After Dirt Qualifying the top 5 finishers will meet up with Brandon Loupos, Logan Martin, and Brian Fox during the Dirt finals. These three were pre-qualified for the dirt final because they scored medals at X-Games a year ago in 2018. 5 "foreigners" were added to 2 pre-qualified foreigners leaving Brian Fox the sole American in the Dirt finals in Minneapolis this year.
BMX Dirt qualifying results X-Games 2019: 1 - Dawid Godziek Q 2 - Kyle Baldock Q 3 - Ben Wallace Q 4 - Andy Buckworth Q 5 - Mike Varga Q
6 - Dennis Enarson 7 - Pat Casey 8 - Colton Walker 9 - Daniel Sandoval
For us, Dirt is always the highlight of the BMX Worlds. Set under the Zoobrücke bridge, the setup this year was boosty and fast, and the Cologne crowd was hungry for some action. Watch all the best bits in raw form courtesy of the camera of DIG's Antoine Sabourin. Congrats to top three, Mark Webb, Hucker and Desmond Tessemaker.
Dirt at FISE this year was amazing. The vibe was good among the 12.000 people who had taken the effort to make the 4km trek out of the city centre to witness the best dirt jumpers at work on the Hurricane Tracks jumps. Let's hope Dirt is on the calendar for years to come.
Pro DIRT results FISE Montpellier 2019 1 CASEY Pat USA 2 MOREIRA Leandro BRA 3 TOOHEY Jaie AUS 4 PERAZA GARCIA Kevin MEX 5 Van den Bogaard Tom NED 6 BROOKS Declan GBR 7 LEIVA Jacob USA 8 Clark Michael USA 9 BEZANSON Drew CAN 10 JONES Jude GBR 11 BRINGER Maxime FRA 12 WALLACE Ben GBR
To say we've been through the good and bad times with BMX is fair. Anyone who has put on 30 BMX events in a row can agree to that. What's the current state then? Although we've put in attempts to stop doing the FATJAMs at the Sugar Hills it simply is impossible to stop. The joy it brings to the younger riders and the good times had by park and street riders shredding on dirt twice a year have made us decide that the 31st edition of the FATJAM will happen on August 24th 2019. To score financial support from the local council we might name it a different way as events only get support in the first three years it is being organized. FATJAM 2.0 or MAJTAF 2019, or whatever we come up with, the next version will be off the hook and everyone is welcome at the Sugar Hills just like in the past 30 years. Support from sponsors and people willing to help out is appreciated so get in touch if you want to be part of the new style FATJAM Festival on 24 August to make it the best one ever.
For sure the 30th edition was a good one. The weather, man, we were lucky. Riding in a T-shirt and shorts was possible and Mark Vos would have ridden shirtless all day. The chilling on the field next to the trails was raised to an other level with people bringing their drinks, enjoying the BBQ by Fritskemaat and simply catching up while the music was pointed towards the trails for riders to enjoy. The cool thing about the Mini FATJAM is that riders between 5 and (uhh) 50 meet up on the starting hill and pick different lines to try out. Those courageous enough will attempt the Killer Jump. There was not a minute that the trails were not occupied and around 16:00hr Paul got on the microphone to give out the sponsor
Made for a splendid bycicle and fun promoter in 2015. We spent the weekend down the trails literally. We may have been slightly inebriated, the out come was this madness.Uploaded to my vimeo profile because it makes sense to have my full length edits on my vimeo page.
Clint cut up and compiled this vid of the boys from his last ATX trip. According to Reynosh it's "mostly filmed on phones by the homies so its not the most dialed." Shredding massive dirt mounds with the homies is dialed enough for us! Featuring the usual suspects, in Reynolds, Matty, Nutter, Ever Peacock plus many more.... including a heavy cameo from former Shield-brethren Tony Cardona. Good stuff.