USA BMX Sunshine State Nationals – Sarasota, Florida; Conor Fields takes the the Day 1 win and Joris Daudet wins on Day 2! The USA BMX Pro Series season is quickly coming to a exciting end of the year, with just 2 stops left, but Sarasota Florida would give the fans some great racing action. Held on the Supercross style BMX track, Sarasota has a lot of great history in the sport of BMX and the 2018 Sunshine State nationals would showcase one of the best BMX tracks in the USA and make for some incredible Pro racing. Joris Daudet and Connor Fields both travels to Florida with different agenda. Joris, currently hold the USA BMX Pro title lead and was looking to extend his points gap and Conor Fields has had an up and down season, with an injury early had all about put him out of repeating as the USA BMX Champion, but he finally has felt 100% over the past month and was looking for redemption in the highest category in BMX racing.
On Friday, 29 of the Worlds fastest Elite men lined up, looking to make their way into the final 8 and
The world's best 67 riders from BMX and MTB took to the Velosolutions Pump Track at the Jones Center, Arkansas, to battle it out for the first ever Red Bull Pump Track World Championship Title. Despite the rain, thousands of spectators lined the track as the riders progressed from timed qualifying to battle it out side by side in the knock out heats. Early favourites in the men’s field, Tommy Zula and Adrien Loron would have to settle for top 16 positions but the women’s field would be dominated from start to finish. The 2018 Red Bull Pump Track World Championship title would be claimed by the Swiss the contingent of David Graf and Christa Von Niederhausern.
The 2018 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup finals would crown the Elite Men and Women's champions after the 7 month World tour would wrap up in Santiago del Estero, Argentina. Niek Kimmann, Joris Daudet, and Sylvain Andre were all in the title hunt on the Mens side. For Elite Woman, Laura Smulders held a firm lead in points over Saya Sakaibara, and Judy Baauw, but it would come down to the last weekend to crown the champions.
The 2018 UCI BMX World Cup tour traveled to 4 countries, for 8 rounds of Elite racing. The Chase pros have had a good season, with Joris Daudet having 4 podium finishes on the tour after the first 6 events and ranked 2nd overall in the World Cup series. Connor Fields had missed a few events due to injury, but was looking to end the World Cup series on a high note. On Day 1 of the weekend in Santiago Del Estero, both riders looked strong, but neither were able to make it out of the semi finals and into the main event. Day 2 would be a much better day, as Joris and Connor would both advance into the main event.
As the points played out, due to series overall leader Niek Kimmann having made the finals, Joris would