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
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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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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As we move into
the Pro Series events on the USA BMX 2017 schedule in the next few
weeks, don’t forget to keep an eye on our Social Media channels for all
of the racing latest with Haro.
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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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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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Haro Promax this past weekend at the Bluegrass Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky. PC Mike Carruth / BMXNews.com
an eye on Haro’s Nic Long, Brooke Crain and all of our North American
Haro supported teams this season on the USA BMX Tour and the 2017 UCI
World Championships that will be in Rock Hill, South Carolina later this
*Phoenix Feb 17-19
*Oldsmar Feb 24-26
*Rockhill March 30-April 2
*Redmond Or April 7-9
*Austin April 21-23
*Atlanta April 28-30
*Nashville May 26-28
*Salt Lake June 9-11
*Pittsburgh July 7-9
*Vegas July 14 - 16
*Grand Junction Aug 4-6
*Louisville Sept 1-3
*Fall Nationals Sept 15-17
*ROC/Grands Nov 23-26
*World Championships July 25-29
Haro’s stoked to partner with Dale Holmes Racing this year on their Ride to End Obesity after school program. Dates are set and we’re excited to be part of not only visiting every middle school in the Poway Unified School District but also many Elementary Schools too with a positive message of leading a healthful lifestyle, staying active and avoiding destructive decisions while introducing BMX.
Round 1 School Dates:
March 15, 22, 29
April 5, 19, 26
May 10, 17, 24
With one in three youngsters overweight or obese, we’re honored to continue our work and to do our part to combat obesity with positive messaging from athletes. Join the movement. Get involved. www.RidetoEndObesity.org
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The 2017 USA BMX race season kicked off in Las Vegas with the Silver Dollar Nationals at the South Point Hotel & Casino.
Even though Vegas was not a Pro Series event, Haro’s 2 x Olympian, Nic Long was in attendance using this race as prep for his 2017 season taking the win Friday night and backing that up with wins both Saturday & Sunday. Solid start to the year for Nic and a little extra cash in his pocket.
The Haro / Promax Team was out in full force repping their new uniforms and looking good all weekend long out on the track placing second in the Team Event both Saturday & Sunday.
Haro will be backing a new Team/Project for 2017 sponsoring the new USA Cycling Junior BMX Development Team, which will be run in conjunction with Dale Holmes Racing - see press release - LINK. New signing, Kamren Larson made his debut in Vegas finishing up his weekend with 2 wins and a second place. The full Team along with Brooke Crain will all start their 2017 season in Phoenix in a few weeks time.
Photo Credit: Mike Carruth - BMXNews.com.
(January 23, 2017) – USA Cycling today announced the creation of the U.S. Junior BMX Development Team.
The team, which will serve as the premiere BMX development team in the United States, will focus on developing athletes who will be targeted to win medals at the 2020 and 2024 Summer Olympic Games.
USA Cycling and Director of BMX Jamie Staff have teamed up with Dale Holmes Racing to improve the development of young American riders. Both Staff and Holmes are passionate about youth development in the sport and hope their combined 60 years of experience will help to develop the United States’ next, great BMX athletes.
The team, which will compete in both domestic and international events, will work alongside USA Cycling’s current Olympic medal winning athletes at the training center in Chula Vista, California and have access to top facilities and sports performance staff.
“With this team, we will be able to make sure that our athletes get experience competing alongside the best riders in the world at all major events, which will be key to their development as athletes,” USA Director of BMX Jamie Staff said.
The team, which is made up of junior riders who have shown interest in Supercross style racing and who have proven themselves domestically, has four riders:, Kamren Larsen (Junior Men, Bakersfield, California), Noah Ramos (15 Men, Meadow Vista, California), Payton Ridenour (15 Girls, Pottstown, Pennsylvania) and Colin Whittington (Junior Men, Riverside, California).
The team will compete at a majority of the USABMX national events with possibility of earning places to the UCI World Cup series and other UCI International events during the course of the season.
2015 Grand Nationals | Tulsa | Oklahoma | (at Tulsa Expo Center)
Check out @powersbikeshop pit area! Talk about Love for Haro. Cheers Chad.
@k.pauls is out in Europe, doing the final touches necessary to win a World title this year. @haro_promax
@niclong_64 | Toronto | Pan Am Games | 2015 | Bronze (at Toronto2015 PanAmazing)
Wish @niclong_64 some luck in Toronto for the 2015 Pan Am games. 1 of 2 American Men selected for the team. TT’s begin tomorrow and racing follows on Saturday. #GoTeamUSA
📷 @dbetcher44 (at Pan Am athletes Village)
@brooooklynnn got the win today in South Park, PA in Elite women! Congrats girl, let’s make it a double tomorrow. (at South Park, PA)
@brooooklynnn and the rest or the Haro Race team are putting the final touches on their training blocks for the World Championships in a few weeks. Be sure to follow their journeys leading up to this big race! @niclong_64 @csharrah24 @kurtpickard
Haro Racers had a great weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah for the @usabmx tournament. @niclong_64 made both elite mains with a 4-6, @csharrah24 won on day two, and @brooooklynnn pulled in for the 2-3 for the weekend. Haro held it down, and looking forward to the next!
As summer approaches, the training will be heating up with our favorite Haro racers! Been a busy year so far with two separate trips to Europe, a handful of USABMX pro races, countless podiums, a National Title, and plenty of good times! The summer will be filled many more podiums for these talented athletes.
Upcoming races include- Salt Lake City, Rockford, South Park, the Pan Ams (for Nic) in Toronto, then back to Europe for the UCI World Championships. The team is getting some solid home time for training and looking to keep the ball rolling.
Keep up to date with the team via our social media pages, and make sure to scream your favorite Haro Racers name when you see them on the gates at the races.
📷- various photographers Derek Betcher, Carl Lein, mnovelli28, Bart de Jong, and others I’m sure.
Cheers, have a great summer from @harorace!
Well as our USA Haro racers had a rough go in Nashville, TN for the @usabmx tournament… Our fellow @harobikesuk races killed it! Congrats to @calstrickland @abbietaylor38 and @eddiemoore_
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