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31/03 Extra Events Announced For NBL Spring Break In Florida

NBL press release

Hey riders, the NBL BMX Spring Break is coming up in Florida and there’s tons of extra stuff to do this year. Check out what’s going on in the Sunshine State. The Easter Classic is a full-blown NBL Elite Series race and tons of the top riders will be there.  The Olympic Gold Medalist, Maris Strombergs, will be there along with NBL’s reigning Champions, Randy Stumpfhauser and Stephanie Barragan.  Watch the live webcast of the Easter Classic on GO211.

Friday April 3 – NBL Future Stars Clinic / High Springs BMX

  • Time: 11am – 2pm. Cost $30 includes goody bag and professional instruction
  • Featuring Excalibur’s Josh Meyers and NBL Head Trainer, Justin Travis

Gator Nationals Pre-race:

  • 16 & over PRO/AM Open $500 purse + 100% of entry fees
  • Pro-Am Entry fee $10
  • Prizes for top 3 in amateur opens during Friday’s pre-race (must race class as well)\

www.highspringsbmx.com

Tuesday April 7 – Pro-Am Race / Sarasota BMX

  • $5 points only race for all riders.
  • 16 & over PRO/AM Open $500 purse, contingent on at least 8 riders, entry fee $10
  • 14-15 open 100% payout, entry fee $5
  • Amateurs must race class to participate in their opens.
  • Registration and practice will start at 6 pm, with the first gate dropping at 8:00.

www.sarasotabmx.com

Wednesday April 8 – Pro-Am Race / Tampa BMX

  • Tampa BMX 16 & over PRO/AM Open $500 purse + 100% of entry fees
  • Entry Fee $10
  • Practice and Registration: 5-6:30pm, Racing at 7pm

www.tampabmx.com

Friday April 10 – St. Cloud BMX / Intense Pro Clinic

  • Intense Pro Skills Clinic 11am – 2pm. Cost $25
  • Featuring Danny Caluag, David Herman and Stephanie Barragan

Easter Classic Pre-race:

  • 16 & over PRO/AM Open $500 purse + 100% of entry fees
  • Entry fee $10

www.freewebs.com/stcloudbmx

30/03 Crupi signs rising star Myles Wamsley

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Crupi Parts press release

Arcadia, California – Crupi Parts, Inc is proud to announce the signing of Myles Wamsley.  Myles is actually one of Crupi’s better stories to tell.  Myles joined Crupi’s Team Green Co-Sponsorship program nearly 2 years ago as a Novice rider and quickly moved up in rank.  Myles continued to get better and better due to his determination and perhaps the fact that has been trained by ex-Crupi Factory Team Manager Turnell Henry didn’t hurt either!  Being true to the Crupi Team Green Program, Crupi took notice of Myles rise up the ranks as he began making National Event mains.  We could no longer see Myles as just a co-sponsored rider so we moved him up to the full Factory Team!  This type of determination and consistency with Crupi’s Team Green Program is proof positive that anyone can benefit from this program.

Myles is from Henderson, Nevada and has qualified to represent both Crupi and Team USA at the World Championships in Adelaide Australia this summer.  Congratulations to Myles for his rise to the Factory ranks.  Please help us in welcoming Myles to the Crupi Family!

30/03 BMXNSW Mighty 11s

By Stephen Walker

The 2009 BMXNSW Mighty 11s is to be held at Casino BMX Club, June 6th and 7th, 2009. As part of this event we are hosting the first part of the Trans Tasman Test Series. The BMXNSW Australian Team is selected from resumes sent in by interested riders. We have in the past sent letters of invitation to the riders that qualify. This is a huge job with an equally huge cost attached. This year we are contacting Club Secretaries and we are asking them to pass this information to riders that may be qualified.

To qualify for the June Test Team a rider, male or female, must be 11 years of age on the 1st of June, 2009 and must a BMXA licenced rider. That is the qualification. We will be looking at the past form of the rider when we select our Team because the New Zealanders take this competition very seriously and will be sending a very strong team. We want to have the most competitive team we can to remain the holders of the Trans Tasman Trophy.

For 11 year old riders there are three parts to this event. Firstly, there is the Mighty 11s. This event has been running for 25 years and is open to 11 year old, male or female, riders that are 11 years old by 20 October, 2009. There is the BMXNSW Australian Trans Tasman Test Team that is selected by resume and there is a Class for riders that want to try to qualify for the Trans Tasman Test Team to tour New Zealand in October, 2009.

Please, keep in mind the fact that this event is open to all riders, as we will have a full race meeting to complement the Mighty 11s and Trans Tasman Test. The New Zealanders usually bring family and friends that are keen to race and give great competition to a large number of classes.

The entry form is available to download from the BMXNSW website, http://www.bmxnsw.com.au.

If you, or anyone else has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I have included all my contact details below.

Thank you for your time,

Steve Walker,
BMX NSW Event Manager,
PO Box 3563, Erina, NSW , 2250
Ph 0414631093.

emgbmxnsw@gmail.com

27/03 2009 UCI Continental Events #5 – #6  through ABA BMX Super Nationals- Desoto, TX.

ABA press release

The American Bicycle Association hosted the Super Nationals this past weekend, March, 20-22 in Desoto, TX. In conjunction with the ABA Super Nationals, this was also the 3rd annual USAC BMX National Championships. Riders came from all around the USA to compete for the coveted Stars and Stripes jersey a shot at becoming a USAC National Champion. The weekend also had UCI events #5 and #6 and the top elite athlete form around the world were on hand. If you have never been to the Metroplex BMX facility you are missing out on a real gem for sure. It’s the first BMX only facility built in the world and Gary Elmore and his crew always pull out all the stops everytime the ABA comes to town. This year saw another great track rebuild by ABA’s Billy Allen just a few weeks prior to the event. The track and facility were in tip top shape as always, but the Metroplex really wanted to WOW the fans so they brought in a Jumbo tron for the entire weekend. this was a great addition as the fans could watch the www.go211.com feed through out the weekend and the www.go211.com crew did an excellent job with instant slow motion replays and such through out the weekend. the Universal Sports filming crew was in full effect all three days as well capturing all the athletes in action for the up coming BMX Racing TV show they have been filming all season long. You can expect to see the show airing in the coming months. Be sure to watch for the press release real soon!

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The 2009 UCI Continental events are in full swing now and the ABA BMX scene is really starting to get the format down. Having been around the racing scene since 1980, and talking with several of the top PRO’s both past and present. Most will agree this just might be the hardest the PRO/ELITE class has ever been. The AA PRO/ELITE class is STACKED, STACKED, STACKED with comp and to even make a main these days pretty much means “YOU’RE THE MAN!” The fifth UCI event of the 2009 season was a crazy one for sure. Intense/BAWLS Guarana rider David Herman proved to all the fans you can’t let a some bad luck on the track get you down. David came back from  a terrible crash during practice to race for the day. During the moto rounds David then had a HUGE get off coming out of the first turn at the base of a jump when his chain derailed. It was a scary looking event for sure! 1/4 mains were posted an low and behold David made the cut and suited up for the 1/4 mains. Long story short David battled his way to the main event and was able to take a HUGE win on the day. David was due and has rode strong all season. It was only a matter of time before he was on top the podium for the day. Second place for the day went to ABA National #1 PRO Khalen Young. Khalen’s the lead rider on the Haro squad and is living out his BMX dream of coming to the USA from Australia. Khalen has been a solid contender all season and has been proving to the media and fans his ABA BMX #1 title was no fluke. Third place went to one of the most consistant riders this season. “J-Rog” Jason Rogers was once again standing on the podium. Jason hails from Texas and is considered a Metroplex local by the fans and with an amazing 36 Elite Men on hand making the main is a impressive in it’s own right.

Mens Elite    Total Riders = 36    Groups = 6

1  DAVID HERMAN(THE HERMINATOR), INTENSE BMX/BAWLS/THE, WHEAT RIDGE, CO
2  KHALEN YOUNG, HARO/ROCKSTAR, MURRIETA, CA
3  JASON ROGERS, , MESQUITE, TX
4  TYLER BROWN, CRUPI, SAN CLEMENTE, CA
5  NIC LONG, INTENSE/PHANTOM/ON TRAC, LAKESIDE, CA
6  JOEY BRADFORD, GT, MONTEREY, CA
7  CRISTIAN BECERINE, FREE AGENT, COSTA MESA, CA
8  BARRY “ALABAMA SLAMMA” NOBLES, CLAYBORN FACTORY, WETUMPKA, AL

JR. Elite saw Redline’s Denzel Stein lay the law down in JR. Elite with the HUGE win. Denzel really had the support of the home town fans this weeknd and truly lives up to his nickname of “The Peoples Champ”.  Formula’s Sam Willoughby was going waaaaaaaaaay fast to say the least and it was know surprise to see him take the second place for the day. Crupi’s own Jelle Van GORKOM was in the house from the Netherlands. Jelle has been hot on the scene this season and has been making a solid name for himself. This podium in Desoto, TX, really helps him out in the UCI rankings of 2009.

Junior Men    Total Riders = 21    Groups = 4

1  DENZEL”PEOPLES CHAMP”STEIN, REDLINE FACTORY, DESOTO, TX
2  SAM WILLOUGHBY, FORMULA/PROFILE/MAXXIS, ADELAIDE AUSTRALIA, AU
3  JELLE VAN GORKOM, FACTORY CRUPI, SIMI VALLEY, CA
4  TORY NYHAUG, FACTORY REDLINE, COQUITLAM, BC CAN
5  JORDAN (FLASH) SEWARD, SHARP SPROCKETS/FOX RACI, ROCKFORD, IL
6  COLBY LANDIN, LOST RACING, SCOTTSDALE, AZ
7  THOMAS ZULA, EXCALIBER/INTENSE, NEW CARLISLE, OH
8  CORBEN SHARRAH, REDMAN ROCKSTAR, TUCSON, AZ

Elite Women went down like this, Dominating Dominique Daniels continued her win streak at Desoto TX. for the 2009 season. Dominique took the win both  both days with Redline’s Alise Post keeping here honest. Alise was wowing the crowd with her jumping skills down the second straight, but Dominique showcased her raw power down the first straight. It was a pretty good battle to watch for the fans. RaceplaceBMX and BAWLS Guarana rider Stephanie Barragan brought home a solid third for the event.

Women’s Elite    Total Riders = 15    Groups = 2

1  DOMINIQUE (3D) DANIELS, FORMULA/PROFILE/MAXXIS, GILBERT, AZ
2  ALISE POST, REDLINE, SAINT CLOUD, MN
3  STEPHANIE “NANAS BRAT” BARRAGAN, RACEPLACE BMX.COM/INTENS, MONTCLAIR, CA
4  KRYSTAL HIME, ON THE GATES FILMS/SUPER, COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, MN
5  DANIELLE BRISSON, , CHILLIWACK, BC CAN
6  AMANDA GEVING, REDMAN/ROCKSTAR/TROYLEE, LARGO, FL
7  COURTNEY TOMEI, FACTORY SUPERCROSS, MORENO VALLEY, CA
8  KAILA SWEENEY, , CALGARY, AB CAN

The sixth UCI event of the 2009 season saw a new set riders ontop the podium. Two time ABA BMX National #1 Nic long was the an to beat on this day. Nic hails from San Diego, CA. is know stranger to winning UCI events. The Intense/Phantom/ON’TRAC rider won the UCI SX event last year in SLC, UT. and rocked the BMX world in the process. NIC and Khalen Yound were battling for the lead going into turn with Khalen going down hard and leaving nothing but open track for Nic. Nic fought have the hard charging Donny Robinson for the win. “dR” Donny Robinson gave in his best for the day. The Hyper rider and Olympic Bronze medalist was out front a lot this weekend and looks to be  aman with a plan for the 2009 season. Third place went to Oldsmar, FLA winner “Big C” Cristian Becerine!. The Free Agent rider is known for his incredible holeshots at all the big events.

Mens Elite    Total Riders = 37    Groups = 6

1  NIC LONG, INTENSE/PHANTOM/ON TRAC
2  DONNY ROBINSON, HYPER BICYCLES
3  CRISTIAN BECERINE, FREE AGENT
4  MATT POHLKAMP, CELLY SMELLYS
5  JOEY BRADFORD, GT
6  TRAVIS”THE ROCK”OHRAZDA, FACTORY ANARCHY RACING
7  DANNY CALUAG, INTENSE BMX/BAWLS/THE
8  KHALEN YOUNG, HARO/ROCKSTAR

Day two UCI for JR. Elite was won by Australia’s Sam Willoughby. The Formula rider and current UCI World Champ has been making big waves over here in the USA. Sam’s an awesome rider with a great personality and he’s pretty dang fast to boot! Second went to Excalibur rider Tommy ZULA. Tommy might have had the race of his life on this day. He opened an lot of eyes this past weekend and looks to be a big contender for a podium spot each weekend. Crupi’s Jelle Van Gorkom was once again sitting in third for the day. Jelle is solid as ever and we’re glad to have him in the USA racing the ABA scene.

Junior Men    Total Riders = 20    Groups = 4

1  SAM WILLOUGHBY, FORMULA/PROFILE/MAXXIS
2  THOMAS ZULA, EXCALIBER/INTENSE
3  JELLE VAN GORKOM, FACTORY CRUPI
4  CORBEN SHARRAH, REDMAN ROCKSTAR
5  TORY NYHAUG, FACTORY REDLINE
6  ELLIOT (THE BIG GUY) MCGRATH, MIKES BIKES RACING
7  WILLIAM (WILL THE THRILL) GRANT,
8  DENZEL”PEOPLES CHAMP”STEIN, REDLINE FACTORY

On the Ladies side once again defending Champ, Dominique Daniels took the top honors in the class. Redline’s Alise Post was all over Dominique this weekend and looks to have plans to grab her #1 plate back this season. These two ladies really put on a great show for the fans. Once again RaceplaceBMX and BAWLS Guarana rider Stephanie Barragan brought home a solid third for the event. Stephanie has been SUPER SOLID all year long and is always a threat to win on any given day.

Women’s Elite    Total Riders = 15    Groups = 2

1  DOMINIQUE (3D) DANIELS, FORMULA/PROFILE/MAXXIS
2  ALISE POST, REDLINE
3  STEPHANIE “NANAS BRAT” BARRAGAN, RACEPLACE BMX.COM/INTENS
4  KRYSTAL HIME, ON THE GATES FILMS/SUPER
5  DANIELLE BRISSON,
6  COURTNEY TOMEI, FACTORY SUPERCROSS
7  RACHAEL LUNA, GT BICYCLES
8  AFTON SCHRIMPF,

For a full report on the USAC BMX National Championships click here: http://www.usacycling.org/news/user/story.php?id=4068

GO211.com has tons of  videos posted from the ABA BMX SUPER National UCI/USAC weekend!

Check it out at:

Day1

Elite Men: http://www.go211.com/u/supernationals2009/videos/14258

Junior Men: http://www.go211.com/u/supernationals2009/videos/14259

Elite Women: http://www.go211.com/u/supernationals2009/videos/14260

USAC

Elite Men: http://www.go211.com/u/supernationals2009/videos/14261

Junior Men: http://www.go211.com/u/supernationals2009/videos/14262

Day2

Elite Men: http://www.go211.com/u/supernationals2009/videos/14264

Junior Men: http://www.go211.com/u/supernationals2009/videos/14265

Elite Women: http://www.go211.com/u/supernationals2009/videos/14266

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

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 )

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

27/03 The 7th Annual BMXPRESS Gold Cup Awards

by bmxultra.com

The BMXPRESS Gold Cup Awards are now in their 7th year…and every year the competition just keeps getting tougher. Australia’s best riders, teams and bikes battle it out for some of the most prestigious awards in Australian BMX racing.

Every entry has a chance to win a complete REDLINE bike. The more entries you send, the better chance of winning. Just make sure you fill out all the categories.

The awards night is on again once again as part of the BMXA Probikx / Champbikx after party on the Sunday night at the Australian Championships in Perth. Tickets to the event are payable by going to the BMXA website.

Don’t forget to vote for your favourite website, bmxultra.com. The bmxultra.com/One Bicycles team are in the running for the teams trophy. Team rider Adam Carey is in the running for the elite men and out team sponsor One Bicycles are in the running for the bike category.

Click here to download the nomination form and your chance to win a Redline Pro XL bike.

27/03 G’Day in DeSoto – Morphine Industries’ Reeves and Savarese Make the U.S. Team

Morphine Industries press release

The Morphine crew showed up to DeSoto with an abbreviated crew of 4 riders to race the ABA Super Nationals and the USAC BMX National Championships for a berth on the US world team going to Adelaide, Australia in July.

The moto count was around 190 all weekend with a who’s who list of riders due to the combination of UCI and USAC.

A Pro-Tyler Faoro, raced the weekend in Elite Men for the UCI #6, #7, and USAC BMX Championship.  Coming off three straight wins, Tyler rode great all weekend however it wasn’t his time narrowly missing semis and mains.

15X – Ace Savarese moving up a class to 16X for the USAC race, let it all hang out making the main and taking a 5th place earning a spot on the US World Team.

12X/11-12Cr – Noah Reeves with a December birthday was also moved up a class to 13X to race for a spot on the US team.  Making the main and cruising to a 6th place he did just that.  Racing class and Cruiser for the Super Nationals Friday and Sunday, Noah came away with 5th in the mains across the board.

41+ Jonathan Reeves – strapped on the bike for the Super Nationals Friday and Sunday.  Racing a combined class he finished with a 3rd and 2nd place main finish.

If you have never had the opportunity to race at DeSoto, you definitely are missing out on a top notch track.

The Morphine Industries circus will be rollin’ into High Springs, FL for the Gator Nationals and St. Cloud, FL for the Easter Classic.  Be sure to stop by to check us out and learn more about our outstanding group of sponsors.

Thanks to Mike Carruth for the shot from BMXnow.com

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), Tioga (www.tiogausa.com/bmx), Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), Rennen (www.rennendesigngroup.com)

26/03 BAWLS Pro Stars Stephanie Barragan and David Herman Shine at USAC Championships

BAWLS BMX press release

2008 NBL Elite Women Champion and BAWLS Guarana/Race Place BMX Pro Stephanie Barragan continued her hot streak in Desoto, TX as the ABA played host to this season’s fifth UCI Event and USAC National Championships. Following her UCI first place finish in Phoenix, Stephanie made another podium on USA Cycling’s biggest stage, the USAC National Championships, finishing with the silver medal. Showing off her brand-new BAWLS Helmet, customized by Noah Ennis of Eagle Graphix, Stephanie Barragan continued to turn heads and leave her mark on the elite female class. Barragan is now leading all Elite Women in the UCI standings, and is now ranked #2 in the NBL’s Elite Women’s class and #3 in the ABA’s Pro Women’s class making her one of only two Pro Girls to be ranked in the top three in both leagues, respectively.

Two-Time ABA Amateur of the Year and 2007 ABA Rookie of the Year winner, BAWLS/Intense Pro David “The Herminator” Herman did his part to impress in Desoto as well. David took 1st place in Friday’s UCI Race. The Herminator has been working hard at the Olympic Training facility in Chula Vista, CA this season and has been building on last season’s success, which ended with a UCI Supercross win in Australia and a third place finish in the US Olympic Team trials. David continues to be one of the sport’s rising stars and is a 2012 Summer Olympic hopeful.

For more BAWLS BMX news, photos and sponsorship info, visit www.BAWLStyle.com.

26/03 HRVfitness 30+ clinic

HRVfitness.com press release

Hrvfitness is running a one day training seminar specifically designed to take you old guys to the next level. This clinic is only open to riders 30 years and over, just in time for the 2009 Australian titles.

When: Sunday 29th March. 9am – 2pm

Where: Park Orchards BMX track

How much: $50.

BOOK YOUR SPOT NOW!

call 0405 429 364 or email tony@hrvfitness.com

26/03 One Bicycles Australia update

One Bicycles Australia press release

The Rose Tribe were at it again over the weekend flying the One Bicycles flag in NSW while there was no racing for the Victorian half of the team.

NSW Southern Region – Round 2 at Castle Hill BMX Club report by Miekel Rose

Mikayla – Mikayla has been training hard after her second place at the ACT Championships and it showed on the weekend. Mikayla, who races in the 9 Girl class, came out to take on long time rival Bianca Robertson from the Liverpool Club. These girls have a history of some great racing and this weekend was no exception. Mikayla and Bianca battled all the way down the first straight and then Mikayla pulled away to get a good lead and maintained it for the remainder of the race winning by 5 bike lengths. This was to be the pattern of the day and she went on to win all 3 heats and then the final in similar circumstances.

In cruiser, Mikayla is racing in the 13 and under class, which boasts some well known and talented riders. Mikayla realises she can’t mix it with the big girls though tries very hard and managers consistent 5ths. She also claimed fifth in the final after having a bit more of a go she kept the older girls right in her sight and only missed forth by a bike length. Mikayla has her sights set on an Australian plate and qualification for the World Titles and continues to train hard to achieve her goal.

Nikalus – There has been some good news with Nikalus’ broken arm and it is healing very well and he is expected to be out of plaster a couple of weeks prior to the Aussies. Nik has said he just wants to qualify for the Worlds, but I know him and he will be training hard to give it a good go at the Nationals this year in Perth.

Nik said he hates sitting watching racing, as he wanted to be out there mixing it up with his mates. He was a spectator this weekend and went visiting all his friends and supporting them when they rode. His new helmet has arrived and many thanks to Shane Jenkins and ECI for arranging another one for him. He can’t wait to get it on and race. He is also waiting for his front wheel to be rebuilt by local Shop and ongoing supporters, “ONYA BIKE” Warehouse, as it too was destroyed in the crash.

Joshua – Josh was out to make finals this weekend and rode like a child possessed! He has a tough field in 14 Boys and it is never an easy day for him. Josh has been struggling with his gates which let him down and give his competitors a big advantage. He rode very hard on the weekend jumping most of the track and noticing an increase in track speed he too has gained from some more training. In the three heats he placed 5th, 3rd and 5th and sat awaiting the sheets to see if he had made it through to the final. Sheets came out and he missed a spot by one point. We joked about getting “POINT” on the back of his jersey. He has a good sense of humour!

In cruiser he rode awesome placing 3rds and a 4th. He had made the final on cruiser and was placed 5th in the class. In the final he suffered from a bad gate and needed to make up the distance to the pack with his track speed. He crossed the line in 4th and felt lucky after a big crash narrowed the field to 6. Josh has decided that Gates are now his focus in his quest for the 09 Nationals and qualification for the Worlds.

How to buy One Bicycles products in Australia

If you would like to purchase a One Bicycles frame or accessories in Australia the best way to do so is to head down to your local bike store and place an order. If they don’t know what you are talking about tell them to call Elite Cycle Imports while you wait and place your order there and then. After doing some calculations myself I have found the cheapest way to get One Bicycles products in Australia is through a local reseller.

About One Bicycles

For over a decade ONE Bicycles (operating out of Holland), inducted into the European Hall of Fame, has solely focused all their efforts on the sport of BMX. Today they are at the forefront of BMX product design Worldwide. Utilizing advancements in the industry, some of which were conceived in ONE’s own engineering department, their products directly reflect the evolution and maturing of proven BMX design. Like a fine wine ONE Bicycles product line has come of age as a result of years of dedication to the sport of BMX.

One Bicycles are a major sponsor of the bmxultra.com team

Over the years One Bicycles have sponsored

  • Khalen Young
  • The Phirebird team which includes 2005 & 2006 World Championships finalist Jamie Gray and 2006 NBL Grands (A Pro) champion Glenn Codega

In 2008 Maris Strombergs rode his One Bicycle to victory in the Elite Men’s class at the UCI World Championships and followed that up by taking the first ever Men’s BMX Gold medal at the Olympics.

For more information about One Bicycles check out www.onebicycles.com

25/03 NBL Elite Series Checkpoint – New Leaders Emerge in the ‘League of Champions’

NBL press release

NBL Elite Series Checkpoint

– League of Champions attracting Olympic and National Stars –

The NBL Elite BMX Series is gaining momentum and after only four rounds in the chase, new leaders are emerging.  A favorite of both national and international stars, the series, also known as the ‘League of Champions’, continues to feature the country’s best races and world’s best riders.  Here’s a peek at what happened at the NBL Jackpot Nationals from Nellis BMX in Nevada, March 14 & 15.

Free Agent’s new star, Maris Strombergs, who is both the Olympic and World Champion, continued his winning ways and now boasts a 3-for-4 win ratio in the series.  Strombergs, who has recently moved to America and trains in California, took Saturday’s Elite Men’s final beating out his team mate, Cristian Becerine and Redline/TLD’s Robert de Wilde – All three competed at the Olympics in Beijing only 6 months ago.  On Sunday, Becerine took advantage of more congestion in turn one and rode to the big win ahead of Formula’s Sam Willoughby and Intense/BAWLS’ David Herman.  Strombergs leads the overall series while last year’s champ, GHP’s Randy Stumpfhauser, missed the cut both days and has dropped back to 3rd in the standings.

In Elite Women’s racing, Redline’s Alise Post made her NBL season debut in Nellis and took the win ahead of current points leader, Dominique Daniels (Formula).  Daniels had troubles from the start and this allowed Post to cruise to the win over Insieno’s Ashley Verhagen who outlasted Daniels to the line for 2nd.  Daniels was not to be outdone again and took the convincing win on Sunday with Post and Verhagen in tow.  2008 NBL champion, Race Place BMX’s Stephanie Barragan, had an off weekend and dropped to 3rd overall on the season and she now has her sights set on the NBL Easter Classic for revenge.

In Master’s action, Free Agent’s Dale Holmes made it 4-for-4 beating out a tough field both days. SE’s David ‘Outfield’ Bittner and GT’s Eric Rupe each earned a 2nd and kept pace in the standings. Holmes now has a solid lead going into the Spring Break races in Florida.

Turn one provided some extra drama in several of the mains and Super-Ex was no exception. Morphine’s Gavin Lubbe came out on top of a stacked Super-Ex class on Saturday in what was considered a mild upset that left a few riders on the ground.  Excalibur’s Josh Meyers and OFR/Pokerstars.net’s Matt Kelty were 2nd and 3rd. Matt Kelty then managed to win it all on Sunday in a crash-filled final that saw the tables turned once again. Clayborn’s Logan Collins and Dan’s Weston Pope were runners-up and the overall standings are now tighter than ever.

Visit the NBL website www.nbl.org to see full results and standings. Next Masters/Super-Ex Race:  April 4-5, Gator Nationals – High Springs BMX, FL. Next Elite Series Race:  April 11-12, Easter Classic – St. Cloud BMX, FL.

The 2009 NBL National Series is brought to you 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), in association with GO211 (www.go211.com) and Camp Woodward (www.campwoodward.com).

ELITE MEN                                                        

  1. MARIS STROMBERGS       CA        93-4
  2. CRISTIAN BECERINE         CA        73-4
  3. RANDY STUMPFHAUSER  CA        55-4
  4. JAVIER COLOMBO            CA        49-4
  5. STEVEN CISAR                 CA        41-4
  6. BARRY NOBLES               AL        40-4
  7. MIKE DAY                         CA        36-2
  8. ROBERT DEWILDE            CA        36-2
  9. JARRETT KOLICH              CA        36-2
  10. YVAN LAPRAZ                  SW       31-2

ELITE WOMEN                                   

  1. DOMINIQUE DANIELS        AZ        95-4
  2. ASHLEY VERHAGEN         CA        82-4
  3. STEPHANIE BARRAGAN   CA        74-4
  4. MADISON PITTS                FL        73-4
  5. RACHEL SMITH                 OH       63-4
  6. ALISE POST                      MN       47-2
  7. CARLEY YOUNG               PA        30-2
  8. AMANDA GEVING             FL        14-1
MASTERS                                          

  1. DALE HOLMES                  CA        100-4
  2. DAVID BITTNER                 CA        84-4
  3. ERIC RUPE                       CA        76-4
  4. TOMMY OPINCAR             TN        42-2
  5. DOMINGOS LAMMOGLIA   FL        34-2
  6. JASON CARNES                TX         32-2
  7. ADRI PATRICO KOOLMAN     AB        30-2
  8. SCOTT MORELAND           IN         30-2
  9. CAMERON DAVIS              TX         26-2
  10. MIKE GUL                         AZ        20-1

SUPER-EX                                          

  1. MATTHEW KELTY             DE        87-4
  2. JOSHUA MEYERS             FL        67-4
  3. LOGAN COLLINS               TN        66-4
  4. KRISTAPS KONRADS        LV        52-4
  5. WESTON POPE                IN         49-4
  6. FAUSTO ENDARA             EC        41-2
  7. GAVIN LUBBE                   CA        41-2
  8. MARTY WISEHART            KY        36-4
  9. COREY REID                     ID         29-2
  10. JASON MORRIS                CA        28-2

25/03 Transport for WA Nationals

by Tony Hancox (THUD INDUSTRIES)

A HANDY BIT OF TRAVELLING ADVICE FROM THUD INDUSTRIES

I have just spoken with RENT WA [a truck/hire company], They have just taken shipment of a fleet of Utes as well as have plenty of MiniBuses, 4WD and 3 Tonne trucks available during the time of the Nationals. Their yard is around the corner from the Domestic airport. Mention BMX nationals and they will also pick your group up, with bikes, bring them to the yard and help them on their way to their Hire Ute, 4wd or Truck. They have even suggested that they have cross over bars that will fit from 1 side of the Truck so bikes can be couriered without the need to dismantle. If you are coming in a group, Hire a 3 tonne Truck for your Bikes and Luggage and then hire a mini Bus to transport the Group. This works out much more economical than individual car hire.Their rates are extremely competitive and with 1500 riders, I bet their will be limited transport. Get in now and Book with RentWA, mention BMX and Tony Hancox from THUD Industries and they will look after you.

RENT WA

34 Great Eastern Hwy,
South Guildford WA 6055
08 94795111
www.rentwa.net.au

24/03 Maliek Byndloss wins US title for ONE/Kenda

ONE KENDA press release

The 2008 NBL National #1 in 13 Boys, Maliek Byndloss from Cape Coral, Florida, USA now owns the ABA 2009 # 1 plate and jersey for the USA in 14 Boys and cruiser 13-14.

ONE/Kenda’s Maliek Byndloss won both cruiser and 20 inch in the 2009 USA Cycling BMX National Championships in Desoto, Texas.

Maliek will be one of ONE/Kenda’s riders at round 1 and 2 of the European Championship in Zwolle, Netherlands on April 4 and 5.

ONE KENDA is sponsored by:

KENDA, PINCH GEAR, KMC, SHIMANO, BOLLÉ, THE Industries, SINZ, WLM DESIGN, UFO, THOMSON, ODI, NIKE, PRO GOLD

24/03 HRVfitness adds Rice

HRVfitness Press Release

HRVfitness is proud to announce the latest addition to the HRVfitness team roster. Jaden Rice has been on the HRVfitness Training Programs for the past few years and the results speak for themselves, World #6, Australian #1, and Victorian #1.

This kid is the future of BMX and we are stoked to have him on board.

Team HRVfitness: Olivier Hoarau, Madison Denholm, Jaden Rice.

Sponsors: Intense, Skin Industries, BMXpress magazine, Phire Bird design co, Altegra, Kompressorz.

24/03 THUD Industries Rocks The Wa Super Series

THUD Industries press release

WA has just held the Round 4 SuperSeries at Southside BMX Club. With over 600 Entries [yes…600 entries], THUD Industries riders showed their structured training Clinics are paying off. Just in time for the Nationals. THUD Industries trained riders dominated by winning no less than 15 Classes. We at THUD Industries would like to thank all our riders as not only did we have 15 1st Place finishes, but all mains were riddled with THUD Industries members. In one Main, all but one rider were Members of Thud Industries. Another first has been THUD Industries support of each of the SuperSeries Races. So far, with 4 rounds complete, THUD Industries have donated over $3000 woth of prizes to the Series. The largest Donation being $1000 worth of BMX Goods to the Southside SuperSeries [Main Prize being an Expert Hillbrick Race Frame] This is how our way of thanking the clubs who have supported us and encouraged our growth.  No other coaching system has provided for a Racemeet in this capacity ever before.

What makes THUD Industries different to all the other BMX Systems? THUD Industries BMX Training Systems are developed to cater for Riders of all levels. From Beginners, to Novice to Expert to Junior and YES, we are qualified for Elite as well. No other BMX Training system can boast 13 Training Clinics per WEEK.

Our system also has been developed for Affiliated Clubs to take on as a structured programme, where Thud Industries train up the Clubs’ existing Coach with a Sprocket, Novice and Expert Planned System. This has been highly succesful where we now have several Coaches utilising these Systems at Tracks accross Australia.

Riders, Coaches and Clubs interested to know more about how our Training Systems can work and cater for you, please email thudindustries@iinet.net.au

THUD Industries

Beating the opposition…with a THUD !

23/03 ultra forum down

by bmxultra.com

We discovered this morning that the ultra forums are broken. We have contacted support and hopefully it will be sorted out soon. We are not sure of the extent of the issue at this stage, fingers crossed it will be up and running again very soon.

20/03 Johnny Chopper

by bmxultra.com

It’s been a long time coming but Australia finally has a BMX racing manufacturer it can be proud to call it’s own. Sure there have been some brands come and go over the years, but probably not since Anty in the early to mid 90’s have they been able to say that they are hand built right here in Australia.

Johnny Chopper not only make retro reproductions, they make pure race products like frames, forks, bars and cranks and all from USA 4130 chromoly tubing. Weather you are looking for a mini, a cruiser or an XXXL pro frame Johnny Chopper has you covered, heck they even offer custom builds. Their stock frames are $AUS635 with just $90 extra you can get custom paint or just $50 extra you can get custom geometry. You get plenty of bang for buck too. Their light weight frames are right up there with the best US frame manufacturers, featuring;

  • Double butted top and down tubing
  • Tampered butted chainstays and seat tube
  • A choice of CNC’d integrated or standard head tube
  • S3 post welding heat treat
  • And a whole lot more

Johnny Chopper don’t build alloy frames, and no, the frame doesn’t need to be alloy to be competitive. The difference between alloy and cromo is the way the bike feels to ride and it’s very much a personal preference. I personally think that alloy out numbers chromoly just because of the cost more than for any other reason.

If you are looking for a new frame, or bars, forks or cranks, check out Aussie made Johnny Chopper at www.johnnychopper.com

19/03 Review: Tioga Spyder pedals

by bmxultra.com

Do you want to see some of the coolest new platform pedals in BMX? Click here to check out Tioga’s Spyder pedals.

18/03 Supercross BMX’s new cromo frame

by bmxultra.com

Fans of cromo race frames would have heard of the Supercross BMX UL and R-CR series of frames. We have reviewed them both and loved them, but don’t just take our word for it BMX Plus rate them highly too.

supercross-cromo-bolt-frame

Well Bill Ryan over at Supercross has come up with a refined cromo frame and called it the Supercross BOLT LT. It has the same slick Supercross race geometry and uses the air hardened triple butted tubeset, and incorporates a campy style intergrated headset. They have shaved more weight from it. New features include tapered seat and chainstays, and a low profile built -in seatpost clamp which can accept a quick release. The one thing that I personally had a problem with in the R-CR was that I haven’t been able to fit a quick release to it, and I appreciate that was taken into consideration with the new frame.

What’s the difference between the S&M .38 special and the Supercross cromo frames? Very little, both are sweet rides and both are as light as any other race frame on the market. The thing I like about the Supercross frame though is they make an XXL with a 21.75 inch top tube length. S&M’s longest is 21.25 inches.

If you want to find out more information about the Supercross BOLT LT frame and check out more photos head on over to www.supercrossbmx.com.

17/03 Photos: NBL Spring Nationals, Morristown TN.

by bmxultra.com

bmxultra.com team rider and photographer Jason Bergstrom was at the NBL Spring Nationals racing and getting some photos in. Expect to see more of Jason at the track from now on, which also mean more photos. Click here to check out the photos.

17/03 Morphine Industries Dominates the NBL Podiums at Nellis and Port Charlotte.

Morphine Industries press release

Morphine Industries’ A Pro Gavin Lubbe topped the podium this past weekend at the NBL Jackpot Nationals in Nellis, NV on Day 1.

Due to other NBL racing the southeast Morphine Industries’ sole representative at Nellis was A Pro Gavin Lubbe and he did just that in grand “LUBBE” style.

Gavin charged his way through a stacked A Pro class at the third stop in the NBL ELITE SERIES to edge out Josh Meyers, Matt Kelty and Weston Pope on Day 1.

Unfortunately on Day 2, Gavin’s podium quest was derailed after getting caught up in a crash in turn one and finishing 5th  in the Main.

Morphine Industries’ Tyler Faoro crushes the Pro Open Both Days at Port Charlotte.

A Pro Tyler Faoro threw down a riding clinic this past weekend on both days of the Pro Open at the third stop of the Florida State Series at Port Charlotte BMX.  Tyler got the holeshot on all but one moto narrowly missing a perfect weekend.

In addition, 12X and 11/12 Cruiser Noah Reeves had a great weekend throwing one-handers and X-ups over the double and triple in second straight to take 1’s in all his motos with a 3rd and 2nd in mains on Day 1 and 2nd and 2nd in mains on Day 2.

Congrats to all the Morphine Crew this weekend.

Morphine Industries will be headed to Desoto, TX in this week to continue the assault on the A Pro title and the UCI rankings.

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), Tioga (www.tiogausa.com/bmx), Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), Rennen (www.rennendesigngroup.com)

16/03 Training with HRVfitness

HRVfitness press release

Hey guys, we have some great training seminars starting this week.

  • HRVfitness will be running a 6 week Pre-nationals training seminar every Thursday night at Knox BMX trackStarts on the 19th of March and going till the 23rd of April12 riders only$1805.30pm – 6.30pm

    Book your spot now!!

  • Also we will be holding a 30+ seminar at Park Orchards BMX Track on the 21st of March.Open to all riders over 30+covering all race skills9am- 2pm$50

Just in time for the Nationals!

Book your spot now or for more information contact Tony.

Email: tony@hrvfitness.com

Web: www.hrvfitness.com

13/03 2009 UCI Continental Event #4 and ABA BMX PRO Standing through Winter Nationals- Phoenix, AZ.

ABA press release

The American Bicycle Association hosted the Winter Nationals this past weekend, March, 6-8 in Phoenix, AZ. What you say about Black Mountain BMX that hasn’t been said before? That is a hard one for sure. How about Olympians, Gold medals, world famous dirt jumpers, television, and media! I can say this though, this weekend ‘s event was excellent to say the least. The riders, families, fans, and industry up in full force to an amazing 265 motos! Even world famous dirt jumpers like Cory “Nasty” Nastazio and Ryan Guettler showed showed up at Black Mountain BMX to try their hand at BMX RACING. BMX PLUS! editor Ben Crockett even went back to his roots and raced it out on the world famous Black Mountain BMX track! The sun was out in full force, the weather was a perfect mid-70’s temp, and the track and facility were dialed in better then ever, The track was sooooo smooth you could almost eat off it! Thanks to ABA BMX track builder Billy Allen for working his magic on the rebuild this year. Also the Black Mountain crew getting the place in tip-top shape as always. Word with the fans was this was the best they had ever seen the track and they were pumped to be there. The racing at the Winter National event was INTENSE! A stacked international field in the AA PRO – Elite ranks was just INSANE! There was an incredible 57 riders in the ELITE class on Saturday and there have been record turn outs in the premier class this season and the fans, industry and media are just blown away!

With 2009 being the debut of UCI Continental events with ABA BMX racing, the buzz is all around, and the buzz was bigger then ever this weekend. UCI’s own Johan Lindstrom and Tom Ritz were even made the trip to Phoenix, AZ. to check out their first Black Mountain experience. There was lots of media on hand and many of the sports top athletes from around the world were at Black Mountain BMX to take a shot at getting some much needed points towards the UCI ranking and ABA BMX titles. The fourth UCI event of the 2009 season was dominated by Olympic Gold medalist, World Champion, and Free Agent’s own Maris Strombergs. Maris won lap after lap on the world famous Black Mountain BMX and has truly “arrived” here on the USA circuit. The man on a mission this season is Olympic Silver medalist Mike Day. Mike Day has made just about every main this season on his trusty GT steed. Mike kept Maris honest all the way to the finish line stripe. Kyle Bennett made another trip to the UCI podium with a very impressive 3rd for the day. Kyle has made tons of mains this season as well and looks to be as solid as ever. With an amazing 57 Elite Men on hand making the main is a impressive in it’s own right. Talking with several of the top dogs about this weekend, many said it was the hardest they had ever seen the class! STACKED, STACKED, STACKED is all I can say!!

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JR. Elite saw Redline’s Denzel Stein lay the law down in JR. Elite with the HUGE win. Denzel was sportin’ a newly designed USAC National Champs jersey for the event. Formula’s Sam Willoughby was back on the gas as well. Sam’s the defending World Champ and was coming off a big win in Oldsmar, FLA. Sam kept things very interesting for Denzel and they race it out hard with Sam coming in a close 2nd for the day. Canada’s super fast and Redline’s Tory Nyhaug was the man to bring home the 3rd place podium spot at Black Mountain BMX. This class is pretty stacked as well and you can get a glimpse into the future of our sport by watching these guys. These kids KNOW how to race!

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Elite Women went down like this, RaceplaceBMX and BAWLS Guarana rider Stephanie Barragan took the HUGE win for the event. Redman’s Amanda Geving had a great showing nailing down the 2nd. Amanda’s got mad skills and the Fla. native looks to be a top contender for the podium at each round. SX’s Crystal Hime took the 3rd and last podium spot. Crystal took some time off and has been back and racing really well. I expect to see Crystal on top the podium very soon.

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ABA National #1 Ladies PRO, Dominique Daniels keeps her streak alive and makes it four in a row for the top UCI podium spot. Dom has been an ustoppable force this season so far. All the other ladies are keeping her honest and making her work for each and every podium. 2nd went to the pride of Redline and Minnesota, Alise Post. Alise is getting back in the swing of racing after talking some time off for her gymnastics and is looking really good on her new Redline. Expect to see Alise on top the podium very, very soon. 3rd went to rookie PRO sensation, Ashley Verhagen. Ashley rides for Team Inseino out of Simi Valley, CA. Ashley is still making the adjustment to the PRO class and is getting better at every event. She’s ready for the top spot on the podium!

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ABA BMX PRO points day one saw 2008 Olympic Bronze medalist, Hyper Bicycles, Donny Robinson take his 2nd win of the season. Donny’s made a bunch of mains this season proving to be very consistent, but this weekend it all clicked for him despite losing a chain in the first of three main events! 2nd place went to none other then the powerhouse named Maris Strombergs. Maris was gracious enough to bring his actual Olympic GOLD medal to the event and did a HUGE autograph session with the fans. The fans were allowed to touch his GOLD medal! This was no replica either. It was the REAL DEAL. Maris gained a ton of new fans at Phoenix for sure. 3rd went to the unsponsored Jason Rogers. I know I’ve said this a few times, but somebody needs to pick this kid up and fast! Jason has made many mains this season and has to be to have main the most mains for  guy wearing jeans ad T-shirt to race. All you team managers out there take note of this guy! It was a SUPER STACKED field at the Winter Nationals and there where a lot of heavy hitters on the side lines watching. Taking with many of the riders Super Nationals/UCI/USAC National Championship weekend looks to be the next big event around the corner and there are a lot of hungry guys looking to make their first podium of the season.

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On the Ladies side once again defending Champ, Dominique Daniels took the top honors in the class.  Not much else I can say about Dominique except she’s super fast! Two Time ABA Ladies PRO CHamp, Alise Post was all over Dominique this weekend and looks to have plans to grab her #1 plate back this season. These two ladies really put on a great show for the fans. Once again Ashley Verhagen made the podium with a solid ride. Ashley is helping step things up in the ladies PRO ranks and proved the new crop of ladies PRO are legit.

As usual the Vet Pro class was on fire this weekend.  The VET PRO class has become a who`s who in BMX titles of the past. Names like John Purse, Dale Holmes, Greg Romero, Jason Carnes, Kenth Fallen, Eric Rupe, and so on , and so on. One of the sports all-time greats GHP`s John “The Jackal” Purse nailed down yet another 1st on Saturday and a 3rd on Sunday on his quest for the ABA BMX VET Title.  Saturday saw defending Champ, Kenth Fallen bring home 2nd and Sunday saw the always consistant Chad Street bring home the 2nd as well. “Coach G” Greg Romero was on the gas in Phoenix as well. Greg took some time away frombeing a super trainer to jump back on his bike and put his money where his mouth is. Coach G was a solid podium maker on Saturday with a 3rd place finish for the day. Sunday was a new day and Greg powered his may to his first win of the season. Greg is always on the gas when he comes to play and you can never count out “Coach G” for the win in the VET ranks!

PRO Cruiser win went to two-time ABA BMX PRO Cruiser Champ Danny “Easy Money” Caluag. Danny been the man to beat the last few years in the Cruiser ranks and looks to be back on top of the heap after Phoenix.Crupi’s Tyler Brown continues on his quest for an ABA BMX title by nailing down the 2nd for the day. Tyler is a main stay on the PRO Cruiser podium and doesn’t look to be giving up one of the top three spots any time soon. 3rd went to Phoenix local Joe Sowers. Joe’s been on the come back trail and has a new ride with team Misbeehavin. Joe had the home town fans on their feets for this main event for sure!

GO211.com has tons of  videos posted from the ABA BMX Gator National weekend!aba_winternationals_strombergs

Check it out at: http://www.go211.com/u/abawinternationals2009

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

Rider ABA BMX PRO wins after Winter Nationals

AA PRO

Mike Day –  GT Bicycles – 2
Donny Robinson – Hyper Bicycles – 2
Joey Bradford – GT Bicycles – 1
Kyle Bennett – Free Agent – 1

Woman’s PRO

Dominique Daniels –  8
Stephanie Barragan – 1

PRO CRUISER

Barry Nobles – Clayborn Bicycles –  3
Danny Caluag – BAWLS/Intense – 2
Tyler Brown – Crupi – 1

VET PRO

John Purse – GHP –  6
Kenth Fallen – Supercross – 2
Dale Holmes – Free Agent – 1
Greg “Coach G” Romero – Sun Bru – 1

2009 Pro Standing through Winter Nationals

AA PRO

1 MIKE DAY 1001
2 KYLE BENNETT 911
3 DONNY ROBINSON 877
4 JOEY BRADFORD 681
5 MARIS STROMBERGS 590
6 KHALEN YOUNG 511
7 JASON ROGERS 497
8 DANNY CALUAG 423
9 TYLER BROWN 423
10 BARRY NOBLES 401
11 JAVIER COLOMBO 394
12 RANDY STUMPFHAUSER 381
13 DENZEL STEIN 363
14 DAVID HERMAN 343
15 TRAVIS OHRAZDA 340
16 CRISTIAN BECERINE 329
17 JARRETT KOLICH 234
18 STEVEN CISAR 204
19 MARC WILLERS 196
20 KYLE CUSHMAN 180
21 DEREK SIPKOI 176
22 MICHAEL LARSON 174
23 MIKE BRABANT 170
24 PHIL DELIZIA 142
25 JOE SOWERS 141
26 KEITH GRINE 141
27 KARL CLARK 130
28 BUBBA HARRIS 129
29 JIM BROWN 113
30 ALEXIS VERGARA 105
31 SAM WILLOUGHBY 103
32 AKIFUMI SAKAMOTO 97
33 DEREK BETCHER 77
34 MARTIN SCHERPEN 77
35 SEAN STORMS 77
36 ROBERT DE WILDE 76
37 MATT POHLKAMP 73
38 ALAN HUDSON 71
39 DEAK BROWN 71
40 MICHAEL HUGHES 71
41 KRIS FOX 70
42 YVAN LAPRAZ 67
43 JOSH SMITH 50
44 ANDRES JIMENEZ 37
45 ALEX CAMERON 36
46 JOSH OIE 36
47 MIKE MOELLER 36
48 NATE BERKHEIMER 36
49 AARON JOHNSON 34
50 ARNAUD DUBOIS 27
51 JOEY BERTHIAUME 27
52 JEFF UPSHAW 23
WOMEN PRO

1 DOMINIQUE DANIELS 1434
2 STEPHANIE BARRAGAN 704
3 BROOKE CRAIN 703
4 ALISE POST 650
5 ARIELLE MARTIN 512
6 ASHLEY VERHAGAN 475
7 TAYLOR WOLCOTT 365
8 KRYSTAL HIME 335
9 AMANDA GEVING 267
10 COURTNEY TOMEI 146
11 SAMANTHA COOLS 86
12 AFTON SCHRIMPF 66
13 TERRA NICHOLS 55
14 KAILA SWEENEY 53
15 DANIELE BRISSON 51
16 MADISON PITTS 51
17 REGULA RUNGE 43
18 BRITTANY BATES 42
19 CASSIE BUSHNELL 42
20 KYLA REED 31
21 ILENE VANEGAS 29
22 MISSY HARTLEY 28
23 CHRISTIAN COSSEY 26
24 RACHAEL LUNA 16
25 ROSEMARY ADAMS 16
26 CARLEY YOUNG 11
26 MICHELLE GUTHRIE 11

PRO CRUISER

1 DANNY CALUAG 1251
2 TYLER BROWN 1171
3 BARRY NOBLES 1111
4 JOE SOWERS 556
5 BILLY ANDERSON 356
6 ERIC RUPE 251
7 MATT BAISLEY 244
8 ADAM TREADWELL 186
11 JOSHUA MEYERS 167
12 GAVIN LUBBE 129
13 WILLY SUAREZ 89
14 JOE MATHIS 87
15 KEITH GRINE 39
16 KENTH FALLEN 38
17 KYLA REED 37
18 EDWARD OLSON 28
19 DOMINGOS LAMMOGLIA 10
20 CAMERON DAVIS 9
VET PRO

1 JOHN PURSE 2324
2 DALE HOLMES 1279
3 KENTH FALLEN 1182
4 CHAD STREET 1142
5 GREG ROMERO 1012
6 ERIC RUPE 534
7 DAVID BITTNER 509
8 WILL MURRAY 502
9 TIM DINGER 345
10 ROBERT HARRIS 272
11 TODD PARRY 272
12 PERCY OWENS 240
13 JASON SILVA 195
14 DOMINGOS LAMMOGLIA 194
15 TOMMY OPINCAR 130
16 ANDRES HOLGUIN 120
17 ERIC DYER 114
18 BILLY ROSS 112
19 JEREMIAH OLIVER 110
20 PAUL CALDWELL 110
21 RONALD WILLIAMS 99
22 PAUL BROWN 97
23 DOUG CROWELL 95
24 CODY SMART 82
25 RAY HUDSON 74
26 MIKE ACOSTA 67
27 MARK NUNLEY 62
28 JAMES REED 50
29 KEVIN TOMKO 50
30 TOMMY BOARD 50
31 GARY MASON 40
32 GEOFREY SSENGOBA 40
33 MIKE CASAS 40
34 PHIL POTOSNAK 40
35 CAMERON DAVIS 35
36 SCOTT MORELAND 35
37 COREY FOWLER 32
38 JADE MCPHERSON 32
39 JASON ALSTATT 32
40 DREW DOWNEY 25
41 JOE MCCARTY 25
42 MIKE GUL 18
43 EFRIAM  MIRANDA 17
44 RICK LOWRY 17

A PRO 

 

1 COREY REID 584
3 KRISTAPS KONRADS 397
4 THOMAS FERNANDEZ 365
5 JOSH MEYERS 251
6 MATT TISCHLER 213
7 JONATHAN WOODMANSEE 207
8 JORDAN SEWARD 198
9 VANCE WEISENDANGER 196
10 TYLER FAORO 190
11 DALE CUSHMAN 189
12 JELLE VAN GORKOM 182
13 GAVIN LUBBE 174
14 MATT BAISLEY 170
15 TOMMY BELLEW 162
16 BILLY ANDERSON 160
17 JESSE LANGLAND 159
18 MICHAEL HENDERSON 159
19 JEFFREY KALAPACA 151
20 ROY WINKELMAN 148
21 MATT KELTY 146
22 JASON MORRIS 136
23 MASAHIRO SAMPEI 124
24 JUSTIN MCLINTOCK 123
25 BRANDON PANUCCIO 120

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 )

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

12/03 One Bicycles Australia update

One Bicycles Australia press release

Issy, Mikayla, Nikalus and Joshua of the One Bicycles Australia team hit up the ACT Titles this year, despite some bad luck the team made us very proud once again.

Issy’s report by Issy Penglase

The year started of with not much riding and straight into Track attack- always a big week and fun and hard racing.

This year I rode 11 boys to get use to  closer racing and be pushed along by the stronger boys. The week went well I made the semi’s every day and finished the series in 13th spot in a fields of 30+ riders

From there there has been some cross training with mountain bike riding, cross country and some downhill at Mt buller, as well as Club races at Park Orchards and Knox. Also a ride down at Warragul’s clubby racing 20 inch and winning the day and also raced Cruiser Open girls and took the win – That was a great feeling.

ACT Champs

We got away Friday had a good trip and was pumped for Saturdays racing. Maybe a little to pumped as during the night I leaped out of bed and forgot I was on a Bunk bed and smashed my head on a table on the way down spending 3 hours at the hospital getting checked out. Not a great prep for a days racing.

The track was awesome except turn two which I found it hard to get a good line around( thanks Adam Carey for helping me there) the rest of the track rocks.

Racing, I was getting frustrated as not much sleep and a head ache all day saturday made it hard to race but stayed in there all the same. I was happy a moto was cancelled Sunday and we went out for Pizza and Pasta and a early night.

Sunday I was feeling much better and the last moto went well but a close call at the line didn’t go my way. I finished up 2 ACT so was a good weekend with the drama that surrounded me.

Now it’s time to put my head down and train, Perth here we come!

The Rose Tribe report by Miekel Rose

Last weekend March the 7th and 8th of March, the 2009 ACT Championships were held at the Tuggeranong Vikings BMX Club in Kambah, ACT. This was the biggest ACT event ever held with approximately 700 entries. Riders from all parts of Australia came to compete in the last major event before the Australian Titles.

Mikayla – Riding in the 9 girls and 8 to 13 female cruiser divisions for the weekend. Mikayla had some stiff competition, especially 1Q Miss Shelby Green from Far North Queensland. This has been the girl she has wanted to race, as Shelby was a talent and was winning comfortably up North as Mikayla had been down South. This was a great opportunity to see how she went against another very talented rider.

Shelby came out flying and there was a great battle down the first 2 straights, but Shelby managed to keep Mikayla at bay and won all 4 heats and eventually the final. Mikayla had 3 seconds and one third, when Claudia Rankin pushed Mikayla high in the last berm to snatch a second and leave Mikayla in third. Mikayla came out in the final race and pushed Shelby down the first three straights but wasn’t big and strong enough to catch her finishing 2 ACT on her 20”.

In 8 to 13 girls cruiser, Mikayla had 2 fourths and 2 sixths after a crash on the first corner but came out to take a fourth overall in the cruiser class against older girls. 4 ACT was a great effort in such a wide aged Class.

Nikalus – This was going to be a great event for Nik who has been riding very well of late and pushing his good mate Andrew Hughes closer than before. In the warm up on Saturday Nik came out and started to practice the fourth straight, a straight he jumps each time he is at the track with ease. With a big tailwind he hit it fast and in doing so, over jumped the first double and landed on his front wheel and caught his pants in the seat and over the bars he went. Off to the hospital to find he had broken his arm in 2 places and required surgery to wire back his wrist area. That was the end of his 09 ACT’s and possibly his assault on the Aussies. Sunday he had surgery and the doctors managed to align the bones without wiring them and put him in a cast. Out of action for 6 weeks! Nik now plans to train as much as he can and be fit and ready for the Aussies and hopes to qualify for the Worlds where he will be 100% fit and ready. I am up for a new helmet and a new front wheel as both were totalled in the crash! That’s 2 helmets in 2 major events. Thank god for great sponsors like One Bicycles and ECI and a patient Manager in Shane Jenkins.

Joshua – Josh was competing in the 14 boys 20” and 13 to 14 Boys Cruiser. The 14 Boys was the biggest Class at the event with 42 entries. Josh rode very well on his home track in a very talented field. Josh managed consistent places with a fifth and 2 fourths and a great third in his last heat on his 20”. This allowed him to make the quarter finals where he battled hard to just miss out by placing 6th. He placed 22nd overall which is fantastic in such a class field.

On his cruiser, josh was on fire riding in another tough Class. He remained consistent and managed to make the semi finals. In his semi josh rode hard and just missed the final by placing a close 5th. Josh has stepped up his riding and has his sights set on the 09 Aussies with his aim to qualify for the 09 World Titles in Adelaide.

All the kids were affected by watching their brother crash badly and be taken off to hospital. I believe and so do the kids that they could have ridden harder and done slightly better. Joshua wasn’t even jumping the fourth straight until his third heat after watching his brother’s crash. Once they gained their confidence back and saw their brother in hospital, they settled to ride better on the second day. There is always next time.

How to buy One Bicycles products in Australia

If you would like to purchase a One Bicycles frame or accessories in Australia the best way to do so is to head down to your local bike store and place an order. If they don’t know what you are talking about tell them to call Elite Cycle Imports while you wait and place your order there and then. After doing some calculations myself I have found the cheapest way to get One Bicycles products in Australia is through a local reseller.

About One Bicycles

For over a decade ONE Bicycles (operating out of Holland), inducted into the European Hall of Fame, has solely focused all their efforts on the sport of BMX. Today they are at the forefront of BMX product design Worldwide. Utilizing advancements in the industry, some of which were conceived in ONE’s own engineering department, their products directly reflect the evolution and maturing of proven BMX design. Like a fine wine ONE Bicycles product line has come of age as a result of years of dedication to the sport of BMX.

One Bicycles are a major sponsor of the bmxultra.com team

Over the years One Bicycles have sponsored

  • Khalen Young
  • The Phirebird team which includes 2005 & 2006 World Championships finalist Jamie Gray and 2006 NBL Grands (A Pro) champion Glenn Codega

In 2008 Maris Strombergs rode his One Bicycle to victory in the Elite Men’s class at the UCI World Championships and followed that up by taking the first ever Men’s BMX Gold medal at the Olympics.

For more information about One Bicycles check out www.onebicycles.com

12/03 Morphine Industries’ Takes a Podium Spot at ABA Winter Nationals

Morphine Industries’ press release

Congrats to Morphine Industries’ Tyler Faoro for reaching the Podium Sunday at the ABA Winter Nationals in Black Mountain, AZ.   Tyler fought through a field of 44 A Pro riders to take a place along side Nic Long and Jelle Van Gorkom .

Fellow Morphine Industries A Pro Rider Gavin Lubbe made his mark in the Pro cruiser class taking an impressive 4th place in the main event.  In addition, Gavin ran into a few problems in the quarters narrowly missing the transfer spot on his 20”.

Both of these top riders are headed to Desoto, TX in two weeks to continue the assault on the A Pro title and the UCI rankings.

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), Tioga (www.tiogausa.com/bmx), Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), Rennen (www.rennendesigngroup.com)

11/03 Northern Rivers BMX 2009 series starts this weekend

Northern Rivers BMX Press Release

This coming Sunday the 15th of March is round 1 of the 2009 Northern Rivers BMX series, to be held at the Shepparton BMX track, Brauman St, Shepparton 419 J7.

All the usual classes will be run including the popular 14+ and Vet Pro classes.

For 2009 any rider that enters both 20” and cruiser age classes rides the cruiser class for free. This is a great chance for riders looking to get in some racing on their cruisers prior to the Aussies and Worlds

Entry forms can be downloaded from www.bmxultra.com or www.bmxv.com.au

SERIES LOCATIONS:

Round 2 Sunday 29th March, Bendigo Dragons BMX Club, Victoria St, Eaglehawk, 407 D3

Round 3 Sunday 17th May, Sunbury BMX Club, Cornish St, Sunbury, 113 A8

Round 4 Sunday 31st May, D3Border BMX Club, Silva Drive, Wodonga, 420 F6

Round 5 Sunday 21st June, Wyndham Warriors BMX Club, Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing, 206

Final Round 5th July, Shepparton BMX Club, Brauman St, Shepparton 419 J7

10/03 One Bicycles – Ode to the Olympics

One Bicycles press release

As an “Ode to the Olympics”, One Bicycles have come up with a special edition frame.
These are available in Junior and Pro cruiser, Pro, XL and XXL.

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The one shown in the ad is the exclusive “Golden Brown” frame with a gold metal flake on it – available in all sizes mentioned above.

The regular colors: green, raw, blue and black are also available – limited stock.

Please contact your local bike shop or sales@onebicycles.com for prices and availability.

10/03 Tioga Teams Up With Morphine Industries’ Factory Team

Morphine Industries press release

Coral Springs, FL – Morphine Industries announces the addition of Tioga to its family of Factory Team Sponsors.

“Our Factory Team is stoked to be working with Tioga and adding their superior line of tires to our rider’s bikes.  The recent introduction of the Powerblock tire has caused a lot of excitement in the race community and we are looking forward to representing the Tioga Brand”, states Reeves from Morphine Industries.

“We will be riding the new Powerblock tires on all our bikes for most track conditions and will be using the legendary Comp III tire when track conditions call for a more aggressive tread.  It is known that when the Morphine Crew is not on the track, we are at the park or in the street and for this our bikes will be decked in the Tioga FS100”, adds Reeves.

“We greatly respect Morphine Industries for bringing their special brand of attitude into the sport,” said Kai Cheng of Tioga.  “So we are naturally psyched that the Morphine Crew will be racing and competing exclusively on Tioga tires,” concluded Cheng.

Be sure to check out the new addition to the family at www.tiogausa.com/bmx

The Morphine Industries Factory Team will be at the following race in the next month:

March 13-15 NBL Florida State Qualifier  Punta Gorda, FL

March 20-22 ABA Super National  DeSoto, TX

March 21 USA Cycling BMX  Championship DeSoto, TX

April 4-5 NBL Gator National High Springs, FL

April 11-12 NBL Easter Classic  St. Cloud, FL

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), Tioga (www.tiogausa.com/bmx), Sinz Racing (www.sinz-racing.com), Rennen (www.rennendesigngroup.com)

06/03 Free Agent and Kenda announce 2009 European BMX race team

Free Agent press release

Dominguez Hills, Calif – Free Agent and Kenda are pleased to announce the new Free Agent/Kenda European BMX Race Team for 2009. The team will consist of four riders from England, Norway, Latvia, and Holland, and is looking to expand even more in the future.

“Free Agent has built a great relationship with Kenda over the years. They’ve supported both our Free Agent BMX and our KHS Mountain bike teams,” said Team Manger Dale Holmes. “We decided it only made sense to set up a joint team project in Europe.”

The 2009 Free Agent/Kenda BMX Race team line- up includes:

  • Kelvin Batey (England) – 20x British Champion, 18x National Champion,2x World Medalist
  • Sebastian Kartfjord (Norway) – 2x Scandinavian Champion, 4x NorwegianChampion, 4x National Champion, Olympian
  • Kristers Lejins (Latvia) – 4 x Latvian Champion
  • Sharon van der Kolk (Holland) – 2 x Dutch Champion

The team is based in Europe and will compete European and National Events. In addition, the team will work in conjunction with the Free Agent US and International Teams. The first major event will be the first round off the European Championships held Holland on April 3-5th. In addition to Free Agent and Kenda, the 2009 European Race Team will also be sponsored by Tioga Seats, Sun, THE, Sinz, Shimano, ODI, Thompson, Samox, and Amino Vital

ABOUT FREE AGENT – Free Agent is one of the worlds leading BMX bicycle brands, with distribution around the world. Free Agent has a long and celebrated history of supporting top racers from around the world, and currently sponsors reigning world champions. In the most recent season, Free Agent won a total of eight national and world championships. The Free Agent brand is produced and distributed by KHS Bicycles, Inc. Their website is www.FreeAgentBMX.com

05/03 Answer BMX Announces Exciting Changes

Answer BMX Press release

Answer BMX is excited to introduce Luke Wilson of Calgary, Canada as the new owner and President of Answer BMX Products Inc.  Wilson and former owner Joey Licata of Valencia, CA have finalized a purchase agreement for an undisclosed amount effective immediately.

Wilson has also hired former Sun Ringle BMX and Alienation BMX Brand Manager, Ryan Birk as Vice President.  And former Kuwahara US Sales Manager, Natarsha Williams-Birk will help oversee the daily operations of Answer BMX from the company’s new location in Warsaw IN.  “I’ve ridden and trusted Answer BMX products for years and Natarsha won 2 UCI World Titles on Answer Products so we obviously believe in the brand.  And Answer BMX is such a valued brand in the BMX race market due to Joey’s hard work over the years.  We look forward to continuing the growth of the brand by nurturing an already stellar product line and focusing on new product development as well.” stated Birk.

Licata, the driving force behind the Answer BMX brand for years, will continue to own and operate his other three brands, Anarchy BMX, Drive BMX and KB from their current California location.

Look for the public debut of the new Answer BMX under Wilson’s ownership at the upcoming ABA Winter Nationals in Phoenix on March 6 where we will make more exciting new announcements.

For more information on Answer BMX and it’s products visit www.answerbmx.com

05/03 Todd Lyons on “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory” on MTV This Sunday Night

by Todd Lyons

Hey, Just thought I’d give you a heads up that I’ll be on “Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory” this Sunday night. I went up to the “Factory” in LA a while ago & took some SE bikes & taught Rob & Drama how to do flips into the foam pit on BMX bikes. Rob definitely had some trouble. It was pretty entertaining to say the least!

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Check it out, Sunday night. And if you miss the episode, you can watch it after it airs by clicking the link below.

http://www.mtv.com/ontv/dyn/fantasy_factory/series.jhtml

Ride on.

TODD LYONS | SE Brand Manager

www.TODDLYONS.com

www.sebikes.wordpress.com

05/03 Morphine’s Gold Helium bars

Morphine Industries press release

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Morphine Industries announces the release of a new color in the popular Helium Aluminum Bar line – GOLD.

Be sure to check them out at your local shop or our online dealers.

Rise: 4.0”, 5.5”, 6.5”

Upsweep: 2 Degrees

Backsweep: 7 Degrees

Colors: Black, White, Red, Blue, Gold

For additional product information check out: www.morphineindustries.com

04/03 Supercross BMX announces the signing of Down Under’s Jr. Elite Sensation –
Kurt Pickard

Supercross BMX press release

In a further expansion of our World Team of Elite Riders, Supercross BMX has brought the New Zealand Junior Superstar Kurt Pickard into the Supercross BMX Family. For those of you not familiar with the name, be prepared to get used to it as he was previously the10 time New Zealand Champion and now under the wing of BMX Supercoach Ken Cools, Kurt is planning on taking his new Supercross onto the World Stage.

Kurt joins the Supercross BMX World Team of Elite Riders that Samantha Cools started handpicking last year to be her team mates and to further advance Supercross BMX¹s visibility on the World Stage. Along with the North American Supercross BMX Factory Team.

The current roster of World Elite Riders is:

  • Samantha Cools ­ 5 x UCI World Champion, 3 x North American UCI Champion, 2x ABA #1 Womens Pro and 2008 Olympian
  • Kenth Fallen ­ 2008 USAC Champion, 2008 NBL #1 Masters, and 2008 ABA #1 Vet
    Pro
  • Kris Fox ­ 2008 NBL #1 Super ­X and 2008 USA Olympic Long Team
  • Courtney Tomei ­ 2008 ABA #8 Womens Pro
  • Jimmy Brown ­ 2007 CCA Champion and 2008 Canadian Olympic Long Team
  • Anders Gronsund ­ UCI Elite Mens
  • Amelie Despeaux ­ UCI Elite Women
  • Markus Huber –  UCI Elite Mens
  • Kurt Pickard ­ UCI Elite Junior -10 x New Zealand Champion

Keep an eye on these Elite Riders as they are going to be proving grounds for some of the newest BMX technology ( such as the new Easton ULR Tubed, Supercross enVy  Triple Butted Taper Wall Race Frame ) as they advance their careers on the world stage. For more information on Kurt along with the rest of the Supercross BMX Riders and product be sure to check out www.supercrossbmx.com for regular team and product updates.

The Supercross BMX team is proudly supported by : Alienation BMX, Block Alternatives, Bmxnow.com, Campcools Training, Kid Fuel, LDC Components, MJT Designs, No Fear Clothing, No Fear Energy Drink, Speedline Parts, and TECH BMX.

04/03 ABA BMX Winter Nationals at Phoenix, AZ. to have Olympic BMX GOLD!

ABA press release

2008 Olympic BMX Gold Medalist will once again be on hand at the ABA BMX Winter Nationals in Phoenix, AZ.. Free Agent’s AA PRO, and Latvia’s own MARIS STROMBERGS made his ABA BMX debut in Reno, NV. earlier this season and made a great impression with the fans. He’s really starting to hit his stride in the USA, having an excellent weekend at the ABA BMX Gator Nationals in Oldsmar, FLA.

MARIS is excited about the ABA BMX Winter Nationals and will be doing a few autograph sessions through the weekend at the Free Agent Team pit area. MARIS will have his actual 2008 Olympic GOLD medal on hand for the fans to see as well! Be sure to stop by the Free Agent Team pit area to say hello to MARIS.

He’s a super nice guy, a great rider, and how often do you get to meet an Olympic GOLD Medalist with his medal in hand? This is a great opportunity for the fans and a HUGE thanks goes out to Dale Holmes, Free Agent , and MARIS STROMBERGS for coming out this weekend. We hope to see everyone there!

04/03 Ernesto Pizarro now on Crupi!

ernestoCrupi Parts press release

Arcadia, California – Crupi Parts, Inc is proud to announce the signing of Ernesto
PIzarro.  Ernesto is part of Argentina’s Olympic squad and the current top ranked
Junior Elite rider in Argentina.  Ernesto has a long history of racing success in
Argentina including a World Championship title in 2000

Ernesto will continue living in Argentina and race a full schedule of Latin America
races.  Crupi continues to build its dominance in Latin America with riders who will
not only win races but promote BMX and Crupi with a winning attitude!  Please help us
in welcoming Ernesto to the Crupi family!

03/03 BMX Life Fund announcement

BMX Life Fund press release

We have all been affected in recent months, by the critical & even fatal injuries that have taken some of the best athletes in Actions Sports. Stephen Murray in June 2007, Mike Aitken in September 2008, and just last month the tragic loss of Jeremy Lusk. BMX rider, Eric Stein of Pittsburgh Pa, after recently being injured himself, has begun the BMX Life Fund. Wanting to make a difference and help his fellow riders, he will be organizing a “Life Tour” from the east to west coast.

Plans for the BMX Life Fund, launch party are in the works, with a date to be announced within the next two weeks. Riders & sponsors have already jumped on board to help support the cause. Dennis Enarson, has donated his 2008 competition frame & helmet to be auctioned off on Ebay in March. Rockstar, Oakley, Pro tec, Vans, Skull Candy to name a few, have donated product for the 2009 season.

BMX Life Fund Mission Statement

The mission of the BMX Life Fund, a non-profit charity and information service, is to generate revenue to assist professional BMX riders who have sustained life-altering injuries in pursuit their goals in the sport of BMX riding and competitions. The funds and contributions are to be used to subsidize expenses associated with medical care and other significant needs as a result of their injuries.  These funds may assist both rider and their immediate family.  Additionally, the BMX Life Fund will dedicate many of its programs to the next generation of riders.  Programs will be developed to inform present and future riders of the risks and consequences of the sport.  The emphasis will be placed on prevention and riding safety through riding demonstrations and additional information provided.  This will be accomplished through a series of “live” riding events and contests throughout the region.  This series, to be known as “The Life Tour”, will be the principal source of revenue for the organization.  An important long term goal will be to progress the sport and that it can be conducted safely by taking the appropriate and necessary precautions.

For information on the BMX Life Fund, Product donations or monetary contributions please contact Eric at, bmxlifefund@gmail.com.

03/03 2009 UCI Continental Event #3 and ABA BMX PRO Standing through Gator Nationals- Oldsmar, FLA.

ABA BMX press release

The American Bicycle Association hosted the Gator Nationals this past weekend, February, 20-22 in Oldsmar, FLA. This weekend’s event was excellent to say the least. The sun was out in full force, the weather was perfect, and the track and facility were dialed in better then ever! The riders, families, fans, and industry showed up in full force to an amazing 124 motos! Thanks to the efforts of the Oldsmar BMX crew getting the place dialed. Word with the fans was this was the best they had ever seen the track and they were pumped to be there. The racing at the Gator National event was INTENSE! A stacked international field in the AA PRO – Elite ranks was just INSANE! There have been record turn outs in the premier class this season and the fans, industry and media are just blown away!

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 third UCI event of the 2009 season was r owned by Free Agent’s Cristian Becerine. Cristian took a hard fall in the early stages of the race day hurting his hand pretty badly. But rather than pack it up for the day he stuck it out and was able to “holeshot” his way to another victory! Coming in a solid 2nd to Cristian was current ABA BMX National #1 AM and Dew Tour SX winner Nic Long.  IPOT’s Nic Long turned PRO in Reno earlier this season and is settling in to his new class just fine and seems to be adapting well to the PRO/ELITE level of racing . To round out the UCI podium for the day would be none other than unsponsored rider Jason Rogers. This kid has been making some big mains this season against a lot of odds. If anyone out there is looking for a top caliber rider you might want to take a look at this guy.

JR. Elite would  see the return of Australia`s own Sam Willoughby.  The current UCI’s JR. Elite World Champ came back to the state in a big way. Sam picked up the big win in the class first race back.  USA’s own and Free Agent`s new wonder kid, Connor Fields rode to a 2nd  place podium once again. Canada’s super kid and Redline’s Tory Nyhaug was the man to bring home the 3rd place podium spot in Oldsmar, FLA. This class is pretty stacked as well and you can get a glimpse into the future of our sport by watching these guys. The kids know how to race!

Elite Women went down like this, ABA National #1 Ladies PRO, Dominique Daniels keeps her streak alive and makes it three in a row for the top UCI podium spot. Second went to Redman’s Amanda Geving. It was good to see Amanda out at the event as she is a Florida local. Third went to Stephanie Barragan. Stephanie`s always a solid podium contender and can never be counted out for the win!

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ABA BMX PRO points day one saw 2008 Olympic Bronze medalist, Hyper Bicycles, Donny Robinson take his first win of the season. Donny’s made a bunch of mains this season proving to be very consistent, but this weekend it all clicked for him in Oldsmar. 2nd place went to none other then Maris Strombergs. The Latvian rider has moved to the USA under his new Free Agent sponsorship. Maris is ONE FAST GUY for sure. The 2008 Olympic Gold medalist and current UCI World Champion has been settling into the USA scene as has made big improvements at each event. It won’t be long before Maris is on the top step of the box. Fellow Olympian and Free Agent team mate, Kyle Bennett also looked to be getting back on track Sunday. The USAC National BMX Champ worked his way to a 3rd place finish for the day and looks to be battling Mike Day for the ABA BMX PRO points lead.  It was a stacked field at the Gator Nationals and there where a lot of heavy hitters on the side lines watching. Taking with many of the riders Phoenix looks to be the next big event around the corner and there are a lot of hungry guys looking to make their first podium of the season.

On the Ladies side once again defending Champ, Dominique Daniels took the top honors in the class.  A very impressive second went to GT Bikes Arielle Martin. Third went to Crystal Hime.  Crystal took some time off and has made a big presence on her return.

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Vet Pro class was another one to watch this weekend.  The VET PRO class has become a who`s who in BMX titles of the past. Names like John Purse, Dale Holmes, Greg Romero, Jason Carnes, Kenth Fallen, Eric Rupe, and so on, and so on. It really is an exciting class to watch. GHP`s John “The Jackal” Purse nailed down two more wins on the weekend stretching his lead in the points even more. Rennen rider Will Murray scored his first VET PRO podium on day one with an impressive 2nd place for the new comer to the class. Free Agent`s Dale Holmes rode as solid as ever both days leaving Oldsmar with a 3rd on #1 and a 2nd on day #2. If Dale’s at an event you can pretty much count on him being on the box at the end of the day. IPOT’s Chad Street was in the house too! Chad found his stride on day #2 with a solid ride to 3rd place and another podium finish. 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 hear rumors of a few other ex-AA`s that might be stepping back into the ring. I for one am pumped to see all the guys back out on the track!

PRO Cruiser went down like this Clayborn`s Barry Nobles was not to be denied this weekend. He was riding way to fast to not win something. Barry laid down a super hot lap and took the PRO Cruiser win over current ABA BMX National #1 PRO Cruiser rider Danny “Easy Money” Caluag. The third podium spot went out the Florida local boy Josh Meyers. Josh jump on his cruiser on his home track and put a great show on for the fans!

GO211.com has tons of  videos posted from the ABA BMX Gator National weekend!
Check it out at: http://www.go211.com/u/ gator nationals2009/

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

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Rider ABA BMX PRO wins after SO. CAL. Dollars Nationals –

AA PRO

Mike Day –  GT Bicycles – 2

Joey Bradford – GT Bicycles – 1

Kyle Bennett – Free Agent – 1

Donny Robinson – Hyper Bicycles – 1

Woman’s PRO

Dominique Daniels –  6

Stephanie Barragan – 1

PRO CRUISER

Barry Nobles – Clayborn Bicycles –  3

Tyler Brown – Crupi – 1

Danny Caluag – BAWLS/Intense – 1

VET PRO

John Purse – GHP –  5

Kenth Fallen – Supercross – 2

Dale Holmes – Free Agent – 1

2009 Pro Standing through  Gator  Nationals

AA PRO

MIKE DAY 885
KYLE BENNETT 835
JOEY BRADFORD 635
DONNY ROBINSON 601
KHALEN YOUNG 475
TYLER BROWN 381
DANNY CALUAG 377
BARRY NOBLES 365
MARIS STROMBERGS 354
JAVIER COLOMBO 352
RANDY STUMPFHAUSER 335
DAVID HERMAN 301
JASON ROGERS 301
TRAVIS OHRAZDA 298
CRISTIAN BECERINE 287
DENZEL STEIN 207
JARRETT KOLICH 178
STEVEN CISAR 168
MARC WILLERS 160
KYLE CUSHMAN 144
PHIL DELIZIA 142
DEREK SIPKOI 140
MICHAEL LARSON 138
MIKE BRABANT 134
ALEXIS VERGARA 105
JOE SOWERS 105
KEITH GRINE 105
KARL CLARK 94
BUBBA HARRIS 87
DEREK BETCHER 77
MARTIN SCHERPEN 77
SEAN STORMS 77
ALAN HUDSON 71
DEAK BROWN 71
MICHAEL HUGHES 71
JIM BROWN 67
YVAN LAPRAZ 67
AKIFUMI SAKAMOTO 61
JOSH SMITH 50
ANDRES JIMENEZ 37
MATT POHLKAMP 37
SAM WILLOUGHBY 37
MIKE MOELLER 36
AARON JOHNSON 34
KRIS FOX 34
ROBERT DE WILDE 34
ARNAUD DUBOIS 27
JOEY BERTHIAUME 27
JEFF UPSHAW 23
WOMEN PRO

DOMINIQUE DANIELS 1178
BROOKE CRAIN 687
STEPHANIE BARRAGAN 608
ARIELLE MARTIN 512
ALISE POST 434
TAYLOR WOLCOTT 319
ASHLEY VERHAGAN 299
KRYSTAL HIME 299
AMANDA GEVING 131
COURTNEY TOMEI 130
SAMANTHA COOLS 86
KAILA SWEENEY 53
DANIELE BRISSON 51
MADISON PITTS 51
AFTON SCHRIMPF 50
REGULA RUNGE 43
TERRA NICHOLS 39
KYLA REED 31
MISSY HARTLEY 28
BRITTANY BATES 26
CASSIE BUSHNELL 26
CHRISTIAN COSSEY 26
ILENE VANEGAS 13
CARLEY YOUNG 11
MICHELLE GUTHRIE 11

A PRO 

NIC LONG 686
COREY REID 520
KRISTAPS KONRADS 350
THOMAS FERNANDEZ 261
JONATHAN WOODMANSEE 207
JOSH MEYERS 202
JORDAN SEWARD 198
MATT KELTY 146
DALE CUSHMAN 142
VANCE WEISENDANGER 142
JASON MORRIS 136
MATT TISCHLER 129
GAVIN LUBBE 127
MATT BAISLEY 126
MASAHIRO SAMPEI 124
JESSE LANGLAND 115
MICHAEL HENDERSON 115
TOMMY BELLEW 115
BILLY ANDERSON 113
WILLY SUAREZ 110
KYLE ZONDERVAN 107
WESTON POPE 106
ADAM TREADWELL 105
CHRISTIAN RICKS 104
VET PRO

JOHN PURSE 1889
DALE HOLMES 1144
KENTH FALLEN 937
CHAD STREET 787
GREG ROMERO 577
WILL MURRAY 502
ERIC RUPE 459
DAVID BITTNER 424
TODD PARRY 272
PERCY OWENS 240
ROBERT HARRIS 197
DOMINGOS LAMMOGLIA 194
TIM DINGER 190
TOMMY OPINCAR 130
ANDRES HOLGUIN 120
ERIC DYER 114
PAUL BROWN 97
DOUG CROWELL 95
CODY SMART 82
BILLY ROSS 77
RAY HUDSON 74
RONALD WILLIAMS 64
MARK NUNLEY 62
JEREMIAH OLIVER 55
PAUL CALDWELL 55
JAMES REED 50
KEVIN TOMKO 50
TOMMY BOARD 50
GARY MASON 40
GEOFREY SSENGOBA 40
MIKE CASAS 40
PHIL POTOSNAK 40
COREY FOWLER 32
JADE MCPHERSON 32
JASON ALSTATT 32
MIKE ACOSTA 32
DREW DOWNEY 25
JOE MCCARTY 25
EFRIAM MIRANDA 17
RICK LOWRY 17

PRO CRUISER

BARRY NOBLES 1082
DANNY CALUAG 1002
TYLER BROWN 962
JOE SOWERS 387
BILLY ANDERSON 267
ERIC RUPE 212
MATT BAISLEY 195
ADAM TREADWELL 186
JOSHUA MEYERS 167
WILLY SUAREZ 89
JOE MATHIS 87
KEITH GRINE 39
KENTH FALLEN 38
KYLA REED 37
EDWARD OLSON 28
DOMINGOS LAMMOGLIA 10

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 )

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

02/03 2009 Mighty 11s update

by Steve Walker, BMXNSW Events Manager

It was decided at the BMXNSW State Committee Meeting on Saturday 28 February, that Casino BMX Club wil host this year’s Mighty 11s Carnival.

Sawtell BMX, Clarence Valley BMX and Casino BMX submitted Expressions of Interest to host the Carnival this year and it was Casino that won out. There wasn’t much between the Clubs but it was decided that Casino BMX has come of age. The Club has not hosted a major event before and it is time they were thrust into the limelight.

There is much work to do between now and June but Casino BMX Club have accepted the challenge.

More details about the format for this year’s event have to be sorted out but they are due to be announced in the next week.

02/03 Connor Hunter on S&M

by bmxultra.com

Rumour has is that Victorian AA Pro Connor Hunter, who recently returned to racing after nearly a year off from serious competition, will be riding the S&M colours from now on after being hooked up by Elite Cycle Imports, S&M’s Australian distributor. Connor has always been one of our favourite AA Pro riders, taking on some serious contenders in the AA field armed with flat pedals, jeans, legs like tree trunks and a good sense of humour. Connor is one of those guys who really enjoys riding his bike, it doesn’t matter if he’s at the front or the rear of the field. Congrats big fella.

02/03 Australian Titles entry forms

by bmxultra.com

It seems that finding the entry form for the Australian Titles isn’t such a simple task. We have been asked by a number of people if we know how to find it. It’s not hidden but you need to read through the text on the BMX Australia website to find it. Here’s the easiest way to find it.

Alternatively

Be quick ENTRIES CLOSE 5PM EST Friday 13th MARCH 2009

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