|archived news / January 2014|
BMX Racing News - Wednesday - January 29, 2014
|Morphine Industries Joins Forces with Tanner Sebesta|
Morphine Industries is stoked to rejoin forces with a rising star of the AA PRO ranks – Tanner Sebesta. Tanner was part of the Morphine factory team family in 2010 and 2011 and we are glad to reconnect and support his rise to the top as a co-sponsor.
Tanner has proven himself on the track with an impressive amateur career with 3 World titles and multiple National and State titles. Tanner has quickly turned heads as he starts his AA PRO career with a podium spot in RENO for the start of the 2014 season. In addition, Tanner is setting himself up as a true AA PRO as he makes himself available to new riders as a mentor and through teaching clinics.
Tanner will be rolling out to Chula Vista this month for an extended period to embed himself in the training and support needed to get to the next level. Be sure to check him out at the next national race. If you are unable we are sure you will read about him as he makes his mark on the sport of BMX.
Morphine Industries will be supporting Tanner with our line of produces that fit into his current sponsors and working with Tanner as we develop and launch new components.
Be sure to check out Tanner on Facebook at Tanner Sebesta and on Instagram @tbone_tannersebesta
Be sure to check out the members of our Factory Team Family: Pure Bicycle Company (www.thepurebicyclecompany.co.uk), Profile Racing (www.profileracing.com), Fly Racing (www.flyracingbmx.com), Alienation (www.alienationbmx.com), Hawk Racing (www.hawk-racing.com), Dirt Factory
Web: www.morphineindustries.com, Facebook: Morphine Industries, Instagram: morphinebmx, Twitter:@morphineInd
BMX Racing News - Wednesday - January 22, 2014
|CGI To Sponsor the Redline Factory Team|
|ANAHEIM, CA—Cycle Group, Inc. (CGI) is excited to
announce that it will sponsor the Redline Factory BMX Team
in 2014. “We are really, really pleased to be
part of the Redline factory team. Obviously, it’s a big deal
for us to be working with Sam Willoughby and Alise Post, but
the team’s expansion to include several top amateurs is a
real bonus. Plus the team always has a full-factory image at
the races,” said Toby Henderson, founder and executive
director of CGI.
Besides the race team bikes, Redline will begin spec’ing Promax and BOX components on a variety of its high-end complete race bikes in 2015. “We’ve put a lot of effort into developing the BOX and Promax product lines. We’re really happy that the product managers at Redline recognize and value what we’ve come up with,” Henderson said. “We are excited to work with Cycle Group, Inc. and our team is pumped to have access to Promax and Box components. These products represent the best designs available for BMX racing and we believe this collaboration will result in more wins on the track,” said Dirk Sorenson, Redline’s marketing manager.
Starting with the USA BMX Silver Dollar Nationals in Reno, the entire team will use either BOX Genius/Eclipse or Promax P-1 brake sets, BOX Helix or Promax QR-1 seatclamps and BOX Phase 1 number plates.
The Redline Factory team consists of Willoughby, Post, Tory Nyhaug, Josh Klatman, Collin Hudson, Hunter Pelham, Jason Carnes, Carly Dyar and George Goodall.
About Cycle Group, Inc.: CGI designs, manufactures and distributes BMX, mountain bike, road and other bicycle components under the BOX Components and Promax brand names. It’s founder, Toby Henderson, is a BMX racing pioneer, member of the BMX Hall of Fame, U.S. Bicycle Hall of Fame, X-Games medalist, founder of T.H.E. Industries, co-founder of VSI Products and creator of other brands such as Sinz, Speed Bicycles, ITS, EYE BMX and Ave.
Visit us on the web and social media outlets: Web: www.boxcomponents.com, www.promaxcomponents.com ... Facebook: Box Components, Promax Components ... Twitter: @Boxcomponents ... Instagram: Boxdesigner
|Answer/Rennen Rocks R1 In Reno!|
By: Robert Klein / Answer Rennen Factory Team
Reno or R1 as it is it often referred to is in the books. This year had a little different feel. The weather wasn’t quite as cold outside as in years past, new team colors are brighter than in years past, and Shawn Diprete wasn’t in our team uniform. (Although he was in our pits all weekend) But one thing remained the same; the competition on the track was amazing. As usual the big teams had their normal 25 man teams staged and ready for the first round of team sheets. Answer/Rennen however had 6 riders total in attendance. There is a story about some guy versus Goliath. I do believe his name was George Costa. George stated at the end of the Grands that he had a newfound energy and desire if you will. Well folks we have awakened the sleeping giant. The off-season additions have already proven to be huge as Jack Kelly put on his new gear got ready on a completely new bike and rode phenomenal along with Samantha Gracey, Tara Klein, Cameron Moore, Derik Bergh, and Brandon Crain all returning from last season gave an enormous effort against all the top riders.
Samantha Gracey 8G finished 3rd both days in mixed open making it through quarters and semis against all the top West Coast girls and 3rd and 4th in class on the weekend.
Tara Klein 9G representing Answer/Rennen on both class and cruiser. Klein ended the weekend with two 3rds on Saturday a third in class on Sunday and a huge win in 10 and under girl cruiser as a 9 year old.
Brandon Crain 10X showed up ready to prove why he is NAG 1. Saturday went off and you could just tell something wasn’t quite right with Crain. Saturday would have to go down as a test day with a little bad luck thrown in for good measure. So some bike adjustments here and a little mental coaching there and Crain straight came for names on Sunday, winning 10 cruiser, and taking a 2nd in 10X against 43 riders.
Jack Kelly 11X scored a 3rd in Open against the older kids and a 2nd in class. Sunday would be much of the same for Kelly as he finished 3rd and 2nd again. Jack is adjusting quite nicely to the new SSquared and team. We are very pleased to have him.
Cameron Moore 16X had much of the same on Saturday. It seemed that bad luck followed all our riders on Saturday and Moore was not exempt. Again when you are NAG 1 it comes with a huge target on your back, or your side in Moore’s case as lap after lap saw someone running into him on Saturday. Like all the Answer/Rennen riders Cameron went to the hotel and slept on it, only to return Sunday and again prove why he is number 1. Cameron would lay the rubber heading into the main event as he and our Sister team Factory Ssquared rider Zinzow put on a lap for the ages. Cameron would end up 2nd on Sunday. After Moore finished his lap you could see the Answer/Rennen pits start to realize what was about to happen.
Before we go there let’s talk about the Iceman Derik Bergh 17-18X. In what is hands down the toughest and deepest talented class in USABMX 17-18X Bergh did what he always does. He put his Answer/Rennen backed bike towards the front of the pack and took a hard fought 2nd place on Saturday. Sunday in the main event after beating out 30 other riders to make it an 8-man gate Bergh clipped in like always, waited for the cadence and BANG! Shot out of the gate like a man possessed, banging bars with 7 other riders all the way through the first turn. As they settle in down the second straight Bergh is in 2nd and in position to make a move for the win, into the last turn he has Townsend on the outside he makes a move but Townsend shuts the door just in time and they finish with Bergh in 2nd place.
So back to that feeling in the Answer/Rennen pits. Team manager George had that smile; you know the one that says, “We did it”! After a tally of the team sheet Answer/Rennen had laid down a huge 244 score. That was good enough to give us a 2nd place in the Factory division on Sunday. Our hats are tipped to Factory Phoenix for scoring a Goliath 250 point team sheet on Sunday and winning the factory division. But I would say that little 6-man team that George brought to slay Goliath did a pretty good job at R1!
We will see you in Louisville. As always we could not do this without the great sponsors that help support our team. ..... www.answerbmx.com ..... www.rennendesigngroup.com ..... www.ssquaredbicycles.com ..... www.time2shinebmx.com ..... www.tiogausa.com ..... www.flyracing.com ..... www.g-cog.com ..... www.g-form.com ..... www.critbmx.com ..... www.pedros.com ..... www.basebrooklyn.net
Alienation BMX Is Lookin' For riders to sponsor!
guys over at Alienation BMX are interested in talkin' to you
about bein' Co-Sponsored for the 2014 BMX season.
According to Alienation BMX, Brand Manager, Rob Morgan, "We are looking forward to a big year of supporting Alienation BMX as a premier brand on the race circuit. In order for this to happen we need promotion efforts through a group of dedicated racers and teams to get the name out there. This is why we would like to work with you to become a part of the Alienation family."
Alienation understands the enormous costs and expenses of funding a race program for a season. The goal of their Co-Sponsorship program is to help you offset some of those costs to support your program, by offering Grass Roots Pricing for the 2014 season.
Wanna get the "Hook Up"? Then get with it and hit up, Rob Morgan, Brand Manager Alienation BMX Products. Click Here!
BMX Racing News - weekend update - January 18/19, 2014
Pro Ashley Lynch returns to BMX with Factory GHP BMX Team
GHP Factory Pro rider Ashley Lynch has made a return to the BMX world. Ashley is no stranger to the BMX community and has proven that. Ashley desired to come back to BMX racing and with the help of BMX legend Greg Hill she made her debut on January 4, 2014 at the Florida Cup Series in Tampa Florida.
Ashley finished 4th on both Saturday and Sunday. Ashley had a strong showing for being off the bike for almost two years. Ashley now is back stronger than ever.
Team manager Paul Trombley said he is extremely excited to see Ashley back in action and is a huge asset to Factory GHP Team on and off the track. Ashley is always smiling and is a great motivator for the younger riders. Trombley foresees Ashley to be on top of the podium in the upcoming months.
I believe that Ashley as the determination and skill to be a competitive rider said Greg Hill. I am happy that GHP was able to get her back on the track and dialed in with our Florida Factory Team. I see big things coming for Ashley in 2014!!
BMX Racing News - Thursday/Friday - January 16-17, 2014
Chase BMX Picks Up BMX Superstar, Joris Daudet!!!!!
The Chase BMX Factory Pro team is excited to announce the addition of Joris Daudet (@DaudetJoris). The 2011 UCI BMX World Champion joins the Chase Bicycles Pro Team and will compete the entire USA BMX Pro tour, as well as the UCI BMX Supercross racing series.
Joris noted - "I'm really excited to have signed with Chase and BRG! They have given me the fastest bike set up and ultimate support package to help prepare me the best for my journey: The Road To Rio."
Joris, who resides in California, is currently training in South Africa. He will make his team debut at the USA BMX National event in Oldsmar, Florida in March.
Joris joins the existing Pro team riders, to give Chase Bicycles one of the strongest team lineups in BMX racing today:
Connor Fields - USA @Cfields - Vincent Pelluard - FRA @VincentPelluard Romain Mahieu - FRA @Rmahieu96 - Jamie Staff - GB @JamieStaff
Follow the Chase BMX Pro Team announcements and race results at @ChaseBicycles on Instagram, as well as on FaceBook: www.Facebook.com/BMXRG
The Chase BMX Team is supported by Tioga BMX, Shimano, Fly Racing, Kicker Audio, ODI Grips, Thomson, Elevn Racing, Insight, KingStar, Excess, and Stealth hubs.
Chase BMX is a division of the BMX Racing Group. For More info on any of the BRG Brands, please visit www.BMXRACINGGROUP.com
Twitter: @ChaseBicycles @BMXRacingGroup ... FaceBook: www.Facebook.com/BMXRG ... Instagram: BMXRacingGroup
|Chase / Stay Strong Team Launches In Reno!|
been a great start to the Season for the Chase /
Stay Strong Team. We really couldn't have asked for
a better start to the year.
First of all, our new AA/Elite rider, Anthony Dean, represented us well at the first Australian National Series of the year down under in Nerang - Queensland. Anthony hit the podium all three days with (2) 1st's and a 2nd - a solid start to Anthony's year.
After spending some time with the Australian
National Team training Anthony plans to head back to
the US to continue preparing for the USABMX and UCI
In short, it was a great weekend for both guys
with Cristian grabbing two wins and Bryce Betts a
solid 3rd in the highly competitive 17/18 Expert
class. A great weekend for the team!
|FBN/C-YAA bulks up|
Bizzarro BMX Inc, in conjunction with FBN Plastics and C-YAA frames, is proud to announce the addition of a LARGE amount of talent!
Jason Baird 15 Expert, from Linden, MI; Charlie Biggs, 10 Expert from Huntersville, NC; and Drew Gustafson, 41 Expert from Marblehead, MA!
· JJ Baird, a man among boys, who comes to us from the Motor City racing crew ages up to 15x for the Bluegrass Nationals, and will look to make an instant impression.
· Charlie Biggs hails from the hotbed of Southeastern BMX, Huntersville, NC and joins us after a season with the Black Crown squad.
· Drew Gustafson, one half of the Massachusetts 41x class twin towers, moves over from the Bob Jenney Designs team and will be in charge of making mains, taking names and being the largest billboard at any national, regional or local event in the US or Canada.
Jason and Drew will use C-YAA’s newly redesigned aluminum Pro XXL twenty-inch model and the all-new Pro XL cruiser model frames. Charlie will help in the development of the Junior and Expert model C-YAA twenty-inch and cruiser frames set for release this summer.
All three will be outfitted in Fly Racing attire and handlebars, using Alienation hoops, Aztec pads & cables, KMC chains, ODI grips, Thomson seat posts & stems, in addition to sporting Riderz Ready team jerseys and custom number plate faces. They will be rolling smooth and clean thanks to Finishline lubricants.
This trio joins CJ Fisher, Susie Levan, Lance McGuire, Camron & Maddy Mason and Rochelle Wooding to form the 2014 FBN/C-YAA Factory Team. Look for more team rider addition announcements from us soon!
For team pictures, news, and just plain funny stuff check out our Facebook page at "C-YAA BMX Frames" and "like" us.
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BMX Racing News - TUESDAY - January 14, 2014
willoughby, post, becerine & garcia dominate pro weekend in Reno!!!!!!!!!!
AA Pro, Women Pro, Vet Pro
& A Pro all doubled up for the weekend!
Unreal racing highlighted the weekend at the Silver
Dollar National in Reno, Nevada over the weekend, as
four pros took the TOP SPOTS in all the pro
classes.......Unreal! AA Pro #1
set the track on fire and sending a message that
he's not taking anything off the throttle after
winning the USABMX AA Pro
National Title AGAIN!
Alise Post came out with a blazing return to the track by doubling her class that was populated by some pretty heavy hitters. With the likes of GT's young gun, 'Flyin' Felicia Stancil, Belgium's rising star Elke Van Hoof, a superfast lookin' Brooke Crain, and two time Olympian and BMX Legend, Shanaze Reade in the house, it was an Elite Main Event lookin' race and Post put together solid racing to take two wins that HAD to feel good after a very tough 2013 BMX Season for the Redline superstar.
The Women's Pro Class is going to be a VERY exciting class to watch with Shanaze and Elke planning to spend a majority of their racing, running the USABMX National Circuit, AND, the likes of Mariana Pajon and #1 At Everything, Caroline Buchanan dropping in to the mix and you'll have some of the BEST lady pro racing EVER at USABMX Pro Series Races. WOW!
How bout Vet Pro? With a BIG move to Dale Holmes Racing over the holidays after leaving his long time sponsor, Free Agent, Cristian Becerine was absolutely flying in Reno. CB had to do battle with the normal cast of characters, plus an appearance by former AA team mate, 'Dr. J' Jason Richardson and for sure laid claim to the title of "Man To Beat" in the Vet Pro Class for 2014. Tough Break Of The Weekend goes to perennial Vet Pro Powerhouse, Dan's Comp's, Matt Pohlkamp who went down hard with a severely injured hand that looked suspiciously like a fracture, although, that is NOT official. Get healed up quick, Matt!
A Pro class Double Duty was turned in by Supercross's Top Dawg, Jared Garcia. Jared battled 24 gnarly A Pros in Reno, but our feeling is that he won't be in A Pro long after the season really takes off in March, cuz this won't be his last weekend of winning A Pro racing.
All in all, this was an awesome weekend of Pro Series National Racing for USABMX. Now the series takes two months off until the Next Big Race, one of the best......the USABMX Gator Nationals in Oldsmar, Florida! It's gonna be an AWESOME season of Pro Racing, buckle your seat belts, kids, we're TAKING OFF!
Awesome Reno / Sunday BMX Race Pix Posted To The BMX Mania Race Report Page! CLICK HERE!
BMX Racing News - Weekend UPDATE - January 10/12, 2014
DAY ONE RACING ACTION FROM USABMX RENO!
|AA PRO||WOMEN PRO||VET PRO||A PRO||USAC JR. DEVO|
|1 SAM WILLOUGHBY||1 ALISE POST||1 CRISTIAN BECERINE||1 JARED GARCIA||1 RYAN PETTIGREW|
BMX Mania Launches USABMX Silver Dollar National Saturday Photo Gallery! CLICK HERE!
Coming To You, Saturday Night/Sunday Night From the USABMX Silver Dollar Nationals!
|BOX To Be Official Sponsor of the GT Factory Team|
ANAHEIM, CA—Cycle Group, Inc. (CGI) is pleased to announce that it will be an official sponsor of the GT Factory BMX Team in 2014. This past year, CGI supplied the team unofficially with brakes, cranks and some handlebars and stems.
“It was an honor that GT asked us to be part of their program last year. The team is stacked with many of the world’s top riders and is one of the best-run programs out there. The riders and GT trailer always present a legitimate factory image at the races. I’m really excited that they asked us to be an even bigger part of the program,” said Toby Henderson, founder and executive director of CGI.
Besides the race team bikes, GT currently specs Promax brake levers, brakes and stems on a variety of its high-end complete race bikes, among them the Speed Series and Interceptor lines of bikes.
“We’ve worked really hard the past two years to develop two complete lines of top-notch BMX products—BOX and Promax. We’re really pleased that the product managers at GT recognize our work. We also appreciate the help the team has provided as testers for the BOX Vector cranks,” Henderson said.
GT’s Speed Series frames are one of the few currently available that have a BB30 bottom bracket shell and are compatible with the BOX Vector cranks. BOX and GT worked together to fine tune the innovative cranks and bottom brackets before they go into production this winter.
“The GT Factory BMX team has been involved in the testing of the BOX/Promax components over the past year and the level of quality experienced has exceeded our expectations,” said Steve Spencer, sports marketing manager for GT. “It is an honor to be partnered with Toby and the CGI team and look forward to future successes together,” he added.
The entire Factory GT team will use BOX Vector cranks, Genius/Eclipse brake sets and Phase 1 number plates. The smaller kids also will use BOX X-Series carbon forks and handlebars and Promax cranks. Several of the other riders will use BOX Delta stems with Maximus bars, as well.
The team consists of Mike Day, Tyler Brown, Quentin Caleyron, Felicia Stancil, Sean Gaian, Jordan Miranda, Jonas Harmon, Sophia Foresta, Shan Hatfield, Brooklyn VanRenselaar and Aiden Otten.
BMX Racing News - Wednesday/Thursday - January 8/9, 2014
|Turbo Bike Co. Factory Team Signs, Mic Young!|
Turbo Bike Co. would like to welcome Mic Young to the Turbo Bike Co. Factory Team. Mic Young made his debut for Turbo Bike Co. Factory Team at the Nerang International on the sunny Australian Gold Coast last weekend in the 17+ Expert class.
Mic got his new Gloss Black Pro Turbo frame only a couple of days before the big event and had two practice runs on it. He then went out and carved up the 17+ Expert class with a perfect score of all wins on both day one and day two. Mic now leads the National Series in the 17+ expert class.
On Sunday (day 3) Mic stepped it up by jumping straight into the AA-Pro class with 40-50 other pros. He found it tough going early on, but hung in there and worked his way all the way through to the AA-Pro final. In the final Mic started in gate 8 and found it hard to get around a big pack of riders. In the end Mic finished out the weekend with 7th in AA-Pro.
The newest member of the Turbo Factory Team made three finals from three events, and was stoked on his debut for his new team. Mic was quoted as saying, "This is a dream come true, to make a AA-Pro main at Nerang. I have been coming here for a long time riding many different brands of bikes over the years, but to make it on debut for a new team makes it all the more exciting".
Turbo Bike Co. team riders Blake Schofield and Michael "Tiger" Robinson were also in action in the hotly contested elite class. On day one both riders drew the same heat, which made it a bit tougher, having to ride against your own team mate. Both riders were looking strong until they were involved in a crash in turn one which ended their campaign for the day.
Day two of the elite series had the Turbo riders draw different moto heats. Two crashes in three motos blew-out Blake's points and he hit the showers earlier then expected. Michael Robinson was looking stronger today with a moto win and top two finishes in the motos. He got as far as the semi finals where he missed transferring to the final.
On day three Blake hit up the AA-Pro class. He cruised through the motos and quarters, with his day ending when he couldn’t get out of his semi. Blake is fresh off a month long stint racing Pro in the USA and is showing the benefits.
Turbo Bike Co. would like thank our co-sponsors, Thud Racing and Rad Custom Clothing and BMXPress Magazine for the picture of Mic Young #215.
|2014 BRG PARTNERSHIP AND RACER SUPPORT PROGRAM|
The kickoff of 2014 is not only celebrated by New Years day and the USA BMX Reno National, but at BMX Racing Group, we are celebrating it with the announcement of riders and teams we are proud to support for the upcoming season! Here is a rundown of our 2014 partnership program:
Chase Bicycles Factory Pro Team - The Chase BMX Factory Pro team will return with the 3 core riders that took their Chase BMX bikes atop many podiums in 2013, as well as 2 new additions!
Connor Fields @Cfields - Connor has been the most consistent BMX Elite Rider from the USA over the past few season. 2013 was a great season for him winning the UCI BMX World Championship Time Trail title, the overall UCI BMX Supercross Championship, and finishing up #2 overall in the USA BMX title chase.
Vincent Pelluard @VincentPelluard The current French National Champion, Vincent had a great 2013 season, winning a bunch of races as well as being a consistent main event maker all over the globe in the Elite Men's class.
Romain Mahieu @Rmahieu96 backed up his 2012 UCI BMX World Championship Jr Elite title in 2013 with a back to back title in the Time Trial Division. Romain now steps up to the Elite Class and already has made his first main event at the French indoor race in St Etienne in December.
In addition, we will add 2 more riders to the team. One we can announce today, below, and the other rider will be announced later on in the month.
Jamie Staff @JamieStaff is no stranger to BMX or huge accomplishments, winning an Olympic Gold with the British team in 2008 as well as past titles in BMX racing include World and NBL Championships. Jamie is now the Director of Sprint for BMX and Track with USA Cycling. Jamie spends a majority of his time at the Olympic Training Center with the riders and he has got the bug to do a little bit of racing himself this season. Look for Jamie to hit a few select USA BMX Vet Pro races in 2014 for Chase!
Follow the Chase BMX Team PR at @BMXRacingGroup on twitter and Instagram, as well as on Face Book: www.Facebook.com/BMXRG ..... The Chase BMX Program is supported by Tioga BMX, Shimano, Fly Racing, Kicker, ODI, Thomson, Elevn Racing, Insight, KingStar, Excess, and Stealth hubs.
Look for an additional announcement concerning the Chase Bicycles Factory team in the very near future!
The BRG RSP - Racer Support Program - For 2014, BRG has expanded its support program of Elite riders and Team. We are excited about the new additions and riders returning from last season:
In team news, we are excited to begin a new partnership with a true legend in the sport, Dale Holmes and with the all new Dale Holmes Racing program, under the Chase BMX/Stay Strong Race Team @DHolmesRacing.
The Dale Holmes Racing team consists of 4 Riders: Cristian Becerine @Cbecerine100, Anthony Dean @Adean144, Bryce Betts - @BryceBetts132, and Dale Holmes @DaleHolmes99
The Chase BMX / Stay Strong team will focus not only on racing, but also will be hosting BMX training clinics, training Camps, and going to schools in the San Diego area promoting the 'Ride to end Obesity Program". For more info on the Chase BMX / Stay Strong team: DaleHolmesRacing.com Face Book: Dale Holmes Racing Twitter: @DHolmesRacing Instagram: @DaleHolmesRacing
The J & R Bicycles Race Team @JRbicycles The #1 2013 USA BMX Bike Shop Team Champions will now be winning national events aboard the Chase RSP 2.0 frames as well as selected items from Elevn Racing. With a great amateur program, we are excited to branch out into the realm of team sponsorship with the J&R race team.
The UCI World Cycling Center BMX Program - Headed by Thomas Allier, @AllierThomas, we continue to work with the program that has already generated s the future of International BMX Racing stars, with riders like Carlos Ramirez - @RamirezBMX and Stefany Hernandez - @Hernadez469, we are excited to once again support the next generation of top BMX racers!
We have also teamed up with some of the best international elite riders and will be helping support their efforts in 2014!
Sifiso Nhlapo @SifisoNhlapo - 2 Time Olympian from South Africa, who now calls Southern California his home, as well as Chase BMX his bike of Choice!
Renato Rezende @Rezende500 - This young Brazilian BMX star has made a name for himself by not only racing in the 2012 Olympics, but by becoming a major force on the UCI BMX SX world Cup tour.
Melinda McLeod @MelindaMcleod Back to Back Australian Elite Women's National Champion had a setback with a shoulder injury last season, but look for Melinda to be back stronger and more focused than ever in 2014!
Daniel Franks @Franieldanks The BMX'er from New Zealand may have cut off his trademark beard, but don't worry fans, he will still be cutting off riders down the first straightaway this season on his Chase BMX bike World Wide!
Teagan O'Keeffe @TeaganOkeeffe A Past world Champion, Teagan knows what it takes to win BMX races, and her frame of choice to do so is a Chase RSP!
Maris Strombergs @MarisStrombergs The 2 time Olympic Gold Medalist chooses the Elevn Brand to make sure his bike is always ready to take him to a win.
Mariana Pajon @Marianapajon The 2013 USA BMX #1 Elite Women's Pro and 2012 Olympic Champion only has once choice of brand for Handle bars - Elevn Racing!
Shawn Diprete @xShawnD76x The 2013 USA BMX #1 Amateur Cruiser rider know what it takes the best parts in BMX to have the the winning edge, and his new race bikes are outfitted with items from Elevn racing!
Javier Colombo Javier is back with the SE Racing squad for another race season, and once again, he will be running the Elevn Bars and Insight Number Plates.
Cody Smart a staple on the USA BMX Vet Tour, Cody is one of the longest riders to have raced in the USA and we are proud to support him with Chase RSP 2.0 fully decked out with items from Elevn, Insight, KingStar, and Excess.
Billy Griggs is no stranger to BMX racing, but he hasn't been on the scene too much lately. Last year, he was honored with his addition to the USA BMX hall of fame, and this gave him the BMX race bug. He hit a few races and it stuck with him. He is now looking to hit a bunch of USA BMX races in 2014 and it will be on a Chase BMX bike loaded up with parts from Elevn!
|Kory Cook Signs Deal With Factory Promax Team|
|ANAHEIM, CA —
Cycle Group, Inc. (CGI) is excited to
announce that Kory Cook has signed a one-year deal with
the Promax Factory Team.
“Kory is a well-known and respected member of the BMX community here in Orange County. Every kid knows who he is and many have learned how to ride from him through his clinics at Orange Y. Locally, he’s probably better known than Sam Willoughby or Marc Willers. And as an elite racer he continues to improve. We expect big things from him in the coming years,” said Michael Gamstetter, CGI’s senior brand manager.
CGI launched the Promax Factory Team with Cook and Arielle Martin last July after their sponsor severed their contracts mid-season. At the time, CGI was unsure if the team would last beyond the end of the season. “We were really happy with how things went with the Promax riders last year. Arielle finished her career on a high note and Kory continued to show he can ride with the fastest elites by making the mains on Saturday at Grands,” Gamstetter added.
Kory had this to say about his new deal, "It is an honor to sign with such a great company. There's no better feeling than having the best possible components on my bike while competing. The staff support makes me feel like family here. I look forward to being a great roll model for up and coming racers and becoming the face of Promax.""
CGI will supply Cook with a range of Promax components such as brake sets, cranks, stems, bottom brackets, headsets and seatclamps, as well as BOX handlebars, rims, number plates and one-piece saddles/seatposts. He will again ride DK Professional V2 frames.
Cook will make his season debut at the USA BMX Silver Dollar Nationals in Reno, Nevada, this weekend. Joining Cook on the team is South African Elite Woman Teagan O’Keeffe who will make her debut in Promax colors at the Gator Nationals in Oldsmar, Florida, March 21.
|STEVE CISAR - TO BOMBSHELL/ DKOI FOR 2014|
Bombshell Racing is very excited to welcome Steve Cisar #943 to the Bombshell Family and Team for 2014.
Steven brings a new attitude with a strong work ethic and of course some sick style. We are very pleased with Steven's first outing at Grands 2013 since being out for 2 years.
If he keeps that focus and performance he had in Tulsa, we are going to have a great year!
We look forward to 2014 with Steven and look forward to supporting him through his winning year.
Welcome Steven Cisar #943 and lets rock 2014!!
You can follow Steven Cisar on Facebook: Steven Cisar or Instagram:@steven943cisar
|CCH Picks Up Racer/Trail Rider!|
Big things are happening at CCH Bicycles! We are currently developing a Chromoly race/trail frame (MADE IN USA!) and needed a first class racer/trail rider to test and promote this frame.
Enter Robert Pettinelli 28-35x from upstate NY. Rob regularly rides trails, indoor parks, AND hits the USA BMX nationals!
Like many racers on the track today, Rob has many years experience, and recently re-entered the scene. The northeast is famous for hailing many racer/dirt guys and were banking on good things to come from Rob!
You can check out Rob at all the hot riding spots the east coast ahs to offer, and at a national near you! www.Facebook.com/cchbicycles.com
Chris Hoffman - CCH Bicycles | Real Time Action Sports, LLC
BMX Racing News - TUESDAY - January 6, 2014
Redman adds two more to the Factory Tribe for 2014
Roman “Radro” Jaworsky (12X, Las Vegas, NV) and Zachary Von Bergen (12X, Twentynine Palms, CA) join the Redman Factory Team for 2014. Roman snagged the #5 NAG plate in both Class and Cruiser this year at the Grands. His racing history includes a World #2 plate, four state championships, three Disney Cups and over 65 national wins. Zach has multiple NAG top 5s and four Disney Cup championships along with over 50 National wins.
“These are two more riders that have those special qualities I am always looking for and am excited to have them as part of the Tribe,” said Mike Redman. “We are looking forward to a great 2014 season for the Redman Factory Team.”
Mike Redman and the Redman brand have been synonymous with BMX Champions for the last 20 years. They have won numerous NAG, World, Amateur and Factory Team titles. The team consists of some of the most high profile BMX riders in the country and world.
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BMX Racing News - weekend update - January 3-5, 2014!
|5X BMX WORLD CHAMPION, DALE HOLMES, TO LAUNCH NEW BMX RACE TEAM|
Poway, CA – January 3, 2014 5X BMX World Champion and British Hall of Famer, Dale Holmes, launches Dale Holmes Racing, LLC DBA Chase/Stay Strong BMX Race Team. The team will travel to all USABMX Pro Series Races, UCI World Cup Races, select Internationals, and The UCI World Championships in Holland.
It was announced earlier today that the team will be owned and managed by Dale Holmes and will include;
11X National Champion and Olympian, Cristian Becerine, up-and-upcoming Australian 2013 Series Champion, Anthony Dean, as well as amateur, Bryce Betts.
Dale Holmes Racing will also offer personalized BMX coaching and training for athletes, a nationwide clinic tour at USABMX sanctioned tracks, a summer camp partnership with the Toby Wells & Mission Valley YMCA facilities to offer, “BMX Pro for a Week”, and an interactive school nutrition and onsite riding program, “Ride to End Obesity”, at Poway Unified School District sponsored by both Wal*Mart and Barona Resort & Casino.
Secured Team sponsors include: Chase Bicycles, Stephen Murray Stay Strong, Wal*Mart, Barona Resort & Casino, Elevn, Insight, Kingstar, Excess, Vee Tire Company, Answer Racing, Shimano, ODI, KMC, Kicker & Stealth.
With more than 30 years in the BMX racing industry, a coveted spot in the British Cycling Hall of Fame, 5 World Championship Titles, more than 3 Team World Championship Titles and more than 10 years of experience both scouting and managing riders, Dale Holmes, was prime to launch Dale Holmes Racing.
If you’d like more information, please contact Dale Holmes at (714) 396-2528 or via email at Daleholmes99@gmail.com
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BMX Racing News - HAPPY, new YEAR, 2013!
Sarah Walker's 96 Dreams - Episode 3
|Join, BMX Super Woman, Sarah Walker at home in New Zealand, as she does some charity work, rides with some non-BMXing pro level athletes and shows some serious skill on the race track, all right here on Sarah Walker's 96 Dreams.|