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Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, September 30, 2008
BMX MANIA PHOTO OF THE DAY
|Inches From Disaster! - Brought to you by Australian BMX Mania
Factory Rider, Josh Isaac, from the
Eastfield Experience. The Eastfield Experience is the biggest prize
money race in Victoria, it was a huge race and day and we'll bet
that this guy got up dusted off his Hot Wheels race pants and hit
the track again!
Bicycle Industry Gathers at Interbike 2008 Feeling
Positive About 2009 Selling Season
New products introduced for
growing commuter, urban and lifestyle categories,
as well as the latest in mountain and road bikes and
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. - Sept. 30, 2008 -
Bicycle manufacturers, retailers, advocacy groups and
industry guests were optimistic about the market and its
future as they gathered in Las Vegas during Sept. 22-26, for
the industry's leading business-to-business event, the 2008
Interbike Outdoor Demo and International Bicycle Expo.
"The mood during both the OutDoor Demo and the Expo was
incredibly optimistic," said Interbike Advisor, Lance
Camisasca. "In particular manufacturers and retailers were
talking about swelling interest for commuter, urban and
electric and folding bikes, and a rise in people that are
using bicycles to ride to work, a quick trip to the corner
grocery store or an outing with their family. This new
consumer segment is providing economic opportunities for the
Buyers and media began the Interbike market week by
testing the latest in road, mountain and cyclocross
bikes and accessories at Interbike's Outdoor Demo, held
Sept. 22-23 in Bootleg Canyon, Boulder City, N.V. Nearly
5,000 people contributed to record attendance at the
two-day Demo and more than 200 brands helped make this
year's event the largest OutDoor Demo since the
pre-indoor expo was started 13 years ago.
"Outdoor Demo becomes more valuable to us every year,"
said Doug Martin, marketing director for FELT Bicycles.
"Once buyers are done test riding, they come back to the
booth and ask many questions of our engineer or product
manager. From there it is just a matter of getting the
order on paper. Buyers are consistently pleased about
trying the products before finalizing their orders for
Once in the Sands Expo and Convention Center for the
indoor portion of the show, more than 23,000 exhibitors
and attendees filled the hall. Retail buyers with
extensive buying power were able to make informed
purchase decisions by interacting with approximately
1,100 brands, as well as industry non-profit and
"Interbike makes the research and ground work for buying
decisions easier by putting all of the major brands in
one place," said Ronnie Bratcher from Reality Bikes in
Cumming, GA. "I was extremely pleased with all of the
product I saw and the renewed focus on bikes that fit
the need of the average consumer."
"This year's Expo was phenomenal," said Pat Cunnane,
president of Advanced Sports. "Not only was our booth
busy, but our competitor's booths seemed busy as well.
The addition of Breezer Bikes to our product lines, well
known for its emphasis on bikes as an alternative mode
of transportation, brought additional attention to our
After months of high gas prices, the industry placed
significant emphasis on the commuter, urban and
lifestyle categories. This included several new
exhibitors specifically focused on this market segment
along with new bikes and product lines from established
brands such as Dahon, Electra, QBP, Raleigh, Schwinn,
Shimano, Specialized and SRAM.
In order to demonstrate business opportunities with this
new category, Interbike added a new show feature by
debuting the Urban Legend Fashion and Art Show presented
by Momentum Magazine. The event highlighted how
real people use the latest in cycling-friendly bikes,
clothing, bags and accessories for everyday life. Models
rode along a path that weaved through the audience
showing off the form and function of the highlighted
Some of the other events surrounding Interbike 2008 were
two separate Web 2.0 and New Media seminar's held during
the show on Wednesday and Thursday, Wednesday night's
Mountain Bike Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the
Sands, the CrossVegas cyclocross race, where Lance
Armstrong raced in the Elite Men's category, and
Thursday night's USA CRITS Finals held at Mandalay Bay
"As the new show director, I tried to meet with as many
attendees as possible," continued Tompkins. "It was
rewarding to hear that despite difficult economic times,
both retailers and exhibitors seemed to agree that their
investment in Interbike was worthwhile and the event is
absolutely necessary to attend to see what's new and
further develop business relationships. All in all,
Interbike 2008 was a great success and we are already
working on plans to create a 2009 event that continues
to provide a business and community platform for the
entire industry to connect and ultimately grow."
In addition to strong numbers in sold space and
attendees, preliminary numbers indicate close to 550
members of the media attended Interbike, a double digit
increase compared to the previous year. With this year's
interest in commuter and urban bikes, along with a
special appearance from seven-time Tour de France
winner, Lance Armstrong, working media attendees
represented non-endemic publications such as the LA
Times, Men's Journal, USA Today, Wall Street Journal
and Wired Magazine along with editors, writers
and producers of cycling-focused magazines, Web sites,
blogs and podcasts.
Interbike will continue next month with the inaugural
Outdoor Demo East to be held in Providence, R.I., on
Oct. 21-22, 2008. The two-day industry demo event is the
first Interbike product testing event specifically
targeted at servicing east coast dealers and their staff
who may not be able to attend the Interbike Outdoor Demo
in Las Vegas.
Interbike OutDoor Demo East currently has 45-plus
bicycle and accessory manufacturers scheduled to
exhibit. The dates for the 2009 editions of the
Interbike OutDoor Demo and International Bicycle Expo
will be, September 21-22, and September 23-25,
Interbike (a business unit of Nielsen Business Media,
the parent company of the Outdoor Retailer (OR), Action
Sports Retailer (ASR), Health+Fitness Business, and Fly
Fishing Retailer trade shows) is a full-service trade
show company that creates, markets and produces
high-quality expos and educational conferences.
Producers of the OutDoor Demo and Interbike
International Bicycle Expo, Interbike is the leading
bicycle industry business-to-business event management
company, bringing together top manufacturers, retailers,
industry advocates and media to conduct the business of
cycling. Interbike (www.interbike.com
gathers more than 1,100 cycling-related brands and close
to 23,000 total attendees annually.
The 2009 Interbike trade-only events begin with OutDoor
Demo (September 21-22, 2008 in Boulder City), followed
by the Interbike Expo, September 23-25 at the Sands Expo
and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Dates for the 2009
OutDoor Demo East have yet to be determined.
Hot New, Liam Phillips Web Site
GO211.COM BRINGS YOU
"FREE" LIVE WEBCAST COVERAGE
OF THE ABA’S GOLDEN
Lancaster, California. –
GO211.com, in conjunction with the American Bicycle Association, is proud to
bring you the LIVE "FREE" webcast of the ABA’s Golden
State Nationals, a ABA BMX PRO Series event hosted at the AV
BMX facility. Tune in for all the race action starting Saturday, October 4th,
through Sunday, October 5th.
This weekend will be another great one for sure! It all starts on the October 4th,
at 10:00am Pacific time with a pre-show for the Golden
State Nationals. GO211.com will then go right into the "LIVE" action
packed event coverage starting at 11:00am Pacific time for the duration of
the days event. GO211.com will kick things off again at 7:30 Pacific time
with another pre-show webcast, followed by the "LIVE" action feed at 8:00am
sharp on August, 31st. The Golden State National
in Lancaster, California is
always noted as one of the best BMX events of the year, and this year will
not be a disappointment. The facility, the track, the dirt, the racers, and
the fans all seem to come together to make this a can't miss event!
for all this weekends action! -
Also be on
the look out for some GO-PRO helmet cam footage of the ABA BMX Goden
State Nationals race track!
if you can't make it out to this awesome event or you can't get to a
computor this weekend and miss all of the race action. GO211.com will have
all the Main Events (plus Pro Quarters, Semis, and Motos), interviews, and
shows posted on GO211.com the week following the event. Be sure to check
www.ababmx.com for more
Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, September 29, 2008
Come join us
for this Tampa BMX Raceway inaugural event. Bring a table, chairs
and all of your new, barely used and banged up BMX parts & supplies.
We will have
a designated area for you to set-up to show off your stuff!
This is a
great opportunity for you to sell or buy those items you need just
before the holidays and big races.
concession stand will be open for the entire event for you to get
your fill of burgers, dogs, chicken, fries and more!
Lake Park has
multiple playgrounds, jogging trails, equestrian and western
facilities, archery range, RC track, lake for fishing and expansive
areas that compliment our track.
All of the
standard track rules apply.
You must be a
member (or new applicant) to ride, your bike must meet all safety
requirements and of course you must have the appropriate personal
available for rental on a first come first serve basis. Track bikes
are limited. Bring a buddy!
Today's BMX Racing News - Saturday, September 27, 2008
CHECK IT OUT ON
THE INTERBIKE REPORT PAGE!
Hog's Breath Cafe
first Australian national hails new Olympic hopefuls
Official BMX Australia News Release
one month after the Olympics the first 'Official BMX Australia' national
event was held n Australia today with what could be the next group of London
2012 Olympic hopefuls.
The first round of the Hog’s Breath Café
National series in Cairns saw three local champions blitz today men’s
divisions. Former World Champion, 25 year old Ronnie Dugdell (Cairns), won
the elite while fellow Cairns riders Kurt Nicholls and Joseph Costa won the
junior Probikx and 16 Boys Champbikx races respectively making it a Cairns
Dugdell, a 25 year old boilermaker, was
rewarded with a win after yesterday claiming a state title in cruiser class.
Second was Olympic hopeful, Townsville’s Todd Pascoe.
“I felt a bit tired this morning but after I
got warmed up I was right,” admitted Dugdell. “I’ve always wanted to race
Todd (Pascoe) and today I got my chance.”
Dugdell lined up with Pascoe in the motos with
no clear leader until Dugdell beat Pascoe in the semi-final.
A quick start and the added advantage of
knowing his home track was all Dugdell needed.
“I had a good first straight then rode the
track spot on. They would need to be going fast to pass me on the last
straight,” he added.
Strong Townsville rider, Ashley Pemberton
Kurt Nicholls from Cairns claimed the junior
men’s race and took the fastest time trail of the day with an impressive
38.10 seconds lap. Second was Victoria’s Matthew Dunsworth (Knox) and third
was Joshua Nash (Cairns).
New Cairns club member, Joseph Costa, won the
16 boys Champbikx convincingly beating world bronze medallist, Darryn
Goodwin (Hills) from Perth.
The elite women’s Probikx was won by Rachel
Bracken just 17 years of age from Townsville. Second and third were Cherie
Simpson and Kate Fischmann both from the Gold Coast (Nerang).
Mackay’s claimed two wins with world champion,
Melinda McLeod and Jack Buchhorn winning the 16 girls and 14 boys
The 15 boys Champbikx was won by Redlands Luke
Hombsch. The 15 girls winner, Chelsea King from Beenleigh beat current world
champion, Madison Janssen from the Gold Coast.
The next two national rounds of the Hog’s
Breath Café Hogs Breath Probikx and Champbikx will be held in Nerang in
Illinois NBL State Championship weekend and Pro Am King Pin race
cool Race Report from the Illinois NBL State
Championship weekend/Pro Am "King Pin" Race, check it out, thanx
to Race Organizer, Tim Strange /
We had 21
riders come in for the King Pin. The racing was great and we did it true Pro
style with scrambled motos, had a semis and mains. Even a "pro rollout"!
dust cleared it was 1 Andy Wright Factory Standard
Bykes, 2 Jarrod Adcock Factory Standard
Bykes, 3 Nate Schaffer Standard,
4 Robert Smith, 5 Shane Bertoni Ace Bike
Shop, 6 Derek Ward Strange Motion/KIcker,
7 Jeff Tapscott Ace Bike Shop, 8
Bobby Piotrowski Bizzaro-Intense
was put on by Strange Motion/Kicker, Midwest
Clothing and SAB Designs.
winners also got custom painted flamed with custom bases Bowling Pins that
were AWESOME, and the talk of the race.....everybody wanted one.
also got a custom Kingpin number one plate from SAB Designs.
there was $750 in the purse, almost $400 to the winner!
We are in
plans for a bigger and better King Pin at next years State Champ weekend. -
Tim Strange /
2008, in Rotoura, New Zealand will be host to the 1st New Zealand BMX
Reunion. 30 Years of BMX in NZ.
Do you remember
the Supermax, HMX, Supersport 202?
Do you remember
watching those fast riders like, Nick Lambert, Peter Mac and Brent Harris,
and wishing you could go as fast as them? Well you have come to the right
BMX came to New
Zealand approximately 30 years ago and now it’s an Olympic sport.
What a great time for a BMX reunion to look at how far BMX has come in New
Zealand, meet those heroes from the past and some from the present, also
catch you with old friends and foes.
anyone who has been involved in BMX in some way over the last 30 years.
Bring your camera and get the photo you always wanted with your hero.
• Live Band
• Bikes from the past and present
• Cocktail food from Novotels best chefs
the night and also collectors t-shirts available from the web site to order.
Spend the day looking around Rotorua or bring a bike and hit the track or go
for a mountain bike ride.
Don't miss out
it could be another 30 years till the next reunion. Limited number of
tickets so get in quick
Where is Tom Ritz?
The answer is easy!
He is in Puerto Rico building
a new BMX track at the west coast from PR in the town of Rincon (Capitol
of Puerto Rico's Surf Scene) the best place for BMX Surfers, like Kiyomi
Waller & Lee Lewis.
Complete new website BensinkBMXgates.com
proudly present their new website!: BensinkBMXgates.com.
this site we keep you up to date from all the news about our BMX and 4X
start-systems. On this renewed website you can find all our systems,
information, photos and videos.
in 2005 and have
grown up from a little venture to a big and successful proposer of BMX gates in
whole Europe. That means that you’ll see our name on BMX gates all over the
European BMX and 4X tracks.
We sold more than
20 8-person BMX gates this year!!
building 4 different types of gates:
8 person gate.
4 person gate.
1 person gate
Rental 8 person
If you want to buy
a gate, or if you have questions please take a look at
you can’t find the correct information on our website, go to the contact page
and ask your question by mail or phone.
wish you a pleasant time on our website...
Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, September 26, 2008
OOPS! BMX Mania had some Tech Trubs!
completely Tech Trubs, we got real busy at Interbike and when we did have
some time to get busy on Mania, we had some connection problems at the Sands
Convention Center and Thursday just got away from us.
Thaz OK.....we got
it goin' on for ya, Interbike, check it out and we've got some other BMX
Racing coverage comin' up for ya on Saturday!
Glad to be back
with cha, see you tomorrow!
Pedals, Frames & Bikes In Las Vegas
Interbike is as much about the people as it is the bikes. Left,
"Supercross Bill" Ryan is sittin' and talkin' with BMX
Racing Legend and frame maker extraordinaire, Billy Griggs,
who has built more frames for more fast riders than anyone on
the planet. Not sure what they're talkin' bout, but it probably
involves frame geometry and high speed tubing.....All the while,
Old Skool Legend & ABA Hall Of Famer, Turnell "Tuni" Henry
is shoppin' for something, not sure what. We'll see.
On the right, Olympic Finalist,
Damien Godet is checkin' out the latest from Redline, his
sponsor along with Christophe Cordier (Left) and French
Elite Legend and owner of one of the coolest names in BMX. . . .
. Carmine Falco as they shop a new Sponsorship Program
that they are all involved with called DN1, (National Division
1) in France. Exciting stuff, AND, all of the hot companies were
there releasing their new gear for 2009!
Nice! Kind of like a BMX Buffet!
Want some more?
or on one of the pix above and check it out, cuz, Interbike is
happenin' in Las Vegas and WHOOSH, we'll jet you to the show!
Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, September 24, 2008
BMX Mania's in Las Vegas for the annual BIG
Check in Thursday Morning to see what's going on with BMX at
|What are (From Left)
Christophe Cordier, Olympic Finalist, Damien Godet and Old Skool
French Elite Legend, CARMINE Falco up to at the Redline booth?
||Speaking of French
Guys. Who is Christophe Leveque (US Pro Bikes) talking to on his
cell and what's in that briefcase?
||AND, what are Bill
Ryan (Supercross Owner) and Billy Griggs (Welder To The Stars!)
whispering about and why is Billy's "bodyguard" getting ready to
take out our camera?
For the answer to these and other
intriguing questions, tune in Thursday morning
to BMX Mania for MORE from Interbike in
Sin City/Las Vegas!
Don't look now, but someone here's hunting for Lance Armstrong!
Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Bikes 2009 24” Quadangle Looptail Release
BMX is releasing ANOTHER super cool awesome ride for all
of you Old Skool BMXers out there and this one is about
as insane as they come, RUSH right down to your local SE
dealer and GET ONE!
started out its life in 1979 as the STR-1.
The STR-1 was Stu
Thomsen’s signature bike, which stood for “Stu Thompson
Stu went on to win
the 1979 the first ever ABA #1 pro title later that year
on the Quadangle.
Now here we are
almost 30 years later & it’s now available in a 24”
This bike is super
limited being that there will only be 250 available in
You may have seen
DC’s matte black version of the 24” Quad Loop earlier
As you can see, we
completely flipped the script & went with a classy white
frame & fork matched with chrome parts & white pads.
This bike has more
class than a chemistry professor.
Get your order in
now as we are releasing these to shops this week.
Once they’re gone,
Oh, and check out
the bottle opener in the rear of the seat. You know, for
when you get thirsty on your rides…
Retro Cr-Mo Double Downtube Quadangle Frame w/ Looptail
Rear End & Retro Dropouts
Chrome Alex Double
Wall DM24 Rims
SE 3-pc 48-Spline
Retro Blitz Seat
w/ Bottle Opener
Quadangle Padset &
Grip Donuts Included
Five riders named
to USA Cycling funded team for Frejus BMX Supercross
Colorado Springs, Colo.
(Sept. 22, 2008)—USA Cycling announced today the
five athletes it will send to the UCI BMX Supercross
World Cup event in Frejus, France, Oct 10-11. The
Frejus Supercross is the final of five UCI BMX
Supercross events in 2008 and will also serve as the
fourth of 18 races that factor into the 2009 USA
Cycling BMX Rankings on the men’s side and the third
of 17 for the women. The last race will be the UCI
BMX World Championships in Adelaide, Australia on
(Santa Clarita, Calif.), and
(Wheat Ridge, Colo.), – received nominations to the
funded team. Bennett, Robinson, and Herman were
automatically selected as the top three riders in
the current 2008 UCI Supercross World Cup Rankings.
Day received the coaches’ selection after his silver
medal finish at the Olympic Games in Beijing and his
silver medal podium finish at the previous
Supercross World Cup in Salt Lake City, Utah.
women on the squad –
(Pleasant Grove, Utah) was selected as the top
athlete in the UCI Supercross World Cup Rankings
where she currently sits in second overall, two
points behind current Word Cup leader Sarah Walker
of New Zealand. Martin received an automatic
nomination and no coaches’ selections were named.
To view the current 2009 USA Cycling
UCI BMX Supercross World Cup -
Frejus, France - Oct 10-11, 2008
USA Cycling Funded Team:
Men - Donny
Robinson (Napa, Calif.) - Kyle Bennett (Conroe,
Texas) - David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo.) - Mike
Day (Santa Clarita, Calif.)
- Arielle Martin (Pleasant Grove, Utah)
Tioga POWER BLOCK BMX RACING TIRE
BMX racing is about to get
faster. Conceived for unparallel efficiency in transferring pedal
power and other rider inputs into lateral motion, the new Power
Block from Tioga is destined to make BMX racers go faster with less
A key to achieving such bold
claim is the willingness to obsessively study details of riders’
riding mechanics and then design a tread that doesn’t disrupt their
riding motion. “It’s easy once you spent hours upon hours studying
film, focusing on changes in the tire’s characteristics with each,
seemingly minor, change in the rider’s input” said Kai Cheng,
Tioga’s Marketing Manager. “The research is exhaustive, but the
result is essentially a tread designed to anticipate rider input so
its knobs are strategically placed to limit the loss of momentum”
The Power Block starts fast at
the gate with testing confirming that the tightly linked-together
low profile central tread zone and Tioga’s exclusive UTC (Ultimate
Traction Compound) providing exceptional surface contact during
acceleration and full-out sprints so less energy is lost from
inadequate tread to surface connection - which essentially means
more power at the wheel yet with the same amount of input from the
rider. But in addition to providing faster speed on the straights,
the Power Block utilizes an outer tread zone made up of smaller
directional knobs aligned to not only provide seamless energy
transfer from one tread zone to another when shifting side to side
during hard sprints, but also provide remarkable cornering bite when
But possibly the most impressive
element of the new Power Block is its weight, or more specifically
its lack of weight. The Power Block is designed for racing,
elements not essential to optimal racing performance are not
incorporated into the design so the Power Block, size for size, is
one of the lightest BMX tire available today!
Special features on the Power
Multi-Zone Tread Design
– each tread zone designed for specific functions but positioned to
provide seamless transfer from one zone to another.
UTC (Ultimate Traction
Compound) – specially formulated rubber
compound provides exceptional grip on hardpack dirt and other hard
– tread designed to wear evenly which helps to maintain its
performance throughout the life of the tire.
– 120 TPI high thread-count casing is thinner and much lighter
providing a more supple and responsive tire.
– Kevlar reinforced bead further reduces tire’s overall weight.
The Power Block will be
available in Mid October 2008 in these sizes:
20 x 2.10” 11.64oz (est) Cylex Casing; Folding
20 x 1.75” 10.05oz (est) Cylex Casing; Folding
20 x 1.60” 8.47oz (est) Cylex Casing; Folding
20 x 1-3/8” TBA Standard Casing;
Steel Bead $19.95
20 x 1-1/8” TBA Standard Casing;
Steel Bead $19.95
*Cylex Casing and Folding Bead
are available in 20” x 2.10”, 20” x 1.75” and 20” x 1.6” models
only; 20” x 1-3/8” and 20” x 1-1/8” are steel bead with standard 60
About Tioga: A design driven
bicycle components company focusing on function with style. In over
30 years in the cycling industry, Tioga has created numerous
industry advancing components from the Comp-III BMX racing tire and
the T-Bone stem to the standardization of the 1-1/8” steering
system. Tioga’s new generation of components are not only
functionally designed to accommodate athletes with serious skills,
but also styled to reflect their commitment to the sport.
Meriden, CT 06455
October 4 2008
clinic, $25.00 with a T
Registration starts at 9 (203) 630-2240 or at the window
Practice starts at 9:30
Gate Drop 11:30
Clinic immediately following race.
(Race is points only, $5.00)
on down and train with London Wilmot and Allen Currier
Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, September 22, 2008
Alienation BMX Hires New Sales
and Marketing Manager
Vice President Zach Taylor is pleased to announce the hiring of
former Sun Rims / Sun Ringle' BMX Brand Manager Ryan Birk as
Alienation’s new Sales and Marketing Manager. The duo (Birk &
Taylor) worked together while at Sun from 2000 thru 2006.
"I'm psyched to be working with Zach again. We made a great
team during our time together at Sun and he's got big things
already rollin’ with Alienation. I just want to come on board
and continue Alienation’s forward momentum and help gain
additional market share and recognition," stated Birk.
Taylor said, "Bringing Birk on board allows us amazing growth
potential. I know what he is capable of. His reputation in the
industry and with riders increases our credibility and we're
expecting big things out of him for Alienation."
Birk will begin working for Alienation at the 2008 Interbike
show in Las Vegas.
Alienation is a BMX component design company
established in 2006, specializing in grips, hubs, rims, seats &
tires. For more information on Alienation and their products go
Bicycles Launches Street Team!
J&R Bicycles is creating a
new Street Team to perform demos - stretching beyond the
J&R Bicycles has teamed up
with the AST Dew Tour to promote the upcoming Dew Tour stop
in Orlando on October 16th - 19th.
The J&R Bicycles Street
Team will perform in front of the St. Pete Times Forum
during the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game on October 11th
to promote the sport of BMX and the Dew Tour.
Stay tuned to
to win tickets and prize packs.
For more information about
the AST Dew Tour visit
2nd annual Italian
International BMX Fast Cross
It was a
great BMX show in Besnate (ITALY) for the 2° International BMX Fast Cross,
where the best Italian riders, including Manuel De Vecchi still in
"Olympic condition" raced against some of Europe's top riders.
day won by France's, Pablo Gutierrez, with the Belgian, Arnaud
Dubois in Second and Italy's, Giovanelli Andrea coming home for
the Third; in this race De Vecchi crashed at the start.
place in Sunday's race was for DE VECCHI, with Dubois second and Gutierrez
also the the jump contest, with an extraordinary backflip; second Manuel
SCHIAVO and third Francky GAGNU.
DE VECCHI Manuel
DE VECCHI Manuel
Bulldog Rolls In Las Vegas!
Bulldog Bikes will be at Interbike booth #5750
this week in Las Vegas.
We will have all of our 2009 products on
display, and we will also have many of the team riders there to meet people
at Interbike, it ought to be fun!
We will be doing a freestyle show at Mandalay
Bay Hotel on September 25th at 7 and 9 PM in conjunction with the U.S. Crit
All new products will be debuting at the 2008
Inter Bike Convention in Las Vegas, NV.
The official product release will be on
September 25th, 2008.
All frames and soft goods will be available via
the bulldog website, mail-order, overseas distributors and your local shop.
All sticker kits will be released at the Inter
Bike Convention in Las Vegas, NV.
Complete specs and graphics will be included on
our website September 30th, after Inter Bike.
For more info, hit up
Also, make sure to check in with our new website
that we recently launched,
Cairns BMX prelude to big state titles
Two big days of racing in Cairns this weekend
were a prelude to one of the biggest events in Australia, the 2008 BMX
Queensland State Titles to be held next weekend in Far North Queensland.
Cairns rider, Ronnie Dugdell, showed his
current top form by taking out the Pro-men’s race today ahead of Ashley
Pemberton from Townsville. Third was Cairns club youngster, Joseph Costa.
The reigning world junior bronze medallist,
Rachel Bracken from Townsville, took out the pro-women’s race. Second was
current 15 world champion, Melinda McLeod from Mackay. Third place getter
was Bridget Warren from Proserpine.
The weekend carnival attracted 255 riders from
as far away as Gold Coast to Mt Isa. For the state championships a record
899 entries have been received.
Paul Ince, President of the Cairns BMX Club,
said this weekend’s racing offered ideal preparation for all riders.
“Everyone was using it(carnival) for practice
laps of the track. We’ve put on a new surface just after the wet season and
it is holding together well. This new product should stabilize the surface
and so far it seems to be working well,” said Ince.
Cairns track has been redone this year in an
attempt to prepare the riders for some of the bigger jumps coming into top
“We thought we would get our rider’s ready for
the bigger jumps in the future,” explained Ince. “The challenging decider
section is similar to a professional section and offered talented riders a
short cut during some of the races today.”
The Cairns club and volunteers were pleased
with rider’s reports on the track.
“We got a lot of positive comments about the
track. Everything went well and we’ve got extra seating and marquees now all
ready for the states,” said Ince.
The state championships get underway on
Wednesday with the pre-titles then racing continues on Friday until Sunday.
On Saturday morning the first round of the National Hog’s Breath Café
Probikx and Champbikx Series will see the elite riders of the future out to
gain some valuable points.
Other Cairns riders to win today were Jake
Cooper (8 boys), Mitchell Hoad, (9 boys and mighty nines), Samantha Ince (11
girls), Nathan Knight (13-14 cruiser, 14 boys);Benjamin Van Den Hooven (15
boys), Shaun Gray (19 boys), Paul Priddy (25+ cruiser), Leanne Van Den
Hooven (ladies cruiser) and Paul Ince (30 +).
Matthews to host
ABA BMX Hall of Fame/Golden Crank Awards
American Bicycle Association, the largest BMX sanctioning organization
in the World, has announced details regarding the upcoming ABA
BMX Hall of Fame Banquet to be held in conjunction with the ABA
Grand Nationals of BMX over the Thanksgiving Holiday
weekend. ABA BMX
Spokesperson, Shannon Gillette, confirmed that the ABA BMX
Hall of Fame and BMXer
magazine's Golden Crank Banquet would be held at The Adams Mark
Hotel on Wednesday, November 26th at Noon. The ABA, in conjunction with
The Adams Mark Hotel and The Tulsa Sports Commission will be presenting
three new inductees into the BMX Hall of Fame as well as revealing the
winners of the prestigious BMXer
magazine's Golden Crank awards.
for the always festive ABA BMX
Hall of Fame presentation will be 2006 Hall of Fame inductee, Mr.. Cash
Matthews. Matthews has been a fixture in the BMX scene since 1972 and
was a popular choice to handle the duties as presenter for the ABA.
According to Shannon Gillette, "We've
had a lot of great ABA BMX Hall 'of Fame banquets since 1985, and we are
excited to work with Cash on this
one. We look forward to another excellent
ABA BMX Hall of Fame ceremony. The last two years Cash
has been involved with the ABA BMX Hall
of Fame, both as a presenter and an inductee. Cash
is very knowledgeable with the formative years in BMX as well as present
day BMX, so we are really psyched to be working with him."
catered meal will be followed by the ABA
BMX Hall of Fame inductions, BMX
Magazine's Golden Crank Awards, and special awards for
designated ABA BMX tracks and
fund raisers. ABA BMX
President, Clayton John, will be on
hand as always to present to award special recognition to the Top
Fundraisers in the ABA Race For Life Program. Seating will be limited
for this special event. For more information please contact Shannon at:
Marian College’s Miller earns 3 titles
on day 2 of collegiate track
Colorado Springs, Colo.
(September 12, 2008)—After a series of rain delays on Friday,
four national championships were awarded on day two of the USA Cycling
Collegiate Track National Championships. Freshman Sinead Miller
(Pittsburgh, Pa.) helped put her Marian College squad in the Division I
team omnium lead sharing in three of the day’s national titles. DePauw
University currently sits in the top spot in the Division II team omnium
“I didn’t expect to win three, but
that’s how it worked out and I’m very happy,” said Miller. “I have
to thank all my teammates because without everyone we couldn’t have
done this today.”
Marian College of Indiana took the first
national title of the day in the Collegiate Pursuit, an event unique
to collegiate cycling combining both men and women in the team
event. Sierra Siebenlist (Indianola, Ind.) and
Sinead Miller (Pittsburgh, Pa.)*
led out for teammates Rob Bush (Indianapolis,
Ind.), Bennet Van Der Genugten (Bloomington, Ind.),
Alex Wiesler (Indianapolis, Ind.) and David
Williams (Grand Rapids, Mich.) to give the Knights a
national title in 2:15.255. The Rams of Colorado State University
grabbed second place in 2:17.543 and Lees-McRae College earned the
bronze in the two-kilometer event.
Marian’s Siebenlist and Miller teamed up
with Rebecca Finley (Indianapolis, Ind.) and
Megan Somerville (Indianapolis, Ind.) to take their
second team title of the day in the women’s team pursuit. The
foursome combined for a time of 4:06.596 to best second-place Fort
Lewis College by more than 10 seconds. The Massachusetts Institute
of Technology earned the bronze with a 4:23.812.
“We really want to win all of the team
events,” stated Marian College head coach Dean Peterson. “We take
the team aspect of things very seriously and think it represents who
we are as a group. These events take time to perfect and really bond
us together as a team.”
Miller went on to earn her third
national title of the day, winning the women’s 14-kilometer points
race in dramatic fashion. Only three points behind Miller,
Carla Swart (Banner Elk, N.C./Lees-McRae College) jumped
with one lap to go, gaining 50-meters on the field, before Miller
closed the gap to take the final sprint points as well as the
national title. Swart finished second with 17 points behind Miller’s
22, while Julia Manley (Fort Collins,
Colo./Colorado State University) grabbed the bronze with 10 and
Nina Santiago (Breinigsville, Pa./Penn State
University) finished fourth with nine points.
Mania Note - Gotta brag a bit here.....Both Sierra Siebenlist
and Sinead Miller are former BMX Mania Pro Training Camp
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Today's BMX Racing News - Saturday, September 20, 2008
Team for Formula in Europe
In 2009, Formula will
be present at the European Championships Races with the brand new Formula
European Trade Team.
Last weekend our Team
Manager traveled to Latvia, home of the first Olympic Gold Medal in BMX, to sign
our first riders for the new 2009 European Formula Trade Team.
Treimanis (Elite Men) and Rihards Veide (Junior Men) will be riding for Formula
next season and proved to be a good pick.
Both riders won the final round of the 2008 Latvian
Championship Series, held at the well-known Valmiera BMX Track, during the
celebration weekend of 20 years BMX in Latvia.
Edžus came out of the first straight in 3rd
position, chasing Artis Zentiins and Arturs Matisons down the second straight.
He jumped low over the big double and avoided the
carnage in the 3rd turn to take the win in the strong Elite Men field followed
by Olympic Champion Maris Strombergs coming back strong after a bad gate.
Rihards took the holeshot and led from start to
finish just extending his lead on each straight.
Rihards proved himself to be a good pick and keep an
eye on this kid in next year’s European title chase.
Our Team Manager, Nico van Dartel is finishing the
rider roster and adding some co-sponsor deals to add to our supporting brands:
Formula Bicycles, EuroBMX, Formco Parts, Swatch Watches and Navada.Net Web
Interested parties can contact him on
Crupi Bicycles Invites
You To Visit Them At Interbike!
wanted to let everyone know that this year, Crupi will have a small
booth at Interbike, this coming week.
We are sharing the booth with our frame builder,
This is the first time in nearly 10 years that
Crupi will have a booth at Interbike and we are excited even if it
is on a small scale.
We will have Crupi bikes and our new Rhythm wheels
and cranks on display!
Our booth number is 5220 so if
you plan to attend the bike show, please stop by and say hello!
The best days to catch us at the booth are
Wednesday the 24th and Friday the 26th as we will be out at our
appointments on Thursday the 25th.
We look forward to seeing you there, so stop on by, but if you can't
make the show, check out BMX Mania, cuz, they'll make sure to stop
by and catch the action!
Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, September 19, 2008
"Holeshot" Made The Official Time Trial Song Of Martijn Scherpen Dot Com!
Rider "Martijn Scherpen" (Redline) from the Netherlands, has sent BMX Fast
Guy, Kelley Kelley's classic, "HOLESHOT" to the UCI to use as his Time Trial
According to Kelley,
"Elite Rider "Martijn Scherpen" (Redline) from the Netherlands, just hit me
up to tell me he just sent "HOLESHOT" to the UCI to use as his Time Trial
Which means "HOLESHOT" is
going to get major rotation all over the world in front of thousands and
thousands of people at each UCI Suprecross race!"
KK continued, "Be on the
look for Martijin Scherpen to be a serious threat in ELITE over the next few
years! I've been watching this kid race since he was 15 and he's smooth as
KB, with track speed like 365 Mikey Day!!!
Oh yeah, and he has a dope
so you can check him out before he becomes the next CHRISTOPHE LEvEque!!!
Remember who called it
"HOLESHOT" by Kelley
"HOLESHOT" yet? Click on the cover shot below to hear the classic.
Kelley Kelley Rides RENNEN PRODUCTS Exclusively. In the studio Kelley USES
GFORCE (the whole bundle), IK MULTIMEDIA Classic ReVerb, Propellerheads
REASON, Native Instruments (KORE 2/KOMPLETE 5) and Waves Plugins.
TRANSWORLD RIDE BMX
TO CROWN TOP
RIDERS AT 12th ANNUAL NORA CUP
Winners To Be Announced on September 24, 2008
Tustin, CA - September XX, 2008
Transworld Ride BMX,
the world’s leading BMX publication, announced the nominees for the
12th Annual NORA Cup
The winners will be named
during a live event on September 24, 2008 at The JOINT at the Hard Rock Hotel &
Casino in Las Vegas. The show will be hosted by BMX’s man of many words,
Catfish, and feature musical guest DJ Greyboy. This year’s presenters include
Dirt Jumper, Stephen Murray, in his first live appearance at NORA since before
his career ending injury in 2007.
honors BMX’s top riders, presenting
seven prestigious awards to the top six pro riders of the year in the categories
of: Number One Flatlander, Number One Ramp Rider, Number One Racer, Number One
Dirt Jumper, Number One Street Rider, Best Video Part, and new to this year’s
NORA Cup,Video of the Year. Nominees in each of the categories are determined by
polling the world’s most respected BMX pros.
Here are the
official nominees for the 12th Annual NORA Cup:
NUMBER ONE FLATLANDER
NUMBER ONE DIRT JUMPER
NUMBER ONE RAMP RIDER
NUMBER ONE STREET RIDER
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Two By Four Video
BEST VIDEO PART
Dakota Roche - Insight
Josh Harrington - End Search
Mike Aitken - That’s It!
Ryan Nyquist - End Search
Sean Burns - Dead Bang
NUMBER ONE RACER
“Each year we somehow outdo the
previous year’s event, and this year’s NORA Cup will continue that tradition.
It’s going to go off,” exclaimed Keith Mulligan, Editor in Chief of
Transworld Ride BMX.
“For 2008 we added Video of the Year as a new category and it’s already got the
message boards talking. Add Stephen Murray as a presenter, a few other (secret)
legends to hand out the Cups, DJ Greyboy, and the premiere of the Levi’s video,
and it’s going to be a night to remember.”
The 12th Annual
Transworld Ride BMX
NORA Cup Awards is proud to be
presented by LEVI’S® and sponsored by DC Shoes and Red Bull.
For more information on
Transworld Ride BMX
and the NORA Cup, please visit
Transworld RideBMX -
The number-one title in the
industry for the past 16 years,
Transworld Ride BMX
has fueled participation in the
sport from day one by chronicling and sharing insights on the BMX lifestyle and
experience that educate new readers while inspiring the sport’s veterans.
Found online at rideBMX.com,
Transworld Ride BMX
is based in Tustin, California
and is published by Transworld Media, the world’s leading action sports media
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 - Thursday, September 18, 2008
Mania Photo Of The Day!
Robinson, out front in UCI BMX Supercross moto action at the Dew
Tour in Salt Lake City. dR won all three motos, took a 2nd in his
Semi and a 3rd in his Final. Not bad for a kid who hasn't really
ridden his bike since he won the Bronze Medal at the Olympics in
Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, September 17, 2008
4th Annual BMX Pro Open of Bordeaux
Big Money Race
The BMX club of Stade Bordelais is pleased to invite
you to the 4th Open Pro of Bordeaux.
Being the biggest club of the Aquitaine region, The
Stade Bordelais proposes an elite track and is equipped with a secured random
Listed as UNESCO’s world heritage site, Bordeaux is
situated in the heart of world’s most renowned vineyards and nearby the Atlantic
Ocean, where another fun sport reigns: surfing.
By positioning the event on October the 18th and the
19th, we have paid particular attention to foreign pilots present at Fréjus
They will indeed be able to extend their stay in
France and head directly to Bordeaux, while looking forward to spend a fabulous
week and enjoy the city’s architectural gem, its vineyards, beaches and BMX
Pilots present the week before the event will
benefit from free access to our sports gym, our BMX club as well as free access
to Bordeaux’s indoor racing track, that among others, hosted the world’s UCI
This two day racing event will end Sunday afternoon
with the final results and classification.
We propose close-by lodging facilities; the
track is easily accessible by bike.
Our BMX track will be open every day to both Elite
and Pro riders.
We would be glad to host you during this event!
Very cool schedule!
By receiving this special invitation, you benefit
from unique advantages throughout the event:
- Free lodging from the evenings of Sunday October
the 12th up to Sunday the 19th of October.
Personalized activity program featuring
• on Tuesday October the 14th : visit of the city of
Bordeaux in a cabriolet bus
• on Wednesday October the 15th : surf initiation at
• on Thursday October 16th : visit of the winery of
a grand cru classified château in the Bordeaux area
• on Friday October the 17th : press conference
3000€ / $4300
We would be glad to
host you during this event!
- Possibility to travel
to Bordeaux with Frejus’pilots – limited number of seats available
By honoring us with
your presence, we will in turn be able to solicit more partners and work to
increase your bonus awards.
Thank you for confirming your engagement as soon as you can.
Patrick Mora / BMX Stade Bordelais
For all information and confirmation, please contact
Jean-Hugues Curaudeau via email at
ABA Disney Cup/Fall Nationals Big Time Racing
DISNEY CUP / FALL NATIONALS - OCTOBER 17-18-19, 2008 - OSCEOLA HERITAGE PARK
(Temporary location of the Disney Cup Fall Nationals) SILVER SPUR ARENA-INDOORS!
- KISSIMMEE, FLORIDA
EVENT SCHEDULE-3 DAYS OF NATIONAL POINTS
Friday-ABA Fall Nationals/Disney Cup Day 1 -
Gates Open: 8:00am -
Practice from 9:00 am to 2:30pm - (2 Rounds of Practice) - Race Starts at 3:00
PM - AWARDS TO ALL IN MAIN - Registration 9:00 am to 1:30 PM (for Friday,
Saturday and Sunday) - Registration 3:30 pm until the end of the race (for
Saturday and Sunday
Friday Practice Schedule
1st round CLASS 2nd round
9:00-9:20am 8 & Under 20" Boys 11:25-11:50am
9:20-9:40am 9-11 20" Boys 11:50am-12:15pm
9:40-10:00am 12-15 20" Boys 12:15-12:40pm
10:00-10:20am 16 Over 20" Boys 12:40-1:05pm
10:20-10:40am All Girls 20" 1:05-1:30pm
10:40-11:00am All Cruiser 1:30-1:55pm
11:00-11:25am All Pros 1:55-2:30pm
Saturday ABA Fall Nationals / Disney Cup Day 2
Practice from 8:00 am
Race starts at 11:00 am
AWARDS TO ALL IN MAIN
7:30am to 9:30am
(for Saturday and
Registration for Sunday
until the end of the
Saturday Practice Schedule
8:00-8:20am All Cruiser
8:20-8:40am All Girls 20"
8:40-9:00am 16 Over 20" Boys
9:00-9:20am 12-15 20" Boys
9:20-9:40am 9-11 20" Boys
9:40-10:00am 8 & Under 20" Boys
10:00-10:30am All Pros
Sunday ABA Fall Nationals / Disney Cup Day 3
Gates Open 7:00am
Motos Posted 7:00am
Race starts at 8:00am
AWARDS TO ALL IN MAIN
No Sign Ups on Sunday
DISNEY CUP FOR RIDERS -
DISNEY CUP is a special series where riders earn points from each day of the
Fall Nationals. The points earned from each day will be combined to find out
who is the Disney Cup Champion in each age class. The ABA State Championship
points scale will be utilized as the scoring system for the three days, and the
Disney Cups will be presented to the winners after the completion of their main
event on Sunday.
ABA is including for the riders in Florida that have never held an ABA
membership the following:
up for class for all three days and receive a (1) one year membership FREE.
DISNEY CUP FOR PROS -
will have three Pro Series paydays
(Women, Vet, AA, A and Pro Cruiser) along with three chances to close the gap on
the Pro leaders going into the Grands.
Orlando-Celebration - 2900 Parkway Blvd., Kissimmee, FL 34747 - Phone:
407-396-7000 Fax: 407-396-0097
DISNEY CUP FOR TEAMS -
Three days of team
scores and team payout will be complimented by the addition of the DISNEY CUP,
which will be given to the team with the best total score when combining all
three days. The Cup will have the winning team name and the names of all the
riders from that team on the Cup. This will be for all three team divisions. One
additional Cup much like the Stanley Cup will remain at Disney Wide World of
Sports and be displayed in a prominent place and continue to grow in size with
each years winners.
DISNEY CUP PAYOUT FOR TEAMS -
The payout for this
weekend is based on the number of teams in Factory & Bike Shop that compete in
this three National weekend. Factory and Bike Shop Teams can enter up to (2)
two sheets per day. We only count the best sheet for each days payout.
overall Disney Cup Bonus payout will be counting both of your scores each day
and the best overall
scores will be paid an additional Bonus purse of:
$1,000 2nd =
$700 3rd =
$ 600 4th =
$700 2nd =
$600 3rd =
$550 4th =
& R BICYCLES & KOVACHI WHEELS, GET-A-GATE, MT DESIGNS
Directions to the track:
Park-Silver Spur Arena, 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744
Orlando International Airport:
Follow SOUTH EXIT signs
from the airport. Proceed south on Boggy Creek Road, go under toll road 417,
then one mile to stop light (Circle K on one corner); turn right (name of street
is still Boggy Creek Road). Follow this (name changes to Simpson Road) to U.S.
Highway 192, turn right, to next stop light, Bill Beck Blvd. Turn right. Main
entrance to Osceola Heritage Park is about one block on left. Follow signs.
ABA BMX would like
to thank all the 2008 National Series sponsors: American Suzuki-(www.suzukicycles.com
) Jig-A-Loo-(www.jigaloo.com) BAWLS Guarana (www.bawls.com)
Redline Bicycles-(www.redlinebicycles.com) FLY Racing-(www.flyracingbmx.com)
ABABMXRACERS- (www.ababmxracers.com) Intense BMX-(www.intensebmx.com)
T.H.E. (www.bmxthe.com) Fire Magic Premium Grills (www.rhpeterson.com/firemagic/)
Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex (www.disneysports.com) GO211.com
(www.go211.com) Without their support, we couldn't make the 2008
ABA racing season such a huge success. Support the sponsors that support ABA BMX
A NEW ERA
FOR THE GROWTH OF MTB & BMX RACING
into a 3 year partnership with the UCI to offer worldwide high quality free
access to LIVE and on-demand MTB & BMX racing.
September 2008, Eurobike, Germany: Freecaster.tv, the World’s leading free
source for high quality action sports videos and Apple Design Award winner, is
proud to enter into a three year agreement with the UCI to feature LIVE, and
on-demand, the MTB and BMX World Championships as well as exclusive coverage of
the MTB and BMX World Cup races.
"This landmark 3 year
partnership reflects Freecaster.tv’s continued dedication to mountain biking and
BMX, and a giant leap forward in delivering World Class racing to fans. This is
also creating new opportunities to present the sports to a larger and new
viewing public" said Raymond Dulieu, founder of Freecaster.
launched in May 2004 and has seen steady growth in viewership year-on-year.
2008 represented a new milestone in our history, with live commentators
delivering all the action from the Nissan UCI mountain bike DH and 4X races.
Now, from 2009 until the end of 2011, our continued partnership with the UCI
will deliver all mountain bike disciplines as we add XC racing to our rostrum of
DH and 4X coverage from the World Cups and World Championships. Furthermore, we
will webcast exclusively the UCI BMX World Cup and Championships LIVE every
year." he adds.
Rob Warner returns to host
the English MTB DH and 4X commentaries, following a hugely popular first season
behind the mic. Our BMX and MTB XC commentators will be announced shortly. New
features on Freecaster.tv will include live results and rankings. Freecaster.tv
will supplement the central UCI TV production with its own cameras to produce a
course preview, a review of the competition to date, rider interviews, tech
reviews and a post race analysis. All coverage will be accessible free of
charge in flash video format to any computer connected to the internet with an
Alexandre Baudin, marketing manager at the UCI stated "Freecaster.tv has a long
history of featuring and supporting mountain biking and BMX. Their passion,
professionalism and deep understanding for cycling combines with their technical
expertise to make them the perfect partner for the UCI, who is further investing
to strengthen media coverage of the sports. This unique partnership is a very
important step to ensure free and global visibility for cycling throughout the
world thanks to Freecaster.tv's large syndication of their video player to
Other major events on
Freecaster.tv are: the MX1 and MX2 World Championships, Red Bull X Fighters, X
Games, Braun cruZer Tour, the Swatch TTR Snowboard World Tour, Swatch Beach
Volley Ball World Tour and many more.
Bennett, Down But Not Out!
Jason Bennett was tough enough to survive the
Discovery Channel's TV hit, "Last Man
Standing", where he represented our sport well by surviving talented
and tough aggressors, tribal challenges and intense physical distress to take
the overall win in the TV series.
recently wrestled with the NBL Grands track, and this time it got the better of
Anyone at the race
who saw this TOUGH dude reacting violently to the pain, blood and discomfort
after crashing in the NBL Grands Pro Section, knew that something REALLY bad had
to be wrong. Well, you were right! Check out the X-Ray to the left, but be
forewarned it's not for the faint of heart! Let's just say it doesn't look much
like YOUR wrist!
To quote the man
hisself, Jason recently told us....."I wrecked 1st moto and here is the
conclusion...haha. You really know how much you love this sport when you get
broken and everything in your life seems to go down with it and all you can
think is "Man, I wanna ride." - Jason Bennett/a-pro
BMX Mania Best
Wishes and prayers for speedy recover go out to Jason, we know he'll be one of
the "Last Men Standing" at the track, somewhere down the road!
Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, September 16, 2008
THUNDER and ruckus END 2008 NBL SEASON
WITH #3 and #4 ELITE SERIES RANKINGS!
September 2, 2008 – BAWLS BMX Pro Rachel “Thunder” Smith wrapped
up the 2008 NBL Elite Series with a solid #3 overall Elite Woman
ranking at this weekend’s NBL Grands in Louisville, KY!
capped off a great season with a 3rd place finish in
her Main at the NBL Grands on Saturday, earning her enough
points to take the #3 NBL Elite Woman spot for the year! The
ranking adds to Rachel’s already impressive race record,
including a 2007 NBL Big A Series title.
Sporting his snazzy BAWLS Cherry helmet, Matt “Ruckus” Pohlkamp
came to the Grands with a huge South Park win under his belt and
was ready to end the year strong. Matt took a nasty crash on
Saturday but still racked up enough points to end the year with
a #4 NBL Elite Men ranking!
For more BAWLS BMX news, photos and sponsorship info, visit
Le Roc stocks up on Olympic champions
Roc d’Azur will have a special feel to it this year at Fréjus and Roquebrune s/Argens.
The post-Olympic atmosphere, will give the event a dimension not yet reached.
The champions and medalists at last month’s
Beijing Games, will be making a stopover in the Var region of France.
The world famous MTB/BMX race will be an
opportunity to use their Olympic status at Le Roc for the first time, as well as
being a chance to extend the celebrations and get out and meet the public.
In mountain biking and BMX alike, the new
Olympic heroes will nearly all be in attendance, all with the common aim of
demonstrating that they’re worthy of their solid reputation.
The celebrated Le Roc event will constitute the fifth and final stage of the UCI
BMX Supercross World Cup. This rendezvous has become a MUST stop on the world
circuit; the BMX final having been organized at the Roc d’Azur for the past 3
The world’s top
racers and the six Olympic medalists will be meeting up on the nature base’s
track: qualification rounds being scheduled for Friday 10th and the finals on
Saturday 11th October.
The women's trio has
a strong French contingent in the shape of Anne-Caroline Chausson and Laëtitia
Le Corguillé, as well as the American, Jill Kintner, ranked in this order on the
podium in Peking.
Last year in Frejus,
victory went to Laëtitia Le Corguillé, the young Breton cyclist having benefited
from the competition to take a deserved first place in the general ranking of
the World Cup 2007.
The Olympic podium will also be complete in the male competition with Latvian,
Maris Strombergs and Americans, Mike Day and Donny Robinson.
The Americans will
doubtless be eager for revenge, after being beaten in Peking by the young 21
year old Latvian, reigning world champion, gaining fame as the first Olympic
gold medalist in the history of BMX.
Watch BMX Mania for
complete results and photo reports from Frejus and the Roc d'Azur the weekend of
October 9, 10 & 11.
Catches An Olympic Buzz
This summer, BMX racing made history with
its Olympic debut, and Psykopath was thick in the mix. Riding Psykopath race
frames, Augusto Castro and Sergio Salazar ripped it up in Beijing , China , for
the Colombian national team and team Psykopath. The games introduced our frames,
our boys, and our sport to an international audience and confirmed Psykopath as
a leader in the BMX industry.
Of course, Psykopath has been around for
more than 25 years. From the neighborhood street club chief Psykopath Carl
Renowitzky founded in the early 1980s to the small local race team he started
for his three sons in the 1990s, Carl helped fuel the sport's rising popularity
from the grass roots up. In 2003, the International Olympic Committee (IOC)
announced that BMX racing would be an Olympic event in 2008, and Carl once again
moved to the vanguard of the sport. In 2004, Carl not only began to organize a
world-class factory race and street team, but also to design the best
competition BMX frames on the market. Psykopath Industries was born.
Seeking riders with the talent to push
Psykopath's frames to their max potential, Carl, having a heritage from Colombia
, recruited a handful of up-and-coming riders from South America . On a budget
thinner than a hole shot, Psykopath was able to offer factory sponsorship to
riders Damian Lopez and Gustavo Lopez in 2004. At Randy Stumpfhauser's Sprint
Trials Race in Sanger , California , later that year, Psykopath got everybody's
attention with new riders Augusto Castro and Sergio Salazar and with our vow to
build the best race frame in the world. For Pyskopath, Operation Beijing was out
of the starting gate and breaking hard for the first turn.
Stumpfhauser's race marked a turning point
for Psykopath and for the sport of BMX. Focused on competing with the world's
best and making it to the Olympics, Pyskopath continued to perfect its frame
designs and build out its team. At one point, Psykopath had the largest
sponsored roster in BMX history with more than 20 pro racers on the team!
Psykopath changed the entire BMX racing scene by expanding the professional
class of riders and giving more riders a chance to make a living on their bikes.
Following our lead, other factory teams began growing their pro rosters and BMX
flourished -- the action on the Laoshan BMX Field in Beijing this summer is
testament to that.
At Psykopath, we're stoked about winning
races all over the world, getting two of our riders to the Olympics, and
creating the fastest BMX race frame in the Olympic Games. Beijing was just the
Are you a Psykopath? We are currently
scouting new talent in the A Pro, Super X, and Girl Pro classes for our
development program. If you think you have the chops to compete with the best in
the world and you want to ride the best BMX race frame out there, drop us a line
(firstname.lastname@example.org). Who knows, you might be riding a Psykopath in
the next Olympics. And be on the lookout for our newest race frame design, the
Castro Pull, coming to a podium near you.
Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, September 15, 2008
Intense/Phantom/On-Trac Amateurs Shine
at Dew Tour's Salt Lake SX Event!
riders hit up the Salt Lake SX race facing Olympians, AA"s and hungry
up-and-comers. If you've never attended an SX race it is a wild, terrifying
and exciting race and certainly not for the faint of heart. With an
enormous starting hill and little room to maneuver, the Salt Lake track had
a lot of riders rolling their eyes and anxious. The riders competing from
the team were Nic Long, Kris Fox, Jake Peebles and Connor Fields. Nic and
Kris are veterans of a few SX races and Jake and Connor were making their SX
All four riders qualified in the top 32
riders which is an accomplishment in itself, just making it to quarters.
And all four riders survived unscathed despite the speed, mid-air contact
and potential for disaster. Just completing an SX course requires skill and
bravery and time trials alone are nerve-racking. Putting 7 other riders on
the gate just makes you wonder, "What was I thinking?" However, our riders
performed very well, two exceptionally!
"Quick" Nic Long has been to a few SX
events. Nic is the NBL's # 1 17-18 Expert and sitting NAG 1 in the ABA's
17-18 Expert class as the season's end approaches where he'll be competing
for his 2nd Amateur # 1 title. Until Salt Lake's SX event, he'd never
gotten past quarters. However, it was evident that Nic had been training,
gotten focused and was there to win when time trials came around. Nic rode
with great skill and purpose laying down the 4th fastest time, only behind
Mike Day, Kyle Bennett and French phenom, Damian Godet. Nic won all his
quarters handily controlling his destiny continuing to get his lane
Nic got through semis easily and when the
main came around, Nic found himself on the gate with two Olympians and
multiple World Champions. And when the gate dropped, Nic put together the
race of his life hitting the hole barely in third and as Day and Bennett
fought for position in the turn, Nic laid down an amazing high-low, dove
underneath them and held off Day in the 2nd straight and went on to take the
win. Nic Long wins his first UCI SX race making he and his family proud and
Would be sponsors:
Nic has had a highly successful
and extremely well managed amateur career, Nic is preparing to turn
Professional at the end of this year. After capturing numerous amateur
titles and proving his competitiveness against the world's best riders and
Olympians, he believes he is ready to take them all on. Anyone interested
in sponsoring a PROVEN, MATURE and HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL rider, please contact
"the Conman" Fields was competing in his very first SX race. It was also his
first UCI race as a Junior Elite as a mere 15 year old Expert, barely able
to qualify age-wise due to the UCI's age classification system. Connor
found himself on the track with many of the riders he grew up idolizing and
trying to emulate. Practice went well and when the schedule came out for
time trials, Connor was scheduled as the VERY FIRST time trial participant.
Nothing like adding even more pressure to an already insane event
for a young rider as it is incredibly lonely up on top of that hill.
After an eternity, the gate finally dropped
and Connor skillfully made his way around the track catching backside and
flowing smoothly showing why many believe he has some of the best track
speed in the world. Then the time appeared on the Jumbotron. And then
rider-after rider came down and Connor found himself owning first place for
half and hour and only after more than twenty riders took their turns, did
someone finally pass him. Who? His teammate - Nic Long - the competition's
eventual winner. Eventually, Mike Day, Kyle Bennett and Damien Godet would
pass him, too, leaving Connor standing with the 5th fastest lap of all and
moving forward to quarters.
In quarters, the UCI "mixing" system must
have thought yellow was the USA colors as Long, Fox and Fields all ended up
in the same moto. Connor's first quarter had him in the hole 7th and he
managed to pull back to 4th passing top riders on a track that really didn't
allow passing. The 2nd quarter had Connor and teammate Kris Fox colliding
in mid air over jump one and Connor was able to survive the collision but
finished 8th. Glum, knowing he needed a huge lap to move on to semis,
Connor blasted down the first straight riding into the turn second right on
teammate Nic Long's back tire. Connor threatened Nic all the way around the
track and finished 2nd, exactly what he needed to move on to semis.
A bad gate trapped him outside in the semis
where he took 7th and his day ended. However, at 15, Connor is the youngest
rider to ever finish in the top 5 in SX time trials and also the youngest
rider to make a semi at an SX race. Congratulations to the Conman on a fine
Like Nic, Kris Fox also has SX experience,
but things just didn't quite go his way this weekend. Kris qualified 12th
in time trials, but the tough comp in the quarters saw his day end there.
As always, Kris' attitude was first class and he was completely supportive
of his teammates through the end of the day.
Finally, Jake "Pumpkinhead" Peebles tried
his hand at the SX experience. Jake had a tremendous crash on Practice Day
One, but braved through it to compete. Jake qualified 31st through time
trials and got knocked out in quarters. However, having never even been
down that enormous starting hill before this weekend, we were all proud of
While this wasn't a team sponsored event,
we're all extremely proud of our boys in yellow and look forward to seeing
the rest of the team and all our BMX friends in Lancaster California in just
a few weeks!
Today's BMX Racing News - Friday/Saturday, September 12/13, 2008
NIC LONG WINS UCI SX in
Intense/Phantom/On-Trac's, Nic Long, skids to a
halt and comes to grips with the fact that he has just won the
UCI SX in SLC!
results and more Race Action Pix, like this shot of Phil Delizia
and Mike Brabant. . . . .
. . . .
.you'll want to check out what's happenin' on the
BMX Mania SLC
UCI SX Race Report Page!
Mike Day Wins UCI BMX Sx Time Trials In Salt Lake City!
Saturday times trials coverage and photos posted,
CHECK IT OUT ON THE BMX MANIA UCI SX RACE REPORT PAGE!
Friday - UCI BMX SX Salt Lake Practice Day Pix Posted
To BMX Mania Race Report Page!
Friday - UCI BMX SX Salt Lake Practice Day Pix Posted
To BMX Mania Race Report Page!
Grab a Legend Before It gets away!
Shoes and SE Bikes have got a 'thing' goin' on. SE being one of the 'Old
Skool' greats, has teamed up with DC Shoes to make some COOL retro
Round One of these Special
Edition shoes was a cool lookin' black and white retro style that knocked em
dead, and now they're releasing one that's going to be an INSTANT Legend.
on the little pix to see the Big Picture of these Suh Wheet little pieces of
currently available through DC Dealers.
They are very
limited so you need to jump on them right away.
SE Bikes and DC
Shoes have already done special edition bikes.
In 2007, they
did a special PK Ripper Looptail. For 2008 they did the first ever 24”
DC and SE will
have a third bike coming out for 2009.
It’s a brand new
bike that has never been done before.
Keep an eye on
the web for more information.
Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, September 11, 2008
The UCI BMX
Supercross World Cup Travelin' Circus rolled in to Salt Lake
City, Thursday. The turnout included 50 fast and furious BMXers
intent on taking home some UCI Swiss Francs and scoring a little
SX glory. A mix of U.S., Euro and a Japanese rider or two make
up the field with the only Aussie being "Far From Home" Khalen
Young who just motored on over from his home in California to
make the scene.
Check back Thursday
night, late for some good shots from the Practice Day at the UCI
SX race at the Dew Tour!
An Olympic Souvenier From BMX Mania!
We've been playin' around some with some of
the photos that we got in Beijing at the first ever
BMX Olympic Event, and we came up with this little "Video".
It's an experiment, but we think you'll like it. Hopefully, it'll give you a
little taste of what was going on with BMX at the Olympics. Sorry, it's got
a little ad in there, and it's over when the little BMX logo comes around
again, but, what can we say.....We're cheap, we didn't buy the "Non Ad"
version! Hope you like it!
REDLINE’s JASON CARNE$ TO APPEAR IN MTV’s MADE THIS SATURDAY
This summer, in between
injuries and driving from ABA national to NBL national,
REDLINE's JASON CARNE$ spent much
of his time in Valparaiso, Indiana with MTV's "MADE"
TV Show – hand-picked by the M-TV producers as the best BMX “coach” who
could teach an 18 year old girlie-girl how to race BMX.
As her coach and mentor for
two months, Carne$' always-hilarious exploits and odd training methods will
have viewers bustin' up as the hot blonde who's never ridden a BMX bike
before gets "made" in to a real BMX racer. For those who know the
6-consecutive ABA No.1 Vet Pro, you’ll agree that reality TV and he were
made for eachother.
And this SATURDAY, is his time to shine.
SEPTEMBER 13th @ 3pm [PST] for the Jason Carne$ rendition of M-TV's MADE.
Joey Davidson Memorial
Some Tucson BMXers have set
up a Memorial Fund to help the mother of recently deceased Tucson A Pro, Joey
Davidson with the unexpected expense she has encountered due to this tragedy.
No parent expects to lose
their child before them.
According to 'Tucson BMX
Mom', Debi Gilmore, "Joey Davidson was like a second son to us and will be
missed deeply by all whose heart he touched".
He has been in BMX for quite
a number of years and died in a tragic motorcycle accident, August 24, 2008.
If anyone could help by
making contributions at any Bank of America
to The Joey Davidson Memorial Fund.
Anything would be helpful at
Thank you for any help you
can lend at this time, his mother Cindy is lost without him.
Waukegan Illinois to host the 2008 Illinois NBL
Championship Weekend September 19th-21st
Mark your calendar for Fri Sept. 19th, Sat Sept.
20th and Sun Sept. 21st
Friday 9/19 $5 Race registration 3-5pm racing
ASAP points only no trophy
Saturday 9/20 registration 8-10am $20.00 per
(register on-line or mail registration by
deadline $15.00 per race)
1st race starts at 11:00am
2nd race starts 1 hour after the end of the
Sunday 9/21 2008 Illinois NBL BMX State
No registration on 9/21
Championship registration on Saturday September
(pay on-line by 9/14 or by mail by deadline
9/21 Championship race starts at 9:00am
You must race at least 2 state qualifier races
to race the IL Championship Race. If you have not raced 2 qualifiers you still
the option to race the 2 qualifiers at Waukegan
BMX on 9/20 and register for the IL State Championship Race on the 21st and
race for an awesome trophy. You
must have raced 4 state qualifiers plus the Championship race to qualify for a
IL State number plate.
More weekend events:
100% payback Extra $250.00 to the winner
Saturday September 20th 2008 following the
Illinois State Qualifier Races
Fee $20.00(save $5.00 if you race the Illinois State Qualifier.)
Old School Bike Show Saturday September 20th
Trophies will be awarded between the two state
races in the following categories.
Best Bike 70's
Best Bike 80's
Best Freestyle Bike 80's
Best Cruiser 70's and 80's
Best Retro Ride (New School Tribute To The Old
Best In Show (Over All Best Bike)
Old School Main event race winner(must race old school bike)
AND EVEN MORE:
BMX movie at dark on Saturday after the races at
Pizza Party Saturday night at the Residence Inn
Live Band on Sunday
For more information visit our web site.
Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, September 10, 2008
WORLD FAMOUS J&R 'FREE
J&R BMX Superstore is having one of the patented awesome
sales. Check it out, a good opportunity to save some hard earned cashola!
See that 'Flat Gray' Maverick helmet in the middle of the ad? You will
definitely want one of those, cuz, that's the one that BMX Mania Web
Dude, Jerry Landrum wears when he tears around the track at gate
practice at Hire Park BMX!
See that pair of pink Fly race pants right below the
helmet? Don't buy those, Jerry would never be caught dead wearing pink
race wear, but DO check out the deals, cuz, Pink isn't the only color
that they've got and 20% is a killer discount, it'll go a long way to
getting you to your next race!
J&R.....One O D Best around! Check em out!!!!!
NATIONAL BICYCLE LEAGUE CROWNS NEW 2008 BMX CHAMPIONS
National Bicycle League (NBL) would like to thank everyone who attended
the 2008 NBL Grand National with special shout-out to all of our
sponsors, volunteers, Derby City BMX, and everyone who spent their Labor
Day weekend with us. This year’s gathering served up more
entertainment, more excitement and culminated with the crowning of many
new NBL National Champions. Only nine ’07 Amateur champions were able
to retain their titles and the NBL crowned four new Pro Champions.
the riders, the weekend was what BMX Racing is all about – good times
and great racing. NBL added extra events this year including the
successful UGP Open Championship on Friday, the Hall of Fame on Saturday
and an Old School Bike museum on the weekend. During the Pro Spectacular
on Saturday evening, NBL served up contests and games for the fans
including the popular Intense/BAWLS Build-a-Bike Contest which proved to
be a huge hit again. Fans were treated to a pro autograph session held
before the race and the NBL booth was crowded with tons of fans who were
excited to meet the stars and get signatures on all kinds of
memorabilia. On Saturday evening, Stu Thomsen, Greg Esser and Kathy
Schachel were inducted into the NBL Hall of Fame and the three also
played an integral part of the event. Now, on to the results >
Men – Stumpy earns his 2nd NBL Pro Title -
Coming off a physically
and emotionally tough season, GT’s Randy Stumpfhauser showed that he can
deliver the clutch win when it counts. Stumpy took Friday’s Pro race
with a vengeance and then won the Grands edging out Free Agent’s
Cristian Becerine in a thrilling wire-to-wire dual. It was Randy’s 2nd
NBL Pro title, the first came in 2003, and he also picked up a
cool $250 for winning the Rennen Design Holeshot award. Becerine, the
season’s most consistent rider, and Race Place BMX’s Jason Richardson
earned the 2nd and 3rd place titles respectively.
Women – Barragan halts Hayashi’s winning streak at five -
Redman’s Amanda Geving
Amélie Despaux to win the Pro Women’s Grands main
– her best outing of the year, but Race Place BMX’s Stephanie Barragan
had already secured the title and in the process put an end to Kim
Hayashi’s streak of 5 wins-in-a-row. Props to Hayashi whos 5 titles
will stand the test of time – Unfortunately, Lil’ Kim was unable to race
due to injury. Kovachi’s Madison Pitts and Kenda/BAWLS’ Rachel
‘Thunder’ Smith earned the 2nd and 3rd place
Masters - Fallen and Holmes settle their season-long rivalry in the main
The Masters class
continues to get faster and tougher each year. 2007 Champ, Redline’s
Jason Carnes, was lucky enough just to attend the Grands from an
injury-riddled year and watched as Supercross’s Kenth Fallen and Free
Agent’s Dale Holmes each made their run for the title. Holmes, who is
the reigning World Champion, won Friday’s Pro Event and looked like the
favorite but a crash in the Grands main handed the title to Fallen who
won the race and the Master’s crown for 2008. Holmes settled for 2nd
overall and Formula’s Tim Dinger was 3rd on the year.
Super-Ex - Olympic hopeful Fox wins Super-Ex and moves up to Pro Men -
In the super-stacked
Super-ex class, Ecuador’s Fausto Endara won the main event and
Intense/Phantom On-Trac’s Kris Fox snagged the title. Fox, who was part
of the Olympic long team, will now move up to the full-blown pro ranks
after beating out heavy hitters like Haro’s Logan Collins and Felt’s
Matt Kelty, who earned the 2nd and 3rd spots
overall. Collins came into the Grands with the best chance to challenge
Fox for the title but an injury two weeks prior to the Grands prevented
him from racing at 100%.
Titles – How the West won it all -
The battle for the
National and Team NBL teams came to an exciting end and two new
Champions, both based out of the West, were crowned. Intense/Phantom
On-Trac came into the Grands leading six-time National Team Champions,
Dan’s Competition, by a mere four points. After the dust had finally
settled, the Western-based Intense/Phantom On-Trac squad came away with
the win and their first NBL National Team title. Dan’s settled for 2nd
and Factory Felt rounded out the podium with the 3rd overall.
In the Team NBL
division, HBR/SE had their sights on winning the Team NBL title – A
title that slipped away from them only one year ago. Extreme
Sports/Answer led the chase coming into the Grands and it once again
came down to another West vs. East battle. HBR/SE turned in the best
sheet of the day but in the end, the West would walk away with the 2008
Team NBL title. Extreme Sports/Answer was declared the winner with HBR/SE
playing runner-up. Audiobahn/JustgoBMX.com knocked off last year’s
champions, VBS-Kenda, for third on the season.
To mark the end of
another excellent season, the NBL awarded huge trophies to Grands
winners and Hotshoppe Designs awarded #1 Champion Jerseys to all overall
Amateur class champions.
View the final
National Standings here.
Watch the Videos on
The 2008 NBL National
BMX season was proudly sponsored by
Standard Byke Company
in association with
LAUNCHES BMX COMPONENT LINE
Jersey, August 30, 2008
In continuation of its passion
for BMX racing, Hyper Bicycles has announced the signing of a multi-year
worldwide distribution partnership with Kemco Group, a global leader in
manufacturing and distribution of high-end bicycle components. Products to
debut at InterBike in Las Vegas, NV this fall will include: stems, cranks,
wheels, bottom brackets, handlebars,
seat clamps and chain tensioners
to name a few.
The Hyper Race Team is a
prominent force at any national it attends as well as the proud sponsor of
the 2008 Olympic bronze-medalist, Donny Robinson.
“This has been such an amazing
year for both Hyper and BMX in general.” comments Hyper Team Manager, Jud
Ciancio. “Along with Donny’s success at the Olympic Games in Beijing,
this partnership with Kemco
opens the door to the development of exciting new Hyper products as well as
a full line of completes.”
am elated to have secured this new alliance with Kemco.” said Clay Goldsmid,
former BMX pro-racer and President of Hyper Bicycles.
“This plays into our long term
vision of making Hyper the #1 BMX brand around the world.”
“Hyper has had a strong presence
in the BMX scene for many years.” stated Tom Curran, vice presedent of Kemco
Group of the union with Hyper. “To make the brands image
and product available on a
worldwide level just solidifies Hyper Bicycles as an elite player among the
top BMX brands”.
Hyper products will also be
available online at HyperBicycles.com as will as through select dealers.
Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Mania Photo Of The Day
has his eyes locked on his rapidly upcoming landing in the
Pro Section at the NBL Grands in Louisville, Kentucky.
Leroy who is a
player in the Super Ex battles, tore his knee up right after this foto was
taken, putting him out for the weekend.
He'll be back, you
can bet on that......BMX Dedication!
Jason Carnes on MTV Made with GO211 clip
yourself to walk in someone else's shoes on Saturday, September 13th at
1PM ET/PT with all new episodes from MTB's award wining series "MADE".
and return with all new episodes premiering on Saturday,
September 13th at 3pm ET/PT.
"Made" will highlight the challenges and accomplishments that young
people face as they attempt a life-changing transformation with
- Made: BMX Biker - Courtney is a
Show Choir diva with a voice that always steals the show. Off stage
kids just see her as stuck-up & spoiled. Now with college just
around the corner she wants to change her prissy girl image by being
MADE into a badass BMX biker. With just 6 weeks to train with her
BMX coach Jason Carnes,
can this sheltered princess toughen up in time for the big
Go211's Rich Montalvo,
provided the clip of Jason Carnes crash from the ABA
national in GA for use in this latest MTV "Made" Epsiode.
Jason's terrible crash on Go211 now at http://www.go211.com/u/dixielandnational08/videos/7192.
Warning! Not for the faint of heart!
ERA Video Report Posted to
Dutch Macho Man, Sander Bisseling has just
posted a sweet five minute video from the
Elite Racing Association
BIG MONEY race in
Kingston, Ontario - Canada to
his web site,
The race was awesome, with 30 of the fastest guys around battling it
out on a Big Burly BMX Track
built by Olympic Track Builder, Tom Ritz for
When Mikey Day wins the Final he takes home a cool
And you can
check it out by clicking here!
Sports/Answer wins 2008 Team NBL Title
Season/NBL Grands Team Report:
- Instead of
thanking our sponsors at the end, I am going to start with them at the
beginning. Without them, this season would have not happened. To start with, a
big thanks to our Bike Shop Extreme Sports
for helping out with parts, service, and with our co-sponsors, including
Monster Energy. Next,
Answer BMX (www.answerbmx.com),
even though they have a factory team of riders, they still managed to provide
great support to our bike shop team throughout the season.
ODI grips (www.odigrips.com)
Bicycles (www.sandmbikes.com) have been a main stay
supporter of the team for a number of years, thanks again.
also stepped up with plates and goodies for the team.
Besides sponsors in the BMX industry, it takes a number of
outside sponsors to make it happen. This year
Helix Electric (www.helixelectric.com),
Surf City Garage (www.surfcitygarage.com),
and Star Software Consulting made
significant contributions to support the team.
Season Recap =
In November of 2007, the
Team made its debut at the Silver State National. With only a
few riders attending from the previous year, we had just enough riders to turn
in a team sheet. At the next national at Boulder, I was lucky to have one of my
fiercest competitors, Robert Raymonde, join the team to be able to
turn in a team sheet of 4 riders. With my wife in her second month of
chemotherapy, I sat on the sidelines and watched the team have an incredible
season start with the National Bicycle League, Team NBL competition. Though
some of our competition thought we should have been a national team, our roots
have been with the Extreme Sports
bike shop the past 5 years.
Fast forward through the Coyote National, Pacific
National, and the Golden State National, the team kept winning with a
different mix of riders. Though it appeared things were running smoothly,
Robert Raymonde, Matt Rubeck, LeAndre
Parker, and Bryce Batten had major injuries that sidelined
them for a few nationals. Also, thanks to Alvin and Keyera Prigett and
Levi Pope for attending a few nationals in support of our NBL title
Since the team focused on only attending west coast nationals, it
was difficult to gauge our team against the likes of 5-time Team NBL Champion
HBR/SE and last year’s champion
Audiobahn/Justgobmx.com also had some
good scores during the year that put them in the mix for the title. With the
huge HBR/SE roster, I knew it
was going to be tough to win the title at the Grands.
Grands Recap -
With Mike Rubeck deciding
to drive his son, Matt “Hot Rod” Rubeck, to the Grands this year,
he allowed me to tag along for the 28+ hour drive so I could bring the team
tents and chairs. Except for some incredible monsoon thunder storms over Lake
Havasu and watching the NASCAR trailers traveling back and forth across the
I-40, the trip was largely uneventful as Matt had to get back to
school and me back to work.
With a total of 8 team riders attending the Grands, it would take good results
from everyone to capture the title. As most of the team flew in on Thursday,
the weather report was threatening Friday’s practice. However, the afternoon
thunder showers stayed away and the team got in some good practice laps.
As Jason “The Cat” Morris raced the War of the
Stars race on Friday night, the rest of the team decided to have some fun as we
went to race go-carts about ½ hour south of Louisville. The dads and kids
really got competitive on the 1.5 mile track. From blocking, bumping, and
cut-offs, it looked like BMX racing with 4 wheels and an engine.
Saturday qualifying went smooth, except for Matt “Hot Rod”
Rubeck snapping his chain out of the gate in the first round of 17-24
cruiser, costing him the chance to defend his cruiser title.
Though Jason “The Cat” Morris didn’t make his main
in Friday’s Super-Ex class, he came back strong in Saturday’s Pro Spectacular to
take 5th place. Congratulations to Jason for finishing
in the top ten overall with a limited number of NBL races this year.
With the NBL running the age group mains with oldest to youngest
this year, Robert Raymonde got the team started with a 2nd
place finish in the new 41+over expert class. Robert got his National #1 plate
to compliment his ABA NAG #1 cruiser title from last year.
The next team rider up was Matt “Hot Rod” Rubeck in
the 17-18x class. Could the defending two-time NBL Grand National Champion
catch the super-quick Nic Long? Matt had a good main, but
Nic Long is just a few notches above everybody right now. The 2nd
place finish by Matt with 75 riders in the class was a big score
for the team. Congrats to Matt after coming back from a major
shoulder injury a couple of months ago.
The NBL magazine had Cameron Moore and Jeremy
Smith as the two favorites to win the 10x crown, with Fly’n Ryan
Pettigrew as a long shot. With Ryan getting an inside
gate in the main, and Jeremy and Cameron in gates 6
and 8 respectively, Ryan could take the race. Ryan
got a good pop out of the gate and flew around the track to win the title,
holding off a hard charging Jeremy Smith. Chalk up another great
finish for the team.
and Lauren Whisler made the journey to help support the team.
Both have had mixed results at the Grands previously, but both have been
training hard and could make a big impact on the team sheet. Well both of them
did just that with Jessica winning 16 girls and Lauren
winning 13 girls. Though Felicia Stancil took a bad spill trying
to overtake Lauren in the main, the “Rocket Girl” showed
why she has that nickname to win her first ever National #1 title. Congrats to
Lauren considering that she was sick both days of racing.
Jessica Navarro had a strong season and finished National #2.
With Robert Raymonde, Michael Darnley, Matt Rubeck, and
Ryan Pettigrew also making the mains in their respective cruiser
classes, the team had a chance to have a huge team score. The cruiser mains
were not a successful as the expert and girls mains, but the results were good
enough to win the team title. Robert took 5th place in
40-44 cruiser (National #2), Michael took 4th place in
35-39 cruiser (National #2), Matt took 3rd place in
17-24 cruiser (National #4), and Ryan took 3rd place in 9-10 cruiser
Rounding out the team sheet score was Zachary “The
Scorpion” Vankammen in 12-13 open. Zachary came back to
take 4th place in the 12-13 open main after taking a bad fall in his
13x semifinal. Zachary earned National #7 for the year in 13x.
In the end, the HBR/SE
team won the race for the day by four points, but the
team takes home the Team NBL title by 10 points.
Again, thanks to our sponsors and the dedicated parents, friends,
and family for making this season truly special. If you are interested in
supporting the team for the 2009 season, please contact email@example.com.
Scott Angus, Team Manager
to help boost one of it’s own.
Check, Check, Check it out. Barry "the
Alabama Slamma" Nobles has launched his own website. It’s about time
All things Nobles can be found at
Definitely a cool site Barry has put
together with the help of a few key players. There is info about him,
his travels, his upcoming events, his bikes and his sponsors. The site
is still in its beginning stages but promises to be a great addition to
Barry and the BMX community.
Be sure to keep checking back to his site as it takes off and let him
know how you like it.
Fists in the air - Barry .
Stumpfhauser wins NBL #1 Elite Pro Title, Becerine finishes 2nd
2008 NBL season concluded this past weekend in Louisville, Kentucky and it
was a battle down to the last turn, as Randy Stumpfhauser and Cristian
Becerine were both going for the NBL #1 Pro title. The NBL Season has been
highlighted with Olympic qualifiers and some of the best racing in NBL
History and the NBL Grands Main event would become the decision maker for
the 2008 #1 Pro. Both Randy and Cristian were both ready to race it out for
the title, while Danny Caluag was attending to support the NBL series
sponsor Intense BMX and Bawls Guarana and be a factor come main event time.
Here is how each of the 3 finished up the NBL season at the Grand Nationals.
has had one of
his best and disappointing seasons in 2008. Randy, like all other eager USA
BMX’ers had dreamed of being part of the USA Olympic team for the past 4
years since the announcement of BMX in the games. Unfortunately, after being
one of the favorites to earn a spot on the team, Randy suffered 2 back to
back injuries that caused him to have to make the toughest decision of his
BMX career, and to pass on is Olympic dreams.
Randy then put his focus
to the NBL 2008 Pro title, and this past weekend, he earned the title and
made his focus and decision an excellent choice. Things started out in a
great way for Randy on Friday night, as the NBL held its last Pro Series
event before the NBL Grands Pro Spectacular on Saturday night. Randy sat
just 7 points being series leader Christine Becerine before the night
started and needed to get a 5th or better in the main event to
gain points to help him have a shot at the title. Randy, in his usually
fashion, was out front just about every lap of his qualifiers and stormed
his way into the main event. When the gate dropped, Randy was out front and
untouchable. With the win, Randy gained 8 points and moved just one ahead of
Cristian for the year end title.
would all come down to who ever did better at the Grands main event. Randy
carried that momentum into Saturday night’s Grand National finial event. In
the 2nd moto, Randy actually crashed when a fellow racer went
down just in front of him in the Pro Section. Randy was able to get up,
unscathed, finish the lap in 5th, and go on to win the last
qualifying round, propelling him into the main event. When the Pros lined up
for the main event, not one knew what exciting racing was about to happen.
Randy took the early lead, with Cristian stuck in 5th going into
the first turn, and it looked as if it was an easy run away win for Randy,
but Cristian took the most incredible line in the first turn and came out in
2nd, just behind Randy. Randy rode the lap of his life, holding
off the hard charge from Cristian and won the main event. The result gave
Randy the points to earn his 2nd NBL #1 title. Randy's sponsors
include GT Bicycles, Bombshell, ODI, Tangent, Fly Racing, Sinz Racing,
Shimano, GO211.com, OGIO, Cyto Sport, SDG, Sharp, Sun Ringle, and
season has also been one of great results, as Cristian not only came back
from a season opener, where his NBL license was expired and losing points
from 2 3rd place finishes to take the lead in the NBL points
after the last weekend of the NBL Pro series event in Nashville, but he just
returned from the Olympics where he represented Argentina in the BMX Race.
Cristian, the 2007 NBL #2 Elite Pro waned to up his overall ranking, went
into the Friday night main event hoping to hold onto his lead, but with him
finishing 3rd and Randy winning, event thought he gained a few
points, he would sit just one point out of the title chase.
Saturdays race went well
for Cristian, as he won all of his races throughout the day and looked to be
ready to take home the win and National title. Unfortunately, even thought
he rode his heart out in the main event, he was only able to finish 2nd,
just behind Randy and miss out on the title. Cristian showed the true
sportsman he is, by congratulating Randy on is win and title. Cristian is
one of he sports true great all around racers and his time for a title will
come very soon. Cristian's sponsors include Free Agent, KHS, Fly Racing,
SINZ, Kenda, THE Products, ODI, Sun Ringle, Shimano, Cyto Sport, S & M bars,
OGIO, Thomson, and BMXpros.com
attended the NBL Grands to see if he could make his first full season on the
NBL Pro circuit a success. Danny had missed a few events to attend some ABA
events and due to injury, so he was on the minimum amount of races to even
qualify him for an overall national number in the Elite Class. Danny was
able to race his way into the main event at the Saturday night Grands main
event and finished up 8th, giving him the points to finish up the
season in the National #9 spot.
Danny, who currently
leads both the ABA points in AA Pro and the Pro Cruiser class, is looking to
make history with back to back double Pro title wins in the ABA. Look for
Danny to focus on the rest of the ABA events in 2008 and hopefully rewrite
the record books once again.
Sponsors include Intense BMX, BAWLS Guarana, Fly Racing, Skull Candy,
Shimano, THE Products, SINZ Racing, Intense Tyre Systems, OGIO, Cyto Sport,
Thomson, Oakley, GO211.com, S & M Bars, and BMXpros.com
was not at the NBL Grands, but at the ABA National event in Reno, Nevada.
Steven raced a huge group of top AA Pros who did not attend the NBL Grands
and had a great weekend. On Saturday, Steven finished up 3rd
overall in AA and on Sunday, he did one better with a 2nd in the
AA Pro class.
Steven looks forward to
the upcoming Dew Action Sports tour in Salt Lake City, where he will compete
in the BMX Supercross event and hope to move up in the overall ranking in
the UCI series. Steven’s sponsors include Haro Bikes, Rockstar Energy
Drinks, Troy Lee Designs, Vans, SINZ, Tangent, THE Products, Intense Tyre
Systems, Time, Alex Rims, Oakley, and BMXpros.com
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We proudly represent Cristian Becerine, Kyle Bennett, Danny Caluag, Steven
Cisar, and Randy Stumpfhauser. For more information on any of the BMX Pro
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Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, September 8, 2008
Editor's Note - No excuse, but we have been busy and ONE's Chris v d
Gronendaal sent this news release in and it just sped by us with the NBL
Grands and our permanent state of Jet Lag around here at BMX Mania. Sorry to
the ONE Kids and Mr. Chris, they're a RAD bunch of BMXers, from Hard Core
Maris down to the little pedal turner! Congrats to ONE, Chris, The Latvian
ONE Twins, Gabi
Strombergs at 2008 Olympics in China –
KENDA press release
A European and World title weren’t enough for
rider has won the first
medal in BMX and it was also the first GOLD medal for his country at these
Without a doubt,
was one of the favourites for
along with Mike Day from the US.
Except for 1 quarter final,
made a clean sweep by winning it all.
Country fellow and team mate
was unlucky today.
did so well in the time trail and quarters, but bad luck was on side on the
most important day of the year. No main event for him.
from Argentina wasn’t able to go for a medal. A nice 5th
place was her result.
We would like to thank all our sponsors for their help in this success and
MANIA, BMX ULTRA and BMX News
for putting our press releases online.
Thank you: Kenda, UFO, Snap, WLM Design, Bombshell, The, Shimano, Fizik,
NIKE, ODI, Pinch Gear, Bollé, and Thomson
Grands and Captures NBL Title!
vibe at Derby City BMX in Louisville was great as energy built for the
season-ending NBL Grands. It was the first NBL Grands for a few of our
riders and the outdoor environment and the self-built scaffolds (“The
champagne rooms of BMX!”) made for a great weekend of racing and
entertainment. The team deployed was small, but formidable. With virtually
all our riders capped out and the team
title on the line, we knew we needed to make every finish count.
team's first title was won on Friday night by our Super-Ex racer Kris Fox
who is as kind and gentle off the track as he is fast and smooth
on it. Kris came into the Grands with a small lead over recently
injured Logan Collins who heroically raced, despite his injury. Kris
finished 3rd on Friday night, but ahead of Logan, which was enough for him
to lay claim to the 2008 Super Ex title. Congratulations Kris!
Our lone woman
racer was Felicia Stancil, perhaps the toughest and most talented female
rider in all of BMX. Felicia has had one of the most dominant seasons ever
and in fact the only lap she lost all season sadly happened to be her 13
Girl main where coming down the second straight she crashed exceptionally
hard into turn two. She was down for quite a while and we all breathed a
sigh of relief when she limped off the track and being the warrior she is,
went on to win the 13-14 Girls Cruiser class. Felicia
finishes near the top of 13 Girls and National # 1 in 13-14 Girls Cruiser
Nic Long has had a
dominant season this year and continued the trend through the end of the
season. Friday night Nic won the UGP Open
and some cool clothing "swag" he was sporting Saturday. On Sunday Nic
went on winning capturing 17-18X and 16-29 Open. Nic finishes
national # 1 for the season.
15X, Connor “Conman” Fields was sporting his version of “bling” with his
bright gold shoes as he, too, ran a perfect weekend in both 15X and 14-15
Open. Connor dominated the class and also took home National # 1.
“Razzleberry” Nesvig was also capped out in 14X. Rusty had little trouble
with the class winning every lap including the main joining his teammates as
yet another National # 1. In 14-15 Open, Rusty takes 2nd to
Derik Bergh opted to join his teammates in Louisville instead
of Reno this year to check out the spectacle that is the NBL Grands. Derik
had a great time in the super-tough 13X class and finished 4th. A big
Congrats goes out to 'lil Ant DeRosa who took the main wire-to-wire.
Carolinian Cole Tesar came into
the Grands capped out in both 12X and 11-12 Cruiser. Cole had a perfect
weekend going until the 12X main where he got balled-up on
the outside time-after-time ending up finishing 6th and
dropping to National # 5. However, things were different in Cruiser where
he came back with a vengeance and not only won the main, but finished
National # 1.
littlest grommet, “Vicious” Vaughn Herrick also made his Grands debut and
what a debut it was! Vaughn was a monster on the track winning both 8X and
8 and Under Cruiser. Off the track, the little man was filled with joy and
happiness as he finishes the year National # 1 in class and National
# 1 in cruiser.
The Derby City
track folks did a great job getting the track ready, the garbage was picked
up regularly and the porta-pots even came equipped with disinfectant hand-cleaning
soap. Great job Ed and all the gang.
And the NBL themselves ran a great event with motos running
at about 100 motos and hour, quality "distractions" and contests between
rounds and a vastly improved musical repetoire. Well done.
The Intense/Phantom/On-Trac team had a lot of fun this year
racing NBL. We were fortunate enough to win some races, the title titles
and as importantly make new friends. We’d especially like to say “Thanks”
to Bruce at Excalibur and Carlos at Felt, two men who have been
sportsman-like, gracious and good friends to us and our kids helping
everyone keep things in perspective as to why we are involved in BMX - it is
for the kids!
finally, of course, we’d like to thank our great sponsors helping the
squad go fast! They include Intense
On-Trac Garage Doors (www.ontracdoors.com),
Phantom BMX Products, Fly Racing
www.flyracingbmx.com, Bombshell (www.bombshellparts.com),
THE Products (www.the-industries.com),
SINZ Racing (www.sinz-racing.com),
Intense Tire Systems, (www.intensetires.com
), Group D (www.groupdmfg.com),
and Scott goggles
Next? Can the team also take down the ABA title in 2008 and
pull off the Factory title double? Stay tuned. The team's next race will
be in Lancaster, CA for the Golden State National October 3-5th. See you
Olympic Congrats From Crupi BMX!
to both Liam Phillips of England and Scott Erwood of Canada for a job well done
at the Olympics.
Although they did not make it through to the finals, they made
everyone here at Crupi and all Crupi families from around the World proud!
Please help us in congratulating both of these talented riders!
Today's BMX Racing News - Sunday, September 7, 2008
MIKE DAY TAKES $10000 WIN AT ERA RACE
ERA Race Podium -
Mike Day 2 Steven Cisar 3 Cristian Becerine
$30,000 was on the
line in Kingston, Ontario and the pre-race hype lived up to the
challenge, delivering a Rad new track + 4 gates of top pros which
equaled a wicked day
of BMX action!!!
home long enuff to stash his Silver Medal from the Olympics, Mikey puts
10 G Canadian in the bank.
Poppin' BMX territory in Kingston, Ontario! TONS of big ol jumps and a
track long enuff to take it's toll on just about anyone.
Hire Park Pro-Am
King of the Old Guys Race
Every year our local track, Hire
Park BMX runs an awesome 'feature race' that includes a Pro-Am with
a $1500 purse and a King of the Old Guys, 'braggin rights' race.
Add in a big time product raffle
and a free Pork BBQ meal and you have a winning promo race.
This year's Pro Am was won by Matt
Kelty who upset Jeff Upshaw, who's won this race every year since he
Look out next year, when Jeff will
be out to take back his crown.
Congrats go out to Track Director,
Dan Rumple and his crew of volunteers for putting on a GREAT show.
Good racing, check out the pix!
Winners of the day include, Matt Kelty/Men's Pro
Am, Krystal Kalogris/Women's Pro Am and King of the Old Guys, "The
VP", Vince Potter.
Click on Mongoose's
Pro Jumper, Danny Rumple and
Excalibur's, Jeff Upshaw at left to
check out complete results and a
MASSIVE BMX Mania Photo Gallery!
Today's BMX Racing News - Friday, September 5, 2008
Morphine Industries Gives Props to two of its
Industries wants to give props to two of its riders – “Big Bad”
Benny Wright. Congrats to the nicest bad-ass in the NBL for a great 2008
Benny had a great national
NBL season fighting his way to the top of the rankings on his way to the NBL
His 4th place
finish in the main, locked in a 4th place title in the hottest
contested class in racing, the 19 – 24 expert class.
This year, Benny also earned
the #1 plate in the Florida state series and in addition was honored with
the recognition of RIDER OF THE YEAR in the State of Florida.
And OOH YEAH, welcome to the
BIG LEAGUES. Rumor has it that Benny is making his move on up to Super X.
A place that we are sure he will hold his own very quickly.
Tyler Faoro. Congrats on a
great Super X season. Tyler dealt with a few injuries this season, most
notable a dislocated elbow late in the season which left him sidelined for
the last few War of the Stars.
At the Grands, Tyler went
down both Friday and Saturday, unfortunately spoiling his race for the
Tyler is definitely a rider
to be reckoned with next season. Pay close attention to the podiums.
Stay tuned for the
new….Morphine Industries' Factory Team. You won’t be disappointed.
Freaky Fridays In Connecticut
Today's BMX Racing News - Thursday, September 4, 2008
Ryan Birk Leaves Sun/RINGLE
11 years at the helm of the BMX division of Sun Ringle’ BMX, Ryan Birk
is leaving the brand he helped develop into a staple in the BMX
“It was an
extremely tough decision for me to leave the brand that I have put
everything I had into for the past decade or so, but I feel this is in
my best interests and the best interests of my wife and son.” Said Birk.
No word yet
on what Birk’s next move will be but he did say, “I still plan to be
involved with BMX in some way, it’s all Natarsha and I know. And I hope
to get to race more next season, but it will be weird not wearing a Sun
Ringle’ jersey anymore.”
Racing Components is a division of the Hayes Bicycle Group Mequon WI.
FRIDAY - FRIDAY -
FRIDAY --- SLEEP UNDER THE STARS SEPTEMBER 5
Join Smith Rock BMX in
Redmond, Oregon for our first track
camp out - after racing Friday night - enjoy a camp out under stars. Camp
out includes snack, breakfast, Saturday clinic AND SPECIAL SATURDAY
RACE - all just for $10 --- parents are welcome to stay -
(required for all campers under 10 please) --- Get your permission slip
at registration -- please email or call Tracy if you plan to come so we
have an accurate count- more the funner!!!
--September 6 Clinic $5 -- (included for campers) 10 am - Noon
-- September 6 Saturday Race - Sponsor
Appreciation Day - Registration Noon - 1pm - $8 (included with campers)
TRACK PICTURE SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY SEPTEMBER
6 - PRIOR TO RACING -- !!!!
September 5 Regular Friday night
Races Registration 6-7
September 6 SPECIAL SATURDAY RACING
Registration Noon - 1pm
September 9 Regular
Tuesday night Races Registration 6 -7
Regular Friday night Races Registration 6-7 --- yes we will race
Regular Tuesday night Races Registration 6-7
OREGON STATE FINALS
River City BMX - Grants Pass
Friday September 12th (Pre-Race)
5-6:30PM Registration $6.00 entry fee
Saturday September 13th (Double)
9-10:30AM Registration $20.00 entry fee
Sunday September 14th (Final)
9-10:30AM Registration $30.00 entry fee
McCollum Park BMX - Everett Washington
See you at the races!! - Tracy -
(check the web for full season calendar)
Today's BMX Racing News - Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Pro Am / King of the Old Guys (KOG) Race
Race is this Saturday, September 6
at Hire Park BMX in Warsaw Indiana
Pro Am = $1500 payout / Time
Trials w/ Payout
KOG Race = Custom Trophies and
Bragging Rights for the year
Opens, Class Racing and Mount
bikes, for all ages and proficiencies all are invited.
Registration from 11:00-12:00
Entry Fee = $15.00
Hog Roast = FREE
Fun = Priceless!!!!!!
MANIA PHOTO OF THE DAY!
Elite Racing Association $30000 Race This
ERA is the ultimate experience in BMX
racing for riders and fans alike. The ERA race will bring together the world’s
best BMX riders in the Elite class of the sport, battling it out for an
unprecedented $30,000 (CDN) purse.
The ERA Kingston Cup will be decided
on an entirely new and innovative track, designed by Jay Miron (6-time World BMX
Freestyle Champion) in collaboration with Tom Ritzenthaler (Olympic track
builder). "The goal with the new ERA race will be to do for racing what Metro
did for street contests and what Elevation did for dirt jumping.” said Jay Miron
creator of Metro BMX Jam, Elevation and now, the ERA race. "We're going to raise
Tom Ritzenthaler added "the new ERA
race will be what the sport of BMX racing needs. With this race the riders can
bump and grind and not be clipped in, so it will be a great event to watch. I am
just glad to be a part of it. Finally a track and a promoter with some balls."
Clipless pedals are strictly
prohibited. All ERA races are run on flat pedals...The way it was meant to be.
Stay tuned as details unfold and plan
to visit us at Woodbine Park in Kingston, Ontario, Canada September 5-6 for some
ERA is part of the 2008 Kingston Bike
Festival, going on from August 30 - September 7 at various venues across the
city. For more festival information,
nbl gRANDS pIX are posted to jACK McDaniel's' PHOTO SITE
KNOW, that Jack has the best clicks.
down on Doug E Fresh, in the foto above and you'll go there!
JB Sez Thanks!
Thanks to the BMX Family for the help on the Joey
Bradford Disabilty Fund for Jason Carnes!
The fund was able to give Jason a check for $1500 when
arriving in Louisville and raised another $1870 from donations and
auction jersey's at the NBL Grands.
We would like to give out a
to the athletes for their jersey's that were auctioned in Louisville at
the NBL Grands.
Thanks, Guys, you rule! Javier Columbo, Jason Carnes,
Jason Richardson, Eric Rupe, Cristian Becerine, Kenth Fallen, Joey
Bradford, Todd Lyons, Randy Stumpfhauser, Tim Dinger, Jeff Upshaw, Cole
Tesar, Bob O'Gorman, Justin Posey, Connor Fields, Anthony DeRosa, Logan
Maxey, and to everyone who participated in the auction.......With the
help of the ABA's, Shannon Gillette there will soon be an online auction
with big items from Danny Caluag and Donny Robinson along with many more
jersey's from the top athletes.
Thanks again, Jerry Bradford
Rest in Peace Joey C. Davidson, A Pro,
Police Report / August 24, 2008: A Tucson motorcyclist
traveling at a "high rate of speed" was killed Sunday night. The
motorcyclist crashed into a vehicle turning in front of him as he drove
northbound on Euclid Avenue at Linden Street, according to Sgt. Mark
Robinson, a Tucson police spokesman. Robinson said the man was on East
Speedway Boulevard when two Tucson police patrol officers and one Tucson
police motorcycle officer spotted the motorcycle traveling at "a very
high rate of speed" at 11 p.m. Sunday. He was pronounced dead at the
scene of the crash. The man, who was 25, was identified as Joseph C.
Davidson. He was wearing a helmet, Robinson said. The motorcycle
"intruded two feet into the passenger side of the car," Robinson said.
The name of the driver of the car won't be made public by police.
Details about the injuries to that driver and a passenger were not
available Monday, Robinson said.
"Joey Davidson was one of my favorite riders to watch at
the track. His personality and his riding skills influenced me so
much. I would watch him lap after lap wishing I could follow in his
steps. I know I am not the only person that he has influenced, he has
inspired all the Tucson Groms in some sort of way."
- Tanner Yeager (Globe Arizona)
Joey we will all miss you so very much, you
will be in our hearts everyday. "Ride in Peace"
Feel free to e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org, I will be sure to get e-mails to close friends
ABA Southwest Nationals Race Report
BMXMANIA.COM EDITOR'S NOTE!
- Once again, BMX Mania has gotten too FAST! Yep, we've been movin' way too
fast for our own good and have left out some
IMPORTANT GHP Race Reports for you. BMX Mania Apologies go
out to Greg and Rick, the "Head Guys" in the house, but here they are, good
stuff for you to read from GHP. Hey! Make up for me, and go buy a GHP for
your next BMX racing frame or bike, OK? Sorry guys, we left you out, but now
we're kickin' IN! - Jerry Landrum/BMXmania.com
ABA Southwest Nationals Race Report -
Two years ago the
bringing the big races back to Las Vegas, Nevada. No one could predict just
how big it was going to be. Two years in a row the Southwest Nationals could
only be rivaled by two other Nationals on the circuit, one being the Grands.
Not able to secure a venue in Las Vegas for 2008 the ABA was
at a loss. What to do? Where can they put on an event that could live up to
the past two years of the Southwest Nationals? AND THEN, in steps Benjamin &
Michelle Chandler. Owners and track operators of Desert Sunset BMX. Ben and
Michelle made it happen. After numerous calls and countless meetings the
Southwest nationals had a new home smack dab in the backyard of Rick Lehman
and the Arizona GHP factory riders.......Tucson Arizona.
the weekend began two GHP pros where in Tucson. Michael Larson flew in
Thursday night while Jason Herr showed up at 10:30 p.m. on Friday. First
round Saturday had Michael out front until he fell victim to the slippery
turns and washed out. Unfortunately his luck would not get any better till
the third round when he led from start to finish. Mike didn't quite have the
numbers to advance on Saturday but Sunday he made it all the way to the main
where he finished with a second.
Jason Her came to Tucson on his usual flat pedals. He showed
some good speed and overtaking on Saturday but came up short by one spot,
being the cutoff man. Sunday Jason swapped his luck with Larson and kept
getting tangled up with other riders and going down. Both Jason and Michael
will be flying in Reno and looking for redemption and posting the top
finishes that both of these talented riders are capable of doing. Johnny
Little was looking for some much needed NAG points against new comer to the
28-35 ex class Nick Tuttle. Saturday Johnny rode to a fourth place while
Sunday he fell short racing against friend and AZ local Rob Porter. Rob
Porter is a guy to keep an eye on as we have all seen him step up his game
and in recent conversations has commented about switching over to a GHP over
his current Intense Podium.
Ortiz rode hard and battled well to make the mains on Sunday > and step on
the podium for second place. Alexis's father Jerome decided to trade in his
GHP 20 for a cruiser and laid waist to the 31-35 cruiser class on Saturday.
Jerome has some serious first > straight pull. With Tucson only being 750
feet, it was Jerome's kind of track. He pulled an amazing second place.
Sunday Jerome decided to turn his attention back to what is most important
to him and help his kids out, who all race.
Also in the 31-35 Cruiser class was Donald Fisher. Making
mains both days Saturday he drew the dreaded gate 8 diving hard in the first
turn and put him in sixth place. Passing for fifth in the second turn and
pulling hard to the last turn where carnage ensued. Having all but 3 riders
going down Donald almost saved it but went down at the last second. Last
down, Last up. Sunday saw him coming out of gate 1. Out of the first turn
put him in third where he drew close to Freddy Chulo in the last turn but
just ran out of track. Also coming from out of town Stephanie Baldwin ran
against the 8 girls class, made Saturdays mains and rode to a fourth. Sunday
she just barely got edged out for the main. As for Rick Lehman and family,
Rick decided to sit out Tucson due to his daughter's broken foot. Family
Next for GHP? The GHP train will be pulling into Reno Nevada
for the ABA Black Jack Nationals.
GHP would like
to thank all their sponsors for their support:
Atomlab, 4L Racing,
Rockinrunner Designs inc.,
Troy Lee Designs, Ciari,
Swiss American Bicycles,
GHP - Factory News -
Summer Nationals - Roseville, CA
weekend, through the smoky sky appeared Oak Creek BMX. Home of this years
ABA Summer Nationals and the first Pro series to be held in California.
Matt Zito, Factory GHP team manager, and the riders from Reno
hit the rode to nor cal and put down some good laps and some serious racing.
Friday night started off with Justin "y-chi" Wike taking a
much deserved 2nd in the A pro race during the 105 degree smoky weather. He
came out hard and fast and was consistent all weekend, winning several
motos and finishing 5th on Saturday.
With the Nor-Cal temp gauge staying in the red, the weather
didn't cool down any with Michael "Mayhem" Larson on the track. Mike has
been on fire lately, showing improvement with every race and he finally
pulled it of. First place. Going against the likes of Deak Brown, Travis
Ohrazda and team mate Justin Wike. Mike finished Saturday with lowest points
putting him on top the podium. Sunday wasn't quite as kind to Mike, with the
track getting slippery, mike fell victim to two wrecks and a second for
seventh overall. It's not long now, we expect that he'll turn AA by the end
of the year.
John Purse and Robert Harris flew out to continue their
beatings on the Vet Pro class. The Jackal was out front and looked to be a
contender with his smooth and powerful style. John ended the weekend with a
fourth and a fifth. Harris showed why he's earned the Factory GHP jersey by
making his main both days and finishing with two sixth place finishes. These
guys are serious pro's and show their professionalism both on and off the
track, wherever they go.
Our amateur program is getting stronger each race with all
riders making their cruiser mains and several wins. The big wins on the
amateur side came from Jim "Hacksaw" Severt and Christian Martinez.
Jim won the 36 and over expert class on Saturday. With this
win Jim loses his Peppermint Patty nick name and Matt Zito loses a seven
month bet. Matt was forced to eat a large pizza, by himself, as a result.
Jim finished Sunday just a hair behind The Coov. Congratulations to both Jim
and Bob. To learn more about the bet and to see the aftermath - check out
the link to Hacksaw's blog site -
Christian Martinez got his first win of the national season
on Saturday in the 17-20 cruiser class. He kept the momentum going into
Sunday and made an incredible pass in the main for the win over Cody
Perales. Christian is powerful and made the main in 17-18 ex on Saturday.
This put him against the likes of Jacob Trevino, Kory Cook and the ABA's
national number one amateur Nick Long. Martinez walked away with a hard
earned 6th place. 6th out of 27 is nothing short of awesome.
Little 8 girl Stephanie Baldwin made all of her mains
including making the 10 and under girls cruiser on Sunday. This was her
first national racing the cruiser class and she battled with the big girls.
8th in cruiser and two 7th in class.
Zach Zito put in a strong weekend making 12 cruiser mains
both days. Zach battled to a pair of 4th against some pretty fast dudes,
you know it's a fast class when the current world champ doesn't take first.
Dakota Baca also put in some awesome racing this weekend. He
made both cruiser mains along with 11 x on Saturday. Cruiser he finished
with a 4th on Saturday and 6th on Sunday. He earned a 7th in class racing
hard. With competing against likes of Jacob Abbe I would have to give Dakota
a thumbs up for the weekend. Way to go Chewbacca - let's hear your wookie
war cry each and every time you cross the finish line.
All in all it was a very successful weekend. The GHP crew is
looking foreword to the Great Salt Lake Nationals in South Jordan UT. for a
couple reasons. There the team will be able to use the Reno riders, formally
factory Taboo, on the factory team sheet. This will give our sheet more
depth and riders to choose from. Also just about all the GHP Factory riders
will be in attendance including Greg Hill, so if your at the race stop by
and check out the new GHP factory trailer and hang out for a while.
This report is brought to you by Matt
"The Manager: Zito and Donald "Dead Last" Fisher.
GHP would like
to thank all their sponsors for their support:
Atomlab, 4L Racing,
Rockinrunner Designs inc.,
Troy Lee Designs, Ciari,
Swiss American Bicycles,
Today's BMX Racing News - Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Adventure Travel has the BEST place to stay
for the ABA Grands!
ABA Grands in Tulsa, Oklahoma line up to
be one of the best races EVER.
Thanksgiving Day is not that far
off and as always, Adventure Travel's,
Gary Ellis is on the job with the right place for you to stay.
Adventure Travel has
already filled up one hotel and
now has picked up a second awesome choice.
The new hotel is the COURTYARD
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But it's not just close to the
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and the best part is, it's ONLY $69.00 A NIGHT!
If you haven't lined up your room
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UCI: Chausson and Strombergs are first-ever
Official UCI News Release
BMX has its first Olympic champions.
At this historic moment for a young sport, but a sport with a dazzling Olympic
future ahead of it, the inaugural gold medal winners are Anne-Caroline Chausson
and Maris Strombergs.
For the Frenchwoman, this is the
crowning glory of an absolutely fantastic career – even more than her multiple
mountain bike downhill world championship victories. Chausson came to cycling
through BMX and has returned to her first love to carry off the only triumph
that has escaped her.
Her wealth of experience seemed to
allow her to handle the pressure of the Olympic final better than her rival
Shanaze Reade. After crashing in the semi-final, the British rider risked
everything in the final on the last bend, while placed second to Chausson, but
crashed out again, excluding her from the medals.
With the World Champion from Taiyuan
on the ground and Anne-Caroline Chausson far ahead to claim her gold, another
French rider, Laëtitia le Corguillé, came home for silver followed by the
American Jill Kintner, already a multiple 4X World Champion, for bronze.
In the men's event, the Latvian Maris
Strombergs beat his US rivals for the second time in just over two months.
Strombergs had finished ahead of Steven Cisar at the World Championships at
Taiyuan and today relegated Mike Day and Donny Robinson to silver and bronze at
the magnificent Laoshan track, where the sun and heat had returned to replace
Strombergs received his gold medal
from UCI President Pat McQuaid. After this victory, the Latvian rider is clearly
the world’s best in BMX.
The finals of this new discipline in
the cycling programme of the Olympic Games were watched by a passionate crowd as
well as a large number of media representatives and celebrities. The spectacle
offered by the BMX riders aroused great enthusiasm in those witnessing the
passion of BMX racing for the first time. Pat McQuaid described the discipline's
first Olympic events as “excellent from all points of view” and continued, “BMX
has enriched the range of Olympic cycling competition. I'm very happy for all
competitors in the sport who have earned recognition at this highest of levels.”
The Olympic cycling events conclude
tomorrow. The cross-country mountain bike races will take place around the
Laoshan complex. The difficult mountain bike course should be in perfect
condition again after the heavy rain. The stage is set for two enthralling
races. The women’s event takes place in the morning while the men race for gold
in the afternoon. The last medals to be won are often the most thrilling!
Today's BMX Racing News - Monday, September 1, 2008
Sunday...Final Grands Day Photo
check it out on the BMX mania NBL Grands race report page
Rockford Local/A Pro Chris Powers killed
in traffic accident
BMX local, Chris Powers
lost his life in a car/bike accident,
Sunday right when he was struck and
killed by an out of control Kentucky
State Police car. Chris and other BMX
friends had just returned from the NBL
Grands to London to visit friends and
were riding on the street when the
police car, swerved to miss a stopped
car on the road and hit the two young
Chris Powers is part of a
group of fast young guys who grew up
together in a racing environment that
included Jeremy Kaht, Nate
Schaffer, Mike Lundy, Kris
Lundgren, Mo Tillman and
other hot, fast Rockford BMX pro racers.
More info is contained in
this print story from the Fort Mill
LONDON, Ky. — Kentucky
State Police said a trooper has struck
and killed a bicyclist while trying to
avoid a stopped car.
The crash Sunday evening
on U.S. Highway 25 south of London
closed the highway while the accident is
According to a
police report, Senior Trooper Christopher W. Roberts was
driving a marked state police vehicle when he swerved
suddenly to avoid a vehicle that had stopped in the roadway.
two bicyclists and killed one, Chris Powers, a 26-year-old
from Jonesboro, Ill. He was pronounced dead at the scene by
Laurel County Coroner Doug Bowling.
bicyclist, Kevin Alshouse, a 26-year-old from
McHenry, Ill., received minor injuries and was treated at
the scene. Roberts was also treated for minor injuries.
The trooper is a
five-year veteran of the Kentucky State Police. / News
Source, Fort Mill Times Online. -