LOS ANGELES – X Games 12 announces new sports, new athletes and more coverage going into the twelfth annual event. In addition to ESPN’s announcement this spring of Rally Car Racing being added to the sports lineup, X Games 12 will include another medaled event, BMX Big Air. For the first time, X Games will be aired 24 hours each day of the event using ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, ESPN Classic, EXPN.com, ESPN360, Mobile ESPN, ESPN International, iTunes and provide unprecedented round-the-clock coverage including a first-ever Pay-Per-View offering for BMX Big Air and an X Games Moto Madness demonstration.
"ESPN’s mission is to serve sports everywhere through compelling content that can be consumed when the sports fan wants it and how they want it.” said Ron Semiao, senior vice president, ESPN Original Entertainment.
June 19, 2005 - New York, N.Y - The Dew Action Sports Tour, the only multi-sport, season-long tour in action sports, begins its second season June 22-25 with the Panasonic Open at Louisville’s Kentucky Expo Center. The five-city tour also includes stops in Denver, Portland, San Jose and Orlando. More than 260 professional action sports athletes from around the world will return to Louisville to compete for the Dew Cup, awarded at season’s end to the athlete with the highest number of points in the six combined disciplines of skateboarding, BMX, and freestyle motocross. The Tour’s inaugural season champions include Jamie Bestwick (BMX Vert) and Ryan Guettler (BMX Park and BMX Dirt. Each Dew Cup winner received a $75,000 year-end bonus and returns for the 2006 season.
The Panasonic Open will host 260 professional action sports athletes, the largest field of athletes in Tour history, which includes 110 top-name pros who have pre-qualified, plus 150 athletes who have signed up for the open qualifier competitions.
German Benny Korthaus will be the one selling the BMX-UP magazines in the stands of the French Bookstores in the next couple of months. When you happen to walk inside a "Presse," look out for Benny doing a stretched seatgrab superman and note the white spokes. I'll just list what is inside issue 36 and then you walk to the book store and flip through the mag and when it appeals to you, you pay the € 5,90 euros and enjoy the mag on your next road trip or on that rainy day when you can't ride. There's no poster inside that you can hang up in the tour van but maybe you need to buy another mag to decorate the inside of the tour vehicle.
The mag is in French so I skipped Sofian's editorial on page 4. Belgian Hannu Cools gets the full page contents photo and on the next page we find a FATBMX logo on the [url=http://www.twentyvelocross.com/oakleytwentyjaminfos.htm]Oakley/Twenty BMX Jam[/url] poster. The jam is this weekend so hurry up. News and the Franck Guerard folio is followed by the local contest in Gregam which was a qualifier for this summer's [url=http://www.nokiafise.com/accueil.php]FISE [/url]contest.
Over the last few weeks my son has taken over the DVD player. He knows how to operate it and now thinks it's his. The Bambi and Peter Pan movies have made room for SX exposed, Skills and Crush. All three DVD's are fast paced MX flicks with a whole bunch of flashy graphics and loud music. Philip loves it and now knows that Ricky rides the yellow bike, Bubba rides green and his favorite Chad Reed rides the blue bike. Needless to say, Philip has a # 22 numberplate on his blue Haro Z12 and loves the home track around the couch making MX noises. When I found a moment I sneaked in Soul # 29 in his DVD player. It almost felt like I was watching slow-mo as the first couple of clips either had some slow riding in it or the editing was relaxed. What it probably was is the change from the fast paced MX movies and then watching Soul 29, making the BMX video magazine look very slow comparably. The main part of Soul is over an hour long making this DVD worth the money.
Danny Parks came a knockin' and I was already set to go on the trip to Virginia. I got to see the KONY Scion Xb. Thing is sick, they really hooked it up! We took off in that thing and first stop was Bob Evans Diner in New Cumberland,PA. Me and Danny would personally like to thank the waitresses at that joint for making our Bob Evans experience a good time! Made some new friends as well, HOLLA LADIES!!! KONY van's next stop was the side of the road...Xb got a wave down by officer "ticket masta sanchez" Danny had a led foot..but hey...who doesnt? Didn't bum us out, we carried on with the mission!
From June 10 through July 28 the King of New York Scion xB will be rolling through the tri-state area giving away cool free stuff from Scion, and cold beverages from Pony Malta®. At select east coast locations and events keep an eye out for the King of New York Scion xB rolling up with free drinks from Pony Malta and other goodies courtesy of Scion. Advertising the upcoming 10th Anniversary King of New York BMX Freestyle Contest on July 29th at Mullaly Park in the Bronx, below are some of the King of New York Scion xB promotion locations:
The 10th version of the Nokia Fise will take place in Montpellier, France from 12/16 July 2006. We received some drawings of the street and dirt courses and this year also a spini mini ramp contest will be held (1,70 meter high, 4,50 meter wide and 20 meters long). Vert will be on Sunday. The dirt jumps have always been big at the FISE and this year won't be any different. As always there will be a flatland contest too. Some of the international riders that are on the list to make an appearance are John Heaton, Dave Freimuth, Max Vincent, Mike Miller, Ben Wallace, Matt Fairbairn, Alejandro Caro, Mark Theaker and Josh Nendza.
Round 9 of the 2006 ABA Pro series national events was held this past weekend at the Rockford BMX track. Rockford is known as one of the smoothest and fastest tracks on the national tour and is one of the best tracks in the nation. A purse power track, Rockford showcases the riders that have been putting in the time training. Hot and humid conditions met the riders smack on at the start of the race weekend on Saturday, and Sunday was an all day rain laden race day. Both days had exciting race action from the Double A Marketing pros who were in attendance. Here is how Kyle Bennett and Randy Stumpfhauser finished up the weekend:
Kyle Bennett has become the most dominant AA Pro in the past month. Kicking things off last weekend with 2 Elite Pro wins in Evansville, Kyle backed it up with another 2 huge AA Pro wins at the Rock. On Saturday, Kyle won all 3 AA Pro main events, pulling every AA Pro in Rockford. Kyle had huge leads and his trademarked effortless looking riding style had all the pros scratching their heads.