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On April 1st, 2007, BAWLS Guarana will launch exclusive BMX 12-packs at CompUSA stores nationwide to promote NBL BMX racing among BAWLS fans everywhere! The 12-packs will feature the BAWLS Guarana BMX mascot offering first-time BMX racers a free race & 30-day NBL 'Test Ride' membership at their local NBL track. The 12-pack program will put over 25,000 BMX 12-packs on CompUSA shelves and is the first partnership of its kind for BAWLS Guarana - the new Official Energy Drink of the NBL!
The NBL National Elite Series already has six exciting races in the books and two of the most important events are coming up in Boulder City, NV February 24 & 25. NBL's reigning champions find themselves in opposite situations. In Elite Women action, Redline's Kim Hayashi has stretched her winning streak to four and finds herself at the top of the standings while on the Men's side Formula's Donny Robinson is ranked 8th going into Boulder and has only one win to his credit. GT's Joey Bradford and Amanda Geving both find themselves in command of the Junior classes while Redline's Jason Carnes tops the Masters.
Round 4 of the 2007 ABA Pro race events took place this past weekend Oldsmar, Florida. With all the other crazy race fans headed off to Daytona for some car race, the real race was going on for the BMX racers just outside of Tampa. Saturday had some great weather conditions for the racers, but Sunday was a totally different day with rain overnight and wind during the event on Sunday. Here is how the guys finished up:
Randy Stumpfhauser has been training hard for the past few months so he might now have been at his fastest at the last few races, but as you can see from history, Randy has been the most consistent Pro in BMX racing for the last 4 years. Oldsmar went very well for Randy as he would finish up 4th in AA Pro on Saturday and 2nd in AA on Sunday.
-2007 UCI BMX SUPERCROSS WORLD CUP. UCI is pleased to announce the 2007 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup calendar, with 4 legs on 3 continents. -13-14/04/2007 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, round 1 Madrid ESP -20-21/08/2007 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, round 2 Beijing CHI -21-22/09/2007 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, round 3 Salt Lake City USA -13-14/10/2007 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, round 4 Fréjus FRA
The first round will be held at the Juan Carlos I Auditorium in Madrid, Spain, organized by the very experienced event organizer Last Lap (organizer of Red Bull X-Fighters and multiple Mountain Bike World Cup events). The BMX Supercross event will be accompanied by a Red Bull BMX
With qualifiers in 34 states, which kicked off on January 28th and concludes in mid-August, followed by three regional finals taking place in September, the 2007 REDLINE CUP Series is bound to be another hotly contested No.1 title chase. Tens of thousands of BMX racers will be chasing after the privilege of running the illustrious yellow-background No.1 of the Redline Cup.
Dates and locations of the three REDLINE CUP FINALS will be announced soon; with one in the Eastern, Central and Western regions. This is Redline’s 13th year of sponsoring this series; which was formerly called the “Gold Cup” – which makes Redline the ABA’s longest lasting sponsor on the circuit. For Redline, there is no better place to put your Event sponsorship support; as this is the premier “grassroots” race series in the United States – where RL Cup titles are available for all riders, in all classes – from Novice, Intermediate, Expert, to Girls and Cruiser racers.
Madison, WI, 2007 - After ten seasons (this time around) with the Mongoose BMX Race Team, Eric “Big Daddy” Rupe has left the team and headed for GT. Rupe began his relationship with Mongoose back in November of 1981. During the 1982 season, he was teammates with such legendary riders as Bobby Woods, Kevin Jackson, Jeff Kosmala, Kenny Knachman, Roland Veight and Tinker Juarez.
At the end of the 1982 season, he left the team for one year to pursue his pro BMX career goals and returned in January of 1984
February, 2007 - (San Diego, CA) Team Avent Bombshell rider Jarrett Kolich agreed to terms on a sponsorship agreement that will keep him on Avent and Bombshell products till the end of the 2008 BMX racing season. Jarrett’s immediate goals will be to secure a spot on USA Cycling’s High Performance Program by concentrating on the UCI/NBL Continental events, UCI Supercross and the BMX World Championship’s held in Victoria, Canada this summer. “Jarrett is a big part of our plans moving forward and we’ve recognized not only his talents, but his professionalism and work ethic. He’s the kind of athlete we want to support and we know he’s committed to winning more than ever this season,” says company founder and CEO, Gary Hickman.
Technical equipment does help sportsmen and women a lot nowadays. Visiting with Rob van den Wildenbergand his family did learn me that technical equipment used in bicycle track riding has found its way in BMX. On the pictures you can see a crank set that Rob is using during his training and practise sessions. Sensors and a chip do register the power put on the pedals by he rider. After each training session the information gathered can be shown on the computer and it reads the Watts that a rider has put on the pedals.