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BMX RACING NEWS - weekend update - sEPT. 28-29, 2013

Sam Willoughby (AUS) and Mariana Pajon (COL) won the final race in the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Series at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista CA, Saturday.

Sam won the race from start to finish with two of the best in pursuit. Willoughby snapped out STRONG with Connor Fields (USA) and Tory Nyhaug (CAN) battlin' down the first straight, but coming out of Turn One, it was Sam with Tory hot on his heels. Hard racing followed, with Tory mounting a charge down the third straight, but Sam ran a perfect lap and took the win.

Mariana had to do quite a bit of chasing as Alise Post (USA) RIPPED it out of the gate and was absolutely flying down the first two straights. Coming in to the huge rhythm section in the third straight, Mariana applied her bike handling skills and made up several bike lengths, with a resulting very slight lead going in to the last turn to take the win at the finish line.

Check back, for more from the UCI BMX SX World Cup in Chula Vista, CA USA!


Connor Fields and Felicia Stancil win time trial Superfinals at the final round of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Chula Vista

USA Cycling News Release - Chula Vista, Calif. (September 27, 2013) – Americans topped the podium as the fourth and final stop of the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup kicked off on Friday with the time trial Superfinals at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif.

Elite Men - With a time of 38.126, Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) won his third straight time trial Superfinal. The Nevada rider placed third in round one in Manchester and won rounds 2 and 3 in Santiago and Papendal before taking the final time trial win of the season on home soil. He finished ahead of compatriot Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT-Redbull) who grabbed the silver medal with a time of 38.455. Canadian Tory Nyhuag took the podium's third step with a time of 38.664.

Elite Women - Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill./GT Bicycles) clocked a 39.114 to take her first win of the season in Friday night's time trial Superfinal. Her best finish before Friday was a seventh-place effort in round one in Manchester. Time trialing to the silver was Laura Smulders (NED) with a 39.142. Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline Bicycles) finished with a time of 39.485 to add a bronze medal to the pair of silvers she earned in Manchester and Papendal.

Action will continue in Chula Vista on Saturday with the men's and women's Supercross finals. Going into the event, Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase-Monster) and Arielle Martin (Spanaway, Wash./Intense) are both ranked second in the overall Supercross World Cup standings. Stay tuned to for details on how it all goes down!

Elite Men
1. Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase BMX) – 38.126
2. Corben Sharrah (Tucson, Ariz./GT-Redbull) – 38.455
3. Tory Nyhuag (CAN) – 38.664
4. Sam Willoughby (AUS) – 39.265
5. Twan Van Gendt (NED) – 39.481
6. Jared Garcia (Victorville, Calif./Speedline-Supercross) – 39.570
11. Sean Gaian (Santee, Calif./Factory GT) – 40.513
13. Nicholas Long (Lakeside, Calif./Haro Bikes) – 43.374
15. Barry Nobles (Sun City, Calif./DK Bicycles) – 46.939
16. David Herman (Wheat Ridge, Colo./Free Agent Bikes) – 48.700

Elite Women
1. Felicia Stancil (Lake Villa, Ill./GT Bicycles) – 39.114
2. Laura Smulders (NED) – 39.142
3. Alise Post (Saint Cloud, Minn./Redline Bicycles) - 39.485
4. Mariana Pajon (COL) – 39.733
5. Arielle Martin (East Spanaway, Wash./Intense BMX) – 40.564
6. Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif.) – 40.564
9. Shealen Reno (Plano, Texas/Hyper Bicycles) – 41.565
12. Dani George (Palmdale, Calif./Supercross BMX) - 42.067






BMX RACING NEWS - Thursday - sEPT. 25, 2013

USA Cycling announces dates for 14 national championship events

Colorado Springs, Colo. (September 24, 2013) — USA Cycling on Tuesday announced the dates and locations for 14 of its 17 2014 national championship events.

The two BMX national championships are two weeks apart in May. The USA Cycling Elite BMX National Championships are slated for May 3 in Chula Vista, Calif. Two weeks later, the USA Cycling Amateur BMX National Championships are slated for May 17 in Albuquerque, N.M.

From Jan. 8-12, the 2014 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships will be held at Valmont Park in Boulder, Colo.

The first road national championship is slated for May 2-4, when the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships will be in Richmond, Va., doubling as a test event for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships. The country’s best professional road racers will return to Chattanooga, Tenn., from May 24-26 to compete in the Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships. The next road national championship event on the docket is the USA Cycling Amateur & Para-cycling Road National Championships on July 2-6 in Madison, Wis. The USA Cycling Masters Road National Championships are moving to Ogden, Utah, and will be contested from Sept. 3-7. The final road national championships of the year is the USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championships in High Point, N.C., on Sept. 6.

The first mountain bike national championship are scheduled for June 14-15, when the country’s finest endurance riders will be in Gallup, N.M., to contest the USA Cycling 24-Hour Mountain Bike National Championships. America’s top gravity riders will return to Angel Fire, N.M., from June 20-22 to compete in the USA Cycling Gravity Mountain Bike National Championships. The USA Cycling arathon Mountain Bike National Championships will be in Sun Valley, Idaho, on July 5. The USA Cycling Cross-Country Mountain Bike National Championships come back to Bear Creek Resort in Macungie, Pa., from July 17-20.

The USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships will be held as a single event in 2014 in Rock Hill, S.C., from Aug. 12-17. The USA Cycling Collegiate Track National Championships will be in Indianapolis, Ind., from Sept. 18-21.

The USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships will be held Oct. 24-26 at a to-be-determined location. The location for that event as well as the dates and locations for the USA Cycling Juniors Track National Championships and USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships will be announced soon.




BMX RACING NEWS - Monday/Tuesday - sEPT. 23-24, 2013


Some highlights from BMX Companies at the Interbike show at Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas!

Interbike was at the Mandalay Bay Conv. Center, with lots of 'extras'. Wonder how many show attendees spent more time at the 'Beach' than at the show?

The Stealth Hubs guys were in the house with a nice selection of good looking instant engagement hubs. Lots of colors and lots of speed to go around for all!

Box/Promax, AA, Marc Willers was cruisin' the Sidi Clip Shoe booth to check out some new shoes and who knows else he was shoppin' for!

Check back, more from Interbike to be posted!

2013 UCI BMX Supercross World

Cup Series concludes in

Southern California THIS week

Chula Vista, Calif. (September 19, 2013) – The world's best BMX racers are preparing to visit the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., Sept. 27-28, for the fourth and final round of the 2013 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Series.

The Time Trial Superfinals will take place on Friday, Sept. 27 and the Supercross finals will take place on Saturday, Sept. 28.

RIDERS TO WATCH - Connor Fields (Henderson, Nev./Chase/Monster) who is currently ranked second with 575 points after securing first, third, and eleventh place finishes earlier in the season. Fields won this same event last season on his home track.

Dutch rider Jelle Van Gorkom will go into the final round as the men's overall standings leader. With first, second, and tenth place finishes in the first three rounds, Van Gorkom has collected 589 points and holds just a slight lead over American

In women's racing, spectators will definitely want to keep an eye on U.S. rider Arielle Martin (Spanway, Wash./Promax/GT) who is second in the standings with 523 points. The American has a second-place and two sixth-place finishes going into the final round on her home track.

Other American women to be on the look-out for are Alise Post (St. Cloud, Minn./Redline USA) and Brooke Crain (Visalia, Calif./Haro BMX) who will head to Chula Vista ranked fifth and eight respectively.

We'll Be There! ..... Watch this weekend for complete coverage of the UCI BMX SX Championship Finals in Chula Vista!








BMX RACING NEWS - Weekend Update - sEPT. 20-22, 2013

BMX Mania's On The Road home from Interbike
Hey! Still flyin' back to BMX Mania World HQ, from the Big Bike Show in Vegas.......but here's a little look at Interbike 2013 from the BMX side of things. More Sunday when we get some sleep and a chance to send up a report! Ride Hard!

Can't Wait? Check us out on Instagram!

Yep. The Big Bike Show is underway in Las Vegas and BMX Mania is makin' the scene. Lots of BMX stuff all over the place, and we'll try to get you some goodies to check out. Check back this weekend to see what's up at Interbike.




BMX RACING NEWS - Wednesday - sEPT. 18, 2013

Caroline BMXer Takes Big 4X Win With Pro Pass In Austria!
Click Here To Check Out The Complete Report!

video of CB's Big Pass!




BMX RACING NEWS - Friday - sEPT. 13, 2013


Hi guys and girls. . . . .

The time has come for me to announce my 2014 plans!!

After two fantastic years/seasons riding for and supporting the Stay Strong cause, I have to report I will be leaving the team.

I would like to say a massive thank you to Marco, Stephen, the whole Murray family, Pete Dobson, Albert at Bensink, Clark & Kent and everyone else who has made my time at SS a memorable one.

I am moving on to new things and I am pleased to announce I will be riding for the European Pure Racing Team, I have already tried the new bike and am excited about what 2014 will hold on-board my new Pure XXXL Team Edition frame.

See you all at the track soon. - Thanks, Kyle Evans







BMX RACING NEWS - Tuesday/Wednesday - sEPT. 10-11, 2013

The most amazing bmx video ever with Stay Strong's, Stephen Murray!
Check out the amazing story of Stephen Murray's continuing battle to reclaim his life after his terrible riding injury years ago! Amazing determination, amazing technology, amazing future for Stephen and the BMX Quote Of The Week!

".....if you think you've got nothing left then reach inside and dig a little deeper man, Stay Strong and focus on the game." ..... Stephen Murray / Stay Strong BMX

Definitely the BMX Video Of The Year!



BMX RACING NEWS - weekend update - sEPT. 7-8, 2013

CCH BMX Video Product Tour!


It’s been a while since my last update but there really wasn’t much to tell. I’m sure most of you already know that I crashed hard in the final Euro round in Dessel, Belgium. Ended up with a ruptured spleen and broken finger.

I was lucky enough to get by without a surgery The doctors said I’ll need to stay in bed for about 6-8 weeks or even longer until there is no more blood in the spleen and only after that I could start training normally again.

So I looked at the positive side of things and took this like a vacation. Since I had been riding for the last 6 years without any major injuries or long layoffs I felt like I deserved some rest :) .

Can’t really say that I stayed on the bed most of the time like the doctors ordered… but still the spleen was healing up quickly.

  • 12 days after the crash I got released out of hospital
  • 17 days after the crash I arrived back home
  • 20 days of enjoying summer time with friends
  • 37 days after – the first easy ride on the track again
  • 38 days after – not so easy ride on the track, HA!
  • 39 days after I got cleared by doctors that everything has healed and I can ride.
  • 41 days after I entered a race again and won :)

After the doctors cleared me and I already had been on the track 2 times and actually was feeling the bike very good… I just couldn’t resist the temptation to enter the National race last Saturday. I entered because I felt like I can win. And the race was in the “Jelgava” track that I really like and I have never lost a race there. I just decided to ride safe, not make big mistakes and not to take any risks. And it all turned out really well.

Here is the link to the video of the race final: Jelgava Race – Final

So now I am training again. Things are not easy right now. I’m really out of shape – those 6 weeks of absolutely no sports have set me back a lot, but that’s what I expected and I don’t have to rush anything because the season is over anyways.

There are still 2 races I’ll do this year. One is already next weekend – It’s the Latvian National Championship race in my hometown Valmiera. I have won the nationals for the last 2 years and would really want to defend the title. The other race I’d like to do is the South Korea race. I’ve done well in that track every year and want to return there also this year for sure.

One more thing I want to do this year is to have a training clinic in Belgium again.

That’s it for now… Edžus Treimanis





BMX RACING NEWS - Thursday - sEPT. 5, 2013


With the USA BMX National Series in its end of the Summer Swing, it was time to race at the legendary Louisville, KY Tom Sawyer BMX Track. One of the most loved tracks by BMX racers world wide, a 3 day national event gave the Worlds fastest racers 3 shots at victory.

The Chase BMX duo of Connor Fields and Vincent Pelluard were on hand, to not only race all 3 days, but to show the Louisville fans the all new line of hi-end CHASE BMX complete bike line, the “Element” series as well as the new OS20 Chase BMX Bike.

The fastest 40 Elite Men kicked things off on Friday, ready to battle it out on the wide open Louisville track. The hot & humid weather didn’t slow down the Chase duo of Connor & Vincent and they made there way through all the qualifiers and into the main event. When the gate dropped, it was Connor with the hole shot and the lead coming out of the first turn, with Vincent in tow.

Connor & Vincent would race that way for the entire lap, with Free Agent/Rockstar Pro David Herman in the 3rd plate spot. This would be Connor’s 8th podium of the 2013 USA BMX Season, out of 9 races. This was Vincent’s best USA BMX race result of his career.

Day 2 would be a true test for any BMXer as the weather was a huge part of the challenge of the day, as the humidity was turned up and the heat was relentless. As the riders again made their way thru the days program, both Connor and Vincent were once again lined up on the gate when it came main event time. When the gate dropped though, it was a Maris Strombergs with the hole shot and the win for the day, while Connor would settle for 5th and Vincent with a 7th. Just minutes after the Elite men finished up the lap, the sky’s opened up and the torrential rains came down. The race would eventually be postponed until Sunday morning for the rest of the main events.

Day 3 would be a true test of the Elite riders conditioning and when it came time for the main event, the only rider to make the main event all 3 days, was Connor Fields.As the gate dropped for the last time for the Elite riders, Sam Willoughby would take the lead, with David Herman in 2nd and Connor in the 3rd place spot. The riders would end up this way at the line and giving Connor another podium finish and a solid 2nd place overall in the current USA BMX Elite Men National standings.

Connor will now get a few weeks off and get ready for the UCI World Cup finals in Chula Vista, CA, where he currently sits 2nd overall in the Elite Mens standings. The overall title will come down to just a few mere points, so it will be an exciting race day on September 28th. You can catch it all live on


Ben Hucke NON Invitational / BenBenHuckEJam from Diamondback BMX
Ben Hucke NON Invitational / Ben Ben Huck Jam - Deer Valley Mtn Resort, Utah from DiamondbackBMX on Vimeo.
On July 27 we threw a Jam at Deer Valley Mtn Resort, The Ben Hucke NON Invitational which turned to the BenBenHuckeJam..

We had 5000 dollars up for grabs for doing just about anything on a bike. If you came to ride you probably left with money.


Thanks to all the UTAH LOCALS who came out!!







Maris Take Day 2 Win In Elite Men!


It's 'FroBack Friday' At The USABMX Derby City National. Click on the pix at right to check out the Red Hot BMX Race Action Coverage!!!!!




BMX RACING NEWS - Tuesday/Wednesday - August 27-28, 2013

Trail Riders of america BMX 2013
Grindlab Jam and Contest Results
Josh Noll with a table one footer over the 2nd set.

Bethlehem, PA (August 8, 2013) –  TRA’s first event went down Saturday, August 3rd at the Grindlab Indoor/Outdoor Bike & Skatepark in Camp Hill, PA.  Featuring an outdoor pump track with a jump line as well a full indoor skatepark, the event was a fun, action-packed day for riders of all ages and skill levels.  With great prizes from iON, Shadow, and Subrosa, the jam had something to ride for everyone and attracted over 150 riders and spectators from several surrounding states. 

Dave King’s Dirstsculpt-designed course featured two separate pump track areas and a jump line laid out so that riders could share the entire loop even when the contests were running.  Add in the indoor/outdoor setup and everyone had plenty of room to ride.  TRA founder and event organizer, Mike Gentilcore explained, “We accomplished what we set out to do with this event - there was something for everyone and you could ride all day and have fun with a relaxed vibe.   We had hardcore trail riders sessioning the same venue with 40 year old dads and their 8 year old kids and everybody was cheering each other on.  And a bunch of young riders who’ve never competed before got a chance to rip it up.  It was really cool to see.”

While the morning rain storm may have kept a good number of riders from attending, the sun came out and the weather turned out perfect for riding. The course was untarped and some great action went down.

There were four contests: Beginner Park, Expert Park, Beginner Dirt, and Expert Dirt.  The panel of judges included Catty Trails’ / Axelrad’s Matt Trieval, Catty’s Kyle “Abe” Abraham, and Posh trails’ main caretaker and Red Bull Stomping Grounds / Dreamline contest judge, Jay “J Bone” Lonergan.  Each rider got 3 runs and highest average score was used to determine the top three in each class.  Mike Gentilcore announced the action with 70’s and 80’s metal blasting over the PA while Jami Braafheart, Grindlab owner and all-around good soul, served up the grill and kept everyone full of tasty goodness.   iON was on site to demo their HD Sports camera line and iON’s Alaine Gordon presented a brand new HD camera to first place Expert Dirt.   TRA VP, Dave King added that “My iON camera works awesome and gives a clearer picture than other cameras I’ve tried.  I’ve used mine at Catty for a while now and it rules.  We’re psyched to have one as a prize for this contest.”

Beginner Park had the crowd cheering when 4 year old Loukas Slattery took to the course for 2nd place with an ear to ear grin.  He used age to his advantage as he inched out his 8 year old older brother Brandan who took third with some nice lines of his own over the box hip.  First place went to 13 year old Xavier Dellinger who launched big airs to flat off the edge of the wedge ramp.

Expert Park was a throwdown with 11 riders and 11 distinctly different riding styles.  Matt Stampski took third after the judges had to decide a tie-breaker over the solid runs of Dan Depre.  Don Pirwitz blasted some big airs out of the quarter for a  strong 2nd.  1st place went to Grindlab’s own Evan Smedley who had the park wired with high speed lines and big tire slides over the top of the vert wall.  Some big moves went down, including Jeremy Smith’s picnic-bench handplant attempts into the mini that had the crowd on its feet.

In Beginner Dirt it was a refreshing site to see boys and girls from ages 8 to 14 competing in their own dirt comp.  12 year old Nicholas Suhr took the first place spot with clean flowing lines in the table rhythm while Anthony LaCroix (11) and Sawyer Sorrells (11) took the 2nd and 3rd place spots, resulting in a clean sweep for team Dirtlab.  Special mentions include 8 year old Rylee Sorrels as TRA’s first female competitor and 14 year old Steven Dates who proved that Autism is no match for his passion for BMX.

At the end of the day,16 riders lined up to compete in Expert Dirt.  After a last-minute watering, Ekim King guinea pigged the course for slick spots, the Motorhead was turned up, and the action was on.  New York’s Andrew Fable ripped it up with solid runs including a one footed cross up 360 for 3rd.  Maryland’s Dan Depre clicked turndowns at height and showed his own style with tricks like his tire grab whips for 2nd.  But in the end it was a another win for Eric Smedley who took the iON HD camera first place prize with flowing big airs, tons of moto whips, and effortless tricks like his no footed toboggans.  Two wins in one day was not bad for a guy who also shot photos, helped to promote the contest, and also maintained the jumps leading up to the event.  Other notable mentions included a last minute entry by 45 year old Mike Gage who ripped it up after camping out in a tent Friday night and Jacob “Clipper Pudlinger’s all-in riding style with a backflip over the last set that had many thinking he had a shot at the podium.  At the end of the day, prizes were awarded and the top three riders received great prizes from iON, Shadow, and Subrosa that were presented by TRA’s Mike Gentilcore and iON’s Alaine Gordon.

The day ended with an all-age jam till sundown.  With a great reception from the riders, spectators, and many good times going down, expect to see Grindlab on the TRA contest schedule again for 2014.  See you there!  

Keep an eye out for future events on and and be sure to visit the event sponsors at,,, and

TRA Grindlab Jam - 2013 Results:

Expert Dirt: 1 Evan Smedley ... 2 Dan Depre ... 3 Andrew Fable ... 4 Chuck Weir ... 5 Jacob “Clipper” Pudlinger ... 6 Dan Pirwitz ... 7 Matt Maloney ... 8 Brian Coleman ... 9 Mike Gage ... 10 Ekim King ... 11 Mike Her ... 12 Brad Hawkins ... 13 Jon Arrigoni ... 14 Josh Noll ... 15 Mike Breinsiger ... 16 Eric Seifert

Expert Park: 1 Evan Smedley ... 2 Dan Pirwitz ... 3 Matt Stampski ... 4 Dan Depre ... 5 Jason Schmuck ... 6 Jon Arrigoni ... 7 Josh Stair ... 8 Josh Thomas ... 9 Jeremy Smith ... 10 Michael Mahin ... 11 Jeff Gentry

Beginner Dirt: 1 Nicholas Suhr (12) ... 2 Anthony LaCroix (11) ... 3 Sawyer Sorrells (11) ... 4 Dale Suhr (9) ... 5 Dominic LaCroix (9) ... 6 Jamie Gilbert (13) ... 7 Xavier Dellinger (13) ... 8 Zayn Dellinger (13) ... 9 Steven Dates (14) ... 10 Rylee Sorrells (8) ... 11 Grant Raum (13)

Beginner Park: 1 Xavier Dellinger (13) ... 2 Loukas Slattery (4) ... 3 Brandon Slattery (8)

CCH Picks Up Miller and Caldwell For Pro Rides!

CCH Bikes Picks Up Midwest Pro Jon Miller ..... AND in an unexpected Twist, also picks up Florida Pro Mike Caldwell!

The dynamic duo are already on CCH Supercup frames that were expedited to them in the past few days!

Look for Jon to make his national debut in Louisville this weekend, and Mike is all ready hitting Florida Pro-Ams and will makes his national debut at the USABMX Disney Cup!

This one-two punch will help solidify CCH as the leader in Hi-Performance BMX racing.

Check out and  for more info.




BMX RACING NEWS - weekend update - August 23-25, 2013


With OVER $18000 in the Pro Purse at the McCollum Park BMX, $15,000 Pro/Am Invitational on the line, Sam Willoughby uses a come from behind classic 'high/low' move in Turn Two to take the lead and the win in Everett, Washington.