This weekend was the Big Indoor Race in Geneva, Switzerland! It is in a really cool place, there is a bridge going over the freeway and the arena is on the bridge! This weekend was also a big Supercross race here in Switzerland with some of the top Moto X guys showing up. So we raced during the afternoon then the Moto guys did their thing at night. The track was interesting for sure; the first straight was a typical track, fast and a lot of pedaling. The second straight was three huge doubles! Not the longest but at least 7-8 feet tall, it was like riding trails! The track had some problems and was really soft for practice Friday night.
The 2005 ABA Grands were one of the most anticipated Grand Nationals in years. With 2 riders standing out in AA Pro all season, it would come down to the main event to decide the title. Kyle Bennett came back from Knee surgery a few months back and has been on a hot streak, winning AA Pro at each of the last 6 ABA National events. Randy Stumpfhauser sat just outside of the top spot in the Pro Cruiser ranks and wanted to retain his #1 Pro plate. Both main events were full of excitement and surprises. Read on to see how the Double A Marketing riders finished up:
Kyle Bennett went into the ABA Grands with one thing on his mind, to win the AA Pro Main on Sunday. As things kicked off on Friday, at the Pro Spectacular, Kyle looked to be on track, as he was out front all night on his way to the main event. When the main event gate dropped, Kyle was off the pace just a bit and finished up 3rd overall. Impressive, but he would have to do just a bit better to capture the ABA #1 Pro title. On Saturday and Sunday, Kyle went unbeaten on his quest to the title.
Stoppelcross November 2006 – ‘Another day in the field’
The debates of whom was going to be the fastest from the Fat bmx team had been going on for weeks. Finally the 6thof November was there to take home the personal trophy for beating your pals on the corntrack in Handel. After a short training session we geared up for the first series of 15 minutes and one round, luckily Paul, Edwardand I got in line early. There was no lottery for the best place at the start, the first one to come had the best pick. All three of us had a good place at the starting gate so everything was fair so far. As soon as the starting gate dropped everybody was gone except............. me. My Honda shut down (no excuse) and I left the start as number last.
For 2006, Intense BMX launches its first complete line of bikes. The first to be offered is the Team Issue kit. A Pro level bike can be yours strait from the factory, as the team bike is loaded with the best parts in BMX.
With the Team Issue kit, you can choose any of the Pro sized frames in any of the 5 colors that you want, to truly build up a custom bike. Frame sizes offered are Pro, Pro XL, Pro XXL, and Pro Cruiser. The Frame colors offered are red, blue, black, while and silver.
Team Avent / Bombshell made a large presence last week in Phoenix. We had perfect weather for racing. The track was super fast with the first turn was always packed.
Saturday we woke up to another beautiful Phoenix day. The AA Pros followed suit with three in the mains. Donny Robinson was focused all weekend pulling out a third for the day. Jason Richardson rode his F1 forks to a 5th place. Tyler Brown staying consistent with the odd numbers took a 7th home for the day. Cassie Bushnell battled against a stacked Pro girls class, but had to settle for eighth place. In Pro Cruiser Donny Robinson extended his lead for the ABA title with a commanding first place. Randy Stumpfhauser took 3rd on his F1s. Jason Rogers was not far behind with 5th place in Pro Cruiser. Kyomi Waller was on top of things with a 5th place in Vet Pro on his F1's
Redline's Bubba Harris is leading the ABA BMX series. The ABA season is going to see the end at the Grand Nationals in Oklahoma at the end of November. Bubba has a maximum number of wins going into the Grands. All he can do now is keep his competition away from scoring maximum points by grabbing the victory himself. See how he did in Phoenix at the Fall Nationals last weekend. Saturday Pro Results, including the AA pros, Girl Pro, Vet Pro and Pro Cruiser class:
Gilbert, Arizona- October, 2005: The American Bicycle Association, the World’s largest BMX sanctioning body, has created an all new Factory Team program for 2006. In an effort to improve the existing program the ABA met with Factory Team representatives during the Blackjack Nationals as well as communicated extensively with several members of the BMX industry. The results are a revamped program which will create a much more competitive and exciting format that will benefit everyone involved. The following are the key enhancements:
2005 marks the 20th Anniversary of the ABA BMX Hall 'O Fame. Below is the list of the 2005 ABA BMX Hall 'O Fame inductees. The induction ceremony will take place on November 23, 2005 at 2:00pm at ABA's host hotel, Adam's Mark Hotel during the ABA Grands. The induction will be in conjunction with the BMXer Magazine Golden Crank Awards.
This year the ABA are honoring three of the all time greats of our sport. ABA would like to be the first to congratulate the new inductees and thank everyone who voted this year!
The ABA season should be winding down with just 2 races left before the Grand Nationals, but the action is heating up in the AA Pro Class. Bubba Harris has lead the AA Pro title chase all season long and has an incredible season, with the maximum # of wins you can score in the AA Pro class already secured a few months ago. Kyle Bennett, last years NBL #1 Pro season, had a crash early on in the season caused him a major knee injury that needed surgery to repair. Since Kyle's comeback from that injury, a fire has been lit and at each race in the past 3 months, he has placed either 1st or 2nd each day. Kyle, who now sits in 2nd overall in the AA chase, can only move up with 1st place finishes. This weekend turned out huge for him and just moved up 80 points closer to the title. Here is how Kyle and Brandon Meadows finished up this weekend in York, PA.
ABA Quaker State National AA Pro results Saturday: