Today's BMX Racing News .....
Friday, July 31, 2009
SCR & ED
@Emery Park BMX Wichita, Kansas
500 POINT WEEKEND
Friday July 31st
Single points race , Sign ups 6:30 -7:30 PM , Cost $9 , Awards 1-3 ,Trophy
Saturday Aug. 1st
, Earned Double race, Sign ups 4:00 - 5:30 PM , Cost
$20 , Awards 1-3, Plaques or Stamps
Sunday Aug. 2nd
State Championship Race , Sign ups 9:00- 10:30 AM ,
Cost $20 , Awards 1-3, Plaques or Stamps
$1 ticket ) for FREE
1 night stay at Best Western Airport Inn.
You can use for Kansas State Final weekend Aug 21-23
Kansas State Final's @ Emery Park BMX Wichita, Kansas
600 POINT WEEKEND
Any ABA member can race Kansas State Final
Friday August 21st
Single , Sign ups 6:30 - 7:30 PM, Cost $9 Awards 1-3
Sat. August 22nd
Pre Race Double , Sign ups 4- 5 :30 PM ,Cost $20 Awards 1-3
Sunday August 23rd
SCF , Triple , Sign ups 9- 10:30 AM, Cost $30, Awards 1-8
Hey, all of you Elite Racers out there who want to go.....
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Tour De Northeast
regains team points lead
10 straight days of
riding in the Northeast portion of the country, and all within a seven hour
drive! Back to back national race weekends, a summer camp and a pre national
clinic. Now that’s how a team earns it’s keep.
Our first stop was in Horseheads, NY (Find Binghampton, NY and head west for
another 70 miles. There you have reached the middle of nowhere!) for the
ABA's Empire State National. Friday’s rainy practice session didn’t stop
road trip attendees Courtney Applewhite (17+ girls) and Austin
Loebe (16x) from picking up wins on Saturday and Sunday to help
Rennen/Intense to two Factory Team wins. Pat Parker also picked up a
pair of wins in 19-27 expert, while TJ Maniscalchi (11x), and myself
(28-40x) scored seconds.
After Sunday’s mains we packed up and headed four hours east to Bethel CT
for our 6th annual summer camp. Kayla Gaddis, Allen
Currier, myself, Courtney and Austin headlined a great four-day camp
experience. Day 1 saw 38 attendee’s, while rain on Tuesday cut into that
figure. Wednesday and Thursday’s numbers ran right back up into the 30's.
Thursday’s Precision Fitness training session, lead by
Todd Cambio, left us all (campers and instructors) a little
drained, but most had something left in the tank for a G-Cog testing
session to conclude the camp.
Friday morning we made
the half hour jaunt over to Trumbull, CT for a mid-day pre-national clinic
and practice session. Once again the weekend of national team racing was
dominated by the Rennen/Intense squad. Austin, Courtney and Pat once again
took home a weekend double. On this weekend though they had a little more
help on the team sheet. Randy Bitinaitis (40-44cru) controlled his
class, as did Rochelle Wooding (13 girls) and her brother Ross (17-24 cru).
Max Egdorf had little trouble in owning
the 17-18 expert class as well. Others in attendance in support of the team
were: Kelley Kelley (41+ X), George Costa (26-34X), Kayla
Gaddis (Elite Women), Dave Maltezos (26-35x), Nicole Bitinaitis
(10 girls) and even an appearance from “the” Justin Lopes (30+ open).
parade lap, Kelley Kelley carriers the flag for Rennen/Intense
With these two wins
Rennen/Intense once again took control of the NBL National Team overall
point’s lead! At trips end our numers looked like this: four team wins, over
20 main event wins, and over 75 different kids taught. Not to shabby for 10
Next up for the team is another ABA national event in Raleigh, NC in Mid
August, other then that we plan to rest (meaning tear up any local money
opens in sight), and heal up till the NBL year end show down in Louisville,
KY on Sept 3rd to the 6th. Shawn DiPrete (ACL
tear) and Melissa Woodruff (crushed toes from a gate) continue to recover
from injury's and work towards NBL grands returns.
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ABA BMX Hall of Fame Tickets On Sale Now!!!
The ABA BMX “Hall of
Fame” is the who’s who of BMX and consists of riders and industry members who
have made notable contributions to the sport of BMX racing. Each year since
1985, a select few BMX (Bicycle Motocross) riders and industry veterans have
been inducted into this elite group of individuals. In addition to the “Early
BMX Pioneers”, “BMX Racers” and “Industry Members” categories, a “Freestyle
Pioneers”category is being added to the BMX Hall of Fame for the first time
ever. This will be a great addition to the National BMX Hall of Fame, allowing
many talented riders to be honored.
The public is
encouraged to attend the September 17th , 2009 ceremony. The ceremony will be
limited to the first 300 individuals to purchase tickets; all proceeds will go
directly to the National BMX Hall of Fame Scholarship fund. The ceremony will
include a reception, dinner, silent auction, and the opportunity to meet and
greet all of the honorees. Sales of event sponsorship and table packages as well
as individual seating will begin on July 29th, 2009. The ceremony will be held
at the San Diego Hall of Champions located in San Diego ’s Balboa Park at 2131
Pan American Plaza , San Diego , CA 92101 .
Tickets may be
Today's BMX Racing News .....
Thursday, July 30, 2009
"Stompin' Stu" DVD available at Custom
Springs, Florida, Custom Cycle Supply is pleased and excited to announce
that we will be distributing the latest DVD from John Swarr and Mark
Eaton... "Stompin' Stu" the story of BMX legend, Stu Thomsen.
From the makers of award winning film, Joe Kid
on a Stingray. Stompin' Stu is a true story about perhaps the most dominant
BMX racer in history, Stu Thomsen. This film is a history of BMX champion
Stu Thomsen told with short stories by racing rivals, fans and family
members. From his battles off the track to his battles on the track, Stompin
Stu is most importantly a film about being inspired.
Stu Thomsen, Perry "PK" Kramer, Jese James, Tommy Brackens, Eddy King, Scot
Clark, Greg Hill, Skip Hess, Linn Kastan, Scot Breithaupt, Bob Hadley, Greg
Grubbs, Brent Patterson, Brian Patterson, Lance Patterson, Ronnie Anderson,
Bob Haro, Dennis Dain, Tanya Thomsen, Hans Thompsen, Mageline Thompsen,
Jacob Thompsen, Steve Giberson, Bob Tedesco, Dana "The Duke of Oakley" Duke.
Stu's attic, Stu's signature bike (The SE STR-1), exclusive interviews with
Linn Kastan (Founder of Redline Bicycles) on the history of the Redline
flight crank and Redline, Skipp Hess (founder of Mongoose Bicycles) on the
history of Mongoose, The Duke of Oakley on the first Oakley goddles and
National Bicycle League (NBL), Oakley and Redline Bicycles
This DVD will be available at better bike shops
Dealer inquiries please call
Check out the trailer... http://www.bangpictures.com/tv/stu_teaser.html
Ready For The NBL Grands With Maryland SuperClinic!
out our Clinic Schedule and Menu!
For more info, contact - Carley Young Sk8bmxchic@hotmail.com
- Matthew Silvia
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OR, you can call the track at 401-969-5177 or 352-346-0783
We would like to thank our sponsors for giving us some goodies from the riders
who attend the clinic.
Alienation BMX and
Fly Racing have donated
things for the goodie bags and
anyone who participates in all three days of the clinic will receiver a
Stampeed T shirt.
We hope everyone ABA or
NBL will come and enjoy riding with the pros
and learning a few new skills.
claims BMX world championship double
New Zealand rider
Sarah Walker riding her ABD bike, collected her second rainbow jersey after
winning the cruiser class title at the UCI BMX World Championships in
Adelaide. Walker (New Zealand) added the cruiser title to the BMX elite
world championship she won at the Adelaide Showgrounds the day before.
It is her second
Cruiser world championship, winning for the title in Canada two years ago
and she placed third last year. Walker, who was on cloud nine after her
world championship double, said it had been difficult to focus today after
her brilliant victory last night.
“I did manage to get
plenty of sleep because I really wanted to give it my best shot today,”
Walker said. “But I had the attitude today that I was so pleased with my
performance whatever happened. So I pretty much muddled through the motos.”
She did more than
that, winning all three impressively in the three fastest times in all the
“Then I just talked
myself into focusing. I played some music and got myself into the zone. I
knew I could do the double and really concentrated on putting down a smooth
Walker nailed the final, bursting first out of the start and winning by more
than a second in 32.218, the fastest time of the day. She finished ahead of
yesterday’s silver medallist, Manon Vanetino from France with Lithuania’s
Vilma Rimsaite third.
“This hasn’t sunk in yet. This morning I really didn’t have the time to
think that I had become a world champion because I had to prepare for today.
This is a huge confidence boost for me. I came to these championships with
confidence in my own ability because I knew I had done the training and the
hard work. Now I know I can be the best and I can foot it with the best.
I’ll take some time now to re-evaluate things and plan ahead. There’s a lot
to do and still a lot of improvement in me. We have the Olympic
qualification starting this year and I have more world championships to
“But the big goal is obviously the London Olympics. That is the ultimate
Today's BMX Racing News .....
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
doubles at WORLDS for ONE/Kenda
US Cycling champion
from Cape Coral, Florida, USA
doubled at the Worlds in Adelaide Australia.
won both cruiser (13/14) and 20 inch (14 Boys) in the
2009 UCI World
will be going to the USA Olympic training facility in California when he gets
In Elite Women
from Argentina took 8th in the final after she crashed.
Supercross South Africa – August 21-23
Photo: Bruno Giustacchini
ONE KENDA is
KENDA, PINCH GEAR, KMC, SHIMANO, BOLLÉ, THE Industries, SINZ, WLM DESIGN, UFO,
THOMSON, ODI, NIKE, PRO GOLD
VRP/Bike Alley/Vitamin Water
hit the scene in Australia representing the USA Kyle and Kyle.
Kyle Stan started off with a strong 3 rounds crushing the
competition but then in quarters he had some bad luck battling
for first and would end up crashing to finish his hopes for the
title. Next we have Kyle Fernandez who rode great but after some
stacked racks he also didn't make the podium. There is always
next year…you both still made the team and USA proud!
out West in the USA, the team had a strong showing in Utah. Dani
George went out to get her last two wins for the season and that
is exactly what she did picking up first both days dominating
the competition. She was followed up by Josh Klatman who took
home a huge win in class on Saturday! Finally our oldest young
guy David Archibald cleaned house taking home wins both days in
the 36-40 cruiser class.
we head out to the East to New York The Empire State. VRP/Bike
Alley/Vitamin Water had one rider representing and EJ Pasowicz
wouldn't disappoint with a perfect weekend doubling in the
Cruiser and Class. EJ has been training hard and it is starting
to pay off with some strong finishes.
head up to the Great Northwest in Canada where Josh Klatman
wouldn't be outdone by EJ where he picked up a double double in
Cruiser and Class winning both days to move closer to that
number one Nag spot. Josh has been on fire since his return from
his injury in Bakersfield.
August treats the team as good as July did with a lot of good
races and big wins to come.
team and keep up the good work!
ABA BMX HALL OF
FAME ANNOUNCES INDUCTEES FOR CLASS OF 2009
AZ - Seven legendary members of the BMX Racing and Freestyle
community will be inducted into the National BMX Hall of Fame at the
San Diego Hall of Champions on September 17, 2009. The Chula Vista
Olympic Training Center will be the new home of the National BMX
Hall of Fame and on Friday, September 18, 2009 at 10:00 am there
will be a dedication ceremony to unveil the new facility at the
honorees represent BMX racing and Freestyle BMX from the 1970’s
and 1980’s and one industry contributor. The inductees are
Danny Oakley (1960’s and 1970’s pioneer); D.D. Leone (1980’s
Professional Racer); Troy Lee (BMX Industry contributor, Troy Lee
Designs); R.L. Osborn and Mike Buff (legendary BMX Action Trick
Team); Eddie Fiola (freestyle Pioneer); Jeremy McGrath (past BMXer
lifetime achievement award). There will also be special recognition
given to Clayton John (retired ABA President) and Bernie Anderson
(retired ABA Chairman of the Board), current BMX Hall of Fame
members, for their recent induction into the U.S. Bicycling Hall Of
Fame in Davis, CA.
“It is a great
honor to induct these individuals into the National BMX Hall of Fame
and it is only appropriate that these individual's accomplishments
will be highlighted for future generations in the BMX Hall of Fame”
stated B.A. Anderson, American Bicycle Association’s CEO.
CLASS OF 2009:
Danny began organized BMX racing in 1970 and retired in 1981. He was
instrumental in establishing organized BMX racing, and numerous
tracks in Southern and Northern California, during a time when
organized BMX did not formally exist. A few such tracks are The
Downhill Track of Baldwin Park in 1970, Landels Park, Hamann Park
and The Downhill Track of Mount Tamalpais in 1974. Danny Oakley, a
true Legend of our sport, raced for such legendary teams as Bikette
& Dirtmaster, Rick`s Bike Shop, Silver Shield, MotoPRO, Speedo and
Mongoose. He was instrumental in forming Pro Products, Inc., MotoPRO
and Speedo. Moreover, Danny was instrumental in designing product
for Pro Products, Inc., MotoPRO, Speedo, B.M.X. Products, Inc., and
Mongoose, including the infamous Moosegoose, a 20 inch BMX race
frame Danny designed for taller riders and racers (Danny is quite
tall himself). He has conducted BMX Racing Clinics and
Demonstrations in the United States and in Europe. He has
participated in NBA, UBR, NPSA, CBA and ABA sanctioned races. Danny
raced and won numerous titles and championships, such as 4-Time West
Coast Champion, 6-Time Northern California Champion, NPSA National
Champion and NORA CUP, to name a few. Danny was one of the racers
that were featured in the
BMX episode of CHiPs.
Born Dominick Donald Leone Jr., but better known in the BMX world as
"D.D.", he began racing in 1980, at the age of 14 years old. From
Louisiana, D.D. was known as the original "Ragin' Cajun" and helped
put Louisiana and the Southeast on the BMX map. He raced for over 12
years, participating in over 2000 races and won or placed in 1300.
Like most racers, he started off racing for local shops. His
determination and winning ways on the national scene got him some
much needed recognition and before long he was hooked up by Redline
with a "Factory" sponsorship 1982. Later in his career, he rode for
Free Agent and Kastan. D.D. was always in the hunt for the ABA Pro
Cruiser title. He officially retired from BMX and is currently
working and living in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. He is also
involved with the local BMX scene in Louisiana helping out at ABA's
Gretna BMX track.
Troy was a long time motocross racer that started Troy Lee Designs
in 1981 by following in his father's footsteps of helmet painting.
Troy first worked with BMX racer Dave "Custom Cully" Cullinan by
custom painting his helmets. This led to Troy working with many of
the top BMX pros around the world. Troy expanded his business from
helmet painting to helmet manufacturing in the mid 90's, with the
"Edge" helmet being the first. Then in 1998, Troy launched a full
apparel line. Today, his business has grown from helmet painting to
one of the top brands in the industry. Troy Lee Designs now has a
catalog that spans over 50 pages of product, including the
innovative bicycle helmet, the D2, and a line of protective gear.
Troy enjoys working with "the world's fastest racers" from F1 to
Indy Car to NASCAR, Motocross to Enduro to Freestyle, Dirt Track to
Road Racing, MTB to BMX, and everything in between. Troy's main goal
is to make and design the best products in the world for the "the
world's fastest racers".
Osborn & Mike Buff: Although
they are best known as the "Godfathers of Freestyle", both R.L. and
Buff got their start as BMX racers. At age 11, R.L. was part of the
first ever "BMX test team" for Bicycle Motocross News (from late '75
to late '76). An entrepreneur at the early age of 14, R.L. started
up his own company, Hot Stickies. As the son of BMX Hall of Famer,
Bob Osborn, R.L. went on to become one of the main test riders for
BMX ACTION magazine. In 1978, R.L. teamed up with fellow BMXA
employee Bob Haro to form the very first freestyle team, which made
its debut at ABA's Winternationals in Chandler, AZ. Local Torrance
hot-shoe racer Mike Buff joined the BMX ACTION test team in 1979.
Buff soon crossed over to freestyle and in the absence of Haro, the
longtime teaming of R.L. & Buff began. As the "Nerd herd", R.L. &
Buff were vital in setting BMX trends during the 80's, from jumping
styles in bike tests to the 4x4 vehicle craze, to clothing fashions
and hairdos. Each year from '82 until '88, the BMX ACTION trick team
(as well as R.L.'s later sponsorship with Redline and General)
spread the BMX gospel. In all, R.L. and Buff took their annual
Summer Tours to 48 states in the U.S. and over 15 countries, taking
BMX to places where racers and tracks couldn't, turning many kids on
to BMX in one form or another.
Eddie Fiola: Eddie
is a true legend in BMX and arguably the best rider to EVER ride a
skatepark. Eddie is credited with being the first rider to do a 540
in a pipe. Eddy won four "BMX
Action Nora Cup" awards and
five "King Of The Skatepark"
titles. At the time, the "King
Of The Skatepark"
competitions were as big in the freestyle world as the X-Games and
Dew Tour are today. In the early days, Eddie was sponsored by
Bottema Forks, SE Racing, Haro, and Premier Helmets. At the end of
1982, Eddie was hired by Kuwahara to design, ride, and promote the
E.T. Freestyle bike. Eddie was also the man behind one of the most
famous freestyle bike designs to this day, the GT PRO Performer. It
had a very unique design for it's time and is a stand-out among
collectors. He also brought the Potts mod to the table by working
extensively with Steve Potts. Eddie is credited for taking his idea
to Steve who designed the technical end of things. Eddie applied it
in the skatepark and the Potts mod is still in use to this
day! Eddie was known for running many "different" things than the
norm in his day. He ran 1 3/8th wheels in the skatepark when no one
else was. He would show up with either an all white, all black, or
all yellow bike and uniform with his trademark, an upside down #1,
on his back. Eddie toured all over the world and brought freestyle
to the masses, performing at BMX tracks, BMX nationals, bike shops,
arena's, and even performed at Anaheim Stadium at the Superbowl of
Motocross. You name it, Eddie performed for the fans. But before all
that, Eddie was a racer. He was an Orange Y and Ascot local and has
a great history in the BMX racing scene. Even in his heyday, the
"KING of skateparks" would show up unannounced and incognito to race
at local races. He was known for getting out front and busting out
some tricks, which were HUGE for that time, like a 360 over a double
jump, to impress the fans. It is rumored that
the character of Cru Jones in the movie "RAD" was loosely based on the life story of Eddie Fiola.
Although Eddie did not play the main character, he was a stunt
double in the movie. Today, Eddie works in the movie industry as a
stunt man and is credited with working on such great movies as The
Italian Job, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and
The Dukes of Hazard, just to name a few.
to as "MC", "Showtime", and "The King" (meaning the "King of
Supercross"), Jeremy is the winningest Supercross racer ever,
winning seventy-four 250cc Main Events and capturing seven 250cc
Championships between 1993 and
2000. He also earned twelve AMA Motocross titles, 2 Motocross Des
Nations titles, and an X-Games Gold Medal and Bronze Medal in his
career. As a young boy he began racing BMX and became one of the
leading BMX racers in the nation and even had a "factory" ride with
VDC. At the age of 15, McGrath decided to try his luck at BMX's big
brother, motocross, where he was able to translate many of the
racing skills he had mastered throughout his years of racing
BMX. After just three years riding as an amateur, McGrath made his
AMA debut in 1989 and the rest, as they say, is history. Throughout
all his fame and success in motocross, Jeremy always kept his BMX
roots. He worked with GT bicycles and even had a complete BMX bike
dubbed the "Showtime" model.
The ABA BMX
“Hall of Fame” is the who’s who of BMX and consists of riders and
industry members who have made notable contributions to the sport of
BMX racing. Each year since 1985, a select few BMX (Bicycle
Motocross) riders and industry veterans have been inducted into this
elite group of individuals. In addition to the “Early BMX Pioneers”,
“BMX Racers” and “Industry Members” categories, a “Freestyle
Pioneers” category is being added to the BMX Hall of Fame for the
first time ever. This will be a great addition to the National BMX
Hall of Fame, allowing many talented riders to be honored.
The public is
encouraged to attend the September 17th,
2009 ceremony. The ceremony will be limited to the first 300
individuals to purchase tickets; all proceeds will go directly to
the National BMX Hall of Fame Scholarship fund. The ceremony will
include a reception, dinner, silent auction, and the opportunity to
meet and greet all of the honorees. Sales of event sponsorship and
table packages as well as individual seating will begin on July
29th, 2009. The ceremony will be held at the San Diego Hall of
Champions located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 2131 Pan American
Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101. http://www.sdhoc.com/
information and updates on the 2009 Induction Dinner and Award
Ceremony, go to
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Today's BMX Racing News .....
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Four new World Champs - Willoughby’s record
Official UCI BMX Press Release
Australian rider, Sam Willoughby, became the first BMX rider to win back to
back junior elite world titles recently at the 2009 UCI BMX World
Championships in Adelaide, in front of his home crowd.
After winning his first title on debut last year in China
and after his main rival, USA rider, Denzel Stein, crashed out in the
semifinal Willoughby looked a certainty for the double crown. Willoughby set
the local cheer squad into a frenzy by winning every heat and qualification
race during the day.
"There was still seven other guys in the gate, so I still
had to do what I had to do,” Willoughby said after his amazing win.
Willoughby will now go down in record books as the first
junior champion to win two championships in the history of the sport.
Second place went to Norwegian rider, Andre Fossa Aquiluz.
The home crowd went wild as another South Australian rider, Anthony Dean
from Adelaide placed third.
Columbian rider, Mariana Pajon, became the UCI BMX World
Champion Junior Elite Women’s title holder today after a convincing win. In
what she described as "an important victory for her country," Pajon cleared
second placegetter Merie van Benthem (NED) by over a second, with fellow
Dutch rider Maartje Hereijgers collecting third.
New Zealand rider, Sarah Walker, became the elite women’s
world champion after a four month break from riding following her fourth
place at the Beijing Olympics. Walker has returned to the sport with a
renewed passion and plans for “gold in London.”
Strong French rider, Eva Ailloud, placed second with USA
rider Arielle Martin third.
Olympic silver medallist, Laëtitia le Corguillé, was
injured after a crash in the practice session yesterday and decided not to
Bronze Olympic medallist, Donny Robinson, became the new
number one ranked Elite Men’s rider, with countryman and silver Olympic
medallist, Mike Day, just 0.896 of a second behind. Third place went to
Ramiro Marino from Argentina.
Defending Champion and Olympic gold medallist, Maris
Strombergs from Latvia finished a respectable fourth.
Enrico Carpani - Chef de Presse UCI / UCI Press Officer
Photo credit: UCI/Getty Images
Elite and Junior Champions Crowned at the
Canadian BMX National Championships
BMX Mania Editor's Note
- OK, sometimes we get behind here at the BMX Mania World HQ.....We are
currently recovering from the LONG trip to and from the UCI BMX Worlds in
Adelaide, Australia but we no longer can put off posting this outstanding bit of
news from Canada! A big BMX Mania SO SORRY goes out to all of our Canadian BMX
fans and friends who didn't get this gem up and runnin' on the Mighty One, but
here tis, with our apologies and it's still a great piece of work even though
it's late. - Jerry Landrum/BMXmania.com
21, 2009 (Kingston, ON) - Canadian Olympic team members Scott Erwood of Surrey,
B.C., and Samantha Cools of Airdrie, Alta., were crowned the men’s and women’s
champions on Sunday at the BMX cycling nationals. The competition also
determined a selection pool for the senior and junior teams for the BMX world
championships scheduled for July 23-26 in Adelaide, Australia. Canada can field
three men and three women in senior competition at the worlds and two men and
one woman in the junior category.
Cools, seventh at the Olympic Games last year where BMX made its official debut,
dominated Sunday’s final for the victory. Danielle Brisson of Abbotsford, B.C.,
was second and Rosemary Adams of Surrey was third.
“I was able to put it all together in the final,” said Cools. “I knew if I had a
good start I would be hard to catch. I just got stronger during the race. It’s
the kind of race I wanted in my preparations for the world championships.”
In the men’s final, Erwood prevailed over Patrick Lebel of Calgary and Ontario’s
“The track was in really good shape after all the rain on Saturday,” said Erwood,
who reached the quarterfinals at the Olympics and is eyeing a berth in the semis
at the worlds. “I capitalised on a good starting position and had an awesome
race. Winning the nationals was one of my big goals this season.”
In the women’s junior final, 16-year-old Abby Graalman of Red Deer, Alta.,
overcame a serious injury suffered last season, to earn her first career
national crown. Brookelyn Wilkinson of Abbotsford was second and Sarah Biron of
Nicolet, Que., was third.
Graalman broke her collarbone last July in practice and went through a lengthy
“I’m a little surprised to win the gold medal today,” said Graalman, who started
riding BMX at age seven. “It’s been a long and difficult recovery and I only
started feeling comfortable riding recently. But I know in this sport you cannot
win unless you go all out. I really focused on that first straight then once
past the first corner I gave it my all.”
In the junior men’s race, 17-year-old Tory Nyhaug of Coquitlam, B.C., took the
gold. Erick Nicol of Calgary was second and Michael Beaudoin of
Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Que., was third.
“I felt strong and consistent all day and it went really well,” said Nyhaug, a
BMX rider since age four. “We all had good starts in the final and it was really
tight but I got through the first difficult section cleanly and that was the
difference in the race.”
STATE GAMES OF
Participants from Minnesota, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Utah, New York,
California and Colorado have already Pre-Registered plus more riders from
AZ, WY, KS, SD, NE are reporting they’re coming to the event.
Racers may compete each day to earn a State Games of America gold, silver or
bronze medal while receiving ABA points (Sunday is ABA double points). For
the double point race on Sunday Pikes Peak will further award double point
State Games plaques and we'll have a team competition (ABA national format)
awarding State Games plaques 1st to 3rd, team sheet entry is $10 (plaques
only no monetary payouts). Each Day Medalists are Honored Olympic Style on
In Addition to medaling each day & Double point Sunday plaques check this
out.....There Will Be:
SPECIAL STATE GAMES OF AMERICA AWARDS FOR THE OVERALL THREE DAY WINNERS IN
Here's the race schedule:
Friday July 31st.............Sign ups 5:30 to 7:00pm, $10 entry, racing ASAP
Saturday August 1st......Sign ups 4:00 to 5:30 pm, $10 entry, racing ASAP
with lights if needed
Sunday August 2nd.......Sign ups 9:00 to 10:30am, $25 entry, racing ASAP
You can sign up at the track, but if you can take a moment to pre-register
online it will streamline the event. On the homepage of our website:
WWW.PIKESPEAKBMX.ORG the first paragraph tells about the games ending with
"Register Today Online: click here". That will take you directly to the
location you can pre-sign. By doing so you will not need to stand in line
race day, but instead simply check the pre-sign sheet posted to make sure
your name is listed (like at a national). When you pre-sign print out your
confirmation and bring it along.
To get the scope of the AWESOMENESS of these games you'll want to attend the
opening ceremonies on Thursday at The Word Arena in Colorado Springs. In
attendance will be 10,000 plus participants from across the USA competing in
31 Olympic events. All BMXers are invited in the Olympic style " Parade of
Athletes" into the arena along with all the other athletes by state!! There
will be performances including one from American Idol star Carly Smithson.
The torch lighting will include 2008 State Games Female Athlete of the year,
BMX's very own, Caitlin Kelty carrying the torch, freestyle wrestling 2008
Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo will cap off the torch run & light the
Olympic flame cauldron commencing the games.
4pm Pre-Festivities begin, 6pm doors open, 7pm Program & Torch Lighting
Begin. For more info check the "upcoming events" tab on our website and
click on Thursday July 30th. If you plan on attending the opening ceremonies
as an athlete to walk in the Parade of Athletes into World Arena you should
arrive by 6pm as we'll start lining up by 6:15/6:30 & your admission is
free. Parents, family members & friends please purchase your tickets on line
soon as the seats are filling up. Here's the link for ticket sales:
www.TicketsWest.com at the following prices: $10 for adults, $5 for youth
(18 & under) & seniors (55+).
Who’s qualified to race?
1) Any Colorado resident. In addition to being State Games of America the
event is also considered to be our home state games
2) Participants from 2007-2009 your local state games in BMX (ABA or NBL
3) Residents of a state which do not have BMX in their games or any states
that do not have a state games may compete in SGA
We have discount rooms with Howard Johnson's. Info is on our website under
"lodging" tab. Ho Jo will be the cheapest by far but other nearby hotels
are: Best Western-Academy Hotel (719) 598-5770, Comfort Suites (719)
536-0731, & Hilton Garden Inn (719) 598-6866
If you have any questions about the games post a comment here or email me:
This is another great first for the sport of BMX!!!
Thanks, Charlie Mandry
This is an ABA Sanctioned Race, ABA Rules Apply, ABA Points, ABA Membership
Team Free Agent at the UCI World Championships
Free Agent is back from the 2009 UCI World Championships down in
Australia. A good weekend for the Team, so so close to being a perfect weekend
but I guess that's Racing. This years Worlds was the biggest ever to date
showing racing is still on its way up.
First bit of good news from the Worlds, Team Free Agent
won the Team Trophy and became World Team Champions for the 3rd year in a
Olympic and defending World Champion Maris Strombergs
was feeling good all weekend in Australia and qualified through to the final in
1st place winning his semi final. Ramiro Marino also
made the Elite men's final coming in behind Maris in the 1st semi and it looked
like we were going to get 3 Free Agent riders in the final when
Cristian Becerine took the lead in the 2nd semi final only to get hit
from behind going into the first corner and crashing, ending his chances of a
shot at the title with his 2 team mates.
As the final took off Maris was battling hard for the lead going into the first
turn with the USA's Donny Robinson, but being so tight he had to brake to make
the turn and exited the first turn in 7th. Instead of quitting Maris fought back
so hard to get back up front, catching all the way to 4th place at the finish
which shows his heart and determination no matter what place he is in. Maris was
given a lot of respect from the fans for his never give in attitude this weekend
for sure and showed everyone never to give in till the end.
While all that was going on Ramiro Marino rode a great race to come home 3rd and
a place on the podium and bronze medal, nearly taking silver but just missing
out on it to the USA's Mike Day.
Elite Men results: 1st Donny Robinson ... 2nd Mike Day ... 3rd
Ramiro Marino (Free Agent) ... 4th Maris Strombergs
Other FA results: Nicole Callisto Elite Women 7th ...
David Oquendo Junior Cruiser 2nd ...
Dale Holmes Masters 2nd ... Dale Holmes Cruiser
1st (World Champion) ... Marco Dell'isola Free Agent ...
UK/Stay Strong, Cruiser 1st (World Champion) ... Andy Shaw
Free Agent UK/Stay Strong, 30 plus 7th ... Santiago Endara
Cruiser 5th ... Ramiro Marino Elite Cruiser 7th (Crashed
In all we came away with 2 World titles and the World Team Trophy.
Keeping you posted, Dale Holmes Free Agent BMX Team Manager.
history by being the first ever
Junior Elite rider to
Win back to back Titles.
rider Sam Willoughby set a record in front of his home crowd by being the
first ever rider to win back to back titles in the Junior Elite Class. If
that was not impressive enough alone both those titles where won with out
Willoughby dropping one lap at either of these events winning every single
Sam was having dinner with the family and the question was asked how he was
feeling and if there was a lot of pressure for Saturdays race, Sam replied,
“I am really enjoying the track, I feel comfortable on my Yeti and the whole
year I have been racing in every body elses back yards, now they have all
come to mine. I feel better than I would normally do at an ABA round as I
have my family, friends and fans here supporting me.”
morning the crowds started to flow in and fill up the Show Grounds seating
in the stadium and the fog horns and cheers let all the riders know that
their fans where ready for some hot fast racing. During warm up Willoughby
got out onto the track and right from the word go laid down some of the
fastest and smoothest laps, letting the rest of the riders know that he
ceremony was held with a rider from each country doing a lap around the
track and a superb dance show going around the stadium, the Defence Force
then abseiled from the roof of the stadium and the racing was declared open.
Sam’s motos he did not drop a heat and won every single lap including his
1/8, quarter final and semi final. Sam’s main rival coming from the USA
Denzil Stein had an unfortunate crash on the third straight in his semi
final while lying second and did not make the main for these two young
riders to have their final show down of the year that everybody has been
Going into the
main Willoughby had two other Australians with him, Anthony Dean, Michael
Chasteauneuf and the rest of the gate was filled by Andre Aquiluz (NOR),
Tony Nyhaug (CAN), Corben Sharrah (USA), Riley Star (USA) and Joris Daudet
The riders sat
on the start gate while the commentators where reading out their names, when
Sam’s was read out the roof was almost lifted off the stadium, Willoughby
commented after the race “when they read my name out on the gate and the
crowd went mad, and that gave me at least another 10%.
When the gate
dropped Willoughby was out the blocks and once exiting the first corner in
first place he continued to open the gap between him and the other riders.
Behind him once they hit the second straight all sorts of drama started to
unfold, Joris Daudet from France clipped the top of the first pro double
sending him down, Anthony Dean managed to miss Daudet but fellow Australian
rider Michael Chasteauneuf ended up running into him and going down.
Crossing the finish line in a convincing win was Sam Willoughby followed by
Andre Aquiluz (NOR) and fellow Australian Anthony Dean rounding off the
winning time was quicker than the winning time of the Elite race, his time
was 28.289 and the winner of the Elite race Donny Robinson crossed the line
Sam Willoughby (AUS)
Andre Aquiluz (NOR)
Anthony Dean (AUS)
Tony Nyhaug (CAN)
Corben Sharrah (USA)
Riley Stair (USA)
Joris Daudet (FRA)
Michael Chasteauneuf (AUS)
To watch the
races go onto
www.bmx-videos.com and check his website for the latest photos from
Today's BMX Racing News .....
Monday, July 27, 2009
Mania Travel Day!
You may experience a little
turbulence on BMX Mania over the next day or two
as our staff travel from the UCI
BMX Worlds in Adelaide, Australia.
Check back for more BMX Racing
Junior Cruiser racing Concludes UCI BMX Worlds!
Posted On BMX Mania race report page!
World champions crowned at
UCI BMX Worlds in Adelaide, Australia
D. Robinson, S. walker, S. willoughby & M.
take gold medals - all results posted
on the BMX mania race report page!
Wonderboy Willoughby wows at home
BMX Australia News Release
Hometown hero, Sam Willoughby, 17, has become the
first elite junior male to win back to back titles after he successfully
defended his crown in today's racing at the UCI BMX World Championships in
Adelaide, South Australia.
Willoughby was on fire from the first moto
(qualifying round) and made light work of the second round, quarters and semis
to go into the final as the top ranked rider. He hit the front from the gate and
was never headed posting a sizzling time of 28.289sec to claim the gold medal.
Team mate, Anthony Dean, 18, also from Adelaide, claimed bronze with the
Australian pair split on the podium by Norwegian silver medallist Andre Aquiluz.
"Everything came together, all the hard work I had
done was all aimed at this race and it all came together when it needed to so
I'm really happy with how I just relaxed and took the home crowd in my stride
and did what I had to do," said an overjoyed Willoughby who had been under
intense pressure in the lead up as the hometown favourite. "It (the pressure)
kind of got to me a bit in the first couple of weeks after I got back home to
Adelaide (from the USA) with all the local media hype about going back to back
but I managed to block that out and it's come together just how I wanted it to.
"When they announced my name at the start and I put
my arm in the air, to know that many people are behind you lifts you up another
ten percent," said Willoughby. "It was awesome.
"I made a couple of mistakes in the final and I felt
like the noise from the crowd picked me up and kept me going."
Willoughby, who celebrated by downing a tub of
vanilla ice cream, won't have much time to revel in the win with his focus now
on the Supercross Series with the first round in in South Africa in late August.
"i just want to keep progressing and my long term
goal is obviously London 2012 so this is a small stepping stone towards that. "
Dean was thrilled to medal in the competition after
having a shaky start in the qualifying motos and struggling with leg cramps
during the afternoon's racing.
"I had a crash in first moto but then progressed
through to the semi where I was second and I felt good for the final," said
Dean. "It was a wicked course, even though I crashed, and I really enjoyed it,
Both riders now move up to the elite category.
Seven of the eleven Australian team members
qualified for finals. In the junior women's final West Australian Lauren
Reynolds, 18, and Queenslander Rachel Bracken went in as favourites for a medal
after solid performances in qualifying but Reynolds came unstuck on the first
burm (corner) and crashed out of contention. Bracken posted a solid ride to
West Australian Khalen Young, 24, was a strong
performer all day in the men's elite rounds but almost missed the final after
five riders, including him, crashed in the sudden death semi final. Young was
the quickest to recover, remount his bike and finish the course to stay in the
competition. Beijing Olympian Luke Madill also qualified for the final. However
there was no stopping American Donny Robinson who won the crown ahead of fellow
American Mike Day with Argentinia's Ramiro Marino claiming third place.
UCI BMX World Championships are being staged at the Adelaide Showgrounds in
South Australia from 20 to 26 July.
The Elite & U19 riders of the Australian team are
listed below for reference.
BMX 20" - Elite
Billy JOLLIFFE (Cameron Park NSW,
Brian KIRKHAM (Hillbank SA, 01.01.1986)
Luke MADILL (Cranebrook NSW, 28.05.1980)
Matthew WILLOUGHBY (Trott Park SA, 03.11.1989)
Khalen YOUNG (Kelmscott WA, 20.11.1984)
BMX 20" - U19 Men
BMX 20" - U19
** Indicates reigning Australian Champion
More Congrats For Sam
Check Sam’s Website
tomorrow for a full update, but Sam has successfully backed up last year
World Title this year. He did it without dropping a lap during the whole
event and finished off with the fastest lap times of the Junior and Elite
Sam would just like to
thank SA Plasterboard, Yeti, Oakley, Sinz & THE, and JB.com for the bars and
Massive photo and race report
to be posted!!!!
check out the
BMX mania UCI BMX
worlds race report page!!!!
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday,
July 23, 2009
LIVE Webcast of the BMX Worlds Championship is available through the
World Championships is the first since the sport made it's Olympic
debut in Beijing last year, and already marks the start of the
qualification process for the London 2012 Olympics. Many of the
Olympic medalists and finalists will be in attendance, hoping to add
the prestigious World number one plate to their existing titles. 52
different World Titles are on offer across the various categories,
so it's certain to be a packed 4 days of racing.
1,500 spectators are expected over weekend, but Freecaster's
coverage means many many more will be able to see who wins this
year's World Championship finals LIVE, as the race unfolds.
the UCI BMX World Championships: The annual Union Cycliste
Internationale (UCI), BMX World Championships have been held all
around the world since 1993. The first World Championships was held
1982 in Dayton Ohio, USA Since then winners race in age and
championship classes in both 20 inch and 24 inch or cruiser class.
All riders making the final are awarded plates with 1 to 8 which
they can use in international competitions. Elite riders receive
medals while other divisions receive trophies. The coveted World
Championship jersey with rainbow stripes will be awarded to the
elite and junior men's and women's winners.
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Wednesday,
July 22, 2009
Injury forces Buchanan out of BMX Worlds
Caroline Buchanan has been forced to withdraw due to injury from this week's
UCI BMX World Championships being staged at the Adelaide Showgrounds in
"I've never had a big injury and never had to miss
out on a race before so it's pretty disappointing," said Buchanan.
The 18 year old reigning Australian Champion injured
her back during training last month in Austria and, whilst she is recovering
well, doctors have advised her to pull out of the Championships and concentrate
on her recovery.
"I was training starts on an old BMX gate and it
didn't drop when it should have," said Buchanan. "I kept going though and did a
scorpion faceplant over the gate and hyper-extended my legs over my head.
"It wasn't too bad at the time and I didn't feel
much pain," said Buchanan who soon after raced and won the four-cross event at
the Maribor round of the Mountain Bike World Cup in Slovenia. "Apparently that,
and the long flight back to Australia, did more damage to my back so I got an
MRI done when I got home and it showed a tear in a disc in my lumbar region."
Buchanan had originally hoped to recover in time for
this weekend's racing but doctors warned against rushing back into competition.
"All the doctors said this sort of injury needs to
heal so if I had trained too early and pushed it at any time it could tear more
or bulge and then it would a really long recovery time," she explained. "The
doctors said six weeks and this weekend is five weeks and I've been really
'babying' it along, not lifting anything, not bending, not sitting on the couch,
sleeping on my side and doing lots of physio work to get it right.
"It would have been great to race in front of a home
crowd with everyone there to support me but my focus is now on preparing for the
Supercross Series with the first round on next month in South Africa," said
Buchanan. "It has been pretty difficult getting back into it but everytime I
complete a new exercise and there's no pain I get a little more confidence back.
"I wish the Australian team all the best for this
week," she said. "I have been speaking to them and they all seem really well
The Elite and U19 riders will be on the track for
the first time on Friday with finals racing scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
The Australian team contesting the
Championships is listed below for reference.
BMX 20" - Elite Men
Billy JOLLIFFE (Cameron Park NSW,
Brian KIRKHAM (Hillbank SA, 01.01.1986)
Luke MADILL (Cranebrook NSW, 28.05.1980)
Matthew WILLOUGHBY (Trott Park SA, 03.11.1989)
Khalen YOUNG (Kelmscott WA, 20.11.1984)
BMX 20" - U19 Men
BMX 20" - U19 Women
** Indicates reigning Australian Champion
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Tuesday,
July 21, 2009
UCI BMX worlds kick off in
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SCHERPEN (NL) TAKEs NO.1 EURO TITLE
been ten years since a Dutch rider has earned the No.1 European
title. Back in 1999, the No.1 Euro plate was held by a young, moppy-headed
BMXer named ROBERT deWILDE.
And now, exactly one decade later, a rider from Holland has brought
home the No.1 European Championship title to their country.
congratulates MARTIJN SCHERPEN
on taking the overall Euro title
The ten year
drought for a Dutch-owned No.1 Euro title was ended recently at the
Euro Championship finals, held on a
tight indoor track in Denmark. And with pure consistency for
the final two points races of the series, Scherpen did exactly what
this event," Scherpen explained, "I was leading by
just a mere 3 points in front of Belguim's Arnaud Dubois. On
Saturday I won all my motos and so did he. We both didn't lose a
point until the final. In the main event, I had a pretty bad gate
and got shut down by Hamon straight out of the gate, but I managed
to finish in 5th while Arnaud finished 3rd."
The way the Euro point system
works, this tied the two titles contenders going in to Sunday's final
on Sunday, we both didn't lose a point"
states the main webmaster for MartijnScherpen.com, "And
in the main, I picked lane 1 - with Arnaud in 2. The pressure was
on! But I got the best gate start for me of the entire weekend and
snapped hard. I had a little
bit of trouble
over the 2nd jump and slipped a little in the first turn, which
messed up my momentum for the
2nd straight. I didn't see Arnaud in front of me, so I
thought he must be somewhere close. But he wasn't. In
the last turn I saw that he
crashed on the first straightaway.
My Dutch teammate Roy van den Berg won the
main again, but I wound up with the most
points and overall title. Now
I finally can call myself the 2009
With the Dutch National Team and their
Redline Flight bikes dominating the entire Euro Champ series all
through 2009; outnumbering all others in practically every single
main event - and now a No.1 European title, REDLINE bikes couldn't
be more pleased. We congratulate Martijn, as well as the entire
"Orange Crush" for an incredible season of racing!
Top 3 in the overall ranking
foor 2009 Euro Champ Series:
1. Martijn Scherpen ~
2. Arnaud Dubois BEL
3. Roy van den Berg ~
UCI World Cycling Centre’s BMX trainees at
BMX trainees from the World Cycling Centre (WCC) in Aigle, Switzerland,
travel to Adelaide, Australia, this week for the UCI BMX World
Representing six different countries, the eight
trainees will confront the rest of the world’s elite during the
championships, which take place from July 24th to 26th.
Two of the trainees, Yvan Lapraz (Switzerland)
and Samantha Cools (Canada) leave for Australia with national titles in
their pockets. The two athletes, trainees at the WCC since 2005 and 2007
respectively, won their National Championships on June 21st.
The other BMX trainees who will compete in
Adelaide are Steven Wong (Hong Kong), Niklas Laustsen and Mette Jepsen
(Denmark), Emilio Falla and Alfredo Campo (Ecuador) and Ishwar Martijn
All new ONE frame
After the excellent results by riders on the race
proven ONE frames, ONE decided to take it to the
They came up with an all new frame.
course this new frame will still have the famous
teardrop downtube, that always let's you see it is a
7005 T4/T6 heat treated
Integrated headtube with the lasered ONE logo on
The geometry has remained as it was. This has proven
to be excellent.
ONE's Ultimate One,
as this frame is called, will be available in
November in BLACK, WHITE and RAW.
Sizes available will be PRO, XL, XXL and Pro
this moment the designing wizard at ONE Bicycles is
creating a new design for the decals to proudly show
the brandname of the first ever Olympic Champion BMX
As you may expect, this
will be special...
BMX Mania Web Guy Interviewed
on Adelaide Extreme sports Show
BMX Mania Web Master, Jerry Landrum
will be interviewed on Adelaide's "Xtreme Sports Hour" an
interactive call in video show.
Hosted by Adelaide media
personality, Nathan Strempel, Jerry will appear on the show as
the first guest, Wednesday beginning at 6PM Australian Central
To catch Mr. Mania on the airwaves,
dial in to either of the below internet connections.
The show will also be available as a
podcast after the original air date.
Formula Europe Wraps Up the European
Last weekend the Final Rounds of the European
Championships Series and the European Challenge were held in Fredericia,
In the Championships Category, Rihards Veide and
Edzus Treimanis were competing. Max Ganser had a bad crash in practice and
could not race.
Niklas Laustsen and Steven Wong were still in
the UCI Centre in Aigle preparing for the Worlds.
Rihards Veide take 6th place both mains in the
Junior Men Category and shows he’s ready for the Worlds after his injury
making all mains in the last 5 rounds.
Rihards is ranked 14th even though he
missed 6 rounds due to his injury.
In Elite Men, Edzus Treimanis just missed out on
both mains with a 5th in the semis, but giving him enough points to stay in
6th place of the overall ranking, his best Elite Ranking so far.
Cruiser, it took Edzus some time to get used to the 24" and he just made it
through the motos, but managed to struggle through 1/8 and 1/4 final to
strand in the semi in another 5th place.
In the Challenge Lucie Meerholz, Bastien Merle
and Nico van Dartel were competing.
Lucie Meerholz made the main of the Girls 13
category taking 4th place.
Bastien Merle made both finals of the Boys 16
and Cruiser 15/16, but crashed twice giving him 8th place in both.
Nico van Dartel couldn’t find his rhythm in the
Cruiser 30/39 and was out in the motos.
He couldn’t compete in the Men 30+
on Sunday because his bicycle was stolen from the Team display on Saturday
evening when he was taking photos of the podium.
Rennen/Intense NBL Nashville Race Report
Race One (of our three
weekends in a row) found the Rennen/Intense team in Nashville, TN (Some say
it’s the Las Vegas of the South EAST???) for the NBL’s Music City Nationals
(7/11 & 12). Rain couldn’t dampen the great weekend, on a great racetrack.
Here’s how our riders fared:
Coming off a hard fall and subsequent ambulance ride to the hospital in
South Park two weeks ago, Max showed no signs of injury and dominated the
17-18x class. Two big main event wins and one moto position away from a
Max(#3) with a lead
down Nashville’s long first straight.
Cleaned up the 16-29 money open class and made $250 for his work over the
weekend. He also scored a second and a first in the 16x class.
Shayne didn’t have a class of her own, but this woman is ALWAYS in a class
of her own both on and off the track. Getting mixed DOWN ages in a woman’s
cruiser class both days didn’t bother her as she scored two main event wins
and a perfect weekend. Shayne is well on her way to regaining the title she
lost in Louisville last September.
Our loan pro team rider for the event fared well in the Elite Masters class,
but was just off the podium both days with a 5th and 4th
in the mains.
(17+ girls), Damian Cherpeko (15x), Chris Meaker (35-40x) and
Rob McAllister (40-44 cru) all were in attendance in support of the
Rennen/Intense Factory Team and fared well making all their mains. Courtney
highlighted the group with a 2nd on day two.
Look for most of the team
at an ABA East Coast event in Horseheads, NY this weekend for a Factory Team
With just one more stop
on our 2009 NBL National schedule, our focus turns to Trumbull, Ct on July
25th/26th for our final chance at team points before September’s
Grand National in Louisville, KY.
As always, thanks to
everyone for all your support!
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BMX FAMILY NEEDED FOR REALITY TV SHOW
at REDLINE, we get all sorts of E-mails from all sorts of
people. And it seems that after JASON CARNE$' great episode
last year on M-TV's "MADE" - there has
been huge interest lately about BMX from producer's of Reality TV shows.
In fact, we just
got this request from a casting producer for ABC Television’s hit primetime
reality show, WIFE SWAP.
Right now they
are trying to cast families in which at least one person in the immediate family
is heavily involved with the BMX world (either in racing or freestyle). And they
gave us permission to get the word out to find the perfect 'hardcore BMX family"
that would be willing to air their BMX lives to the world and "swap moms" with
most likely an opposite or anti-Action-Sports Mom.
For those unfamiliar with the show WIFE
SWAP, the premise is to take two different families and have the Mom’s
switch place to experience how another family lives. Half of the week, Mom lives
the life of the family she is staying with. Then she introduces a “rule change”
where she implements rules and activities that her family has
(like "racing BMX at the local track!") , for the remainder of the week.
a positive experience for people to not only learn but teach about other
families and other ways of life. *Note: there
is another similar show on another network, that focuses more on conflict and is
not as positive and fun as ABC's edition.
WIFE SWAP airs on Disney-owned ABC television on Fridays at 8pm
- the family hour!
Requirements: Wife Swap is now accepting families with at least one BMX'ing
child between 7 and 17 and should reside in the continental U.S. (There
may be other children living in the home who are older or younger than the
required age… as long as one child is in the required age range - and active in
BMX racing or BMX freestyle.)
is a very unique experience that can be life changing for everyone. Families
featured on the show will receive a financial honorarium for lost wages, time
For BMX families who are interested in getting their 15 minutes of TV fame and
having some fun - please contact Greg DeLucia at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday,
July 20, 2009
UCI BMX worlds kick off
in Adelaide, Australia
check out the BMX mania
|The riders are
streaming in to Adelaide, the team managers are getting all of
the last minute details ironed out, the track crew has finished
up the Mucho Gnarly track and the riders are itching to get out
there and start practice, Tuesday.
Check back Tuesday
for Smokin' Hot Photos from the different country's practice
sessions, some behind the scenes gossip and news and the FLAVOR
of the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships from the Adelaide
Showground's in Adelaide, Australia!
Sam Willoughby Defends His Junior Title In Adelaide
To all of you that support
Sam Willoughby and will be cheering him on to defend his Junior Elite World
Title in front of the home crowd follow him on his new website
Sam will be writing a
piece later this weekend on his lead up to the worlds and pre-race
preparation with the Australian High Performance Team.
Sam will also be updating
his website with Twitter feeds daily leading up to the Worlds.
The Twittering Team USA!
Are you a Tweetster?
Wanna know what's happening behind the scens at the USA
Cycling pits during the UCI World Championships in Adelaide, Australia?
Well, you can catch the USA cycling national
squad posting worlds updates on twitter.
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Bolivian BMX Pro Diego Carvallo Joins
VBS-Kenda National Team
Diego Carvallo has raced BMX throughout
South America and represented Bolivia in the 2007 Pan American
Games held in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil where Jason Richardson won
the Gold for Team USA.
summer, Diego packed his bike and came to America so he could train
with fellow Pro Javier Larrea and compete against the world’s
finest BMX racers at state, regional and national venues.
VBS-Kenda Team Manager Joe Pittenger first
met Diego at an Ohio NBL State Qualifier and felt he would be a good
fit with the VBS crew.
will attend many of the same races in the Midwest this summer where
Diego can offer advice to the younger riders while they help him
practice his English skills.
attended his first Elite National as a Pro in May (Fresno, Calif.)
and most recently made the main and finished 5th in the
Elite Open at the Big A Midwest National on June 7, 2009 (VBS-Kenda
finished 1st in Team NBL competition).
far Diego has used Kenda’s venerable K-Rad tires (1.95
front/1.75 rear) but plans to try the new folding bead Kontact
Elite before returning home this fall.
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Sunday,
July 19, 2009
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Today's BMX Racing News ..... Saturday,
July 18, 2009
ABD onboard as official bike sponsors of the
2009 UCI BMX World Championships
Australia today announced BMX bike brand ABD has become a sponsor of the
2009 UCI BMX World Championships in Adelaide between 23 – 26 July.
event manager John Leary said, ‘We are delighted to welcome ABD’s
sponsorship of the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships. It is great to have
such a well renowned BMX brand involved in the pinnacle BMX event of 2009.’’
The sponsorship of the UCI BMX World Championships cements and celebrates
ABD’s ongoing commitment to BMX racing and
forward to working with the company in the future.’’
“After such a
long association with BMX racing at a local and national level it is
fantastic to be supporting the World Champs this year,” says Managing
Director, John Struthers. “With the recent addition of BMX to the Olympics
it’s an exciting time to be involved in BMX racing and I’m sure we’ll see
even more people getting into BMX racing in Australia after the World
A lot of New
Zealand and Australia’s best road race cyclists and mountain bike racers
have started in BMX. We’re proud to be a part of that development of
cyclists,” added Struthers.
“We wish all
the racers the best of luck for the racing,” says Struthers, “particularly
the ABD riders!”
ABD has had a
long association with BMX racing. The brand stemmed from the Avanti stable
has sponsored several world class riders in NZ and Australia including 2007
World Champion Sarah Walker; nine times NZ National Champion, Richard
McLachlan; 2004 World Junior Elite Champion, Michael Fenwick and the high
performing elite rider, Matt Willoughby.
with being a strong player at the elite end of the sport, ABD has also been
instrumental in developing the local BMX racing scene in Australia and New
Zealand and continues to support a number of local tracks and riders through
its association with its network of AvantiPlus stores.
ABOUT ABD -
The pillars of ABD over the years have been the strength and
breadth of the range, the quality, value for money and the wide availability
of the bikes through the Avanti dealer network across Australia and New
Zealand. The race range begins with ABD Mini for youngsters entering the
sport and runs right through to the ABD Team Issue Elite frame and Team
Issue Cruiser frame. If you’re not into racing or you want to ride and ‘hang
out’ with your mates on the weekend there’s a whole range of street bikes
for every budget and performance expectation.
You can check
out some of ABD’s exciting new 2010 range of bikes coming soon at the ABD
expo stand during the world champs, plus visit the ABD stand and you will
have the chance to meet and get autographs from some of ABD’s sponsored
riders. Alternatively go to
www.avantibikes.com/abd to see the full range or visit your
nearest AvantiPlus or Avanti dealer.
2009 NBL ELITE SERIES
BECERINE AND DANIELS
ROCK THE HOUSE IN NASHVILLE
NBL Music City Nationals in Nashville,
TN turned in the biggest
numbers of the season so far and with only three more races left on the
circuit, the NBL Elite Series chase will come down to the NBL Grands once
again. Music City BMX hosted the season’s top race again and with all kinds
of entertainment and extra’s the event has quickly become one of the best
races of the season. Here’s a look at the how the standings sit with only
the NBL Golden State National and LCQ left before the Grands.
2009 NBL Elite Series Standings (through
Robert De Wilde
Next up – The Golden State
Nationals at Manzanita Park BMX in Prunedale, CA – August 1-2.
UGP Opens are $10 so make sure to
get qualified for the UGP Open Championship.
Visit the NBL website
to see full results and standings.
The 2009 NBL National
Series is brought to you by
BAWLS Guarana (www.bawls.com),
THE Industries (www.bmxthe.com),
in association with
POWERHOUSE RACING SUPPORTS TRAVIS OHRAZDA AT THE UCI WORLDS!
Today's BMX Racing News ..... friday,
July 17, 2009
European BMX Champions crowned....Scherpen
Wins Euro Title!
Roy VDB goes
wild with three wins!
Overall ranking, Elite Men
1. Martijn Scherpen NED ... 2. Arnoud Dubios BEL ... 3. Roy van den Berg NED ...
4. Ivo van der Putten NED
5. Raymon van der Biezen NED ... 6. Edzus Treimanis LAT ... 7. Thomas Hamon FRA
... 8. Jordy van der Heijden NED
Elite Women Overall Results
1 Eva Ailloud
2 Laëtitia le Corguille 3 Manon Valentino 4 Jana Horakova 5 Willy Kanis
6 Aneta Hladikova 7 Magalie Pottier 8
Lieke Klaus 9 Amelie Despeaux 10 Vilma Rimsaite
Friday/Elite Men's Cruiser
Roy van den Berg became European Champion on the cruiser on Friday, with Ivo van
der Putten and Vincent Pelluard in 2 and 3.
1. Roy van den Berg NED ... 2. Ivo van der Putten NED ... 3. Vincent Pelluard
FRA ... 4. Jordy van der Heijden NED
5. Romain Riccardi NED ... 6. Thomas Hamon FRA ... 7. Rob van den Wildenberg NED
... 8. Martijn Scherpen NED
On Saturday Roy got his second win of the weekend, with Thomas Hamon on 2 and
Arnoud Dubios on 3.
1. Roy van den Berg NED ... 2. Thomas Hamon FRA ... 3. Arnoud Dubios BEL ... 4.
Vincent Pelluard FRA
5. Martijn Scherpen NED ... 6. Morten Therkildsen DAN ... 7. Sebastien Kartfjord
NOR ... 8. Ivo van der Putten NED
On Sunday Roy won his 3 race in 1 weekend in a row! Ivo van der Putten got 2nd
and Martijn Jaspers who was in his first Elite final ever completed the Dutch
Podium with a 3rd place.
1. Roy van den Berg NED ... 2. Ivo van der Putten NED ... 3. Martijn Jaspers NED
... 4. Morten Therkildsen DAN
5. Maik Baier GER ... 6. Martijn Scherpen NED ... 7. Sebastien Kartfjord NOR ...
8. Arnoud Dubios BEL
Olympic medallists confirm for BMX Worlds
Olympic medallist have today confirmed they will compete at next week’s BMX
World Championships in Adelaide. Headlining the field is current world
champion and Olympic gold medallist, Maris Strombergs from Latvia. Olympic
silver medallist, Mike Day (USA) and bronze medallist, Donny Robinson (USA)
also today confirmed and a part of a strong American contingent.
UCI BMX Sports Co-ordinator, Johan Lindstrom, “Maris Strombergs is the man
to beat! He has shown great consistency throughout the season and wants to
keep that jersey for another year.”
In the record
books only a few riders have back-to-back wins at the World Championships,”
explained Lindstrom. “However the USA, French and Dutch teams have strong
riders that will put up a challenge for Maris.”
podium is wide open with the recent withdrawal of two- time World Champion,
Shanaze Reade (UK). Reade was aiming to compete in three cycling World
Championships this year but an operation on her shoulder has put her on the
sideline. Reade now misses the opportunity of claiming her third consecutive
World BMX Championship title.
Out to take the
top spot will be Olympic silver medallist, Laetita La Corguille (FRA). World
bronze medallist, New Zealand’s Sarah Walker, will be favourite to win while
Canada’s top rider, Samantha Cools, is expected to be hot on her heels.
Showing top form recently is French rider, Eva Ailloud after an impressive
third in the first round of the World Cup Supercross in April.
competitive level amongst the women has never been better,” said Lindstrom.
“We can expect to see some heated battles for sure.”
It will be the
junior men’s race though that will attract the local fans from Adelaide.
Current World Junior Champion, Sam Willoughby from Adelaide could rewrite
record books if he wins on Saturday. Willoughby could become the first rider
ever to claim two World Junior titles. Willoughby will have to contend with
strong American pair, national champion, Corben Sharrah (USA) and Denzel
women’s race also has two Aussie favourites with silver world medallist
Lauren Reynolds out to make amends from missing a national title along with
bronze world medallist, Rachel Bracken also in the mix. Defending World
Junior Champion Manon Valentina from France is expected to put up some
Beijing Olympians, Luke Madill and Nicole Callisto, will return to
international competition. Billy Jolliffe (Newcastle) could also be a
strong chance after recent form saw him take the national title in Perth two
has started on the indoor BMX track which will ne housed indoors at the
Adelaide Showground. Olympic track builder, Tom Ritzenthauler, will
construct the 310 metre long track in just five days.
gets underway on Thursday 23rd July with the elite races on
Saturday 25th July. Racing will continue on Sunday 26th
Announcement: “6th annual Bizzarro Racing summer camp
to feature CSCS
training and the first public testing session of G-cog”
Supercross BMX in conjunction with Bizzarro BMX Inc presents it’s 6th
annual summer camp July 20th to July 23rd, 9AM to 4PM.
Cost is recession-friendly at $60 a day, or $230 for all 4 days!
Join Female pro Kayla Gaddis, local favorite Allen Currier, the
drill instructor herself Courtney Applewhite, and the young “phenom”
Austin Loebe, all under the guidance of London Wilmot. As in years
past we will feature unique offerings like all-female training times, and CSCS
(certified strength and conditioning specialist) training on Thursday morning
with Coach Todd Cambio (former top 5 nationally ranked BMXer) of Precision
Fitness, LLC. Come meet new friends, HAVE FUN, ride till you drop and learn (or
brush up!) on your racing and training techniques.
As a special offering in 2009 we will personally introduce you to the world’s
first true electronic BMX power meter, the “G-Cog”. In the past you could only
see and feel a G-cog at a National event, but even then there were only a few
who got a chance to see what the raw return data consisted of and looked like.
On Thursday July 23rd, G-Cog CEO George Costa will be on hand at camp
to speak first-hand with parents and riders who want to learn how to utilize
their training time more efficiently. Want to see how much power you’re laying
down, put your numbers up against your buddy’s. Just want to see what G-cog is
and consists of and what all the fuss is about. Come listen to what George has
Note: Even if your not a paid camp attendee or parent you will be allowed in to
Bethel Supercross at 3:30pm Thursday free of charge to see, hear, and
even try out the G-Cog training device! Contact the track for directions at (203)
Psykopath needs some psyko riders!
We need riders to come out and throw it
Have you ever wanted to be in a Rap
Music Video on a BMX bike, while now is your chance Local video
shoot with Bay Area rappers, Bring those scaper bikes, and bmx bikes
and throw those tricks, and maybe you may end up on a music video.
Local non-profit is shooting a video with/for AR with special guest
San Quinn this coming Saturday (7/18) at 2PM.
The location is 9700 Sunnyside Street, Oakland, CA 94603.
The video is for the song dedicated to end gun violence in the Bay
Area " Don't Take My Shine".
This is an unpaid opportunity to be the back drop during the
dramatic finally to the song/video.
All are welcome.
The video/song is designed to promote peace!
We want you to attend our video shoot with PEACE in mind.
Feel free to email with any questions.
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday,
July 16, 2009
Eight named to
funded team for USA Cycling BMX World Cup in Pietermaritzburg
Colorado Springs, Colo.
(July 12, 2009)—USA Cycling announced today the eight
athletes it will send to the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup
event in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on August 21-22. The
Pietermaritzburg Supercross is the second of four UCI BMX
Supercross events in 2009 and will also serve as the first
of 16 races that factor into the 2010 USA Cycling BMX Power
Rankings for both the elite men and women categories. This
is also the same venue that will host the 2010 UCI BMX World
Championships on July 21-25, 2010.
Four men – Nicholas
Long (Lakeside, Calif.), David Herman
(Wheat Ridge, Colo.), and Denzel Stein
(Desoto, Texas.), – received automatic nominations to the
funded team while Joey Bradford (Monterey,
Calif.) earned the coaches selection. Long and Herman were
automatically selected as the top two riders in the current
2009 USA Cycling BMX Power Rankings in the U23 category
while Stein was atop the Junior Men rankings.
Four women – Arielle
Martin (Spanaway, Wash.), Alise Post
(Saint Cloud, Minn.), Brooke Crain
(Visalia, Calif.), and Taylor Wolcott
(Roseville, Calif.), were all selected as coaches’ picks.
Martin, the 2009 Overall Women’s Supercross champion leads
this group as the most experienced rider while Post will be
entering her fourth Supercross World Cup competition. Both
Crain and Wolcott are graduates of the new USA Cycling
Junior Development program where they spent extensive time
training at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista,
Calif. The youngest of the women at 16 years of age, this
will be Crain and Wolcott’s first attempt at racing the
Supercross World Cup series
To view the current 2009 USA
Cycling BMX Rankings,
To view the current 2009-10 UCI
Supercross World Cup standings,
UCI BMX Supercross
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Aug 21-12, 2009
USA Cycling BMX Funded Team:
Nicholas Long (Lakeside,
David Herman (Wheat Ridge,
Denzel Stein (Desoto, Texas)
Joey Bradford (Monterey,
Arielle Martin (Spanaway,
Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn.)
Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif.)
Taylor Wolcott (Roseville,
About USA Cycling
Recognized by the United
States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste
Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body
for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United
States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX, and cyclo-cross.
As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling consists of
64,000+ licensees including 1,500 coaches, 4,000
student-athletes, 2,200 officials, 1,800 clubs and teams,
350 professional cyclists, 200 certified mechanics, and 34
local associations. The national governing body sanctions
2,500 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the
U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification,
development, and support of American cyclists through
various initiatives and programs. Additionally, USA Cycling
conducts national championship events for all categories of
amateur and professional cycling. To learn more about USA
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Tuesday,
July 14, 2009
Have a vintage
BMX bike you would like everyone to see?
in the show is FREE!
What is a
vintage BMX bike?
For this show
it is any BMX bike that is over 10 years old
FREE Parking &
is $10.00 for the day (no food or beverage vendors please)
We will have
an inflatable obstacle course and a bounce house for the kids to
concessions stand, picnic tables, and clean restrooms
The Wave Pool
will be open (entry fee required)
old friends or make new ones
Waterford Oaks BMX getting RAD since 1974
Upshaw clinic at Waterford Oaks!
As if the Vintage BMX Bike Show wasn't enough to celebrate,
Waterford Oaks' 35th Anniversary, they've kicked in a Pro Clinic with Jeff
MCS Nashville Rap
past weekend the MCS Factory Team made the trip up to Nashville, Tennessee
for the NBL Music City Nationals. Leaving on Thursday morning, we made the
15 hour drive up. We got there just in time to place the trailer and scoop
Cory Watts up at the airport. It was a long day to say the least.
Friday was gonna be a scorcher! Temps were up in the 90’s and I don’t think
it could have been more humid than it was. But the track looked really good
and the riders all liked it, so that helps to balance it all out. Robert
Cambell and his Nashville Parents group did and awesome job getting ready
for the race. However, there was nothing anyone could do about the weather
Saturday was just as hot and sticky as Friday, then something took the edge
off... That something was a storm system that was rolling through. It didn’t
fully dump on us, but it rained enough that the tarps came out and the race
was on a 3 hour delay, that’s an eternity sitting around waiting to get back
going again. But finally, the all clear was given and back to it we went.
The racing in “The Ville” was awesome! Riders were battling it out in almost
every single main. One miscue and you were shuffled back through the pack.
Our guys had a pretty good weekend... Raul Gomez took first both days in
class and a first and a second in cruiser. PTP, having just moved up to
26-34X, showed that he is gonna be a contender with first both days. Cory
Watts took second on Saturday and backed it up with a first on Sunday. Newly
turned 16X Bryan Kipp took a digger in the first turn for a short day in
class and then a fourth in open, then came back for a 4th on Sunday. Open
wouldn’t go the best it could have for our guys, Kipp got two fourths, Cory
got two fifths and PTP got a sixth and an eighth. Our 11X, Tucker Rice,
scored a third and a second in class and a second and a third in 11-12
Overall, we had a great time in Nashville. Personally, I’m calling in the
next “Must-do National of the summer!” The track is great, the people are
nice, the city is fun, what more do you want. If you didn’t make it this
year, make sure it is on your schedule for next year. See you at the Grands!
Schanewolf Crew Rocks out In The Music City
The Schanewolf crew hit the music
city Nationals with a bang. With over 15 riders in the house the wolf’s crew
was ready for battle in the ultra competitive Team NBL division. With all the
top teams in the house, HBR, Intense Dynapep, Accel and Blue Chip the team
competition wouldn’t disappoint.
In Elite Masters, Phil Potosnak
continued his main making streak by landing himself solidly in star studded
Elite Masters main events on both Saturday & Sunday. Phil took home a 6th
on Saturday & a 7th on Sunday. Not too bad as Phil is still getting
back to form from an early season wrist injury.
In the Amateur ranks it was
clearly a great weekend for the ladies of the wolfs crew. Leading the way was
newly acquired Kendra Stoddard in 13 Girls. Kendra took home two firsts in both
her mains on Saturday & Sunday, holding off tough competition. Also putting in
a solid weekend was another new comer to the Wolf’s squad. Nicole Mitchell was
lay’n down the ponies all weekend long in 5-7 Girls & took home runner up honors
on Saturday, but with a brilliant move in the final turn took home the gold on
On the boys side of things it was
a solid team effort from Diamond Grant, 15 Nov, Kaiser Kayton, 7X, Justin
Simpson, 12X, Treyvonne Waymeyers, 10X, Ethan Burns 10X & the brothers Shaw,
Walker & Luca. All of the boys put in rides which placed them on podiums
through out the weekend.
After all the great riding the
Wolf’s crew was happy to take home runner up honors in the team competition on
both days of racing.
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday,
July 13, 2009
wild weekend at NBL Nashville!
check out complete results and mega FOTO sections
on our bmx mania race report page!
night Update: 3 hour rain delay at the race, photos will be posted Sunday
Annual ROSEVILLE "Rockford of the West" Show & Swap
California - 4th o' July, 2009: While many kids were contemplating how long
of a fuse they'd need for their homemade M-80's, the U.S. BMX scene
converged in Northern California for the next rounds of the ABA National
And for the fourth year in a row, Oak Creek
BMX track played host to what's become an annual Vintage BMX Show & Swap -
dubbed by some as "The Rockford of the West."
collectors from as far north as Red Bluff - as west as San Fran - as east as
Reno, and as close as Citrus Heights came out in force with some pristine
pieces of BMX history.
and spectators were able to take a step back in time and re-live the 1970's
and 80's BMX era, and with a ballot in hand were asked to vote for their
favorite bikes in each of 9 categories.
evening, Redline FLIGHT crank trophies were awarded to the following
WINNERS & TOP-5 NOMINEES
(in order) <<<<<<<<<<<<
out the Winners and Runner Up bikes by clicking on the graphics
'76 G-Boy (owner; Perry
'83 Patterson 24 (owned; Jacob
'83 Skyway T/A (owner; Kelly Schall)
'85 Haro Master (owner; Mel Wagner)
'84 Redline RL-20 ProStyler (owner; Ernesto)
Best 70's Bike:
G-Boy (owner; Perry Wills)
'79 Redline Microline (owner; Xach
'76 DG Racer (owner; Dean DeLocker)
'76 Dan Gurney Monoshock (owner; Jacob Killbourne)
'79 Mongoose (owner; Dean DeLocker)
Best 80's Bike:
Skyway T/A (owner; Kelly Schall)
'83 Bandito (owner; Ernesto)
'81 SE QuadAngle (owner; Perry Wills)
GJS (owner; Troy Pelly)
'86 RL 20a (owner; Bobby Oh)
Best 90's Bike:
S&M Dirt Bike (owner; Doug Williams)
'97 GT Speed Series (owner; Matt
'92 Redline (owner; Dean DeLocker)
'95 Boss "Bad Boy" (owner; ??)
'93 Kastan "Squareback" (owner; Marty Wendt)
Best Freestyle Bike:
Haro Master (owner; Mel Wagner)
'85 Redline RL-20 II (owner: Bobby
'84 Redline RL-20 ProStyler (owner;
SE Quad F/Ser (owner; Perry
'85 Redline RL-20a (owner: Bobby Oh)
Best 26 Cruiser:
Cook Bros. (owner; Perry Wills)
'82 SE "OM Flyer" (owner; Jacob
'79 S&S beachcruiser (owner; Jimmy Roth)
'81 DG Looptail (owner; Jacob Killbourne)
'81 DG Vulcan (owner; Jacob Killbourne)
Best 24" Cruiser:
Patterson 24 (owner; Jacob Killbourne)
'83 GHP (owner; Perry Wills)
'08 Knight "Eddie Fiola-replica" GT Pro Performer (Mel Wagner)
'82 Champion "Orange Sunburst" (owner; Perry Wills)
'83 Powerlite 24 (owner; Andy Giannini)
Dan Gurney (owner; Jacob Killbourne)
another Barrette Bros. Production.
Brought to you by
PATRIOT BIKE SHOP (Fair Oaks, CA.) * REDLINE BICYCLES * the
AMERICAN BICYCLE ASSOCIATION * TIOGA * VintageBMX.com *
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Today's BMX Racing News ..... weekend update,
July 11-12, 2009
from the best!
Greg Hill offers in depth
BMX training clinics!
Greg Hill will teach and
demonstrate the skills and techniques that will give you the competitive edge.
You'll learn everything from bike
handling and conditioning, to mental preparation and diet.
This program is designed to develop
your riding ability as well as your self confidence.
Greg Hill, the winningest BMX racer in history
is now offering a limited number of students the opportunity to train and learn
the secrets of BMX race-winning at the World-class level.
Greg is available right now for one
on one BMX Training OR in the words of BMX Mania Dot
Com's, Jerry Landrum......"You can't go wrong with one of
Greg Hill Speed Seminars! The Greg Hill clinic at our Hire Park BMX track, my
home track, was THE BEST BMX Clinic I have ever been involved with!"
2008 NBL Elite Men's National Champion, Randy Stumpfhauser,
"I grew up looking up to Greg Hill when I started racing, and now to be working
with him promoting his company and also training with one of the best BMX racers
of all time is something I never would have dreamed of when I first started. He
has helped me physically, but more importantly it is awesome to be able to talk
and get feedback from someone who has been where I am and knows the challenges
and struggles of racing at the professional level. He has helped me raise my
Contact Greg Hill Speed Seminars today and supercharge your BMX racing now by
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Today's BMX Racing News ..... Friday,
July 10, 2009
Dominates the Podium at Rosedale and Pontiac
The Morphine Industries crew laid low
this past weekend, except two A Pro/Super X riders, Gavin Lubbe and Tyler
Faoro. They hit both sanctioned races, dominating the top of the podium
with 3 of the four wins.
A Pro – Gavin Lubbe went to
Rosedale for the ABA Summer Nationals. This was Gavin’s last race before he
heads to the World stage to compete for his homeland, South Africa. He hit
it in style, taking the top podium spot on Day 1 and Day 2 in A Pro.
Super X - Tyler Faoro headed to
Pontiac, MI for the NBL Great Lakes National as he continues his tour of the
Midwest. Tyler made his presence felt once again as he battled with Jeffery
Upshaw for the top spot on the Podium in the Elite Open. Tyler took the 1st
in the main on Day 1 and settled for 2nd on Day 2.
Tyler and the Morphine Industries team
will be hitting Nashville this weekend for the Music City National. We will
be introducing our newest member of the family upon the NBL - Olijuwon
Davis. Be prepared boys, cuz you ain’t going to know what hit ya!
Morphine Industries would like to
thank its Factory Team Sponsors; Staats Motocross Bicycles (www.staatsbikes.com),
Alienation (www.alienationbmx.com), Fly Racing (www.flyracingbmx.com),
Lost Energy Drink (www.lostenterprises.com), Tioga (www.tiogausa.com/bmx),
Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), Rennen (www.rennendesigngroup.com)
Crupi Latino America Team!
California - Crupi Parts, Inc now has all it's riders in place to
finally introduce the Latin America Crupi Dream Team!
These Elite riders from all over South
America have proved themselves in their countries as #1's, on their
continent as the best South America has to offer and around the
world as top contenders at any Elite event!
As the world of BMX racing begins
preparation for the 2012 Olympics, look for these Crupi riders to be
training hard all over the world on their quest for Olympic Gold!
Jonathan Suarez -
Carlos Oquendo -
Emilio Falla -
Federico Polo - Argentina
Along with Latin America Team Manager
Hernan Godoy of Chile, we would also like to announce Crupi's new
photographer and artist from Colombia, Daniel Bedoya.
It takes many things to make a team
successful and Daniel is the guy who captures our South American
riders on film and then with his creativity puts it together for all
Congratulations Daniel on being part of
Crupi's World Team!
ATR/Alienation Summer Pro-Am series
are 2 races left in the ATR/Alienation Summer Pro-Am series.
Each race will feature a $1,000 guaranteed purse.
Race # 3 will be this weekend,Sunday July 12, at
Faribault BMX in Faribault, MN & race # 4 will be held on Aug 9th at Pineview
Park BMX in St.Cloud, MN.
These races will be held in conjunction with each
track's state qualifier.
Anyone who feels they can take on the best of
Minnesota, come & take your share of the cash!
More info can be found on
TOMMY ZULA ON DK BICYCLES RACE TEAM
Add another check to
the DK team. Joining up for the 2009/2010 race season,
Tommy Zula will now be riding for DK Bicycles.
Zula, a 17 year old shredder, is no stranger to the UCI podium this
UCI Delware - 1st
UCI Desota, Tx JR Mens- 2nd
UCI Rockford, IL - 3rd
17/18EXPERT South park - 1st
Look for Tommy at the Chula Vista Olympic Training Center Supercross
race this September.
Welcome to the team Tommy!
2XU links up with UCI BMX World Championships
Australia announced today that sporting apparel brand 2XU has linked up with BMX
to become supporting sponsor of the 2009 UCI BMX World Championships to be held
in Adelaide on the 23-26th July. The 2009 UCI BMX World Championships is the
biggest BMX event in the world with over 2000 competitors from 42 countries
competing over four days of extreme racing.
2XU engineers world leading sporting apparel and is
fast becoming the most technical sports brand on the planet.
“With 2XU’s history of supporting cycling around the
world, we are excited to welcome them as a sponsor of the 2009 UCI BMX World
Championships,” said BMX World Championships Event Manager, Mr John Leary. “BMX
Australia are looking forward to assisting 2XU achieve further growth and we are
also working on future projects to build the relationship between BMX and 2XU.’’
Director of Sales & Marketing at 2XU, Mr Aidan
Clarke, said, ‘“As Australia’s leading high performance sporting apparel brand,
we’re delighted to be on board for this thrilling high performance international
Elite road cyclists and mountain bikers around the
world have been enjoying the training and recovery benefits of our industry
leading compression apparel for some time and we now look forward to BMX riders
adopting this performance enhancing apparel with equal haste.”
2XU will have a pro shop on site at the 2009 UCI BMX
World Championships where all attendees will be offered the chance to test and
purchase the latest products and join the Team 2XU database for awesome prizes.
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday,
July 9, 2009
2009 NBL ELITE SERIES
SOUTH PARK TIGHTENS UP
THE CHASE – NASHVILLE READY TO ROCK
NBL Stars n’ Stripes National
in South Park, PA is a classic
on the NBL circuit for good reason. It’s one of the most popular tracks in
the USA and has a rich history of action dating back to the 70’s when BMX
was in the formative years. This years National may have proved to be the
turning point in the season for several title-hungry riders looking to be on
the podium come September at the NBL Grand Nationals.
Randy Stumpfhauser continued on
his hot streak taking
back-to-back wins. The wins helped catapult
Stumpfhauser to within 26 points
of Olympic Gold Medalist, and World Champion,
Maris Strombergs of Latvia (Free
Agent). Celly Smelly’s Matt Pohlkamp,
who doubled last year at South Park, put his new Diamondback to good use
earning an impressive second and third – his best performance of the year.
Free Agent’s Cristian Becerine
raced his way to a second on
day one and is now third overall in the standings. With 5 more left in the
series, the battle for the title is set for a huge showdown on Labor Day
Dominque Daniels, came into South
Park with the overall series lead and walked away with two huge wins.
Redline’s Alise Post, who won
both days in Fresno, was expected to challenge for the win but it was
Intense/Dyna-Pep’s Amanda Geving
who rode in for both second place finishes. Post did score a third on
day one ahead of BMXTruth/Fly’s Madison
Pitts. Daniels continues to lead the chase by a good margin
ahead of Post and Pitts. Post will need to score huge in Nashville to stay
close. Adding even more excitement to the mix,
Jamie Lilly came out of
retirement to race on Saturday and earned a respectable 4th.
Welcome back Jamie!
Josh Meyers has emerged as the
man to beat in Super-Ex and he confirmed it with two big wins. Free Agent’s
Fausto Endara kept Meyers
honest with two second place finishes but the rest of the pack was a mix of
riders not currently ranked in the top five. Kovachi’s
Jason Larev scooped up a third on
Saturday and BMXmania’s Vance
Wiesendanger earned the same result a day later. Meyers padded
his lead and is a mere three points away from capping out. Geico
Powersport’s Matt Kelty, who
was injured in Fresno, and Dan’s Weston
Pope trail Meyers in the overall chase.
With five more races left
in the series, the Masters championship is heading for a three-way battle.
Intense/Dyna-Pep’s Tommy Opincar
was second both days at South Park but consistency has paid off as he
now sits atop of the standings. Standard’s
Doug-E-Fresh Crowell, in his
first appearance as a Master, and
Philip Potosnak split wins at
the Stars n’ Stripes and played the spoilers.
has also used
consistency to his advantage and sits only ten points back of Opincar on the
year. Free Agent’s Dale Holmes,
who already has
five wins under his belt, took the weekend off but will no doubt challenge
for the title in Louisville, Kentucky.
Next up – The Music City
Nationals in Nashville, Tennessee, July 10-12. NBL will host a
Future Stars Rider Clinic on the
Friday from 11am-2pm. UGP Opens
are $10 so make sure to get qualified for the UGP Open Championship.
Visit the NBL website
to see full results and standings.
The 2009 NBL National
Series is brought to you by
BAWLS Guarana (www.bawls.com),
THE Industries (www.bmxthe.com),
in association with
2009 NBL Elite Series
Standings (through Stars N’ Stripes)
MARIS STROMBERGS CA 190-8 * 2008 Olympic / World
RANDY STUMPFHAUSER CA 164-10 * 2008 NBL Elite Champion
CRISTIAN BECERINE CA 114-10
AUGUSTO CASTRO CA 98-8
ROBERT DEWILDE CA 98-6
JAVIER COLOMBO CA 83-10
BARRY NOBLES AL 76-6
KYLE BENNETT TX 75-4
MIKE DAY CA 74-4
MATT POHLKAMP OH 69-6
DOMINIQUE DANIELS AZ 194-9
ALISE POST MN 173-8
MADISON PITTS FL 141-8
ASHLEY VERHAGEN CA 120-6
STEPHANIE BARRAGAN CA 106-6 * 2008 NBL Elite Champion
AMANDA GEVING FL 94-5
RACHEL SMITH OH 63-4
ALLIE DRAGOO MI 56-6
MARIANA PAJON CL 47-2
ASHLEY KNERAM FL 43-3
TOMMY OPINCAR TN 174-10
TIM DINGER NC 164-8
DALE HOLMES CA 147-6
PHILIP POTOSNAK PA 124-8
DAVID BITTNER CA 124-6
ERIC RUPE CA 112-6
DOMINGOS LAMMOGLIA FL 104-6
SCOTT MORELAND IN 96-8
PERCY OWENS FL 95-4
JASON CARNES TX 76-6
JOSHUA MEYERS FL 197-14
MATTHEW KELTY DE 171-10
WESTON POPE IN 166-11
LOGAN COLLINS TN 165-10
FAUSTO ENDARA EC 161-8
TYLER FAORO FL 130-8
GAVIN LUBBE CA 94-8
RANDALL NEAVE FL 81-6
MARTY WISEHART KY 79-8
VANCE WIESENDANGER CA 74-7
USA Cycling and American Bicycle Association
unveil BMX Junior Development Series
Colorado Springs, Colo.
(July 7, 2009) -
USA Cycling, the national governing body for the sport of cycling in the United
States, in conjunction with the American Bicycle Association (ABA), is proud to
announce the USA Cycling BMX Junior Development Series. The series will consist
of USA Cycling branded events at all ABA sanctioned BMX tracks and ABA National
The series will qualify
riders to participate in USA Cycling high performance training camps at the U.S.
Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. There will be four camps per
year, and qualified riders will have opportunities to train with Olympic
athletes on the Beijing Olympic replica track and the new ABA sanctioned track,
which will replicate the 2010 UCI World Championship track. These athletes will
also receive instruction in nutrition, strength training and recovery.
“To insure the continued
success of American riders internationally, we need to identify potential riders
at an early age that have the skills necessary to compete on an Olympic level
BMX Track,” stated Mike King, USA Cycling’s BMX Program Director. “The exciting
component of the development series is the fact that every rider is afforded the
opportunity to qualify for participation at these valuable camps at the Olympic
This level of training is
becoming more and more essential for athletes to compete at the Olympic or UCI
Supercross level and for a rider to reach his or her full potential.
“It is always exciting to
see the impact on an athlete after experiencing the sports medicine and sports
science facilities available at an Olympic Training Center,” said USA Cycling
CEO Steve Johnson. “The facilities are unsurpassed in the world and offer
invaluable feedback on a rider’s training capacity and potential.”
The ABA, with 30 plus years
of experience in BMX programming, has proven to be an invaluable partner in
helping to create this series. The organization will facilitate all points
tabulations and event logistics at all national and local series events.
“We have been working very
hard to create this strategic partnership with USA Cycling and we recognize that
ABA has an obligation to promote and support Junior Development in order to
maintain our competitive edge in Olympic BMX racing," stated ABA Chief Executive
Officer B.A. Anderson. “We are thrilled that riders will have the opportunity to
qualify for these essential training camps by participating at ABA local and
SPORTS DEPOT TAKES ON NEW PRODUCT LINES!
STERKenBMX and GHP BMX
congratulates Danny Hartwig with his Dutch National Championshipstitle cruiser
July 6, 2009 – During this weekend’s Dutch Dhampionships GHP BMX Europe took
home some good results.
Four riders of the GHP BMX Europe team qualified for the Dutch
Championships, Demi Schuring (girls 7-8) Sander Schuring (boys 10) Danny Hartwig
(cruiser 40+) and Niels Tepper (Elite Men).
Niels Tepper crashed during practice on Sunday morning, leaving
him with some bruises, at the end of the day Niels made it to the semifinals
where he had a bad gate finishing 5th.
Sander Schuring had some tough motos in class boys 10, he made
his way through to the semifinals where he got stuck in the pack.
Demi Schuring’s first year in the girls 7-8 shows that she is
good competition to the other riders in her class, she finished 4th in the
And in cruiser 40+ Danny Hartwig, Dutch Champion 2008 had to
defend his title.
Leading from start to finish, coming home 2nd in the first
moto he left the other competitors nothing else then looking at the back of his
GHP jersey which resulted the rest of day in finishing 1st every round.
got his second Dutch National title in cruiser 40+, 2008 and 2009 Danny Hartwig
Dutch National Champion.
Look for all the race action on
THE JACKAL IS COMING FOR A EUROPEAN FIRST, JOHN
YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS SPECIAL
GHP BMX Europe is proud to present the first European clinic of
John ‘Jackal’ Purse on the 18th of August till the 21st of August at the BMX
track of the Wheely’s in Baarn, located at about 30 km from Amsterdam. We offer
some good hotelpackages for riders from abroad that want to attend the clinic.
Send your application to
email@example.com for more information.
Special thanks go out to our sponsors and partners
; Payebel Wood (www.payebel.nl)
, Panama* – club, restaurant in Amsterdam (www.panama.nl)
GHP BMX (www.ghpbmx.com)
, Rhythm wheels (www.crupibmx.com),
, Squashcity Fitness Amsterdam (www.squashcity.com)
, GHP BMX Shop (www.ghpbmxshop.com)
SOFTWARE VERSION 1.3 Released
Design Group, developers of
G-Cog, the ultimate BMX training tool, are pleased to announce that a
new version of the G-Cog software, version 1.3, has been released. This new
version includes many changes and major enhancements to functionality.
Short descriptions of a few of these new features are below.
G-Cog main tab
page – The starting point of the
application. For this release, we rearranged the software starting point a
bit to make things easier to find and the software simpler and more
efficient to work with.
wobble chart that shows the
side-to-side motion of your bike in degrees during your ride. Rider wobble
is a completely new calculation and chart that we planned from the beginning
and have completed in version 1.3.
panel- The ride settings panel is
a way for you to customize the software application to your bike setup. In
release 1.3 we added: rider height, rider inseam, crank length and rollout
(which we calculate from your wheel diameter and gear ratio and display in
the software). These new additions will make training with G-Cog even more
customizable and specific to the rider.
With G-Cog, each time you go out and do sprints or race, you record data.
After you download this data to the G-Cog software application, you can
analyze the data and it is automatically stored on your computer so that you
can compare your performance over time. In release 1.3 we added the ride
notes feature so that you can save information specific to your race or
training session along with your performance data.
G-Cog is a revolutionary BMX training tool that enables you to measure
Power, Torque, Speed, Acceleration, Distance, Rider Wobble and Reaction Time
(Integrated speaker plays ABA, NBL/UCI cadence). G-Cog will help you
validate your training and give you confidence that you've put the work in.
Now it's time to let your results speak for themselves.
The Future of
Training is Here! - George Costa/Owner - Rennen
Design Group 781-632-5480 -
Components Releases Hot New Products!
new product from Bicycle Components: Hey everybody, first off I'd
like to take this time to welcome GHP as a co sponsor for BC.
We decided to jump on board with GHP's grass root's program, and
the bikes are great.
I would like to thank Greg and Matt Zito for all they're help.
Now, on to new product, we have our new proto type solid gears
out, they look great, and will be offered in Black, Red, Blue, and
Clear Ano. and will be available for $24.99.
And yes, for another $5.00 you can have your name or nick name
engraved in the sprocket.
We also have stems, and will be offered in a 51MM and 56MM length
with smaller sizes to come.
If you would like a closer look at the sprocket, you can see one
on Zach Zito's bike at the GHP booth in Utah this weekend.
To order any of our product, or for more information, contact
Mike at DH Racing 775-351-1901
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Wednesday,
July 8, 2009
NBL Music City Elite National July 10-12
THERE BE ROCK!!
Nashville by far will be
the best BMX race of the year without a doubt.
The track is dialed,
smooth, and faster than ever.
With the addition of the
NEW PRO-GATE starting system the facility is world class.
The racing is going be hot
as the weather, clear skies are forecasted for the whole weekend, Nashville
is surrounded by plenty of shade and lakes so no worries.
We all know how good the
vibe is for this event, good history, good racing, good friends, and
The Elite Men, Elite
Woman, Super X, and Master class Saturday main event winners will receive an
additional award - Gibson Epiphone guitars!!
For the AM’s who make the
main event Saturday, each rider will receive collector’s item AXE HEAVEN
mini guitars – yes these are mini replicas of the best guitars in the world.
Music City BMX and the
National Bicycle League will host one awesome Elite event and look forward
to seeing all you rockers in Nashville.
Gimme Gimme Shelter!!
coolest race this summer!
Southwest National Event Guide - All you need to
know about the coolest race this summer!
Don't miss what will be one of the Best National
Events of 2009!
The temperature may be hot outside, but it will be
a cool 75 Degrees inside. Once you make your way into this World class facility,
you will never need to leave the air conditioning. The track will be built in
the arena and everything else will be located in the Exhibit Hall.
Please support this and future BMX events by
reserving your hotel accommodations using the following link. We realize that
you have a choice when it comes to reserving your housing, and appreciate your
booking your hotel rooms with our preferred hotels available by clicking here:
When arriving to the Arena you will need go East on
Congress St. Turn right onto Granada Ave. going South.
Parking will be as follows:
Lot A - Car parking ONLY. No trailers or RVs
Lot B - RV and general parking
Lot C - Car parking ONLY. No trailers or RVs
Car Parking- $5 per day
Vehicles with Trailer- $10 per day
RVs (no hook-ups)- $10 per day
Address: 260 South Church Ave., Tucson, AZ
Arena Opens to Public:
Team and Rider pit space available inside: Teams
and riders will be allowed to pit inside for a nominal fee. You will need to
call ahead to reserve your spot. Simply call Shannon @ 480-961-1903 x144! $50.00
The Arena : Tucson Convention Center (TCC) - The
TCC features great floor space for the track and seating for more than 5,000!
NO BIKES ALLOWED IN STANDS!
Exhibit Hall : Registration, bike-lockup, vendor
row, team pits, and more!
Bring your Bike Lock! Absolutely no bikes in the
The ABA staff will set up a massive bike lockup
area. With no bikes being allowed in the seating area, bring your lock and cable
to insure the safety of your ride.
RV Onsite Parking: $10.00 per day No Dumping. For
reservations, please contact Bill Rickett at 520-791-4101.
Directions: From I-10
From East Tucson
Travel west on Broadway. As you approach downtown
stay in the left-hand lane and merge onto Congress. Travel approximately 1.5
miles on Congress and turn left on Church Ave. Proceed south, crossing Broadway,
The Tucson Convention Center Parking Lot A is located on the right side of the
ABA BMX would like to thank
all the 2009 National Series sponsors:
Dan’s Comp (www.danscomp.com)
BAWLS Guarana (www.bawls.com)
Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex (www.disneysports.com)
Without their support, we
couldn't make the 2009 ABA racing season such a huge success. Support the
sponsors that support ABA BMX racing.
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Tuesday,
July 7, 2009
2009 ABA Summer Nationals
Roseville, Ca. 4th of July weekend
There are 2 guarantees when you
go to Roseville in July for an ABA National. It is going to be hot and the
racing is going to be even hotter. The Factory GHP Race team showed up and
put some great results in to finish 3rd on Saturday.
The mains started off great with the Pros electing to race 1 moto due to the
heat. The Gate dropped and Stumpy was gone. He rode strong all weekend,
but this lap was perfect. When he came across the finish line no one was
even close. He followed up on Sunday with a Second, splitting the motos
with Strombergs. Moto 2 was so close that it was decided after watching the
video and Stumpy got it.
Other wins from the GHP team came from Don Fisher in 31C, making a move in
the first turn and never looking back. Congrats, this was a big win for
Fisher. Also Robby Patterson was strong as always winning 17-18 C on
Saturday with a bump and run move on Klatman in the last turn. In 17-18X he
finished a strong second. Sunday was a different story, we should have
known that it would be tougher for Robby when he came walking out of the
trailer and tripped missing the steps and landed on his back. Someone so
graceful on the track should be able to maneuver down three steps pretty
easily, but not so.
Zach Zito came back from a broken hand in Bakersfield to make all 4 of his
mains and finishing as high as fourth in the tough 13x class. New GHP
Factory rider Robert Gulvin finished 4th and 8th in the 13X class and showed
great speed over the weekend. He seems to like his new bike and is a great
addition to the team.
Robert Harris Vet pro came out to do battle and battle it was. He finished
off the weekend with a couple of 6ths overall. He hit the ground and
came back to get in the mix. Stephanie Baldwin took 2 fourths in the 9G
class and finished 5th on her cruiser Sunday making herself a 100% main
maker over the weekend.
This was a very positive weekend for GHP and we would like to thank all of
our sponsors. Tioga, Rhythm/Crupi, Troy Lee Designs, ODI, Capital
Contractors, and HRP Designs.
The next stop for GHP will be in
Salt Lake, look for TP -40 on a 20 making his debut back on the bike after a
little break from playing some semi-pro football....
van der Putten Wins Elite Men's title At Dutch National Finals
The Dutch National Championships
were held this past weekend at the world famous track in Valkenswaard, and Ivo
van der Putten turned in another big win, capping off a great run with a hard
fought victory at the Copenhagen UCI SX race and now the Dutch National
Elite Men's Results
1. Ivo van der Putten
2. Martijn Jaspers
3. Jelle van Gorkom
4. Sander Bisseling
5. Kevin Sprengers
6. Frank Heijne
7. Niels Verrijt
8. Roy van den Berg
Roy van den Berg finished 2nd, but was disqualified by race officials after he
and Frank Heijne collided in the first straight taking Frank out along with
several other riders.
Wanna check it out?
No problem, cuz, all the good stuff
is always at
VRP/Bike Alley/Vitamin Water puts on a 4th of July firework show in Northern
California at the Summer National
Summertime was in full force in Roseville with temperatures reaching close
to 100 degrees and VRP/Bike Alley Vitamin Water added to the heat with a
firework show of their own with winning scores both days to take home the
This one started off with their National #1 Girl leading the way in front of
her home fans and in between her photo shoot for the front cover of an
upcoming ABA BMXer. She took home two open victories and two more class
victories with ease to add to her National point total for the 2009 season.
This was followed up with who
else their "Little Big Man" Kyle Stan. He was once again on fire with wins
in class and cruiser both days and continues to win by a lot. Kyle now gets
ready to go for the World Title in Australia. This was also Kyle's last race
as an 8 year old and I am sure he wasn't the only one celebrating his
Birthday…right all you 8 year old dad's out there!
Next was VRP/Bike Alley
Vitamin Water's Josh Klatman from Washington State. After a few
disappointing mains on Saturday due to some bad luck Josh would come back
with a vengeance on Sunday to take home the cruiser win. He is back from his
injury in Bakersfield in a huge way and should continue to roll through the
rest of the season. Keep the UNO cards out…the kids enjoyed it.
Great weekend for all the VRP/Bike
Alley/ Vitamin Water riders that also had some strong finishes which include
David Archibald, Dani George, Kyle Fernandez, Matt and Megan Chism and EJ
Pasowicz who took part in a hot but fun time.
Travis - thanks for the
Vitamin Water it was much needed and helped fuel the team to another
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday,
July 6, 2009
King of the Empire Pro/Am series
The King of the
Empire Pro/Am series has reached it's halfway point in the season. Round 3,
at Catamount BMX in Bennington, VT was run on June 13th.
With scrambled motos
and random gates several riders were in contention to make the "A" main.
Justin Ledoux took the last starting position in the main over Justin Wade
on a tie breaker. Forcing Wade into the "B" main where he went on to win the
BMXUnderground "No Bull" B Main and a $20 bill for his efforts.
With the "A" main in
the gate. All eyes were on Super X rider, Nick Stodolski. Nick raced this
series last year and walked away with NOTHING. He did manage to win the
"Empty Pockets Award" being the only rider to race the entire series and not
make any money. The big question on everyone's mind was whether Nick was
going to pull this one off or would he blow himself up again. He was working
a perfect through the motos and drew gate 6 for the main. The gate dropped
and Nick pulled the holeshot into turn one. Blaine Stottlar, who was flying
all day, and Ryan Nilsen fell into second and third respectively. Cody Buck
made a strong charge through the rhythm section and a sweet move in the
third turn to pass Nilsen for third. It was follow the leader from that
point on for the podium finishes.
the demons of last year and proved to himself that "Yes Nick, you can win
from the outside." We're proud that 'Little" Nicky won his first money as a
pro in our series.
We would like to
thank the sponsors of race three: Felt Bicycles, Alex rims, Fly Racing
www.bmxunderground.com & Johnson Racing plates.
We would also
like to give a special thanks to the entire NYS BMX staff especially
Commissioner Jay Severson. Thanks also goes out to Amy Hermann and the
staff of Catamount BMX.
Round 4 will be
held at New Paltz BMX in New Paltz, NY on August 1st.
information, race results and point standings visit the King of the
1st Annual HarborSHRED/FREEDOM JAM BMX
– May 7, 2009 - A weekend of BMX and the 1st Annual HarborSHRED at
FREEDOM Park BMX competition will be held on Saturday, July 25th, 2009 at
Freedom Skate/BMX Park in Mexico, New York. The event had originally been
scheduled to take place 10 miles away in Oswego, NY but has recently been
relocated to Freedom Skate/BMX Park. The contest is a Pro/Am Jam Style contest
with some of the top riders in BMX participating in this event to raise money
for free and low cost parks across Upstate New York. Each year nearly 250,000
people attend Harborfest, a 4 day festival in Oswego, New York. The organizers
of HarborSHRED at FREEDOM are hoping to capitalize on the influx of visitors to
the area to offer yet another option to the weekend’s festivities. Harborfest
provides a wide variety of events, entertainment and a world-class fireworks
display over Lake Ontario each July. Freedom Skate/BMX Park, located at 18
Watson Avenue in Mexico, NY was built in 2008 and is Central New York’s only
completely free skate/bike park.
The idea for the
contest originally came from two local non-profit parks, Freedom and Red Planet,
to organize a competition as a fundraiser to keep both parks free or low-cost.
Both Freedom and Red Planet are committed to ensuring that safe, quality
facilities are available to all riders, regardless of ability to pay. “In
typical BMX style, this event has grown from being a dream to an absolute
reality through the grassroots efforts of many fellow like-minded companies, all
of whom support action sports and giving riders a place of their own to enjoy
their sport of choice,” said Susan Linerode of Freedom Skate/BMX Park. “We have
been fortunate to partner with four New York bike companies namely: FBM, Sunday
Bikes, Kink and Bulldog Bikes to make Harborshred at Freedom Park happen.”
The contest will begin
at noon on Saturday July 25th, 2009. There will be jam style heats
with heat winners progressing to the finals. Harborshred at Freedom has a $2,500
contest purse and a separate prize for "best trick.” A current list of riders
scheduled to participate can be found on the event website:
www.harborshred.com. There are still limited spots available to ride in the
event. Please e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register to ride in the
event. Registration fee is $20 per rider.
We look forward to
seeing you at Harborshred at Freedom Skate/BMX Park and thank you in advance for
your help and support to keep parks free and available to all riders.
www.harborshred.com or contact us at
Hot Video From The Euro BMX
Rounds in Cheddar U.K.
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Weekend update, July 3-5, 2009
MBK Powers Arnaud Dubois To Best Season EVER!
After the 13th and 14th rounds of the Elite BMX European
Championship in Cheddar (UK), Arnaud Dubois is looking to win
his first European Elite title!
With his MBK MX540 frame Arnaud is doing his best season of his
young Elite career!
After his French cup title in the pocket, Arnaud had a really
good weekend in Cheddar scoring a 3rd and 1st
Arnaud has never been so close to the title with only 6 points
separating the leaders before the two last rounds in Denmark
this next weekend!
The two last races will be for sure exciting!
We will keep you updated!
Live from Carquefou in northwest of France at the Final of French
The days are sunny with very hot temperatures, track is very nice and liked
by all the riders!!
Results from Saturday's racing:
Elite Men : 1- Thomas HAMON 2- Vincent PELLUARD 3- Francky GAGNU
Elite Women : 1- Laetitia LE CORGUILLE 2- Manon VALENTINO 3- Amélie DESPEAUX
Junior Men : 1- Benjamin BACHELARD 2- Thibault ROSSI 3- Lorin MARTINEZ
Final Cruisers 13/14 : 1- Amidou MIR 2-Mael LEVAY 3- Jérémy RENCUREL
Final Cruisers 19/29 : 1- David MULOT 2- Rémy Wock-Taï 3-Pierre-Alexis BARGE
Final Cruisers 30/39 : 1-Mickaël CLERTE 2- Martial PIERRU 3- Samy JAHIDI
Final Cruisers 40 and over : 1-Stéphane RODET 2- Luc KOEHLER 3- Gilles FAIVRE
Girls 13-14 : 1- Eva THOMAS 2- Camille MAIRE 3- Floriane BRUNEL
Boys 13-14 : 1- Elliott SILLY 2- Thomas DOUCET 3- Benjamin JANSSENS
All videos are online at
with Results and pictures put online
live from the track.
ABA Summer Nationals
Oak Creek BMX
July 3-5, 2009
Friday Pre-Race Pro Finishes
A Pro - 17 Riders 1Nic Long 2Josh Oie 3Jason
Morris 4Justin McLintock 5Tommy Bellew 6Kyle Cushman 7Vance Wiesendanger 8Alan
FRIDAY PRACTICE PHOTOS BY
news round up
ONE KENDA press release
The last few weeks the last rounds before the final rounds in
Denmark were held in Belgium,
Norway and England.
from Italy was sick in Belgium, but
took a 2nd place and a 1st in Cheddar, England.
from Latvia took an 8th place in round 13 in Elite Men in
from Czech Republic got 6th and 7th in Dessel
Belgium, and 4th
in Sandness Norway, but broke her arm in round 12.
She will be out for 6-8 weeks.
from Latvia will not compete this year. He tried practice in Norway,
but his ankle has not recovered enough to get back in competition.
In the US
is kicking ass.
won the Stars and Stripes National
in Pittsburgh, Pa, both classes, both days.
Check for the videos here:
Photos: Bruno Giustacchini and Jerrod Huffman
ONE KENDA is sponsored by: KENDA,
PINCH GEAR, KMC, SHIMANO, BOLLÉ, THE Industries, SINZ, WLM DESIGN,
UFO, THOMSON, ODI, NIKE, PRO GOLD
ALL OVER THE PODIUMS; TAKES FOUR NATIONAL NO.1 TITLES
The Redline Queensland
team - which
consisted on Tristan Kronk, Mitchell
Hoad, Lachlan Harvey and
Katie Van Zanden won the Team Trophy. With the Redline
Australia team placing a close second
of Karl Mustchin, Kai Sakakibara,
Saya Sakakibara and
Well done to all the
riders who came away with an Australian plate. Special mention has to be
given to the riders who placed in the top three.
The girls showed the
way coming away with four 1A plates.
Rachelle Smith from WA was
the only rider to do the double 1A in her 12yr girls 20" class and in
12yr & under girls cruisers. It was also Rachelle's fourth time
receiving 1A. Speakingof multiple titles - Melinda
McLeod, from QLD, won her
fifth Australian Title and placed 3rd in
15-16 yr girls cruisers. NSW's Saya
Sakakibara also defended her No.1-Aus plate
and showed why she is currently ranked No.1 in the World.
from QLD moved up one place from last years result, having a great race
and placing second in his final, while WA's Karl
Mustchin charged hard against a strong field
for his final and placed a very close second.
Katie Van Zanden
from QLD rode well all weekend and took third in her final, as
from QLD made his first Australian final and finished strong. The
Trystinator came away with a No.3 ranking. And everyone's favorite BMXin'
family from down unda' - the
were in the hunt all weekend long for a national title and placed on the
third step of the podium. Ziggy
in Senior Women and Josh
in Junior Men both came away with No.3 Australia plates, while Dad
Damien placed 6th on his cruiser.
Below are the results
of the entire Aussie Redline Team.
We are looking forward to seeing as many of you in
Adelaide for The World Championships in July.
30+ & 35-39
their Aussie distributor BMX International would like to thank Janette
Tanner for helping organize a Redline function on the Wednesday night at
Jimmy Deans, Paul Throns for
setting up the Redline pits for warm up and drinks, Kent Elliot for
taking heaps of fantastic photos, and Jeff Mills for doing a ton of
grunt-work and reporting.
Proudly sponsored by:
SKULL CANDY headphones and
PRYME safety gear
ADVENTURE TRAVEL HAS KILLER DEALS
ON FLIGHTS TO SOUTH AFRICA SX RACE!
FOR ALL THE MOVES ON THIS GREAT PRICING, PLEASE VISIT,
ABA BMX HALL OF FAME MOVES TO U.s.
Olympic training center!
BULLDOG BIKES HOSTS THE
UrbanX Invitational Games
Come check out
Jimmy Mac and the Bulldog Bikes team performing our
signature exhibition show as well as hosting the first
UrbanX Invitational Games this weekend, July 4th - 6th,
at the Afro-Punk Festival at BAM in Brooklyn. The games
are made up of a box-jump contest, the longest 180 jump
contest and a game of BIKE.
There will be over $5000 in prizes given
Here is our
performance and competition schedule:
Saturday July 4th
Sunday July 5th -
Monday July 6th -
We hope to see
you all there!!!!!
All Girls Skills Week
The special All Girls Skills Week at Nate Strieby's BMX Summer Camp
is over for July, and it was a fun one. The camp was downsized from
10 campers to 5 campers to make sure everything ran smoothly, and it
was full to the brim... with Martha Strieby, 6 ladies took full
advantage of all the great facilities we rode all week.
stellar riding was showcased by Elite Women Francis Maycroft and
Kyla Reed, and Martha showed everybody her street skills. Vet Pro
James Reed; Pro dirt and park riders Jody Donnelly, Chris Gerber, &
Justin Hardin; and Pro street riders David Grant & Nick Carunchia
all hung with the girls and showed them some skills, and helped them
a bit. Every rider shown at some skill, and everybody fed off each
others enthusiasm and had an awesome time.
The whole week was sooo fun, but there were a few highlights: the
foam pit sessions with all the girls learning new tricks, the
Maycroft sisters dropping in off a 6' quarter for the first time,
Marion Track Operator Paul letting us stay and ride till after 9pm,
Kyla firing up her first spine ramp, Martha hitting a flip into
foam, Katie pulling a roll back, Francis firing up the big step at
the Strieby compound first try, James manning up and jumping the gap
double the young guns wouldn't try, the Solution Ramp Park guys
giving us great hospitality, the Sagendorf sisters riding a ton of
stuff they had never ridden before and learning all kinds of new
things, and many, many more.
Check out the photos at
www.bmxcamp.webs.com. If this looks like something you want to
do, give us a ring.
The week was so fun, and the girls learned so much, we have decided
to have another All Girls Skills Week on August 3-6. Price for this
special camp week will be dropped to $150, so spread the word, and
ladies, if you want to come, get ahold of us early, we are keeping
the number of entries at 5.
Here are some photos from the week:
Progress Continues On Olympic
Training Center ABA Track At Olympic Training Center
|According to BMX Mania Correspondent, the new ABA
track at the U.S. Olympic Training Center is progressing well. The
volunteers are getting the track all dialed in to get it in top
notch shape before the upcoming ABA National there.
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday, July 2, 2009
World Championship title aims
Talented BMX rider, Caroline
Buchanan, who recently took out the National BMX Championships and the
National Mountain Bike Four Cross title in January, is now aiming to go one
better and claim a world title in both disciplines this year. The 18 year
old intends to start her world title chase when she competes in this month’s
UCI BMX World Championships in Adelaide. Buchanan then hopes to cap off a
stellar year by adding a mountain bike world title to her already impressive
list of sporting achievements in four cross on the World Cup circuit. Final
team nominations for the World Championships will be announced in August and
Buchanan is confident of a spot.
In another world first both
cycling World Championships will be held in Australia and for Buchanan the
Four Cross world title will be conducted just meters from her home in
At the BMX World
Championships, Buchanan will line up with the current Olympic silver
medalists, Laëtitia le Corguille (FRA). While current World Champion,
Shanaze Reade from Britain, is ruled out following injury, her absence will
give riders like Buchanan a chance to claim the crown. Likely challengers
could be world ranked riders, Eva Ailloud (FRA) and Sarah Walker (NZ),
currently first and second respectively. Also in the line up will be
Australia’s Olympic finalist, Nicole Callisto from Perth.
Buchanan departs in ten days
time to join the BMX National Team’s training camp in Adelaide prior to the
championships. Racing in the BMX World Championships gets underway at the
Adelaide Showground between the 23 – 26 July.
MedjetAssist, Just In Time For Your
UCI Worlds Travel!
DEAK BROWN RETURNS TO RACING
would like to welcome back
Brown after being on the injury list since the
race in Reno last year. Deak has gone through major surgery and long
hard rehabilitation for his ankle, (as you can see by the picture to
the left) and will be making his return to racing at the ABA Summer
Nationals in Roseville this weekend. After his long layoff Deak has
made the decision to reclassify to A-Pro until he gets his skills
and speed back. During his off time Deak has not been idle, Deak has
been travelling all over the US and Canada doing race clinics with
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Racing is happy to announce is new 2010 web site up and
Check out the all new 2010
F-16 race wear including the Limited Edition Lime Green
color option. Also new is the Kinetic, Kinetic Mesh, Kinetic
Girls, Evolution, and Patrol race wear. The new gear looks
sweet and you'll be sure to standout at any race wearing the
new FLY 2010 race wear.
New helmets are also
coming soon for 2010 including the carbon F2 Helmet and
Trophy II helmet. We have updated graphics on our top of
the line Formula MX helmet. We've also added the new Kinetic
"Electric" helmet that is available now!!
In addition to all the new
sick race wear we have an all new line of men's, women's,
and kids casual wear. All new t-shirts, jackets, hats,
hoodies, socks, wallets are coming soon.
And of course to get you to
and from the races we have re-worked our luggage line that
still includes the popular Tour Bag, Moto Vault, Carry-on
Bag, and several more options. All new features and looks on
many of these models.
You can expect to see the
new gear in your local bike shop or at your favorite mail
order in August but don't hesitate to get your favorite
gear on order now.
Hope your having a great
summer racing! See you at the races.
Leukemia Victim needs your help!
Northern Indiana local BMX rider Brad Bauters and the founder of 574
Trails, is currently hospitalized with his second relapse of
Two local riders, Mike Rines and Chad Newman are hosting a benefit
jam to show our support for Brad and could use your help.
The Benefit Jam For Brad will be at the 4910 trails in Fort Wayne,
IN on the 25th of July 2009.
Please help us show support for Brad he could use it. For more
information, please contact Mike Rines at
Formula's, Andre Norles
would like to congratulate
Andre “Mighty Mouse” Norles for making the
Varsity Football team at his high school. Due to this latest
accomplishment Andre is going to step away from BMX and the Formula
Factory team and focus on football. Andre has been riding since he
was 5 years old and for Formula for the last three years. He loves
to race and travel. Having fun while winning is even better. Andre
will continue to race but not at many nationals. Formula wishes
Andre the best and leaves an open door for him to return should he
decide to ride BMX competitively in the future.
Vet BMX Pro Jason
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