The third stop on the ABA Pro Series tour touch down this weekend at the Sooner Nationals in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Once again there were BIG Pro rider counts, a excellent track and big, big money on the line, the racing was nothing short of spectacular. By the end of the weekend the ABA PRO ranks had some new faces on top of the PRO podium in Women, Vet, Cruiser, A and AA classes. Here’s quick look at the weekend.
Women Pro was won by KRYSTAL HIME on Saturday taking her second win of the season. While Redline’s KIMBERLY HAYASHI took her turn on top the PRO podium with her third win this season on Sunday.
AA PRO is really starting to heat up and it’s still early in the season. The Sooner National is the third round of the ABA PRO Series events, and we have already see five different winners. How’s that for excitement?
The final round of the European BMX indoor series took place in Zwolle, The Netherlands over the weekend. The track actually had big and steep berms and the jumps were decent too for a temporary track. In Junior Men, Martijn Scherpen (Netherlands) doubled while in Elite men it was Holland's Raymon van de Biezen who won on Saturday. Manuel de Vecchi (Italy) scored most points in Elite men with a 2nd on Saturday and a win on Sunday.
Junior men 1. Martijn Scherpen 2. Jordy v/d Heijden 3. Roy v/d Berg
Breaking a femur is no joke. Just ask Brandon Meadows who recently snapped his for the second time. New victim to the injury list is HARO's AA pro Jason Richardson who crashed badly at the ABA Sooner National in Guthrie and broke the big bone.
J-Rich was choppered to the hospital where his rehab starts. It might be a while before Jason starts pedaling again and we wish him a speedy recovery.
The NBL RM59 Tropical challenge race is taking place in Puerto Rico this weekend. A whole bunch of BMX pros made it over to race and hang out. Robert de Wilde won 3 out of 4 classes. Congrats Afro Bob!
Elite Men: 1 Robert de Wilde 2 Donny Robinson 3 Kyle Bennett 4 Mike Day 5 Bubba Harris 6 Jason Rogers 7 Henrik Baltzersen 8 Randy Stumpfhauser
ABA is proud to announce the return of the original ABA National Event web-casting. ABA was the first to bring this service to BMX racing and it’s back in full force. Best of all, it’s FREE!!!!!!! To better serve the BMX racing community, ABA will now be broadcasting all U.S. National Series events at 6pm on Fridays, 11am on Saturdays and 8am on Sundays, beginning with the Sooner Nationals, February 3-5th. All times are relative to the events time zone. Log onto www.ababmx.com the day of the event to catch all the race action!
El Cajon, California, Formula Bicycles announced today that it has reached an agreement with Elite Women’s rider and ABA World Champ Amanda Geving. “I have been friends with Amanda and her dad Bill for a while now,” stated Formula owner Will Rells, “I’m really excited to finally get to work with both of them. She definitely meets the high standards that we have set for the Formula Factory team.” After a successful amateur career that included, just in 2004, 78 national main event wins and 11 of 14 possible titles, Amanda decided to make the jump to the Pro class in ‘05.
A little background... I must admit, the idea of one on one BMX racing is hardly innovative. There have been various similar events held in the US over the past few years where pros race against each other one on one on purpose built technical and tight tracks. From the Gravity Games, to the John Purse sprint race, to double downs, to Stumpy's sprint trails. We have all seen photos or even footage of this unique style of racing. Where BSX is different however is that it's primary objective is to raise money for the Royal Children's Hospital Foundation.
The second stop of ABA Pro Series was off and running this past weekend with great success at the Gator Nationals in Oldsmar, Florida. With huge Pro rider counts, a great track and big money on the line, the racing was nothing short of spectacular. By the end of the weekend the ABA handed out $18,880.00 to the top Pro Riders in Women, Vet, A and AA classes. On the track the racing was a treat for the spectators. A Pro was again dominated by one rider winning both days. The big winner both days was KYLE WEISENBERGER and believe it or not this kid is looking for a ride. Somebody better pick this guy up quick!
Oldsmar, Florida – Factory Formula’s AA Pro “dR” Donny Robinson hit up the second stop on the ABA’s 2006 pro tour, the Gator Nationals in Oldsmar, Florida, looking to capitalize on the consistency that earned him the ABA’s National #3 AA Pro and Pro Cruiser spots in 2005. Donny’s Formula Solution Pro and Solution Pro Cruiser were totally dialed-in after his Formula debut two weeks ago at the ABA’s Silver Dollar Nationals in Reno, Nevada and he was ready for battle in sunny Florida.
Robinson had a bit of a scare in Saturday morning practice.
AA Pro Augusto Castro is up and training for the 2006 season. In 2005 he went down in a race and broke his shoulder. He recovered fully and came back and won the Bolivarian Games. He is expected to race all of the major Nationals in the U.S.A. Augusto is an ambassador for BMX and has his site focused on 2008 Olympics.
Stay tuned for more Psykopath Industries Riders and 2006 Pro Roster. We here at Psykopath Industries have been working hard on signing new raw talent. Our new Pro roster will feature over a number of Pros and will be out racing soon. With a total of 3 AA pros and a dozen A and Vet Pros.