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-REDLINE~UK’s SHANAZE READE WORLDS JERSEY One of Redline’s many hopefuls for an Olympic medal is reigning World Champion SHANAZE READE; the incredibly powerful, stylish BMX babe from the UK. In her Euro Champ series debut, Shanaze whipped out her new Redline World Champ jersey; and proceeded to stomp the comp as she did all last year on her way to the Worlds Champs victory and Beijing win. With 100% focus right now on Olympic glory and new coaching help from famed Australian training guru Grant White; all eyes should be firmly planted on the back of Shanaze’s jersey at the coming Olympic Qualifier events.
-JASON CARNE$ SURVIVES By now, most of you Redline fans have heard about Jason Carne$ big boom in Goodyear, AZ - at the NBL Coyote Nationals. The good news is that he will survive with all of his stock parts, and will be getting released for some rest and relaxation in the Arizona sun … at least for 2 weeks, until he drives the new Redline rig to ABA’s So Cal Nationals in Lake Perris, CA. Jason’s injuries consisted of a crushed kidney and 2 fractured ribs. To all of those who have e-mailed, called or text’d the Horny Toad, or prayed for his speedy recovery, Jason and all of us at Redline say “thanks.”
-TEAM REDLINE RIPS IT UP IN “BUBBA’S BACKYARD” - GOODYEAR, AZ. Goodyear, AZ: The NBL’s Coyote National wasn’t the greatest race of all time for Team Redline. With the Pros-Only UCi points race on Friday, Redline’s BUBBA HARRIS was out to redeem himself on his home track (located only 5 minutes from his new home). But he was caught sleeping on the gate in the semi and decided to give the rest of the AA’s a slight headstart, and although his trackspeed is good, there was just no room on the straights for him to pass and catch up to the top-4.
In Elite Women, KIM HAYASHI was in third entering the last turn and went for one of her infamous inside-swoops for the lead, but couldn’t make it (or her tires) stick. Lil’ Kim slid out bigtime on the inside, and wound up with an 8 for the day. Meanwhile, the big winner for the red, white and black was DENZEL STEIN, who stomped the comp in Jr.Elite – demonstrating to the guys at USA Cycling that he’ll be their Man this year for the Jr.Elite class at UCi Worlds in China.
SATURDAY: With the Arizona sun shining on this incredible track with a monstrous Pro section, it was now time for NBL Pro-points action. And again – not the best day for Team Redline. For starters, JASON CARNE$ was flying mid-rhythm section and hit a step-up off balance and out of shape. Upon landing and hitting the immediate roller, C-money was instantly tossed to the ground like a ragdoll and was KO’d. The impact of body and dirt didn’t look good, and Jason was hauled to the hospital to get checked out. A good thing too, as the Doc’s have told him he has a crushed kidney and tomake himself at home in the ICU at St. Joe’s hospital in Phoenix. At this time, he may be there for 3 to 5 days; depending on how his kidney recovers.
In the AA-semi, Bubba was wide awake this time for the UCi random gate - and was right there mid-pack, in the mix and making moves that he has become known for. But without much track width for passing, it wasn’t until the last turn that Bubba closed in on the fourth and final transfer spot. Down the final straight, Bub’ closed the gap on Tyler Brown and Donny Robinson, and to the virtual-eye the three crossed the finishline line simultaneously. This semi was definitely going to be decided by the finishline camera. Unfortunately, for Redline and Bubba, T.B. took the fourth place spot by about an inch - according to the NBL’s camera angle. Again, no main for Bubba and more frustration for the guy who is recovering from a dislocated ankle last August. This left the winning Redline tradition up to the final Redline riders – DENZEL STEIN in A-pro and new factory 10x BROCK HEFFRON; who made this race his first in Redline colors and his first race back since breaking his arm playing football last October. Sure enough – they both scored the victory. For Denzel, it was his toughest battle of the entire weekend - with Warren McDowell beating him to the first turn and forcing the DeSoto local to play a game of patience for making his move. Nipping on McDowell’s back knobbies, Stein flew by Warren in the rhythm section - proving to all that this years best nominee for “Rookie Pro of the Year” is not just make out of super-human strength but he can jump too. Denzel took the lead from there and made it another unbeatable weekend. Not one race loss (unless you want to count the third moto when he shut it down to save his energy). Brock Heffron, the Sports Illustrated for Kids coverboy, looked like he hadn’t lost any strength or skills during his recovery-time, and whupped his competition in class and cruiser with virtual ease.
SUNDAY: Being an Arizona national in Janaury, there’s always that risk of rain. And sure enough, the clouds came in overnight and doused the Phoenix area good. NBL’s Sunday race was canceled - and the scores from Saturday will be doubled. Good for those who did good – Like Brock and Denzel. Bad for those who got beat by an inch in their semi. But don’t worry folks – BUBBA HARRIS is looking back in form. His track speed is right where it was; and it is just a matter of time before he gets his second and third cranks back. With the next race on his schedule being the UCi Supercross in Spain - with a gigantic Olympic-like startng hill to get him moving, you can expect to see the good ol’ Bubba back in form in 2 weeks.
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