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BMX Racing news - WEEKEND UPDATE - March 30-APRIL 1, 2012

UCI BMX SX Time Trials Won By Connor Fields & Caroline Buchanan


Superfinal time trials decided Chula Vista CA March 30, 2012 – The opening round of the 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series got underway in Chula Vista, Calif. on Friday with Connor Fields (USA) and Caroline Buchannan (AUS) taking the victories in the men’s and women’s time trial superfinal.

Nearly 200 of the world’s best BMX racers challenged the Beijing-replica track on the campus of the U.S. Olympic Training Center in the race against the clock. For the finals on 31st of March 64 men and 32 women qualified.

Olympic year heats up competition With the start of an Olympic year the field was stacked with nearly 200 riders and all the major players in attendance. After one round of time trials the best 16 men and ladies qualified for the time trial superfinals. Fields posted the fastest time of the nearly 150 elite men in the opening time trial heat. Olympic gold medalist Maris Strombergs (LAT) finished second and the reigning USA Cycling National Champion Corben Sharrah took third spot.

Connor Fields said: “I grew up on this track,” explained Fields. “I started riding it in 2008 and so I know it like the back of my hand now. It was a good start to an important season, but you are only as good as your last race and there is another race tomorrow.”

Buchanan peaks at the right moment. Like Strombergs on the men’s side, Australian Caroline Buchannan was the only rider standing between an American podium sweep in the time trial Superfinal. The fourth-ranked rider in last year’s UCI BMX Supercross World Cup standings, Buchannan edged American favorite Arielle Martin by less than 4/10ths of a second. Along with Martin, Amanda Carr (USA) upped her game to secure the bronze in the Superfinal. Listen to her reaction here.

64 men and 32 women to finals With their performances Fields and Buchannan secure the top spots going into tomorrow’s main event. In total, Fields will be among the 64 who qualified for Saturday’s 1/8 finals and Buchanan will lead the 32 women for the quarterfinals.

Tomorrow the BMX riders will race against each other in heats of eight riders over three heats. The best four of will qualify for the next round through to quarterfinals and finals.

Results top three men: 1. Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) 33.648 2. Maris Strombergs (LAT) 34.413 3. Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT Bicycles) 34.682

Women: 1. Caroline Buchannan (AUS) 36.073 2. Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX) 36.546 3. Amanda Carr (Punta Gorda, Fla./ Endeavor-Paul Williams) 36.567









BMX Racing news - Wednesday/Thursday - March 28/29, 2012

Speedline Factory Pro, Kim Hayashi was workin' out on the track, Friday at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Chula Vista, CA. You can see more from Kim and other of the BMX Racing Greats that were flying all over the place, Saturday WILL want to check back!

UCI BMX SX World Cup & USA Cycling BMX Nationals kick off Olympic season in Chula Vista


BMX Mania Chula vista race coverage begins.....
Friday Morning, with photo coverage of UCI SX Practice.
Saturday Morning, UCI SX Time Trials photos & complete results.
Sunday Morning, USA Cycling Challenge Class National Championships & UCI SX World Cup.
Monday, USAC Jr. & Elite National Championships from the Olympic Training Center Supercross Track.
WHEW!!!! It'll be a CRAZY weekend of BMX! Keep it here for MORE!

From USA Cycling.....Chula Vista, Calif. (March 29, 2012) -- The opening round of the UCI Supercross BMX World Cup as well as the USA Cycling BMX National Championships will kick start the BMX Olympic year in Chula Vista, Calif. March 30 – April 1.

The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series will bring 200 of the world’s best BMX racers to southern California, Friday and Saturday, for the first of three world cup events leading into this summer’s Olympic Games. The USA Cycling BMX National Championships will cap off the weekend at the U.S. Olympic Training Center with nearly 500 of the top Americans in every age category vying for the right to wear the coveted Stars-and-Stripes national championship jersey.

For elite athletes, the weekend has a lot on the line. The Supercross World Cup counts toward the 2011-2012 UCI BMX Nations Rankings which will determine each nation’s number of start spots for BMX at the Olympic Games. Additionally, both the national championships and the world cup count toward the 2011-12 USA Cycling BMX Power Rankings which are part of the selection criteria that will be used to name athletes to the U.S. Olympic Team for BMX.

UCI BMX Supercross World Cup - The championship weekend will kick off Friday afternoon with the elite men’s and women’s world cup time trial qualification and Superfinals. The Supercross World Cup will continue Saturday afternoon with the men’s and women’s 1/8th and quarterfinal rounds beginning at 2:30 p.m. Action will continue through the finals set for 5:40 p.m.

Around 35 seconds - that is all it takes to race a Supercross track - giving all eight riders a fighting chance to win this explosive battle. It is impossible to predict who will be this year’s top rider, but looking at previous results, and at the top five countries, keep an eye out for current world champion Joris Daudet (FRA). Connor Fields (Henderson, N.V./Chase BMX) had a great end of the 2011 season as well, winning the final Super Cross World Cup last fall in Chula Vista. He will lead a strong U.S. team stacked with Olympic Test Event bronze medalist Nic Long (Lakeside, Calif./Haro Bikes), David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./Free Agent-Rockstar) who earned bronze in last season’s Supercross World Cup final, reigning national champion Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT Bicycles) and Olympic silver medalist Mike Day (San Diego, Calif./GT Bicycles). Current Olympic Champion Maris Strombergs (LAT) is always a fierce competitor as is Sam Willoughby (AUS) - winner of the 2009 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, all of whom are all expected to compete.

Among the elite women, veteran Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX) will be defending her win at the final 2011 World Cup last fall and will lead a slew of talented young American riders including Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro Bikes), Amanda Geving (Largo, Fla./MCS Bicycles), Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline) and Amanda Carr (Punta Gorda, Fla./ Endeavor-Paul Williams). Current world champion Mariana Pajon (COL) looks strong and is sure to challenge the large American contingent in the opening round, as will Caroline Buchanan who is currently the best performing Australian rider. From France, the strongest nation at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, a number of women are on a par, such as Laetitia Le Corguille and Magalie Pottier. Sarah Walker (NZL) and Shanaze Reade (GBR) are standout performers among the women’s field and will continue to be marked favorites.

The United States currently sits in third place in the men’s overall UCI nations rankings and in second in the ladies,’ putting them in current position to send a full contingent of BMX athletes to the Games with three men and two women.

The 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series will continue with round two in Randaberg, Norway, April 13th – before heading to Papendal, Netherlands, May 12th – 13th.

USA Cycling BMX National Championships - The USA Cycling BMX National Championships are American-only and crown the best BMX racers in various age groups of both challenge and cruiser categories. Nearly 500 of America’s top BMX racers of all ages will compete for Stars-and-Stripes national championship jerseys as amateur racing kicks off the national championship action on Saturday, March 31 at 10 a.m. on the nearby smaller, traditional BMX track at the U.S. Olympic Training Center.

Saturday’s national championship racing will also mark the debut of collegiate BMX.

Any amateur rider advancing to the final 16 of his or her category automatically qualifies to compete in their respective age group for the challenge portion of BMX World Championships, scheduled for May 23-27 in Birmingham, UK.

On Sunday the nation’s top elite and junior elite riders will duke it out on the nearby Beijing-replica Supercross BMX track. Sharrah and Post will begin defense of their national titles on Sunday at 1 p.m. A complete schedule of national championship racing action is available online. View images from the event in our online photo gallery.

The race will culminate an action-packed weekend of BMX racing hosted by USA BMX, formerly the American Bicycling Association (ABA), at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. To find a local BMX track near you, visit

Corsa Racewear Takes To The Track With Amanda Carr & Favio Mojica!

Amanda Carr Prepares for the Olympic Season - With only four months until the start of the games in London, Florida's Amanda Carr is taking every available opportunity to prepare herself for the coming season.  Currently sitting number 3 on the USA Cycling BMX Power Rankings, she is in a prime position to launch herself onto the 2012 Olympic team.  Amanda is approaching the games with laser-like focus, setting aside all other BMX races in favor of the five upcoming UCI Supercross events. She has split her time between practicing at her home track of Charlotte BMX in Punta Gorda, Florida, where she is Track President and Chula Vista, California where she is being trained by Coach, Greg Romero.

Amanda Carr has been racing BMX for 15 years.  She has won numerous races on the State, National and World Championship levels, with her first UCI World title in Paris 2005. She then grew into an elite Supercross racer scoring 5th place at the televised London Olympic test event in 2011.

Corsa Racewear is proud to promote the efforts of this dedicated athlete, and is happy to announce that Amanda has taken an interest in their 'Unleashed' line of clothing. She was impressed with the quality of the racewear and is thrilled to work with this emerging company. She will be wearing Corsa Racewear gloves and pants during her pursuit of Olympic glory.

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Corsa Racewear Signs 17X Favio Mojica - Bolivian born Favio Mojica has made a quick and indelible impact on Florida BMX racing.

As a youngster he competed in UCI races in Brazil and Venezuela, but it was when he moved to the States that he really started to shine.

With the reflexes of a cat and unbelievable cornering skills, he has won countless SSA Qualifiers, and recently made the main events on both days of the Gator Nationals in Oldsmar, Florida, an event charged with a number of high caliber racers.

Favio aims to take on the National scene and show why he deserves to be noted as a rising talent in the sport of BMX.

Corsa Racewear has complete confidence in his talents and is thrilled to be able to assist with his ambitions.  


Look for Favio at the SoCal Nationals in Chula Vista, California at the end of March.  


Follow his progress on the Corsa Racewear Facebook page and website: Corsa Racewear website / and Corsa Racewear Facebook page /

Answer Inks Sponsorship Deal with UCI World Champ, Mariana Pajon!

Answer BMX is excited to announce the addition of Elite Women’s World Champion Mariana Pajon to our family of co-sponsored pros and teams for the 2012 season!! Mariana will be rocking Answer Dagger forks in addition to other Answer components as she hits the track to defend her World title and go after Olympic Gold later this summer in London.


According to Natarsha Williams Birk, Answer BMX Sponsorship Manager; “I’ve been a fan of Mariana and her amazing riding skills ever since I first saw her race as a young girl. Even when I was competing myself as an Elite Woman, I would make it a point to go watch her motos and that was way back when she was just 10 or 11 years old. I’m thrilled to have her as part of our family here at Answer and can’t wait to watch her go after more titles as an Elite.


For more information on Mariana, you can check her out on Facebook at Mariana Pajon or on Twitter@marianapajon. And for more information on Answer BMX and their products, visit us at or find us on Facebook at Answer BMX.


Hyper Factory Pro, Donny 'dR' Robinson has had a tough time at the site of this weekend's site for UCI BMX Supercross, Round 1 ..... The U.S. Olympic Training Center at Chula Vista.

In this video interview from Pat Nugent's, BMX Blog on ESPN Action Sports, dR talks about his ups and downs in Chula Vista and in BMX in general over the last couple years since his big Bronze Medal win at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

It's been a TOUGH race for Donnie including multiple SERIOUS crashes, hospital stays, surgeries and recovery.


You can't EVER count Donnie out. As long as this Mega Pro can throw a leg over a BMX bike, he'll be scratchin', clawin' and swoopin' his way around a BMX track, and probably the competition. Who knows, maybe even a berth on the U.S. Olympic Team 2012?

Pat's media with dR, HERE!

Big New Contest From Supercross BMX!

We just heard about this late, but still time to win some cool stuff from Supercross BMX! Supercross Bill and the Team are running a contest a day up to this weekend's UCI BMX SX World Cup in Chula Vista, California.

The contest is a Team Trivia contest but there's lots of good hints and knowledge finders, so even if you're not the BIGGEST team fan, you can look up some answers and have a chance to win some great prizes from the Supercross Factory Team!

Here's the link to the contest, BMX Maniacs, hit it up and win some fun!








BMX Racing news - Monday/Tuesday - March 26-27, 2012

Fox/ Free Agent Team Edit

The boys over at Free Agent/Rockstar are all psyched with their new Fox sponsorship. They've got some clean lookin' race wear dialed in for 2012, and they're ready to rock it big time. Fox has busted out a nice new "Here's The Team" video, check it out here on BMX Mania............VERY cool!

"Action Living Show" Live at USA BMX Super Nationals with Donnie Robinson
Live from Metroplex BMX track during the 2012 USABMX Super Nationals. Interviews with Sam Willoughby , Donnie Robinson and Howard Johnson. Hosted by Sun Bru Brandon.









BMX Racing news - WEEKEND UPDATEO - March 24-25, 2012



While local schools were evacuating due to tornado warnings, hundreds of BMXers were attempting to get the national track at the Walters State Great Smoky Mountains Expo Center dialed in on Friday for the first installment of the USA BMX Volunteer Nationals in Morristown, TN. As expected, the event saw record breaking East Coast rider numbers and moto counts of 307 and 299. This was simply a HUGE event and FBN/Hyper riders were in the mix the entire weekend with team riders scoring wins and turning heads.


Our birthday girl, Emily Krickler put on quite a show in MoTown. On day 1 she was sent OVER the first turn in the 31-35 girls cru main event. On day 2 she joined teammate Susie Levan, who made her team debut this weekend, in 36-40 girls cruiser class. They dominated the main event going one and two as Emily took the win.

Spencer Martin continues to make progress on the track in the 13x class. Spence rocked his fresh FLY Carbon helmet and worked his way through quarter finals both days to a strong 2nd in Saturday’s main event.

Anthony White used his KMC gold chain and powered his way through quarter finals both days to an impressive 3rd place finish in 12x on day 1. Anthony’s brother Christopher was out for the Morristown event due to illness.


Layne Gainer continues to impress with his speed and style, scoring a 2nd and 3rd in 17-20 cruiser and working his way through quarters to the 17-18x main on day 1 before he slid out in turn one going for the lead.


CJ Fisher made the trip and picked up a pair of thirds in the 16 cruiser class, thanks to his ODI locking grips and Thomson stem.

Jim Paiva was at the front of the pack all weekend long in the 46-50 cruiser class, a class that saw 4 racks on day 2, scoring a 2nd in day 1’s main and leading day 2’s main to the last turn where he was put up high and settled for 3rd.

Niles Austin
took his Hyper cruiser with Doublecross hubs to a big time win in the 21-25 cruiser main on day 1. While on the 20”in the19-27x class, which had 49 riders, he crashed in the semi on day 1 and picked up a 5th on day 2.


Lance McGuire toughed it out with injured leg suffered in Saturday morning’s practice session, settling for a pair of 3rds in the 28-35 expert class. Lance was seen most of the weekend with his Thomson seatpost at full mast cruising around the parking lot trying to keep his leg loose.


Cam and Maddy Mason were in the house and having a great time. Maddy had a birthday since the Oldsmar event and worked her way to the 7 girls main on day 2.
Our team pit/trailer was set up outside for this indoor race event in order to keep from inhaling the dust from the track all weekend long and kept stocked with PowerBars to fuel our riders and Finishline lubricants to keep our riders bike running smoothly all weekend long.


Up next for the team is the USA BMX Dixieland Nationals in Powder Springs, GA. This will be preceded by a short southern states clinic tour of two to three stops en route to the event.

To follow us on Facebook and get your up-to-the-minute status reports and photos, just search FBN/Hyper.

FBN Plastics ( custom plastic fabricators. Hyper Bicycles ( makers of the ultimate Bicycle Motocross racing frames.


Co-Sponsors: Alienation (, BlackCrown Products (, Crit BMX (, Delta/Aztec ( Doublecross Hubs (, Finish Line (, FLY (, KMC (, ODI (, PowerBar (, Riderz Ready (, Safeguard (, and Thomson (

FBN/Hyper is a division of Bizzarro BMX, Inc

Caroline Buchanan Picks Up Country Wide TV Time In Australia!

Channel TEN's Totally Wild Episode with Caroline Buchanan, BMX Australia Elite BMXer!

Totally Wild TV Episode from Caroline Buchanan on Vimeo.

Monster Energy presents "Holeshot," a behind the scenes looks at Donny Robinson at his home track in Napa, California for a serious lesson on what it takes to be one of the fastest human beings on a BMX bike. For more information on the Monster Energy BMX, visit

Morphine Industries Straps it on in Morristown

Photos courtesy of Mike Carruth/ and Calbee Mundy/Snapcult


A week of coughing and feeling under the weather is the price you always pay rolling up to Morristown…..but it keeps bringing ya back. Can’t explain it, ya just go with it.


With rumors and whisperings that this Morristown was going to be bigger than ever. The Morphine crew strapped it on from all over the country and head to the Smokeys for the sport that we love…BMX.


When we rolled into town, it was obvious that USABMX was going to put on a show with a great track and all we had to do with provide the riding….and riding we did. With no AA PRO or Vet PRO racing we unfortunately were sans a few riders from the fam but solid none the less.


A PRO- Jason LaRev showed his usually skill and style but he came to abrupt halt with a mishap down the first straight and a slam into the double before the first turn. He settled watching the weekend with no broken bones but definitely some bruises.


36-40X Doran Bradshaw threw is down living up to his newly donned SOB title. Doran delivered a podium spot on 20” with a tre and a 4th place spot on his cruiser. Sunday Doran came right back with a 5th on his cruiser and a podium spot again on the 20”. Amazing how he goes to bed before 4am on Saturday night.


28-35X Charlie Hunt got sidelined on Saturday due to a glitch in the online reg system and had to watch on the sidelines. However, on Sunday, it was on as Charlie was ready to make up for a idle day. He slammed the top spot on the podium,1st, on cruiser and a hotly contested 2nd on his 20” by sliding past the finish line with legs and bike in the air.


19-27X Brandon McCoy started his assault on the overall title with a stacked class of 45 plus riders. Brandon battled for the top spot both days with Austin Loebe swapping spots. BMC settled for the deuce on Saturday and took the top spot on Sunday.


16 X Jared Johnson looked on point for the weekend but forced to step up another notch with outside lane choices most of the weekend. Jared laid down some great moves and took a 5th on Saturday and a 4th on Sunday.


13X Richie Dey brought his usual high flying skills and determination to Morristown. He got edged out of the main on Saturday but came back with a vengeance on Sunday to get an outside gate and finish at the line with a 6th.


10 Girls Kinley Buelvas repped the pink, black and white with skill. She rolled through her motos to make the main both days. Kinley took a 6th on Saturday and a 5th on Sunday.


Factory Team Sponsors: HARO BIKES (, Fly Racing (, Alienation (, DK Bicycles (, Folmer BMX (, Hawk Racing (, Rennen (, Tioga (, DNA Energy (

Millman & Millman Sign with Factory Staats Bikes
Canadian Elite riders Sabrina Millman and brother Karsten Millman have signed with Factory Staats Bikes/Ciari parts for 2012.

They also getting support from KalGard, Kenda, 2Pedals Designs, Fyxation, Elite Training Source &  SSRG.

Sabrina is hoping to be racing at the the 2012 UCI BMX Worlds in England this year and both will race the national series in Canada.


Nate Berkheimer's Broke, But He's Gettin' Fixed!

Warning: Opens to a new site.....Come Back! Come Back!

Just as the northwestern US's weather started to change for the better, BMX Rider / Racer, Nate Berkheimer took an unfortunate crash at Woodward West that resulted in a pretty serious leg break.

While in Vegas recovering from surgery Nate caught up with VitalBMX filmer Ryan Galvan for this interview. The video includes some unseen footage from his trip to Brazil as well as some stuff in the northwest.

Learn all about the crash, the injury, the surgery, and his recovery inside. Don't worry - there's plenty of great riding as well. Video Genius provided by: Ryan Galvan







BMX Racing news - Thursday - March 22, 2012

Free Agent To Host Pre-National Clinic At Chula Vista!

The Free Agent / Rockstar Clinic Tour rolls into Chula Vista this Saturday, March 24th from 3:00-5:00p.m. for your last chance "train on" before the following weekend's Pre-SoCal Nationals & the USAC National Championships.

Pre-signs at the track are $35/rider or $40/rider day of. Lots of free product rolling in ( Just added Shimano as a sponsor ) so the loot bags are stuffed to the hilt.

This week's clinic is hosted by: Dale Holmes, Cristian Becerine, Stephen Larralde & Marcus Hampton.

Don't miss out -- see you there!





BMX Racing news - Wednesday - March 21, 2012

London calling BMX Supercross riders, first stop, Chula Vista

Connor Fields, crossing the finish line with a huge win at the 2011 UCI BMX Supercross Chula Vista event.


Official UCI BMX Supercross News Release - With only 135 days to go to the start of the 2012 London Olympic Games, London is calling upon the best Elite BMX riders worldwide to qualify. The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Series races are the main qualification events for the Olympic Games and are a major opportunity for riders to score valuable points. The first opportunity to do so is at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, scheduled for 30th – 31st March in Chula Vista, California.

Around 35 seconds - that is all it takes to race a Supercross track - giving all eight riders a fighting chance to win this explosive battle. It is impossible to predict who will be this year’s top rider, but looking at previous results, and at the top five countries, we might want to keep an eye out for current World Champion Joris Daudet (FRA). Connor Fields (USA) had a great end of the 2011 season as well, winning the last event in California. Current Olympic Champion Maris Strombergs (LAT) is always a fierce competitor as is Sam Willoughby (AUS) - winner of the 2009 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup.

Among the Elite Women current World Champion Mariana Pajon (COL) looks strong and is tipped as one of the favorites to claim top honors in 2012. Caroline Buchanan is the best performing Australian rider, and while American Arielle Martin is being challenged by a number of talented young girls, it still looks like she is the American to beat in 2012. From France we see a number of women Elite riders that are on a par, such as Laetitia Le Corguille and Magalie Pottier. At the last 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, France was the strongest nation; question is, will it be again in 2012? Romana Labounkova was the best performing Czech rider at the UCI BMX World championships in Denmark in 2011 ranking 13th, but will she hold her country’s position in the top five this year?

Then there are two women riders, standing out almost alone, that represent their countries at the highest level. Sarah Walker (NZL) and Shanaze Reade (GBR) were top performers in the last Olympiad, but their countries are not represented in the top five ranking this time around.

Although work is already under way to build a 'London 2012 replica track' in Chula Vista, the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup will be held on the existing well-known Supercross track; regarded by many as the best and fastest track in the world.

The 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup is proudly sponsored by GoPro, Oakley, Red Bull, Troy Lee Designs, Leatt and ProGate.

Stops on the 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup circuit include: Chula Vista, CA USA, 30th – 31st March ..... Randaberg, Norway, 13th – 14th April ..... Papendal, Netherlands, 12th – 13th May ..... Abbotsford, Canada, 14th – 15th September.

Team USA's, Arielle Martin will defend her 2011 UCI BMX SX victory on her home track in Chula Vista!

East Coast Dirt & Vert Quad Point Race, This Weekend!






BMX Racing news - Tuesday - March 20, 2012


It was a rockin' and rollin' weekend at the USABMX Supernationals at Metroplex BMX in Desoto, Texas. A BIG number of Elite Men's riders waded thru quarters to see Redline's, Sam Willoughby double with a second big win for the weekend.

Many of the top U.S. pros were gone, evidently resting up for next week's UCI BMX Supercross event at the U.S. Olympic Center in Chula Vista, California. The competition was hot enough without them in Texas though, as many of the top European Elites were in the house.

Olympians on the gate was almost the rule, not the exception. Matisons, Nhlapo, Robinson, Strombergs, Willers, Dodet, and the list goes on! Sam was on the gas, though, and sent a big message to the competition, as he nailed the wins with determination and confidence.

Wanna check out more from Sunday's big race? Click here or on Sam/above to take a look at complete results and a new awesome race action photo gallery of your favorite elite riders doing it up on the race track.

Joris Daudet Aims for BMX Olympic Glory!

Here's a video interview for you that gives a little insight in to the goals and what's ahead in the upcoming months with France's Top Men's BMXer, Joris Daudet.

Joris has his sights firmly set on strong finish in London at the Olympic games. Good video production.....French with English subtitles.

Some ‘Double’ Damage in DeSoto by Team Redline

Team manager Jason Carnes led a strong and ascending Team Redline into the Super National at Desoto, TX and by the time the dust had cleared and the weekend was over Redline fans had plenty to cheer about.


On Saturday, Redline lined up Sam Willoughby, Tory Nyhaug, French rider Damien Godet, and getting faster every day, hometown star Denzel Stein. When it came to the final, Tory Nyhaug took a strong sixth and Sam Willoughby gapped the field for a decisive win in the Elite Men’s event.


In the Women’s Elite event, Alise Post reconfirmed that her successful comeback from injury is for-real by placing as the top US rider in third place.


TM Jason Carnes not only kept the RL team machine running smoothly, but he also had a successful day on the track against the always tough Vet Pro field. Fourth place for Jason!


Sunday was another bright, sunny day for the Red, White and Black. In the Elite Men’s event, Sam Willoughby completed his ‘double’ for the weekend by winning against a stacked field. And Alise Post scored her first victory of the young season by winning the Women’s Elite event.


In addition to Redline’s top guns, Redline also had a strong showing by it’s Regional Development Teams including Florida based Redline/M-1, Texas based ORP, Minnesota based Redline/Adventure and California based Redline/Bike Alley. A big shout-out goes to ORP rider Paige Norton who won the 14 girls events both days on her freshly hand autographed Redline/Alise Post Flight frame!


Redline riders Elliott McGrath of Stile Industries/Redline and Travis Ohrazda also made the journey to Desoto to compete in the always competitive A-Pro class.


The Super National in Desoto served as a final tune-up for the Redline pros as they now move on to Chula Vista where they will begin their final push for the London Olympics on the Olympic Training Center Supercross track.


Joining the team in Chula Vista will be AM #1 Josh Klatman who will be competing in both the So Cal National as well as the first USAC Collegiate National Championships.


Race fans can follow Redline riders on both Facebook and Twitter by finding Redline Bicycles on either service.


Text by Redline - Photos by Jerry Landrum/, Jason Krenek/MJT Designs









BMX Racing news - weekend update - March 16-18, 2012

French National Team, Elite Women's rider, Manon Valentino scored a big win Saturday at the USABMX Super Nationals in Desoto, Texas. Valentino held off a hard charging Dominique Daniels at the Finish Line to score a big win and some valuable rider and country points in the UCI lead up to the London Olympics. Wanna check out some GRRRREAT photos from Saturday's racing? Click on the race pix above to visit the BMX Mania, Super National Race Report Page.



BMX Mania's On The Road To Desoto, Texas! Lottsa BMX Racin' Goin' On!

It's USABMX time in Desoto, Texas as the travelin' national road show rolls in the the Dallas/Fort Worth area to run and gun some HOT BMX Race Action.,

With the All Important Olympic points looming as so very valuable to different countries as well as individual riders, you'll see the powerful Dutch and French teams rockn' it in Desoto, looking for super valuable points to send the maximum number of riders to London!

Tune in beginning Friday night and Saturday morning as we'll be posting tons of awesome BMX Race Photos from Friday's Pro Practice and then Saturday night with Saturday race results and photos and then again on Monday, we'll post a big report from Sunday's racing scene.

Check it here, BMX Mania, All BMX Racing, All The Time!








BMX Racing news - Tuesday - March 13, 2012

UCI BMX Worlds Video With British Olympic Sprinter, Iwan Thomas

Check out this Corinne Walder vid from the UCI BMX Worlds in Birmingham, with British Olympic Legend, Iwan Thomas.

Join Iwan as he takes a BMX walk down memory lane. As he was growing up, Iwan spent five years as a world class BMX racer, travelling the world and making it happen on the BMX track. Taking his BMX training and experiences in to Track & Field, Thomas went on to win multiple European, Commonwealth, and World Titles, capping off his career with an Olympic Silver Medal.

And it all started on the BMX track!

And YES, he will be at the World Champs in Birmingham as a fan supporting his friend, Shanaze Reade.

FLY Racing Ripa Short

Here at FLY Racing we constantly get requests from riders and dealers looking for different types of products and one thing that has been asked for a lot lately are racing shorts with pockets. With that said FLY Racing is pleased to announce the release of the Ripa race short. With lightweight casual styling and a race inspired design these shorts are perfect for bmx, mtb, and free-riding. Pockets….did we mention they have pockets? You can check your facebook page, send a tweet from staging and put your phone back in one of the two cargo pockets before the gate drops. It’s also going to be a hot summer and these shorts have zippered vents in the thighs to allow more air flow into the short. So if you want to stay cool out on the track, the trail, or just kickin it around the pits check out the Ripa short….available now from your local bike shop or favorite mail order.

ü Technical Cycling Short that is great for BMX, Mtb, and Free-riding

ü Go anywhere styling that can easily be worn as a casual wear

ü Poly/Cotton blend construction for a comfortable and durable fit

ü Stealth zippered leg vent to help keep you cool

ü 2 cargo pockets to store your cash, phone, and extras

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Yeah, I know, I know! I'm a bum and all that jazz! The Sunday Photos from the USABMX Oldsmar, Florida national got misplaced and I'm just now getting them posted. Sorry Sorry Sorry!

But, HEY! You didn't have anything better to do than sit around and gawk at awesome BMX race action photos, anyway, right? Well, probably. I mean, there's Facebook to update, Twitter to tweet and your latest text message to answer!

Go look at the PHOTOS! Click here or the Barry Files above to go!


A line of awe struck spectators react to Elite Women's racer, Alaina Henderson as she grabs a quick soil sample on the last straight at the USABMX Oldsmar, Florida National.

Sam Willoughby, Sunday's Elite Men's winner, has got his eyes on the Finish Line as he makes his way through the Elite Men's motos, Sunday at the USABMX Oldsmar, Florida National.
For more awesome Sunday/Oldsmar BMX Race Action Photos, click here or any of the photos above!





BMX Racing news - weekend update - March 9-11, 2012

J&R March Madness deals for 03/09 - 03/16

Kirk and The Gang at J&R are spinnin' some good deals for BMXers, and you can get in on the goodness here! Click here for all the fun and games, from folks with the heart of BMX! But don't wait too long, this offer is only good thru next Friday!


J&R Bicycles March Madness Specials - all new unbeatable deals good through Friday 03/16/12. Get them while they last!

J&R has a number of great offers going on this month: *Up to 30% OFF 2011 bikes *Free J&R T-Shirt with purchase of a complete bike, wheel set or frame *15% off orders over $125 - use coupon code ABAMAR15 (excludes sale items - code expires 03/31/12)

MCS Bicycles, Amanda Geving, Helpin' Raul Gomez, "Win This Race"!

Personal Appeal from MCS Factory Pro, Amanda Geving!

In support of my good friend and teammate Raul Gomez, I will be selling t-shirts at the Florida State Qualifier in West Palm Beach, this weekend.

The “I WILL WIN THIS RACE” t-shirt will be available at the MCS BICYCLES team trailer.

Stop by and pick up your t-shirt, they are only $20.00!

All proceeds will go to Raul to help with medical expenses.

Thanks for your support!

Amanda Geving / MCS BICYCLES - Elite Women

Raymon Van Der Biezen's Big win at Asian Championship in Hong Kong

Winning both days in Hong Kong after my injury, which is still not 100% recovered was a big surprise for me…

Last weekend I raced the Asian Championships in Hong Kong. Together with my teammate Jelle Van Gorkom, I decided to go there because it would be my first and last chance to ride an international race before the first UCI World Cup In Chula Vista, USA.

The races in Hong Kong were also important to get some extra points for our country, because Saturday was a category 3 race and Sunday category 4. Holland is in 5th position in the World ranking for the Olympics with the men’s, which means we can send the max of 3 guys to the Olympics. So we like to stay top 5 in that ranking.

It’s been tough the last couple of weeks with all the training, physiotherapy and travelling, but it paid off in Hong Kong. I didn’t expect too much, because it was my first race since my wrist injury and I’m just back on the track for like 1 month. Anyway, my wrist holds up pretty good, because I was able to win all my races both days in an international field of riders. Sometimes the wrist hurts when I’m not riding 90% smooth, but that’s something I have to get used to, because the wrist will never get 100% again. Jelle and I took some important points and for our country and they crowned me as the 2012 Asian Champion, which is a cool thing to say I think.

It’s been a great experience a great experience to race in Hong Kong and the organization did a great job for their first ever BMX race!

The next few weeks the Dutch National Team and I will be getting ready for the first UCI BMX Supercross in Chula Vista, USA. Hopefully the weather will be good, so we can ride our SX track at Papendal, which is freshly rebuilt!

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Pro BMXer, Josh Smith wants to send you some free energy bars from his sponsor, Supreme Protein. All you gotta do is to pick up some Supreme and send Josh a photo and you'll be entered in to the contest. Check it out and grab some Supreme Protein Bars!







BMX Racing news - Monday - March 5, 2012

Registration open for the Chula Vista BMX Supercross World Cup

Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 5, 2012) -Registration is now open for the first round of the 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup which is scheduled for March 30-31 in Chula Vista, Calif. Registration is available online for all championship class riders with an active USA Cycling BMX license and closes at 5 p.m. MT on March 19.

The first of four races in the 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series, the event at the U.S. Olympic Training Center just south of San Diego, Calif. is the third world cup event to count into the 2011-12 UCI BMX ranking season. Future stops on the 2012 UCI Supercross World Cup circuit include Randaberg, Norway, April 13-14; Papendal, Netherlands, May 12-13 and Abbotsford, Canada, Sept. 14-15.

The Chula Vista Supercross event is open to all elite and junior-level riders holding an USA Cycling BMX international license and riders must be born from 1995 or earlier to be eligible to enter the race.

The UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series offers significant international class 2 ranking points that affect an athlete’s individual international (UCI) ranking, and contribute to a nation’s ranking, which is the primary factor in determining the number of start positions a country receives at the 2012 Olympic Games. The Chula Vista contest is also the third of seven races to be factored into the 2011-12 USA Cycling BMX Power Rankings which helps determine the athletes who will represent Team USA at the upcoming Olympic Games, per the team selection procedures.

For more information visit the UCI BMX Supercross World Cups official webpage.

All championship class riders with an active USA Cycling BMX license can register now by logging on to their My USA Cycling account. Simply click on My Account, Register for an Event, filter ALL disciplines to “UCI,” click on 2012 UCI Supercross – Chula Vista. Riders wishing to attain a license can do so by visiting or directly via

Registration costs $165 and is open until 5 p.m. MST on March 19, 2012.

LATE Registration costs $330 and is offered from March 19, 2012 at 5:01 p.m. MST to March 22, 2012 until 2:30 p.m. MST (no exceptions).

MCS BMX Oldsmar Video Edit!

MCS Team Manager, Brian Fell got a video cam for Christmas and took up editing BMX videos.

Looks like he took some good lessons, this is a nice piece of work! Check it out here on BMX Mania, your one stop shop for BMX Race Stuff!

MCS Bicycles - 2012 Oldsmar Edit from Brian Fell on Vimeo.






BMX Racing news - WEEKEND UPDATE - March 2-4, 2012

UCI Worlds Bike Check With Australia's Brian Kirkham

Another in a series of bike check videos by "BMX Mania Approved" Video Producer Extraordinaire, Corinne Walder, and launched by the 2012 UCI BMX Worlds organizers in Birmingham, England.

This one features one of the best around, Australia's Team Elite member, Brian Kirkham!

Check out the action here on, all BMX racing all the time!

MPORA Action Sports

Free Agent/ Rockstar Clinic Tour

Also, while you're in the " Free Agent Frame Of Mind ", make sure to check out the report on Racer BMX Dot Com from the recent Free Agent / Rockstar clinic at the world famous Orange Y BMX.

Here's zee leenk!

Corben Sharrah / Factory GT
Brooke Crain / Factory Haro

Alienation BMX, the best BMX rim manufacturer in the world of BMX Racing plans to blaze a new trail in BMX sponsorship with a Junior Elite contingency sponsorship program aimed at USABMX Pro Series races for 2012.

The Junior Elite Contingency Program was selected because the staff at Alienation BMX want to invest in the future of BMX and reward deserving BMX racers who are making a commitment to achieving at a level that will prepare them for a great future in BMX racing.

The program will take place at thirteen USABMX Pro Series/UCI points races across the United States from January to November.

Prize money will be allocated as follows, per event. Junior Men = 1st/$50 – 2nd/$40 – 3rd/$30 and Junior Women = 1st/$30 – 2nd/$20 – 3rd/$10.

To be eligible, riders must do the following.

1 - Each qualifying rider must be using Alienation BMX rims (Front & Back) on their bike.

2 – Send Alienation BMX a photo by email or Facebook of their bike and/or themselves at the race in question, preferably a podium shot. The photo should have the track, podium or a track sign with USABMX signage visible in the photo, confirming that the photo was taken during the national in question.

3 - They also should have an Alienation sticker on their bike in the following order of preference. (1/Number Plate … 2/On helmet or prominently displayed on their bike frame.)

4 – Your contingency payment will be verified by way of the official USABMX race results and  payments will be made quarterly by company check drawn on U.S. funds.

Here is the list of qualifying races for the Alienation BMX Junior Elite Contingency Program.

Alienation BMX Junior Elite

Contingency Program

Feb 10-12, 2012

USABMX Gator Nationals – Pro UCI Series

Oldsmar, FL

Mar 16-18, 2012

USABMX Super Nationals – Pro UCI Series

Desoto, TX

Mar 30-01, 2012

USABMX SoCal Nationals – Pro UCI Series

Chula Vista, CA

Mar 31-31, 2012

USA Cycling National Championship

Chula Vista, CA

Apr 20-22, 2012

USABMX Winter Nationals - Pro UCI Series

Phoenix, AZ

Jun 01-03, 2012

USABMX Music City Nationals - Pro UCI Series

Nashville, TN

Jun 29-01, 2012

USABMX Great Salt Lake Nationals - Pro UCI Series

South Jordan, Utah

Jul 06-08, 2012

USABMX Stars N Stripes Nationals - Pro UCI Series

Pittsburgh, PA

Jul 20-22, 2012

USABMX Midwest Nationals - Pro UCI Series

Rockford, IL

Aug 31-02, 2012

USABMX Bluegrass Nationals - Pro UCI Series

Louisville, KY

Oct 26-28, 2012

USABMX Disney Cup Fall Nationals - Pro UCI Series

Orlando, FL

Nov 22-25, 2012

USABMX Presidents Cup Race of Champions - Pro UCI Series

Tulsa, OK

Nov 22-25, 2012

USABMX USA BMX Grand National - Pro Series Final

Tulsa, OK

For stickers, email Jerry Landrum/Alienation BMX …