Australian Factory Team dominate…
The FA factory team from down under have dominated the Australian National Series and Championships.
The newly formed team of Bodi Turner (Elite Men) and Max Cairns (Junior Elite) was a formidable force taking 3 of the 4 titles on offer. Bodi Turner finished with taking the top spot in the National Series and claiming a 3 in the National championships behind some heavy hitters who came back from overseas to compete.
Max Cairns had a dominating series winning almost all 5 rounds to take the win and wasn’t done there winning the Australian National Championships from start to finish in the junior elite category
Bodi now sets his sites on the UCI world cups and is currently living in Europe for the next 3 months racing some of the euro rounds.
ABA BMX Sun Nationals – Desoto, TX
Maris Strombergs and David Herman raced this past weekend at the Super nationals in Desoto, TX. Maris pulled a second on Sunday and a respectable 7th in Saturday’s main.
Great photos again by Mike Carruth
Maris Wins at ABA Gator Nationals
Free Agent Pros Maris Strombergs and David Herman raced this weekend at the ABA Gator Nationals BMX in Oldsmar, Florida. Maris won on Saturday and placed second Sunday, while David placed third on Sunday.
Awesome images by Mike Carruth.
Big congrats to Cristian Becerine, as he takes the USABMX Vet Title over in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It came right down to the very last second in the main event. Cristian held his cool and took the title for the 2nd year in a row. Right on Big C! David Herman has had a great year hitting the podium consistently all year long against the World’s best. Going into the Grands, David had a shot at the Top 3 overall with a good showing. Friday, David took a solid 2nd place behind Sam Willoughby bumping up a few more points and a shot at National number 2 with a good showing Saturday night. Points were tight but, unfortunately, a bad lap in his quarter final ended David’s year and he secured the National #4. Not too shabby considering the World’s best were all racing this year. Congrats David on a stellar year. The Machine, Maris Strombergs, was back at the Grands and looked good all weekend with a main event appearance Friday and a bad lap on Saturday night in the semi - ended Maris’ weekend. Even though the results didn’t factor for Maris he put on a good show, as always. Maris heads down to Colombia for a race next week were I’m sure he will redeem himself.
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Team Report #usabmx Fresno by @RobertRiofrio
Fresno Redline Cup
For the second year in a row Fresno, California was the host for the Redline Cup West. It is also the second year Fresno hosted a pro series event.
Dale Holmes, Cristian Becerine, and two-time gold medalist Maris Strombergs loaded up the Freeagent/Rockstar van and made their way to the Central Valley for the race weekend.
The facility in Fresno’s Woodward Park is a BMX riders dream. Riders will never find themselves getting bored in this place. Aside from the track the facility has a pump track, a section that includes 40 + table tops, and a dirt jumping section. This year the Fresno crew made some changes to the track. The most noticeable change was on the second straight. Much to the delight of the pros the pro set had a bigger first jump and the doubles were stretched out.
Maris Strombergs – The Latvian heart throb was back to his gold medal form in his motos on Saturday. Taking a 2,1,2. Maris drew an outside Lane in the first AA main. Not a problem for the Olympian as he won the battle to the first turn and held it to the finish line. In the second main Maris had the favorable lane one and used it to his advantage, rocketing out of the first turn in the lead and taking the win. The Machine had some problems in the third main and finished with a fourth place. A 1,1,4 proved to be low points for the day putting him on top of the box. The Machine’s Sunday morning started off great with a win in the first moto. His semi was little more dramatic then he would like as he unclipped down the first straight. He made up more ground than a F16 at supersonic speed and pushed himself at the line into the main event. In the first main Maris snapped out of the gate charging for the first turn narrowly missing out on the holeshot money. He finished up the race with a second place. The second main was a great battle between Maris and Sam Willoughby. Maris lead from the start, however it was Willoughby with the push at the line and the win. The third main saw Maris take the holeshot and lead the race from start to finish. A 2,2,1 was a enough to give him the win for the day.
Cristian Becerine – Big C took his AA experience and Freeagent Limo right to the front in the first Vet Pro main on Saturday. The second main was a carbon copy of the first main with Big C winning by several bike lengths. In the 3rd main Cristian completed the hat trick and took home the overall win for the day. Cristian picked up where he left off the day and won the first two Vet Pro mains. He completed the weekend sweep by winning the final main making it a perfect weekend. Big C has put himself in great position to defend his Vet Pro title.
Dale Holmes – The UK legend is newly reclassified to the Am ranks and having a blast on his old school flat pedals. On top of his team manager duties Mr. Holmes has been racking up wins from Louisville to Chula in the 41 and over expert class. In Fresno Dale kept up his winning ways and dominated the older expert class both days.
UCI World Cup and USABMX Nationals in Chula Vista
A good weekend for the boys at both the UCI World Cup and USABMX Nationals this past weekend in Chula Vista, CA. David Herman had another great weekend placing 4th place in the final at the World Cup against all the World’s best. Indeed, a good year for sure for the “Herm”. Maris Strombergs didn’t race, as he is still enjoying a little break this year on the World Cup SX race front, but did come to hang out and sign autographs with the team. Expect “The Machine” back on the full World Cup front in 2014.
During the World Cup in Chula Vista, USABMX put on a successful 2 day National event on the smaller USABMX track next door. Cristian Becerine continued to have a great year with a 2nd and a 1st. TM, Dale Holmes got out the bike once again to race in the old man’s class and managed to get the win both days. Next up for the Team, the Redline Cup next week in Fresno, CA. Cheers!
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Photo courtesy Jack McDaniel
Good weekend in Kentucky for the Team for the USABMX 3 day National in Louisville. Cristian Becerine won all 3 days, David Herman hit the podium 2 times with a 3rd and a 2nd, the Machine Maris Strombergs came back strong and in good form with a big win day 2. Even the Team Manager, Dale Holmes, brushed off the cobwebs and raced with the old guys and placed 2nd and 1st . Next up, Chula Vista later this month, cheers
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Clinic/Camp Hawaii with Crisitan Becerine
Thanks to all that came out to support the Sandbox BMX Clinic in Hawaii this weekend — for the two-day camp with Cristian Becerine. Cristian had a great time and said it was a great group of kids both days.
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Maris Strombergs Clinic/Camp Germany
This weekend Maris flew out to Germany to conduct a Clinic/Camp over at the BMX-Club-Vechta e.V.
Maris said he had a lot of fun not just conducting the Clinic but also hanging out with all the locals and said everyone is so passionate about BMX in Germany — it was great to see. The Machine said he’s already looking forward to going back next year.
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FA / Rockstar BMX Clinic – Squamish BMX – Friday, September 6th or Saturday, September 10th
Come join the fastest BMX racers in the world to learn tips to make you a better, faster BMX racer. Full track 101 and lots of product giveaways from the team’s sponsors for all clinic participants – see you guys out there!
Clinics are 2 hours in length. Admission: $35 (pre-registration) $40 (walk-on/sign-up day-of) Walk-on sign-ups and goodie bag pick-up are on the day of 1 hour before clinic start time. Pre-registration encouraged. Goodie bags include a variety of products from Team Sponsors. Additional prizes and giveaways for outstanding clinic participants will also be given. Clinic will cover the full 101 in BMX racing, coupled with training tips that each rider can do on their own at home.
Below is the current FA/Rockstar Clinic Tour schedule. Click on the flyer or link to view that location’s flyer.
Squamish BMX - Squamish, BC -Friday, September 6th, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Squamish BMX - Squamish, BC -Saturday, September 7th, Noon – 2:00pm