Imagine if every NBL member recruited just one new rider this year. Local programs would get a huge boost and thousands of new riders would be hitting the track, raising the level of competition across the nation. The 2007 NBL Bring-A-Buddy Program has been designed to do just that and more than $50,000 in prizing will keep recruiters and NBL tracks working hard to recruit new ‘buddies’ throughout the spring and summer.
With only two weekends left in the 2007 NBL Elite Series (Prunedale & South Park), the hunt for the coveted NBL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Title is getting very interesting. Donny Robinson, the reigning Elite Men's champ, has shaken off a slow start and now sits only two points behind Cristian Becerine. Don't count out Mike Day and Kyle Bennett yet - they have been gaining ground fast. Sam Cools and Krystal Hime have gained ground on Kim Hayashi and Stephanie Barragan isn't far behind in the Elite Women's chase. The NBL GRAND NATIONAL is once again shaping up to be the most exciting race of the year! Here's a peek at who is still in the race.
STANDINGS AFTER THE NBL FREEDOM NATIONALS IN VIRGINIA Elite Men 1. Cristian Becerine 174 2. Donny Robinson 172 3. Mike Day 145 4. Matt Pohlkamp 140 5. Randy Stumpfhauser 132 6. Danny Caluag 129 7. Robert DeWilde 127 8. Warwick Stevenson126 9. Kyle Bennett 118 10. Javier Colombo 114
With the support of American Suzuki, the race for ABA’s National #1 Titles has become faster, louder and more competitive! In 2007, the 8 ABA National #1 Titles are now worth much more than just number plates and trophies. Along with ABA’s coveted National #1 Cup, in 2007 ABA National #1 Title Winners will be awarded a brand spanking new Suzuki. Here's the list of the ABA National #1 points leaders in all catagories!
AA PRO 1 RANDY STUMPFHAUSER 1228 2 BUBBA HARRIS 1188 3 CRISTIAN BECERINE 1188 4 DANNY CALUAG 1051 5 DEREK BETCHER 870 6 JAVIER COLOMBO 609 7 KYLE CUSHMAN 609 8 DONNY ROBINSON 579
Factory Formula Bicycles / Monster Energy / Fly Racing's roster just got a little bigger. The team has just announced that it signed Elite Masters/Vet Pro rider Tim Dinger (North Carolina) and 13 Expert Andre Norles (Missouri) to the Factory Team roster. They join BMX Racing's most elite group of riders including 2006 NBL National #1 Donny Robinson and 2006 ABA National #1 Alise Post.
Tim Dinger has been tearing up the NBL Elite Master's class as of late, scoring a ton of great finishes so far in '07. Those of you who know Tim, know that he is definitely a character as well being an outstanding talent on a bike. He's seemingly been on the podium all year and sitting third in the standings behind Rupe and Carnes certainly reflects that.
Round 7 of the 2007 NBL Elite Series took place this weekend on the East Coast in Woodbridge, VA. One of the most liked tracks on the NBL Elite tour, Woodbridge is a very technical track, that is fast and flows very well. A recent rebuild has made the track better than ever and had the Pros raving about it all weekend.
With just 1 US round of UCI points left after Woodbridge, Saturday would be an important day for the North American ranking system for the pros. Here is how the BMXpros.com guys finished up:
Dan Iller is the owner of Iller Enterprises and the inventor designer of the ProTonLocks. A Magnetic non-mechanical alternative to Clip/clamp-on fixed pedal locks for both recreation and competition riding. -Patents Pending both foreign and domestic. -These pedal come in two sizes, a "MINI" 3" X 3", and "Pro" full size 4-1/2". -The pedals are made from A380 Die-cast Aluminum. 4130 Crome-molly alloy steel spindles (same spindle fits both size pedals)
Joetsu, Japan: TEAM REDLINE is proud to announce the addition of the REDLINE~JAPAN chapter; which is made up of some of the fastest Japanese racers and stars future 2012 Olympic hopeful MASA SAMPEI. The entire REDLINE~JAPAN roster reads like this: -Masahiro Sampei 17, 2-time UCi World Champ, 9-time All Japan Champ, 3-time PanPacific Champ, 1-time 4-cross Champ -Ryota Nobukiyo 18, 1-time All Japan Champ -Ryosuke Kusama 15, 1-time All Japan Champ -Daiki Ikeda 14, 1-time All Japan Champ
The European UCI BMX championships started off with the first two rounds being held at Habay-la-Neuve in Belgium. With only two riders making both mains in the Elite men class it shows that this class is wide open. Henrik Baltersen (Denmark) won on the first day while Free Agent's Thomas Allier (France) crossed the finish line in first on Sunday. In the Elite women class Shanaze Read and Laëtitia Le Corguille took a win each. It was hard to stay upright on the hard packed track with a layer of dust over it. Watch the Kemo movies to get a better impression on the first European (outdoor) championship race of the 2007 season. ELITE MEN: Saturday- Round 1: (This race counts toward UCI points) 1. Henrik BALTERSEN (DAN), 2. Michal PROKOP (CZE),
In a prelude to the Olympic debut for BMX, racers from all over the Globe converged on Spain for the first UCi Supercross event of 2007. With a wild ‘n crazy track, similar in many ways to what you’ll see in Beijing, China next year, the BMX world came out in big numbers. Amongst those were the Dutch Redline team; led by the guy who is no stranger to UCi points–ROBERT De WILDE. Aboard their custom Orange REDLINE FLIGHT bikes, the Dutch riders made their presence known; with DeWilde going all the way to the big show. Also in the main event was REDLINE~FRANCE racer and National team member DAMIEN GODET. With two out of eight bikes in the gate being Redlines, the odds were in RL’s favor.