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TV EXCLUSIVE: MCGRATH TRIBUTE
Seals Communications Corporation (Sealsco) is pleased to announce the production of a special edition "MotoWorld" on ESPN2 that reflects on the career of Supercross/Motocross legend, Jeremy McGrath. The 30-minute tribute show will air on ESPN2, Thursday, March 20 @ 2 p.m. (Eastern) and will re-air, Sunday, March 23 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).
The sport of Supercross has never seen another personality like "Show Time". From his humble beginnings through his illustrious career and the end of an era, MotoWorld covers every inch of Jeremy McGrath's reign.
Seals Communications Corporation was founded in 1984 and is a vertically integrated full service media, marketing, and television production company based in Atlanta. Sealsco (www.Sealsco.com) is one of the nation's largest independent producers of specialized sports and entertainment programming appearing on networks such as ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, FOX Sports, Turner South, Speed Channel, and OLN.
American Bicycle Association is excited to announce the Tony's Pizza Tour has signed on as a co-sponsor of the ABA 2003 National series. This marks the second year for Tony's Pizza Tour to be visiting some of our ABA National series races. Expect to see the Tony's Pizza big rig at these ABA nationals of the 2003 season. May 9-11 Humble, TX Lone Star Nationals, June 20-22 Rockfrod, IL. Mid-West Nationals, July 11-13 Brainerd, MN. Land O' Lakes Nationals, and soon to be some others. Be sure and stop by the Tony's Pizza tour when they are in your area. They have lots of music, games, and some awesome pizza! Check them out at www.tonys.com.
American Bicycle Association is excited to announce the major industry leader Yamaha Waverunner has signed on as a sponsor of the ABA 2003 National series. This marks the second year for Yamaha Waverunner as a ABA National series sponsor. Expect to see "Yamaha blue" on the infields for the remaining ABA nationals of the 2003 season. Last year Yamaha Waverunner made three lucky ABA members, the Winner of the ABA National # 1 Amatuer, winner of the N.A.G. 5 Challenge, and the winner of the "Open Class" drawing, the proud new owners of the Yamaha Waverunners.This year will be know exception. The winner of the 2003 ABA National # 1 Amatuer, 2003 ABA National # 1 Girl, and the winner from the "Open Class" drawing will take home the new Yamaha Waverunners. Check them out at www.yamaha-motor.com.
Vans Triple Crown Series Schedule Announced
Santa Fe Springs, CA (February 12, 2003) ?Vans announced today the complete schedule for the Vans Triple Crown Series, the leading series of world-class competitions and lifestyle events in Core Sports. With 18 events across the country, fans will be able to experience the best athletes in skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, wakeboarding, BMX and freestyle motocross as they vie for the title of Vans Triple Crown Champion in each sport. Highlights in this year's schedule include first time stops in the New York City metro area, New Orleans and Minneapolis. All events will be telecast on either NBC Sports or Fox Sports Net as part of the networks' coverage of the Vans Triple Crown Series.
"Last year more than 275,000 fans attended Vans Triple Crown events and nearly 40 million viewers watched Vans Triple Crown action on NBC Sports and Fox Sports Net," said Jay Wilson, Vans vice president of entertainment. "We're excited to offer fans around the country the opportunity to see the best Core Sports athletes and events in the world."
The Vans Triple Crown Series features top athletes from around the globe competing in 18 championship events in six sports and boasts the largest prize purse in Core Sports history at more than $2,000,000 annually. Top names competing in the Vans Triple Crown Series this year include: skateboarders Geoff Rowley, Bob Burnquist and Eric Koston; snowboarders Ross Powers, Danny Kass, Daniel Franck and Tara Dakides; surfers Kelly Slater and Megan Abubo; BMX riders Dave Mirra, Cory Nastazio and Stephen Murray; wakeboarding champions Darin Shapiro and Tara Hamilton; and freestyle motocross superstars Kenny Bartram, Dustin Miller and Tommy Clowers.
2003 Vans Triple Crown Schedule
2003 Vans Warped Tour Internet Pre-Sale Ticket Alert
Buy a ticket- get a free double cd !!!
The 2003 Vans Warped Tour nationwide internet on-sale is taking place on Thursday March 6th at 6PM PST/ 9PM EST. Tickets are $27.25 which includes ALL service charges of $3.50, a .25 contribution to Camp Pacific Heartland and the first 1,000 tickets per city sold via internet will receive a copy of the 2003 Vans Warped Tour double CD complilation from SideOneDummy Records featuring bands from this years tour
If that wasn't enough, If you purchase your Vans Warped Tour tickets between March 6 and March 12th via the internet, you will atomatically be entered to win a BACKSTAGE pass and a copy of the Warped Book: Tales of Freedom and Psychotic Ambition. 10 lucky winners will be notified via email on March 20, 2003.
Be on the look out for further, detailed ticket information and if you haven't done so already, sign up for the warped tour mailing list which ensures you'll get the first word on everything going on with this year's tour.
Enigma Racing is gearing up for a big year. Enigma already makes some of the highest quality frames and forks going today. But just wait until you see what else Enigma has in store for 2003. Enigma has also picked up some top riders to form an elite team that will be out in full force at ABA and NBL Nationals as well as the UCI World Championships later this year.
2001 & 2002 ABA #1 Girl Pro Alice Jung leads the Enigma squad for 2003. Alice has been out the first part of the year with a back injury. But you can expect to see her back in action very shortly.
Mike Gul-is the teams AA Pro. Mike will be heading up the Enigma Racing summer tour putting on clinics and camps at tracks all over the country. Check out www.mikegul.com for his clinic schedule and summer tour schedule.
Bryan Gonion-Rockford, IL brings us the legendary G Force. Bryan will be racing A Pro for Enigma and will finally be getting the support that he's been waiting for. Last year he finished up 2nd in the A Pro points behind none other then Derek Betcher.
Alan Hudson-You probably haven't heard of Alan just yet. But that will soon be changing. This hot and upcoming 15 year old is going to be turning a lot of heads this year. But don't take our word for it, just wait till the end of the year.
Maxx Rackey-What can be said about this kid. One of the smallest in the 13 year old class but can still win both class and cruiser. Max is also one of those kids that likes to go big by trying to out do the pros at every national and hitting up the pro section's, even when they are 3 times his size.
KJ Romero- NBL National #1 in both 10 expert and 10 cruiser should just about say it all for KJ. Look for KJ to back up his NBL National Number 1's in 2003.
Wesley Gunn- Is our 9 year old mighty midget. Look for Wesley to be adding a NAG number to his AZ district #1.
Woody Woodruff-Not just the old guy cruiser. ABA NAG #2 for 2002 and will be gunning to regain that #1 he had a couple years ago.
Enigma Racing's Co Sponsor's for 2003 include; Static Number Plates, Dope BMX Products, ATI Grips, Kovachi, Sportslink, Maxxis, Sun/Ringle, Profile, Answer, BMXmania, SDG, Exclusive One, Colehour Rehabilitation, and Marwi. For info on all high quality Enigma products check out www.enigmaracing.com and be sure to check out Enigma at a local track and shop near you.
Poste January 8, 2003
LOT OF NEWS FROM DOWN UNDER
Wade Bootes kicked off his 2003 BMX season in style this past weekend at the Nerang, Queensland UCI BMX event. This event was Round 1 for the UCI's new continent overall ranking system, where the top rider in each continent participating, will be invited to a special pre race before the UCI BMX World Championship's in August, to compete for over $10,000. With plenty of Power on the track, as well as off with his JBL Powered Bus, Wade was victorious at the UCI event, taking 1st in AA Pro.
On Sunday, it was the Gold Coast Nationals, where attendance was once again strong, with indications that the series will be hotly contested through to the World Titles in Perth. Racing in the AA Pro class was intense, with Wade once again taking home the win. Wade has indicated his intention to contest as many rounds as possible and will return at Easter to contest the Australian Indoor Nationals in Perth. Wade then can go for the UCI overall #1 Pro world Ranking by adding in the UCI BMX worlds result.
Wining both days is a great indication that Wade has been training a lot lately to take back both the AA Pro BMX title and UCI World Mountain Bike titles he held just 2 seasons ago. Round 2 of the Ranking Series will be held at Park Orchards, Victoria on January 25th, and Wade will be there.
Wade's sponsors include Trek, Volkswagen, O'Neal, ATI, AC Components, Bombshell Forks, Asterisk Knee Braces, IRC Tires, THE plates and Pads, Marwi Ti Spokes, Oakley Eyewear, ToolShed Under Garments, Vans, Azonic, WadeBootes.com, JBL, and BMXpros.com
Elite Men's Final
Elite Womens Final
Junior Elite Mens Final
The event was the first round of the revised UCI-BMX Ranking Series. Attendance at the Nerang ( Queensland) event was strong, with indications that the series will be hotly contested through to the World Titles in Perth in July. The event saw a number of expatriate Australians return for the summer break, including Wade Bootes, Natarsha Williams, Kamakasi and Sean Dwight. Racing in all classes was intense, and this years Ranking series concept seems to have been eagerly accepted after previously been shunned by Australian riders. Bootes & Kamakzi have both indicated their intention to contest as many rounds as possible. Both will return at Easter to contest the Australian Indoor Nationals in Perth. Round 2 of the Ranking Series will be held at Park Orchards ( Victoria) on January 25th as part of the annual Track Attack series.
The 2003 UCI-BMX World Championships will creativily adapt the Western Australian Tourism slogan to read: "The Best BMX on Earth in Perth." The 2003 Titles were officially launched at a Media Presentation at the Burswood Convention Centre, the site of the event. In the presence of the UCI-BMX Coordinator Johan Lindstrom and some 50 press and dignitaries , the new 2003 Australian Race Jersey was released and modelled by Australian Champions Tanya Bailey and Cale McCullough.
A decision by the UCI-BMX Commission to allow an increase in host country rider number will effectively see a potential 1200 Australian riders contest the World Titles. Another 800 International riders from 30 countries will attend. In addition, the Commission has allowed the use of the Indoor Titles track for the 2 day Pacific-Oceania meeting on the weekend prior to the World Titles. Many overseas and local riders will take this opportunity to get extra track time prior to official practise on the Wednesday. A number of external specialist companies have been contracted to supply Event Sports Packaging, Event Entertainment, Project Management and Merchandising. All of the supporting companies were heavily involved in the recent successful 2000 Sydney Olympics.
A new website specifically dedicated to the 2003 World Championships has been trialed and finalised, and will be released by mid January 2003.
Poste January 3, 2003
Race Girl Update
Posted December 29, 2002
A Marketing BMX Race Report
The NBL Race season kicks off each year in late December, but the scores go towards the 2003 title. With a limited amount of Pro races, totaling 13 all together, the NBL makes each race count for the Pros.
With just a few weeks after the ABA Grands, the "off season" for BMX does not exist for the riders who want to be ready for the Christmas Classic. This year's event was one of the best, as the track was awesome, the rider count was high, and the race action was incredible. Here is how the Double A Marketing riders finished up at the event.
Randy Stumpfhauser is one of the most impressive AA Pros of today and once again Stumpy wowed the crowd and his NBL fans with 4 impressive results. On Sunday, Stumpdog took home the big bucks and First place result in the hardest of all race classes, AA Pro. Randy also scored a 2nd in Pro Open and 5th in AA on Saturday, and 5th in Pro Open on Sunday. Stumpy was one of a few riders to make the main both days and was very impressive. Randy's sponsors include Huffy Bicycles, Fox Racing, AC Components, IRC Tires, Smith Eyewear, Marwi Spokes, Alex Rims, S & M Forks and Bars, ODI, BMXpros.com, Champion Nutrition, Shimano, Vans, and CTI Knee Braces.
Dale Holmes is always a consistent rider and Ohio was no exception. Dale was in 3 out of 4 mains for the weekend. With a 3rd on Sunday and 4th on Saturday in AA pro and a 7th in Pro Open on Sunday, Dale impressed the Ohio crowds as well as his new tire sponsor Kenda. With a busy season ahead of him with BMX and MTB racing, Dale will be atop podiums all over the world! Dale's sponsors include Free Agent, O'Neal, Smith Eyewear, Kenda Tires, UGP, Atomic Components, Profile Cranks, ODI Grips, Vans, Shimano, BMXpros.com, and Daleholmes.com.
NBL Race Results
Posted December 27, 2002
BOOTES IN HARDCORE JAPANESE VIDEO
ENIGMA SIGNS GUL
Enigma Bicycles is proud to announce the signing of AA Pro "Maniac" Mike Gul for 2003. Mike has been riding an Enigma frame for 2002 and will now be the teams factory pro. Along with racing a full schedule of ABA and NBL, along with the UCI World Championships in Australia, Mike will be putting on clinics and camps all over the country. Mike will be making his Enigma debut aboard his new orange pro frame this weekend at the NBL Christmas Classic. If your going to be attending the Christmas Classic be sure to stop by the Enigma booth to check out all the latest in Enigma technology.
Posted December 12, 2002
RACERGIRL BMX LEAGUE ANNOUNCES TEAM
The Racegirl Bmx League and Answer BMX products announces the first all Girl NBL/ABA National team. 23 girls ranging from 5 to 17 years old have been selected for the team. Look for the Racegirls to be sporting their new Racegirl/Answer jerseys at the NBL Christmas Classic and the ABA Reno national. Team managers are Pro girls Alice Jung,Kim Hayashi, and Super girl Rachel Smith. To view the team roster please check www.racegirlbmx.com. The Racegirl bmx league is continually seeking additional sponsors and supporters for the league. You may contact Kim at email@example.com
San Remo Dirt Terrain Park Opening
Opening 9:00am, Saturday December 14th, San Remo on the Central Coast of NSW. Map: http://www.geocities.com/boydinaus/mapsr1.html Demos by the BMX Express pro team. Terrain includes 4 table lines, dual, boarderX track, half pipe, big air jumps. A photo of the park: http://www.geocities.com/boydinaus/sr1311.html
Posted November 26, 2002
HOLMES SIGNS WITH FREE AGENT BMX & KHS MOUNTAIN BIKES
Dale had received great support and funding in 2002 from O'Neal, Supercross, Smith, Shimano, Tioga, Vans, Atomic, ODI, and UGP. With a full factory ride with the Free Agent BMX and KHS Mountain Bike programs, Dale will look to step it up even further in 2003 as he will be competing the full UCI World Cup and Norba National, as well as a full schedule of USA and European BMX National events. So far for 2002, Dale finished up 7th overall on the UCI World Cup tour in the Mountain Cross series, and is looking to add another ABA #1 Pro Cruiser Title, as well as finishing up in the top 5 in AA Pro after this weekends ABA Grand Nationals in Tulsa, OK.
Dale will be joining Darrin Mitchell, Alan Foster, and Jamie Lilly on the Free Agent BMX Racing Team as well as 2002 Norba Mountain Cross Women's Champion Melissa Buhl and Jamie Lilly on the KHS Mountain Bike program. With a powerful program in 2003, Free Agent/KHS will be atop podiums all over the world!
ABA GRANDS WITH ENIGMA BIKES
If your going to the ABA Grand Nationals this week in Tulsa, OK make sure you stop by and check out the Enigma Bicycles booth. In addition to having their great new frames, forks, and handle bars on display. Enigma will also have some of their "prototype" products that you can check out for the very first time. And if your a team manager make sure you come over and introduce yourself to Enigma as they are looking to help out a few teams for the upcoming 2003 race year.
Posted November 14, 2002
Posted November 6, 2002
BID TO BUY NBL REJECTED
Posted November 1, 2002
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE REGARDING POTENTIAL NBL BUYOUT
Posted October 30, 2002
Enigma Bicycles AA Pro "Maniac" Mike Gul and ABA's Number 1 Girl Pro Alice Jung are holding a 2 day mini camp this weekend Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3 at Yuma BMX in Yuma, AZ. The camp will be from 10am-2pm each day and the price for the camp is $60.00 for both days or $35.00 for 1 day. Every rider that takes the camp or comes for one day, will get free prizes from some of the following; Enigma Bicycles, Answer, Dope BMX Products, Sports Link, Transworld BMX Magazine, SDG, ODI, Static, BMXmania.com, Marwi, Profile, S&M, Sun/Ringle, Kovachi, Renagade Training Clothing, and Exclusive One. For more info on this and other mini camps/clinics check mikegul.com
Posted October 24, 2002
SIGNS TJ LAVIN, OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
"We're very excited to have TJ riding for Schwinn," said Travis Chipres, Schwinn's team director. TJ's accomplishments on and off the bike have been phenomenal, he's always pushing himself and the sport, and I have all the confidence in the world in him and his abilities. He's a great role model," added Chipres, who signed TJ to his previous sponsor six years ago and has worked with him four of the past six years.
In addition to his television appearances during the X-Games and Gravity Games broadcasts, Lavin's high-flyin' stunts have been featured on MTV's Backyard BBQ, in advertising for Ford and Mountain Dew and in video games. He starred in this year's IMAX film, "Ultimate X," and he's a frequent host on ESPN, MTV and Fox Sports Net. In his spare time, the multitalented Las Vegas native plays piano (Everything from classical to the Beatles and hip-hop) and composes music.
"BMX has given me confidence to pursue things I wouldn't have thought possible otherwise, and helped me learn more about myself," said Lavin. "I want to keep the sport of BMX dirt jumping headed in the right direction, to help it grow so more kids can enjoy the sport and everything it has to offer, and the Schwinn brand adds a lot of horsepower."
TJ Lavin adds tremendous marquee value to the venerable Schwinn brand, but more importantly, he brings valuable expertise to Schwinn's product development team. TJ's help with product design continues a company tradition of pro-level excellence that dates back to Schwinn's founding 107 years ago
EVS SPORTS INTRODUCES THE FIRST EVER DUAL WALL CARBON FIBER KNEEBRACE
After 15 years of designing, manufacturing and marketing knee braces to the extreme sports markets, EVS is proud to release the new WEB knee brace to their line up of braces. Make no more excuses; EVS Sports has the brace for you.
Function of a knee brace: deflect, divert and absorb as much possible energy that is normally placed on the leg and the knee joint during an impact or other excessive stress. Almost all knee braces currently on the market make the structural shortcoming of not addressing the need to absorb this energy. The EVS "WEB" brace is the first to do this, and thereby improving the functionality and effectiveness of knee bracing by a large degree.
A four-bar linkage hinge concept brings the ultimate in anatomical precision on tracking the hinging motion of the knee. It's sleeker than other popular braces by as much as 30%! This lets you grip the bike better, and have better feel and contact with the bike. The WEB is built for MX'ers & Extreme sports enthusiasts by true motoheads, we've thought about the details that matter, and have solutions for the common gripes about current braces.
Posted October 24, 2002
TO BUY THE NBL????
The following is an e-mail we were forwarded (obviously from someone affiliated with the NBL). The name has been omitted to protect the innocent:
Posted October 17, 2002
Bikes First Round Draft Pick: Ivo Lakucs
Ivo will join his teammates and UK Bulldog rider Nathan Routledge in Tulsa for the Grands and Christmas Classic, and will be doing both the UCI euro series and NBL and ABA comps! Ivo also will debut with 2003 Blak Star euro at the Classic. Fellow countryman Rafal Polichmowski and road manager for Ivo said to be on the lookout, his record speaks for itsself: 97 junior world champion UCI Worlds, 2001 UCI worlds silver medal Elite behind Dale Holmes, Ranked #2 in euro Elite UCI series, Overall UCI Elite 10th in the world, 2002 NBL Grand National Champion A-pro, and competed for his country in Velodrome in Sydney Olympics!
Posted October 14, 2002
WINS GATOR NATIONALS
The American Bicycle Association has entered into an agreement with Pro-Bike-Parts to become the exclusive vendor at all ABA National events. Pro-Bike-Parts is owned and operated by ABA BMX Hall of Famer Toby Henderson. Toby has been involved with the sport of BMX since the beginning; he brings a professional vision of the sport as well as knowledge of the past.
With the decline in the vendors attending ABA national events, the ABA felt this type of arrangement was necessary to assure the ABA membership professional services at all ABA Nationals. This was a tough decision to make. Vendors like Bike Alley, Crupi, Revolution, Hurricane, and Coastal that have been regulars on the national vending scene, some for as long as 20 years will be missed. The ABA extends a most sincere Thank You for the years of support and has offered help in refocusing these businesses on vending at the local level.
Pro-Bike-Parts will bring a NASCAR or SUPERCROSS feel to all ABA National events. The set up will be truly impressive to everyone attending. Toby has configured his 3000 square foot BMX Superstore to include dressing rooms, dust free inventory storage, and a professional mechanic area to service every need. Toby is dedicated to offering every BMX product made, providing that the manufacturer is supporting the sport in some way.
This arrangement will allow for better service and support of ABA members attending National events. Vending exclusivity on the National circuit translates into stronger buying power for Pro-Bike-Parts and better savings for the ABA membership. Toby is dedicated to the growth of the sport and expects the same from the manufacturers represented in his store. This understanding of mutual promotion between the manufacturers and Pro-Bike-Parts will equate to more Factory Teams, and factory-sponsored pros, and more manufacturer displays at ABA National events.
Posted October 3, 2002
GUL/GREG ROMERO CLINIC
Posted September 29, 2002
STAFF WINS UCI WORLD TEAM SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIPS!!
Staff, has proved himself to the track community with medal's at this summers commonwealth games, showed his strength and fast learning curve in qualifying this past week. Jamie first opened up all eyes, as he was the fastest qualifier in the Men's Individual Sprint race, where he would go onto be knocked out by the eventual Bronze medalist. Jamie Also competed in the Kilo, an individual time trial for a 1 k race. Jamie once again was very impressive with a 5th overall finish at the Worlds.
Jamie puts another great mark on a great cycling season, with medaling at the Commnwealth Games, Medaling at A UCI Track World Cup, making the finials of the X-Games BMX Downhill event, Sitting in 3rd overall in the ABA Pro Points standings, and Being crowned ABA Gold Cup Champion. J
aime's BMX Sponsors include Haro, Adidas, No Fear, Lee Pipes, O'Neal Helmets, Tangent, AC Components, Smith Eye Wear, Champion Nutrition, Answer Forks, Shimano, Powerbar, Kicker, Bob's Stores, BMXpros.com, Headlock, and Double A Marketing.
TEAM SPRINT FINALS
RESULTS - 1Km TIME TRIAL FINAL 26 Sep 2002
MEN'S SPRINT QUALIFYING
MEN'S SPRINT RANKING PLACES 5-8 Overall
5th 105 FIEDLER
Jens GER 10.736 67.064
Posted August 30, 2002
WINNER GETS TO COMPETE WITH DAVE MIRRA
Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX(TM) 2 offers an exclusive opportunity to compete with Dave Mirra... on Game Boy Advance. The limited-edition Platinum Game Boy Advance, released to celebrate the hardware's one-year anniversary, was so successful, it will be re-released on November 3.
Posted August 28, 2002
COLLABORATES WITH PAUL FRANK
Posted August 25, 2002
DEBUTS PROTOTYPE FORK
GREG ROMERO TO HOST 4-MAN PRO-ONLY RACE AT TULSA, OK
For those of you that don't know what the payout would be, it goes as follows:
There will be no entry fee and the race is open to all pro's. The last rodeo race I was at, I got 3rd in AA, and it paid $300.00 You make top 8, you beat that. You won't have to beat a guy who looks like he should compete in a body building show to make $300! The format will be 4 man motos taking the top 2 to the next round. If you make it all the way to a final (there will be a consi final) at the most you will run 4 laps. The course was built by Billy Au and we plan on remodeling it for the race. it is no longer than 800ft. and no shorter than 700ft. It is constructed out of red clay and features 3 turns with technical jumps. It will be fun and won't take much of your energy to participate. There will be magazine coverage from Transworld, Moto mag, BMX Plus!, Websites,etc...so you can justify supporting it with your respective sponsors. I am also planning on getting trophy girls for the podium shots. (but that is still in the works). Their will be catered food, drinks and amenities. My property has 3 acres and we have plenty of space if you need it.
I am not asking for donations, donations will be appreciated (Jason Richardson has pledged $1000!) however, I would really like you guys to participate not only for the money, but for the respect for yourselves and the sacrifices we make to compete in rodeo races where there is no valuable Magazine coverage. I know you guys are tired of hearing me complain, and complaining is very selfish, so I am taking action like McGoo, Huffman and Purse respectively. ESPN spent $750,000.00 on the production for our Downhill BMX event! Didn't charge us entry fees and everyone that participated walked away with $500.00 minimum. The Purse was worth $50,000! McGoo and ESPN are acknowledging that we are the best in the world at what we do, but more importantly, they believe in us and believe that BMX racing is rad. The existing sanctions have over 50 years total experience and they haven't progressed at the rate that downhill has in the last 3 years. Iam not trying to reinvent the sport or put on a downhill series, I just want us to take back OUR SPORT!
....And in return, make something better for the next generations. I want to support you guys! We wouldn't race if we didn't have each other. Will you support me?
More Importantly, WILL YOU SUPPORT YOURSELVES?
Email me back and tell me what you think and if you want to participate.
A-Vert-Ing Skateboarding Injuries -- Oxford Health Plans Launches Skate-Safe Program
TRUMBULL, CONN. (AUGUST 27, 2002) – Oxford Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:OHP) announced today that it will host a series of free safe-skate programs called Lid-Zone throughout the tri-state area in mid-September. Working with Octagon, the creators of the Gravity Games, Oxford created this grassroots actions sports festival to not only encourage young people to stay active but to promote the use of protective gear and safe skating practices among children ages 10-18. Skateboarding champion Andy MacDonald and other top U.S. action sports athletes will perform at each event.
“While roller sports, such as skateboarding and in-line skating, provide excellent sources of exercise and recreation for millions of young people, it is important to emphasize that these sports can be dangerous if the proper safety precautions are not taken,” said Alan M. Muney, M.D., chief medical officer at Oxford. “Wearing the appropriate safety gear and using proper skating techniques can prevent serious injuries. Having Andy and the other top-notch skaters talk about safe skating gives our message the needed ‘star appeal’ to truly influence young people. ”
More than 26 million Americans – most under the age 25 – enjoy skateboarding and in-line skating. Each year, more than 100,000 skaters are seriously injured enough to need medical care in hospital emergency rooms, doctors' offices, clinics and outpatient centers. Most of these injuries can be prevented with education and increased safety awareness.
Each Lid-Zone event will feature skills and tricks demonstrations and contests, music, food, prizes and protective gear safety clinics. Oxford anticipates that thousands of people aged 10-18 from throughout the New York metropolitan area will attend one of the four Lid-Zone events. In addition, Oxford anticipates that thousands of others will visit the Lid-Zone web site for skateboard safety tips.
Lid-Zone events will be held:
For more information on the Lid-Zone program or to register for the event, visit www.lid-zone.com.
Free Guttermouth Show At The Vans Skatepark At The Block of Orange Sunday, Sept 1st 2002 - Vans Skatepark in Orange, CA Santa Fe Springs, CA (Aug 20, 2002) – Free Guttermouth Show at the Vans Skatepark at the Block of Orange from 2:30 to 3:30 on September 1st to celebrate the release of their new album "Gusto". Keep checking vans.com for all the details Also, the new Guttermouth album and e-card "Gusto" is here! and Epitaph Records has put together one of those famous (or infamous) E-cards they do! It's got hilarious animations, a link to the free MP3 they have and a whole lot of other stuff!
Posted August 20, 2002
Posted August 16, 2002
GUL HEADS OUT WEST
For all times and prices check out mikegul.com. Every rider that takes the clinic will get free prizes from the following; Enigma Bicycles, Answer, BMXmania.com, SDG, Marwi, Redman/Yamaha, AC Components, Prodigy, Dope BMX Products, Static, ODI, Dragon, Mudslingersbmx.com, Sun/Ringle, and Vision Street Wear.
Posted August 15, 2002
MAKES THE BOLD BRONZE MOVE:
Camp Woodward, PA: One week before all the fun begins in Philly, the BMX Downhill race for the X-Games was held on the steep hillsides of Camp Woodward. And Redline’s rookie pro, fresh off his 17th birthday, was haulin’ buns on the highspeed, monsterous-jump infested course. While the end result might not be the best, Bubba’s performance in the main was more than spectacular!
With TV cameras for ESPN and ABC Wide World o’ Sports everywhere you look, the second year of the BMX Downhill category in X-Games history, once again took place in Woodward and was all set to top the previous year.
On Saturday, the time-trials kicked off, and out of 36 pros, rookie pro BUBBA HARRIS came out the 5th fastest. For a short while, he held the 2nd fastest time, before being passed by Robbie Miranda, Justin Loffredo and Travis Turreson. Still—5th fastest was a good start, as the fastest riders would have the best lane choices throughout they day.
By Sunday, the intensity level on the World’s gnarliest BMX course was getting higher each minute. After qualifying rounds came the quarter mains. Bubba was winning his 1/4 main, until Giant’s Robert DeWilde pushed him up in a turn. Bubba recovered and still held on for 2nd place, to move on.
In the semi’s, he was squeezed out of the gate and stuck back in 7th place. Hitting mach speeds and flying for yards, Bubba had passed just enough riders by the bottom of the hill to nab the 4th place transfer spot.
Now, it was time for the big show. The 8-man final, for the big bucks, TV fame and the three types of prestigeous X-Games metal.
From what we’ve been told, all eyes were on 2 people for the main event. Sure, it could go to any of these 8 guys. But the odds-on-favorite was reigning ruler of the downhill events; Robbie Miranda (check out www.rm59.com). But the underdog, most likely-to-beat RM, was our very own 17 year old rookie sensation—Bubba Harris.
With 3 of the faster time-trialers out of the main, Bubba had 2nd lane choice to Miranda. And on these types of courses, lane choice plays a HUGE part of dangling gold around your neck or walking away looking forward to redemption in 365 days.
The gate dropped and so did the eight fastest Pros in BMX; dropping off straight down, immediately out of the gate (see BMXmania.com for pictures!). Also dropping in to the gnarliest BMX track they’ve ever set tire on. In to the first turn, it was Miranda, Staff and Harris. The crowd was going nuts!
Entering turn two, Bubba decided to make his move to the inside, to pass Staff and then Miranda. Unfortunately, he couldn’t hold the move, and with Jamie Staff right there, the two both went down in a pile of smoke and flames. (Well, not literally, but close.)
Our Redline signature boy got back up to finish for 7th place overall. Although disapointed, he was still stoked.
Talking about the attempted pass afterwards, Harris admitted, "I could’ve stayed in for a medal, but I wanted the win."
No one ever remembers who took silver and bronze, right?!
From the sounds of it, the X-Games coverage of the BMX event will be the Bubba and Miranda show. So mark your calendar for this weekend, or set those VCR’s... The BMX event / X-Games coverage will begin this Saturday on ABC’s WIDE WORLD of SPORTS, from 4 to 6, and then twice on Sunday - 1 to 3 and 7 to 9 (all times Eastern Standard Time — figure it out, west coasters; school’s about to start back up).
Be sure to check it out — even though you now know the ending, it’s bound to be an incredible show to watch! And there should be some excellent coverage for REDLINE and for the sport’s newest mega-star; BUBBA HARRIS.
- this weekend:
KAMAKAZI WINS AGAIN IN MINNESOTA
St.Michaels, MN: Last year at this very race, the kooky Pro with a cowboy hat--KAMAKAZI, shocked the BMX world by winning AA-pro on Sunday; after only being in the States for a month. It was the quickest any foreign pro had ever set foot on American soil and won AA-pro. So, there was no questioning why Kamakazi wanted to head up to the Land o' Lakes nationals this past weekend. It was his race last year, and he hoped to do the same this time. With 36 of the "invited" pros in Woodward, flying down the mountainside and mach-10, Minnesota could be dubbed as the "non-invited AA-pros." Along with 'Kazi, other pros showing up were DALE HOLMES, CHRIS HAM, RENATO SILVA and CHAD STREET - among others. Aboard a brand psanking new yellow 2003 Proline cruiser (that he'd abducted from the Redline trailer after getting his old 24" stolen in Brazil), Kama' dominated the Land o' Lakes national all weekend long. Beginning with pre-race, he started the weekend off right by winning the "King of Friday Night" title ... something normally reserved for struggling AA's.
On Saturday, Kamakazi was rippin' up the Minnesota terrain and scored a 2-1-1 in the three main events to take the overall victory! Chalk down Kamakazi's first U.S. win of 2003. Later that evening, the Weather Channel announced that the drought is officially over! If that wasn't sweet enough, he back it up with a Pro Cruiser win -- giving him his first ever ABA Pro "double."
On day two, it looked as though it'd be Kamakazi's day again; but a 1-3-3 in the main wasn't quite enough to hold off the UK's Dale Holmes. Kama would have to settle for 2nd place money; but came back with a vengeance to win Pro Cruiser for the second day in a row! Rumor had it that he looked like a fireball aboard the bright yellow Proline 24.
We knew he had it in him -- which is why he's here for the year. Kamakazi's weekend tally was 5 mains total - with four 1st's & one 2nd. With the confidence from Minnesota, expect to see Kazi' put on a that late-year charge for ABA's No.1 pro titles. There's still plenty of time left for the krazed Australian.
Posted August 7, 2002
GAMES VIII TO INCLUDE NEW WOMEN’S EXHIBITION EVENTS IN SKATEBOARD AND
X Games VIII, the world’s premier action sports event, will introduce three new exhibition events to its schedule: women’s Skateboard Vert and Park and women’s Moto X Freestyle. The women’s Moto X Freestyle demo will be held on Friday, August 16 and Skateboard Park and Vert demos will be featured on Saturday, August 17. In addition to the exhibitions, the eighth annual free-to-the-public action sports competition scheduled for August 15-19 in Philadelphia will feature more than 300 of the world’s best male and female athletes competing in Aggressive In-line Skate, Bike Stunt, Downhill BMX, Moto X, Skateboard, Speed Climb and Wakeboard.
All three exhibitions will be held in a jam format style, where participants have the opportunity to showcase their athleticism in a non-competitive setting. All women participating are professionals within their respective sports.
In every X Games since the first event in 1995, there have been several women’s competitions. At X Games VIII, women will compete in separate Aggressive In-line Skate, Wakeboard and Speed Climbing events.
"Over the past eight years, the X Games and Winter X Games have showcased the athletic talents of many premier female athletes - from climber Katie Brown to skater Fabiola da Silva to snowboarders Tara Dakides and Kelly Clark,” said Chris Stiepock, X Games General Manager.
“As the leader in the action sports genre, we have a responsibility to monitor the trends and growth patterns of all the sports and disciplines in the X Games. We feel that the time is right to showcase women’s Skateboarding and Motocross as exhibitions at the X Games. In the future we’ll look to expand and foster continued growth in women’s disciplines, which will assist in the development of these sports, and in turn will help our X Games franchise to grow.”
“While all X Games competitions have always been open events, the introduction of these exhibitions will provide the opportunity to showcase the best women in sports that don’t have separate X Games competitions. We hope to foster continued growth, resulting in the emergence of new stars in future X Games events.”
Moto X Friday, August 16, 11:30 a.m.
Vert Saturday, August 17, 12:45 p.m.
Park Saturday, August 17, 3:30 p.m.
Schedules for X Games VIII, plus complete coverage and exclusive X Games streaming video can be found on www.expn.com.
Double A Marketing BMX Race Report: ABA Lone Star Nationals, Humble, Texas
The ABA rolled into Humble, Texas for round #19 of the 2002 Pro Season. With riders just returning from Brazil and the ABA World Championships, it was a short week of rest fro many of the AA Pro. Randy Stumpfhauser, the new 2002 UCI World Champion was looking to add to his ABA scores, as he has been concentrating on mostly NBL this season, where he sits 2nd overall in the points. Warwick Stevenson has been hot in the ABA, and currently has a huge 1000 point lead over the 2nd place rider. Either way, the Double A Marketing riders were on in Humble. Read here fro the complete results:
Randy Stumpfhauser continued his winning streak, as he won Pro Cruiser both days in Humble. Stumpy did his share of great racing in AA as well, with a 2nd on Saturday and a 4th on Sunday. Stumpdog just jumped into the ABA's top ten, but don't let that fool you, he doesn't even have all the scores needed yet to cap out his points. Randy's sponsors include Huffy Bicycles, Fox Racing, Smith Eye Wear, IRC Siren Tires, AC Components, Vans Shoes, Marwi Ti Spokes, Alex Rims, Shimano, Wellgo, Velo, Powerbar, Head Lock, Revenge, CTI 2, Champion Nutrition, S and M Bars and Forks, Double A Marketing, and BMXpros.com.
Warwick Stevenson once again brought home 2 more Pro wins, this time in the Pro Open class, taking the Gold both days. Podge also ruled in AA Pro as he placed 4th on Saturday, just missing out on the podium and then an impressive 3rd on Sunday. The 2001 ABA #1 has a commanding lead in the ABA Pro title chase, and looks to try and win his 2nd consecutive ABA #1 Pro title. Warwick's sponsors include Diamondback, Oakley, Thor, ATI, FSA Headsets, Answer Forks, AC Components, Marwi, IRC, Ballistic, Dope, Vans, Revenge/Champion Nutrition, Ballistic, Head Lock, and BMXpros.com
the Double A Marketing BMX Pro riders at the X-Games with the BMX downhill
event. Its going down live this Sunday, but It will air as follows:
AA PRO Saturday
AA PRO Sunday
Double A Marketing Press Release: Robert MacPherson Profiled on Pump TV
Team Oneal/Free Agent rider, Robert MacPherson was featured on this weeks Pump TV BMX show on Fox Sports. The show, the is viewed by over 1,000,000 viewer's airs on Mondays at 4:30 PM. Robert, who has been one of the most consistent AA Pros in history, with year end ranking, was filmed for the 3 minute Bio piece that will air several more times. Robert was featured on the track at Orange Y BMX, at the races from the ABA World Championships, and at home with wife and baby girl Gabriella. Roberts sponsors O'Neal, Free Agent, and Oakley were highly visible during the entire piece, as well as THE Plates and Pads, IRC Tires, Bombshell Forks, Profile Drivetrain, Sun Ringle Wheel sets, Rush Brakes, Marwi Spokes during the riding segments.
Due to injury, Robert has had a slow year, but with a slew of events coming up, Robert will try to get back into the ABA top 10 by season end. Robert is looking forward to the 2003 season, for an injury free shot at the ABA #1 plate, which he has already won once before. Robert's 2002 sponsors include Free Agent, O'Neal, Oakley, Vans, Marwi, Rush, Sun Ringle, Bombshell, THE, Profile, IRC, Powerbar, Champion Nutrition, Too Fitness, BMXpros.com
Double A Marketing MTB Race Report: Norba National Series #4 Durango, CO
The 2002 Norba series is approaching its end with just one race remaining, but so far its been a great season for Wade Bootes. Already winning the 2002 Norba Dual Slalom title, back in May at the one race championship, Wade has looked strong ever since and has been very consistent. With just returning from Brazil from the BMX world Championships, where he placed 3rd and grabbed a bronze medal, Wade makes the bike transition look easy. Friday night a the Qualifiers, Wade looked back at home on his mountain bike as he was the 4th fastest qualifier for the night. The times of the top 4 riders were all with in .100th of a second, so it was going to be a tight battle to make the finals. Once Saturday night rolled around, Wade felt strong and his powerful gate start and first straitaway brought him heat wins in each race he was in until the finals.
The Final four riders, Wade Bootes, Eric Carter, Brian Schmith and Rich Houseman loaded into the gate, each being capable to win. As the gate randomly falls in Mountain cross racing, Wade was off guard for just a split second, but just like in BMX, that split second makes a world of difference as he now found himself in 2nd, behind Carter. Wade rode a strong lap, but was unable to catch 1st place. 2nd in the final though was a great accomplishment and more importantly moved him in 2nd overall in the series title chase, with just one race remaining in 2 weeks in Vermont.
Wades now on his way back to his roots this week, getting ready to do the biggest BMX race of 2002, the X-Games BMX Downhill event next weekend in Woodward, PA. If Wade can bring his MTB skills to the X-Games course and his BMX speed, we may be looking at another title to be added to his list of accomplishments after next weekend! Wade's Sponsors include Trek, Volkswagen, O'Neal, Oakley, AC Components, Vans Shoes, Bombshell, IRC Tires, THE numberplates and Pads, ATI, Marwi Ti Spokes, Powerbar, Head Lock, Double A Marketing, Toolshed, BMXpros.com, WadeBootes.com, and Champion Nutrition.
Posted August 5, 2002
ATi's VP, Bruce B. Mayer would like to welcome aboard the DINGO BMX team. ATi is now an official product sponsor the the Dingo BMX team. The team consists of 9 riders, riding ABA, NBL and UCI, from Ohio, Florida, Canada & England, ranging from 15 X to AA Pro. class. Dingo BMX will be flying the ATi banners at the races, handing out ATi stickers and riding ATi's grips, pads and plates. Dingo BMX will also be assisting ATi at the Interbike show this year by supplying us with different Dingo BMX frames in order for us to display our grips, pads and plates in our booth.
Simon Tabron Takes First Place in the Gravity Games Bike Vert Competition
Simon Tabron took home the gold medal , shortly after making a pact with himself that this was the last night he was going to attempt his signature trick “The 900.” “That trick makes it or breaks it for me. If I don’t land it, I break my ankle every time,” said Tibron. Luckily for Tabron he is still in one piece, and barely breathing. “I can’t even find the words right now, I am so happy,” Tibron said.
Posted August 1, 2002
MURRAY WINS GRAVITY GOLD
Posted July 31, 2002
SPY PHOTO: Check out the prototype Dingo Junior frame. Coming soon!
Posted July 29, 2002
Kyle and Cristian are both on their way back to the states and will prepare for the ESPN X-Games and the final push towards the NBL Finals. Teammate Stephen Murray is currently in Cleveland, OH as he gets ready for the Gravity Games dirt jump competition which will be help this coming Wednesday.
Courtesy of BMXPros.com:
The UCI Worlds continued on Sunday with the elite men's race, and it was to be one of the best World Championships in recent memory. An estimated 10,000 screaming fans were reported to be on hand to watch the 2002 World Championship and see the pros do their stuff. With an awesome track and great pool of talent, Wade Bootes and Randy Stumpfhauser made there way into the main event, after a lot of tough racing. Wade, who has been concentrating on his Mountain bike racing all summer, surprised many with his fast turnaround time of getting ready on his BMX bike, as he was one of the dominate riders at the event. Randy had already captured the attention of all in attendance with his huge win on Friday nights cruiser World Championship title, so the chance of a rider to double up with World Championships at the event made people buzz.
As the riders lined up for the main event, the tension was high, but Randy and Wade were ready. The gate fell and team USA's Kyle Bennett had the holeshot, with Randy and Wade in tow. The 3 riders looked as if they were attached as they entered the first turn, but Kyle had a slight advantage over the others. It seemed like they all rode the exact same speed the entire course, and at the finish, the result was the same. Bennett first, Stumpfhauser 2nd and Bootes 3rd. For Randy, it made for yet again one of the best weekends of his BMX career, with a 1st and 2nd at the World Championships, and Wade once again reminded us of how great of a bike rider that he is any sport he rides. Both riders stood atop the award podium, proud with the days results. Randy now is getting ready to go for his first NBL #1 AA Pro title, to go with his 2001 NBL #1 Cruiser Pro title, as he goes into he NBL Grands in a close battle for the title. Wade Heads off to Durango, CO this weekend for round #45 of the Norba Schedule, and both riders will be competing in next months X-Games BMX downhill event.
Randy's sponsors include Huffy Bicycles, Fox Racing, Smith Eye Wear, IRC Siren Tires, AC Components, Vans Shoes, Marwi Ti Spokes, Alex Rims, Shimano, Wellgo, Velo, Powerbar, Head Lock, Revenge, CTI 2, Champion Nutrition, S and M Bars and Forks, Double A Marketing, and BMXpros.com.
Wade's Sponsors include Trek, Volkswagen, O'Neal, Oakley, AC Components, Vans Shoes, Bombshell, IRC Tires, THE numberplates and Pads, ATI, Marwi Ti Spokes, Powerbar, Head Lock, Double A Marketing, Toolshed, BMXpros.com, WadeBootes.com, and Champion Nutrition.
Championship Elite Men's Results
Posted July 27, 2002
Championship Elite Cruiser Results
Posted July 24, 2002
Where has Dope BMX Products been all year? Mike Antes, the owner of Dope, has been seriously ill for the better half of the year. Mike was diagnosed that he may have colon cancer and therefore hasn't been able to do what he loves ... ride his bike and see all of the great friends in BMX. Antes went under the knife to have some very large tumors removed this past week and is now at home healing and resting. Mike says that Dope is still going strong and you can expect some very big things from them shortly. Just how shortly you ask? Check back next week!!! Here's a hint, ABA Worlds Ontario, CA are also next week. Hmm... Dope is proud to sponsor the following riders: ABA #1 Pro Warwick Stevenson, ABA #1 Girl Pro Alice Jung, AA Pro John Smart, AA Pro Mike Gul, Team Redman/Yamaha Waverunner
WHITE LIGHTNING INTRODUCES NEW AEROSOL White Lightning’s legendary, patented, self-cleaning wax lubricant is now available in a 9oz. aerosol can. The ozone-safe dispensing system guarantees perfect results every time you push the button. White Lightning’s aerosol is designed to dispense a light film of lubricant which prevents product build-up on chains. The product is ideal for shop mechanics and also offers consumers the best price per ounce. MSRP: $7.99 White Lightning Company is the innovative lubricant manufacturer that formulated the industry’s first and only self-cleaning lubricant. Original White Lightning is engineered to shed dirt and grime much like the way a snake sheds its skin. If used regularly, riders may never have to clean their chain again. This technology has enabled White Lightning to become the best selling bicycle lubricant in the USA. For more information, check them out at whitelightningco.com
Posted July 21, 2002
The most dominant athlete in freestyle BMX history, Greenville's own Dave Mirra displayed his talents in the golf arena this weekend at the 13th Annual American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in Lake Tahoe,NV. Mirra played alongside 75 other sports and entertainment celebrities including Michael Jordan, John Elway, Charles Barkley and Jon Wysocki (l) and Aaron Lewis (r) of the rock group Staind.
Three New York City firefighters also competed in the event with their share of the $500,000 purse, the proceeds of a sports memorabilia auction and corporate and player donations going to the Uniformed Firefighter Association Scholarship Fund which has been underfunded since September 11th. The event, which aired on NBC on Saturday and Sunday, raised over $150,000 for the scholarship fund.
Very happy to report that Nirve's Stephen Murray rode brilliantly in Hastings, UK over the weekend and gathered up a dirt jump victory in the hotly contested Backyard Jam. Perhaps just as cool was Stephen's 6th place in street (which he's starting dabbling in more and more). Stephen's currently back in the US where he'll be filming this week with Gillette World Sport, a London-based weekly TV show that boasts a broadcast range of 200 countries and 400 million viewers. The show features a special segment called "Sporting Superstars" which will highlight Stephen in his Southern California setting. From there he's off to the NBC Gravity Games. On Monday, Nirve teammates Kyle Bennett & Cristian Becerine leave for the UCI BMX World Championships in Brazil. Racing begins at the end of next week.
Team ONE Bicycles EUROPEAN CHAMPION Round 9 and 10 of the European Championship turned out to be awesome for ONE Bicycles. Arturs Matisons (ONE) was already sure of his title in Junior Men. He won 7 out of 10 races. In cruiser he was leading until he hit a jump and moved his handlebar....this was making it almost impossible to finish, but he managed to grab 2nd place in Junior curiser. Dennis Wissink (Schijf / ONE) just recovered from a dislocated shoulder, did what he did last year .He took the title in Elite cruiser. On saturday he crashed and dislocated his shoulder again. Jana Horakova (ONE) was doing very well all year in her first year in Elite women. She won saturdays race and took a 2nd on sunday. Aivars Buris (ONE) took a 2nd place in Elite Men on saterday, but couldn't make the main event on sunday. The title for trade teams went to ONE Bicycles. Their riders had an incredible weekend, but did very well all year. They will be present at the worlds in Brasil.
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