When someone says influencer, today many think of social media and the individuals that promote products, lifestyles, and health and fitness. However there are other influencers, the ones that helped your growth, ones that have helped you become the person that you are today.
In the unpredictable year of 2020, we didn’t know if or when we would see racing go down once again in the USA for Pros. But leave it to USA BMX to not only pull off an incredible feat of running over 20 races since the Pandemic started, but they put together one of the biggest and best USA BMX Grand Nationals to date. Tulsa was rocking, with masks on and 6 feet apart, and the riders were pumped to be back on track and racing for a title.
The Chase Pro team of Joris Daudet and Connor Fields have held the USA BMX #1 Pro title for the past 5 years between each other, and they were looking it make it a 6 pack of titles.
The Pros would race for the USA BMX title all on Friday, starting with the qualifying races during the Race of Championships, and then coming back for the Semi Finals and 3 Main events during he Night Show. With the top 16 Pros that qualified to the semis, there would be 2 groups, where the top 4 from each would make the main event. Connor and Joris would be in the same Semi final.
RISE and SHINE, it's time for a breakfast chat with FLY Racing BMX athlete Connor Fields! Get to know a different side of the USA BMX Olympian, hear what's new for the #11, and see what he's been up to during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Name: Connor Fields Sponsors: Chase BMX, Monster Energy, GoPro, HOTSHOT, Fly racing, Shimano, Tioga, ODI, Razor, KMC Chain, Onyx, Ikon Mechanic: I usually start, then Jamie Staff, Andy Hughes, Max Cairns, or someone else who really knows what they are doing comes and fixes it for me.
How long have you been riding for Chase BMX now? Connor Fields: 10 years! I have been with the brand since my first year Elite and their first year as a company!
How do you like the feel and look of your bike? Connor Fields: I'm not too picky, but I also have never had the opportunity to pick what I ride. The Chase team picks my colors and parts and I really only get to choose a couple of things. I am totally OK with it though because I like what they pick and I have never had a bike I didn't like.
What comes first, the colours of your bike and then the matching FLY gear, or the new gear colours followed by the bike decals?