Junior Women - 1 Maria Ruarte 2 Christine Miller 3 Donna Snow 4 Jessica Egdorf 5 Britney White 6 Erica Muniz
NBL Elite Series Race
Elite Men - 1 Robert De Wilde (if it ain't Dutch, it ain't much) 2 Kyle Bennett 3 Mike Day 4 Matt Pohlkamp 5 Augusto Castro 6 Greg Romero 7 Tyler Brown 8 Jarrett Kolich
Elite Women - 1 Samantha Cools 2 Jana Horakova 3 Krystal Hime 4 Ashley Ross 5 Ashley Edstrand 6 Kim Hayashi 7 Amanda Geving 8 Madison Pitts
Junior Women - 1 Maria Ruarte 2 Christine Miller 3 Donna Snow 4 Erica Muniz 5 Brandi Perez 6 Britney White
FACTORY FORMULA EASTER CLASSIC WRAPUP – West Palm Beach, Florida – Formula Bicycle Company’s Donny Robinson and Amanda Geving headed out to the NBL’s Easter Classic in sunny Florida last weekend to take on the world’s best BMX racers. Not only was it an NBL Elite Series national, but also a UCI points race, which means the stakes were high.
Donny has been the talk of the BMX world as of late, dominating the pro ranks, winning 3 out of 4 mains in Phoenix two weeks ago.
Amanda has been rocking lately too, with a second place finish in Phoenix and a double in Elite Women’s at the NBL Gator National in Jacksonville, Florida a week ago.
Both Donny and Amanda came into the Easter Classic leading their respective divisions in both UCI and NBL points standings with dR leading all sanctions points standings. Saturday was awesome as dR used an awesome gate to lead wire-to-wire winning his fourth NBL national in a row and his seventh in a row overall. “Man, I tell ya,” stated dR, “I love where I’m at right now. If I could only get over being so tired, I’d be perfect.” His tiredness showed in the UCI main as dR battled with Robert de Wilde but fell back to sixth.
Sunday was altogether forgettable as dR fell from a safe transfer position in his semi and failed to make the main. “I won’t let it happen again,” was all he to say about that. dR’s NBL points lead remains intact, but we’ll have to see how the UCI points end up to see if he can hold onto the lead. Donny is dominating right now on his Formula Solution Pro.
Amanda has had the hot hand for the past few weeks. It showed again in West Palm, with a great win in Elite Women’s, making it three in a row for Geving. Her normal UCI Jr. Women’s class was combined with the Elite Women’s class and there she podiumed. “I feel great right lately,” stated Geving. “I think Im where I need to be.” Sunday was also forgettable for Geving, with a seventh in Elite Women’s. Geving rocks a Formula Solution Pro Minus Hybrid.
Avent_Bombshell BMX UCI/NBL Easter Classic April 15th-16th report.
West Palm Beach, FL – The track was amazing, one of the best we have raced in a while. The weather was hot, with no wind, great conditions. Racing was back to back for our pros with little down time.
Tyler Brown - “"After my bad crash in AZ I was wondering how things would go, but I was able to make all my mains so I was happy about that!”" UCI Elite main Tyler was coming from the outside and went into the first turn strong, got squeezed between some riders and went back a little. At the finish line he got 5th! AA Pro Saturday in the main he was a little tired from just running semis for UCI, and finished 6th. AA Pro Sunday in the main event, yet again, he was on the inside and got a big elbow and got pushed off the track and jumped back on for 7th overall.
Jarrett Kolich –-" “I'd say the best race so far this year. the track was awesome and the facility was great too.”" Jarrett ended up making class both days and got a 3rd Saturday and an 8th Sunday. On Sunday he fell in the open semi and took it to the head, shoulder, and knee, his knee swelled up really bad. For the class he stuck it out and went on, but the knee proved to be a factor and he took 8th.
Kiyomi Waller –- Saturday morning Kiyomi had an early crash but still swept moto’s with 3 firsts. In the main event Kiyomi was able to capture a podium, taking 3rd. Sunday motos were a repeat of Saturday 3 firsts. Come main time would prove tougher though. He got squeezed down the first straight to 5th, came back up to third, tried to make a move, but a little mistake and he went down earning 8th for the day. No worries though, Kiyomi took second in Open, the “"Yo-Yo"” always come back!
Look for us out at the DC Sprint Trails Race on April 29th in Sanger, California showing off the new VPS (V-Brake Position System) along with our full line of wheels and forks.