From Nate Berkheimer: "I just got home last night from the Riverside County Hospital where I spent the last 3 days being treated for a broken femur. It was a total freak accident, I simply bailed on a jump and ran out of it, on my 3rd step, I felt my leg bend backwards and I heard a loud pop. I collapsed, layed down in pain and waited for the ambulance. This happened around 5:00pm on Sunday, May 28th. I spent the night in the Hospital and was sent into surgery the next day around 12:00 noon. It went perfect and I now have a titanium rod running the full length of my left femur held in place by 4 screws. I do not have any cast or splint and the doctors told me to slowly try to walk on it. "
The ABA held round #8 of the 2006 Pro Series at Lake Perris, CA Lake Perris has been a long time favorite of the ABA, as in the past. Lake Perris was host for the ABA Fall Nationals, as well as other national events. The Lake Perris track is smack dab in the middle of an action filled area, with a Motocross track, a shifter cart track, sprint car track, and a dirt jump/skate park, all located at the same facility. The Lake Perris BMX track is one of the best so cal tracks of today and it made for some of the best Pro racing in a long time. 24 AA Pros came to win this weekend and 2 of the Double A Marketing riders were ready to as well. Here is how they did this weekend;
Round #6 of the 2006 NBL Pro Series was held this past weekend in Prunedale, CA and with just 2 more NBL Pro Series event left, the title chase is getting hot. Donny Robinson had a nice lead in the Elite men's point for most of the season, but after a great weekend of results for both Double A Marketing riders in attendance, Randy Stumpfhauser and Kyle Bennett have both chipped away at the points lead and put themselves in great positions to take home another NBL #1 Pro title. Here is how the weekend went for both riders:
Randy Stumpfhauser had a weekend to remember in Prunedale.
The ABA National #1 Amateur Titles are really starting to tighten up, and with Atlanta and Lake Perris just around the corner things will only get tighter. Both the ABA National #1 Boy and Girl will again be winners of brand spanking new Yamaha Waverunners, so you can bet the pressure will be high come ABA Grands time. Here's a quick look at the standings as of ABA Super Nationals in Desoto, TX.
The Doc says he’s ready to go. The fractured shoulder, suffered at the NBL Nellis race is healed, and Redline’s Bubba Harris will return to the starting gate this weekend. Without question, he is looking forward to getting back on a track and bumping his points back to the top of the standings. Only one question remained; whether to make the return in Prunedale, CA or Atlanta, GA – as this weekend is one of only two “overlap” weekends in 2006. Tough choice. But being that no Pro in the history of BMX has ever taken three consecutive No.1 Pro titles in the ABA, Redline has made the call for Bubba to attend the Dixieland Natls in Marrietta, Georgia – at Margie Hatfield’s Cobb County BMX track.
Here's a quick look at the ABA TEAM DIVISION standing after the ABA Super Nationals in Desoto, TX. Some really good battles are starting to take shape and things are really heating up. With 9 events in the next 10 weeks we should see some major play for top postions by the end of summer. Good luck to all teams and we'll see you at the races real soon!
Roseville, Ca., The ABA National held in Roseville recently was a great weekend of racing and one of the highlights was sidehack racing. Yep sidehack racing has had a resurgence into modern day BMX with riders looking to challenge themselves with the help of a "monkey" and a different bike setup. The sidehack race was 3 gates of racing to the tune of 9 groups entered to race.
BMX racing has become an Olympic sport. With only 48 spots open for the BMX community, it's good to know how to make it to the Olympics in 2008. [url=//fatbmx.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1400]Doug Martin[/url], USA's Director of BMX Programs for '08 Olympics, sent over some info that should clear things up: In Beijing, there are a total of forty-eight (48) BMX start positions: thirty-two (32) for men and sixteen (16) for women. Olympic start positions are not guaranteed - they must be earned. The process described below was established by the UCI and is the same for every country.
It is important to understand that the Olympic Games represent a global ideal based on the world coming together once every four years to watch the best from every country compete.