BMX Mania Co-Sponsors

July 2008



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


Salt Lake City, Utah -  Factory Formula Bicycle Co. / Vitamin Water has been busy with the ABA’s summer schedule, making stops in Roseville, California two weeks ago and Salt Lake City, Utah last weekend.  Formula Pros Alise Post, Deak Brown, and Arielle Martin, along with Formula am’s Lee Lewis, Trevor Morley, Anthony Bucardo, and Andre Norles all contributed to the Formula “war effort”, especially since the team decided to throw their hat in the Factory Team competition at both nationals.  The extra competition gave even more fuel to each rider’s fire as a little “Team Pride” was on the line. 

Alise Post – Women’s Pro – Formula Nucleus Pro Minus – The defending ABA National #1 Pro has had a crazy year so far, dividing her time between the ABA schedule and the growing international scene since the Olympics graced BMX with its presence.  Alise has definitely had her hands full making the transition back and forth between the World Cup style of racing and normal ABA/NBL tracks. Even so, Alise showed that her growing skill was on point in Roseville with a nice win on Saturday over rookie pro and new-found nemesis Dominique Daniels.  Alise nailed down a second on day two.  In Utah, windy conditions kept most of the girls grounded, but Alise still managed two second place finishes behind teammate Arielle Martin. 

Arielle Martin – Women’s Pro – Formula Nucleus Pro Plus – Arielle year has also been full of ups and downs.  A virtual lock for the US’s sole Olympic berth, some bad luck at the World Championships in China cost Arielle the spot by one point.  Now back with a vengeance and her sites set on the ABA title, Arielle simply OWNED Rad Canyon.  Chalk up two big wins for Ari.   A third Women’s Pro title contender perhaps?  This is about to get interesting. 

Deak Brown – A Pro – Formula Nucleus Pro XL – You know an A Pro main is on the gate when you hear the “Deeeeaakkkkkkk!!!” chants.  Arguably the most popular A Pro around now gets to try his hand at the AA ranks.  AA Deak made the jump after a huge win on Saturday in Utah. Sunday, Deak made semi’s, fueled on new-pro-stoke.  Not bad, rook.  Deak’s been very consistent lately, coming hot off a win in Roseville on Sunday.  Congrats homey! 

Lee Lewis – 19-27 Expert – Formula Nucleus Pro – Lee has been waiting to turn up into the 19-27 class, and his first outing was exactly what he expected with a huge win on Saturday in Roseville.  Day two didn’t go exactly as planned, with a second in the main.  Lee had to bid farewell to his ride on Sunday in Roseville, as the ABA is giving away Lee’s race bike in the next issue of the BMX’er.  One of you lucky Flea fans out there is about to get a sweet Formula decked out with Profile parts and FSA gear.  I guess Lee had the new-bike-blues Saturday in Utah, mustering a fourth.  Sunday he was back to form with a nice second in 19-27 Expert. 

Trevor Morley – 17-18 Expert – Formula Nucleus Pro Plus – Trevor took a little time off the bike but came back in fine style in Roseville, with a pair of podium finishes – two thirds - for the weekend.  In Utah, Trevor had a little mishap in Saturday’s semi and didn’t make the cut.  He was back with a vengeance on Sunday with a HUGE win in 17-18 Expert.  Nice job, Trev. 

Zach Rehder – 28-35 Expert, 26-30 Cruiser – Formula Nucleus Pro XL, Formula Nucleus Pro XL Cruiser – Zach made his Formula debut in Utah, with some great results.  In class, Zach pulled down two podiums for the weekend.  In cruiser, Zach grabbed a fourth on Saturday, but was back on the podium on Sunday with a nice 2nd

Andre Norles – 14 Expert – Formula Nucleus Expert Plus - Andre ran into an off weekend in Roseville, managing 3 out of 4 mains.  Andre was out front all day but couldn’t seem to put anything together come main time.  Look for Andre back to form at the next national. 

Anthony Bucardo – 9 Expert – Formula Nucleus Junior Plus – Anthony has been on fire lately, to put it mildly.  Little Bucardo racked up a double on Saturday in Roseville in class and open.  Anthony didn’t race open on Sunday but still killed 9 Expert, making 3 wins out of the 3 mains.  In Utah, Bucardo had to settle for a rare second pace finish on Saturday.  Sunday he was back to form with a great win in 9 Expert. 

Factory Team – If any of you follow the Formula team at all, you probably know that we don’t normally run Factory Team sheets.  Every once in a while, we get the itch for a little extra competition and turn a team sheet in just to keep the rest of the Factory guys honest.  In Roseville, the team pulled down two nice second place finishes.  Not bad for just having six riders attend the race.  Utah was much of the same, with only six riders in attendance.  Saturday the team settled for a third, but on Sunday the team missed the win by less than five points and had to settle for second. 

Look for the Formula Factory Pros at the next ABA pro race in Reno, Nevada.  

Formula offers it’s Nucleus Race Frames with 30 sizes to guarantee a perfect fit for any rider.  Formula’s Solution complete bikes are now available – ready to race, fully decked out bikes, that BMX Plus! Magazine called “Awesome”.   For more info please visit , call 619-276-3040 , or email 

Factory Formula is proudly supported by the following partners: Vitamin Water, Fly Racing, Formco Products, Profile Racing, FSA, Maxxis Tires, Sun Ringle,, and Tektro Brakes.

2008 NBL Grand Nationals to Celebrate the History and Future of BMX Racing 

USA’s most exciting Championship BMX race will soon take over Derby City BMX Track in Louisville, Kentucky from August 29 – 31. The 2008 NBL Grand National begins only 8 days after the sport makes its thrilling debut at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China and the NBL has planned several new events to celebrate the past, present and future of the sport.

The fastest riders from around the world always attend the Grands and this year, the fastest riders from the past will be honored at the NBL Hall Of Fame Awards on Saturday evening. 

The NBL Grand National is much more than just a race – it’s an ‘Experience’ and to celebrate the Olympic year, NBL will be inducting three past-champions into the NBL Hall Of Fame. Greg Esser, first NBL Men’s Pro - 1979,  Kathy Schachel, first NBL Women’s Pro - 1985 and ‘Stompin’ Stu Thomsen, two-time NBL Pro – 1981 & 1982.  

NBL will proudly induct the three athletes into the Hall of Fame during an evening ceremony following Saturday’s Pro Spectacular at a venue to be announced.  Greg and Kathy will be inducted as a tribute to the first riders to win official NBL Pro titles.

Greg Esser, son of NBL founder, George Esser, made history as the first rider to win the NBL Pro Men’s title in 1979. Prior to 1985, the women’s class was known as ‘Powder Puff’ and Kathy Schachel won it three consecutive years from 1981-83. Though she lost the title in 1984 to Debbi Kaslow, she stormed back in 1985 to win the first ever Pro Women’s title in BMX and held it for a two-year term.

Stu Thomsen, who held back-to-back NBL Pro titles from 1981-82, will be recognized for his incredible career of achievements and milestones. Craig Reynolds, now an established host, reporter, writer and emcee, was a popular rider on the NBL circuit for many years and has been named as the master of ceremonies. 

In addition to the HOF inductions, NBL will recognize the 2008 Pro Champions and all Olympic athletes who attend the Grands. Oh yeah, did we mention that Stu is racing the Grands and is also starring in a new movie from the producers of ‘Joe Kid on a Stingray’? Truth! – John Swarr and Mark Eaton of ‘Joe Kid’ fame plan to show a short teaser from their new film about Stu’s life at the HOF awards. Tickets and venue information to follow. 

To compliment the Hall of Fame awards, an Old-School Museum will be on display throughout the weekend with all kinds of memorabilia from the past. Look for more ‘Grands’ news coming soon. 

Here’s a quick peek at the NBL Grand National Schedule:

Click over to the NBL website for complete event information and then visit the Derby City BMX website to find directions to E.P. ‘Tom’ Sawyer State Park and other useful local information.   

The 31st NBL Grand National is proudly presented by BAWLS Guarana (, Intense BMX (, Kenda Tires (, Standard Byke Company (, UGP ( Sinz Racing (, THE Industries (, in association with ( and Camp Woodward (






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


Redneck Rider.....Somewhere in the Midwest!

How awesome is this guy? It's not every day you get to see a real live mullet, huh? One of our BMX Mania correspondents captured this jewel while on the move in the mighty Midwest of the US of A a couple weeks ago.

Fashion Statement Checklist......Ball Cap/Check! ... Fake Oakleys/Check! ... Sweet Cutoff Tee Shirt/Check! ... Bars Forward at a cool 35 degree angle/Check! ... Mountain Dew 'Livewire' in the Drink Holder/Check! ... 'Awesome Orange' NEXT bike from Wal-Mart, all dialed in and Ready To Ride/Check!

Now, let's hit the streets for some BMX Wall Rides!


LAST DAYS for European riders to join the rest of the crew and come in October in the USA for the STAGE BMX USA: This traveling camp will bring some lucky riders to California on some of the prestigious tracks and with some of the best riders around !

This trip organized by Nathyworc / Riding Encadrement / US ProBikes from October 24th to November 5th 2008 is first of all a training camp ( with starts, techniques and physical workshops) but the program is full of discoveries:

- Flight from Paris CDG on 10/24

- Arrival in LOS ANGELES the same (long) day .Welcome by Christophe LEVEQUE and Fred RELLO and travel to Las Vegas to race the NBL WESTERN REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, in  NELLIS, Nevada +  visit of LAS VEGAS, of course.


The camp will take place at some of the most famous tracks (ORANGE, BELLFLOWER, ONTARIO, SIMI VALLEY) coached by state certified trainers. During the workshop or the free time, you will be able to meet and race with some of the best US (and international) pro BMX riders. 

- The off-track time will be spent visiting popular brands' factories and shops (INTENSE, THE, VANS, LEVI’S,…) including a tour with Christophe LEVEQUE ( 9 World titles ) and Fred RELLO, the managers of  USPROBIKES.

- Time has been set aside for a visit to 2 mythical dirt jump locals : Sheep Hills (all levels) and Hidden Valley ( for the brave)

- You will be able to improve your English as much as your riding...

- Little extra: a 2-day trip to CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico : Hotel on the beach and mega party plans with some jetski and quad antics

- Added experience :HALLOWEEN in the street of LOS ANGELES.

- This trip would not be complete without some of the best french "young guns" as our ambassadors: UCI Elite Cruiser World champion Thomas HAMON, Vincent PELLUARD and Moana MOO CAILLE, the 3 international riders from team US Pro Bikes.

- Best of all, with the great €/$ exchange rate and a little help from our friends, we are able to lower the price of that trip to € 2500 all included.... BUT HURRY !!! We have to close the deal by July 31st , no later !

For a taste of what the trip could be, watch the video from their previous trip:

More info at: cbastien +33 (0)6 15 51 78 67 or you can email orrrrrrrrr for web info, please visit


With EIGHT Redline riders from five different countries packing their bags for BMX’s big day in Beijing, their custom REDLINE Olympic bikes are getting built up for what will no doubt one of the most important BMX races in the 40 year history of this “young” action sport.

REDLINE has just released some sneak peaks of the French, Italian and Norweigian Redline FLIGHT Frames you’ll see competing on August 21-22. Damien Godet and Manuel DeVecchi’s frames are based on the production model 2009 Flight frames, with the familiar circuit-board graphics on the red front end.

Italy’s MANUEL DeVECCHI’s 2009 Flight Frame - made with R-6 Alloy.

France’s DAMIEN GODET’s ‘09 Redline Flight frame; also using our new R-6 Alloy.

Norway’s SEBASTIAN KARTFJORD’s Redline Flight frame; painted up by Ridley.

For more detail and close ups of Damien and DeVecchi’s frames, CLICK HERE  to check out the Redline GLOBAL TEAM page and our Olympic medal hopefuls.



Bring-A-Buddy Program JUNE Prizes awarded

The 2008 Bring-A-Buddy Recruiting Program is in full swing and more Recruiters have been active this year than ever before.  Aiden Holt of Estrella Mtn. BMX in Goodyear, Arizona is leading the pace and his home track is the top recruiting track in the West.

See the JUNE Points Standings here

Random Buddy Winners for June - Prizes have been shipped!

  1. OWEN NILES, 4 - Kingston Point BMX, NY

  2. NASH CLAYCAMP, 9 - Looped Out BMX, CA

  3. PAUL LACNY, 6 - Presque Isle BMX, PA

  4. JARED HOLLEY, 12 - Columbia BMX, SC

Top Recruiting tracks from each Region - Each track wins a Free Agent Speedway complete bike! 

Next Random Prize Drawing: August 15 

 - NBL serving up more than $40,000 in prizes to recruiters, buddies, and tracks -

About the Program: NBL is serving up more than $40,000 in prizes and successful recruiters can earn a chance to win several major prizes including a Nintendo Wii, complete bicycles from Intense and Free Agent, prizes from UGP, Kenda, Sinz Racing, Free Agent, THE and passes to Camp Woodward. NBL is promoting the sport directly through our experts – NBL riders and tracks, and in turn, rewarding them for their efforts.  

NBL tracks will benefit directly from the program and the top performing tracks will also win valuable prize packages including free bikes, helmets and other sponsor products. “The Bring-A-Buddy program is easy to run and the tracks love the new points based system. They are promoting the benefits directly to their members and in turn get a much-needed boost on the grassroots level” says Jason Schiefelbein, NBL Field Director. Tracks and members can view monthly prizing, recruiting statistics, and other exciting news through the dedicated page on the NBL website and in BMX Today Magazine.


Ventura County BMX Championship Series #1 

Freedom Park BMX Raceway in Camarillo, CA and Sycamore BMX Raceway in Simi Valley, CA are excited to announce the first annual Ventura County BMX Championship SeriesRACE THE VC—to be held over the first four weekends of August this summer, 2008!   The series’ top 25 points-earners will earn a VC ranking and custom VC Championship Series number plate.  And with each entry in the series, you’ll also get a chance to win tons of COOL STUFF, to be given away every week!!! 

Series Dates:

Freedom Park BMX: Saturdays 8/2, 8/9, 8/16 & 8/23, 4:00pm-6:00pm registration, racing ASAP.

Sycamore BMX: Sundays 8/3 & 8/10, 5:30pm-7:00pm registration, racing ASAP. Friday 8/15, 6:00pm-7:30pm registration, racing ASAP. Sunday 8/24, registration 5:30pm-7:00pm racing ASAP.

How is works:

Series Sponsors:  Free Agent Bicycles, Redman Bikes, Avent Cycles, Bombshell Parts, Answer BMX, Intense BMX, THE, Sinz Racing, Stealth BMX hubs, Big Brand Tires, Little Dude Components, ODI Grips, Static Number Plates, Hot Shoppe Designs, Finish Line Lubricants, Camarillo Bike Company and Michael’s Bike Shop in Newberry Park among many others!

For more information, please call or visit us on the web:

Freedom Park BMX Raceway,, 805.824.7854

Sycamore BMX Raceway,, 805.583.2697 


Redline Bicycles has always been up for task when it comes to making BMX history. As maker of the first tubular fork and crank, the first chromoly frame and first double-clamp stem, the Redline name was permanently inked in to the BMX history books a long time ago. Still, nearly 35 years later, Redline Bicycles continues to keep up the History-making tradition with our support of eight premiere Olympic athletes from four different countries. 

The “Awesome Eight” have been chosen to represent their Country this August, when BMX Racing is set to make its Olympic debut as the Summer Games’ first big “action sport.” Aboard Redline’s trusty FLIGHT bikes, the following riders will be focused on the fame and glory of medaling for their homeland, while simultaneously demonstrating to the World what an incredible sport BMX Racing is.

To help celebrate this history-making accomplishment, REDLINE has just gone live with their “NEXT STOP, BEIJING” page – to help introduce everyone to these exceptional World class BMX racers:

SHANAZE READE/UK – click to read more
At 19 years of age, Great Britain’s SHANAZE READE will go to Beijing this August as the Gold medal favorite in the new Olympic sport of BMX Racing  ...and she’s not nervous about it at all. On July 14th, Great Britain will officially announce their Olympic Cycling team - including the 2-person BMX squad (1 male / 1 female). With her incredible BMX skills, strength and speed, Shanaze Reade will no doubt be on the list as one of the UK’s best hopes for Gold.

MANUEL DeVECCHI/ITALY – click to read more

REDLINE, and their Italian bike distributor CICLIOMANIA, is pleased to announce that their sponsored Elite male, MANUEL DeVECCHI (pronounced Da Veck-EE), has earned the one and only spot given to ITALY for the 2008 Olympic’s BMX event. Making it to Beijing completes years of dedication, training and racing for the buffed Italian powerhouse. At the recent UCi World Championships in Taiyuan, China - DeVecchi not only won one of the 32 available Olympic start positions, but backed it up with a silver in Elite Cruiser on the final day.“This World Championship silver medal is indeed the highlight of an exceptional week. What an incredible emotion!” Now named to the Italian team, Manuel DeVecchi prepares for the ultimate emotions - of not only making the main event in Beijing, but also reaching the goal of a Podium finish.

DAMIEN GODET/FRANCE – click to read more
In early June, FRANCE became the first country to announce their BMX squad for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. REDLINE and French distributor SUNEX is pleased to proclaim that their sponsored Elite male DAMIEN GODET has made the cut. After his impressive finishes this past year in UCi Supercross events put him in probable contention, Godet clinched his confirmation by making the main event at the UCi World Championships (and placing 5th) in Taiyuan, China.
“I am so happy,” commented Damien after the French Cycling federation gave him the news. “It was very close between four of us for the selection! Everybody knew this race was very important for the Olympic qualifications, so there was added pressure. I made my first main at the World Championships but even then, I couldn’t be sure if it was enough for the selection. Now I just have to prepare THE big race.”

Much like the United States and Australia, the talent pool of fast BMX racers in THE NETHERLANDS runs deep. Three years ago, Dutch BMX legend Bas DeBever assembled the best BMX racers in Holland, and in 2006 they all hopped aboard Redline bicycles. Thanks to consistent finishes throughout the past two years, The Netherlands earned enough country points for the IOC to award them four positions to fill – 3 men and 1 woman. Representing The Netherlands will be Dutch Captain ROBERT DeWILDE, ROB Van den WILDENBERG and RAYMON Van der BIEZEN. In Elite Women, LIEKE KLAUS has been picked, with MARTIJN SCHERPEN chosen as the alternate.With such a strong field to chose from, DeBever’s final picks were based on results throughout the year and top performances at the most recent UCi World Championships.
For the past two years, Redline has been the official bike sponsor of The Netherlands BMX program. All of the Dutch Olympic riders will be aboard Shimano-equipped Redline Flight Pro XXL frames, custom painted in Dutch Orange. Their domination the past two years on the European BMX circuit has earned them the “Orange Crush” nickname.

Norway/Sebastian Kartfjord - Since this article was written, Sebastian Kartfjord, another Redline rider has made the grade as a last minute addition to the Olympic Field. Congrats to Norway's Finest! 



From Monty Thackray - President, Zimbabwe BMX Association

As you all know I am very passionate about the sport of BMX, as most of us are. I started AFRICA CHALLENGE in 2006. The object of having this event in Zimbabwe was and still is, to promote the sport within the country and ultimately on the continent of Africa since only South Africa and Zimbabwe currently have BMX. 

I will continue to promote AFRICA CHALLENGE despite our desperate times here in Zimbabwe and hope that one day our internal situation will improve and those of you that I know around the World will take the time to support us at sometime or another at our annual event. 

This years event will be on Saturday 3rd October in our 2nd city of Bulawayo. Whilst the event will have prizes or the day it is also a SERIES event linked to an event in SOUTH AFRICA one week prior - Sunday 28th September, in Pietermaritsburg, Natal Province. Both events have prizes for the day but there will be overall Plates for ALL classes and a Cash Prize for the ELITE Class. 

I attach for your information a copy of the Race Format containing the information about our race. For information about the South Africa Grand race please contact their President of Association = Mrs Margot Gerber ( ). If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me on the above email address. 

It is hoped that in 2009 we will host AFRICA Challenge in Zimbabwe in March, the week after the Supercross which is in South Africa, and in 2010 in Zimbabwe in August, the week after World Championships, again in South Africa. This way those of you who travel can get two events out of one trip out to Africa. I know that many of you will not attend this year but perhaps can now start planning forward for 2009 or 2010 and help us build BMX in Zimbabwe and Africa. 

Thank you for your time and please pass on the Race Format document to those that you do know, with a copy to me for future promotion reference. 

Yours in BMX, Monty Thackray - President, Zimbabwe BMX Association


DATE: Saturday 3rd October 2008

VENUE: Busters BMX Track, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

ORDER OF EVENTS: Friday, October 2nd, 2008

1400hrs – Lane Draw for all ages except ELITES

1500hrs – Time Trial – 1 Lap FOR ELITE RIDERS ONLY (SPECTATORS WELCOME). Seeding of riders will be based on these results.

Time trial important as fastest rider will be used to determine position in the event of a Draw in Points after qualifying races.

1800hrs.  – Auction for Elite Riders. Riders to be present.

Saturday 3rd October 2008

8:00 – 8:30 Confirmation of registration ... 8:15 – 8:45 Scrutineering ... 8:15 – 8:30 Gate starts 14 and under

8:30 – 8:45 Gate starts 15 and over ... 8:50 Riders briefing - 09:00 Welcome Speech / Ride past / National Anthem

09:30 Racing Starts – 1st Leg - 12:00 LUNCH BREAK ... 14:00 Racing Starts – 2nd Leg ... Prize Giving


20 INCH - Under 6 to 6 Years ... 7 to 8 Years ... 9 to 10 Years ... 11 to 12 Years ... 13 to 14 Years ... 15 to 16 Years ... Challenge & ELITE

CRUISER - Junior – 15 Years & Under ... Master – 16 to 29 years ... Legend – 30 to 39 years ... Grand – 40 & Over

GIRLS Girls entering the Boys races above will be entered one (1) age group below their actual age. OR Girls may enter in either of the separate Classes below: 12 years & Under ... 13 years & Over

NOTES: Age is determined as your actual age on the 31st December 2008. ... Three (3) riders required to make up a gate. If here are less than three (3) riders in an age group the group will be amalgamated with the next age group up. They will score separate points and receive prizes for their age group.

3.      Rules governing this event are as per “Constitution and Rules of National BMX Association of Zimbabwe” Copy available at the track on the day and can be seen on NBMXA Website ( at any time.

Race Format For Africa Challenge:

ELITES - The Africa Challenge will be 2 Legs of 3 moto’s . Points from all races will be accumulated and the top 16 riders after 6 races will advance to Semi Finals and then the top 4 riders from each Semi will advance to the FINAL. In the event that there is a tie in points between riders to qualify for the Semi Finals then the rider who had the fastest time in the Time Trial will advance.

ALL OTHER CLASSES - All Classes other than Elites will race in 2 Legs of 3 moto’s plus the necessary qualifiers and a Final for each Leg. Ribbons will be awarded to all riders attaining a place in each Final.

ENTRY FEES: Entry for all riders other than ELITE will be USD 25.00 ... Entry for ELITES will be USD 100.00 ... Entry for Teams will be USD 40.00 per Team of 4 riders. Riders may only be entered in ONE (1) Team. Note that this will be in addition to the rider’s individual entry fee.

POINTS: Position/Points ... 1/50 ... 2/45 ... 3/40 ... 4/35 ... 5/30 ... 6/25 ... 7/20 ... 8/15 ... Those not in a Final will be allocated 10 points.

PRIZES FOR AFRICA CHALLENGE: A minimum Purse calculated as being 50% of the Entries from the Elite Class will be split between the first three (3) riders who were placed  in the final in ELITE Class only. The split of the purse will be calculated from the following formula: 1st/60% ... 2nd/30% ... 3rd/10% ... Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in all Class (determined by cumulative points from all races). Shield will be awarded to each rider of the team winning 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. (Individual points will accumulate and the total points from all 4 riders will be totalled to determine the winning Team)


1.      A Purse totalling USD 3000 will be made available for the Elite riders who are in the top eight places which will be calculated from the overall points of the SERIES. The purse will be split as follows. 1st/1000 2nd/600 3rd/400 4th/300 5th/250 6th/200 7th/150 8th/100

2.      Africa Challenge Plates will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places of ALL classes. Position will be determined from cumulative points of all races in the SA GRAND and AFRICA CHALLENGE race events.

3.      A Trophy will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in ELITE Class.

NOTES: Riders MUST have competed in BOTH the SA GRAND and AFRICA CHALLENGE Championships to qualify for AFRICA CHALLENGE SERIES prizes. Riders who compete in NOVICE Classes in the SA GRANDS and enter in the AFRICA CHALLENGE will be entered into EXPERT Class as his is the only Class available. These riders will carry forward the points accumulated in the SA GRANDS and add to those attained in AFRICA CHALLENGE for purposes of overall points.

ALL ENQUIRIES: Audrey du Toit + 263 912 356 047 or Email – ... Monty Thackray + 27 83 4508633 or Email –



The Zimbabwe BMX Web Site is located at.....






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

2008 NBL Keystone National Pro/Am Race 

Trilogy Park BMX and the Hyper Pro/Am series will be running a 16 & over Pro/Am race on Friday August 8th during the Pre-Race for the NBL Keystone National. The race has over $1200 dollars already into the pot and it's growing quickly; we will also be raffling off prizes from sponsors to add to the end of day payout.

The Hyper Pro/Am series was started last year and has quickly become a huge success in NJ/PA with some of the top riders from the East Coast racing in this series. Come out early to the Keystone National and see if you have what it takes to compete with some of the area's top riders. We will be running the scrambled motos for this race like in the NBL Elite Pro races.

Sponsors for this race are: Hyper Bicycles, Intense BMX, Profile Racing, Kuwahara Bicycles, SC Action Sports LLC, Cycle Corner of Frenchtown, Mark's Auto Service Inc, Tomlinson Building & Renovating, My Place Smoked Meats, Luberto's Italian Specialties, Chubby's Dairy Bar, Pine Forge Drafting and Hannaberry HVAC.....with the list still growing.

The race will be a 100% pay back & cost for this race will be as follows:

Elite & Super X - $20

16 & over amateurs - $10 + Class


We will be running 3 motos for the Pro/Am race and all NBL rules will be followed.

For more info go to or

BMX Aruba At The UCI Worlds!

Here's some news that we should have run over a month ago, but we just got behind on it, so here 'tis, in all of it's glory. Right On, Aruba BMX!!!!!


We are proud to announce that BMX Aruba had some good results during the UCI Worlds in China. We traveled to China with 4 athletes and managed to achieve 4 final spots.


As a very small Island with about 100 riders and 2 BMX tracks we are proud of the results our riders have achieved in the last few years.


A special thanks to all that helped us out over the years to achieve this success.



Men 25-29      Jobert Reyes 3th

Boys 15          Ishwar Martijn 8th

Boys 7            Jay-z Scott 7th

Girls 9             Shanayah Howell 3th

Editor's Note - Now this is the way to run publicity for your track, or maybe even just THE WAY to run your track! Lots of good promotions, fun races, fun extra curricular events, just a great place to race! If you run a track, take note, I'll promise you that these guys are growing!

SMITH ROCK BMX - Gates, clinics, and camp outs!!

NEW GATE PRACTICE--- Thursdays 7-8pm - $2  -- must be an ABA member -  long sleeves, pants, and helmets required.   Rememeber, extra riding, means extra wear on the track --  volunteers are greatly appreciated to help out on the track for raking, watering, and maintenance so we keep the riders all safe!!!

IT'S TIME---  Pro BMX Supercamp with Bubba Harris' Dad Burlin - August 5-6 -  only 50 spots and going fast (fewer than 10 left!) -  you can sign up for this exclusive training for half price -  only $50!!!!  --- CALL Tracy 541/815-5302

SLEEP UNDER THE STARS SEPTEMBER 5--- Join us for our first track camp out -   after racing Friday night - enjoy a camp out under stars.    Camp out includes snack, breakfast,  Saturday clinic AND SPECIAL SATURDAY RACE     -  all just for $10    ---  parents are welcome to stay -  (required for all campers under 10 please)    ---  Get your permission slip at registration

--September 6  Clinic $5 --  (included for campers)  10 am - Noon

-- September 6 Saturday Race -  Sponsor Appreciation Day -  Registration Noon - 1pm -  $8 (included with campers)



July 29 Regular Tuesday night Races Registration 6 -7

August 1 Regular Friday night Races Registration 6-7

August 5 Regular Tuesday night Races Registration 6 -7

August 8 Regular Friday night Races Registration 6-7


August 1 - single point race Roseburg BMX

August 2-  SCR - Roseburg BMX

August 2 - Earned Double River City BMX Grants Pass

August 3 - SCR Medford BMX

August 4 - SCR River City BMX - 

Must race all 4 doubles for Cup


August 16-17 Eugene SCR - Molalla SCR -  Come on District 1 riders - let's take the title this year!


September 13 (earned double) - September 14 - Finals


McCollum Park BMX - Everett Washington

September 20-21

See you at the races!!  (check the web for full season calendar)






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


BMX Race Report - ABA Great Salt Lake Nationals

Round #8 of the 2008 ABA Pro Series headed up to one of the best ABA tracks on the tour, Rad Canyon BMX in Salt Lake City, Utah. The track has gone through some recent changes, including a newly paved 1st and 2nd turn and a all new rhythm section. These additions to the already great track, helped make it one of the best tracks on the Pro tour and made for some of the best Pro racing this season.  Randy Stumpfhauser and Danny Caluag were on hand for the race action and here is how they finished up racing in Salt Lake City: 

Danny Caluag had an incredible weekend in Salt Lake City. Danny, the 2007 ABA #1 Pro, has already had a great season with a slew of wins in both AA Pro and Pro Cruiser. Danny had the fans stoked on his custom painted Bawls Blue Intense Podium bike. On Day 1, Danny won both the AA Pro main event and Pro Cruiser races. On Sunday, Danny once again won Pro Cruiser and finished up 6th in AA Pro. Danny now has 6 wins in the AA Pro Class and 8 Wins in Pro Cruiser for 2008. Danny's Sponsors include Intense BMX, BAWLS Guarana, Fly Racing, Skull Candy, Shimano, THE Products, SINZ Racing, Intense Tyre Systems, OGIO, Cyto Sport, Thomson, Oakley,, S & M Bars, and 

Randy Stumpfhauser had a god weekend in Salt Lake City. Things started out for him on Thursday with a great day at the Ogio Golf Tournament. On Friday, Randy traveled to a local bike shop and did a dealer appearance with his GT Team Mate Eric Rupe, Things really started to heat up for him on Saturday as he was up for the win in AA Pro come main event time. 1 bad race kept him to 5th for the day. That is how hard the AA Pro class is. On Sunday, Stumpy came back and took home a 2nd in AA Pro. Randy now gets ready for the NBL Grands, where he is going to be battling it out with Cristian Becerine for the NBL Pro title .Randy's sponsors include GT Bicycles, Bombshell, ODI, Tangent, Fly Racing, Sinz, Shimano,, OGIO, Cyto Sport, SDG, Toolshed, Sharp, and

Double A Marketing is the original BMX Racing Sports Marketing agency in the world. We proudly represent Cristian Becerine, Kyle Bennett, Danny Caluag, Steven Cisar, and Randy Stumpfhauser. For more information on any of the BMX Pro riders or on Double A Marketing and our services, please visit or e-mail us.

NBC Olympic cycling Poll

Time to show our strength, BMX Family!

NBC TV is running a poll on their Olympic Cycling Site, asking the question, "Which discipline of cycling will you pay the most attention to?"

It might not be THAT big of a deal, but who knows who is checking that poll at NBC TV?

Might be someone with lots of power to make big decisions and will be impressed that BMX Racing is the most popular Cycling event that they show on TV in August.

Who knows?

As of mid afternoon on Monday the 28th, we at BMX Racing have twice as many votes as the other cycling disciplines, but don't let down your guard......Go Vote!

Click on the NBC Beijing Logo above or this link and scroll down to the bottom of the page to the "Get In To The Games" feature and cast your vote!

BMXers UNITE!!!!!

Action Sports Depot INTRODUCES FORMCO's new chain wheel

Phone: 619-276-3040


* 5 Spoke

* 7075 Billet Aluminum

 * 100% USA CNC Made

* Available in 39 - 45 T


$ 36.95







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

BMX Mania Photo Of The Day

Little Kids Going Fast On A Big Hill In Adelaide!


Local Hero, Arielle Martin to be Featured on Salt Lake City Radio

Utah's own and Rad Canyon BMX local, Arielle Martin will be representing BMX racing to the fullest once again. Arielle will be the special quest on local X96 radio station.  Salt Lake City-based Radio Station X96 will feature Pro BMX racer Arielle Martin on their morning show (Radio From Hell) during the segment called "Ask a BMX Pro". So tune in for "Ask a BMX Pro"! Listeners will all be able to call in and ask her questions... this happens to be the morning of ABA's Great Salt Lake Nationals so many of you out of towners can tune in if you're here.

Who: Arielle Martin, Utah Native and BMX Pro Extraordinare.
When: Friday, July 25, 2008
Time: 8:00 AM Mountain Standard Time
96.3 FM (X96) in the Salt Lake City Metro area or (streaming on-line)

MCS/Kovachi Wheels Clinic


NBL Southeast Regional in Augusta, Georgia

When: August -1

Time: 12 Noon until 2PM

Cost: Only $25 and the clinic includes 2 hours of instruction and a Kovachi Wheels Tee Shirt





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



State Qualifiers:

#2 - May 17, 2008 - Richmond BMX, Richmond
#3 - June 14, 2008 - Hampton Super Track BMX, Hampton
#4 - July 26, 2008 - Winchester BMX, Winchester
#5 - July 27, 2008 - Winchester BMX,

#1 – Sept 13th, 2008 - NOVA BMX, Woodbridge

State Championship Final Event:
October 18, 2008 - Richmond BMX

Event Times:
Saturday Qualifiers:
10:00am – 12:00noon - Registration, Bike Inspection and Practice
1:00pm - Race starts
Sunday Qualifiers:
9:00am – 11:00am - Registration, Bike Inspection and Practice
12:00noon - Race starts

$25 for open - Amateurs have to race class

For more info - Or 703-405-4005 - -

4th BMX Pro Open / Bordeaux, France

Hosted by the BMX section of

You are cordially invited to the


Bordeaux – FRANCE

Weekend of October the 18th & 19th 2008


                                                What you need to know ...


About the event :

     • Junior and Elite Championship Class Races, Women and Men

     • 3000€ worth of prizes to win

     • One week after Fréjus UCI SUPERCROSS


During all your stay, you will have FREE access to

     • Our BMX Track

     • The Indoor-Racing track of Bordeaux

     • Our workout gym

     • The 8 BEIJING Olympic Games finalists, Women and Men, will be our start guests.


Upon their arrival in Bordeaux, our organization will provide lodging and meals until the end of the event.

     • All international pilots will also be our guests, lodging and meals will be provided during the 2 day racing event

Top Notch Staff and BMX riders will be attending the Event

     • You will have the opportunity to ride with our top pilots - Matthieu & Amélie DESPEAUX, Jordan LAJMI, Joris DAUDET, Eva AILLOUD – and our coach Jean-Christophe TRICARD

     • The best French pilots will be present.


Leisure, To make your stay more enjoyable, come and discover Bordeaux and its surroundings.

Listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bordeaux is an 18th century architectural gem with over 350 historic monuments including 3 churches. Above and beyond its lovely architecture, Bordeaux offers attractive, vibrant, and cosmopolitan districts with numerous restaurants, pubs and clubs.

Wine tasting and cellar visits in the Medoc Vineyard Capital of the Wine World; Bordeaux offers a pallet of visits and wine tours. Not far from our BMX track, you can discover the famous Medoc Chateaux and taste its world renowned wine.


Our BMX track is located within 5 minutes of Bordeaux’s Lake.

You can find numerous recreational and lodging facilities, restaurants and even a casino.

  Accommodation and easy access - Conveniently located just 10 km from the city center, Bordeaux International airport is the gateway to southwestern France’s charming wine country and only 15 minutes away from our BMX track.

Wherever you come from, our BMX track is very easily accessible. Our Staff will accompany you during your stay in BORDEAUX


For more information: Pease contact Patrick MORA, phone +33 687 992 083, mail :

HOT NEW Free Agent Van!  
Coming Soon, To A BMX National Near You!

"Stay Strong" Collection For Stephen Murray

Tons of cool stuff for fallen BMXer, Stephen Murray. Proceeds go to the help Stephen "Stay Strong" and the gear is just like Stephen.........VERY Cool!

Men's & Women's, T-Shirts, Hoodies, Oakleys, New Era Hats, Sun Rims and "Soldier" the new song from T.J. Lavin. Pictured above, are the Stay Strong Sun Rim and custom rim artwork.

Contact: Kimarie Hunt - (740) 580-7736



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

Big Back To School Sale From J&R!

Crupi’s Liam Phillips earns a trip to the Olympics!


Arcadia, California – Crupi Parts, Inc is proud to announce that Factory Elite Men Liam Phillips of England has earned a trip the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China!  Liam has been England’s big hope for the 2012 Olympics which will be in London, England.  However, Liam has recently stepped up his game and at the secret British Cycling trials event in Aigle Switzerland; Liam won all 4 time trial events putting him on top of England’s Olympic list for 2008. 


Liam’s parents Pete and Sharon Phillips have been involved in BMX for many years and when they started some 12 years ago, they never imagined BMX could take their son to the Olympics.  This just goes to show you that hard work and dedication from both rider and family can really make a difference and take you just about as far as you are willing to go!


Liam will meet up with fellow Crupi team mate Scott Erwood of Canada to make their Olympic debut.  Join us in wishing the best of luck to Liam, Scott and all of the Olympic BMX athletes this August as they compete in the first ever BMX racing event in the Olympics.

Norway's Sebastian Kartfjord Wins Berth In Olympic Games

Norwegian BMXer, Sebastian Kartfjord, was notified, July 17th, by the UCI that he will fill a spot left open by a withdrawal by a country that had previously been awarded a spot in the BMX event at the Olympic Games. Kartfjord and Team Norway teammate, Anders Gronsund, left right away for the UCI "Olympic Lookalike" track at it's headquarters in Aigle, Switzerland where they are currently training Sebastian for The Games.

It had not been known if Anders would be allowed to attend the Games as an Alternate, but while in Switzerland, he found out that he would not be attending as an Alternate, but has continued to be a strong part of the team, pushing and stretching Sebastian as he prepares for his August trip.

Kartfjord will make the trip to Beijing after training in Aigle until July 27th, then will head back to Norway where he'll put together his hot lookin' custom painted "Olympic Redline" and get his big trip organized. Sebastian leaves August 11th for China where he will stay in an Olympic "precamp" until the Olympic Village is open for biz.

The Norwegian is the 30th public choice to be finalized for the first ever BMX Racing event in the Olympic Games, with only Hungary and China not being known at this time.

For more info on 'Sea Bass' and his Olympic efforts, you can visit his web site which is updated regularly, at You will not be able to follow after he moves in to the Olympic Village as all Olympic Athletes will be forbidden by Olympic rules to comment on any web sites at all until after the Olympic Games are over.

Photos courtesy of Sebastian Kartfjord web site,

Bubba Harris And Long Time Sponsor,

Redline, Part Company!


"On Monday July 21st, I was released from Redline Bicycles."

"With my injuries and recent surgery, I was unable to fulfill my obligations under the current contract. After 8 years with Redline I want to thank them for everything that they've done for me. I wish all of my teammates the best in the future and will always consider them my teammates."

"As for me, I will be back and stronger than haven't seen the last of me. While the chapter of my racing career with Redline is closed, I look forward to beginning a new chapter with a new sponsor. I would like to thank my sponsors that have shown me their continued support, VISA, NIKE, Kronik, Lizard Skins and Industrial. To all the Bubba Harris fans, I look forward to seeing you at the track very soon. I know this experience will make me a better person and BMXer in the future."

Thanks you, Bubba Harris








Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Big Money For The Ladies At ABA Star Spangled Nationals!

Canada's Scott Erwood Is Going To Beijing!

A few days after the fact, and Scott Erwood is still coming to terms with his accomplishment. “Even when my friends or parents say that I am an Olympic athlete, it is kind of weird hearing them say that,” Erwood said. “It is kind of sinking in slowly. “(But) it feels pretty sweet.”

Erwood, 20, will represent Canada in BMX at the Beijing Olympic Games next month. He earned that honour after defeating Alberta’s Jim Brown — a friend and road roommate — on Saturday in Chula Vista, Calif. at the Olympic Training Centre. The two were going head-to-head for the one spot Canada had for the Olympics in the men’s BMX competition. It came down to two time trial events and three races, with whichever ride won three getting the spot. Erwood won 3-0.

This is the first year BMX is being offered as an Olympic medal sport. Erwood, who grew up in Brookswood, got his start in competitive racing as a 12-year-old. He found quick success in the sport and was hooked. He actually got his start in motocross at age nine before his mom decided the sport was too dangerous. Next came racing quarter-midgets. The whole time, Erwood would bring his BMX bike along with him and ride when he wasn’t racing. He soon switched to BMX, joining the club at Langley BMX. “Ever since then, I have continued from there,” Erwood said.

Four years ago, he made the Canadian national team and Erwood has now won the past two national championships. “If someone had said you are going to the Olympics in four years, I would have said ‘you are full of it.’” Wearing the red and white and representing Canada is a great feeling. “I am proud wearing the Canadian jersey,” Erwood said. “Everyone likes Canadians so it is a good feeling when other countries are cheering for you.”

Erwood credits his parents, Bruce and Janet, for helping him get to this point. “Definitely my parents have been the biggest support,” he said. “If they hadn’t helped me out, I would not be where I am. “They would always push me to get out there and train harder and stuff like that.”

Erwood leaves for Switzerland on Sunday, where he will train for the next 20 days. After that, it will be a week of training in Taiyuan, China. and then off to Beijing. The BMX event will be held Aug. 20-21.

Local Hero, Arielle Martin to be Featured on Salt Lake City Radio

Utah's own and Rad Canyon BMX local, Arielle Martin will be representing BMX racing to the fullest once again. Arielle will be the special quest on local X96 radio station.  Salt Lake City-based Radio Station X96 will feature Pro BMX racer Arielle Martin on their morning show (Radio From Hell) during the segment called "Ask a BMX Pro". So tune in for "Ask a BMX Pro"! Listeners will all be able to call in and ask her questions... this happens to be the morning of ABA's Great Salt Lake Nationals so many of you out of towners can tune in if you're here.

Who: Arielle Martin, Utah Native and BMX Pro Extraordinare.
When: Friday, July 25, 2008
Time: 9:00 AM
96.3 FM (X96) in the Salt Lake City Metro area or (streaming on-line)







Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, July 21, 2008


GHP - Factory News - Summer Nationals - Roseville, CA


Recently, the GHP Factory Team travelled to the ABA Sumer Nationals......and through the smoky sky appeared Oak Creek BMX. Home of this years ABA Summer Nationals and the first Pro series to be held in California.


Matt Zito, Factory GHP team manager, and the riders from Reno hit the rode to nor cal and put down some good laps and some serious racing.


Friday night started off with Justin "y-chi" Wike taking a much deserved 2nd in the A pro race during the 105 degree smoky weather. He came out hard and fast and was consistent all weekend, winning several motos  and finishing 5th on Saturday.


With the Nor-Cal temp gauge staying in the red, the weather didn't cool down any with Michael "Mayhem" Larson on the track. Mike has been on fire lately, showing improvement with every race and he finally pulled it of. First place. Going against the likes of Deak Brown, Travis Orasda and team mate Justin Wike. Mike finished saturday with lowest points putting him on top the podium. Sunday wasn't quite as kind to Mike, with the track getting slippery, mike fell victim to two wrecks and a second for seventh overall. It's not long now, we expect that he'll turn AA by the end of the year.


John purse and Robert Harris flew out to continue their beatings on the Vet Pro class. The Jackal was out front and looked to be a contender with his smooth and powerful style. John ended the weekend with a fourth and a fifth. Harris showed why he's earned the Factory GHP jersey by making his main both days and finishing with two sixth place finishes. These guys are serious pro's and show their professionalism both on and off the track, wherever they go.


Our amateur program is getting stronger each race with all riders making their cruiser mains and several wins. The big wins on the amateur side came from Jim "Hacksaw" Severt and Christian Martinez.


Jim won the 36 and over expert class on saturday. With this win Jim loses his Peppermint Patty nick name and Matt Zito loses a seven month bet. Matt was forced to eat a large pizza, by himself, as a result. Jim finished sunday just a hair behind The Coov. Congratulations to both Jim and Bob. To learn more about the bet and to see the aftermath - check out the link to Hacksaw's blog site -


Christian Martinez got his first win of the national season on saturday in the 17-20 cruiser class. He kept the momentum going into sunday and made an incredible pass in the main for the win over Cody Perales. Christian is powerful and made the main in 17-18 ex on saturday. This put him against the likes of Jacob Trevino, Kory Cook and the ABA's national number one amateur Nick Long. Martinez walked away with a hard earned 6th place. 6th out of 27 is nothing short of awesome.


Little 8 girl Stephanie Baldwin made all of her mains including making the 10 and under girls cruiser on Sunday. This was her first national racing the cruiser class and she battled with the big girls. 8th in cruiser and two 7th in class.


Zach Zito put in a strong weekend making 12 cruiser mains both days. Zach battled to a pair of 4th against some pretty fast  dudes, you know it's a fast class when the current world champ doesn't take first. 


Dakota Baca also put in some awesome racing this weekend. He made both cruiser mains along with 11 x on saturday. Cruiser he finished with a 4th on saturday and 6th on sunday. He earned a 7th in class racing hard. With competing against likes of Jacob Abbe I would have to give Dakota a thumbs up for the weekend. Way to go Chewbacca - let's hear your wookie war cry each and every time you cross the finish line.


All in all it was a very successful weekend. The GHP crew is looking foreword to the Great Salt Lake Nationals in South Jordan UT. for a couple reasons. There the team will be able to use the Reno riders, formally factory Tabu, on the factory team sheet. This will give our sheet more depth and riders to choose from. Also just about all the GHP Factory riders will be in attendance including Greg Hill, so if your at the race stop by and check out the new GHP factory trailer and hang out for a while.


This report is brought to you by Matt "The Manager: Zito and Donald "Dead Last" Fisher.


GHP would like to thank all their sponsors for their support: Attomlab, 4L racing, Rockinrunner designs inc.,BMXMANIA.COM, PeterPaulPics, HPR designs, Troylee designs, Ciari, Swiss American bicycles, SIXSIXONE, FLY racing, and

BMX / Double A Marketing
BMX Race Report
NBL Music City Nationals & ABA Summer Nationals

The Summer BMX Racing season is in full swing and the top BMX pros in the world have had a busy Schedule so far in 2008. With the Olympics coming up for some and going after USA National titles for others, the Pros of the Double A Marketing squad have been at 100% for the past few months. Kyle Bennett and Cristian Becerine both have had their main focus on the Olympics, but both have made a run at the NBL title as well in 2008. Danny Caluag and Steven Cisar have been focusing on the ABA title as well as hitting some NBL events, and Randy Stumpfhauser has held the points lead for most of the season in the NBL. With some big races coming up in the next month, the guys are getting ready. Here is how the riders finished up over the past few weeks of racing:


Cristian Becerine went to Nashville 3rd in the NBL Pro points and was looking for a big weekend to give him a shot at the NBL title. Cristian looks forward to a huge August with the Olympics and then a shot at the NBL title and after the incredible weekend he had at the Music City Nationals, he is one step closer to getting his first US NBL Title. On Saturday, Cristian just missed the win as he finished up 2nd. On Sunday, Cristian put it all together and won the Elite Men's main event. With these 2 great finished, Cristian moves into the lead of the NBL Pro points chase, just ahead of Randy Stumpfhauser. Look for some great racing at the NBL Grands come late August to decided the 2008 Champion. Cristian's sponsors include Free Agent, KHS, Fly Racing, SINZ, Kenda, THE Products, ODI, Sun Ringle, Shimano, Cyto Sport, S & M bars, OGIO, Thomson, and

Steven Cisar has gotten comfortable on his all new Haro Group 1 SR race frame in the short month that he has been on it. It was no where more evident that at the ABA Summer national in Roseville. On Saturday, Steven had his best finish ever in the AA Pro Class in the ABA with a huge 2nd place. On Sunday, Steven was once again looking strong, but one bad main event held him back to 5th overall in the days AA Pro result. Look for a lot of great things from Steven in the near future. Steven sponsors include Haro, Troy Lee Designs, Vans, Oakley, Intense Tyre Systems, SINZ Racing, Rockstar, Stealth Hubs, Alex Rims, S & M Bars, SDG, and

Danny Caluag has had a busy few weeks. First at the ABA Summer Nationals, Danny finished up 4th in AA Pro and 1st and 2nd in Pro Cruiser. Danny currently holds the Points lead in AA Pro and Pro Cruiser in the ABA. At the NBL Music City Nationals, Danny had an off weekend and made the main event only on Sunday, where he finished up 8th overall. Danny's Sponsors include Intense BMX, BAWLS Guarana, Fly Racing, Shimano, THE Products, SINZ Racing, Intense Tyre Systems, OGIO, Cyto Sport, Thomson, Oakley,, S & M Bars, and

Randy Stumpfhauser has been off to his usual consistency, but still impresses his fans and keep the GT Ultra Box in the AA pro and Elite men's main events. At the ABA Roseville National, Randy was looking like he would be racing for the win both days, but come main time a few crashes held him back to 7th place overall each day. At the NBL event, Randy was just off both days, not making the main event. Randy sits in 2nd in the NBL Pro points and is getting ready for the last NBL Pro Points event on the Friday night before the Grands to make a sure to go head to head with Cristian for the NBL title. Randy's sponsors include GT Bicycles, Bombshell, ODI, Tangent, Fly Racing, Sinz, Shimano,, OGIO, Cyto Sport, SDG, Toolshed, Sharp, and

NBL Music City National Results

Day 1- Elite Men- 1 Barry Nobles 2 Cristian Becerine 3 Javier Colombo 4 Tyler Brown 5 Jason Rogers 6 Matt Pohlkamp 7 Maris Strombergs 8 Jason Richardson

Day 2 Elite Men - 1 Cristian Becerine 2 Jason Richardson 3 Tyler Brown 4 Javier Colombo 5 Barry Nobles 6 Jeff Upshaw 7 David Herman 8 Danny Caluag

ABA Summer Nationals

Day 1 - AA Pro - 1 Khalen Young 2 Steven Cisar 3 Jarrett Kolich 4 Barry Nobles 5 David Herman 6 Mike Brabant 7 Randy Stumpfhauser 8 Denzel Stein

Day 2 - 1 Khalen Young 2 Joey Bradford 3 Jarrett Kolich 4 Danny Caluag 5 Steven Cisar 6 Mike Brabrant 7 Randy Stumpfhauser 8 David Herman

Double A Marketing is the original BMX Racing Sports Marketing agency in the world. We proudly represent Cristian Becerine, Kyle Bennett, Danny Caluag, Steven Cisar, and Randy Stumpfhauser. For more information on any of the BMX Pro riders or on Double A Marketing and our services, please visit or e-mail us.





Today's BMX Racing News - Weekend Edition, July 18/20, 2008

sunday pro results

Becerine & Barragan - Elite Men/Women

Holmes & Oquendo - Masters/Super Ex

Complete Results on BMX Mania Race Report Page!

PLUS! Tons O Pix On The Saturday Photo Gallery Of Rad Racers Doin' Cool Bike Tricks!


Saturday, from Music City!

Nobles, Barragan take elite men's/Women's wins

Dinger & Oquendo win in Masters/Super Ex!

complete results on bmx mania race report page!




UCI Elite Men's World Champ, Maris Strombergs showed up in Nashville, Tennessee

for a little BMX Racing Action on his way to The Olympics.

Cool! International BMX Race Action from the NBL Music City National! Check out the......



Trilogy Park BMX has teamed up with Texas Roadhouse to create the Texas Roadhouse Team Challenge at this year's Keystone National. The Big-A National will be coming to Pottstown, PA on August 8-10.

They will be putting up an EXTRA $6,000 in team payouts.The National and Team NBL team payouts will be bumped up an extra $1250 each day, plus the normal NBL payouts for the Top 3.

In addition, there will be bonus money for the winners. The highest combined team scores for both days in both National teams and Team NBL will receive an additional $500 each.

Go say hi to the Knapper's and get some time on one of the best tracks in the NBL!





Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday/Thursday, July 16/17, 2008


Music City BMX, Nashville, TN – July 18-20

Only three races remain in the NBL Pro series making this weekend’s Music City National in Nashville, TN the most important Pro Series National of the year. All of the top pros will be heading to the ‘Music City’ from July 18-20 and to honor one of North America’s most celebrated music scenes, the winner of Elite Men and Elite Women on Saturday will be awarded a brand new Epiphone G-400 Guitar. Music City BMX will also be prizing out a Gibson - Epiphone Les Paul Classic, signed by the pros, to one lucky winner along with 20 miniature replica guitars - Rock on! 

Kuwahara/BAWLS Matt Pohlkamp turned the Pro Men’s standings upside down after stunning the critics with two huge wins at South Park. GT’s Randy Stumpfhauser still leads the men’s chase but Free Agent’s Cristian Becerine and Kyle Bennett have quickly narrowed the gap. Redline’s Kim Hayashi also won both races at South Park but still trails Race Place BMX’s Stephanie Barragan and Madison Pitts in Elite Women’s action. 

In Master’s action, Free Agent’s Dale Holmes has resumed control of his destiny but Supercross’s Kenth Fallen is only 4 points back while Haro’s Logan Collins and Intense/Phantom On-Trac’s Kris Fox share the lead in Super-Ex.  With the NBL Grands less than two months away, the NBL Pro Series may be crowning as many as four new Champions this year.

Tune into and watch the Music City Nationals ( and watch as the NBL season unfold in front of your eyes. Check out highlights from South Park at and then visit the NBL website to see full results and standings.

The 2008 NBL National Series is proudly sponsored by BAWLS Guarana (, Intense BMX (, Kenda Tires (, Standard Byke Company (, UGP ( Sinz Racing (, THE Industries (, in association with ( and Camp Woodward (

Special Events:

  • Friday – Standard Byke Clinic – 11-2pm

  • Friday Night – Pennant Series Race

  • Kenda Tire Toss

  • UGP Open Prizes

Remaining Pro Series Events:

  • Music City Nationals – Saturday, July 19

  • Music City Nationals – Sunday, July 20

  • War of the Stars Pro – Friday, August 29

  • NBL Grands – Saturday, August 30 (Pro Spectacular)


2008 NBL Pro Series – Top 10 after South Park

NBL Elite Men

1.       Randy Stumpfhauser, CA     165-11

2.       Cristian Becerine, CA           146-10 *Argentina Olympic Athlete

3.       Kyle Bennett, TX                  125-5 *USA Olympic Athlete

4.       Matt Pohlkamp, OH             110-9

5.       Donny Robinson, CA            110-7 *USA Olympic Athlete

6.       Jason Richardson, CA          93-11

7.       Philip Delizia, NJ                  90-7

8.       Jeffery Upshaw, OH              69-5

9.       Tyler Brown, CA                   65-9

10.   Javier Columbo, CA              62-7

NBL Elite Women

1.       Stephanie Barragan, CA       183-9

2.       Madison Pitts, FL                132-7

3.       Kim Hayashi, AZ                  120-5

4.       Rachel Smith, OH                83-5

5.       Danielle Brisson, CAN          82-5

6.       Amanda Geving, FL              80-4

7.       Liz Passwaters, DE             74-4

8.       Donna Snow, FL                  73-5

9.       Alise Post, MN                    50-2

10.   Toni Rude, MO                    50-3

NBL Super-Ex

1.       Logan Collins, TN                 171-13

2.       Kristopher Fox, CA              171-11

3.       Matthew Kelty, DE               146-8

4.       Warren McDow, GA             127-10

5.       Gavin Lubbe, CA                  92-5

6.       Tyler Faoro, FL                    85-6

7.       CJ McGuire, FL                   82-4

8.       Randall Neave, FL                77-9

9.       Jason Morris, CA                 73-4

10.   Travis Ohrazda, CA              66-4

NBL Masters

1.       Dale Holmes, CA                 186-8

2.       Kenth Fallen, NM                 182-8

3.       Tim Dinger, NC                    173-12

4.       Percy Owens, FL                 164-10

5.       Tommy Opincar, TN             156-12

6.       Jason Carnes, TX                 138-10

7.       Philip Potosnak, PA             122-11

8.       David Bittner, CA                 119-8

9.       Domingos Lammoglia, FL     76-7

10.   Ronnie Gaska, NY               67-6


The Belgian Postal Service recently released a nationally distributed stamp commemorating BMX being an Olympic Sport for the first time ever.

The stamp has the only contending Belgian BMX Rider, with a chance to go to the Olympics, on it...........Arnaud Dubois.

Nice little "flattie", Arnaud, only one thing wrong......Arnaud's not going to the Olympics.

Under Belgian Olympic criteria/standards, Arnaud didn't make the BOC's grade, so he's staying home checkin' out his Olympic Stamp and watching the event on TV.

How ironic.

Evidently, they didn't have enough time to stop the presses, after the BOC made their decision, and now, even though he can't go, Arnaud will have his own stamp.

It's the wacky world of the Olympics, folks, hang on to your hats!

Break In At GT!

Eric's GT UB2 Carbon Fiber GT Pits With Stolen Bikes GT Power Series 24 GT Power Series Jr. GT Power Series Ultra Box

The GT BMX Race Team trailer parked at the Microtel Inn hotel in Tulare, CA was broken into on Sunday night July 13th between 10pm and 7am. 

The side door of the trailer was crow barred open and 5 bikes were stolen. 

There were three display bikes and Eric Rupe's two race bikes.

 -2008 GT Power Series Jr.

-2008 GT Power Series 24

-2008 GT Ultra Box

-2008 GT UB2 Carbon fiber  (Rupe's)

-2008 GT Power Series 24 race  (Rupe's)

If you have any info AT ALL email BMX Mania and we'll pass the word on to Eric.





Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Australian BMX Great, Tony Harvey has been on the sidelines for a year or so, but is back on the scene with a hot new product. online training is the next best thing to having your very own personal trainer.

You will receive a day to day training schedule, including sport specific strength training and track speed development.

Each program has been designed to ensure the athlete reaches his or her full potential.

All these training techniques have been tested and proven; the results will speak for them selves.  

So take the next step in your BMX career and let hrvfitness take you to the next level.

Masters Pro, Tome Opincar picks up new ride

Tome Opincar has left his long time sponsor & after winning both days in Woodbridge, VA at the recent NBL National there.

He has joined forces with Olish Farms Racing (OFR). 

According to Tome, “The main reason I chose OFR was because of the geometry of the c-ya frame”.



Ten-Part Series to Premiere Monday, July 28 and Run Each Consecutive Weeknight for Two Weeks  

New York, July 8- What does it take to train all your young life and succeed at the highest levels in athletics?  MOJO HD and USA TODAY Live partner to present A Shot at Glory, introducing ten of the United States’ most promising athletes with hopes to excel this summer in Beijing. Not all will make it. The ten-part, all high-definition series delves into the mindset and motivation of the competitors as they discuss their intense training schedules and nutrition programs, their mentors and role models, their career-making competitions and the personal stories behind each hard-fought climb to the upper echelons of sport.   A Shot at Glory premieres nationally on MOJO HD starting Monday, July 28 at 9:00pm, ET/PT and airs every weekday evening through Friday, August 8 at 9:00pm, ET/PT, (weekend marathons with repeat episodes to be announced later).            

Those chosen to be profiled include wrestling’s Daniel Cormier, BMX biker Donny Robinson, track and field’s Tyson Gay and Wallace Spearmon, boxing’s Gary Russell, Jr., beach volleyball’s Nicole Branagh and Elaine Youngs, triathlon’s Laura Bennett, canoe/kayak’s Brett Heyl, gymnastics’ Samantha Peszek, and swimming’s Kate Ziegler.

(See biographies of featured athletes below.) 

A Shot at Glory also features candid interviews with high-profile medal winners about their life experiences and what it truly requires to be the best in their discipline, including boxing’s Sugar Ray Leonard; track’s Jackie Joyner-Kersee; gymnastics’ Mary Lou Retton; beach volleyball’s Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor; BMX’s Mike King; kayaking’s Scott Schipley; swimming’s Amy Van Dyken; triathlon’s Susan Williams and wrestling’s John Smith.  Additionally, experts in each sport will be featured, detailing the psychological and body strength needed to compete; how to overcome injuries and setbacks and how these new competitors compare with previous champions.  

A Shot at Glory is produced by USA TODAY Live, the television production arm of USA TODAY, in association with Orange Lion Productions. From USA TODAY Live, Lauren Ashburn is executive producer with Ginger Hudson as senior producer. From Orange Lion, Scott Henry is series producer.  For MOJO HD, Executive Producer is Emilio Nunez with Siobhan Graham as supervising producer.

BMX:  Donny Robinson (July 29)

“A Champion in Balance.” A professional BMX Racer measuring in at 5 foot 5 inches and a buck fifty, Donny Robinson looks the part of the consummate underdog.  Originally from California, “dR” is a BMX national champion, and with the trip to Beijing right around the corner, he’s not planning on slowing down.  Donny began at age five at the Napa Valley BMX track, during the summer of 1989. In 1996 he was named as one of "The 10 Hottest Amateurs" and future top Pro BMXers by BMX Plus! BMX debuts as an Olympic sport in 2008, opening new doors for Donny including additional sponsors and cutting edge training techniques. For a year Donny has lived by these rules: a strict diet, strong faith and plenty of family time.


USA TODAY is the nation’s top-selling newspaper. It is published via satellite at 34 locations in the USA and at four sites abroad.  With a total average daily circulation of 2.3 million, USA TODAY is available worldwide. USA TODAY is published by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI). The USA TODAY brand also includes:, an award-winning news and information Web site that is updated 24 hours per day; USA TODAY Sports Weekly, a magazine for enthusiasts of college and professional football and baseball; USA TODAY Mobile, offering up-to-the minute news and information on a variety of mobile platforms and devices; and USA TODAY LIVE, the television arm of the USA TODAY brand that brings the spirit and quality of the newspaper to television. 

About MOJO HD ( MOJO HD was created exclusively for the discerning upscale male, with attitude, wit and style, and is among the most widely distributed HD networks on cable. The company has been a pioneer in hi-def television since 2003. Original shows are about wide-ranging men’s interests including high tech, finance, comedy-reality, adventurous travel, music, cuisine and spirits.  Other programming includes sports and movies and MOJO is the exclusive HD cable home of “Heroes.”  The network is 100% high definition, all shown in pristine 1080i picture and 5.1 sound and is available as part of the HD offerings from Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Cablevision, Charter Communications Inc., Bright House Networks, Mediacom and others. MOJO HD is owned by iN DEMAND Networks, whose members are Comcast iN DEMAND Holdings, Inc., Cox Communications Holdings, Inc., and Time Warner Entertainment - Advance/Newhouse Partnership.





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

BMX Mania Race Report Page Posted!!!!!

Late Breaking News....Khalen takes Day Two....Doubles in AA Pro!

Saturday Pro Winners ... AA Pro/Khalen Young - Girl Pro/Alise Post - Vet Pro/Kenth Fallen - A Pro/Mike Larson


The UCI Announces Final Olympic Country Qualifying

Well.....All of the figuring and returning of Olympic spots is over and the UCI has officially announced the Final Country Qualifying figures. There were not a lot of surprises, but a couple of interesting things transpired in the whole process over the last few weeks.


Belgium earned a spot due to World Championship results but due to the only rider (Arnaud Dubois) in line, not meeting the Belgian Olympic Committee's 'Qualifying Criteria', they declined the spot which was picked up by Norway due to UCI Worlds Finish position, making some as yet announced Norwegian BMXer (Possibly, Sebastian Kartfjord?) quite happy. Hungary and Japan round out the men's reserve spots due to 1/8th final finishes at the UCI Worlds in Taiyuan, China in May. Hungary and Japan in the Olympics.......Who would have thunk it?


New Zealand earned two spots (Marc Willers consistent UCI SX finishes/World Points #5) but turned one of them back, and evidently will only send one men's Marc. BUT.....due to Sarah Walker's high points production over the year (World #1 Elite Women's Points and good UCI SX finishes) have qualified for and accepted two spots in the women's event, even though they have no other women's rider with UCI Supercross style experience. That ought to be interesting.


And in the only other final note of interest in the selections, China received a "by invitation only" selection in the women's event. No Chinese men in the men's event, though.


Check out the BMX Mania Olympic Race Report Page for the final listings and other Olympic good stuff. (Or click on the cute little Olympic BMX Mascot!)




Six community members to embark on the Ultimate Oakley Experience

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., July 9, 2008 – Six months of uploading, ranking and rating culminated today when Oakley announced the winners of the Oakley Rider Search ( ), an online contest built, hosted, and promoted by Loop’d Network, the fastest growing social network for action sports and youth culture.

The contest invited amateur snowboarders, skateboarders and skiers, along with motocross, BMX and mountain bike riders to submit their best videos. Community members ranked and rated the films, while Oakley selected monthly winners. Six monthly winners from each sport then competed for a grand prize.

In six months, Oakley Rider Search drew over 10,000 members more than 1,500 video submissions and generated more than 500,000 views.

Grand Prize Winners:

Aspen Spora (SKI) This seven year old from Waterford, MI. won two days of skiing and VIP treatment at the sixth annual World Superpipe Championships next March at Park City Mountain Resort.

Christian Martin (SNOWBOARD) age 21, from Silverthorne, CO. won a Signature Session at High Cascade Snowboard Camp at Mount Hood, where he will shred with Oakley’s Gretchen Bleiler and Nicolas Muller for a week this month.

Adam Bestafka (MOTO) a seven year old from Hudson, FL. won tickets, lodging and VIP treatment at an MX National or Supercross race of his choice where he will tour some of the factory rigs and meet and greet Oakley pros.

Hugh Banderob (BMX) age seven from Center Point, IA. and Andre Tsougrianis (SKATE) age 21 from Richmond, BC., each won a week long summer session at Woodward East or West, where they will enjoy room, board and a week of progressive instruction.

Jordan Vanderheyden (MOUNTAIN BIKE) This 19 year old from Ayr, ON. will ride the world famous Whistler Bike Park in Whistler, B.C. during the infamous Crankworx festival, the most groundbreaking mountain bike festival in the world.

To view the winning videos go to








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

Emerald Valley BMX and The AST Dew Tour PARTNER up!!!!!


Emerald Valley BMX in Portland, Oregon is excited to announce they have partnered with the AST Dew Tour, the largest promoter of extreme sports for their upcoming Wendy's Invitational in Portland, Aug. 21-24. This partnership will allow Emerald Valley BMX and the AST Dew Tour to reach future BMXers and the rest of the community in ways neither could do alone.


Emerald Valley BMX combined forces with the AST Dew Tour "Street Team" for the "KidJam Celebration" ( July 12th) a free one day family event drawing more than 14,000 people to a local Springfield park focused on getting today's youth out of the house and involved with sports and activities. Emerald Valley BMX brought a fully interactive BMX display that allowed all the kids to ride a real BMX race bike setup on a trainer set in front of a TV playing a helmet cam video ride through their track.


The AST Dew Tour "Street Team" played video highlights of past Dew Tour action and even had a Playstation lounge for those that wanted to take a load off and get out of the 94 degree sun for a few minutes. Thousands of people young and old alike came by the booth for the ACTION and all of them left with FREEBIES and SMILES provided by Emerald Valley BMX and The AST Dew Tour "Street Team". Emerald Valley BMX would like to give Thanks to the AST Dew Tour and their "Street Team" for all they have done for Emerald Valley BMX and the sport of BMX.....










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


No need to explain anything.....A picture is worth a thousand words!

Love BMX Racing!

Mike Day - NBL Prunedale - Photo by Derek Novaes/


BMX Australia Announces Probikx and Champbikx

National Series Dates for 08/09 Season

BMX Australia are pleased to announce the proposed dates for the 2008 - 2009 Probikx and Champbikx National Series 

They are as follows:


Round 1           27th September 2008, Cairns BMX Club, Showgrounds, Cairns, QlLD (Queensland State Titles to follow)

Round 2           2nd January 2009, Nerang BMX Club, Gold Coast, QLD (also UCI Oceania Round 4)

                       3rd January 2009, Nerang BMX Club, Gold Coast, QLD (also UCI Oceania Round 5).

Round 3           21st February 2009 South Australia 2009 location to be advised (South. Australia State Titles to follow)

Round 4           7th March 2009, NSW Club (to be advised) (also UCI Oceania Round 8)

Round 5           8th March 2009, NSW Club (to be advised) (also UCI Oceania Round 9)

Round 6          30th April 2009, Perth, WA State Equestrian Centre, Brigadoon, WA *


Age groups are:

Champbikx-  male and females in 14, 15 & 16 year UCI classes

Probikx - male and female junior and elite UCI classes


*double points


NB Dates and venues may be subject to change.


For further queries contact: Daniel Lynch, Executive Officer BMX Australia - -

Tyler Brown High Level Summer Camp



Kim Hayashi Feels The Vibe

Redline's, Kim Hayashi picked up some pretty sweet promotional value with an appearance in Vibe magazine, one of America's top Hip Hop magazines.


Kim got a full page fashion shot astride her Redline and looking pretty sweet lookin'.


Nice job, Kim.




Fuel Your Game!
BAWLS Guarana Forms Exclusive Partnership with GameFly



MIAMI—July 8, 2008 – BAWLS Guarana, the drink of choice for video gamers everywhere, today announced the launch of a partnership with GameFly, the leading online video game rental service. Through this new affiliation, BAWLS will give customers a chance to try GameFly free for 30 days and GameFly users will receive substantial, limited-time discounts on the purchase of BAWLS Guarana/GameFly co-branded products.


“As a continued supporter of the video game community, partnering with GameFly is a perfect fit for BAWLS Guarana, commented Founder and CEO Hoby Buppert. GameFlys easy-to-navigate site, expansive inventory and growing popularity will be a big hit among our customers, the majority of whom are avid gamers.


On July 8th, GameFly users will receive a $2-off coupon for co-branded BAWLS/GameFly 16 oz. can 4-packs available exclusively at Target stores nationwide. BAWLS customers can also find 30-day GameFly trial subscription codes inside BAWLS/GameFly specialty branded 4-packs available at Target stores nationwide this month.


“BAWLS Guarana is an excellent partner for GameFly. They are huge supporters of the video game industry and their beverage appeals to GameFlys members, said Sean Spector, GameFly Co-Founder and Senior Vice President, Business Development and Content. This promotion will allow us to connect with new customers via the on-pack promotion and special one month offer. It will also introduce BAWLS to our members by providing exclusive discounts on all BAWLS Guarana/GameFly co-branded products.


No stranger to the video game world, BAWLS Guarana is the nations largest supporter of video gaming, sponsoring over 1000 gaming events each year. BAWLS Guarana is also the Official Energy Drink of some of the worlds largest gaming events, including QuakeCon 2008 and PAX 2008 and is a supporter of Childs Play a global charity created by the video game community.


About GameFly

GameFly is the leading online video game rental service. With a choice of more than 5,000 titles, GameFly offers the widest selection of games for the PlayStation® 2, PlayStation® 3, Xbox, Xbox 360, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii and PSP without the hassle of due dates or late fees. With plans starting at $15.95 a month, GameFly subscribers can rent one to four games at a time and keep them for as long as they like. Subscribers manage their GameQ online and receive games directly from the U.S. Postal Service via first class mail. GameFly is also a great source for high quality, used video games at exceptional prices. For more information and a free trial, please visit



BAWLS is the brainchild of entrepreneur Hoby Buppert, CEO of Hobarama, LLC, who named the beverage for the caffeinated bounce the drink packs. Widely distributed to local supermarkets, convenience stores (7-Eleven, Speedway/SuperAmerica), Target, Microcenter stores and gaming venues; BAWLS is a premium, non-alcoholic, carbonated beverage made from the guarana berry harvested in the Amazonian Rainforest. The caffeine found in BAWLS Guarana contains the same amount of caffeine as coffee and nearly three times that of traditional sodas due to a naturally occurring form of the stimulant found in the guarana berry. BAWLS unique refreshing flavor tastes like a citrus infused cream soda and its popularity continues to grow among caffeine-deprived, refreshment-seeking techies, students, professionals and athletes in need of a Bounce. For more information, visit


Race the V.C.!

500-point SCQ weekend in Ventura County! 

SoCal’s “coolest” new track—Freedom Park BMX Raceway in Camarillo—and SoCal’s legendary Sycamore BMX Raceway in Simi Valley will be the BMX place to be July 18-20, 2008 when we will be hosting our back-to-back State Championship Qualifier double-points races!  With only 30 minutes separating these two tracks, this promises to be a great weekend of racing! 

First Gate drops with:

Mike Redman BMX Skills Clinic, Freedom Park BMX, Friday 7/18, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Train and learn from the man himself—BMX trainer to the pros, 3X Factory Team Champion Manager and Olympic Announcer!  Open to riders of all abilities.  Cost $35.00.  Call 805.824.7854 to register.  Reserve your spot now! 

That’s when the race action heats up: 

Single Points Race – Sycamore BMX, Friday 7/18, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. sign-ups, racing ASAP. Cost $10.00. 

SCQ Double-Points Race – Freedom Park BMX, Saturday 7/19, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. sign-ups, racing ASAP.  Cost $20.00.  Awards to 3rd place. 

SCQ Double-Points Race – Sycamore BMX, Sunday 7/20, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. sign-ups, racing ASAP.  Cost $20.00.  Awards to 3rd place.

Sycamore BMX and Freedom Park BMX are also excited to announce the 1st Annual Race the V.C. Summer Freeway Series!  Race weekends in August! Win lots of cool prizes!  Series dates/times and more information to come soon!

For more information or to register for the Mike Redman clinic and/or the SCQ at Freedom Park BMX please contact us at:

Freedom Park BMX Raceway - Track Hotline: 805-824-7854 - 

For more information and to pre-sign for the SCQ at Sycamore BMX, please contact us at: Sycamore BMX Raceway - Track Hotline: 805-583-BMX7 -











Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, July 10, 2008


2008 ABA Great Salt Lake Nationals Update 

Rad Canyon BMX Gets Paved and BMXers Get Paid!


Rad Canyon BMX has been home to the ABA Great Salt Lake Nationals for over 10 years and for 2008 the Rad Canyon crew has stepped up their program yet again! One of the premier facilities in the country, Rad Canyon is always looking for ways to improve itself.

For 2008 look for a fresh coat of asphalt in turns #1 and #2 which will greatly enhance the speed and flow of the world-class track. The asphalt turns will lend to the already fast and challenging track that will serve as the proving ground for the worlds fastest BMXers during the ABA Pro Series event.

Along with the new track improvements the Rad Canyon crew would like to help out those who make the trek out to Utah. In cooperation with Maverick Country Stores and Rad Canyon BMX there will be over $500.00 in cash cards and prizes handed out during the 50/50 drawings over the course of the weekend.

It is just a little something to say “Thank you!” to all of the wonderful BMX families who support the sport of BMX and attend the 2008 ABA Great Salt Lake Nationals July 25th-27th.

For more information on the 2008 ABA Great Salt Lake Nationals please check out the following websites: - -

Music City National – Nashville, TN July 18-20 

Nashville will be host to possibly the largest NBL National of the year. The track is in great shape and fast as ever before!!

The NBL has opened its 2 for 1 for ALL other sanctioned riders that don’t currently hold a NBL license. Pay for 2 days NBL National you receive a free NBL membership (2for1). 

We invite everyone to come and experience Music City BMX. Built in 1978 Nashville is one of the original tracks that are still racing BMX when the east coast scene exploded. Nashville has waived the parking fees for the weekend (hope this helps) and the NBL has given Music City the green light to hold a gate practice Thursday night 6:30 to 8:00 $5.00. 

Looking forward to a great weekend of BMX!

Special Events at NBL Nashville National

·         Standard Byke Clinic - Friday, July 18  (Reg. 11-12, clinic 12-2pm). Cost: $25. You get: Two hours of detailed instruction with Standard Team riders, more track time, and Standard Schwag.

        Plus, everyone who takes a clinic is automatically entered into a drawing for a Standard frame at the 2008 NBL Grands. 

·         Pennant Series Race – Friday Night. All participants get a cool pennant.  See attachment.

·         Kenda Tire Toss – Sunday

·         UGP Open - $300 in prizes. Make 2 open mains to race the UGP Open Championship at the Grands









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

Shimano PD-M647 Olympic Tuned BMX Pedals

Shimano in partnership with several of their sponsored racers have developed an Olympic “race tuned” specification of their PD-M647 pedal that meets the demanding requirements of world class BMX racers.

There are only 20 sets in the world and ten fortunate and deserving riders will get one pair each. A training pair and a race day pair.

This pedal is based on the PD-M647 platform and has been modified to assure that the rider does not unclip under the extreme power loads at the starting gate.

We specifically tuned the release angle and modified the “free float” resistance in respond of countless hours of test monitor feedback.

On top of that it has to be the greatest looking Shimano pedal ever.

This is just one of those cool things Shimano does to look out for there riders and continue to make great looking product.

News from Argentina BMX

Last weekend were the 5th and 6th dates of Argentina BMX Championship, it took place in Santiago del Estero city, where its one of the most beautiful track of BMX that we have. The party started with the welcome back of Hernán Santillán W1 of Cat. 13 years.

In the Elite category the big winner was Fabricio Maturano from La Rioja, he showed his force and technical riding his bike; now he is on the top of the championship.

In the Junior (17-18 years) it was a wonderful show. The first final was for the local rider Claudio Díaz Chevalier and the second one was for Ernesto Pizarro from La Rioja. In both races they were chased by Facundo Narpe; who achieved the second position on Sunday and in the Saturday’s race he fell down in the last stretch.

Whereas the Argentina Selection is in Chula Vista, Cal. Training for the Olympics Games, Argentina BMX continues showing excellent races and a lot of promise in the young categories, as Nicolás Santolini, who won the race with Hernán Santillan (W1).

Fernando Zito - ..... Prensa FAB -









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

"RC" Brings BMX BACK To Peru From Virginia/USA!

Here's the story of one rider's struggle to bring BMX BACK to her homeland.......Even though she is living far, far away.....Rocio "RC" Colon

Northern Virginia BMX - Woodbridge, VA ..... I started racing BMX at the age of 10 in my country of origin, Peru, South America. My brother, a BMX racer, invited me to the track to see some races. I fell in love with the sport and started racing using one of his bikes.

A few months later I was invited to join a team called INKAS BMX, the best BMX team in Peru. I did really well and won all of my races. A short time later, I was invited to join TEAM PERU BMX, the national team of Peru, and competed at the 1988 World Championship in Chile. I placed 7th at the Worlds, not bad for being my first time at a huge event. Following Worlds, I appeared on Peruvian TV shows and was featured in newspaper articles.

I trained for two intense hours after school four times a week and raced in local events every weekend. It was awesome; our coach was a great trainer, but very strict. I raced in and won many championships in Peru. I raced internationally too with TEAM PERU, traveling to Colombia for a Continental Championship, Venezuela for a Pan-American Championship, and Brazil for a World Championship.

I was the Peruvian National Champion from 1988 to 1992, the year I moved to the U.S. My family moved to the U.S. for numerous reasons, not the least of which was the terrorism and danger in Peru during those years. My father was a congressman, and the threat of his being kidnapped was very real. Another reason for coming here was the opportunity to pursue a better education. Not speaking the language very well made starting over in a new country hard for all of us, but we made it through the good and the tough times. Although money was tight, I continued my BMX racing, joining the Winchester BMX team. I competed in a number of U.S. national races, which I found to be an exciting experience because of the new and tougher competition.

Due to different circumstances I quit BMX racing in 1994, with motherhood and marriage soon to follow. Earlier this year, my oldest son asked me to take him to the track to see a few races. He too fell in love with the sport and started racing -- I guess he wants to follow mom’s steps. I returned to racing too, although now as a 30-year-old married mother of four; some people say I’m crazy, but hey, it’s my hobby.

I have improved a lot since I first returned in April (of 2007); I can see the difference in my races and also in the way I feel. I joined a BMX team called Rocket BMX and am racing in two classes. The 17 & Over women’s class is very tough; I am competing with much younger, but awesome girls. I also am racing in the 30-34 ladies cruiser (cruiser bike), my age class but still a lot of great competition which I enjoy very much. I have won many local races and attended National races.

Last September, I raced the finals of the Northeast Regional Championship and got 2nd place in the 17 & Over women’s class. In October I won 1st place at the Virginia State Championship Series. I couldn’t believe it! This was a big accomplishment for me and I was extremely happy.

I have some goals set in mind that I want to accomplish. I’m planning to attend many Nationals this 2008 season so I can accumulate points for my National and Regional Standings in both of my BMX classes; however, I am focusing more on my cruiser class this season.

Another goal I have in mind, even though I live there now, is to someday represent Peru at an International Championship. BMX racing in Peru is returning after a 14 year absence. It was stopped in 1993 due to disagreements some parents had with the league. During a reunion of the old school BMX Peru racers in August, I mentioned my return to racing, which sparked interest in reviving the sport.

The BMX track in Lima was remodeled and races began in December. The rebirth of the Peruvian BMX racing is a dream come true to all of us old school BMX Peru racers. BMX is a tough, extreme sport. Like in many other sports, when you fall, you fall hard. When you do fall though, you just get back up. Even though now I don’t heal as fast as when I was a little kid, I still love the sport. I guess I’m just a tough and crazy BMX mom. — Rocío

Rocio, BEFORE, receiving a BMX award in Peru. Rocio TODAY, hitting up some hot BMXin' with HBR/SE Racing.

BMX Mania "Europorter" Sez, BMXers Will Want To Watch Samuel On The "Tour"!


Generally, our Europorter doesn't get too excited about the Tour de France because:
- it's not as cool as BMX
- Way too many Americans and too few Frenchies have won it the past 10 years
- He's been there (on the side of the road), done that ( cheering) and got the T-Shirt


But yesterday's win was a little bit different:


Samuel Dumoulin, who won the stage after a 130ish-mile "echappee" (We're guessing that means BATTLE, in French, since we are unsophisticated Yankees here!) with 3 other riders, is a former BMX champion from the Lyon area of France.


Like Damien Godet- and specifically from Givors, the original home track of our veteran BMX Maniac, Christophe BOUL :


The artist didn't wait long to celebrate this amazing victory by "doodling" his support for Samuel. ( see pic)...  He's not the first BMXer to win a stage though, remember Robby McEwen?

Summer is here, Ride your BMX!

Psykopath BMX Summer Report

Hey it’s Arturo with the latest and the greatest from our World Headquarters in Hayward, Ca. The Psykopath Family is growing worldwide, so if you see a Psykopath say what’s up...
It's hard to keep up with what everybody is doing, but we try! Here’s some news from just a little part of our Family.

This just in! Psykopath Industries will be sponsoring Vet Pro David “Wrayzor” Wray, he will be hitting National’s around the country!, for those that don’t know The Wrayzor, he is on a bike trip crossing the U.S.A. Coast to Coast, on his 20” BMX and writing book along the way! He will be doing clinics at some tracks or at the local trails around the country, we can only dream to just ride and ride and ride our BMX. So if you see him give him huge props! He can teach you to drop everything, and awake the Psykopath within, Wray! chase your dream brother, you only live once!.

Golden State Nationals saw Kyle “Z-man“Zondervan make both his mains in Super X, he was smooth and fast.
Our favorite Lady Patty “Missile” Metzger dominated her class both days, even scored a pic on!, we are all proud of her, she’s not only a great Racer she is also a great person to be around!, Patty you rock!, last but not least Ian Sorm came all the way from Northfield, Ohio to take 2 second in class on Sunday, Congratulations!

South Park Nationals is the race to be at in the East Coast. Hard Tech track with the most respectable Pro section in the country! , that’s why Diego “Señor Smoothie” Alejandre loves going to this race! He was flying! All weekend. He got a respectable 5th and since it rained out Sunday they duplicate results from Saturday! Diego’s training is paying off; look for Señor Smoothie to be a contender for the SuperX title!, Rookie Pro Alex Larson had some fast laps, hitting the pro section with style;I cannot forget to mention Emileig Larson, she grabed 3th spot both days she was going really fast!, good job Emileigh!.

Frank Hainsworth and Family Manages the East Coast Bike Shop Team and they are doing a awesome job, they got a great team together to hit up National’s in the East Coast, They even recruited Seventy four years young Phares Parsons from Georgia, that’s right 74 years old on a BMX bike racing nationals! So the next time you get lazy think about Phares “THE BMX IRONMAN”.. Here is a group pic of everybody! 1st row: Hunter Hainsworth(9 I)SC, Sean Kelly(7 I)NC,Jacob Solomon(10 N)SC, Nathan Tolley(13 I)SC, Dalton Pedota(13 I)Fla., Chris Dillon(12 I)Fla.,Kelsey Dillon(11 G)Fla., Frank Hainsworth,Sr.(56&over)SC, Stevie Ward(16X)SC, Dillon Bryant(16 I)SC, John Kelly(40 I)NC, Frankie Hainsworth,jr.(33 I)SC and Tracey Kelly(38G-cr)NC From all of us here at Psykopath keep up the good work.

Some of the Psykopath Pro’s in September will be racing a flats-only BMX race with a $30,000 purse. The popular Metro Jam will be run at the same time and is always a blast to attend, Tony Campos will be representing Psykopath in Street. With Jay Miron involved you know that track will be killer. With great cash prizes this should be an interesting race! So throw away your clip shoes and pedals, and buy some Psykopath Terry "T" pedals and ride like Mr. "T"! So just make sure you get your hands on one set before they are all gone!
If you want more info on them please email me at see ya at Roseville for the ABA Summer Nationals!
                                                                                 Arturo “B. Mad.” Jimenez








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


Elite Racing Association Announces Pro Payout

For September Big Money Pro Race


The Elite Racing Association has announced the Pro Payout for the September 5th & 6th $30000 Pro Race in Kingston, Ontario.


The winner will take home a FAT lookin' $30000 to make this one of the most attractive pro races of the year.


Besides that, Race Organizer, Jay Miron (6-time World BMX Freestyle Champion and former BMX Racer), sez he's comin' up with a TON of cool features for the race that will make it the best ever.


Leave your clips at home, boys cuz, it's FLATS ONLY, and you KNOW that'll make the race fun, fun, fun for the riders and fans alike.


Ought to be a gas, check out the moola, it's HUGE!!!!!

ERA Purse

(Paid in Canadian Dollars)

Entry fee - $100 (we will accept Canadian or US dollars).

1st - $10,000
2nd- $5,000
3rd - $3,000
4th - $2,000
5th - $1,750
6th - $1,500
7th - $1,250
8th - $1,100

9th - $900
10th - $800
11th - $700
12th - $600
13th - $500
14th - $400
15th - $300
16th - $200

Intense Tyre Systems Dirt Jump Lite Micro Knobby 20 x 2.125

Intense Tyre Systems is proud to announce the arrival of the 20 x 2.125 Dirt Jump Micro Knobby Tire. The Micro Knobby has become the most popular tire in BMX and now its available with a foldable Kevlar® Bead and 2 Ply Ultra Light Weight casing.

The tire still has a strong enough sidewall casing to help prevent pinch flats while being one of the lightest tires out. Each tire weighs in at 460 Grams or 16oz, an average of 4 oz lighter than most current foldable beaded tires on the market today.

The Micro-Knobby is the most innovated tire in BMX history. With more than 5,000 knobby's per tire, they are ramped for a super fast rolling resistance. Tightly spaced and harshly square, makes this the worlds best BMX tire. Available in 14 different sizes makes the Micro Knobby available for everyone of any age and any bike.

The Intense Micro Knobby Dirt Jump Lite is available in a 20 x 2.125 size and retails for $24.99 and can be found in stock at VSI and dealers world wide so you can get an edge over your competition.

For more information on the line of the Intense Tire Systems, please check out or

Intense BMX and Intense Tire System are proud to be associated with the finest Bicycle dealers’ world wide. Intense BMX Products are a division of VSI Products. –

Crupi's Scott Erwod to battle for Canadian Olympic Spot


Arcadia, CA


Crupi' Scott Erwood is currently training at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California in preparation for his trials race on July 12th. 


This race will determine which of Canada's best pros will represent Canada in the Olympics. 


Scott has a terrific chance at being Canada's top rider for the Olympics and we are very proud of Scott and all of his accomplishments this past season. 


Please join us in wishing Scott the very best on his road to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing!



Attention all BMX Olympic Athletes: THE Products will be producing special items for all the Athletes they currently sponsor that are going to the BMX Olympic Event.


If you are one of the riders going to the Olympics that currently use items from THE, please e-mail Pete Dylewski at THE Products, via this BMX Mania Email Link.


We need to get all of your personal info so we can get you the items and to make sure we don’t leave anyone out. Thanks and congratulations!

Pete Dylewski/THE Products Posts Redois Interview

Who's that crazed looking Frenchman on the cover of the May '89 cover of BMX Action mag?

Xavier Redois, that's who.

He was the French national Champion in Superclass back in 86, 87, and 88 and the ranked World's number two in 84, 85, and 89.

Oldskoolukbmx welcomes Xavier Redois to our UK internet shores!

Xavier talks about his days back in the UK working for Diamond Back and gives his outlook on today's BMX scene












Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday/Sunday, July 3/5, 2008

Zorry We've Been Outta Touch!


Not much happenin' at BMX Mania over the last four days, but LOTS has been happenin'.


Sorry, but we have just finished with the BMX Mania Pro Training Camp at our local track, Hire Park BMX in Warsaw, Indiana and we had a BMXin' Good Time! We had twenty five rider/campers out to Hire Park for three action packed days of BMX Camp, with the Kuwahara Factory Team And Friends. Good times, we'll be telling you all about it with some Hot Shots comin' up where in a few days.

THEN, we had an NBL Regional National at Hire Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and had some of our BMX Mania Factory Team kids racin' and tearin' up the track at Hire, so it's pretty much been just, "Go To The Track", day after day. LOTS O BMX Fun! (Sunday Update! - We've just entered TONS O FOTOS from Sunday AND Saturday NBL Regional Racing from Hire Park, check it out! Click on Dee Fo Toe Bee Low)

That's why we haven't updated BMX Mania since Thursday.......Just too busy with BMX!


Don't worry, we're back on line.


Antelope Valley BMX in Lancaster, CA home of the 2008 Golden State Nationals


The long awaited location announcement for the Golden State Nationals is over.  Book your reservations now for Lancaster, California, home of Antelope Valley BMX.  ABA Vice President, BA Anderson, made a special stop by Antelope Valley BMX on the way to the Olympic Trials to find a BMX facility worthy of a major event.  Not only will this be the first national event for Track Operators, Jerome and Vanessa Ferree, but it will also be one of the last ABA PRO Series events.  Mix in the last Fire Magic Grill-Off Series Event, and not to mention one of the last events to earn ABA National points towards the ABA Titles and the Suzuki RMZ450 that comes with them. Add all this up and you have all the makings of a 2008 marquee event.


Facility Features - Tons of Parking - On-Site RV Park - BMX track located right off of Antelope Valley Freeway 14 - "Live" Webcast from - Great Track designed and built by ABA Master Track Builder, Billy Allen! - Great Southern California weather in October!


Host Hotel - Holiday Inn Express, 43719 17th Street West, Lancaster, CA 93534 - Phone: 661-951-8848 - Room Rate: $110 per night - Make sure you use Group Code: BMX for the discounted BMX rate


Directions - 2551 West Ave. H, Lancaster, CA 93536 - From the Antelope Valley 14 Freeway exit off Ave. H and go West to 25th Street and make a right. Follow the road to the end and the track will be on the right.


ABA BMX would like to thank all the 2008 National Series sponsors: American Suzuki - ( Jig-A-Loo - ( - BAWLS Guarana ( - Bawlstyle ( - Redline Bicycles - ( - FLY Racing - ( - Sponsorhouse - (  - Tangent - ( - ABABMXRACERS - ( - Intense BMX - ( - T.H.E. ( - Fire Magic Premium Grills ( - Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex ( - ( Without their support, we couldn't make the 2008 ABA racing season such a huge success. Support the sponsors that support ABA BMX racing.









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


Phone: 619-276-3040


Call to check availability before placing your order.

If you want to purchase any items available from our website, have them
brought to Roseville and save S&H costs, place your orders now.

Formula 2008 Nucleus Frames 20" & 24"

Avent Factor Race Frame 20" & 24"

Formula 2008 Solution Complete Bikes

Supercross 2008 Complete Bikes
20" & 24"

SNAP 4 Bolt and 5 Bolt Chain Rings

FLY Racewear, pants, jerseys, helmets

$ 299.00

$ 299.00

$ 599.00

$ 499.00

$  36.95

$ 10% discount on
all orders over
$ 300.00

$ 15% discount on
all orders over
$ 400.00

Plus you save
on S&H

Formco 3/32" x 1/2" Half Link Hollow Pin Chains

Formco 3/32" x 1/2" Half Link Solid Pin Chains

Formco Foundation Carbon Fiber Forks, Expert, Expert Cruiser, Pro Cruiser

DRP Carbon Fiber Forks, Expert, Expert Cruiser, Pro, Pro Cruiser

Bottom brackets, brakes, headsets, tires stems

$   28.95

$   28.95

$ 199.95

$ 160.00


Orders must be placed no later than Monday, July 07

Orders can be picked up as early as Thursday July 10 at the Roseville Track

Jack McDaniel Strikes Again!


No Arnaud Dubois At The Olympics!

BMX Mania Editor's Note - I don't "editorialize" much here at BMX Mania, but this is a GREAT example of someone making a decision who (It would appear to me) knows absolutely NOTHING about BMX.

Arnaud Dubois is one of the best BMX riders in the world. He's made UCI Supercross Finals, and has in fact made the podium under tough "Olympic Like" conditions at UCI SX finals. I personally think that he could podium at the Olympics, along with a gazillion other of the fine athletes, just like him. Congrats to the Belgian Cycling Federation who have worked hard and long at supporting Arnaud in his racing over the last four years, we've watched them "pay their dues", make sacrifices and do the HARD work that it takes to support a GREAT rider like Arnaud......Good job, Ellen Bollansée and her outstanding team of BMX Folks!

Sorry, we can't say that about the Belgian Olympic Committee........Someone at the Belgian Olympic Committee needs to have their head examined! Read on, if you can stand it! - Jerry Landrum/

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

From Ellen Bollansee, Belgian Team Manager - Belgian BMXer, Arnaud Dubois finally got the news from the UCI that there is a place for him at the Olympic games in Beijing.

But doesn't get permission from the Belgian Olympic committee.

Because Belgium was on the 14th place in the Men's nation ranking, Arnaud Dubois had to get his spot for the Olympic Games at the UCI World Championships in China at the end of May.

Dubois got a disappointing 6th place in the 1/8 final and wasn't sure to get an Olympic ticket until last Wednesday.

At that time the UCI confirmed that Dubois got his Olympic spot. But the Belgian Olympic committee decided that Arnaud Dubois can't go to Beijing in BMX because he didn't meet the "Belgian criteria" that they had set.

According to the Olympic Committee, he had to get a Top 8 spot in the final ranking of the European championships 2007 or 2008 or a Top 16 spot at the worlds in 2007 or 2008.

Dubois ended the Euro season with 10th place at this years European championships and got 9th, by one point behind Henrik Balterzen at last years European Championships.

The Belgian Olympic committee decided that this was not enough against the defense and advice of Team Coach, Ellen Bollansée who supported Arnaud Dubois for the last 4 years and who defended the presence of Arnaud Dubois at the Olympics.

Arnaud himself is very disappointed with this decision.

We hope Arnaud has enough courage to prove that he did deserve this chance. We will definitely see him at the next European and World Championships and who knows......stronger than ever at the Olympics in 4 years.

Kind regards, Ellen Bollansée / Belgian BMX Team Manager


NBL Keystone National Team Challenge

Trilogy Park BMX in conjunction with Valley Forge Convention & Visitors Bureau and Texas Roadhouse are proud to announce the addition of over $5000 in team payouts for the NBL Keystone National in August.


The National and Team NBL team payouts will be bumped up an extra $1250 each day plus the normal NBL payouts for the top 3.


On top of the extra money there is going to be a bonus of $500 for the team in both divisions with the highest combined points for both days.


Wouldn't the extra money come in handy for the Grands?


You can't win it if you don't show up.


NBL Keystone National - August 9th & 10th


Go Purple With Limited Edition Chainrings From MCS!








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


Loop’d Network Takes BMX Social in Beijing will be THE online destination for all that is BMX in the 2008 Olympic Games

SAN DIEGO – July 1, 2008 – Loop’d Network, the fastest growing social network for action sports, today launched in collaboration with BMX Mania, a premier BMX racing destination on the web. Combining race action, lifestyle and behind the scenes games coverage with social networking and community functionality, is the premier destination to follow and interact around the sport as it makes its Olympic debut this August.  Since being added to the Olympics as a medal sport, BMX has exploded into the mainstream around the globe.

Up to the minute news from around the world, videos, photos, BMX history, exclusive interviews and features, Olympic athlete profiles, BMX fan profiles, interactive discussion and polls – is a daily must visit to stay connected with the Olympic action.

"I have been involved in the sport for over 20 years and can say that this is the most exciting time in BMX history," said Jerry Landrum of BMX Mania, "This community will be the perfect venue to keep BMX Racing enthusiasts informed up to the minute, to educate the world on the sport of BMX and to get the industry, racers, fans, enthusiasts and new comers a place to interact around the Summer Games.”


With over 75,000 members interested in BMX, Loop’d Network provides the perfect medium to host a community dedicated to this momentous event.  Recently, Loop’d Network launched a community with the American Bicycle Association for BMX racers from around the world a place to connect, commune, and get featured on the web. 

"We are really excited to combine our expertise in community building with the original content from BMX Mania to chronicle this amazing point in history for the sport of BMX." said Scott Tilton, CEO of Loop'd Network. “Our hope is to provide a unique destination for the industry and people from around the globe to pull together and support their riders in their first ever Olympic event.”

In addition to news, updates and community – members can learn about and interact with the Olympic Athletes.  Mike Day, Jared Graves, Jill Kintner, Robert de Wilde and Damien Godet are among the athletes that fans can connect with through interactive profiles.

To join the Beijing BMX Community, visit and create your profile.

About Loop’d Network

Loop’d Network is THE social network for action sports. A place for Pros, Am’s and Fans to share with friends, discover what’s happening in their favorite sports, showcase their talent, and connect with sponsors. Our unique approach to social media and sports marketing provides unprecedented solutions for brands and organizations to personally connect with a highly influential youth demographic in more relevant and authentic ways.  For more information, visit .

About Our Partners is only possible because of the BMX Industry, media partners and those companies that support the sport.  Special thanks go out to BMX Mania,,, the ABA, the USAC and everyone that is a part of promoting the community.  To learn more about the history of BMX and the people behind it, go to

About BMX Mania

BMX Mania has reported on BMX Racing since 1996 and is the leading online publication dedicated to BMX Racing Internationally, covering events, lifestyle, rumors and the industry with news, features and photos.  To learn more, visit


Attention all BMX Olympic Athletes: THE Products will be producing special items for all the Athletes they currently sponsor that are going to the BMX Olympic Event.


If you are one of the riders going to the Olympics that currently use items from THE, please e-mail Pete Dylewski at THE Products, via this BMX Mania Email Link.


We need to get all of your personal info so we can get you the items and to make sure we don’t leave anyone out. Thanks and congratulations!

Pete Dylewski/THE Products



USA Cycling has announced that Donny Robinson has been added to the three man team for Team USA to compete in the Olympic BMX Event at the 2008 Beijing Games.


Donny joins Kyle Bennett and Mike Day on the Men's end of things and Jill Kintner as the lone Elite Woman's participant.


Housing Co-Op For BMX Olympic Event?

Since all of our news today seems to be BMX Olympic related, why break the trend?


Is there anyone out there looking for a GREAT place to stay during the Olympic BMX Event?


A party of three is looking for two more folks to share an apartment just 1 kilometer from the cycling venue where the BMX Olympic Event will be taking place.


The lodging is an apartment built in 2005, three bedrooms and HUGE list of amenities.


Two of the bedrooms are spoken for but one is still open and if you'd be interested in sharing expenses, you can contact the person in charge of this particular apartment, by clicking this email link.








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

Intense/Phantom/On-Trac Victorious in South Park! 

South Park is a legendary BMX track for anyone who has been around the BMX community for a while and it was with great pleasure the Intense/Phantom/On-Trac NBL squad dropped in to pay a visit and try out the legendary fast track for ourselves.  As the last team race before the NBL Grand Nationals, the team needed a couple of solid wins to establish a lead in the NBL Factory title hunt trying to unseat the 9 times winning Dan’s Competition squad AND win the Factory title in both sanction; a feat not done since the glory days of GT!.  And that’s just how the weekend went down.  Mother Nature spared everyone Friday and most of Saturday and every rider on the Intense/Phantom/On-Trac team took care of his or her business and the squad should head into Louisville in a competitive position to vie for the NBL title. 

Kris Fox in Super-Ex has developed - no earned - a reputation as one of the smoothest riders on any track.  Kris won virtually every moto on Saturday and on the rare occasion he was behind, his track speed had him flying by anyone between him and the finish line.  In the main, he found himself elbow-to-elbow with a very determined David Oquendo from Dan’s and Oquendo was able to stave off Kris’ attacks on the track for the win, giving Kris 2nd.   

In 17-18X, Nic Long was all banged up after flat-bottoming HARD between the 3rd and 4th obstacle on the 2nd straight in practice Friday afternoon.  The ground shook all the way in the stands and Nic was in bad shape Saturday morning.  Nic, however, is made of stern stuff and toughed the day out without complaint putting together an exciting win in the main where he went through the am section and the second place rider tried to take the win through the pro set which looked like how the race would go down until Nic hit the “super-charge” button and cut him off hard carving out of the am section and straight to the finish line for the win. 

In 15X, the Conman, Connor Fields was untouchable all weekend pulling away from everyone and styling through the pro set.  In two visits to South Park, Connor has yet to lose a lap and on Saturday he took home the win with ease. 

14X Rusty Nesvig looks to be returning to form as he dominated the moto rounds.  Things took a different turn when in semis local rider Damien Cherepko swooped through the pro section while Rusty cruised through the am being conservative knowing the team needed his win.  Rusty’s eyes must have gone big when the local talent zoomed in front of him for the semi win.  In the main, Rusty knew he needed to separate himself from Damien and the rest of the 14X’s and established a BIG lead ensuring no-one would catch him. 

Carolina’s finest, Cole Tesar put on a show of his own, as well.  Cole’s powerful pedaling and evolving jump skills led him to victory in 12X notching a nice win for himself and for the team.  And Cole’s mom, as always, wins “Mom of the Race” breaking out the P, B & J, tuna helper and other healthy snacks keeping the “tanks” of the riders full and raring to go while Dad wrenches it up keeping everyone’s bikes rolling.  In fact, the Carolina’s were extremely well represented not just by the Tesar’s but also with the Hines team and family who were in the house cracking everyone up, keeping things light and having a good ole time.  Sadly, Chase Hines took a nasty spill and took on 17 stitches from which we hope he heals quickly.  Get well soon, Chase!   

And last, but by no means least, we come to Felicia Stancil.  For those of you who wonder about the future of women’s BMX, look right here.  While most of the Elite Women were rolling the doubles and triples at South Park, this lovely young 13 year old woman was not only clearing them with ease, but manipulating the bike in the air getting her nose down and taking backside.  Folks – Felicia is THE “real deal”.  Felicia takes care of 13 Girls and does her job for the team with ease and a coy little smile.   

Sunday rolled around and despite a valiant effort by the volunteers, no amount of raking, kitty-litter and air-blowers could stop the rain’s constant appearances and the race was called, a decision cheered by the crowd, at 10:30 a.m.  Saturday’s scores were doubled for Sunday. 

As a result, Intense/Phantom/On-Trac notched a pair of 92’s for the weekend moving us into the NBL Factory lead with a score of 908, if we’ve figured it right.  Dan’s also gained a few and sit six points behind in second with 902.  Remember, “All calls are unofficial pending the NBL’s verification!”.  This sets up a great season finale in Louisville, Kentucky at the NBL Grands where Dan’s Comp will be out in force striving to hold on to their title and Intense/Phantom/On-Trac will be working to win the first leg of a dual-sanction victory for ‘08!   And no-one can count out Felt, OFR or the other formidable opponents we’ll be facing.   Should be fun, huh?  Watch for all the race action on

As always, we’d like to thank our super sponsors who help make our success happen.  They are:  Intense BMX (, On-Trac Garage Doors (, Phantom BMX Products, Fly Racing, Bombshell (,  FSA (, THE Products (, SINZ Racing (, Intense Tire Systems, ( ), Group D (, and Scott goggles ( Race Report: Matt Pohlkamp Wins BIG in South Park!

June 30, 2008 – BAWLS BMX Pro Matt “Ruckus” Pohlkamp turned up the BOUNCE in a HUGE way on one of the most challenging tracks out there– the NBL Stars N’ Stripes Nationals at South Park BMX – for his first NBL Elite Series win of the year!

Matt is pumped for this big win, which puts him in the run for a top spot in the NBL Elite rankings! “Pittsburgh is one of the best races of the year, FAST downhill track filled with a lot of big jumps…one race that I've always wanted to win,” Matt commented.

The Stars N’ Stripes Nationals was rained out on Sunday due to severe weather, so according to NBL rules on rainouts, Saturdays score will also count for Sunday. One heck of a weekend!

Matt has had a great summer so far! In addition to his win in South Park, Matt’s one-of-a-kind BAWLS Cherry helmet and Kuwahara jersey are all over this month’s edition of BMX Plus! and he’ll be hitting up this week’s Pro Training Camp on July 2-4 at Hire Park BMX in Warsaw, IN!



UEC BMX SUMMERRACE in Haaksbergen, The Netherlands 05-July-2008

BIG MONEY race on Saturday evening and we like to invite  International Elite and Junior riders.

First place Elite men € 1400

Registration for UEC BMX SUMMERRACE Haaksbergen

is left open till WEDNESDAY (02-July-2008)


 Registration by the National Federation or, DVO BMX CLUB Haaksbergen

Go211 will be rebroadcasting the Stars n Stripes National day 1 today at 4pm.


We will run from the third round of qualifying motos and go to semis and all main events.

(CHANGE OF PLANS! Sorry, not enough time to do the motos, ONLY semi's and main's will be shown.)

Check at 4pm to watch the rebroadcast.