June 25, 2006 - Louisville, Ky. - Simon Tabron won the BMX Vert competition Sunday in the final day of competition at the Dew Action Sports Tour's season-opening Panasonic Open at the Kentucky Expo Center. Tabron, 32, of Great Britain, successfully completed an alley oop no-handed 540, helping him earn a score of 94.75 during his first run to edge 2005 BMX Vert season champion Jamie Bestwick. [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1211]Bestwick[/url], 34, of Great Britain, came back after recent neck surgery to place second with a score of 93.50. In third was 2005 runner up Kevin Robinson, 34, East Providence, R.I., who scored a 93.00 on his second run.
“I’m very grateful for this win to start off the season,”Tabron said. “I’ve been working hard and trying new things.”
UCI INTRODUCING PERMANENT CAREER NUMBERS Starting with the season 2006-2007 (from 1 August 2006), the UCI is introducing a permanent number system for Elite Men & Elite Women. With this system, riders can choose a “career number”, which they have the exclusive right to use for their entire Elite class career. This will give riders a possibility to market themselves and to give media and spectators an easy way to identify riders. The UCI permanent number system is solely for the Elite Men & Elite Women class, where any rider with an international license rider can choose a permanent career number from 10 to 999.
The [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=925]RedBull Backyard Build-Off[/url] in [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=798]Matt Bischoff's[/url] yard was a unique event and the video that Anamorphosis produced about the ramp building contest is different too. The builders are in the spotlight, more so than the riders. The riding actually is only one chapter on the entire video which isn't enough if you ask me. With all those riders there shredding the place apart it could have had at least 3 chapters. But it's cool to get the ramp builders in the spotlight as Brian Kachinski states in one of the interviews. The video could run on TV the way it's made. Nate Wessel is the main presenter interviewing the three ramp building teams and checking in with them every day on the progress. They only had 3 days to build a section and with rain, defect generators, builders not showing up and jokes being played on the teams it is amazing they did pull it off. One day Wessel himself worked on the ramps for 22 hours straight or something ridiculous like that.
Napolitan, 20, of Youngstown, Ohio, and Luke Parslow, 21, of Australia tied for first in the BMX Dirt final with best scores of 94.5 on their second runs. [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1489]Napolitan[/url] won the tie-breaker with a 88.75 first run to Parslow’s 80.75. [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1277]Corey Bohan[/url], 24, of Australia finished third at 93.75. Defending Dew Tour BMX Dirt champion [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1093]Ryan Guettler[/url] failed to qualify for the finals.
“I’m so excited I can’t even explain it,” said Napolitan, who finished last in the 2005 Dew Action Sports Tour season standings. “This win means everything to me. Training at (Camp) Woodward (Pennsylvania) has improved my riding – trying things during the day and dreaming about them during the night.”
To all who are still in it, good luck. 24 June 2006 GERMANY:SWEDEN 17:00 24 June 2006 ARGENTINA:MEXICO 21:00 25 June 2006 ENGLAND:ECUADOR 17:00 25 June 2006 PORTUGAL:HOLLAND 21:00 26 June 2006 ITALY:AUSTRALIA 17:00 26 June 2006 SWITZERLAND:UKRAINE 21:00 27 June 2006 BRASIL:GHANA 17:00 27 June 2006 ESPAGNA:FRANCE 21:00
Jackson, NJ Native Scotty Cranmer Takes Early Lead in Points Standings. June 23, 2006 – Louisville, Ky. – Scotty Cranmer of Jackson, NJ won the BMX Park competition on Friday at the Panasonic Open at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Ky., the first stop of the 2006 Dew Action Sports Tour. It was the second consecutive tour win for Cranmer, who won the PlayStation® Pro in Orlando last October. He takes an early lead in the season points standings, earning 100 points for the win. Cranmer, 19, scored a 94.50 on his second run and sealed the victory with a double tailwhip 360 to edge Ryan Guettler, the 2005 Dew Action Sports Tour BMX Park champion. Guettler of Beenleigh, AUS., who led after the first run, finished second with a score of 93.75, earning 75 points. BMX up-and-comer Daniel Dhers, Caracas, VEN placed third with a score of 92.00.
The Dew Tour kicked off with the BMX Park prelims in Louisville, Kentucky on Thursday. The twelve athletes below will advance to BMX Park Finals. Just take a look at that field!:
1 Wade Morgan Tyler, TX 94.00 2 Mirra Dave Greenville, NC 93.00 3 Guettler Ryan Beenleigh, AUS 90.25 4 Whitton Alistair Chester, GBR 90.00 5 Cranmer Scotty Jackson, NJ 90.00 6 Nyquist Ryan Greenville, NC 88.50 7 Harrington Josh Greenville, NC 87.25 8 Canina Diogo Amparo, BRA 86.50 9 Dhers Daniel Caracas, VEN 85.50 10 Cooke Allan Greenville, NC 84.75 11 Dillewaard David Redcliffe, AUS 84.00 12 Young Gary San Diego, CA 83.75
Spectator Schedule for Friday, June 23 : Gates open at 3 p.m.
Nasty is back and gets the cover of the August issue of RIDEBMX that is 132 pages thick this time. Not bad, not bad. Nice ads are fun to look at and this issue starts off with cool HARO, DC and Odyssey spreads. Sergio's one-footed invert on the next page isn't bad either. You get two foldout posters. One of Dave Mirra (courtesy of Bell Helmets) and one super size poster of Tom Haugen (Free Agent). I'm glad that RIDE updated their myspace site so I can copy what exactly is in this issue. If you have any further questions after reading the extensive content list, I'm sure Fudger can answer those.
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