RL-FRANCE: The French legion of REDLINE has been rackin’ up some impressive results – starting off with the recent National Championships. ENZO SCHILLING was the first to take the N°1 FRENCH TITLE in his age/class. Enzo’s Championship start wasn’t the greatest, but he pulled off a tremendous move in the first turn to take over the lead and went on to stretch his led by skyin’ the triple jump – the only one in his class to do so. We reckon that when you’ve had a Ferrari named after you, there’s a lot of pressure to go FAST. Then there was more good news for France and Redline from the biggest race in Europe – the Euro Championships. When all was said and done, French REDLINE Elite rider DAMIEN GODET became VICE CHAMPION 2006 In Elite Men Cruiser (2nd in Elite Cruiser).
ELITE MEN 1 Arturs Matisons (LAT) 2 Ivo Lakucs (LAT) 3 Artis Zentins (LAT) 4 Pablo Guitierrez 5 Henrik Baltzersen 6 Rob Van Den Wildenberg 7 Florent Boutte 8 Kelvin Beatty 9 Arnaud Dubois 10 Manuel De Vecchi 11 Maris Strombergs 12 Lukas Tamme 13 Jerome Leocadie 14 Sebastien Paradis 15 Arno Kanis 16 Jeremy Chaffot 17 Damien Godet 18 Raymon Van Der Biezen 19 Frank Heijne 20 Ivo Van Der Putten
Arcadia, California – As with most countries today in lieu of the World Championships in Brazil and the 2008 Olympics, the country of Chile in South America has made the move to step up their BMX program. Although Chile has a long history of BMX racing in numerous World Championships and has its share of World Champion riders, Chile is serious about showing the world that they can compete with the best! The Chilean BMX Federation (or FCBX – Federacion Chilean Bicicross) has recently restructured itself and put new people in charge of moving Chilean BMX in the right direction.
The finial stop of the 2006 NBL Pro Series events, Round 8, was held this past weekend at the South Park track. South Park has always been know to be the fastest and most technical track on the NBL tour and this year it had some modifications before the event. The changes made the track faster and more tech, but unfortunately weren't made for the younger and inexperienced riders. The track really showcased how much skill the Pro riders have and actually elevated the respect factor for the Elite Pro riders. With this the final stop of the NBL Pro tour before the Grands, Randy Stumpfhauser needed to gain a few more points to be in the title hunt, while Kyle Bennett held a slight lead before South Park and wanted to extend it.
Right after the message we received from Robert de Wilde that he has left Staats on good terms, we noticed these UCI results up in Canada. Looks like Afro Bob is raking in the UCI points wherever he goes.
UCI race Airdrie, Alberta - Canada
Elite Men 1 Robert de Wilde(NED) 2 Patrick Lebel (CAN) 3 John Purse (USA) Junior Men 1 Jim Brown (CAN) 2 Nick Goertzen (CAN) 3 Ward Pateman (CAN) Elite Women 1 Samantha Cools (CAN) 2 Adrienne Bennie (CAN) 3 Lori Smith (CAN) Junior Women 1-Danielle Brisson (CAN) 2 Kayla Sweeney (CAN) 3 Layne Nyhaug (CAN)
NBL’s classic weekend in South Park, PA is within sight and serves as the last chance for NBL’s Elite Series points as well as the final two races in the NBL/UCI Series. For the second time this season, NBL will award more than $30,000 in prize payouts throughout the various NBL and UCI classes. The famous South Park BMX track has been updated and promises to provide one of the best weekends of racing in the season. Only 1 point separates Free Agent’s Kyle Bennett and Formula’s Donny Robinson at the top of the NBL Elite series standings but Staats/TLD’s Robert de Wilde and GT’s Randy Stumpfhauser will have two more shots to catch the leaders. Kuwahara’s Matt Pohlkamp sits in the #5 position but will have Avent’s Jarrett Kolich and CMC’s Jason Rodgers to contend with.
The SE UK distributor (shiner.co.uk) have put together a team for 2006 racing at the UK national series. Riders for this year are Jai Kemp riding in 30-39 cruiser, Jai has been riding for over 18 years. Ryan Hodge riding in the 15 to 16 yrs boys and has been riding for 4 years and looking good for 2006. Bethan Hallett races in the 10 to 12 yrs girls riding the new SE Xpert bike, last year Bethan made the final at the Worlds in Paris and will be proudly racing on her World No 8 plate this year. Andy Shaw will be racing in 19+ men and also in Elite cruiser, Andy also has been riding forover 20 years and has been riding in Europe for the past few years and is looking fast this year at the Euro rounds.
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 Rockford ABA MidWest National is an annual gathering of the BMX race elite and the old school Vintage BMX collector freaks. Please find two photos of JT's Torker who won the Best 1980's 20" BMX which is the largest category.
We've also listed the ABA race results and the ABA top 25 pro standings after this race.
MID-WEST NATIONALS #2 Sunday 18 June 2006
AA PRO 1 KYLE BENNETT, MONTGOMERY, TX 2 DONNY ROBINSON, NAPA, CA 3 DAMIAN LOPEZ, LAKE FOREST, CA 4 JOEY BERTHIAUME, CEDAR, MN 5 JONATHAN SUAREZ, MIAMI, FL 6 GREG ROMERO, EDMOND, OK 7 JASON ROGERS, MESQUITE, TX 8 DANNY CALUAG, CHINO, CA
Round 9 of the 2006 ABA Pro series national events was held this past weekend at the Rockford BMX track. Rockford is known as one of the smoothest and fastest tracks on the national tour and is one of the best tracks in the nation. A purse power track, Rockford showcases the riders that have been putting in the time training. Hot and humid conditions met the riders smack on at the start of the race weekend on Saturday, and Sunday was an all day rain laden race day. Both days had exciting race action from the Double A Marketing pros who were in attendance. Here is how Kyle Bennett and Randy Stumpfhauser finished up the weekend:
Kyle Bennett has become the most dominant AA Pro in the past month. Kicking things off last weekend with 2 Elite Pro wins in Evansville, Kyle backed it up with another 2 huge AA Pro wins at the Rock. On Saturday, Kyle won all 3 AA Pro main events, pulling every AA Pro in Rockford. Kyle had huge leads and his trademarked effortless looking riding style had all the pros scratching their heads.