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October 2008


Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, October 31, 2008


NBL Silver State National Race Report

Words and photos / Jenny Anderson

The NBL Silver State National took place last weekend and the weather was GORGEOUS - 80's and NO wind.

Who would have thunk it!

A moderate but excited herd of BMXers showed up to race the World Renowned Nellis BMX facility, in the shadow of the mighty US Air Force Thunderbirds home, Nellis Air Force base.

It's also right over the mountain from UFO Sighting Hot Spot, Area 51.....Not sure what that has to do with BMX, but, you never know!

Other than TB Trophies and someone selling practice gates, there were no vendors, perhaps a reflection of economic downturn

Not sure, but anyway, on to other pursuits.

The announcers (Al Roybal and Mardie Brewster) honored our dear recently passed, BMX Announcer Extrordinaire, Linda Dorsey with praise for the part she played in BMX. 

Many, many individuals remembered the part she had played in their lives, including me, I'll always love and remember Linda, rest in peace, dear lady!

RACING To Honor Linda! - Sam Meek, who has evidently been quite ill himself, came back to race 41+ Novice for the entire year in honor of Linda. He didn't win, but he did finish every race he ran.

PRO RACING - It was a Big A race, so not a lot of the elite pros showed up, except for a collection of French fast guys, who were apparently traveling with Christophe Leveque and included Elite Men's World Speedster, Arnaud Dubois from Belgium.

Psykopath's, Alan Hudson, however, put on a tremendous show of speed and skill and got the hard fought win on the first day.

He was followed by Arnaud in 2nd and Emileion Chiron brought home the 3rd.

The second day had a smaller field (Hudson and Dubois did not race) and was controlled by Americans.

Newly "turned" Super Ex hot shot, Josh Meyers was trailed by Corey Reid and Travis Healey in the main event.

The best racing battles were fought out between the top three and Emileion Chiron.

The Elite Series was missed at Nellis this year, but a lot of great Left Coast racers had some fun time, racin' in the sun, making for a great weekend of NBL National Racing!




Saturday/Day One Sunday/Day Two
1 Alan Hudson/AZ 1 Josh Meyers/CA
2 Arnuad Dubois/BEL 2 Corey Reid/ID
3 Emileion Chiron/FRA 3 Travis Healey/UT
4 Josh Meyers/CA 4 Emileion Chiron/FRA
5 Dorian Martinez/FRA 5 Jeremy Le Pennedu/FRA
6 Corey Reid/ID 6 Shawn Aginiga/NV
7 Jeremy Le Pennedu/FRA 7 Dorian Martinez/FRA
8 Travis Healey/UT 8 Damien La Combe FRA Launches New Bike Shop Team!, out of Las Vegas has announced the formation of a hot new Bike Shop Team.

This new Bike Shop Team will be in addition to the existing Factory BMX Team.

The new Bike Shop Team has a long history, as it's none other than the former Extreme Sports Team, under Team Manager, Scott Angus, no stranger to BMX Battles, himself!

Scott raced pro back "in the day", and currently terrorizes 'old guy riders' in both the ABA and NBL BMX Racing Sanctions.

Scott and the whole team are excited about hookin' up with and expect to have an awesome year.

"Vegas Paul" and the team are also all excited about pickin' up a great new frame sponsorship with Intense BMX as our main sponsor, and would like to thank, "Mr. Intenese", Pete Dylewski. for all the help he has given them.

Look for the Bike Shop Team doin' battle at an ABA or NBL National near you, SOON!







Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, October 30, 2008

GHP Signs Randy Stumpfhauser!

October 30, 2008 - The folks at GHP are all excited, as they have announced that they have signed BMX Legend, Randy Stumpfhauser to ride for their GHP Factory Team

GHP has been positioning itself to sign a top AA-Pro to their sterling list of sponsored riders for the last 6 months, and when Stump Dawg and GT parted ways, GHP had their contract ready to sign faster than you can say, “Riders Ready, Win The Title!” 

According to GHP owner, Greg Hill, “I’m VERY excited about signing Stumpy. He and I have been friends for a long long time, and we’ll be taking care of him at GHP BMX! He will have a great team situation and will be able to be focused on racing and being a great husband and father to his own team at home. Randy is a true professional and we are blessed to have him in our camp now.” 

Randy Stumpfhauser begins his new chapter with GHP in January, 2009 and will defend his NBL title and work towards winning the ABA Pro title.  

2009 is gonna rock at GHP BMX!

Team ONE/Kenda would like to congratulate Maris Strombergs from Latvia on

his new contract with Free Agent.

We want to thank Maris for the 5 years that he was on ONE Bicycles and the results

he brought ONE and their sponsors.

We hope Maris will bring his new ride the same results and joy that he gave us.

Thank you Maris.









Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, October 29, 2008





Dominguez Hills, Calif.  - Free Agent Bicycles are proud to announce the signing of current European, World and Olympic Champion Maris Strombergs as the newest member of the 2009 Free Agent Team.

Strombergs, the 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist of Latvia, will move to the U.S. to take on the next chapter in his already golden career the U.S. National circuit.

“It’s going to be a busy year for Maris and Free Agent, but he's already looking forward to the new challenge and a chance to really see what racing is all about in the USA,” said team manager Dale Holmes.

Strombergs will also compete in the UCI World Cup, select European events and will defend his UCI World Title in Australia during the 09 season.

Maris will start his preparations for the new season during November and December in Europe.

In January, he will move to California where he will meet the rest of the Free Agent Team and get acquainted to the U.S. circuit.

ABOUT FREE AGENT – Free Agent is one of the worlds leading BMX bicycle brands, with distribution around the world. Free Agent has a long and celebrated history of supporting top racers from around the world, and currently sponsors reigning world champions. In the most recent season, Free Agent won a total of eight national and world championships. The Free Agent brand is produced and distributed by KHS Bicycles, Inc.

Their website is gets some new SKIN! is proud to announce that “SKIN Industries” has jumped on board as one of the team’s major sponsors.

Founder of, Tony Harvey, has had a great relationship with SKIN Industries in the past and saw a great opportunity for SKIN to reestablish itself in the BMX world.

SKIN will be supplying the team with all sorts of life style street wear, t-shirts, hats, shorts and a whole bunch more.

SKIN products are available from all good bike stores.

Team riders: Olivier Hoarau, Madison Denholm, Matt Dunsworth.

Sponsors: Avent, Skin Industries, Louis Garneau, BMXPress, Bsc, Kompressorz.







Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Yep, you guessed it, it's a slow news day, so it's time to break out some Wreck Shots! (You KNOW it's a slow news day when we're running Skate/Inline News on Mania!)

Today, we'll pick on some poor guys (Barry Nobles and Joey Bradford) who were unlucky enough to get in front of our camera at the ABA's recent Fallnationals/Disney Cup in Florida.

C'mon, admit it, EVERYONE likes a good Wreck Shot!


X Games and World Champions Compete in Seattle October 31-November 2

LOS ANGELES (October 27, 2008) – The LG Action Sports World Championships (LG World Championships) is excited to announce that a line-up of the 2008 season’s most elite action sports athletes is confirmed to compete in Seattle for the most prestigious title of the year. From October 31 – November 2 at Seattle’s KeyArena 150 of the world’s best pros in Skateboard, BMX, and Inline Skating will vie for their share of the $600,000 purse and title of LG Action Sports World Champion.

The defending LG Action Sports World Champion in Skateboard Vert, Pierre-Luc Gagnon (Montreal, Canada), has claimed all the most notable titles this season (the Maloof Money Cup, the X Games and the Mountain Dew Cup) and plans to top it off with the 2008 LG World Championship title.   However, he’ll have to overcome challenges from Bucky Lasek (Baltimore, Maryland), 17 year-old sensation Alex Perelson (San Diego, Calif.), Bob Burnquist (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and San Diego’s Andy MacDonald to name just a few.  Skateboard Vert prelims take place on Saturday afternoon, with the finals on Sunday.

BMX Vert will feature a tough competition as all the competitors chase the top man of the last four years, 37 year-old Jamie Bestwick (Nottingham, England).  Bestwick will be going for his fifth consecutive LG World Championships.  Challenging him during the Saturday evening final will be a talented group of bikers including Simon Tabron (Newquay, England), Chad Kagy (Gilroy, Calif.), Jimmy Walker (Chicago, Illinois), Melbourne, Australia’s Steven McCann, and Paso Robles, California’s John Parker.

Rodolfo Ramos of Cascavel-Pavel, Brazil returns to the LG World Championships hoping to repeat his 2007 performance as the Skateboard Street champion. He’ll face a strong field of street skaters, including Paul Rodriguez (Chatsworth, Calif.), Greg Lutzka (Milwaukee, Wis.), Danilo do Rosario (Curitiba), and Austen Seaholm (Anaheim, Calif.). Prelims and finals take place on Sunday afternoon.

Daniel Dhers (Caracas, Venezuela), Craig Mast (Warren, Ohio), Rob Darden (Greenville, SC), Ryan Guettler (Queensland, Australia), and Garrett Reynolds (Toms River, New Jersey), top the list of BMX Street competitors looking to dethrone the 2007 world champion Morgan Wade of Tyler, Texas.  The BMX Street action begins on Friday, with the finals following on Saturday afternoon.

The Inline Skating world will be represented by the superstar pros in both Vert and Street, as well as in Women’s Street.  The top athletes to watch in each contest on Friday and Saturday are:

Inline Vert Inline Street Women's Street
Shane Yost (AUS) Brian Aragon (USA) Fabiola da Silva (BRA)
Marc Englehart (USA) Chris Haffey (USA) Fallon Heffernan (USA)
Marco de Santi (BRA) Erik Bailey (USA)  Martina Svobodova (SVK)
Fabiola da Silva  (BRA) Jeerasak Tassorn (THAILAND)  
  Soichiro Kanashima (JAP)  

A complete roster of athletes for each contest can be found on the event web site at .

Tickets for the LG Action Sports World Championships include daily concerts by The Game (Friday evening), MxPx (Saturday afternoon), Pennywise (Saturday night) and Hoobastank (Sunday afternoon), and sponsor village activities.  Tickets can be purchased at the KeyArena Box Office, via, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 206 628 0123 to charge them by phone.  Three-day reserved seats packages are also available at discounted rates through or at the KeyArena Box Office. 

ASA Entertainment, the leading action sports event and television producer, is producing this event to air on CBS Sports throughout December: Sunday, December 7th at 5:00 p.m., Saturday, December 13th at 1:00 p.m. and on Saturday, December 20th at 1:00 p.m. All times are Eastern.  Local listings should be consulted for broadcast details in specific areas.  The event will also air in more than 180 countries worldwide via 25 networks. 

For more information on the LG Action Sports World Championships, a complete athlete roster or media credentials to the event, please contact ASA Entertainment Director of Media Relations Denise Abbott at 310 410 3020 ext. 309 or via email at Additional details are also available at





Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, October 27, 2008

Intense/Phantom/On-Trac Defends Disney Cup!

Team Heads into Grands in 1st Place for Factory Title hunt.

The Yellow machine pulled into Orlando with a the goal of defending the Disney Cup and maintaining our lead in the Factory Title Hunt.   At the end of the weekend, the mission was accomplished and the big yellow bus holds onto a significant lead heading into Tulsa, Oklahoma and the “Greatest Race on Earth!” 

Despite a small Orlando visiting squad, our riders did what they needed to recapture the title. 

Fireman, Dad and all around good guy Chad Street had an off weekend and some bad luck at an inopportune time with the Vet Pro title hunt between he, Kenth Fallen and Dale Holmes coming right down to the wire.  Chad made all his mains and had 8th, 5th and 3rd place finishes for the weekend.  Chad finds himself only 20 points behind Dale and 181 behind Kenth heading into the Grands for the big showdown! 

The team only sent one girl to the event and when you have a rider representing like Felicia Stancil – who needs another one!  Felicia is no doubt the most talented female rider in the US and to prove the point, she double-doubled for the weekend convincingly both winning 13 Girls and 11-13 Girls Cruiser.   

We had a couple of little grommets in the battle and they did great also.  Little “E-Dogg” Ethan Wolthers pretty much dominated the 7X class taking a 2nd and two 1sts for the weekend.  8X Shayne Lewis also fought well and captured 3 1sts in 7-8X Open and took a 3rd and a 1st in 8X.

In a little bit bigger class, one of the best mano-a-mano battles of the weekend had to be between OFR’s Cameron Moore and our bobble-head Chris Blevins in 10X.  These races are always tight, close and competitive.  This weekend the two of them traded races with Blevins taking a 2nd and a 1st in 10 Cruiser and a pair of wins in 10X.   

Our man out East, Cole Tesar, has been working on his gates for a while now and it showed at this event.  Cole pulled off a triple in 12 Cruiser.  In Class he notched two 1sts and a 2nd.  And Dad, Todd, got to manage the team sheets and rumor is there was some nail-biting going on! 

Finally, Jake Peebles took on a competitive 17-18X class and between a crash or two managed to put together a very useful win on Sunday.   

When all the scores were tallied, using both sheets from each day, Intense/Phantom/On-Trac once again found itself atop the Podium and victorious winning the coveted Disney Cup again.  Next stop, Tulsa, Oklahoma where the team holds a 132 point lead in the Factory Title Hunt.  However, nothing is being taken for granted and our riders are training harder than ever to each do their jobs in the goal of repeating as Factory Title Winners.   

We have a great collections of sponsors who make all our efforts possible.  These include Intense BMX (, On-Trac Garage Doors (, Phantom BMX Products, Fly Racing, Bombshell (,  FSA (, THE Products (www.the-, SINZ Racing (, Intense Tire Systems, ( ), BMX Jerseys (, and Scott goggles (

Mike's Bikes Cleans Up At ABA Redline Cup Central

Mikes Bikes Racing team headed for the Redline Cup Central finals this past Saturday the 25th of October to finish what they started in September.  

To start things off we want to tip our hat to the fine folks and crew in St. Peters… considering there entire facility was under a small lake only a few short weeks ago they really pulled together and found a way to get the track back in to shape. 

Thanks from the entire team for all your hard work and efforts.  

That work must have inspired our riders as we were on a mission Saturday,  Trenton DuVall got the team started with a Win in the 11-12 open Classes grabbing the first of what would be many Redline Cup #1 plates for the team.  

The Girls on the squad turned things up with “Sassy Cat” Christina Riedemann grabbing second in the 6 year old girls calls. 

Team mate Krista Bernick Also scored up a second place finish.  Katelyn Deters brought home a Redline Cup #1 plate along with Kaitlyn Larson both riding a superb race out pacing the field. 

In the Cruiser Classes Nick Deters won his Second #1 plate of the day for his great performance in 9 year old Cruisers, his first win came just a bit earlier in the day during the open classes, Nick will be one to watch at grands. 

Dylan Riedemann brought home a second place finish in 12 cruiser for the National team.

The teams A-Pro Anthony Wallace delivered a 3rd place finish, the class of pros was really getting things done in St. Peters. 

In class 10 year old Expert “Turbo” Taylor Riedemann brought home the teams Final #1 plate of the day battling one tough field on his way to the win on a beautiful day in St. Peters. 

With the Redline Finals in the books the team riders are turning their full attention to the ABA Grands. 

Our team is really looking forward to making some noise in a very tough field of riders down in Tulsa, feel free to stop by and check out what is happening with the team by visiting Mikes Bikes MN at the grands this year. 

You won’t be sorry as our team has partnered with some of the premier companies in the industry… On board with the team for 2009 are Fly… Formula… Formco… Tangent…. Stealth Hubs… Alienation… Kovachi Wheels….

With more companies yet to be named you can see why this team is on its way! 

With industry leading products, National calibler riders, and a Strong moral fiber these young racers will be there when the checkered flag drops. 

Watch for the future… Watch for our riders…We hope to see you stop by and visit us in Tulsa!




Today's BMX Racing News - Saturday/sunday, October 25/26, 2008

2008 ABA BMX PRO Standing through Fall Nationals/Disney Cup-Kissimmee, FL

The ABA BMX Fall Nationals - Disney Cup event was as exciting as ever. With 10 countries and 40 U.S. states being represented you can see why!  

There were also three ABA BMX PRO SERIES scores on the line, many of the sports top athletes were on hand to take a shot at getting some much needed points towards the ABA BMX titles and the brand new fuel injected 450 RMZ Suzuki`s that go with them.

There were several 2008 Olympians in the house this weekend. Team USA's Kyle Bennett was back on the ABA BMX scene and was looking good all weekend long. South Africa's Sifiso Nhlapo was also at the Disney Cup making the AA PRO main on Sunday. South America was well represented as well. It truly was and international vibe to all the classes this weekend!

Current ABA National #1 PRO and PRO Cruiser  rider, "Easy Money" Danny C. continued his quest for a repeat history on both titles. Intense/BAWLS rider Danny has been "THE MAN" to beat again this season and isn't looking to hand his ABA BMX PRO # 1's at the end of this season. Danny C. battle through injuries over the weekend and still managed to win PRO cruiser all three days and was able to win in AA PRO on Saturday with a stacked field!

Not to be out done, Redline's new main man, Denzel Stein took the win on Friday showed why he's a force to reckon with. The "Alabama Slama" Barry Nobles, had a rough weekend but put all together for a HUGE win on Sunday to help Clayborn's main man get that much closed to the ABA BMX PRO title.

2007 ABA BMX Rookie Pro of the year, David Herman was fresh his UCI SX win in France and came straight home to the Disney Cup weekend. David looked great and the jet didn't really seem to effect him. The Intense/BAWLS rider strung together some great races and took second on Saturday and Sunday to help bring him right in the middle of the ABA BMX PRO title picture.

Another rider that has been all over the podium this season is Haro's Khalen Young. The crazy Aussie is a great guy and fun to be around. He's also super fast on a bike and can jump like nobodies business. Khalen strung together three great days inAA PRO making the podium all thre days with a 2,3,3 for the weekend. These scores and Khalen consistency made Khalen Young the overall AA PRO Disney Cup Champion. Khalen was really stoked on the Disney Cup, but his eyes are set for the ABA BMX National PRO Cup that comes over Thanksgiving weekend in Tulsa, OK next month.

ABA BMX has had an unbelievable 7 different AA Pro winners this season. That just goes to show how DEEP the talent pool is at ABA BMX Pro Series events. With only the Race Of Champions and the ABA GRANDS left the racing is going to be intense!

On the Ladies side . Alise Post, Dominique Daniels, and Arielle Martin continued to battle it out all weekend. Dominique seemed to be back in stride this weekend taking all three wins over the three days.She also took home the Disney Cup Championship as well. Defending # 1 ABA PRO ladies champ, Alise Post, battled out with Dominique and Arielle Martin all weekend long taking 2nd on two of the days and she put on one heck of a show for the Disney fans. Arielle Martin was back from her UCI SX title win in France the weekend before and the jet lag didn't slow her down either. Arielle continued to sneak her way into the ABA PRO Ladies title hunt as well. She rode solid to a 3,2,3 weekend. We hope she does because it will only add more talent to an already stacked ladies field. We can't wait for the ABA Grands!

Pro Cruiser saw Danny C. take three big wins at Disney. This makes three wins in-a-row for Danny and he has a strangle hold on the ABA PRO Cruiser Title. But, Barry has been so close this season he can taste it, he seems to be more focused then ever on winning it all at this years ABA Grands!

Vet Pro saw the Kenth Fallen and Dale Holmes show going at it. Dale has been back racing the BMX scene hard. But Kenth Fallen has been on a mission for the ABA BMX VET PRO title. Dale got the experience, Kenth has the speed. It's been quite a battle all year long and things are really starting to heat up out there with these two. The ever professional John "The Jackal" Purse was back in the house at the Disney Cup as well. John been a solid contender all year long and is always contender for the podium. Chad Street is looking to take his first ABA BMX VET PRO title as well. Chad's always solid and usually fly's under the radar while the Kenth - Dale show is going on around him. Chad's put in some great rides this season and has been soooo close before. Could this be Chad's year?? If he keeps it up, it just might be his year for the cup!

The ABA would like to thank all the participants, families, teams, sponsors, and BMX industry for helping make the Disney Cup event such a huge success has over 400 videos posted from the ABA BMX  Disney Cup/Fall  National weekend!

Check it out at:

Rider ABA BMX PRO wins after Fall Nationals/Disney Cup Nationals – 
AA PRO - Danny "Easy Money" Caluag – Intense/BAWLS – 8 ..... Barry Nobles – Clayborn Bikes - 5 ..... Khalen Young - Haro Bicycles - 4 ..... David Herman – Intense/BAWLS – 2 ..... Denzel Stein – Redline Bicycles - 2 ...... Kyle Bennett - Free Agent - 1 ..... Cristian Becerine - Free Agent - 1

Woman’s PRO - "Demolition" Dominique Daniels – 10 ..... Alise "The Beast" Post- Formula – 8 ..... Arielle Martin - Formula - 2 ..... Kayla Gaddis - Intense/Bizarro/JRA - 2 ..... Stephanie Barragan – 1

PRO CRUISER - Danny "Easy Money" Caluag – Intense/BAWLS – 12 ..... Barry Nobles – Clayborn Bicycles - 5 ..... Kenth Fallen - Supercross – 2 ..... Paul Lange – Redman/Rockstar – 2 ..... Michael Kapes – J&R Bicycles -1 ..... Tyler Brown - Supercross - 1

VET PRO - Kenth Fallen – Supercross - 11 ..... Chad Street – Intense/Phantom/On-Trac – 6 ..... Dale Holmes – Free Agent – 6 ..... John Purse – GHP/Powerbar/ABA BMX – 1 ..... Paul Caldwell – Hurricane - 1

2008 Pro Standing through Disney Cup / Fall Nationals:

AA PRO - 1 DANNY CALUAG 2508 ..... 2 KHALEN YOUNG 2247 ..... 3 DAVID HERMAN 2182 ..... 4 BARRY NOBLES 2171 ..... 5 DENZEL STEIN 1280 ..... 6 RANDY STUMPFHAUSER 1071 ...... 7 JASON ROGERS 1049 ...... 8 JARRETT KOLICH 992 ..... 9 STEVEN CISAR 856 ..... 10 CRISTIAN BECERINE 842

WOMEN PRO - 1 DOMINIQUE DANIELS 2488 ..... 2 ALISE POST 2422 ..... 3 ARIELLE MARTIN 1881 ..... 4 STEPHANIE BARRAGAN 1780 ...... 5 RACHAEL LUNA 1690 ..... 6 TERRA NICHOLS 1572 ..... 7 KAYLA GADDIS 959 ..... 8 AFTON SCHRIMPF 767 ..... 9 BRITTANY BATES 694 ..... 10 AMANDA GEVING 652

PRO CRUISER - 1 DANNY CALUAG 2485 ..... 2 BARRY NOBLES 2203 ..... 3 KENTH FALLEN 1925 ..... 4 TYLER BROWN 1725 ..... 5 PAUL LANGE 1569 ..... 6 BILLY ANDERSON 1476 ..... 7 MATT BAISLEY 859 ..... 8 MICHAEL KAPES 828 ..... 9 TODD PARRY 782 ..... 10 JOE SOWERS 570

VET PRO - 1 KENTH FALLEN 2548 ..... 2 DALE HOLMES 2377 ..... 3 CHAD STREET 2357 ..... 4 JOHN PURSE 1950 ..... 5 ROBERT HARRIS 1380 ..... 6 JASON CARNES 1125 ..... 7 MIKE GUL 898 ..... 8 PAUL CALDWELL 898 ..... 9 TIM DINGER 838 ..... 10 ERIC DYER 595

A PRO - 1 KRIS FOX 942 ..... 2 MATT KELTY 939 ..... 3 JON MILLER 915 ..... 4 JASON MORRIS 914 ..... 5 LIAM PHILLIPS 895 ..... 6 MICHAEL LARSON 833 ..... 7 TODD PARRY 805 ..... 8 KARL CLARK 792 ..... 9 JUSTIN MCLINTOCK 742 ..... 10 BRANDON PANUCCIO 711

ABA BMX would like to thank all the 2008 National Series sponsors

American Suzuki-( ) Dan’s Comp ( Jig-A-Loo-( BAWLS Guarana ( Bawlstyle ( Bicycles-( FLY Racing-( Sponsorhouse-( Tangent-( ABABMXRACERS- ( Intense BMX-( T.H.E. ( Fire Magic Premium Grills ( Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex ( (

Without their support, we couldn't make the 2008 ABA racing season such a huge success. Support the sponsors that support ABA BMX racing.

Calendar michal.prokop09 

Tons of iron lifted in a fitness centre, kilometers on roads, days on trips, training plans, massages… enough for a talented sportsman to become successful, but too little to become a real professional. It does not depend on how big his sport is, but it depends on what all he is willing to do to not remain only a local hero… 

Michal Prokop managed to step out of the shadow of sports giants even before the flames went up over the Beijing. Life on pedals is his hobby and livelihood as well. Today, the twenty-seven-year King of Czech Cycling of 2006 and the factory rider of Author Bicycles acquired all titles on his mountain bike and he's even defended them again. Also, in 2006, only several months after a severe injury, he initiated the Czech national team of the track world championship on oval… As the double World and European champion and the double winner of the World Cup in fourcross, he has again found another great challenge in his highly successful carreer - nothing smaller than the premier of BMX at the Summer Olympic Games 2008 in Beijing, China. He flies tens of thousands of miles in planes and spends hundreds of hours in the car; he does not spent a lot of time at home. 

One year of life of the most successful Czech biker and BMX rider was caught by the photographer Rob Trnka in the series of twelve unique pictures of the calendar michal.prokop09. Raw, black & white photos, sensitively processed by the graphic designer Jan Mocnak, offer neither attractive sceneries nor insane tricks. Least of all, they include egoistical posturing or nostalgic looking back to the Olympic year. It was not intended to amaze by a list of exotic destinations. Month by month, we can watch Michal at his training, ice skating race, care for his racing machine or his own body, behind handlebars, or on the road…

Michal Prokop brings a project which does not want to astonish and that’s why it is worth attention. The outcome from sale together with the profit from auction of replica of the Michal’s Olympic Author machine is determined for the Fund Of Sportsmen at the Foundation of Tereza Maxova. The calendar in the A2 format will have its premiere at the Sport Life exhibition in Brno, where the mentioned auction shall take place. 

Michal Prokop’s interests in business negotiations are represented by Polis.Riders; communication with media is secured by the company Polis.Media. For any business information, press information, and any supplementing information we are fully at your disposal on below stated contacts.

Contact person: Zdenek Pol
Phone: +420 602 492 306
Fax: +420 325 611 774

Monster BMX Track-Sidney Olympic Park

New BMX Track and Youth Riding Program Launched

9 October 2008  



A new BMX track and learn to ride program for disadvantaged youth was launched today at Sydney Olympic Park by Minister for Planning, Kristina Keneally.  

The Monster BMX Track is a free, open-air facility that makes the increasingly popular sport of BMX available to all – from occasional riders to the elite.  

The track was jointly funded by the Federal Government, the NSW State Government and Auburn Council.

‘Today is a great demonstration of all levels of government working together to deliver an exciting facility and a wonderful program that will be a lasting benefit to communities in and around Sydney Olympic Park, greater Sydney and indeed New South Wales,’ Minister for Planning, Keneally said.  

‘The Monster BMX Track demonstrates the NSW Government’s commitment to making Sydney Olympic Park a unique place for all people to participate in sport – from occasional recreational riders to enthusiastic amateurs and on to elite sportsmen and women training for national and international competition.

A new BMX club – Sydney BMX Inc. – has been created at Sydney Olympic Park to complement the new track and help kids enjoy a healthier, more active lifestyle,’ Sydney Olympic Park Authority CEO Alan Marsh said.  

BMX Australia has welcomed the new track and club, saying they would support the further development of the sport in Australia.

‘The growth of the sport will be enhanced by the new BMX club at Sydney Olympic Park. The new club and the staging of state, national and international events will support the sustainable growth and development of BMX in Australia,’ BMX Australia President Barry Knight said.  

Sydney BMX Inc. President Neil Cameron said today’s announcement was great news. ‘The establishment of Sydney BMX Inc. based at Sydney Olympic Park is great for the development of the sport at a grass roots and elite level. We are excited about working with the Sydney Olympic Park Authority and the local community to grow the sport of BMX in the heart of Australia’s largest city,’ Mr Cameron said.  

Sydney Olympic Park Authority CEO Alan Marsh said the Monster BMX Track complemented the existing Mountain X Track, the Monster Skatepark and the more than 35 kilometres of cycleways at Sydney Olympic Park to make the precinct one of Sydney’s best cycling destinations. ‘Together these facilities give all levels of riders the opportunity to improve their health and wellbeing, and enjoy life in Sydney Olympic Park,’ Mr Marsh said.  

Minister Keneally also officially launched the Sydney Olympic Park Community Learn to Ride Program – a joint initiative of Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Auburn Council and the NSW Police Bicycle Patrol Unit.  

The program allows disadvantaged youth from the Auburn Council Local Government Area to participate in learn to ride programs led by the NSW Police Bicycle Patrol Unit at the new Monster BMX Track. ‘The Community Learn to Ride Program is providing important opportunities for youth from the local area to participate more fully in community life, to have access to positive role models, and to learn the many benefits of an active sporting life through an activity with which they can easily engage,’ Mr Marsh said.

BAWLS Guarana Launches a New, Bounce-Packed!

Miami, FL – October 9, 2008 – BAWLS Guarana today announced the launch of the all-new! The latest look in the brand’s now 10-year online presence, the new website offers a range of resources to meet the demands of BAWLS fans, media and curious visitors alike. 

New features now available to visitors include the following:

- “Fun Stuff” section – a tribute to the company’s cult-like following of video gamers and creative techies - where fan-created photos, videos and wallpapers are on display and available for downloading.

BAWLS Guarana’s ever-popular jingles are also available for download, including the brand’s newest G33K B33R jingle. - Regularly-updated Press Room, complete with company news archive - Product image gallery - “Know the Facts” – information to provide visitors with nutritional information on BAWLS Guarana products, as well as guidelines for responsible caffeine consumption.

Since the 1998 launch of, the brand’s web presence has grown to include – an online community for BAWLS Guarana fans – and - a site dedicated to BAWLS Guarana’s growing involvement in the fashion industry.

About BAWLS - BAWLS is the brainchild of entrepreneur Hoby Buppert, CEO of Hobarama, LLC, who named the beverage for the caffeinated “bounce” the drink packs. Widely distributed to local supermarkets, convenience stores (7-Eleven, Speedway/SuperAmerica), Target, Microcenter stores and gaming venues; BAWLS is a premium, non-alcoholic, carbonated beverage made from the guarana berry harvested in the Amazonian Rainforest. The caffeine found in BAWLS Guarana contains the same amount of caffeine as coffee and nearly three times that of traditional sodas due to a naturally occurring form of the stimulant found in the guarana berry. BAWLS’ unique refreshing flavor tastes like a citrus infused cream soda and its popularity continues to grow among caffeine-deprived, refreshment-seeking techies, students, professionals and athletes in need of a Bounce. For more information, visit



Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, October 24, 2008 Posts ABA Disney Cup/Fallnational Videos! posts over 400 videos of the ABA's Disney Cup/Fallnationals in Kissimmee, FL

Check it out at:

Alansbmx/Shimano DXR win British Cycling Top Team award for a third time

The Alansbmx/Shimano DXR team has won the BC top team award for the third year running beating off some worthy opposition - and achieved it with just 5 riders!

Firstly I would like to thank our riders who did such a great job for us and our sponsors both on and off the track this year:

Kye Whyte - Final ranking 20": #1 - Final ranking Cruiser: #5 (despite only racing this class half way through the year!)

Jack Clarke - Final Ranking: #4

Bradley Minns - Final ranking 20": 6th - Final ranking cruiser: 2nd

Charlotte Green - Final ranking: #1

Luke Tamblyn - Final ranking: #1

Warren Bancroft - Although out virtually all season with his knee operation, Warren is recuperating well and will be back with a bang in 2009.

Pictures © Richard Rowbotham / British Cycling on our Flickr:

Special thanks - To Andrew Green for his help and assistance and for providing the team side plates, Lewis and Lisa Clarke for taking the van and setting up when I have been unable to do so, Dave Deakin who has travelled a a long way when even when Alix wasn't racing to keep the team bikes working and looking the best out there, and also thanks all the parents who have helped and made this year a pleasure. 

We would like to thank our sponsors without which we couldn't have achieved this: Shimano - DXR groupsets, chains & shoes ..... Thor - Shirts, pants, goggles and gloves ..... Giro - Helmets ..... Ultimate Pursuits ..... Vans - Shoes, clothing and backpacks ..... Fenwicks - Cleaner and lubricant ..... Supercross BMX - Frames and parts ..... Avent - Frames ..... Bombshell - Forks and parts ..... Tangent - Number plates ..... ODI - Grips ..... Maxxis - Tyres

Alan Woods/Team Manager

Long time ABA National Vendor Mikes Bikes from Fergus Falls Minnesota is excited to present the next step in Team BMX Racing Evolution. 

Racing in previous seasons under the Fusion Force team banner Mikes Bikes Racing is emerging in 2009 partnering with some of the hottest and progressive companies in the country to bring the team on to the racing circuit.  The team will bring a rich and proud history into a new era where the belief in each other and giving back to the race community is un-paralleled.  The team will enter 2009 sporting a Factory Racing team and a National Support team that will race in the trophy team bracket.  While the team is still looking for a select rider or two our Factory roster includes some of the top riders in the country that match our family and team sponsors values. 

We have been busy building a community, a following of families that believes that what happens off the track is as important as what happens on the track.  That is why in addition to being a national vendor for the ABA, supplying the National racers the top products and information, we will also work with tracks around the mid-west to host free clinics on racing.  Education of the families, racers, and the general public is an important part of our overall program. The other point of focus is developing healthy, active young adults.  Teaching them that pursuing their dreams and goals while learning how to give back to the racing community as part of Mikes Bikes Racing Family is not only rewarding but extremely honorable. 

Please Stay tuned for further announcements to be released regarding our teams sponsors, clinic dates and programs, and exciting race reports from the teams.  For more information on the team or sponsorship information please contact 

Our 2009 Initial Factory Riders….Elliot McGrath - Taylor Riedemann - Trent DuVall - Zach Tossett - Brad Stover - Kate Larson - Christina Riedemann - Erin Moore - Krista Bernick - Gunnar Gaudette - Jett Gaudette - Anthony Wallace






Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, October 23, 2008




The two U.S. BMX sanctioning bodies have released their 2009 National BMX Racing Schedules.
Check out all the BIG race dates by clicking on the logos above!

Formula Europe Picks Up Fast Euro Kids!

October 22, 2008

Lucie Meerholz (Holland) and Max Ganser (Germany) join Formula's European Trade Team

Lucie Meerholz, the 12 year old daughter of Dutch Distributor FritsBMX, joins the Formula European Trade Team.

Lucie is one of the talented young Dutch girls going fast and jumping smooth.

She is a former European Champion with 5 Dutch National Titles on her name and numerous podium finishes in the big international races.

Lucie is training hard on her custom made Nucleus bike in order to rock the Formula colors in Europe in 2009.

German Max Ganser was also recently added to the Team.

Max has been making a lot of progress the last years and his hard work was rewarded with a 2nd place in the tough Boys 16 category during the European Championships in his home country. 

Max proved to be ready to compete in the Junior Men Class next year. 

He is also gaining experience in the Supercross Series and will try to be the first German Olympic BMX rider in the 2012 Games.

Formula Bicycles, EuroBMX, Formco Parts, Swatch Watches and Navada.Net Web Design.

EuroBmx - Super Smart Racing-  is still looking for dynamic dealers in France, Latvia, Norway, Spain, Italy, and the Czech Republic to promote the Formula brand. If interested, check

Ken Cools Signs 4 Year Agreement As Coach For Bike New Zealand

Straight from the Super Coach, himself, Ken Cools, comes the word on a sweet four year deal coaching New Zealand to BMX Fame and Glory!

Coach Cools sez....."Well it’s official, yesterday I signed my contract and am now the High Performance BMX Coach for New Zealand for the next 4 years. It puts me thru ’till just after the London Olympics in 2012. I’m pretty happy with everything and am really excited to get my family moved to Auckland and start helping out the country with some good coaching. I will be in charge of all the BMX stuff for the High Performance team and will also be working with BMX New Zealand on a few different things as well. Our arrival date into NZ will be the first week of December, a few weeks later then we first anticipated."

"Separate from my job with BikeNZ, I will be running my Camp Cools training camps throughout the country to make training available for everyone. If you are a track member and would like for me to come to your track, please email me so we can get the wheels turning."

"For the faithful Canadians who have supported me over the years, I will be in Canada for about 6 weeks in the summer where I will be doing select High Performance camps as well as my usual Training Clinics. I will only have a few weekends open so it would be a good idea for tracks to RSVP me ASAP."

Vincent Pelluard Signs with U.S. Pro Bikes/Intense

2009 will see Vincent Pelluard riding on the U.S. Pro Bikes team, doin' battle in the tough Euro Rounds, the French National scene and selected UCI races around the world.

Vincent will be doing battle on an Intense Podium, so look out for him to be on......The Podium!

New Web Site For Excalibur BMX

The Excalibur BMX Team has launched a new web site.

Excalibur is the home for Jeff Upshaw, Josh Meyers, Tommy Zula and a whole bunch of fast kids, and now they've got a new home.

Wanna check em out? Launch it to .



Team Redline / Queensland Team Redline / Australia

The Queensland BMX faithful gathered in Cairns North Queensland this year for the annual State Championships. The event was sponsored jointly by Redline Bicycles Australian distributor, BMX International and it’s North Queensland agent, Toys R Us.

Credit must go to the BMX Queensland team who put on a first class event. The racing was exciting and went off without a hitch thanks to the considerable efforts of the dedicated band of volunteers and the BMX Qld organizing committee.

The event was an extraordinary one for the Redline team who came out at the end of the weekend with an impressive list of finals placings.

The Titles started well for the team at the Friday cruiser event with this year’s World Titles 15 girls gold medalist Melinda McLeod placing 1st in 15-16 girls. Mackay club mate Tristyn Kronk placed 8th in 11-12 boys and North Queensland local Katie Van Zanden placed 2nd in   8-10 girls. The South Queensland crew were not to be outdone with Sarah Harvey placing 3rd in 13-14 girls, Liam Hilliam 5th in 11-12 boys, Toowoomba’s Troy Elliot 3rd in 8 – 10 boys and the hard charging Kev Hilliam 2nd in the 45+ old boys.

The team had four representatives in Saturdays Probikx / Champbikx 08/09 round one event. Melinda McLeod came away with another 1st place in 15 girls, locals Ash Pemberton and Todd Pascoe were 3rd and 2nd respectively in Senior Men and Sarah Harvey placed 4th in 14 girls.

A great effort from Sarah in her first Champbikx event and follows on from a W4 & W6 at the 2008 World Titles in China.

Sundays 20 inch finals brought a flood of finals placings for the team. The amazing Melinda McLeod scored her third gold for the weekend in the 15 girls final. North Queensland’s Katie VanZanden [9 girls], Mitchell Hoad [9 boys] and Tristyn Kronk [12 boys] all scored 1st placings in their age finals. The Harvey family from Brisbane’s Pine Rivers Club came home with the double, Sarah placed 1st in 13 girls and brother Lachlan 1st in the 11 boys. Lachlan put in an impressive performance to come from behind for the win. Troy Elliott rode very strongly to place 3rd in the very tough 10 boys, Todd Pascoe placed 7th in Senior Men and the big man Kev Hilliam came home with another 2nd place in the hard fought 45+ mens event. Ash Pemberton, Liam Hilliam and Adam Hilliam all advanced to semi’s.

To top off the weekend for the Queenslanders, the team manager for the event, the remarkable Jeff Mills of Toys R Us scored an amazing 1st and 2nd place for Redline in the Corporate Teams Trophy. A truly remarkable team performance from all Redline’s Queensland crew.

Western Australia and NSW were the next states to line up for their titles, and once again NSW Redline team members were out front. This time it was Redlines current 9 girls W1 Saya Sakakibara in the 9 girls blitzing the opposition. Brother Kai and current W3 rode consistently over the weekend to take out 1st in the 12 boys. Both riders dominated their opposition in the finals against some very significant opposition.

The Western Australian event saw current Australian Champion and Junior Development Coach Karl Mustchin take out the double, 1st place in the 30+ masters and 1st place in the 30-34 cruiser. Current Australian Champion in 11 girls, Rachelle Smith continued her good form with another double for the team winning 11 girls and 11-12 girls cruiser. The placings continued to flow with Paul Throns placing First in 45-49 cruiser, daughter Hannah placing 2nd in the combined 13-14 girls class, younger sister Rebecah 4th in 10 girls and Luke Tanner 3rd in 13 boys and 8th in 13-14 cruiser. The team placed 3rd overall in the hotly contested Western Australia Corporate Teams Trophy.

We now look forward to the Victorian state titles in November at which Redline will be represented by the Callan family, Josh, Ziggy and father Damien.

The Redline team invite you to go to and on to the Redline team tab to read individual team members reports on the state titles events.

The Redline Team would like to thank Bill Demaid and his team at BMX International for their continued support and for their ongoing commitment and support for the sport of BMX racing.







Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, October 22, 2008




Desoto, Texas to Host 2009 USA Cycling BMX National Championships 

Colorado Springs, Colo. (October 22, 2008)—USA Cycling announced today dates and locations for the eight domestic events slated to appear on the 2008-09 UCI BMX North American Continental Calendar, as well as the 2009 USA Cycling BMX National Championships. 

For the first time, UCI Continental Calendar events in the United States will be contested at American Bicycle Association (ABA) affiliated tracks. The ABA will also host the third-annual USA Cycling BMX National Championships, which will return to Metroplex BMX in Desoto, Texas on March 21.

The 2009 USA Cycling BMX National Championships will highlight the weekend in Desoto which features three consecutive days of world-class competition.  The American-only national championships are bookended by a pair of international UCI races.  The weekend will begin with the sixth Continental Calendar race of the season on Friday, March 20, followed by the national championships on Saturday and another UCI contest on Sunday, March 22.

The 2008-09 North American calendar opened in Canada last summer with an event in Kingston, Ontario on July 5.  After the New Year, the calendar will visit four U.S. locations before the triple weekend in Desoto.  Guthrie, Ok. will host the season’s second race on Jan. 24 followed by dates in Perris, Calif. on Feb. 7, Oldsmar, Fla. on Feb. 21 and Phoenix on Mar. 7.

After the weekend in Desoto, the calendar continues with another Canadian date in Airdrie, Alberta on May 23, followed by the final two U.S. stops in Milford, Del. on June 13 and Rockford, Ill. on June 20.

All Continental Calendar events carry Category-3 designation according to the UCI. Only the world championships (Category-1) and Supercross World Cup events (Category-2) offer more international ranking points to competitors.  The 2009 USA Cycling BMX National Championships will be a Category-4 event.

Once again, the USA Cycling BMX National Championships will provide an opportunity for Challenge Class athletes to qualify for the 2009 UCI BMX World Challenge, scheduled for July 23-26 in Adelaide, Australia. USA Cycling will publish its qualification procedures in the coming days. 

“The ABA is excited to work alongside USA Cycling to host all of the Continental Calendar events in the U.S. next season”, commented BMX Association Trustee and Vice President of the ABA Bernard A. Anderson.  “With the recent success of American BMX athletes in Beijing, these events will continue to facilitate the development of international BMX superstars.  It is also a great honor to once again host the USA Cycling BMX National Championships in Desoto. Metroplex BMX has proven to be one of the best BMX facilities in the world and will provide an excellent venue for USA Cycling to choose its 2009 Challenge Class world championship team.” 

For detailed event information regarding all UCI Continental Calendar events in the U.S. and to register for each event, visit

2008-09 UCI North American BMX Continental Calendar: 

July 5: Kingston, Ontario (CAN)

Jan. 24: Guthrie, Ok. (USA)

Feb. 7: Perris, Calif. (USA)

Feb. 21: Oldsmar, Fla. (USA)

Mar 7: Phoenix, Ariz. (USA)

Mar. 20: Desoto, Texas (USA)

Mar. 22: Desoto, Texas (USA)

May 23: Airdrie, Alberta (CAN)

June 13: Milford, Del. (USA)

June 20: Rockford, Ill. (USA)


2009 USA Cycling BMX National Championships:

March 21: Desoto, Texas

Ariens-Gravely Track Attack 2009 is live for 2009 ! 

Track Attack organizers Eastern Region BMX are proud to rope in a new naming rights sponsor for the 2009 event: Ariens Gravely, a well-known name in the commercial garden care industry.

Ariens Gravely National Sales Manager Wayne Berryman said the company was excited about being involved in Victoria's largest BMX race series. "The relationship we are starting with the Track Attack Series this year will be the first of many in the years to come," Mr Berryman said. "We offer the Australian mower market a strong, quality product and we see the Track Attack Series as offering similar values to our product." 

The series is set to bring some hot racing with $1800 per race up for AA/A/Pro girls and some good loot available for the junior classes, so book your accommodation now. All info is available on the website or email

Ariens Gravely Track Attack 2009 dates
Saturday, 17 January - day meeting
Sunday, 18 January - day meeting
Tuesday, 20 January - day meeting
Thursday, 22 January - day meeting
Saturday, 24 January - day meeting
Sunday, 25 January - day meeting

(Of course, the popular school holidays' Track Attack training clinic will be running again and will be held on Thursday 15th January - more details soon)

Hayes Bicycle Group names new SUNringlé BMX Account Manager

Milwaukee - October 20, 2008

The Hayes Bicycle Group has appointed Jon Wells to the position of SUNringleé BMX Account Manager.

Wells most recently worked for HBG as a Dealer Sales Representative.

He brings eight years of competitive BMX racing experience in addition to six years on the freestyle side of the sport.

Wells' key responsibilities will be to grow SUNringlé's already strong position in the race scene while developing the brand's presence in the freestyle market.

Product development and testing, OEM and aftermarket sales, rider development, and event support will also be handled by Wells.

Prior to joining HBG, Wells worked at Racine Cyclery in Racine, Wisconsin.

Jon can be reached at the following: - 262-242-4300 x4207





Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Future Girl Pro Challenge!!!!!

Sunday December 14th, Steelwheels Indoor in Hobart Indiana is hosting the 5th annual Future Girl Pro Challenge!!!!!

The first and only BMX race to put the spotlight smack dab on the AMATEUR ladies of the sport.

If you’re 14 or older by the end of the year and signed up for the double point race on the 14th, YOU’RE IN!!!!!

With only a $5 extra entry fee you can take a chance at being on BMXMANIA.COM or in the pages of BMXWORLD magazine.

Be a part of history and add your name to the growing list of champions that have competed in this great event.

Guaranteed purse for each class (girls and guys) is $600.Riders under 15 will be paid with ABA saver stamps.  

Call the FGPC hotline at (219)765-1473 for more info.

Or contact the race director at

Morphine Industries’ Factory Team Report

ABA Disney Cup / NBL Fall Classic, Lexington, SC

The debut of the Morphine Industries Factory team took place this past weekend with a presence at both the ABA Disney Cup in Orlando and the NBL fall Classic in Lexington, SC.


ABA Disney Cup 

Anticipation was high as the new Factory rig and team rolled into Orlando to make a statement.  The newly packed track would prove to be a challenge for aggressive moves and hard charging racing as the weekend rolled.

A PROs - Tyler Faoro and Jason LaRev had a solid field of riders (5 racks) to battle all weekend.  Both rider’s hard charging style unfortunately kept them out of mains.  Tyler lead the pack most of his races but left the weekend taking 8th on Friday in the main.


31-35 Cr / 28-35 X -Doran Bradshaw, was the go to money guy for the weekend.  Posting a solid 2-3-2 in the mains for the three days.  Doran added excitement to his main on Saturday by blowing his chain in the second turn and still pumping his way to a 3rd place finish.  He also added a 5th on his 20” main on Friday – the only day he raced 20”.


17-18 X -Travis Woodruff and Talbot Cross, also had a stacked class of riders (5 racks) to bump and grind all weekend.  Travis charged to the main with a 4th on Friday and an 7th on Sunday.


15 X – Ace Savarese was on of 20+ riders via for a spot on in the main.  Ace had a strong showing just missing his main each day. Ace has been out of BMX for a year to follow his other passion MTB.  We look forward to many mains from Ace as he quickly gets his BMX form back.


11 X /11 Cr – Noah Reeves had one of those weekends where nothing was going right.  Noah blew a chain on Friday and Saturday.  Potato chipped a wheel on Saturday and got caught up in two wrecks on Sunday.  He was able to salvage a main on Sunday with a 5th  on cruiser.


NBL Fall Classic


Morphine Industries Factory Team debut in the NBL was represented by Gavin Lubbe and Kyla Reed at Lexington, South Carolina.  Reports were that there was rain on Friday with a cold front coming in on Saturday and Sunday taking temps down into the 40’s in the morning.  Rain held off on Saturday and Sunday making way for good racing.  If you have been to Lexington, you know it’s a great track to race.


Super X – Gavin Lubbe bobbled a bit on Saturday to take a 2nd in the main and came back strong on Sunday to crush the field with a 1st place main win – Great job Gavin!


Elite Women – Kyla Reed was the only Elite woman in Lexington for her Pro debut.  She stepped up to race in the Elite open class to give the men a run for the money.  She had a great showing letting everyone know that she has the skills and will be a rider to watch this season in the Elite Women series.


It was great to debut at both venues this weekend, but we look forward to getting the Factory team together at the next few races and Roll.


Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors; Staats Motocross Bicycles (, Alienation (, Fly Racing (, Lost Energy Drink (, Sinz Racing (, Rennen (

Training Programs

Offered From

Coach Greg!

Coach Greg Romero has recently updated his site, and is making the following offers:

-New 5 week preparation plan for ABA Grands

-New videos

-More free training information on proper warm up. how to train etc.

-Beijing Olympic blog*

-Were offering serious real high performance camps (2009)

*Wanna read some GOOD Stuff? Read Greg's blog on preparing Mike Day and Jill Kintner for the Beijing Olympics.

"Cyclecraft" is back!!!

After an almost 10 year hiatus from the world of BMX racing, CycleCraft Bicycle Company is back.


On September 4, 2008, three investors from Central Florida, Patrick Deats, Ed MacKenzie, and Darin Moore purchased all physical and intellectual assets of the company from Terry “Shag” Shaughnessy.


Shaughnessy had been the owner, heart and soul, and visionary for the company for the past twenty years.


Now it is time for this new group of equally motivated owners to reintroduce this awesome brand and bring CycleCraft back to a place of prominence in the BMX community.


Over the next several months the owners will be executing a strategic plan that brings four different sizes of BMX race frames, the return of Fredz handlebars, and several other products to market. 


In the meantime, it is time to get the CycleCraft name back on the BMX tracks throughout the country. 


To accomplish that task, CycleCraft will be fielding a Factory team of six riders that will participate in events sanctioned by both the National Bicycle League (NBL) and the American Bicycle Association (ABA). 


In addition to the Factory team, CycleCraft will also support a Co-Factory team of about 15 riders.


Look for our website to be up soon! In the mean time we can be contacted at


Sincerely, Cyclecraft Bicycle Company

Washington State's Peninsula Indoor BMX Re-Opens!

Peninsula Indoor BMX 5867 Dogwood Road SE Port Orchard, WA This week....... check it out at http://www.gobmx. com/

Gate Night -- Wednesday Night -- FREE ....!

Gate night participation does require that the rider hold a current ABA membership; memberships, both new and renewal are available at the track on gate night... Full year ABA membership is $45 ......

Racing -- Fri., Sat., Sun.... Friday Night -- registration is 6:30-7:00PM Saturday Afternoon -- registration is 3:30-4:30pm Sunday Morning -- registration is 10:30am to 11:00am

Entry Fees -- Points class = $15, Points class + Open = $20

GoBMX updates are ongoing -- check it out at http://www.gobmx. com/

See you at Peninsula Indoor BMX this weekend... ;-)







Today's BMX Racing News - Saturday/sunday, October 18/19, 2008

Sunday ABA Disney Cup Pro results!

Monday Update

Disney Cup race report posted, a little Warwick stuff, Meyers turns pro, Sam & Sifiso rock a final and there will be BIG photo gallery to be posted!


Click on your favorite rider to get all the Pro Finishes on the BMX Mania Fallnationals Race Report Page!

Saturday Photo Gallery Posted!



SATURDAY ABA Disney Cup Pro results!

It's a Danny C Saturday, as Caluag takes AA & Pro Cruiser wins at the ABA Disney Cup!

AA Pro - Danny Caluag

Girl Pro - Dominique Daniels

Vet Pro - Kenth Fallen

A Pro - Fausto Endara

Pro Cruiser - Danny Caluag

Click on Danny C's bike to get all the Pro Finishes on the BMX Mania Fallnationals Race Report Page!

Profile Welcomes Percy Owens Home 

Percy Owens (NBL/ABA Masters/Vet Pro Racer) has rejoined the Profile Racing Factory Team.

The longtime Profile racer left to venture out and accepted another Pro deal about two seasons ago.

Owens commented that while he was away he never felt comfortable in the jersey he wore.

Percy will be wearing his old jersey during the ABA's Disney Cup this weekend (10/17 - 10/19).

Profile’s new jerseys will debut at the NBL’s Christmas Classic in December so be looking for Percy’s name on the shoulders above the vintage Profile logo on the back. 

Owens has won them all including a World Championship and numerous National and State Championships.

He was one of the original members of the Eagle Snacks/Profile Racing Team (see attached black & white photo). Percy’s home track is Sarasota BMX in Sarasota, Florida. 

Jim Alley, Profile owner said that Percy has been a part of the Profile family for a long time and it’s good to have him back.

Gus Lanzilotta, Profile's Team Manager said, “Percy is that Pro rider you love to have associated with your team. He’s well-liked, impeccable sportsmanship and a fantastic rider.” Lanzilotta said that Percy will lead the Profile Racing Clinics this coming Sunshine State BMX race season. 

Look for Percy at all the Sunshine State BMX races and selected ABA and NBL races across the country.







Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, October 17, 2008

ABA Disney Cup Pro Results!

AA Pro = Denzel Stein

Girl Pro = Dominique Daniels

Vet Pro = dale Holmes

a Pro = Matt Kelty

Pro Cruiser = Danny Caluag


A Word From a great rider.....Steven Cisar

On September 23rd of this year at the Dew Tour in Salt Lake City, I tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive substance found in the cannabis plant.

I make absolutely no excuses for my actions, other than to say, I did an incredibly dumb and irresponsible thing.

I want to express my most sincere apologies to my sponsors, fellow competitors, family, friends, and fans who have supported me over the years.

I am so appreciative of the opportunities I’ve been extended, my God given talents, and the support I have received. I can only hope that I will not be judged by one poor decision, as that is not who I am or what I stand for.

I value hard work, clean racing, integrity, and the camaraderie I share with the racing community.

More than anything, I love racing my bike.

Throughout the course of life, we will all make mistakes.

I have certainly learned from this one, and will not compromise my values or let down my fans again. 

Sincerely, Steven Cisar / Elite Men - World #2



Australian BMX rider accepts two year drug ban

According to the Sydney, Australia Morning Herald - October 17, 2008

Victorian BMX rider Daniel 'Danny' Galea has been suspended for two years after he was caught possessing and using steroids.

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) Friday announced that the former state champion accepted the ban.

He is ineligible to compete in all sporting competition for two years, dating from April this year.

Galea was found by ASADA to have possessed and used nandrolone, metenolone and methandienone at various times in 2007, and testosterone at various times in 2005 and 2007.

According to ASADA he attempted to import trenbolone concealed as another substance.

The four packets of liquid steroids, which were labeled non-allergenic personal lubricant, were posted through the mail and detected by the Australian Customs Service in late 2007.

"This sanction is another example of ASADA's success in identifying and sanctioning serious anti-doping rule violations by athletes without a positive test," ASADA Chairman Richard Ings said in a statement.

"By working collaboratively with other government agencies, in this case the Australian Customs Service, ASADA has been able to identify and sanction serious doping violations that previously went undetected."





Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, October 16, 2008


With some huge improvements over last years shoe the Talon II is a great shoe for the new BMXer to the seasoned expert.

Now featuring a stiffer sole, re-enforced toe and heal, mesh ventilation, and a solid 3 strap design this shoe is race ready.

In addition to the black on black color, there’s also a Limited Edition white and black color option this year that has gold buckles and logos.

These are sick and only $70 retail.

The Talon II’s are available in U.S. sizes 2-13 and are in stock now.

Check out your local dealer or favorite mail order and ask for the FLY Talon II’s!


For information, call Gina Layman @ 860-638-9441

New FSA BB30 Technology and Assault Crank Set on ’09 Diamondback Reactor Pro

We got some Spy Shots of Diamondback's new '09 Reactor Pro while talking with Diamondback's Pro BMXer, Nate Berkheimer at a recent race.

It's pretty darn sweet.

You really ought to check it out, it's got a revolutionary new bottom bracket that Nate was really psyched about.

Here's some Diamondback insight in to the new feature, straight from the company . . . . .

"Just when you thought the world had too many bottom bracket shell designs already, FSA has introduced another, but hold your sighs regarding the new size; this one actually serves a purpose and provides many benefits too.

Why the new shell?

To accommodate FSA’s new BB30 technology; a spindle that is 30mm in diameter and the smooth-rolling and reliable over-sized bearings to keep it spinning.

How is having a 30mm diameter crank spindle going to help you?

The increased diameter allows FSA to construct it out of lighter weight alloy materials and the design also makes for a very stiff and responsive crank set.

The BB shell is also slightly narrower so the cranks can provide better ankle clearance.

Couple the new stiff and snappy crank set to an equally responsive frame, like say - a Diamondback Reactor, and what you end up with is a bike that allows power to be put right to the ground without any delay.  

Our ‘09 Reactor Pro will be the first production BMX bike to feature FSA’s new BB30 bottom bracket.

We can’t say too much just yet, but the bike will also feature a new and lightweight set of FSA Assault cranks as well as lighter weight Alienation rims.

We’ll tell you more about the Reactor Pro complete and how we’ll be offering a series of Reactor frames too in the coming year, but for now; please enjoy these sneak peeks of Nate's bike."



Ohhh, Yeah! Like a Midwest Tornado, sweeping across the plains, the return of Warwick Stevenson this weekend at the ABA's Disney Cup in Kissimmee, Florida marks the first time in a year that Podge will be on the BMX Track.

What's the 'Awesome Aussie' been up to?

Why's he been Missing In Action?

What are his plans for the future?

Can he get back to his World Championship form?

Check it out, cuz, BMX Mania will be on the scene and will have the story for ya!


Kris Fox On The Injured List

Kris Fox is out for the count with a broken Tibia, suffered while racing at the UCI BMX Supercross race in Frejus, France last weekend.

Kris went down in the last corner while racing and was carried off the track in great pain.

Kris and Nic Long missed their connection in New York's JFK airport last Sunday night because Kris needed a wheelchair to get off the aircraft, which meant that they had to wait until all the passengers got off first.

Kris eventually made it home and after the doctor checked it out, he was told that he'd be out for the rest of the season.

Look for Foxy to get back to the track in the new year, blazin'.



One of the East Coast's most famous riders is movin' back to his Old Stompin' Grounds Factory Team.

Who? Can't tell ya, but he'll be at the ABA Disney Cup, so we'll make sure to get a quik pic as he flies by in his **** gear!


Arnaud Dubois Propels HOT New MBK MX540 Carbon

Prototype To 5th place at the last BMX UCI World cup

From MBK Team Manager, Denis Labigang - I just want to congratulate Arnaud Dubois after is really good race at the last UCI world cup BMX race in Fréjus (South of France).

After is unbelievable no selection at the Olympic Games, Arnaud showed to everybody that Belgium missed the chance to have additional medals at the last Olympic games in China. 

Yes Arnaud just received his new MBK carbon frame one week before the World cup in Fréjus and he succeed to reach the final and finish a a really good 5th place.

During all weekend Arnaud get really bad start on the gate, but reached anyway the final with an incredible speed on the track! 

First big race for the new carbon MBK frame MX540 (1,4kg of technology!) and already one big result in UCI BMX Supercross!

There are only a couple of MX540's around......Arnaud's got one and MBK Pro Pablo Gutierrez.

Thanks for your support: MBK, Kenny, Shimano, Pro, Kenda, AlexRims.

To see the MX540 in action, check out this video at Pablo's web site by clicking on the following link!




Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Team Excalibur Evansville-Hoosier National Race Report

The Excalibur BMX team showed up in force to the Hoosier National at Burdette BMX in Evansville, Indiana.  The 2009 team was slightly revamped with the addition of a couple more studs.  In the 9 Expert class we added Christian "The Machine" Cloutier and in 17-18 Expert we added Kyle McRory.  The track was in beautiful shape and the weather was stellar.  The Evansville people had an awesome vibe going on which made the race tons of fun.

Our team goal was to show up and score at least 88 points each day and have an awesome time doing it.  Mission accomplished!!  With the likes of Jeff Upshaw, Josh Meyers, Tommy Zula, Crystal Kalogris and the rest of our squad that showed, the team was hard to stop.  Kicking things off in Elite Open was none other than Mr. Upshaw who, with precision, handle the competition both days as only he could.  That's not to say things were easy with the likes of awesome riders such as Charlie Hunt and Morphine Industries newest addition Jason Larev in the mix (congrats on the new deal Jason).  Next was Josh Meyers checking out the 2009 lineup of 19-25 Experts before making the jump to the Super-Ex class.  Josh simply laid it down all weekend and delivered big wins for the team as was expected.

The team new-blood Kyle McRory had the experience of trying to win a super hard 17-18 Expert class from gate 8 both days.  His effort was awesome both days and that's why he's wearing the Excalibur colors.  Battling with Standard Army's Andy Wright both days, Kyle finished with two-2nd place finishes for the team.  16 Expert was dominated by a young man with a left-over broken collar bone from Grands.  Tommy Zula's domination was not as easy with him having to ease out of the gate and not being able to pull manual as effectively due to the injury.  Nonetheless, he picked up wins both days. 

14 Expert saw super cool Jacob Hootman representing and showing what a great attitude and great family are all about.  In 9 Expert, our newest member Christian Cloutier was not about to let the downhill track get the best of him.  Christian holeshotted both days but couldn't stave off one of the toughest kids in the class known as Nick Deters.  These two battled with alot of heart and desire but Deters came out on top both days.

On to the girls of Excalibur BMX.  What more can we say about the defending NBL National #1 Crystal Kalogris.  As always, in true sportsmanship fashion, Crystal perfected Saturday for our awesome team.  On Sunday, Crystal was on the wrong end of a take out in moto 1, while running out front, by one of the classes most crash-prone riders.  In the main event, Crystal decided that checking out was the best way to go and she did that by a huge margin.  Scoring wins both days for Excalibur.  12 Girls had Kelley Cottrill in the mix on Sunday along with Jessica Balay who took 3rd and 4th respectively this weekend.  Mom and Dad had a good time watching her overcome some bad gate starts to make some moves and get into the mix.  This was one of the most competitive classes of the weekend with girls like the "Flyin T" Teresa Nowdomski battling for supremacy.  Kelley edged Nowdomski out on Sunday for the win to conclude a stellar team performance for the weekend with both days score's being 89 points.

To conclude, we want to thank all of our sponsors for their support and helping to build the best team in BMX.  To see some race footage of the weekend check out our "team race footage" page on our website at and we encourage everyone to have as much fun racing as we are.  Team sponsors for the 2009 race season include Fly, Maxxis, JW Bicycle Products, Point Blank Nutrition, Subway, US Army, Kovachi Wheels, Answer BMX, Time, Vaypor Designs, Rockstar, Profile Racing, Sab Designs, Shimano, Alpine Stars. - Team Manager/Bruce

Crupi-Fly-Europe Picks Up Fast Latvian riders!


Some HOT World Class riders have been signed up for the 2009 Euro BMX Racing season, to the Crupi-Fly-Europe factory BMX race team.


Crupi-Fly-Europe is very proud to announce that they have signed up 2 new worldclass riders, and it's not accidental that both come from Latvia, one of the worlds leading BMX countries.


More about these riders later on our website


14 year old Latvian rider Kristaps Vinters (2008 UCI world #3)


15 year old Latvian rider Klavs Lisovskis (2008 UEC #1 and UCI world #2)



For more info on the Crupi-Fly-Europe Factory BMX Team, check out




Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, October 14, 2008

UCI BMX Supercross Training camps at World Cycling Centre before final event

UCI Media Services - October 10, 2008

With the final of the BMX Supercross series just days away, five contenders have been training on the track at the World Cycling Centre (WCC) in Aigle, Switzerland.

The final of the five-strong Supercross series will be disputed in Fréjus, France, on October 10th and 11th.

Norwegian athlete Anders Grönsund concluded his preparation on the WCC’s track from October 3rd to 8th. He was joined by a training partner from the United States, Joey Bradford.

The Danish Cycling Federation also sent three of their athletes to Aigle to prepare the Fréjus race.

Seasoned Elite Women rider Amanda Sørensen was accompanied by two of the country’s promising young athletes, Klaus Bogh Andresen, 21, who finished 3rd in this year’s Danish National Championships, and the National Juniors Champion, 18-year-old Mike Kaltoft.

The BMX Supercross Series began in Madrid in February, stopping over in Adelaide, Australia, in April, Copenhagen, Denmark in May, and Salt Lake City, USA, in September.

Going into this weekend’s final competition, Donny Robinson, of the United States, leads the World Cup standings in the men’s competition, while the New Zealander Sarah Walker is top of the women’s ranking.

Alienation BMX Is Looking for Racers and Teams 

Alienation BMX Products is currently accepting applications and proposals from racers and teams in search of co-sponsorship for the 2009 season. 

Selection criteria will be based on, but is not limited to, image, results,  geographical location, and a willingness to send us chocolate chip cookies. 

The deadline for submission will be December 15, 2008.

Alienation BMX is looking to make their presence known on the race scene this year and partnering ourselves with the right teams and riders is the first step in that direction. 

To submit your application via email, send to Ryan Birk at 

Or, Alienation BMX Products - PO Box 1161 - Warsaw IN 46580-1161

For more information on Alienation BMX products, check out

GHP Factory Report - ABA Golden State Nationals

Lancaster Ca, if you ask anyone how to describe this high desert town they would say one word, Windy. Located a short stones throw from L.A. this relatively quiet town is home to Antelope Valley BMX and the 2008 Golden State Nationals. GHP team manager Matt Zito hooked up the toy hauler and headed out, arriving at 1:30 Thursday morning. After passing out Matt woke up to the usual sunny, hot and windy weather the locals are use to. Matt took a walk to check out the facilities and found a track that was tight, technical and with plenty of opportunity to pass. 

The GHP crew started rolling in through out the day. They all decided to make a camping trip out of this opportunity and set up the GHP compound, with the big boss Greg Hill and Family, even in attendance. This lead to the normal bench racing stories around the fire pit, after some adult beverages the crew decided that pit row was looking a little plain and thought some redecorating was needed. Just ask Gary Oie of Staats Challenge racing.

Saturday morning had more wind and a good drop in temperature. This didn’t stop anyone from racing hard. When the wind is high and temp is low there’s only one thing that can make the day worse, rain, or does it make it better? Just before the mains started the rain came down slow and steady. This made the ABA crew decide to run pros in a one round, one chance for the money.  At the end GHP pro Todd Perry crossed the finish line in 5th place.

As the mains continued the track started to deteriorate and became an ice rink. Watching the races Jim “Hacksaw” Severt decided to take off the clips pedals and go with flat pedals. Gate dropped and he was gone. At one point it looked like he had a fifty foot lead and the race in the bag, of course anything can happen in racing. Through the last two turns Jim started to loose traction and riders started gaining ground. It was so bad he was peeling out down the last straight and was past at the finish line for a third. Afterwards Jim probably wished he had changed his tires also. Sunday Jim rode to another third place finish.

In the 31-35 cruiser class Donald Fisher drove in Friday night, being to lone GHP Factory rider out of Phoenix AZ. Even with the wind and the cold all day Saturday Don was in good spirits about the race, but when the rain started coming down he looked like a twelve year old wanting to play in the mud. Gate dropped, into the first turn he unclipped the inside foot and fishtailed it the whole way around. Don didn’t clip back in till the third straight. At the end of the track Don finished in second place geting him his best finish of the year. Sunday he rode well and looked like he might get the move on Freddy Chulo for second in the first turn but didn’t quite have the ground to do so. He finished with a third and improving his N.A.G. points going into the Grands.   

Robbie Patterson has been running in the 17-18 classes for the past few races and has made the move with little effort. He made both mains on Saturday with a second in cruiser. Class saw a few riders fall victim of the mud taking Robbie down with them. He got up, shook off the mud, and finished in seventh. Late that night he felt some soreness in his knee and decided the sit out the Sunday racing hoping to heel up for the Canadian Grand Nationals the following weekend. 

Stephanie Baldwin was the solo girl for GHP this weekend. She raced hard and fought her way to fifth place both days. This little girl is tough and the weather didn’t effect her one bit. It was all business.

Mike Larson was strong all weekend and rode well on Sunday. Mike battled hard in all three rounds and finished just behind his team mate Todd Perry for sixth place. Both these guys are getting closer and closer to the $$$ limit in A pro. Maybe GHP will have a couple AA’s at the Grand Nationals in November.

Dakota Baca has been training hard and having fun. In Saturdays cruiser main Dakota took a header out of turn 4, and as per Mike Redman he looks really good in the color mud, maybe there’s a new color for GHP next year. Baca finished off the weekend with a sixth and seventh in cruiser and another sixth in class.

Zach Zito recently aged up into the hard running 13 year old class. He looks like a little man amongst giants, but don’t let this fool you, Zach’s riding skills will have him at the front of the pack in no time. Zach finished the weekend with a sixth in cruiser and muddy grim from ear to ear. Matt Zito found Zach and Dakota sitting at the end of the race track talking about slipping and sliding all over the place, covered in mud after their cruiser races on Saturday.  

Honorable mention goes to go out to Greg’s son Loren, who took first place in the 19-27 inter. class. This was Loren’s first race back in almost ten years. Racing BMX is definitely in the family. The gate dropped and Loren took off, leading from start to finish, and lets just say his bike was not white when he crossed the finish line.

All in all I would have to say this has been one of the most fun races I’ve been at. When the rain comes down and it makes mud all you can do is throw down your best effort and have fun.

GHP would like to thank Phil from ODI for hooking up GHP with a ton of grips and Gary Oie for being such a good sport. I’m sure we’ll be watching our back for a little retaliation at the Grands.

GHP would also like to thank all their sponsors for their support: Attomlab, 4L racing, Rockinrunner Designs Inc., BMXMANIA.COM, PeterPaulPics, HPR Designs, Troylee Designs, Ciari, Swiss American Bicycles, SIXSIXONE, FLY Racing, and is off and running! is an all new, user interactive, BMX racing, website that features everything that is going on in the awesome sport of BMX racing. Urge21 gives fans the opportunity to view and comment on quality stories and videos, upload their own videos, write reviews on products, and many more features all for FREE.

Heres a glance at what viewers get with 

In-depth weekly coverage:  We have people all around the U.S. and world giving us updates on what's going on in the sport. We start you off with a “Thursday Warmup” article that gives readers a preview at what to look for that coming weekend. Then we hit it off with “In Between Motos” where we let viewers know what's going on at the races and some pre-race interviews with the the pros. After the weekend has concluded, we wrap it up with the “Monday Recap” where we post up photos and High Definition videos of the weekend.  

Weekly Features: You want in-depth? Well we got it covered. We take you behind the scenes with multiple features like “Pro Bike Checks”, interviews, product reviews, and more. We also pay attention to the amateurs with our “Grom of the Week” profile and interviews with top am’s.  Last but not least we have post quality articles and blogs on different events and stories to give you more insight on what's going on.  

Our ultimate goal with this Online magazine is to help professionalize our sport and attract more outside people to the wonderful sport of BMX. We know this is an easy goal to accomplish and we hope to give viewers a great site to go to and have fun.




 GO211.COM BRINGS YOU FREE LIVE WEBCAST COVERAGE OF THE ABA'S FALL NATIONALS/DISNEY CUP – Orlando, Florida –, in conjunction with the American Bicycle Association, is proud to bring you the live FREE webcast of the ABA's Disney Cup, a Pro Series event hosted by Silver Spur Arena in Orlando, Florida.  Tune in for all the action starting Friday, October 17th, through Sunday, October 19th.  This will be a first-of-its-kind production featuring a one-hour talk show before racing gets underway on Friday morning, interviews between all rounds of racing, and a post-race interview show. Wanna know what the pros are up to?  Make sure to tune in to check out interviews with ABA BMX Top PRO's! 

 The ABA 2008 season is nearing a close and all the 2008 Pro and Amateur titles are up for grabs!  The Disney Cup is the final event before the ABA Grand Nationals and you know there's going to be some heavy race drama with competitors scrambling for last minute points.  Can current ABA BMX NATIONAL # 1 PRO keep his points lead on his way to a repeat title? 

Can hard charging PRO's, Khalen Young, Barry Nobles, and David Herman tighten up the points even more on Danny C.?? 

Will there be a EURO PRO invasion this year, and will they be spoilers in the ABA BMX PRO title chase? 

Can Alise "The Beast" hold off the Disney comp to make it THREE ABA BMX Ladies Pro titles in a row? 

Can Kenth Fallen, Dale Holmes, or Chad Street nail down a couple more VET PRO wins?  

Will the Jackal and Dinger make a late season title charge? 

ABA BMX TEAM Titles? Can Intense/Phantom/ On-Trac continue to dominate, or will BFR Factory, Factory Answer, or Tangent BAWLS make their mark and close the points gap going in Tulsa?

Who's going to take home points towards the overall Amateur National Number One and NAG titles?  Long? Blevins? Griffith's? Garcia? Cook? Fields? Nopens? Glynn? Wolcott? Schaefer? Harvey? 

This is the last chance for the 15 and over Experts and 14 and over Girls to earn enough points to qualify for the NAG 5 Challenge; who's making it and who's sitting in the stands? 

The Disney Cup will set the stage and be the preview event for the action to come in Tulsa!

 Best part? 

If you miss any of the action, all Main Events (plus Pro Quarters, Semis, and Motos), interviews, and shows will be posted on the week following the event. 

Be sure to check out and for more details. Broadcast Schedule - - Event:  American Bicycle Association Disney Cup/Fall Nationals hosted by Silver Spur Arena


 Friday - 2:00……Pre race show - 2:30….Pro Interviews - 3:00 …Racing Starts

 Saturday - 10:30….Pro Interviews - 11:00 …Racing Starts

 Sunday - 7:30….Pro Interviews - 8:00 …Racing Starts

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Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, October 13, 2008

Intense BMX/Bawls Guarana Pro Team Race Report

UCI Supercross World Cup Roc D’Azur, France

The last round of the 2008 UCI Supercross World Cup series was held in conjunction with the Roc D’Azur bicycle festival, located in the beautiful south of France in the town of Fréjus, just next to the Mediterranean Sea. The 2008 Supercross series has been a huge success and the level in the Pro class had risen to an all new level.

David Herman has had a incredible season on the 5 race UCI World Cup Supercross series, with one win in Adelaide, Australia, a 6th place finish in Salt Lake City along with 2 semi final main event appearances in Madrid, Spain and Copenhagen, Denmark. This consistency had David sitting in 3rd overall heading into the final event. David was selected as one of 4 male athletes to represent team USA in France, as part of the funded team, which is a huge honor.

In the time trails, David would qualify 19th fastest out of the 96 entrants. The top 64 would advance to the event, and David easily made his way out of the 1/8, ¼ and ½ rounds into the main event.

In the main event, David was up a strong field of riders, including many riders who just competed in the Olympic Games. When the gate dropped, David had his best start of the weekend and just edged out fellow USA racer Donny Robinson going into the first turn and from there, David was never contested for the lead and rode a strong lap to the win. The win, the biggest in his short Pro Career, catapulted him to 2nd overall in the 2008 UCI series, and solidified him as one of the new starts of the Supercross series with being the only rider to win 2 events in 2008. David will now return to the USA and get ready for the ABA Fall Nationals Disney Cup in Orlando, FL. David currently sits in 4th in the ABA title chase, where his teammate Danny Caluag, leads the series.

The Intense BMX/Bawls Guarana Pro Race team is proudly supported by GoPro Hero Cameras, THE Products, Fly Racing, SINZ Racing Products, Intense Tyre Systems, Shimano, Ogio, and Skull Candy.

Intense BMX Podium frames, the ABA Bike of the year for 2005, 2006, and 2007 come in 15 different frame Sizes and 2 different colors. Intense BMX also offers 24 different complete bikes for BMX racing, Dirt and Street. For information on frame geometry, the line of the Intense BMX Complete bikes, or any other scoop on Intense BMX, please visit





Today's BMX Racing News - Saturday/Sunday, October 11/12, 2008




UCI BMx SX France Race Results!

David Herman Takes 2nd UCI SX Win!

Laëtitia Le Corguille Backs Up Olympic Silver With BIG UCI SX Win!

From Left, Donny Robinson (USA) 2nd, The Hermanator (USA) 1st, Andres Jiminez (COL) 3rd. From Left, Arielle Martin (USA) 2nd, Laëtitia Le Corguille (FRA) 1st, Amelie Despeaux (FRA) 3rd.
UCI BMX SX Series Results!

'dR' Takes Second UCI BMX SX Series Title!

'Airborne' Arielle Martin Wins Women's Overall Title!

From Left, David Herman (USA) 2nd, Donny Robinson (USA) 1st, Kyle Bennett (USA) 3rd. From Left, Laetitia Le Corguille (FRA) 2nd, Arielle Martin (USA) 1st, Not Pictured, Sarah Walker (NZL) 3rd.

Team USA Takes UCI BMX SX Series Top Spots!

Robinson/Martin take series wins, hermanator & KB 2&3

complete results being posted to bmxmania race report page from roc d'azur!



Hey Everyone! - It’s FRIDAY!!  Can’t wait for the weekend!!  & what else does that mean??   That’s right, it’s PAYDAY!  Now before you go out & blow your entire paycheck on crazing things like booze, gambling & bills, why not throw down a few bucks for the TARA LLANES FUNDRAISER!

There are a ton of great prize from some of your favorite racers & manufacturers!   I’ve added a few more items that I’m sure you’d be stoked to win!   How about an autographed Royal race kit from Steve Peat himself?    How about a free window tint for your vehicle??.....And there are many more great items to win!

Tickets are only $5 each!

Ebay auction will be going live this evening.  My apologies for the delay.. apparently there was a problem with my eBay account.  I’ll still keep the items as a 10 day auction, so feel free to bid anytime! 

For more information, check out & look for the Tara Llanes Fundraiser info.  You can also contact me at or give me a call at 760.443.3344 

Thanks for your support & please pass the word! - Cheers, Dylan Dean

Check it out, BMX Fans! Dylan just sent us a shot of a Super Cool BMX "One Of A Kind" drawing from one of the Godfathers of BMX, Bob Haro!

You WILL want to check this Bad Boy out, it's awesome.

Just click on the Auction Link above and make your bid, cuz, it's FOR REAL, and it's FOR TARA, a REAL BMXer and a great racer at heart!

Herman wins final BMX World Cup as Robinson and Martin grab titles

Official USA Cycling News Release

Frejus, France (Oct. 11, 2008)-The United States continues to displayed its strength in BMX racing as David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo.) and Donny Robinson (Napa, Calif.) went one-two in the final round of the 2008 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in France on Saturday. With the victory, Herman moved himself into second-place in the final World Cup standings, only to be bested by Robinson who grabbed the title as Americans swept the first four overall spots. The only American woman in contention, Arielle Martin (Pleasant Grove, Utah) finished second, which was good enough to earn her the overall Supercross World Cup title on the season.

After qualifying three men for the final, the Americans were one, two and three going into the first turn before Olympian Kyle Bennett (Conroe, Texas) crashed to remove himself from contention. After qualifying 19th, 20-year-old Herman was able to out sprint Olympic bronze medalist Robinson and Andres Jiminez Caicedo of Columbia to take home his second Supercross World Cup title of the season.

The BMX competition featured the entire U.S. Olympic Team from August, plus several international starts looking to grab final World Cup points towards their overall standing in the season's last Supercross event. In the eight-man main, Herman not only beat Robinson and Bennett, but also won from a main that featured several international powerhouses including Robert De Wilde (NED).

After the fifth and final 2008 World Cup event, Robinson won the overall World Cup standings with 63 points over Herman (50), Bennett (46), Olympic silver-medalist Mike Day (Santa Clarita, Calif.) who had 33 points and the only non-American in the top five, Olympic gold-medalist Maris Strombergs of Latvia (29). Click here <> to view the final men's 2008 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup standings.

Also on Saturday, after qualifying second, Martin finished second in the women's race as the only American woman in contention in Frejus. The women's event was won by Laetitia le Corguielle of France, while her countryman Amelie Despeaux (FRA) took third.

With her second-place finish, Martin was able to keep both the men's and women's World Cup titles All-American, beating out Le Corguille for the overall title 42-31. Click here <> for the complete women's World Cup final standings.

Click here <> for complete results from the fifth and final UCI BMX Supercross World Cup event of 2008.

Lookin' For An Old Skool Redline!

One of our best buddy, Old Skool BMX Legends just dropped us a line and was asking for some help looking for a vintage redline 600a frame and fork probably from the era of 83 or 84?

Anyone out there have a eye full of One O Dem?

If so, just drop us an email at BMX Mania and we'll get you lined up with a friend of BMX who has a need!







Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, October 10, 2008

Mike Day & Laëtitia Le Corguille Take Time Trial wins!

Moana Moo Caille & Arielle Martin Take #2 Spots!

Complete Time Trial Results posted, on the bmx mania race report page!


Norway's, Anders Gronsund gasses his Redline in to Turn One during practice at the UCI BMX Supercross in Frejus, France!

Check out the BMX Mania Race Report Page for complete Time Trial results and Photo Gallery.







Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, October 9, 2008

Practice Day kicks of race action at

Graphic by Johnson BMX Products!


Another Stump Dawg!

While his "BMX Buddies" were playin' at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup race in Frejus, France;

Randy Stumpfhauser and his wife Carrie welcomed a new little baby boy on to the team.

No word on the little guy's name, but he measured in at 20 inches (no joke) and Mom and Son Dawg were lookin' healthy.

Congrats to Family StumpDawg.....Another rider on the team!

USA Cycling Fields Strong Team At UCI BMX Supercross Finals!

The fifth and final 2008 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup event will take place in Frejus, France, Oct 10-11.

USA Cycling will send five athletes as a part of the American contingent. Four men - Kyle Bennett (Conroe, Texas), Donny Robinson (Napa, Calif.), Mike Day (Santa Clarita, Calif.) and David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo.) received nominations to the funded team.

The lone women on the squad will be Arielle Martin (Pleasant Grove, Utah) who was selected as the top athlete in the UCI Supercross World Cup Rankings where she currently sits in second overall.

The Frejus Supercross will also serve as the fourth of 18 races that factor into the 2009 USA Cycling BMX Rankings on the men's side and the third of 17 for the women.

The last race will be the UCI BMX World Championships in Adelaide, Australia on July 26.

Click here to learn more on USA Cycling's squad in Frejus and here for more on the UCI BMX Supercross event.






Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Coming To You Thursday From BMX Mania!

Graphic by Johnson BMX Products!

Formula Europe Trade Team

The Formula European Trade Team signs 2 new riders to join Edžus Treimains and Rihards Veide in the 2009 Team 'setup'.

In Elite Men, we added Steven Wong to our Team, Hong Kong national Team member and living in Belgium. He will represent the Team riding the European Season combined with several big races in Asia.  Steven is already flying around the track on his new black Formula Nucleus bike.

He's doing some Belgian and Dutch National races to stay in shape for the Asian Championships mid November. Steven can win this title for the 3rd year in a row.

In Junior Men, the young Danish talent Niklas Laustsen will race the Formula Europe colors.  At the moment Niklas is training at the UCI centre, riding the Supercross track to become a more complete rider. We expect big things from this kid in the next years!

Steven Wong at his home track. Niklas Laustsen at the UCI SX Training Track in Aigle, Switzerland.

J&R Celebrates The Dew Tour In Orlando With BIG Savings, Just For You!

Injured Rider, Mike Aitken Needs Your Help!

Mike Aitken is a Professional BMX rider in need of our help.  Mike is an icon in the sport of BMX and is someone who rides with incredible style and passion for the sport.  He is also a proud husband and a father.  Read the message below from his brother Jeremy Aitken:

“Mike Aitken has been hospitalized in serious condition.  While in Pennsylvania over the weekend, Mike was seriously injured when he over-rotated a 360.  He is currently in the ICU unit and has not regained consciousness.  His injuries include a fractured eye socket, sinus and both sides of his jaw.  A CAT scan shows no swelling on his brain.  As soon as any changes in his status are available, we will pass them on.  Thank you for your faith, prayers, and support of Mike and his family.  They are needed and greatly appreciated.”10/6/2008

This is a time when we can pull together to make a huge difference in Mike’s recovery.  No amount is too small and if everyone pulls together and offers a little bit we can make a dent in the medical bills to come.

Ways for you to help: There is a link and a Paypal account set up for Mike and his family. Click the “Make a donation button” and because ARF is a 501(c)3 Non Profit the PayPal fees are less than most anywhere else, meaning more of your donation goes to Mike and his family.  All donations made at this time go directly to Mike Aitken and his family.

Mail a check to:

Athlete Recovery Fund c/o Mike Aitken
27636 Ynez Road L-7 #284
Temecula, CA 92591

Write check payable to Mike Aitken

Athlete Recovery Fund is in the process of providing a grant to also assist Mike and his family through this tough time.  While extremely unfortunate this is the reason why we started our charity.  For the PayPal and mailing address we are simply helping coordinate donations with the approval of Mike Aitken’s family.  For large donations or concerns about receiving tax deductibility please contact

2008 ABA Canadian Grand Nationals this Weekend!

The Intense, FLY Racing and Tangent sponsored 2008 Canadian Nationals Series will take place this weekend, with the series ending at the Canadian Grand Nationals in Chilliwack, BC.

The 2008 Canadian Nationals Series has featured intense battles for both the NAG and National rankings.

This year also features the first ever, Canadian ABA Female Pro title.

The Canadian Grand Nationals will take place October 10-12 at Chilliwack Heritage Park.

The ABA master track construction crew lead by Billy Allen is building a challenging indoor track in Chilliwack, where the ABA Canadian National Titles will be awarded.

There will also be a $1,500 Pro Purse on Saturday and a $2,000 Pro Purse on Sunday. (Must have 8 riders for full payout).

This year the Canadian National Title chase is more exciting than ever as the National #1 riders will have special prizes from Intense BMX: THE Bike Stand, THE Bike Back Pak, THE Sock, THE Helmet & THE Hooded Sweat Shirt.

Current Point Leaders


PRO - 1 NICK GOERTZEN/644 ..... 2 MISCHA PARTRIDGE/344 ..... 3 KEVIN HILL/324 ..... 4 PATRICK LEBEL/277 ..... 5 JIM BROWN/246




Amateur - 1 CONNOR  MCCORMACK (15) 1265 ..... 2 ALEX  WINTERS (11) 1253 ..... 3 CHRISTOPHER  WHITE (11) 1210 ..... 4  STEVEN  CREIGHTON (16) 1200 ..... 5 JARED  HILDEBRANDT (7) 1111


Girls - 1 ILANA  JUST (12) 1239 ..... 2  NATALIE  SCHMIDT (8) 1230 3 DREW  MECHIELSEN (11) 1228 ..... 4 PAIGE ZARAZUN (14) 1226 ..... 5 MICHELLE  BERTI (13) 1189


Cruiser - 1 STEVEN CREIGHTON (16) 1226 ..... 2 CHRISTOPHER WHITE (11) 1225 ..... 3 DEAN  BOTTERILL (42) 1110 - 4 ALEX MILNES (12) 1039 ..... 5 SPENCER SCHMIDT (10) 1025


Girls Cruiser - 1 DREW MECHIELSEN (11) 1222 ..... 2 LAURA KNOWLES  (37) 1219 ..... 3 ILANA JUST (12) 1140 ..... 4 JACKIE SHIMOYAMA (41) 1058 ..... 5 CATHERINE RUSSELL (34) 1017


Bike Shop Team - 1 O-Zone 874 ..... 2 Canada BMX Hex 733 ..... 3 AB Crupi 360 ..... 4 Canadian Bike Supply 312


Trophy Team - 1 The Wrecking Crew 727 ..... 2 Team Green Crupi Canada 701 ..... 3 Cyclepath Kelowna 595 ..... 4 Kelowna Club 215 ..... 5 Junior Team N.O.W. 57


The ABA will be awarding awesome large trophies each day.  Come out and join the best riders from across Canada and the U.S. at what will be an incredible indoor BMX track. 


Friday, October 10th - National Pre-Race - Trophies 1-4th in Main - Double District Points - 200% Pro Pay back*


Saturday, October 11th-National Event #4 - Trophies to All in Main - Triple District Points - $1,500 Pro Purse*


Sunday, October 12th - Canadian Grand Nationals - Trophies to All in Main - Quadruple District Points - $2,000 Pro Purse*


For race schedule and pre-registration info visit:


*8 riders required for full payout*


The 2008 ABA Canadian Nationals Series is brought to you by: Fly Racing-( - Intense BMX- ( - Tangent-(


Without their help, we couldn’t make the 2008 ABA Canadian Nationals Series such a huge success.

Camarillo, California’s Freedom Park BMX Raceway Present: 

Mike Redman/Greg Hill Pre-Grands Training Clinic

Mike Redman & Greg Hill, two of the most respected trainers in the sport of BMX will be together for an intensive 2-day training clinic designed to prep you for the grands or just to make you a better racer!  

Many top riders expected to attend. 

Come for one or both days! 

Space is limited and will fill quickly.  Call or email for more information and to reserve your spot! 

Where: Freedom Park BMX Raceway, Camarillo, CA

When: November 15th  & 16th, 10am – 4pm

Cost: $150.00 for both Sat. & Sun., or $80 for either Sat. or Sun.

Contact: 805.824.7854 and/or email us at



Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, October 7, 2008

J&R and the Dew Tour Join Up To Rock YOU With Dew Tour Tickets And Prizes!

Double A Marketing

BMX Race Report


ABA Golden State National Lancaster, CA 

Race 10 of the 2008 ABA Pro Series was held this past weekend at the Antelope Valley BMX in Lancaster, CA. With the ABA season winding down, the Golden State Nationals would give the riders one of the last shots at points to go towards the 2008 ABA #1 Pro Title. Danny Caluag has lead the points chase all season long in both AA Pro and Pro Cruiser, so it was up to the other AA's to try to gain points on him. Here is how the Double A Marketing Riders finished up for the weekend: 

 Danny Caluag has held the lead all season long in the Pro points chase in both AA Pro and Pro cruiser and he looked to gain some points at the ABA Golden State National. On Day one, Danny did just that with a win in AA Pro. In the AA main, it had just started to rain, and Danny was able to hold off a slipper track and a hard charge from Randy Stumpfhauser to take the win. On Day 2, Danny won Pro Cruiser, but wasn't able to repeat his performance in AA Pro, as he would finish up 8th. Danny holds a nice lead in the ABA Pro title chase with just one ABA National weekend left before the ABA Grands, the ABA Disney Cup. Danny's Sponsors include Intense BMX, BAWLS Guarana, Fly Racing, GoPro, Skull Candy, Shimano, THE Products, SINZ Racing, Intense Tyre Systems, OGIO, Cyto Sport, Thomson, Oakley,, S & M Bars, and


Randy Stumpfhauser had a great weekend in Lancaster. On Day 1 the 2008 NBL #1 Pro easily made his way into the AA Pro main and coming out of the 1st turn, he was just behind Danny Caluag. Randy stalked Danny the entire track and made a surge at the finish line the just fell short of him taking the win away, finishing 2nd for the day. On Sunday, Stumpy was back in the main event and finished up 4th overall. Randy's sponsors include GT Bicycles, Bombshell, ODI, Tangent, Fly Racing, Sinz Racing, Shimano,, OGIO, Cyto Sport, SDG, Sharp, Sun Ringle, and


Cristian Becerine only raced Day 1 of the ABA Golden State Nationals, and unfortunately, it started to rain just as he got loaded into the gate for the main event on Saturday . Cristian hole shotted the AA main event, but the rain made the first turn just a bit slippery and unfortunately he was going too fast and slid out, ending his chances of a podium finish, as he wound up 8th overall. Cristian's sponsors include Free Agent, KHS, Fly Racing, SINZ, Kenda, THE Products, ODI, Sun Ringle, Shimano, Cyto Sport, S & M bars, OGIO, Thomson, and



Double A Marketing is the original BMX Racing Sports Marketing agency in the world. We proudly represent Cristian Becerine, Kyle Bennett, Danny Caluag, Steven Cisar, and Randy Stumpfhauser. For more information on any of the BMX Pro riders or on Double A Marketing and our services, please visit or e-mail us.

"Italian stallion", Manuel De Vecchi Lookin' for a new ride!

According to Manuel De Vecchi......"After this year I'm closing the contract with my team (Ciclomania Racing) and I'll be completely free for 2009 - 2012."

"My goal is to go to the next Olympic Games and I'm making my own team. I'm looking for new sponsors and I'm looking for sponsors for the season 2009 with my site"

Manuel is one fast Italian BMXer, some cool team/sponsor out there ought to have a good chance to pick up a fast guy, get ahold of the boy!

Jolliffe and Buchanan beat BMX Olympians

Billy Jolliffe (Tamworth/Lake Macquarie) claimed the New South Wales State BMX Championships beating famous BMX Olympian, Luke Madill (Penrith) in a difficult final. In Madill's first race after bowing out before the finals at the Beijing Olympics, it was another unlucky day.


The 22 year old  Joliffe from Camden Park won after touching handlebars with Madill in the first berm resulting in Madill crashing to finish in eighth place.


“Luke was ahead until we clashed then Luke came off second best,” explained Jolliffe who was lucky to stay upright and go on for a well deserved win.


"I was happy to win considering last year I'd come back from America and then broke my arm in practice."


Strong Todd Pascoe (Townsville/Campbelltown) challenged Jolliffe in the second straight but finished in fourth place. Second was Thomas Hubert (Maitland) and Daniel Johnstone (Terrigal) finished third.


Caroline Buchanan (Canberra), won the elite women’s state title beating New Zealand’s BMX Olympian Sarah Walker and Australia’s Olympian Nicole Callisto (Campbelltown/Perth) on points.


Buchanan returned to BMX racing after an absence of five months. Since then Buchanan has raced four cross at two mountain bike World Cup events and the World Championships with her best result being a win at the World Cup in her hometown of Canberra a month ago.


Racing against two BMX Olympians was a highlight for the 17 year old Buchanan.


“It was good to compete to with them (Walker and Callisto). Even though I’d been doing mainly four cross it’s helped me think about different lines on corners. I find I manoeuvre my bike like I do in four cross,” explained Buchanan.


Buchanan will line up in the next national series BMX event on the Gold Coast in January and in two weeks will compete in the first two national rounds of the mountain bike four cross at Sydney Olympic Park.


With 694 race entries racing was held at the Macarthur BMX track at Elderslie. Rain made racing difficult over the weekend however organizers only eliminated one moto/heat to fit in a full program of racing. The 2009 NSW State Championships will be held in Maitland.


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Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, October 6, 2008

NBL Announcer and BMX Great, Linda Dorsey Passes Away

The sport of BMX has lost one of it's most "vocal" supporters with news of the death of Linda Dorsey.

Linda was involved with BMX for more years than most of us will ever be involved, and she literally, has "seen em come and seen em go" when it comes to almost all aspects of the sport.

Linda has announced at all levels of the sport, and is best remembered for her great voice, exciting announcing style and knowledge of the riders on the course.

One of the hallmarks of her style was her use of the "Spanish rolling R" as in one of her racing favorites, by announcing, BMX Legend, "Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrobbie Mirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrranda".

Dorsey was a factor on the NBL National scene for years, it just wasn't the NBL Grands without Linda, and in the future, it just won't quite be the same without Linda.

We could go on and on, but it's going to be hard to beat comments from her "partner in crime", Roger Plaskett, one of the best announcers around who spent many a weekend, locked in announcing towers across the country with her, working hard together with our dear friend, NBL Announcing Great, Linda Dorsey.

From Roger, via - Last night the National Bicycle league lost one of its most dedicated and loyal volunteers. Announcing great Linda Dorsey lost her two year battle with cancer and has passed away.

It was in 1992 when she first called me and asked me to do the Grands with her. I have done every one of them since then. Linda and I had a wondeful chemistry in the tower together and the memories that she provided me with are some of the best that I too will someday take to my grave.

My heart sank today when I got the call as I had just spoken with her on the Woodward weekend and it was evident then that the end was approaching.

Any success that I have enjoyed in the NBL, can be directly related to the wonderful race weekends that we shared together.

She taught me so much about how to announce, relax, and most of all, have a good time.

I will miss her tremendously.

The only "Official Voice" of the National Bicycle League, has been forever silenced. - Rog Plaskett

Funeral arrangements will be a small gathering for family and close friends, next Saturday, October 11th, but messages of condolence may be sent to the family via her son, Bryan at








Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, October 3, 2008

HRVfitness coast to coast!!

What a weekend for The team representing all over Australia last weekend as the boys headed up to Cairns to strut their stuff at the first round of the National Champbikx series and QLD state titles. All three riders dominated qualifying and made finals.

Matt Dunsworth finished strong with 2nd on both days of racing.

Olivier Hoarau had a spill the first day but came home strong on day 2 with a 3rd in the QLD state titles.

And what can you say about Madison Denholm? The big fella made the main in the 14 boys Champbikx and had an unlucky spill in the main, but then jumped on a plane back to Victoria and took out the final in the 14 boys at the Eastfield experience the next day. What a fantastic performance!! Online training Programs

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Tune in to tomorrow for our LIVE webcast of the ABA Golden State Nationals.  The action will start at 10AM PST/1PM EST Saturday and continue on Sunday at 8am PST/11AM EST.  Streamed live from Lancaster, California, watch your favorite GO211 team riders compete in this event.

And, if you can't make the webcast, stay tuned to GO211 all next week while on-demand coverage becomes available.

See you there!

Rennen/Intense starts out with a bang!


Kicking things off in the 2009 season opener at Woodward, PA was a brand new team. Rennen/Intense, which will compete in the NBL's highest level of team competition, picked up the win on day 2 with a 5 win team sheet and a score of 89 points.


So new was the team that they didn't even have complete jersey's printed up yet, so they were dressed for the attack, all in black.


Kelley Kelley got the "holeshot" in 41 & over expert class each round and proved he's not spending all of his time behind the mic.


Kelley used FLY f-16 pants and ODI grips to help get him the Finish Line.


Maximum Max Egdorf, used his Rennen sprocket Thomson stem and Johnson plate to hold on to his big lead in the 17-18 expert main.


Austin Loebe dominated the 15 expert class using his THE Lux seat and ONE helmet, KMC chain and Cane Creek brakes.


London Wilmot rode his Intense podium frame and Micro Knobby tires and Sinz aluminum forks to a victory in the 35-40 expert class.


Rochelle Wooding won just about every lap for all 3 races over the weekend in 12 girls and cruiser.


Dave Bedford (26-34x), Ross Wooding (19-27x), Susie LeVan (woman's cruiser), Allen Currier (Elite Open) and Brendan Looby (Elite Open) were all factors in the weekends event and represented the team to their fullest.


Look for Rennen/Intense to make it's full debut at the NBL's Christmas classic in Lexington, VA.


Rennen Design Group( makers of the finest gears, chain rings, cogs and the ultimate training tool "G-Cog"! Intense BMX ( makers of the ultimate racing frames and tires.
Co-sponsored by: Black Crown designs, Cane Creek, Delta/Aztec, Finish Line Lubes, FLY, Johnson BMX Plates, KMC, Morphine Industries, ODI, PowerBar, THE and Thomson. "Rennen/Intense" Factory Team is a division of Bizzarro BMX Inc.

NBL Woodward, PA

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annual Veteran's Day Race at Egg Harbor Township BMX

Annual Veteran's Day Race at Egg Harbor Township BMX in Egg Harbor Township, NJ, on Saturday November 8th, 2008 

It's that time of year again for the perennial favorite end of season race, the 2008 Veterans Day Race at EHTBMX, in Egg Harbor Township, NJ.

Also, back once again for the 2008 Veteran's Day Race is 200 % payback in 16 & Over, and 30 & Over  Pro/Am Opens.

We are expecting a very large turn-out for this class, and are anticipating a huge payout to the lucky winners.

From the feedback of the 16 & Over, and Elite Open riders at Woodward, the class is going to be packed with some of the fastest riders in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Region.

Ams must register for class per NBL rules.

3' Tall National size Trophies will be awarded in the regular classes and are by pre-registration only.

Registration forms must be received by November 1st, 2008 for those that are registering for trophies.

Registration forms can be found at  (under EHT), at (under bmxracing), at under (BMXRacing), and at (under files).

Our track website is currently undergoing some reorganizing, but the form will be posted there upon completion of the website update.





Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, October 2, 2008

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To hook up YOUR stay at the first ABA National of the 2009 Season, CLICK HERE!


J&R Street Team

In Action To Promote

The Dew Tour!

Jamie Bestwick goes BIG at the Dew Tour!

Ryan Nyquist will be there, will you?????

The AST DEW TOUR FINAL is coming back to Orlando, FL. on October 17th - 19th. 

Make sure you are there to see the action! 

See more information online at

You can buy tickets at

See the J&R Bicycles Street Team perform at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa during the Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey game on October 11th to promote the AST DEW TOUR FINALS.

Check out for more details as we get closer to the event - videos of the demo will be posted as soon as they are available.

Morphine Industries Unveils its New Factory Team


Morphine Industries is stoked to introduce its new Factory Team for the ’09 ABA and NBL race seasons.  We have been working hard to put together a tight group of Pro and Expert riders that will bring additional excitement and energy to BMX as well as the Morphine Industries Brand.  In addition to the team, we have an innovative group of co-sponsors – Staats Motocross Bicycles, Alienation, Fly Racing, Lost Energy Drink, Sinz Racing, and Rennen”


The Morphine Industries’ Team Roster: Tyler Faoro ( Super X), Gavin Lubbe (Super X), Jason LaRev (Super X), Jonathan Reeves (41-44 Cruiser), Doran Bradshaw (26 – 34 Expert), Travis Woodruff (17-18 Expert), Kyla Reed (16 Girls), Talbot Cross (16 Expert), Noah Reeves (11 Expert).


We plan on having a strong presence in both the national ABA and NBL race circuit.  Through the energy of the team, we hope to further promote our Riders and the Morphine Industries brand to the BMX community.


Morphine Industries was founded by riders for riders to suckerpunch the BMX industry with a company created around a culture and attitude.  Our mission is to design and manufacturer BMX components that push the limit of design, form, and function while ensuring quality.


Stand up and throw your fists in the air.  We are coming to a race near you.


Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors; Staats Motocross Bicycles (, Alienation (, Fly Racing (, Lost Energy Drink (, Sinz Racing (, Rennen (


To learn more about Morphine Industries, its products and its riders go to

GHP Picks Up Jimmy Monroe

GHP would like to proudly announce the addition of Jimmy Monroe to the 2009 Factory Roster.  I have been friends with Jimmy for about 5 years and felt that he would fit in well with our program.  Jimmy has been supporting several of our amateur riders for years and now we can support him. 

He is known mainly for his announcing skills at the nationals, but it doesn't stop there, he also trains many of the top amateur riders and is always open to help anyone that needs his help.  There has always been alot of talent and personality in the GHP pits, but it is at an all time high with another redhead.  2009 looks to be a great year for GHP with many up and coming amateurs as well as some legendary pros, this move is going to take Jimmy to the next level in A pro. 

Jimmy would like to thank Jerry Bradford for the top notch support he has received for the past two seasons at  "I am very thankful for everything that you have done for me.  You guys have a great program and I will be a big supporter of what you stand for in the sport of BMX."   

"I would also like to thank Greg Hill for this new opportunity.  I am excited for the start of the new year, and to ride with the GHP Crew.  They are an awesome group of people and I look forward  to the future with them." 

Look for GHP at the nationals, you will see alot of new and exciting changes for the 2009 season. 

Matt Zito - GHP Factory Manager

Interbike Wrap Up!

Yep! We're all done with our Interbike coverage,

we just finished posting some more shots and observations.

We've never before covered Interbike in such an in depth manner.

If you have never made it to the show, you may want to stop by our report page.

To do so, CLICK HERE!


Bright lights and crazy stuff all over the place. Interbike has seemed to settle down in Vegas, they're comin' back next year! SWEATIN' TO THE OLDIES! Didn't know such high powered celebs such as Richard Simmons were there, did you? Well, Richard is actually the mullet sportin' All Round BMX Pro from Diamodback/UGP, Nate Berkheimer. Keep an eye out, cuz "PersonaMan" WILL show up again, some where! MCS had a ton of new product on display. They took a bunch of orders, makin' owner, and BMX Kruiser King and MCS Owner, Jeff Devido a pretty happy lookin' dude!

More Interbike info on our Interbike Report Page!








Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, October 1, 2008

ABA PRO Standings thru Blackjack Nationals in Reno, NV

The American Bicycle Association hosted the Blackjack Nationals, August 29-31, in Reno, NV at the Reno Livestock Events Center, which is main stay on the ABA BMX tour for over 20 years. The Blackjack Nationals have a long-standing history with the racers and fans alike. 

RENO is always a must attend for the racers and this year they were treated to a unique track design. Billy Allen and the boys really mixed it up and we were told by many it was one of the best indoor tracks of the year. With the 2008 Olympic debut for BMX racing being a HUGE hit, the buzz, the hype, and the media were all around.

The fans were treated to a surprise visit from past ABA BMX Champion, Team USA rider, and Olympic Bronze medalist "dR" Donny Robinson. ABA President, Clayton John presented Donny with a $5000 check from the ABA BMX Olympic Medalist Program for earning a bronze medal in Beijing. Then ABA BMX "ACE" announcer and Olympic announcer, Mike  "REDBONE" Redman interviewed "dR" on the Olympic experience. Donny stated "I raced my first ever BMX national in the this building.", he also stated  "I turned PRO in this building, I won my first PRO and AA PRO race in this very building." He then went on to say "This place feels like a homecoming for me." The fans were going crazy and the whole crowd could be heard chanting USA, USA, USA!!! If you weren't there, you missed out BIG TIME!

Then "dR" was off to do autographs and ABA had plenty of the Donny Robinson Team USA trading cards on hand for the fans as well. Donny was greeted by thousands of fans and signed autographs for hours. There were 100's of fans still lined up to meet Donny even after the last main event was run. Donny was so blown away that he elected to come back the next day to make sure each and every one of his fans were taken care of. Hats off to Donny Robinson for being a real trooper and a great ambassador to our great sport. A big congrats from the entire ABA BMX family to Donny for all his Olympic accomplishments.

Saturday- AA PRO goes like this, Redline's new main man proved a lot of the internet critics wrong and took his first ever AA PRO win in Reno. Big Congrats to Denzel and we're sure it won't be his last win. Not by a long shot. This kid has a big, big future in our sport. The 2nd spot went Haro's very own Steven Cisar, Steven is fresh off a great Olympic team run, so it was nice to see him back on the ABA BMX PRO tour. The 3rd went to fellow Haro teammate Khalen Young. "KY" is a force on the track and can win at any time. He's said several times he wants the ABA BMX PRO Title and the way he's been riding, he looks to be on track come ABA Grands time!

  Sunday we had Haro's Khalen Young back on top the podium. This makes his 4th win of the season on the ABA BMX PRO tour. 2nd went to another stand out this season. Clayborn's Barry "The Alabama Slamma" Nobles was laying down the power to stay in the ABA PRO Title hunt. Talking with Barry, he's another rider that wants the ABA National #1 plate on his bike! 3rd went to Steven Cisar. Steven has been very impressive since he turned PRO. He's got style for miles and he puts the "MOTO" back in Bicycle Motocross. From whips to scrubs, Cisar is hard to match in this department. And trust me when I say this, the kid can rip on a 450 too! If this kid wins the ABA BMX PRO title and the New Suzuki RMZ450 that goes with it, watch out SX!

 On the Ladies PRO side we saw Formula's Alise "The Beast" Post back on top both days. Alise has had a rough season but is getting back to her winning form. She hasn't won all those ABA BMX titles for nothing and you can be sure she plans on winning another one this season. The 2nd went to fellow Formula rider and Utah's own Arielle Martin. Arielle has definitely made her presence known back on the ABA BMX PRO tour. In her last two events she's done no worse than 2nd place. Four starts and four podiums! That's a good Formula for an ABA BMX PRO title win. Arielle's been living at the Olympic Training Center and her riding is stronger than ever. She's already started training for the 2012 OLYMPICS!  Arizona's own and current ABA National #1 girl and girl cruiser turned PRO, Dominique Daniels, scored 3rd on Saturday. Dominique has been a podium main stay this season and with her finishes in Reno, she is still very focused on the ABA PRO title. GT's Rachel Luna rode solid as usual and is always floating around the podium. Rachel's solid riding took her to a 3rd on Sunday. Not too shabby for a BMX MOM eh?? The ladies racing has really stepped it up over the last couple of years and with the new crop of younger woman moving up, the future of the Women's PRO class is very promising.

Pro Cruiser went down like this, Clayborn's Barry Nobles was flat out handling things. "The Alabama Slamma" took the win both days and creeps ever so close to current ABA PRO Cruiser Champ Danny C. in the points chase. Redman's Pauly Lange was back on the podium with a 2nd on day #1. Day #2 saw another rookie PRO Intense/Phantom/ON-TRAC rider "Factory" Matt Baisley take his first PRO podiums in Reno. Matt placed a solid 3rd in A PRO on Saturday and a 2nd in PRO Cruiser on Sunday. Matt's been improving with every race for sure and Reno paid off for him. 3rd on Day #1 went to Santa Clara PAL local Mike Hughes. Mike always gets some of the loudest cheers in Reno do to his Santa Clara PAL fan club. Good job for Mike. Day #2 went to Action Sports Depot rider "Brutal" Billy Anderson. Billy's been a favorite out on the internet scene and I'm sure all his fans were stoked for him on the weekend!

Vet Pro was back in action too! Hurricane's Paul Caldwell laid down some serious horsepower on day #1 for his first win of the season. If this guy ever decides to race for the ABA BMX VET PRO title he would definitely be a contender. He is strong, fit, and solid as a rock! Intense/Phantom/ON-TRAC's Chad Street was consistent all weekend. Chad nailed down the second on day #1 and took the big win on day #2. Chad's always a front runner in the class and is looking to take his first ever ABA BMX VET PRO title. Day #2 also saw Action Sports Depot rider, Mike Gul bring home a solid second. Mike looked great all weekend and it was good to see this ABA BMX PRO Tour veteran on the podium in Reno. Day #1 saw Reno local and Big Tool rider Scott "Spanker" Simmons take his first VET Podium of the season. "Spanker" is a Reno crowd favorite and known for "KEEPING IT REAL" with his flat pedals. GHP's Robert " The Rajun Cajun" Harris was back on the podium as well. Robert has been a super solid rider in the VET PRO class this season and now sits in the top 5 in points after Reno.

Reno once again proved just how deep the talent pool is on the ABA BMX PRO tour. There have been seven different AA PRO winners in eight stops. That's very impressive!

The ABA, the city of Reno, NV. and the entire ABA BMX crew would like to thank all the participants, families, teams, sponsors, and BMX industry for helping make the Great Salt Lake National event such a huge success! Next stop on the ABA BMX PRO Tour, Golden State Nationals in Lancaster - California, October 3-5. We hope to see you all there!

Be sure to click on the link below to watch all the videos from the ABA BMX Blackjack Nationals.

Rider ABA BMX PRO wins after Blackjack Nationals
AA PRO ... Danny "Easy Money" Caluag – Intense/BAWLS – 6 ... Barry Nobles – Clayborn Bikes - 4 ... Khalen Young - Haro Bicycles - 4 ... David Herman – Intense/BAWLS – 1 ... Denzel Stein – Redline Bicycles - 1 ... Kyle Bennett - Free Agent - 1 ... Cristian Becerine - Free Agent - 1

Woman’s PRO ... "Demolition" Dominique Daniels – 7 ... Alise "The Beast" Post- Formula – 6 ... Arielle Martin - Formula - 2 ... Kayla Gaddis - Intense/Bizzarro/JRA - 2 ... Stephanie Barragan – 1 

PRO CRUISER ... Danny "Easy Money" Caluag – Intense/BAWLS – 8 ... Barry Nobles – Clayborn Bicycles - 4 ... Kenth Fallen - Supercross – 2 ... Paul Lange – Redman/Rockstar – 2 ... Michael Kapes – J&R Bicycles -1 ... Tyler Brown - Supercross - 1

VET PRO ... Kenth Fallen – Supercross - 9  ... Dale Holmes – Free Agent – 5 ... Chad Street – Intense/Phantom/On-Trac – 4 ... John Purse – GHP/Powerbar/ABA BMX – 1 ... Paul Caldwell – Hurricane - 1

2008 Pro Standing through Black Jack Nationals

AA PRO ... 1 DANNY CALUAG 2334 ... 2 KHALEN YOUNG 2059 ... 3 BARRY NOBLES 2045 ... 4 DAVID HERMAN 1840 ... 5 JASON ROGERS 906 ... 6 STEVEN CISAR 856 ... 7 DENZEL STEIN 822 ... 8 JARRETT KOLICH 815 ... 9 BUBBA HARRIS 761 ... 10 MIKE BRABANT 757 ... 11 RANDY STUMPFHAUSER 716 ... 12 CRISTIAN BECERINE 587 ... 13 DEREK BETCHER 587 ... 14 KYLE CUSHMAN 504 ... 15 JOEY BRADFORD 457 ... 16 MICHAEL KAPES 434 ... 17 PHIL DELIZIA 414 ... 18 JOE SZUREK 398 ... 19 JOSH OIE 353 ... 20 PAUL LANGE 302


PRO CRUISER ... 1 DANNY CALUAG 2403 ... 2 KENTH FALLEN 1925 ... 3 BARRY NOBLES 1821 ... 4 PAUL LANGE 1569 ... 5 TYLER BROWN 1139 ... 6 BILLY ANDERSON 962 ... 7 MICHAEL KAPES 828 ... 8 TODD PARRY 782 ... 9 MATT BAISLEY 732 ... 10 JOE SOWERS 570 ... 11 ADAM TREADWELL 440  ... 12 MICHAEL HUGHES 390 ... 13 JOEY BRADFORD 262 ... 14 JASON CARNES 256 ... 15 CHRIS KROOSWYK 252 ... 16 JEFF UPSHAW 216 ... 17 AUSTEN LEE 211 ... 18 MICHAEL KILPATRICK 209 ... 19 BRANDON THOMAS 183 ... 20 THOMAS FERNANDEZ 170

VET PRO ... 1 KENTH FALLEN 2502 ... 2 CHAD STREET 2213 ... 3 DALE HOLMES 2206  ... 4 JOHN PURSE 1912 ... 5 ROBERT HARRIS 1380 ... 6 JASON CARNES 1125 ... 7 MIKE GUL 898 ... 8 TIM DINGER 553 ... 9 DAVID BITTNER 536 ... 10 PAUL CALDWELL 492 ... 11 JASON SILVA 456 ... 12 ERIC DYER 388 ... 13 CODY SMART 283 ... 14 SCOTT SIMMONS 282 ... 15 DAN MAIER 216 ... 16 TIM GALLANT 216 ... 17 KEVIN TOMKO 194 ... 18 BILLY ROSS 174 ... 19 JASON ALSTATT 166 ... 20 SHAWN O`GORMAN 159

A PRO ... 1 TRAVIS OHRAZDA 1073 ... 2 KRIS FOX 942 ... 3 JON MILLER 915 ... 4 JASON MORRIS 914 ... 5 LIAM PHILLIPS 895 ... 6 MICHAEL LARSON 833 ... 7 KARL CLARK 792 ... 8 MATT KELTY 784 ... 9 DENZEL STEIN 765 ... 10 TODD PARRY 764 ... 11 JIM BROWN 752 ... 12 JUSTIN MCLINTOCK 742 ... 13 EDWARD OLSON 667 ... 14 CODY HUNGERFORD 662 ... 15 SHANE BANKS 562 ... 16 ALLEN CURRIER 552 ... 17 BRANDON PANUCCIO 504 ... 18 WILLY SUAREZ 504 ... 19 MATT BAISLEY 469 ... 20 GAVIN LUBBE 466

ABA BMX would like to thank all the 2008 National Series sponsors: American Suzuki-( ) ... Jig-A-Loo-( ... BAWLS Guarana ( ... Bawlstyle ( ... Redline Bicycles-( ... FLY Racing-( ... Sponsorhouse-( ... Tangent-( ... ABABMXRACERS- ( ... Intense BMX-( ... T.H.E. ( ... Fire Magic Premium Grills ( ... Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex ( ... (

Without their support, we couldn't make the 2008 ABA racing season such a huge success. Support the sponsors that support ABA BMX racing.

Loop’d Network Answers Economic Bailout Plan with Sponsorship Surge

- Loop’d to boost free applications and offer discounted premium account fees -
SAN DIEGO – September 30, 2008 –
Loop’d Network™, the leading social network for action sports and youth culture, today launches a new sponsorship program at designed to remove barriers, provide economic stimulus to athletes through sponsorship, and assist members in applying for more opportunities this season. Today, every Loop’d network member will receive 15 free sponsorship applications that can be submitted to the over 400 companies offering sponsorship programs on the network. 

Going forward, every new member will receive the same 15 free applications - previously, new members received five free applications.  Also, a premium account upgrade– which includes unlimited applications is being offered at a 25% discount lowering the annual fee from $39.95 to $29.95 with no taxpayer impact. This offer will be in place until November 30, 2008, and all current premium account members who are up for renewal before December 1st, 2008 will auto-renew at the new discounted price.

“Today we are launching this new program to make sure our members have as many opportunities for sponsorship as possible”, said Scott Tilton, CEO of Loop’d Network.  “The over 400 brands on the network are also in market today looking for athletes to sponsor. It’s our job to make the non-partisan brand/athlete connection happen and to remove as many barriers as we can.  In all seriousness, we understand the economy is suffering right now, and we wanted to do something meaningful to help.”

Members can use their additional sponsorship applications to apply for sponsorship from companies such as – Dunlop Tires, SixSixOne, Amsoil, No Fear, EVS, True Snowboards, Xtreme Wreckage, Promo Logic, Nema Clothing, Fatlip Clothing, Bubble Gum Surf Wax, Division 26, and Leo Vince.  To find out more about the new sponsorship program and to see all the companies currently offering sponsorship go to

About Loop’d Network
Loop’d Network is THE social network for action sports and youth culture. A place for Pros, Am’s and Fans to share with friends, discover what’s happening in their favorite sports, get sponsored, showcase their talent, and explore life. Our unique approach to social media and brand engagement provides unprecedented opportunities to personally connect with a highly influential youth demographic in more relevant and authentic ways.  For more information, visit