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30/01 UCI Continental Event #1 and ABA BMX PRO Standing through Sooner Nationals- Guthrie, OK.

ABA press release

The American Bicycle Association hosted the Sooner Nationals this past weekend, January, 23 -25 in Guthrie, OK. This weekend was a momentous occasion in the sport of BMX racing as it marked the first ever UCI Continental BMX event hosted by ABA BMX! If that wasn`t enough the Sooner Nationals also launched the kick off of filming for our new NBC Universal Sports Network TV show!

The racing at the Sooner National event was second to none! ABA BMX stepped it up in the track department and Billy Allen built a very challenging track to kick off the second event of the season. This was the second PRO Series event of the year and Guthrie has become one of the PRO Riders favorite stops on the tour. Guthrie has some of the best dirt in the country, the Lazy E. Arena is HUGE and there is always some sweet PRO section jumps added into the PRO mix and there was lots of air time to be had for TV and  fans!

With 2009 being the debut of UCI Continental events with ABA BMX racing, the buzz is all around. There`s lots of media on hand and many of the sports top athletes from around the world were on hand to take a shot at getting some much needed points towards the UCI ranking and ABA BMX titles.  The first UCI event of the 2009  season seemed to be the Mike Day , Kyle Bennett , and Khalen Young show! Day one saw 2008 Olympic Silver medalist, Mike Day take the big win and 1st place UCI points for himself andf the USA. Mikey has often been referred to as a UCI Supercross specialist, but after his performances in both Reno and Guthrie he`s fastly showing the fans, media, and industry he`s a specialist at what ever track he`s riding.  USAC National BMX Champ, Kyle Bennett kept Mike honest with a solid 2nd place UCI points for the USA. Kyle looked very strong all weekend long!  ABA BMX National #1 PRO, Khalen  Young is always a threat for a win. Khalen stayed consistent all day long and nailed down a respectable 3rd place for the UCI Continental event.  Khalen is stoked on his new ABA BMX #1 PRO title and is ready to take his shot at going Back-to-Back on another one.  Day two was all about ABA BMX PRO pints for everyone. Kyle Bennett sits in the points lead after Guthrie and has his sights set his first ABA BMX PRO title. Guthrie puts him one step closer to his goal after his win on Sunday.This was  his first AA PRO win of the season for the Free Agent World team. This should get him lots of play over on the DaleHolmes.com. GT`s Mike Day held down the 2nd place spot on Sunday. One of the weekend sponsors, Hyper Bicycles had their rider Donny Robinson round out the podium with a 3rd.for the day. That puts all three riders from Team USA in the Olympics on the ABA BMX podium on Sunday!

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On the Ladies side once again mutli-time ABA BMX Champion, Alise Post and Dominique battled out hard. Alise Post has been getting use to here new ride with Redline Bicycles and has been doing Gork and the Redline crew proud. She`s been making some great moves on the track and jumping like nobodies business. After placing 2nd on both the UCI day and the ABA BMX PRO day, Alise will be up for the ABA BMX PRO title once again guaranteed. ABA BMX National #1 PRO lady , Dominique Daniels continued to impress taking home the victory on both days. Dominique looks to be on track to defend her title, but there are several women that are looking to take it away from her.  Stephanie Barragan really turned some heads again in Guthrie. Stephanie picked up a  very solid 3rd on Saturday`s UCI day. GT Bicycles had a surprise for the ladies in Guthrie. GT picked up Utah`s own Arielle Martin  and should be every happy with her performance. Arielle  scored a 3rd on Sunday and earned some much needed ABA BMX PRO points.  Give Arielle a little more time to get use to her new ride and she should be back on top the podium in no time  The new crop of ladies PRO`s looks to be a great addition to the class. I can hardly wait to see who ends up the champ this year!

Vet Pro was a heck of a show in Guthrie. Can you say THE JACKAL is BACK! John Purse was on fire in Guthrie. Jackal nailed down the win both days and looked to be back in form cleaning the PRO section every time with ease. John`s won the ABA BMX PRO Title before and knows what it takes to get it done! Current ABA BMX National #1 VET PRO, Kenth Fallen  continued to show he`s the “Real Deal” in Guthrie. Kenth picked up solid 2nd`s  win both days and now holds the points lead for the season. “Coach G” Greg Romero made his presents known this weekend. Greg was on the box both days with impressive 3rds. Greg took some time away from his racing to work with Mike Day and his Olympic quest. Greg`s back on the track and plans on making it out more events in 2009. If so, Coach G will be right in the thick of things come ABA BMX GRANDS time!   Things are only going to get tougher for this class. It`s starting to look more and more like the AA PRO class of the 90`s out there. I for one am pumped to see all the guys back out on the track!

GO211.com has tons of  videos posted from the ABA BMX Sooner Dollar National weekend!

Check it out at: http://www.go211.com/u/soonernationals2009/

The ABA would like to thank all the participants, families, teams, sponsors, and BMX industry for helping make the Guthrie, OK. event such a huge success!

ABA BMX PRO wins after Sooner Dollars Nationals –

AA PRO

Joey Bradford – GT Bicycles – 1
Mike Day –  GT Bicycles – 1
Kyle Bennett – Free Agent – 1

Woman’s PRO  

Dominique Daniels – 3
Stephanie Barragan – 1

PRO CRUISER

Barry Nobles – Clayborn Bicycles – 1
Tyler Brown – Crupi – 1
Danny Caluag – BAWLS/Intense – 1

VET PRO

Kenth Fallen – Supercross – 2
John Purse – GHP – 2

2009 Pro Standing through Sooner Nationals

AA PRO1 KYLE BENNETT 614

2 MIKE DAY 564

3 JOEY BRADFORD 494

4 KHALEN YOUNG 374

5 DANNY CALUAG 300

6 DONNY ROBINSON 294

7 JAVIER COLOMBO 241

8 JASON ROGERS 230

9 CRISTIAN BECERINE 210

10 TYLER BROWN 210

11 JARRETT KOLICH 144

12 RANDY STUMPFHAUSER 134

13 STEVEN CISAR 124

14 DAVID HERMAN 120

15 MARC WILLERS 120

16 DENZEL STEIN 110

17 TRAVIS OHRAZDA 104

18 DEREK SIPKOI 100

19 BARRY NOBLES 94

20 KARL CLARK 94

21 MIKE BRABANT 94

22 BUBBA HARRIS 87

23 KYLE CUSHMAN 83

24 MARIS STROMBERGS 83

25 PHIL DELIZIA 81

26 DEREK BETCHER 77

27 MICHAEL LARSON 77

28 SEAN STORMS 77

29 ALAN HUDSON 71

30 ALEXIS VERGARA 71

31 DEAK BROWN 71

32 JOE SOWERS 71

33 KEITH GRINE 71

34 MICHAEL HUGHES 71

35 MICHAEL WEATHERFORD 71

36 MIKE MOELLER 36

37 JEFF UPSHAW 23

38 JOSH SMITH 23

39 YVAN LAPRAZ 23

WOMEN PRO1 DOMINIQUE DANIELS 674

2 ALISE POST 434

3 BROOKE CRAIN 424

4 STEPHANIE BARRAGAN 344

5 ASHLEY VERHAGAN 266

6 TAYLOR WOLCOTT 226

7 ARIELLE MARTIN 168

8 KRYSTAL HIME 128

9 SAMANTHA COOLS 86

10 COURTNEY TOMEI 76

11 DANIELE BRISSON 38

12 MISSY HARTLEY 28

13 AFTON SCHRIMPF 26

14 BRITTANY BATES 26

15 CASSIE BUSHNELL 26

16 CHRISTIAN COSSEY 26

17 TERRA NICHOLS 26

PRO CRUISER

1 DANNY CALUAG 666

2 TYLER BROWN 626

3 BARRY NOBLES 586

4 JOE SOWERS 218

5 ADAM TREADWELL 186

6 MATT BAISLEY 186

7 BILLY ANDERSON 178

8 ERIC RUPE 136

11 WILLY SUAREZ 40

12 KENTH FALLEN 38

13 EDWARD OLSON 28

14 DOMINGOS LAMMOGLIA 10

VET PRO1 KENTH FALLEN 937

2 JOHN PURSE 897

3 CHAD STREET 577

4 GREG ROMERO 345

5 DALE HOLMES 272

6 ERIC RUPE 247

7 DAVID BITTNER 152

8 DOUG CROWELL 95

9 ROBERT HARRIS 85

10 ERIC DYER 82

11 BILLY ROSS 77

12 DOMINGOS LAMMOGLIA 62

13 PAUL BROWN 57

14 JEREMIAH OLIVER 55

15 PAUL CALDWELL 55

16 CODY SMART 42

17 RAY HUDSON 42

18 RONALD WILLIAMS 32

19 DREW DOWNEY 25

20 JOE MCCARTY 25

21 EFRIAM  MIRANDA 17

22 RICK LOWRY 17

A PRO

1 NIC LONG 407

3 COREY REID 387

4 JONATHAN WOODMANSEE 207

5 THOMAS FERNANDEZ 197

6 KRISTAPS KONRADS 191

7 JORDAN SEWARD 167

8 JASON MORRIS 136

9 JOSH MEYERS 116

10 ADAM TREADWELL 105

11 DALE CUSHMAN 94

12 MATT BAISLEY 93

13 GAVIN LUBBE 91

14 VANCE WEISENDANGER 89

15 MATT TISCHLER 86

16 JESSE LANGLAND 79

17 JUSTIN MCLINTOCK 79

18 TOMMY BELLEW 79

19 TRAVIS HEALEY 79

20 BILLY ANDERSON 77

ABA BMX would like to thank all the 2009 National Series sponsors:

Dan’s Comp (www.danscomp.com )  BAWLS Guarana (www.bawls.com ) Bawlstyle (www.bawlstyle.com ) Redline Bicycles-(www.redlinebicycles.com ) FLY Racing-(www.flyracingbmx.com ) Intense BMX-(www.intensebmx.com ) T.H.E. (www.bmxthe.com ) Tioga-(www.tiogausa.com ) Tangent-(www.tangentproducts.com ) GO211.com (www.go211.com ) Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex (www.disneysports.com ) Sponsorhouse-(www.sponsorhouse.com ) ABABMXRACERS- (www.ababmxracers.com ) Hyper Bicycles-(www.hyperbicycles.com )

Without their support, we couldn`t make the 2009 ABA racing season such a huge success. Support the sponsors that support ABA BMX racing.

30/01 BMXMAD at Track Attack

BMXMAD press release

Congratulations to all the BMXMAD team for their outstanding efforts at Track Attack.

Series Results

Tom Siinmaa – 1st  AA Men
Bodi Turner – 1st   A Men
Erin Anderson – 1st Supergirls
Wade Turner – 3rd  12 Boys
Jamie Mahuika – 3rd  14-16 Voucher
Ebony Dunsworth – 1st   14 Girls

Great effort guys!!!

30/01 HRVfitness Dominates Track Attack

HRVfitness press release

After a long month of racing the HRVfitness team is enjoying a few weeks off. The boys did a fantastic job in January; Olivier Hoarau finished 3rd over all at the summer series in NSW, Matt Dunsworth and Madison Denholm also made a bunch of finals up north. But when the boys returned to Victoria to compete in the 2009 Track Attack Series, that’s when they shined. The boys didn’t qualify for the over all series because they missed the first race, due to the summer series being on the same weekend. But never the less they managed to put together some impressive races.

Madison Denholm is tearing up the competition in A pro, the little guys has just turned 15 and missing about 15 kilos of body weight but he makes up for it as he flies past the competition around the track. Madison made a bunch of finals and put together some awesome podium finishes.

Olivier Hoarau battled head to head with fellow team mate Matt Dunsworth; these two smashed the competition and between them took out 4 of the 6 finals, even after missing the first round. Heavy hitter Brian Kirkham turned up on the last weekend of the series, fresh of his win in Queensland and a very successful tour in the USA. Even he was no match for Dunsworth on his home track, as the local boy took Brian to school on the last turn with an awesome high low move to take the win.

Altegra has jumped on board the HRVfitness band wagon and supplied the team with the next level in pop up tents. This thing puts the competition to shame with 3 fully digital printed sides and custom top, this thing is indestructible and strong enough that the team can to chin ups off the struts between motos.

For more info on these tents and other products, go to www.altegra.com.au

HRVfitness is sponsored by:

Intense Bikes, BMXPress Mag, Skin Industries, Phirebird, Altegra, S&M, Louis Garneau, Kompressorz and BSC

29/01 Morphine Industries’ Race Report

Morphine Industries press release

Tyler Faoro Wins Pro Open on SundayFlorida State Qualifier 3&4 – St. Pete BMX

The Florida State Season landed in St Pete BMX this past weekend for the 3rd and 4th qualifiers.  The Morphine Crew was at half strength due to another national race conflicting on the same weekend.  However we came to lay it down.  For the second straight state race we were stoked to have Hot-lanta based  Jason Larev make the journey to St Pete.

Friday’s practice was good insight into what the weekend of racing had in store.  The track was loose and proved to be a test of skill and luck in the corners.

The 3 story starting hill and the first two straights were cool but the rest of the track needed alittle help.  But …hey, it’s a race and you got to deal with the hand you are dealt.

A Pro rider, Tyler Faoro, gave a racing clinic on both days.  Unfortunately over clearing the first double in the pro set forced Tyler to bobble and settle for a fourth on Saturday. Coming back with a mission on Sunday, he took the Pro Open win.

Fellow A Pro rider, Jason LaRev, tore up the track with a solid 3rd place finish on Saturday. Becoming statistic to the loose track on Sunday, Jason barely missed the main.

Talbott Cross, in the toughest class in BMX, 17-18X, struggled with the track conditions, riding solid in the motos but missing the main both days.

Jonathan Reeves, 41+ Novice, had a hard time getting his tires to stick on Saturday finishing with a 5th in the main.  Sunday was a new day with a combined class, riding to a  solid 3rd in the main.

Last but not least, Noah Reeves, started both days with 1’s and 2’s in all his motos in 12X and 11-12CR.  Sliding out in both mains on Saturday, he finished 5th in CR and 6th in 12X.  On Sunday, unfortunately he repeated the old school power slide demo and settled for 8th in both mains.

We had a great weekend racing and supporting our Sponsors with a crowded pit area answering questions and spreading the word.

Morphine Industries would like to thank its Factory Team Sponsors; Staats Motocross Bicycles (www.staatsbikes.com), Alienation (www.alienationbmx.com), Fly Racing (www.flyracingbmx.com), Lost Energy Drink (www.lostenterprises.com), Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), Rennen (www.rennendesigngroup.com)

29/01 Track Attack 2009 is Done and Dusted

Track Attack press release

The organisers of the Ariens-Gravely Track Attack 2009 race series would like to send a big thank you and congratulations to all the competitors that entered this year’s race series. Big thanks also to the families and riders that came from far and wide to support the event, including all states of Australia, New Zealand and even the USA and Sweden! Full series results are posted here.

Many thanks go to our naming rights sponsor Ariens-Gravely, the name to remember for all your commercial quality garden care equipment, BMXMAD for their help with the series t-shirts and RSABOUT for their help with the Track Attack website during the event. We hope these guys will be with us next year for 2010!

Last, but not least, a big thanks to all the club members, parents and volunteers that helped make Track Attack 2009 happen, including those that slaved away preparing tracks before, during, and after Christmas to get them up to scratch for Track Attack – no easy feat when families want to be away on holidays and the weather is getting hot. Huge thanks also to the scorers, officials, first-aiders, commentators and all others who assisted. Without you Track Attack wouldn’t have happened – we apprecaite your help. Thank you all!

Series t-shirts : Our second order of shirts are arriving this week (we still have about 10 that were preordered in the first batch and need to be paid for) so please email to confirm you would like a series t-shirt. Cost is $20 plus $4 pp – Email

Raffle Winner : Eastfield member Peter Johnston won the series raffle, the Ariens LM21S lawn mower.

28/01 Review: Altegra 3m x 3m Pit Tent

by bmxultra.com

We have finally had the chance to experience first hand one of the best Pit Tents available on the market today, Altegra has been one of Australia’s best kept secrets, until now. Check out the review

27/01 Intense Tyre Systems Micro Knobby Foldable Kevlar® Beaded Tires

 

Intense Tyre Systems press release

Intense Tyre Systems is proud to announce the arrival of the Super Lightweight Foldable Beaded Micro Knobby BMX Tires.

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The Micro Knobby has become the most popular tire in BMX and now is available with a foldable Kevlar® Bead and a single ply Ultra Light Weight casing. The weight of each tire had dropped on the average of 50 Grams; making the worlds best tire that much better. Rotational weight is the most crucial weight you can reduce to help you go faster, and the new ITS foldable Kevlar® Bead is the least expensive way to do so.

The Micro Knobby features Intense Tyres exclusive C3 Homegrown Rubber Compound, which helps make this the perfect all around tire.

The Micro Knobby will deliver the best ride with the perfect amount of grip, while the ultra light weight of the tire will have you rolling faster than ever.

The Micro-Knobby has more than 5,000 knobby’s per tire and the knobs are ramped for a super fast rolling ride with very low resistance but still an incredible amount grip. Tightly spaced and harshly square, the Knobby layout makes this the world’s perfect all around tire.

Tire Weights-

20 x 1” = 190 Grams
20 x 1 1/8th = 230 Grams
20 x 1 3/8th = 265 Grams
20 x 1.5 = 280 Grams
20 x 1.75 = 375 Grams
20 x 2.0 = 465 Grams

The Intense Micro Knobby foldable Kevlar® Bead tire is available in 13 sizes-

20 x 1”, 20 x 1 1/8th, 20 x 1 3/8th, 20 x 1.5, 20 x 1.75, 20 x 2.0, 20 x 2.25, 24 x 1 1/8th, 24 x 1 3/8th, 24 x 1.5, 24 x 1.75, and 24 x 1.85 and can be found in stock at VSI and dealers world wide.

For more information on the line of the Intense Tire Systems, please check out http://www.intensetires.com. Intense Tire System is proud to be associated with the finest Bicycle dealers’ world wide. Intense BMX Products are a division of VSI Products. – www.vsiproducts.com

26/01 ABD BSX race report

by bmxultra.com

BSX has been set up as a one-on-one flat pedal race and fund raising event for the Royal Children’s Hospital, run on a rest day during Track Attack to give the interstate and international riders something different to do. It’s also well supported by Victorian’s despite it being a normal working day. In 2009 we had a number of factors that would have an effect on the success of the event, the Australian Mountain Bike nationals, a new series in NSW that would mean that those riders wouldn’t need to travel down to Victoria to get some racing in, and the absense of the UCI series round normally hosted in Melboure, but as they say “the show must go on”.

For those who can’t make it to the event we set up a webcam and with each year we’ve done our best to improve the view, but we had a last minute hitch and found that our network cable that runs from the house right through to the backyard no longer worked. The only option was a shorter cable that just extended to the rear of the house, which meant an obscured view with tents and people in the way. Once the temperatures started to rise we also had problems with the laptop that was running the webcam over heating and shutting down. Hopefully we’ll be able to sort it out for next year and maybe even run two webcams with different views, but sorry to the guys and gals who tried to use it this year.

From early in the day the skies were blue and the sun was shining brightly, a big difference from prior BSX events where we had the track under covers to keep it dry. Considering how dry it had been through December and January the track was in great shape. I must say a special thanks to some hard work put in the day before by a small team headed up by Ronnie Guyers.

By the time the gates opened at 11 am we had a pretty good indication that there would be the numbers we needed for racing, the spectator numbers were a little down, but we expected that. A number of AA pro riders showed up who hadn’t been racing Track Attack including former Junior Elite World Champion Mike Fenwick (ABD/Fox), Levi Collins and Shannon Rademaker. Former BMX racers Scott Lacey, Julian Millis and Ermin Deumic also showed up for the event.

Time Trials

The track held together well through the two hour practice session and was fast for the time trial.

The Open men’s class was dominated by Victoria’s country boys. Bendigo’s Kyle Horton and Brock Tuckerman took the two fastest times for the day with Kyle clocking a 21.288 and Brock a 21.453. They were followed up by Tom Siinmaa, Levi Collins and Michael Fenwick who was flying but just a small slip cost him dearly. Scott Lacey and Connor Hunter finished sixth and eighth with A Pros Maddy Denholm, Scooby Guyers and Bodi Turner in seventh, nineth and tenth place respectably. Ziggy Callan and Charlie Web were racing against the guys as the only two females entered, Ziggy qualified twenty fifth and Charlie in twenty nineth. The little man Hayden Fletcher poured it on for the spectators in his timed run, boosting all the jumps but came unstuck in the second corner, he got right back up and got straight back into it.

The 30 & Over Open wheel was as entertaining as ever, Simon Anderson who had won the past two BSX events in the 30 & Over class pulled the fastest time with a 22.625 followed up by Jock Kelly, winner of the same class in 2006, in second with a time of 24.126. Shane Jenkins and Craig Walczuk both struggled with the second corner and it cost them. Jenkins narrowly qualfied for the elimination rounds while Walczuk wasn’t so lucky.

Elimination Round 1

Some Open Men highlights:

  • Brock Tuckerman (the #2 seed) narrowly avoided elimination by Kerrod Connors early when he slipped a pedal in the first straight, he pulled it all back together and managed to get his nose in front in the last straight.
  • Everyone’s favourite ranga Ethan Murray was the first victim of the track taking an early exit down the second straight allowing Maddy Denholm to take an easy ride to the line.
  • Cohan Gooden also took a spill at the end of the second straight, racing against Bodi Turner, allowing Bodi to take the uncontested win.
  • Chase Collins was giving Shannon Rademaker a run for his money until he dropped a pedal on the way out of the second corner, he made up some ground to apply pressure out of the last corner, but seemed to have a little pedal trouble again.

30 & Over Open wheel highlights:

  • Simon Trewin pulled Simon Anderson in the first round and set a goal to make it the whole way around the track and keep out of the highlights reel for the DVD, only it appears he tried a little too hard and earned the best crash of the day, Trewin will have to wait another year.
  • Julian Millis got the snap on Jock Kelly but Jock kept the power down and took the win.
  • Shane Jenkins and Jamie Bullows put in a very tight race which looked like it would come right down to the wire until Bullows slid out on the last corner.

Elimination round 2

Open Men

  • Jacob Price dropped in in the second corner while Levi Collins took it to the line.
  • Ermin Deumic got off to a handy lead over Maddy Denholm but overcooked it in the first corner and couldn’t make up ground.

Elimination round 3

Open Men

  • Levi Collins and Connor Hunter go hard at it, Hunter got the snap but Collins had the corners dialled, coming out of the last corner Collins had the edge Hunter was giving his all until he dropped it ending his hopes to make the final.

Semi Finals

30 & Over

  • Shane Jenkins and Simon Anderson off to an even start but Anderson’s smooth riding style gives him the edge by the half way point. Jenkins keeps battling but gave away a bike length by the time they hit the line.
  • Chris Van Winden and Jock Kelly looked like a good even match up, they hit the half way mark even, Van Winden took the last half a little too cautiously and Kelly took advantage and took the win.

Open Men

  • Tom Siinmaa and Kyle Horton was always going to be a good match up, they were head to head the whole way until the last corner where Horton took a perfect line and came across the line with more speed and won by a narrow margin.
  • Levi Collins got a little sideways out of the gate allowing Scott Lacey to get the early lead, it was just enough to give Lacey the buffer he needed.

Finals

30 & Over

  • A repeat of the B-final from 2008 Van Winden vs Jenkins, the riders were dead even down the first straight. By the half way point Jenkins was just inches ahead but pulled away through the last half of the track to take the third for the day.
  • Kelly and Anderson get an even snap, Anderson got the power down and pulled ahead, Kelly kept pushing his cruiser to it’s limits, but it was Anderson who took the win, his third consecutive BSX win.

Open Men

  • Siimaa got the snap but Collins had made up ground and was in front by the half way mark, small mistakes in the last two corners and Siinmaa took advantage and took line honours.
  • Lacey and Horton seemed to be under pressure in their final. First Lacey looked like he was about to give the race away when he messed up the exit to the second corner, he dug deep and pushed Horton who made a mistake in the last corner and allowed Lacey to take a narow win.

Winners Challenge

  • We thought we’d try something a little different this time around and put the two class winners against each other. Anderson did well, but Lacey seemed to take the track a lot faster and took the win.

More about the fundraising efforts later.

ABD BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Platinum Partner

ABD (www.avantibikes.com)

Gold Partners

Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)

XBR (www.xbr.com.au)

Silver Partners

Elite Cycle Imports (www.eciimports.com – S&M, THE Industries, Alienation, Sinz and Profile Racing)

Supercross BMX (www.supercrossbmx.com)

Bronze Partners

Poison City Records (www.poisoncityrecords.com)

GT Bicycles

Fox By Monza

Chris Van Winden Paint-jobs

BMXMAD (www.bmxmad.com.au)

Strictly BMX (www.strictlybmx.com)

Supporting Partners

BMX Australia

BMX Victoria

BMX Press Magazine

For more information see bmxultra.com/bsx

About BSX

BSX (Bicycle Supercross) is one-on-one sprint trails style racing on a backyard track built specifically to test a rider’s skills. The short straights, lofty jumps and tight corners are very intense under race conditions but also fun for competitors and create quite a lot of entertainment for spectators. The event provides a unique experience for the local Victorian riders, as well as the interstate and international visitors during an off day of the Track Attack series. The events primary function is to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. In just three years the event has raised $11,678.45 which has provided the hospital with new equipment. Funds have been raised through gate takings, raffles, auctions and donations.

About the Royal Children’s Hospital

‘The Royal Children’s Hospital is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and provides a full range of clinical services and health promotion and prevention programs for infants through to adolescents. Each year the Royal Children’s Hospital treats tens of thousands of children through our Emergency Department, inpatient admissions and outpatient visits. The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in providing additional funding to support important research projects and purchase state of the art medical equipment to ensure that every child receives the very best treatment now and into the future.

25/01 Photos: Track Attack – South Eastern & Knox

by bmxultra.com

Track Attack is now over and we have more photos for you from the final two rounds at South Eastern and Knox.

Click on the links below to check them out.

23/01 American Bicycle Association and NBC Universal Sports Announce four year agreement

ABA press release
Gilbert, Arizona — The American Bicycle Association and NBC Universal Sports are proud to announce an exclusive four year agreement to televise ABA events and the 2009 UCI Continental events.

The ABA is experiencing steady growth in membership and will continue growing and building upon the great success of BMX racing’s 2008 Olympic debut. The ABA and NBC Universal Sports will deliver over 20 hours of programming per year for the next four years to an ever growing NBC Universal Sports audience of over 40 million homes. With BMX emerging as the newest Olympic action sport in 2008, and with the American’s claiming three of the first six BMX Olympic medals ever awarded, the ABA is poised for tremendous growth leading up to the 2012 Olympics in London.

The televised race series will focus on the UCI events to be hosted at the following ABA National events

  • ABA Sooner Nationals, Guthrie, OK January 22-24, 2009
  • ABA Southern California Nationals, Lake Perris, CA February 6-8, 2009
  • ABA Gator Nationals, Oldsmar, FL February 20-22, 2009
  • ABA Winter Nationals, Phoenix, AZ March 6-8, 2009
  • ABA Super Nationals, Desoto, TX March 20, 2009
  • USAC National Championships, Desoto, TX March 21, 2009
  • ABA Super Nationals, Desoto, TX March 22, 2009
  • ABA First State nationals, Milford, DE June 12-14, 2009
  • ABA Mid West Nationals, Rockford, IL June 19-21, 2009

“It has been a pleasure to work with BA and the rest of the ABA staff on the organization and execution of the 2009 UCI event calendar,” said Steve Johnson, CEO of USA Cycling. “These events represent the top level of international BMX racing in America and are a critical link in our athlete development pipeline. USA Cycling is very pleased to be involved with such a progressive organization to bring international-level BMX racing to the United States. The ABA has been dedicated to the sport of BMX racing for more than 32 years, and has a clear vision of the future. With this type of exposure for BMX racing in America, I’m confident that the ABA will continue to assist in the development of world-class athletes who eventually represent the United States in international competition around the globe.”

”We are very excited to expose the sport of BMX racing to NBC Universal’s 40 million homes, this agreement will continue to fuel the growth we have experienced since Beijing,” said B.A. Anderson, American Bicycle Association’s Chief Executive Officer. “The ABA has dedicated over 32 years to BMX racing and now that we are an Olympic sport we have a responsibility to our members and the country to make sure that our athletes are the best in the world,” Anderson added.

The ABA is also pleased announce that Hyper Bicycles has signed on as Title Sponsor of the first UCI Continental event to take place this weekend in Guthrie, OK. “Exposure is key for growing our sport,” said Clay Goldsmid, owner of Hyper Bicycles. “Getting the thrills and spills of BMX racing into the living rooms of America is a very exciting prospect. We think this could be a monumental step for the future of BMX. We’re excited to have this opportunity to team-up with the ABA and NBC Universal Sports to be a part of it,” Goldsmid continued.

“On the heels of such an amazing debut for BMX Racing in the 2008 Olympic Games, I am so grateful that ABA BMX, along with NBC, will be allowing many more kids and parents to witness what an all-around great sport BMX Racing is,” stated Hyper Bicycles 2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist Donny Robinson. “As a racer, what more can I ask for than a four year televised series? This is unprecedented in BMX Racing and will allow the public to be involved and follow all the pressure-filled qualifications leading up to the London 2012 Games.”

About the American Bicycle Association

ABA (American Bicycle Association), formed in 1977 and headquartered in Chandler, Arizona is “The Sanctioning Body of BMX”©. The ABA organizes BMX racing for boys, girls and adults, nationwide and Canada. With 60,000 active members, 274 racing facilities and a 27 event-national race schedule; ABA is the largest promoter of action sports. For additional press information about ABA, the sport of BMX, ABA events or Professional racers, call Shannon Gillette at (480) 961-1903. To find races in your area or view the national event schedule, visit www.ababmx.com.

23/01 SINZ Sticky Grips

SINZ press release

Sticky Grips have been revamped for 2009 from SINZ Racing Components. A new design with the best attributed from the old sticky grip, now added on with a thicker grip end, SINZ Logos, along with 3 different grip lengths to choose from – Mini (92mm), Expert (115mm), and Pro (130mm), and now 4 colors, there is a grip for everyone. The super soft knurled surface gives tons of gription, loads of comfort, and give you just the right amount of sticky feel to keep your hands right on the grips in all conditions.

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SINZ Sticky Grips are available in Mini, Expert, and Pro size, come in Red, Blue, Black, and white.

Hi-Lite your bike with SINZ Racing components. All of SINZ Racing Products can be found at bike shops world wide. For more information on SINZ Racing Products, please visit www.SINZ-Racing.com

SINZ has a full offering for riders of an affordable line of high quality BMX race products. SINZ offers products in a wide variety of sizes and colors as well as having different price levels of components. From inexpensive quality parts to full on Pro race level items, SINZ has a parts offering for everyone.

23/01 THE Icon Pro and Icon Jr Saddles

THE Products press release

THE Products is proud to announce the arrival of the all new THE Icon Pro and Icon Jr Saddles.

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Each of the saddles start off built around a composite base with Chromolly seat rails. The Icon Pro is 10 ½ inches long, while the Icon Jr is 9 ¼ inches long. The seats have a narrow design as well as a Kevlar wrap on the rear section to help keep the seat looking new after crashes. The seat also features underneath plastic rear and nose bumpers and are finished off with the THE logo embossed on the seat top. The Icon Pro seat also features a comfort cutout to help with overall weight and seating comfort.

The Icon Jr weighs in at a feather light 220 grams and the Icon Pro is 235 grams. Both the Icon Pro and Jr are available in Blue, White, Red, and Black.

They are in stock at VSI now, and they can be found at bike shops world wide. For more info, please visit www.BMXTHE.com

The THE VISION

We are committed to developing the best and most innovative products in the industry. This dedication pushes us to the edge, and very often we are the only ones out there. “We Like It That Way”. We are proud of the fact we listen to enthusiast everywhere, and work very hard with the world’s top pros to develop and test new ideas. This effort allows us to deliver fresh new products like you’ve never seen before. Products that fill the need and bridge the gap left by the rest of the industry.

For more info on this or any other fine THE products, please visit www.the-products.com

22/01 Photos: Track Attack – Lilydale/Park Orchards

by bmxultra.com

With Track Attack and BSX on this week in Melbourne it’s been a busy week, we did manage to get a few photos from the first two rounds of Track Attack at Lilydale and Park Orchards. Click here to check them out.

21/01 ABD BSX results

by bmxultra.com

Thanks to Gavin D over at XBR supplying the transponders and Barry and Matt Vickers for handling the technology and Lyndon Downing for including BSX rules in the BEM system we have the times for all riders for each lap, which I’m sure will help understand just how close the racing was on the day.

Time trial results

Pro Open Men (32 Riders)

RANK NAME Time Gap
1 Kyle HORTON Bendigo VIC 21.288 0.000
2 Brock TUCKERMAN Bendigo VIC 21.453 0.165
3 Tom SIINMAA Knox VIC 21.796 0.508
4 Levi COLLINS Shepparton VIC 21.853 0.565
5 Michael FENWICK Happy Valley SA 21.864 0.576
6 Scott LACEY South Eastern VIC 21.988 0.700
7 Madison DENHOLM Park Orchards VIC 22.486 1.198
8 Connor HUNTER South Eastern VIC 22.568 1.280
9 Todd “Scooby” GUYERS Happy Valley SA 22.716 1.428
10 Bodi TURNER Eastfield VIC 22.820 1.532
11 Adam CAREY Bathurst NSW 22.892 1.604
12 Jacob PRICE Townsville QLD 23.405 2.117
13 James LAUTIER Sunbury VIC 23.532 2.244
14 Shannon RADEMAKER Lilydale VIC 23.660 2.372
15 Ermin DEUMIC Sunbury VIC 23.679 2.391
16 Steven GEDYE Lilydale VIC 23.692 2.404
17 Brandan BULLOWS Frankston VIC 23.740 2.452
18 Kerrod CONNORS Nerang QLD 23.950 2.662
19 James HONEY Shepparton VIC 24.013 2.725
20 Josh ISAAC Sunbury VIC 24.027 2.739
21 Ross GUYERS The Cove SA 24.121 2.833
22 Joseph FISHER Lilydale VIC 24.161 2.873
23 Ethan MURRAY Knox VIC 24.320 3.032
24 Jason MACKINTOSH Frankston VIC 24.890 3.602
25 Ziggy CALLAN Lilydale VIC 25.522 4.234
26 Cohen GOODEN Western Park VIC 25.991 4.703
27 Dylan NICHOLLS Northern Park VIC 26.053 4.765
28 Samuel EWING Jingili NT 27.582 6.294
29 Charlie WEBB Knox VIC 28.444 7.156
30 Chase COLLINS Shepparton VIC 29.687 8.399
31 Declan HEPBURN Eastfield VIC 29.849 8.561
32 Hayden FLETCHER Shepparton VIC 34.589 13.301

30+ Open Wheel (9 Riders)

RANK NAME Time Gap
1 Simon ANDERSON Geelong VIC 22.625 0.000
2 Brian “Jock” KELLY Knox VIC 24.126 1.501
3 Jamie BULLOWS Frankston VIC 24.410 1.785
4 Chris VAN WINDEN Bendigo VIC 24.475 1.850
5 Simon TREWIN Western Park VIC 24.982 2.357
6 Julian MILLIS South Eastern VIC 25.858 3.233
7 Shane JENKINS Northern Park VIC 25.873 3.248
8 Paul KNOX Knox VIC 26.507 3.882
9 Craig WALCZUK Geelong VIC 27.082 4.457

Elimination results

Pro open

Round 1 Round 2 Quarter finals Semi finals Finals
1. Kyle HORTON 21.339
Kyle HORTON 21.985
17. Brandan BULLOWS 22.983
Kyle HORTON 21.309
9. Scooby GUYERS 22.993
Scooby GUYERS 22.733
25. Ziggy CALLAN 24.689
Kyle HORTON 21.079
5. Michael FENWICK 22.104
Michael FENWICK 22.239
21. Ross GUYERS 24.314
Michael FENWICK 21.632
13. James LAUTIER 23.575
James LAUTIER 23.086
29. Charlie WEBB 31.936
3. Tom SIINMAA 21.967
Tom SIINMAA 21.998
19. James HONEY 24.139
Tom SIINMAA 22.080
11. Adam CAREY 24.278
Adam CAREY 23.589
27. Dylan NICHOLLS 26.247
Tom SIINMAA 21.292
7. Madison DENHOLM 23.304
Madison DENHOLM 22.938
23. Ethan MURRAY 27.103
Madison DENHOLM 23.244
15. Ermin DEUMIC 29.027
Ermin DEUMIC 23.365 A Final (1st vs 2nd)
31. Declan HEPBURN 33.303 Scott LACEY 22.022
Def
2. Brock TUCKERMAN 22.867 Kyle HORTON 22.133
Brock TUCKERMAN 21.740
18. Kerrod CONNORS 23.654
Brock TUCKERMAN 21.657
10. Bodi TURNER 24.497
Bodi TURNER 22.367
26. Cohen GOODEN 34.681
Scott LACEY 21.118
6. Scott LACEY 21.892
Scott LACEY 22.487
22. Joseph FISHER 24.922
Scott LACEY 21.372
14. Shannon RADEMAKER 22.722
Shannon RADEMAKER 23.755
30. Chase COLLINS 22.725
4. Levi COLLINS 22.001
Levi COLLINS 22.718
20. Josh ISAAC 24.110
Levi COLLINS 22.120
12. Jacob PRICE 23.707
Jacob PRICE 29.734
28. Samuel EWING 26.700
Levi COLLINS 21.836
8. Connor HUNTER 22.420
Connor HUNTER 22.513
24. Jason MACKINTOSH 23.764
Connor HUNTER 40.205 B final (3rd Vs 4th)
16. Steven GEDYE 25.191 Tom SIINMAA 21.713
Steven GEDYE 22.974 Def
32. Hayden FLETCHER 26.860 Levi COLLINS 22.001

30 & Over open wheel

Round 1 Semi finals Finals
1. Simon Anderson 30.131
Simon Anderson 23.005
5. Simon Trewin 47.039 A final (1st Vs 2nd)
Simon Anderson 22.837
3. Jamie Bullows 24.900
Shane Jenkins 23.529
7. Shane Jenkins 23.764
Def
2. Brian Kelly 24.093
Brian Kelly 24.194
6. Julian Millis 25.019
Brian Kelly 24.276
4. Chris Van Winden 24.873
Chris Van Winden 24.247 B final (3rd Vs 4th)
8. Paul Knox 25.904 Shane Jenkins 23.655
Def
Chris Van Winden 24.096

21/01 2009 ABA BMX PRO Standing through Silver Dollar Nationals- Reno, NV.

by Shannon Gillette

The American Bicycle Association hosted the Silver Dollar Nationals this past weekend, January, 9- 11 in Reno, NV. The weather this year couldn’t have been outside the Arena. Temps in the low 50`s during the day made for a most excellent weekend. This HUGE event was 291 motos strong and the event went off without a hitch!

The racing at the Silver Dollars event was THE first event of the 2009 season ! ABA BMX stepped it up in the track department and Billy Allen built a very challenging track to kick off the season. This was the first event of the year and Reno in January has turned into the Anaheim 1 SX of BMX racing. All the big sponsor changes, the new uniforms, the new numbers, the new ABA Champions roll into the event center. We had a who`s who of BMX racing in the house. We saw all three Olympic medalist racing, including Olympic Gold Medalist, and Current World Champ, Maris Stromberg make is ABA debut in Reno. We had ABA`s new National #1 PRO Khalen Young in the house with his fresh new #1 plate on as well. It really was a site to see!

With all the  Olympic hype for BMX racing, the buzz is all around. There`s lots of media on hand and many of the sports top athletes from around the world were on hand to take a shot at getting some much needed points towards the ABA BMX titles. GT`s Joey Bradford looked very impressive in Reno and was leading lots of laps in qualifying. Come main event time Joey should he still had the speed to get the job done. Joey picked up his first AA PRO at the ABA BMX Silver Dollar Nationals and looks to be coming into to his own in 2009 Joey also scored a third on Sunday being the only AA PRO on the weekend to make the podium both days with a super stacked field. Joey also sits in the ABA BMX AA PRO points lead for the first time in his PRO career. GT Bicycles has to be proud of their crew as Olympic Silver medalist, Mikey Day took the win on Sunday and a solid fourth on Saturday just missing the podium on day one. Mike sits third  in ABA BMX AA PRO points after the HUGE weekend. Intense/BAWLS rider, Danny C. was solid as ever with a second on Saturday. Danny also nailed down two seconds in ABA BMX PRO Cruiser class for the weekend.. Saturday also saw the return of SE Bikes, Javier Colombo to the ABA BMX PRO podium. Javi rode excellent all day long and was able to bring home a solid third for the weekend. Team USA`s Kyle Bennett looks to be ready to take on his ABA BMX PRO title quest as he was impressive on the weekend. Kyle was second on Sunday and  is second in ABA BMX PRO points so  that has to make DH.com and the Free Agent crew happy!

On the Ladies side we saw lots of new faces in the  PRO ranks . Names like Taylor Wolcott, Ashley Verhagen, Brooke Crain, and Canadian Olympian and past ABA BMX National # Lady PRO, Samantha Cools just to name a few. ABA BMX National #1 Lady PRO, Dominique Daniels continued to impress taking home the victory on Saturday.  Somebody needs to sponsor this girl quick!! The rest of Saturday`s podium was filled by rookie PRO`s. Ashley Verhagen impressed the fans and brought home second place money, and “Insane” Brooke Crain was a solid third for her PRO debut. Sunday saw Stephanie Barragan really turned some heads in Reno as well. Stephanie picked a very impressive win on  Sun day. Not to be out done, “Insane” Brooke Crain finished up with a very impressive second  and Dominique Daniels rounded out the podium with a third. The return of some old faces and  the new crop of ladies PRO`s the 2009 season looks to be a very, very competitive  class. I can hardly wait to see who ends up the champ this year!

Pro Cruiser was the Barry Nobles, Danny C. and   Tyler Brown show these three battled hard all weekend long leave the Silver Dollar National weekend in a 3-way tie for first in the PRO CRUISER title chase.  Clayborn`s Barry Nobles took the win on Saturday with Danny C. in second and Tyler Brown in tow for third. Sunday saw first and third flip flop. Tyler taking the win, Danny C. for second , and Barry Nobles for third. Danny C. has been the man to beat in this class the last few years and it looks like he`ll be right in the thick of the battle again, but It looks like Barry Nobles and Tyler Brown plan on making him earn everything he gets this season.

Vet Pro was back in action too! Supercross rider Kenth Fallen, looked very impressive with his new ABA BMX #1 plate on his bike. Kenth showed the class why he`s the man to be right now by taking the top honors both days in Vet PRO. “The Jackal” John Purse made his presents know and was on the podium both days as well. Jackal took a third on Saturday and s second on Sunday. Jackal looks to be taking the class seriously this year and I know he`s hungry for another #1 plate! Saturday also saw MR. Consistency, Chad Street take the second and Sunday saw new Rookie VET PRO, Will Murray bring home a solid third for the day. Will made the trip all the way out from North Carolina for this one so BIG PROPS to him for making the trip out west!  Ja$on Carne$ was in the house but is still on the mend from his injuries in 2008. We hope to see the 6-time ABA BMX VET PRO Champ back out on the track real soon!

The ABA would like to thank all the participants, families, teams, sponsors, and BMX industry for helping make the Silver Dollar Nationals event such a huge success! Next stop on the ABA BMX Tour will be this weekend at the Sooner Nationals in Guthrie, OK. This will also be the first UCI event for the 2009 season!

GO211.com has tons of  videos posted from the ABA BMX Silver Dollar  National weekend!

Check it out at: http://www.go211.com/u/silverdollarnationals2009/

Rider ABA BMX PRO wins after Silver Dollars Nationals –

AA PRO  

Joey Bradford – GT Bicycles
Mike Day – GT Bicycles

Woman’s PRO  

“Demolition” Dominique Daniels– Intense/Phantom/On-Trac – 1
Stephanie Barragan – 1

PRO CRUISER  

Barry Nobles – Clayborn Bikes -1
Tyler Brown – Crupi – 1

VET PRO

Kenth Fallen – Supercross – 2

2009 Pro Point Standing through Silver Dollar Nationals

AA PRO  1 JOEY BRADFORD 471

2 KYLE BENNETT 351

3 MIKE DAY 341

4 DANNY CALUAG 277

5 JAVIER COLOMBO 241

6 KHALEN YOUNG 231

7 JASON ROGERS 197

8 TYLER BROWN 157

9 DONNY ROBINSON 111

10 CRISTIAN BECERINE 107

11 RANDY STUMPFHAUSER 101

12 DAVID HERMAN 97

13 BUBBA HARRIS 87

14 MARC WILLERS 87

15 KYLE CUSHMAN 83

16 MARIS STROMBERGS 83

17 JARRETT KOLICH 81

18 PHIL DELIZIA 81

19 STEVEN CISAR 81

20 TRAVIS OHRAZDA 81

21 DENZEL STEIN 77

22 DEREK BETCHER 77

23 DEREK SIPKOI 77

24 MICHAEL LARSON 77

25 SEAN STORMS 77

26 ALAN HUDSON 71

27 ALEXIS VERGARA 71

28 BARRY NOBLES 71

29 DEAK BROWN 71

30 JOE SOWERS 71

31 KARL CLARK 71

32 KEITH GRINE 71

33 MICHAEL HUGHES 71

34 MICHAEL WEATHERFORD 71

35 MIKE BRABANT 71

36 MIKE MOELLER 36

WOMEN PRO1 DOMINIQUE DANIELS 426

2 BROOKE CRAIN 386

3 STEPHANIE BARRAGAN 296

4 ASHLEY VERHAGAN 266

5 ALISE POST 226

6 TAYLOR WOLCOTT 226

7 SAMANTHA COOLS 86

8 COURTNEY TOMEI 76

9 AFTON SCHRIMPF 26

10 BRITTANY BATES 26

11 CASSIE BUSHNELL 26

12 CHRISTIAN COSSEY 26

13 TERRA NICHOLS 26
VET PRO

1 KENTH FALLEN 512

2 JOHN PURSE 392

3 CHAD STREET 312

4 DALE HOLMES 272

5 WILL MURRAY 232

6 DAVID BITTNER 152

7 ERIC DYER 82

8 DOMINGOS LAMMOGLIA 62

9 ERIC RUPE 62

10 CODY SMART 42

11 PAUL CALDWELL 42

12 RAY HUDSON 42

13 BILLY ROSS 32

14 PAUL BROWN 32

15 RONALD WILLIAMS 32

16 EFRIAM  MIRANDA 17

17 RICK LOWRY 17

PRO CRUISER1 BARRY NOBLES 418

2 DANNY CALUAG 418

3 TYLER BROWN 418

4 JOE SOWERS 218

5 BILLY ANDERSON 178

6 ADAM TREADWELL 138

7 MATT BAISLEY 58

8 ERIC RUPE 48

11 WILLY SUAREZ 40

12 DOMINGOS LAMMOGLIA 10A PRO

1 NIC LONG 311

3 COREY REID 251

4 KRISTAPS KONRADS 191

5 JONATHAN WOODMANSEE 176

6 JASON MORRIS 136

7 JORDAN SEWARD 131

8 THOMAS FERNANDEZ 121

9 DALE CUSHMAN 94

10 GAVIN LUBBE 91

11 ADAM TREADWELL 89

12 VANCE WEISENDANGER 89

13 MATT TISCHLER 86

14 JESSE LANGLAND 79

15 JUSTIN MCLINTOCK 79

16 TOMMY BELLEW 79

17 TRAVIS HEALEY 79

18 BILLY ANDERSON 77

19 MATT BAISLEY 77

20 MICHAEL HENDERSON 77

ABA BMX would like to thank all the 2009 National Series sponsors:

American Suzuki-(www.suzukicycles.com ) Dan’s Comp (www.danscomp.com )  BAWLS Guarana (www.bawls.com ) Bawlstyle (www.bawlstyle.com ) Redline Bicycles-(www.redlinebicycles.com ) FLY Racing-(www.flyracingbmx.com ) Intense BMX-(www.intensebmx.com ) T.H.E. (www.bmxthe.com ) Tioga-(www.tiogausa.com ) Tangent-(www.tangentproducts.com ) GO211.com (www.go211.com ) Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex (www.disneysports.com ) Sponsorhouse-(www.sponsorhouse.com ) ABABMXRACERS- (www.ababmxracers.com )

Without their support, we couldn’t`t make the 2009 ABA racing season such a huge success. Support the sponsors that support ABA BMX racing.

20/01 ABD BSX done and dusted

by bmxultra.com

Just a quick update before we get the official information.

We would like to start off with a big thanks to the riders and spectators who turned up to support the event this year, a 35°C day is usually better spent at the beach, but still you came and we really appreciate it. Let’s not forget the event wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing support of our great volunteers and our amazing partners. We don’t have a total amount for funds raised yet as we need to sit down and work it all out, but things are certainly looking better than last year. We will let you know when we have finalised everything and sent a big fat cheque off to the Royal Children’s Hospital.

As per usual it was an early start to the big day, and with so many things to organise. One of the things that we will work on for next year is the webcam. When setting it up we found that the long cable we had made had failed, so position for the webcam was going to be less than optimal. Then once we got to the hotter part of the day the laptop it was running from just kept shutting down because it was over heating. My apologies to anyone who was trying to watch and/or listen to the webcast, you have our word, next year will be much better.

Seeding (Time Trial)

(Full list with times to come):

Open Men

1. Kyle Horton
2. Brock Tuckerman
3. Tom Siinmaa
4. Levi Collins
5. Michael Fenwick
6. Scott Lacey

Once again we didn’t have enough girls show up for a class. Ziggy Callan and Charlie Web did show however and had some fun. We had planned to give them a few exhibition laps, but with the heat and Ziggy’s ankle still on the mend we thought we’d let them off the hook.

30 & Over Open wheel

1. Simon Anderson
2. Brian Kelly
3. Jamie Bullows
4. Chris Van Winden
5. Simon Trewin
6. Julian Millis
7. Shane Jenkins
8. Paul Knox
9. Craig Walczuk

Finals

We will get into more detail with a following report, but for now here’s the final results

Open Men

1. Scott Lacey
2. Kyle Horton
3. Tom Siinmaa
4. Levi Collins

30 & Over Open wheel

1. Simon Anderson
2. Brian Kelly
3. Shane Jenkins
4. Chris Van Winden

Scott Lacey is the third BSX Open men champion in the four years that the event has been running while Simon Anderson won the 30 & Over Open wheel and is the only person to have won BSX three times. The biggest test of the day for Simon was lifting the new 30 & Over open wheel perpetual award over his head, the Zimmer Frame award, that was made up for a little bit of fun.

Fingers crossed there will be a UCI race at Track Attack next year and we will be able to attract more interstate riders as we had in the past.

A special thanks to ABD and to Michael Fenwick who flew into town especially for the event.

ABD BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Platinum Partner

ABD (www.avantibikes.com)

Gold Partners

Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)

XBR (www.xbr.com.au)

Silver Partners

Elite Cycle Imports (www.eciimports.com – S&M, THE Industries, Alienation, Sinz and Profile Racing)

Supercross BMX (www.supercrossbmx.com)

Bronze Partner

Poison City Records (www.poisoncityrecords.com)

GT Bicycles

Fox By Monza

Chris Van Winden Paint-jobs

BMXMAD (www.bmxmad.com.au)

Strictly BMX (www.strictlybmx.com)

Supporting Partners

BMX Australia

BMX Victoria

BMX Press Magazine

For more information see bmxultra.com/bsx

About BSX

BSX (Bicycle Supercross) is one-on-one sprint trails style racing on a backyard track built specifically to test a rider’s skills. The short straights, lofty jumps and tight corners are very intense under race conditions but also fun for competitors and create quite a lot of entertainment for spectators. The event provides a unique experience for the local Victorian riders, as well as the interstate and international visitors during an off day of the Track Attack series. The events primary function is to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. In just three years the event has raised $11,678.45 which has provided the hospital with new equipment. Funds have been raised through gate takings, raffles, auctions and donations.

About the Royal Children’s Hospital

‘The Royal Children’s Hospital is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and provides a full range of clinical services and health promotion and prevention programs for infants through to adolescents. Each year the Royal Children’s Hospital treats tens of thousands of children through our Emergency Department, inpatient admissions and outpatient visits. The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in providing additional funding to support important research projects and purchase state of the art medical equipment to ensure that every child receives the very best treatment now and into the future.

19/01 ABD BSX Today – webcam up and running

by bmxultra.com

Today is the day of the fourth annual BSX presented by bmxultra.com and ABD.

The webcam is now on, our superlong cable from last year didn’t survive so we are sorry about that the video will be a little way from the track this year.

Practice starts 11am Australian Eastern Daylight Savings time and racing starts at 1pm. The whole thing should be over by around 5pm, some auctions may continue past that. And there will be riders hitting the track afterwards.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/bsx2009

ABD BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Platinum Partner

ABD (www.avantibikes.com)

Gold Partners

Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)

XBR (www.xbr.com.au)

Silver Partners

Elite Cycle Imports (www.eciimports.com – S&M, THE Industries, Alienation, Sinz and Profile Racing)

Supercross BMX (www.supercrossbmx.com)

Bronze Partner

Poison City Records (www.poisoncityrecords.com)

GT Bicycles

Fox By Monza

Chris Van Winden Paint-jobs

BMXMAD (www.bmxmad.com.au)

Strictly BMX (www.strictlybmx.com)

Supporting Partners

BMX Australia

BMX Victoria

BMX Press Magazine

For more information see bmxultra.com/bsx

About BSX

BSX (Bicycle Supercross) is one-on-one sprint trails style racing on a backyard track built specifically to test a rider’s skills. The short straights, lofty jumps and tight corners are very intense under race conditions but also fun for competitors and create quite a lot of entertainment for spectators. The event provides a unique experience for the local Victorian riders, as well as the interstate and international visitors during an off day of the Track Attack series. The events primary function is to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. In just three years the event has raised $11,678.45 which has provided the hospital with new equipment. Funds have been raised through gate takings, raffles, auctions and donations.

About the Royal Children’s Hospital

‘The Royal Children’s Hospital is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and provides a full range of clinical services and health promotion and prevention programs for infants through to adolescents. Each year the Royal Children’s Hospital treats tens of thousands of children through our Emergency Department, inpatient admissions and outpatient visits. The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in providing additional funding to support important research projects and purchase state of the art medical equipment to ensure that every child receives the very best treatment now and into the future.

19/01 Strictly BMX – Now servicing BMX Race!!

Strictly BMX press release

South Melbourne, Australia – After dominating the BMX market for over a decade in the Street/Dirt /Park disciplines , Australia’s longest running BMX only store Strictly BMX is proud to be expanding into BMX Race.

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With a fresh focus on BMX racing thanks to new Store Manager and former Pro BMX Racer Julian Millis, Strictly BMX will be making product available immediately for shipping all over Australia from the online superstore at www.strictlybmx.com

With already a huge catalogue of online products in stock that features a massive selection of BMX street wear and foot wear, the BMX Race category includes Complete Bikes, Custom Wheel Sets, Frames, Forks, Parts and Apparel by such brands as Redline, Intense, S&M, THE, Profile Racing, Sun Rims, Dirt Design, Odyssey, ODI, SINZ, Intense Tyre Systems, Tuf Neck and more.

Ordering BMX Race products in Australia has never been easier or faster,  so get online at www.strictlybmx.com

17/01 ABD BSX update – Strictly BMX, Girls, Directions

by bmxultra.com

What: The ABD BSX – A one-on-one backyard BMX race charity event

When: Monday 19th January 2009 (During Track Attack week)

Where: Pheasant Creek (60kms North East of Melbourne’s CBD)

Classes: Open Men, Open Women, 30 & Over open wheel

Why: The ABD BSX is a fund raising event for the Royal Children’s Hospital

Video: Click here to download a video of the 2008 event. (64Mb Windows Media file)

Strictly BMX supporting BSX 2009

The Melbourne based BMX bike shop Strictly BMX, more known for their street/dirt/park products, are busting into the race scene. They will be supplying t-shirts and some Alienation products for door prizes and we also have an undisclosed number (lots) of t-shirts for the first riders to enter and (pay for their entry). Your name will go on a list and you will have to collect on race day. Strictly BMX will be attending BSX and a couple of rounds of Track Attack to check out the riders and look to hook up some talent.

Step it up Girls

Traditionally we don’t have many girls racing at BSX, but the ones that do are amongst the best female riders in the country and even on an international scale for that matter. We got word from Ziggy Callan and she’s up for BSX again this year, it’s time to step it up girls or she’ll have to race the boys, which she has done before. So come on girls get in on the fun, step it up.

Directions/Entry form

The entry form for the ABD BSX is now available, it includes full details on how to get to the track with directions and maps. For the riders who are coming up for a ride this weekend you can enter while you are here if you like. We will also be taking entries at the first two rounds of Track Attack at Lilydale and Park Orchards in the bmxultra.com tent. If you would like to enter on the day entries close at 12 pm (noon) sharp racing starts at 1pm.

Click here to download the entry form.

Spectator fees

Unfortunatly there are massive overheads when running even a small event like BSX, so we have to charge a gate fee for spectators. (Riders who compete are covered with their race entry fees.) Remember 100% of profits from the event go to the Royal Children’s Hospital. Here’s a break down of the costs.

  • $10 Adult (14 & Over)
  • $5 Children (6 to 13)
  • Free Toddlers (Under 6)
  • $25 Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children)

Transponders

In 2008 we used transponders at BSX for the first time, thanks to XBR for supplying them, we will be using them again this year. As the event comes around each year the racing just keeps getting closer and to the naked eye it gets very difficult to work out who wins and who is eliminated. Transponders make the job a whole lot easier and it means we need less people to run the event.

Donations

One of the various ways you can help BSX is to make a donation for the Royal Children’s Hospital, even if you can’t make it on race day. Each donation over $2 is tax deductable. If you would like to make a donation, all donated funds via cheque, cash or credit card will go directly to the RCH, just fill out this form and mail it as directed.

BSX2009 Donation Coupon (PDF document)

Win one of two ABD race bikes

We will have an XL and an Expert up for grabs at the ABD BSX, but you’ll have to be there to win. More details coming soon.ABD XL 09 ABD Expert 09

Partnership opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a BSX partner we have many packages available, contact us at webmaster@bmxultra.com for details.

ABD BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Platinum Partner

ABD (www.avantibikes.com)

Gold Partners

Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)

XBR (www.xbr.com.au)

Silver Partners

Elite Cycle Imports (www.eciimports.com – S&M, THE Industries, Alienation, Sinz and Profile Racing)

Supercross BMX (www.supercrossbmx.com)

Bronze Partner

Poison City Records (www.poisoncityrecords.com)

GT Bicycles

Fox By Monza

Chris Van Winden Paint-jobs

BMXMAD (www.bmxmad.com.au)

Strictly BMX (www.strictlybmx.com)

Supporting Partners

BMX Australia

BMX Victoria

BMX Press Magazine

For more information see bmxultra.com/bsx

About BSX

BSX (Bicycle Supercross) is one-on-one sprint trails style racing on a backyard track built specifically to test a rider’s skills. The short straights, lofty jumps and tight corners are very intense under race conditions but also fun for competitors and create quite a lot of entertainment for spectators. The event provides a unique experience for the local Victorian riders, as well as the interstate and international visitors during an off day of the Track Attack series. The events primary function is to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. In just three years the event has raised $11,678.45 which has provided the hospital with new equipment. Funds have been raised through gate takings, raffles, auctions and donations.

About the Royal Children’s Hospital

‘The Royal Children’s Hospital is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and provides a full range of clinical services and health promotion and prevention programs for infants through to adolescents. Each year the Royal Children’s Hospital treats tens of thousands of children through our Emergency Department, inpatient admissions and outpatient visits. The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in providing additional funding to support important research projects and purchase state of the art medical equipment to ensure that every child receives the very best treatment now and into the future.

16/01 ABD BSX weekend updates

by bmxultra.com

We normally don’t do updates over the weekend, but we still have to give you information about the webcam, a pledge for a $1000 donation made yesterday, and I’m sure a whole lot more about BSX to come over the weekend. If you are left wondering what BSX is just scroll down.

16/01 Win the BAWLS BMX Trophy and GET SPONSORED!

BAWLS BMX press release

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Starting this weekend at the NBL Coyote Nationals, one hard-riding amateur rider (over age 13) will win the BAWLS BMX Can Trophy! We’ll be crowning one winner per BAWLS-attended race this season.

Not only do these riders get a one-of-a-kind BAWLS BMX can trophy, but they’ll score a BAWLS amateur sponsorship for 2009 including BAWLS gear, unlimited drinks and a feature in BMX Today Magazine!!

At the end of the season, fans can vote for their favorite BAWLS BMX Award winner to receive a BAWLS Guarana PRO Sponsorship in 2010! It’s our way of FUELING the rides of ALL BMXers and for thanking them for their support.

Remember to buy BAWLS BMX cans at stores nationwide to support the ABA and NBL and see you at the track!

15/01 ABD BSX update – Afro Bob, track photo, and webcam

by bmxultra.com

What: The ABD BSX – A one-on-one backyard BMX race charity event

When: Monday 19th January 2009 (During Track Attack week)

Where: Pheasant Creek (60kms North East of Melbourne’s CBD)

Classes: Open Men, Open Women, 30 & Over open wheel

Why: The ABD BSX is a fund raising event for the Royal Children’s Hospital

Video: Click here to download a video of the 2008 event. (64Mb Windows Media file)

“Afro Bob” donates jersey

The popular Dutch Olympian Robert De Wilde is in Sydney competing at the the XBR Summer Series, and as XBR are a sponsor of the ABD BSX they were able to organise an “Afro Bob” jersey to be auctioned off on the day. The bidding has already started at $100, so you can be sure that this jersey will be very popular, and will likey raise a lot of money for the Royal Children’s Hospital. The intention is to start the auction in NSW and finish the bidding at BSX after the racing is finished. Thanks to Robert for his kind donation.

Webcam

One of the many things that seperates BSX from other meetings here in Australia is that it is streamed live over the internet, sure it’s only a standard everyday webcam, but if you can’t make it on the day it’s better than nothing and we know that a lot of interstate and international BMXers use it each year. We’ll do some testing over the next few days and let you know what you will need to do to watch the BSX live from your computer. We will probably set up the webcam on the water tower so you can see the action down the first straight like last year unless someone comes up with a better idea, feel free to email with your suggestions.

Track photo

Due to popular demand we have a new track photo for you all to check out. At first the track may appear similar to the last few years but the subtle changes will make a big difference once racing starts, trust me.

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Volunteers

Could all volunteers please email webmaster@bmxultra.com to confirm they are still coming on Monday.

Time to ride

BSX is less than a week away, have you ever thought of racing BSX but were intimidated by the quality of riders in the field? Without a UCI race in Melbourne during Track Attack this year it’s the perfect opportunity to give it a try. Take a look at the “Entry form” details below, and bring your bike and race gear with you for the most fun you can have on two wheels.

Spectator fees

Unfortunatly there are massive overheads when running even a small event like BSX, so we have to charge a gate fee for spectators. (Riders who compete are covered with their race entry fees.) Remember 100% of profits from the event go to the Royal Children’s Hospital. Here’s a break down of the costs.

  • $10 Adult (14 & Over)
  • $5 Children (6 to 13)
  • Free Toddlers (Under 6)
  • $25 Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children)

Entry form

The entry form for the ABD BSX is now available, it includes full details on how to get to the track with directions and maps. For the riders who are coming up for a ride this weekend you can enter while you are here if you like. We will also be taking entries at the first two rounds of Track Attack at Lilydale and Park Orchards in the bmxultra.com tent. If you would like to enter on the day entries close at 12 pm (noon) sharp racing starts at 1pm.

Click here to download the entry form.

Transponders

In 2008 we used transponders at BSX for the first time, thanks to XBR for supplying them, we will be using them again this year. As the event comes around each year the racing just keeps getting closer and to the naked eye it gets very difficult to work out who wins and who is eliminated. Transponders make the job a whole lot easier and it means we need less people to run the event.

Donations

One of the various ways you can help BSX is to make a donation for the Royal Children’s Hospital, even if you can’t make it on race day. Each donation over $2 is tax deductable. If you would like to make a donation, all donated funds via cheque, cash or credit card will go directly to the RCH, just fill out this form and mail it as directed.

BSX2009 Donation Coupon (PDF document)

Win one of two ABD race bikes

We will have an XL and an Expert up for grabs at the ABD BSX, but you’ll have to be there to win. More details coming soon.ABD XL 09 ABD Expert 09

Partnership opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a BSX partner we have many packages available, contact us at webmaster@bmxultra.com for details.

ABD BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Platinum Partner

ABD (www.avantibikes.com)

Gold Partners

Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)

XBR (www.xbr.com.au)

Silver Partners

Elite Cycle Imports (www.eciimports.com – S&M, THE Industries, Alienation, Sinz and Profile Racing)

Supercross BMX (www.supercrossbmx.com)

Bronze Partner

Poison City Records (www.poisoncityrecords.com)

GT Bicycles

Fox By Monza

Chris Van Winden Paint-jobs

BMXMAD (www.bmxmad.com.au)

Strictly BMX (www.strictlybmx.com)

Supporting Partners

BMX Australia

BMX Victoria

BMX Press Magazine

For more information see bmxultra.com/bsx

About BSX

BSX (Bicycle Supercross) is one-on-one sprint trails style racing on a backyard track built specifically to test a rider’s skills. The short straights, lofty jumps and tight corners are very intense under race conditions but also fun for competitors and create quite a lot of entertainment for spectators. The event provides a unique experience for the local Victorian riders, as well as the interstate and international visitors during an off day of the Track Attack series. The events primary function is to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. In just three years the event has raised $11,678.45 which has provided the hospital with new equipment. Funds have been raised through gate takings, raffles, auctions and donations.

About the Royal Children’s Hospital

‘The Royal Children’s Hospital is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and provides a full range of clinical services and health promotion and prevention programs for infants through to adolescents. Each year the Royal Children’s Hospital treats tens of thousands of children through our Emergency Department, inpatient admissions and outpatient visits. The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in providing additional funding to support important research projects and purchase state of the art medical equipment to ensure that every child receives the very best treatment now and into the future.

15/01 Save our sport! Sign now!

by Jay from Aggro Bikes

Friend or foe, we’re all in the same corner when it comes to this act by the CPSC.  This petition will help to show those affected by the CPSIA as it is currently written.  Please sign, and pass along to your friends and interested parties.

http://www.petitiononline.com/BMXCPSC/petition.html

14/01 ABD BSX update – BMXMAD and other goodies

by bmxultra.com

What: The ABD BSX – A one-on-one backyard BMX race charity event

When: Monday 19th January 2009 (During Track Attack week)

Where: Pheasant Creek (60kms North East of Melbourne’s CBD)

Classes: Open Men, Open Women, 30 & Over open wheel

Why: The ABD BSX is a fund raising event for the Royal Children’s Hospital

Video: Click here to download a video of the 2008 event. (64Mb Windows Media file)

BMXMAD supporting BSX 2009

Melbourne based BMX specialist bike shop BMXMAD have always been a big supporter of BSX, donating products for auctions and raffles and Rocket helping out on the gate. 2009 is no exception. Here’s a list of the gear they will be donating this year.

  • 1 x DC Shoes   $140
  • 1 x Protec Helmet $80
  • 2 x DTH Foldable Tyres $90
  • 1 x TLD Peak  $45
  • 1 x BMXMAD Voucher $50

Time to ride

BSX is less than a week away, have you ever thought of racing BSX but were intimidated by the quality of riders in the field? Without a UCI race in Melbourne during Track Attack this year it’s the perfect opportunity to give it a try. Take a look at the “Entry form” details below, and bring your bike and race gear with you for the most fun you can have on two wheels.

Spectator fees

Unfortunatly there are massive overheads when running even a small event like BSX, so we have to charge a gate fee for spectators. (Riders who compete are covered with their race entry fees.) Remember 100% of profits from the event go to the Royal Children’s Hospital. Here’s a break down of the costs.

  • $10 Adult (14 & Over)
  • $5 Children (6 to 13)
  • Free Toddlers (Under 6)
  • $25 Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children)

Entry form

The entry form for the ABD BSX is now available, it includes full details on how to get to the track with directions and maps. For the riders who are coming up for a ride this weekend you can enter while you are here if you like. We will also be taking entries at the first two rounds of Track Attack at Lilydale and Park Orchards in the bmxultra.com tent. If you would like to enter on the day entries close at 12 pm (noon) sharp racing starts at 1pm.

Click here to download the entry form.

Transponders

In 2008 we used transponders at BSX for the first time, thanks to XBR for supplying them, we will be using them again this year. As the event comes around each year the racing just keeps getting closer and to the naked eye it gets very difficult to work out who wins and who is eliminated. Transponders make the job a whole lot easier and it means we need less people to run the event.

Donations

One of the various ways you can help BSX is to make a donation for the Royal Children’s Hospital, even if you can’t make it on race day. Each donation over $2 is tax deductable. If you would like to make a donation, all donated funds via cheque, cash or credit card will go directly to the RCH, just fill out this form and mail it as directed.

BSX2009 Donation Coupon (PDF document)

Win one of two ABD race bikes

We will have an XL and an Expert up for grabs at the ABD BSX, but you’ll have to be there to win. More details coming soon.ABD XL 09 ABD Expert 09

Partnership opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a BSX partner we have many packages available, contact us at webmaster@bmxultra.com for details.

ABD BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Platinum Partner

ABD (www.avantibikes.com)

Gold Partners

Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)

XBR (www.xbr.com.au)

Silver Partners

Elite Cycle Imports (www.eciimports.com – S&M, THE Industries, Alienation, Sinz and Profile Racing)

Supercross BMX (www.supercrossbmx.com)

Bronze Partner

Poison City Records (www.poisoncityrecords.com)

GT Bicycles

Fox By Monza

Chris Van Winden Paint-jobs

BMXMAD

Supporting Partners

BMX Australia

BMX Victoria

BMX Press Magazine

For more information see bmxultra.com/bsx

About BSX

BSX (Bicycle Supercross) is one-on-one sprint trails style racing on a backyard track built specifically to test a rider’s skills. The short straights, lofty jumps and tight corners are very intense under race conditions but also fun for competitors and create quite a lot of entertainment for spectators. The event provides a unique experience for the local Victorian riders, as well as the interstate and international visitors during an off day of the Track Attack series. The events primary function is to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. In just three years the event has raised $11,678.45 which has provided the hospital with new equipment. Funds have been raised through gate takings, raffles, auctions and donations.

About the Royal Children’s Hospital

‘The Royal Children’s Hospital is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and provides a full range of clinical services and health promotion and prevention programs for infants through to adolescents. Each year the Royal Children’s Hospital treats tens of thousands of children through our Emergency Department, inpatient admissions and outpatient visits. The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in providing additional funding to support important research projects and purchase state of the art medical equipment to ensure that every child receives the very best treatment now and into the future.

14/01 Ultimate Racer 2

HRVFitness.com press release

Tony Harvey will be hosting a 2 day training seminar at the Park Orchards BMX track on the 7th and 8th of February. Through Tony’s years of racing, training and study he has developed some fantastic sport specific training systems, guaranteed to give results.

Training will start both days at 9am and finish 2pm, food and drinks will be supplied.

This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the sports most experienced riders, so get in now. Spots are limited. 10 riders only.

Price:$200

10 Spots only

Email: tony@hrvfitness.com for more information or go to www.hrvfitness.com

14/01 Gate practice at Northern Park tonight

Northern Park press release

With Track Attack kicking off this weekend the Northern Park BMX Club will have gate practice on Wednesday 13th Jan from 6.15pm at the Northern Park

Track, Sycamore Reserve, Mill Park. Everyone is welcome.

13/01 Maliek Byndloss signs with ONE/Kenda

ONE KENDA press release

The 2008 NBL National #1 in 13 Expert, Maliek Byndloss from Florida USA signed a new contract with ONE/Kenda.

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Maliek has been with ONE/Kenda for 5 seasons already.

The honor roll student showes his loyalty to ONE by signing again.

ONE’s interest in Maliek is to see him grow in the sport and the dedication he has to be the best.

Recently Maliek won the President’s Cup in Class, Cruiser and Open at the Christmas Classic, where he also won Class on Day 1 and 2.

On his 2009 schedule are all major events in the US, the Worlds in Australia and Maliek plans to come over to Europe to do the Euro round in Holland and the final rounds in Denmark.

ONE KENDA is sponsored by:

Pinch Gear, BOMBSHELL, KMC, SHIMANO, SNAP, BOLLÉ, THE Industries, WLM DESIGN, UFO, THOMSON, ODI, KENDA, NIKE

13/01 ABD South Australian State BMX Championships Update

BMXSA press release

What: The ABD Open South Australian State BMX Championships

When: 21st & 22nd February 2009

Where: The Cove BMX track, Hallet Cove, SA

Gold Sponsor – Avanti BMX Development www.avantibikes.com

Nominations close in one week for all challenge classes – Tues 20th January 2009

Pro Classes only can nominate up till 8pm Friday 20th Feb 09.

Nomination forms are available on the SA community website http://sabmxa.bmxa.com.au and www.bmxultra.com

Contact – Event Manager, Kim Braybon – 0408 097403  kim.braybon@bigpond.com

These State Championships also include Round 4 of the Australian Probikx/Champbikx National Tour on Saturday morning 21st February. For all details  – www.bmxaustralia.com.au

13/01 BMXV 2008 Rider of the year awards

BMX Victoria press release

BMX Victoria will be holding their End of Season event at the Jika International in Fairfield on Saturday the 14th of February starting at 7.30pm.  The 2008 BMXV rider of the year awards will be handed out at this event.  4 categories will be awarded BMXV Rider of the Year awards.  Junior Rider of the Year (riders that were 14 or younger in 2008) Senior rider of the year (Riders between the ages of 14 – 30 in 2008) and vet rider of the year (riders 30 and over in 2008).  As well there will be an overall rider of the year which will be awarded to the highest polling rider across the 3 age categories. (please note the rider that win the 2008 Rider of the Year will not win their age class as well).  A experienced panel of BMX identities have made the following nominations in the 3 age categories.

Junior Rider of the Year Bodi Turner

David Lyon

Brenton Gibbs

Lachlan Kennedy

Ebony Dunsworth

Senior Rider of the YearMatt  Dunsworth

Jhy Denholm

Michael Chasteauneuf

Erin Anderson

Josh Callan

Vet Rider of the YearSimon Anderson

Fiona Dobson

Grant Williams

Karen Turner

Brian Lacey

Rockin Rod Turner will be presenting the music and we will be raising money for the Royal Children’s Hospital on the night.

A two course meal will be served and drinks will be at bar prices.

Tickets cost $40.00 per person.

For tickets please contact Wayne Berryman on wberryman@bynorm.com.au or 0429 605 356.

Tickets will be on sales at Track Attack 09.

12/01 Review: THE Hustle and Flow seats

by bmxultra.com

As promised we have been working hard to bring you product reviews, this time is a double review of the THE Hustle and the THE Flow seats. Click here to check it out.

09/01 Robert “Afro Bob” De Wilde in Sydney

by bmxultra.com

Gavin D over at XBR brought Bubba Harris to Australia back in 2007, the year that Bubba was going for his fourth straight ABA AA Pro #1 title, his short stay included a couple of races and the XBR Super Clinic.

XBR have just finished their Super Clinic , this time in NSW, with Afro Bob as the main coach and are getting ready for the XBR summer series held in Sydney over the next week. You should be able to catch the Dutch Olympian, Afro Bob, doing what he does best at any of the following tracks:

Meeting 1- Saturday 10th January at CASTLE HILL

Fred Caterson Reserve – off Gilbert Rd, Castle Hill

Registration, Photos & Transponder Fitting 7:30am to 9:00am

Graded Practice 8:00am – 8:20am Gate drops 9:30am

Meeting 2 – Sunday 11th January at HAWKESBURY BMX CLUB

Colbee Park, Cnr of McGrath Road and Old Hawkesbury Road, McGraths Hill

Registration & Transponder Fitting 7:30pm to 9:00am

Graded Practice 8:00am – 8:20am Gate drops 9:30am

Meeting 3 – Tuesday 13th January at MANLY/WARRINGAH BMX CLUB (Under lights)

RETRO RACE/ “HACK TO THE FUTURE” (all riders must ride in flats)

JJ Melbourne Hills Reserve, Kamber Road, Terrey Hills

Registration & Transponder Fitting 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Graded Practice 5:00pm – 6:00pm Gate drops 6:15pm

Meeting 4 – Thursday 15th January at MACARTHUR BMX CLUB

Kirkham Park sporting complex, corner of Camden Valley Way and Hilder Street Elderslie

Registration & Transponder Fitting 4:30pm to 6:00pm

Graded Practice 5:00pm – 6:00pm Gate drops 6:15pm

Meeting 5 – Saturday 17th January at LIVERPOOL BMX CLUB

Hoxton Park Road, Liverpool

Registration & Transponder Fitting 7:30am to 9:00am

Graded Practice 8:00am – 8:20am Gate drops 9:30am

09/01 Nine reasons to race the NBL Coyote Nationals

NBL press release

Olympic Medalists to go head-to-head with NBL National Champions and other top pros from around the world at the NBL Coyote BMX Nationals, January 17 & 18 in Goodyear, Arizona.

Hilliard, Ohio – Building on the success of last year’s season, NBL BMX continues to grow in the Southeast and the Coyote Nationals will provide a great opportunity for Western riders to qualify for the NBL Grands. Amateurs need only 6 National scores plus the Grands to earn a NBL National number and two of those scores can come from NBL Regionals. With four more Nationals in the West (Las Vegas and Prunedale), it’s easier than ever to qualify. NBL awards number plates to all qualified riders in the Expert, Novice, Rookie, Girls and Cruiser classes at the NBL Grand National each year.  What more do you need?  Here’s 9 reasons to race it!

  1. RACE AN AWESOME TRACK – Estrella Mountain BMX is one of the best tracks in the country and it even has a sweet Pro Section. See for yourself at www.estrellamountainbmx.com.
  2. GET TWO NATIONAL SCORES – Did you know you only need 6 scores plus the NBL Grands to earn a plate? It’s true! And two of those scores can come from Regional events.
  3. ALL BMX LICENSES ACCEPTED – Not an NBL member yet? That’s okay, we want to give everyone the opportunity to race. All BMX licenses will be accepted.
  4. WIN UGP STUFF – Win an Open Class and you automatically win a UGP product plus there’s a box full of random prizes for all open entrants. Make 3 Open mains and qualify for the UGP Open Championship.
  5. WIN SPONSOR PRIZES – Race both days and you get a chance to win sweet prizes from NBL’s National Sponsors.
  6. OLYMPIC MEDALISTS IN ATTENDANCE – Watch Gold Medalist, Maris Strombergs, and Silver Medalist, Mike Day, take on NBL National Champion, Randy Stumpfhauser – A duel in the desert.
  7. FREE SAMPLES AND CONTESTS – From BAWLS Guarana throughout the weekend. Yes, they will have G33K B33R stocked and loaded.  They’ll be running a few contest too!
  8. GET PHOTOGRAPHED – The race will be covered by BMXWORLD, BMX Plus! and BMX Today Magazines
  9. GET AUTOGRAPHED – Get an autograph from the Olympians and other top professional riders in attendance.

The Coyote National weekend kicks off on Friday, January 16th with the ‘Friday Nite pre-race for amateurs. Get two National scores by racing the Coyote Nationals on Saturday and Sunday and you’ll also earn a handful of NBL High Points. Saturday’s National will be the first Elite series race and you’ll get to watch as Randy Stumpfhauser and Stephanie Barragan defend their titles against the Olympic medalists and other top pros.  Gold and Silver Medalists, Maris Strombergs and Mike Day have confirmed their attendance so expect an amazing show.

Estrella Mtn. BMX is located in the city of Goodyear, only 20 minutes from the Phoenix Int’l Airport – the best track in Arizona. Estrella Mountain BMX is just one of more than 150 exciting courses in NBL’s nationwide network of BMX Tracks and the perfect location for the 2009 NBL Coyote Nationals. Visit their website at www.estrellamountainbmx.com to get directions and local information.

The NBL Coyote National is proudly sponsored by BAWLS Guarana (www.bawls.com), Intense BMX (www.intensebmx.com), Kenda Tires (www.kendausa.com), UGP (www.undergroundproducts.com), Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), THE Industries (www.bmxthe.com) and Hotshoppe Designs (www.hotshoppedesign.com) in association with GO211 (www.go211.com) and Camp Woodward (www.campwoodward.com).

09/01 Track Attack coaching clinic

Track Attack press release

“The Track Attack 09 coaching clinic will be held at the Eastfield BMX Club on Thursday the 15th of January.  Two sessions will be held with the first being held from 9.00am to 11.00am and a second starting at 1.00pm and going until 3.00pm.  Coaches will be Sean Dwight , former Australian HP coach and current coach of Olympian Nicole Callisto, and Tony Harvey, former Australian Elite men champion and Victorian super coach.  Clinic cost will be $40.00 a rider per session and is opened to all age classes. To book a place at one of these sessions please contact Wayne Berryman on 0429 605 356 or theberrymans@optusnet.com.au

08/01 Supercross BMX proudly add AA Pro Kris Fox to the Supercross Family

Supercross BMX press release

It’s that time of year again where rider switches are abound, and we are very proud here at Supercross BMX to announce a new addition to the Supercross Family. None other than 2008 NBL #1 Super-X , AA Pro and Future Olympian – Kris Fox!

KrisandSammy

Kris is currently training on a Supercross EVO S7 Pro XL with custom graphics while he is preparing for his return to BMX racing at the ABA / UCI Pro Race in Perris California, after his ankle injury suffered at the UCI France Race last fall.

“Kris is an awesome addition to the Supercross Family” said 2008 Olympian and Supercross BMX Racer/Team Manager Samantha Cools. “We could not of asked for a better all around rider” added Supercross Owner Bill Ryan. “Kris is one of the happiest people we have met and is a hard trainer and dedicated to his BMX career and giving back to the younger riders. He is a perfect fit for the team”

Look for Kris to be at all ABA and UCI races worldwide starting Feb. 6th in Perris California.

The 2009 Supercross BMX Racing Team proudly represents – Alienation, Block Jerseys, No Fear Racewear, Speedline Parts, TECH BMX, LDC Components, Kid Fuel, BMXNOW.com OGIO, Monavie, Profile, and MJT Photos.

08/01 Psykopath brings the Storm to Reno, NV this weekend

Psykopath press release

Psykopath has always recruited and supported new talent. We are proud to support new rookie AA Pro Sean Storms from Simi Valley, CA.

Sean is an impressive looking AA Pro prospect who has plenty of upside. He possesses the skills, speed, power and good attitude to have a great future in BMX.  Sean has been racing for 19 years, and has won many titles in the amateur ranks and has won a number of A Pro wins.  He will be joining our talented factory roster listed below:

Team Manager Nick “Dawg” Valencia 19-27X

Factory Trainer, Vet Pro Terry Tenette

AA Pro Augusto Castro

A Pro Alex Larson

A Pro Diego Alejandre

A Pro Kyle “Z-Man” Zondervan

A Pro Jayson “J-Fil” Filingeri

A Pro Jesse Langland

We would also like to welcome back Nick “Dawg” Valencia back on the team, he has been a long time team member and will be 09 Team Manager for Psykopath.  Sean Storms will also be getting support from, www.cashforhouses.tv, The Other Bikeshop, Snap, Alienation. Sean Storms will make his AA Pro and Psykopath debut in
Reno, NV.

07/01 ABD BSX update – entry form and transponders

by bmxultra.com

What: The ABD BSX – A one-on-one backyard BMX race charity event

When: Monday 19th January 2009 (During Track Attack week)

Where: Pheasant Creek (60kms North East of Melbourne’s CBD)

Classes: Open Men, Open Women, 30 & Over open wheel

Why: The ABD BSX is a fund raising event for the Royal Children’s Hospital

Video: Click here to download a video of the 2008 event. (64Mb Windows Media file)

Open ride coming January Saturday 10 and Sunday 11

This weekend is our last chance to get everything in tip top shape before the BSX, we need people to just ride the track, so if lifting a shovel or a whipper snipper isn’t your thing there is still plenty of other work to do. Right now riding is just as important as lifiting a shovel to help with finishing touches or helping drop the gate mechanism in. If you are up for a ride just email webmaster@bmxultra.com for address details and so we know when to expect you. This will be the last opportunity to ride the track until the Monday of the ABD BSX race.

Who’s racing?

Since the BSX is really set up to slot in just after a UCI series race held during Track Attack we have never had any problems getting riders to stick around and compete at BSX, the riders have always been very supportive of the event. This is the first year since we started BSX that it hasn’t followed a UCI round. Sure, as the event organiser, it can make you a little nervous that you won’t get the big name riders, what it means though is there is plenty of opportunity for others to make the final.

We have spoken with GT’s Luke Madill, winner of BSX in 2006 and 2007, to see if he is coming, he was a maybe with his focus being the Mountain Bike nationals the following weekend. Redline’s Josh Callan, winner of BSX 2008, is also a maybe. It seems that Josh will be in Queensland training with Wade Bootes and the rest of the Australian crew but would love to fly down to race. What this means is that we could see a new King of BSX crowned come January 19. Who will it be? Only time will tell. ABD’s own Mike Fenwick, former UCI junior world champion, will fly in for the event on his way to the Mountain Bike nationals. It will be his first time on the little track. Just who will be his main competition is unknown at this stage, there are a whole bunch of riders on the improve that look to shine on the big day.

We haven’t heard from any female riders as yet, so come on girls, let’s see if we can get a class together.

The 30 & Over open wheel has been dominated by GT’s Simon Anderson the past two years, he’ll return to attempt to be the first rider ever to have won the event three times and for three consecutive years. Jock Kelly who won the same class in 2006 will be in it to give Simon a run for his money, as will a whole bunch of other riders.

Entry form

The entry form for the ABD BSX is now available, it includes full details on how to get to the track with directions and maps. For the riders who are coming up for a ride this weekend you can enter while you are here if you like. We will also be taking entries at the first two rounds of Track Attack at Lilydale and Park Orchards in the bmxultra.com tent. If you would like to enter on the day entries close at 12 pm (noon) sharp racing starts at 1pm.

Click here to download the entry form.

Transponders

In 2008 we used transponders at BSX for the first time, thanks to XBR for supplying them, we will be using them again this year. As the event comes around each year the racing just keeps getting closer and to the naked eye it gets very difficult to work out who wins and who is eliminated. Transponders make the job a whole lot easier and it means we need less people to run the event.

Donations

One of the various ways you can help BSX is to make a donation for the Royal Children’s Hospital, even if you can’t make it on race day. Each donation over $2 is tax deductable. If you would like to make a donation, all donated funds via cheque, cash or credit card will go directly to the RCH, just fill out this form and mail it as directed.

BSX2009 Donation Coupon (PDF document)

Win one of two ABD race bikes

We will have an XL and an Expert up for grabs at the ABD BSX, but you’ll have to be there to win. More details coming soon.ABD XL 09 ABD Expert 09

Partnership opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a BSX partner we have many packages available, contact us at webmaster@bmxultra.com for details.

ABD BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Platinum Partner

ABD (www.avantibikes.com)

Gold Partners

Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)

XBR (www.xbr.com.au)

Silver Partners

Elite Cycle Imports (www.eciimports.com – S&M, THE Industries, Alienation, Sinz and Profile Racing)

Supercross BMX (www.supercrossbmx.com)

Bronze Partner

Poison City Records (www.poisoncityrecords.com)

GT Bicycles

Fox By Monza

Chris Van Winden Paint-jobs

Supporting Partners

BMX Australia

BMX Victoria

BMX Press Magazine

For more information see bmxultra.com/bsx

About BSX

BSX (Bicycle Supercross) is one-on-one sprint trails style racing on a backyard track built specifically to test a rider’s skills. The short straights, lofty jumps and tight corners are very intense under race conditions but also fun for competitors and create quite a lot of entertainment for spectators. The event provides a unique experience for the local Victorian riders, as well as the interstate and international visitors during an off day of the Track Attack series. The events primary function is to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. In just three years the event has raised $11,678.45 which has provided the hospital with new equipment. Funds have been raised through gate takings, raffles, auctions and donations.

About the Royal Children’s Hospital

‘The Royal Children’s Hospital is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and provides a full range of clinical services and health promotion and prevention programs for infants through to adolescents. Each year the Royal Children’s Hospital treats tens of thousands of children through our Emergency Department, inpatient admissions and outpatient visits. The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in providing additional funding to support important research projects and purchase state of the art medical equipment to ensure that every child receives the very best treatment now and into the future.

06/01 bmxultra.com supports local business

by bmxultra.com

Having raced BMX since 1982 I have seen many changes in the way people purchase BMX products. In the 80’s BMX was very strong and finding high end BMX products in everyday bike stores wasn’t uncommon. Specialist stores like Pat Dillon’s PRM BMX, based in Melbourne, were few and far between but you could walk into PRM and build your custom dream bike from what they had on stock in the store. Stores like PRM are now long gone.

The internet and ebay has changed the way many people shop. Making BMX racing products more affordable to the end user but it has come at a cost. While people look to cut their costs and buy overseas the local industry struggles.

Many people blame distributors and resellers for being greedy but forget the prices are all controlled by three major factors.

  • The first, and most fluctuating, is the exchange rate, most BMX products are sold by manufacturers in US dollars and as we have seen in the past 12 months it can make the price of a a set of Profile race cranks vary from $400 to $250 (Australian dollars).
  • Another factor is that businesses must at least break even to cover costs or they simply won’t survive. A distributor and reseller both has costs that need to be considered, wages, bills, rent, shipping, advertising, the list goes on and on. There are mail order only stores that don’t have a shop front that don’t have the same costs a bike shop would have so they might sell items at a lower costs, but beware they could vanish quicker than you can say “can I have a recept for that”.
  • Quantity of products purchased often governs cost. If you go to the local supermarket and buy 24 single cans of Coke and then buy a 24 can carton you can be guarenteed the carton will be discounted. Buying bulk gives the purchaser extra buying power, often known as price breaks. Let’s say that a company imports tire warmers for example. 80 people purchase them from overseas and only 20 are ordered for local sales. If the company were to order all 100 they would be able to purchase at a lower cost and would be able to pass that saving on to the customer.

Many people consider just one thing when purchasing overseas, cutting costs, but what about the nightmares? I have purchased products from the US directly, and I only ever do it when the products aren’t sold here in Australia. In the late 80’s I purchased a Titan frame, at the time considered the Ferrari of BMX frames and even though it came from the US it was still very expensive for the time. There was a manufacturers fault and I had trouble with the frame, except I would have to pay the costs to get the frame back to the store I purchased it from and back again without guarantee that it would be replaced. This happened twice before I had a frame custom made locally. What about the customs costs that can often hit and quickly increase the costs to a point it could have been cheaper to purchase locally? It’s also a known problem where product can go missing or get damaged in transit. I have also been caught out when I received something totally different from what I had ordered and couldn’t return the itme. I am sure that my examples are only the tip of the iceberg.

bmxultra.com supports local business because it’s vital to the survival to our sport. If no store in Australia was to carry BMX products at all it would be impossibe for our sport to grow or even maintain numbers for that matter. Our BMX tracks are generally poked away so they can’t be seen by the public and if people couldn’t purchase BMX bikes or even see them on display in stores it’s likely we would lose out to another cycling sport. Can you imagine what it would be like if you couldn’t just go to the local bike store and buy a new tire, tube, grips, chains…I think you get the picture.

When you are looking for something new and consider purchasing it from overseas talk to your local bike shop first, ask if they can price match, you might be surprised with not only the response but the service as well, which is something you can’t get from overseas.

05/01 bmxultra.com back on deck

by bmxultra.com

I would like to apologise for our unplanned break over the Christmas and New Year period. I was interstate for the whole of the two weeks and fell ill right at the start so thought it was a good time to just stop everything and wind down completely. I trust everyone had a great break and are ready for another big year of BMX racing. I know we are, we’ve been playing with some more products so should have some new product reviews for you soon. Naturally this is a busy time of the year for us with the BSX being just two weeks away, we’ll do what we can to keep you informed about that and other BMX racing news from around the globe.

05/01 ABD BSX update – open ride and last working bee this weekend Jan 10 & 11

by bmxultra.com

What: The ABD BSX – A one-on-one backyard BMX race charity event

When: Monday 19th January 2009 (During Track Attack week)

Where: Pheasant Creek (60kms North East of Melbourne’s CBD)

Classes: Open Men, Open Women, 30 & Over open wheel

Why: The ABD BSX is a fund raising event for the Royal Children’s Hospital

Video: Click here to download a video of the 2008 event. (64Mb Windows Media file)

Open ride coming January Saturday 10 and Sunday 11

This weekend is our last chance to get everything in tip top shape before the BSX, we need people to just ride the track, so if lifting a shovel or a whipper snipper isn’t your thing there is still plenty of other work to do. Right now riding is just as important as lifiting a shovel to help with finishing touches or helping drop the gate mechanism in. If you are up for a ride just email webmaster@bmxultra.com for address details and so we know when to expect you. This will be the last opportunity to ride the track until the Monday of the ABD BSX race.

Pre-order your t-shirt or hoodie – Last day of pre order (JAN 5th)

Email webmaster@bmxultra.com with your name, size and contact details to pre-order your BSX merchandise or risk missing out

  • T-shirts $15
  • Hoodies $30

If you don’t pre-order we will have limited numbers of t-shirts on the day but cannot guarantee that we will have a t-shirt in your size. Hoodies are pre-order only.

Donations

One of the various ways you can help BSX is to make a donation for the Royal Children’s Hospital, even if you can’t make it on race day. Each donation over $2 is tax deductable. If you would like to make a donation, all donated funds via cheque, cash or credit card will go directly to the RCH, just fill out this form and mail it as directed.

BSX2009 Donation Coupon (PDF document)

Volunteers

Each year it takes many people to keep BSX running smoothly. We need people to help with parking, on the gate, in the merchadise stand, selling raffle tickets, and around the track. If you can help out on the day please email webmaster@bmxultra.com. There are special benefits for volunteers, you will need to email for details.

Win one of two ABD race bikes

We will have an XL and an Expert up for grabs at the ABD BSX, but you’ll have to be there to win. More details coming soon.ABD XL 09 ABD Expert 09

Partnership opportunities

If you are interested in becoming a BSX partner we have many packages available, contact us at webmaster@bmxultra.com for details.

ABD BSX is presented by bmxultra.com and proudly supported by

Platinum Partner

ABD (www.avantibikes.com)

Gold Partners

Dirt Designs (www.bmxultra.com/dirt)

XBR (www.xbr.com.au)

Silver Partners

Elite Cycle Imports (www.eciimports.com – S&M, THE Industries, Alienation, Sinz and Profile Racing)

Supercross BMX (www.supercrossbmx.com)

Bronze Partner

Poison City Records (www.poisoncityrecords.com)

GT Bicycles

Fox By Monza

Chris Van Winden Paint-jobs

Supporting Partners

BMX Australia

BMX Victoria

BMX Press Magazine

For more information see bmxultra.com/bsx

About BSX

BSX (Bicycle Supercross) is one-on-one sprint trails style racing on a backyard track built specifically to test a rider’s skills. The short straights, lofty jumps and tight corners are very intense under race conditions but also fun for competitors and create quite a lot of entertainment for spectators. The event provides a unique experience for the local Victorian riders, as well as the interstate and international visitors during an off day of the Track Attack series. The events primary function is to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation. In just three years the event has raised $11,678.45 which has provided the hospital with new equipment. Funds have been raised through gate takings, raffles, auctions and donations.

About the Royal Children’s Hospital

‘The Royal Children’s Hospital is the major specialist paediatric hospital in Victoria and provides a full range of clinical services and health promotion and prevention programs for infants through to adolescents. Each year the Royal Children’s Hospital treats tens of thousands of children through our Emergency Department, inpatient admissions and outpatient visits. The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation plays a vital role in providing additional funding to support important research projects and purchase state of the art medical equipment to ensure that every child receives the very best treatment now and into the future.

05/01 Bodi Turner dominates Nerang

BMXMAD press release

Bodi Turner dominates 15 boys Champbikx rounds 2 & 3 at Nerang on Jan 2nd and 3rd.   Bodi won all moto’s, semi’s and final on both days on his new Intense Podium.  The weather on Friday evening was fantastic, balmy and fast with Saturday the complete opposite (yes you guessed it!) wet.

Bodi would like to thank his sponsors: FACTORY INTENSE, ECI and BMXMAD.  He is also proud to be on the National Talent ID Squad and is looking forward to the next round in SA.

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05/01 Graves & Kirkham win in Nerang

bike media press release

Round 3

Beijing Olympian, Jared Graves won his first BMX race since the Olympics today in the third Hog’s Breath Café National Round on the Gold Coast today.

The 26 year old found the wet and muddy conditions tough but was determined to avoid a repeat of last night’s round which saw Adelaide’s Brian Kirkham steel the win in a photo finish.

“In the run last night I slowed down a bit because I thought I had a bit of a gap,” Graves said about his second place in round two last night. However the professional cyclist knew what he had to do.

“Today I just went flat out right from the line I wasn’t leaving any chances today,” Graves declared. “My legs felt better than yesterday.”

Graves lead from the start and completed the four straights unchallenged to win his first BMX race since making the final in Beijing where he was unlucky to crash while in medal contention and finished sixth. For Graves racing in the national series has taken some time to adjust.

“It’s a bit of a change of pace after Beijing,” he said. “There was only one jump on the track we can jump today!”

Second was Kirkham with Maitland’s Thomas Hubert in third.

The elite women’s race was won by Canberra’s Caroline Buchanan after a strong start saw Beijing Olympian, Nicole Callisto from Perth relegated to third place  after being passed by Victoria’s Ziggy Callan.

Junior World Champion, Sam Willoughby from Adelaide won the junior men’s race today making amends after a disappointing crash in last night’s semi final left him out of the placings. Second was fellow Adelaide rider, Anthony Dean with Victoria’s Joshua Callan in third.

World silver medallist, Bunbury’s Lauren Reynolds won the junior women’s race convincingly from Townville’s Rachel Bracken with local rider Cherie Simpson in third.

Bracken, Buchanan, Reynolds, Willoughby and Joshua Callan are the five newly announced members of the BMX Elite Development Squad preparing for the London 2012 Olympics.

BMX Australia – Probikx Results Round 3

 

Elite Men1 Jared Graves

2 Brian Kirkham

3 Thomas Hubert

4 Alex Cameron

5 Matt Willoughby

6 Billy Jolliffe

7 Steven Janssen

8 Brock Murray

Elite Women1 Caroline Buchanan

2 Ziggy Callan

3 Nicole Callisto

4 Caetlyn Hubert

Junior Men1 Sam Willoughby

2 Anthony Dean

3 Josh Callan

4 Matt Dunsworth

5 Ian Docherty

6 Hayden de Vries

7 Josh Nash

8 Ryan Henderson

Junior Women1 Lauren Reynolds

2 Rachel Bracken

3 Cherie Simpson

4 Kirsten Dellar

5 Talia Smith

6 Kate Fischmann

7 Jacinta Rice

BMX Australia – Champbikx Results Round 3

16 Boys: 1 Graeme Mudd 2 Joseph Costa 3 Darryn Goodwin 4 Jaymin King 5 Andrew Gore 6 Brandon McQueen 7 Alexander Ulyate 8 Thomas Rowe

16 Girls: 1 Melinda McLeod 2 Lacey Oliver 3 Molly Nichols Pavy 4 Leanna Curtis 5 Kayla-May Cosgrove 6 Prue Harvey 7 Sophie Webb

15 Boys: 1 Bodi Turner 2 Madison Denholm 3 Jacob Price 4 Trent Jones 5 Matt Willoughby 6 Josh Lathwell 7 Adam Hilliam 8 Max Quinn

15 Girls: 1 Madison Janssen 2 Chelsea King 3 Taylor Argent 4 Liza Dunn 5 Jessica Fieldhouse

14 Boys: 1 Jack Buchhorn 2 Ashley White 3 Kerod Connors 4 Hayden Brooker 5 Boyd Hilder 6 Jayden Butler 7 Steven Gedye 8 Liam Howden

14 Girls: 1 Rachel Jones 2 Macey Gore 3 Sarah Harvey

Round 2

Adelaide’s BMX rising star, Brian Kirkham, narrowly beat Beijing Olympian, Jared Graves, in a photo finish at the Hog’s Breath National Round on the Gold Coast tonight.

The 22 year old pulled back Graves after the Olympian took the early lead. Kirkham took out the second round of the National Series and fourth UCI Oceania Series round making it his first ever UCI win.

With just millimetres separating Graves and Kirkham both were unsure of the winner until officials viewed the video.

“I was taking it a bit steady after seeing Sam go down,” explained Graves. “I just had jelly legs to the line. It’s good to be back into BMX..”

According to Kirkham there was no doubt about Graves strong start.

“Jared had a super fast first straight,” he admitted but Kirkham recently returned to Australia after racing the ABA grands in the USA.

“I have been working hard on my track speed. I knew if I had a good run and stuck behind him I’d be right,” said Kirkham.

The women’s winner was Caroline Buchanan from Canberra after Beijing Olympian Nicole Callisto tumbled in the first straight. Buchanan won comfortably with Melbourne’s Ziggy Callan in second. Third was Caetlyn Hubert from Maitland while Callisto recovered to cross the line in fourth place. Buchanan is one of five members of the newly announced BMX Elite Development Squad.

Junior World Champion, Sam Willoughby (Adelaide) lead every moto but cam unstuck on the second berm during the semi-finals leaving him out of the final. Victoria’s Joshua Callan rode brilliantly to claim first with Cairns rider, Kurt Nicholls, in second. Mackay’s Ryan Faux showed a return to form with third place. Callan and Willoughby were the only male riders included in the BMX Elite Development Squad.

World silver medallist, Lauren Reynolds from Bunbury dominated the junior women’s racing taking the final while Victorian, Kirsten Dellar (Mansfield) slipped into second. World bronze medallist, Rachel Bracken from Townsville, claimed third. Both Reynolds and Bracken were also included in the BMX Elite Development Squad.

In the Champbikx under 16 boys it was Perth’s Darryn Goodwin (Hills) who claimed the win while World Champion, Melinda McLeod from Mackay took out the girl’s division. Under 15’s Bodi Turner from Victoria (Eastfields) took the boy’s win while Chelsea King from Brisbane (Beenleigh) claimed the girl’s final. Mackay’s Jack Buchhorn took out the 14 boys and Rachel Jones (Lake Macquarie) won the girl’s division.

BMX Australia – Probikx Results Round 2

 

Elite Men1 Brian Kirkham

2 Jared Graves

3 Alex Cameron

4 Matt Willoughby

5 Todd Pascoe

6 Thomas Hubert

7 Ashley Pemberton

8 Brock Murray

Elite Women1 Caroline Buchanan

2 Ziggy Callan

3 Caetlyn Hubert

4 Nicole Callisto

Junior Men1 Josh Callan

2 Kurt Nicholls

3 Ryan Faux

4 Andrew McKenzie

5 Michael Chasteauneuf

6 Casey Riggs

7 Tatsumi Matsushita

8 Kerry King

Junior Women1 Lauren Reynolds

2 Kirsten Dellar

3 Rachel Bracken

4 Cherie Simpson

5 Kate Fischmann

6 Talia Smith

7 Camille Prestwidge

BMX Australia – Champbikx Results Round 2

16 Boys: 1 Darryn Goodwin 2 Graeme Mudd 3 Joseph Costa 4 Jaymin King 5 Thomas Rowe 6 Alexander Ulyate 7 Andrew Gore 8 Adam Shields

16 Girls: 1 Melinda McLeod 2 Lacey Oliver 3 Leanna Curtis 4 Molly Nichols Pavy 5 Prue Harvey 6 Kayla-May Cosgrove 7 Karlie Thorpe

15 Boys: 1 Bodi Turner 2 Zain Ariffin 3 Morgan Peen 4 Matt Millington 5 Josh Lathwell 6 Scott McGetrick 7 Adam Hilliam 8 Matt Shone

15 Girls: 1 Chelsea King 2 Madison Janssen 3 Taylor Argent 4 Liza Dunn 5 Jessica Fieldhouse

14 Boys: 1 Jack Buchhorn 2 Boyd Hilder 3 Steven Gedye 4 Kerrod Connors 5 Ashley White 6 Hayden Brooker 7 Jake Rice 8 Jayden Butler

14 Girls: 1 Rachel Jones 2 Macey Gore 3 Sarah Harvey

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