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Posted December 30, 2002 ---- ---- - - -----
Randy Stumpfhauser and Dale Holmes have a great weekend at the NBL Christmas Classic. Read the Full Report here.
Check out Wade Bootes in a short Film by Trek Japan. Click Here.
The 2003 NBL season kicks off in a few days with one of the best races of the year, the Christmas Classic in Columbus, Ohio. With a lot of the pros going, it will for sure be a fun race, as well as a great track, as the NBL keeps out doing itself with such works of art from Billy AU. After a fun filled X-Mas day, may BMXers and their family's will be traveling to Ohio to break out the new BMX bikes and parts they got for X-mas and try to get some national points. Look for Dale Holmes, Randy Stumpfhauser, Thomas Allier and a few other of the Double A Marketing riders to be there.
We will be posting a 2003 race schedule up soon, but they aren't complete at this time from the ABA.
Robert MacPherson retires from BMX racing. After 5 years in the AA pro Class, winning a #1 ABA Pro title and having 3 other outstanding years, Big MAc is hanging it up so he can spend more time with his Daughter that was born last January. Robert leaved behind some great accomplishments in BMX and we wish him good luck with his life after BMX.
ABA Grands Day 3- Randy Stumpfhauser wins the ABA #1 Pro Cruiser title! Jamie Staff wins Pro Open. On the last day of the ABA Grands, Randy take home the cruiser title after placing 2nd in the Cruiser main. Stumpy was battling it out with Dale Holmes, but after an incredible start, Randy was out front up through the Pro section, where a slight bobble cost him the win, but was still enough to win the Overall ABA #1 Pro Cruiser title. Jamie Staff blasted out of the Gate in Pro Open and didn't look back, as he went from wire to wire for a huge ABA Grands win. Dale Holmes was also in the main event, and placed 3rd. It was also a great day for Danny Nelson, who took home the win in AA Pro and the Overall ABA #1 Pro title. Danny Has been one of the best pros on the circuit for the past 6 years and we here at Double A Marketing send out huge congratulations to him and all of his hard work! Read the full race report on the Double A Marketing riders here.
ABA Grands Day 2- The moto's ran off today and it was a good day for the Double A Marketing riders. Christophe Leveque was at the Grands, showing off the new 2003 GT Ultra Box frameset. With the race filled with fans, it was a great place to unveil the bike. Randy Stumpfhauser was flying around the track, easily sitting in qualifying spots after the first 2 rounds. Tomorrow will be a big day for him, as Dale and Randy will battle it out for #1 Pro Cruiser. Jamie Staff also was flying, showing off his new Haro frame. Thomas Allier has been looking fast, as well as his teammate, Danny Nelson, who has a shot at the ABA #1 Pro title. Tomorrow will be an exciting day at the race, and we will update you on what's going down.
ABA Grands- Friday Pro Spectacular and Greg Romero 4 man Race. After day 1 at the ABA Grands, there was a lot of action today. During the day, the Greg Romero 4 man race was held. It was a great success with 40 Pro riders in attendance, grabbing over $5000 in Cash. Matt Pohlkamp was the big winner, with Dale Holmes taking 2nd for his new sponsor Free Agent. Greg did a great job with the race and all who attended had fun and helped pave the way of a new type of race for the pros. After the race, we headed back over to the ABA Grands track for the Pro Spectacular. This is one of the best ABA tracks in a long time and the pro riders were excited about that. The track, with a M shape, has a great pro section down the 3rd strait away, and it was giving some of the top name guys trouble today. Jamie Staff made the main event, proving on how good of an all around rider he is. The big race starts tomorrow, so we will keep you updated on who did what after the race tomorrow.
Well I still haven't put up the Huck Jam Report, but it will be up soon. The Grands are going to be great, and we will be there from Tuesday on to give you updates and reports.
After rerunning from the Tony Hawk Boom Boom Huck Jam, I'm still in awe from what I experienced. I am writing a full report with tons of pictures and it should be up later in the week Here is a picture of Tony Hawk and John Parker from the tour.
With the ABA Grands next week, tension is mounting in the AA class. Its reported that the Track at the ABA Grands will be the best one ever We hope that's true, but I've heard the same in the past. I do know they will also have a jumping contest going on, as well as all of the racing action.
In video game news, ATV Fury 2, is out, and already its one of the best games ever made. Many BMXers' and MTBer's play this game non stop when they have some free time and with the online option, you too can play against one of your favorite BMX pros. Thanks Stephane Roncada for all the cool tracks in the game.
We will be at this weekends last 2 stops of the Boom Boom Huck jam and will post a report and some behind the scenes pictures when we get back next week.
Wade Bootes just reported in From Japan, where he was filing a movie, full of BMX and MTB riding. Wade is making his way back to the US next week to get ready for some photo Shoots and the ABA Grands. Check out his website, www.wadebootes.com for more info on his trip.
The ABA Grands is just around the conner and it will be a good one. Dale Holmes and Randy Stumpfhauser are going head to head for the AA Pro Cruiser title and it will be decided in the main event. Greg Romero will hold the first 4 man race at his BMX compound, and we will be there to cover the event as well. Of course we will be there with daily updates from the race, as well as pictures. -
Hopefully Randy wont do this again.
2003 Rider Info- We will have some sponsorship news for you later on in the week, as a few riders will be getting some new bikes and jerseys in the Double A Marketing family.
John Parker has been busy on the Tony Hawk Boom Boom Huck Jam. John has been performing non-stop for the last month to sold out shows all over the country and there is just a few shows left on the east coast. If your in Atlanta of Florida, make sure you make your way onto one of the best sports shows ever! John is featured on a lot of the Tony Hawk specials about the huck Jam, including a piece on AOL.com, where you can see John have a really nice crash on the Jam Ramp. In all the time of the Huck Jam, John found time to place 2nd at the BMX World Championships a few weeks back behind Dave Mirra in the Pro Vert Contest. As long as John has a cell phone, he can be on the road. John also has updated his website, www .thestuntmasters, so check it out,
Get more info here on the Tony Hawk Boom Boom Huck Jam.
2002 ABA Fall Nationals
ABA Falls Day 2- Stumpy wins Pro Cruiser Again and Thomas Allier and Randy make the AA Pro Mains.
ABA Falls Quick Day 1 update- Warwick Stevenson wins AA Pro and Randy Stumpfhauser wins Pro Cruiser at Day 1 of the ABA Fall NAtionals. With one of the best tracks in recent memory, the Pros had a great time with a huge Pro section, helped to be built by Jamie Staff. We will have a full report up tomorrow night.
The ABA Fall Nationals are coming up this weekend in Del Mar, Ca and we will be there all weekend to ge the full scoop, as well as updated photo's of the guys and their new 2003 bikes. Jamie Staff will be looking to add some more points towards the year end title, while Warwick Stevenson holds a slight lead over Danny Nelson.
There is a lot of things going on in the BMX world and in the next few weeks, things as we know it with racing may change a lot We cant talk about it yet, but it could make BMX even bigger than ever.
We will also be visiting with John Parker while he is riding at the Tony Hawk Boom Boom Huck Jam here is the Southern California area. He is also helping put on the US Championship of Freestyle BMX in Los Angeles , that is going on all weekend, as well. We will be with John and all the superstars, Tony Hawk, Dave Mirra, Mat Hoffman, tomorrow to get the full rundown of the Huck Jam and the contest.
Wow, we have been so busy we forgot to update this area of the site. So Sorry. 1st off, Jamie Staff tore up the ABA Gator Nationals in Florida this past weekend with 2 huge AA wins. Read the story here Just before that, we were at the Interbike show, and saw all kinds of new cool BMX stuff for 2003. A lot of new bikes and frames, so it will be a great year to buy a new BMX race Bike. We also got to see Greg Romero and get more info on his Pro Race during the ROC at the ABA Grands. It seems like it will be a great event covered by a lot of magazines, so if your not racing the ROC, come on out to check it out. Next, Christophe Leveque was in France this past weekend at a big MTB race, watching and getting ready to race some good old BMX real soon. Wade Bootes is getting ready to do a film in Japan, right after the Fall Nationals, so be on the look out for that. We also got to go see the US Open on Supercross last weekend in Vegas, and it was rad to see Mike Laracco to win it all and the $100,000 prize! We will be adding some new stuff to the site, as well as a cool contest with great prizes from JBL in the next few days, so get ready.
I know what you are thinking..why is a Lycra wearing group of guys and a Track Bike on the front page? Well Jamie Staff just gave BMX a huge nod with winning the UCI Track World Championship Team sprint event. Jamie has shown just what a BMX guy can do on a bike. Read the full report here!
Jamie Staff just reported in from the Gold Cup Central to let us know that he was the winner of the AA pro class today. He placed 3rd yesterday, giving him a little points lead in 3rd overall in the ABA Standings right now. Read the full report here.
Look for Christophe Leveque in the new Transworld BMX magazine in the double sided GT BMX poster. Christophe has been injured for most of the season, but he will be back on the track very soon.
Well the NBL season is over, with Stumpy finishing up 2nd overall. It was a great weekend of racing, with Randy almost taking the title and the win for the day, but things went a little different in the last main. Randy is still super stoked to get #2 in the NBL title chase and we want to congratulate Kyle Bennit for winning his first #1 title. Riders are getting ready to finish off the ABA season, with the Gold Cups coming up.
Wade Bootes is back in Australia for a few weeks, but he will be back for the remained of the ABA Nationals. Check out his website, Wadebootes.com to get a sneak peek of his new backyard in the Australian Gold Coast.
Thomas Allier is currently visiting his family in France, and got to stop by the UCI headquarters to ride the new BMX track they just built. To see a mini interview with him, check out BMXmania.com
Stephane Roncada just signed with the Suzuki team for 2003, so we will have new photo's of him up soon. Look for him to be out from at the US Open of Supercross in early Oct in Las Vegas at the MGM.
Christophe Leveque is getting ready to make his return to racing, after having back surgery. He has had problems with his back over the past 4 years, and this time it was time to go under the knife and have it all repaired. With this surgery, Christophe can now race pain free for the next 5 years, as that's what his plans are! But his back is fixed for life! Should be interesting to see him without any problems during the season.
Dale Holmes just got back fro Germany, where he dominated a 4-cross race . It was once race over 2 days, with four different main events. Dale swept the race, winning $5000. He's coming back to battle it out with Jamie Staff for #3 in the ABA pro ranks,
John Parker just signed with Hyper bikes and will have Yoo Hoo and Hot Wheels as Co-Sponsors for 2003. He is also running a contest along with the ASA in October in the LA Area, The US Championships of Freestyle BMX. It will be in the Los Angeles area. We will keep you informed on the event.
Sorry for the delay in updates, but sometimes its real hard to get online in Europe, where we currently are. Last week saw Randy Stumpfhauser almost win the NBL Grands, but a last main slip up of hitting the gate held him back to 3rd overall for the day and #2 NBL Pro of the year. It has been a great year for Randy, with 2nd at the Worlds in AA, 1st at the Worlds in Cruiser, and making the final at the X-Games. He now looks to better his #9 spot in the overall ABA points in AA and #2 in Cruiser.
On the other side, Warwick Stevenson kept up his winning ways at the ABA Black Jack Nationals wining AA one day and Pro Open both days. He currently leads the ABA points chase. Jamie Staff who sits in 3rd overall in the ABA points chase was there too, riding a new Haro frame. It looks pretty sweet and we promised not to show it till after we get back to the USA next week.
At the UCI MTB Worlds, it looked as if both Wade Bootes and Thomas Allier were going to make the finals, but a broken chain kept Thomas in the consi race with a 8th and one slip of a pedal cost Wade a shot at his 2nd MTB World Championship, instead taking 7th overall. Dale Holmes also looked super fast, but getting shove off the course in the 1/4 final didn't help him any. Read the report here. This weekend is the UCI World Cup Finals, here in Les Gets France, and all 3 of the guys are here again looking for a top spot on the Podium. The Title chase is up for grabs between Brian Lopes, Eric Carter, Cedric Gracia, and Wade, so we will keep you up to date as it goes down tomorrow night.
The NBL Grands and the UCI Mountain Bike world Championships are being held this weekend. Randy Stumpfhauser is looking to gain his 1st AA Pro title at the event, adding to his 2 Pro Cruiser titles from 2001. Meanwhile, Wade Bootes, Thomas Allier, and Dale Holmes are over in Austria for the MTB World Championships in Mountain Cross. Qualifying was last night, and Bootes was 4th, Allier 7th, and Holmes in 17th. The finals will be run tonight and the World Champion will be crowned. We will have live updates from Austria as well as the NBL Grands as the mains go down on Sunday.
The Norba finals were held this past weekend and Wade Bootes was in contention for the overall Mountain Cross title. It came down to the semi, where he got cut off out of the start and his day was done. But he finishes 2nd overall for the year, so its been a great season, with 3rd at the BMX World Championships, 4th at the X-Games and winning the Norba Dual Slalom title. Wade heads off to the UCI World Championships this next week looking to win his 2nd World Championship. Read the full report here.
Day 3 at the X Games and the moto's were set with the top 32 qualifiers. It was a star filled field and it was tough racing. Wade Bootes, Jamie Staff and Randy Stumpfhauser all made it into the toughest main event of the season, along with Robbie Miranda, Robert De wilde, Kyle Bennitt, Bubba Harris, and Matt Pohlkamp. When the gate dropped, Staff had the lead for a bit, but a crash took some speed away from him and Robbie Miranda took the lead. Bootes was in 4th trying to get a top 3, but he was held off. Miranda won, with Bennitt in 2nd and De wilde in 3rd. Bootes placed 4th, Staff 6th and Stumpy 8th. The race was awesome and will be on TV next Saturday and Sunday on ABC TV from 4 - 6pm. Make sure you watch it and read the full report here.
Day 2 here at the X-Games, and the Qualifying went down. Robbie Miranda was the fastest guy, with Thomas Allier in 3rd, Wade Bootes in 5th, Randy Stumpfhauser in 6th, with Jamie Staff and Warwick Stevenson not far behind. The top 32 guys will go into brackets tomorrow and the races will go down. We will report after the races.
X-Games Starting Gate
The ESPN X-Games BMX Downhill event kicked off today with practice. The course is a little different from last year, with bigger jumps, its a lot smoother, and the gate is totally changed. The riders only get about 1 and 1/2 cranks out of the gate, and then it drops 4 feet down. The course is semi flat on the top half then goes into a steep downhill race. Riders have to use their brakes more than pedaling, as the speed gets so fast, guys were seen over jumping stuff. Alan Foster over jumped the last jump so far, he had 2 flats after rolling away from a near crash at flat ground. Tomorrow is the qualifying round and we will let you know what goes down.
Word from the ABA race in Humble was that Randy Stumpfhauser, the 2002 UCI World Champion, won Pro Cruiser both days, as well as a 2nd and 4th in AA Pro. Warwick Stevenson, 2001 ABA #1 Pro, won Pro Open Both days as well as a 4th and 3rd in AA Pro. Check out the full report.
Wade Bootes finished up 2nd place in the Mountain Cross finials in Durango, CO last night. Read the entire race report here. This puts him in 2nd overall in the title chase, with just one race left. Wade has already won the 2002 Norba Dual Slalom national title. Wade heads off to the X-Games next weekend for the downhill BMX competition.
The Gravity Games Vert Finals went off last night, and it was a crash fest. John Parker had a great 2nd run going, but a crash held him back to 9th place overall for the night. GT's Jamie Bestwick was looking to have the run of his life, trying for his 2nd Gravity Games Gold in a row, but a crash that separated his shoulder ended his night early. Next Dave Mirra crashed out on his first run, of the 2 run format, putting a lot of pressure on himself for a clean 2nd run. He would need to go big, as Mongoose's Simon Tabron pulled off a 900 in his run for the highest score of the night. Dave rode well, but just missed out on the gold. Other highlights of the day were Travis Pastrana and Mike Metzger pulling backflips in the Moto -X jumping contest qualifiers. It was Crazy!
Parker just called in to lets us know that he qualified for the
Vert Final to be run tonight at the Gravity Games. You can watch
it live, as it will be show on in demand pay per view.
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