Monday, Feb 20, 2017

The Winter Nationals in Black Mountain - Phoenix, Arizona has deep race history in the American race scene and for a lot of us - the real first test for the season is here with such a big turn out in most classes across the board. The USA Cycling Junior Development Program has just partnered up with Rockstar Energy Drink in the last few weeks and looking to make its first full team line up appearance for the 2017 season.
Payton Ridenour was first up for the team racing Friday night at the World Championship qualifier and coming home with the big win and setting the stage for the rest of the weekend for the Team.

Saturday, as predicted all week, the heaven opened up raining all day long and turning the track into a slippery mud fest lotto for every rider racing. Noah Ramos 15 x, Colin Whittington 17-18 x & Kamren Larsen 17-18 x all were riding good but crashes due to the slick conditions made it impossible to be consistent up front all day but all still managed to make some Open finals – but again, crashes in the mud kept them off of the podiums. Payton Ridenour coming from the East Coast and a little more used to these kind of conditions put another solid day in coming in 1st in Open and 3rd in class.

With Sunday’s National cancelled due to more rain over Saturday night that’s a wrap on the Winter Nationals and the Team all head back to the East Coast for next week’s Gator Nationals in Oldsmar, Florida where everyone is looking for better conditions.

Big thanks to Jamie Staff and everyone at USA Cycling for the support of this new program and all the Teams sponsors for 2017. 

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Monday, Feb 20, 2017

Crazy conditions on the first stop for the Elites at the USA BMX Tour this past weekend in Phoenix for the Winter Nationals.  As predicted, the rain came in strong Friday night. Still, the Elites managed to get one race in with somewhat good conditions - Nic Long was looking good all day in qualifing putting himself in the main even but a bad start in the final cost him a podium but he still came in with a respectable 6th place. Brooke Crain started her season with a perfect weekend in Phoenix taking the win both Friday and backing it up Saturday with another win and a the double for the weekend. Solid start to the year, as we move onto Oldsmar, Florida for the Gator Nationals this coming weekend.

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Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017

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Monday, Feb 6, 2017


East Coaster, Kevin Tomko did not have a glittering Amateur career like a lot of top AA Pros he raced with during the 90s.  However, he made it through A Pro into AA and he was making waves in the Pro Class signing for Haro alongside British transplant Jamie Staff. During his time on Haro, Kevin captured 2 Florida Pro titles, won a NBL Pro Cruiser title and got on the podium at the Vans Triple Crown Downhill race in Mt High in Southern California. In all, during his time on Haro, Kevin made 33 AA Pro Main events, an impressive showing how deep AA was during this time in racing. Since retiring, Kevin became a fireman, and he’s still a fan of the sport.  Kevin comes out most years to check out the local Florida Nationals.

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Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017

USA Cycling Junior BMX Development / Haro rider, Payton P-nut Ridenour kicked off her her 2017 season debuting her new Haro this past weekend at the USA BMX Bluegrass Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. Payton already at 14 is a 6 x National Champion and only got her bike built up a week ago but still managed to take 3rd place on Saturday and back that up with the big win on Sunday despite little time on the bike setting the stage for a great year ahead on the new USA Cycling Junior Team. Keep an eye on Payton and the full Junior Team in Phoenix in a few weeks time.

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Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017

Haro Promax this past weekend at the Bluegrass Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. PC Mike Carruth /