013 with a new formula more suitable for readers of each country. The entire team developed a new system which offers a different content for each country and multilingual: a free downloadable monthly web magazine that highlights each national scene without forgetting, of course, international news.
The ART BMX printed version doesn’t disappear though since it will have a new formula as well: a quarterly format more consistent, based on exclusivity with in depth covered topics, keeping the lifestyle orientation aspect that is the genuine trademark of the magazine. All disciplines will be represented with now over 30 pages about BMX Race. Our aim is to offer you the best of the race by honoring the elite world through quality articles illustrated with beautiful pictures.
Our website will be refreshed as well, with more news and a daily update. Given the importance of the Internet in our sport, we had to adapt our media to your needs and expectations in terms of news and it is with that objective in mind that we have recruited new members within the creative team.
We will introduce them to you very soon, they will bring a new energy to the magazine, both on a national or international level.. Wishing you all an excellent year 2013, filled with BMX, we invite you to follow this new ART BMX adventure which will start over the next few days. The countdown is on! ART BMX, by riders, for riders!
BMX Racing news - Monday - January 21, 2013
|Yvan Lapraz Launches Royalty BMX!|
Yvan Lapraz, AA pro racer from Switzerland currently living in southern California has started his own frame company called Royalty BMX. The Royalty frames have been designed, developed and tested by BMX World Champion Yvan Lapraz.
After a month of riding the prototype frame, Yvan is really happy with the bike and has started producing the frames that will be available to the public in about two weeks.
When Yvan decided to start his own brand, he wanted to make very high quality aluminum frames made in the USA, and that's exactly what he did.
He said that this is the stiffest frame he has ever rode. The stiffness of the frame helps a lot out the gate and on the track, the fact that the frame pretty much don't flex makes you acceleration a lot more efficient and it also helps increasing your track speed.
With the sport getting more and more professional and the racing more competitive, we wanted to offer the best frames to make the difference, that's why our frames have been designs by a current top Elite rider for high level racing, they will help every riders, from young kids to the top pros to get on step closer to the top of the podium.
Our frames will be available in 6 different sizes: Expert, Expert XL, Pro, Pro XL and Pro XXL and in 3 different colors: White, dark grey and candy red. With the frame, we have also designed integrated chain tensioners that will be available as an option when purchasing the frame. Integrated chain tensioners look a lot better and they are a lot easier to work on. Our frames also fit regular chain tensioners.
The prototype frame you see here is made for a 20mm rear axle, but the frames we sell are with a regular 10mm axle.
The frames retail for 469$ and the integrated chain tensioners for 19$.
Our website is not done yet, but you can already see the geometries of the frames : RoyaltyBMXbikes.com
And if you have any questions or need any information, please contact us at : firstname.lastname@example.org
We post all our news on Facebook, so check : www.facebook.com/royaltybmxbikes
BMX Racing news - weekend update - January 20, 2013
BMXer Abby Graalman Needs Your Help To Win
Status Fitness magazine Cover!
My name is Abby Graalman and I have been in the BMX community for years, from the age of 5 years old.
I won many Canadian National Championships (10) and was on the national team, my first year in Junior.
After shattering my collarbone 8 weeks before the 2009 worlds in Australia, I made the semi's and that was my last major race.
I have had chronic pain in my collarbone when riding since then, so decided to enter and compete in the world of bodybuilding.
I am now competing at a national level and am going to compete at nationals for the first time August 10th in the Bikini Tall Category.
I am nominated and made it to the finals for Status Fitness magazine's Cover Contest over social media.
I get two points for each share of the photo, and one point for each like of the photo.
Who ever wins this contest gets the cover of Status Fitness and a bio, and the top 25 get a full page spread along with a bio.
In my bio, I will be writing how BMX has shaped my world of sports and discipline, and shed some light to the fitness community about the major role that BMX has played in my life and approach to the sport of bodybuilding.
The contest goes until January 30, and as of right now, I am in second place.
Fan's must be sure to like the photo (not the post), in order for it to count.
Also, encouraging other friends to share and/or vote will help me make it to the top!
Status Fitness Magazine is the top fitness magazine in North America and would be a dream come true to be featured amongst such high caliber athletes.
Thank you so
much for taking the time to read this request
for support, and am so thankful for my BMX
CLICK HERE to go right to Facebook to access the picture to like and share!
|NEWS FROM CANADA!! 2012 Season Report Intense/Fly National Team|
The 2012 BMX racing season has come to an end and the Intense/Fly National Team based in Canada had plenty of racing action this past summer with tons of races and lots of traveling for its East coast/West coast riding unit; Michael Beaudoin and Raphael Ouellet from Quebec, Corey Walsh, James Hedgcock and Alex Wright from Ontario as well as Brendan Kerik and Kylar Vanee from Alberta! Here is a short report of some of the larger Canadian races the team attended this season. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of our riders for a WONDERFUL season, Thanks guys!
It was the Abbotsford BMX Club in BC that held the Canadian National Championship this year. Our star on the team, Corey Walsh from Ontario is still a Junior but is extremely talented and it showed this summer as he won the silver medal in TT as well as a silver in the Junior Men race at the Nationals, a tough class! Oldest member on the team Mick Beaudoin also traveled to BC as the head coach of the Quebec Provincial team, Mick did a great Job, and came back with lots of great results from the kids. As for Alex Wright from Ontario he managed to pull a nice 5th place in Canada in the hard 15X class! Finally our little shredder, 11X James Hedgock, repeated his 2009, 2010, 2011 brilliant exploit as he remained the NATIONAL CHAMPION for 2012! Congrats James!
As everybody knows Canada was hosting it's first ever UCI BMX Supercross Race this year which is a great stepping stone for our country and our riders! The only member of the team in age and capable of competing in the SX race was obviously Corey. He did pretty well by taking 5th, 4th and 4th for is first experience racing the Elite men! The men’s strength really makes a difference here as Corey was comfortable with the track and jumps but was missing pure FSP at the start! But a great experience to repeat for sure and we can’t wait for next year to watch more Canadian riders reppin the red and white at world cup events!
An other great event on our home turf was the Canadian ABA Grands and Brendan Kerik race pretty good in the 17-18x class by standing on the podium both days, while Jimmy Brown, reppin our Sinz Elite products in 2012, came back from a long injury with something to prove, and made it count where it mattered the most by leading the Elite main from start to Finish to take the win in Sundays final!
Finally, it was the Crabtree BMX 20th anniversary event this past summer in Crabtree, Quebec, a Club that held many UCI races prior to the first Olympic appearance, and some of our Ontario and Quebec Team riders attended this Eastern event. Top tree spots on the Pro Podium were all Intense/Fly colors!
CHECK OUT THIS SMALL EDIT OF THE TEAM FROM THE CRABTREE BMX RACE, Thanks again to all of our riders and to MA$TA for filming & editing, ENJOY!! = https://vimeo.com/55311894
Jagger Co. (Intense/Fly National Team) is a Canadian BMX Distributor owned by former Racers Mélanie Desrochers & Dylan Vanier. Check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Intense.Fly.National.Team, also on Twitter at twitter.com/IntenseFlyTeam and on the internet at www.jaggerco.com.
|Chase renews Connor Fields Pro Contract for 4 more years!|
The BMX Racing Group - BRG & Chase Bicycles is proud to announce that we recently have extended our current sponsorship agreement with Connor Fields for the next 4 years.
Chase BMX is proud to announce the extension of Connor Fields contract with the brand until December 31, 2016. Connor Fields has had a great 2012 season on his quest to the Olympics, with a UCI Time Trial World Championship, the USA Cycling National Championship, wins on both the UCI SX & USA BMX Tour, and helping make Chase BMX such a popular brand. Connor joined Chase BMX even before the frames were averrable for sale and during a time of recovery after a knee surgery. In the past 2 years, Chase BMX and Connor have formed a great synergy, with both having unbelievable growth and becoming staples in the BMX market and we are proud of the incredible list of accomplishments and what the future holds for both!
When Chase BMX started, Christophe Leveque wanted to try and find the right BMX Pro rider that could not only help the brand be recognizable, but someone who could grow along with the new Company and become the face of the brand at the race track. "I always knew that when we started Chase BMX, we wanted to sign a rider that we could grow alongside with, and have associated with the brand for long term. We are so excited to have Connor be a part of the BMX Racing Group family, as well as see him flourish in the sport that we both love so much. BMX gave me so much over my life, and I am so glad that I can give back to the sport itself as well as Connor."
Connor stated "I couldn't be more excited about signing a long term deal with Chase and the BMX Racing Group! It has been really awesome to watch the brand and company grow from its inception when I signed 2 years ago to now being one of the most recognizable brands on the BMX circuit. I am looking forward to developing some signature parts in the future and competing in races all around the world for the next 4 years aboard my Chase bicycle."
Pete Dylewski stated: " I am excited to have Connor extend his contract with us. Its been a great 2 years working with him and watching him become one of the best BMXers in the world and I know he is still in the early stages of his true potential in BMX racing. Not only is he of the best on the track, but he always has time for everyone at the track, doing what he can to help promote the sport of BMX. It will be exciting to watch Connor race on the USA BMX & UCI SX tours this year."
Chase BMX is proud to offer some of the best frames in BMX racing and to be supported by Fly Racing, Elevn Racing, Shimano, Excess BMX, ODI, Insight, Tioga, KingStar, Kicker, and Thomson.
BMX Racing news - Thursday - January 17, 2013
|Insight BMX & Free Agent/Rock Star begin partnership|
The BMX Racing Group is proud to announce the newly agreed upon sponsorship of the Free Agent / Rock Star Factory BMX Racing Team with Insight number plates and numbers.
The Free Agent Rock Star team has one of the most decorated star based teams in BMX racing: 2 Time Olympic Gold Medalist Maris Strombergs, USA Olympian David Herman, USA BMX #1 Vet Pro Cristian Becerine, World #1 Stephen Larralde, World #4 Juan Marin, and the BMX legend himself, TM Dale Holmes.
Team Manager Dale Holmes noted "After seeing seeing what products that Christophe and Pete have been producing at BRG/ Insight over the last few years and their vision and passion for BMX racing, only makes sense to team up with them for the Free Agent / Rock Star team for 2013".
"We here at BRG are excited to work with not only one of the most powerful teams in BMX, but to work with friends such as Dale and Win at Free Agent make this team partnership that much better. Free Agent / Rock Star does so much more than just get results on the track and we are proud to be a part of their program for 2013 and beyond" quoted Pete Dylewski, Strategic Partner at BMX Racing Group.
The BMX Racing Group is the parent company for some of the top brands in BMX Racing, including Chase BMX, Elevn Racing, Insight, Excess BMX, and Kingstar. You can find more info on the BMX Racing Group / BRG at www.BMXracingGroup.com , follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BMXRG , on twitter @BMXRacingGroup , or on Instagram at BMXracingGroup.
Follow all the Free Agent / Rock Star Team updates and get up to date info on the Free Agent/Rockstar clinic schedule, found by visiting www.freeagentbmx.com Twitter @freeagentbmx Free Agent BMX on Facebook and FreeAgentBMX on Instagram.
|Extreme BMX Products/Extreme Team Reno Report|
The Extreme Team headed West for the first stop on the USA BMX tour in Reno, Nevada last weekend and put down a slew of results while running their crisp Extreme BMX Products frames (www.extremebmxproducts.com).
The whole weekend started off with Hayden Brown putting down a solid 5th in the USAC Jr Devo main event. That got everybody fired up for Saturday's racing, and it went off with more than 10 riders making multiple main events and taking down quite a few podium finishes. Robby Patterson took 4 wins out of 4 races (19-27x and 21-25 Cruiser)
Danny Patterson took the 4 spot in 21-25 cruiser, and colored the podium orange on day two coming in for 2nd . Matt Spencer kept the 56-60 Cruisers honest with a 3rd on day one, and a 4th on day 2. Hunter Brown was absolutely on fire with making all 4 mains, taking a win in 11 Cruiser, and a 4th and 5th in 11x.
Riley Edwards went 2 and 3 in 17-20 Girls Cruiser as well as got into the stacked 17-20 Girls main on day 2. If these results werent enough, Gene Gansen made his way into Saturday's 10 Cruiser main, 11x-Cameron Wood took 4th and 5th in Cruiser, and 7th and 4th in class!
The rest of the older Experts on the team did their part as well, with Jeremy Chandler making both open mains and taking 3rd in Sunday's 45-rider-filled 17-18x main, alongside Jeremy Smith who took down a pair of 2nds!
We are looking forward to hitting the rest of the 2013 USA BMX National Series, and want to thank all of our riders and our sponsors Fly Racing (www.flyracing.com) Extreme BMX Products (www.extremebmxproducts.com) Rockwell Time (www.rockwelltime.com) Tangent (www.tangentproducts.com) No Weak Links Clothing Co. (www.noweaklinks.com) Extreme Fire Protection (www.extremefireprotectioninc.com) Performance Bike Parts (www.performancebike.com) Ben's Bikes (www.bensbikestucson.com) ODI (www.odigrips.com)
BMX Racing news - weekend update - January 11-13, 2013
|DK Factory Team Race Report|
Round 1&2 Australian National Series 4-5th January 2013 - The first race of the season is now done and dusted. The Nerang event is always the first one on the calendar and can show who has been working hard over the off season and who had one to many Christmas puddings during the break.
As always the DK factory team riders turn up with two things in mind… to win the opening rounds of the Australian National Series and make a statement that the GREEN & BLACK army is a force to be reckoned with. Well true to form this was accomplished from the new DK Professional V2 Frames that the riders had just received to the Team Pit area.
ROUND 1: In the Elite Men ranks we had Anthony Dean World #4 who has been training hard leading up to this event coming out with all guns blazing in the opening round winning everything right thru to semi-finals. Unfortunately in the final Anthony pulled a clip and that was all it took to get stuck in the pack and coming across the line in 6th place.
In Junior Elite we had Aaron Nottle in his first race in the Green and Black colours dominate all day which also showed in the final taking the win by a good margin and stamping his authority in his first year in Junior Elite.
Vet Pro class was new to the National Series and Team Manger Corey Stafford was flying the flag for DK, cruising thru to semifinals and staking a spot in the main event. After a good start he decided to stop by the KIWI team tent which was on the other side of the last corner so that was his day done placing 8th.
15 boys was always going to be a tough class but with current Australian #1 and World #4 Factory DK Athlete Matthew White was always going to be the front runner, he proved this by dominating all day and taking the win in Round 1. Matthew was also racing the Australia V’s New Zealand Test team event which consisted of 4 riders from each country so had cut a lot of laps by the end of the day.
ROUND 2: Once again in the Elite Men DK Athlete Anthony Dean turned up with a point to prove after his mishap in round 1, true to form Anthony showed that his training has been working with first straight pull and skills to match blasting his way thru to the main event. Anthony had lane 1 in the main and put down that horse power he has to get to the front by turn 1 where here stayed till the finish. Great Win for Anthony.
Aaron Nottle fresh from his win in round 1 was going to have a target on his back but this did not stop him showing why he is the rider that most junior elites should fear if they are line up next to him. Once again Aaron taking a great win in Junior Elite on board the NEW DK professional V2 frame.
After dusting himself of from round 1 crash in Vet Pro Corey Stafford was riding well and had 2nd pick for the main event unfortunately another crash would put him out of contention in the final. Tough weekend for the Team manager.
Round 2 for 15 boys was always going to be good racing with Matthew White leading from the front. Main Event came round and a slight mishap on the gate cost Matty the hole shot but he managed to fight his way to the front of the pack and on the last corner got swooped by a great move putting Matty back to 2nd for the day.
Other DK riders Daniel Willis, Blake Moore and Mitch Hoad had a tough day in the office not quite making it thru to the main events but showed good form leading into rounds 3&4 in Perth, WA.
Luke Madill also had a weekend to forget crashing more times than you can count on 1 hand so expect big things come Perth Rounds.
On Sunday the DK factory Athletes held a signing session with well over 100 people lining up in the heat to get their favorite athlete to sign posters and anything from helmets, neck braces and jersey’s so big thanks to all the DK fans for showing up.
Big thanks to team Sponsors - Loosekid Industries – www.loosekid.com ... Skullcandy – www.skullcandy.com.au ... ThorMX – www.gasimports.com.au ... Spy Goggles – www.gasimports.com.au ... Goodlife Health Clubs – www.goodlifehealthclubs.com.au ... DK Bicycles - www.dkbicycles.com.au
BMX Racing news - Thursday - January 10, 2013
|USA Cycling statement about the BMX Program Director position|
Colorado Springs, CO (Jan. 8, 2013) — USA Cycling has announced that Mike King will no longer hold the position of BMX program director. Those responsibilities will be assumed by Jamie Staff, a former BMX world champion, within his recently-appointed position of high performance director of sprint programs. James Herrera will continue as USA Cycling's national BMX coach.
"I would like to thank Mike for his contributions to USA Cycling and the USA Cycling BMX program," said Vice President of Athletics Jim Miller. "Mike's involvement in developing and launching the USA Cycling BMX program prior to Beijing was instrumental in the initial success of the program, and I would like to wish him the best in all of his future endeavors."
King was hired by USA Cycling in 2007. He was based in Chula Vista, Calif., where he directed the national governing body's BMX program at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (OTC). In 2008, the U.S. won three Olympic medals at the Beijing Games. During King's tenure, American athletes also took home five world championship titles and 14 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup wins. He also oversaw the creation of both of the supercross tracks at the Chula Vista OTC. USA Cycling's BMX program will continued to be based there, and the site will host the 2013 USA Cycling Elite BMX National Championships on May 18.
BMX Racing news - Monday - January 7, 2013
From Jamie Staff, New Director of USA BMX - Jamie Staff has taken over the position of Director of the USA BMX Program and looks towards to 2016 & beyond.
I would first like to thank Mike King for all his work as Director of the USA BMX program. Mike was responsible for many great developments over the last 6 years and can be proud that he was team leader for the outstanding three medal haul in Beijing 2008. I want to personally wish Mike all success in his future endeavors and would like to thank him on behalf of the Sport of BMX for all his hard work.
As the new leader of this program, my goal will be to get the USA BMX Program back to being the dominating force on the World stage. I will be using the skills I developed in my long career as a cyclist, as well as my newly developed skills as a Director/coach to make the USA BMX program a force to be reckoned with. I am excited to get back into the Sport of BMX and look forward to passing down my knowledge to the amazing talent we have in this country.
I look forward to working with USA BMX as they help develop the young riders by providing the Worlds best BMX racing series, industry leading bike companies with their support of these young riders as they chase their dreams and then the support from the USOC to help mold future Olympic Champions with all the amazing resources they are able to provide us with.
I am also looking forward to working alongside James Herrera, the National BMX coach, as I know he has a wealth of knowledge and experience. I believe we will create a great team to support and guide the champions of tomorrow.
I will be challenging all the BMX racers to get the most out of every single training day, rest day and competition day. I look forward to watching them push themselves harder than they ever have before, and then finally I look forward to them stand on top of the podium. Let the journey begin!
From Mike King, former Director of USA BMX - I wanted to let everyone know I am no longer employed at USA Cycling as the BMX Program Director. After seven rewarding years at the helm, I would like to extend my gratitude to the USA Cycling organization for giving me the opportunity to lead a highly successful BMX program. I witnessed many great achievements which included three Olympic medals, four Pan American medals, five World Championship titles, and fourteen Supercross World Cup wins. I was also pleased to influence our partners to build the very first BMX Supercross track in North America followed by a second Supercross facility in 2012.
Unfortunately, with all that success I ultimately failed to bring home an Olympic medal for the United States in 2012. These are the harsh realities that come with this job and I want to wish my successor all the best leading up to 2016. It comes loaded with young talent and now the experience is in place for even bigger results.
I would like to thank the entire USOC Olympic Training Center staff in Chula Vista for all their hard work and dedication to the sport. This includes the operation team, sports medicine, sports performance, dining hall, facility and maintenance, and the security staff. They do such an outstanding job supporting great athletes and now hosting world class BMX events. I will truly miss the day to day interaction and conversations with these genuine people.
I would also like to express thanks to USA BMX for hosting our domestic events and being a great partner to the program. The vision we shared will continue to fuel the development pathway for future success and I will also be grateful for that endless support.
Moving forward, I have no plans but will enjoy some much needed time off to reflect with my family. I look forward to embracing new opportunities and I am excited to see what the future holds.
Onward and upward.
BMX CHRISTMAS LOVE WITH TYLER BROWN!
In his role as Track Operator at Chula Vista BMX, Tioga/Crupi's, Tyler Brown hosted an awesome event for a whole bunch of kids from the Chula Vista YMCA at his track. Check it out, this is a warm and endearing story, BMX Style!
BMX Racing news - Wednesday - January 2, 2013
|DK is proud to announce the newest team member to hot factory race program|
Yes, the rumors are true: Caroline Buchanan will be sporting black & green colors for 2013!
Going official 1/1/2013, Olympic BMX contender, Caroline Buchanan is now on the Elite DK factory team. After nearly 10 years without a girl on the DK race team, Nina Buitrago has been the only female on the team.
Caroline is from Canberra, Australia. She started racing in 1995 when she was 5 years old. With a huge list of accomplishments since then, she’s claimed over 12 national Australian titles, 2 World Champ 4 Cross titles, 5th place at the 2012 Olympic games with a 1st in the time trial, 7 time Australian Cyclist of the year.
"We’re extremely proud to have Caroline be a part of the DK family. She’s an excellent representative of her brands, and bmx. A true professional athlete on and off the track. I think she’s a great fit for DK."–Trevor Gay, Marketing & Team Manager, DK Bicycles
For more news and updates, be sure to visit:dkbicycles.com ..... @dkbicycles (Instagram & Twitter)
For more from Caroline: carolinebuchanan.com ..... @cbuchanan68
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BMX Racing news - happy new year! - January 1, 2013
|Logan Collins/BlackCrown team up for 2013 USABMX Season|
Logan comes off of a stellar 2012 season winning 6 A Pro main events while working his way through college, he will graduate from Lindsey Wilson College in May.
Logan will be racing in the AA Pro class representing BlackCrown BMX Products. Logan will race our Throne Pro XL frame, Royale chainrings, and SX-Pro number plates.
“We’re excited to have Logan represent BlackCrown BMX Products. We’ve watched Logan over the past several years race as a top amateur and then win in the A pro class. We look forward to seeing Logan develop in the AA class and feel like our American made products can help him reach his goals," said Black Crown's, Rob McAllister.
The “Throne” race frame not only an awesome (USA made) BMX frame, but I will be BlackCrown’s first AA Pro and that’s an honor! Rob and his crew believe in me and have followed my racing career so they know me, my riding style, and history. It’s awesome to represent a growing company that’s roots are BMX racing and I’m glad to be a part of the team. -Logan.
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