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BMX Racing News - Friday - December 25, 2015
|2016 Australian BMX National Championships - 'Bathurst, Thunder Down Under'|
|Monday, 29 February - Sunday, 6 March 2016|
BMX Australia will conduct the '2016 BMX National Championships - Bathurst Thunder Down Under' on 29 February - 6 March at their new facility in Bathurst, NSW. Coinciding with the National Championships will be the final round of the 7-round National Series.
The National Series will see competition over the first two months of the year on some of the best tracks in the country, with racing to beheld in south-east Queensland, Queensland’s far north coast and Victoria before finally concluding with the event’s showpiece in Bathurst.
The championships, that will feature thousands of riders from every state and territory in the country, including our representatives for the Rio Olympic Games, will be the pinnacle of the 2016 domestic racing season.
Coinciding with the National Championships will be the final round of the 7-round National Series. The National Series will see competition over the first two months of the year on some of the best tracks in the country, with racing to be held in south-east Queensland, Queensland’s far north coast and Victoria before finally concluding with the event’s showpiece in Bathurst.
BMX Racing News - Monday - December 21, 2015
|Speedco Bicycles Signs Three Time UCI World Champion, Ryan Martin|
"I find it a huge honour and am grateful to have the opportunity to represent Speedco Bicycles for the foreseeable future. Speedco and Avian are producing top of the line products that will help me compete at the highest level." –Ryan Martin
"I’m really stoked on the opportunity to sponsor such a talented kid. With three consecutive UCI World Championships and two wins at the Grands during his US debut, I think it's safe to say he's not slowing down any time soon! We are looking forward to giving Ryan the support he needs to win without the pressure of performing for a factory team sheet. Look for Ryan out front aboard his gloss red Speedco Velox carbon frame, equipped with all AVIAN components, when he starts his hunt for the 2016 USABMX National #1 Amateur title at the Gator Nationals in Oldsmar, Florida,” -Derek Betcher / Brand Manager
“Speedco is about passion and performance. I am happy to have a racer who is performing at the top of his class on the hottest new frame on the market. Ryan and Speedco will have a great year showing off the new product around the world from atop the podium”. -Kirk Morrison / CEO
About Speedco: Speedco Bicycles is an industry leader and manufacturer of the Velox carbon frame, the lightest and most responsive frame on the BMX race market. For more information on our products, or our team of riders, visit us at www.speedcobicycles.com, follow us on social media @Speedcobmx, or write us firstname.lastname@example.org.
BMX Racing News - weekend update - December 12-13, 2015
|BMXMANIA.COM IS OFF TO FRANCE FOR THE SAINT ETIENNE BMX INDOOR INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL!|
|St. Etienne Friday Pro Practice Photos Posted!|
It's Travel Time for BMX
Mania Dot Com and this week, we're on the
road to the Saint Etienne
International BMX Invitational in St.
This yearly event is one of the great races in Europe, with Elite riders from all over the world being invited to attend and of course, the Best Of The Best from Europe making the scene and launching some GREAT BMX racing in a spectacular indoor setting.
Look for recently crowned USABMX AA Pro Champ, Joris Daudet, who is actually French but is now 'kind of' from the US of A to be one of the featured riders in St. E. Also, word is out that Elite Women's Gold Medalist, Mariana Pajon will be snappin' great starts on the indoor gate, and, WE will be there to bring you some good coverage and Great Photos (In My Humble Opinion) from the great Euro Indoor Racing Action.
We can't wait! Euro racing is some of the best in the world and we've seen lots of Euro Rounds and even some local Euro race action over the years, but NEVER made the scene at the Saint Etienne Indoor, so check this bad boy off of the BMX Bucket List, St. Etienne BMX Indoor, HERE WE COME!!!!!
Go To bmxmania.com/2015stetienne.htm for all the Race Action!!!!!
BMX Racing News - thursday/friday - December 3/4, 2015
|Factory BOX Team Signs Thrill as New Frame Sponsor, Adds Jones, Gaian to factory team roster!|
at the USA BMX Winter Nationals in February, Jared
Garcia and his new BOX Factory pro teammates Trent Jones
and Sean Gaian will race for the first time on Thrill
Thrill recently signed a multi-year deal to sponsor the team. Virtually unknown in North America, Thrill frames have been sold in Europe and Asia for several years. Currently negotiating with distributors, Thrill plans to offer its frames to the U.S. market starting in 2016.
“We are very excited to add this sponsorship to our deepening relationship with Thrill. BOX and Thrill share a desire to innovate and push the envelope on product design. We look forward to collaborating with them and helping Thrill establish a foothold in the US market over the next few years,” said Toby Henderson, BOX’s president and founder.
Thrill frames feature 20-mil dropouts, PF30 bottom bracket shells and tapered headtubes, which are compatible with BOX hubs, cranks and the forthcoming X5 forks. Thrill has been an OE customer, spec’ing BOX components on its BMX bikes.
Joining Jared Garcia on the team for 2016 are Trent Jones (23), New Zealand’s top-ranked elite man and along-time #BOXRider and Sean Gaian (19), a former Junior World Champion, top-ranked A-Pro and developing Elite racer. Garcia and Jones both have strong shots at representing their countries in Rio at the 2016 Olympic Games. Marc Willers, BOX’s original factory rider, recently raced his last Elite race at the USA BMX Nationals, Nov. 27-29 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Willers will continue to ride for and represent BOX as brand ambassador.
BOX also is adding Harry Leary and Danica Anderson to the team. Both will race on Thrill frames, too. Leary and Rich Anderson, Danica’s father, are both early BMX legends and have known Toby for more than 40 years.
Other co-sponsors of the team include Fly Racing, KMC and Maxis Tires.
BMX Racing News - Wednesday - December 2, 2015
JORIS DAUDET WINS THE USA BMX #1 PRO TITLE
Joris Daudet wins the USA BMX Grands AA Pro Main event and the 2015 #1 Pro Title!
|After 9 months of an epic USA BMX Pro race season,
the 2015 USA BMX Pro title would come down to 3 riders
going for the overall title in tonight's final event of
Joris Daudet, Connor Fields, and Sam Willoughby all came into todays final race in a virtual points tie, with the title to be decided by the result of this last event.
All 3 riders made their way through the qualifiers during the day program of the #GreatestRaceOnEarth, and the biggest race on Earth. The riders would then come back for the big show at night, and what a race it was!
|Things kicked off with the Semi Finals, where Connor
and Sam would meet up, but placing 1st and 2nd, they
moved into the main event.
In Semi #2, it was Joris and Anthony Dean that transferred info the finals as well.
The overall title would come down to how the 3 riders would end up for the night, with the best placing rider to take the title.
|In Main #1, Joris grabbed the hole shot, and took
the lead over teammate Connor and Sam was in tow in 3rd.
The 3 would ride the entire track in that position, and
finish 1-2-3. Main #2, was almost a carbon copy, as the
3 riders in the title chase would once again go 1-3 with
Joris, Connor, and Sam.
In the Final main event, it was once again Joris with the best start, and now Sam was in 2nd.
Joris would ride into the record books with 3 first place finishes and becoming the 2nd French rider in USA BMX History to take home the overall #1 Pro title, with Christophe Leveque being the other.
Connor would finish 3rd overall for the night and the season and Anthony Dean was 4th for the night and year as well.
|This would cap off the greatest season ever for the Chase BMX team, with Joris taking the title, Connor finishing 3rd, and Anthony 4th overall for the season.|
|Chase BMX Would like to congratulate Joris, Connor, and Anthony for a great season, as well as to Sam Willoughby. Thanks also goes out to all the fans and to our partners and sponsors of the Chase BMX race team!|