BMX Racing news - Tuesday - October 30, 2012
|Chase BMX USABMX Disney Cup Race Report|
Connor Fields continues his string of incredible race results, with 2- 3rd place finishes at the USA BMX Disney Cup 3 day race event.
The last regular weekend of USA BMX racing has had a tradition for the past 7 years of riders converging to Florida to attend the USA BMX Disney Cup event. The 3-day national event has become one of the best events on the USA BMX circuit and riders from around the Globe attend to try to win the overall Disney Cup in each class at the event.
For the Elite riders, this was the last chance at a regular national event to obtain points and be in position to better their year long overall ranking in USA BMX. Connor Fields had concentrated so much of the World Cups and getting ready for the Olympics this season, he would need to finish close to the top of the podium at all the remaining events after the Olympics to have a shot at top 3 overall in the USA BMX 2012 overall rankings.
Well, Connor has done just that. He kicked things off with 3 great finishes in Louisville, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd. Then at the USA BMX RLC West Championships, he placed 2nd & 1st. Coming into Disney, Connor was looking for more strong results to help put him in the top 3 in the Elite Men’s ABA standings. Well, Connor did just that, with 2-3rd place Elite Men’s finishes on Saturday & Sunday.
This gives him 8 Podium finishes in the USA BMX tour and 1-4th. Connor looks forward now to the USA BMX Grands, where he will look to get his 10th score for the year at the Race of Champions on Friday night and then battle it out with the Worlds fastest Pros at the USA BMX Grand Nationals, the greatest race on Earth!
|HUGE DOUBLE POINTS RACE THIS WEEKEND AT METRO BMX!|
BMX Racing news - Monday - October 29, 2012
|DK's Hot New Elite Pro XL Race Bike!|
|BMX MANIA SATURDAY RACE REPORT / PHOTO GALLERY FROM ORLANDO!|
|SATURDAY IN ORLANDO! ..... Big winners Saturday at the Disney Cup! ..... Elite Men/Mark Willers ..... Elite Women/Caroline Buchanan ..... Junior Men/Rusty Nesvig ..... Junior Women/Felicia Stancil|
BMX Racing news - weekend update - October 26-28, 2012
|Test Ride Alienation's TCS At Dan's This Weekend|
Hey racers; you want to see what all the buzz is about?
Stop by Dan’s Comp this weekend at the USABMX Disney Cup national to demo a set of tubeless wheels for free.
Take advantage of the Test Ride before you buy your next wheel set-up.
Just tell them what you’re interested in, and within minutes you’ll be on your way riding a demo tubeless wheelset on your own bike.
|Sun Bru BMX Extravaganza At Metroplex BMX|
|14 Americans awarded|
|permanent BMX numbers by UCI|
Colorado Springs, Colo. (October 26, 2012)
The International Cycling Union (UCI) announced the 2013 permanent career numbers for elite men and elite women BMX competitors.
Beginning January 1, 2013, these numbers must be used on number plates at all international BMX events and must also be used on the back of a rider’s race jersey.
The following 14 American riders were assigned the following numbers:
Elite Men & Elite Women
155 Rusty Nesvig (San Diego, Calif./Factory Intense)
33 Dani George (Palmdale, Calif./Supercross BMX)
165 Nicholas Koehler (Tustin, Calif.)
97 Shelby Stacy (Bakersfield, Calif.)
179 Justin Posey (Winston Salem, N.C.)
|226 Lain Van Ogle (Auburn, Wash./Hyper)|
931 Bryce Hocking (Carlsbad, Calif.)
|915 Fernie Jacquez (San Antonio, Texas)|
294 Austin Hiatt (Fresno, Calif.)
|763 Elliot McGrath (Plymouth, Minn.)|
337 Randall Lewis (Surprise, Ariz.)
|445 Jordan Miranda (Bakersfield, Calif.)|
356 Isaiah Hill (Calgary, Alberta, CAN)
|411 Jeremy Rommel (Hesperia, Calif./SupercrossBMX.com)|
The UCI introduced the permanent BMX number system for Elite Men and Elite Women in 2006. This allows riders to choose a “career number” which they have the exclusive right to use for their entire Elite class career. This offers riders the possibility to market themselves and assists identification by the media and spectators.
The system has proven to be very successful, with the top athletes recognized by their numbers. Riders like #365 Mike Day (San Diego, Calif./GT-Red Bull) have become easily identifiable. Due to the success of the permanent career numbers the UCI was not able to attribute all numbers asked.
The numbers 1 to 8 are reserved for the finalists of the UCI BMX World Championships.
|Halloween BMXin', From Axles Of Evil|
One cool fall night, right around Halloween, a couple of skaters stopped at 7-11 for some Big Gulps. The cashier, a mournful looking man, with scars and a missing arm, noticed that the guys were carrying skateboards, and shook his head in disapproval. “What’s your problem?” griped the smallest kid in the group. The man faced the group and spoke in a grave, serious tone. “Be very careful out there tonight, boys” he warned. The three just laughed at the grim man, and continued to try to pay for their sodas. “Whatever you do, do not go to the skate park tonight” he continued, which was just up the road from 7-11. They just laughed at the guy’s warnings and headed out. Just as they were leaving, the man bellowed “The ghost rides tonight.”
“The ghost?” mocked the tallest of the three. “You boys never heard of the ghost rider?” responded the man in amazement. “You mean night rider?” scoffed the middle boy. “David Hasselhoff” joked another. As the boys pushed on the door to exit, the man screamed. “The headless BMXer rides tonight. You have been warned! He will get you if you go to the skate park, just like he got me many years ago. He took this” and pointed to his missing arm.
The three stopped snickering, and turned toward the disturbing-looking man, appearing somewhat panicked. He explained that the ghost of a local BMX rider, who was decapitated in a bitter argument with skateboarders over who gets to ride the park that ended in an unfortunate tragedy, still roams the skate park every year at Halloween, looking for skaters for payback, and uses an axe and his own head as weapons.
He went on to tell his own tale about how he was skating in the park, on a dare, at Halloween, when he was just 13, when a black mist burst forth from a patch of concrete and formed into a large BMX bike carrying a headless BMXer.
Upon seeing the ghost, he let out a terrible scream and tried to run, but he was no match for the ghost rider who was racing towards him. The ghost rider, approaching at lightening speed, swung its decapitated, helmeted head, smashing him in the face, and then swung his axe, and chopped the young cashier’s arm clean off.
Reeling in fear, the trio took the long way home, totally avoiding the skate park. Word spread quickly, as the town’s young people learned about the dreaded history that had been kept secret for a while. Skateboarders stopped going to the skate park, and to this day, the legend of the headless BMXer lives on.
|Maliek Byndloss Picked Up By Sidi America|
Marina, CA, 10/24/2012 — SIDI America, Inc. has announced Maliek Byndloss will be wearing SIDI shoes exclusively in 2013. SIDI will provide their legendary hand-made Italian cycling shoes to Byndloss in 2013.
SIDI America’s US Brand Manager, Sara Ecclesine, says, “We deeply appreciate Maliek representing SIDI and we are thrilled to finally formalize our relationship. As an athlete and a person Maliek shares the most deeply held values of the SIDI brand: integrity, dedication to craft.
While SIDI has long been known by discerning BMX riders, we are glad to finally become Maliek’s official shoe sponsor and move forward in the BMX market.”
SIDI America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of SIDI Sport SRL, the leader in cycling footwear since 1950. The number one choice of World Champions across all cycling disciplines, SIDI has been designing and producing shoes in Northern Italy for 52 years under the continuous leadership of Dino Signori and his children and grandchildren.
|AWESOME STAY STRONG CLINIC TO BENEFIT DANNY MEADOWS!|
BMX Racing news - Wednesday - October 24, 2012
|USABMX FRESNO NATIONAL RACE REPORT - CAROLINE BUCHANAN|
|TSS RACING REDLINE4 RACE REPORT|
This report is sent with a heavy heart, (KB) WILL FOREVER BE IN OUR HEARTS.
TSS TOOK HOME 3 NUMBER ONE PLATES. This season started out with a few local kids that were committed to training and working hard to reach there goals of racing for the yellow number 1 plate. Here’s how we finished off our season. For many, this was their grand’s and they made the most of the weekend. WE HAD 9 RIDERS ON OUR CURRENT ROSTER RACING FOR THE PLATE,6 OUT OF THE 9 MADE THERE MAIN BOTH DAYS AND 4 WON PLATES.NOT BAD NUMBERS.
JUSTIN MABRY, Conner Danels all won redline cup number 1
SOME NERVES I THINK ON SOME OF US... BUT WE DID DO SOME
SUNDAY, WE ADJUSTED ..... HANNAH GALVIN.3RD ..... ERIN MABRY.NO MAIN..BUT WOW ..... JUSTIN MABRY.3RD ..... BMX B. NO MAIN.5 AND UNDER INTER IS NO JOKE,HE JUST MOVED UP ..... FAST FOXX.(LITTLE JAMES)HE EARNED THAT, AT THE FIRST TURN.HE WAS BATTLING 4TH BY THE 3RD TURN HE WAS IN FIRST AND WENT ON FOR THE WIN ..... TALLON HJELMQUIST DID NOT MAKE HIS MAIN BUT FUNNY, HOW BAD THE ANNOUNCER BUTCHERED HIS LAST NAME. WATCH THIS GUY, THE LIGHT BULB JUST TURNED ON, HE GETS IT NOW ..... CONNER DANELS. 1st remember this name) ..... ALEX SHAABER.2ND ..... CHASE CLEVEAND.4TH
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT SUPPORTED US ALONG THE WAY ..... NATARSHA AT ANSWERBMX.COM ..... JUDD AT HYPER BIKES (WWW.HYPERBICYCLES.COM) ..... A PRO LEROY MOSES FOR TRAINING PROGRAMS ..... (WWW.STAATSBICYCLES.COM) ...MEREDITH & KEVEN @L&B’S PIZZERIA (WWW.L&B’SPIZZERIA.COM.) ..... DAVE @FREEDOM BAILBONDS(WWW.FREDOMBAILBONDS.COM) ..... MIKE DIAZ@THE SIGN SHOP AND TSS SPORTS(WWW.THESIGNSHOP.COM).
.DENISE FOXX (TEAM MOM.. NOW MANAGER) AND DANA MABRY FOR TAKING CARE OF THE TEAM. PAUL KINCHELOE FOR BEING THE LOGISTICS & SPONSOR GURU.
|Crystal Schwartz/GHP Ride To Defeat Breast Cancer!|
NAG 3 15girl Crystal
Schwartz, Greg Hill Speed Seminars sponsored rider out of
Isanti Minnesota did some giving back recently, donating
$400.00 of her own money to fighting breast cancer.
Being from Minnesota helped to make the pile a little taller too. Minnesota has a great State series with 13 tracks participating. And a progressive pro-am series held in conjunction with the state series. Crystal raced the pro-am in 9 of the 13 SCR races and the Finals finishing on the podium in each one.
Through out the season the she would put away each races prize in an envelope marked with a pink ribbon. After the State finals were over she had to decide who or which organization she would give the envelope to, that ended up being Pink Courage Inc. out of Minnesota, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping victims of breast cancer.
When asked, the organization founders readily agreed to come to her home track, Rum River BMX in Isanti Minnesota to accept the donation during a race.
Congrats to Crystal on her performance in the State Races and her dedication to helping in the fight against cancer!
BMX Racing news - Monday - October 22, 2012
|KYLE BENNETT MEMORIAL FROM ALIENATION BMX|
|Chase BMX Race Report - USA BMX RLC West Championships - Connor Fields - Head of the Class|
This past weekend, USA BMX Held its Redline Cup West Championships and for the Elite riders, it was a Pro Series event. With just 2 weekends of Pro events remaining heading into the USA BMX Grand nationals, good results and improving scores are now the hot topic among the Elite riders. 24 of the Worlds Top Pro riders were in attendance and all but one of them, spent a lot of time behind Connor, as he had a stellar weekend.
On Saturday - A small bobble put Connor from the lead to 2nd behind current UCI World Champ Sam Willoughby. When Sunday rolled around, there was no bobbles, just a perfect lap when the gate dropped, and Connor went on to win the Elite Mens main event.
Connor has had a string of great results on the USA BMX National series, but this win tops them all. Connor heads off to Orlando for the USA BMX Disney Cup this upcoming weekend.
Chase BMX is proudly sponsored by Shimano, Tioga, Kicker, Thomson, ODI, Excess, Elevn, Kingstar, and Fly Racing. Be on the lookout for a slew of new parts from the BRG brands and 3 new colors of Chase Frames in better bike shops soon.
BMX Racing news - Tuesday - October 16, 2012
|CRUPI OFFERS HOT NEW COLORS ON AWESOME CRUPI CHAINS AND PIVOTAL SEATS!|
|Red Hot Summer Report From FBN/Hyper Factory Team!|
you have been following our Facebook
page you probably already know that July
started out with some HOT racing action
for FBN/Hyper team riders
Courtney Applewhite, Kayla
Gaddis, and Christopher White at a money
open in Gastonia, NC. With temps soaring
over 100 degrees and 5k on the line for
the girls, and a guaranteed five hundred
for the boys, our riders showed what
they were made of. With Chris scoring a
solid 3rd to some of the East
Coast fastest riders, Courtney made the
big show, holding her own to score some
cash to head back to college with. New
mom Kayla Gaddis led the girls “B
main” till technical difficulties ended
Emily Krickler tamed the famed South Park track for wins in the 36-40 women’s cruiser both days. Rochelle Wooding was on the podium all weekend long in both the 16 girls and girl’s cruiser classes. Cam Mason loves to jump so South Park was “A OK” with him, scoring a 4th and a 5th in 10x while his little sister Maddy Mason used her Hyper frame and found herself in the 7 girls main both days. CJ Fisher tamed the pro sets on the third straight early on in the weekend but couldn’t find a way into the 17-18x main either day.
Later in the month the FBN team had multiple instructional clinics happening. In Raleigh, NC Courtney and Kayla put on a 3-hour clinic where all participants received three hours of detailed on-the-track instruction with product samples from PowerBar and Finishline Lubricants. Meanwhile up in Connecticut, CJ Fisher and London Wilmot were at it again with a 1 day camp where participant received 6 hours of instruction and also got some product samples from PowerBar and Finishline lubes. CJ finished off that day racing in the second stop of the “Connecticut Premier Open Series”, and since he is only 17 he had to race in the “Jr” division. Great competition and great series concept and CJ dominated the race action.
Our big news was the addition of Tommy Board, who after a rough trip in on Friday, stayed awake long enough to make his team debut and scored a 2nd in the huge 41-45 cruiser class and a 3rd in 41x on day one. Day two however was a much different story after a good night sleep, 2x4 won both of the 40-something main events using his Fly Racing F-16 pants and Kinetic helmet. Welcome aboard Tommy! Menardo Simon scored a big time WIN in the 19-27x class on day one, following that up with a 4th on day two using his ODI grips. Nick St. Lawrence made his return to National racing and did so in a FBN uniform, battling teammate Lance McGuire used his Blackcrown number plate in the 28-35 expert class. Lance made day 1’s main event win look easy while Nick got to know the track and get reacquainted with his bike. When the gate fell on Day 2’s main Lance left a tad bit early and found himself on the black top, while Nick was holeshoting the lap. FBN dominated the class with Nick taking home the win. Emily Krickler and Susie LeVan did FBN proud in the 36-40 girls cruiser class, Emily once again scored a weekend double. Susie recovered from a day one main event crash to take home a second on day two. Rochelle Wooding used her KMC chains to win three out of four main events in the 16 girls and girls cruiser classes, while older brother Ross made his return to national racing and made his way into the 21-25 cruiser mains using his Riderz Ready made FBN/Hyper jersey.
Co-Sponsors: Alienation (www.alienationbmx.com), BlackCrown Products (www.blackcrownbmx.com), Crit BMX (www.critbmx.com), Delta/Aztec (www.deltacycles.com) Doublecross Hubs (www.doublecrossbikes.com), Finish Line (www.finishlineusa.com), FLY (www.flyracingbmx.com), KMC (www.kmcchain.com), ODI (www.odigrips.com), PowerBar (www.powerbar.com), Riderz Ready (www.riderzready.com), Safeguard (www.gosafeguard.com), and Thomson (www.lhthomson.com).
FBN/Hyper is a division of Bizzarro BMX, Inc
BMX Racing news - Monday - October 15, 2012
Kyle Bennett, One Of The Greatest BMXers of All Time, Gone at 33!
Smooth.....Fast.....Awesome! Those are just a few of the
words that come to mind when it comes time to describe one
of the most fantastic BMXers to throw a leg across a BMX
bike, Kyle Bennett. "Butter" as he was known, lost his life
early Sunday morning in a terrible truck crash in his home
town of Conroe, Texas.
KB, who was a three time UCI BMX World Champion, was one of the most likeable and popular pros in the history of the sport and was still actively involved in racing at an elite level and had just recently taken on administrative responsibilities at his home track, Armadillo BMX. Kyle also is survived by his beloved daughter, Kylie.
A memorial vigil will be held to night at Kyle Bennett's Armadillo BMX......According to track personel....."Join us at the KB Armadillo BMX Park for Kyle Bennett’s Vigil, tonight at 8:30pm. Everyone please bring a candle along with something to light it."
The track is mounting an effort to help Kyle's family with expenses and have a PayPal option available on the Armadillo BMX Web Site, please click here to make a donation.
BMX Racing news - Thursday - October 11, 2012
Organizers extend UCI BMX World Championships in Auckland
Initial high interest in next year’s UCI BMX World Championships in Auckland has led organizers to extend the event for an additional day.
The Championships, which will now run from 24-28 July at Vector Arena in downtown Auckland, will retain the planned four competition days with a separate elite practice day inserted.
The event will begin with the Challenge Class (age group) world titles including the 24” Cruiser division on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 July. Practice for elites will be on Friday 26 July which will allow for the overnight change of configuration from the 5m start ramp used for Challenge classes to the 8m ramp and bigger jumps for the elite racing.
There will be further elite practice on Saturday 27 July before the World Championship Time Trials on Saturday which is the qualifying process for the UCI World Championships on Sunday.
“We have had significant initial interest that suggests we may attract more than 2000 riders for the championships,” said BMX World Championship 2013 Event Director, Jane Patterson.
“New Zealand seems to be a must-do destination for BMX riders and families. One of the lures is using Vector Arena both because of its location in the heart of the Auckland downtown and waterfront and the quality of the venue.
“We could fit the championships into four days but if the entries reach the level we are anticipating it could present some challenges and force us to compete very late into the night.
“We feel that would take away from the special atmosphere of the event with the Challenge classes involving riders from five years to over 50 years and also place undue pressure on officials and volunteers.”
While Vector Arena is a stunning venue, there is insufficient room to build twin five and eight metre start ramps within the circuit. An innovative design will allow for the conversion of the 5m start ramp (for Challenge classes) to 8m (for elites).
“We have programmed this conversion overnight after racing on Thursday to allow time for the elites to practice.
“It also means we can stage the elite world championships during the day which will accommodate the best interests of families which are the foundation of the sport. With the success by the likes of Sarah Walker at the London Olympics, we are confident there will be significant public interest especially from families to come along and enjoy what is going to be an incredible and fun spectacle.
“Adding the day will allow plenty of time to cope with all entries, provide an enjoyable experience for competitors and offer day time viewing of the championship race days which will appeal to the family environment which is a big part of BMX community.”
For details: www.bmxworldsnewzealand.com
|Profile Racing BMX Team Race Report East Coast National – Louisville, KY|
With the threat of big rains from former Hurricane Isaac, the Profile team made its way to Louisville, KY for 3 days of national racing. While some worried about cancelled races and flooding, team Profile focused on getting in good practice rounds and finding the fastest lines around the track. In the end, the rain held off for the first two days but it hit Sunday during the main events to make for a wet, muddy and slippery last day of mains.
McKhenna Calhoun dominated the 12 girls class all weekend taking wins on both Friday and Saturday. She also raced 11-12 girls cruiser and finished 2nd on Friday and 4th on Saturday. In girls, McKhenna nearly had a perfect weekend but the rainy, slippery track on Sunday caused her to slide out and take a seventh. With the cruiser she had a little more stability on the wet, slick track and was able to finish 2nd.
Shay Glynn was racing the combined elite/junior women’s class and 16 girls class. On Friday in elite women, after blazing out of the gate and winning the first moto she made it all the way to the main to take a fourth. On Saturday she had another solid performance with a fifth place finish. Sunday was a little tougher but she still took a seventh. In 16 girls, Seay dominated the group on Friday and Saturday with big wins. She was on track to do the same on Sunday when the wet first turn was too slick and she crashed for a seventh.
Caleb Minthorn was racing both 16 expert and16 cruiser. He was strong in cruiser, racking up second place finishes on Friday and Saturday and a win on Sunday. In his expert class he faced tough competition but made it to the main Friday for a 5th. On Saturday and Sunday he wasn’t able to transfer out of the quarters and semis to make the main but still looked strong. Caleb was also running the IronManon Sunday and racing a third class, Junior Development. He was flying high and fast to take home a third place podium spot.
Chandler Denton was racing 19-27 expert and looking very strong in the big class. With 45 riders, he was able to battle his way to the main and take an 8th on Friday and Saturday after fighting through some issues with this clip shoes. By his main on Sunday the track was a big muddy mess with half the field sliding out in the first turn. Chandler was able to stay up, keep his balance around the soggy track and finish fourth.
John Pringle was racing both 41 and over expert and 41-45 cruiser. He was also busy with his 10 month old daughter and giving her rides on the sidehack. On the track, in cruiser, he was facing the best in the country and with tough motos he was not able to make it to the main. He fared better in expert, with a seventh on Friday. On Sunday John made the main in expert and was prepared for his mudfest moto. He put on flats and donned his mud boots for the big finale. While a few others fell early on, John held on tight and was sitting in third. In the third straight, his front tire caught and he slid out. He was able to get up and finish with a six, but he got a 10 in style points.
Tyler Faoro, racing elite men was looking strong in the world class field. This weekend, the elite class featured several Olympians and included the gold and silver medalists from the summer games. He had grea tmotos and qualifying rounds to finish sixth on Friday. After missing the main by one spot on Saturday, he rallied back on Sunday to make the main and another sixth place finish.
Special thanks to Jim, Nancy, Charlie and the rest of the Profile crew back in St. Pete.....Your support is what makes all of this possible. Also special thanks to team manager Gus Lanzalotta, for hauling the bikes and gear and helping get our rides race ready!
|RRP quick release gate|
VERY portable, easy to set up and affordable, the RRP Gate will help you get your gate start dialed in and ready to win!
RRP quick release gates were designed by BMX racers for BMX racers!
The level of competition in today's BMX racing world has taken training rituals to new heights!
No longer are the days of just going out and riding your bike at the local tracks or trails!
To be competitive with today's top notch riders, you must incorporate more explosive methods of building speed, strength, and stamina!
Riders today like 2 time ABA National #1 Josh Klatman, know that sprints are a key factor in obtaining such results!
Most races are won or lost in the first straight to the first corner.
By introducing a RRP quick release gate in to your sprint training routine, you will find instant, explosive results!
For more info ..... www.rrpbmxgates.com
|Alienation BMX / TCS Tubeless Compatible System From TheComeUp.com|
TheComeUp.com did a great video during the recent Interbike bike show with Zach Taylor and Rob Morgan from Alienation BMX on The Come Up TV show.
Subject Covered????? The hot new TCS Tubeless Compatible System from Alienation BMX!
Check it out, it's completely rad and coming to you from AlienationBMX.com.
Strong / Light Rims / No Tubes / No Blowouts!
You're gonna save pounds not ounces from the rotating wheel weight on your scoot and no more flat tires!
Check it out. It's not often that you get to witness BMX history, but this may be one time that you can.
While you're at it, you can scope out more on Alienation's TCS, here!
BMX Racing news - Wednesday - October 10, 2012
|Caroline Buchanan / Crown Haitai International UCI BMX Competition: Seoul Korea|
|Want to read more of Caroline's Korea Big Money Race Report? Click Here!|
|VANS REBELJAM IGNITES SPANISH COASTAL TOWN WITH PROGRESSIVE TRICKS & BMX INNOVATION|
Tossa de Mar, Spain - 7 October 2012.
The world's top BMX riders gathered in Tossa de Mar, Spain this weekend, 5-7 October, to ride the Street, Flatland, Park and Dirt features of the incredible Europark set up during the 6th Annual Vans Rebel Jam.
Saturday's qualifiers narrowed the field for Sunday's Street, Park & Dirt finals, and the flatland finals took place in an isolated cove on the seaside, with some spectators crowded around the platform, sand in their toes, the others dotted high in the cliffs overlooking the action.
Creativity, Hard Trick and Style awards were up for grabs in flatland, which is a different format compared to the one point score used normally. In the end, 2012 Flatland world champion Matthias Dandois from France amazed the gathered crowd and grabbed the style award, Jesse Puente from the USA won the Creative Award and flatland veteran Alexis Desolneux took the Hard Trick award back to France.
On Sunday the Vans Rebeljam continued with a straight final in the pro dirt class. The field of pro riders was split into groups and each rider got to roll down the hill three times to impress the judges. With a good crowd enjoying the riding it was Daniel Sandoval who ruled the dirt jumps. After making it to the last sets via the trail section on the top of the hill, the American busted loose over the trick sets and won both the Hard Trick and style award.
Up next was the street contest at the Eurocamp facility. The newly built stair/rail/ledge section had serious dimensions but it didn't hold back the riders one bit. Diogo Santos from Portugal scored high with his 180 crooked grind to 180 down the rail. Third place was his.
Germany's Bruno Hoffmann needed his teammate's bike to finish the tricks he had in mind, but it worked in the end as he pulled the Luc-E grind to 180 off the 2 meter high ledge to the delight of the crowd. But it wasn't over because first place qualifier Dan Lacey (UK) was on fire on Sunday too and pulled what he wanted to do. First place was his as he destroyed the new obstacle.
park set up at Eurocamp had many lines which riders got to
use on their own during their runs. The 24 finalists were
split into six groups of four for 10 minute jam sessions
plus time for a last trick for each rider. In the Spanish
sunshine Kevin Kalkoff styled around the course and found
more lines than any other rider. His speed and flow was
amazing. The style award went to the Frenchman. Gary Young
is known to use a course differently than others so having a
Creative Award to give away, the American had good chances
to get it. With a score of 90,80 he beat second place winner
Ben Hennon with 2,80 points, winning the award. You don't
see double backflips every day but Andrew Buckworth showed
more than one in the park finals. The one over the box jump
was a no-handed version but after a few attempts the
Australian also did a double loop over the spine. The final
award of the event (Hard Trick) went to the young
BMX Racing news - weekend Update - October 5-7, 2012
|NIC LONG/CAROLINE BUCHANAN WIN BIG MONEY IN KOREA!|
Yep, that's nearly $20000 worth of trophy checks up there on the combined podium with the organizers. Six lucky BMXers got the chance to win the big bucks at the Crown Haitai International BMX Comp in Seoul, Korea over the weekend. Racers from left are Edzus Treimanis, Aneta Hladikova, Caroline Buchanan, Nic Long, Stefany Hernandez and Rihards Veide. Joining the happy BMXers, in the middle of the group is Yoon Young-dal, the Chairman of Crown-Haitai Confectionary company who had the vision to invite World Class Elite riders from all over the world and pay them to come and race AND put up a nice record setting prize purse to make it happen! Nice job, Crown-Haitai, great event and thanks for the ride! Check out the BMX Mania Race Report Page, here!
It was BIG pay day time at the Crown Haitai International BMX Competition in Seoul, Korea. Nic Long took home a cool $6000 for his big win over a strong field of world class comp and Caroline Buchanan was liking her big pay day with a hefty pay check of $4000/US.
Check out the full on Race Action Photo Gallery and some words on what went down at the 2012 Crown Haitai UCI Race in Seoul on the BMX Mania Race Report Page.
COMING FRIDAY (U.S. Time) FROM BMX MANIA DOT COM, PRO BMX RACE ACTION PHOTOS & RACE REPORT! THE FRIDAY ARE POSTED!!!!!
BMX Racing news - Midweek Update - October 2-4, 2012
|Big Money BMX In Korea, and BMX Mania's On The Road!|
|Sorry, we may be
out of touch a bit over the next couple of days, but BMX
Mania's on the road to the Crown Haitai Big Money UCI Race in
With $23,000 + BIG BUCKS on the line, there promises to be some exciting, bar to bar racing action and BMX Mania's gonna be there for you. Check in Friday for action photos and race reportage from Seoul, Korea and the Crown Haitai International BMX Invitational!
A Weekend of Championship Racing and Family Fun October 12th through 15th At The Sarasota BMX Park and The Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel
Rapid City, SD (September 26, 2012) — Strider Sports International, developer of the patented STRIDER™ No-Pedal Balance Bikes, is bringing toddlers from around the world together for the Strider World Championship and Sarasota Kids Fest in Sarasota, Florida USA on the weekend of October 12-15, 2012 for four days of adventure on two wheels and off. This pinnacle race event will be held in beautiful Sarasota, Florida at the Sarasota BMX Track, 1590 North Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota, Florida and will showcase the skills of STRIDER enthusiasts from both America and abroad.
The Strider World Championship is an annual racing event that brings together STRIDER riders and their families from all over the globe for the culmination of all Strider Racing and fun family events. This year’s festivities will also include on-site entertainment by the Radio Disney Road Crew. Come join in the camaraderie and good times.
The Strider World Championship on Saturday, October 13th will feature 2, 3, 4 and 5-year-old racers from North America, Asia, Europe, and South America. Racers can qualify and get extra track time before the big race by attending Friday’s (October 12) Last Chance Qualifying practice to become eligible for the World Championship being held the next day.
Every racer will earn a medal for participation in the race and the top eight finishers in each age group will be awarded trophies during a finish line podium ceremony. At the end, there will be lots of big smiles, and the 2-year-old, 3-year-old, 4-year-old and 5-year-old World Champions will be crowned. The toddler trophy ceremonies are always a treat for camera-clicking parents.
The race entry fee is $25 for both the Championship and Last Chance Qualifier during pre-registration. The cost is $25 for the Championship and $10 for the Last Chance Qualifier for registration at the event. All participants will receive a goodie bag valued at over $50! Registration is limited to the first 200 racers. For more information or to pre-register, visit http://www.striderworldchampionship.com.
In addition to world championship racing, bring the whole crew to the Sarasota Kids Fest, which will include the Free Strider Adventure Zone, which is a safe and fun STRIDER bike test ride area for children 18 months to 5 years of age. There will be free loaner bikes and helmets provided at the Adventure Zone both days. Additional events that weekend include the STRIDER beach parade and an outing to the new Payne Park, the region’s newest playground and skate park. The luxurious Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel will be hosting the World Championship guests. Located directly on Sarasota's world-renowned beaches, the Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel and Strider have teamed up to offer beachfront rooms, multiple swimming pools, free evening child care and open-air trolley rides to shuttle riders and family between the hotel and the track on both days. Special Strider rates start at $99 per night for families up to five. Rooms are limited so book your room early and mention "Strider World Championship" to receive your discount. For hotel details, visit http://www.HelmsleySandcastle.com.
“The Strider World Championship has quickly turned into the signature annual event for Strider Sports,” states Strider Inventor and CEO Ryan McFarland. “We always believed the STRIDER was special in the way it taught toddlers how to ride a bike. Now with Strider Racing and the Strider World Championship, we see children as young as two years old developing sportsmanship and other valuable skills while riding and competing on two wheels. The second World Championship promises to build on last year’s success. We are again grateful to all our partners and Sarasota County for helping us culminate the season in true Strider style — fun in the sun!”
“Sarasota is proud to host the 2012 Strider World Championship," said Carolyn Brown, Sarasota County Parks and Recreation General Manager. "Sarasota is well-poised to host an exciting weekend of Strider family fun with America’s number one beach, a vibrant downtown, and the first purpose-built, ‘no-pedal’ BMX race track in the country.”
Special thanks to our partners: Suncoast Charities For Children (www.suncoastcharitiesforchildren.org) ..... Sarasota County Sports Commission (www.sarasotafl.org) ..... Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel (www.helmsleysandcastle.com) ..... USA BMX (www.usabmx.com), and Sarasota BMX (www.sarasotabmx.com).