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.
San Diego, CA –BMX World has announced Avent Cycles A Pro Darrell Dawes as their official Pro Test Rider. Darrell will be bringing a balanced Pro perspective to all the new products in the industry, at a level you want to compete in.
"We wanted a pro that would give us an honest opinion when doing our bike test. Darrell Dawes is not only a good rider on the BMX track, but can tear it up on the trails as well, so it was a no-brainer for us. Plus, the guy has style for days, he makes it look effortless. We feel his riding will translate great onto the pages of BMX World Magazine. So if you haven't heard of Darrell Dawes, get ready to, the guy can ride." – Greg Leasure.
Darrell is currently sitting 24th in the ABA Pro Circuit.
Intense World Team Member, Michael Robinson competed at Centenary Plains BMX Club in Australia for Round 3 of the UCI World Ranking Series on January 8th in Brisbane. Michael has only competed in one other round, so he is playing catch up in the points. Due to a huge thunderstorm the night before the race, the track was extremely soft and soggy, making the race that much harder on the Elite riders.
All of the top elite riders from the Australian and New Zealand were in attendance, other that Warwick Stevenson, whom is still recovering from Knee Surgery, so the competition was very strong. Following a disappointing 8th place finish at the UCI final the weekend before at Round 2 in Nerang for Michael, he was ready for a good main event result. As the main loaded up, it was easily one of the hardest main events in the history of the Australia series, with the best 8 riders in the country all in the main.
– El Cajon, California – Formula Bicycles has put together one of the best true Factory teams in years. The concept was simple. Get the best riders around who shared Formula’s team vision: a real BMX brand supporting an elite Factory team. Formula Bicycles is proud to announce its 2006 roster:
2006 FACTORY TEAM
Donny Robinson – Elite / AA Pro - dR is coming off his best year to date, adding his first Pro title - NBL National #1 Elite Cruiser - to his long list of accomplishments. Plus, with finishing National #3 Elite/AA Pro in both sanctions and UCI World #7, Donny has set himself up for another great year. Look for Donny’s Formula Pro and Formula Pro Cruiser at the top of many podiums in ’06.