Today's BMX Racing News ..... Tuesday, June 30, 2009
NBL Bring-A-Buddy Program on track for a
record recruiting year
Presque Isle BMX, PA the top recruiting track /
Brice Richter of Cleves BMX,
OH the top recruiter for April/May -
continues grow and the Bring-A-Buddy Program is attracting hundreds of
new members each month. With more than
prizes to be won, NBL tracks and members have been actively
promoting the program and there are many new names, and NBL tracks, at
the top of the point standings. Bring-A-Buddy
played a key role in boosting the sport’s profile during the Olympic
year and the trend continues well into 2009 – That’s good news for the
sport and ultimately, for local racing programs around the country.
of Cleves BMX, Ohio is the top recruiter for April/May with 1,600 points
and if he continues on this pace, he could earn his way to the top of
the rewards chart – And a chance to choose between a
Supercross Bolt LT frame or
an Intense Podium frame,
each worth 3,800 pts. Kyle Crawford
of CNY BMX in New York is close behind with 1,400 and
Jacob Culligan of G. Mason
Burdette BMX in Illinois is third with 1,300.
NBL tracks are also a
key part of the program and the top recruiting tracks for each reward
period win sponsor products. Leading the charge this year is
Presque Isle BMX from Erie,
PA in the Northeast region who came out on top with the most new
‘Buddies’ from April 15 to May 31. The top recruiting track from each
region receives a free Supercross
complete bike and recognition in BMX Today Magazine for their
efforts. Presque Isle BMX is in good company – two of the top recruiting
tracks from the other three regions are past regional Bring-A-Buddy
champions. “We are excited to see the program growing and it’s promising
to see a few new names in the standings” said
Ken Masters, NBL President.
“We are proud of their ongoing commitment to grow the sport at the grass
roots level”. Here are the regional winners:
Recruiting Tracks by Region for April/May
G. Mason Burdette BMX, IN
Presque Isle BMX, PA
Cape Coral BMX, FL
Manzanita Park BMX, CA
Visit the NBL website
for more details and click on the Bring A Buddy banner to view full
standings and the rewards catalog.
The 2009 NBL
Bring-A-Buddy Program is proudly sponsored by
Intense BMX (www.intensebmx.com),
Supercross BMX (www.supercrossbmx.com),
Kenda Tires (www.kendausa.com),
Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com),
THE Industries (www.bmxthe.com),
and Camp Woodward (www.campwoodward.com)
in association with BMXWORLD, BMX Plus! and BMX Today magazines.
About NBL Bring-A-Buddy
The program is simple
and offers an exciting, points-driven, incentive platform that rewards
NBL members for their efforts. In the April and May issues of BMX Today
magazine, members received a full sheet of ‘Buddy’ cards and were tasked
to distribute them to any ‘buddies’ who might be interested in trying
BMX for the first time. When any ‘Buddy’ redeems a card at a local NBL
BMX track, both the recruiter and the ‘Buddy’ win a free
sticker kit. Recruiters receive 100 points for every ‘Buddy’
who redeems a card and when the ’Buddy’ joins as a full NBL member, the
recruiter pockets an additional 300 bonus points. To further support
super-active recruiters, additional cards and supplies are available at
local NBL tracks.
This year, recruiters
can even redeem their points for a limited number of custom, autographed
pro jerseys from riders like Randy Stumpfhauser, Stephanie Barragan,
Maris Strombergs, Kris Fox and other top riders. A new ‘NBL Grands
Package’ and ‘UGP Combo pack’ have also been added to the mix.
Industries signs 19-27X, Olijuwon Davis
is stoked to have Olijuwon “Nugget” Davis as it's newest member to the
Factory Team. O.D. has been on fire this season, racking up 3 wins and 4
second place finishes in his last eight races! Not only does he tear it up
on the track but he's one of BMX's good guys...always helping the little
groms and always has a smile on his face.
With his impressive
finishes and off track personality, we knew Olijuwon would be a perfect fit
on the team and prove to be a great representative for Morphine Industries
and our co-sponsors.
Look for O.D. to debut the
Morphine colors at the ABA's Land O' Lakes nationals in July, then join the
entire factory team in North Carolina at the East Coast Nationals in August.
Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors;
Staats Motocross Bicycles (www.staatsbikes.com),
Fly Racing (www.flyracingbmx.com),
Lost Energy Drink (www.lostenterprises.com),
Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com),
Formula/Europe's, Rihards Veide: 2 x 2 in Cheddar, UK !!!
last weekends European Championships rounds 13&14 in Cheddar (UL), Formula
Europe’s Rihards Veide proved to be back in full shape after his injury
earlier this season.
took 2nd place in Junior Men in both rounds.
Also Niklas Laustsen is back after his injury and made it the semis both
In the Elite Men category, Edzus Treimanis is riding consistently making
a 6th on Saturday. Edzus is now in ranked 6th and with 2 more rounds to go,
he’s eager to move up into the top 5.
Nico van Dartel made another main on Saturday in the Men 30+ taking 7th
Lucie Meerholz, Bastien Merle and Max Ganser were not present in the UK and
are all preparing
for the EC final rounds in Fredericia (Denmark) and the World Championships
in Adeleide (Australia).
Formula Europe is supported by Formula Bicycle Company, Shimano, Ufoplast,
Formco, EuroBmx, Swatch, SixSixOne, AlienationBmx and Navada.net
Keep on checking www.formulabmx.eu for more Formula Europe Team News.
Industries Hits Street Scene Signing Addison Sasso
of Fat Tony
Coral Springs, Florida, June 26, 2009
- Morphine Industries signs Addison Sasso to Street/Park/Dirt Crew. Addison
got our attention through Morphine Industries’ Guru and Crew T.M., Marlowe
Buelvas. “I have been riding with Addison for a while and have watched him
shred everything in site. He needed to get hooked up with a company that
would get behind his riding and help him blow-up”, tells Buelvas. “Addison
has always been riding busted up bikes/parts due to his “go-for” it
approach, like his 17 step bar-spin bomb drop, so I though he would be a
great fit with Morphine Industries.”
“We are stoked to work with Addison on
new parts as we make a big push into the Street/Park/Dirt market. He is a
great rider with a fearless style of riding that is evident from his recent
exposure in Ride, Props 72, Banned 3 and Sunshine Sports Channel.” continues
“The Morphine Industries’ guys have
been great and I’m juiced to be riding their parts and look forward to
repping them in the streets”, adds Sasso.
“Addison is a great plus to the
Morphine Industries family. We have a lot of badass riders that kill it on
the dirt track and we are now lucky to have Addison that kills it in the
street.” remarks Reeves, Morphine Industries founder.
Addison is from Miami but currently
riding out of the Ocala/Orlando area.
Addison will also get support and
products from our other great team sponsors such as Alienation rims, hubs,
grips, seat and seatpost, Tioga tires, Rennen gears, and Lost Energy Drink.
Check us out on the web at:
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday, June 29, 2009
Rounds 13 & 14 of Euro BMX Series
Sunday - Round 14
Elite Men - 1 Arnaud Dubois/BEL 2 Marcus
Bloomfield/ENG 3 Martijn Scherpen/NED 4 Jordy van der Heijden/NED
5 Thomas Hamon/FRA 6 Stepan Tumpach/CZE 7 Liam
Phillips/ENG 8 Ivo van der Putten/NED
Elite Women - 1 Willy Kanis/NED 2 Eva Ailloud/FRA 3
Manon Valentino/FRA 4 Jana Horakova/CZE
5 Vilma Rimsaite/LTU 6 Lieke Klaus/NED 7 Anne
Junior Men - 1 Jelle van Gorkum/NED 2 Rihards
Veide/LAT 3 Glenn van de Wetering/NED 4 Twan van Gendt/NED
5 Renaud Blanc/SUI 6 Matthijs Blok/NED 7 Lorin
Martinez/FRA 8 Andre Fossa Aguiluz/NOR
Junior Women - 1 Maartje Hereijgers/NED 2 Elke
Vanhoof/BEL 3 Sandra Aleksejeva/LAT 4 Esther Leroy/FRA
5 Camille Meyran/FRA 6 Shannie Camilla/DEN 7 Mette
Jepsen/DEN 8 Daria Torrero Velasco/ESP
Saturday - Round 13
Elite Men - 1 Roy van den Berg/NED 2 Thomas Hamon/FRA
3 Arnaud Dubois/BEL 4 Jordy van der Heijden/NED
5 Liam Phillips/ENG 6 Edzus Treimanis/LAT 7 Romain
Riccardi/FRA 8 Toms Skujins/LAT
Elite Women - 1 Jana Horakova/CZE 2 Eva Ailloud/FRA 3
Willy Kanis/NED 4 Manon Valentino/FRA
5 Vilma Rimsaite/LTU 6 Benedikte/NOR 7 Anne
Rougie/FRA 8 Lieke Klaus/NED
Junior Men - 1 Jelle Van Gorkum/NED 2 Rihards Veide/LAT
3 Renaud Blanc/SUI 4 Glenn van de Wetering/NED
5 Lorin Martinez/FRA 6 Nicholas Britt/ENG 7 Twan Van
Gendt/NED 8 Aleksander Birkeland/NOR
Junior Women - 1 Ekle Vanhoof/NED 2 Maartje
Hereijgers/NED 3 Sandra Aleksejeva/LAT 4 Esther Leroy/FRA
5 Camille Meyran/FRA 6 Mette Jepsen/DEN 7
Shannie Camilla Hee/DEN 8 Daria Torrero Velasco/ESP
Top Ten Overall Standings After
Elite Men - 1 Martijn Scherpen/NED 2 Arnaud Dubois/BEL
3 Raymon van der Biezen/NED 4 Roy van den Berg/NED 5 Ivo van der
6 Edzus Tremanis/LAT 7 Sifiso Nhalapo/RSA 8 Thomas
Hamon/FRA 9 Jordy van der Heijden 10 Rob van den Wildenberg/NED
Elite Women - 1 Eva Ailloud/FRA 2 Manon Valentino/FRA
3 Laëtitia Le Corguille/FRA 4 Jana Horakova/CZE 5 Aneta Hladikova/CZE
6 Magalie Pottier/FRA 7 Lieke Klaus/NED 8 Willy Kanis/NED
9 Amelie Despeaux/FRA 10 Sarah Walker/NZL
Junior Men - 1 Jelle Van Gorkum/NED 2 Andre Aguiluz/NOR
3 Renaud Blanc/SUI 4 Sylvain Andre/FRA 5 Twan Van Gendt/NED
6 Glenn Van De Wetering/NED 7 Lorin Martinez/FRA 8
Aleksander Birkeland/NOR 9 Giacomo Fantoni/ITL 10 Luis Brethauer/GER
Junior Women - 1 Maartje Hereijgers/NED 2 Merle Van
Benthem/NED 3 Elke Vanhoof/BEL 4 Sandra Aleksejeva/LAT 5
6 Cassandre Brousse/FRA 7 Mette Jepsen/DEN 8 Tessa
Meerholz/NED 9 Shannie Camilla Hee/DEN 10 Olga Andrianova/RUS
Xtrskn - "Cheaper Than Stitches"
The popular 1990's protective company, Xtrskn is heading back to the
BMX Track to make another run.
Sab Designs Factory Rider, Trey Clark and Rodney Morgan, have taken
steps to purchase "XTRSKN- cheaper than stitches".
The papers are signed, the money is transferred.
Inventory is on the way soon.
Xtrskn was the 90's brainchild of popular Pro Racer, Bill Madden and
was seen on lots of dirt jumpers and racers 'way back when'.
It'll be good to see the brand back on the track and trails!
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Weekend Update! ... June 26-28, 2009
sunday at south park!!!!!
Stumpy, Dominique & Meyers
Opincar takes Masters Win!
complete results on the bmx
mania race report page!
Dominique, Doug-E-Fresh & Meyers Take Big South Park Wins!
results on the BMX mania race report page!
PRACTICE PHOTOS POSTED!!!!!
EM OUT ON THE BMX MANIA RACE REPORT PAGE!!!!!!
GHP Factory Battles In
factory riders Randy Stumpfhauser, John Purse, Robert Harris and
Ted “Pedro” Brown headed out for the ABA’s Midwest Nationals in
competition was stacked in all classes, especially the Elite and
AA pro class. Randy has been training hard and it’s really
showing in his first straight pull. Both days he ran hard up
front and finished just off the box in 4th place.
Pro had both factory riders in the main. Robert Harris and “The
Jackal” John Purse made mains on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday
was hard on both riders with JP sliding out in the second turn
and Robert getting caught up in the carnage. Sunday John would
finish on the podium in second, Harris in 7th.
who can only be described as one of the most improved riders of
the year Ted “Pedro” Brown has been on a rampage through the
National circuit. Ted put his Factory cruiser on top the podium
both days in 31-35 cruiser.
Look for Hill and the gang in California at the ABA Summer
Nationals July 3rd – 5th.
would like to thank their sponsors. Troy Lee Designs, ODI, HRP
Designs, Capital Contractors, INC. and Rhythm.
Morphine Industries Hits Rockford For the
ABA Midwest Nationals
After laying down 23+
hours on the road, we rolled into Rockford, IL on Wednesday night to
race, represent and have a great weekend at one of the best races in
The end of the week
brought some nasty weather with winds gusting over 70 miles an hour and
rain that flooded the track and infield with over 2 feet of water.
However, the Rockford crew got the track up and running for Saturday.
A Pro-Tyler Faoro,
started the weekend stepping up to Elite men in UCI. Holding his own in
stacked motos, he missed the main event. Sunday racing went back to ABA
classes and Tyler soared to the main. Battling with Josh Meyers into
turn 2, Josh slide out and took Tyler and the whole main event gate with
him to the asphalt. Unfortunately being in front meant being at the
bottom of the pile and a 5th place finish.
A Pro-Jason LaRev,
took Saturday off and showed up Sunday with a mission for the main. He
transferred to main with ease and finished with a 3rd place
podium spot. Congrats to JRev for 3 for 3 podiums in his last three
national races. Yeah Boy!
Bradshaw, had to deal with some of the biggest classes of the
weekend with Quarters on 20”. Saturday brought about some bar banging
and turn pimping on both bikes. He got slammed in turn 1 in his semi to
miss the transfer to the main, but came back on his cruiser to battle
with “Pedro” for the win. Making a text book move in turn 3 to take the
lead but unable to hold on finishing with a deuce. Sunday brought about
the same exciting racing for Doran and the same results.
battled with a group of locals for the wins on both days. Although
he transferring out in the first moto both days, Jonathan settled for
4ths in both the mains.
killed it all weekend in both classes, banging bars with Alden Volle
and Walker Finch. When the dust cleared Noah settled for deuces on
Cruiser and tres on 20 for both days.
wowed the crowd as usual. Unfortunately getting sick over the weekend
hampered his normally sky high antics. Richie finished with a 5th
and 4th on the weekend in class and 2nd and 3rd
We rolled into town with 6
riders and we left with 7 riders. Check out the next press release to
fill in the blanks.
Thanks to everyone in
Rockford for a great race. Thanks BMX Billy Maule for hanging with us
and being security over the weekend – you the man.
The Morphine Rig is going
to chill in south Florida for a bit while a few of us get ready for
Adelaide. However, we have sent our A GAME to the Midwest , Tyler
Faoro. He will be hitting South Park, Pontiac, Nashville, Trumbull,
Prunedale and who knows where else over the next few weeks/months –
Thanks to Jerry
Landrum/BMXmania.com for the great pics.
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),
BMX MANIA'S ON THE ROAD TO SOUTH
Hold on to your seats, ladies and gentlemen! The NBL Travellin' Road
Show is pullin' in to South Park this weekend and we'll be there for
Check in every evening for updates and Tons of BMX Race Action
Photos from the gnarliest track around!
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday - June 25, 2009
BMX SUMMER CAMP WITH THOMAS
|What better way to spend
your Summer Vacation, 'on holiday' with a REAL LIFE BMX Legend!
Thomas Allier, one of the greatest riders of all time has just
retired from BMX after making the French Olympic Team and competing
in the first ever BMX Olympics, and now he's ready to take YOUR
skills to a higher level with some FUN and EXCITING BMX Training.
Don't miss your chance to improve your BMX racing level during this
5 day BMX camp in Southwest France at the Pau BMX Club. Pau is
located in the beautiful Pyrenees area of the Southwest of France
and is noted for it's athletic excellence including Championship
Basketball, Euro Champion Rugby Team, hosting one of the MAJOR stops
on the Tour de France, the French Chess Championship AND the Grand
Prix de Pau, an annual major Grand Prix Auto Race. Now Pau is set to
host YOU at the Thomas Allier Summer BMX Camp, so get set to make
Only twelve (12) campers will be accepted each week so do NOT
delay, enroll TODAY, cuz, it's going to be AWESOME!
There will be a lot of activities in the program and be sure to
get a room in a modern sport center located only 400m away from the
The two training camp dates will be comin' up on July 13th-18th
and July 20th-25th 2009!!!
Camp activities will include Race Instruction, Trails, and super
cool afternoon fun stuff like Karting, Swimming, 'Accro-Branches'/Ropes
Course and River Rafting.
For more information, feel free to send an e-mail to
or call by phone at (+33)678974991 /
(+33)686512551 English speaking campers accepted, EVERYONE's
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Wednesday - June 24, 2009
Dirty Souls BMX
Carl Lein, one of the 'Main Men About BMX" in Texas and the U.S. BMX
National Circuit for many years has cranked up a new Team and
Sponsorship effort. After wearing many hats including the well known
national team/Big Knobby Squad, the nationally published monthly BMX
magazine/Moto Mag, the Pryme BMX Factory Team and FactoryBMX.com Carl is
taking a new direction with his BMX effortts. Straight from The Man Hiz
"......After riding for various teams or running my
own team for the past 20 years I decided to do something a little
I'm at a place where I don't need a sponsor,
so I thought I would represent the One who makes all this cool BMX
I want to combine my two loves; Jesus Christ
and BMX, so I created Dirty Souls.
Dirty Souls is just my way of giving credit
where credit is due.
I have a simple website with God's simple
message of salvation and I'll be doing my best to represent him at BMX
tracks around the world."
"A couple of companies have graciously
sponsored me; so thank you to Supercross BMX, Fly, Alienation, and Hot
I'm also representing C28, and exciting
contemporary Christian apparel retailer." - Carl Lein/Dirty Souls BMX
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Tuesday - June 23, 2009
UCI BMX Worlds Pre-Race Events in Adelaide!
South Australia BMX Invites UCI Worlds racers To 'Down Under
Australia BMX Association is conducting two BMX events on the weekend
prior to the UCI BMX World Championships in
Adelaide, South Australia in July this year.
The dates are Saturday 18th and
Sunday 19th July 2009. Every rider who is in Adelaide on these dates is invited
to register for these fun events.
A nomination form is available online
and registration is available on
The nomination fee is minimal to
cover basic administration expenses, insurance etc.
The two events are
our way of welcoming all the visiting BMXers from around the world who will be
in Adelaide for the "Worlds".
We want to say
Welcome to Adelaide".
Every competitor will receive a
souvenir plate and a gift from all the BMXers in Adelaide.
S.A. Open, Competitor Gifts.....Come
on the Reactor Pro
at the Rock!
We at Diamondback are
super pumped to announce that Matt Pohlkamp is on a Reactor pro!
Matt got his bike
together right before the Rockford ABA/UCI event that went down last
Matt looked good all
weekend but missed the mains both days, but this upcoming weekend is
NBL South Park and if I am not mistaken Matt won it last year. Lets
see it again this year!
Matt is also a camp Pro
at the BMX Mania summer camp this week. So get out there kids and
check him and his bike out!
NBL Southeast Regional
(PRO-AM) at Oak Mountain BMX
always the Oak Mountain Park was looking good and ready
for some good ole southeast racing. Friday's weather was
perfect and the track was very smooth and fast.
The turn out was quite
good with somewhere around 50 motos.
Friday included hot
weather along, with Clayborn's, Barry Nobles putting on
Barry just had surgery a
month ago, but was back on the track doing it for the
kids. Barry's a very class act.
Saturday arrived and the
weather wasn't looking too good, as it rained literally
from 6:30am to about 5 pm, then Oak Mountain Volunteers
called the race.
Sunday was a different
story, the track was good, some big names showed up for
the PRO-AM open series which was tough.
The pro am was 16 and
over and it included names such as Morphine Industries
BMXmania.com's/Chase "ME" Campbell, Cahaba
Cycles/Jesse Heath, Josh Frizzell, Formula's/Colby
Murphy, and Cyclecrafts/Bill Madden, So it was no easy
Through out motos Chase
Campbell looked like he was on with some moto wins,
Formula's Colby Murphy won the other rack of motos.
The main was up and it
look stacked, the gate dropped and Colby, Chase,
Benny,and Bill were bar to bar and then going around the
first turn it was Murphy and Benny.
Chase tried to dive in
turn two to make the move and ended up hitting Bill and
taking himself out of the race. The top three to win the
pro am money was 1.Colby Murphy 2.Morphine's Benny
Wright 3. Bill Madden.
In the am classes, the
crowd was "Wowed", watching the smoothest lil kid ever
to shred a bike.. Richie Day from Morphine! If you ever
go to a race where he's racing, watch that kid,
he's worth the effort.
Jon Jackson looked good
in 19-27 ex takin' the win.
The regional was a main
success, besides the rain Saturday, but the volunteers
made sure it was great on race time on Sunday.
www.Oakmountainbmx.com for more information.
Sifiso Nhlapo seriously INJURED IN Norway!
Hitting a training session hard today in Norway Sifiso had
some bad luck. At first we thought it would be a repeat of last year where
he knocked himself out and came back to a Bronze at Worlds. This time it is
a little more serious.
Sifiso was out training with good friend Anders Gronsund in
Norway tonight and what started as another day in the office has ended
badly. Down the first straight hitting the second jump which is like a table
top Sifiso got bounced off and landed on his head. The jaw piece of the fox
helmet broke off thats how hard he crashed which left him unconscious.
Sifiso has been rushed to hospital and they have found the
following, sorry I just got off the phone to a Norwegian doctor and this is
what I could make out....he has fractured his 3rd & 4th cervical vertebrae
and done alot of damage to ligaments, they will be operating through the
front of his neck. They have not picked up nerve damage yet so no signs of
paralysis now. Once the first op is done he will be in a brace for 6 weeks
then they will decide what they going to do with the damage ligaments.
Thats all I have for everyone now will keep you posted, will
be updating his website www.skizo105.com with the latest on how he is doing.
If you would like to send him a mail you can do so to
Sifiso update (Tuesday,
june 23) - Sifiso came out of surgery just before 1am this morning and was
speaking to the doctor right after he woke up. Skizo was complaining about a
lot of pain which the doctor has said is normal for this type of surgery. He
will be in hospital for another two days and then go to Anders house to
The doctor, after surgery has said he will make full
recovery. So just waiting to see how long before he can come home to south
africa, etc….BIG thank you to Anders and his family for the care they are
taking of Skizo while he is there.
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday - June 22, 2009
ROCKFORD/UCI NORTH AMERICAN POINTS RACE WRAP UP
Check out all the Hot And Wild BMX Race Action on
the BMX Mania Race Report Page!
it's Willoughby, Post, Wiesendanger & Fallen
Big wins in Rockford!
saturday, At "The Rock"
Bennett - Stein -
First Place Wins at
UCI North American Final Points Race!
Score More at the BMX
Mania Race Report Page!
UK WINS UCI BMX
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012
BIRMINGHAM TO HOST
Cycling is pleased to announce that Birmingham will host the UCI BMX World
Championships in 2012, bringing the most prestigious annual BMX competition to
the UK just ahead of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The UCI BMX World
Championships will be held at the National Indoor Arena on 24 - 27 May, one of
the busiest, large scale indoor sporting and entertainment venues in the UK,
offering BMX enthusiasts the last chance to see the world’s best riders in
action before they compete in the Olympics in August.
been awarded the competition thanks to its central location, strong
infrastructure and first class sport facilities, having fought off stiff
competition from Copenhagen (Denmark), Auckland (New Zealand) and Rotterdam
The bid to host
the event in the UK was also successful due to the combined commitment of
British Cycling and Birmingham City Council to use the competition to create a
lasting legacy for the BMX discipline in Birmingham and nationwide, inspiring
participation in the sport.
Ian Drake, CEO at
British Cycling, commented: “This is a fantastic day for the BMX discipline and
we are delighted with UCI’s decision. Holding the UCI BMX World Championships on
UK soil shows how committed we are to growing the BMX discipline in this
country. The event will present a great opportunity for people to engage with
BMX on their doorstep and will prompt a significant investment into the
discipline through the development of world-class facilities. Ultimately, it’s
about encouraging youngsters to get on their bike and creating a lasting legacy.
I am confident the continued success of our athletes will help us do just that
by inspiring new generations of BMX riders for many years to come.”
UCI President, Pat McQuaid,
commented: “We are delighted that the UCI BMX World Championships 2012 has been
awarded to Birmingham. Great Britain is one of the leaders in this young
spectacular discipline and we are sure that this event, staged in the heart of
UK’s largest city, will build on this trend. I am confident that, with the
expertise and the enthusiasm of British Cycling and all other partners involved
in this great project, we will offer a fantastic edition of the Championships to
the worldwide BMX community. With the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
taking place just several months later, the Championships will be held in a
truly magic atmosphere Well done all and thank you Birmingham!”
Councillor Martin Mullaney,
Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture, said: “This is fantastic news for
the city, we are looking forward to staging such a prestigious event in
Birmingham. Our track record of hosting major events is second to none and we
expect this to be another hugely successful event just three months prior to the
2012 London Olympics. The lasting legacy of the Birmingham BMX track being built
in Perry Park means that the people of Birmingham will not only get to watch the
world’s best BMX riders competing in the city but will also have a first class
venue to take part in the sport on as well.”
UK Sport’s Senior Events
Consultant, Simon Morton, said: “We are delighted that the UK has won the right
to host the UCI BMX World Championships in 2012. This is an important
competition in our wider programme of world-class events, which is designed to
help prepare the UK for staging a home Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.
Through our National Lottery funded World Class Events Programme, we have
awarded a grant of up to £300,000 towards the staging costs of this event. This
is an important qualification event for 2012 which will bring significant
benefits to British athletes, in addition to leaving a lasting legacy of
permanent BMX facilities.
Cycling, Birmingham City Council and UK Sport are currently awaiting the result
of their bid to host a round of the UEC European BMX Championships in 2011,
which would provide a test event for the UCI BMX World Championships in 2012 and
create additional opportunities to put BMX firmly on the UK map. For more
information please visit
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- Jeff Upshaw - Jason Carnes - Denzel Stein
Two Time UCI Elite Women's
World Champ - Natarsha Williams Birk
EMAIL CAMP DIRECTOR JERRY FOR MORE INFO!
SUPERFAST PRO INSTRUCTORS ADDED!
signing up for BMX Mania Pro Training Camp......well, it sounds
good, and it's not exactly HUNDREDS, BUT!
We are getting tons of response and we're
expecting one of our biggest camps in recent memory, Soooooo.....
to add to our already extensive and
knowledgeable instructor list, we've added BMX Mania Factory Riders
Vance Wiesendanger (UCI
SX Specialist AND USA Certified Cycling
Coach) and Kris Lundgren
(Kris used to be a pro, now he's a school teacher
and soon to be School Administrator, and he'll send you to detention if
you're not good!)
Also joining the Teaching Team are
Standard Bicycles', Allie Dragoo
and Morphine Industries, Tyler Faoro!
NOW BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE, CAMP STARTS MONDAY!!!!!
Special Guests - To Be
National Champion, Jamie Lilly added to the Instructor Roster!
EMAIL CAMP DIRECTOR JERRY FOR MORE INFO!
ALSO! EACH CAMPER TO GET TRICKED
OUT ALIENATION BMX PRODUCTS AT THE END OF CAMP!
"CAMPERS OF THE WEEK" TO RECEIVE
THEIR CHOICE OF ALIENATION BMX RIMS!
MORE FREE STUFF
TO BE GIVEN AWAY, IT'S INSANE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
EMAIL CAMP DIRECTOR JERRY FOR MORE INFO!
Since 1996, BMX
Mania Dot Com has promoted and run the BMX Mania
Pro Training Camp, giving hundreds of BMX racers the best in
BMX Training from some of the best pros to throw a leg over a
Once again, BMX
Mania will be presenting a BMX Mania Pro Training Camp at Hire
Park BMX in Warsaw, Indiana.....Monday, June 22 to Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Hire Park is one of the coolest tracks in the United
States and located in the "Lake City" area of Northern Indiana,
a lake's vacation destination for thousands around the Midwest.
Hire Park is also the host of the NBL
Midwest National, June 6&7.
This is your invitation to come and join us this year at Hire
Park for one of the greatest Pro Training Experiences in the
world of BMX!
EMAIL CAMP DIRECTOR JERRY FOR MORE INFO!
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Make fun of your friends who ONLY get to go to
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PERSONAL INSTRUCTION!!!!! -
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Today's BMX Racing News ..... Saturday - June 20, 2009
it's Willoughby, Post, Wiesendanger & Fallen
Big wins in Rockford!
saturday, At "The Rock"
Bennett - Stein -
First Place Wins at
UCI North American
Final Points Race!
Score More at the BMX
Mania Race Report Page!
ROCKFORD/FRIDAY PRACTICE PHOTOS ARE POSTED!
RAIN RAIN RAIN, Friday right after practice, interrupting the Pre-Race, but TONS
OF SUNSHINE, Saturday for the UCI Rounds.
Check back, Saturday night for
all the Good Stuff!
VISIT THE BMX MANIA RACE REPORT PAGE FROM ABA
MORE GOOD STUFF COMING, SATURDAY NIGHT
FROM THE ABA MIDWEST NATIONALS AT "THE ROCK"!
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Friday - June 19, 2009
PERCY OWENS PROFILE
CLINICS IN VIRGINIA!
AN AWESOME OPPORTUNITY
TO LEARN FROM ONE OF THE BEST,
Continental Series finale set for Rockford, Il this weekend
USA Cycling News Release!
Colorado Springs, Colo. (June 18, 2009) --With
round #9 of the UCI Continental Series in the books as of last weekend,
there is just one UCI-sanctioned BMX event left in the U.S. this season.
Going into the final UCI
Continental Series event, Donny Robinson (Napa, Calif.) and
Stephanie Barragan (Montclair, Calif.) top the elite men’s
and women’s USA Cycling Power Rankings. Nicholas Long
(Lakeside, Calif.) sits atop the U23 men’s list while Denzel Stein
(DeSoto, Texas) and Dominique Daniels (Gilbert, Ariz.) are
the number-one ranked juniors. The USA Cycling Power Rankings system awards
points to riders based on their performances in UCI Super Cross World Cup
events, the UCI BMX World Championships, the UCI Continental Series, and the
USA Cycling BMX National Championships. USA Cycling then takes these
rankings into consideration when naming athletes to U.S. National Teams for
UCI World Cup events. To view the latest USA Cycling Power Rankings,
The 10th and final
round of the UCI Continental Series is set to go off this Saturday, June 20th,
in Rockford, Ill. Then, the season will culminate with the 2009 UCI BMX
World Championships in Adelaide, Australia July 20-26.
The ninth round of the UCI
Continental Series, which took place in Milford, Del. on June 13th,
saw U.S. Olympian Kyle Bennett (Conroe, Texas/Free Agent)
and reigning national champ Dominique Daniels take the elite men’s and
women’s victories while Thomas Zula (New Carlisle, Ohio)
claimed the junior elite men’s win.
Bennett led the elite men’s main
from start to finish. Olympic bronze medalist Donny Robinson was in a close
second-place until getting caught in a tangle, leaving Bennett to take the
win ahead of David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo.) and current
UCI North American Points leader Nicholas Long (Lakeside,
Daniels dominated the elite
women’s contest from the gun with her only real threat coming from
Alaina Henderson (Ruby, N.Y.) who briefly took the lead in the
final turn before crashing out. The 16-year-old Daniels crossed the line
ahead of second- and third-place finishers Stephanie Barragan and
Danielle Brisson (CAN).
Unlike the two elite contests,
Zula didn’t lead the junior elite men’s race from start to finish. 2008
Junior World Champion Sam Willoughby (AUS) had the lead until Zula overtook
him at the end of the third straight. Willoughby settled for the podium’s
second step while Alex Anthony (Saugus, Calif.) claimed the
USA Cycling will announce the
Team USA Championship class start list for the world championships on July
15th, following the finale of the UCI Continental Series. The
start lists for the Challenge and Masters classes are available now by
A different spin on BMX Summer camps
BMX is about FUN.
Whether you learn the newest trick, make every main you race in,
like to hop up curbs, or just like playing in the dirt... the name
of the game is STILL fun. What's
not fun is paying almsot a Grand to be
stuck in a hot, stuffy cabin, surrounded by hundreds of other kids,
and trying to ride a park or track where you can't seem to get a run
My summer camp is different. We love fun, we love
riding skateparks, dirt jumps, street, tracks, trails, or just
hopping up curbs. And we love doing it with a few buddies, with no
pressure to learn the hottest trick or become the fastest racer
there is. If you are into having the BEST
time ever on your BMX bike, keep on reading, and visit
think you will love what ya see, and I think you will wanna spend
the few dollars to have the time of
Why not have a "Camp" without the
negatives of high prices, boredom of
the same place, large crowds, or too short of a time? Why not have
a place to experience the FUN times,
new places to ride, relaxed atomosphere
of home, experienced
teaching, riding as much as you want,
Low Prices, home cooking, and feel of a
small group of friends, yet in a
supervised manner? Hence an idea was born. The
Nate Strieby BMX Summer Camps.
If you come to camp, these are the things I will be
striving to get you:
You are guaranteed to be in a group of 10 or
You are guaranteed to be able to ride with at least
3 Pro riders, Race and Freestyle.
You are guaranteed to be able to ride at least
6 different places.
You will stay at Nate and Martha Strieby's
personal homestead, complete with trails, track, and ramps.
You are guaranteed to not be bored.
Unless you actually wanted to go to, say, ballerina camp.... in
which case maybe ya shouldn't be here... haha.
All right, no beating around the bush here, the
price for the 4 day camp is $200. This price includes all meals,
transportation to and from riding venues, sleeping quarters,
showers, entry to skateparks and tracks, movie nights, everything. I
am NOT kidding.
Also, due to popular demand,
and the economy, we are charging Day rates.
Don't want to plop down 200 bucks, but still would love to swing by
for a day or two? We have you covered. For only $50
bucks a day, you get to ride it all and
stay the night. Makes it easier on the wallet, and easier to
fit into your busy schedule.
Also, with these day rates, you are not limited to
the camp weeks... so give me a call to see when I will be around and
How can you afford NOT
Camp Dates are June 29 - July
2 AND July 6 - July 9. There
will be more coming, so keep checking the site at
When you stay at the Nate
Strieby BMX Summer Camp, we will be riding at all
kinds of different venues. Here are some of the closest,
most within 10 minutes. After you see the pictures, I am
betting you can't wait to ride!!
Check it & see. But watch out for the BMX ninjas
leading a moto.
Rockford BMX To Host Greg Hill Clinic!
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday - June 18, 2009
NEW FULL-PRINT CLOTHING FROM REDLINE
Redline is pleased
to announce the arrival of their first-ever fullprint LOGO shirt.
logos from their 35 years of existence – this full-print tee is
arguably the coolest, hippest shirt ever produced by the fine folks
It is available at
any local Redline dealer, as well as online from DansComp, J&R Bikes
VRP/Bike Alley/Vitamin Water's, Dani
George Invited To U.S. Olympic Training Center
Alley/Vitamin Water's Dani George get's the invite to The Chula Vista
Olympic Training Center representing the USA!
one of the select group of girls nationally that got invited to train at
the Olympic Training facility in Chula Vista next week.
continues to work hard and train extremely hard to be one of the top
girls in the nation.
very excited at the opportunity to represent the USA for the upcoming
World's and 2012 Olympics.
Way to go
Dani and keep up the hard work!
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Wednesday - June 17, 2009
"Strange" BMXer Needs Help Getting
On Discovery Channel!
Channel is looking for two experts to be the faces of a new
competition program called "Garage Wars," a 10 episode series. One
of the contestants is Tim Strange, Team Manager of BMX Team, Strange
Tim needs help with some BMX Vote Power!
Let's get the BMX Community out and about and vote for Big Tim!
You've got to "Join" to be able to vote, but it only takes a few
seconds and your vote may make the difference in Tim going on TV or
Check it all out at
"Crazy" Al Cayne ABA First State
"Crazy" Al Cayne, internet video guru and founder of the "Crazy" Al
Cayne TV Show got some cool interviews from the Pros at the ABA
First State Nationals.
Here's a link to the interview he did with Mike Day (
), and you can hook up with Donny, KB, Big Daddy and Dominique from
"Crazy" Al Sez......"There's a lot more on my site
http://www.cac-tv.com just go to the BMX Channel. Thanks for
your time! "Crazy" Al loves BMX!"
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Tuesday - June 16, 2009
LIVE WEBCAST TODAY AND TOMORROW @ 3:00 pm (est)
Don't miss the replay of the ABA
First State Nationals Today and Wednesday at 3:00 pm (est). The
replay will have all the racing from Day 1 and Day 2. So watch
all the Motos, Semis and Finals from start to finish.
Last Saturday's UCI
racing was some of the best this year. Elite Men winner Kyle
Bennet has turned up the heat on the rest of the
competition. Go211 team rider Donny Robinson took a hard
fall in the finals, which you'll definitely want to check
out. Elite Women racing had a big surprise with rookie
Alaina Henderson giving the ABA champ Dominique Daniels all
she could handle in the last corner.
Watch all the races
from the ABA First State Nationals Today and Tomorrow.
MASA SAMPEI TAKES NO.1 TITLE IN JAPAN
It's been a
long time coming:
and his Flight Pro XL recently defeated defending Champion
Akafumi Sakamoto for the No.1 Pro title in Japan.
"I did All Japan Championships,"
Masa tells us in his slightly broken-English with his typically
big grin on his face. "This
was first year for me in Elite Men. I felt really good there and
took the win.
To watch the
main event -
CLICK HERE. For complete Photos of the All Japan Champs –
Redline congratulates Masa on his first No.1 Pro title in Japan.
It looks like all of his time spent recently with Joey Bradford
is rubbin’ off. And to celebrate the title, Masa showed up in
Delaware for another round of the UCi points series. And he was
looking mighty fast and was considered a main-event contender
until he was stopped short in the semi’s.
And to make it known to all BMXers around the World, Redline and
HotShoppe are creating a special Japan National Champion jersey
for Masa to run for the rest of the year.
Proudly sponsored by:
rims, TIOGA tires,
headphones and PRYME
PRO BMX RIDERS FEATURED ON NEW
REALITY SERIES - "Next X"
X” is the original reality series
five national amateur BMX and skateboarding
athletes between the ages of 8 and 12 who aspire to become tomorrow's greatest
X-Games superstars. The young athletes will face difficult challenges, overcome
obstacles and push themselves and their skills to new limits. As a surprise,
they will be mentored by some of the best X Game professionals in the world!
The series premiered June 8 on DISNEY XD and will culminate in a half-hour
special in August.
Scotty Cranmer is one of the professional BMX riders featured in this series and
I was wondering if you’d be interested in speaking with him and his younger
brother Matty about their experiences on “Next X.”
Scotty Cranmer began his BMX career in
2003 with racing before realizing his love of freestyle BMX and switching to
that event category. Cranmer's many accolades include a silver and gold medal
for his X Games appearances in 2005 and 2006 respectively and he became the
first person to land a front flip tailwhip in a competition at the 2007 Salt
Lake City AST Event. In 2008, Cranmer was named Freestyler on the Year by BMX
Plus Magazine, a honor given by BMX fans.
this reality series, Scotty is paired up with his 11-year-old younger brother
Matty Cranmer. He
began riding a bike at age
2, racing at age 6 and entered his first freestyle competition at age 10. He
races at the Expert Level and competes at the Amateur Level in freestyle. The
most difficult trick the 11-year-old has landed is a back flip. Though
Cranmer's concentration is in BMX racing, he's begun exploring trick riding like
his older brother, professional BMX rider Scotty Cranmer, which he considers a
major influence in his life.
The series features:
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday - June 15, 2009
UCI North American Continental BMX Race #9
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Elite Men - 1 Kyle Bennett 2 David Herman 3 Nic Long
4 Danny Caluag 5 Jeff Upshaw 6 Mike Day 7 Donny Robinson 8 Augusto
Elite Women - 1
Dominique Daniels 2 Stephanie Barragan 3 Danielle Brisson 4 Kaila
Sweeney 5 Allie Dragoo 6 Alaina Henderson 7 Afton Schrimpf 8
Junior Men - 1 Tommy
Zula 2 Sam Willoughby 3 Alex Anthony 4 Corben Sharrah 5 Blake Foxx 6
Josh Callan 7 Riley Stair 8 Tory Nyhaug
Bolivia Day 1 Results
Day two was not different from day one, everyone's favorite was
Emilio Fall since he was the big winner on day one. "Moquito" Suarez
was also looking to take back the first place and win the main
event, even though he has a bad crash on one of the qualifying motos
he was not going to let this one run away from his hands. Main event
time, all the attention was on lane 3 Falla and lane 7 Suarez. But
even though they came out strong our of the gate the surprise of the
day was Fausto Endara who was on lane 5, after going through the
firts jumps on the first straight there were some contact between
Endara, Falla and Ecudero resulting on Fallas crash and Endara
taking the lead, Suarez charged hard all the way on the pro section
and rhytim section trying to catch Endara but this would not happen
and Endara would be the big winner on day 2 of the UCI Round 10 in
UCI representatives were present, and very satisfied on how the
organization and smooth development of the race go. While in
different press conference they expressed their satisfaction and
also the hope for Bolivia to keep organizing big events, and be part
of the, not only south american UCI rounds but for bigger things.
The people From Bolivia wants to thank the UCI for giving us the
chance to have this rave, the support from local authotities,
newspapers, all the fans that came out and cheer all their favorite
riders, all our international family that came out and race in our
country, hoping they come back soon and bring more friends to enjoy
and have fun practicing our sport BMX.
We also want to thanks Jerry at BMXmania for showing us his passion
for our sport and posting all the reports and pictures from our big
come back. Thanks Jerry, I know you have relatives that are from
Bolivia, but we want you to come here. Gracias Jerry!
ELITE MEN DAY2
1. FAUSTO ENDARA (ECU)
2. JONAThAN SUAREZ (VEN)
3. JOSE LUIS PRIMERA (VEN)
4. PAULO VICTOR AGUILERA (BOL)
5. EMILIO FALLA (ECU)
6. JAVIER REYES (VEN)
7. ISAIAS ZAPATA (CHL)
8. JOSE ESCUDERO (ECU)
USAC CHALLENGE worlds' TEAM MEMBERS!
questions are being asked from riders attending
this years World Championships in Adelaide, Australia.
Riders and parents
should know that we have everything you need to
know posted on the USAC BMX home page or you can
just click the following link: https://www.usacycling.org/news/user/story.php?id=4080
The most common
question right now concerns the TravMed
This is a MUST
have insurance that you need to have to
participate in this World Championship event.
The cost is
minimal at $3.00 per day.
Please check out
this information page to read the explanation
for this insurance.
Greg Cross from
the USAC has posted a letter explaining...
Re: TravMed Insurance Explanation
I know there has been some confusion
regarding the forms and insurance
requirements for the 2009 BMX World
Championships in Adelaide, Australia. I would like to explain in
greater detail why USA Cycling is requiring all athletes
competing at the Worlds to purchase TravMed
The TravMed Abroad insurance is mandatory to
ensure a minimal level of coverage for all
athletes traveling and racing abroad under
the organization of
USA Cycling. The policy may fill gaps
in an athletes personal insurance coverage
and also covers that individual during
competition and or racing (something many
other insurance policies exclude.)
Additionally, some hospitals require
up-front payment of medical expenses for
non-residents and visitors. When possible,
TravMed Abroad protects the traveler by
making direct payments to physicians,
hospitals, and the organization handling
evacuations. Requiring the purchase of
TravMed Abroad is the only way USA Cycling can ensure that an
athlete has a certain level of coverage
during international competition and it
provides excellent benefits with minimal
TravMed Abroad insurance is not purchased
through USA Cycling but
rather through a company called MEDEX that
specializes in worldwide insurance products.
They market a range of insurance products
but have specially designed one for USA Cycling Athletes that covers
accidents that occur during international
competition as well as general sickness and
injury. A description of the plan created
for USA Cycling can
be found by clicking here.
In order to get this unique plan, you must
call 1-800-732-5309 and specifically mention
that you are a USA Cycling BMX Athlete. The coverage
is provided at a discounted rate of $3 a day
and must begin the day you depart on the
trip and end the day you return home. It
must cover the entire trip and not just
Once an athlete has purchased the insurance
coverage by calling 1-800-732-5309 and
mentioning USA Cycling, MEDEX will email an
insurance card to that athlete. Please print
that card as proof of insurance and include
a copy of it with the forms sent to USA
Without TravMed Abroad proof of insurance
and the other required USA Cycling
forms, you may not be able to compete at the
2009 BMX World Championships. All forms are
due by June 20th, 2009 and should be mailed
USA Cycling Point, Suite
If you have additional questions on TravMed
Abroad or anything else, feel free to
contact me at 719-434-4232 or
Director of Logistics and Operations
In addition, the the "Official Team USA
Jersey" has been released. Here is what it
Any other questions please email myself at
We are looking forward to another exciting
year at this years World Championships!
USAC Challenge Team Manager
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Saturday/Sunday - June 13/14, 2009
FUN BMXING THIS WEEKEND WITH
LIVE WEBCAST JUNE 13TH AND 14TH
June 13th, GO211 is webcasting The ABA First State Nationals LIVE from Milford,
Delaware. The racing action starts at 10:30 am (est) and continues again on
Sunday, June 14th, at 7:45 am (est). Tune in to the LIVE webcast to watch your
favorite BMX racers, compete in the UCI class series. Plus fans can interact
with others in the chatroom while enjoying the races.
Tune in June 13th and 14th and watch the LIVE racing action
Board Announces By-Laws Changes
Official NBL News Release:
Hilliard, OH, (June 12, 2009)
Steve Doan, Chairman of the NBL
Bylaws Committee, and the NBL Board of Directors, is excited to announce the
passage of revised Bylaws at the last board of directors meeting. These Bylaw
revisions are a direct result of this years spirited Competition Congress and
are a major step toward furthering the democratic principles and openness of the
NBL – the only not for profit BMX sanctioning organization.
Steve Doan would like to
recognize the hard work and dedication of the committee members, Paul Kincheloe,
Darol Carr, Betty Mulligan and Connie Shepler. The committee meetings were
frank, open and sometimes spirited but in the end all found common ground. The
committee’s proposed changes were reviewed by the entire NBL Board of Directors
over the last month. During the June 11 board meeting, some changes were
recommended by board members that were incorporated into the final revisions.
Between the work of the committees, the entire board of directors and NBL staff,
these Bylaw revisions, along with other recently announced changes, show the NBL
has heard its members’ concerns and are making substantive responsive changes.
These changes, more then
anything else, demonstrate what differentiates the NBL from all other BMX
sanctioning organizations - the NBL is everyone’s organization and is committed
to its members and riders. This is an exciting time to be a rider, parent, or a
volunteer in the NBL
The newly energized Board of
Directors continues to develop new initiatives and vision for the future of NBL
and BMX and welcomes further involvement by all its members.
To view the complete NBL Bylaws,
www.nbl.org and click on this news article.
Bolivia Day 1 Results
Junior Men was a tough battle
between all Bolivian riders, it was sad not to have riders from other countries,
but that did not take credit of the riders in the main event. The big
expectation was the battle between Mario Yaffar and Sebastian Vargas, where both
have shown a big improvement in the last few years and through out the main
event they battle it out, until one of them made a mistake and fall, leaving the
best in front and with the win was Mario Yaffar.
1. MARIO YAFFAR (BOL)
2. PEDRO YBARNEGARY (BOL)
3. LEONARDO BONILLA (BOL)
4. OLIVER MERINO (BOL)
5. ARTURO FLORES (BOL)
6. SEBASTIAN VARGAS (BOL)
7. JUAN PABLO CISNEROS (BOL)
Elite Men was something that all spectators were waiting for, all the attention
was center on this main event, after seeing what could have be done during the
qualifying rounds, it made everybody wonder how would the main be, the two
riders to watch... Jonathan Suarez from Venezuela and Emilio Falla from Ecuador.
They both were next to each other on the gate, but Suarez made a little mistake
coming out of the gate making Falla take the lead and don't look back, making
him the big winner of the day, what a way to celebrate also his birthday with a
1. EMILIO FALLA (ECU)
2. JONAThAN SUAREZ (VEN)
3. JOSE LUIS PRIMERA (VEN)
4. FAUSTO ENDARA (ECU)
5. PAULO VICTOR AGUILERA (BOL)
6. ISAIAS ZAPATA (CHL)
7. JAVIER REYES (VEN)
8. JOSE ESCUDERO (ECU)
Thanks to Jerry at BMX Mania for all the support for this race, we will be
sending more results tomorrow for Day 2 of competition.
New Team Oregon website
We would like to
invite you to visit our new website at:
www.teamoregonbmx.webs.com - save this as one of your favorites!
You can check out
the calendar of events (we encourage tracks to add any clinics, multi- point
races, special events or more to the calendar ) updates can be made by
simply joining as a member.
The site includes
blogs, discussions, and news. You can link to any of your Oregon tracks
from our site - and we're adding resources at this time (shops, forums,
If any of our
neighboring tracks would like to be linked, please just let me know.
Have a business or site you'd like listed, drop me an email.
This site can be as
big and useful as we want it to be - so have fun and join on with TEAM
comments?? Let me know and I'll see you at the races! - Tracy, on behalf of
Team Oregon BMX
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Friday - June 12, 2009
Factory Felt/SC Action Sports',
Joey Albright Turns Vet Pro
Birthday, Joey Albright and welcome to the super competitive Vet Pro
Joey has been looking foward to this day all year.
This will be the beginning of a new era for him in his BMX career.
There is no one who works harder or more loyal to his craft than
He came to the Factory Felt team four years ago and has been the
most valuable rider to the team ever since his arrival.
He works with the younger riders on the team and is a mentor and big
brother to all of them.
Just recently he had a mishap enroute to the Woodbridge VA national
where his bike was lost off the back of his vehicle somewhere on the
New Jersey Turnpike, thanks to his great sponsors Felt, SC Action
Sports and THE/Sinz he was able to put together a new bike just in
time for his debut in the Vet Pro class at the Fresno California NBL
Watch out for Joey at a national near you, as he battles with all
the cagey Vet Pros out there.
It's not going to be easy, but we know he's up to it!
Everyone here at Felt wishes Joey all the luck in the world in the
Vet Pro class. Great guy...Great teammate!
Carlos Perez - TM Factory Felt/ SC Action Sports
UK STAY STRONG / FREEAGENT TEAM UPDATE
This weekend saw STAY STRONG
riders Gareth Bates and Andy Shaw out at Peterborough for rounds 5
and 6 of the UK National Championships. Andy went into the weekend
leading the points and came away with another 2 mains but couldn't quite put it
together either day and finished 7th and 6th over the weekend putting him down
to second in the overall points at this stage of the season. Andy is
consistently in the mains week in week out and leading plenty of laps... pulling
the young guns on flat pedals at 35 years old!
is becoming known as "the
one day specialist" after only racing Sunday for the second national weekend
in a row...but again looked good winning all his moto's and semi and coming away
with a 3rd in the main behind World Freeagent TM Dale Holmes who was back
in the UK for the weekend promoting Freeagent. Two 3rd places in his last
two nationals will push Bates up the rankings with 4 rounds to go.
As nice as it is to get good
results the aim of the STAY STRONG team in 09 is to really just keep
STEPHEN MURRAY'S name out in the race scene where he originated. The guy's
are proud to ride with his name on their backs and represent some of the brands
that have helped Stephen along the way over the years. Stephen
continues to battle his injuries which have left him paralysed from the
shoulders down but as always remains positive and upbeat about his situation and
continues to inspire people across the globe. He has an exclusive and long
awaited interview in the next issue of UK Ride Magazine which is dropping
this month.. He most definitely didn't hold back any details in this
one......not to be missed!!!
also want to congratulate our Euro co-sponsored riders on recent success's.
Roy Van Den Berg for taking the big win in Dessel Belgium at the last Euro
round and Arnaud Dubois for winning the overall title in the French Cup
last weekend. Good job guys... Stephen is stoked you're representing him and
STAY STRONG clothing.
Thanks to our team sponsors for
09 for their continued support: Freeagent , Rockstar Energy, Ogio, Fox
Racing, Dragon Optical, Sinz, Intense Tyres, New Era.
www.mypace.com/murraystrong - www.stephenmurrayfamilyfund.com
BMX JAM at 5pm @ Martin Luther King Park On MLK Blvd and Center St
Meeting @ 7pm North Berkeley Senior Center - 1901 Hearst Ave -
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday - June 11, 2009
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE TROOPS!
The Kevlar Craze continues!
Supercross BMX releases full size run of Kevlar
4 years ago when Supercross introduced their Blue Streak Tires they became
the underground favorite of Racers and Dirt Jumpers. It's low profile non
directional tread and special fabric weave that allowed high pressures without
sidewall splits or bulging was what the demanding riders were looking for.
Then 2 years ago they stepped it up a notch by introducing a Kevlar Version
of the 1.5 size which was ran by Samantha Cools at the 2008 Olympic Games.
Now for 2009 and beyond, Supercross Has released the Kevlar Beaded Blue
Streaks in all of their 20" sizes so regardless of your Racing or Dirt jump
riding Style and size, now you can benefit from the ultra light weight of the
Kevlar Beaded Versions of the Supercross BlueStreaks. Kris Fox is already
shreding the OTC ( Olympic Training Center ) on his new Kevlar Blue Streaks as
well as using them to hit the Dirt Jumps and Skatepark
20x1.5 - 300 Grams
20x1.75 - 355 Grams
20x2.125 = 450 Grams
Look for the new Kevlar Versions of the Blue Streaks on all the team riders
bikes and at your local Authorized Supercross BMX Dealer at a $39.95 MSRP.
For more information on the Supercross Kevlar Blue Streaks and all of our BMX
products please visit supercrossbmx.com
3: What's in the mix? We're bringing you the latest in
UK action: BMX nationals, 4X nationals, a smattering of
national downhill and a drop of trails stirred in with
some hot US action. Coat in a light euro sauce and cook.
Then get Gordon Ramsey to come and wave his hands about
violently while calling everyone a @&%*
Fastlane issue 3 has our first ever 4X cover and it
goes out to the awesome Dan Atherton.
World class four-cross and downhill racer Dan gave us a fantastic
in-depth interview along some prime shots from photographers Jacob
Gibbons and Mark lee-singh.
Next up is Jared Graves, Jared competes in world 4X
and downhill, But he's as equally at home racing the smaller wheeled
bikes, BMX racing at the Olympics in Beijing good enough for you.
Another great in-depth fastlane interview!
TJ Bomber Baldwin: In-depth interview with the man
who puts the bomb in BMX, We caught up with TJ at Burnham BMX
nationals for this one. Also be sure to keep your eye out for the
Bombers van, Its fastlane"d" up to the max!
Before we hit the race samples, I want to introduce
another Dave to the Dave crew. (Dave Douglas) Dave is a
knowledgeable trails builder and rider from as far back as when Bar
end was originally called the pits and we all had fringes... Dave or
Davros as he is known amongst friends also documents this life
style, So with awesome photography and design and in-side info on
all that is trails, Welcome aboard Dave 3
So we've got some trails to throw in the mix, but
here at fastlane racing is our game. And now the season is well
under way we have got coverage from all the latest national BMX and
4X to date. Kicking of with Some hot BMX action from Derby and
To accompany this we have some mint photography from
James Alexander and Spencer Moret, words have been supplied by Dale
Holmes and Rebbecca Ranson
Along with covering the UK BMX national race series,
we have our paps out at some of the regional races, Billy Wright are
roving photographer has also been across the pond again bringing us
some hot Dallas action..But did he find JR?
So with loads of BMX going down and the 4X season now
well under the way, We have the best reports and pics to date from
rounds 1,2 and 3 from the UK national 4X series
We also take a trip to Belgium for some world 4X
racing reporting with photographer and journo Mike Lee-singh
Just to spice the the soup a little we peppered in a
little UK National downhill, With words from the organisers and
images from Andy Dunwoody and Scotland's finest Ian Linton, It had
to be done.
So that's the last of the samples from this Awesome
bumper race packed issue, if you want more and want to spread the
love, then please go buy the real deal from our many fine stockists
or buy here on line today.
The magazine now comes in a fresh clear envelope with
exclusive fastlane and southern downhill stickers, the first few
hundred also get some AXO, Descent gear and No limits stickers!!
We are growing at an amazing rate with advertisers really embracing
the mag now, so go shop with these guys, they are the ones
supporting your sport and making fastlane happen!
I'd also like to thank our many contributers, Photographers and you
who buy the magazine. THANK YOU!
buy on line today!
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Wednesday - June 10, 2009
Lookin' for something
interesting to do while you're not at the track?
Marc Willers, New
Zealand born and raised, is prowlin' the BMX world and shares his
coming's and going's regularly and in a colorful manner on his hot,
fun, always interesting web site, Marc Willers Dot Com.
Marc is currently residing in Southern California, riding the U.S.
BMX racing circuit for Redman BMX and SWATCH and contesting every
international BMX race on the UCI World circuit, so he's ALWAYS got
something to talk about.
AND, Marc is one of the funnier guy's around, so it's always
interesting and colorful....Sometimes VERY colorful, but that's
Check out the BMX racing fun and games on Marc Willers Dot Com!
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Tuesday - June 9, 2009
Looking for a job in the bike
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Do you think you have what it takes to work at
the fastest growing company in BMX and MTB today?
If so, please read the below job description and
send us your resume.
VSI Products, Inc. designer/distributor for
Intense BMX bikes, Intense MTB/BMX tires, THE Products, SINZ components and
Vigor helmets is recruiting sales professionals to join our inside sales
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Email resume to email@example.com and type
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Smokin' HOT summer Deals from J&R!
Arnaud Dubois Powers MBK MX540 carbon frame to Elite French Cup Title
Last weekend took place in south of
France (Marseille) the two last round of the French Cup on a specific track
built on the sea side!!!
It was a great organisation in a
magic area and with the Sunday race in live on
was as well part of this fabulous organisation and spent a lot of time to
make this event a success.
And at the same time he succeeded to
make a great race because he reached both days the final with a 5th
and 3rd place!!!
did exactly the same but in the reverse way and finished Saturday 3rd
and Sunday 5th!!!
But for him was a day to take no risk
for the European Championship in which he can still expect the title.
So with these two Finals, Arnaud
succeed to win the final ranking of the Elite French cup!!!
First time a foreign rider won this
title in France!
Congratulation Arnaud to give to the
MBK MX540 carbon frame its first title!!!
succeeded to make a great weekend with two finals in “Nationaux” category
with a 4th and 6th place!
We are proud again to say that during
the Sunday Elite finale 3 carbon MBK frames was in Final with Arnaud, Pablo
and Axel Keller (Team MBK/Pays de la Loire).
Thanks to: MBK, Kenny, Shimano,
Pro, Kenda, Alex Rims, and pictures: Cyrille
Lecointe / www.bmx2day.com
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday - June 8, 2009
MORPHINE INDUSTRIES RELEASES THE THUMBSUCKER MINI STEM
the top GROM racers in mind. The Thumbsucker mini stem design minimizes
weight and maximizes performance. Guaranteed to give you the same
security and comfort and tastes twice as better… and we know where these
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King of the Empire series Update
one and two of the King of the Empire series is in the books.
Race 1, at CNY BMX
on May 30th. Rennen/Intense teammates Max Egdorf and Ross Wooding took the
top two spots in the main, with Nick Simon rounding out the podium
finishers. The rest of the main event finishers were Blaine Stottlar, Sean
Mabin, Matt Bonnett, Mitch Hale & Chris Aman. The total payout for the top 4
finishers was $402.00
Race 2, at Kingston
Point BMX on June 6. Factory Felt, and newly minted Vet Pro, Joey Albright
came back to win the last two qualifying rounds after a hard crash in the
first round. Rennen/Intense was well represented by Pat Parker, who was
working a perfect through the motos, and Ross Wooding. The main event had
Albright with a strong start out of gate 7 to take the bonus point for the
holeshot with Parker, Wooding and Matt Bonnett, the youngest rider in the
field, in tow down the second straight. Bonnett made a strong run at Wooding
in the rhythm section but couldn't pull off the move heading into the third
turn. That's how the top four finished. The rest of the main was: Enzo
Perez, Rich Nelson, Cody Buck & Nick Stodolski The total payout for the top
5 was $459.00.
Riders that did not
make the main event had the opportunity to race the BMXUnderground.com "NO
BULL B- MAIN". Scott Doland had the early lead but was passed by the
eventual winner Justin Ledoux. Ledoux took walked away with a cool $20 and
broke even for the day.
We would like to
thank the sponsors of race one: Anarchy race frames, Staats BMX, Addison
Bikes, ODI grips, Alex rims, Fly Racing products,
www.bmxunderground.com & Johnson Racing plates
Race 2 sponsors are:
Free Agent bicycles, Alex rims, Fly Racing, ODI Grips,
www.bmxunderground.com & Johnson Plates
We would also like
to give a special thanks to the NYS BMX staff especially Commissioner Jay
Severson, the staffs of CNY BMX and Kingston Point BMX for providing
meticulous tracks to race on. Crazy Al Cayne was on hand at both events to
do some video magic. The videos will be on his site at
Round 3 will be held
at Catamount BMX in Bennington, VT on June 13th. For more information, race
results and point standings visit the King of the Empire website
KRAZY KROOZERS, TRADIN' PAINT AT NBL
John ‘Jackal’ Purse/GHP BMX Euro Clinic.....Sign up NOW For
This Historic Clinic!
John Jackal Purse ; Vet Pro rider from GHP BMX USA, the brand of BMX
race legend Greg Hill,
is coming to Europe for the FIRST TIME EVER!
Together with Randy "Stumpy" Stumpfhauser, The Jackal is currently
winning races all across America for GHP BMX.
John Jackal Purse
3 times Worldchampion,
Multiple ABA & NBL champion
Record for Longest AA Pro Career in BMX history, 18 years
Record for Most AA Pro wins in a single season, ABA 1998. 25 AA Pro
Record for Most Main Events in a Lifetime, 310 ABA AA Pro mains
www.johnpurse.com - www.ghpbmx.com - www.g0211.com
Tuesday 18 August 2009 group 1 - riders from 6 - 13 years Clinic
starts 9.00 - 17.00
Wednesday 19 August 2009 group 2-3 riders from 14 years Clinic
starts 9.00 - 17.00
Thursday 20 August 2009 group 2-3 riders from 14 years Clinic starts
9.00 - 17.00
Friday 21 August 2009 group 2 - 3 riders from 14 years Clinic starts
9.00 - 17.00
Fee € 35,- per day, lunch + 1 drink included.
For information and registration, check it out at
'Sneak Peak' U.S. Open National
Direct From U.S. Olympic Training
||Middle of the track
We just got some pix in from BMX Mania correspondent, Chris Nesvig,
and wanted to share these with you.
The U.S. Olympic Training Centger is just 20 minutes from the
Nesvig's and Chris wanted to share these shots from the developing
OTC National Track.
Chris sez, "HOW EXCITING IS THIS!!!!! Taken Saturday, these pix show
the famous starting hill, the middle of the track and the finish
Wanna check it out for yourself??????? Then you'll want to attend
the ABA U.S. Open National at the U.S. Olympic Training Center,
September 18-20, 2009.
Industries' Tyler Faoro Hits the NBL Midwest Nationals
Super X Tyler Faoro headed to
Warsaw, Indiana this past weekend to be the sole Morphine Industries’ rider
to hit the NBL Midwest National at Hire Park BMX.
The Big A race brought some stiff
competition for Tyler to show the Midwest some of what Florida has to
offer. Saturday’s main started with Tyler getting the holeshot and leading
to the third straight. As the track got tight, Tyler over cleared a series
of doubles causing him to lose speed going into the third turn. This gave
Jeffery Upshaw the ability to rail the turn and catch Tyler, from behind, at
the finish on his home track.
Sunday proved to be some of the same
with Jeffery leading the way and Tyler coming back on the second half of the
track only to come up a little short at the finish.
Tyler will be heading to Rockford, IL
to meet up with the rest of the Morphine Crew for the ABA Midwest Nationals
June 19-21 and then to Pittsburg for the NBL Stars-n-Stripes National June
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)
SUPERSTAR TRAVIS OHRAZDA SIGNS WITH POWERHOUSE RACING, INC.
Orange, Ca – Powerhouse
Racing, Inc is proud to announce the signing of AA Pro Travis Ohrazda to a multi
year sponsorship deal.
The agreement, provides financial
support which will allow Ohrazda the opportunity to compete Nationally &
Internationally through the 2010 racing seasons.
When asked about Travis Ohrazda
Victor Esparza, President of Powerhouse Racing, Inc, said “Travis is one of the
young guns in the Pro ranks and because he and Jarrett Kolich were former
teammates we felt together they would help us create a winning racing program”.
In addition to financial support
both Jarrett and Travis will begin riding the new Powerhouse Pro Series aluminum
The frames, designed by Jarrett
Kolich, will have Integrated Headseats, 6061 Aluminum, and are made in the
Powerhouse Racing, Inc was formed
in 2009 to promote BMX racing, BMX products, and BMX events.
Powerhouse racing is a California
nonprofit corporation and headquartered in Orange, California.
To learn more
about Powerhouse Racing go to
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Saturday - June 6, 2009
Jeff Upshaw & Rachel Smith
Take Wins at NBL Midwest National
out complete results on the BMX Mania Race Report Page!
BMX Mania Home Track National
Hire Park BMX, just two miles from the BMX Mania World HQ is the
site this weekend for the NBL Midwest Nationals June 6 & 7.
The Midwest National is a Big A race and will host riders from all
over the U.S.
We'll be a little "Out Of The Loop" this weekend cuz we'll be over
there all weekend, but check in for fotos and race results from the
NBL Midwest National at Hire Park BMX in Warsaw, Indiana.
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Friday - June 5, 2009
ABA Mid America
Nationals Race Report
While most of the Morphine
Industries team stayed home for a weekend off before the busy summer tour
starts. Jason LaRev and Doran Bradshaw made the 11 hour trek out to the ABA
Mid America Nationals in Blue Springs Missouri. The track was smooth as
glass, with a technical rhythm which made for some great racing through out
Doran Bradshaw Had a Great weekend throwin Bo's at his
competition (as pictured) with the very stacked classes of 31-35 cruiser &
28-35X. Doran killed it by getting two 2nd place finishes in cruiser for the
weekend, and his 20 inch class things didn't go as planned thanks to carnage
in the turns and technical difficulties but he'll be back for redemption in
Rockford in a few weeks.
Jason LaRev came out to
Missouri with something to prove. With a couple bets on the line he showed
that he's not playing games. On Saturday Jason Tied for the overall WIN but
the third main finish ended up giving him the 2nd place overall for the day.
Sunday rolled along and he was still showing the same consistency as the
previous day with another 2nd place finish overall.
After a LONG HOT weekend of racing in Blue Springs Missouri we were all
ready to Put the Prank Wars behind us and get back home. Of course after we
spent an hour driving through St. Louis MO trying to get to the famous ARCH.
But all in all the weekend was a great one and Morphine Industries KREW came
and did their thing and left their mark on another race. Big props go out to
the Blue Springs MO track & the ABA for putting together another great race.
And a Big thanks goes out to our 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),
of May complete,
National team points lead!
all.....Mid month we competed in an ABA Factory team event in Atlanta, GA. With
a skeleton crew on site we managed a decent 2nd place on Day 1.
Austin Loebe handled the 16 expert class, and kept his new white THE
Icon seat clean despite the wet conditions. Alex Frey (15 cruiser) and
Melissa Woodruff (ladies cruiser) also won their respective classes main
events. Rob McAllister ran the clip board and was also a factor in the
41-45 cruiser class with his new arsenal of Rennen gears and cogs. TJ
Maniscalchi (11x) used his new Sinz 20 x 1” carbon forks and made his
way to the main event both days in one of the weekends largest classes.
weekend we conducted a Saturday afternoon clinic in Meriden, CT at Falcon BMX.
Our clinic crew put on a great show despite some dreary weather, with riders
receiving products or samples from PowerBar, Finish Line and
Our weekend started with a great Friday afternoon clinic that saw over 20 riders
attending. Friday night the track held a 2,500 dollar flat pedal only open class
and numerous Rennen/Intense riders participated. Max Egdorf, Shawn
Diprete and Pat Parker all transferred through to the semi, the same
semi and stumbled over one another trying to get the 4th transfer
spot. Not even Parker’s hot Twenty6 flat pedals could get him out of the
stacked semi. All three watched teammate Austin Loebe, who made his way
out of the other semi, take a second in the main event and take home a $650 pay
As for national
racing, if it wasn’t for bad luck we wouldn’t have had any luck at all, but
still we managed to take the team win on day 2. Day 1’s team sheet died in the
second turn as we lost both DiPrete and Parker to the same
“Bermuda Triangle” mysterious divot. Hare’s a run down of how your favorite team
Diprete (35-39 expert and cruiser), couldn’t keep it rubber side down on day
1 and crashed in BOTH mains, day 2 was back to normal with 2 main wins. Pat
Parker (26-34 expert) couldn’t avoid the divot and laid it down Saturday
also. He recovered well, and his micro knobbies held turn two to take the
win on day 2. Rochelle Wooding (13 girls and cruiser), won two out of the
three classes she entered over the weekend and scored and new pair of Black Fly
Talon 2 clip shoes for her next race. Austin Loebe (16x) owned the class
with two perfects putting his new silver Thomson seat post and
Alienation rims to good use.
Egdorf (17-18x) made his Johnson number plate stand out on day 2 as
he captured the 17-18x main event win. Ross Wooding (17-24) worked his
Morphine bars to capture a main event win on his cruiser, Kelley Kelley
wasn’t in Pottstown to do any signing, he was there for business, and he took
care of that with two 41 and over expert main event victories! Susie Levan
(ladies cruiser) hopped on a new expert model Podium cruiser and took it
to a win on day 1. Randy Bitinaitis (40-44 cruiser) was powered by his
KMC drop buster chains and scored two wins and some serious old school turn
bar kick outs were seen by all who watched him.
put us atop the NBL’s top tier of team racing with a one point lead
over Felt’s NBL Factory team. Our season is far from over though, so there is
nothing to celebrate just yet. June will find us at an ABA Factory Team battle
in Delaware for the UCI pro race weekend, two weeks later it’s off to Pittsburg,
PA for the classic NBL South Park nationals.
Rennen Design Group (www.rennendesigngroup.com)
makers of the finest gears, chain rings, cogs and the ultimate training tool
“G-Cog”! Intense BMX (www.intensebmx.com)
makers of the ultimate racing frames and tires.
Co-sponsored by: Alienation, Black Crown
designs, Cane Creek, Delta/Aztec, Finish Line Lubes,
FLY, Johnson BMX Plates, KMC, Morphine Industries,
ODI, PowerBar, SINZ, THE, Thomson and Twenty6
products. Rennen/Intense Factory Team is a division of Bizzarro BMX Inc.
Felt / SC Action Sports Race Report
Pottstown PA has been a stop on our
schedule for three years and has always been a fun time with great racing and
beautiful weather. The Factory Felt / SC Action Sports National Team showed up
with its "Grom Attack" for the weekend and put on a clinic. First up it was
newly signed Vaughn Herrick 9X making the trip up from Conroe TX doing what he
knows best and winning class on day#1 and taking a second on day#2. Coleman
Habib 10X also made a long trip up from SC to double double for the weekend.
Jeremy Smith 11X who has taken some time off this season to pursue motorcross
and freestyle BMX came out on Saturday and doubled for the day and then went
home to compete in a freestyle BMX comp at the Incline Club and killed it there
Brandon Roharick 14X took a third on
day#1 and pulled it all together for a win on day#2. Dylan Perez 15X was flying
all day on day#1 winning all his motos in class and open and then bad luck
struck with a crash in his class main an! d then followed that up with a
spectacular crash in open. Dylan was all bandaged up and ready for day#2 and he
was on fire again leading the main until the last turn where he was passed by
Victor Behm for the win.
On a side note I'd like to recognize
Victor Behm for his true sportsmanship during the 14-15 open main Perez and Behm
were battling when Perez took a big digger in turn three leaving Behm with an
easy coast to the finish line. Instead Behm stopped in the turn to make sure his
friend was OK and thus losing the open main event. That kind of sportsmanship is
not found in any other sport!
Joey Albright Vet Pro came out for Saturdays racing and was looking great in his
main up until the infamous second turn where he caught a pedal and launched him
into the pavement. Joey is as tough as nails and got up and walked it off under
his own power.
The Felt girls were in attendance with birthday girl McKenna Calhoun 10G taking
thirds both days. Alaina Henderson 16G and Carly Veeder 17+G continue to be
combined and put on a show for all the fans. Alaina took the wins with Carly in
A a team the Factory Felt ? SC Action Sports team did very well with a win on
day#1 88pts and a tie for first on day#2 with 86pts.
We would like to thank all our sponsors FeltBMX.com, SC Action Sports, Alex
Rims, THE/Sinz, FlyRacing, Profile Racing and mom and dad for driving me to the
TM Factory Felt / SC Action Sports
**Photo courtesy of JohnnyCulbreth.com
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday - June 4, 2009
Emilio Falla now on Crupi!
Arcadia, California - Crupi
Parts, Inc is proud to announce the signing of Emilio Falla. Emilio is Ecuador's
top Elite rider and represented Ecuador at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing!
Crupi's Latin American "Dream
Team" is now complete with the signing of Emilio. Emilio is currently training
at the UCI center in Aigle, Switzerland but will be hitting several of the
European rounds and the
Supercross race in Denmark.
Then look for Emilio to be
racing in the US later in the year.
Crupi's Latin America Dream
Team now consists of the following riders:
Emilio Falla - Ecuador
Carlos Oquendo - Colombia
Jonathan Suarez - Venezuela
Fede Polo - Argentina
Hernan Godoy - Team Manager
Crupi is very proud of all
it's riders from around the world as they are not only top notch riders but
first class people as well and the type of riders Crupi wants representing its
Congratulations to Emilio and
all the Latin American riders. Look for Crupi domination World Wide!
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Wednesday - June 3, 2009
J&R Launches new race vending trailer!
The new THE Li'l Snapper shoe
The new THE Li'l Snapper shoe will keep
the small racer looking cool and clipping-in with style.
The Li'l Snapper shoe is made especially
for the small rider and features a triple Velcro
(tm) strap retention system, breathable mesh uppers and
a carbon look body. The exclusive THE sole is engineered
to give the rider plenty of clearance for clipping in
and out and is designed to be comfortable when walking.
Available in US sizes 1 thru 8 (European
31 - 41) Check your local dealer now!
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National Rounds 5 & 6
The race was in Bogota, Colombia at Mario Soto`s memorial track.
There were 350 riders from all over the country, the weather was so warm and
sunny both days and the altitude was no problem for any rider that was not used
to ride at 2600 meters above sea level.
The Elite Men's was full of stars from the BMX Universe.
From the Olympic Games, the 4th place rider, Andres Jimenez was in attendance,
the only heavy hitter who missed the race was Augusto Castro.
Next stop is in Barrancabermeja, Santander, featuring Round 9 and National
Championships BMX leagues, 26-28 of June.
Day 1 - Elite Men ..... 1 Andres Jimenez/Cundinamarca 2
Fabian Hernandez/Bogota 3 Jose Diaz/Bogota 4 David Oquendo/Antioquia 5
17 & over expert - Juan Mendez/Bogota ..... Elite Women - Mariana
Pajon/Antioquia ..... Masters - Angel Vives/Bogota
Day 2 - Elite Men ..... 1 Carlos Oquendo/Antioquia 2 Fabian
Hernandez/Bogota 3 Andres Jimenez/Cundinamarca 4 Jose Diaz/Bogota 5 Sergio
17 & over expert - Juan Mendez/Bogota ..... Elite Women - Mariana
Pajon/Antioquia ..... Masters - Angel Vives/Bogota
SINZ 2 Piece Chromoloy
SINZ is proud to announce
the arrival of the all new 2 Piece Chromolly Crank.
The 2 piece design makes
crank installation very easy as well as cutting down on the weight of the
overall crank, making it a great light weight crank for racing, but it is solid
enough for street and dirt jumping.
The cranks are offered in
sizes 165, 170, 175, and 180 and are available in both black and white finishes.
The Cranks feature a 19mm BB spindle and come with a Euro Style Sealed Bottom
The SINZ 2 Piece Chromolly
crank has a suggested retail of $149.99. The Cranks are in stock now at VSI
Products and can be found at better bike shops world wide.
Weight: Cranks arms (175)
890 Grams Crank arms and BB 1040 Grams
For more information on the full line of SINZ Racing
Components, please visit
SINZ has a full product line of high quality BMX race
products. SINZ offers products in a wide variety of sizes and colors as well as
having different price levels of components. From inexpensive quality parts to
full on Pro race level items, SINZ has something for everyone. SINZ is proud to
support the NBL National Series and sponsor Pro Riders Randy Stumpfhauser, Danny
Caluag, Joey Bradford, Cristian Becerine, David Herman, Ariel Martin, Jill
Kintner, Khalen Young, Mike Day, Donny Robinson, Intense BMX/Bawls Guarana Pro
Team, Intense/Phantom/Ontrac Race Team, The Dutch National Team, and many more.
MBK Were flying high at Euro Rounds 9 & 10
Last weekend took place the 9th and 10th rounds of the
Elite European championship in Dessel (Belgium).
Pablo Gutierrez, who was just
coming back from a shoulder injury, is just now getting back to his best
level. Pablo finished with a 6th in the semi final the Saturday and reached
the main final the Sunday with a good 4th place! He is now at the 21st place
at the current ranking with two race missing. The goal of Pablo is to be
ready for the end of the year at the worlds!
Arnaud Dubois really wanted to race well in his own
country, but unfortunately he had a little bit of bad luck even if he was
one of the fastest rider of this weekend! Arnaud was out in 1/8 final the
Saturday and reached the final the Sunday but crashed when he was at the 2nd
place. So Arnaud finish 8th place. Arnaud is still at the 3rd
place of the current European ranking at only 15 point behind the leader! So
Arnaud is definitely in the hunt for the Elite European title…
We are proud to tell you that we get 3 MBK carbons frames
at the Sunday Elite main final!!!! So we want to congratulate as well Axel
Keller (Team MBK/Pays de la Loire) 6th at the Sunday final with
his MBK MX540 carbon frame and Magalie Pottier (Team MBK/Pays de la Loire)
two time 3rd place in Elite women on her MBK MX525 carbon frame…
Thanks to: MBK, Kenny, Shimano, Pro, Kenda, Alex Rims,
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Tuesday - June 2, 2009
Treimanis takes first Elite Win in European
weekend rounds 9 & 10 of the European Championships Series 2009 were held in
Dessel Belgium. Under the sunny sky the yellow uniforms of the Formula Europe
squad were shining brighter than ever. The track was smooth and fast giving us
some exciting racing action.
In the Girls 13-14, Lucie Meerholz was improving
here riding every lap she was doing, making it to the main on Saturday to finish
in 6th. On Sunday, she made the podium taking 3rd place. On Monday, Lucie added
another National Title winning the Dutch NFF Championships in Raalte, bringing
her total to 9 National titles.
In Men 30+, Nico van Dartel was riding on his home
track in Dessel. He made both mains with a 7th and 6th place.
In Junior Men, both Rihards Veide and Niklas
Laustsen have recovered from a collarbone injury and together with Max Ganser
all 3 Formula Team Members were competing in this Category.
had some trouble finding his race rhythm, but he showed some flashes of what he
is capable of with some good results in the motos. Saturday he finished 6th in
the 1/8 final, but Sunday he made it to the semis, but after a less gate he had
to settle for the last place.
Rihards made a strong comeback easily transferring
to the semis on both days, but didn¹t get further than 6th missing out on the
mains. Rihards comment to his race this weekend: "I'm not settling for anything
less than a spot in the finals in the last 6 rounds." Max is still struggling
with an inconsistent gate and got 5th in the 1/8 finals on Saturday. On Sunday
he was in qualifying position in quarter final, but in the last turn he was cut
off, eliminating him from the race. Max is 10th position of the current ranking.
Steven Wong and Edzus Treimanis were defending the
Formula colors in the Elite Men category.
Steven was riding on his home turf and was eager to
show the progress he made in the UCI Training Centre in Aigle. Both days he made
in to the semis with some strong first straights. On Saturday he finished 8th
and on Sunday he stranded 1 spot away from the main. Steven has returned to the
UCICentre in Aigle to prepare for the European Finals and the Worlds in
Edzus had a strong weekend in Dessel. He was out in
front pretty much every lap and qualified for both mains with confidence.
Saturday he got stuck on the outside of the first turn and had to chase the rest
of the pack finishing in 6th. On Sunday, Edzus took the holeshot from lane 6 and
he took a firm 10m lead. He kept his cool and took his first European Elite Men
win, putting him in 4th place of the current ranking.
Formula Europe is supported by Formula Bicycle
Company, Shimano, Ufoplast, Formco, EuroBmx, Swatch, SixSixOne, AlienationBmx
Euro BMXers "Great Race" Alert!
The Final of the French Cup to be
held in Marseille on 6 and 7 June 2009.
the greats of Euro BMX, Pablo Gutierrez sent this thru to us.
Pablo sez to stop by and have a fun weekend of racing at the French
National Championships, you'll be glad you did!
The Massilia BMX Race
is a BMX race combining top-level riding and a show :
•1000 riders among
which are the best French riders,
expected on the week end,
•a village of
over the week end
The Massilia BMX Race
will take place on the 6 and 7 june 2009 on the Prado-beaches, a
great place in Marseille, a magical place which will make this event
the premier Euro BMX attraction of the first week end of June.
For more info, you
can check out,
Rockin' Race Info -
Super Pablo Info -
Mammoth Mountain to Host
California Golden State
Mountain Bike Championships
Mountain, CA – After a
multi-year absence from competitive mountain biking events, Mountain bike racing
is returning to
Mammoth Mountain this summer with the 2009 California Golden State Mountain
Bike Championships taking place September 4-6, 2009.
Mammoth Mountain has a long
history of hosting world-class mountain bike events dating back to the 1989
World Mountain Bike Championship. The last competitive mountain biking race
held at Mammoth Mountain was the 2005 U.S.
Mountain Bike National Championships.
Taking place at and around
Main Lodge, the event will feature all disciplines of mountain bike racing:
Cross Country, Downhill, Super-D, Mountain Cross and Kamikaze. This event will
also play host to a special “Legends of Mountain Biking” race featuring mountain
biking legends Mike “Too Tall” Bell, Stu Thomsen, Tom Rogers, former World
Downhill Champion Greg “H-Ball” Herbold, Jimmy Deaton, Miles Rockwell, Bernard
Unhassobiscay, Dave Cullinan and many others.
In addition to the
spectacular racing set to take place, spectators will enjoy a festival village
and live music throughout the four-day event.
For more information, visit
www.southridgeusa.com or contact Don Jackson at 951.361.0149 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on Mammoth, visit
MammothMountain.com or call 800.MAMMOTH (800.626.6684).
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area is the leading four-season mountain
resort in California. With 1.5 million annual skier visits, Mammoth Mountain is
currently the third most frequented ski resort in the United States. The company
owns and operates a variety of resort businesses including recreation,
hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage and retail. Specific
businesses owned and operated by Mammoth Mountain include Mammoth Mountain Ski
Area, June Mountain, Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth Snowmobile Adventures,
Mammoth Mountain Bike Park and the Mammoth Mountain Inn. Mammoth Mountain also
operates Juniper Springs Resort, the Village Lodge and Sierra Star Golf Course
in Mammoth Lakes, California. For more information on Mammoth Mountain, visit
MammothMountain.com or call 800.MAMMOTH.
USA is owned and operated by Don Jackson, a lifelong enthusiast for the sport of
mountain biking and a mountain bike event promoter for over 18 years. As an
industry leader in mountain bike event promotion, Southridge USA promotes the
Southridge Winter Series, The Urban Fontana City National, the California Golden
State Downhill Series, The Southridge Annual Challenge and the Arena Mountain
Cross in Las Vegas.
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday - June 1, 2009
2009 NBL ELITE SERIES
FRESNO TRACK AN INSTANT
HIT – STUMPY AND POST ON THE MOVE
At what is now considered
one of America’s finest and fastest tracks, the NBL All-American Nationals
in Fresno, CA may have served as a turning point for Randy Stumpfhauser and
Alise Post. Riders were raving about Fresno’s downhill course and as the
NBL Elite Series now heads East
for two events, the chase for the coveted NBL National Title has tightened
up even more.
Randy Stumpfhauser used the
energy of home track advantage to claw his way closer to the top.
Stumpy, who is still ranked 2nd in the series, took
home a huge win on Saturday in front of his hometown fans and may have set
the stage for the ultimate battle come Labor Day weekend. Olympic Gold
Medalist, and World Champion, Maris
Strombergs of Latvia (Free Agent), settled for 2nd but
then stormed back to claim the win on Sunday flanked by Hyper/AT&T’s
Donny Robinson and GT’s
Mike Day – An all-Olympic podium.
Redline/TLD’s Robert de Wilde
had a strong showing and has moved up to 3rd overall on the
A small, but fast group of
Elite Women delighted fans in Fresno. The FBX track featured pro sections on
both the 2nd and 3rd straights and they are normally
untouched by the women’s class. Not this time – Fresh off of the UCI
Supercross in Denmark, Alise Post
was the first female to jump the big 2nd straight followed by
Ashley Verhagen and Clayborn’s
Brooke Crain. Formula/Fly’s
Dominque Daniels powered her
way to 2nd both days and continues to lead the series but Post is
closing the gap fast. Reigning Elite women’s champion,
Stephanie Barragan did not
Josh Meyers, the only Super-Ex
rider to win multiple mains this year, continued on his winning path with a
big win on Saturday. Clayborn’s Logan
Collins was 2nd ahead of GEICO Powersport’s
Matt Kelty in the super-stacked
main event. On Sunday, it was Kelty who took the lead early and was poised
for the big win when disaster struck – In the middle of the 3rd
straight pro section! Kelty abandoned ship in the middle of the big
doubles, causing everyone to scatter. The mishap helped earn Collins his
first win of the season and once again, turned the tables in the standings.
For Kelty, an injured foot will put him on the sidelines and may jeopardize
his chances for the title. One thing is for sure in Super-Ex these days –
nothing is guaranteed and the Grands will be an epic showdown.
In Master’s action, Free
local, Dave Bittner
(SE Racing) staged an
intense see-saw battle during qualifying but it was Holmes who stole the win
from Bittner on Saturday. Bittner impressed everyone by taking a run at the
3rd straight pro section but didn’t have enough room to pass
Holmes in the last turn. Sunday, like many other Sundays, was a different
one and Bittner edged out Holmes after a smooth run through the big pro
sets. The win moved Bittner up in the standings and kept Holmes from
earning a perfect 6-for-6 record. Redline’s
both days. Holmes still trails Intense/Dyna-pep’s
in the standings but has two races in hand.
continues to cling to
third in the series and will look to South Park and Nashville to move up in
Next up – The World famous
South Park, PA for the NBL Stars n’
Stripes National, June 26-28. NBL will host a
Future Stars Rider Clinic on the
Friday from 11am-2pm. UGP Opens
races are in full effect and the winners of each class will get cool UGP
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
NBL Elite Series Standings
(through All-American Nationals)
Strombergs LAT 190-8
Stumpfhauser CA 125-8 *2008 NBL Champion
Wilde NED 98-6
Nobles AL 76-6
Day CA 74-4
Colombo CA 61-8
Castro COL 60-6
Willoughby AUS 46-4
Daniels AZ 164-7
Post MN 139-6
Verhagen CA 120-6
Pitts FL 107-6
106-6 *2008 NBL
Smith OH 63-4
Pajon COL 47-2
Dragoo MI 40-4
Crain CA 36-2
Opincar TN 161-8
Holmes CA 147-6
Dinger NC 131-6
Bittner CA 124-6
Rupe CA 112-6
Lammoglia FL 104-6
Owens FL 95-4
Potosnak PA 82-6
Moreland IN 79-6
Adri Patrico Koolman
Meyers FL 187-12
Kelty DE 171-10
Pope IN 166-11
Collins TN 165-10
Endara ECU 117-6
Faoro FL 100-6
Wisehart KY 66-6
Morris CA 65-4
European Round 10 - Dessel, Belgium
1 Edzus Treimanis/LAT
2 Ivo V D Putten/NED
4 Pablo Guitierrez/FRA
5 Stepan Tumpach/CZE
6 Axel Keller/SUI
7 Roy V D Berg/NED
8 Arnaud Dubois/BEL
1 Laëtitia Le
2 Eva Ailloud/FRA
3 Magalie Pottier/FRA
4 Jana Horakova/CZE
5 Aneta Hladikova/CZE
6 Willy Kanis/NED
7 Joyce Seesing/NED
8 Manon Valentino/FRA
1 Joris Daudet/FRA
2 Sylvain Andre/FRA
3 Twan Van Gendt/NED
4 Giacomo Fantoni/ITA
5 Jelle Van Gorkum/NED
8 Renaud Blanc/SUI
1 Merle Van Benthem/NED
2 Elke Vanhoof/BEL
3 Cassandre Brousse/FRA
4 Sandra Aleksejeva/LAT
6 Camille Meyran/FRA
7 Mette Jepsen/DEN
8 Camilla Shannie/DEN
Heron/Redline team strong in Blue Springs!
Although the team did not turn in a
team sheet for this event, It looks like the riders who we're present rode well
enough to take the team overall if we had. Here's how the riders finished
National #1 on Saturday, 4th to
Darryl Freeberg in 13-14 expert open. 1st to Alexis Newark in 7 girls. 4th to
Jessica Beaumont in 17-27 girls. 1st to Jack Plummer in 8 & under cruiser. 2nd
to James Plummer in 7X. 2nd to Jack Plummer in 8X. 5th to Darryl Freeberg in
National #2 on Sunday went much the
same with Blue Heron/Redline riders terrorizing the track. 8th in open to
Freeberg. 2nd in 7girls to Newark. 4th in 17-27 girls to Beaumont. 2nd in 8 &
under cruiser to Jack Plummer. 2nd in 7x to James Plummer. 1st to Jack Plummer
in 8x. & 4th to Freeberg in 13x.
This team is already getting
noticed & by the end of summer they'll all be sick of us!
This weekend's Most Valuable Rider
award goes to Jack Plummer who also doubled Friday nite at the pre-race with a
pair of firsts. Hats off to all the team riders who raced at Blue Springs. You
did an excellent job representing your team & sponsors.
We will be running 2-3 team sheets
at Rockford. Everyone work on the gates & do your sprints, remember how fast
that 1st straight is at the Rock! See you all soon.