The ABA held its last National weekend before the Grand Nationals in Orlando, Florida this past weekend. The Disney Cup / Fall Nationals were held indoors and the track built by the ABA crew was one of the best of the 2008 season. With 3 days of race action at the Disney Cup, this gave all the riders a last chance to gain valuable points towards the ABA end of the year titles. Intense BMX/Bawls Guarana Pro team riders Danny Caluag and David Herman both wanted to gain points: for Danny it was to extend his current points lead in both AA Pro and Pro Cruiser and for David, he wanted to try to catch up to Danny as he sits in 4th in the AA Pro points.
For Danny, a win the Pro class was the only way for him to gain points in AA Pro. With a tough groups of AA Pros in attendance, it would be a tough battle, but the current ABA #1 Pro is used to racing the worlds best racers and coming out on top, and on day #2, he did just that in the AA Class. This would Danny extend his current lead by 90 points and give him a little bit bigger cushion over the comp.
With the ABA BMX Golden State Nationals at AV BMX in Lancaster, CA. now in the record books. It was great event for sure!! Jerome Ferree and his top notch crew did an awesome job on the track and the weekend. Even 2008 Olympic silver medalist Mike Day made the trip up from his home in Valencia, CA. right down the street for his "Special Recognition" form ABA BMX for his efforts on Team USA at the 2008 Olympics. BMX super- hero, Cru Jones (Bill Allen) even stopped by to check everything out over the weekend. Mike "Redbone" Redman was more then stoked to do some interviews for the fans of both Mike Day and Cru Jones. It was pretty entertaining to say the least! The Disney Cup/Fall Nationals are coming up this weekend. This weekend is a BIGGIE for all ABA BMX Title contenders. With three Nationals and three national scores still on the table at the Disney Cup/ Fall Nationals, you can bet every one will be out in full effect. With everyone thinking about ABA BMX Title bonus checks and those 2008 fuel injected Suzuki RMZ-450's, the Disney Cup weekend is THE last event before "The Greatest Race on Earth", the ABA Grands! If that's not enough, the bigger then normal team payouts, the Disney Cup/Fall National overall bonus $$$ and not to mention the ever popular Disney Cup winners for the three day overall winners things should get real interesting.
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As with every UCI Supercross race it starts with a one lap time trial. The rider with the fastest time gets to pick the gate position. Also the time trial results determine the moto sheets so it does make sense to give it a good shot. Donny Robinson is currently leading the World Cup series after SX rounds in Madrid, Adelaide, Copenhagen and Salt Lake City. Americans Kyle Bennett and David Herman are in second and third respectively followed by Maris Strombergs, Mike Day and Raymon van der Biezen. The race in Frejus is going to be an important one. The time trials results look like this. Olympic Silver medalist Mikey Day is on it again.
Time Trial results UCI SX World Cup: 1 Mike Day 2 Moana Moo Caille 3 Kris Fox
A new BMX track and learn to ride program for disadvantaged youth was launched today at Sydney Olympic Park by Minister for Planning Kristina Keneally. The Monster BMX Track is a free, open-air facility that makes the increasingly popular sport of BMX available to all – from occasional riders to the elite.
The track was jointly funded by the Federal Government, the NSW State Government and Auburn Council. ‘Today is a great
Billy Jolliffe (Tamworth/Lake Macquarie) claimed the New South Wales State BMX Championships beating famous BMX Olympian, Luke Madill (Penrith) in a difficult final. In Madill's first race after bowing out before the finals at the Beijing Olympics, it was another unlucky day. The 22 year old Joliffe from Camden Park won after touching handlebars with Madill in the first berm resulting in Madill crashing to finish in eighth place.
The Intense, FLY Racing and Tangent sponsored 2008 Canadian Nationals Series will take place this weekend, with the series ending at the Canadian Grand Nationals in Chilliwack, BC. The 2008 Canadian Nationals Series has featured intense battles for both the NAG and National rankings. This year also features the first ever, Canadian ABA Female Pro title. The Canadian Grand Nationals will take place October 10-12 at Chilliwack Heritage Park. The ABA master track construction crew lead by Billy Allen is building a challenging indoor track in Chilliwack, where the ABA Canadian
The Formula European Trade Team signs 2 new riders to join Edžus Treimains and Rihards Veide in the 2009 Team 'setup'.
In Elite Men, we added Steven Wong to our Team, Hong Kong national Team member and living in Belgium. He will represent the Team riding the European Season combined with several big races in Asia. Steven is already flying around the track on his new black Formula Nucleus bike. He's doing some Belgian and Dutch National races to stay in shape for the Asian Championships mid November. Steven can win this title for the 3rd year in a row.
In Junior Men, the young Danish talent Niklas Laustsen will race the
Only one month after the Olympics the first national event was held in Australia today with what could be the next group of London 2012 Oly mpic hopefuls. The first round of the Hog's Breath Café National series in Cairns saw three local champions blitz today men's divisions. Former World Champion, 25 year old Ronnie Dugdell (Cairns), won the elite while fellow Cairns riders Kurt Nicholls and Joseph Costa won the junior Probikx and 16 Boys Champbikx races respectively making it a Cairns trifecta.
Dugdell, a 25 year old boilermaker, was rewarded with a win after yesterday claiming a state title in cruiser class. Second was Olympic hopeful, Townsville's Todd Pascoe. "I felt a bit tired this morning but after I got warmed up I was right," admitted Dugdell. "I've always wanted to race Todd (Pascoe) and today I got my chance."
Dugdell lined up with Pascoe in the motos with no clear leader until Dugdell beat Pascoe in the semi-final. A quick start and the added
This summer the first-ever “Bomb Down Broadway” BMX race was held in NYC. Backed by Zoo York and Skavenger, a hundred or so BMX dogs converged on Union Square for the start of a completely no-holds- barred race through the streets of New York. While the X Games and Dew Tour are all about who can pull the sickest tricks on manufactured obstacles, this event kept it real and took BMX back to the gritty streets. The rules were simple - whoever could ride from point-A to point-B the fastest without getting crushed by traffic or