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Today's BMX Racing News - Saturday, May 31, 2008
Championship Results From 2008 UCI World Championships
Elite Men - Maris Strombergs/Latvia
Elite Women - Shanaze Reade/Great Britain
Junior Men - Sam Willoughby/AUS
Junior Women - Manon Valentino/FRA
Complete Results posted on the BMx Mania
UCI Worlds Race Report Page
CISAR TAKES SILVER MEDAL FOR TEAM USA AT UCI BMX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Kintner Top Women's Performer in
Sixth, Stein Grabs Bronze in Junior Men's Division
Taiyuan, China (May 31, 2008)--Steven Cisar (Altadena, Calif.) led the United States Cycling Team on Saturday with a silver medal in the elite men's contest at the 2008 UCI BMX World Championships. As one of two Americans to qualify for the final eight-man main, Cisar finished just 0.384 seconds off the pace of winner Maris Strombergs (LAT), while Stifiso Nhlapo (RUS) took the bronze and American Donny Robinson (Napa, Calif.) placed fourth.
For Cisar, it was his second trip to the podium this season in a major international event. In February he captured a bronze medal in the opening round of the 2008 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series.
Cisar and Robinson were the only two U.S. athletes to advance out of the quarterfinals as other notable Americans such as defending world champion Kyle Bennett (Conroe, Texas), David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo.), Randy Stumpfhauser (Sanger, Calif.) and Danny Caluag (Chino, Calif.) all qualified for the round of 32 but failed to advance to the semifinals, leaving only Cisar and Robinson as medal contenders.
In the elite women's event, Jill Kintner (Seattle, Wash.) was the top U.S. finisher in sixth place as the only American to advance to the main. Shanaze Reade (GBR), Ann-Caroline Chausson (FRA) and Sarah Walker (NZL) earned the top three spots respectively.
Entering the world championships, the U.S. was on the fringe of securing a second women's start position for the Olympic Games. Needing a top-four overall nation's ranking following the event, the U.S. entered the world championships ranked fifth - just one point behind New Zealand, seven points behind Argentina and 13 points off the pace of Australia. Entering the event, France had a commanding hold on the number-one spot. Based on its performance in Taiyuan, the U.S. is expected to retain its fifth-place ranking when the UCI issues its official standings next week.
Arielle Martin (Pleasant Grove, Utah) crashed out in her quarterfinal heat, while Kim Hayashi (Chandler, Ariz.) and Stephanie Barragan (Montclair, Calif.) also failed to advance out of the round of 32, leaving Kintner as the only U.S. athlete amongst the final 16 contenders.
Also on Saturday, the U.S. turned in strong performances in the junior championship categories as Denzel Stein (Desoto, Texas) earned a bronze medal in the junior men's event and compatriot Travis Ohrazda (Garden Grove, Calif.) finished sixth.
For the U.S. men's field, the next major competition will be the U.S. Olympic Team Trials on June 14 in Chula Vista, Calif. where the winner will earn an automatic nomination to the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team.
Juniors star for Australia at BMX World Championships
team camp optimistic of two places in women's competition in Beijing.
South Australian Sam Willoughby has snared the gold medal in the junior men's final at the UCI BMX World Championships in Taiyuan, China while in the junior women's final Lauren Reynolds scored silver and Rachael Bracken the bronze medal.
In the elite women's competition Tanya Bailey's semi final berth should be enough to give Australia two starting places for women in the BMX at the Olympic Games.
Bailey lined up as Australia's only starter in the elite women's competition after a major knee injury during training put Melissa Mankowski out of the team and out of contention for Olympic selection. Nicole Callisto suffered an elbow fracture in yesterday's training session in Taiyuan and was forced to withdraw.
"We don't know how serious it is yet but the initial doctor's report is that it's not so bad," said Sharples. "We'll get her to a specialist when we get back to Australia and take it from there."
Bailey's sole representative status put added pressure on her with Australia needing points to ensure two starting places for women in Beijing.
"The pressure was on her because we had one rider to earn points and other countries had three to start with," said Sharples. "However her racing was really good and by getting into the semi finals I think she's done enough to give us the two places but we'll have to wait for confirmation from the UCI."
Jared Graves was the best placed of the elite men and the only one to make it through to the final where he finished in seventh place.
"I won my eighth, my quarter and my semi final and was really feeling good for the win," said Graves. "But it pretty much came down to who came over the first jump smoothest and i really didn't do it.
"Then I was annihilated in the first corner by guys going for broke which stopped my run but I'm still pretty happy with that" explained Graves who earned enough points to end the BMX season ranked number two in the world behind American Donny Robinson. "My strength is really good and I'm definitely capable of getting to the front of any race in the world so I'll keep that in mind when I'm training for Beijing."
Graves will now head to Europe to contest the 4Cross at the MTB World Cup round in Fort William, Scotland ahead of the MTB World Championships in Italy in mid June.
"I'll really be training through those races and using them as preparation for the Olympics," he said. But his first stop will be a dentist.
"I'm looking forward to root canal work on a tooth that has been troubling me for the past few weeks," said Graves.
Cycling Australia's National Performance Director for BMX, Scott Sharples says Graves' performance was better than the result shows.
"He had a really good competition but might have spent himself a little too much in the lead in rounds," said Sharples. "The first corner in the final was fierce with so much bombing and diving as riders looked to make up ground and he got hit from both sides at the same time.
"But he shouldn't have been there at that point," said Sharples. "He should have been in front and he knows that and next time he will be."
Kamakazi and Luke Madill made it through to the semi finals but Kamakazi scored a bad lane draw and Madill was pushed off the track when a rival came over the top and knocked his handlebars. Neither qualified for the final.
"The quality of competition was outstanding," said Sharples. "From the quarters (finals) onwards every race could have been the final."
While Beijing might be just around the corner the junior members of the Australian team are already planning their London assault for the 2012 Olympic Games.
"That's my big goal," said Willoughby who even after being presented with his gold medal was still finding it hard to absorb his win.
"It still seems like a bit of a dream," he said. "I still can't believe I'm a World Champion!"
"I won every run and going into the final I just knew I had to do one more and I did it," he said. "My main goal in the final was to nail the first jump and I knew if i got over the first jump smooth I'd win and that's how it worked out."
Cycling Australia's National Performance Director for BMX, Scott Sharples, says Willoughby was impressive throughout the day's competition not just in the way he rode but in how he dealt with the pressure.
"He's only a first year junior but he was poised and in control and that was the best thing about him," said Sharples. "He went into every race cool, calm and collected and knowing what he had to do."
The 16 year old is in Grade 11 at Brighton HIgh School and has been racing BMX since he was six years old. China is his fourth World Championships and the first time he was won gold.
In the junior women's competition Bunbury's Lauren Reynolds claimed silver ahead of team mate Rachael Bracken from Townsville.
"The day wasn't so good leading up to the final because I didn't get a good race in any of my three motos (qualifying rides)," explained Reynolds who already has a gold medal to her credit from the 2003 World Championships in Perth and in Canada last year claimed the bronze medal. "But I was expecting the final to be the race for the day.
"I got out of the gate all right, had a little bit of luck to miss a crash on my inside, rode a good second straight and was leading into the second corner but I made a bit of a wrong move there," she said. "I managed to hold on for second place though."
The Grade 12 student at Bunbury Catholic College turns 17 in June and has been racing BMX since she was eight years old. She her dream is to represent Australia at the Olympic Games in 2012.
"My goal is gold in London for sure," she said. "No other medal - gold."
Bronze medallist Bracken says she's thrilled she made the podium.
"I'm really happy, stoked.," said Bracken. "I only got seventh pick for the start order but I was pretty happy to get an outside lane because I thought it would be best for me so I wouldn't get boxed in and it worked out well."For complete results visit www.uci.ch (Or BMXmania.com)
competing in Taiyuan is listed below for reference
Elite Women - Tanya Bailey (Mariginiup, WA - 15/03/1981)
Elite Men - Jared Graves (Toowoomba, Qld -16/12/1982) - Kamakazi (Jimboomba, QLD -08/03/1981) - Luke Madill (Cranebrook, NSW -28/05/1980) - Khalen Young (St Helens Park, NSW -20/11/1984)
Junior Men - Joshua Callan (Healesville, VIC - 08/04/1991) - Michael Chasteauneuf (Croydon, VIC - 15/01/1991) - Steven Janssen (Nerang, QLD -17/01/1990) - Sam Willoughby (Trott Park, SA - 15/08/1991)
Junior Women - Rachel Bracken (Aitkenvale, QLD - 30/06/1991) - Lauren Reynolds (Clifton Park, WA - 25/06/1991)
BMX Aruba 100% At UCI Worlds!
One of the smallest countries represented at the recent UCI Worlds, Aruba brought four riders and had some TREMENDOUS results.
We are proud to announce that BMX Aruba had some good results during the worlds in China.
We traveled to China with 4 athletes and managed to achieve 4 final spots.
As a very small Island with about 100 riders and 2 BMX tracks we are proud of the results our riders have achieved in the last few years.
A special thanks to all that helped us out over the years to achieve this success.
Men 25-29 Jobert Reyes 3th
Boys 15 Ishwar Martijn 8th
Boys 7 Jay-z Scott 7th
Girls 9 Shanayah Howell 3th
Regards, Joseph Everon - BMX Aruba
Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, May 30, 2008
Dale Holmes Wins First Championship level Title of the UCI Worlds Weekend
Here're the Top Spot winners from Day Two of Challenge Racing,
along with the Masters Championships class
17-24 Men/Weston Pope/USA - 15 Boys/Connor McCormack/CAN - 16 Boys/Sylvain Andre/FRA - 17 & Over Women/Angelique Van Gemert/NED
25-29 Men/Jonnathan Chislett/RSA - 30 & Over Men/Jean Ducos De Lahitte/FRA - 15 Girls/Melinda McLeod/AUS - 16 Girls/Merle Van Benthem/NED
Look for complete results and insane UCI Worlds Photo Gallery, Friday on the BMX Mania Race Report Page!
Photo Gunslinger, Justin Kosman has a hot new web site, and if you love BMX photography, or just good photography, you'll want to cruise on over and check it out.
According to an official release, Justin had this to say about his new efforts.....
"The justinkosman.com website launch party went over well last night. It included me taking my car to the dealership to get the valve covers fixed and swatting moths into the wee hours of the night with an old issue of Ride magazine (Mike Parenti cover). "
"With the re-design, I'm most psyched about the news blog section and how easy it will be to post photos of the stray cats I trap in my garage. Right now there is an interview up with the guy who designed my site, Derek Balmer. Check it out and spam me some comments."
All kidding aside, friends and neighbors, you'll drool all over yourself to see Justin's art, he really is an artist, and his photos show it.
UCI BMX World Championships Gearing up for the Olympics on Freecaster.tv
Freecaster, the largest online video media for action sports will webcast live the UCI BMX World Championships from Taiyuan, China.
The sport of BMX is now in the Olympics.That's great news for BMX fans and great news for Freecaster.tv who just this year began covering UCI BMX racing events. The webcasts from Madrid, Adelaide and Copenhagen attracted thousands of viewers from all over the world. Now, in anticipation of the Beijing Olympics in August, riders and fans alike will have the chance to experience the racing in China.
Top riders competing on the men's side include Kyle Bennett (USA), Luke Madill (AUS), Michal Prokop, (CZ), Donny Robinson (USA) and Yvan Lapraz, (CH) and in the women's Sarah Walker (NZ) and Shanaze Reade (UK). The riders who finish with the top 12 scores on the men's side and top eight scores on the women's side will qualify to compete in the Beijing Olympics. The remaining spots will be decided by the International Cycling Union on June 6.
Freecaster.tv was the first on H.264 and now the first to stream live in h.264, what can be called web HD. To get the best from Freecaster make sure you have the latest version of Flash 9 and a minimum ADSL 1.2 mbit/s or cable Internet connection.
The Live stream will begin Saturday, May 31 at 9:30AM (CET) with the 1/8th finals. Go to http://www.freecaster.tv/1000002_1004661 to watch the Live.
More good BMX Racing stuff on the "TV"
Well, not really the TV, but they'll be moving pictures, people'll be on bikes and you KNOW that Go211 will be on the gas when it comes to shootin' good BMX Race Footage.
From ABA BMX.....ABA BMX Spring Nationals from Duke City BMX in Albuquerque, NM. Videos are posted up on GO211.com. In case you were one of the few that missed this "Most Excellent Weekend", you can catch up and watch the weekends festivities at: www.go211.com/u/springnationals08
AA Pro video group: http://www.go211.com/u/springnationals08/videos/group/AA%20Pro%20Men
A Pro video group: http://www.go211.com/u/springnationals08/videos/group/A%20Pro%20Men
Women's Pro video group: http://www.go211.com/u/springnationals08/videos/group/Women%20Pro
Vet Pro video group: http://www.go211.com/u/springnationals08/videos/group/Vet%20Pro%20Men
Pro Cru is located in the Cruiser video group: http://www.go211.com/u/springnationals08/videos/group/Cruiser
Girls Cruiser: http://www.go211.com/u/springnationals08/videos/group/Girls%20Cruiser
Expert Open: http://www.go211.com/u/springnationals08/videos/group/Expert%20Open
Mixed Open: http://www.go211.com/u/springnationals08/videos/group/Mixed%20Open
All videos are now organized in alphabetic order, at http://www.go211.com/u/springnationals08/videos/ locate your video much easier then before.
Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, May 29, 2008
Racing Is Underway At The UCI Worlds In Taiyuan, China
Howdy, Folks! We're jammin' in China and here are the Top Spot Finishers in Thursday's Challenge Class Racing!
5&6 Boys/Wyatt Bell/USA - 7 Boys/Ehtan Wolthers/USA - 8 Boys/Quentin Crowley/USA - 9 Boys/Tyler Fuller/USA - 10 Boys/Karlten Wollsey/AUS
11 Boys/Brock Heffrom/USA - 12 Boys/Alden Volle/USA - 13 Boys/Hernan Santillan/ARG - 14 Boys/David Baptiste/FRA
5, 7 & 8 Girls/Kanami Tanno/JPN - 9 Girls/Saya Sakakibara/JPN - 10 Girls/Ruby Huisman/NED
11&12 Girls/Hannah Sarten/NZL - 13 Girls/Shayona Glynn/USA - 14 Girls/Elis Ligtlee/NED
OFFICIAL THURSDAY, CHALLENGE RESULTS AND PHOTOS POSTED ON THE BMX MANIA RACE REPORT PAGE!
BMX World Mag Is On The Prowl
The coolest all BMX Racing mag in the world, BMX World issue 14 is out and available.
In the U.S., it's a Borders and Barnes and Nobles all across the country and for those of you in other countries,
you can get YOUR subscription by clicking here, it's worth the price of admission!
What' You don't get it' Well, you should! DO IT NOW!
Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, May 27, 2008
BMX Mania In The Air.....China Bound!
We've been spending more time on the road lately, going to BMX Races than at home.....shame, shame, shame, but that's OK, they're BMX races, SOMEONE has to go to them, might as well be US!
This week, we're off to China for the UCI BMX World Championships.
So, if you experience a gap here and there over the next couple weeks in our BMX racing coverage, forgive us, we're watching people race bikes.....One of our FAVORITE things to do!
Don't worry, though, we'll be there for ya, bringin' you all of the BMX racing news we can dig up. Thanks for visiting BMX Mania and Ride Hard!!!!!
Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, May 26, 2008
Team France/"Europorter" Worlds Report
Our "Europorter" Filed this from his secret BMX Spy Station in France, on the powerful French team, as they make their way to the UCI Worlds in China. This year's UCI Worlds has a LOT riding on it due to the upcoming Olympics and the first ever BMX Olympic Event, so how teams/nations do at The Worlds is a BIG deal, and the French team is a Big Deal in it's own right, loaded with superfast talent and sporting the Fastest Women's Team In The World. Read on for the scoopage.
Official Team France :
Elite Men: Thomas Allier, in great shape the past weeks ..... Quentin Caleyron, winner of the Elite French Cup 2008 ..... Damien Godet, 2007 UCI Worlds finalist and SX specialist ..... Pablo Gutierrez, under a new MBK sponsorship ..... Thomas Hamon, often up front in the Euro rounds ..... Moana Moo Caille, coming back from his SX crash
Elite Women: Anne Caroline Chausson, 2008 Euro #2, 2007 Euro #1, 2007 UCI Worlds finalist ..... Amélie Despeaux 2008 Euro# 6, 2007 UCI Worlds finalist ..... Laëtitia Le Corguillé 2008 European champion, 2007 UCI Worlds finalist ..... Magalie Pottier 2008 Euro #3, 2007 UCI Worlds Junior champion 20" + Cruiser
Junior Men : Vincent Pelluard, 2008 Euro# 2 Junior, 2008 #3 at the Elite French Cup while still Junior ..... Joris Daudet ,2008 Euro# 4
Junior Women : Eva Ailloud , 2008 Junior Euro Champion
That's the roster of the Official French National Team coached by Fabrice Vettoretti which is on the plane to Taijuan...
The rest of the french delegation should not be far behind if
they keep rowing at a good pace... Keep an eye out for "PH Sauze coached"
Aurelia DON and One's Blandine Cottereau in Elite and , as usual, the rest
of the ever successful French Junior line up : This year, Manon Valentino,
Gaëlle Charpentier, Florian Duhamel who is "PH Sauze coached" again- Emilien
Chiron and Jordan Lajmi ...
Today's BMX Racing News - Saturday, May 24, 2008
Australian BMX National Champion out of Olympic contention
A bad landing in practice has eliminated 19 year old Queenslander, Melissa Mankowski, from her first chance of making the first ever BMX Olympic team at this year's Beijing Olympics. The newly crowned National Champion hurt her left knee at training on Thursday just one week away from competing in the final Olympic selection event, the World Championships in Taiyuan, China.
According to Mankowski’s coach, Sean Dwight, it was not a fall but just an unfortunate incident. “She went over a jump and for some reason she unclipped and her foot came off the pedal. Her foot hit the ground and took the weight of the landing,” explained Dwight.
As soon as she landed she was screaming. It only took a minute to figure out it was her knee.”
It was her training partner, Nicole Callisto who knew the familiar signs after suffering two knee injuries herself over the past few years. Mankowski will undergo surgery on Monday to discover the extent of the damage.
With Mankowski's elimination, Australia’s chance of taking the maximum number of riders, two women to the Beijing Olympics will now be on the shoulders of Callisto and Tanya Bailey both originally from Western Australia.
According to Australia's Assistant BMX Coach, Wade Bootes it's all down this World Championships."We’re really struggling now with one rider down for gaining those country points. It is unbelievable that even after the two year selection period it is down to the final selection race with four countries fighting for the third and fourth women’s ranking positions."
When asked how hopeful Australia could be Bootes pointed out that both Callisto and Bailey had made two finals at international level before.
Bailey and Callisto placed fourth and eight at the last month’s World Cup Supercross in Adelaide. At the Beijing test event last August Callisto claimed seventh and Bailey eighth.
With France looking confirmed of the top country ranking with a current lead of 77 points it is now a close points scramble between rival countries, Australia, Argentina, New Zealand and the United States of America.
Australia’s elite men’s second ranking behind the United States of America and are 24 points clear of the Netherlands. Australia looks confident of remaining in the top five rankings for the men and as such should gain the maximum number of three riders. In the top spots are current National Champion, Jared Graves (Toowoomba) along with Luke Madill (Penrith), Kamakazi (Brisbane) and Khalen Young (Perth).
Riders depart on Monday for the flight to China where the World Championships get underway on Thursday 29th May.
Stu Thomsen Interview On Old Skool UK BMX
oldskoolukbmx.co.uk has posted a cool interview with BMX Racing Legend, "Stompin" Stu Thomsen.
If you don't know who Stu is, take a few and check it out, cuz, BMX would not be the first without the "Awesome One".
He gained fame in the early days of the sport beginning in 1974.
His prime competitive years were from 1976-1985.
He can be rightly called the Babe Ruth of BMX for his prolific and domination of BMX during its early days from the mid 1970's into the mid 1980's.
Even today, many of the current sports superstars are compared to him as a standard of achievement.
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Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, May 23, 2008
EVENT SCHEDULE FOR 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Cycling (BMX)
Eight Competitors to Compete for Spot on 2008 U.S. Olympic Team June 14
Colorado Springs, Colo. (May 23, 2008)—USA Cycling and the United States Olympic Committee announced today the schedule of events for next month’s 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for the sport of BMX.
Scheduled for Saturday, June 14 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., the U.S. Olympic Team Trials will feature eight riders with the overall winner earning an automatic nomination to the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team. Earlier this week, USA Cycling announced the five-race competition format that will be utilized to determine the overall event winner.
2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Cycling (BMX)
U.S. Olympic Training Center
Chula Vista, Calif.
Saturday, June 14
FRIDAY, JUNE 13
Pre-Race Press Conference - *Accredited Media Only
SATURDAY, JUNE 14
Doors Open to Public; Expo Opens
Time Trial (8 heats)
Post-Race Press Conference - *Accredited Media Only
Athlete Autograph Session
Tickets are now available for purchase by the general public online at www.usolympicshops.com, charge-by-phone at 619-482-6120 or in person at the U.S. Olympic Shop at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. Adult tickets are $10.00. Children and senior citizen tickets are $5.00. Visa accepted.
Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, May 22, 2008
FREE AGENT ANNOUNCES “PRO PASS” PROGRAM TO GIVE OUT FREE BICYCLES TO UP-AND-COMING RACERS
(DOMINGUEZ HILLS, CA) - Free Agent, reigning
world champion BMX team and a leading brand of BMX bicycles, announced a new
program call “Pro Pass” that will begin this racing season. The program lets
World Champions on the Free Agent racing team give away bicycles to young
racers they see at local and national events.
“Now Kyle Bennett, Cristian Becerine, and other members of the team will be keeping their eyes open for young racers with a great potential,” said Dale Holmes, team manager and former World Champion himself. “When the guys see someone they think has a great future, they’ll give them a Pro Pass, which the rider can turn in for a free Free Agent Team BMX bike and official accessories.”
The program is designed as a way of fostering interest and excitement in young riders. Rather than just raffle off bikes, though, Free Agent will use the talents of some of the world’s top racers to spot the champions of tomorrow. The team will not necessarily be announcing where or when the bikes will be given away. Instead, the team members will be given passes to award as they see fit throughout the season.
NBL to launch National BMX Recruiting Program in late May to boost grassroots
- Phase 1 – A Challenge to all NBL Members -
Hilliard, Ohio, (May 20) - Imagine if every NBL (National Bicycle League) member recruited just one new BMX rider this year. Local race programs would get a huge boost and tens of thousands of new riders would be hitting the track, raising the level of competition across the nation. To kick start the Olympic year, NBL has completely revamped the Bring-A-Buddy Program and is proud to launch Phase 1. It’s simple
A challenge to all NBL members to recruit ONE new rider. Any NBL member who recruits one full NBL member by June 30 gets a Free T-shirt*. It’s that simple. See the Challenge ad in the May issue of BMX Today Magazine for details and go for it. (*One T-shirt per member)
The full summer Bring-A-Buddy program, Phase 2, features a new 'points' system and more than $40,000 in prizes – Sweet! It will be launched later this month and promises to drive recruiting to a new level. The NBL is working overtime to build a network of programs that will help capture the interest generated by the sport’s debut at the 2008 Olympic Games and ultimately turn that excitement into more competition. For more information about the program, check out the May issue of BMX Today Magazine and contact your local NBL BMX track to get started today. Visit www.nbl.org for additional details.
The 2008 NBL Bring-A-Buddy Program is proudly sponsored by Intense BMX (www.intensebmx.com), Free Agent BMX (www.freeagentbmx.com), Kenda Tires (www.kendausa.com), UGP (www.undergroundproducts.com), Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), THE Industries (www.bmxthe.com) and Camp Woodward (www.campwoodward.com).
GO211.COM BRINGS YOU "FREE" LIVE WEBCAST COVERAGE OF THE ABA’S SPRING NATIONALS
Albuquerque, New Mexico – GO211.com, in conjunction with the American Bicycle Association, is proud to bring you the LIVE "FREE" webcast of the ABA’s SPRING Nationals, a ABA BMX PRO Series event hosted by the Duke City BMX in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Tune in for all the race action starting Saturday, May 24th, through Sunday, May 25th. This weekend will be another great one for sure!
It all starts on the May, 24th at 10:00am mountain time with a pre-show for the SPRING Nationals. GO211.com will then go right into the "LIVE" action packed event coverage starting at 11:00am mountain time for the duration of the days event.
GO211.com will kick things off again at 7:30 mountain time with another pre-show webcast, followed by the "LIVE" action feed at 8:00am sharp on the May, 25th.
The SPRING National in Albuquerque, New Mexico is always noted as one of the best BMX events of the year, and this year will not be a disappointment.
The facility, the track, the dirt, the PRO Section, the racers, and the fans all seem to come together to make this a can't miss event!
Click here for all this weekends action! - http://www.go211.com/u/springnationals08
Remember, if you can't make it out to this awesome event or you can't get to a computer this weekend and miss all of the race action.
GO211.com will have all the Main Events (plus Pro Quarters, Semis, and Motos), interviews, and shows posted on GO211.com the week following the event.
Be sure to check out www.GO211.com and www.ababmx.com for more details.
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The Go211 Pro Team roster includes Danny Kass, Jeremy Jones, CJ Hobgood, Christian Hosoi, Hannah Teter, Ross Powers, Donny Robinson, Alise Post, Kyle Bennett, Randy Stumpfhauser, Mike Losness, Seth Wescott and Kelly Clark, among others.
Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Morphine Industries’ Riders Dominate Podium
The Florida State Championship Series came to an end this past weekend at the St. Cloud BMX Track.
The track was fast, the weather hot and humid, and the riders were eager to get down to business.
Morphine Rider Rundown:
Barry Nobles wrapped up the day capturing #1 in both the Money Series and the Plate Series for Elite Men.
Tyler Faoro finished with a #5 in the Money Series and a #6 in the Plate Series for Elite Men.
“Big Bad” Benny Wright cruised to a perfect day slamming the door shut on the 19-24 Expert State title once again. Benny was also honored with the Florida State “Rider of the Year” Award. It couldn’t go to a more deserving guy. Congrats!
Jonathan Reeves took home the #1 Plate in the 41 and Over class.
Noah Reeves stood on the podium to claim the #2 State Plate in the 11 -12 Cruiser class.
Tyler Daw ended the series with a #10 Plate in the hard bangin’ 11 Expert class.
Props go out to the riders for a great Florida State Series.
Stay tuned as these riders keep the train rollin’ as the national NBL and ABA seasons move forward. You will see these riders on the National podiums.
Morphine Industries Riders:
Tyler Daw Benny Wright Barry Nobles Noah Reeves Tyler Faoro Jonathan Reeves
RACE FORMAT FOR 2008 U.S. Olympic BMX Team Trials
Eight Competitors to Compete for Spot on 2008 U.S. Olympic Team June 14
Colorado Springs, Colo. (May 21, 2008)—USA Cycling and the United States Olympic Committee today released a detailed description of the event format that will be utilized at next month’s 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for the sport of BMX.
Scheduled for Saturday, June 14 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., the U.S. Olympic Team Trials will feature eight competitors with the overall winner earning an automatic nomination to the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team.
Following the completion of the 2008 UCI BMX World Championships in Taiyuan, China on June 1, USA Cycling will announce the eight-man roster of invitees for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.
At the Trials, participants will compete in a series of five races and accumulate points throughout the day in order to determine an overall winner. The following guidelines illustrate the format that will be used at the Olympic Trials to determine one men’s automatic nomination to the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team:
1. The Field: Eight (8) riders selected to the U.S. Olympic Long Team for BMX will be competing for an automatic position to the final U.S. Olympic Team. These riders will be announced on June 8.
2. Basics: The riders will compete in a total of five races – one Time Trial, three Motos and a Final. Points will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in the Time Trial, the top 4 finishers in each Moto and the top 5 finishers in the Final. The rider with the greatest number of points at the end of the event will be declared the winner and will be named to the U.S. Olympic Team.
3. Time Trial (Seeding): Riders will be seeded in the Time Trial event based upon the final standings of the 2008 USA Cycling BMX Rankings. The rider with the lowest ranking among the starters will ride first, followed by the next highest and so on. The top-ranked rider among the starters will ride last in the Time Trial.
4. Time Trial (Placing): The top 3 riders in the Time Trial will be awarded 5, 3, and 1 point (s) respectively. In the case of a tie in the top 3 riders, the riders tied will both be awarded points for that placing, although it may preclude other riders from scoring. (Example: if two riders tie for second place, they will both receive 3 points, but the next rider would be fourth and receive no points.) If there is a tie for riders outside of the top 3, the riders who tie will draw lots (or flip a coin) to determine placing.
5. Motos (Lane Choice): There will be 3 Motos. Lane choice for start positions for the first Moto will be determined by the time trial, with the rider finishing first getting lane choice, followed by the second rider in the time trial and so on. In the case of a tie in the time trial, the riders who tie will draw lots (or flip a coin) to determine position for lane choice. Choice for start position in the subsequent Motos will be determined by the current points standings. In the case of a tie in the points standings, the placing in the previous Moto will be used as a tiebreaker.
6. Motos (Placing): There will be two photo-finish cameras to determine order of finish. The top 4 riders in each Moto will be awarded 10, 7, 5 and 3 points respectively. In the case of a dead heat (tie) for a position among the top 4 riders, the riders tied will both be awarded points for that placing, although it may preclude other riders from scoring. (Example: if two riders tie for third place, they will both receive 5 points, but the next rider would be fifth and receive no points.) If there is a tie for riders outside the top 4, the riders who tie will draw lots (or flip a coin) to determine placing.
7. Final (Lane Choice): Lane choice for start position in the Final will be determined by current points standings. In the case of a tie, the placing of the previous Moto will be used as a tiebreaker. Only riders who are in contention for the win will be allowed to start the final.
8. Final (Placing): The top 5 riders in the Final will be awarded points: 15, 12, 10, 7, and 5 respectively. In the case of a dead heat (tie) for a position among the top 5 riders, the riders tied will both be awarded points for that placing.
9. Final Points Standings: The rider who finishes the event with the greatest number of points will be determined the winner. If there is a tie for first place overall, the tiebreakers will be utilized in the following order:
a. Most Victories. If still tied:
b. Most Top 3 Finishes. If still tied:
c. Order of Finish in Final. If still tied:
d. 2007-08 order of USA Cycling BMX Rankings
10. Final Team Announcement: The final 2008 U.S. Olympic BMX Team will be announced with all USA Cycling Olympic Teams on July 1, 2008.
11. Complete Selection Information: Complete information on the selection procedures for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team for BMX can be found on the USA Cycling website at the following link: http://www.usacycling.org/forms/selection/08-SOGBMX.pdf
Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Urgent News For Team USA
Attention USA Riders attending the UCI BMX World Championships! - We are just a week away from one of the best races on the planet! We wanted to give you a little heads up as we prepare for the trip to China.
• Everyone needs to bring with them at least one water bottle. We will still be supplying water, but it will be much easier for keeping things neat and professional if we all have our own water bottles.
• You can bring prepackaged food (ie. Powerbars, Cliff Bars... etc.). The food situation is a lot different over there than we are used to. So come prepared!
• Bring extra tubes and any other parts you think that you may need! Parts will be very hard to come by over there.
• Plate and jersey distribution will be as normal at the USA Team meeting at the USA host hotel.
• Jeff Glynn, Jerry Bradford and myself will be the USA Challenge team coaches and Team Manager.
If you have any last minute questions send them over and I will try to get them answered as soon as possible. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you! - Brian Fell/USA Challenge Team Manager
Czech BMX National Championships - Elite Men Final
1. Lukáš Tamme - Team Author ... 2. Štěpán Tumpach - Rock Machine ... 3. Michal Přibyl - Haro/Katmar ... 4. Petr Muhlhans - Mariánské Lázně
5. Jiří Holub - Team Olympus ... 6. Jan Švub - Kur Sport ... 7. Tomáš Slavík - Team GT ... 8. Radim Kvaček - Team GT
Photo by www.bmx.mysteria.cz
2008 Italian National Championships - Elite Men's Finals
1. Manuel De Vecchi (Ciclomania Racing); 2. Andrea Giovannelli (Team Creazzo); 3. Mauro Paiusco (Team Bmx Verona); 4. Norbert Marazzi (Bmx Ciclistica Olgiatese)
5. Federico Ravizzini (Team Scout); 6. Francesco Gargaglia (G.S. Testi Cicli Asd); 7. Manuel Schiavo (Team Creazzo); 8. Jacopo Giovanni Gianella (Bmx Ciclistica Olgiatese)
Pryme Factory team from the ABA
The Pryme team had a great race weekend in Blue Springs. They just keep getting better and better.
Amy McIntyre (USAC Champ) kicked
things off with two wins in mixed open. Doc sat out Saturday with a bum
wing, but couldn't resist racing and taking the win on Sunday. Welcome back
Joel House!! Whatever he did to win
cruiser on Sunday (and a 3rd in class) we hope he does it again at the next race.
Tiva Feltman is back and despite
a birthday took two seconds in 15 girls. Kyle McArthur was the man in 10X; a
second and third with good rider count went a long way towards the team
sheet. Bridget Walter was all-podium all weekend long; including a season's
best second in class. Kim Vanderpas finally had her own class and showed
that she is one of the best; two thirds. Preston Barley, Cody McArthur, Ryan
Macdonald, and Marc McArthur
all made it to some mains in the super stacked expert classes.
The team came away with two
fourth places as well as two keeper scores. Look for the Pryme crew next in
Current NAG points look like this: Preston Barley: 12 class ... Kyle McArthur: 8 class & cruiser ... Cody McArthur: 12 class & 8 cruiser ... Joel House: 6 cruiser ... Doc Graham: 1 cruiser ... Amy McIntyre: 2 class & 7 cruiser ... Tiva Feltman: 6 class ... Bridget Walter: 9 class & 5 cruiser ... Kim Vanderpas: 7 cruiser
We are having one of our best years ever!
Thank you for your continued support, Carl Lein/Factory Pryme - www.factorybmx.com
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Chesapeake BMX to host
Memorial Day Pro-Am
Monday May 26, 2008
This event to be sponsored by 24/7 Design/Build of Hanover, Md. with a guaranteed purse of $500
The track will also have a single pts race.
Sign-ups 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Fees $10 class / $20 pro-am / $30 for both
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Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, May 19, 2008
Dutch Elite Men's BMX Championships!
The Dutch BMX Championships went down over the weekend and here're the Elite Men's Final Results.
1 Roy Van Den Berg 2 Martijn Scherpen 3 Sander Bisseling 4 Jordy Van Der Heijden 5 Robert De Wilde 6 Raymon Van Der Biezen 7 Rob Van Den Wildenberg 8 Jelle Van Gorkum
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FORMULA HAS GONE “BAD”
Formula SA has joined ranks with the all new sponsor from After Market Products, ”BAD BOY” racing company.
Back: Robin Mulligan, Tyrone Mulligan, Gary Herbert (Manager) Alan Dodd
Front: Lloyd Dodd, Slade Smith & Kane Herbert
Formula/South Africa is now in it’s second year and has welcomed the Mulligan’ boys to the team.
We look forward to seeing Tyrone Mulligan back on his Formula after a huge crash breaking his elbow and shoulder.
Thanks to After Market Product, S.A. Distributers of Motorcycle and Marine Accessories for supporting us as a team.
(Dave Gunning) +27 11 392 0770
Today's BMX Racing News - Weekend edition, May 17/18, 2008
|USA Today BMX Travel Tips?|
Yep, you heard it right, sports fans. USA Today one of the biggest, most widely circulated newspapers in America, has featured BMX in the online edition of their daily newspaper with travel tips for people wanting to check out BMX Racing at the US Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.
The article features several different bits of BMX travel advice, ranging from how terrifying the view from the top of the USOC BMX Start Hill is (We actually think it's pretty awesome, not terrifying...what real BMX racer wouldn't want to go down THAT Starting Hill?), to how to get to Kearny Moto Park which is one of the good BMX tracks in the San Diego area, to some advice from the author of a book on San Diego cycling about BMX. According to the newly minted BMX Expert, the kids can 'watch' BMX, Dad can tear it up around the San Diego Velodrome and Mom can go shopping on her beach cruiser or something like that.
I guess we shouldn't complain too much about inaccurate statements in USA Today about BMX, it's better than not being mentioned at all!
BMX gets some cool photos and some nice quotes from a REAL BMXer, Mike Day and BMX Photo Legend, Justin Kosman, all in all, a nice piece from USA Today and just another bit of Pre Olympic publicity in the Big Wide World of International Media.....cool stuff for BMX!
Check it out at the USA Today online Travel Briefing, it's very nice.
Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, May 16, 2008
Kenda "Guess the Tread" Contest winners announced
Congratulations to the five lucky winners of the Kenda “Guess the Tread” Contest. We received a ton of entries and the lucky winners of the Kenda Small Block Eight tires are:
Derek McCuiston - Felton, CA
Joseph V. Brow II - Loxahatchee, FL
Steve Polis - Hagerstown, MD
John Parker – McDonald, TN
Bill Lowrey – Hurricane, UT
Check out a Kenda Tire-Toss at a National near you:
Golden State National – Prunedale, CA, June 21
Stars & Stripes National – South Park, PA, June 28
Music City Nationals – Nashville, TN, July 19
NBL Grand National – Louisville, KY, August 30
THE BIGGEST LITTLE BMX RACE, EVER!
Oh, Yeahhhhhhhhhh! Seems that the US Olympic Committee and USA Cycling are going to put on a race. It's going to be a BIG race. Wait, it's going to be a SMALL race. HUH?
8 Riders - Big Starting Hill - Replica Olympic BMX Track - Elite Men Only - No Pressure - The Winner Goes To The Olympics!
We'll be there, how bout you?
USA Cycling.....TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2008 U.S. OLYMPIC BMX TEAM TRIALS
Colorado Springs, Colo. (May 15, 2008)—Tickets for the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for BMX Cycling are now available for purchase by the general public, USA Cycling and the U.S. Olympic Committee announced today.
Scheduled for June 14, The Olympic Team Trials will feature the top eight men’s Olympic hopefuls in the sport of BMX with the winner earning an automatic nomination to the squad that will represent the U.S. in Beijing this August.
Spectators can purchase tickets online at www.usolympicshops.com, charge-by-phone at 619-482-6120, or in person at the U.S. Olympic Shop at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.
Adult tickets are $10.00, while children’s and senior citizen tickets are $5.00.
WHAT: 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Cycling (BMX)
WHEN: Saturday, June 14
WHERE: U.S. Olympic Training Center; Chula Vista, Calif.
TICKETS: $10.00 (adult), $5.00 (children, senior citizen); available at www.usolympicshops.com, charge-by-phone at 619-482-6120, or in person at the U.S. Olympic Shop in Chula Vista.
Lightning Bolts Art Show
Nike Teams With Bob Haro in China
With the historic introduction of BMX as an Olympic sport, Nike celebrates and salutes four decades of BMX heritage and its intrinsic creative current. For this historic BMX moment, Nike is bringing together pioneers, cultural icons, legends, and the future generation of the sport to celebrate BMX in Beijing.
Nike has teamed up with BMX Hall of Famer, Bob Haro, recreating his iconic number plate as a canvas. A select group of contemporary artists, each sharing a cultural connection to BMX, have been invited to take part in the Lightning Bolts Art Show. Unique works from artists such as UK’s Nick Philip, former FREESTYLIN’ magazine editor Andy Jenkins, former art director and Jackass movie producer Jeff Tremaine, and former BMXer cartoonist & editor gOrk, will debut in Beijing, China on May 13th. The artwork will later be auctioned off to help action sports foundation The Land of Plenty as they introduce at-risk youth to the world of BMX.
Lightning Bolts pays
homage to the creative spark in BMX, past and present. The event unites
an international mix of originality, all touched (or
warped) by BMX. It connects the pioneers, including legends such as Bob
Haro, “The Father of Freestyle,” with the new-school Nike 6.0 BMX
athletes like Mike Spinner, who stuck the first 1080 in BMX competition
The venue is a converted oil tank located in downtown.
Lightning Bolts Art Show ~ Beijing, China, Opens May 13th
Artists Include: *Scott Towne (magazine editor) * Nick Philip (UK freestyler/artist) * famed skateboard artist Todd Bratrud * Hong Kong’s Gardenergala action-figure artist Michael Lau * Lee Basford (art director of UK’s Fluid agency) * Mark Lewman (Editor of Freestylin’ & Go magazine) * Kevin Wilkins (art director/skater) *John Martin * Bob Haro (founder of Haro bikes and godfather of BMX freestyle) * Ron Bonner (founder of UGP & Shadow Conspiracy) * Norman Chuck *gOrk (former editor of BMX Action and BMXer magazines) * Rich Hansen * Clive Noctchaw (BMX cult hero & test rider) * Joe Polevy *Jeff Tremaine (art director of Big Brother magazine and producer of JackAss) * Greg Higgins * Andy Jenkins (Editor of Freestylin’, Go and Dirt magazines) * artist/skater Yogi Proctor * Nike art director Michael Leon * tattoo artist Dave Fox * Dave Ortiz (of Dave’s Quality Meat skate shop) * film director David Slade * Psycho *
Above Photos: the gOrk creation; celebrating four decades of BMX racing with the five Olympic rings and a worthy BMX legend from each of those era’s.
Above: Plate by UK artist Lee Basford.
CLAYBORN BMX adds 3 fast amateurs to the CLAYBORN FACTORY BMX TEAM
Clayborn BMX has been on the move, with the recent success of AA Pro Barry Nobles, Clayborn BMX wanted to add some fast amateurs and that is exactly what they did.
Joining the current team of AA Pro Barry Nobles, Vet Pros Thomas Harper and "Tomahawk" Kevin Tomko. Clayborn BMX welcomes, 15 Girl, "Insane" Brooke Crain, Brooke is currently sitting in the top five of one of the ABA's hardest girls classes. Brooke is one of the most exciting girls to watch on the ABA circuit. Although just 15, Brooke has many years of racing under her belt, many top 10 finishes in the ABA National series, as well as winning the UCI World 4 in Canada.
Joining Brooke on the team is fellow Californian Jordan Miranda. Jordan can be seen leading the 14 Expert class, currently sitting in the 3rd place in the ABA points. Jordan is working to make the move to the number 1 spot. With a strong finish in Canada at the UCI Worlds, Jordan brought home the World 4 plate. When they recently left one of the most successful BMX teams out there, it didn't take long for word to travel and after a few phone calls, they were signed to the Clayborn BMX Factory team.
Rounding out the new additions to the Clayborn BMX crew is 9 Expert Gabe Barwick. Gabe comes to the team from the Sunshine State of Florida and after working his way up the ranks of BMX, Gabe has made the jump to Expert and with his impressive racing skills and finishes, Gabe has joined the Clayborn Factory BMX team. Clayborn is very excited about these new additions and proud they will be wearing the Orange and Blue.
You can check out all the Clayborn BMX team news, as well as check out all the new frames Clayborn BMX has to offer at www.CLAYBORNBMX.com. Clayborn BMX would like to thank all their sponsors: FLY Racing, A/C Products, THE, MAXXIS Tires, HRP Designs, FSA, Osiris shoes, SINZ, Kovachi Wheels, Alienation, PRO~GOLD Lubricants, STMPO Designs, and Southwest Airlines.
New & Improved Redline Flight Gloves
Never one to be satisfied with perfection, Redline has again improved upon their popular FLIGHT glove – and there’s more to it than just a change of color. The new Redline Fight Glove in WHITE and black is being ridden by National, US and World Champions, along with Olympic hopefuls.
Here are the new features:
· New, shorter closure strap.
· Full “RL” pattern, screened in silicon throughout the Amara palm – for extra grippage.
· Easy-to-pull Tab at wrist with silicon grippers.
· Pre-curved articulated fingers with vented nylon mesh backing.
· Full thumb Terry cloth wipe.
· Woven nylon backing material.
· Super strong cross-point finger tips.
· Custom molded rubber-armor knuckle guards.
Eight sizes available
from Youth X-small to adult X-large.
This glove is great for all types of bicycle racing & riding – from BMX to Cyclo-Cross, MTB to track, street to vert. Any time your palms needs protecting; Redline is here to save you.
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June 16-19 at Bellflower BMX - Bellflower, California
4 day event includes:
-training and proper technique development
-meals and drinks for all 4 days
-2 nights of local racing
-stickers, and prizes
-fun with your local AA pro!!
-other fun activities (foot down, jumping contests, water fights, etc)
cost: $300/rider. Each day will go from 9a-5:30p. Camp will have a 25 riders maximum.
From More Info, contact Mike Weatherford - Pro BMX Training - 310-938-4373 - www.probmxtraining.com
Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, May 15, 2008
BMX Australia Goes On Totally Wild TV Show
BMX Australia has announced that there will be a nation wide TV story on Totally Wild, a popular TV show in Australia, called "Olympic BMX Training".
The show will air, Tuesday the 27th of May at on Network Ten nationally.
This show was filmed earlier this year at the Nerang BMX track and the Queensland Academy of Sport gym and features Wade Bootes, Tanya Bailey, Krystal Cranfield plus many of the Talent ID squad training.
Awesome stuff.....BMX is getting lots of worldwide TV coverage with the Olympics fast approaching!
Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, May 14, 2008
BATTLE OF THE VILLES
Nashville, TN – May 17
The 2008 BMX Ville series is a race against Evansville, Louisville, and Nashville. This is a great opportunity to visit, race other tracks, other racers, and will be fun for everyone. The VILLE with the most points at the end of the series will win the Battle of the VILLE trophy.
Times for registration & racing:
Nashville - Registration 12:00 – 1:30, Race 2:00 CST
Cost: $15.00 per rider
$15 - Every rider will receive an official BOV t-shirt the first race and a special award from MCB.
Local race following the BOVs, - $8 (points only)
Everyone will receive the Music City award – replica mini – Axe heaven guitars from Music City. Go to www.musiccitybmx.com for more info and register on-line.
Every Rider from other Villes and states are welcome. Come on up and have a great Saturday of BMX and practice the Nashville track for the July Elite National.
Entry fee - $20. We invite all the Pro talent in the area to come on out. Looking to get a $200 purse + for the Pros.
ABA Rider Featured In New Gatorade Commercial
BMX Mania Editor's Note.....This came in to use from the ABA, and we wanted to pass it on to the BMX Community. You may have seen it in your wanderings around the BMX Web, but if not, you HAVE GOT to see this. It's one of the funniest commercials ever, and the fact that it featured a little BMX guy just caps it off for us. GREAT exposure for BMX, too! Cool stuff, Matt Chism, YOU'RE AWESOME!!!!!
From the ABA.....
Hello Everyone.....I'm not sure if everyone out there has seen the new Gatorade commercial or not. I just received this e-mail this morning. This should explain who the rider is and a little bit more about the commercial. Good job Matt and family for spreading the word of BMX racing! You can check out the video links to the commercial below!
FROM THE CHISM FAMILY
Hello ABA.....Just thought you all might like to know that one of your own (Matt Chism) is in a new Gatorade commercial. This was filmed during the week after the Redmond Oregon national near Napa California. This is how it plays on You Tube as posted by the production company: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHSLB_0KcDE
This is the actual Gatorade
commercial as being played nationally:
We were told it was going to begin airing around June prior to the Tour de France, but they have released it early. Friends have told us it’s played on NBC during Deal or No Deal, and several have seen it on MTV.
Hope you enjoy. Thanks for
everything you all do!!!!!!!!!
We absolutely love this sport! - Jeannie Chism/The Chism family, Jason, Jeannie, Megan (CA14-7317) & Matt (CA14-3565)
Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Factory Tangent/BAWLS ABA Tulare Race Report!
May 12, 2008 - Spring is in full swing and the ABA has nationals all over the country for racers to showcase their skills. This weekend’s stop was dead smack in the middle of California for the US Nationals in Tulare. And we all know what that means, the California based Factory Tangent/BAWLS squad was there in full force! Looking to add some more podium finishes to record books, the team came in all BAWLS-energized and ready to roll!
Coming off a win in Oregon had the team psyched, but they knew they’d have to work even harder to repeat at a factory stacked California race. The team showed they were ready for the challenge when Riley kept his class win streak from Oregon alive and topped the podium with the win in 16x once again. Joining his teammate atop the podium Jacob pulled off a wire to wire victory in the always tough 11x class main event. Those two wins set the tone for the team as Kevin Shankle (17-18x) and Nate Abbe (13x), rode their Intense race frames to the podium as well. After the dust cleared and the points were tallied, the Factory Tangent team posted a strong second place only missing the win by two points! Props to BFR for a great day of racing and the overall win.
After just missing on Saturday the team was ready for day two of competition on Sunday Morning. Tangent’s factory girl Tyler Schaefer was the pace setter for the day with a win in 14 girls. The boys strapped on their custom BAWLS /Fly helmets and did their best to follow suit. Jacob couldn’t quite match his Saturday win with a late gate, but did rally back for the third in 11x. The dynamic duo of Blake Paulson and Nate Abbe were looking great in the 13x main until a second place slide out by Nate left him in the bottom of turn two. Teammate Blake picked up the slack and dodged a sliding Nate to cruise in for the second place spot. Riley started off the main the same as the day before with a holeshot and the lead in 16x. He looked like a lock for the win, but a charging Tory Nyhaug (Redline) chased Riley down and nipped him at the line breaking his three race win streak. When all was said and done on the day of racing, Factory Tangent pulled in a fourth place in the factory competition.
All in all the team had a great time in Tulare and posted some good finishes in the race for the ABA Factory Title. You know they’ll all be ready to go when the tour comes back West in July to Oak Creek BMX, the home track of Tangent and three of our team riders. In the mean time, keep your eyes peeled for clinics by the factory Tangent/BAWLS team in your neck of the woods. We’ll keep ya posted.
Tangent/Bawls would like to thank all of our sponsors: Tangent Products, BAWLS Guarana, Fly Racing, Intense BMX, Sinz, Thomson, Clifbar, and Riders Pro Shop.
Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, May 12, 2008
KENDA SIGNS MULTI-YEAR Partnership WITH NBL
Hilliard, Ohio – The National Bicycle League (NBL) is proud to announce a new multi-year partnership with Kenda Tires and Tubes. Kenda will be recognized as the “Official Tire and Tube” of the NBL National Series and also as a key co-sponsor of the ‘Bring-A-Buddy’ National Recruiting program.
To differentiate themselves in the competitive market for quality tires with innovative treads, Kenda will be promoted through a mix of national event exposure and traditional media including color advertising in BMX Today Magazine. To connect Kenda directly to thousands of potential customers, NBL will promote the brand through on-site games like the ‘Kenda Tire-Toss’, at select National events. “We truly believe in the value of ‘Experiential’ marketing and how it affects consumers in a more positive and organic way” said Kevin O’Brien, NBL Marketing Director, “Kenda is genuinely interested in promoting the sport and this adds great value to our program” O’Brien adds.
Several of Kenda’s tires are already popular with NBL members and teams including the Team NBL Champs of 2007 – VBS/Kenda from Ohio. To stay competitive, Kenda is currently developing several new lower-profile treads and a Kevlar folding bead tire to compliment their already-impressive line of rubber. Favorites, such as the Small Block Eight, Kompact and the K-Rad, continue to be the flagships of the Ohio-based brand as they forge new ground in treadnology.
“We’re looking forward to a successful venture with the NBL” said Jim Wannamaker, Kenda’s North American Marketing Director, “It’s a very exciting time for the sport and we trust the NBL to represent our brand to their members around the country” continued Wannamaker.
To kick off the sponsorship, NBL is promoting the ‘Guess the Tread’ Contest through the NBL website exclusively (www.nbl.org). Win one of five sets now!
Kenda’s partnership with the NBL comes at a perfect time as the sport nears its Olympic debut in August. NBL is working hard to attract new riders and bring back those who raced during the sport’s formative years through a number of exciting programs and cross-promotions. Visit www.nbl.org to learn more and watch for a Kenda Tire-Toss near you.
Upcoming Kenda Tire-Toss events:
Golden State National – Prunedale, CA, June 21
Stars & Stripes National – South Park, PA, June 28
Music City Nationals – Nashville, TN, July 19
NBL Grand National – Louisville, KY, August 30
Kenda is a leading manufacturer of bicycle, motorcycle, ATV (All Terrain Vehicle), industrial, and trailer tires. Most recently, Kenda has begun producing quality automotive tires and tubes for worldwide distribution. Since the inception of the company in 1962, they have operated on core values of honesty, innovation, quality, and customer service. For the past forty years, Kenda has continued to develop and expand its product selections to meet changing market demands. For more information about the full line Kenda products and teams, visit www.kendausa.com today.
Round 11 and 12 of the European Championship for Junior/Elite Men and Women were held in Weiterstadt, Germany. This was the host for the European Championships back in 1986…sweet memories.
Maris Strombergs and Toms Skujins from Latvia and Joyce Seesing from the Netherlands are the new European Champions for ONE/Kenda.
Joyce won the Junior Women Class, Toms won Junior Men and Maris took the title in Elite Men.
Maris had a comfortable lead on the number two in the ranking, before round 12 started.
Magalie Pottier from France got 3rd in Elite Women cruiserclass and Joyce Seeing got 3rd in Junior Women.
Although the races during the weekend weren’t as succesfull as usual for ONE/Kenda, the final result was what we hoped for.
Junior Women - Saturday: 4. Joyce Seesing NED ..... Sunday: 6. Joyce Seesing NED
We would like to thank all our sponsors for their help in this success and Jerry Landrum (BMX MANIA) and Shane Jenkins (BMX ULTRA) for putting our press releases online.
A special thanks goes out to UFO Plast, NIKE, Bollé and FIZIK for continuing their relationship with us in the future.
Thank you: Kenda, UFO, Snap, WLM Design, Bombshell, The, Shimano, Fizik, NIKE, ODI, Pinch Gear, Bollé, and Thomson
Photos: two-o-nine.com and bmxpix.org
Next race, Supercross World Cup in Copenhagen, Denmark
Donny Robinson & Shanaze Reade Take Top Spots
on the podium At UCI SX Copenhagen
1 Shanaze Reade/GBR
2 Laëtitia Le Corguille/FRA
3 Anne Caroline Chausson/FRA
1 Donny Robinson/USA
2 Jared Graves/AUS
3 Maris Strombergs/LAT
UCI SX Copenhagen Video Coverage available on Freecaster TV!
Freecaster continues it's coverage of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup presented by Swatch.
UCI BMX Supercross World Cup presented by Swatch Copenhagen Videos on Freecaster.tv
Final - http://www.freecaster.tv/1000002_1004453
Semi Final 1 - http://www.freecaster.tv/1000002_1004506
Semi Final 2 - http://www.freecaster.tv/1000002_1004510
The third leg of the 2008 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup presented by Swatch took place on Friday and Saturday, 9th and 10th of May. For the first time ever the event was held in Denmark. The capital Copenhagen hosted the final World Cup event before the Olympics in Beijing. More than 120 professional riders from all over the world came to compete for medals and Olympic participation. Re-watch all the action on www.freecaster.tv!!
For future UCI BMX dates, check the Monster Calendar http://www.freecaster.tv/calendar
Today's BMX Racing News - Saturday/Sunday, May 10/11, 2008
Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, May 9, 2008
Friday UPDATE POSTED TO THE BMX MANIA RACE REPORT PAGE!
The On again/off again/on again UCI SX Race.....
Here's how it went down, Friday In Copenhagen on the SoftTrack.
1 - The Elite Women practiced, but no one made it past the Third Straight...Mariana Pajon crashed hard and went off the track injured.
2 - The 'B Practice' for Elite Men took place, but only about four riders were able to take the VERY difficult Second Straight.
3 - The 'A Practice' started, but soon ended when most of the riders boycotted the practice session.
4 - The Race Organizers and representatives from the riders met and agreed to cancel Men's practice and do it first thing in the morning, before the comp starts.
5 - It was decided that the girls would have a 1/2 hour warm up, the two rounds of time trials, starting at 3PM/Friday.
6 - After about twenty minutes of practice, the Elite Women (except for 8 riders) the girls demanded a similar meeting to what the ladies got.
7 - It was decided at a meeting between race organizers and the lady BMXers that they would not run time trials today, but would go straight to their 3 motos tomorrow.
8 - Everybody went back to the hotel early again!
CHECK OUT THE BMX MANIA UCI SX RACE REPORT PAGE.....CLICK HERE!
OOps! We jumped the gun, the SX Copenhagen track had some wet dirt issues,
practice was cancelled for Thursday and begins 9AM/DK time.....More later!
Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, May 8, 2008
BMX Mania News Flash!!!!!
The roving BMX Mania Media Center just rolled in to Copenhagen, Denmark....
Look for HOT shots from UCI SX Copenhagen Men's & Women's Practice, Thursday Night!!!!!
GHP Factory News from ABA US Nationals
GHP Factory Train rolled into
Tulare, California looking to keep their momentum increasing on the
national ABA circuit. Rick Lehman loaded up a few riders out of
AZ and hit the road, meeting up with Greg Hill just north of LA.
Arriving at the track they hooked up with the new team manager Matt
Zitto. With Matt was the newly acquired riders from Reno,
Tahoe, and the Truckee Kid, Michael (Mayhem) Larson.
Larson, along with the others, have trained hard and it shows. Larson made the a pro main event both days. Saturday he walked away with a 5th place finish. Sunday saw Mike better the finish to a 2nd.
Along with Mike GHP’s other A pro Justin ("Wike Out") Wike made the trip and the main on Sunday. He road hard and after a little bad luck in the pack pulled out a 7th place finish. No doubt Justin will continue his training and keep improving so keep your eyes on this one.
On the amateur side starting with the youngest boys Dakota Baca looked to cause fits for everyone else in the 11x and 11 cruiser classes. Saturday making his main in cruiser Dakota came away with a 5th place. Sunday he stepped it up a notch and made both mains finishing with a 5th in 11x and a 2nd in 11 cruiser.
Zach Zitto also ran both bikes this weekend making both mains on Saturday. An 8th in the ever increasing tough 12x class and a 5th in 12 cruiser class. Sunday saw Zach run into a little bad luck finishing the day with a 8th in 12 cruiser.
Robbie (The Real Deal) Patterson got a little inside training advise from Greg Hill and has been putting it to good use. Coming off a 16x win in South Carolina Robbie put the horse power down in cruiser winning both days, Sunday finishing 5th in 16x.
Out of Arizona Johnny (not so) Little ran class both days in the 28-35x. Saturday Johnny tangled with James Starks down the first straight with both riders going down. Johnny got up and rode the track out in front of James just to be marked down in 8th place. Sunday he dusted himself off finishing in 5th.
Donald (Dead Last) Fisher was looking to put up some needed points for the 31-35 cruiser NAG chase. Finishing 4th both days gave him just enough to jump from 7th back to 3rd.
With the addition of Matt Zitto this gave Rick the chance to think about racing and let Matt do the rest. Rick finished 8th both days in the tough 35-40 cruiser class. Sunday gave him a 5th in 36x
Jim (Hacksaw) Severt raced both his new GHP rides and made all 4 mains throughout the weekend. Saturday finishing 3rd in 36x and 5th 35-40 cruiser. Sunday he took another 5th in cruiser and a digger down the last straight in class. If you get a chance check out the latest BMX plus and you’ll get to see Jim’s kid on the center spread, also check out Jim’s new nick name Peppermint Patty.
The man himself Greg (Hasseloff) Hill raced cruiser Saturday putting down another win in 41-45. Sunday he spent the day leading the Hillage people in cheering on the rest of the team. (BMX Mania Editor's note.....Can you imagine showing up to race your cruiser class and realizing that you were racing an ABA Hall Of Famer and a guy whose nickname used to be BARBED WIRE! Yikes! - JL)
On the girl’s side. Alexis Ortiz ran in the 12 year old class. Saturday she rode away with a 7th place finish. Sunday she found her groove and moved up to a 4th.
Also making the trip from Nevada all the way to Tulare was 8 girl Stephanie Baldwin. While Stephanie might small in size she’s big in heart and loves to race. Stephanie left Tulare with a third on Sunday.
Now, if you know of any rider who wants to know
“how to get on a factory team” send them over to
the GHP pits to see Alexis (Froggy) Lehman. Through hard work and
dedication Alexis earned a spot on the GHP factory roster. Saturday she
ran for her old team GHP/Octane
making her mains and finishing with a 5th in girls and 6th in girls
cruiser. That night she was presented with her new red and white factory
jersey. This gave her a little added speed for Sunday racing to 4th in
A special shout out to Phillip Maxwell for hooking GHP up with our latest sponsor ODI grips. Look for all factory riders to keep their grip with ODI!
Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, May 7, 2008
BIG SUNDAY EURO REPORT POSTED TO BMX MANIA REPORT PAGE!
SOME OF THE BEST RACING EVER, CHECK IT OUT ON BMX MANIA!
Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Euro Overall Results - Ailloud, Le Corguille, Skujins, Strombergs
Sunday Race Results - Vanhoof, Le Corguille, Willoughby, Lakucs
Euro Titles Action Highlighted by slam Bang Race Action, Euro Style!
complete results posted to the bmx mania race report page.....click hier for results!
BigHugeLarge Sunday Race Report Coming To You,
Monday or Tuesday
(Wednesday?) or whenever
we get around to it!
Heck, we've got to take some time off somewhere along the line, huh?
Off to Copenhagen for UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Racing Insanity, coming this next weekend!!!!!
Sign The Petition To Save Tim DaSilva's BMX Track!
DaSilva died in a tragic accident while building his dream; a BMX race
track; a place for children, youth and their families to enjoy,
exercise, companionship and the spirit of competition. His family has
taken solace in the fact that his dream had become a reality and a
unique recreational facility that anyone could enjoy.
Now the Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC) is forcing the family to flatten their son's dream in 60 days (from the end of April 2008) or the owner of the private land (Halton Place) will face stiff penalties. The family and the BMX community are calling for YOUR support to have the track re-opened and the missing permit granted. Not just for Tim DaSilva's family and friends, but for the entire community who benefits from having this unique recreational facility that was built by a young man with a vision that will become a reality with YOUR help.
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THE RISE AND FALL OF
South African BMX star Sifiso Nhlapo spent Saturday night celebrating his victory in Round 11 of the European Champs and then spent Sunday night in a German hospital following a serious crash during Round 12 on Sunday.
Once he’d woken from being comatose for four hours on Sunday night and given the all clear from doctors, Nhlapo was able to appreciate his second place overall in the 2008 European Championships, the most competitive international BMX series in the world.
Latvia’s Maris Strombergs, Europe’s current No.1 who is widely regarded as one of the favourites for an Olympic medal in Beijing this August, won the European Champs title, but it was the fresh-faced 20-year-old South African that almost upstaged the Latvian’s quest for the coveted continental championship crown.
On Saturday, Nhlapo was on fire, blazing his way through the qualification rounds to the final where he lined up against many of Europe’s biggest stars, including Strombergs. Clad in his characteristic MTN-yellow strip, Nhlapo burst out of the starting gate and into the lead at the first jump. He then shot out of the first turn with a bike-length lead that he held throughout to claim his third win of the 2008 European Champs Series.
A perfect run through to a final podium place on Sunday could have seen Nhlapo challenging Strombergs for the Championship, but a crash in the quarterfinal ended Nhlapo’s series prematurely. Two riders briefly clashed and bumped Nhlapo over the lip of a right-hand berm. His fall was relatively unspectacular, but he landed on a metal table off the track, which rendered him unconscious and had medics rushing him to hospital.
He regained consciousness four hours later and showed no signs of injury or illness and was discharged on Monday morning.
“Round 2 of the Supercross World Cup is in Denmark this weekend and because of his crash, we’re not sure yet whether Sifiso will be able to race,” said Mark Squire, Nhlapo’s manager. “It’s a crucial event in terms of preparation for the World Champs later this month, but we’ll know later this week what the doctor’s recommend.”
Nhlapo’s top-20 world ranking has put him in a position to be able to qualify for one of just 32 places at the Beijing Olympic Games. He will need to at least make the quarterfinals at the World Championships in China later this month to secure a place for South Africa at the Games.
European Championship Round 11 - Weiterstadt, Germany - Elite men: 1 Sifiso Nhlapo RSA .. 2 Thomas Hamon FRA .. 3 Ivo Lakucs LAT .. 4 Arnaud Dubois BEL .. 5 Arturs Matisons LAT .. 6 Lukas Tamme CZE .. 7 Maris Strombergs LAT .. 8 Robert de Wilde NED
European Championship Round 12 - Weiterstadt, Germany - Elite men: 1 Ivo Lakucs LAT .. 2 Michal Prokop CZE .. 3 Martijn Scherpen NED .. 4 Roy van den Berg NED .. 5 Arnaud Dubois BEL .. 6 Ivo van der Putten NED .. 7 Thomas Hamon FRA .. 8 Quentin Caleyron FRA
Final 2008 European Championship Series rankings 1 Maris Strombergs LAT .. 2 Sifiso Nhlapo RSA .. 3 Ivo Lakucs LAT .. 4 Thomas Hamon FRA .. 5 Arturs Matisons LAT .. 6 Roy van den Berg NED .. 7 Pablo Guitierrez FRA .. 8 Thomas Allier FRA .. 9 Martijn Scherpen NED .. 10 Michal Prokop CZE
Sifiso Nhlapo’s 2008 European Championship record: Round 1 – St Etienne, France: 1st .. Round 2 – St Etienne, France: 2nd .. Round 3 – Zwolle, Netherlands: 5th .. Round 4 – Zwolle, Netherlands: Eliminated in semi-final .. Round 5 – Frederica, Denmark: 8th .. Round 6 – Frederica, Denmark: 6th .. Round 7 – Douai, France: 5th .. Round 8 – Douai, France: 8th .. Round 9 – Echichens, Switzerland: 3rd .. Round 10 – Echichens, Switzerland: 1st .. Round 11 – Weiterstadt, Germany: 1st .. Round 12 – Weiterstadt, Germany: Crashed in quarterfinal
2008 ABA BMX PRO Standing through East Coast Nationals- Spartanburg, SC.
The American Bicycle Association hosted the East Nationals this past weekend, April, 25-27 in Spartanburg, SC. The racing at the East National event was exciting to say the laest! The Supercross BMX crew really stepped it up and had the facility in tip top shape and ready to race! This was the fourth PRO Series event of the season and the PRO Riders were excited to head out east on the tour.
With the 2008 Olympic debut just around the corner for BMX racing, the buzz and hype is all around. There is getting to be more and more of the media frenzy at each event. Many of the sports top athletes from around the world were on hand to take a shot at getting some much needed points towards the ABA BMX titles. The 2008 season is shifting into high gear and the fans are loving it! Round four continued to be THE YEAR of The Dynamic DUO of BMX! Once again it was the Danny C.and David Herman show. They were spotted all over the top spot of PRO podiums on the weekend. Past 3-time ABA National #1 PRO, Bubba Harris, continued once again to show the fans he's on the comeback trail with his impressive third place finishes both days. This gives Bubba some much needed points towards his ABA PRO title shot! Current ABA National #1 PRO, Danny "Easy Money" Caluag, continued his win streak of at least winning one at each of the ABA BMX PRO series stops. "Easy Money" brought home his fourth AA PRO win of the season on day #2 Danny is proving once again his ABA National #1 PRO tile was no fluke and he plans keeping it! David Herman put in another solid ride taking his first AA PRO win of the season. David looks to be a contender for the ABA PRO title for sure. Another stand out on the weekend was Alabama's favorite son and Clyborn rider Barry Nobles. Since coming off his knee surgery last October, Barry has continued to impress by making AA PRO mains. Barry has just missed the podium at several events but this weekend saw Barry ride to a solid 2nd place in AA PRO on Sunday and a Barry rode his way to a fourth on Saturday. This past weekend shows just how deep the talent pool is on the ABA BMX PRO tour. David Herman makes the fifth different AA PRO winner in four sops. That's pretty impressive!
On the Ladies side we saw the return of ABA National #1 ladies PRO Alise Post. Everyone was excited to see the showdown between Alise and Dominique Daniels. And the ladies didn't disappoint the fans! They battled out all weekend long and the Supercross BMX fans were going crazy! Dominique raced her way to an impressive win on Day #1 Afton Schrimf looked solid with a second place podium and Kayla Gaddis took third. Day #2 was another story, Kayla Gaddis took her first BIG WIN of this season with Dominique and defending ABA National #1 Ladies PRO, Alise Post finishing right behind. Alise had a pretty tough weekend, but being the champ that she is, she'll bounce right back up. The ladies racing has really stepped it up over the last couple of years and the new crop of younger woman is very promissing for more excitement to come.
Pro Cruiser saw another young gun make his mark. This time it was J&R's Michael Kapes out of FLA. showing the boys the fast way around the track on Day #1. This Mikes's first BIG Pro Cruiser win so we're stoked for him. Defending ABA BMX Champ "Easy Money" Danny C. took the two spot with Barry Nobles putting in another solid ride for third. Day #2 saw Danny C. show why he's got the #1 ABA plate on his bike taking the 1st. Kapes was impressive once again with a 2nd. and the "TP" Todd Parry was holding it down for the 40+ crowd by making the PRO Cruiser podium in 3rd. I don't know about you guys but Todd's feat seems pretty impressive to me at 40 years old!
Vet Pro was back in action again. Dale Holmes had been on a little R&R from the race scene but returned with fury. Dale nailed down two more VET PRO wins on the weekend winning by both days. Kenth Fallen has been the man to beat all year and with two solid seconds he's proving to be in the hunt for the ABA VET PRO tile come Grands time. Day # 1 saw Chad Street take the third. Chad's been about as solid as they come as a racer and he's due for a win any day now. Day #2 saw past ABA BMX National #1 PRO,"The Jackal" John Purse taking the three spot. John continues to knock the dust off as he gets back in the mix. "The Jackal" is another I expect to see on top the PRO podium any day now!
The ABA, the city of Spartanburg, SC. and the entire Supercross BMX crew would like to thank all the participants, families, teams, sponsors, and BMX industry for helping make the East Coast National event such a huge success!
Rider ABA BMX PRO wins after East Coast Nationals
AA PRO Danny "Easy Money" Caluag – Intense/BAWLS – 4 ..... David Herman – Intense/BAWLS - 1 ..... Kyle Bennett - Free Agent - 1 ..... Cristian Becerine - Free Agent - 1 ..... Khalen Young - Haro Bicycles - 1
Woman’s PRO "Demolition" Dominique Daniel's– Intense/Phantom/On-Trac – 4 ..... Alise "The Beast" Post- Formula - 2 ..... Stephanie Barragan – 1 ..... Kayla Gaddis - Intense/Bizarro/JRA - 1
PRO CRUISER Danny "Easy Money" Caluag – Intense/BAWLS – 3..... Michael Kapes – J&R Bicycles -1 ..... Kenth Fallen - Supercross - 1 ..... Tyler Brown - Supercross - 1 ..... Paul Lange – Redman/Rockstar – 1
VET PRO Kenth Fallen – Supercross - 5 ..... Dale Holmes – Free Agent – 3
2008 Pro Standings through East Coast Nationals
AA PRO 1 DANNY CALUAG 1761 ..... 2 DAVID HERMAN 1521 ..... 3 BUBBA HARRIS 761 ..... 4 KHALEN YOUNG 707 ..... 5 BARRY NOBLES 641 ..... 6 CRISTIAN BECERINE 587 ..... 7 KYLE CUSHMAN 397 ..... 8 DEREK BETCHER 311 ..... 9 RANDY STUMPFHAUSER 297 ..... 10 KYLE BENNETT 290
1 DOMINIQUE DANIELS 1621 ..... 2 STEPHANIE BARRAGAN 1105 ..... 3
RACHAEL LUNA 821 ..... 4 ALISE POST 803 ..... 5 TERRA NICHOLS 645 .....
6 AFTON SCHRIMPF 511 ..... 7 KAYLA GADDIS 416 ..... 8 CASSIE BUSHNELL
385 ..... 9 TONI RUDE 322 ..... 10 AMANDA GEVING 307
VET PRO 1 KENTH FALLEN 1904 ..... 2 DALE HOLMES 1307 ..... 3 CHAD STREET 1224 ..... 4 JOHN PURSE 990 ..... 5 TIM DINGER 464 ..... 6 JASON CARNES 331 ..... 7 MIKE GUL 330 ..... 8 ROBERT HARRIS 273 ..... 9 DAVID BITTNER 194 ..... 10 BILLY ROSS 174
PRO CRUISER 1 DANNY CALUAG 1617 ..... 2 KENTH FALLEN 1157 ..... 3 TYLER BROWN 835 ..... 4 JOE SOWERS 512 ..... 5 PAUL LANGE 462 ..... 6 MICHAEL KAPES 452 ..... 7 JOEY BRADFORD 262 ..... 8 CHRIS KROOSWYK 252 ..... 9 TODD PARRY 234 ..... 10 BILLY ANDERSON 219
A PRO 1 JOSH SMITH 1032 ..... 2 LIAM PHILLIPS 895 ..... 3 KRIS FOX 795 ..... 4 DENZEL STEIN 765 ..... 5 DEREK SIPKOI 745 ..... 6 JASON MORRIS 648 ..... 7 JON MILLER 619 ..... 8 JIM BROWN 526 ..... 9 DEAK BROWN 503 ..... 10 TODD PARRY 492
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)
Factory Pryme Builds Bikes For Kidz!
Here's a cool deal from Factory Pryme, Team Manager, Carl Lein.
Carl, who is currently located in New York State serving the U.S. Army and BMX, recently participated in a good will outreach that involved some cool bike fun for some needy kids.
The event was called Build A Bike and it was held in Utica, NY.
An organization called The Underground Café had collected bicycles for months and then local kids and families got to come and pick out a bike and have volunteer mechanics fix them up.
Being sponsored by Redline and a life long member of the ABA, Carl called in support from those two groups and made a nice little BMX outreach and even fixed up some bikes.....NICE!
Check out the canopy setup that Carl worked out of in the parking lot where the stand is.
While the event
was goin' on, a big wind came thru and blew over the canopy, but that didn't
dampen anyone's spirits, Carl just set stuff back up and had at it.
You can also see in the photo some cones set up to the right, where the kids did a fun bike rodeo.
The ABA chipped in with ABA BMXer magazines, stickers, and New Rider books and Carl sez that there were tons of kids going around with hot looking ABA stickers on their new bikes, and big grins on their faces.
there were several kids who knew the difference between the Flight series
and the Proline series; and several folks wanted to know how to order the
cool Inline tools.
Thanks to Redline, Inline, and the ABA for sending items for the event!
Carl Lein - www.factorybmx.com
Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, May 5, 2008
Gerrit Does Receives High Dutch Honorary Award!
One of our favorite historical figures in BMX is Gerrit Does, better known as the "Grandfather (Or maybe Godfather?) Of Euro BMX". GD is responsible for many things in BMX, and is credited with being the first to bring BIG TIME BMX to the European Continent. Gerrit recently received a nice award that BMX is mostly responsible for, check it out, it's a pretty cool Royal Honor for Grandpa BMX.
From the man, himself ..... Something very special happened to me recently and I am more then proud to tell you in short my story. Friday morning April 25th I was waiting for Louis Vrijdag (former President of UCI BMX department) to go together on our motorcycles to a BMX race in Weiterstadt - Germany. The Höpping family was organising this Old Skool and National event and the European Championships the next week. At the same track the Worlds will be organized in 2010, so we wanted to see this new track! I also wanted to go there to promote our Old Skool of BMX Reunion in Slagharen, October 3 -5 th 2008.
Anyway, I was ready to go and waiting for Louis to arrive. We had planned to leave at about 10.00 hours. Then suddenly a group of 14 people came into my garden in nice clothing and suits including Louis. I thought, what the HECK is this???!!! Right away their spokesman told me, change your clothes, get dressed up in a suit because you're going to the Mayor in the Townhall of Waalre where you will receive a special award in name of our Queen! (April 30th is our Queens birthday celebration and people all around our country are being nominated secretly to receive a special award then!!!!). I was FLABBERGASTED. Together with 7 other persons from our community we were given this award, just 2 out of in total 8 persons received a so-called "Order of Knighthood by Oranje-Nassau" ....I was one of the 2 persons, fantastic.
Anyway, at about 15.00 hours Louis and I left on our motorcycles for Weiterstadt. During our ride I was constantly thinking back to this happening, I had to tell myself, watch out, concentrate on your riding GD! We had a great weekend in Weiterstadt, and we did meet many Old Skool riders that had come to a special race called "VETERANEN CUP' run for the 13th time. The last time I was in Weiterstadt was 1986 when we had the European Championship there, I was at that time the team manager of the famous AMEV TEAM.
The best part of receiving this "Order of Knighthood" is the fact, that I got the "Order" BECAUSE of some Old Skool BMX riders and some present top BMX riders who secretly nominated me about 6 months ago! They had sent in the request for this Order and had to motivate it all and prove it. This is for me very important. I always felt close and at the same level with the sportsmen and women. The work I have done, I did for the riders and then to get back their respect by this action is incredible.
BMX Mania Note - No one deserves it more than "Sir Gerrit, a BMXer who had a TREMENDOUS impact on our sport and many many riders. Congratulations, Sir and may all your motos be happy ones!
Today's BMX Racing News - Saturday/Sunday, May 3/4, 2008
Saturday, Round 11 of Euro Championships!
Jr. Women/Eva Ailloud, Elite Women/Laëtitia Le Corguille, Jr. Men/Sam Willoughby, Elite Men/Sifiso Nhlapo
Huge European Championships photoReport posted to BMX Mania! on the bmx mania report page!
Complete Junior and Elite Cruiser Results Posted on the bmx mania race report page!
Who Won And Who Lost, And Say Hi To Fred Rello (Right) Makin' The Scene At The Euros!
Click on 'Fred & Friend' to make your way to the Euro Championships Race Report Page!
Cruiser championships from the Euro's!
Seesing takes Junior Women Cruiser, France takes everything else!
check out the Euro Championships Race Report Page On BMX Mania for Cruiser Podium Finishes!
CLUB REDLINE NEWS: May 2008
NEWS FROM THE USOC TRAINING CENTER IN CHULA VISTA
After his recent streak of podium finishes (including a win in Florida, a top-10 qualifying time in Australia, and podiums at the last two ABA Nationals), REDLINE’s BUBBA HARRIS was invited by USA Cycling to be a part time resident at the USOC Training Center in Chula vista, CA..
On Thursday, May 1st, they had gathered up all of the top contenders for a mock-up “trial” race on this exact replica of the Beijing Olympic track – to work out any kinks for the real Olympic Trials race, which is set for Saturday, June 14th. Along with Bubba, there was all but one possible Team USA hopefuls (since Texan Kyle Bennett has already qualified, he stayed home). Up on the gate would be Donny Robinson, Mike Day, Steven Cisar, David Herman, Danny Caluag, Tyler Brown and Nic Long – in a 5-race shootout (3 mains, 1 semi and 1 main).
First up, was Time Trials, and our boy Bubba and his ’08 Flight Pro XXL were 2nd fastest, behind Time Trial King Mikey Day. Next up, came the 5 races – with 20 minute recovery time between each one.
The good news here is that BUBBA won 4 out of the 5 races; making some sweet moves in the first turn and proving to all that he is fully recovered from his August ’07 injury and ready to rock Beijing. With a performance like this, USAC shouldn’t have any doubts about giving Bubba an invite for the Trials race in June. The winner from that event will get spot No.2 on Team USA, and the third member will be the “coaches pick” – determined from a staff of USA Cycling folks and the Olympic Committee. Let’s all hope that Bubba can repeat yesterday’s performance come June 14th!
stop for our REDLINE heroes are the Denmark Supercross; on May 10th
– followed by the UCi Worlds in China on May 31st.
Without question, May is a VERY important month for USA Olympic BMX hopefuls.
OLYMPIC PREDICTIONS: THE WHO’S-WHO OF RACING
Do you know who to expect to see representing their countries at the ’08 Olympics? While many of the teams have yet to be picked (some of them waiting to make the call until after the UCi Worlds on May 31st) – here is a sneak peak at who is in the running for the countries spots: OLYMPIC PREDICTIONS.COM . The site is compliments of PrymeGear team manager Carl Lein, who also rides a REDLINE. For the past year, Carl has been keeping a close eye on Olympic hopefuls and tracking their progress toward team selection.
As you can see, there are plenty of REDLINE Global Team members in contention for a ticket to Beijing on August 21st.
SPEAKING OF THE GLOBAL TEAM: REDLINE NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
Redline’s Global Team has been tearin’ up tracks all across the globe –
at the last EURO CHAMP Series, UK’s
SHANAZE READE hopped back on her Redline Pro XL bike for the
first time since winning another World Championship at the Track Worlds
(velodrome). Up against all of the fast French and Latvian ladies,
Shanaze demonstrated that she’s still the one to beat in 2008. *
Meanwhile, many, many miles away in Japan, MASA SAMPEI and his crew took
on all comer at the All-Japan Nationals. Masa scored the win
in Elite cruiser and
remained on the podium with a 3rd in AA-pro. Most of other
RL~Japan riders took 2nds and 3rds.
the water a ways down unda’ – the Australian Nationals were recently
held and the Redline~Australia team was on fire. Of them all, 15 year
old MELINDA McLEOD
continued her winning streak and impressed everyone. At her current rate
of skill and speed, she is Australia’s most likely candidates for 2012’s
Olympic team. Redliner’s
Rachelle Smith, Katie Van Zanden, Paul
Throns and Karl Mustchin
all brought home wins and Aussie National No.1 titles to the team.
Delaware Sun Bru Team Makes Team Debut at ABA East Coast National
Delaware Sun Bru made their debut at the ABA East Coast Nationals in Spartanburg, SC.
The young team did well winning 3rd on Saturday and 4th on Sunday.
The individual riders had good finishes all weekend, even with a sloppy track on Sunday.
Sun Bru team members at the SC race were Mason Fry, Cassidy Cox, Taylor Hammond, Melissa Cordle, Alexandria Cordle, George Kershaw, John Cox, Tony Favata and Daniel Wood.
Keep an eye on them as they are all looking to get their names out there.
The team is also looking for co-sponsors.
Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, May 2, 2008
BMX In Weiterstadt, Germany - The European Championships
'The Euros' are underway, Thursday was practice day and Friday begins competition with Cruiser Racing, and continues Saturday/Sunday with Rounds 11 & 12 of European BMX Racing Action!
|Two of Europe's Finest, Michal Prokop (left) and Thomas Allier, "get at it" off of the Weiterstadt Gate.||Speaking of Europe's Finest, check out Anne Caro Chasson gettin' busy down the 2nd Straight.|
Check out BMX Mania for a Rockin' Report from Weiterstadt, Germany this weekend as the Euro Championships get underway!