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Grands Photos from Thurs and Fri.

November 24, 2018 by · Comments Off 

18 Grands Photos Thurs/Fri

As we head in to the two biggest days in BMX Racing—the USA BMX Grand National— here are some small bites to tide you over til the Saturday and Sunday photo sets come in. We didn’t shoot a whole-lot on Thursday/Friday, but the two links below have some of practice day, as well as some of the ROC—including expert mains.

Top Photo: Connor Fields and Joris Daudet bar-to-bar over the pro set, during Friday’s Race of Champions Pro rounds.

Photo Gallery Links

Thursday Photo Gallery

Friday Photo Gallery

2018 Grands Track Design Unveiled

October 24, 2018 by · Comments Off 

2018 USA BMX Grands Track Design
We are inside the one-month marker in our countdown to Tulsa 2018, and as part of the final-approach checklist, USA BMX has released an artist’s rendering of the track. Like USA BMX Grand National tracks of days past, this one uses the floor space at River Spirit Expo to the maximum, with long, outdoor-style straightaways, and a large scale starting hill to send three-days of high-wattage, high moto count racing down.

Most notable is the third straight, with it’s half-diamond configuration. Go right, and the pro section will take you on the shortest path to the last turn, the Gold and the Glory. Go left, and you may-well see a “Welcome to Broken Arrow” sign along the way; it will definitely take you on the tour.

We will be interested to see if, as a final masterpiece, Billy Allen and his crew build the right side extra-gnar to equalize things, or if junior jumping skills will be all that’re needed to get though it.

Each year, as skills progress, the age of the riders taking the pro side goes down. We love watching the drama develop, as riders bet it all on a run to the right. Some pull it off flawlessly, others without much style (but make it through), and still-others tank into the water hazard, or wash up on the sandy beach, shipwrecking their dreams for a stellar season.

Our popcorn is ready, and News will be there for all the tasty photos. Stay with us!

2018 Golden Crank Voting is OPEN

September 18, 2018 by · Comments Off 

2018 USA BMX Golden Crank Voting is Open

One of the most exciting features of Grands weekend is the announcement, one by one, of that year’s USA BMX Golden Crank awards. It is both one of our sport’s longest-running traditions, and among the highest honors BMX Racing has to offer.

The Golden Crank trophies are produced by Profile Racing, and are truly a thing of beauty.

Voting for the 2018 Golden Crank Awards is now open, and ready for your family and friends to make their voices heard on the Rookie Pro, Pro, Team and Bike of the year.

It’s exciting to see the 2018 Grands experience begin to form. John David told News in a recent podcast interview that the planning for 2018 is well-underway, and USA BMX has some great stuff in store for all of us who make the trip.

Click the link below to vote for your favorite Rookie Pro, Pro, Team and Bike. We encourage all of you to share this article on social media to tell your network about the voting. The more votes, the better the competition.

Vote in all four categories and you are eligible for a drawing to win one of two carbon fiber framesets – from Redline Bicycles and Supercross BMX – each $1,200.

*IMPORTANT* Only active USA BMX members are eligible to vote (you will be asked to enter your USA BMX serial number on the last page).

We’ll see y’all Saturday night in front of the stage!

—Mike Carruth

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2018 USA BMX Golden Crank Award Voting

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