Formula will be present at the European Championships Races with the brand new Formula European Trade Team. Last weekend our Team Manager traveled to Latvia, home of the first Olympic Gold Medal in BMX, to sign our first riders for the new 2009 European Formula Trade Team. Edžus Treimanis (Elite Men) and Rihards Veide (Junior Men) will be riding for Formula next season and proved to be a good pick.
Both riders won the final round of the 2008 Latvian Championship
The ABA is in its 31st year of operations as the largest BMX sanction in the world. The ABA BMX Hall of Fame began in 1985 and is now in its 24th year. The annual ABA BMX Hall of Fame Banquet takes place in Tulsa, Oklahoma at ABA's host hotel, the Crowne Plaza. This event is the first of many great events over the ABA BMX Grands weekend and takes place on Wednesday November 26th 2:00pm. Seats are very limited to the first 200 people so be sure to get there early!
Also this year the UCI Supercross made its way to SLC for a round of their World Cup series. The dirt jumping was taking place right next door of the racing. Time trials are finished and you can see down here who qualified on what position. Time Trials results UCI SX SLC: 1 Day 2 Bennett 3 Godet 4 Long 5 Fields 6 Robinson 7 Van der Biezen 8 Cisar 9 Nobles 10 De Wilde 11 Bradford 12 Fox
BMX racing made its debut in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic games, and the U.S. team proved its power player status, taking home half of the medals awarded. In the final race, Mike Day and Donny Robinson stayed in control, biking their way to silver and bronze medals respectively. Jill Kintner was at the bottom of the pack for most of the final but raced her way to the head of the class in the end, clinching a bronze. GT riders Jill and Mike got to meet Oprah Winfrey on their post Olympic celebration tour.
This summer, inbetween injuries and driving from ABA national to NBL national, REDLINE's JASON CARNE$ spent much of his time in Valpraiso, Indiana with M-TV's "MADE" TV Show – hand-picked by the M-TV producers as the best BMX “coach” who could teach an 18 year old girlie-girl how to race BMX. As her coach and mentor for two months, Carne$' always-hilarious exploits and odd training methods will have viewers bustin' up as the hot blonde who's never ridden a BMX bike before gets "made" in to a real BMX racer. For those who know the 6-consecutive ABA No.1 Vet Pro, you’ll agree that reality TV and he were made for eachother.
Jay Miron had this idea of organizing a spectacular BMX race in Canada. He made sure things were as perfect as possible and hired Tom Ritz to do the track and made sure a decent pro purse was up for grabs. The only thing different for the racers was that they were not allowed to clip in. The Dutch squad did good in the time trials (won by Raymon v.d. Biezen followed by Rob van den Wildenberg) but they got stuck in the semis. Mike Day took over from there and brought back home the biggest check to the US of A. Results:
The American Bicycle Association hosted the Blackjack Nationals this past weekend, August 29-31, in Reno, NV at the Reno Livestock Events Center, which is main stay on the ABA BMX tour for over 20 years. The Blackjack Nationals have a long-standing history with the racers and fans alike. RENO is always a must attend for the racers and this year they were treated to a unique track design. Billy Allen and the boys really mixed it up and we were told by many it was one of the best indoor tracks of the year. With the 2008 Olympic debut for BMX racing being a HUGE hit, the buzz, the hype, and the media
The AST Dew Tour today announced the roster of athletes that are set to compete at the Toyota Challenge in Salt Lake City, September 11-14 at EnergySolutions Arena. More than 150 of the best action sports athletes in the world will be in Salt Lake City to compete in the four-day competition, including Olympic medalists Mike Day, who won the silver medal and Donny Robinson, who took home the bronze in the inaugural BMX Supercross event.
"We are looking forward to a packed schedule in Salt Lake with the AST Dew Tour competitions, the Free Flow Tour Finals and the BMX Supercross specialty event with Olympic medalists Mike Day and Donny Robinson competing," said Wade Martin, AST President. "The race for the Dew Cup is heating up, and this is a pivotal stop for athletes looking to bump up their scores in the standings. Competition will be fierce, and captivating for the fans onsite in Salt Lake City