Saturday 25 February 2006. UCI Points & NBL Elite Series Race:
1 Donny Robinson
2 Robert De Wilde
3 Randy Stumpfhauser
4 Jarrett Kolich
5 Mike Day
6 Rob van den Wildenberg
7 John Purse
8 Kyle Bennett
1 Samantha Cools
2 Willy Kanis
3 Kim Hayashi
4 Stephanie Barragan
5 Krystal Hime
NBL Elite Series Pro Results:
1 Kyle Bennett
2 Donny Robinson
3 Randy Stumpfhauser
4 Jarrett Kolich
5 Henrik Baltzersen
6 Derek Betcher
7 Martijn Scherpen
8 Matt Pohlkamp
FORMULA HITS THE JACKPOT IN VEGAS – Boulder City, Nevada –
For the first time this year, the entire Formula Factory team attended a national together and the results were spectacular, to say the least. dR Donny Robinson, Amanda Geving, Mike Lundy, Warren McDow, and Chad Kerley headed out to the NBL’s Boulder Dam National to roll the dice with the rest of the national scene heavies and try their luck at the NBL’s first west coast national.
Donny Robinson has been consistently on the podium for the past 6 months or so but the wins have eluded him on the 20” bike. Not the case in Boulder. dR was on fire winning moto after moto on Saturday. Seemed like it was status quo for dR with a hard fought second in the NBL’s Elite Men’s class aboard his Formula Solution Pro. But when the UCI main came around, dR got out front and lead it from start to finish for his first win this season. “I’ve been trying to maintain a positive attitude and keep things fun,” stated Robinson. Looks like it’s working as Sunday was no different. Donny was out front of nearly every moto. Come main time in Elite Men’s, dR got the holeshot and lead once again start to finish, for his first pro double ever. On top of that, dR grabbed the Sun Ringle Holeshot Award and pocketed another $500. When asked how the double felt, Robinson said “It feels like where I’m supposed to be.” When the points are tallied up, dR will take over the lead in the UCI points standings and extend his lead in the NBL Elite Men’s standings.
Amanda Geving came into Boulder leading both the NBL Elite Women’s and the UCI Jr. Women’s points standings. Geving dominated the Jr. Women’s class at the Christmas Classic in December and Boulder was no exception. Amanda came away with another win and added onto her UCI points lead. In NBL Elite Women’s racing, Amanda grabbed a grabbed a 7th on Saturday and a 5th on Sunday. We’ll have to see where she ends up points wise when they are announced. “I’m stoked on the Jr. Women’s win, not so stoked on the Elite Women’s finishes,” stated Geving. “It’s a long season and it’s a hard class, so just making the main is a feat. Ill be ready at the next one.”
Warren McDow also came into Boulder leading UCI points in the Jr. Men’s division. McDow has been on fire lately with his trademark first straight pull. Warren feels at home in the NBL and it showed in Boulder. In UCI Jr. Men’s action, McDow was out front all day long on his Formula Solution Pro XL. In the main, he tangled with Euro rider Martijn Scherpen out of the gate letting Joey Bradford get out front. McDow settled for third. He made up for it in 17 Expert. After dominating motos all day long, Warren made a controversial pass on Kris Fox and took the win. “His [Fox] team manager thought it was dirty, but everyone else told me it looked clean. I’ll take the win,” quipped McDow. The win should put McDow on top of the NBL’s 17 Expert points standings.
Chad Kerley doesn’t race much NBL, but with the results from this weekend, he should. Kerley battled with Arizona’s Wesley Gunn in both mains where Gunn would get out to an early lead. But anyone who knows how Chad rides knows that the lead rider is never safe with Chad and his incredible track skills behind them. Saturday, Chad reeled Gunn in and set up to pass in the last turn when Gunn went down letting Kerley take the easy win on his Formula Solution Expert XL. There was some speculation that Chad got lucky in the moto and, just to set the record straight, Kerley did the same thing in Sunday’s main and made the pass stick over an upright Gunn. “Don’t ever count me out,” stated Kerley enjoying yet another double, this time in the NBL.
Mike Lundy hasn’t been racing much lately but decided to give the Boulder national a go since its basically right in his back yard. Lundy missed out on Saturday’s racing with an sign up mix up so he went and ruled the skatepark. Sunday, Mike dusted off the rust and looked good in motos and qualifiers aboard his Formula Solution Cromo Pro XL. Come main time, Lundy had a bad gate and the Boulder track is hard to make passes on. Lundy had to settle for 6th for the day. But, the NBL Grand National champ will be back. “I’m over it,” stated Lundy. “I’m on to the next race.”
Formula’s line up of Solution Series USA built frames in Cromo and Aluminum are AVAILABLE NOW, make sure to keep a lookout for the all new www.formulabicycles.com within the next week or so for all the skinny on anything Formula.
Double A Marketing BMX Race Report NBL Boulder Dam National, Boulder City, Nevada
Round 3 of the NBL 2006 Pro Series headed out to the west coast this past weekend to the perfectly groomed track in Boulder City, Nevada. The Boulder City Track had been revamped with asphalt turns and a newly built Pro section, that was absolutely perfect for the fast paced Elite racing action. With valuable points up for grabs in both the NBL Elite series, as well as the UCI Continental ranking series going on, it was a huge race for the Pros and the fans loved every minute of the racing action. Here is how the Double A Marketing riders finished up:
Kyle Bennett has had a bit of bad luck lately, but in just the past weeks he has turned it all around. First, after signing a few new sponsors, Fly Racing and Bombshell Forks, Kyle has been on ready to get back on the BMX track and go fast. On Saturday in Boulder City, it was all Kyle as the gate dropped for the NBL Series Main event. Kyle took the hole shot and lead the entire lap, taking home his 2nd Elite NBL win of the season. Kyle was also in the UCI Series on Saturday, where he finished up 8th.
On Sunday, Kyle was back in the NBL Elite main event, adding another great score with a 3rd place finish. Consistency is the key to a #1 Title and Kyle has shown he is on track to add another NBL #1 Plate to his collection. Kyle's sponsors include Free Agent, KHS, Kenda, Fly Racing, Bombshell, Sun Ringle, UGP, Thomson, Utopia Eyewear, THE Products, OGIO, S & M bars, ORP, ODI, Shimano, Powerbar, Cyto Sport, and BMXpros.com.
Randy Stumpfhauser has been on point for the past few races with a slew of wins and top 3 finishes. Randy came into Boulder City looking to add to his consistency and on Saturday, he did just that. In the NBL Elite Series main event, Randy was looking strong all day and easily made it into the main event. Randy finished up 3rd overall and then went on to the UCI Main event, where once again he finished 3rd.
On Sunday, Randy raced both the NBL Elite main event, as well as the Elite Open class. In The Elite main, Randy had a full on battle the entire race and was just edged out at the line for 5th place. In Elite Open, Randy wound up 4th and wrapped up a great weekend of racing.
Randy's sponsors include GT Bicycles, Kenda, AC, Tangent, Sun Rims, Bombshell, Fly Racing, Powerbar, CTI Knee Braces, OGIO, X Balm, ODI, Tool Shed, SDG, SRAM, Easton, S & M Bars, Cyto Max, and BMXpros.com.