BMX Racing News, weekend update - October 28-31, 2011
|HAPPY BMXN' HALLOWEEN FROM SOME SPOOKY ELITE MEN IN PUERTO RICO!|
What the heck was going on in Rincon, Puerto Rico over the weekend at the ABA Isla del Encanto Nationals? Well, with it being a very cozy national atmosphere and the fact that it's pretty hard not to feel like you're in a vacation paradise (Probably NOT the place to have the next BMX Olympics!) and actually ON a BMXing vacation, things got a little crazy on the Elite Podium on Sunday.
It was the last ABA Pro Points race before the ABA Grands next month and Title Contenders Sam Willoughby and Dominique Daniels did pick up wins in Rincon, so it wasn't all goofiness, but there was enough to be had to make it a fun race with a lot of down time to enjoy the absolutely BEAUTIFUL scenic wonders of Sunny Puerto Rico!
Complete Two Day Results and MASSIVE BMX MANIA PHOTO GALLERY is yours for the browsing on the BMX Mania Race Report Page.....HERE! (Or you can click on the Spooky Elite Men!) The Elite Women are NEVER scary!
|Strombergs roars back for a Sunday Elite Win in Rincon|
Maris didn't get the win in Elite Men, Saturday ..... He did on Sunday ..... Blistering HOT BMX Racing from Rincon, Puerto Rico!
Daniels Battles Geving To The Line To Take elite Women's Win!
|Caroline, Dom & Amanda collide/first straight, CB hits the dirt hard, 3D and Ms. MCS battle right down to the line!|
BMX PHOTO MADNESS on THE
|Saturday Elite Wins At ABA Puerto Rico Go To Willoughby & Daniels|
TONS OF RACE ACTION PHOTOS COMING SATURDAY NIGHT TO THE BMX MANIA RACE REPORT PAGE, PLEASE CHECK BACK!
New Tylervison from Tioga BMX!
|TylerVision - November, 2011 from Tioga USA on Vimeo.|
BMX Racing News, Thursday - October 27, 2011
BMX MANIA'S PUERTO RICO BOUND!
This weekend, it's the ABA Isla Del Encanto Nationals in Rincon, Puerto Rico and BMX Mania's makin' the trip to bring you all of the race action from one of the more exotic U.S. National BMX Circuit race locations.
It's the last race before the ABA Grands in Tulsa next month and the Big Guns will be blazin', looking to pick up "Last Minute" points. Join us this weekend for great racing action from the Isle Of Enchantment.....ABA BMX Style!
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Rooms have two queen beds
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Note: The hotel is presently being renovated. Some of the rooms are complete. Because of the improvements bikes will not be allowed in rooms. One of the conference areas has been set aside with 24/7 security where the bikes can be left.
Note: We will take SAVER STAMPS in part or full payment for the ground portion of your trip. A transaction fee of 10% with a maximum of $25.00 will be applied, please allow at least 4 weeks to process.
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BMX Racing News, Tuesday - October 25, 2011
|Answer BMX / Ssquared Bicycles Are Looking For Some Fast BMXers!|
Answer BMX and Ssquared Bicycles are now accepting co-sponsorship proposals and requests from Bike Shop Teams, high level National Teams, and select top Expert and Pro individuals for the 2012 season.
Proposals and requests will be accepted via email from now until the deadline of December 9.
Criteria for selection includes, but not limited to, race results, partnership history with Answer and/or Ssquared, and most important to us, image.
Various tiers of support are
being offered and deals with Answer and Ssquared
will be treated as separate agreements.
Please note this is for co-sponsorship support and not for Factory Team sponsorship at this time.
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|2011/12 season BMX ADVENTURE TRAVEL HOTELS|
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|NOV 22ND - NOV 30TH GRAND NATIONALS PRO-SERIES FINAL|
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January 13th through 15th for the RENO BMX RACE
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BMX Racing News, weekend update - October 21-23, 2011
Joey Bradford the King of Las Vegas: Double wins at the Redline cup of Boulder city!!!
|After the UCI world cup final at Chula
Vista where Joey was frustrated to not be
able to race because of a wrist injury …Joey
told us that he will try to be ready for the
next ABA Redline cup of Boulder…and he did
Joey Bradford comment after Chula Vista race: “I aggravated my hand two weeks ago during one of the last training sessions at Chula Vista and thought my hand would be ok to race this past weekend. I was able to ride one of my local tracks just fine without any limitations but it was just too hard to keep my hand on the bars at the bottom of the hill and the transitions into the corners.
Seeing as I wasn't in any contention for the world cup series this year from missing the early races all the doctors told me to pull out instead of trying to race. If it was a shoulder, or knee, or any other body part I would have been ok, but with it being my hand I just couldn't hold on. I'll be ok to race the ABA/UCI National in Las Vegas next weekend though!”
All the best riders were there at this race at Boulder city trying to collect important points for the ABA/UCI title…and Joeys showed to everybody how fast he is on his Prophecy BMX Scud carbon frame and took the win the both days, Saturday and Sunday!!
During Saturday race Joey did not do any mistake, winning every single race from qualification to the final, giving any chance to other riders. At the final it was the domination of the two carbon frames leading the pack…A carbon frame battle between Sam (Redline) and Joey (Prophecy BMX), side by side on the 3rd straight…with Joey taking more speed on jump and keeping the first position until the finish line.
First victory for Joey this year at the ABA Redline cup series and first victory for Prophecy BMX in ABA / UCI race in USA… For a new brand as we are, it is like unbelievable to be already in front and get victory in elite in ABA race…and we want to thanks Joey for that!!! And congratulation to him, you are so fast man!!!!
At Sunday race Joey repeat the same and win again the final in front this time Marc Willers…And again two innovative bikes leading the pack with a 20mm axle alloy frame and a carbon frame….advantage this time again to the carbon Prophecy Scud frame with a second victory in the weekend! Joey you are definitely the king of Vegas!
VIDEOS OF THE RACE:
Final Saturday: Joey Bradford 1st place - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSAJbgK-PNk
Final Sunday: Joey Bradford 1st place - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn-yiwAX3e0&feature=player_embedded
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|Private Training With Bubba Harris!|
WHAT? Private training with one of the greatest BMXers EVER??????
Yep, Bubba Harris is takin' on some individual and team training for some lucky riders to get schooled by World Championship Skills and Action that have taken Bubba to the top of BMX racing on the National and World BMX Circuit.
Give Bubba a call, he'll line you up with some of the best training that you can imagine........Bubba Harris Style!
|Team USA claims three of six BMX medals at Pan Am Games|
Guadalajara, Mexico (Oct. 21, 2011) - Of the six available BMX medals won Friday at the Pan American Games, Team USA BMXers scored three. Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev.) led the men's team with a smooth final ride, finishing in 34.245, for first place at CODE San Nicholas. Fields was followed by teammate Nic Long (Lakeside, Calif.) who crossed the line in 34.907 for the silver medal.
"When I crashed early on in the competition, I really had to dig deep to finish strong in the final," said Fields who was cheered across the line after crashing in the second qualifying run due to a busted bike chain. "It helped wake me up."
Fields, ranked No. 1 in the overall UCI rankings, qualified to the final after winning the first and third qualifying run as well as his heat in the semifinal.
"This win felt great, especially because the doctor who fixed my knee this March, Steve Coupens, is here," said Fields. "He's become a huge part of my life, and it was awesome to win with him watching."
Silver medalist Long, ranked No. 2 in the overall UCI rankings, arrived to the Pan American Games with gold medals from both the 2008 UCI SX in Salt Lake City, Utah and 2010 UCI SX in Chula Vista, Calif.
"The whole Pan American Games experience has been cool, and I can't believe it's already over," said Long. "I wish I had more time to hang with the other teams in the village."
Andres Jiminez (Colombia) took the bronze medal in the men's race.
Rounding out Team USA's podium placements is Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash.) who crossed the line in 42.659 for silver in the women's race. The veteran-rider ranked No. 3 in the overall UCI ranking, finished behind world champion Mariana Pajon (Colombia) and Maria Diaz (Argentina) finished third.
Amanda Carr (Punta Gorda, Fla.) crashed in the women's final and finished the race in eighth place.
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 comprises 66,500+ licensees; 2,200 clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,650 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org.
|Dale Holmes Dot Com Podcast With BMX Hero, 'Thunder' Danny Nelson|
Dale Holmes Dot Com Podcast Interview with Dr. J and guest Thunder Danny Nelson.
Podcast Interview Danny Nelson
USA Cycling unveils 2012 National Championship Calendar
Colorado Springs, Colo. (October 21, 2011) – USA Cycling is pleased to announce its complete 2012 National Championship Calendar. Seventeen events in 13 states will present cyclists of all ages and skill levels with opportunities to race for national titles in all five disciplines of the sport. While several events will re-visit their 2011 host cities, four events are moving to new locations for 2012.
For the second year in a row, the USA Cycling BMX National Championships will be held at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif. The currently under construction London Olympic-replica Supercross track will host the elite and junior elite races while amateur racing will take place on an adjacent, traditional BMX track. This event is scheduled for April 1, 2012 and is expected to draw approximately 250 competitors.
Cyclo-cross racers will grab the year’s first titles. Although BMX has typically been the discipline to kick off the national championship calendar, 2012 will mark the first year of the USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships being held in January, instead of December. The event is one of the national governing body’s most highly attended national championships and is expected to draw more than 1,200 racers and 7,500 spectators to its venue in Madison, Wisc., right after the new year, Jan. 4-8. (Click here for the full announcement about this event’s date change.)
Next up will be the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships, May 4-6, in Ogden, Utah. Approximately 100 colleges and universities will send riders to this fourth and final cycling national championship event of the 2011-12 academic year. It won’t just be national titles on the line in Ogden as the overall rankings for the entire school year will be determined there as well.
Heading back to Greenville, S.C. will be the USA Cycling Professional Road and Time Trial National Championships, May 26 and 28. Dave Zabriskie and Matthew Busche will look to defend their time trial and road race national titles in this event which will attract an estimated 40,000 spectators.
After a successful trip to August, Ga. in 2011, the USA Cycling Elite, U23, Juniors, & Paralympic Road National Championships will return there for a second year in 2012. The event is slated for June 20-24 and over 1,100 will compete for national titles in the time trial, road race, and criterium events.
In its second year being separated from gravity competition, the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Cross-Country National Championships will return to the Idaho Rockies. The event will crown national champs in cross-country, short track cross-country, and Super-D competitions in Sun Valley, Idaho, July 5-8.
Just before the world’s best track cyclists take center stage at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the nation’s future track cycling stars will take center stage in Trexlertown, Pa. as the USA Cycling Juniors Track National Championships roll into town July 11-15.
Moving to the heat of the summer, the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Gravity National Championships will return to Beech Mountain, N.C. after a very popular debut year of being separated from the cross-country national championships. Gravity athletes will again fight for national titles on their own at Beech Mountain, July 20-22.
The nation’s top sprinters will return to Grand Rapids, Mich. on July 28 to race in the USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championship. The new date puts the event just before the NRC’s Tour of Elk Grove, thus allowing for better travel flow for competitors.
Being held in conjunction with the track racing portion of the Olympic Games in London, the USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships will take place in Colorado Springs, Colo., Aug. 2-7. The United States Olympic Committee will play host.
One month later, masters cyclists will gather again, this time in Bend, Ore. for the USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships. The event, scheduled for Sept. 5-9, returns to the cycling mecca of Bend, Ore. after participants enjoyed competing there in 2011.
Next on the agenda, Bend will host yet another national championship event. This time, ultra-endurance mountain bikers will head to the Oregon destination, Sept. 15, for the USA Cycling Mountain Bike Marathon National Championships.
Just as college students around the country return to school for the fall, the collegiate cycling season will kick off, Sept. 21-23 with the USA Cycling Collegiate Track National Championships. Valuable team ranking points will be on the line as coeds from colleges and universities across the nation converge on the Superdrome in suburban Dallas.
Many of those collegiate track racers will join the ranks of elite racers the following week for the USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships. The event is scheduled for Sept. 27-30 and the location will be announced soon.
After departing its traditional location of Moab, Utah and seeing 2011 success in Colorado Springs, the USA Cycling Mountain Bike 24-Hour National Championships will return to Southern Colorado, Sept. 29-30.
Collegiate racing will heat up Oct. 19-21 as the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships head back to Angel Fire, N.M. for a second year in a row. Student-athletes will fight for overall omniums, as well as national titles in cross-country, short track cross-country, dual slalom, and downhill competitions.
National champions will also be crowned in 2012 at the USA Cycling Tandem Track National Championships. The location and dates of this event will be made available as soon as they are determined.
Visit USA Cycling’s National Championship calendar page for a complete look into the calendar.
2012 USA Cycling National Championship Calendar
*All dates and locations subject to change.
Jan. 4-8: Cyclo-cross National Championships – Madison, Wisc.
April 1: BMX National Championships – Chula Vista, Calif.
May 4-6: Collegiate Road National Championships – Ogden, Utah
May 26-28: Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships – Greenville, S.C.
June 20-24: Elite, U23, Juniors, & Paralympic Road National Championships – Augusta, Ga.
July 5-8: Mountain Bike Cross-Country National Championships – Sun Valley, Idaho
July 11-15: Juniors Track National Championships – Trexlertown, Pa.
July 20-22: Mountain Bike Gravity National Championships – Beech Mountain, N.C.
July 28: Professional Criterium National Championships – Grand Rapids, Mich.
Aug. 2-7: Masters Track National Championships – Colorado Springs, Colo.
Sept. 5-9: Masters Road National Championships – Bend, Ore.
Sept. 15: Mountain Bike Marathon National Championships – Bend, Ore.
Sept. 21-23: Collegiate Track National Championships – Frisco, Texas
Sept. 27-30: Elite Track National Championships – TBA
Sept. 29-30: Mountain Bike 24-Hour National Championships – Colorado Springs, Colo.
Oct. 19-21: Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships – Angel Fire, N.M.
TBA: Tandem Track National Championships - TBA
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 comprises 66,500+ licensees; 2,200 clubs and teams; and 34 local associations. The national governing body sanctions 2,650 competitive and non-competitive events throughout the U.S. each year and is responsible for the identification, development, and support of American cyclists. To learn more about USA Cycling, visit www.usacycling.org.
Intense/Fly national Team – Jagger Distribution
Mid August was the Canadian National Championship held near Quebec City and 5 members of Intense/Fly National Team where in attendance!! Canada is a big country and our riders are spread around the territory witch makes it’s hard to have all of them together at the same events, but this one is a classic and the team got the chance to spend some good time!!
In the Elite class, Michael Beaudoin, Quebec and Amelia Walsh, Ontario as well as defending champion, #94 Jim Brown from Alberta were there. In Junior men, Corey Walsh from Ontario was ready to rock as well! Finally our latest addition and rising star, 9X, James Hedgcock, Ontario who was living the Factory Team experience for the first time and was in the house to defend his 2010 title!! 15X, Kyle Murphy, BC and last year gold medalist in both Class and Cruiser unfortunately wasn’t able to attend the event.
Allright let start the action with the Pro class!! Our Elite rider Jim Brown was more then ready for this race, had tons of high level racing behind him from his 2011 season and was defending his 2010 title! The time trial was an official event this year and Jim got a nice second place! Jim had a new rival for this season as his friend Tory Nyhaug was moving up to the Elite Class … Jim performed at is very best and showed very solid runs by beating the young and fast Connor McCormack in each lap and got a perfect for the day in his motos. In the main event after a great start, he had no choice but to fallow his teammate of the National Team Tory, for the 2nd place, congrats!
As for Michael Beaudoin, Elite Men, he was performing in front of his home crowd and work hard all year long in order to be prepared for this race. He handled the local pressure very well and came with no expectation but to have fun! Mick started the week-end by a solid and surprising performance in Time Trial by leading the pack till the final 3 riders, witch was the entire Team Canada ; Connor, Jim and Tory. He had to give his spot on the “hot seat’’ to these guys, but took a nice 4th place among some of the best Canadian racers! His bright performance of friday night, gave Mike even more confidence for Saturday’s race. Mick got 2nd in most of his motos and choose an outside lane in the main hoping for less traffic, but it played a bit against him. He tried a move on Patridge in the second berm, but it slowed his entire speed for the pro section, and ended up crossing the finish line in 6th place!
Amelia Walsh, Elite Women, had a very good lap in Time Trial on Friday and she was in the “hot seat” until the last rider showed up at the gate … and she ended the day with a nice 2nd place! Race day, Mel was jumping most of the jumps on the track and had good FSP. She fought hard all day in motos with Millman and Martin both from out west and despite a good crash in her second moto she was ready for the main. In the final, she had her best start of the day and was fighting for 1st place, but her front wheel gave up on her … and disaster struck, she crash, she still managed to get up and catch up to a few riders for a 5th place, she’ll be back!
It was Corey Walsh first year as a Junior Men. Corey is one of the most technical rider we have work with in years, both in race or street … He started the week-end well by taking the Time trial title in Junior Men, good job! After winning two motos he was ready to repeat his Friday night performance. This track was hard to catch up while Corey is a specialist of big jumps and swoops, but still needs to work on his FSP. In the main he banged a few bars in the first straight and couldn’t take the lead, but he still managed to take 3rd place and stand on the podium, Congrats! Corey his planning some Supercross Races in the near future and he’ll be one to watch as his jumping skills are amazing!!
We kept the best for the end …!! Our newbie is one of a kind, sometimes you’re not sure about your pick, but there is no doubt about this one!! James Hedgcock, 9X is one name to remember! He started by dominating his class in provincial racing, then in Eastern Canada, shortly after it was across the country and now the ‘‘Beast’’ is boosting great results in all the majors Nationals in the US! James was in Quebec City to show that his 2010 title was no fluke and went on to destroy his competition by jumping every single jump on the track and perfected the day, even wining some race by a full straight. He remains the National Champion for 2011!! CONGRATS!
It was a very good week-end for the team and our professional photographer got tons of new shots of each riders!! We are very proud of our crew and can’t wait to get together for the next big races in Canada and abroad!
Please join our
Team Page as well as our Twitter profile to stay
connected with our latest team news!!
Source: Jagger Co.
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Trent Jones and The Olympic Dream
A profile video of Christchurch, New Zealand BMX rider Trent Jones. Trent is a very hopeful young rider who has a vivid goal of the 2016 Olympic Games.
The video is Produced and Directed by another BMXer, Daniel Franks. Daniel is an 18 year racer from Christchurch who did the project in his Media Studies class at school, and he came up with an outstanding short video.
Daniel chose the young and fast Jones, who rides for Yess BMX and has the dream of making it to the Olympic Games in Rio. Daniel believes that Trent can make it and hopes to be there along side him, chronicling his journey.
|Sifiso Nhlapo Wins Africa Challenge 2011|
MTN-Qhubeka’s Sifiso Nhlapo (aka Skizo 105) was in Harare, Zimbabwe over the weekend of 15 and 16 October, competing in the Africa Challenge 2011. The BMX rider knew that competition would be stiff, with all his rivals from the previous weekend’s SA Grand Nationals also taking part. Nevertheless, he came away with the win – a fantastic result that cements his return to the sport after knee surgery earlier this year.
“I was very excited to get back on the track and not only enjoy this race, but also use it as training to get some full laps in with race conditions,” said Skizo. “The track in Zimbabwe is always good – by far one of the best tracks in Southern Africa. It always makes for good racing.
“The competition was pretty much the same as the previous weekend, which I knew would make for some good racing. Weather conditions were hot, so staying hydrated was very important. The race program for the weekend was going to be a long one. We had three qualifying motos in the first leg and another three qualifying motos and a main in the second leg, making it a 7-lap race day.”
He noted that he felt good and has been enjoying getting back into form through racing. “The racing was good all weekend and I don't think I dropped a lap,” he said. “The final was raced at night, which put a little twist on things, but I managed to finish with the win. This weekend was a small step to get to where I need to be in a few months time.”
Skizo’s manager Mark Squire says that Skizo’s next goal is to get through the motos at the Disney Cup taking place in Orlando, Florida this coming weekend and hopefully to make it into the main event. “If we manage to make the main, we’re getting back on track more quickly than expected,” he says.
Results for the African Challenge 2011:
1st: SIFISO NHLAPO RSA
2nd: DEAN HOLDSTOCK RSA
3rd: GAVIN LUBBE USA Based
About Team MTN-Qhubeka -
-Team MTN-Qhubeka is Africa’s most winning and most multi-discipline continental race team. With men and women’s road racing teams, men and women’s MTB teams and BMX team, MTN-Qhuebka comprises a team of 24 men and women athletes from four different nations.
One of the focus areas at Team MTN-Qhubeka is the development of a new generation of competitive African athletes. 14 of the 24 athletes are under 26 years of age, making MTN-Qhubeka one of the youngest professional teams around. The team is a blend of talented young riders and more experienced leaders that have generated more than 385race victories in the past three years. For more information, visit www.qhubeka.org.
About Sifiso Nhlapo - Sifiso Nhlapo is a South African BMX pro rider who has represented his country nine times at World Championships to date. He was Cruiser Junior Wold Champion in 2005, a multiple SA Champion, multiple SA Grand National Champion, and multiple All African Champion. He was a finalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and hopes to fulfil his dream of being crowned Elite World Champion in the near future. He has been riding with the MTN Team since 2007.
For more information, visit www.skizo105.com.
BMX Racing News, Thursday - October 20, 2011
|JOHN KOVACHI MEMORIAL FUND INFORMATION|
fund has been set up for John Kovachi to help
cover expenses and to help with a college fund
for John Kovachi's son John Michael.
John Kovachi Memorial Fund c/o Dinah Dennis 3843 Cowan Circle Acworth, Georgia 30101
Please call Margie Hatfield for information: 678-614-9702 Please see Margie Hatfield at the Orlando Race this weekend. Make checks payable to John Kovachi Memorial Fund. I also know that there are other tracks taking donations. Please list your track here on the Facebook Page to let everybody know.
Thank you so much everyone. Veronica Kovachi
Please repost this information.
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arrangements for John are as follows:
Family visitation will be held at the Carmichael Funeral Home, 1130 Whitlock Ave Marietta, Ga. 30064 Thursday, October 20, 2011 from 3 to 8PM.
A funeral mass will be held at 3 PM, Friday, October 21st at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Marietta.
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In addition to the John Michael Kovachi Memorial Fund box being available at the Disney Cup I am honored to announce that Smoothie King of Wesley Chapel, Florida will be renaming their Recovery Smoothie the “Kovachi” for the entire Disney Cup weekend. $1 will be contributed to the fund from every size Kovachi Smoothie sold from Friday through Sunday. Please help us support a fine young man in honor of his father by stopping by the Smoothie King trailer.
Please forward this information on to as many people that you can in addition to positing on any web site and Facebook account.
Together, we can all make a difference in a young mans life and honor the memory of one good man.
Art Heinrichs / Kovachi Wheels Factory Team
*Checks can be made out to: The John Kovachi Memorial Fund
BMX Racing News, Wednesday - October 19, 2011
Lost To The BMX Family.....BMX Racing Great, John Kovachi!
"Wheels That Go Round", John Kovachi, died Tuesday of complications from his years long battle with heart disease.
John touched MANY.....Thousands of BMX Racers, Pros, Parents, Teams, Races and this 'Old Guy BMXer' with his love of the sport of BMX.
His dedication to his wheel building craft was known world wide and you could ALWAYS count on John (At the RACE, when trouble would strike!) to build the best set of wheels. STRONG, STRAIGHT, TRUE and GOOD LOOKING!
In 1992, after being away from BMX for two years, I was getting back in to the sport and wanted to get on a team and hit amateur BMX racing at the national level, "Old Guy Cruiser Style" and after researching teams for a while, the Pink and Yellow of Kovachi Wheels came up at the top of my list to pursue. Not knowing John Kovachi that well from previous involvement, I joined 'John's Merry Band' and had the time of my life!
John was a great help to so many riders on his Kovachi Wheel's teams over the years, always there with a good word, some help with the bike and always, with his trademark/brightly colored Team Presence. You ALWAYS knew when the Kovachi Wheels team was on the track. With the Pink/Yellow uniforms battling hard and Linda Dorsey making sure to let people know that "John Kovachi/Wheels That Go Round" was in the house.
Sooooooooo many memories of crowded motel rooms, getting up at "O Dark Thirty" to get to the track for John to start work on everybody's emergencies, riding in a crowded van with a bunch of smelly BMXers and ALWAYS, the Kovachi Wheels pit setup that was home to BMXers/parents looking for someone who could take care of the most important part of their BMXing.....'Where the rubber meets the road'.
"John, Christophe's here and he needs his front wheel worked on" ..... "John, The Jackal needs his wheel trued before the Main!" John's trailer was home to the TOP pros over the years, but he always had time to squeeze in the little five year old's 1 & 1/8th wheel that got tweeked in his moto and needed work so he could take home that BIG national trophy. John made it happen, regardless of who you were. If you were a BMXer, he had time for you.
Many times, in spite of the many health problems that came as a result of his MASSIVE heart attack (At a race, of course!) and eventual heart transplant in the 90's, John would attend races and work when sick and weak, but his love of the sport and his dedication to racers was manifested in his no-nonsense manner and his "take care of business" commitment to the sport. Hours and Hours of blood, sweat and good advice have FOR SURE gone down in the Kovachi Wheels pits over the years, benefitting thousand of eager BMXers no matter their place in BMX. That kind of approach to things is not bought or sold, it's LIVED, and John lived it, FOR SURE.
Rest In Peace, John Kovachi, Team Mate, Friend and a TRUE BMXer! - Jerry Landrum/BMXmania.com
|J&R Bicycles present: "BMX, racing for a cure" T-Shirts|
J&R Bicycles has been a major supporter of BMX for well over 20 years and now it's time to turn some of that focus onto another import cause....finding a cure for breast cancer. If you are attending the Disney Cup Fall Nationals in Orlando this weekend make sure to pick up one of these limited edition t-shirts to support breast cancer research and education.
BMXers around the world are
dedicated and very giving individuals, they know the
need to support important causes and do so better
than any other group. Pick up one of these limited
edition T-shirts at the J&R Bicycles vending trailer
for $15.00 and be assured that every single penny
will go to a breast cancer foundation. Kirk
Morrison, owner of J&R Bicycles, covered the cost of
print and materials so that 100% of the sales go
directly to the cause.
|EDŽUS TREIMANIS TAKES THE LEAD IN THE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS RANKING|
Last weekend, Rounds 3 and 4 of the European Championships where held in Klatovy, Czech Republic. The Formula Europe Team was present with Sandra Aleksejeva, KevinSprengers, Edıus Treimanis and Nico van Dartel.
Due to the consistent rain, the track was turned into a big pool of mud,making the racing really though. Round 3 for the Championships Classes was postponed until Sunday and riding 2 races on such a track in one day made it even heavier.
In the Challenge Nico van Dartel had a good weekend with a 7th place on Saturday and a 5th place on Sunday. Sandra Alekseja is finding here shape back after a series of injuries. In Round 3 she was eliminated after a crash in the motos, but in Round 4 she made it to the Semi Final, in which she finished in 6th place.
Kevin Sprengers had an unlucky crash in turn 1 putting an early end to his season. He’‚s out with torn ankle ligaments. Heal up fast Kevin!
Vice-European Champion Edıus Treimanis is on a role. He was out in front all weekend and with a win in round 3 and a close second in round 4, he now takes the lead in the European Championships Ranking.
Next Race for the Team are Rounds 5 and 6 of the Championship Series held in Geneva (Switserland). Formula Europe is supported by Formula Bicycle Company, EuroBmx.be, Answer BMX , Tioga , CiariParts, BES&T Sports Care, SixSixOne, FMXShop, Alienation , DBM Endurance Sports Food and Navada.net.
BMX Racing News, Tuesday - October 18, 2011
|UCI BMX SX Chula Vista Redux!|
Have you ever wanted to see the stunning video productions that the UCI BMX SX media team are shooting and editing at every UCI World Race and couldn't find them on your local TV station?
They have now begun to make those great shows available online at Vimeo! Wah HOOOOOOOO!
The entire 2011 UCI BMX SX and Worlds races are now posted, including all four UCI BMX SX races AND a feature length show from the UCI BMX World Championships in Copenhagen!
Bored? Is the weather cold and you can't get out to ride at the local track?
If so, this may be the answer to you getting your BMX Racing Addiction satisfied.....Check out the BMXSX link below and have at it. It's a whole YEAR of UCI BMX SX and Worlds Racing, you'll LOVE it.......the whole story is there!
|DIALLED BIKES/STAY STRONG BMX Race Frame|
Stay Strong and Dialled Bikes are pleased to announce their collaboration on a new cro-moly BMX racing frame. Constructed from Reynolds 853 air hardened cro-moly tubing, the Dialled Bikes Stay Strong frame is designed for the BMX rider who loves to race and ride trails.
Dialled Bikes on Stay Strong: Stephen Murray is a legend of UK BMX whose roots are planted firmly in the UK race scene. We’ve followed Stephen’s career from when he was a little shredder on Titan, his move to America to conquer the X-Games and Gravity Games, and like every rider from the UK, we were devastated when Stephen had his life changing accident at the Dew Tour. If Stephen was still riding and racing today, we’d like to think this is the kind of frame he would ride - a tried and tested cro-moly frame which is light enough to race but strong enough to ride at the trails.
Stay Strong on Dialled Bikes: We are delighted to be collaborating with a British brand who believe in supplying quality product for riders who ride more than one aspect of BMX. The simple, clean, no gimmick frame is exactly what Stephen would have loved to ride himself. Light enough to race and strong enough to ride the trails with confidence.
"There's nothing worse than having 2
different bikes set up. If you leave the
track and go straight to the jumps you
want to ride the same bike and have
peace of mind it's going to hold up” -
About Dialled Bikes: Dialled Bikes is the UK’s premier BMX race frame company. All Dialled Bikes frames are constructed from top quality Reynolds tubing and feature the same race winning geometry which enabled the Dialled Bikes Factory Team to win not only the 2010 UK National Series No.1 team title, but also the No.1 Team title at the 2010 British Championships. Since its creation in 2003, Dialled Bikes has grown in size and reputation to become one of the UK’s most respected rider owned bicycle companies.
About Stay Strong: Thanks to the support of some of the best brands in action sports, Stay Strong has been able to grow quickly and increase awareness for Stephen Murray as he battles on with life changing injuries since being paralysed from the neck down following a crash in the dirt finals on the Dew Tour in 2007. Stay Strong is Stephen's positive life message, which has now become a brand and is set up to bring him and his family an income as he continues his recovery.
For info on Stay Strong visit www.staystrong.co.uk. For info on Dialled Bikes visit www.dialledbikes.com. To pre-order a Dialled Bikes Stay Strong frame, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
BMX Racing News, Monday - October 17, 2011
Joey Bradford & Caroline Buchanan double it up at ABA/UCI Points Race, Sunday, In Boulder City, Nevada with repeat wins, just like Saturday! Big showing For JB & CB!
|Elite Men's Podium||Elite Women's Podium|
|1st Joey Bradford (Again!)||1st Caroline Buchanan (Ditto!)|
|2nd Marc Willers (Replaces Sam)||2nd Brooke Crain (Moves up 1 spot)|
|3rd Nic Long (Grabs Barry's 3rd)||3rd Dominique Daniels (Moves down 1)|
Wanna see what went on since you
couldn't make it to the awesome Boulder
City track? Well.....Nesvig won Jr.
Men, Jr. Women combined with E.W.,
Alex Anthony & The Machine were dealt
the dreaded "5th In The Semi", and dR
makes the final for the second day in a
Wanna see who won and lost, who made the final and how your favorite rider fought thru the motos? CLICK HERE/BELOW , MY BMX PEDALING FIEND, STATS AND FACTS AWAIT YOU!
BMX Racing News, weekend update - October 14-16, 2011
|ELEVN Brake Post Extension|
Elevn Racing now offers Alloy Brake Post extensions. These offer help as an alternative to switching frames when its time to switch wheel sizes from 1 1/8th to 1.5 or when your chain length makes it necessary for you to reposition your brakes to properly and safely reach the rim.
Made from CNC’nd series aluminum, the Elevn brake post adaptors provide an extra 16 millimeters of brake positioning, allowing for greater range of rear wheel movement. Include Chromo fixing bolt these come in black anodized only.
Size info: One size fits all frames. The Brake post extension mounts into your frames current brake post mount with the included hard wear.
Weight Specs: 23 Grams
Elevn BMX is a division of the BMX Racing Group
Joey Bradford & Caroline Buchanan Take Elite Wins at ABA/UCI Points Race, saturday, In Boulder City, Nevada!
|Bizzarro BMX Announces Two Hot Clinics!|
It is with great excitement that Bizzarro BMX Inc announces a very unique training opportunity.
2011 NBL Elite Pro Champion Matt Kelty (Kovachi) AND 2011 NBL Women's Pro Champion Alaina Henderson (Felt), along with Austin Loebe and head instructor London Wilmot will be providing a detailed two hour instructional clinic open to BMX racers of all ages and proficiencies.
All participants will also receive a Fly product bag, sticker pack, PowerBar and sample sized Finish Line chain lube bottle.
Join this star
studded cast at the following
|Podcast Interview with BMX Hall Of Famer, Steve Veltman!|
|Call him "Primetime" or "V-Dog" or whatever you want to, but Steve Veltman is one of the greatest BMXers of all time. With a BMX Career spanning twenty five years, Steve rode for many of the greatest factory teams of all time, including Hutch, U.S. Boss, Vans, ODI, Torker, Next, Magna, Answer and GT. Join your podcast host, Dale Holmes as he gets down with one of the best of all times, Steve Veltman!|
Also, while you're in the Podcast Frame Of Mind, check out the following that we're calling The Scoopcast! Join the three Industry Heavyweights, Dale Holmes/Free Agent, Tony D/Kenda and Former World Renowned AA/Elite Legend, "Dr. J"/Jason Richardson as they chew over some of the upcoming season's scoopage and chew on some of the craziness that is going on right now in the BMX Racing World. Check It Out, just click on the graphic below .
BMX Racing News, Thursday - October 13, 2011
ELEVN Integrated & Classic Headset
|All new from Elevn Racing is our full line of Ultra light weight CNC’nd Headsets. Offered in Integrated, Semi Integrated, and classic style, the line up of Elevn Headsets feature CNC’d 6061 Alloy Cups with a 7075 Alloy lower slotted fork bearing race and alloy star nut/bolt. All the Elevn headsets feature ultra smooth sealed low friction bearing & low stack heights. The classic headsets come in 5 different colors & the Integrated versions are offered in Black or White.|
Eleven BMX is a division of BRG
Nate Berkheimer / Unit Clothing Edit!
|Dirt Jumper / Racer extraordinaire, Nate Berkheimer who edits a pretty mean video as well has come up with a Suh Wheet piece of work for his clothing sponsor UNIT, check it out here, where Nate is ALWAYS welcomed! BMX Mania Approved!|
BMX Racing News, Wednesday - October 12, 2011
|CAROLINE BUCHANAN......CRAZY DAYS IN CHULA VISTA!|
Wanna Read More About Caroline's California Dreamin'?
|And While We're On The Subject Of Caroline Buchanan!|
|Check Out Her September Video Blog From London!|
|London - September Video Blog from Caroline Buchanan on Vimeo.|
16 U.S. cyclists in Mexico as Pan American Games
kick off this week
Guadalajara, Mexico (October 11, 2011) – Sixteen cyclists from the United States have made their way down to Mexico for the 2011 Pan American Games. The 16th edition of the quadrennial, multi-sport event kicks off this week in Guadalajara with the opening ceremonies set for Thursday.
The U.S. cycling contingent is comprised of accomplished veterans, as well as some very young talent, and will compete in road, track, mountain bike, and BMX competitions. The mountain bike and BMX competitions in Guadalajara will offer category 5 level UCI points. These points count toward a country’s Nations Ranking, which will determine the number of start spots a nation earns for the 2012 Olympic Games.
Two-wheeled action gets underway Saturday, Oct. 15, as the men’s and women’s cross-country mountain bike races take place near Tapalpa, Mexico. Veteran off-roader Jeremiah Bishop (Harrisonburg, Va./Cannondale Factory Racing), who placed fourth in London’s Olympic Mountain Bike Test Event this summer, will join U23 mountain bike cross-country national champion Stephen Ettinger (Cashmere, Wash./BMC MTB Development Team) in the men’s event. Competing in the women’s race will be Continental Mountain Bike Championships silver medalist Heather Irmiger (Boulder, Colo./Subaru-Trek).
Next up for cycling will be the women’s road cycling time trials on Sunday, Oct. 16. Donning the red, white and blue in the race against the clock will be elite road race national champion Robin Farina (Charlotte, N.C./NOW and Novartis) and Alison Tetrick Starnes (Mill Valley, Calif./Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY 12)
October 17-20 will see a total of seven U.S. athletes racing the track events at the Pan American Velodrome. Cari Higgins (Boulder, Colo./Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY 12) is the only endurance rider from the U.S., and she’ll compete in the women’s omnium. Dean Tracy (Portland, Ore./Project 2012), Michael Blatchford (Cypress, Calif./Project 2012) and Jimmy Watkins (Bakersfield, Calif./OUCH Pro Cycling), who took silver at the continental championships last spring in Bogota, will again team up for the team sprint. Blatchford and Walker will also contest the sprint. Elizabeth Carlson (Jim Thorpe, Pa./Classic Cycling Essentials) and Madalyn Godby (Louisville, Colo./EnCompass Racing) will race the team sprint on the women’s side and Dana Feiss (Telford, Pa./CPT-Home Depot Center) is set to compete in both the women’s sprint and keirin.
BMX, the penultimate cycling event for the USA, will take center stage on Oct. 21 at the CODE San Nicolas. As the top-ranked woman in USA Cycling’s BMX Power Rankings, Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX) will lead a foursome that also includes Amanda Carr (Punta Gorda, Fla./Paul Williams), Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX), and Nic Long (Lakeside, Calif./ Haro-Rockstar).
Competition will wrap up for American cyclists on Saturday, Oct. 22, with the women’s road race where Farina will be the lone rider for the USA. The U.S. will not be entering riders in the men’s road race or time trial.
The Pan American Games are second only to the Olympics in magnitude, number of participants and number of sporting events. For more information on the XVI Pan American Games, including complete competition schedules, please visit the event’s official website.
And stay tuned to www.usacycling.org for complete coverage of how U.S. cyclists fare in Guadalajara.
BMX Racing News, Tuesday - October 11, 2011
|"The Parliament" From Barry Nobles And Khalen Young|
Travel with Barry Nobles and Khalen Young as they take different but similar roads to the goal of BMX Olympic Participation. Hanging out in Southern California by way of Australia (Khalen) and Alabama (Barry) these guys are "After It" when it comes to making their respective country's Olympic Teams, and in 'The Parliament' they invite you along for the ride! Check it here on BMX Mania Dot Com!
The Parliament - Episode 1 from BarryNobles on Vimeo.
|Carley Young All Girls Clinic At 4130 BMX Grand Opening!|
|The new facility that BJ Wagner built in
Canton, Ohio has asked girlie super teacher
to do a clinic for their Grand Opening. Here
some info on the happenings.....
4130 BMX Park Grand Opening
4125 Mahoning Road
Canton, Ohio 44705
Contact for more information: Brandon Edwards
Email for info by clicking on the following .... email@example.com
BMX Racing News, Weekend Update - October 8-9, 2011
Alienation BMX Announces Royal Hub Set Contest Winner
The radsters at Alienation BMX have picked a winner for their Royal Hub Contest. Congratulations to Brent Damien who now has a brand new Alienation Royal Hub set comin' his way!
Thanks to everyone that participated and get ready for the next contest coming right up.
|Morphine Industries dominates the podium at Portage|
As we head toward the end of the season, it's getting to be crunch time to squeeze in points so we loaded up the Morphine/Haro/Fly Limo and took off to Portage Indiana for a weekend of business and pleasure. The temps were in the low 70's and the track was fun, so we had the main ingredients for a successful weekend.
Olajuwon Davis set the pace by winning every moto in A Pro on Saturday and a second place in the main. Sunday was more of the same, only OD got nudged on the first straight and found himself in the 4 spot as he crossed the line.
Noah Reeves made the trip from sunny Florida to mix it up in 14X. Noah got on the podium with a 3rd on Saturday but Sunday wasn't his day. He came unclipped out of the gate in the main so he had to settle for throwin' style for the ladies instead of throwin' bows with the boys!
Jared "Doc" Johnson is the newest ripper on the team. He battled hard with the guys in 15X and brought home 4th place on both days. Doc has been on a tear lately so you know he'll be back on the box next time!
Brandon McCoy also made his debut for the team as he stormed into the always tough 19-27 expert class. This has to be the best amateur class to watch and "BMC" was ready to put on a show. On Saturday, Brandon never lost a lap as he battled the likes of Chase Hines, Max Egdorf and Tony Favata. "Fly Boy McCoy" took home the win Saturday at his first race back from injury. When the main rolled around on Sunday, so did a rain shower . Brandon choose to ride on the cautious side since Chula Vista is right around the corner and settled with a 4th.
Charlie Hunt has been unstoppable this season and Portage was no different. ..until he met Mike Weatherford in the 28-35 expert main on Saturday. CH3 got a rare 2nd place that go around but it was redemption day on Sunday as Charlie wrapped up his weekend with another victory. Charlie also doubled up for the weekend in 26-30 cruiser. 3 wins, 4 podiums..not bad! -Those wins put CH3 at NAG 2 and NAG 3.
Doran Bradshaw had been nursing injured ribs but you couldn't tell as he rolled out of Portage with two wins in 36-40 cruiser and a win in 36-40 expert. Those wins put DB100 at NAG 2 on both bikes as we head towards Disney, then on to Grands.
Be sure to stop by the pits at Disney to check out the fastest, best looking whips at the track. Big thanks to HARO, Fly Racing, Hawk/Folmer, Rennen, Black Crown, Tioga, Alienation and DK bicycles for making it all possible!
|Czech cycling superstar, Michal Prokop, former UCI MTB World Champ and perennial BMX threat is after another berth on the Czech Olympic BMX Team. Check out M.P.'s progress thru the first two versions of the 2011 videos......Lots of plates, training and BMXing.|
|Video produced by BMX Media Great, Rob Trnka, this guy is GOOOOD!|
|Prokop / four seasons 11.1 from Michal Prokop on Vimeo.|
|Chula Vista WRAP UP FROM DALEHOLMES.COM|
Lots of goodies from BMX Legend, Dale Holmes and The Boys. From the Hall Of Fame Banquet to the UCI SX Awards Party, you'll get the inside scoop on the happenings behind the story.
|MORE PROKOP FOUR SEASONS, check out episode two, here!|
Prokop / four seasons 11.2 from Michal Prokop on Vimeo.
BMX Racing News, Thursday - October 6, 2011
|Free Agent UCI SX Chula Vista Edit|
A little "KB & The Machine" for you from the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Chula Vista, California.
BMX MANIA PHOTO OF THE DAY!
BMX Racing News, Wednesday - October 5, 2011
Connor Fields wins Elite Men at the UCI BMX Supercross Final Round!
Chase BMX Pro rider Connor Fields, in demanding fashion on Saturday afternoon, won the Men’s Elite Class at the final stop of the 2011 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup tour. In front of his family, fans, and viewers that were able to watch the racing live on Freecaster and Universal Sports, Connor had a perfect day, as he won every lap during the race.
On the first day of racing at the UCI BMX Supercross in Chula Vista, things kicked off on a high note for Connor, as he won both the Time Trail and Super Final TT event on Friday. “This is my home track. I have done hundreds of time trials here before,” said Fields. That was my fastest one ever. I know what to do and I know my way around this track."
Connor was the favorite going into the final on Saturday afternoon, which was raced in blazing Californian sunshine. Throughout the day, he was undefeated, as he won each and every lap that he lined up for during the day. As the gate dropped for the main event, it was business as usual for Connor, as he took the hole-shot and he took the lead in the first turn and never looked back.
This worked out perfect for him, because behind him a big crash in the first turn put the end to any hopes from five other finalists to try to challenge Connor for the win. Raymon van der Biezen (NED) and David Herman (USA) were able to dodge the crash and Elite Men riders, on their way to claim second and third behind Connor. Maris Strombergs (LAT), Jelly Van Gorkom (NED), Treimanis (LAT), Nic Long (USA) Barry Nobles (USA) were all still on the asphalt, thankfully not hurt and all got back up to finish the event.
When Connor crossed the finish line, he was beyond excited. “This feels a hundred times better than I could have ever imagined. Winning a big race like this.” Connor went on to give a shout out to his biggest fans & supporters : "Thanks to USA Cycling, BRG, Christophe Leveque, Pete D, all of our Chase BMX team sponsors, my parents, and my coach for all the support and helping me make this happen!"
This is by far the biggest win in Connors young Pro career and as it was the 2nd points paying race for riders to obtain Olympic qualification rider points, it was an important one as well. This, along with his 7th place finish at the 2011 BMX World Championships have easily made this injury shortened season and tough road back to the top of the podium feel all worth while, as Connor now seems on track for his long term goals!
Everyone at BRG are proud and honored to have Connor as our team Pro and know that not only his determination and skills, but his choice of racing equipment have helped in Connors success.
Chase BMX is proudly supported by Tioga BMX, Fly Racing, Excess Wheels, Elevn Racing, KingStar, Thomson, Kicker Audio, Insight, ODI, and Shimano.
|For more info or hi-res photos, please contact Pete D at BRG.|
|BRG - BMX Racing Group - Strategic Partner|
|Chase BMX, Elevn, Insight BMX, Excess, Kingstar|
|UK Factory Psykopath Shine at British Championships!|
PSYKOPATH UK PRESS RELEASE!!!
The UK Factory Psykopath riders Dan and Andy (THE BASH BROTHERS) arer back, here is the latest update and results at the British Championships in Cheddar.
1st off cruisers took place on Saturdays racing which Dan rode in the 17-29 category, which was stacked with 25 riders consisting with many junior and elite, Dan hit up a 5th, 2nd, and 3rd in his motos which sent him safe through to the semi finals, Dan had a good gate in his semi which lead him out of the 1st turn in 3rd and ended up finishing in that all important 4th position to see him threw into the finals.
Dan ended up in lane 8 but pulled off a great swoop in the 1st corner which put him in 4th place, but took a knock in the last corner which knocked him back to 7th so a good all round day for Dan.
Sunday came and its was raining, so a wet and damp track meant it was going to be very slippery coming in to the the fast downhill 1st turn and with 42 riders in the 17-24 category meant it was going to be a tough day.
Dan got a 3rd, 2nd and 4th in his motos with Andy grabbing 3rd, 1st, and 3rd which put us safe into the quarters finals, so quarters came round and Andy was up 1st and with his great gates and 1st strait it put him into the lead out if the 1st corner which he held and won. Now Dan was up and had a good start and grabbed a 3rd so both guys threw to the semis.
Semi final time and we were both psyked. Dan's semi was up 1st he had a good gate but got held wide in the 1st turn and came out 7th there was a crash in turn 2 so Dan was now 5th, chasing down 4th but just couldn't quite get there. Andy hit the track and got squeezed in the middle of the 1st straight and came together with another rider and ended up taking eachother out.
But all in all a good result from the UK team and now the season is over its time to hit the training and come back with a new look and a bigger team.
BMX Racing News, Tuesday - October 4, 2011
|CycleCraft Disney Cup Skills Clinic @ ORL BMX|
Thursday October 20th start time 6:00pm till 8:00pm
Cost of Clinic $25.00
Learn from some of the best Factory Pro's in BMX. Gate Start, Jumping, Turn Skill's, Warm up and Cool Down.
|First 40 riders to sign up will get a bag of goodies and a Smoothie King drink card good for one free Smoothie King drink.|
BMX Racing News, Weekend update - October 1, 2011
Fields & Martin Win It All For Team USA In Chula Vista
|Elite men's Podium||Elite Women's Podium|
|3rd David Herman/USA 1st Connor Fields/USA||3rd Mariana Pajon/COL 1st Arielle Martin/USA|
|2nd Raymon Van der Beizen/NED||2nd Brooke Crain|
Want to rock MORE, just check out the BMX Mania race report page
|Connor Fields and Brooke Crain share top podium spot at UCI SX Time Trial Superfinals!|
Some of the hundreds of photos that we will get posted to the UCI SX BMX Chula Vista Photo Gallery have been posted
If you want to rock some great Race Action photos, just check out the BMX Mania race report page for this OUTSTANDING race!
Then make sure to check back Saturday Morning, cuz we've got a LOT of them!
Fields and Crain win time trial Superfinal, 33 Americans advance to main at BMX SX World Cup in California
Chula Vista, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2011) --The final stop of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup series presented by Swatch got underway in Chula Vista, Calif. on Friday with two Americans, Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) and Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro-Rockstar), coming away with the men’s and women’s victories in the time trial superfinal.
Watch the main event live from Chula Vista on Universal Sports from 7 – 9 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 1.
After one round of time trials the best 16 men and ladies qualified for the time trial superfinals. Fields posted the fastest time of the nearly 150 elite men in the opening time trial heat with a 34.073. The 19 year-old then went on to score his best-ever time with a 33.886 on the second run to win the select time trial superfinal. With that personal record Fields bumped Tory Nyhaug (CAN) out of the hot seat after his 34.191. Raymond van der Biezen was in third with a time of 34.409.
“This is my home track. I have done hundreds of time trials here before and that was my fastest one ever,” explained Fields who rode near flawless rides back-to-back. “I know what to do and I know my way around this track. It definitely helps having a race at your home track. You cannot ride scared. That is when you fall. You have to ride as hard as you can, then you are going to be alright. This definitely gives me confidence for tomorrow."
After posting the sixth best time in her initial time trial run the 18 year-old Crain outperformed a star-studded field, including current world champion Mariana Pajon (COL), in the time trial superfinal. Recently making the transition into the elite field, Crain rode the Chula Vista course in 36.364, just fractions of a second faster than Pajon and Arielle Martin (Pleasant Grove, Utah/Intense BMX) who scored the bronze.
With this result Fields and Crain secured the top spots going into tomorrow’s main event. In total, 23 American men were among the 64 who qualified for Saturday’s 1/8 finals and 10 American ladies among the 32 women for the quarterfinals. Tomorrow they will race against each other in heats of eight riders over three motos. The best four of each heat will qualify for the next round through to quarterfinals and finals.
The overall winners of this year’s Supercross World Cup in elite men and elite women will be decided tomorrow during this fourth stop of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, sponsored by Swatch.
Watch the main event live from Chula Vista on Universal Sports from 7 – 9 p.m. ET on Saturday.
Full results and more information available on the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup webpage.
UCI BMX Supercross World Cup #4
Chula Vista, Calif.
Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, 2011
FULL RESULTS (click on Chula Vista)
Elite Men’s Time Trial Superfinal
1. Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) 33.886
2. Tory Nyhaug (CAN) 34.191
3. Raymon Van der Beizen (NED)
5. Jared Garcia (Victorville, Calif.) 34.524
6. Nicholas Long (Lakeside, Calif./Haro-Rockstar) 34.594
10. Kyle Bennett (Conroe, Texas) 34.900
11. Denzel Stein (Desoto, Texas) 35.007
13. Tyler Brown (San Clemente, Calif.) 35.103
14. Tyler Faoro (Coral Springs, Fla.) 35.221
Elite Women’s Time Trial Superfinal
1. Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro-Rockstar)
2. Mariana Pajon (COL) 36.452
3. Arielle Martin (Pleasant Grove, Utah/Intense BMX) 36.499
8. Amanda Carr (Punta Gorda, Fla./Endeavor-Paul Williams) 37.437
10. Danielle George (Palmdale, Calif./Supercross BMX) 38.124
12. Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill.) 38.204
14. Shelby Stacy (Bakersfield, Calif.) 38.515
|UCI BMX Supercross World Cup|
|Underway In Chula Vista, CA!|
BMX Mania's on the scene with race coverage from the UCI BMX SX World Cup Final at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California.
We've been in transition for a couple days, getting our travel on, grabbing a couple hours of sleep and shooting HOT BMX Race Photos in the HOT California Sun, Thursday at the OTC.
We've got the BMX / Chula Vista Race Report Page Posted, but all the photos from Thursday aren't posted yet, but you can see what we got! GO, RIGHT HERE!