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Factory Supercross adds Kamren Larsen

January 3, 2019 by · Comments Off 

Kamren Larsen Joins Factory Supercross
Our first Story of 2019 leads off as a companion to similar big news from 2018, namely high-wattage pro additions to the Factory Supercross Team. This time, it’s the addition of 2018 Golden Crank Rookie Pro of the Year, Kamren Larsen.

There’s no doubt that Kam has been making all the right moves to transition from expert to A-Pro, and now to Elite. We have been watching his progress, and 2019 looks to be a promising season–now, more than ever. We caught up with Kamren for a quick “stoke statement” on the move. Here’s what he told us:

I am super-excited to start the next chapter of my Pro racing career with Supercross BMX. It has always been a huge goal of mine to land a ride in the Elite ranks, and when this opportunity fell into place, it seemed like it just came together perfectly.

The vision and atmosphere of this team is second to none, and I believe that 2019 has the potential to be one of the biggest years for the brand yet.

With the heavy hitter amateurs, the recent announcements of Felicia Stancil and Bethany Shriever joining the team, as well as already having Anthony Dean, I believe that this makes for the ultimate #dreamteam.

I am really looking forward to building my career with the brand for years to come, and can’t wait to debut the new Supercross colors in 2019 with the team, as the brand celebrates its 30-year anniversary!

Watch for Kamren, Felicia and the full stable of Supercross stars at the 2019 USA BMX Winter Nationals on February 15-17. As usual, the Winter Nat serve as the pro opener of the season, and it is not one to be missed.

—Mike Carruth

Links

Supercross BMX Website

Kamren Larsen on Instagram

Felicia Stancil Joins Factory Supercross

December 28, 2018 by · Comments Off 

Felicia Stancil Moves to Factory Supercross
It’s always great when we see two friends join forces to do some good in the world of BMX Racing. Today’s team news scoop involves two-such friends of News. Felicia Stancil, who we have followed with our camera and covered with our keyboard for our 10 years back in the sport; and Bill Ryan’s Supercross BMX–a key brand in the sport for 30 years, with a history of long-term relationships with riders.

Felicia spoke exclusively to BMX News about joining the Supercross family, saying:

The past two years, I’ve been balancing time between going to school at Marian University and racing collegiately as well as professionally.

Now that I have graduated, I am looking to take my racing to the next level and with that I was looking for a great frame and team that would go along with my goals.

I am thrilled to announce I will be riding for Supercross this upcoming season who has great history in the sport, an amazing carbon frame, and great people on the team. I’m excited to be racing on my purple and silver carbon at both the domestic and international races next season!

We caught Bill Ryan between supervising Fed-Ex shipments to far-reaching points on the globe. Here’s what he said:

As we enter the 30th year of Supercross BMX, we love to Welcome the one and only Flyin’ Felicia Stancil to the Supercross BMX family.

With a rich heritage of Fast girls who love BMX, Felicia fits the mold and more. Felicia and I have been friends for years and I have been a huge Fan of her racing and the way she interacts with the kids, she just purely and truly embodies the #loveBMX culture.

And we plan on Felicia being here thru the 2020 /2024 Olympics and more as we help her with her Olympic Dream and she helps others achieve their dreams. It is a perfect Win/Win situation. And we are excited to be able to start work with her on a Supercross BMX / Felicia Stancil line of components like we had in the past with Olympian and USA BMX #1 Pro Samantha Cools.

We also got a bonus “stoke statement” from Supercross BMX Operations Manager, Melissa Hammonds, who works closely with the riders, in addition to running air traffic control on lots of other things at Supercross HQ in Southern California.

I actually didn’t know Felicia personally before the process of her joining the Supercross family began. Of course I had watched her race, and I knew she was a phenomenal and very accomplished athlete.

The way she interacts with little girls—and all the younger riders at the races helped me to form a really good impression of her. When her name got thrown into a meeting about the team, I was definitely interested in seeing how she was on a personal level.

There’s the job I have in BMX on one hand, but I’m also the mom of a girl rider. I always pay attention to the women’s classes, how they ride, and how they carry themselves while not racing. She is strong, fast and fearless, but she is also kind and giving of her time. For our girls in this next generation, women like Felicia are great role models. It’s important for them to see this great athlete, that is also smart, kind, and goal oriented, that loves to ride her bike. Just a kick ass chick in general!

I’m really excited to expand our Supercross Family to include her, and can’t wait to see what she accomplishes with her new Envy BLK 2!

The 2019 Pro season opener isn’t for 48 days, but we may-just see Fly’n Felicia out in her brand new gear sooner than that, who know? One thing’s for sure, these two are going to be quite a force, both on the track and off. A big BMX News Congratulations to all involved.

—Mike Carruth

Links

Supercross BMX Website

Felicia Stancil on Instagram

Kevin Pauls Joins Factory Supercross

December 13, 2016 by · Comments Off 

Kevin Pauls Joins Factory Supercross

Last weekend, Kevin Pauls wrote a Facebook post bidding a fond farewell to his time on Haro Promax. Kevin signed off his post by saying “As I begin the next chapter of my racing career, I am hyped for what is in store with my new sponsor and even more thrilled to release the spicy news that is currently brewing.”

Indeed, it was. In the two days since Kevin’s post, the NewsTeam has been chasing down leads, trying to confirm where KP would land in the new year. Just then, our “Big Ears” news ticker picked up some faint whispers that seemed to be coming from somewhere between LA and Las Vegas. Only one source we have on the board in that quadrant: Bill Ryan and Supercross BMX!

Just as we were picking up the phone to call, it rang. Guess who?

Bill served it up, in full, on that call, telling us about bringing Kevin on board, and said the following:

We have been huge fans of Kevin and the Pauls family for many years, and we cannot be more happy to have Kevin officially join the Supercross Family for 2017 and years beyond.

Every national we go to, we have always been happy to see Kevin and the Pauls family. An now to have them officially in the family and in the pits will make the nationals that much more fun.

Kevin has always been a great friend, and a wonderful role model for younger riders around the world.

He is as dedicated to his schooling and racing as we are to building the best bikes, so we are excited to be working with Kevin for many years to come as he finishes his amateur career and will eventually transition into his Pro career, and ultimately retire from BMX after a long career on Supercross.

We caught Kevin between final exams, probably when he was supposed to be eating lunch or something.

Kevin Pauls Joins Factory Supercross

I honestly couldn’t be happier to become part of the Supercross BMX family. It is an honor for me to be able to represent the Supercross image and to work closely with both Bill Ryan and Kim Hayashi.

My family and I have been good friends with Bill over the years, and it has always been a good time to see Bill at the races. As I graduate high school and move on to college, I am looking forward to the progress that I will make in both my education and BMX next to Bill and Kim.

As I cannot wait to whip out my new Supercross frame to the national circuit in 2017, I have a strong feeling that I may have found my permanent home with the Supercross family.

Well, this sure was, as Kevin called it, a “spicy” news story. Thanks to Bill and Kevin for bringing it to BMX News first, and best of luck to the whole program in 2017.

—Mike Carruth





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Jared Garcia Joins Factory Supercross

October 3, 2013 by · Comments Off 

Jared Garcia Joins Supercross BMX Factory Team

Jared “The Jet” Garcia has been rockin the Speedline colors ever since February 27, 2013 when News carried the bulletin and photos of his new bike build. Well, last weekend, in Chula Vista, we saw him on an ice cool, ice blue Supercross Envy. AND, running a new Supercross kit.

The OTC is such a big place that even if you see someone with your eyes, the chances you can get over to where they are before they move are pretty rare. Such was the case when were were shooting on Saturday. We spied Bill along the first straight, but by the time we got to the fenceline, it was too late to talk Speedline.

So, we activated the BMX News – Supercross BMX touch-phone. It’s a lot like the Batphone, but it uses a Speedline half-link chain as a receiver cord.

Smilin Bill Ryan picked up with an “we’ve been expecting you” vibe, and was ready to kick-down all the details.

We are proud to suit Jared up in the Supercross Factory Gear for 2014 and beyond We debuted the 2014 Uniform in Chula Vista and thought it was perfect-timing to get The Jet in the new gear.

Even on the Speedline team, he has been influential in providing testing feedback (along with Jeremy and Dani) on the ENVY v5 for most of the year, and the new ENVY BLK carbon News reported in the Interbike coverage. Jared has always been a part of the Supercross Family, so even though to some it may seem like a big move, it feels the same to us.

Look for Jared to be at the USA BMX Redline Cup West Finals this weekend, as he takes another road trip in the White Ghost with Dani, Jeremy and myself. Yep, the more it changes, the more it feels the same.

Not to let a good hotline call go to waste, we also chatted with Bill about all the carbon parts they are getting ready to hit the market with for 2014. We will have more on that on next week’s Announcers Tower Podcast.

Meanwhile, Congrats to Jared on the change in wardrobe. We’ll be watching the results for “Jared Garcia, Factory Supercross” up top.

Links

Supercross BMX Website





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