Mike Moeller re-joins
Crupi - CRUPI signs Mike Moeller for the 2006 Season!
Arcadia, California -
Crupi BMX is proud to announce that Mike Moeller has
signed with Crupi for the 2006 season.
Mike was an original member of the Crupi/Challenge
Team back in 2000 and '01, then moved up to the
Crupi Factory Team
in '02 and '03.
Mike has since proven himself as a Top 10
AA Pro (currently in 8th place points going into the
ABA Grands) and will be Crupi's only
Pro rider for 2006.
Cristian Becerine and Jason Richardson who have been
with Crupi through the '04 and '05 seasons will move on to new teams in
Crupi would like to express how much they have enjoyed having both
Jason and Cristian on the team and wish them all the luck with their new
ventures in 2006.
Both Cristian and Jason will finish off the season with Crupi through
the 2005 ABA Grands.
Mike's first race for Crupi will be the NBL
Christmas Classic in Columbus this Christmas.
Look for Mike at most ABA and NBL Nationals
in 2006 as well as at the Supercamp Training
clinics along with Bubba Harris.
Please help us welcome Mike back to
the Crupi Team when you see him!
SE Bikes Nationwide Bike
In an effort to help build the local programs at
BMX tracks nationwide, SE Bikes has
done the unthinkable: We have donated an SE
bike to a track in EVERY state in the USA. And we even sent some up to
That’s right; over 50 complete bikes are being sent
out this week from our worldwide headquarters in Philadelphia, PA. Keep
an eye on your UPS driver as he may be overstocked with SE bikes!
We have donated these bikes with the intention that
they will be used as “loaner” bikes for new riders coming to the track
for the first time. If these new riders put in their first few laps on a
race-ready SE bike, then we’re sure that they’ll get hooked on BMX. We
know that the beginners of today are the experts and pros of tomorrow.
The following tracks were chosen to receive an SE
ST. ALBERT BMX
FAR NORTH BMX
HOG WILD BMX
SARA PARK BMX
COAL HILLS BMX
PRAIRIE CITY BMX
PIKES PEAK BMX
FIRST STATE BMX
RED BUD BMX
CEDAR RAPIDS BMX
NORTH IDAHO BMX
THE HILL BMX
PALMER PARK BMX
Derby City BMX
CARGILL PARK BMX
CAPE COD BMX
SOUTHERN MARYLAND BMX
NORTH STATE BMX
RUM RIVER BMX
RED RIVER BMX
Rye Airfield BMX
Egg Harbor BMX
New Paltz BMX
SAND SPRINGS BMX
OCEAN STATE RT.
BOX ELDER BMX
TIPTON COUNTY BMX
YAKIMA VALLEY BMX
Poor Farm BMX
RAZOR CITY BMX
"THE CUTTING EDGE"
And don’t think that we’re just sending out our
least expensive bike. No way José! Forty-three tracks will receive the
Ripper Jr. and nine tracks will receive the Bronco X-pert. At SE Bikes,
we’re continuing to “Make it Happen” all across the USA.
The ever more important UCI BMX Ranking is in full swing on all four
continents. While it’s coming to an end on the southern hemisphere, it’s
just getting hectic in Europe and North America. A new feature for this
year is the Junior Men and Junior Women ranking, and although the Junior
riders does not compete for the overall ranking prize money of 30’000
Swiss Franc, their presence will be highly important leading up the 2008
Continental Ranking – Latin America
After 10 ranking rounds, the Latin American ranking has come to an end.
Jonathan Suarez (Venezuela) has made a triumphant return to his
continent scoring the maximum 84 points (winning 8 out of 10 races). In
the Elite Women ranking, the current World Champion Gabriella Diaz
(Argentina) has been almost equally as successful scoring 72 points.
Continental Ranking – Oceania
With 2 rounds remaining, Luke Madill (Australia) is leading the
scoreboard with 69 points, with Michael Robinson (Australia) in
runner-up position with 61 points. Tanya Bailey (Australia) is leading
with 41 points, followed closely by Serena Kastermans (New Zealand).
Continental Ranking – North America
After 5 of the 10 rounds completed, the North American ranking is lead
by Mike Day (USA) on 42 points; closely followed by Robert De Wilde (Netherlands).It
will be a tight race through the Canadian UCI rounds leading up the NBL
Stars’n Stripes National at South Park, PA. In the female division, the
2004 Junior World Champion, Kimberly Hayashi (USA) is leading, but her
arch rival Samantha Cools (Canada) is not far behind and will gain
momentum once the series hits Canada.
Continental Ranking – Europe
4 rounds into the European BMX Championships, Thomas Allier (France) has
shown great consistency and is leading with 40 points, closely followed
by Ivo Lakucs (Latvia) and last year No. 1 UCI ranked rider Michal
Prokop (Czech Republic). With Allier temporally out with injuries, the
European points chase will be a thriller all the way up to the European
BMX Championships final in Echichens, Switzerland. Jana Horakova (Czech
Republic), 45 points, is leading a close race with Willy Kanis
(Netherlands) and Laetitia Le Corguille (France).
Make sure to check out the current ranking (including the overall
ranking and the Nations ranking) on;
2005 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup – Aigle Switzerland
The 1st round of the highly anticipated 2005 UCI BMX Supercross World
Cup in Aigle, Switzerland is only a few weeks away.
The 1st round will be held at the UCI/World Cycling Centre BMX track,
and although it has a traditional layout the highly technical track will
be further modified. The UCI track builders Tom Ritzenthaler and Mark
Hildebrand will fine-tune the track in the week leading up the event,
promising an exciting track purpose build for the best BMX riders in the
Not only will there be some exiting races on the BMX track, some of the
best BMX freestyle vert riders such as Jamie Bestwick (2003 X-Games
gold) and Jay Miron (9-time X-Games medalist) will make a special
appearance on one of Europe’s biggest vert ramps (situated inside the
velodrome complex). The event will be widely broadcasted on TV,
including Eurosport, Europe’s leading sports channel (reaching 54
countries and 250 million viewers). Make sure to visit the UCI website
to view the TV-listings.
For complete event schedule and more information, please
UCI BMX High Level Training
Under the leadership of Michel Lalande and head coach Hervé Krebs, the
2005 UCI BMX high level training has recently kicked off at the World
Cycling Centre in Aigle Switzerland. A group of 20 athletes has been
selected to train during a 3 month period leading up the UCI BMX World
Championships in Paris, France.
After the initial performance tests and evaluations, the very talented
group of riders has been training hard altering between the BMX track,
the weightlifting room and the velodrome. The group will also make a few
selected appearances at the European BMX Championships and the UCI BMX
Supercross World Cup.
The athletes are; Tyler Brown (USA), Roger Rinderknecht (Switzerland)
José Luis Diaz Montana (Colombia), Jose Escudero (Ecuador), Emilio Falla
(Ecuador), Felipe Faundez (Chile), Javiera Figueroa (Chile), Fabian
Hernandez (Colombia), Luciana Hirama (Brazil), Yvan Lapraz
(Switzerland), Sifiso Nhlapo (South Africa), Joel Quintero Rodriguez
(Venezuela), Vilma Rimsaite (Lithuania), José David Reyes Riotte (Costa
Rica), Fernando Silveira (Brazil), Nannan Juang (China), Junhong Zhang
(China), Hao Yu (China), Lingiun Tain (China), Xuefei Yu (China).
2005 UCI BMX World Championships, Paris Bercy, France
The most important event of the year, the 2005 UCI BMX World
Championships will be take place 29th-- 31st July 2005 at the Paris
Bercy stadium, France. As previously announced, the elite events will be
scheduled in the evening to assure great media coverage and public
interest. You can find the detailed schedule and other useful
information on the UCI website;
You can also visit the official website for additional information;
2008 Olympic Games, Beijing China
In the first week of June, the UCI is sending a delegation to Beijing,
China to meet with BOCOG (Beijing Organizing Committee of the Olympic
Games), and to have a first look of where the BMX venue will be
constructed. This is the first of many visits to establish the Olympic
BMX track and venue, and the current plan is that the venue will be
finalized in 2007, followed by a test event (UCI BMX Supercross World
Cup) in fall 2007.
Make sure to bookmark this link leading up the 2008 Beijing Olympics;
Attention Teams and Team Managers
by Shannon Gillette
First and foremost ABA
wanted to thank all the Teams and Team Managers for your support this
season at the ABA BMX Nationals
. We also wanted to give a friendly reminder about a few of the
upcoming ABA BMX Nationals
ABA is offering
DOUBLE TEAM PURSES at the follwing
ABA BMX Nationals:
June 10-12 ABA Southwest Nationals in Albuquerque, NM.
June 17-19 ABA Midwest Nationals in Rockford, IL.
June 24-26 ABA Volunteer Nationals in Cleveland, TN.
July 1-3 ABA Super Nationals in Desoto, TX.
This is a great chance to
put a mini tour together and have some great fun with your riders and
friends! ABA hopes to see all the Teams,
Team Managers, and all racers at an up coming
ABA BMX Nationals real soon
would like to thank all
our great sponsors: Hyundai Motor America, Yamaha Waverunner, Redline
Bicycles, Fly Racing, Industrialrideshop.com, GT Bicycles, Mongoose
Bicycles, Schwinn Bicycles, Isportstv.com, Intense Bikes, GameStop, and
Exclusive One. Without their help, we couldn`t make the 2005
ABA racing season such a huge success.
LIMITED EDITION ABA 2006 CALENDARS COMING SOON!
by Shannon Gillette
LIMITED EDITION ABA 2006 CALENDAR!
The American Bicycle Association is the "World¹s Largest BMX
Sanctioned Body." To celebrate almost 30 years of BMX excellence, the
ABA is producing a 2006 calendar that showcases the high-flying action
of BMX racing captured on film by ABA`s own photo Ace, Dan Mooney. This
calendar will feature amazing photographs of BMX professionals, races,
and tracks. It will highlight important ABA race information, including
special dates to remember.
Celebrate the ABA and BMX racing every day, with this spectacular
17x11-inch wall calendar. The ABA 2006 Calendar is only $14.95 plus
$3.95 shipping and handling. Order your limited edition calendar today.
Click on the link below, to order yours today:
Double A Marketing
BMX Race Report
ABA Spring Nationals Roseville, CA
ABA held the latest round of the 2005 series this past weekend in
Northern California at one of California's most visited tracks on the
ABA National Tour over the past 20 years, Roseville, CA. Roseville has
been the home to some of the sports fastest riders as well as some of
the best Pro racing battles at ABA Nationals. This year, the fans and
riders alike came out to see what the ABA and the Pros had in store
and when the race finished up on Sunday afternoon, no one left without
some great memories of the Spring Nationals. Randy Stumpfhauser and
Brandon Meadows were both there, giving it their all, and here is how
they finished out the weekends event:
currently sits in 2nd in the ABA AA Pro title chase for 2005 and 1st
in Pro cruiser, and he came to Roseville looking to add some more
points towards a chance at the #1 plate. Being from Fresno, CA, Randy
gets a lot of the Nor Cal fans cheering for him. On Saturday, Randy
was in both the AA Pro and Cruiser main events. In AA Pro, Randy was
not off the pace ever so slightly and finished up 5th for the day. In
Pro Cruiser, Randy was battling out for the lead and crashed in the
process, and he need up 8th overall. On Sunday, just like many times
in the past, Randy came back ready to do better and he did just that.
In AA, He finished up 2nd and 1st in Pro Cruiser. Randy Randy's
sponsors include GT Bicycles, Hyundai, ODI, Kenda Tires, Tangent, Sun
Rims, Bombshell Forks, Fly Racing, Time Pedals, SRAM, AC, Powerbar,
CTI Knee Braces, Tool Shed, SDG, DC, Easton, S & M, Fox Riders Co
Clothing, Cyto Sport/Cyto Max, and BMXpros.com
Brandon Meadows lives
just minutes from the Roseville BMX track and to watch him ride there
was like going to a clinic, as he had all the fast lines down. On
Saturday, Brandon finished up 4th in AA Pro, continuing his impressive
streak of great AA results. On Sunday, Brandon was a bit sore from a
crash in Pro Cruiser on Saturday, but it didn't show, as he finished
up 5th in AA and 2nd in Pro Cruiser. This is Brandon's best AA Pro
season to date and he looks to continue the great riding and
impressive results for the next few years. Brandon's sponsors include
Specialized, Fly Racing, Tangent, Thomson, Big Tool, Shimano,
Specialized AA Main Tires, Cyto Sport/Cyto Max, Tool Shed, Sun Ringle,
Powerbar, and BMXpros.com.
Double A Marketing proudly represents Cristian Becerine,
Kyle Bennett, Dale Holmes, Christophe Leveque, Brandon Meadows, and
Randy Stumpfhauser. For more information on any of the riders, or on
Double A Marketing, please e-mail Pete Dylewski @ PeteD@BMXpros.com,
WADE IS BACK AND WITH A NEW
THATS RIGHT, WADE BOOTES IS BACK TO RACING
BMX AND HE WILL BE DOING IT ON A NEW FRAME. THE COMPANY IS BRAND
NEW OUT OF AUSTRALIA AND QUITE HONESTLY, THE FRAME LOOKS LIKE CRAP, BUT
YOU BE THE JUDGE.
BUBBA MEET NBL, NBL MEET YOUR NEXT SUPERSTAR.
THIS WEEKEND HAD THE PLEASURE OF WITNESSING THE ABA SUPERSTAR NOT ONLY
RACE AT THE GATOR NATIONALS BUT WIN BOTH DAYS. LOOKS LIKE BUBBA
MIGHT BE IN CONTENTION FOR THE NBL NATIONAL #1.
GREG HILL AND GHP
ARE BACK FROM THE ASHES.
FAME PRO, GREG HILL, HAS RESTARTED HIS OLD COMPANY GHP. GHP WAS A
TOP NOTCH COMPANY BACK IN THE DAY. HE PUTTING OUT A CHROMOLY FRAME
THAT WAS DESIGNED BY BILLY GRIGGS ALONG WITH HIS FAMOUS STAR BARS.
THERE WILL BE LIMITED RUN ONLY ON FRAMES SO MAKE SURE TO GET
YOURS. AS SOON AS WE GET MORE INFORMATION I WILL PASS IT ALONG.
PORTER RACING READY TO RELEASE NEW 2005 FRAMES.
RACING OUT OF OHIO IS GETTING READY TO RELEASE THEIR NEW AND IMPROVED
2005 FRAMES THIS SPRING. THEY HAVE MADE SOME IMPROVEMENTS TO THEIR
ALREADY AWESOME FRAME INCLUDING MAKING TWO SIZES OF THEIR PRO FRAME.
TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THE PICS DOWN BELOW:
SUPERCROSS AND HOLIDAY DEALS.
Well, it isn't that there is a bunch of new stuff going on in the
product line, but we do have a few special offers going on during the
holidays in celebration of the ABA #1 and #2 titles in Pro Girls
taken by Sammy and Arielle on thier EVO's we are
going to offer a special on all EVO frames sold between now and
Dec. 31st 2004, where you can also purchase a 2005 Supercross Team
Jersey like Sammy wore while winning the title for only
$39.95 instead of the usual $69.95 so a $30 savings off of a
Frame and Jersey Purchase. And in celebration of Answer winning
the ABA #1 Factory Team title while using our StrongArm
cranks we are going to offer a special on them where they are going to
be $199.95 for the month of December and you will get a free Answer
BMX sprocket a $39.95 retail value for a total of a $80
savings on Supercross StrongArm cranks during the month of
December. And this on top of the UL Frame special where you get a
free Copy of TR3 from Transit. Now remember these specials are
only good for the month of December 2004 so if you want to get in on the
specials you need to act now. Check the
page for these and other specials now. Or e-mail us at
LOOKING FOR A FACTORY TEAM
Announces New Factory Team Effort!
Wanna ride? Check in with The
SE Bikes is looking to build a
Factory Team for 2005! It has
been a LONG time since SE Bikes
has had a race team terrorizing the national circuit.
Well, the wait is over! SE is looking to
put together a five-rider FACTORY TEAM for 2005. This team
will be led by the Wildman himself, Todd Lyons.
If you think you have what it takes to be
on the team, e-mail your bio and a little resume to Todd at
This is the real deal. Todd hooked
up with SE two years ago after HE read on BMX
Mania Dot Com that they were looking for a pro rider.
It’s up to you to make it happen.
SE Bikes is ALSO drafting up a
program that will be available through SE dealers nationwide.
This program should be in effect in the beginning of the year.
check out the 2005 line of bikes,
BMX ANNOUNCES 2005 TEAM ROSTER - Carlsbad,
California - Big things are in the works for the
Hyper BMX Factory squad in 2005.
With team manager Anthony DeRosa at
the helm of the NBL battalion and T.J Johnson
running the ABA squad, Hyper is
ramping up efforts to dominate both the
NBL and ABA national scenes,
three-peat as the NBL's National #1 Team,
and score its first ever ABA National #1
Factory Team title.
Hyper has the majority of its 2004 NBL championship
team back for battle in 2005, with some major additions. First off,
DeRosa has signed east coast rippers Trae and Terrell Proctor
to the squad. Both brothers have dominated for years and Terrell is
coming off the 2004 season as the ABA's
National #1 Cruiser. Also new are most of the
ABA's 2004 World Championship team
including 2001 and 2004 ABA National #1 Girl
and 2003 and 2004 ABA National #1 Girl
Cruiser Alise "The Beast" Post,
NBL National #1 Mike Lundy,
2004 UCI 12 Expert and 12 Cruiser World Champ
Tory Nyhaug, and 2004 NBL National #1
Connor Fields. With Post and Rell
Proctor, Hyper has managed to scoop up 3
out of 4 of the ABA's overall National #1 amateur titles. Can
"Blazin' HOT BMX?"
2005 NBL / ABA
Factory Team Roster
Lance McGuire - AA Pro ...
Jud Ciancio - 36 Expert ... Bob O'Gorman - 35 Expert (NBL
only) ... Eric Elliott - 32 Expert - ABA NAG #7
Mike McGonigle - 24 Expert -
National #1, UCI World 2 ... Mike Lundy - 18 Expert - NBL
National #1... Warren McDow - 16 Expert - NBL National #1
Diego Alejandre - 15 Expert -
National #2 Cruiser ... Ben Kubalak - 14 Expert - ABA NAG #5
... Sinead Miller - 14 Girl - NBL National #3
Amanda Carr - 14 Girl - UCI
World #4 ... Trae Proctor - 13 Expert - ABA NAG #4 ...
Lahsaan Kobza - 13 Expert - ABA World #1
Alise Post - 13 Girl - 4 Time
ABA National #1 ... Doug Hayes - 13 Expert - NBL National #11
... Tory Nyhaug - 12 Expert - UCI World #1
Connor Fields - 12 Expert -
NBL National #1 ... Justin Posey - 11 Expert National #2 (NBL
only) ... Terrell Proctor - 10 Expert - ABA National #1 Cruiser
Chad Kerley - 10 Expert - ABA
NAG#2 ... Krista Fournier - 11 Girl - NBL National #1(NBL only)
... Anthony DeRosa - 10 Expert - NBL National #1
Samantha Miller - 9 Girl - NBL
National #1 ... Jacob Abbe - 8 Expert - ABA NAG #2
Look out for the Hyper
squad doing battle at an ABA or NBL race near you and
check out the new frame line January
2005. For more info visit
COOLS, ABA #1 WOMENS
SAYS IT ALL. SAMANTHA COOLS DOMINATED THE WOMENS PRO CLASS THIS
PAST THANKSGIVING WEEKEND TO TAKE THE NUMBER ONE WOMENS PLATE HOME.
BUBBA AND CARNES TAKE ABA TITLES.
REDLINE: "WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS" -
The ABA BMX season came to a climatic
ending on Sunday, November 28th -- with the final tally for Team Redline
being TWO ABA National No.1 Pro titles
and one concussion. While Redline had hoped to be the first team in BMX
history to pull off a Pro Trifecta; it wasn't in the cards this time
Redline will, though, go down in the BMX history books as the second
team to ever win two ABA Pro No.1's in a single year. (The first
being Mongoose, with MacPherson & Rupe in 1996).
who didn't leave Tulsa in sheer awe and shock at Bubba Harris'
incredible power and skills, must not have been watching any of the AA
motos, semi's or mains. Race after race, Bubba never ceased to amaze
everyone in the stands. Whether he was layin' down X-ups, tables or
bar-humps in the pro section, or just passing people at will, there is
no doubt that he was In The Zone.
that BUBBA HARRIS has been crowned the No.1 Pro in
BMX doesn't begin to tell the whole story. The truly amazing thing
is how he did it!
Redline superstar's weekend was constantly filled with excitement that
had the crowd on their feet and cheering him on. No one was working
the pro section like he was. Mutually, he was feeding off of the crowd
response, the very hungry crowd was feeding off of him having fun.
In Sunday's semi-main, the Bub'ster incredibly went from 7th place
to 2nd in order to make the big show. ABA announcer Jim Reilly summed
it up; "I have now seen it all. I quit! BMX will never get better
than that race."
was wrong -- it DID get better. As if the semi wasn't thrilling
enough, next came three edge-of-your-seat mains for the No.1 Pro
of the most powerful BMXers hammered down the first straightaway, and
our Redline hero found himself stuck in the back of the pack. Within
one straight, he'd moved up to fifth, and had Donny Robinson and John
Purse in his sights. Jump by jump, he'd passed them with only the
reigning No.1 Champion--Warwick Stevenson, in front. Having the
momentum, Bubba was just about to make his move for first when The
Warlock cased the last jump and swerved right in front of Bub' '04
Flight bike. The bump forced Bubba to slam a hay bale and he went down
in flames, right in the last turn. Was it over for Harris?! ... not
With an 8th place in the first round, Bubba knew that his only hope
would be to win the next two rounds. With a perfect start and first
straight, Harris came out of turn one with the lead and never looked
back. Despite Stevenson right on his back knobbies, Bubba couldn't
resist the urge to throw in a quick X-up over the 25-foot pro section
doubles. It was his way of saying, "it ain't over 'til it's over."
Bubba's miraculous third main really put an exclamation mark on how
bad he wanted the No.1 plate. In the do-or-die final main of the day,
he went from 6th place in the first turn, up to 4th place by turn two,
and then quickly proceeded to move up to second place through the
monstrous pro section. Entering the final turn, it looked like a
reverse-copy of the first main, with Harris and Stevenson practically
grip-to-grip. Only this time, Warwick was the one who crash 'n burned,
leaving Bubba to win the last main by 5 bike lengths to take the No.1
Pro plate. As he threw a fist of victory in the air, as the crowd went
bonkers, he knew the No.1 plate was his.
BMX HISTORY: This Championship win makes Bubba THEE
youngest AA-pro to win the No.1 plate... as he is 2 months younger
than current mountain bike legend Mike King (who has been the
youngest since 1989). ** Bubba is 19 years, 2 months. King was 19
years, 4 months.
long, he's had more motivation than anybody else to become No.1, and
it was plastered right there on his chest in his podium acceptance
of the coveted Silver Cup. Ever since Bubba's mom Anita lost her 2
year battle to cancer last September, he has been running her
name on the back of his jersey. Thus, for the awards ceremony, Bubba
turned his jersey around--showing the World who he won the No.1
* * * * *
JASON CARNE$ took his third consecutive No.1 VET
PRO plate; and also made it a down-to-the-wire, edge-of-your-seat
nail-biter. He knew what he had to do and did just that. With a
1-4-4 in the three mains, he held on to his points lead by the hair
of his chiny-chin-chin. "It wasn't pretty," admitted Jason as he was
loading up the Redline pits and rig late Sunday night. "But you can
add another No.1 plate to the door. I guess that's all that
* * * *
* * *
KIM HAYASHI was also up for the No.1 Pro Girl
title, but crashed HARD in her first main, and barely knew
where she was the rest of Sunday. After that incredible lawn-dart
(topped off with already being sore from a first-main crash the day
before), the No.1 Pro Girl title was pretty much already lost to
Samantha Cools. With the way points went, Hayashi had to beat Sammy
flat out. To much of everyone's' amazement, Kim summoned enough
memory to find her bike and got back on the gate for the 2nd and 3rd
mains. And despite a mild concussion, she still remembered how to
snap out of the gate. But it was obvious by the first turn that she
wasn't her usual self, and was dropped by the lead pack.
might've lost her hopes for the illustrious Triple Crown, but on the
bright side, still ended her year with an NBL Championship and ABA
and UCI World Champ titles. Which we'd sum up as being a pretty
incredible season no matter what.
there is no denying that 2004 has been a tremendous year for Team
Redline. Two ABA No.1 Pro titles, along with a NBL No.1 and UCI
World Championship for Kim definitely proves that when it comes to
winning; Redline bikes are the brand that'll get you there. Of
course, our Pros couldn't have done it without the quality traction
of TIOGA tires, the tremendous stopping power of PROMAX brakes and
KOOLSTOP brake shoes, and the smooth rolling SUN RIMS and hubs.
Thanks also goes to FSA, WTB, NINTENDO and ON-GUARD Locks for their
loyal support and component.
NEWS FROM THE FELT CAMP.
BMX NEWS 11/30/04 - Paulie Lange raced the
ABA Grands over Thanksgiving weekend
and put in some more good results. Paulie went to beautiful Tulsa, OK on
Tuesday to be a part of the ABA Golden Crank awards. 5 riders and
companies are nominated and Felt received 3 nominations.
Paulie was nominated for Pro of the year,
Felt Flow Rider, Matt Faulk
Rookie of the year and Felt for
bike of the year.
While Felt received no awards but it was cool to be in the top 5. The
racing started on Friday and Paulie pulled off an amazing
2nd place at the Pro Spectacular.
The Grand Nationals were spread over Sat. and Sun. and Paulie ended up
3rd in Cruiser and a crash in
the AA Pro semi. This was the final race of the year and Paulie ended up
being ranked #7 in AA Pro and
#3 in Pro Cruiser, these are
the #'s that he will run on his # plate for next year. In other good
Paulie news: Paulie recently signed up to be with Felt for the next
A crew from FOX RIDER CO. went out to Scotty Cranmer's home
turf to shoot an ad for an upcoming FOX ad. It will run in the April
issue of RIDE BMX and all I can say is it will be a two page spread
sequence of a trick that you have never seen before. Scotty told me
about some more new tricks that he is pulling that will make people stop
2005 frames are now in stock.
Pyre Team as well as
all the Sector race frames including Minis,
Juniors and Experts. All frames come in Matte
Black. For the next batch of frames we are thinking of some different
colors. E-Mail email@example.com with your
Felt would like to welcome two new riders to the Felt Flow Team.
Ronny Chalk from Corona, CA and Rob Jensen from Arcata, CA
are both now riding the new Felt Pyre frames.
Mark you calendars to sit down and watch some TV on December 12th.
The Vans Triple Crown from
Huntington Beach will be airing on NBC. Sat. Dec. 12th @ 2:00pm Eastern
time (11:00am CA time) If I remember right Scotty did pretty good at
this one. - Felt BMX T.M. - Alan Foster
2005 HYPER SNEAK PEEK
Check out these spy shots
of the new Hyper race frames. Word
has it they have internal headsets, machined drop outs, euro bottom
brackets, and are made from 7005 aluminum double butted tubing.
Expect to see eight 20" sizes in Ultra Mini to Pro
XXL and two cruisers in Expert and Pro. Colors are
and will be
available in January 2005.
Look out for the entire
Hyper squad to be rocking these all next season.
LOOKING FOR SOME HELP WITH GOODIES.
ABA Is lookin' for companies to
help with ABA Grands Swag Bags - Official From The ABA
- Well it's that time of year again. It's time for the "Greatest Race On
2004 ABA Grands, and this year should be bigger than
ever! Each year over 5,000 of the best racers and their families, from
all over the world, show up for this event. These racers look forward to
the Swag/Goodie bags that are chuck full of stickers, product, catalogs,
and other cool items. They are handed out at the event, and this year
will be no exception. The Swag/Goodie bags go to the racers and this is
a great opportunity for "YOU" to give back to the riders that have
supported the BMX industry all season long. Let's all step it up for the
racers at this year ABA Grands.
We are putting together 3000 Swag/Goodie
bags. Like I said above, we're looking for stickers,
products, catalogs, and any other cool items you might want to put in
there for the racers. I know 3000 is a large number to meet soooooo, if
you only have a few items, send it/them on over anyway. We'll get
it/them in the the bags for you. My goal this year is try and have at
least one piece of product in each bag. I think if everyone digs deep we
can make it happen. Please let me know if your company is planning on
sending some items for the Swag/Goodie bags. Thanks to everyone this
year for the support, it's been a great season. Now let's end with a big
WAVERUNNER GEARING UP FOR THE BIG SHOW.
The 2004 ABA
National Series is heating up on the amateur side BIG TIME!
With Yamaha Waverunners
being awarded to the ABA National #1 Boy and
ABA National #1 Girl you can bet racing is as
exciting as ever. As of the ABA Fall National weekend,
these are the Top 15 riders that have their eyes on the
ABA National #1 titles and the
On the boys side we have
Jeffery Pease sitting atop
the ABA National points and is in the lead for the
Yamaha Waverunner. On the
Girls side Avent/Bombshell's,
and defending ABA National #1 Girl Cruiser
Alise Post is also atop the ABA National
points and in the lead for the
Yamaha Waverunner. But rest assured there are a bunch of
other riders close on the heels and have their eye on the prize as well.
With all this excitement the 2004 ABA Nationals will be
second to none.
Boys Top 15
1 JEFFERY PEASE (14) 1666
2 BILLY RUSSELL (11) 1648
3 TERRELL PROCTOR (10) 1642
4 JOSHUA OIE (15) 1637
5 MIKE MOELLER (17) 1633
6 JOEY BRADFORD (15) 1630
7 SEAN LECHNER (13) 1629
8 TRAVIS OHRAZDA (14) 1626
9 LAIN VAN OGLE (9) 1624
10 MICHAEL LUNDY (18) 1620
11 VANCE WIESENDANGER (20) 1620
12 LOGAN OWEN (9) 1617
13 DAVID HERMAN (16) 1614
14 CORBEN SHARRAH (12) 1606
15 JARRED REUTER (9) 1597
Girls Top 15
POST (13) 1537
2 SHELBI LONG (13) 1536
3 AUBREY FREEMAN (9) 1529
4 TERRA NICHOLS (14) 1527
5 BROOKE CRAIN (11) 1526
6 CASSIE BUSHNELL (18) 1519
7 TAYLOR WOLCOTT (11) 1518
8 ABIGAIL HUVARD (12) 1518
9 ANDREA DRESSLER (8) 1513
10 JOURDAN CERVANTES (12) 1513
11 BRITTANY LOUNSBURY (15) 1508
12 SAMANTHA BRETHEIM (12) 1505
13 AFTON SCHRIMPF (20) 1504
14 BRIANNA CUMMINGS (9) 1504
15 JACEE LEMPNER (7) 1498
Also, for all you ABA racers out there, don't
forget your eligible for a Yamaha Waverunner also. All
you have to do is race an Open Class at a 2004 ABA National
and you're entered to win one also. How cool is that!
The winner of the Yamaha Waverunner will be drawn at the Friday
Night PRO Spectacular/NAG 5
Challenge event. The winner must be present at this
event to win. So don't miss out!
ABA 2005 SCHEDULE IS HERE
Without further delay, here is the 2005 ABA National Schedule as it
stands right now.
Silver Dollar National
Vet, Girl & Pro Cr
Livestock Events Center (indoor)
East Coast National
Double Team Purse
Martin Ag Center (indoor)
Vet, Girl & Pro Cr
Vet & Girl Pro
Great Northwest National
Vet, Girl & Pro Cr
Great Salt Lake National
Vet, Girl & Pro Cr
Canadian National # 1
A Pro Only
Vet, Girl & Pro Cr
Tingley Coliseum (indoor)
Vet, Girl & Pro Cr
Double Team Purse
Bradley County BMX
Canadian National # 2
A Pro Only
Metroplex BMX (covered)
Empire State National
Vet, Girl & Pro Cr
Cutting Edge BMX
Pineview Park BMX
Canadian National #3
A Pro Only
State Rt.44 BMX
Mile High National
Livestock Events Center (indoor)
A Pro Only
Redline Cup Finals East
Emerald Farms BMX
Redline Cup Finals Central
Redline Cup Finals West
Quaker State National
& Berms BMX
Vet, Girl & Pro Cr
Vet, Girl & Pro Cr
ABA would like to thank
all our great sponsors: Hyundai Motor America, Yamaha Waverunner,
Redline Bicycles, Fly Racing, GT Bicycles, Mongoose Bicycles, Schwinn
Bicycles, Industrialrideshop.com, JBL Car Audio, GameStop, Tangent,
Lizardskins, Static, and Exclusive One. Without their help, we couldn't
make the 2005 ABA racing season such a huge success.
ABA HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES.
This years voting was fierce, but after all the dust
had settled, this is who was left standing at the induction podium.
70's- Kevin McNeal
70's- Jeff Utterback
80's- Cecil Johns
Industry- RRS craetor Craig Kundig
A big Congrats to all the that were voted into the 2004 ABA BMX Hall 'O
The induction ceremony will be the Wednesday, November 24th, along with
the Golden Crank Awards. Hope to see you all there!
NAG 5 CHALLENGE LINE UP ANNOUNCED.
This years NAG 5 Challenge line-up will be faster than
ever! This race never fails to be one of, if not "THEE" best Amateur
races of the year. We take all the heavy hitters from 15 year olds, to
the 36 and over crowd, put them on the gate to see just who is the
fastest Amateur in the BMX. This years list, is a list of who's who in
the classes. Check them out below!
1 JOSHUA OIE 1637
2 JOEY BRADFORD 1630
3 ANDREW MAYFIELD 1529
4 LEANDRE PARKER 1528
5 KRISTOPHER FOX 1503
1 DAVID HERMAN 1614
2 MIKE BRABANT 1590
3 JOEY BERTHIAUME 1559
4 JASON JEWELL 1386
5 MATT THOMPSON 1286
1 MIKE MOELLER 1633
2 MICHAEL LUNDY 1620
3 DANNY CALUAG 1580
4 JEFFERY UPSHAW 1569
5 SERGIO PENA 1536
1 VANCE WIESENDANGER 1620
2 JUSTIN DICKMEYER 1569
3 ROBERT EDSON 1552
4 JOSH SONTAG 1436
5 CHRISTOPHER BURKE 1427
1 T J JOHNSON 1540
2 DREW DOWNEY 1539
3 DAVID WRAY 1455
4 ERIC ELLIOTT 1417
5 BRENT LEE 1406
1 KIRK CHRISCO 1505
2 STEVE SPENCER 1502
3 TODD HUNTER 1466
4 NICK DIPAOLO 1461
5 WAYNE MCCABE 1242
The list of prizes these guys will be going for is just incredible!
Here's what we have waiting in the wings so far for the 8 lucky main
JBL Car Audio system
GT Mountain Bike
Schwinn 3-Speed Beach Cruiser
Nitendo Game System
Industrial Ride Shop Prize Pack-1
pair of Nate Adams signature DC Shoes, Nixon Rocker Watch, 4 Industrial
Ride Shop Shirts, and an Industrial Ride Shop hat.
Stay tuned for the rest of the prizes. Trust me, you won't be
ABA ADDS MORE SPONSORS FOR THE GRANDS.
The 2004 ABA Grands is fastly approaching, and this
year is sizing to be one of the best ever. We have a very impressive
line of sponsors that are bringing some "Big Prizes" to
the 2004 ABA Grands for you ABA
First we have Hyundai Motor America
awarding a brand spanking new
Hyundai Santa Fe to the
2004 ABA National #1 AA Pro for
all his hard work this season. This is the second year
Hyundai Motor America has awarded
the "TOP DOG" in ABA a
vehicle. Last year Warwick Stevenson took home the
Hyundai Santa Fe. Who will it be
this year? We'll all have to wait for the 2004 ABA Grands
to find out! Check out all the great
Hyundai vehicles at:
This is the third ABA Grands that a Yamaha
Waverunner is being awarded to the top amateurs in the
ABA. Both the 2004 ABA
National #1 Amateur Boy and Girl will be taking home a
Yamaha Waverunner for all
their hard work as well. But wait, it gets better. A
Yamaha Waverunner will also be
awarded to a "LUCKY" ABA rider who is present
at the Grands and has raced a "OPEN CLASS"
at an ABA National in 2004. That a total
of three Yamaha Waverunners!
How cool is that! Check out all the Yamaha
JBL Car Audio already
sponsors one of the top BMX teams on the circuit. But they wanted to do
more for the ABA riders. After a very successfull
2003 ABA Grands, JBL
has just signed on again as a sponsor for the
2004 ABA Grands. This year JBL
will be awarding a car audio system to the
ABA National #1 Amateur Cruiser and ABA National
#1 Girls Cruiser. They also will be awarding a car audio
system to one of the lucky main makers at the 2004 ABA NAG 5
Challenge held on Friday night of the ABA Grands.
ABA is very excited to have
JBL on as a sponsor for the
2004 ABA Grands. Check out all their great products at:
It's great sponsors like these, and all of our other sponsors, that
help make the ABA Grands "The Greatest Race On Earth".
We hope to see all of you at the 2004 ABA Grands in Tulsa,
Oklahoma. It's going to be one you don't want to miss!
ABA would like to thank
all our great sponsors: Hyundai Motor America, Yamaha Waverunner,
Redline Bicycles, Fly Racing, GT Bicycles, Mongoose Bicycles, Schwinn
Bicycles, JBL Car Audio, GameStop, Tangent, Lizardskins, Static, and
Exclusive One. Without their help we couldn't make the 2004 ABA racing
season such a huge success.
ANNOUNCES 2004 GOLDEN CRANK NOMINEE'S
The race for
2004 Golden Crank Awards was heated and fierce. After a record
number of votes, and countless hours of tallying all of the votes, the
voters have spoken. The Top 5 nominees
in each 2004 Golden Crank Award category are listed
below in alphabetical order. Congratulations to all who made the
Top 5 nominee list this year.
Rookie Pro Of The Year
Pro Of The Year
Bike Of The Year
Team Of The Year
Redman Yamaha Waverunner
would like to congratulate all the nominees for the 2004 Golden
BMX Hall of Fame/Golden Crank Awards
Ceremony to be held at the Crowne Plaza, ABA's host hotel in Tulsa,
Oklahoma at the ABA Grand Nationals. The ceremony will begin at 2:00 PM
on Wednesday November 24, 2004. Please arrive approximately 30 minutes
prior to start time, for press opportunities.
WARWICK'S MADE SHOW POSTPONED.
BMX MANIA HAS
JUST REPORTED THAT EPISODE OF "MADE" WITH WARWICK STARRING IN IT HAS
BEEN POSTPONED TIL DECEMBER OR JAONUARY. AS SOON AS WE GET A DATE
WE WILL LET YOU KNOW.
NBL ANNOUNCES FIRST WAVE OF REGIONALS.
2005 NBL Regional Series Schedule of Events -
Complete Schedule Coming Soon!
Northeast Region - December 4th-5th, 2004 - Blue Ridge Indoor BMX -
Midwest Region - December 11th-12th - Dirt 'N The House Indoor BMX -
Northeast Region - January 8th-9th - Bay State Indoor BMX - Westfield,
Southeast Region - January 22nd-23rd - Daytona BMX - Daytona, FL
Midwest Region - February 19th-20th - Crossroads BMX Indoor -
MCCOMAS SCHOLARSHIP FUND.
The family of Rush McComas would like to thank all of the ABA staff
and riders who were present at the East Coast National for their
support, love and compassion. There has been a scholarship fund set up
for Rush's 3 sons, Nigel, Trevor and Cody.
If you are interested in donating to this tax deductible fund, please
make checks payable to Living Word Family Church and write "McComas
Scholarship Fund" in the memo line and send to:
Living Word Family Church
C/O McComas Scholarship
10520 Star Rd
Wake Forest, NC 27587
WARWICK STEVENSON ON MTV'S MADE.
We finally have an
airdate for the episode of MTV “Made” that
2-Time ABA National #1 Pro Warwick Stevenson has
been so busy filming for the past 6 weeks or so…mark your calendars for
November 3rd at 10pm. Check your local
listing for what station MTV is in your area.
If you miss it the first time around, don’t worry…they air it many times
over the course of a month or two.
This will be some
exciting exposure for the sport of BMX not to mention
ABA, Warwick, Haro, and all of his supporting sponsors
who were kind enough to send a TON of product to
Lawryn, the girl whom Warwick
is teaching to race BMX at ABA's very
own First State BMX in Delaware.
set her up with our top-of-the-line race bike, Thor
sent her moto gear and casual clothes,
Bell sent helmets, adidas
sent workout clothes and shoes, Answer sent a set of
Warlock signature forks, Oakley sent glasses, and
ATI sent pads, grips, and
numberplates. Many thanks go out to these folks who helped make
it all possible!
your VCR’s and DVD recorders ready to roll!
AND THE ABA TO TEAM AGAIN FOR 2005.
FLY RACING have teamed up
again for the 2005 ABA National Series and
ABA State Championship Series. If you were one of the
lucky racers to recieve a ABA District # 1 jacket,
Top 10 jacket, or ABA State Championship
backpack, you know that FLY
RACING really stepped up the awards for the
ABA Racers this season. And 2005
will be even better! Terry, Ray and the whole
FLY RACING gang will again be
providing the awards for the ABA District Champs
and ABA State Championship Series. You
can bet they will be awesome!
ABA STEPS UP STATE AWARDS.
The American Bicycle Association, the world’s largest BMX sanctioning
body, has stepped it up once again by supplying this year’s State /
Provincial Champions with incredible number plates provided by Lizard
Skins and awesome backpacks provided by Fly Racing. The ABA has worked
tirelessly to improve the State / Provincial Series which is most
noticeable through the implementation of a numberplate ranking system.
For the 2004 season, the ABA has teamed up with Fly Racing and Lizard
Skins to provide State and Provincial Champions with the best awards
that have ever been distributed through this prestigious series.
Riders will be awarded these incredible Fly Racing backpacks after
earning the title of State or Provincial Champion. The Lizard Skin
number plates will be distributed to as many as 10 riders in each age
group based on specifics as outlined in the ABA rulebook. These
improvements are all geared towards increasing participation in the
State / Provincial Series while doing the same for local track
REST IN PEACE CECIL JOHNS.
WORLD LOST A GREAT PERSON THIS WEEK, IN CECIL JOHNS. WE NEVER HAD
THE CHANCE TO MEET CECIL BUT BASED ON HIS REPUTATION, HE WAS ONE
OF THE TRUEST PEOPLE YOU COULD EVER MEET. REST IN PEACE CECIL.
INTENSE RELEASES SNIPER
BMX MANIA.COM, THE GREATEST BMX NEWS SOURCE ON THE WEB.
Intense Releases The
Sniper! - The much anticipated
INTENSE SNIPER frames are in stock now!
Number 1 Amateur Josh Oie riding the Intense Sniper
since the start of 2004 the demand has been pushed though the roof here
at VSI Products.
"We are proud to support Josh and Team Challenge Racing"
said Toby Henderson Designer and Owner of
Intense BMX. With additional teams such
Team Nitro, Fullerton Bikes
and Sly-Eyed the frames are in hot
demand. Intense went big with this program by offering 12 sizes and 5
colors giving you 60 choices! All frames are in stock NOW! Have your
local dealer call VSI Products at
800-844-6768 for ordering. If you want to see all the great specs
offered by Intense BMX go to
or see the new ad in the ABA BMXer.
ATi's, Bruce Mayer's Son Killed in Albuquerque -
ATi's, Bruce Mayer has lost his
son in a senseless shooting in New Mexico. On Thursday morning at 12:30
A.M., Bruce's 23 year old son Christopher was shot and killed in
a senseless shooting in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Although information is
sketchy at this time, what they do know is that he was returning from
somewhere with two girls who were in the front seat of a car and Chris
was in the back seat. A shot was heard, a bullet came through the rear
of the car, through the trunk and back seat, striking Chris in the upper
torso. He was rushed to a hospital, transferred to a trauma center where
they worked on him for two hours but couldn't save him due to the nature
of his injuries and loss of blood. Bruce is heading to Albuquerque, to
retrieve his belongings from his apartment and arrange for shipment of
Christopher's body home to San Diego. There will be services for him
maybe next week. The thoughts and prayers of
the BMX Family go out to Bruce in this terrible time of mourning and
STILE INDUSTRIES COMING TO MORENCI.
INDUSTRIES WILL BE PUTTING ON A CLINIC AT MORENCI BMX ON JUNE 30TH FROM
5:30 TO 8:30. THE COST FOR THE CLINIC IS $25.00 IN WHICH YOU WILL
THE BASICS OF RACING FROM GATES TO JUMPING. OH YEAH, A GOODY BAG
FOR ALL WHO SIGN UP. SEE YOU THERE.
MORENCI CHANGES REGISTRATION TIME DUE TO MUD DRAGS.
6TH, MORENCI BMX WILL CHANGE THEIR REGISTRATION TIMES TO 4-5 DUE TO THE
TOWN AND COUNTRY FESTIVAL'S MUD DRAGS.
LAY INDUSTRIAL CHANGES TIMES.
RACING ON SATURDAY MORNINGS THEY WILL BE MOVING TO SATURDAY NIGHTS
STARTING JUNE 12TH. THE NE REGISTRATION TIMES WILL BE FROM 5-6
WITH RACING A.S.A.P
SUPERCROSS'S MIGHTY MITE EQUIPMENT.
Announces Their Lineup For The Little Guy Crowd! -
Supercross BMX, known for the
lightweight Pro sized cro-mo and Aluminum bikes (
UL and EVO series ) and their Super
light "Darn Near" unbreakable Heat Treated 4130 Cro-mo forks now has a
complete line of Frames, Forks and Bars for the ankle biters, the
5x who will be Pro someday crowd. The EVO series is now in stock in
little guy sizes all the way down to Mini ( 18" top tube and 2.3lb
weight ) now and have matching 16.5 ounce Heat Treated Cro-mo tapered
and butted forks and matching 6061 T-6 aluminum bars. Add in the
Answer/SX cranks ( formerly the
Supercross Jr. Strongarms ) and you have a complete light weight and
super strong hardcore BMX race chassis!!
The new Jr. Line
of EVO series frames are available in Mini
( 18" top tube ) Jr. ( 19" top tube ) and
Expert ( 20" top tube ) sizes. All featuring built in
seatpost clamps, utilizing 22.2 ( mini uni size ) posts and have lower
headtube re-inforcement rings for maximum durability and longevity on
the frames. Colors available are Mirror Polish, Candy Red, Candy Blue,
Team Yellow and custom colors are available for a slight additional
charge. For more information please visit
or your local Supercross Authorized Dealer.
The Supercross Factory Team
consists of AA Pro Jan "The Viking" Baltzersen, AA Pro
Henrik "Little Viking" Baltzersen, A Pro Randy Roberts, A Pro
Nate Ramos, A Pro Bryan Otten, Vet Pro Todd Parry,
Vet Pro Turnell Henry, Girl Pro and Current UCI World Champion
Samantha Cools, 36x Ken Pliska, 36X Stan Horton, 28x
Moses Tillman, 17-18x Justin Dodson, 17G Rachael
Blackwell, 13x Aaron Maxwell, 12X Thomas Richards, 7x
The Supercross Factory Team Proudly uses :
Oneal Uniforms, Blur Optics, ATI Pads Plates and Grips, Tioga Tires,
Crank Bros. Pedals, Pauls Brakes, SDG Saddles, Thomson Posts, Snap
Gears, Answer Shoes, X-1 clothing and
WE KNOW ITS A
LITTLE LATE BUT IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD BUBBA HARRIS DOUBLED THIS PAST
WEEKEND AT BAKERSFIELD. BUBBA PUT ON A SHOW BOTH DAYS. HAS
BUBBA FINALLY ARRIVED? YOU BE THE JUDGE.
DETAILS ON ROCKFORD.
5/14/04 FROM BMXMANIA.COM
DETAILS ON THE 5th ANNUAL
VINTAGEBMX.COM BMX MUSEUM / ROCKFORD, IL - JUNE 19 &
20 - The fifth annual VintageBMX.com Museum
in Rockford, Illinois, will be held June 18-19, 2004 in conjunction with
Midwest National, at Rockford BMX
in Rockford Illinois.
This event will open with a swap meet social, the 1st Annual "VBMX
Pitbike Jam Open", and the 1st Annual "30+
BS Stops Here Open", on Friday night at the track. The old
school fun continues on Saturday with the annual vintage BMX bicycle
museum and a bunny hop contest, and concludes Saturday night with a
banquet dinner, awards ceremony, and raffle drawing at "Linos"
restaurant that will officially close this event. Winner of the "Best
Vintage Bike of Show" will take home THEE last
remaining un-sold 30 Year Anniversary RETRO REDLINE KIT (serial #13
to be exact). This definitely makes the No.13 "lucky."
Friday Night Trackside Social Location
- Rockford BMX Time - 6 PM - 10 PM Entrance Fee - Open To The Public
1st Annual "VBMX Pitbike Jam Open"
1st Annual "30+ BS Stops Here Open"
** Must be a licensed ABA member to race (no entry fee)
Saturday Main Event -
Vintage BMX Museum Location -
Trackside in the park Time - 7:30 AM - 5 PM Entrance Fee - Open to
Saturday Night Banquet - Awards Ceremony
- Raffle Location - Linos Italian Restaurant Time - 8 PM
- 10PM Entrance Fee - Included with Event Pass
Saturday Main Event - Awards/Categories
Best of Show (Sponsored by
Redline) ... winner to receive #13 retro 30 Year Anniversary
Kit ! - Best 70's 20" -
Best 80's 20" -
Best Vintage Cruiser -
Best Vintage Pit bike -
Best Vintage Freestyle -
Best Looptail (Sponsored by
Best Retro 20" - Best Retro Cruiser
- Bunnyhop Contest
HEAVY DUTY SHUTS DOWN.
THATS RIGHT, THE RONEY FAMILY FOUGHT THE
GOOD FIGHT BUT IT JUST WASN'T ENOUGH. AS THIS PAST MONDAY, HEAVY
DUTY SPORTS PARK IN ADRIAN, MI HAS BEEN PLOWED. THE TRACK STARTED
OFF WITH ALOT OF PROMISE BUT FELL ILL DUE TO MANAGING PROBLEMS.
ITS SAD BECAUSE THIS REALLY STRIKES A BLOW TO BMX RACING SCENE HERE IN
MICHIGAN. WORD HAS IT THAT SOMEONE ELSE MIGHT BE STEPPING UP TO
THE PLATE WITH A NEW TRACK AROUND HERE, I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED.
BUT FOR NOW, REST IN PEACE HEAVY DUTY.
MICHIGAN NBL OFFERS
5/13/04 FROM BMXMANIA.COM
Michigan NBL Issues A Challenge For Jack! - The
along with Just For Fun Racing and
Team Diamond, are putting up a
challenge to all states during our state qualifiers and finals. We are
including Open racing, and specifying that all monies earned go to our
favorite photo guy, Jack McDaniel. SO! We are putting out the
challenge to all states.....Think you can
top Michigan? Good Luck !!
those of you that don't know Jack, check out
his work at IDCBMX.com.
Jack took a risk in life to pursue his dreams, now his life is at risk
in his battle with Lymphoma. He can use all the help we can give, so if
your state wants to take the challenge send your results to
and we'll see if you can top one of the greatest BMX states out there
FACTORY TEAM REPORT.
5/13/04 FROM BMXMANIA.COM
ABA FACTORY TEAM
REPORT VOLUME 3 -
Roseville, California - With the season in full swing, the
factory teams marched into the Sacramento, California
suburb of Roseville to do battle at Oak Creek BMX for the US
Nationals. Factory Avent / Bombshell
came into Nor Cal with the lead over second place
Phantom / On Trac, third
place Answer Factory,
fourth place Factory Sharp and
Redman / Yamaha Waverunner
rounded out the top five. The stage was set for a major Factory
If you had to choose a word that
described Roseville, that word has to be
hot. With 100 degree temperatures
scorching the venue, all the Factory riders were hiding out in their
team compounds. One of the nicest new trailers was
Challenge Racing's new
40-foot rig with air conditioning, a bedroom, and a lounge. Pete Heil
is really going the extra mile to keep Factory BMX Racing at a
professional level. Redman
had the two brand-new Yamaha Waverunners on
display just to let the top amateurs know what they were gunning for.
Answer had their rig set
up minus the Staats trailer and Phantom
and Sharp had their
compounds under the shade of the Roseville oaks. As always,
Avent / Bombshell had
their trailers and product displays out for fans to check out all
the latest gear.
HIGHLIGHTS - While
most of the Factory kids were toiling under the heat and trying to get
the Oak Creek track dialed, local riders used their track knowledge to
save energy in the heat of Friday and Saturday's practice. It paid
off, with wins from plenty of Nor Cal locals. Sunday was slightly
cooler than Saturday, but the action on the track was just as hot
Josh Oie was flying over
the weekend and was on his way to a double-double when
Phantom On Trac's
Jay Greene put him over
the first turn in his class main on Sunday.....The ABA shot some
"friendly" photos with 16 Expert rivals
Mike Moeller (Avent /
Bombshell) and Sergio
Pena (On Trac).
They didn't duke it out off the track but they sure did in
Sunday's class main when Moeller
once again swooped under Pena
(who was having Desoto flashbacks) in the last turn to take the
win.....On Saturday, Avent / Bombshell's
Joey Bradford was killing
in motos but sprained his wrist in quarters then tried to do battle
with Redman / Yamaha Waverunner's
Jeff Pease in the 14
Expert main. After leading Jeff
into the second turn, "Pimpin" Pease
lived up to his nickname and swooped under
Bradford to take the lead and the win.
The exact opposite happened on Sunday
with Bradford passing
Pease down the second
straight to take the win.....Redman /
Corben Sharrah had no problem moving up into 12
Expert with a double on Saturday.....The
pulled in another phenomenal score on Saturday behind the unstoppable
Terrell Proctor. Does
that kid ever lose? Looks like Terrell's
trying to keep the Waverunner in the
Redman family.....Phantom gym
rat Kyle Biagi rocked
the house, doubling up on 17-18 expert both days while
Justin Dickmeyer finally
proved to the naysayers that he's definitely legit, taking 19-27
Expert both days then jumped ship is now on
Trac really has a lock on the top girls in BMX and it
showed with wins from Aubrey Freeman,
Tiff Ford, and Terra
Nichols, doubles from local
Jacee Lempner and
Shelbi Long, and a triple from local
Connor Fields grabbed
himself double wins in 11 Expert which didn't fare too well with
teammate Jared Garcia.
Is this another Answer team rivalry?.....Answer's
Mailani McNabb was out on the track sporting a
bright orange cape. What's that all about?.....Answer's
had a miserable Saturday but came back strong
with a double on Sunday.....Sharp's new
pick up, Kyle Leiber,
was the man to beat with a Double Double in 6 Expert and 6-and-under
was back in top form, knocking
Avent / Bombshell's
Alise Post off the track
and doubling on Sunday.....Crash of the weekend has to go to
Auburn / Extreme Sports'
flying bikeless over the first turn and landing flat from 15 feet up.
When all was said and done, it went
Redman (232), On Trac (222), and Avent / Bombshell (218),
one-two-three on Saturday's Factory podium. On Sunday, Avent /
Bombshell (227) took the win, On Trac (225) pulled in for second,
and Answer Factory (217) finished off the podium.
TEAM BREAKDOWN -
Factory Avent / Bombshell - The "Bomb Squad" pulled
in wins from Joey Bradford, Mike Lundy, and Chad Kerley (Open
double). Mike Moeller doubled in 16 Cruiser and won class on Sunday.
Alise Post grabbed the top spot in 13 girls on Saturday and beat the
boys in 13-14 Mixed open on Sunday. TJ Johnson squeaked a win out at
the line on Saturday then obliterated the comp on Sunday in 28-35
Phantom / On Trac
- On Trac stepped it up with yet another Double Double from "Bad Boy"
Billy Russell. Andrew Churchwell nabbed a win in cruiser and Justin
Dickmeyer took 19-27 Expert both days then bails out and joins the
Redman camp. Jay Greene made the most out of Oie's crash on Sunday
and took the win in 15 Expert. The team pulled in wins from Aubrey
Freeman, Tiffany Ford, and Terra Nichols, doubles from local Jacee
Lempner and Shelbi Long, and a triple from local Taylor Wolcott. Kyle
Biagi won class both days and pulled an Open win on Sunday.
Answer Factory -
Factory Answer pulled in a Double Double from Travis Ohrazda and wins
out of Jared Garcia, BoBo Lechner and Danny Caluag. Mailani McNabb
nabbed a first in 14 Girls. Connor Fields doubled up on the 11 Expert
class both days and won cruiser on Saturday.
Factory Sharp -
Sharp's new pick up Kyle Leiber grabbed the top spots in 6 Expert and
Open both days. Despite having the local advantage, Nathan
"Jailbreak" Bonilla could only squeak out a win in cruiser on Sunday.
Redman / Yamaha Waverunner
- Redman pulled in wins from Jeff Pease, who doubled on Saturday and
won cruiser on Sunday, Corben Sharrah, who also doubled on Saturday,
Jerek Rosales (Double-Double), and Terrell Proctor (Double Double).
Redman pulls off another coup and grabs Justin Dickmeyer from Phantom.
Misc. - Challenge
Racing's local boy Alden Volle won class on Saturday while Stephanie
Higgins nailed down the Double Double in 15 Girls and Cruiser. Josh
Oie doubled on Saturday and won cruiser on Sunday. Pro Concept's
Courtney Tomei won 16 Girls both days. Redline's Jessica Rodolf
doubled on Sunday, winning 13 Girls and Cruiser. Auburn / Extreme
Sports Kelly Brown nabbed a win in Open on Saturday.
After Roseville, the Factory Team
standings have been shaken up again. Factory Answer has taken over
the top spot just 49 points on top of second -place Factory Avent /
Bombshell. Phantom / On Trac dropped back to third, but don't count
out fourth place Redman / Yamaha Waverunner, who still only has 10
scores. Bumping Factory Sharp out of the top five is Factory Redline,
who has been sneaking up on the pack the entire season with some
awesome team scores. Here are the standings:
TOP 5 ABA FACTORY TEAMS
1 Answer Factory / Staats
2 Factory Avent-/Bombshell
3 Phantom-On Trac
4 Redman-Yamaha Waverunner
TOP 5 TEAM AVERAGES
1 Redman-Yamaha Waverunner
2 Answer Factory
3 Factory Avent-Bombshell
4 Phantom-On Trac
5 Factory Redline
Next "A" schedule meet on the Factory
tour is the Spring Nationals in Bakersfield, California. Can Answer
hold off Avent / Bombshell and hang on to the lead? Will Phantom / On
Trac be able to back up their best performance of the year? Redman /
Yamaha Waverunner should be pulling in their 12th score, will it be
enough to take over the lead? Can Factory Redline hold it together
and stay in the top five? Look for the next Factory Team Report
Volume 4 to drop the first week of June!
PROFILE TO RELEASE
has taken their most popular sprocket design and made it out of billet
aerospace titanium! The benefit is both improved strength and a large
increase in tooth life.
will initially be produced in 25tooth, 28tooth and 30tooth sizes, but
may be made in other sizes in the future. The weight of the 25t Ti
imperial is a mere 0.4 ounce heavier than the normal aluminum imperial,
but should far outlast it in every aspect. The 25t is out now, with the
28t and 30t soon to come.
COOLS AND BALTZERSEN TAKE ON THE UCI CHAMPIONSHIPS ROUND 1.
HAVEN'T VISITED THE SUPERCROSS WEBSITE LATELY, YOU SHOULD.
SAMANTHA COOLS AND HENRICK BALTERZSEN TOOK ON THE EUROPEONS RECENTLY AND
FAIRED QUITE WELL. SAMANTHA TOOK A 3RD ON DAY 1 AND 2ND ON DAY 2
IN JUNIOR WOMENS. BALTERZSEN TOOK TWO 6THS IN ELITE MENS, WHICH IS
PRETTY DARN GOOD CONSIDERING HE JUST MOVED WITH BIG DOGS HERE IN THE
STATES. CONGRATS TO YOU BOTH.
HYPER BECOMES THE
OFFICIAL BIKE OF THE NBL.
HYPER BICYCLES BECOME THE OFFICIAL BIKE OF THE NATIONAL BICYCLE
HILLIARD, OH -
Bicycle League is proud to name Hyper Bicycles of Vineland, New
Jersey as the Official Bike of the NBL. Hyper joins the NBL as a
National Series sponsor for the remainder of the 2004 National
season and for the duration of 2005. Hyper will be touring the
national circuit with their race team conducting clinics at select
NBL National events.
President of Hyper Bicycles is thrilled to be associated with the
Championship Series. "We are very excited to be the Official Bicycle
of the NBL. Teaming up with the NBL gives us a stronger presence at
the National Series and the multi year deal allows us to build a
stronger relationship with the NBL, and in the coming years that
will help us build momentum towards the 2008 Olympics."
time supporter of the NBL, is also looking to repeat as National
Team Champions, but they realize the task isn't going to be easy.
"Being the reigning champs it's important that we stay on top of our
game, we know there are a lot of good teams out there that want to
be in our position of Champions," said Joe DeChamp, Hyper Vice
President. "Being the Official Bike of the NBL makes that target on
our backs even bigger."
relationship with Hyper and the NBL is an exciting one," explained
Craig Reynolds of Axis Media & Marketing. "With the 2008 Olympics
rapidly approaching, the addition of Hyper Bicycles to the NBL
stable marks the beginning of great things to come for the
sanction." Reynolds is the NBL Account Executive at Axis.
Bicycle League celebrates its 30th year in operation as the largest
non-profit sanctioning body for BMX Racing in the US. The NBL is the
only BMX sanctioning body recognized by the Union Cycliste
Internationale; official cycling union of the Olympic Games. The NBL
currently sanctions over 4,000 local events each year, as well as a
27 race national series.
BREW/IDC FRAME TO GIVEN
AWAY AT THE DIXIELAND NATIONALS.
Performance BMX/Supercross Factory Rider,
Brandon "WolfBMX.com" Murphy bought an AWESOME, custom
Brew BMX frame
that Brew ran for BMX Super Photog,
Jack McDaniel, this past Winter. The proceeds of the auction were
designated to helping Jack with the expenses of his chemo therapy in a
battle with cancer that has sidelined Jack from the National BMX scene
that he so regularly worked.
Brandon has decided to
help out a little more
by donating the frame to the winner of the 11X Main at the
in Atlanta, Georgia this coming June 12th.
Thanks to Brew and to Brandon
for the help to Jack,
one of the coolest BMX guys on the circuit.
STILE AND REVOLT TEAM UP.
Stile Industries To Distribute
Revolt Clothing - Stile
Industries has hooked up with Revolt
clothing to handle their distribution needs. Revolt is a new
clothing line focused on making you think, they have BMX and non-BMX
designs. Check them out at
www.stileindustries.com and while you are there
make sure you check out the latest summer tour dates as well as
Transit and Stile Industries new girls
RACE GIRL ENDS.
ON A SAD NOTE,
YOU HAVE PROBABLY ALREADY HEARD ABOUT "RACE GIRL" . KIMFISHER HAS
CLOSED THE DOORS DOWN. I PERSONALLY APPLAUD HER FOR
VERY IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO OUR FINE SPORT AND HOPEFULLY SOMEONE CAN
STEP UP AND CONTINUE HER DREAM TO FURTHER GIRLS IN BMX.
AVENT SIGNS TORY NYHUAG
Lakeside, California - Factory Avent /
Bombshell team manager Will Rells
reports that he has come to an agreement with Tory Nyhaug and his
parents, Greg and Margit, to fly the "Bomb Squad" colors for the
remainder of 2004. "The whole team is ecstatic about Tory being on
board. They totally respect his riding ability and he fits in great with
our system," added Rells. "I already sent out all his new gear and can't
wait to see him out there." Look for Tory to dominate on his new Candy
Red Avent Morpheus Expert XL and Candy Blue Morpheus Expert Cruiser.
Nyhaug, formerly of Factory Redline,
is the reigning Canadian National #1
and current ABA
NAG #1 11 Expert. Nyhaug's addition makes six NAG #1's and
two National #1's on the stacked team. Tory's first race in Factory
Avent / Bombshell and Fly / 661 gear will be the ABA's US Nationals in
Roseville, California at the end of April.
For the latest and greatest in BMX technology check out
Factory Avent / Bombshell is supported by the best sponsors in BMX:
Fly Racing (www.flyracing.com);
Six Six One (www.sixsixone.com);
Maxxis Tires (www.maxxis.com);
Tangent BMX (www.tangentproducts.com);
Thomson Seatposts (www.lhthomson.com);
Hot Shoppe Designs (www.hotshoppedesigns.com);
Red Baron Racing (www.redbaronracing.net);
Moto Mag BMX Magazine (www.motomagbmx.com);
IDC BMX (www.idcbmx.com).
Support the companies that support BMX!
ABA IN RACER X
invades Racer X Illustrated! - Chandler, AZ (April 14,
2004) In a continued marketing effort to expose
ABA BMX Racing
to the masses, the ABA has teamed up with Racer
X Illustrated, the premier Motocross and Supercross
publication. The May issue of Racer X features a full-page color ad
similar to the ones in the Supercross programs available at all 14
Supercross events. The ad encourages new participants to find their
local track and cash in on a free 30-day trial membership.
According to Clayton John, ABA President, "The ABA is working
hard to bring new participants into BMX. We have set aggressive
long-term goals, which we are bound and determined to reach. In doing
so we have created a strategy to stimulate growth at the local level
through increased mass marketing such as the Supercross program, our
participation with the UGP Roots Jam as well as increased marketing
support for our local tracks via track promotional material for their
distribution. We are confident that these efforts will keep BMX racing
and the ABA on top,".
ABA FACTORY TEAM REPORT.
All the Factory big
guns steamrolled into Harry Leary's Cutting Edge BMX for the
seventh stop on the
ABA National tour, the
So Cal Nationals. The Phantom / On Trac effort came into Ontario with
the points lead by virtue of a couple of good finishes in Washington
and Florida. Factory Avent / Bombshell was in second place with
Factory Sharp in tow for third. 2003 Champs Redman / Yamaha
Waverunner brought up fourth and Answer Factory rounded out the top
The threat of rain for
the weekend came to fruition during Thursday's set-up, along with
thunder and lightning, and thoroughly drenched the race facility. The
rain let up on Friday however and, surprisingly, the track was in
great shape for the first round of practice. All the major teams were
out in full force. Redman had the best Factory pit set-up with the
Yamaha Waverunner semi complementing their already huge pit area.
Factory Sharp showed up with their new trailer and was looking good in
the pits. Factory Avent / Bombshell had their newly stickered
25'-foot trailer out with their new 20-foot circus tent. Answer /
Staats had a great setup combining the Answer trailer and the Staats
All the Factory kids were
flying in practice and the weekend was shaping up to be one of the
best team showdowns in recent history. Answer would take advantage of
their hometrack advantage as guys like Mike Brabant and Jared
Garcia were flying in practice. They took an immediate hit on Friday,
however, when local boy Kris Fox took a bad spill in practice and
didn't look good for Saturday's motos. Avent / Bombshell's and Mike
Lundy had the second straight wired, pulling riders into the second
turn. The Bomb Squad's Joey Bradford had the tight and technical
rhythm section down and was ready for battle. Redman / Yamaha
Waverunner's Jeff Pease had some difficulties getting down the first
straight in practice but, knowing Jeff, that wouldn't hold him back.
The sun rose Saturday
morning to cold and overcast conditions and, once again, the threat of
rain. The weather held out until after the second round of motos then
the rain let loose. For the second "A" schedule national in a row,
rain was going to hamper the competition. Several big names were out
of the main events, including Answer's Jared Garcia, Factory
Challenge's Josh Oie and Avent / Bombshell's Mike Lundy and Chad
The rain let up for the
mains, however, and On Trac grabbed a victory from Billy Russell and
Avent / Bombshell pulled in wins from Alise Post and Joey Bradford.
Behind firsts from locals Mike Brabant and Travis Ohrazda and BoBo
Lechner and David Herman, Answer (232) took the victory. Sharp
(216) grabbed second with firsts from Jarred Reuter and Blake
Paulson. Redman (202) pulled in for third with a victory from Corben
Sunday's weather was much
better with no rain in sight. Factory Sharp pulled in a win from
Jarred Reuter in 8 Expert. Avent / Bombshell nabbed victories from
Mike Lundy, National #1 Alise Post, TJ Johnson and Chad Kerley.
Redman (225) went back on top with wins from Jeff Pease, Rell
Proctor, and Corben Sharrah. Answer (216) lost Mikey Brabant to a
hard spill in Semi's but pulled in firsts from BoBo Lechner and Joshua
Perez and had to settle for second overall. Challenge (214) stepped
it up with a win from Josh Oie which was good enough for third on the
So, after Ontario, the
Factory standings shake down like this:
1 PHANTOM-ON TRAC
2 FACTORY AVENT-BOMBSHELL 2016
3 SHARP BMX.COM 1888
4 REDMAN-YAMAHA WAVERUNNER 1763
5 ANSWER FACTORY 1709
Since not all teams have
attended the same amount of nationals, the following are team sheet
averages from the first six "A" schedule nationals.
3 FACTORY AVENT-BOMBSHELL
5 REDLINE (only 4
Look for news from the
next ABA "A" schedule national the US Nationals in Roseville,
California. Can Redman continue their consistent domination? Can
Answer finally pull ahead of the Tribe? Can Avent / Bombshell
pull through the "new team blues"? Will Sharp be able to take
advantage of their home track advantage? Stay tuned!
(AS SEEN ON BMXMANIA)
Subscription? Hang on, it's on it's way! - If you have
a subscription to
Moto Mag, and haven't received it yet, don't get worried,
it'll be there soon. Seems that Carl Lein, the Editor at Moto Mag
put way too much GREAT BMX RACING STUFF in the Mag, and the normal
postage didn't work.
So, Carl's gonna send em thru again and
get them off to ya. So, hang in there and it'll all be OK soon!
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