Stop two of the biggest BMX dirt show of the year is officially in the books – and our riders claimed both wins! Monster Energy congratulates team rider Daniel Sandoval on winning BMX Dirt at the 2022 Monster Energy BMX Triple Challenge in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday. The 27-year-old U.S. National Champion from Corona, California, soared above the competition in a high-stakes final despite winds, rain, and freezing temperatures outside AT&T Stadium Arlington.
The second win of the day went to Monster Energy BMX team rider Pat Casey from Riverside, California. In the heated competition, the 28-year-old BMX icon stomped the day’s best aerial move to claim the trophy.
Oh, it was cold. Very. Cold. Oh, and rain. A steady 35-degrees is not usually conducive for a BMX event, but the show must go on... The Monster Energy BMX Triple Challenge event in Arlington, Texas, happened, but not quite at the normal level. No qualifying, no semi-finals, no three runs...straight to Final and just two runs to lay something—anything—down.
In all the years of the Triple Challenge events, Arlington, Texas has had the worst weather. Well, the curse has been lifted. It was gloomy and windy, but it was totally tolerable and the 24 or so riders got a full day of practice leading into the event tomorrow. Here are highlights.
Monster Energy congratulates Dan Lacey on his Best Trick win at the second stop of the Toyota BMX Triple Challenge in Arlington, Texas. Taking place during select Monster Energy Supercross events, the Toyota BMX Triple Challenge has proven to be the premiere event for pushing the level of dirt riding. But new for this year, the Arlington stop switched all that up and took on a whole new street feel with ramps, trailers, jersey barriers, wallrides, and rails. The unique, street-style course was designed by Monster Energy’s Kevin Peraza featuring some of the best street and ramp riders in the world.
The qualifying event on Friday wasn’t open to the public, but 36 riders battled it out for 13 spots in the