BMX Mania Weekend update ..... Saturday, October 31, 2009
UCI NORTH AMERICAN RESULTS, FRESH IN FROM THE ABA DISNEY CUP!
Elite Men - 1 Cristian Becerine 2 Khalen Young 3 Barry Nobles 4 Danny Caluag 5 Donny Robinson 6 Kyle Cushman 7 Maris Strombergs 8 Sam Willougby
Elite Women - 1 Dominique Daniels 2 Stephanie Barragan 3 Alise Post 4 Jamie Lilly 5 Brooke Crain 6 Alaina Henderson 7 Amanda Carr 8 Amanda Geving
Junior Men - 1 Connor Fields 2 Corben Sharrah 3 Alfredo Campo 4 Juan Marin 5 Chase Hines 6 Jean-Sebastien Houde/CAN 7 Tory Nyhaug/CAN 8 Jacob Sherbno
BMX MANIA PHOTO OF THE DAY!
BMX Mania's on the road for some personal time today, you know.....Birthday kinda stuff, so we'll leave you with a little BMX Mania Photo Action.
Hot stuff from the Elite Men's Final at the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Chula Vista, California. Maris Strombergs (Closest to camera) and Sam Willoughby (White rim in the middle) are already wheel to wheel in the final, and took it all the way to the last straight with Sam taking the BIG win in the Southern California BMX Blowout! Awesome! If you wanna check out all the action, you can check out the BMX Mania Race Report Page by clickin' here. We'll see you back here, Monday with more fun stuff from the Wacky World Of BMX Racing!
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Friday, October 30, 2009
Last Call From Adventure Travel For ABA Grands Lodging!
If you are going to Tulsa for the ABA Grands, Adventure Travel still has rooms left at the legendary Radisson Hotel, the site of many historic post ABA Grands Pro celebrations.
It's a great hotel and Adventure Travel can hook you up with a good room, but you've got to act fast!
The hotel has great rooms, free Water park and free Track Shuttle and the Adventure Travel special ABA Grands price is ONLY $67.00 a night.
We only have 10 rooms left out of our allotment of 150 rooms so call us today at 253 531-1757, so you don't miss out!
It's the ONLY place that BMX Mania stays for our ABA Grands lodging, see you there!
Watch the Disney Cup on your phone!
The Media Geniuses at Go211 are going to be streaming the entire Disney Cup race this weekend to their mobile site so you can catch all the White Hot BMX Racing Action anywhere you go!
Depending on your network and phone you might be able to watch the live webcast on your phone, so visit www.go211.mobi on your blackberry, blackjack, etc.
They will be streaming Fri at 3pm EST, Sat at 11am EST and Sun 8am EST.
CycleCraft Factory Team Battles At NBL Fall Classic
The 2010 NBL Fall Classic at Sarasota BMX was the debut race for the new CycleCraft Factory Team. The team results were as positive as the feedback on the new team uniform, let’s face it, teal and purple look awesome. Thanks to a tremendous effort and showing by the team, CycleCraft won the National Team competition both days.
The Elite Open series in the NBL is always stacked with a strong group of Super Ex riders. The Fall Classic was no exception. CycleCraft Factory Super Ex Ron Vega was able to work his way through the pack to make the main. After an exciting pro introduction roll out, accompanied by lovely young ladies throwing t-shirts, Vega was ready to get to business. Ron was with the pack through the first corner, but got pinched and lost his momentum. He was able to recover for a sixth place finish. Day two was much better for Ron. After another great roll out, a repeat of day one, Vega was able to work his way up to a second place finish in the main. Following the Fall Classic, Vega is off to represent Puerto Rico at a UCI sanctioned race in Brazil.
It was exciting seeing 10 Expert Justice Gagnon tearing it up in a stacked class. When you come out ahead of this class, you have really accomplished something. Not only did Justice win his main both days, he won the Regional Championship main, and had a perfect weekend, Justice did not lose a race. Two things stand out about Justice, he races hard every lap and he has a heck of a lot of fun in the pits.
Cody Simson was looking good challenging the always tough 14 Expert class. On day one Cody raced his way to a third in the main and on day two, he worked his way through the pack to a second place finish. Look for Cody to really push the class on his new CycleCraft aluminum Pro XL. We are looking for this to be a great year for Mr. Simson.
How about those CycleCraft Factory girl riders? Both factory girl riders were out to make a statement this weekend.
Bianca “Binks” Dean was busy picking her way through a stacked 13 Girls class. On day one Binks finished second in all races including her main. Bianca was flying through her motos in the Regional Championship and ended up with a second in the main. Day two turned out to be a repeat of day one for Bianca, flying around the track finishing second in the main. We are looking forward to watching Binks achieve quite a few podiums during the 2010 national season.
In the 15 Girls class, Kate Moore was working to make a name for herself during the 2010 NBL National Season. After a third place finish on day one, Kate was out to prove that she can challenge for a win. Day two was not going to be a letdown for Kate. Kate had a strong gate in the main and took the lead in the first corner. By the time the riders were heading for the stripe the rest of the group had closed the gap. After banging all the way to the finish line, Kate had achieved her first win of the season.
The CycleCraft cruiser riders put on a good show in Sarasota.
John Comerford, fresh off of his 2009 national number 4 campaign was back at it again. The 30-34 Cruiser riders are always a hard riding group, this weekend was no different. John was one race shy of a perfect for the weekend. But at any rate, John was able to better this group for two main wins.
Factory rider and CycleCraft co-owner Patrick Deats was out to prove that the riders in the 45-49 Cruiser class can go big and go fast just like the younger riders. As Patrick led from gate to stripe on every race he entered for the weekend, including both Nationals and the Regional Championship, the track announcer starting calling him Mr. Smooth. Mr. Smooth has decided that he is going to make the push for a national number one in 2010.
In addition to the great performances put in by the CycleCraft Factory Riders the CycleCraft Co-Factory Team was also rockin’ at Sarasota.
Chargin Chance Moore was looking good but took a hard fall in his very first moto in 12 Novice putting him on the sidelines for the remainder of the weekend with an injured shoulder. We wish Chance a speedy recovery. Thomas Marchese had his work cut out for him in 13X and worked hard barely missing making his mains. Allison Marchese took it to the 11 Girls class with 2nd in the SE Regional, 3rd and 2nd respectively for the Nationals. Look out all you 11 Girls, Allison’s on fire! Another of our CycleCraft girls, 10 year old Brittany Marsh, also did well making her mains with 3rd in the SE Regional and 4th on both days of Nationals.
Cory Briggs has been out with broken arms and returned just to race the SE Regional and placed 3rd in 15 Novice. Chris “Freebird” Pio has the heart of a lion when it comes to any type of competition and really is a rider to watch in the 32 Novice class with 2nd for the Regional, and 1st and 2nd for the Nationals. Our newest co-factory team members are father and son Richard Snipes (41 Novice) and Brendon Kozicki (11 Novice) and both did very well on the weekend. Guess the new CycleCraft frame Rich is on was workin’ for him because he scored a 4th for the Regional, and won his first National Saturday, then took 2nd on Sunday. Brendon also did very well with 3rd for the Regional and a pair of 2nd place finished for the Nationals.
The CycleCraft Factory Team is supported by a great group of co-sponsors, including: Profile Racing (profileracing.com), No Fear (nofear.com), Sinz Racing (sinz-racing.com), Fly Racing (flyracing.com), Intense Tire Systems (intensetires.com), MCS Bicycles (mcsbicycles.com), Odyssey BMX (odysseybmx.com), CyberHorse Sportswear (chsportswear.com), 24/Seven Graphics (24sevengraphics.com), HRP Designs (hrpdesigns.com), Kovachi Wheels (kovachiwheels.com), Carrollwood Bicycle Emporium (cbebikes.com)
Look for the CycleCraft Factory Team at the Florida SSA races and several NBL and ABA Nationals throughout the country.
For more information about CycleCraft, please visit our website at www.cyclecraftbmx.com.
Help BMX Pros, Danny Caluag & Stephanie Barragan
Win A Dream Honeymoon!
Hey everyone, Stephanie Barragan and Danny Caluag are entered to win a wedding from a local radio station and they need our help.
The winner is completely decided by votes so if we all vote for them, I think they will win!
Voting is open right now and you can vote ONCE A DAY until November 6th.
After that they will cut down the entrants to the top 10 and then voting will open again for an additional 3 days to choose a winner.
The rules also say that your vote won't count if you use an AOL email address because of some spam filter or something, so make sure you use a non-AOL email address (You have to sign up with their radio station to vote. You will see confirmation page when you voted)
The link below is the website link to our entry, Vote Every Day, help them get to the top of the voting:
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday, October 29, 2009
Sam Willoughby On Australian National TV
Network Ten will show another “Totally Wild” story called "Young Achiever BMX" which goes to air on Tuesday 3rd November at 7:30 am on Network Ten.
The program will air nationally so check you local guide.
There will be repeats at a later date.
Thanks must go to Sam Willoughby for his time and Sharon Willoughby for her assistance.
The 2010 ABA National Schedule has been released....Check It Out Here!
ABA DISNEY CUP NATIONALS LIVE WEBCAST
OCTOBER 30TH-OCTOBER 31ST-NOVEMBER 1ST
Starting tomorrow, Friday October 30th at 3:00 pm (est), GO211 is airing the ABA Disney Cup Nationals, LIVE from Orlando, Florida. The BMX racing action continues through the weekend, with webcasts starting at 11:00 am on Saturday and 8:00 am on Sunday.
The Disney Cup is the last event before the ABA Grand Nationals. This race gives riders a chance to maintain their lead or make a push to the top before the year's Championship Event. While the racing season winds down, the hunt for National #1 is heating up. GO211 Pro, Randy Stumpfhauser, is currently in second place in the AA Pro standings. He trails Maris Strombergs by six points. Tune in to see if Randy can overcome the point deficit.
The Women's Pro Series is also a fight to the finish. GO211 Racer, Alise Post, trails defending National #1, Dominique Daniels, by 196 points. If Post wins all three days at the Disney Cup, she has a chance to de-throne Daniels at the ABA Grands.
Check out highlights from last year's ABA Disney Cup: http://www.go211.com/u/disneycup08/videos/10803
Besides watching from your computer, fans can also watch the LIVE Webcast right from their cell phones. GO211 Mobile delivers crystal clear streaming video on mobile devices. Just visit go211.mobi from your cell phone's browser and enjoy GO211 on the GO.
The ABA Disney Cup is apart of the Army Strong Sports Tour. Stop by the Army Strong Tent at the race for great giveaways, information, and more.
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Wednesday, October 28, 2009
GO211 Live Web Cast of the 2009 ABA Disney Cup - Fall Nationals
All rounds of motos, quarter finals, semi finals,
and finals will be shown so you won't miss any of the action.
ALL GIRLS BMX RACING CLINIC WITH
THE LEGENDARY, JAMIE LILLY!
Special THE ONE Helmet awarded to 2009 ABA BMX NAG #1 Champions!
This "Special" helmet is the THE One Limited
Made from our Composite THE ONE Helmet, the
15 vents and 4 vent channels in EPS Liner
Stainless Steel D-rings and custom THE Rivets
Exceeds CPSC and CE standards
Removable and washable interior
The Helmet will be offered to each ABA BMX
NAG #1 Champion in either a Youth or Adult Size. THE Products will have a sample
of the helmets at the ABA BMX Grands for riders who are up for the ABA BMX NAG
#1 title to come by and get sized, as well as fill out an information card. If
you are awarded the ABA BMX NAG #1 title, you will be hand delivered your new
THE ABA BMX NAG #1 Helmet at the 2009 ABA BMX Season Opener in
Sizes offered – Youth Small – Youth XL and Adult XS – Adult XL
Please check out all the most excellent THE and Intense BMX products here- ) Intense BMX-(www.intensebmx.com) T.H.E. (www.bmxthe.com)
Great rooming rates available for the Disney Cup Fall Nationals
The Disney Cup Fall Nationals are just around the corner and whether you are looking for a family racing vacation or three days of great ABA National Racing, Orlando / Kissimmee is the place to be. October 30th through November 1st, the 3-Day Disney Cup Fall Nationals will take place at Osceola Heritage Park at the Indoor Silver Spur Arena and will be the final stop of the ABA National Series prior to the ABA Grand Nationals. Riders in the Disney Cup Fall Nationals are eligible to earn points each day of the 3-Day series. Points from all 3-days will be combined to determine the Disney Cup Champion in each age class.The Disney Cups will be presented to the winners after completion of their main-events on Sunday.
The Disney Cup will attract all of the top Pro Racers as well as the top Junior Development and Amateur Racers.This race is one you don't want to miss!For more information or to pre-register for the race, visit us online at www.ababmx.com .
The host hotel for the Disney Cup is the Clarion Resort & Waterpark.
At a rate of $65 a night, plus an $8 resort fee, this hotel is less than 2 miles from the Arena and features a Huge Arcade and Waterpark.
The waterpark is 50,000+ total square feet of pools and slides including:
·120,000 gallons of waterpark fun
·500 ft of waterpark sliding action, twisting drops and dark plunges
·6 Waterpark Attractions
·3 Main Slides
·6 Kiddy Slides
·2 Pool Areas
·Slide Tower Features include:
·30 ft high Tower
levels - 18 and 30 ft. heights
·3 body slides with over 20 drops, turns and twists
For reservations call (407) 846-2221 and ask for the ABA BMX RATE.
If you want to stay a little closer to the Walt Disney World® Theme parks, check out the Holiday Inn Main Gate East in Kissimmee. This hotel offers free scheduled transportation to the Walt Disney World ® Theme Parks and the Lake Buena Vista Shopping Outlet Stores. Hotel guest parking and high speed internet access are always complimentary at the Holiday Inn Main Gate East. The outdoor heated pool, hot tub and kids pool are just the thing after a long day at the parks.
Enjoy a cool drink from the Chianti’s poolside lounge. Looking for a quick bite? The Trattoria Café and food court offers a great variety for the entire family. Be sure to visit our game room and challenge your family with our air hockey game. Afterwards, you can relax in the kid’s theater and watch your favorite cartoons and movies. If the kids are still full of energy be sure to visit the playground located outside. Less than 10 miles from the racing action for a rate of $65 plus a $4.95 resort fee.For reservations, call (407) 396-4222 and ask for the ABA BMX RATE.
PSYKOPATH INDUSTRIES ON FACEBOOK
Psykopath Industries now has an Facebook® Fan page. Facebook ®users who become a fan of Psykopath Industries can now stay up to date on the latest products info and racing news ,also look at team photos and videos, interact with our riders.
Along with posting photos of your
Psykopath race bikes or racing photos or videos .
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Tuesday, October 27, 2009
2010 GHP FACTORY UPDATE
GHP would like to welcome 12x Josh Banuelos. Late last week we spoke with the Banuelos's and came to an agreement for the 2010 season.
Josh has been working very hard getting back to his old form after a bad wreck earlier this year.
Josh and his family bring great passion and dedication to the team and we feel that this is going to be a great match.
Josh will be back to the national scene in early 2010 and looking forward to chasing down new championships and titles.
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday, October 26, 2009
FREEAGENT BICYCLES TEAM UP WITH STAY STRONG TO SUPPORT STEPHEN MURRAY WITH A LTD EDITION FRAMESET!
Simple bold branding using
FREEAGENT in the STAY STRONG font links
the brands with overlayed logos and LTD ED
graphics. Downtube logo placement is closer to the seat tube to
look a bit more core / dirt . And the blue band on the seat tube
is symbolic to the charity bracelet worn by fans and riders
across the globe.
100 Pro Limo : 50 Limo Cruiser and 50 Expert framesets are all that are being made available so pre-ordering with your FA dealer or distributor is your way to guarantee you will get to ride one of these framesets in 2010. (Note: UK allocation selling out fast)
Frames will be delivered including headset and forks:
USA retail pricing
Pro Limo 20" $299
Pro Limo 24" $299
Expert 20" $199
Pricing may differ slightly depending on region and currency.
Dealers / Distributors
USA - www.staystrong.co.uk email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR www.310proshop.com email: email@example.com
U.K - www.staystrong.co.uk email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FRANCE - www.USProbikes.com email: email@example.com
DENMARK- www.bmx.as email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOLLAND / BELGIUM - Meybo Fietsen email: email@example.com
All South American / Australian / World enquiries please email :firstname.lastname@example.org
STAY STRONG would like to thank all the riders and parents across the World that have shown support for Stephen Murray in the last 2 years since his tragic BMX accident which left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. Whether you've bought a tee shirt , wristband or simply run a sticker on your bike, numberplate or helmet, we are grateful for you helping spread the word and raising awareness for this cause. Thank you.
ABA/UCI Show #4 Live on Go211.com
The ABA/UCI Continental TV Series Show #4
will be showing on Go211, Monday from
4:30 to 7:30pm on a continuous loop.
You can also watch shows 1-3 "On Demand" right now.....The price is right, the video is awesome and the racing is HOT!
Harman International and JBL Audio Equipment
Team up with ABA BMX for National #1 Titles and Series Finale!
ABA BMX is proud to announce the exciting addition of Harman International-JBL audio equipment to the ABA Grandnationals. The ABA BMX Title chases are always a battle to the line and this season is no exception. This years 2009 ABA Grands is sure to be one of the best ever, and we will see all 8 of the ABA National #1 title winners receive a Harman Kardon receiver/ JBL 5.1 home theater system. THIS IS EXCITING STUFF to say the least! The ABA National #1 Title winners have a long history, or let's call it a tradition, of winning only the best for the efforts over the years, and Harmon International - JBL Audio is no exception. As if that's not exciting enough. Harmon International - JBL Audio will also we awarding a full JBL car audio system consisting of a 5 channel amplifier, 4 JBL speakers and a JBL prefab subwoofer to both the boys and girls winners of the ever popular event, the ABA BMX N.A.G 5 Challenge. The ABA BMX N.A.G. 5 Challenge is always a race that brings bragging rights and lots of cool prizes, but this years winners will be taking home some sweet JBL Audio equipment.
Now just when you thought it couldn't get any better, as part of their partnership with the greatest BMX sanctioning body in the world, The ABA, Harman International will be offering all ABA BMX members and their families the opportunity to purchase great products from the best names in audio at a discounted price. You will be able to shop 24 hours a day, 7 days week, research products and find out immediately if products are available for delivery. You will be able to purchase home theater and multimedia products from Harman Kardon, great headphones from AKG, rockin car audio amplifiers, speakers and subwoofers from JBL and Infinity and of course great home audio products from JBL and Infinity. Of course there is also some great IPod docks from JBL. Timing is great as Christmas is right around the corner. All members and their families can use the service to save hundreds of dollars on all of your entertainment needs. As an added bonus, your purchases will help support the ABA with future joint programs and will also help support our own Olympic hopeful, Alise “The Beast” Post. Alise and JBL have partnered through the 2012 Olympics and we are very excited to have her representing our brands and this great country.
A special URL, Username and password will be announced in the Grands issue of the BMXER. So be sure to look for the Harman International-JBL ad inside!
Now that we know all these great things are heading our way at this years ABA Grands, here's a look at how the ABA BMX National #1 Title battles are shaping up on the 2009 season. Who'll bring home "THE CUPS"and the sweet Harman International - JBL audio equipment? Only time will tell. But whoever does, will know this season was a tough one and it will be well earned!
AA PRO - 1 MARIS STROMBERGS 2403 - 2 RANDY STUMPFHAUSER 2181- 3 DONNY ROBINSON 1461- 4 KHALEN YOUNG 1455 - 5 NIC LONG 1327 - 6 KYLE BENNETT 1251 - 7 MIKE DAY 1219 - 8 DENZEL STEIN 958 - 9 DAVID HERMAN 957 - 10 JASON ROGERS 915 - 11 JOEY BRADFORD 837 - 12 DANNY CALUAG 710 - 13 SAM WILLOUGHBY 652 - 14 TYLER BROWN 603 - 15 BARRY NOBLES 525 - 16 STEVEN CISAR 507 - 17 BUBBA HARRIS 501 - 18 CRISTIAN BECERINE 499 - 19 JAVIER COLOMBO 467 - 20 TRAVIS OHRAZDA 459 - 21 KYLE CUSHMAN 412 - 22 JOSHUA OIE 335 - 23 MICHAEL LARSON 303 - 24 JARRETT KOLICH 290 - 25 KARL CLARK 282
LADIES PRO - 1 DOMINIQUE DANIELS 2506 - 2 ALISE POST 2148 - 3 STEPHANIE BARRAGAN 1691 - 4 BROOKE CRAIN 1606 - 5 TAYLOR WOLCOTT 1133 - 6 ASHLEY VERHAGEN 889 - 7 KRYSTAL HIME 634 - 8 AMANDA GEVING 436 - 9 AFTON SCHRIMPF 325 - 10 CASSIE BUSHNELL 270 - 11 BRITTANY BATES 260 - 12 KAYLA GADDIS 248 - 13 TERRA NICHOLS 233 - 14 KAILA SWEENEY 180 - 15 ILENE VANEGAS 95 - 16 SAMANTHA COOLS 86 - 17 ALLIE DRAGOO 76 - 18 DANIELLE BRISSON 51 - 19 MADISON PITTS 51 - 20 AMANDA CARR 39 - 21 KYLA REED 31 - 22 JAMIE LILLY 30 - 23 MELISSA HARTLEY 28 - 24 CHRISTIAN COSSEY 26 - 25 ROSEMARY ADAMS 16
PRO CRUISER - 1 DANNY CALUAG 2465 - 2 TYLER BROWN 2233 - 3 BARRY NOBLES 2030 - 4 GAVIN LUBBE 1171 - 5 ERIC RUPE 868 - 6 MATTHEW BAISLEY 827 - 7 JOE SOWERS 750 - 8 KEITH GRINE 379 - 9 JASON CARNES 369 - 10 ADAM TREADWELL 350 - 11 JOE MATHIS 258 - 12 CHARLES HUNT III 170 - 13 JOSHUA MEYERS 167 - 14 DUSTIN TABOR 94 - 15 WILLY SUAREZ 89 - 16 RONALD STARR JR 37 - 17 KYLA REED 37 - 18 EDWARD OLSON 28 - 19 DOMINGOS LAMMOGLIA 10
VET PRO - 1 JOHN PURSE 2561 - 2 KENTH FALLEN 2460 - 3 CHAD STREET 2067 - 4 DALE HOLMES 1626 - 5 GREG ROMERO 1574 - 6 WILL MURRAY 1371 - 7 ERIC RUPE 1003 - 8 TIM DINGER 710 - 9 SHAWN OGORMAN 697 - 10 ROBERT HARRIS 678 - 11 PERCY OWENS 675 - 12 SEAN DWIGHT 664 - 13 PAUL CALDWELL 607 - 14 ERIC DYER 529 - 15 TODD PARRY 414 - 16 JASON CARNES 399 - 17 DUSTIN ARMSTRONG 346 - 18 CODY SMART 293 - 19 DOMINGOS LAMMOGLIA 194 - 20 DOUG CROWELL 183 - 21 WILLIAM ROSS 169 - 22 JEREMIAH OLIVER 165 - 23 RONALD WILLIAMS 161 - 24 DREW DOWNEY 152 - 25 TOMMY OPINCAR 130
AM. BOYS ... 1 JACOB PEEBLES 1629 BOYS AGE: 19 ... 2 CORBEN SHARRAH 1626 BOYS AGE: 17 ... 3 KYLE STAN 1625 BOYS AGE: 9 ... 4 RICKIE GRIFFIS 1624 BOYS AGE: 14 ... 5 LEE LEWIS 1623 BOYS AGE: 19 ... 6 COLE TESAR 1613 BOYS AGE: 13 ... 7 JEREMY ROMMEL 1606 BOYS AGE: 17 ... 8 RUSTY NESVIG 1602 BOYS AGE: 15 ... 9 CHRISTOPHER BLEVINS 1600 BOYS AGE: 11 ... 10 BROCK HEFFRON 1600 BOYS AGE: 12 ... 11 LAIN VAN OGLE 1595 BOYS AGE: 14 ... 12 THOMAS VALLEJO 1585 BOYS AGE: 19 ... 13 DENNISON SMITH 1583 BOYS AGE: 19 ... 14 KORY COOK 1582 BOYS AGE: 19 ... 15 WALKER FINCH 1581 BOYS AGE: 12 ... 16 JORDAN MIRANDA 1578 BOYS AGE: 15 ... 17 DERIK BERGH 1571 BOYS AGE: 14 ... 18 DOUGIE BUTCHER 1569 BOYS AGE: 11 ... 19 OLIJUWON DAVIS 1568 BOYS AGE: 19 ... 20 JOSHUA KLATMAN 1566 BOYS AGE: 17 ... 21 WYATT HUBBARD 1562 BOYS AGE: 9 ... 22 DAKOTA SENGER 1561 BOYS AGE: 13 ... 23 SHAYNE LEWIS 1558 BOYS AGE: 9 ... 24 MICHAEL GONZALES 1558 BOYS AGE: 10 ... 25 CONNOR FIELDS 1556 BOYS AGE: 17
AM. GIRLS ... 1 KELSEY VAN OGLE 1523 GIRLS AGE: 11 ... 2 VERONIKA GULVIN 1521 GIRLS AGE: 12 ... 3 JORDAN NOPENS 1517 GIRLS AGE: 12 ... 4 KRISTIN HOKIT 1517 GIRLS AGE: 17 ... 5 SHELBY WREN 1510 GIRLS AGE: 8 ... 6 LAUREN WHISLER 1510 GIRLS AGE: 14 ... 7 KRISTEN LONG 1508 GIRLS AGE: 13 ... 8 DANI GEORGE 1507 GIRLS AGE: 15 ... 9 CARLY DYAR 1507 GIRLS AGE: 15 ... 10 JAZMYNE HARVEY 1507 GIRLS AGE: 15 ... 11 AMANDA OLGUIN 1507 GIRLS AGE: 10 ... 12 TYLER SCHAEFER 1506 GIRLS AGE: 16 ... 13 MADISON MARTINEZ 1502 GIRLS AGE: 9 ... 14 SUMIKO YUKI 1501 GIRLS AGE: 8 ... 15 SIENNA FINES 1500 GIRLS AGE: 11 ... 16 CARLIE FERREE 1498 GIRLS AGE: 13 ... 17 JESSICA NAVARRO 1498 GIRLS AGE: 17 ... 18 FELICIA STANCIL 1492 GIRLS AGE: 14 ... 19 LEXA JONES 1492 GIRLS AGE: 11 ... 20 VICTORIA HOPPERDIETZEL 1488 GIRLS AGE: 15 ... 21 MEGHAN MATTHEWS 1485 GIRLS AGE: 16 ... 22 BAILEY BRANNEN 1485 GIRLS AGE: 8 ... 23 KORIE GILBERT 1484 GIRLS AGE: 9 ... 24 BRENLEE FORDHAM 1482 GIRLS AGE: 10 ... 25 CAMILLE HARVEY 1481 GIRLS AGE: 7
CRUISER ... 1 GEORGE GOODALL IV 1564 CRUISER AGE: 41 ... 2 KYLE STAN 1541 CRUISER AGE: 9 ... 3 DAVID ARCHIBALD 1539 CRUISER AGE: 36 ... 4 ROBERT PATTERSON 1530 CRUISER AGE: 17 ... 5 COLE TESAR 1528 CRUISER AGE: 13 ... 6 KORY COOK 1526 CRUISER AGE: 17 ... 7 BROCK HEFFRON 1522 CRUISER AGE: 12 ... 8 CAMERON MOORE 1521 CRUISER AGE: 11 ... 9 KADEN WELLS 1519 CRUISER AGE: 11 ... 10 LARRY MIYAMOTO 1519 CRUISER AGE: 41 ... 11 JAMES STARKS 1518 CRUISER AGE: 36 ... 12 CHRISTOPHER BLEVINS 1517 CRUISER AGE: 11 ... 13 DOUGIE BUTCHER 1515 CRUISER AGE: 11 ... 14 WILL BISSELL 1514 CRUISER AGE: 31 ... 15 ROBERT SPANYARD 1513 CRUISER AGE: 16 ... 16 CHRIS LOY 1510 CRUISER AGE: 36 ... 17 BRENT LEE 1509 CRUISER AGE: 31 ... 18 BRYCE BATTEN 1508 CRUISER AGE: 9 ... 19 LARRY MUNSON 1507 CRUISER AGE: 10 ... 20 ZANE ARRENDALE 1507 CRUISER AGE: 9 ... 21 PAUL WASSENAAR 1507 CRUISER AGE: 16 ... 22 WYATT HUBBARD 1503 CRUISER AGE: 9 ... 23 RYAN PETTIGREW 1500 CRUISER AGE: 11 ... 24 JUSTIN RICHMOND 1499 CRUISER AGE: 11 ...25 CAMERON LOWERY 1498 CRUISER AGE: 15
GIRLS CRUISER ... 1 CARLY DYAR 1501 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 14 ... 2 KELSEY VAN OGLE 1501 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 11 ... 3 AMANDA OLGUIN 1495 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 10 ... 4 LAUREN WHISLER 1493 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 14 ... 5 FELICIA STANCIL 1489 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 14 ... 6 TYLER SCHAEFER 1483 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 14 ... 7 JESSICA NAVARRO 1476 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 17 ... 8 PATTY METZGER 1475 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 36 ... 9 JORDAN POLLOCK 1471 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 14 ... 10 NETTA GONZALEZ 1470 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 41 ... 11 SHELLEY BRYSON 1470 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 36 ... 12 SHANDA HILL 1468 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 26 ... 13 VICTORIA HOPPERDIETZEL 1467 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 14 ... 14 HEATHER ALLRED 1466 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 26 ... 15 SAMANTHA BRETHEIM 1465 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 17 ... 16 MANUELA WENZEL-WRIGHT 1464 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 41 ... 17 ANGELA LARSON 1463 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 10 ... 18 NICOLE WOODROW 1461 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 17 ... 19 ANNA APPLEBY 1460 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 46 ... 20 REBEKAH ABBE 1429 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 31 ... 21 SAMANTHA MILLER 1428 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 11 ... 22 DANYELLE MOYER 1424 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 41 ... 23 NICOLE WRIGHT 1421 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 17 ... 24 ERIN MOORE 1420 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 17 ... 25 MCKENIZE HANSEN 1409 GIRLS CRUISER AGE: 10
ABA BMX would like to thank all the 2009 National Series sponsors: Dan’s Comp (www.danscomp.com) BAWLS Guarana (www.bawls.com) Bawlstyle (www.bawlstyle.com) Redline Bicycles-(www.redlinebicycles.com) FLY Racing-(www.flyracingbmx.com) Intense BMX-(www.intensebmx.com) T.H.E. (www.bmxthe.com) Tioga-(www.tiogausa.com) Tangent-(www.tangentproducts.com) JBL Audio-(www.harman.com) GO211.com (www.go211.com) Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex (www.disneysports.com)
Without their support, we couldn't make the 2009 ABA racing season such a huge success. Support the sponsors that support ABA BMX racing.
The Excitement Continues for the
USA Cycling and American Bicycle Association BMX
Junior Development Series
Gilbert, AZ. (October 9th, 2009) - Coming off a great first term Junior Developemnet series, USA Cycling, the national governing body for the sport of cycling in the United States, in conjunction with the American Bicycle Association (ABA), is proud to announce the continued excitement of the USA Cycling BMX Junior Development Series for the 2010 season. The series will consist of USA Cycling branded events at all ABA sanctioned BMX tracks and ABA National Series events in 2010.
The series will qualify riders to participate in USA Cycling high performance training camps at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. There will be four camps per year, and qualified riders will have opportunities to train with Olympic athletes on the Beijing Olympic replica track and the new ABA sanctioned track, which will replicate the 2010 UCI World Championship track. These athletes will also receive instruction in nutrition, strength training and recovery.
This level of training is becoming more and more essential for athletes to compete at the Olympic or UCI Supercross level and for a rider to reach his or her full potential.The ABA, with 30 plus years of experience in BMX programming, has proven to be an invaluable partner in helping to create this series. The organization will facilitate all points tabulations and event logistics at all national and local series events.
The 2010 Junior Development Series kicks off at ABA's up coming Golden State Nationals in Lancaster, Ca. on October 16th-18th.
The next stop for the series will be the ABA's Disney Cup in Orlando, FL. on October 30th- November 1st.
Then on to the ABA BMX Race of Champions event in conjunction with the ABA Grands on November, 27th.
2010 Camp dates to be released very soon!
USA Cycling and the ABA have taken steps to build the future of BMX excellence in the USA. The racing has been hot and heavy at these series events and the talents looks to be only getting better, stronger, and faster!
About USA Cycling
Recognized by the United States Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste Internationale, USA Cycling is the official governing body for all disciplines of competitive cycling in the United States, including road, track, mountain bike, BMX, and cyclo-cross. As a membership-based organization, USA Cycling consists of 64,000+ licensees including 1,500 coaches, 4,000 student-athletes, 2,200 officials, 1,800 clubs and teams, 350 professional cyclists, 200 certified mechanics, and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,500 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists through various initiatives and programs. Additionally, USA Cycling conducts national championship events for all categories of amateur and professional cycling. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org.
About the American Bicycle Association
ABA (American Bicycle Association), formed in 1977 and headquartered in Chandler, Arizona is “The Sanctioning Body of BMX”©. The ABA organizes BMX racing for boys, girls and adults, nationwide and in Canada. With 60,000 active members, 274 racing facilities and a 27 event-national race schedule; ABA is the largest promoter of action sports. For additional press information about ABA, the sport of BMX, ABA events or Professional racers, call Shannon Gillette at (480) 961-1903. To find races in your area or view the national event schedule, visit www.ababmx.com.
The Action Sports Medicine Foundation steps up
on site medical coverage at ABA Disney Cup Fall Nationals
The Action Sports Medicine Foundation (ASMF) will be present during the entire weekend of the ABA Disney Cup Fall Nationals providing racers an elite standard of onsite medical care. The ASMF staff consists of Orthopedic Surgeons, Physician Assistants, and Athletic Trainers with 40 plus years combined experience working in Action Sports medicine. Racers will have access to ASMF’s medical rig which is capable of x-ray, stitches, casting, taping, and supplies normally found in an ER or Athletic Training room.
“Years of covering the Dew Tour, Woodward camps, and AMA Supercross and Motocross races plus having the majority of our staff actually participating in Action Sports are two examples that go a long way in earning these athletes trust,” states Eddie Casillas AT, “athletes consistently tell us they are more at ease when one of our staff is helping them after a fall.”
The Action Sports Medicine Foundation
The Action Sports Medicine Foundation is a nonprofit foundation whose mission is to enhance the quality and availability of sports medicine to athletes participating in Action Sports. The foundation was formed in 2003, and is based in Jacksonville, Florida.
For further information about the foundation or to find our how you can help please visit ASMFjax.com.
weekend update - Saturday & Sunday, October 24 & 25, 2009
new REDLINE website goes live
Timed with the introduction and release of their 2010 bike line, REDLINE Bicycles recently pulled the "live" switch for their all new and improved website -- which can be found at RedlineBicycles.com . From the intro, visitors can go in a few different directions; all depending on which kind of bike(s) they are looking for. BMX racing? Freestyle? Cyclo-cross? Single speed mountain bikes? Indoor trainers? ... take your pick.
Once you've picked a bike to look at - all of the pertinent information is easily available with a click of your mouse. Specs, weights, geometry and even links to bike reviews for certain models.
At the top choice bar, visitors can also go to all Redline news - or just break it down to read a particular riders' blogs. (All of you Alise Post fans - she's been updating her blog almost daily between classes at San Diego State!) Like a story - one click can transfer it to your Facebook or Twitter.
And yes; Redline has a good selection of videos for you U-tubers to check out also.
So, give it a browse and select it as one of your Faves. The new RedlineBicycles.com has new content added to it daily.
Supercross BMX is proud to announce a new Member to the Factory Race Team!
Official at the 2009 ABA Golden State Nationals last weekend was the addition of the 2009 USAC Jr. Devo Champion and all around cool kid, Nate Padilla to the Supercross BMX Factory team. Nate has been around BMX all of his life and had ridden a Supercross for the last 3 years with his previous Sponsor Bellflower Bikes and with Nate's new goal of the 2016 Olympics it was time to move him up to Full Factory Status.
Nate will be hitting the circuit aboard his custom Burnt Orange Anodized ENVY and is gunning for a spot in the NAG 5 Challenge. Nate's next race with the Supercross Factory Team will be the ABA Disney Cup where Nate will be attacking the track with style along with a few of his Pro teamates of Kris Fox, Kenth Fallen, Jimmy Brown, Courtney Tomei and another newcomer to the team Logan Collins.
We at Supercross look forward to Nate and his family calling the Supercross pits home for a long long time.
For more information on Supercross BMX, it's products and it's team, please visit supercrossbmx.com
Egg Harbor Township BMX
Annual Veteran's Day Race
Saturday, November 7, 2009
9:00am - 11:55pm
Ocean Heights Avenue, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
609-927-9089 (phone only manned on race days)
email@example.com Track contact: Janeen Welsh
Morphine Industries signs 15X, Damian Cherepko
Morphine Industries is stoked to add Damian Cherepko as it's newest inductee to the Factory Team. Damian’s riding speaks for itself. He tore up the NBL ranks this year to take home the #1 plate.
Damian is a great addition to our family. His style of riding and his go for it attitude will be a great complement to our strong group of riders. We are looking forward to supporting him and building a stronger Morphine Industries’ presence in the Midwest and throughout the ABA and NBL national circuits for us and our sponsors.
Be sure to check out www.morphineindustries.com to read about Damian and our other riders.
Look for Damian to make
his debut in the Morphine colors at the ABA's Disney Cup at the end of
Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors; Staats Motocross Bicycles (www.staatsbikes.com), Alienation (www.alienationbmx.com), Fly Racing (www.flyracingbmx.com), Lost Energy Drink (www.lostenterprises.com), Tioga (www.tiogausa.com/bmx), Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), Rennen (www.rennendesigngroup.com)
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Friday, October 23, 2009
Dan’s Competition NBL Grands Report
The traditional end of the summer race in Louisville KY saw the guys from Dan’s ready to continue the work they had set out to do under their new colors, have fun, represent Dan’s Competition & sponsors, and prove that they get serious when it’s show time on a BMX track.
Matt Polkamp is always a crowd favorite with his big smile and his ability to be in the mix at any race. This year saw a couple of wins along with some podium finishes in a very talented AA class. The Friday night last chance qualifier had many of the top AA’s & Matt was right in the mix finishing 6th. He followed up on Saturday with great riding, but crashed in the main. Matt is often featured on websites & in trade mags sporting his Celly Smelly trademark jersey with his awesome riding style.
The A pro class has had some of the best racing all year between many first year A pros, and Dan’s Weston Pope was always seen in the mix. The A pro main event on Friday demonstrated the depth of the talent in one of the crowd’s favorite classes to watch with Weston battling to get a 5th. Saturday night’s pro spectacular also saw Weston out front, only to get passed by several of his friends & competitors ending up with a 3rd and overall #5 for the year. This was no small feat considering Weston is also a world champion mountain biker & attends college fulltime. Thanks Weston for being a great role model to the teenagers demonstrating that you can “do it all”.
The Vet Pro Class used to be just for guys over 30 that didn’t want to quit riding a kid’s bike. Well if you paid much attention this year to this class, the talent is much deeper than just any 8 main gate. Scott Moreland’s first year in this talented class had Scott learning how to juggle career, family & training for the first time. Scott had a successful Grands with a solid 6th on Saturday and finished overall #8. This was following a great World’s Race where Scott earned W#6. Scott’s leadership to the younger guys on the Dan’s team is why friendship, competition & success can all be had no matter what your age
Dan’s east coast rider, 15X Justin Posey almost didn’t make the Grands this year. Playing around in the neighborhood 2 weeks before the Grands sent him to the ER with severe ankle & ligament sprain. He spent the next 2 weeks on crutches, ice packs & physical therapy saying he wasn’t going unless he could win. Well,apparently the rest & determination must have worked as Justin won all of his motos & the main in 15X and won the cruiser title in the 15-16 Cruiser class. JP is a text book case of patience to all of the boys out there who are “smaller” than everyone else in their class, sometimes it just takes a couple of years!
Dan’s west coaster Alden Volle had a fantastic year winning main events from coast to coast. The 13X class is very deep in talent, and Alden was riding awesome and was seen out front in motos and semis throughout the weekend. Alden was just coming off a rough trip to Australia because of the flu during the entire trip, and was ready to make a run at the NBL title. Alden had a tough gate in the main, and couldn’t make up enough ground to get to the front, but as always he rode like a champion. Alden was one of the top 13 year olds to make the 13-14 cruiser main. Look for big things to come for Alden.
Many thanks to Dan’s Competition for allowing us to represent them as well as our co sponsors: Staats, Celly Smelly’s, Tangent, Fly, Vapor & Alienation.
Supercross BMX congratulates 2 new ABA #1 Pros!!
Last weekend in a town of Chilliwack, B.C. Canada, the ABA held their Canadian ABA Grandnationals and crowned a new Canadian Pro King and Queen.
And we here at Supercross BMX are proud to call the new Canadian ABA #1 Pro and Women Pro our own. For the ABA #1 Canadian Pro Title, Jimmy Brown came from behind, as he was not listed in the hunt for the title when the weekend started and lap by lap seemed to go faster not losing a single lap and taking the win for the weekend both days and ending up with his first Pro Title.
On the Womens Side, Supercross BMX's Kaila Sweeney was the reigning holder of the crown and went in to the Canadian ABA Grands in the lead to repeat her title and cinched the title chase by winning every lap on the Billy Allen built ABA Grands track to take the #1 Women's Pro Title home for the second year in a row.
Supercross BMX, and it's team co-sponsors of Alienation BMX, No Fear MX, Block Jerseys, Kid Fuel, Speedline Parts, No Fear Energy, DVS Shoes, MJT Banners, TECH BMX Products, ODI Grips, and ESK Clothing all thank Jimmy and Kaila for a great year of racing and are looking forward to the 2010 season.
For more information on Supercross BMX it's products and the Supercross BMX factory team and riders, please visithttp://www.supercrossbmx.com for up to date news and information
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday, October 22, 2009
King Of The Empire Series To Support Charity
The "King of the Empire" Pro/Am Series is pleased to announce our support of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation . During the course of the 2010 season there will be donation cans set up at all King of the Empire qualifying events as well as the championship race. In addition to the donation cans we will be donating 5-7% of the TOTAL series intake to the fight against childhood cancer.
It's that time of year where we will begin our hunt for sponsors for next season. I urge all past and potential new sponsors to dig deep into their leftover stock in their warehouse. The more prizes that we can raffle off, the larger the end of the year donation will be. If you would like to make a direct donation please follow the King Of The Empire link above.
I'm sure with the continued support from the industry and sites like Gabe Hatem's "Boy and a Bike" site. We as a community can make a difference.
Clint Bonnett - Director, NYS Pro/Am Series
FORMULA LAUNCHES NEW WEB SITE,
READY TO ROCKET NEW FRAMES & COMPLETES!
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Fly Racing on Facebook®
Fly Racing now has an interactive Facebook® Fan page. Facebook users who become a Fan of Fly Racing can now stay up to date on the latest product info and news, along with post photos and videos of themselves riding or racing in their favorite Fly Racing products.
To become a Fan of Fly Racing on Facebook, go to Flyracing.com and click on the “Find us on Facebook” icon. (Located in the upper right corner of the Fly Racing homepage.)
Or, become a fan now by clicking on the image link below:
About Fly Racing
Established in 1996, Fly Racing began as a manufacturer of motorcycle handlebars and helmets and has quickly developed into one of the fastest growing off road and BMX riding apparel and hard part brands. Fly Racing develops high-quality products for the competitive and demanding North American market and is distributed in 40+ countries.
Hot New Headset & Seat Post Clamp
From Technique Components
Murietta, CA. Technique Components is pleased to announce the release of there new precision sealed headset. All our headsets are manufactured using only the finest quality materials ranging from our CNC machined 7000 series aluminum cups all the way to our smooth and effortless precision sealed bearings. Pride and quality of craftsmanship is apparent from top to bottom on this headset.
· 7000 series aluminum cups, spacer & cap
· Laser Etched Technique graphics
· Both 1” & 1 1/8th sizes available
· Efffortless, hi rolling, sealed bearing cartridges
· Stainless Steel fork race
· Availble in 6 different colors
· Weight is 98g (3.5 oz)
· Suggested retail $77.00
Murrieta,CA - Technique Components is at it again!
We are excited about offering our new quick release seat clamp.
The quality and attention to detail is apparent in our use of the
highest quality aluminum, effortless adjustment arm, machined
interior lip for maximum clamping power and laser etched graphics.
· Precision adjustment and gripping power
· Laser Etched Technique graphics
· 25.4mm size for mini frames
· 31.8mm for aluminum frames
· Available in 6 different colors
· Suggested retail $35.00
Dominique Daniels Sportin’ an Avent Neo!
Redman Bicycles International (RBI), is please to announce the addition of Dominique Daniels to there rooster of factory riders under the RBI banner for the 2009-2010 race season.
Dominique hails from Gilbert, Arizona. She is the current ABA #1 Girl Pro (2008), overall World Champion, Amateur Cruiser (2007) and the current points leader in both the ABA & NBL fighting for the coveted Woman’s Pro Title. She is also an Olympic hopeful for the 2012 Olympic games in London, England. When she is not on the BMX track she can be found cross training on her mountain bike or competing on her high school track team.
Dominique will be hitting the local and national circuit riding an Avent NEO frame in both the 20” and 24” cruiser classes, highlighted with Bombshell parts and accessories.
WELCOME TO THE TEAM DOMINIQUE & TIM!!!!!!
Daniels goes 1 for 1 at the NBL Grandnationals.
Newly acquired 2008 ABA National #1 Girl Pro Dominique Daniels headed into the season ending NBL GrandNationals over the labor day weekend, on her quest for another National Championship. She already had a huge points lead, only needing to make the mains and place in the top 3 for an overall win. In her motos she showed the power, grace and determination of a true champion, making it to the big show! Well she got an overall 2nd place for the day BUT more importantly she won her first NBL National #1 Pro Woman’s Title, to add to her 2008 ABA National #1 Woman’s Pro Title.
Dominique is also the current overall 2009 points leader in the ABA for her class. With just 2 more ABA Pro Nationals left in the Year (Disney Cup and the ABA GrandNationals) Redman Bicycles International is confident Dominique will have the dominance and power to capture her second overall ABA Title and to make 2009 a 2 for 2 year.
For more information, please contact the Sales and Marketing Manager at RBI (619) 246-6193
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Hyper BMX & Profile Racing Join Forces
Malaga, New Jersey / St. Petersburg, Florida - October 20, 2009
Hyper Bicycles and Profile Racing are proud to announce a multi year joint Sponsorship agreement. The Factory Hyper Team will have the advantage of using the best BMX racing components on the market and the Profile Factory Team will shine on the race proven geometry of the Hyper Assault frames.
“This is a proud day for me. I started my racing career in the early 80’s as part of the Profile Factory Team and now get a chance to bring my two favorite BMX companies together “. Said Hyper Bicycles Team Manager and 5 Time National Champion Jud Ciancio. Profile Race Manager Gus Lanzilotta added, "Joining forces will not only help Profile and Hyper but this will no doubt help our teams become better racers in the years to come. We look forward to promoting their awesome frames and putting Hyper in front of the competition."
Keep your eyes open at your local track, that white or orange blur might be a Factory Profile or Hyper rider testing their new equipment out as they get ready for an epic 2010 race Season. Take a look at all the awesome products at both www.hyperbicycles.com and www.profileracing.com .
STUMP DAWG DOUBLES AT THE ABA GOLDEN STATE NATIONALS
GHP FACTORY RACING - Randy Stumpfhauser was on fire all weekend. The AA Pro class didn't know what had hit them when the gate dropped for the main events over the weekend. In fact he won every moto, semi, and main events. With these finishes the points chase for the ABA 2009 AA Title is pretty much a dead tie and will come down to the main at the grands.
Robby Patterson ripped it up in the 17-18x class with a 3rd on saturday and a 2nd behind Connor Fields on sunday. Robby has been training and racing like crazy and is looking to make a top showing at the grands.
Other top dogs on the GHP factory team are new riders Austin Barrette who doubled in the 11x and 11-12 open on Sunday and Justin Hendley who scored a win in 9x saturday with top scores in cruiser and class all weekend. These new riders have been working hard and they put it together for Lancaster.
In addition the GHP amatuer program had many other great finishes from EJ Pasowicz making all of his mains in 10x and 10c, Dakota Baca making all mains in 12x and 12C, Zach Zito made both 14C mains, and Ted (pedro) brown taking a 2nd and a 3rd in 28-35x.
Honorable mentions go out to Doug King, GHP support rider, doubling the 17-20 cruiser class and Noah Barrette, Austins little bro, smoked the 9-10 open saturday and taking a 2nd in 10x.
GHP would like to thank all of their great sponsors: TIOGA, TROY LEE DESIGNS, RHYTHM/CRUPI, HRP DESIGNS, VITAMIN WATER, ODI, LDC
Nor-Cal classic pro am/dirt jam
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday, October 19, 2009
Palm Bay BMX Adds UCI Elite Men's World Champ,
Donny Robinson Clinic & Appearance to Palm Bay Pro/Am
Palm Bay Pro/Am, there is an update to the event.
Friday October 23rd Pre-race party.
All are Invited from 5:00-9:00pm at Long Doggers Restaurant
4260 Minton Rd. Melbourne Florida Ph# 321-951-8884.
Come out have a great time and dinner with
UCI BMX World Champion
and the Palm Bay BMX Crew.
October 24th Race day Pro/Am Registration $25.00
Regular points race and Trophy $7.00 Enjoy the fun and festivities.
October 25th Donny Robinson will be hosting a race clinic for all ages from 12:00-4:00
Appropriate Race Attire is Mandatory.
Registration Fee $30.00
Learn from the Donny Robinson, the 2009 UCI World Champion,
Olympic Bronze Medalist and one of the Greatest People in BMX.
Pre-register at www.getintheaction.org
By Phone at 321-543-8466 - Jason Jones
University of BMX Old School BMX Reunion Slagharen, Netherlands
News & Fotos/Bart De Jong-FatBMX.com & Gerrit Does/University of BMX
Ask any pro BMX racer from the '80-s/'90-s about Ponypark Slagharen and they'll tell you a story or two. The place has got some history, which kicked off with the first IBMXF World Championships race outside of the USA in 1983 which was won by Clint Miller (not Colony's Clint Millar!).
With the AVRO Fietscross series, European Challenge Cup races with their
legendary King Of Dirt events, and some freestyle demos by the likes of
Eddie Fiola, Dave Breed, the MBK team, Ron Wilkerson, Dennis
Langlais, Martin Aparijo, Carlo Griggs etc., it's clear that the place
smells like BMX more than it does like Pony's. Gerrit Does
found it time for a BMX Reunion which took place Oct. 2-4, at the park.
Knowing Gerrit you could expect more than just a get together at the bar bringing up old stories. Gerrit had contacted BMX collectors to see if they would be into displaying their bikes during the weekend. With close to 100 bikes present you could say that this was a big success. You can read about who won what in the FATBMX report right here.
kids from 2-10 years old were treated by a BMX Clinic courtesy of BMX
Playground. Unfortunately Olympic BMX Champion Maris Strombergs
had cancelled his trip to Slagharen so the kids had to work with Zonto
instead. He did a good job and the kids were into it.
The Paul's Boutique team riders entertained the crowd with some dirt jump demos over the weekend. Dennis Keunen even managed to pull several flips which he had just learned a few weeks prior to the show. With flip master Pim van den Bos out with a broken ankle this move was very welcome. What's a show without a flip? Just ask Bart Bazelmans about that one. Daniel Wijsmuller did whips, truckdrivers and 360 flatties over the "killer jump" and Michael van der Lee and Riccardo Moes kept the show going. Walter took care of the flatland moves with some hitchhikers and cliffhangers over a far from flat surface. On Sunday 5 years old Philip de Jong made a little guest appearance. All in all some live BMX-ing next to the hall where the infamous KOD's took place in the early 1990's.
of the highlights of the weekend was the BMX footage from the 1950-s. Amersfoort
is now the birth place of BMX. Forget about California. It was done in Holland
first. We showed pictures before, we'll show you some footage very soon. BMX
books need to be re-written. Joe Kid shredded on grandma's bike first.
Gerrit, Paul Vakkers and Martin v.d. Velden took us
through 30 years of BMX with video footage. A nice history lesson for all.
The members of the University of BMX Hall Of Fame were honoured for what they'd
done for the sport. Basically win titles for Holland in the many international
BMX racing events. Phil Hogendoorn, Anita van de Mortel, Willy Kanis,
Melanie Hogendoorn, Karien Gubbels and Louis Vrijdag were some of the
members that picked up their plaque.
Rob van den Wildenberg made it on stage and was asked some
questions about the 2008 Olympics where he made the final. Willy Kanis
and Roy van den Berg announced their retirement of BMX and will
concentrate on the Velodrome from now on.
The band DAAN finished off the night with frontman Daniel Levi,
a former BMX racer. Mid-gig he threw in a little BMX quiz for the people
present. Some of the answers were questionable but at least he showed his
involvement in BMX which was a good fit at a night like this.
It was the freestyle crew that had to finish off the night in fashion as the night was still young. No 08h00 race practice the next day. Sweet. - News & Fotos/Bart De Jong-FatBMX.com
World Class BMX Track Launched in Madona, Latvia!
Recently, the 26th of September there was an AWESOME new track launched in Madona, Latvia with the competition "Madona Cup".
Main class was SuperPRO and the results were:
Arturs Matisons was in great form all day thru his motos but had some problems with the Pro Section in the final and fell back to 8th.
The day before the race, the track was great and very fast, as it slopes downhill all the way to the 1st turn. All banking turns are 180 and are the steepest in Latvia. Imagine them asphalted!
Unfortunately, that night rain made the track a little soft and most of the fun was gone. Its normal for the new tracks, because the dirt (dolomite offal) must settle a longer time.
Anyway, the track was great... everyone was exited and all agree that track looks like a smaller example of the Beijing Olympic track... and main reason is starting hill which has
slope angles similar to a UCI BMX Supercross ramp.
The exception is the smaller height for kids to negotiate it. Wow......that acceleration! I think someone should come to Madona next year and try it. Teens 13-14 fly over unbelievable Supercross-lookalike distance. You can see it in the pics, and both doubles in the prosection are non rollable.
It is, for sure, a World championship class track.
3-rd straight is very technical but negotiable in 3 ways and the starting gate is one of the new super reliable, Bensink gates.
The track is financed by the Madona Province local government and built by world famous rider, coach and BMX track builder, Ivo Lakuchs.
Photographs, courtesy of Elina Ola
BMX racing news weekend update ..... Sat./Sun., October 17/18, 2009
ABA GOLDEN STATE NATIONALS LIVE WEBCAST SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Get ready for the ABA Golden State Nationals LIVE webcast, airing this weekend on GO211. Starting Saturday, October 17th at 10:00 am (est), fans can watch Day 1 of this great race. Sunday kicks off at 8:00 am (est) with more exciting races.
Don't miss one race from this event. GO211 Mobile enables fans to watch from their mobile device. Just log-on to go211.mobi from your cell phone, and enjoy the Live Webcast on the GO.
FLY RACING TALON II “CHECKMATE” SPD SHOES IN STOCK
NOW AVAILABLE IN YOUTH 13 AND SIZE 1
FLY RACING is please to announce the release of the latest color in the Talon II shoe line. The new “Checkmate” color option has arrived. This new color option features:
For the dinky dude racers out there all three colors of the Talon II shoes are now available in youth 13 and size 1. So all Talon shoes are now available in youth 13 through adult 13!!
Get your Talon II shoes at your local bike shop or favorite mail order now.
FREEAGENT/ROUTE55 UK RACE TEAM FINISH THE 09 SEASON ON TOP OF THE PODIUM
The biggest race in the UK calendar was attended by over 700 which was a record for a UK event in many years so with things on the up for racing in Great Britain the Freeagent/Route55 BMX race team wanted to put on a good show to finish off a great 1st season.
Saturday night was the National presentation night where everyone who competed through the season gathered to celebrate the achievements of each rider through the year with riders being presented the trophies and awards for all their hard work through the year.
The FA/Route55 team were all out in force with the Red and Black Attack taking up podium
places all night.
Team finishes were:
Taylor Johnson - National 6 - 8x
Lewis Locker - National 7 - 9x
Jordan Perry - National 5 - 15-16x
Dominic Skidmore - National 4 - 15-16x
Grant Hill - National 3 - 15-16x
Jack Hall - National 1 - 15-16x
Lee Alexander - National 5 - Masters
Kelvin Batey - National 1 - Elite Men
With the presentation out the way the team knew it was time to get down to business for the race they were there for and the riders didn't disappoint.
Both Taylor Johnson and Lewis Locker made their mains in their respective classes to cement themselves as top 8 riders for their age class for the year and now have a platform to build from in 2010.
With the age classes being split to single age classes, the notorious "Firm" were split in half with Perry and Hall in 15x with Hill and Skidmore representing in 16x.
Jack Hall's first straight has been his biggest strength this year and another great start saw him holeshot his final with the ever eager Jordan Perry in 2 but on the outside of his team mate. As Hall pulled a nice lead out the first turn Perry got stuck wide which then ended in him crashing and having to roll in for 8th. However, Hall was gone and powered his way to a British title to add to his National title he bagged a few months earlier.
The 16x title looked like it was going to be a battle between both the FA/Route 55 boys as they lined up on the gate with Hill and Skidmore both having strong runs through the day. Grant Hill had what was a great start and first straight with Dom Skidmore on the outside of him in 2, very much in the same way the guys had rode the final in the 15x final. As Hill took a good lead out the first turn Skidmore got balled up and ended up sliding off the track to end his shot at the title. In what was an unreal race Hill swapped the lead a couple of times before taking charge down the last straight and winning the first big race of his life to pick up a British title in his first full season of racing.
Lee Alexander had some bad luck in Masters but came back strong to take the title in the 40-44 cruiser class to end what has been an extremely good year for the Warhorse.
Kelvin Batey rounded off the day in Elite Men by taking what was his 22nd and 5th Elite British title in a row to add to his National title to round out what he saw as a year off in his racing career.
When the presentation got under way it was announced that Freeagent/Route55 had won the British Team title which was an unbelievable achievement with the ethos of the team at the start of the year being performance progression rather than instant results. It was a very proud moment for everyone who has been involved with the team in 2009.
The riders and team managers would like to thank VSI Products, THE, Sinz , Howies, ODI, Tioga Seats, Fastlane BMX Magazine, Sharp Products, and The Source BMX Shop for their great support this year as without this support none of the team success would have been possible.
Morphine Industries signs
the “Master” Vet Pro - Tim Dinger
Morphine Industries is stoked to announce the addition of Vet Pro Tim Dinger to its Factory team. We could not been more excited to add such a great rider, person and all around good dude to our family. Tim brings with him a presence and attitude that exemplifies Morphine Industries’ philosophy of having fun while backin’ it up on the track. Tim rounds out our 10 member factory team with an exclamation point.
Dinger is no stranger to being at the on the top of the National and World stage with a treasure chest full of single digit plates. His talent speaks for itself. Come on… what guy can borrow someone’s cruiser he has never ridden at the Worlds and finish with a World #2 plate. Not to mention riding the World’s longest wheelie out of the gate to get the W#4 plate on his 20”, back up by the World #2 from 2007 & 2008. That is a testament to his love of the sport and raw skill as a rider.
We hope to give Tim a platform to continue his success in BMX, while promoting the Morphine Industries brand and its Factory Team Sponsors.
"I am really stoked to join the already stellar Morphine Industries team. They have a ton of talented riders that really like to go out there and have fun while racing hard. Morphine makes killer products and they have amazing sponsors that I am looking forward to represent this year. I would like to thank Jonathan from Morphine for the opportunity to represent Morphine Industries this year and I look forward to a great 2010 season.", states Tim D.
Look for Tim to debut the Morphine Industries’ colors with the Team at the ABA's Disney Cup the end of Oct.
Check out www.morphieindustries.com in the next few days to see Mr. Dinger’s rider page and the rest of the Factory Team. Stay tuned, this year is going to be a ride to remember.
Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors; Staats Motocross Bicycles (www.staatsbikes.com), Alienation (www.alienationbmx.com), Fly Racing (www.flyracingbmx.com), Lost Energy Drink (www.lostenterprises.com), Tioga (www.tiogausa.com/bmx), Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), Rennen (www.rennendesigngroup.com)
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday, October 15, 2009
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Today's BMX Racing News ..... Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Redman/Rockstar's, Corben Sharrah Rocks Em in Fréjus!
Fréjus, France was the site for the season ending 2009 UCI SX Supercross season.
Redman/Rockstar mounted Corben Sharrah turned a lot of heads over the weekend by making it out of the motos and into the semis! This kid is from a BMX hotbed of activity-Arizona, has mad track skills, tons of style, super fast and he is only 17 years old.
In the semis he was able to pull down a respectable 5th place finish just missing the cut to the mains. This is a great accomplishment in terms of his age, maturity level and determination. To cap off his trip to Fréjus, Corben was also nominated as one of the UCI Rookie of the Year candidates.
With Corben's age and his steady progression on the international racing scene, we anticipate him as a solid candidate for the 2012 Olympic BMX squadron.
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Today's BMX Racing News ..... Tuesday, October 13, 2009
REDLINE BICYCLES WOWS 'EM IN 'VEGAS
With some companies sitting out the annual INTERbike show in Las Vegas, the SBS-distributed REDLINE brand was more than happy to get all of the Dealer attention with thei all-new FLIGHT line of bikes. And while other companies were showing last years' models due to still having '09 inventory - the 2010 Redline's featured some great frame changes and have some major upgrades on their spec.
Can you say "Carbon fiber forks?!"
One of the first comments from bikes dealers and INTERbike guests was just that. For 2010, Redline has spec'd Answer's carbon fiber Skythe forks on the Expert and above, with the Mini and Junior sporting Redline Carbon Microline forks. Only the Micro has R-6 alloy forks due to its size.
Besides the carbon forks and racy graphics, Redline has changed up the geometry of their frames ever so slightly. The top tube angle slopes down a tad more; providing a lower standover height, more roominess in the cockpit area that enables it to carve a berm better with more room to lean. It also makes the R-6 Alloy frames even lighter than past years.
In Vegas, the most frequent quote heard muttered by Dealers was "They look so fast, just standing still."
Now just imagine what they can do on a BMX track! While the first batch of 2010 Flight bikes has arrived and quickly sold out to Dealers, the next batch of bikes are due to arrive any day now. If you want one - you'd better act fast.
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday, October 12, 2009
Sam Willoughby & Laëtitia le Corguille Take BIG Wins
at UCI BMX Supercross World cup in Fréjus, France.
Check it all out on the BMX mania
race reports, year end finishes
and complete awards party coverage,
Elite Men Podium from left, 2nd Donny Robinson/USA; 1st Sam Willoughby/AUS and 3rd Cristian Becerine/ARG
Elite Women's Podium from left, 2nd Mariana Pajon/COL; 1st Laëtitia le Corguille/FRA and 3rd Arielle Martin/USA
Le Corguillé (FRA) and Willoughby (AUS) win ‘the double’ in BMX Supercross
Fréjus, 10 October 2009 –Laëtitia Le Corguillé from France won the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Fréjus in one of this year’s most exciting Elite women finals. With this victory in the ultimate leg of this year’s BMX Supercross World Cup the determined French rider also secured the overall 2009 World Cup win for Elite women.
Just as impressive was Sam Willoughby’s victory in France in the Elite men. The 2009 Junior World Champion claimed his second win in a World Cup event this year and with that the talented young Australian from Adelaide was also awarded 2009 overall winner.
Willoughby was not the favourite going in to the quarter finals. He finished only 17th in the time trials on Friday and he had a rough start in the 1/8 finals on Saturday. He barely qualified for the quarter finales with one point to spare. But from that moment on the young Australian was on fire winning all following heats including the main event.
Le Corguillé was only second fastest going in to the women’s finals. Mariana Pajon (COL) had the honours of picking the inside lane as best qualifier. Pajon was also leading the eight finalists until the last straight in the main event. But with the finish in sight Pajon had to give way to a determined Le Corguillé. The experienced French rider, who also won the silver medal at the Beijing Olympics, beat the Junior World Champion on the line in a crazy and extremely close final.
In the men’s final Willoughby was also up against some fierce competition. With Maris Strombergs from Latvia in lane four. Strombergs is the current Olympic Champion and winner of the previous World Cup event in Chula Vista. The Latvian was keen on winning. But there was also the current Elite men World Champion Donny Robinson from the USA. Robinson looked in good shape winning all his motos in the three heats of the 1/8 finals.
But Willoughby outperformed all. He charged out of the gate in the final leading from start to finish. Willoughby battled it out with Strombergs on the first straight and was leading going into the first turn. Then he managed to keep of Donny Robinson to claim double victory.
Sam Willoughby (AUS) said: “I had a real rough start of the day. The pressure was on. But I managed to pull my head back in and refocus on the job at hand. I learnt a lot today! Our approach for this year was to focus on the World Cup events and the World Championships. That worked out really good.”
“For the final I wanted the inside lane and used that to my advantage, Maris and I fought it out on the first straight and it was a drag race to the finish. It is a privilege to race against such formidable competition. Great to win here and to be the 2009 overall season winner.”
Laëtitia Le Corguillé (FRA) said: “Right now, I’m delighted, very happy! The fact that there are more and more people gaining an interest in BMX is something I’m really pleased to see. The Roc d’Azur brings me luck. It’s the third year running that the last event has been staged here and it’s the third time that I’ve won this world cup!”
This season, the French rider crashed several times and had serious injuries. “Her season has been really complicated,” said Fabrice Vettoretti, national technical director of the French BMX team. “In winning this world cup she proved that she is a great champion. There was a really big fight during this crazy final. Laetitia had to dig really deep to hunt down this victory!”
Donny Robinson (USA) said: “I was not too happy with the way I was riding and Maris, Sam and Khalen were all incredibly fast. I did not have second place speed today. So l am happy with my result thanks to some good positioning and smart riding.”
Ariel Martin (USA) said: “I am very happy with third place. I was injured not too long ago, actually my hand is still broken. So I did not get a lot of training done lately. Only the last few weeks I was back on the bike.”
CHECK OUT THE COMPLETE AND OFFICIAL RESULTS
ON OUR BMX MANIA RACE REPORT PAGE!
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Friday, October 9, 2009
Quentin Caleyron & Mariana Pajon
Top Time Trial Comp
At UCI BMX Supercross/Frejus!
complete Time trial stats
and facts To be posted On
BMX Mania Race Report Page!
OH! And spectacular
BMX Action Photos, Too!
Alise Post, Arielle Martin and Amanda Geving, are chargin' HARD out of the gate at the 2009 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Fréjus, France. Thursday's, Practice Day brought cloudy overcast weather but no rain at the track although the weather was rainy in the surrounding area. Friday's Practice/Time Trials activities "could" be affected, but the track's in GREAT shape and the rider turnout is higher than ever before, so look out for awesome BMX race action as the 2009 UCI BMX SX Series races to a conclusion.
Check out the BMX Mania Dot Com Race Report Page for all the details and TONS of photos!
Mariana Pajon and Magalie Pottier 'air it OUT' over the big jump heading in to Turn One, Friday at Frejus.
Make sure to check out the BMX Mania Race Report Page.
Tons of photos from Thursday's Practice Day.
Rockin' race preview!
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday, October 8, 2009
UCI BMX To Hold First Annual UCI BMX Awards!
At the BMX Supercross World Cup Finals in Fréjus, France, this weekend, the UCI is pleased to host the first annual UCI BMX Awards. To further honor the performances of our top BMX athletes, the UCI will hand out the following awards;
In addition to these special awards, the OVERALL WINNERS of the BMX SUPERCROSS WORLD CUP will also be honored during the ceremony.
All nominated athletes (4 in each category) will be officially announced on Thursday 8th October. The nominees will be carefully evaluated by a selected jury representing the UCI, Industry, Teams, Media and Athletes.
The UCI BMX SX Awards will be held at the LE VILLAGE Discothèque (824 rue Jean Carrara, Fréjus) on Saturday 10th October @ 20h30. Tickets are €25 and will be available at the BMX SX registration office. The ticket includes entry, light food and drinks. Minimum age is 18 years with some flexibility.
Johan Lindstrom / UCI BMX
UCI BMX Supercross Finals Ready To Launch!
|The National Team trucks are rolling in to town, the riders are
psyched to get on the track for Thursday's Practice Rounds and the
venue is DIALED!
UCI BMX Supercross racing is getting ready to ROCK in Frejus, France and BMX Mania is on the ground, ready to bring you the exciting BMX Racing action from the FINAL round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Series!
Check back, Thursday evening, East Coast, U.S. time for some HOT shots from Thursday's practice!
ONE/Kenda’s Arturs Matisons from Latvia took his first victory after a long injury.
In Besnate, Italy, Arturs won the first BMX international Fast Cross of 2009. In the 2nd one he took 8th place.
Next race: UCI Supercross Frejus, France - Oct. 9/10
ONE KENDA is sponsored by:
KENDA, PINCH GEAR, KMC, SHIMANO, BOLLÉ, THE Industries, SINZ, WLM DESIGN, UFO, THOMSON, ODI, NIKE,
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Northwest BMXer, Mike Raich Lost to BMX Racing!
Legendary BMX facilitator, Mike Raich has passed away following a severe and now fatal heart attack last Friday following his passion.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike's family.
Lance Maguire President, Emerald Valley BMX Association. www.evbmx.com
Takes NORA Cup
Free Agent's, Maris Strombergs highlighted as the Number One Racer at the Transworld BMX Magazine NORA Cup Awards presented by Fit Bike Co. in Las Vegas recently.
Joining Strombergs were riders in other categories of; Number One Flatlander, Number One Street Rider, Number One Ramp Rider, Number One Dirt Jumper, Best Video Part, and Video of the Year.
NORA Cup Awards went to:
2009 Number One Rider Award - Street Presenter: Troy McMurray Winner: Garrett Reynolds
2009 Number One Rider Award - Dirt Presenter: Shaun Butler Winner: Mike Aitken
2009 Number One Rider Award - Race Presenter: Pete Loncarevich Winner: Maris Strombergs 2009 NORA Cup Winner
2009 Number One Rider Award - Flat Presenter: Nate Hansom Winner: Matthias Dandois
2009 Number One Rider Award - Ramp Presenter: Lee Reynolds Winner: Chase Hawk 2009 NORA Cup
2009 Number One Rider Award - Video Part Presenter: Mike “Rooftop” Escamilla Winner: Garrett Reynolds, Nike 6.0, "Writing On The Wall"
2009 Number One Rider Award - Video Presenter: Stew Johnson Winner: Nike 6.0 "Writing On The Wall"
RIDE BMX ANNOUNCES NOMINEES FOR THE 13th ANNUAL NORA CUP
Hosted by Paul Roberts
Winners Announced During Interbike Bike Show, At The House of Blues, Las Vegas
Tustin, CA – September 21, 2009 – Ride BMX, the number-one BMX magazine, announced the nominees for the 13th Annual Ride BMX NORA CUP Awards presented by Fit Bike Co. today. The winners will be named during a live event on September 24, 2009, at the House of Blues, Las Vegas.
The NORA Cup Awards honor BMX’s top riders, presenting seven awards to professional BMXers in the categories of Number One Racer, Number One Flatlander, Number One Street Rider, Number One Ramp Rider, Number One Dirt Jumper, Best Video Part, and Video of the Year. The award winners are determined by polling professional BMXers.
“From Olympic medalists to the most hardcore street riders in BMX, the 2009 Ride BMX NORA Cup Awards will surely be one star-studded event that’s guaranteed to get wild and crazy.” Keith Mulligan, Editor in Chief of Ride BMX says. “NORA Cup is the one time a year where the biggest names in BMX riding and industry converge to pay respect to the best riders of the year and to celebrate the sport and lifestyle we all love. With legendary presenters and the World Premiere of Fit Bike Co.’s new video Stay Fit capping off this year’s show, it’ll be the party of the year.”
Chris Moeller, CEO of Fit Bike Co., states, “Everybody in the BMX biz is slammed trying to make ends meet on a daily basis, 12 months a year. Sure we attend events and talk about the state of things from time to time, but NORA Cup is the one place the entire industry comes together to look back on another crazy year and celebrate being in a business we all love. Even if we’re competitors on or off the bike, we’re all a part of something larger and to me that’s what NORA Cup is all about. And getting hammered.”
In addition to the awards, Ride BMX is pleased to host the world premiere of the newest Fit Bike Co. video, Stay Fit, featuring Mike Aitken, Eddie Cleveland, Chase Dehart, Edwin Delarosa, Brian Foster, Chase Hawk, Van Homan, Justin Inman, Dakota Roche, and Tom White.
The official nominees for the 13th Annual Ride BMX NORA Cup Awards presented by Fit Bike Co. are:
Number One Racer:
Number One Flatlander:
Number One Street
Number One Ramp Rider:
Number One Dirt Jumper:
Best Video Part:
Colt Fake - Better Off Dead
Dennis Enarson - Writing on the Wall
Garrett Reynolds - Writing on the Wall
Chris Doyle - Safety First
Davey Watson - Shola
|Video of the Year:
Nike - Writing on the Wall
Kink - Safety First
Banned 3 - Better Off Dead
Levi's - The Levi's Video
Seventies - Brighton Ain't Ready
The 13th Annual Ride BMX NORA Cup Awards is proud to be presented by Fit Bike Co., and associated with sponsors: DC Shoes, Ball Park Franks, Jack’s Links, and Red Bull. For more information on Ride BMX and NORA Cup, please visit www.ridebmx.com
About Ride BMX
The number-one title in the industry for over 15 years, Ride BMX has fueled participation in the sport from day one by chronicling and sharing insights on the BMX lifestyle and experiences that educate new readers while inspiring veterans of the sport. Found online at RideBMX.com, RideBMX is based in Tustin, California, and is published by TransWorld Media, the world’s leading action-sports media company.
TransWorld is a division of the Bonnier Corporation. Bonnier Corporation (www.bonniercorp.com) is one of the largest consumer publishing groups in America and the leading media company serving passionate, highly-engaged audiences through more than 40 special-interest magazines and related multimedia projects and events.
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Monday, October 5, 2009
The Supercross ENVY Frame Makes A Return With A Kicker For Little BMXers!
For Immediate Release - Apple Valley, CA
The most popular race frame of 2009 is now available for the little guys!
Earlier this year Supercross BMX introduced it's fastest frame yet, the Supercross ENVY. Built from Supercross's custom shaped and butted EASTON® ULR Ultralite Race Taperwall tubing it is Fast, Light and Stiff. Kenth Fallen has taken his Supercross ENVY to 8 straight national wins, Kris Fox took his to a top 8 finish at the UCI Supercross Time Trials in Chula Vista and Samantha took hers to the main at the UCI Worlds. The demand for these frames far exceeded the supply and the first run of 200 frames sold out in under 2 weeks, and the back orders started rolling in.
Good news is that the next run of 400 ENVY's is finished and this time Supercross has added in the popular Mini, Jr. Expert, Expert XL and Expert XXL sizes to compliment the pro sizes, now the little guys can have their ENVY too.
The new Little ENVY's use their own special custom butted and shaped tubing that is specially designed for the younger riders to push their riding to the limits. The Smaller ENVY's feature new smaller CNC'd 3D dropouts with backside releavement, custom tapered and butted rear stays, Custom Shaped Easton® ULR tapered and butted top tubes and downtubes, CNC'd Headtubes and BB shells.
Bad news is that the entire run of 400 Supercross ENVY's is presold. So if you are looking to grab an ENVY check with your local Supercross Dealer and see if they can get one for you from their distributor Western Power Sports, or check with J&R Express as they are the sole mail order source for these hot new frames and word is that they are almost sold out already on their pre-orders. All sizes at the MSRP of only $449.95 for the Worlds Lightest and Fastest Race Frames.
For more information on the Supercross ENVY's and all of Supercross' BMX parts or to find a dealer near you, please visit supercrossbmx.com
Supercross ENVY Frame Sizes - Mini - 17.5" TT - Junior - 18.5" TT - Expert - 19.5" TT - Expert XL - 20" TT - Expert XXL - 21" TT - Pro - 20.5" TT - Pro Plus - 20.75" TT - Pro XL - 21.25" TT - Pro XXL - 21.75" TT - Expert Cruiser - 20.5" TT - Pro Short Cruiser - 20.5" TT - Pro Cruiser - 21.5" TT - Pro XL Cruiser - 22" TT
Stock Colors : Gloss Black, Pearl White, Neon Green, Mirror Polish and 21 Custom Anodized Colors.
2009 ABA Canadian Grand Nationals this Weekend
By ABA Staff- Gilbert, Arizona ..... The Intense, FLY Racing and Tangent sponsored 2009 Canadian Nationals Series will take place this weekend, with the series ending at the Canadian Grand Nationals in Chilliwack, BC. The 2009 Canadian Nationals Series has featured intense battles for both the NAG and National rankings. The Canadian Grand Nationals will take place October 9-11 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)
Current Point Leaders
PRO - 1 KEVIN HILL 430 ... 2 SCOTT ERWOOD 260 ... 3 NICK GOERTZEN 250 ... 4 MISCHA PARTRIDGE 170 ... 5 MANI KAWAGUCHI 160
Women PRO - 1 KAILA SWEENEY 460 ... 2 ROSEMARY ADAMS 400 ... 3 AMY BROWN 180 ... 4 BROOKELYN WILKINSON 112 ... 5 SABRINA MILLMAN 112
Amateur - 1 ALEX WINTERS 1260 ... 2 GERRY ERICKSON 1222 ... 3 ALEX GRECHT 1159 ... 4 SPENCER SCHMIDT 1092 ... 5 ERIC WRIGHT 1061
Girls - 1 NATALIE SCHMIDT 1234 ... 2 MICHELLE BERTI 1226 ... 3 ILANA JUST 1207 ... 4 TAYLOR WYLIE 1151 ... 5 ISLA HUTTON 1137
Cruiser - 1 ALEX WINTERS 1230 ... 2 JEFF INGRAM 1193 ... 3 ALEX MILNES 1144 ... 4 JACK HUTTON 1069 ... 5 DEAN BOTTERILL 1067
Girls Cruiser - 1 Shanda Hill 1222 ... 2 Laura Knowles 1220 ... 3 Natalie Schmidt 1217 ... 4 Ilana Just 1144 ... 5 Erin Sawatski 1102
Bike Shop Team - 1 O-Zone 890 ... 2 XMB Racing/Outbound Cycle 870 ... 3 Canadian Bike Supply 823
4 Canada BMX Hex 716 ... 5 Alberta Crupi ABC 207 ... 6 Action Sports Depot Canada 117
Trophy Team - 1 Wrecking Crew 693 ... 2 Venture Gear 605 ... 3 Artrageous 362
4 Diablos-Canada 352 ... 5 UFO Canada 256
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 9th- National Pre-Race- Trophies 1-4th in Main Double District Points
200% Pro Pay back*
Saturday, October 10th- National Event #4 - Trophies to All in Main Triple District Points
$1,500 Pro Purse*
Sunday, October 11th- Canadian Grand Nationals - Trophies to All in Main Quadruple District Points
$2,000 Pro Purse*
For race schedule and pre-registration info visit: www.ababmx.com
*8 riders required for full payout*
Revised Schedule of Events-
Registration: 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Registration closes at 5:00pm
Friday: Fri/Sat/Sun events 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Saturday: Sat/Sun events 8:30am - 10:00am
Sunday: NO REGISTRATION
National Race Times:
Saturday: race begins @ 11:30am
Sunday: corrections 8:00 - 8:30am only | race begins @ 9:00am
AWARDS TO ALL IN MAIN
NO REGISTRATION OR PRACTICE ON SUNDAY
To be in effect at all Canadian nationals
FRIDAY CLASS SATURDAY
1:40-2:00pm 8 & under N/A
2:00-2:20pm 9-12 N/A
2:20-2:40pm 13-16 N/A
2:40-3:00pm 17 & Over N/A
3:00-3:20pm 8 & under 8:20-8:40am
3:20-3:40pm 9-12 8:40-9:00am
3:40-4:00pm 13-16 9:00-9:20am
4:00-4:20pm 17& Over 9:20-9:40am
4:20-4:40pm 8 & Under 9:40-10:00am
4:40-5:00pm 9-12 10:00-10:20am
5:00-5:20pm 13-16 10:20-10:40am
5:20-5:40pm 17 & Over 10:40-11:00am
5:40-5:55pm PRO 11:00-11:20am
Important things to remember for the Weekend
Ø Parking Fees- $15 for the weekend
Ø NO Bikes in the Stands- Bring your bike lock!
Ø Turkey Dinner- Saturday Afternoon- Excellent Food and Tradition! Must give email confirmation by Oct. 4th to firstname.lastname@example.org - $12 per person
Ø Overnight Parking/Camping (must check in at entrance booth)
§ Hookups $20 per night
§ Dry Camping $12 per night
The 2009 ABA Canadian Nationals Series is brought to you by: Fly Racing-(www.flyracingbmx.com) - Intense BMX- (www.intensebmx.com) - Tangent-(www.tangentproducts.com)
Without their help, we couldn’t make the 2009 ABA Canadian Nationals Series such a huge success.
BESNATE INTERNATIONAL BMX FAST CROSS - ITALY
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4, was held in Besnate (ITALY), the third edition of the now “traditional” competition of end-season; without Italy’s number one DE VECCHI Manuel (honeymoon in the USA), the starting gate was filled with riders from Italy, Belgium, Spain, France, Holland, Latvia and Venezuela.
From the Saturday’s morning time trial, the two Latvia’s athletes, Veide and Matisons (this last one back to racing after a long time) set the pace of the group, leaving little space to the remaining riders.
Arturs Matisons won Saturday’s main event, with team mate Veide second and Belgian Arnaud Dubois third, then Rossi, Gagnu, Delbert, Gutierrez and Jasper.
The victory in Sunday’s competition has gone instead to the impressive junior Veide, that beat Dubois, Gutierrez, Delbert, Gagnu, the Italian Champion Cristofoli, with the very fast but unlucky Dutch Jaspers (two final and two crash in the first corner) in seventh position, after a flying contact with Matisons, finished eighth.
The unstoppable Veide won also the “one against one” competition, where the 16 fastest time trials compete in a two riders moto, with the first one passing on the next level until reaching the two-riders final (similar a four cross competition but with only two riders).
Finally, Italy’s Manuel “Airtime” Schiavo won the jump contest, with Gagnu second and Gutierrez in third position.
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Cyclecraft Announces Full On Factory Team For 2010!
Orlando, FL October 2009- As a successful 2009 racing season is drawing to a close, CycleCraft is off and running preparing for the 2010 racing season. As such, we are pleased to announce to the 2010 Factory Team. We have been able to keep the core of the 2009 Factory Team in place, while adding some great riders for the 2010 campaign. To achieve as much exposure as possible for CycleCraft and our co-sponsor brands, the size of the factory team has been expanded from 5 to 10 riders.
2010 CycleCraft Factory Team
(*denotes 2010 addition)
Pat Marchese - Team Manager*
|Ronald Vega - Super-Ex/ A Pro||Vinicius “Vinny” Moreira - Masters/ Vet Pro*|
|John Comerford - 34 Expert/ Cruiser*||Brian Meyer - 31 Expert|
|Troy Kasper - 28 Expert/ Cruiser*||Kate Moore - 15 Girls/ Cruiser|
|Cody Simson - 14 Expert*||Bianca Dean - 13 Girls/ Cruiser*|
|Justus Gagnon - 10 Expert*||Patrick Deats - 45 Expert/ Cruiser*|
In addition to adding great riders to the team, we have been fortunate to secure our primary group of partners/ sponsors from 2009 and add some great new sponsors for 2010.
Profile Racing (profileracing.com), No Fear (nofear.com), Sinz Racing (sinz-racing.com), Fly Racing (flyracing.com),
Intense Tire Systems (intensetires.com), MCS Bicycles (mcsbicycles.com), Odyssey BMX (odysseybmx.com),
CyberHorse Sportswear (chsportswear.com), 24/Seven Graphics (24sevengraphics.com), HRP Designs (hrpdesigns.com),
Kovachi Wheels (kovachiwheels.com), Carrollwood Bicycle Emporium (cbebikes.com)
Look for the CycleCraft Factory Team at the Florida SSA races and the NBL and ABA Nationals throughout the country. In the coming weeks, information will be released regarding the new line of CycleCraft aluminum frames. For more information about CycleCraft, please visit our website atwww.cyclecraftbmx.com
COMING, THURSDAY FROM BMX MANIA!
ROCKIN' BMX RACING FROM THE FRENCH RIVIERA!
THE UCI BMX SUPERCROSS FINAL SHOWDOWN!
Weekend BMX racing news edition ..... Saturday/Sunday, October 3/4, 2009
Help the Joey
Bradford Disability Fund Aid Bill Madden!
The www.joeybradforddisabilityfund.org has stepped in to assist BMX Veteran, Bill Madden with his medical bills.
The JB Fund would like everyone in the BMX community to know that there is a avenue to either donate direct to Bill Madden or to donate to build up the general fund to help a fellow BMXer in their time of need with a tax deductable donation.
The JB Fund also has a few items that have been donated to help raise money, giving YOU a chance to pick up some cool BMX Racing Memorabilia AND help an injured friend of BMX Racing.
1. Several U.S. World jersey's signed by multiple Pros. minimum donation $101
2. Signed Jason Richardson jersey. minimum donation $101
3. Signed Dale Holmes jersey. minimum donation $101
4. Signed Josh Oie jersey. minimum donation $101
5. Signed Joey Bradford jersey. min donation $101
6. Signed Donny Robinson jersey. min. donation $200
7. Signed Danny Caluag U.S. Trials jersey. One of a kind $300
8. Signed Jason Carnes Helmet. $200
9. Brand new Redman pit bike still in the box. $300
10. Donny Robinson Nike shoes worn at the Olympics. One of a kind. $500
More jersey's coming from ABA's Shannon Gillette who has collected then from Pro's.
To donate simply go the the site and follow the donation directions.
If you want your donation to go directly to Bill Madden please let us know. To reserve a donated item or to donate a item email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you, The Joey Bradford Disability Fund
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ABA/UCI BMX Series on VERSUS Network!
Gilbert, Arizona- October 1, 2009—
The American Bicycle Association and VERSUS are proud to announce an agreement to televise the ABA BMX events and the 2009 UCI Continental events.
The ABA and it's production crew have been working on these action packed events and shows for most of this season.
The ABA is super excited to bring all the action to the fans and households across the USA.
The ABA has been experiencing steady growth in membership and will continue growing and building upon the great success of BMX racing's 2008 Olympic debut.
The ABA and VERSUS Network will deliver over 10 hours of programming to an audience of over 56 million homes.
With BMX racing emerging as the newest Olympic action sport in 2008, and with the American’s claiming three of the first six BMX Olympic medals ever awarded, the ABA is poised for tremendous growth leading up to the 2012 Olympics in London.
The televised race series will focus on the UCI events to be aired on the following dates:
VERSUS - Mon 09/28/2009 4:30 PM -- Eastern
VERSUS - Mon 10/05/2009 4:30 PM -- Eastern
VERSUS - Mon 10/12/2009 5:00 PM -- Eastern
VERSUS - Mon 10/19/2009 5:00 PM -- Eastern
VERSUS - Mon 10/26/2009 5:00 PM -- Eastern
VERSUS - Mon 11/02/2009 5:00 PM -- Eastern
VERSUS - Mon 11/09/2009 5:00 PM -- Eastern
VERSUS - Mon 11/16/2009 5:00 PM -- Eastern
VERSUS - Mon 11/23/2009 5:00 PM -- Eastern
VERSUS - Mon 11/30/2009 5:00 PM -- Eastern
About the American Bicycle Association - ABA (American Bicycle Association), formed in 1977 and headquartered in Chandler, Arizona is “The Sanctioning Body of BMX”©. The ABA organizes BMX racing for boys, girls and adults, nationwide and Canada. With 60,000 active members, 274 racing facilities and a 27 event-national race schedule; ABA is the largest promoter of action sports. For additional press information about ABA, the sport of BMX, ABA events or Professional racers, call Shannon Gillette at (480) 961-1903 X-144.
To find races in your area or view the national event schedule, visit www.ababmx.com..
SAINT ETIENNE INDOOR BMX ISSUES Trophée des Nations CHALLENGE!
Get ready for the first international competition of the French BMX season!
It's a CLASSIC, and it's THE SAINT ETIENNE INDOOR BMX taking place December 12 & 13, 2009!
This year, the race format a little different with the introduction of "Trophée des Nations" (NATIONS TROPHY) replacing the traditional open evening.
The cash money for this trophy will be equivalent to UEC "Euro Round" Elite cash money.
A ranking of the 4 best performing riders from each nation will qualify to win the BMX "Trophée des Nations".
The St. Etienne race organizers are inviting all BMX Nations to come and take on the challenge, "You are all welcome".
Sunday will be, as usual, awesome Challenge Class racing
More info to come shortly and will be available on the race web site at www.ST-ETIENNE-BICROSS.com.
Crooks Flyer SE Bike
In collaboration with Crooks & Castles, SE has re-released the OM Flyer, but this time in a high-end fashion that Crooks & Castles is widely known for. This bike is built around the legendary OM Flyer frame & Landing Gear forks. But you’ll quickly notice some defined changes & upgrades such as full size PK bars, white wall tires, full grain leather diamond quilt seat & pads, and Crooks logo parts throughout.
Crooks & Castles was started in 2002 to bring a different element into the street-wear realm. With one Flagship store anchored in an upscale West Hollywood neighborhood, the Crooks family plans to expand their retail business to other parts of the nation and eventually the world.
"We're excited to team up with one of the most influential brands in BMX. We came together to create a classic bike that Streetwear and the BMX community will love." -Chris Natalio / Crooks & Castles Marketing Director
Only 300 bikes were produced worldwide & each bike is individually numbered. The bikes are available now through select Crooks & Castles and SE retailers.
SE/Crooks collaboration shirts & hats are available at select Crooks & Castles retailers such as www.karmaloop.com - www.crooksncastles.com - www.SEBIKES.com - MSRP: $750
TODD LYONS | SE Brand Manager
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Friday, October 2, 2009
HARO READY TO LAUNCH RACE LT FRAMESET......KILLER PRICE!
Haro is pleased to introduce the Race Lite frameset to our race line. This thing speaks for itself, 3lbs 6oz PRO XL frame at $269.00 . . . here’s the break down:
Available through your local Haro dealer in the next couple weeks, Mail order through Dans Comp or J&R.
Action Video Cam Announces Sponsorship of GT Bicycles Teams
Oceanside, CA (September 21, 2009) – EPIC Action Video Cam is pleased to announce their sponsorship of GT Bicycles and their Mountain Bike/BMX race programs for 2010. The GT Bicycles teams consist of world renowned MTB rider Mick Hannah and BMX Olympian Mike Day.
EPIC Action Video Cam’s are mini digital video camera’s that can quickly mount to any athlete’s equipment, including helmets, bicycles, cars/ trucks, motorcycles and more, for point-of-view video and photo capturing. The EPIC comes with a 2GB SD Card and 2 AAA batteries, giving user “out of the package” ability to shoot over 1-hour of nonstop video and sound. Also included are numerous attachments for different mounting options and a waterproof case to keep dirt and water out.
EPIC will debuted recently at the Interbike show in Las Vegas followed by their HD camera towards the end of 2009.
“We are excited to be involved with GT on a variety of levels”, stated EPIC Action Video Cam’s VP of Product Development and Marketing, Doug Mann. “Besides just being associated with such a prestigious brand and group of athletes, this gives us the platform to showcase our line of POV cameras to cycling enthusiasts and racers all over the world. We are thrilled to add the GT team to our list of supported properties, which include Troy Lee Designs and the U.S. Cup Mountain Bike Series.”
The GT Bicycles Pro Team, with riders such as Mick Hannah and Mike Day, will utilize the cameras to film web videos for fans to experience the feeling of riding like a pro. GT Pro riders will also provide EPIC with continual product feedback to assist with future product updates and improvements. The GT Demo program (www.gtbicycles.com) will have an inventory of cameras for lucky demo riders to use at over 80 locations nationwide in 2010. The Dirt Coalition and Co-Factory grassroots program members will have access to purchase cameras at a discounted rate.
Sarah Ostermeier, GT’s Sports Marketing Manager added, “Everyone at GT, including all of our athletes, are excited to utilize the EPIC Action Video Cam’s in 2010. We look forward to capturing some exclusive POV content of our riders in race conditions to share with the world.”
About EPIC Action Video Cam - Weighing only 2.5 ounces and measuring under three inches, the EPIC Action Video Cam contains everything you need to become a YouTube action hero. Now you can easily broadcast your EPIC adventures for your friends, family… the entire world! You simply set it, shoot it, and share it with our exclusive YouTube Action Upload web link button. No matter your sport, land or sea, the EPIC is available with multiple attachments to easily anchor, strap or mount to capture all the adventure from your point of view. The EPIC Action Video Cam…full digital integration, complete adrenaline renovation. For more information, check out http://www.epicstealthcam.comAbout GT Bicycles - Built on its race-proven performance products, GT Bicycles has been designing technologically advanced bikes in the road, mountain and BMX categories since 1973. For more information about GT Bicycles, please visit www.gtbicycles.com
For this month only and to celebrate the Cheddar British championships release of issue 4 (the best yet) we are offering you issue 4 and all past issues for 3 of your English pounds a copy delivered straight to your door..(UK only)
I really want to thank every one who has made the dream a reality so far, The list now is ever growing and you know who you are, You have done this so for the love of cycling and the sports we all do, I hope to repay you guys one day or at least buy you a drink... BRITS it is then..CHEERS! - Dave at FASTLANE BMX Mag
ISSUE 4 AVAILABLE TO ORDER NOW CLICK HERE
How about crackin' open Issue 4 for a trip to the UCI BMX World Championships in Adelaide, Australia?
Palm Bay BMX Florida Pro/Am October 24th
Palm Bay BMX in Florida will be hosting it's first Pro/Am Saturday October 24th Registration $25, Pre-register at www.getintheaction.org or by contacting Jason Jones @ 321-543-8466.
The pro purses are set at $2500 for the Men and $2500 for the Women.
Palm Bay will have a VIP tent set up for the pro riders along with a catered lunch and massage therapists from the local school.
There will be a media day October 23rd involving the pros who volunteered to visit the local school to promote the sport of BMX, Palm Bay BMX Track and Action Sports Youth Mentoring.
Palm Bay BMX will be hosting a meet and greet party for all the racers and families on Friday Night October 23rd at Long Doggers Restaurant 4260 Minton Rd Melbourne Fl Phone # 321-951-8884.
For all the Information, Directions or would like to Sponsor or Donate contact: Jason Jones - 321-543-8466 - JasonJones@getintheaction.org - www.getintheaction.org
Today's BMX Racing News ..... Thursday, October 1, 2009
Rennen/Intense opened up the 2010 NBL National Team competition
with a bang in Woodward, PA this past weekend!
a small but potent crew, the team was able to start the year off
with a pair of 90’s for the
wins in the National Team Division! All 5 of our
team sheet riders not only stayed up in the slick track conditions,
but dominated their classes at the Supercross nationals. Our team
was a little short handed with post grands injury’s and/or last
weekends Chula Vista extended travel event. So you will not see
results three of our top guns, Austin Loebe, Shawn DiPrete and Nick
St. Lawrence, but here are the results from your favorite team
riders in attendance:
New team addition Justin Knapper turned many of his new teammate’s heads with his performance in the 13 expert class, having just turned up two days prior to the event. Justin led the main, after perfect moto’s, to the last turn where the nearly 14 year old Andrew Townsend was able to get bye Justin for the win. Have no fear, this Knapper kid has a lot more hot laps in him and will be a force to be reckoned with for years to come. Rochelle Wooding lead the way through the rain slickened track in the 13 girls class to secure another team sheet win, then followed that up with a girls cruiser main event win using her ODI locking grips which were made for conditions just like this past weekend. Next up was the king of kick outs, Randy Bitinaitis who spent the weekend at an Amish bed and breakfast motel straight out of a Norman Bates horror movie (although it had a cool “bar” with $1.25 drafts lol), but still managed to handle all comers in the 40-44 cruiser class for our third and final 3 bonus point sheet win. Susie LeVan was our “safety” slot on the sheet and dominated the ladies cruiser class, stylin her new THE Supermoto number plate with a custom Johnson Plates insert and a BOLD NATIONAL #1 on it.
Ross Wooding loved HIS new white Sinz aluminum 20" forks so much he nearly won the 19-25 expert class main event, taking a close second then dominated the 17-24 cruiser class for the perfect weekend score. New team rider Victor Behm adds some new life to the squad also, he continues to show a wide array of track skills and the power will come with a little bit of coaching for our teams older riders. Both Vic and Justin spent Saturday’s rain delay building up their new black Intense Podium cruiser frames with Sinz pro brake kits and quick release seat post clamps, and rocked them in Sunday’s racing action.
Woodward’s atmosphere always adds some flavor to the “normal” race weekends, and the cabin sleeping arrangements are always interesting. It was great to have Allen Currier back in the pro class and a Rennen/Intense uniform after nearly one year lay off. Old friends John and Tracey Crossen made an appearance and made the 26-34 expert class a LOT more interesting on Saturday. What will John have in store for the 35-40 class in a couple months!
Next up for the team is one of the East Coast’s most challenging weekends of team competition, ABA’s Disney Classic. Rennen/Intense will have a full sheets worth of team riders in town for the three day event in the Orlando Florida area.
Once again I’d like to thank all of our sponsors for the continued support, without you none of this would be possible!
London Wilmot - Bizzarro BMX Inc - Rennen/Intense TM - www.rennen-intense.com
A SITE UNSEEN FOR A NEW FACTORY TEAM.
Who, What, When and Where will they debut?
2010 NBL National Series Schedule Released!
The NBL has released it's 2010 National Schedule featuring 8 Elite Series races, 18 Big A/US Open races and the annual one of a kind State vs. State BMX Battle, the President's Cup.
The President's Cup and the Elite Series Christmas Classic make their way to Louisville, Kentucky for a first ever four day event in the city that has seen many, many NBL Grands over the years. The Christmas Classic will kick off the 2010 NBL Elite Series, after an absence of several years, but Elite Series racing will once again be a special Christmas present to happy NBL BMXers along with a great year of NBL National Competition.
For all the details on the 2010 NBL national events, please visit www.NBL.org.
Pictured above, it's Louisville's, Broadbent Arena, home to many HUGE sporting events will host the NBL's annual President's Cup/Christmas Classic that has been a favorite with elite racers from all over the world. It's the first time ever in KY for this event.
September 26-27/09, Supercross Nationals, Woodward, PA, Camp Woodward East, Regional Championship / Big-A
October 3-4/09, Illini Nationals, Springfield, IL, Springfield BMX, Regional Championship / Big-A
October 17-18/09, Fall Classic, Sarasota, FL, Sarasota BMX, Regional Championship / Big-A
October 24-25/09, Silver State Nationals, Nellis, NV, Nellis BMX, Regional Championship / Big-A
November 27-29/09, US Open, Morristown, TN, Great Smoky Mtn. Center, US Open
November 28-29/09, Thanksgiving Nationals, Morristown, TN, Great Smoky Mtn. Center, Big-A
December 27/09, President’s Cup, Louisville, KY, Broadbent Arena, State vs. State
December 28-29/09, Christmas Classic, Louisville, KY, Broadbent Arena, Elite
January 9-10, TBA, Big-A
January 23–24 , Coyote Nationals, Goodyear, AZ, Estrella Mountain BMX, Elite
February 13-14, Southern Charm Nationals, McDonough, GA, Sandy Ridge BMX, Big-A
February 27-28, Roadrunner Nationals, Las Cruces, NM, Roadrunner BMX, Big-A
March 6-7, Spring Nationals, Morristown, TN, Great Smoky Mtn. Center, Big-A
April 3-4, Easter Classic, West Palm, FL, Okeeheelee BMX, Elite
April 10-11, Gator Nationals, Tampa, FL, Tampa BMX Raceway, Big-A Plus
April 24-25, All-American Nationals, Fresno, CA, FBX BMX, Elite
May 8-9, Freedom Nationals, Woodbridge, VA, N.O.V.A. BMX, Elite
May 22-23, Dixie Nationals, Lexington, SC, Lexington BMX, Big-A Plus
May 29-30, Keystone Nationals, Pottstown, PA, Trilogy Park BMX, Big-A Plus
June 12-13, Heartland Nationals, Akron, OH, Akron BMX, Big-A
June 26-27, Stars & Stripes Nationals, Pittsburgh, PA, South Park BMX, Elite
July 3-4, Music City Nationals, Nashville, TN, Music City BMX, Elite
July 10-11, Great Lakes Nationals, Pontiac, MI, Waterford Oaks BMX, Big-A Plus
July 24-25, Constitution Classic, Trumbull, CT, T.R.A.C.K. BMX, Big-A
July 31/Aug 1, Hoosier Nationals, Evansville, IN, Burdette Park BMX, Big-A Championship
August 14-15, TBA
September 3-4-5, Grand National, TBA, Elite