NBL COYOTE NATIONAL
JANUARY 25, 26 & 27 2008
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FRIDAY/UCI POINTS RACE - SATURDAY/NBL WAR OF THE STARS 1 - SUNDAY/NBL WAR OF THE STARS 2
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Intense/Phantom/On-Trac Wins Inaugural Coyote National!
SUNDAY - NBL WAR OF THE STARS/RACE 2
Rain Rain Rain!
The NBL rolled in to the the Phoenix, Arizona area for three big races this weekend, and hit on two out of three. Unfortunately for race fans and riders, Sunday's, Day Three ended up as a rain out, with a wet muddy track and a Sunday Forecast that called for rain all day long. The race is cancelled and under NBL Rainout Rules, Sunday's points are determined by the results from Saturday's, War Of The Stars racing action.
That result was good news for Elite Men's and Women's winners, Kyle Bennett and Alise 'The Beast' Post, who pick up valuable NBL Elite Series National Points automatically. The rule is one of those things that are GREAT if you got the good results on Saturday, and 'not so good' if you're further down the list on the results end of things. The track at Estrella Mountain BMX turned out to be a REAL TREAT! Although it's a relatively new track, the layout and amenities were pretty decent and the track itself was well groomed and pretty tasty. Congrats to the fine staff there, here's to wishing them all the best and thanks for a GREAT national!
And, in an injury update, the following folks had some trubs over the weekend. Dave Miller, the NBL's National Referee, was off to the hospital before the race began with respritory problems, causing him to have chronic shortage of breath, and keeping him in the hostpital all weekend. Get well soon, Big Dave, we miss your smiling face and friendly comments on the track. Matt Pohlkamp tweaked his ankle, and Jason Carnes went down HARD in class action on saturday, resulting in extended hospital time.....NOT good! Get Well Wishes go out to both of those guys as well.
Coyote National Photo Gallery
|Speaking of Intense
Bicycles, here's Promo Guy, Pete Dylewski, who's a moto monster in
his old guy class, taking the BIG win, along with some strong moto
Pete's lookin' good on the track.
|"The People's Champ", Denzel Stein made Redline proud with his first NBL pro win on Saturday, AND he took home the money in Jr. Men on Friday. We're givin' him a new nickname, "The Real Deal", and that's the TRUTH!||'What up, Jrich?" Jason Richardson is on the far end of the age curve in Elite, but he's workin' it like a CHAMP! Right now, Jrich is one of the MOST consistant pros in the sport. ABA? NBL? UCI? Jrich IS a playah!||Warwick Stevenson showed up in Arizona in his new Formula uniform. Podge was showin' some good first straight pull, but didn't make the final either day in a TOUGH class of Elite Men.||KOB...Kevin O'Brien, the NBL Marketing & Communications Director. KOB is the man behind all of the cool new promotions that are going on at the NBL. Keep up the good work, Kevin!||Another of the NBL 'New Skoolers', Justin Travis, 1 of 2 National Field Directors, and just like Kevin, is an active rider who still hits the track on a regular basis. This is the Pro Section in AZ.||They call Kyle Bennett, "Butter" cuz he's SO smooth, but they ought to call him "High Explosives" cuz, right now, he is Dy No Mite! KB RULED the 2nd straight rhythm!||Redline's BMX Superstar, Bubba Harris was in attendance, but didn't make the finals. Bubba's comin' back from a REALLY bad injury suffered in Beijing at the UCI SX race, so look out when he's all healed up and back to form!||'Coach Greg', better known as Greg Romero, Elite Master's rider extrordinaire, makin' his way thru the course. Greg brought home a 5th in a STACKED group of 'experienced' BMXers!|
Wins Inaugural Coyote National!
A collection of Intense/Phantom/On-Trac’s West Coasters cruised into Goodyear, Arizona this weekend to hit up one of the USA’s best tracks, to support Nic Long’s UCI efforts and to notch up a couple of team scores. As expected, the Estrella Mountain track was in incredible shape and new manager Justin Hill pulled off some amazing magic in the past few weeks building an announcing tower, scorer’s area and even a covered gate starter hut. The track was immaculately groomed, smooth as glass, the turns bowled out beautifully and the Pro section a gnarly treat! If ever you were trapped on a desert island, you’d want Justin on your team!
Saturday morning was chilly with a strong, cold wind that eventually subsided leaving us with a warm, beautiful day for racing. Our ladies led the way with local Arizonan Dominique Daniels muscling her way to easy victories all day to run perfect for the day winning 15 Girls. Shelbi Long also had a dominating performance putting together her own perfect and winning 16 Girls.
Our little 7X, with the big brown eyes, Shayne Lewis made the trip to Arizona made it worthwhile pulling a win in 7X. Shayne was joined by his teammate the seemingly unstoppable Christopher Blevins who also had a dominant weekend putting together a pair of perfects and victories in both 9X and 9-10 Cruiser. UCI World # 1 Rusty “Razzleberry” Nesvig was relentlessly harassed all weekend by A.J. Hiatt, but in typical “Rusty-style” he does just enough to hold off the competition and pulls off the perfect weekend and the win in 13X class.
“Conman” Connor Fields rolled in from Vegas in the 15X class and rolled his way to a perfect day as well winning the 15X class handily. Nic Long, after a strong showing in the UCI Elite races making semis both days, finished the job winning the competitive 17-18X class, compiling a perfect of his own along the way. Teammate Dale Cushman had a phenomenal weekend of his own competing mostly against his own teammate Nic, taking 2nd in the 17-18X class. And last, but by no means least, one of our newest riders – Matt Tischler put everything together when it counts and wins one of the most competitive classes of the day, the 19-25X class.
Saturday evening found the Intense/Phantom/On-Trac team winning the double-purse team race with a score of 89, strong for a West Coast race. When Sunday morning came around, even ducks were taking cover as it was the kind of day like Noah warned of. Thankfully, the NBL wasted no time making a safe decision to call off the race before the track was destroyed giving TM Donavon a chance to get the team’s awesome trailer out of the mud and on the road. It also means another good day for the team and our great riders, doubling scores for one and all.
Our thoughts, prayers and best wishes go out to several friends who were injured or fell ill this weekend including the NBL’s own Dave Miller, Moose Racing’s namesake Eric from Nellis BMX and one of our favorite rider’s of all time, Redline’s Jason “C-Money” Carnes. Get well soon guys and we’ll see you and all our friends at another race soon!
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).
SATURDAY - NBL WAR OF THE STARS/RACE 1
1 Kyle Bennett
2 Randy Stumpfhauser 3 Cristian Becerine 4 Donny Robinson 5 Tyler Brown 6 Daniel Caluag 7 Jason Richardson 8 David Herman
1 Alise Post
2 Stephanie Barragan 3 Rachel Smith 4 Danielle Brisson 5 Toni Rude 6 Christine Miller 7 Kaila Sweeney
1 Kenth Fallen
2 Dale Holmes 3 Tim Dinger 4 Mike Gul 5 Greg Romero 6 Dave Bittner 7 Tommy Opincar 8 Philip Potosnak
1 Denzel Stein
2 Logan Collins 3 Derek Sipkoi 4 Patrick Lebel 5 Vance Weisendanger 6 Jason Morris 7 Scott Erwood 8 Warren McDow
FRIDAY - UCI NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENTAL RACE #8
1 Kyle Bennett 2 Donny Robinson 3 Tyler Brown
4 Randy Stumpfhauser 5 Mike Brabant 6 David Herman 7 Cristian Becerine 8 Mike Day
Semis - 5th Kyle Cushman, Robert de Wilde 6th Kelvin Batey, Nick Long 7th Kris Fox, Jason Richardson 8th James Brown, Liam Philips
1 Alise Post 2 Stephanie Barragan 3 Arielle Martin
4 Jill Kintner 5 Shelbi Long 6 Danielle Brisson 7 Rachel Smith 8 Kim Hayashi
Junior Men - 1 Denzel Stein 2 Logan Collins 3 Jake Peebles 4 Gavin Lubbe 5 Nathan Miller 6 Dale Cushman 7 Jacob Trevino