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Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, March 31, 2008
GHP Forms Massive Factory Team
GHP Factory Racing would like to announce it’s newest team manager and rider base effectively immediately. It is with great pleasure that we have aligned forces with Matt Zito, formerly of Factory Tabu / VZ Racing. For GHP it means having an opportunity to increase our rider base and effectively build quality frames and race products around quality racers. Having Matt in place to run the Factory Team and manage our rider base will allow the operating partners of GHP to focus on their core business. This opportunity will allow us to continue establishing grass root programs that will reach far within the BMX Community along with giving the partners of GHP time to race at select nationals. Showing not only that GHP is a company of riders, but it’s a company formed by racers and for the racers. Thanks Matt and we look forward to a great working relationship. The team is in preparation for their next race in Redmond, OR.
Matt Zito - New Team Manager for GHP Factory Racing – BIO on Matt and the others formerly w/ TABU Factory / VZ Racing.
My family and I reside in Spanish Springs, NV. - On a personal level, I am married and Zach is my only child. As a family we have started VZ Racing and have supported many racers in BMX and MX. I started racing BMX in 1979 and have been involved ever since. At this point in my life I feel more comfortable working with the riders and organizing our local track which I have helped take over last summer. BMX has been a passion of mine which I have passed on to my son and have tried to give back to the sport as much as it has given to me. With this opportunity of merging with GHP I see that I can help bring a group of talented riders as well as my knowledge and love of the sport to the team. I want the riders to worry about riding and I will make sure that they are taken care of. What I have noticed about the GHP team is that the riders are their because this is what they love and that they share this camaraderie with the team as well as the other riders they compete with. This isn't common with all teams and feel that this will make GHP standout from other teams.
VZ Racing started in 2003 as a satellite team to the Bicycle Authority Bike shop team in Northern NV. I worked with the owner of BA. (Dan Turner) to create a team that supported the local rider who was trying to get to the next level. The team is a dominant force in Northern NV. and have come to be very competitive on the National level. At the end of 2007 we teamed up with Ronnie Jordan of Pimp Biker and Tabu bikes to bring the top 6 riders of the team to the factory level. We came out strong at the ABA Silver Dollar Nationals with each of our riders making their main events. Things looked to be going strong, but production of the frames has been put on hold do to medical issues in Ronnie’s family. Talking with Rick it sounded that we could each use help and that we were both needing what each other had. This merge is a great opportunity for us and I feel that GHP is the missing link to really put Northern Nevada on the map for talented BMX racers.
Extended Line Up w/our merger of teams ..... Stephanie Baldwin/8G - Dakota Baca/11X & Cruiser - Zach Zito/12X & Cruiser - Jim Seevert/37X & Cruiser - Justin Wike/A PRO - Michael Larson/A PRO
Stephanie 2007 NAG 4- came on the local scene about 3 years ago and put fear into all of the boys in her age group. The Balwins decided to go to the grand’s and see what could come of this and now has received NAG plates for 2 years in a row.
Dakota- finished up the 2007 with a broken collarbone and has come back to make mains at Lake Perris in the very talented 11 cruiser class. He was recruited from the local team BMX RUSH because we have seen allot of speed, talent, and determination.
Zach 2007 District 2 on both bikes- Zach is a regular main maker at the nationals and has a ton of skills. Zach has been racing since 2000 and has several state titles. He is one of the little guys to first do the be jumps and technical rhythm sections.
"Hacksaw" Jim, has been making mains since the 80's - There is no one in his class that can go to a skate park, dual slalom, downhill, or dirt jump event and make a main event and compete with him. He will someday be in the history books for his all around talent.
Justin - All power and will make the main when ever he wants. One of the most successful riders to come out of Northern Nevada and match with style. He took off the 2nd half of 2007 and came out to the Silver dollars getting a 2nd Friday and MEQ on Sunday.
Michael "Mayhem" Larson - Mike has ridden for Vendetta, Sharp, and NBL team Olish Farms during the past few years. Very smooth and very fast. He turned pro this year and has made mains in Lake Perris. He is very quiet and focused. You have to see him ride to understand him.
Existing GHP Factory Racing Rider Base
Rick Lehman 36x / 36-40 Cruiser - AZ
Greg Hill – 41-45 Cruiser - CA
Trevor Reynolds – 36-40 Cruiser - ID
Jerome Ortiz – 28x - AZ
Johnny Little – 28x - AZ
Ted Brown – 28x / 31-35 Cruiser - WI
Alexis Ortiz – 12 Girls - AZ
Chase Lamphiear – 14x / 14 Cruiser - ID
Josh Mattocks – 16x / 16 Cruiser - ID
Cameron Cain – 19x - ID
Don Fisher – 31-35 Cruiser - AZ
Robby Patterson - 16x / 16 Cruiser - UT
Christian Martinez – 17x / 17 Cruiser - UT
Todd Parry – A Pro / Pro Cruiser - AZ
Jason Herr – A Pro - AZ
John Purse – Vet Pro – TX
Wallace BMX Day A Huge Success
BMX racers took to the track for free practice and free rider clinics for new racers and local bike shops made repairs to bikes for the spring/summer season.
Several tracks in Indiana ,Florida , Texas and Washington State celebrated with fun activities for the whole family.
They signed up new racers who took the free practice time and free racing in celebration of Wallace BMX Day.
The day was founded by former BMX racer Steve Wallace of Anderson , IN who raced in the early 80's but had to retire due to a nerve disorder called 'Dystonia' which affects his muscles and speech.
Today's BMX Racing News - Friday/Saturday, March 28 & 29, 2008
Elite Men – Kyle Bennett
Elite Women – Jill Kintner
Jr. Men – Denzel Stein
Jr. Women – Terra Nichols
Masters – Kenth Fallen
DeSoto, TX: For the first time in BMX history, the ABA (American Bicycle Association) is teaming up with USA Cycling - to hold this years' highly important USAC BMX National Championships (i.e. the one race of the year where the winner takes the stars 'n bars jersey - as well as some precious points toward Olympic team qualification).
Of course, Team REDLINE is hoping to make a little bit of BMX history of their own, here at Denzel Stein's hometrack of Metroplex BMX - the USA's first city-funded covered arena funded by hotel tax dollars........Check Out The WHOLE Story!
|Read The Whole Story On The ABA Supernationals/USAC National Championships Race Report Page! - Click Here To Check It Out!|
ABA Super Nats Pro Results!
Top Spots At The Metroplex!
AA Pro - Danny Caluag
Girl Pro - Alise Post
Vet Pro - Kenth Fallen
A Pro - Denzel Stein
Pro Cruiser - Tyler Brown
"B/M/Xin In The USA!"
OH Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! It's Big Time BMX in Texas, Baby! The ABA Super National / USA Cycling BMX National Championships are taking place at the World Famous Desoto, Texas Metroplex. The Metroplex is a covered outdoor BMX arena, famous for it's awesome track, and the addition of the USAC National Championships ought to make for a TREMENDOUS weekend of racing. BMX Mania is In D House, so make sure to check in Friday and Saturday evening for some exciting Action Photos and complete results. BMX Mania, your Place To Race, where we love BMX Racing and it SHOWS!
Friday ABA Super National
Practice from 10:15 am to 2:30
Race starts at 3:00 pm
Registration 9:30 am to 1:30 pm (for Friday Saturday and Sunday)
Registration 3:30 pm until the end of the race
(for Saturday and Sunday)
(Three Moto Total Points)
All Memberships Honored
Practice from 6:30 am to 10:45 (UCI Random Gate)
Opening Ceremony 11:00 am
Race starts at 11:30 am
Registration Saturday From 6:30 am to 9:30 am
Registration for Sunday 12:00 pm until the end of the race
Sunday – ABA
Super National Day #2
Race starts at 8:00am
No Registration on Sunday!
No Practice on Sunday!
Go211.com to webcast
ABA Super Nationals and USAC Cycling Championship
Metroplex in Desoto, TX
Schedule of webcast:
Friday: Live Webcast to start at 2:00pm with the Go211 pre-race show
Saturday: Live Webcast to start at 11:00am with Go211 pre-race show
Sunday: Live Webcast to start at 8:00am with race action.
Interviews will be played between each round of motos and before main events.
Main events will be posted to the Go211 site by Wednesday April 2nd.
USAC National Championship videos to be posted on http://www.go211.com/u/usanationalchamp
ABA Super National videos to be posted onhttp://www.go211.com/u/supernats08
Don't forget the live chat feature on the go211 site. Chat live with BMXers all around the world who will be watching the live webcast with you. Once the videos are loaded you can create your own playlist of your favorite races and post them on your go211 profile.
ABA BMX would like to thank all the 2008 National Series sponsors:
Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex ( www.disneysports.com ) American Suzuki-( www.suzukicycles.com ) Jig-A-Loo-( www.jigaloo.com ) BAWLS Guarana ( www.bawls.com ) Bawlstyle ( www.bawlstyle.com )Redline Bicycles-( www.redlinebicycles.com ) FLY Racing-( www.flyracingbmx.com ) Sponsorhouse-( www.sponsorhouse.com ) Tangent-( www.tangentproducts.com ) Intense BMX-( www.intensebmx.com ) T.H.E. ( www.bmxthe.com ) Fire Magic Premium Grills ( www.rhpeterson.com/firemagic/ )
Without their support, we couldn`t make the 2008 ABA racing season such a huge success. Support the sponsors that support ABA BMX racing.
USA CYCLING'S BMX NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS BEGIN MARCH 29 IN TEXAS
Olympic Hopefuls Among Hundreds on Hand to Compete For a National Championship and Trip to Worlds
Contact: Andrea Smith (Tel.) 719.866.4666 (Mobile) 719.209.8210 (E-mail) email@example.com (Website) www.usacycling.org
DESOTO, Texas - (March 27, 2008)--The second annual USA Cycling BMX National Championships are slated for Saturday, March 29 in Desoto, Texas. Several top hopefuls in the newest Olympic sport will compete for a national title and for points to qualify for the BMX squad that will be headed to Beijing in August. Along with the elite level stars, BMX athletes from age five and up will battle for the stars-and-stripes jersey in both the challenge and cruiser classes as well as the chance to qualify for the team that will represent the United States at the BMX World Challenge in Taiyuan, China in late May.
Several of the world's top BMX athletes are scheduled to compete, including the number-two ranked rider in the world and current USA Cycling BMX Rankings points leader, Kyle Bennett who hails from nearby Conroe, Texas. Donny Robinson (Napa, Calif.), the number-four ranked rider in the international standings, will be back to defend his 2007 national title while U.S. Olympic training center resident Mike Day (Santa Clarita, Calif.) will try to move up from his current third-place position in the USA Cycling BMX Rankings. The 2005 UCI world champion, Bubba Harris (Goodyear, Ariz.), will also be on hand as he continues his comeback, adding depth to a strong elite men's field.
On the women's side, the current USA Cycling BMX Rankings points leader, former ABA BMX World Champion and multiple-time UCI 4-cross Mountain Bike World Champion Jill Kintner (Seattle, Wash.) will be looking to continue her quest for Olympic gold, along with Pleasant Grove, Utah's Arielle Martin. Martin, the silver medalist at the 2006 UCI BMX World Championships, is in a very close second in the points chase and is ranked eighth in the world. Currently the top American woman in the 2008 UCI BMX Rankings, 18 year-old Amanda Geving (Largo, Fla.) will compete for the coveted stars-and-stripes jersey along with fellow Olympic Training Center resident and long-time BMX champion Kim Hayashi (Chandler, Ariz.).
The USA Cycling BMX National Championships is 14th of 17 women's races, and the 16th of 19 races on the men's side that factor into the 2008 USA Cycling BMX Rankings-the primary factor which determines the Olympic Long Team for the 2008 Games in Beijing.
The USA Cycling BMX National Championships also provide an opportunity for "Challenge Class" amateurs of all ages to qualify for the team that will represent the United States at the BMX World Challenge in Taiyuan, China in late May.
For more information on the USA Cycling BMX National Championships, click here <http://www.usacycling.org/events/2008/bmxnationals/> . To view the current USA Cycling BMX rankings, click here <http://www.usacycling.org/news/user/story.php?id=3094> .
2008 USA Cycling BMX National Championships
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Event Schedule: Racing Begins at 11:00 a.m.
About USA Cycling
Recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling promotes American cycling through its 58,000 members and 2,500 annual events. USA Cycling associations include the BMX Association (BMX), National Off-Road Bicycle Association (mountain bike), U.S. Cycling Federation (road/track), the National Collegiate Cycling Association and the U.S. Professional Racing Organization (professional men's road). For more information, visit www.usacycling.org or contact USA Cycling Director of Communications, Andy Lee at 719-866-4867.
Happy Birthday, Matt! Yep, it's BMX Mania Team Rider, 'Cruising' Dylan (and Awesome Ashley) Cooley's Dad's birthday.
Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, March 27, 2008
UCI Supercross / Adelaide Registration Deadline!!!!!
ATTENTION ELITE MEN & WOMEN RIDERS!!!!!
The spectacular UCI Supercross race in Adelaide, Australia kicks off in TWO WEEKS
If for some reason, you haven't gotten signed up, there's still time
Your opportunity to sign up for SX Adelaide will close Monday 31st March.
You must enter through your National federation.
(Hmmm, BMX Mania better start packin', cuz flight time is right around the corner!)
UCI BMX SX Adelaide
BMX Australia has released confirmation that the Adelaide round of the 2008 UCI-BMX Supercross series will be a world first by being built indoors within the Adelaide Showgrounds in Adelaide, South Australia.
2008 Supercross Event Coordinator John Leary has announced that the Supercross round for Adelaide on Saturday 12th April and Sunday 13th April 2008 will be an integral part of an exciting week of BMX activities that will finish with the running of the the 2008 Australian National Championships on the following weekend.
He commented that the format for the week will ensure that BMX competitors will get the opportunity to see the worlds best BMX athletes in serious competition leading up to the 2008 Olympics.
A recent UCI Technical inspection has finalized the track layout.
The track for the Adelaide Supercross will be constructed by the UCI track builder to similar Supercross specifications as will be the basis of the Beijing Olympic track.
The Supercross track will be then modified overnight to suit Australian National Championship Track specifications for the 2008 Nationals on the 16th-20th April.
Major support for BMX Australia has come from Events South Australia, the events unit of the South Australian Government, along with support from the Australian Sports Commission, Adelaide Showground and the Oaks Hotel Group.
Details on Race Format, Accommodation and Tourism are now available on the event website www.bmxsuperx2008.com
Old Skool Legend Andy Ruffell In First interview in 20 years
If you've never heard of Andy Ruffell then you’re either only ten years old or you’ve never ridden a BMX in your life!
Andy rode for Raleigh and Mongoose touring the world competing in racing and freestyle where he won more than 5 UK Racing Championships, 4 UK Freestyle Championships, 3 European Racing Championships and other world events.
Since then Andy has created and launched the MasterCard MOBO Awards – now one of the world’s largest televised urban music events and is also the Founder and CEO of ‘DanceStar’ – the global dance music awards!
The boy done good!
Its took a while but now after tracking Andy down in Miami over four months ago, it’s here, live, straight to the point, controversial and definitely well worth the wait!
In his first BMX interview for over 20 years Andy talks Mongoose, March and Money!
With questions from Fleming, Shooter, Wood, Hill, Rupe, Schofield, Mike Pardon and Eddy King this has to be the scoop of the century!...Enjoy
Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Alienation joins forces with Kovachi
Awesome news to all the BMXICANS out there again this year… Alienation & Kovachi Wheels (a leading source of on track goods & services) have created another alliance this year. Starting immediately Kovachi Wheels will represent Alienation to enhance our representation at race events so it is second to none. Products will be on display so get off your butts & check it out first hand.
GATOR NATIONAL *UCI
WEST PALM, FL
SUPER NATIONAL DAY 1
USAC NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
SUPER NATIONALS DAY 2
GEORGIA STATE QUALIFIER AND CLINIC
FLORIDA STATE QUALIFIER
EAST COAST NATIONALS
SOUTHEAST REGIONAL/FLORIDA STATE QUALIFIER AND CLINIC
FORT WALTON, FL
GEORGIA STATE QUALIFIER AND CLINIC
MID AMERICAN NATIONALS
BLUE SPRINGS, MO
|MAY 17-18||FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS||TBA||NBL|
|JUNE 6-8||SOUTHERN CHARM NATIONALS||LEXINGTON, S.C.||NBL|
|JUNE 20-22||DIXIELAND NATIONALS||ATLANTA, GA||ABA|
|JUNE 28||GEORGIA STATE QUALIFIER AND CLINIC||ALBANY, GA||NBL|
|JUNE 27-29||STARS AND STRIPES NATIONAL||PITTSBURGH, PA||NBL|
|JULY 5-6||SOUTHEAST REGIONAL AND CLINIC||MCDONOUGH, GA||NBL|
|JULY 12||STATE QUALIFIER AND CLINIC #5||SPEEDWAY, GA||NBL|
|JULY 18-20||NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS||SPRINGFIELD, MA||ABA|
|AUGUST 2-3||SOUTHEAST REGIONALS||AUGUSTA, GA||NBL|
|AUGUST 9||GEORGIA STATE QUALIFIER AND CLINIC||PEACHTREE CITY, GA||NBL|
|AUGUST 15-17||STAR SPANGLED NATIONALS||SEVERN, MD||ABA|
|AUGUST 29-31||NBL GRANDS||LOUISVILLE, KY||NBL|
|SEPTEMBER 12-13||REDLINE CUP EAST FINALS||TBA||ABA|
|SEPTEMBER 13||GEORGIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS||PEACHTREE CITY, GA||NBL|
|OCTOBER 16-19||FALL NATIONALS/DISNEY CUP||ORLANDO, FL||ABA|
|NOVEMBER 27-30||ABA GRAND NATIONALS||TULSA, OK||ABA|
|DECEMBER 26-29||NBL CHRISTMAS CLASSIC/PRESIDENTS CUP||TBA||NBL|
dan rumple | sponsorship coordinator | www.alienationbmx.com | 574.269.7944
Happy 21st, Chase Campbell
BMX Mania sends out 21st Birthday wishes to Chase Campbell.
Chase is celebratin' in style by announcing that he now rides for Team Audiobahn and made every main at the NBL's Big A races this year.
Chase is now racing in the tough NBL Super Ex class and look out if you're heading down to Nashville, Tennessee for the NBL Elite Series race in July, cuz, that's his home track and Chase sez, "You better be ready!"
'dR' Gets Hyper With Hyper
Malaga, New Jersey, March 20, 2008
Hyper Bicycles is proud to announce that they have signed a multi-year sponsorship agreement with “dR” Donny Robinson. Among the sports most decorated elite, dR’s seemingly endless career has earned him accomplishments such as the 2006 National Bicycle League #1 Pro honor, 2006 UCI Supercross Series Title, 2007 National Champion and Winner of the 2007 Olympic Test Event in Beijing. Having ridden for Hyper in the past, this partnership, for Donny, has roots that date back to the early 90’s.
When asked how he felt about returning to the Hyper team after so many years Donny said "I feel honored to represent Hyper in the most important year for BMX racing thus far and really, I've been a part of the Hyper family since '94, this is just a big coming home party for me." Hyper Bicycles will now join the likes of HP, AT&T, Nike, Kellogg, Hershey, Maxxis, Fly racing and Monster Energy as one of Donny’s headline sponsors.
“Donny brings our excitement, here at Hyper, to a whole new level; he’s a perfect addition to our Factory team” stated Hyper Bicycles owner Clay Goldsmid.
“We appreciate Donny’s professionalism. We hope to reciprocate Donny’s dedication as an athlete in a fashion unparalleled in BMX” said Hyper Team manager and Factory Team Rider Jud Ciancio.
“Not only is he a great ambassador for our brand, he’s a great ambassador for the sport as a whole. 2008 is bound to be a historic year in the sport of BMX and we think Donny is a huge part of that” Clay Goldsmid continues.
Hyper dR signature products are set to launch this Spring. Hyper dR frames and dR signature complete bikes will soon complement Hyper’s extensive frame line-up. For more information on the entire line of Hyper Bicycles Products. Please visit www.hyperbicycles.com.
Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Intense BMX, FLY Racing, and ABA BMX team up for 2008 Race For Life Series!
Did you know you don`t have to be an ABA member to help in the fight against Leukemia & Lymphoma? Give a ABA BMX "Race For Life" donation envelope to a friend. They can help with a great cause, be eligible for great prizes, plus they can try out the great sport of ABA BMX!
After you have received your collection envelope for the ABA BMX “Race For Life”, you need to start collecting donations from your friends, relatives, neighbors and businesses in your community. Instruct the donors to make checks payable to the Leukemia “Race For Life”. When you go back to the track, put all the checks in the envelope but don’t seal it because the track operator will have to verify what you have collected in order for you to be eligible to compete for the ABA BMX/Intense/THE/FLY Racing awards that will be given away. If you need more envelopes see your track operator or drop us a line at www.ababmx.com .
2008 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ABA BMX “RACE FOR LIFE” Fund Raising AWARDS
Official “Race For Life” Certificate
Official “Race For Life” Patch
Official “Race For Life” T-shirt
Official “Race For Life” Jacket
All entry fees to the 2008 ABA Grands "FREE" (cannot be transferred)
Along with the great prizes listed above, the Top Five Fund Raisers Nationwide for the ABA BMX "Race For Life" series have some awesome prizes from ABA BMX/Intense/THE/FLY Racing on the line for 2008.
1st Place Fund Raiser – FREE trip for two to the ABA Grands, including round trip airfare, hotel, Friday Night PRO-Spectacular/N.A.G.5 Challenge event tickets and all entry fees. In addition you'll be a "Factory" INTENSE rider for the weekend, just like Factory Intense/BAWLS Guarana Super-stars Danny Caluag and David Herman. And you'll also receive a complete Intense BMX Bike ($450.00 Retail), THE Helmet, Intense Jersey, FLY Racing pants, FLY Racing shoes, and*THE Prize Pack. You'll even get to hang out with ABA BMX National #1 AA PRO, Danny “Easy Money” Caluag and 2007 ABA BMX Rookie PRO of the year winner, David Herman, in the Factory Intense pit area for the ABA Grands weekend.
2nd Place Fund Raiser - Intense BMX Complete Bike ($450.00 Retail), THE Helmet, and Intense Jersey
3rd Place Fund Raiser - THE Helmet and *THE Prize Pack
4th Place Fund Raiser - THE Helmet
5th Place Fund Raiser - *THE Prize Pack
*THE Prize pack includes Grips, Number Plate, Pads, Seat, and Bike Stand.
We hope you are as excited about this year`s ABA BMX "Race For Life" Series as we are. Getting the prizes and winning races is great, but helping others is one of the finest things anyone can ever do in life. This is your opportunity, through the sport you know and love, to help people in two ways. First, through your gathering of donations for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, you will be helping fight and bring to an end a dreadful disease that affects thousands of people each year. Secondly, you can introduce BMX to your friends, family, and neighbors that may not have thought that they would ever be able to participate in competitive BMX. Their contribution will be their entry into the finest sport in the world, BMX.
To find out more about an ABA BMX "Race For Life" event near you, just click the link below.
Fly Racing, the official sponsor of the ABA State Championship Series
At FLY Racing, we LIVE what we make. Everyone here rides or races BMX or Motocross, so we are really involved in the development and production of our products. Our goal is to make the best quality, best priced items that help make the sport as enjoyable as it can be. We are always looking for that new material, that new item and that new way of making a better and more enjoyable product for our sport. We also realize that we are really fortunate to have the great support from everyone in BMX for our products. We take this as a responsibility to do better and better and keep the FUN in what we do for everyone. We THANK all the riders and the ABA for the great Sport of BMX and we look forward to the future. We want everyone to have FUN!!!
Intense BMX boasts one of the world’s highest quality BMX frames, with 12 sizes to choose from and has become the leader on and off the track. Intense BMX recently introduced a complete BMX race bicycle line. In early 2007, Intense will also launch a line of possibly the most anticipated line of BMX race frames, The Podium Series, which will revolutionize the BMX frame industry. Intense BMX is manufactured by VSI Products, of Cerritos, CA.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® Fighting Blood-Related Cancers - Since its inception in 1949, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® has been committed to finding cures for all blood-related cancers, but has not been able to effectively portray the breadth of its mission under a banner that emphasized a focus only on leukemia. Additionally, the Society is deeply concerned with the dramatic and unexplained rise in incidence rates of lymphoma during the last half of the 20th century. So on February 1, 2000, the Society unveiled a new name and logo. The new name, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® , along with a tag line, Fighting Blood-Related Cancers, was crafted to clarify the diseases that the Society fights.
We`re the same organization with the same mission. But we want everyone with a connection to blood-related cancers - patients, physicians and supporters - to understand that we are committed to fighting all hematological malignancies, including leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
The Society was further moved to implement the name change by a startling rise in lymphoma incidence rates. Statistics from the National Cancer Institute show that from the mid 70s into the 90s, lymphoma rates rose by more than 70 percent, which made it the third fastest rising cancer in the country during that period. Today 454,000 Americans have lymphoma. In 1999 alone an estimated 64,000 new cases were diagnosed. New cases of non-Hodgkin`s lymphoma are rising by 1.1 percent per year while death rates are rising by 1.8 percent each year.
Miami, FL – March 24, 2008 - Introducing BAWLS Guarana G33K B33R – the first-ever high-caffeine root beer, inspired by root beer fans everywhere who want to let out their inner geek!
Yesterday’s geeks have the last laugh in today’s world, running the nation’s most successful companies, starring in blockbuster films like “Superbad” and racking up six-figure salaries as professional video gamers. Geeks have even claimed their own culture, complete with nerd-core music, geek-centered retailers and even drinks!
Founded by then college student Hoby Buppert as a class project, BAWLS Guarana is an eleven year-old soda company known for its line of high-caffeine drinks named for the “bounce” they give you. Enjoying a cult-like following among techies and students, BAWLS Guarana’s refreshing, caffeine-packed sodas are a staple at video gaming events – the company sponsors more than 1000 of them each year.
A rarity in the root beer world, G33K B33R packs a caffeine kick equal to a cup of coffee and nearly three times that of traditional sodas. Written in “Leet Speak,” a language popular among techies where letters are substituted with numbers, G33K B33R’s refreshing, root beer flavor is spiked with guarana to deliver a natural caffeine kick perfect for anyone in need of a “bounce.”
Release your inner G33K with BAWLS Guarana G33K B33R, in stores April 1st! For more info, visit www.bawls.com.
BAWLS is the brainchild of entrepreneur Hoby Buppert, CEO of Hobarama, LLC, who named the beverage for the caffeinated “bounce” the drink packs. Widely distributed to local supermarkets, convenience stores (7-Eleven, Speedway/SuperAmerica), Target, Microcenter stores and gaming venues; BAWLS is a premium, non-alcoholic, carbonated beverage made from the guarana berry harvested in the Amazonian Rainforest. The caffeine found in BAWLS Guarana contains the same amount of caffeine as coffee and nearly three times that of traditional sodas due to a naturally occurring form of the stimulant found in the guarana berry. BAWLS’ unique refreshing flavor tastes like a citrus infused cream soda and its popularity continues to grow among caffeine-deprived, refreshment-seeking techies, students, professionals and athletes in need of a Bounce. For more information, visit www.BAWLS.com.
SUPPORT BICYCLING/Wallace BMX Day March 26
Former BMX Racer Steve Wallace of Anderson, Indiana used to race BMX in the early 80's but had to retire due to a nerve disorder called 'Dystonia' which affects his muscles and speech, he raced at NBL and ABA tracks.
Wallace is still involved in BMX by promoting the sport anyway he can.
March 26 is Wallace BMX Day.
It is a day to get involved with your local track, get your bike ready for spring or racing, take your bike to your local bike shop for a tune up or simply go for a bike ride with your family.
BMX has always been a family sport and a non-profit organization.
Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, March 24, 2008
Central Oregon is kicking up the heat for April!
Join us April 4-6 for the 2008 ABA Great Northwest Nationals at the awesome indoor facility at the Hooker Creek Event Center. You've never experienced an ABA national like this one! Brought to you by Team BMX Oregon make your plans to be here! - Pre-signs are available at www.ababmx.com - FREE PARKING - FREE SPECTATOR ADMISSION - go to www.smithrockbmx.com for more details, and lodging information.
April 12, 2008 will kick off our 2008 racing season at Smith Rock BMX. This season is sure to be another record breaker. Come see why Smith Rock BMX was voted #1 in the Western Region by their peers for promoting BMX loud and proud! Join us opening day from 1-4pm. FREE clinic at 1:30 -- Live broadcast with Power 94 (More Music & Money) - the day wouldn't be complete without a race - registration 2-3pm with racing ASAP.
Not sure yet? Don't miss your chance to win a brand new FREE 2008 BMX ProLine Expert Racing BIke (Brought to you along with Trinity Bike shop). Check out the new covered bleachers and expanded registration/souvenir shack. New shirts, custom number plates and more arriving just in time for the 2008 opener!
Racing season continues with racing every Tuesday & Friday with registration from 6-7pm.
New for 2008 -- 3RD Saturday Work and Practice - Work for Gates! join us starting April 19 to work on the track - you'll get FREE gate practice - Pizza & Pop $1
Full season schedule on-line at www.smithrockbmx.com.
Supercamp with Burlin Harris (Bubba's Dad) is coming to Redmond August 5-6. Two full days of training at half the price! This camp is being offered at $50 per rider - (normally $100) There's only room for 50 riders so don't let this get away - payment in full required to reserve your spot - non-refundable.
Upcoming: Governors Cup June - The Big Weekend (4th of July) including a Friday Spaghetti feed & games in the park before racing - SEE YOU AT THE RACES!!!
ABA BMX and American Suzuki- 8 ABA BMX Titles, 8 Suzuki RMZ-450's!
With the support of American Suzuki the race for ABA’s National Number One Titles have become faster, louder and more competitive! In 2008 the 8 National Number One Title races are for more than a number plates and trophies, along with the ABA’s coveted National Number One Cup, in 2008 ABA National Number One Title winners will be awarded Suzuki’s brand new fuel injected RMZ-450’s. The Suzuki RMZ’s are on the cutting edge of technology being the motocross world’s first production fuel injected motocrosser's!
About American Suzuki - The Motorcycle/ATV Division of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), Brea , Calif. , was founded in 1963 by Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC). ASMC markets motorcycles and ATVs via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. ASMC’s parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, based in Hamamatsu , Japan , is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, automobiles and marine engines. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, it has 120 distributors in 191 countries.
S&M Bikes Grill Team Wins The First Fire Magic Grill-off Series Event
The first of nine Fire Magic Premium Grills Grill-Off Series kicked off at the ABA BMX Winter Nationals event in Phoenix, AZ. The turn out for the weekend's events was excellent. The new track layout, the perfect weather, and the stiff competition were second to none. The Fire magic Grill-Off was a HUGE buzz in the pits and everybody was ready to show case their secret recipes for the judges. With well over an impressive 30 entries, the judges had to narrow the Grill-Off field down to just the top five best of the best dishes. And believe me, it was hard, everything looked and tasted sooooo good!
When the dust settled we had ABA National #1 Girl and Girl Cruiser, Dominique Daniels draw the winning recipe out of the hat. The S&M Bikes Grill Team came out on top with a special dish they called the SWEET & SOUR Slam Bar-BBQ Tri-Tip. For their efforts the S&M Bikes Grill team will get to choose from either one of the most innovative, finest outdoor grills on the market today—the all-new Fire Magic Aurora A530s (A530s-1E1N-62 / stand-alone model) or A530i (A530i-1E1N / built-in model) worth a retail value of $4,573.00 and $2,844.00 respectively. With a list of incredible features, including industry-best cast stainless steel burners that are guaranteed for life, the A530s—like every Fire Magic Grill—burns hotter and cooks better than any grill you have every owned—unless, of course, it’s been a Fire Magic.
ABA BMX and Fire Magic Premium Grills would like to thank everyone that enter the first stop on the Fire Magic Grill-Off series. We would also like to send out a BIG Congratulations to the S&M Bikes Grill Team for the the win!
The next Stop on the Fire magic Grill-Off Series tour will be on 3/28/08 at the ABA BMX Super Nationals - Desoto, TX. And if I know those Texas boys, there will be some hot grill-off competition for the win at the Metroplex facility.
Fire Magic Grill-Off Series Events:
3/15 – Winter Nationals - Phoenix , AZ
3/28 – Super Nationals - Desoto , TX
4/26 – East Coast National - Spartanburg , SC
5/3 – US Nationals - Tulare , CA
5/10 - Mid-America Nationals- Blue Springs, MO
6/14 – Mid-West Nationals - Rockford , IL
7/26 – Great Salt Lake - Salt Lake City , UT
10/4 – Golden State - CA TBA
And one event still to be named.
--WEATHER PERMITTING FOR EVENTS--
So, get your competitive juices flowing and start cooking and racing; you could win one of the world’s finest outdoor grills. The American Bicycle Association and the Fire Magic Grill-Off Series—great times and great food. Fire Magic Premium Grills (www.rhpeterson.com/firemagic/ )
ABA BMX would like to thank all the 2008 National Series sponsors: Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex (www.disneysports.com ) American Suzuki-(www.suzukicycles.com ) Jig-A-Loo-(www.jigaloo.com ) BAWLS Guarana (www.bawls.com ) Bawlstyle (www.bawlstyle.com )Redline Bicycles-(www.redlinebicycles.com ) FLY Racing-(www.flyracingbmx.com ) Sponsorhouse-(www.sponsorhouse.com ) Tangent-(www.tangentproducts.com ) Intense BMX-(www.intensebmx.com ) T.H.E. (www.bmxthe.com ) Fire Magic Premium Grills (www.rhpeterson.com/firemagic/ )
Without their support, we couldn't make the 2008 ABA racing season such a huge success. Support the sponsors that support ABA BMX racing.
Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, March 21, 2008
BMX MANIA PHOTO OF THE DAY
Sweet Racer Style, from Formula's, Arielle Martin! Arielle had a good day, Saturday at West Palm Beach for the UCI Points Race. It was a hard fought battle, but Arielle vaulted up to the top spot on the podium with a well deserved First Place.
NBL PRO SERIES CHECKPOINT
- ROBINSON AND BARRAGAN TAKE THE LEAD -
Following the intense race action and some unexpected results at the NBL Gator National, the chase for the NBL War of the Stars Pro series titles is closer than ever.
Redline’s Bubba Harris pulled off a comeback win on Day 2 to tighten the Elite Men’s standings led now by Hyper/HP’s Donny Robinson and Raceplace.com’s Stephanie Barragan dominated her main to take over the lead position in Elite women.
In Master’s action, Formula’s Tim Dinger clawed his way into 1st overall with a solid 2nd on Day 2 behind Free Agent’s Dale Holmes.
Haro’s Logan Collins raced his way into first place overall in Super-Ex with a solid weekend but has Raceplace.com’s Warren McDow with in striking distance.
Check out highlights from the Gator Nationals on GO211 at and then visit the NBL website www.nbl.org to see full results and standings.
The 2008 NBL National Series is proudly sponsored by BAWLS Guarana (www.bawls.com), Intense BMX (www.intensebmx.com), Kenda Tires (www.kendausa.com), Standard Byke Company (www.standardbyke.com), UGP (www.undergroundproducts.com) Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), THE Industries (www.bmxthe.com), in association with Camp Woodward (www.Campwoodward.com).
|2008 NBL War-Of-The-Stars Pro Series Points after Gator National|
1. Donny Robinson, CA
2. Kyle Bennett, TX
3. Randy Stumpfhauser, CA
4. David Herman, CO
5. Daniel Caluag, CA
6. Bubba Harris, AZ
7. Tyler Brown, CA
8. Jason Richardson, CA
9. Jonathan Suarez, FL
10. Mike Day, CA
1. Stephanie Barragan, CA
2. Rachel Smith, OH
3. Alise Post, MN
4. Toni Rude, MO
5. Danielle Brisson, CN
6. Kaila Sweeney, CN
7. Christine Miller, CN
8. Kimberly Hayashi, AZ
9. Madison Pitts, FL
10. Rosemary Adams, CN
1. Logan Collins, TN
2. Warren McDow, GA
3. CJ Mc Guire, FL
4. Denzel Stein, TX
5. Matthew Kelty, DE
6. Kristopher Fox, CA
7. Derek Sipkoi, CA
8. Tyler Faoro, FL
9. Allen Currier, CT
10. Jim Brown, CN
1. Tim Dinger, NC
2. Dale Holmes, CA
3. Kenth Fallen, NM
4. Tommy Opincar, TN
5. Philip Potosnak, PA
6. Percy Owens, FL
7. Jason Carnes, TX
8. Domingos Lammoglia, FL
9. Mike Gul, AZ
10. Eric Rupe, CA
has joined the
Jason Silva will be representing the Action Sports Depot Factory BMX Race team for 2008 riding his white Formula Pro Plus frame.
33years old - Phoenix, Arizona
First race back, Winter Nationals, Phoenix, after 4 months off, Jason was running strong and fast both days winning some of his motos but got jammed up missing his transfer to the main by one position. Look for Jason in Desoto next week.
Intense/Phantom/On-Trac pulls off an Arizona-to-Florida, Coast-to-Coast Double Header!
Photos by Dan Mooney/Joe Trevino
They say nothing worth having comes easy. This weekend was a tough weekend for the TM’s of Intense/Phantom/On-Trac. The ABA’s legendary Winter Nationals. The “can’t miss” first NBL weekend of Easter with the Gator Nationals and UCI races. Someone had to go to one race or the other and with two top guns unavailable to the team, the TM’s Chuck Colton and Donavon Long were forced to pick riders to hit both races.
In Phoenix, the Intense/Phantom/On-Trac squad had all the usual suspects to chase; Redman, Answer, BFR, Staats/Challenge and Tangent. In Florida it was 9 times champion Dan’s, OFR, MCS, Felt, Bizzarro and Hyper.
Both Battleground races are large for both sanctions and to compete for the title in each, we needed some good finishes in each race.
BATTLEGROUND # 1: Black Mountain, Arizona. The ABA Winter Nationals:
The Phoenix race wasn’t a Pro race but still had over 230 motos. The Winter Nationals usually provides “keeper scores” for the year end computation and It was clear that several riders needed to take care of business and they did. The littlest and fiercest “monster” on the team Madison Martinez took care of her business both days this weekend pulling off a fine double-double in 7 Girls and a pair of 3rds in 7-8 Mixed Opens. Kristen Long had a strong weekend of her own with a pair of wins in 11-12 Mixed Open and a 2nd and 1st in 11 Girls. Taylor Wolcott, one of the most unappreciated, skilled female riders in the US proved her competence by nailing a double-double in 13-14 Mixed Open and 14 Girls. Keep an eye on this gal – she has skills many of the Girl Pros desperately wish they had!
In the group of grommets that sport the yellow of Intense/Phantom/On-Trac, little Shayne Lewis says little but makes his point on the track. Shayne motors his way to a pair of wins in 7X and a pair of 3rds in 7-8 Open. Always humble, this little man ROCKS!
Derik “Dominator” Bergh has what must be described as a break-out weekend in Phoenix. Derik has always been right there on the front edge, but this weekend he was not to be denied. Not quite able to nudge out the competition into turn one, Derik waited patiently and on both days stole first place swooping down the 3rd straight like a hawk propelling himself to a pair of very useful wins in 12X and a nice win Saturday in 11-12 Open. Billy Russell donned his spurs and took to taking care of business this weekend in class and cruiser puling off a double in 14 Cruiser and what would have been a double in 14X after Saturday’s win but for an arguable DQ call on Sunday denying him the win. Keep an eye on Billy this Summer – he means business!
El Paso’s finest, Fernie Jaquez had himself a strong weekend managing some great scores including a 2nd and 4th in 15X and a 1st and 3rd in 15-16 Open. Jake Peebles pulled off the win Sunday when the team needed it and manages a 1st in 17-18X Sunday after a tough weekend without his usual finishes, partly interrupted by crashing into Redman’s newest pick-up, Johnny “Rocket” Woodmansee. Matt Tishcler, recent graduate of the “Long-Camp-of-Gates-and-First-Straights”, shows off his newfound knowledge and puts together a pair of wins in 19-27X, two very important scores for the team. Key riders came through when the team needed them in Phoenix.
BATTLEGROUND # 2: West Palm Beach, Florida. The NBL Gator Nationals:
The Gator National at famed Okeeheelee BMX in West Palm Beach was nearly 130 motos strong and filled with most of the top riders from the East Coast and Florida. Our small squad of racers went into the lion’s den in Florida trying to manage some UCI finishes and useful team scores. Heading to the NBL’s biggest concentration of tracks and riders is daunting, but a necessity to compete for the title. We sent a handful of riders that way to take their chances and compete for some points and a few bucks to fund the campaign.
As always, ladies first. Charming and lovely though Felicia Stancil is, she is only that until you have to race her. At that point, you realize she is like a caged animal, attacking every pedal, focused on crossing the line ahead of you and she is completely focused on winning. She is an amazing combination of sweetness and competitiveness. As usual, she takes care of business with a double-double in 12 Girls and 12 and under Cruiser.
Cole Tesar is a little shy off the track, but when it comes to racing he just wants to win. Cole makes his mom and dad proud with a tremendous outing taking two meaningful perfects and wins in 11X and a pair of 2nds stalking One’s Maliek Byndloss around the track like his evil shadow waiting to pounce upon any mistake, or unexpected “bonk”.
World # 1 Rusty Nesvig has a big target on his back and had some stiff competition this weekend in the form of Dan’s world class rider Lucas Bustos and Georgia’s pride Geoffrey Banser. Rusty, who recently turned 14 had a brain cramp Saturday leaving on “Rider’s Ready” forgetting he was on a random gate, not an ABA one. Oops! After the bone-jarring slam he fought his way to 3rd and that is all he could manage. On Sunday, he remembered where he was and owned the 14X race wire-to-wire in his usual winning fashion.
Jake Trevino, famed rapper of San Antonio, put together some incredible come-from-behind races this weekend pulling off a 2nd and 3rd in 17-18X and a 2nd and 4th in 17+ Open. Teammate “Quick” Nic Long did what Nic has been doing for months and that is simply own the class. Nic achieves a fantastic double-double in the hyper-competitive 17-18X class and 17+ Open. Jake and Nic also took part in the UCI tests Friday and Saturday. Nic made it to semis on Friday and after many tests finally made an Elite main on Saturday taking a 6th. Jake made both his Junior Elite mains and put together a pair of 4ths.
CONCLUSION… WHEN THE DUST SETTLED:
With this first major test of splitting the team between two sanctions, there was some trepidation as to whether we could defend our efforts to repeat as the ABA’s # 1 Factory Team as well as contend for the National title in the NBL. The phone lines were burning as we were all keeping up with the action coast-to-coast and some nail-biting was under way! And when Sunday afternoon finally arrived in Phoenix, our confidence in our riders and sponsors was proven worthy!
In the ABA competition the Intense/Phantom/On-Trac squad takes the Factory win both days compiling scores of 228 and 232. And in Florida, the team put together a 2nd on Saturday and took the win on Sunday compiling scores of 86 and 89. Half way through the NBL season, and one third through the ABA’s, Intense/Phantom/On-Trac is leading both Factory Divisions in each respective title hunt. We’d like to thank all our riders, parents and expecially our sponsors for supporting us in this quest.
Intense/Phantom/On-Trac’s accomplishments are made possible by our great sponsors who include Intense BMX (www.intensebmx.com), On-Trac Garage Doors (www.ontracdoors.com), Phantom BMX Products, Fly Racing www.flyracingbmx.com, Bombshell (www.bombshellparts.com), FSA (www.fullspeedahead.com), THE Products (www.the-industries.com), SINZ Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), Intense Tire Systems, (www.intensetires.com ), BMX Jerseys (www.groupdmfg.com), and Scott goggles (www.scottusa.com).
Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, March 20, 2008
Mini-FAT-JAM to open the outdoor season. Trails session on Saturday 29 March 2008, Aarle-Rixtel, Netherlands.
The trails have never
looked better. There are some decent doubles for those who want to go
crazy but there are enough tables and small jumps for everyone to give
dirt jumping a try. The sandy surface makes for soft landings too so the
crashes will be a bit more comfortable.
The trails are open from 13:00hr and after the session everyone is invited to come watch the unofficial Dutch Odyssey Electronical premiere at OJA (20:00hr). Paul's Boutique will open its doors at 11:00hr that day so if you need anything you can do so in the same trip to Aarle-Rixtel.
King Of Choq
will make it this year and also a big Ueber 30 crew from Germany. The
Belgian posse will be large and the Dutch BMX racers will show they're
ready for Beijing.
Place: Sugar Hills trails
Location: Valkendijk, Aarle-Rixtel, Netherlands
11:00hr - Paul's Boutique (Dorpsstraat 66a)
13:00hr - Mini-FAT-JAM (Valkendijk)
20:00hr - Electronical premiere at OJA (Schoolstraat). WATCH THE TRAILER HERE
Olympic BMX First
With only 136 days to go (this Tuesday) before the Beijing 2008 Olympics, the first Olympic sized BMX track has been built in Australia.
Luke Madill from Penrith, west of Sydney had built a replica of the track he is hoping to race on in Beijing in August when the sport is included for the first time as an Olympic sport.
Madill is no ordinary BMX rider, currently on the High Performance Squad, and ranked fifth in the world, Madill is hoping that having his own training venue will give him the edge.
It has taken Luke, his father Roger and track builders Brett Barnes and Geoff Cartwright over six months to complete the track which features an 8 metre high start ramp.
Madill’s track replicates the track riders will race on at the Beijing Olympics in August. It has the same start ramp height, slope and all of the jumps are identical.
This track is half the width but every other feature of the track is the same.
New SE RACING Jerseys
The SE Racing FACTORY TEAM is getting a cool new look this year.
That’s right; the entire WORLDWIDE team will be rockin’ all new red & grey team jerseys, courtesy of Hot Shoppe.
These jerseys will not be for sale to the public.
You will only see the FACTORY TEAM riders rockin’ them on the track.
Be on the lookout this spring for these jerseys on team riders in the USA, Australia, Japan, France, and the England.
If you are really diggin’ the new design, take note that SE will be offering the same style jersey, but in the traditional SE colors.
The blue/brown/tan jersey will be available for sale later this spring.
Keep an eye on www.SEBIKES.com for further info & product releases.
Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, March 19, 2008
ABA SUPER NATIONALS & USA CYCLING
BMX NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP DETAILS
National and District Points will only be available on Friday and
CITIZENS ARE ALLOWED TO COMPETE
You must present a signed USAC waiver and USOC media waiver, available here in order to race.
USAC Championship Main Event Winner will receive a USA Jersey
The USAC National Championship will be the only way to qualify for the 2008 UCI World Championships in China.
Important UCI Rules
Categories and Participation
UCI Class/Age structure:
The age class a rider is eligible to ride is determined by his age which shall be calculated by deducting the year of birth from the current year. Ex. A challenge rider born in 1994 will race 14 Boys. (2008 - 1994 = 14 )
|Championship 20” level standard bicycle categories *||Championship 24" level cruiser categories *|
Elite Men - 19
Elite Cruiser -
19 & over;
Elite Women Cruiser - 19 & over;
Junior Cruiser - 17 & 18;
Junior Women Cruiser - 17 & 18;
|Challenge level 20" standard bicycle categories||Challenge 24" level cruiser categories|
Boys - 5 & 6,
7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16;
Girls - 5-7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16;
Men - 17-24; 25-29; 30 & over;
Women – 17 & Over
Boys / Men 12 & under, 13 & 14, 15 & 16, 17-24, 25-29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 & over;
Girls / Women 12 & under, 13 & 14, 15 & 16, 17-24, 25-29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 & over
|Masters 20" level bicycle category|
|Men 30 and over|
|Race Entry Fees:|
Elite Women.............................. $65.00
Junior Men................................ $65.00
Elite Women Cruiser...................$65.00
Jr. Men Cruiser..........................$65.00
Jr. Women Cruiser..................... $65.00
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UCI BMX RANKING UPDATE From
After racing concluded at the Pan-American Championships in Paulinia, Brazil; Argentina's, Ramiro Marino and Jonathan Suarez have taken the lead away from previous leader, Augusto Castro.
Only two UCI Supercross races are still on tap, the UCI World Championships and a very few UCI points races, the whole ranking competition is heating up all around the world.
Check it out!
AMERICAN RIDER RANKINGS
1 Ramiro Marino-Argentina-58
2 Jonathan Suarez-Venezuela-58
3 Augusto Castro-Colombia-53
4 Javier Colombo Argentina-48
5 Sergio Salazar-Colombia-46
6 Emilio Falla-Ecuador-46
7 Andres Jimenez-Colombia-45
8 Fausto Endara-Ecuador-33
9 Carlos M. Oquendo-Colombia-29
10 Jose Luis Diaz-Colombia-24
(Unofficial rider allocation)
Qualified for three riders:
1 USA 590
2 Netherlands 410
3 Australia 407
4 Colombia 376
5 Latvia 358
Qualified for two riders:
6 Argentina 331
7 NZL 319
8 France 300
Qualified for one rider:
9 Ecuador 239
10 Czech Republic 234
11 Venezuela 214
Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, March 18, 2008
In the main, it was the classic Bubba Harris comeback that has made him a BMX legend at 22 years of age. Still lacking that first-straight power, he entered the first turn in 6th place but began working and weaving his way toward the front. By turn two, he had powered back up to third place with the Intense dynamic-duo of Herman and Caluag in front. With one of those patented high-low dives that thousands of kids have been taught at a Pro Supercamp clinics, Harris took advantage of the last straightaway rhythm (his specialty) and took over the lead to nab his first Elite win in over a year!
** EXTRA, EXTRA: On Friday, the Associated Press was there and cornered Bubba for an interview. To read the story from the national press; click here: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/O/OLY_CYC_HARRIS_COMEBACK_FLOL-?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT
Dow Chemical launching MS Society fundraiser on Tuesday
'dR' To Be Featured
The Dow Chemical Co. announced this week that it has invited World BMX Champion Donny Robinson to participate in a community Multiple Sclerosis kickoff event scheduled for Tuesday at The H in downtown Midland.
Robinson currently is listed third in the UCI BMX World Rankings. Robinson will be joined by Sean Petty, chief operating officer of USA Cycling, to promote the sport of cycling at the event.
"Donny's attitude, which focuses on fun first and winning second, has propelled him into the limelight as one of the fastest BMX racers in the world," Petty said. "After a 2006 season that saw him win almost every race he entered, and a 2007 season that brought him the gold medal at the inaugural USA Cycling BMX National Championships, Donny has become a front runner to not only make the Olympic team but to bring home a medal, as well."
Jennifer Heronema, external communications manager for Dow, said the company has supported USA Cycling and the MS Society for many years.
"We hope that by bringing these two organizations together, we can share the excitement of competitive cycling and encourage folks to join us in the battle against MS," she said.
The kickoff event is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at The H (formerly Ashman Court Hotel) in downtown Midland, with formal remarks beginning at 6:30 p.m. In addition to Robinson and Petty, other special guests include Dow Executive Vice President David Kepler; Elana Sullivan, president of the National MS Society — Michigan Chapter; Jackie Wheeler, nurse coordinator with the Mid-Michigan MS Clinic; Helen Myers, Dow Walk team captain; and Ed Rightor, Dow bike team captain.
A number of door prizes will be given away at the event. There will be a special drawing for those who sign up for Bike MS or Walk MS prior to, or during, the kickoff event — courtesy of USA Cycling. People must enter the drawing for a chance to win.
Earlier this week, the Michigan Chapter of the MS Society announced that Dow will return as the presenting sponsor of the Bike MS fundraiser and the company will serve as the site sponsor for the Midland Walk MS event.
"This is our way of showing support for the efforts of our employees, family and friends, who have supported this effort since 1999," Kepler said. "We have raised nearly $1 million in the battle against MS. We have the million-dollar mark in our sights, and we are determined to reach it this year."
Today's BMX Racing News - Saturday/Sunday, March 15/16, 2008
Big Sunday Win For Bubba Harris
At NBL Elite Series/West Palm
Saturday.....UCI North American Round 10
Bennett, Martin & Collins
Kyle Bennett edges closer to selection to Team USA's Olympic Qualification!
Bennett/Kintner/Stein take top Spots
At UCI North American Round 9
Denzel got a bad start in his Main Event, and Gavin Lubbe, who is Mucho Rapido put up a very stiff fight, but to no avail. Denzel won.....AGAIN!
1 Denzel Stein/USA
2 Logan Collins/USA
3 Gavin Lubbe/USA
CUSTOM MODEL, GOOD MILEAGE, EXCELLENT CONDITION, DAVID COULTHARD’S FORMULA ONE CAR ON EBAY FOR 1 EURO
Also, pick up a frame from Michal Prokop!
Going once…twice…GONE! From March 13 - 30, in aid of the charity Wings for Life, David Coulthard’s original Formula 1 car will be up for auction on eBay along with a series of other one-of-a-kind sports memorabilia, including the helmet of iconic snowboarder Shaun White and signed deck of pro skateboarder and MTV star Ryan Sheckler
TORONTO – March 14, 2008 - Admittedly, its interior space is modest, its gas consumption hair-raising and its chassis, well, sporty. But this used car, up for auction from March 13 on eBay, will probably cater to some juicy bids, having been David Coulthard’s racing car at the July 8, 2007 Silverstone Formula 1 Grand Prix in England.
Who’s got the keys to my F1?
The Red Bull Racing Formula 1 car with its special bodywork– 21,000 tiny photos showing those who supported ‘Wings for Life’ through the ‘Faces for Charity’ campaign – is the highlight of a never-before-held benefit auction where athletes from various disciplines have donated personal memorabilia in aid of ‘Wings for Life.’ All proceeds from the auction will finance research projects for finding a cure for spinal cord injuries.
A story behind every item
The research initiative can be supported with more than bids for Coulthard’s car. More than 40 absolutely unique exhibits from the world of sports will be offered for sale between March 13 and 30, 2008.
“When we started to ask for a few unusual items we soon came to realize that numerous athletes were more than willing to give us some of their personal memorabilia and trophies,” says Wings for Life founder, Heinz Kinigadner. “We are thrilled that all revenues from the auction will be used to make further progress in the field of spinal cord research.”
In addition to Coulthard’s car, other items included on the eBay online marketplace for a starting bid of one Euro include:
· An autographed skateboard from Ryan Sheckler
· Helmets from Shaun White, Dani Pedrosa, Nicky Hayden, and Thomas Morgenstern
· Cyril Despres’ victory motorcycle from the Dakar Rally 2007
· A flight with Red Bull Air Race champion Mike Mangold (including journey and hotel costs and a VIP tour behind the scenes of a Red Bull Air Race)
· Both a signed kite and board from Robby Naish
· An autographed jump suit from Felix Baumgartner
· A friendly match with the Red Bull Salzburg kickers
· BMX bike frame from Michal Prokop!
All proceeds to go to Wings for Life
Riding the waves like a pro with the board of a legend under your feet, being faster on your bike with the helmet of a six-fold Ironman Hawaii winner on your head or start carving like a god just because you’re riding the skis of an extreme skier – however, even those who treat these unique items with kid gloves and just put them in a show case can be sure to have contributed to helping more than 2.7 million people. This is the worldwide number of those who are bound to a wheelchair after having suffered a spinal cord injury. Every single euro from the Wings for Life Charity Auction will be invested in research activities and contribute to further progress being made. The minimum bid for each article is one Euro. EBay will be forgoing all levies on fees, which means that all proceeds of each bid will be donated to ‘Wings for Life.’
About Wings for Life
The Wings for Life private foundation pursues one great goal: making sure that paraplegia no longer is a question of fate. Since 2004, the foundation supports international top scientists who are working on promising research projects which aim at finding a cure for spinal cord injuries. Being a non-profit organisation, the foundation depends on private donations, 100 percent of which are directly invested in research activities. Donations by Canadian residents are not eligible for charitable tax deduction purposes, however all proceeds will go to spinal cord injury research.
Wings for Life Charity Auction @ eBay
March 13-30, 2008
Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, March 13, 2008
Spring Break For BMX Mania!
Ah yes.....It's Spring Break time in the U.S. and the kids are on Spring Break......
Off to Disney World, Busch Gardens or maybe a trip to Sea World
BUT NOT US!
We're off to the NBL's Gator National where we'll be checkin' out the HOT BMX Racing Action from the NBL Elite Series at the Gator National, PLUS all of the action from the final rounds of the UCI North American Qualification Rounds.
There'll be tons of World Class riders from all over the world, flyin' in to West Palm Beach to wreak havoc on the famous Okeeheelee BMX Track, and if you can't make it, don't worry.....You can always drop by BMX Mania and check out some hot race action photos and some facts and figures from a great weekend of BMX Racing.
Seeya, we've got a plane to catch!
Standard Byke Company and NBL forge new National Partnership
Hilliard, Ohio, March 12, 2008 – The National Bicycle League (NBL) is proud to announce the formation of a new national level partnership with Standard Byke Company (www.standardbyke.com). The Standard brand has earned a loyal following in both racing and freestyle over the past two-decades and their renewed commitment to racing is good news for fans of high quality products and rider-owned companies.
Standard is one of only a handful of rider-owned companies in BMX and they continue to forge new ground in all areas of development and production. Rick Moliterno’s company has very recently taken over full control of production and manufacturing at their new factory in Davenport, IA. This will translate into a range of improvements to their already solid line of 125R race frames and forks plus a bundle of new products to compliment their American-Built line.
Moliterno, who has deep roots in bicycle motocross, is eager to see the racing side grow and the new partnership comes at a perfect time as the sport nears its Olympic milestone. A blend of national exposure, BMX Today coverage, and products for a variety of NBL programs will help expose their brand beyond their Eastern strongholds and help promote the brand to their core customers across the country.
“It is great to be working with Standard on a national level again - Rick Moliterno has maintained a steady presence in the sport and his commitment to growing BMX makes our partnership even more valuable” said Kevin O’Brien, NBL Marketing Director.
New Standard products will start to roll out in April and will be available at select bikeshops across the country and also through Goodtimes Superstore (www.goodtimessuperstore.com) – Moliterno’s retail location. The store stocks BMX, skate, snow and also offers online sales through the website.
The Standard Army has been quietly growing over the past few years and the 2008 team is stronger than ever. To compliment the partnership, the team will host pre-race clinics at the Stars & Stripes, Music City and Speedway Nationals. Standard is jumping back in to the national limelight at just the right time.
“We are stoked to be working with the NBL and trust that Standard will be represented in the way that we want” said Moliterno, “and watch out for the Standard Army – we’re coming on strong in ’08”.
Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, March 12, 2008
WATCH THE NBL GATOR NATIONAL AND UCI CONTINENTAL RACES ‘LIVE’ AT GO211.COM
- March 14-16 from Okeeheelee BMX in West Palm Beach, Florida -
The National Bicycle League (NBL) is excited to announce that GO211.com will be webcasting exclusive ‘live’ coverage of the NBL Gator BMX National and UCI Continental races from Okeeheelee BMX in West Palm Beach, Florida. Coverage begins on Friday, March 14 at www.go211.com and runs through to Sunday, March 16.
A brand new format will feature a pre-race show, athlete interviews, industry news, and tons of great NBL and UCI Olympic qualifier action. The ‘live’ webcast will start with a pre-race show on Friday morning and follow up with the first of two UCI Continental Series races – the gateway to the Olympics for US athletes.
Coverage will continue on Saturday for the Gator National followed by the last UCI Continental race of the season. Don’t miss out on the UCI Spectacular on Saturday evening – it’s an interactive, jam-packed show full of games, contests and Olympic level racing. To complete the program, tune in on Sunday starting at 8:00am to watch Day 2 of the Gator Nationals/ War Of the Stars Pro and watch as the NBL season unfolds in front of your eyes.
GATOR NATIONAL WEBCAST SCHEDULE - (all times EST)
Friday, 3/14 ...
Pre Race Show -
TBA ... 12:00pm - UCI Continental Series #9 (UCI Elite & Junior) - Rounds 1,
2 and 3, Quarters, Semis, Mains
Saturday, 3/15 ... 11:00am - NBL Gator National #1 - Rounds 1, 2 & 3, Quarters, Semis, Main ... UCI Continental Series #10 (UCI Elite & Junior) - Rounds 1, 2 and 3, Quarters, Semis, Mains (starts 1 hour following the Gator National) ...
Note: Saturday UCI times approximate, check go211.com for updates
Sunday, 3/16 --- 8:00am NBL Gator National #2 - Rounds 1, 2 &3, Quarters, Semis, Mains
BAWLS BMX Pros at Fashion Week!
In addition to sponsoring the ABA and NBL, BAWLS Guarana is also the Official Energy Drink of tons of high-profile fashion shows, including Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Smashbox Studios in LA, which is going on this week.
LA Fashion Week is one of the biggest shows of the year, with models, designers and even celebrities drinking BAWLS Guarana to keep buzzing through the day and night!
To ring in this stylish occasion, BAWLS BMX Pro Matt Pohlkamp and wife Jessica, Intense/BAWLS rider and ABA #1 pro Danny Caluag and Pro Rider Stephanie Barragan hit up fashion week in LA last night! The four of them checked out the runway shows, got a VIP tour and, of course, stayed caffeinated with BAWLS!
For more BAWLS BMX news, and sponsorship info visit www.BAWLStyle.com.
Psykopath Winter Race Report
At the Gator Nationals this year, with nobody entering Factory we used a few riders on the Jesters Team Sheet and nailed down a win.
The ABA didn’t take too lightly us running some factory rostered riders in a different category, so we got the win yanked!! But had a great time riding anyway.
With only 4 riders we took out some teams that had 5 times that amount, and unfortunately we didn’t get to keep the points but the team had fun and that’s what really matters.
For those on the West Coast let me introduce you to JESTERS BMX. Jesters is a mainly NBL state team that we sponsor and they have been taking down some serious results in the ever so popular Florida State Series. We have a great time working with this. Congrats on the great start already and well be watching for more in the coming months. Good luck at the upcoming Florida races! Our riders have put a lot into this Jesters Team and have made it a strong force! We are proud to have the Psykopath representation over there in FLORIDA.
We want to give a big THANK YOU! To Mike White and Family for all the support you've given us trough the seasons. Also big props to Jesters- Pat Marchese and Family have always represented us well. You can check them at http://www.freewebs.com/jestersbmx/ big Thanks to you guys!
The Psykopath Arizona team rocked the house at the AZ State Qualifiers. On Black Mountain on Saturday we took the team trophy out of 11 teams!!!! There were 76 motos on Saturday on a beautiful sunny Arizona day. All of our riders did very well. Chris Anderson won in 13 Cruiser, and Blake Foxx won the very tough 15X class. Nick Givargis and Zach Jolicouer took 3rd's in 11 and 12X, and Dani Blackmore took a 2nd in 13 Girls. Michael Anderson, Jr. took a 3rd in his first Big 6 Inter race! Reid Gray took 1st in 10 Inter, as well as Missy Anderson in the 36-40 Girl Cruiser class.
Sunday was a great day at Chandler BMX as well with 71 motos. We didn't double up for the team trophy, but our riders did a great job! We had a team party with lots of food and goodies! It was an awesome day! We got to do the parade lap since we won on Saturday! We had 4 riders race the Pro Am (Alan Hudson, Evan Steinberg, Shaun Chandler, and Blake Foxx) Great job guys! Alan Hudson got the win! He was on fire!!! Also, Chris Anderson swept the 13X and Cruiser class! Zachary Jolicoeur and Shaun Chandler won their Cruiser races! Nick Givargis fought to get a 3rd in the tough 12X class almost going down with Cory Holmes. Michael “Weasel” Anderson, Sr. took a 2nd in the 36-40 Cruiser class. Our new rider Colin Whittington made his main on Sunday in the largest class of the day 8 Intermediate (they had 18 riders!). Colin's Dad Gary made his first big main event in the 36 & Over Novice class too! Our Girl rider Dani Blackmore got a solid 2nd.
We are so proud of all of our riders for their dedication and hard work! Also, thank you to all the parents for being so supportive! , Special thanks! To our team Manager Annette Anderson, Michael Anderson Senior and all the Andersons, without you guys we couldn’t do it! Thanks for everything you guys do for us!
Last but not Least! Big thanks to Frank Hainsworth Sr. and Sue Hainsworth for all the support you have gave us trough all this year’s, and now with the help of Frank Hainsworth Jr., that now races on a Psykopath too they will be taking East Coast National’s by storm! From all of us here at the office THANK YOU!
Thanks to all our Sponsor Guy McVicker at Menace Apparel, for all your support, check some fresh gear for you at www.menaceapparel.com, and as usual you can find us on the Web at www.psykopath.com, and if you got any questions you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, seeya at the races! - Arturo “The Bolivian Madman“ Jimenez
Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Brian Perez Becomes Junior Elite Athlete To Race UCI Race in Florida
(Lajas, PR - March 7, 2008 ) Profile Racing factory BMX racer Brian Perez (17 Expert) announced today that he will join the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) Junior Elite competition in the upcoming UCI Continental Race 9 & 10 in West Palm Beach, FL, March 14 & 15. Racing Jr. Elite does not affect his racing as an amateur in the ABA or NBL national races where Brian races two bicycles, a 20-inch BMX Racer and a 24-inch BMX Cruiser bicycle. However, it is the UCI races where Brian will collect points for world competition and represent his country of Puerto Rico.
Brian’s racing began when he was eight years old in Puerto Rico. His father, Angel Perez, relates the story of driving with Brian. They saw a sign on the side of the road about a BMX track. When Brian and his father arrived at the track, they found a race going on. The next race Brian signed up to race and he has been racing BMX ever since. He is currently attending Academia San Luis School where he is a senior and he looks forward to attending the University of Puerto Rico after graduation. He plans on majoring in Computer Engineering.
The past year has been very rewarding for Brian. He received an Award for his Outstanding Academic Excellence from the President's Education Award Program signed by President Bush, He won the award for most outstanding young athlete in cycling from the Sport and Recreation Department of Puerto Rico and he received the award from the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee in cycling for his achievements in 2007. He was also recognized and given an athletic achievement award from the mayor of Lajas, the city where Brian lives. Brian has performed community service in his school taking care of small children during school activities, painting the school, updating computers and working on the school web site.
In BMX, Brian has raced in Aruba , Venezuela , the States and Canada . He has been with Profile Racing’s Factory Team for two seasons. Brian said, “I feel really good of being chosen by the Committee and receiving the awards I did. I have been riding for a long time and have been representing Puerto Rico for a while and it is nice to receive something in return.”
The International Cycling Union is a non-profit organization founded in 1900 as an association of the National Cycling Federations throughout the world. Its headquarters are in Aigle, Switzerland. The UCI is the pathway for cyclists who want to participate in the Olympics. The Olympics will feature BMX racing as a brand new athletic competition in Beijing, China in August of this year. The Junior Elite classification is for BMX racers 17 and 18 years of age. UCI rules state that only cyclists 19 years of age can compete in Elite series racing.
For more information, please contact Charles Fernandez at Profile Racing, 727-391-7370 (email@example.com) or Angel Perez, 787-636-4578 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Shelby decided that the thrill of BMX racing and surfing was not enough for her, so she has entered the world of stock car racing. Just a month ago Shelby took her own money, made from ABA BMX Saver Stamps, and purchased a stock car. Shelby has had only two practices since painting her car to match the new Action Sports Depot colors, getting the car race ready, then entering her first race Saturday night, March 8th, at the Bakersfield Speedway. The class she races is mini stock and there are riders in that class from 16 - 35+. She is the youngest in the class and the only girl.
Shelby pulled the pole position on the first qualifying round and at the green light put the peddle to the metal and never looked back, she won the heat and immediately was transferred to the main. After two more qualifying rounds the field was now set. Out of about 20 cars Shelby was placed in the 11th position for the main based on her winning in the qualifying round. The cars rounded the track, two abreast, bumper to bumper waiting for the green light for their 25 lap main. On green, all the cars put the peddle down and started their fight for the #1 position. Shelby immediately started making her move passing car after car moving up to the 6th position in 4 laps when coming into the straightaway in front of the cheering crowd Shelby made a move on the outside to pass yet another car when she was slammed into the wall which broke her front right wheel and flattened her tire, ending her racing debut.
This was only her first race, with only two practices, not to mention she doesn't even have a driver's license, not bad. Shelby has worked it out that with the BMX schedule and the stock car schedule and will make 8 more stock car race appearances in the 2008 season. What next for this adrenaline junkie?
Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, March 11, 2008
This weekend, in Paulinia, Brazil, Fausto Endara, Free Agent World Team Member from Ecuador won the Panamerican Title on Elite Men Cruiser.
In Elite Men, first day he got to semifinals, crashing. Second day he got to quarters finals.
He will be racing next two weekends in Florida at the NBL Spring Break Nationals, continuing his preparation.
He will continue getting points towards the Olympics racing the Supercross in Australia on April and UCI SX Denmark on May, and also the UCI Worlds in China.
Video cut from 'Life Behind Bars - The Olympic Journey'
Check it out, sport fans......The trailer of the BMX Racing Documentary, 'Life Behind Bars - The Olympic Journey' being undertaken by Ian "Macca" Maclachlan.
The documentary will follow five Australian riders who are in the hunt for a trip to Beijing and a chance at winning Gold in the Olympic BMX event.
"Chasing The Gold".....Jamie Gray, Luke Madill, Jared Graves, Glenn Codega and Khalen Young.
"The Competition".....Billy Jolliffe, Daniel Johnstone, Tiger Robinson, Michael Fenwick and the wild one.....Kamakazi!
All shots are DV 'Behind the Scenes' footage.
You'll have to wait until the film is released before viewing the High Definition footage.
For now, you can get ready here....http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=29839951
Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, March 10, 2008
Queensland duo lay claim to an Olympic berth.
Sunday at Penrith, Australia UCI Points Race
Two Queenslanders have stamped their claim on a spot in Australia’s first ever BMX team to compete at this year’s Beijing Olympics. Krystal Cranfield originally from Gladstone rode strongly to win the tenth round of the UCI Oceania Series in Penrith today. Fellow Queenslander, Jared Graves from Toowoomba repeated his win yesterday to finish in front of New Zealand’s Marc Willers.
The women’s race saw a challenge between Cranfield and yesterday’s winner, Nicole Callisto in the third of their three races. With National Champion, Tanya Bailey looking for some space it was Callisto who went over the final berm and was lucky not to sustain injury on her recent knee reconstruction. Tied up in the crash was Queenslander Melissa Mankowski. Bailey continued to the line to claim second while Brisbane’s Kelly Percy placed third. After the three races however it was still Cranfield in first with Callisto making it into second spot overall Bailey's finishes gave her third overall.
The men’s race also claimed a crash victim with Adelaide’s Brian Kirkham landing heavily in the second straight. Kirkham's crash took down Brisbane’s Glen Codega. Kirkham was taken away for further medical attention to his left hand. Graves and Willers managed to stay clear while Sydney’s Alex Cameron claimed third. Local favorite Luke Madill rode into second and Kamakazi placed fifth.
In the junior men's race the domination of Adelaide's Sam Willoughby continued. Willoughby won the final and looks unbeaten for the overall Oceania Series.
A win in the last race was not enough to secure Townsville's Rachel Bracken an overall victory with Bunbury's Lauren Bracken taking honors in the junior women.
Riders now prepare for the first ever BMX Supercross World Cup in the southern hemisphere in Adelaide. in April as the selection process starts to get more intense.
Photo by Evan Jeffery /email@example.com
Elite Men (27 riders) - 1 Jared Graves 2 Marc Willers 3 Alex Cameron 4 Luke Madill 5 Billy Jolliffe 6 Kamakazi 7 Glenn Codega 8 Brian Kirkham
Elite Women (8 riders) - 1 Krystal Cranfield 2 Nicole Callisto 3 Tanya Bailey 4 Melissa Mankowski 5 Kelly Percy 6 Ayaka Miwa 7 Jing Jing 8 Ziggy Callan
Junior Men (17 riders) - 1 Sam Willoughby 2 Steven Janssen 3 Michael Chasteauneuf 4 Josh Callan 5 Tatsumi Matsushita 6 Anthony Dean 7 Luke Londema 8 Masahiro Sampei
Junior Women (8 riders) - 1 Lauren Reynolds 2 Rachel Bracken 3 Caroline Buchanan 4 Cherie Simpson 5 Grace Ireland 6 Caitlyn Ward 7 Zhizin Liao 8 Courtney Taylor
16 Boys (14 riders) - 1 Adam Sanderson 2 Ben Clarke 3 Ryan Henderson 4 Kyle Horton 5 Matt Dunsworth 6 Brendan Abel 7 Jacob Page 8 Casey Riggs
16 Girls (7 riders) - 1 Kirsten Dellar 2 Elyse Imber 3 Talia Smith 4 Bridgette Warren 5 Laney Graham 6 Jacinta Rice 7 Meg Prow
15 Boys (14 riders) - 1 Adam Shields 2 Jaymin King 3 Graeme Mudd 4 Thomas Rowe 5 Kane Barry 6 Corey Bagnall 7 Darryn Goodwin 8 Alexander Ulyate
15 Girls (6 riders) - 1 Lacey Oliver 2 Melinda McLeod 3 Leanna Curtis 4 Prue Harvey 5 Hannah Parkinson 6 Sophie Webb
14 Boys (15 riders) - 1 Ryan Van Vugt 2 Zain Ariffin 3 Madison Denholm 4 Jake Lowe 5 Bodi Turner 6 Brenton Gibbs 7 Daniel Willis 8 Luke Hombsch
14 Girls (6 riders) - 1 Madison Janssen 2 Chelsea King 3 Liza Dunn 4 Sophie Tye 5 Teagan Staines 6 Nicole Docherty
Australia’s BMX riders increase their chances at the Olympics
Queensland’s Jared Graves and Perth’s Nicole Callisto both improved Australia’s chances of taking the maximum number of BMX riders to the Beijing 2008 Olympics. By winning ahead of competing countries New Zealand, China, Japan and Hong Kong today in Penrith, the Australians gained valuable UCI points from this Oceania Round 9.
Former mountain bike rider, 25 year old Graves, got an early lead on New Zealand’s Olympic hopeful Marc Willers. Close contact in the first turn between Willers and Penrith’s Luke Madill gave the kiwi second place. After getting an unlucky outside starting lane Madill was still content with third place on his home track.
Graves saved some power throughout the earlier heats but in the final it was not all easily sailing.
“It was a bit of a shady lap in the final. I had a few moments but I had a good start and held it from there,” explained Graves.
Even though Graves was focusing on riding for country points, beating his fellow High Performance team mate, Luke Madill still gave him some extra assurance.
“Yes it was really good to beat him (Madill). I knew he was going to be super fast here on his home track,” explained Graves. “Everybody always races better on their home tracks.”
With only the top three riders scoring the important points for Australia it was Queenslander, Kamakazi, who had a disappointing run just finishing out of the final after placing fifth in the semi.
The women’s race saw a strong comeback by Sydney based, Nicole Callisto. Callisto’s recent knee reconstructions appeared fully recovered as she dominated every elite women's race. After only being allowed to train for the last six weeks the former World Junior Champion says her knee is feeling as strong as ever.
“It hasn’t been better,” she claimed. “I’m feeling strong as well. I got out and led from the start and I jumped the step up so that gave me an advantage. I was just aggressive from the start and on every straight."
The 20 year old impressed her coach, former national team coach, Sean Dwight.
“This will really help her confidence and you’ve got to win races to do that,” said Dwight. “This will have an enormous effect on her and the track in Penrith is one of the most technical in Australia.
“This is the first step toward building her Olympic preparation. Now is the time to be coming into form.”
Her training partner Melissa Mankowski placed second. Mankowski now moves into equal second place with fellow Queenslander, Krystal Cranfield. Cranfield suffered a fall in the heats but regained composure to place third ahead of National Champion Tanya Bailey in fifth and Kelly Percy in fourth.
In the junior men's Adelaide's Sam Willoughby won and cemented his lead in the series while women's leader, Lauren Reynolds from Bunbury was beaten by Canberra's Caroline Buchanan but maintains her lead.
On Sunday morning riders return to the Penrith track for the tenth round of the Oceania Ranking Series which double as the seventh National Probikx and Champbikx event. With dryer conditions and riders keen to prove a points after today's results racing is expected to be fast and furious.
UCI Oceania/Australian Probikx & Champbikx Series
Saturday at Penrith NSW, Australia - Standish Cycles
Total Riders = 122
|Elite Men (27 Riders)||Elite Women (8Riders)||Junior Men (17 Riders)||Junior Women (8 Riders)|
|16 Boys (14 Riders)||16 Girls (7 Riders)||15 Girls (6 Riders)||15 Boys (14 Riders)|
Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, March 7, 2008
Australian Elite Women ride for valuable BMX points towards Olympics
BMX racing heats up this weekend with the UCI Oceania final two ranking rounds in Sydney at Penrith. The vital international points up for grabs on Saturday and Sunday are the incentive for other countries apart from Australia to compete. Riders from New Zealand, Japan, Hong Kong and China have all got riders hoping to make the finals on both days and secure UCI points. The incentive to improve nation’s rankings comes from the qualification criteria set down for the Beijing 2008 Olympics Games in August. Australia are hoping to qualify the maximum number of riders allotted which is three male and two female riders.
Currently in the men Australia is ranked in the top three however it is the women’s current standing of four that is in question.
According to National BMX Assistant coach, Wade Bootes, his focus will definitely be on the women’s racing.
“It’s important for all the girls to keep high. For this weekend, it means they need to be one to four and it doesn’t matter which way.
The girls just have to ride safely and not crash or put people into last.”
The absence of New Zealander, Sarah Walker, currently ranked number one in the world plus the intensive training regime undertaken by the Australian riders, Bootes believes that getting top places on the weekend is possible.
Walker leads the Oceania series however if Krystal Cranfield can place first in both remaining rounds then Cranfield will win the series overall.
Making a comeback this weekend is former BMX World Junior Champion, Nicole Callisto. Callisto, originally from Perth will race after recovering from a series of knee operations. The 21 year old sees this weekend as all part of her recovery and intends to maintain her spot on the Australian High Performance Team. Fellow Perth rider and current national champion, Tanya Bailey has also recently returned to full training after viruses saw her out of competition for several weeks. Also intending on making it difficult for Cranfield is another Queenslander, Melissa Mankowski and first year elite rider, Ziggy Callan from Victoria.
The elite men’s racing this weekend is expected to come down to the wire as Kiwi’s Olympic hope Marc Willers will be out to prove his second placing in last month’s World Cup Supercross in Madrid. Australia’s fast man, Luke Madill will be hard to beat with Penrith track being his local racing haunt. Madill currently sits second on the Oceania scoreboard but leads the Australian contingent for top international points. Four Queenslanders, Jared Graves, Jamie Gray, Michael “Tiger” Robinson and Kamakazi are expected to make it tough racing. Showing good form recently is Adelaide’s Brian Kirkham and Newcastle’s Billy Joliffe.
2008 BMX Olympic Qualification Criteria
Nations ranking Men & Women:
Selection Policies 2008 Australian Olympic Team link attached.
BMX in Section F page 25.
SPRING FEVER – NBL PRO SERIES HEATS UP WITH THREE BIG NATIONAL WEEKENDS
Starting with the Gator Nationals in West Palm Beach, Florida, pros will have the chance to race three big NBL weekends over the next two months. That means six big races with big cash payouts and points, plus all the 2008 NBL Pro races feature Pennant pre-races, UGP Opens, BAWLS bunny-hop contests, and much more.
NBL is famous for hosting Nationals on the best tracks in America and a busy spring will kick off with the Gator Nationals at Okeeheelee BMX, March 14-16. The Gator Nationals feature two NBL Pro events plus the last two UCI Continental races and promises to showcase yet another clash of Olympic hopefuls, International stars, and plenty of blazing amateur action.
With a hectic travel schedule for many of the top Pros, a race practically in their backyard will be a welcome addition to the NBL Pro Series. The newly revamped Whittier Narrows BMX Track, located in South El Monte, California, will host the Pacific Nationals, April 4-6, and for many of the pros, an easy drive to one of SoCal’s finest tracks. The track is located in the Whittier Narrows Park and easily accessible from every county in the Los Angeles area. This marks the first time since 2002 that an NBL Pro national has been held near the ‘City of Angels’ and it’s destined to make history.
The NBL Pro series then heads east for the Freedom Nationals held at the popular NOVA BMX track in Woodbridge, VA, April 25-27. Paul and Angela Kitcheloe have been busy preparing their track and the weekend will offer even more activities for everyone. Riders can take a clinic with the Intense/Bizzarro team at noon on Friday and then race the Pennant pre-race that same evening. Saturday and Sunday will serve up back-to-back days of national racing and lots of entertainment for the whole family.
NBL’s long-standing tradition of hosting the best Pro BMX series in America continues and the top pros from the US and around the world will be competing for the highly-coveted NBL Championship title. And speaking of Champions, Free Agent’s Kyle Bennett, the current NBL and UCI World Champion, picked up another two big NBL Pro wins in Arizona and sits atop the NBL Men’s standings ahead of GT’s Randy Stumpfhauser and HP/AT&T’s Donny Robinson.
Formula’s Alise Post did the same in Elite Women and is looking to put a stop to Kim Hayashi’s amazing string of Championship titles which currently stands at five. Intense’s Stephanie Barragan, who has become well-known for her holeshots, is eyeing her first pro title and VBS-Kenda/BAWLS’ Rachel Smith will be looking to jump herself into the mix.
Haro’s Logan Collins leads the Super-Ex standings but Redline’s Denzel Stein and RacePlace.com’s Warren McDow have come on strong and both have their sights set on the title. Formula’s Tim Dinger is looking for his first Masters title and has a good lead over Tommy Opincar and Philip Potosnak. Hey, don’t count out Supercross’s Kenth Fallen – with back-to-back wins in Arizona, he’ll be gunning for the wins in Florida.
Hey, if you can’t make to one of these great races, you can still watch it through a ‘Live’ webcast on GO211.com and be a part of the action. This year’s format will feature pre-race shows, athlete interviews, industry news, and tons of great racing action. Tune into www.go211.com for the pre-race shows and watch as the NBL season unfolds in front of your eyes.
For more information and to view the full NBL National Schedule, visit our website www.nbl.org.
The 2008 NBL National Series is proudly sponsored by BAWLS Guarana (www.bawls.com), Intense BMX (www.intensebmx.com), Kenda Tires (www.kendausa.com), Standard Byke Company (www.standardbyke.com), UGP (www.undergroundproducts.com) Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), THE Industries (www.bmxthe.com), in association with Camp Woodward (www.campwoodward.com).
|2008 NBL War-Of-The-Stars Pro Series Points - after Arizona|
Kyle Bennett 50-2
Randy Stumpfhauser 44-2
Donny Robinson 36-2
Tyler Brown 32-2
Daniel Caluag 30-2
Jason Richardson 28-2
David Herman 26-2
Kyle Cushman 16-2
Bubba Harris 16-2
Mike Day 14-2
Alise Post 50-2
Stephanie Barragan 44-2
Rachel Smith 40-2
Danielle Brisson 36-2
Toni Rude 32-2
Christine Miller 15-1
Kaila Sweeney 14-1
Frances Maycroft 6-2
Layne Nyhaug 6-2
Logan Collins 64-3
Warren McDow 61-4
Denzel Stein 50-2
Matthew Kelty 43-2
Derek Sipkoi 40-2
CJ McGuire 38-2
Tyler Faoro 36-2
Jason Morris 30-2
Allen Currier 25-2
Jon Miller 21-2
Tim Dinger 80-4
Tommy Opincar 66-4
Philip Potosnak 52-4
Kenth Fallen 50-2
Jason Carnes 45-4
Dale Holmes 44-2
Eric Rupe 40-2
Percy Owens 37-2
Mike Gul 36-2
Domingos Lammoglia 36-2
NBL’S 2008 BMX SPRING BREAK TO TAKE OVER THE SUNSHINE STATE
Its Spring Break in Florida and everyone knows what that means - Back-to-Back NBL National weekends at two of Florida’s finest tracks. The festivities kick off March 14-16 in West Palm Beach at Okeeheelee BMX for the Gator Nationals and then things get even hotter in the Sunshine State when the NBL National Series heads up north to the Orlando BMX track for the Easter Classic, March 21-23.
The Gator Nationals will be held at the awesome Okeeheelee BMX Track in West Palm Beach (www.okeeheeleebmx.com), and features two War-Of-The-Stars Pro events and the last two UCI Continental Series races of the season. This means that all of the US Olympic hopefuls and many of the top male and female stars from around the world will be in attendance. That’s three Pro Events in one weekend and with Olympic qualifying points on the line, the Gator Nationals will be epic. “Okeeheelee is one of my favorite tracks in the country and I’ve been looking forward to this race! – You gotta love that red clay and the track always has great flow” said NBL reigning National Champion, Kyle Bennett.
The Gator National schedule is jam-packed full of activities and contests for the whole family including a Friday Night Pennant race, the Intense Build-A-Bike Contest, the BAWLS Bunnyhop Challenge, UGP Open Series, a Pro Autograph Session, and tons of prize draws. NBL events continue to attract national media attention and once again, USA Today Live will be on-site filming for their upcoming show “Gotta Get Gold”. CBC TV from Canada will be shooting footage for their upcoming “Samantha Cools” Olympic feature and handful of national sport’s writers and local media will be buzzing about.
Hey, if you just can’t make it to this year’s race, we’ve still got you covered. Not able to attend? That’s okay - you can watch all of the action through a ‘Live’ webcast at GO211.com and be a part of the excitement. This Gator National program will feature a pre-race show, athlete interviews, industry news, and tons of NBL race action. Tune in to www.go211.com for the pre-race show and watch as the NBL season unfolds in front of your eyes.
A short 3-hour drive north to central Florida takes you to Orlando BMX (www.orlandobmx.com) and the NBL’s annual Easter Classic, held March 21-23. A fun-filled weekend awaits with two days of national race action and plenty more fun for the family. It’s no secret that sun-baked Orlando is a mecca for family entertainment with their endless theme and amusement parks. The Orlando BMX track has their own thrilling attraction this year – an exciting jump-filled, roller-coaster style track that will keep everyone rockin’ and rollin’. Expect another great weekend of national racing to complete the ’08 NBL Spring Break.
For more information and schedules, visit the NBL website at www.nbl.org.
The 2008 NBL National Series is proudly sponsored by BAWLS Guarana (www.bawls.com), Intense BMX (www.intensebmx.com), Kenda Tires (www.kendausa.com), Standard Byke Company (www.standardbyke.com), UGP (www.undergroundproducts.com) Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), THE Industries (www.bmxthe.com), in association with Camp Woodward (www.campwoodward.com).
Jack Frost Classic Postponed
Due to bad weather on Friday and Saturday, the organizers have decided to postpone the Jack Frost until Saturday the 15th of March.
Should the weather also be bad on the 15th, we will run on the 16th.
Stay tuned for more info if required.
Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, March 6, 2008
Singapore to host the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010
21 February 2008
© IOC/Hélène Tobler
Singapore beat Moscow in the final by 53 votes to 44.Relive the announcement (Windows media) (Video 14:32 minutes)
Relive the announcement short version (Windows media) (3:00 minutes)
Key moment for the Olympic Movement - “This is a key moment for the Olympic Movement”, said Rogge to journalists present in Lausanne. “Singapore has put together a very exciting project. Hosting the Youth Olympic Games for the first time is a great responsibility, and I have every confidence in the team in Singapore. I have no doubt that their professionalism and enthusiasm will be instrumental in the staging of successful Youth Olympic Games in 2010”, he continued.
IOC flagship for young people - “The Youth Olympic Games are the flagship of the IOC’s determination to reach out to young people. These Games will not only be about competition. They will also be the platform through which youngsters will learn about Olympic values and the benefits of sport, and share their experiences with other communities around the globe. We are looking forward to joining in the celebration in Singapore in 2010,” Rogge added.
From 14 to 18 - The Youth Olympic Games aim to bring together talented athletes – aged 14 to 18 – from around the world to participate in high-level competitions and, alongside the sports element of the event, educational programmes on the Olympic values, the benefits of sport for a healthy lifestyle, the social values sport can deliver, and the dangers of doping and training to excess and/or inactivity. (BMX Mania Note - All Olympic events will be included, which should mean, BMX Racing.......NICE!)
3,200 athletes in Singapore -
The 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games in Singapore will
bring together approximately 3,200 athletes and 800 officials. The sports
programme will encompass all sports on the programme of the 2012 Summer Games
with a limited number of disciplines and events.
Learn more about the press release - Official Website of Singapore - Learn more about the Youth Olympic Games (YOG)
VODCAST: INTERVIEW WITH IOC PRESIDENT - Windows Media version (English and French)
Thunder strikes twice!!
BAWLStyle.com Race Report – March 6, 2008
BAWLS BMX Pro and 2007 NBL National Series Champ Rachel “Thunder” Smith made the podium her second home with back-to-back wins!
Thunder won both Women’s Elite Open races on Saturday and Sunday, adding more points to her Top 3 NBL ranking!
Next up, Rachel will take to the track Spring Break Style at the NBL Gator Nationals at Okeeheelee BMX in West Palm Beach!
For more BAWLS BMX news, event info, photos and sponsorship info, check out www.BAWLStyle.com.
ABA GREAT NORTHWEST NATIONALS April 4-6 & 2007 ABA Canadian National Series Awards Ceremony
In about 30 days the BMX world will converge on a brand new venue for the 2008 edition of the Great Northwest Nationals. The event, presented by Team BMX Oregon and the Oregon Sports Authority, will be held at the Hooker Creek Event Center in Redmond, Oregon April 4-6, 2008.
This entire facility is spectacular and the arena will be one of the best ABA will visit all year. The Hooker Creek Event Center, a multi-purpose indoor arena, is the largest of the buildings at the Fairgrounds that constitutes some 279,000 square feet of space under one roof. The space will allow for a great track with tons of bleacher seating.
Also, during practice on Saturday ABA will host the 2007 ABA Canadian National Series Awards Ceremony! Here is more exciting information about the event:
HOST HOTEL Comfort Suites Airport (OR113) - Beautiful Hotel located across the street from the arena! - 2243 SW Yew Ave. - Redmond, OR, 97756 - Phone: (541) 504-8900 - Fax: (541) 504-1316 - 100% Smoke Free Hotel - Call Directly for Rooms -- Make sure to mention you are part of the Great Northwest Nationals
RV & Camping Information: Deschutes County Fair & Expo - The “Expo RV Park” - 3.2 million dollar facility - Deschutes County Expo Center Amenities Include: 20, 30 & 50 Amp Electric - 104 Full Service Sites - 10 Tent Sites - Shower & Laundry Facility - RV Managers on Site - All overnight RV Camping that requires electric power will be located in the “Expo RV Park”. Cost per night is $32.00 for Recreational Vehicles and $20.00 for Tent Campers plus applicable tax. Call 541-548-2711 ext. 7949 to prearrange for your overnight stay.
2007 Canadian National Series Awards Ceremony - Schedule - Time/Classes - 8:50am/14 & Over NAG Boys, Girls, Cruiser & Girls Cruiser - 9:35am/Canadian A Pros - 9:45am/13 & Under NAG Boys, Girls, Cruiser & Girls Cruiser - 10:15am/Overall National Boys, Girls, Cruiser & Girls Cruiser - 10:35am/Teams (Trophy & Bike Shop)
The 2008 Great Northwest Nationals are brought to you by these fine local sponsors: Oregon Sports Authority - Pape Machinery - Shevlin Sand and Gravel - Redmond Immediate Health Care - Dave Hamilton Motors - KOHD ABC News - Cascades East - OregonLive.com
For more information: Tracy Stephens - Team BMX Oregon - 541-815-5302 - firstname.lastname@example.org ..... John David - ABA - 480-961-1903 X 112 - email@example.com ..... Arran Gimba - Oregon Sports Authority - 503-234-3213 - firstname.lastname@example.org
ABA BMX would like to thank all the 2008 National Series sponsors: American Suzuki-(www.suzukicycles.com ) Jig-A-Loo-(www.jigaloo.com ) BAWLS Guarana (www.bawls.com) Bawlstyle (www.bawlstyle.com )Redline Bicycles-(www.redlinebicycles.com ) FLY Racing-(www.flyracingbmx.com ) Sponsorhouse-(www.sponsorhouse.com ) Tangent-(www.tangentproducts.com ) Intense BMX-(www.intensebmx.com ) T.H.E. (www.bmxthe.com) Fire Magic Premium Grills (www.rhpeterson.com/firemagic/) Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex (www.disneysports.com)
Without their support, we couldn't make the 2008 ABA racing season such a huge success. Support the sponsors that support ABA BMX racing.
ABA (American Bicycle Association), formed in 1977 and headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, is “The Sanctioning Body of BMX”©. The ABA organizes BMX racing for boys, girls and adults, nationwide and Canada. With 60,000 active members, 274 racing facilities and a 27 event-national race schedule; ABA is the largest promoter of action sports. For additional press information about ABA, the sport of BMX, ABA events or Professional racers, call bonspeedMedia; (714) 666-1999. To find races in your area or view the national event schedule, visit www.ababmx.com.
Ride for Missing Children, Central New York
Once again my
mother and I have pledged to participate in the Ride for Missing Children,
Central New York. Part of our pledge, in addition to the 100 mile ride, is to
raise $500 each, for a combined total of $1000. This equals 2,000 posters that
the center will be able to distribute.
The ride has been going for over ten years now and helps to raise funds that aid in the operation of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Their operations include raising awareness and distributing posters of missing children.
You can check out the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at: http://www.ncmec.org/ and The Ride for Missing Children at: http://www.rideformissingchildren.com/. I have set up a Chipin account that you can use on my website to contribute. Head to bmxunderground.com to use that method.
Or, if you feel more comfortable, feel free to contribute by sending a check made out to The Ride for Missing Children to my address: 10945 Prospect Junction Road - Remsen, NY 13438
Contributions are tax deductible. Please include your name and address to have a receipt sent to you.
Thank You, Nicholas Rauch - Owner/Webmaster/bmxunderground.com - email@example.com
Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Kim Hayashi interview
Kim Hayashi, the diminutive Elite Women's BMXer for Redline Bicycles, is one of the greatest of all time. That's a tough title to bear, but Kim does it well. gOrk, from REDLINE's home office, recently sat down and picked Kim's brain on what's up with her career, how her racing is going and lots of other jazz, while Kim is living full time and training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California, here are some excerpts from that interview. For the complete story on 'Lil Kim', click on any of the highlighted hyperlinks in this story.
REDLINE: Tell us what it’s like at the USOC Training Center?
KIM: The center has pretty much everything we need to train. They provide a performance building which houses the athletic trainers and a massage therapist which is a huge plus. Since we’re residents we live on site in a pretty comfortable 2 bedroom apartment or dorm.
REDLINE: So this beast of a practice track is an exact duplicate of the Olympic track. What did you think of the Beijing track when you raced on it last August?
KIM: I absolutely loved it. The jumps were so much fun and because of the big starting hill we were flying! The track was in perfect condition and I’m hoping that I can have a chance to go back there and ride on it again.
REDLINE: Obviously, with her World Champ win and Beijing victory, your Redline teammate Shanaze Reade has got to be on everyone’s hit-list. What do the women of BMX need to do to beat her?
KIM: Strength and speed.....that’s a hard combination to beat.
REDLINE: Now USA Cycling just announced that the U.S. National Championships are going to be in Desoto – you planning on going there and winning the illustrious Stars ‘n Stripes jersey?
KIM: Definitely! I missed getting the jersey last year in a good battle with Krystal Hime, so this year I’m definitely wanting to get my hands on it.
REDLINE: If you’re locked in to a good position at any race, and out of the corner of your eye, you see Jill Kintner coming in hard and fast, what will you do?
KIM: I’d stick my elbow out, lean as hard, pedal as hard as I could and brace myself for impact.
For more from Kim Hayashi in the BMX Mania Interview section, click on over from here!
Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, March 4, 2008
PHOTO OF THE DAY
|Here's the beautiful panorama of jumps, making up the 2008 BMX Olympic track, with a thundering herd of BMXers 'motorin' around the last turn, led by 'dR' Donny Robinson during the quarter finals of the '07 UCI BMX Supercross race in Beijing, China.|
SBS TV COVERAGE For UCI SX Adelaide & Aussie National Championships
BMX Australia is pleased to announce that we have secured SBS television to air a one-hour show on Sunday 4 May 2008 covering Adelaide UCI Supercross and National BMX Championships.
The time is yet to be confi rmed. SBS will fi lm and produce the National Championship elite categories package and will be receiving a Supercross package from the UCI to air in a back-to-back format.
Final format is not known but it is likely that the show will also include information on National Talent ID program and interviews with Olympic hopefuls.
Intense/Phantom/On-Trac Doubles in Morristown!
A handful of Intense/Phantom/On-Trac riders made their way this weekend to the White Pine Expo Center in Eastern Tennessee for a little "Suthern" Cracker Barrel cookin' and some indoor racing competition. With nearly all the big teams like Dan's, Excalibur, OFR, Bizzaro, HBR and more in the house, the competition was tight especially with our only being able to put up a a 5 person squad.
The track itself was tight with short straights and small turns with little room to pass. The first straight was pretty tricky with a double literally three cranks out of the gate requiring some good skills to get over it clean and keep up your speed. All the turns were small with little room to pass and the first turn in particular made for some spectacular crashes throughout the weekend. One dad described turn 1 and the 15X class like this; "You'd have thought the world's last copy of Playboy was buried underneath Turn 1 the way them boys kept burying themselves in it". How funny is that? And how true it was! The good news of the weekend though, was that all the team's riders came out of the weekend in one piece, all with a win or two and the team added two more decent scores to the season total.
12 Girl "Fly'N" Felicia Stancil made the 10 hour journey through rain and snow and pulled off two wins in 12 Girls. Dad Jamie improvised with the cooler when leaving home and filled it with snow rather than buying ice! Cracked us all up. We even had a small snowball fight outside the arena.
Cole Tesar made the drive, despite losing a transmission on the way up Friday morning with Mom and his feisty Grandma in the car. Cole made the most of Dad's securing an alternate vehicle and Cole takes home a fine double in 11 Expert and a 2nd in 11-12 Cruiser Saturday. Saturday evening, Cole's mom Josette showed off skills of her own playing "designated driver" in the 16 passenger van with Grandma riding shotgun keeping us Dads AND riders under control!
Rusty "Razzleberry" Nesvig imported his monster gate and put together a perfect winning weekend taking home a double in 13 Expert in one of his last races at this age group. I know I'm not alone in looking forward to the inevitable match up between OFR's Jordan Ryan and Rusty in just a couple of months. That will be fun to watch!
Connor "Conman" Fields joined a crash-inclined 15 Expert class staying ahead of the carnage all day Saturday taking home a perfect and the win. On Sunday he slid out in turn 1 in the semi enjoying a trip to the ER for some stitches instead of mixing it up in the main which managed to be yet another huge pile up! Maybe stitches was a better option?
Finally, "Quick" Nic Long had little trouble in 17-18X and avoided any carnage by simply staying out front where as anyone will tell you - it is safer. Nic joins Nesvig with a pair of perfect weekends and two wins.
The team takes home two wins with scores of 90 and 88 for a season total of 713 with 8 races entered leaving the team two wins away from possibly moving into the top spot in the National Team competition. At this point in the season a few Intense/Phantom/On-Trac riders also find themselves sitting "capped-out" and number 1 in their age groups including Shayne Lewis in 8X, Rusty Nesvig in 14X, Connor Fields in 15X and Nic Long in 17-18X.
On an "off-track" note, we'd like to offer a "shout-out" to Pennsylvania's Don Wagner who managed the race for the NBL this weekend and did a really good job. He was calm and firm and very professional. Don was stepping in for Dave Miller who's undergoing non-invasive heart surgery in the coming days. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him for an "uneventful" procedure and a swift recovery. See you soon, Dave.
The team's efforts couldn't be done without our great sponsors who include Intense BMX (www.intensebmx.com), On-Trac Garage Doors (www.ontracdoors.com), Phantom BMX Products, Fly Racing www.flyracingbmx.com, Bombshell (www.bombshellparts.com), FSA (www.fullspeedahead.com), THE Products (www.the- industries.com), SINZ Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), Intense Tire Systems, (www.intensetires.com ), BMX Jerseys (www.groupdmfg.com), and Scott goggles (www.scottusa.com).
Pryme in corn country
The Pryme factory team was in force at this past weekend's ABA Cornhusker National in Kearney, NE. Overall for the weekend we had 29 main events and 18 podiums (top 3 finish). That is just plain awesome!
Highlights include Amy McIntyre owning the open class and Doc ruling over the distinguished (older) cruiser dudes. Welcome back to Joel "Candy Pants" House, scoring four out of four mains, including a second in cruiser on Sunday.
Bridget Walter was all podium all weekend in class and cruiser. Joel, Ryan Macdonald, Cody McArthur, Kyle McArthur, and Preston Barley all had between 21 and 27 riders in class, so just making the mains was quite an achievement. Preston finished third in open as well as two class mains. Cody knocked out a second and third in cruiser while younger brother, Kyle, took two thirds and two fourths in class and cruiser.
As it was, Pryme finished in the money both days with two fourth place finishes. The next stop for the team is the ABA's Super National in Desoto, TX (also the USAC National Championships), March 28-30.
Factory Pryme proudly uses: Pryme (www.prymegear.com), Redline (www.redlinebicycles.com), BikeStop (www.bikestoponline.com), Graham Chiropractic, Maxxis (www.maxxis.com), ODI (www.odigrips.com), Sun Rims (www.sun-ringle.com), O'Neal (www.oneal.com), Hot Shoppe (www.hotshoppedesigns.com), and Big Knobby Squad.
Team Oregon & Smith Rock BMX To Host ABA Great Northwest Nationals
On behalf of Team Oregon BMX, we wish to invite you and your riders to experience the Great Northwest Nationals - right in the heart of the Great Northwest.
The ABA will host the 2008 event inside the fantastic Hooker Creek Event Center in Redmond Oregon
Join us April 4-6, 2008, and experience beautiful Central Oregon.
There's plenty to experience while you're here.
There's an activity for everyone.
Whether you'd like to ski or snowboard (Mt. Hood, HooDoo, Mt Bachelor), play golf (there's more than 23 courses in the local vicinity!), fish, or go rock climbing, you won't get bored waiting for your moto!
Our community is excited to welcome all ABA riders and their families and fans.
You can check out our local website at www.smithrockbmx.com for more info on places to stay.
See you at the races!!
Tracy Stephens - Smith Rock BMX - On behalf of Team Oregon BMX - 541-815-5302 - www.smithrockbmx.com - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Taylor Interview Posted At Old Skool BMX U.K.
Thanks again to Khalen Young, and we wish you all the success for the Olympics!
This week OSUKBMX hooks up with 80's Rider Chris Taylor, in his day rode for Halfords, Aurburn and Profile UK. Chris talks about Rules, regulations and for keeping the passion in BMX alive!
Also Check out our message board, Say hello, post your memories or just read some of the stories flying about on here - We are in the process of creating a BMX Hall of Fame and could do with the UK fans, posting their favourite, tracks, riders, bikes!
Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, March 3, 2008
HurricaneBMX.com secures new sponsors for 2008
and picks up a super fast grommet!
HurricaneBMX.com is proud to announce that DC Kustumz has stepped into the BMX world and is going to be our main sponsor for 2008! DC Kustumz, specializes in, what else, “custom” painting. So if you need a custom paint job on your frame, helmet, or other bike parts, check with DC Kustumz, for custom painting at its best.
And speaking of best, our newest little grommet, Devon “The Yeager Bomb” Yeager bested all the others in his 6X open/class in Guthrie for a double, double weekend! , He will be sporting the HurricaneBMX.com/DC Kustumz jersey and representing it well. And don’t let me forget to mention the jerseys. They rock this year, with great detail and design work put in by Cyberhorse Sports Wear.
The next team race will be the ABA Super National in our own backyard. So look out cuz the Hurricane crew is gonna storm into Desoto!
HurricaneBMX.com would like to thank our great sponsors for the 2008 season. Sponsors like DC Kustumz www.DCKustumz@gmail.com , Hurricane Components www.HurricaneBMX.com , Troy Lee Designs www.TroyLeeDesigns.com , and Cyberhorse Sports Wear www.chsportswear.com , And last but certainly not least, Jesus Christ, we love you man.
SCR Weekend in Eugene Oregon was great !!!!!!!!!
How do you measure Excitement?
How about just under 300 riders and racers from more than 4 States on Sunday alone at the Emerald Valley Indoor SCR Double-Double Weekend in Eugene Oregon !!!!!!
The Teams were Plentiful, the Pro's were fast, and there was even a SEMI Round in one of the Expert classes !!!!
And adding to all of that excitement was Drop The Gate BMX......
The Drop The Gate BMX T-shirts and Stickers were a HUGE hit and some lucky 50/50 ticket holders even got their own piece of the Drop The Gate BMX Revolution to take home with them.....
WOW !!! more than HALF of the riders there were spotted with Drop The Gate BMX stickers on their Bikes, Helmets, and even Number Plates all Proudly taking part of the Drop The Gate BMX Revolution !!!!!!
HOT off the press T-shirts were getting bought up faster than the Pro race finished, and to all of you, we thank YOU !!!!!
Look for more Drop The Gate BMX Products at the upcoming Great Northwest National in Redmond Oregon April 4-5 / Presented by Smith Rock BMX.
email@example.com for your Revolution hookup.....
American Suzuki Named Official Motorcycle and ATV of the ABA BMX
BREA , Calif. (February 28, 2008) – The American Bicycle Association (ABA) has named American Suzuki Motor Corporation the official motorcycle and ATV of the 2008 ABA BMX (bicycle motocross) Race Series. The 2008 race schedule includes 27 National events and 13 Pro series events throughout North America.
Suzuki motorcycles and ATVs are a major sponsor of the 2008 ABA BMX event schedule and will be fully integrated into the BMX events nationwide. This partnership includes the all new 2008 RM-Z450 motorcycles, the first mass produced fuel-injected motocrosser, being awarded to professional racers and top amateurs and Suzuki KingQuad ATV's for use by the ABA for track building and maintenance at these events.
“We feel right at home with the staff and the members of the ABA,” said Mel Harris , Vice President of American Suzuki’s motorcycle and ATV division. “This enthusiastic family of athletes thrives on competition and the need for top-performing products. It’s the same passion that drives our motorcycle and ATV racers, and it makes this partnership a natural for Suzuki.”
The sport of BMX is growing and building a great deal of interest as it prepares for a worldwide coming-out party of sorts with inclusion at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. “We're excited to continue our sponsorship with American Suzuki. Suzuki is an exciting company that knows about winning championships. They really helped take ABA BMX racing to the next level in 2007 and I look forward to an even bigger presence for Suzuki in 2008.” said Shannon Gillette, Marketing Director for the ABA. “We are very proud that American Suzuki has chosen to promote its products with the ABA, our tracks, riders, and fan base. This is HUGE for the sport of BMX racing”
Suzuki will have a large presence at every ABA BMX National event, and has scheduled display advertising in ABA ’s BMXer publication as part of its sponsorship. The ABA will use Suzuki KingQuad ATVs exclusively when constructing and grooming the individual race facilities. Suzuki will award all-new fuel-injected RM-Z450 motorcycles to the 2008 National Champions as well as awarding the Suzuki KingQuad 400AS to select ABA BMX tracks across the country ensuring that Suzuki has a positive presence in the growing sport of BMX racing.
About American Suzuki - The Motorcycle/ATV Division of American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC), Brea , Calif. , was founded in 1963 by Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC). ASMC markets motorcycles and ATVs via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. ASMC’s parent company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, based in Hamamatsu , Japan , is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of motorcycles, ATVs, scooters, automobiles and marine engines. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, it has 120 distributors in 191 countries.
Today's BMX Racing News - Weekend Update, March 1/2, 2008
PHOTO OF THE DAY
|Team USA's, Steven Cisar, getting his start dialed in at the 2007 UCI BMX Supercross race on the Olympic BMX Track in Beijing, China. 30 feet off the ground, gettin' ready to indulge in some serious SPEED going down the massive start hill, this is INTENSE BMX race action!|