Saturday’s USA BMX Pro Spectacular featured packed stands of hootin’ and hollerin’ BMX fans, and a heapin’ helping of action, with every gate-drop.
The YouTube Livestream (embedded below) has all the amazing, pedal-by-pedal details… but, if you’ll pardon the spoiler on how it turns out, here are the results of the top classes, the Golden Crank Award winners, and the three title chases (which were, admittedly, not much of a surprise).
A Pro Total Riders = 38
1 Jayce Cunning, Speedco/Avian, Baringa, Qld, Australia
2 Anthony Bucardo, Alpha, Canyon Country, CA
3 Tyler Klumper, J&R Bicycles.com/Speedco/Avian, Tarpon Springs, FL
4 Rogerio (Reis) Dos Reis, Cypress Flooring, Orlando, FL
5 Thomas Zula, DK Bicycles, Dayton, OH
6 Mateo Marasas, Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY
7 Florian Lefebvre, Nologo/Spad BMX, Paris, France
8 Justin Knapper, Factory Answer, Pottstown, PA
Vet Pro Total Riders = 29
1 Ewerton Carneiro, Muriaer, MG
2 Tyler Brown, 316 Racing DK Bikes, Chula Vista, CA
3 Jonathan Suarez, Alpha, Coral Springs, FL
4 Josh Smith, DK Bicycles/Corsa, Springboro, OH
5 Mickael Lecann, BC Crangeurier/Impulse Goodman, Argonay
6 Dylan Shanks, Northwest BMX/Corsa Racewear, Bend, OR
7 Justin Mclintock, Hinge/Night Trips, Huntington Beach, CA
8 James Carter, Clayborn/Answer Factory, Greenville, WI
Junior Women Total Riders = 8
1 Payton (P-Nut) Ridenour, Haro, Pottstown, PA
2 Ashley Hayes, Ride Co/V3 Gate/Supercross, Colorado Springs, CO
3 Molly Simpson, Daylight Cycles, Red Deer, AB Canada
4 Carly Kane, DK Bicycles, Guilford, IN
5 Daleny Vaughn, Redman / Fly, Tucson, AZ
6 Natalee Daugherty, Free Agent, Melissa, TX
7 Violet Cejalvo, Surrey, BC Canada
8 Aki Sakai, Deuxroues Elite Team, Osaka, Japan
Elite Women Total Riders = 16
1 Alise Willoughby, Factory Full Tilt/Radio, Chula Vista, CA
2 Ashley Verhagen, Factory Full Tilt/Radio, Phoenix, AZ
3 Felicia Stancil, Supercross BMX, Indianapolis, IN
4 Lauren Reynolds, Factory Answer, San Diego, CA
5 Brooke Crain, Visalia, CA
6 Mikaela Lixandru, J&R Bicycles.com/Speedco/Avian, Phoenix, AZ
7 Rachel Mydock, Factory Remix, Phoenix, AZ
8 Rachel Jones, Factory Remix, Cameron Park, NSW, Australia
Junior Men Total Riders = 26
1 Cameron Wood, Alpha, Peoria, AZ
2 Gonzalo Rengel, J&R Bicycles.com/Speedco/Avian, Quevedo
3 Brayden (The Bullet) Kempel, Alpha, Ramsey, MN
4 Tomas Correa , Orlando, FL
5 Spencer Cole, DK Bicycles, Palm Harbor, FL
6 Vincente Cesar Garcia Pinto, Florida Answer Ssquared, Sau Paulo, Brazil
7 Iago Machado, Sao Leopoldo, RS
8 Patrick Coo, Racefast, Bellflower, CA
Elite Men Total Riders = 26
1 Corben Sharrah, Daylight Cycles, Tucson, AZ
2 Connor Fields, Chase BMX / Elevn / Ikon, Henderson, NV
3 Romain Mayet, Pride/Nologo, Paris, France
4 Jeremy Rencurel, Persan, France
5 Jeffery Upshaw, Dayton, OH
6 Romain Mahieu, Lyon, France
7 Alfredo Campo, Huntersville, NC
8 Nic Long, Lakeside, CA
In what was one of the biggest moments of on-track excitement of the evening; round three of the Vet Pro main (2:25:41 in the video below), Tyler Brown is leading Jonathan “The Mosquito” Suarez when, in the last turn, Suarez makes an inside move, and leads TB up-and-over the turn.
There is an 18-second “please stand by” in the webcast, just before the gate drops on the Junior Women main (which felt like a million years), and when it comes back–at 2:29:47, it is announced that Suarez was disqualified for that round.
TB and Suarez were in a title chase, coming in to the evening but, once on the stage to award TB the Cup, USA BMX honcho, BA Anderson told the crowd (2:39:12) that the DQ did not affect the title. As noted in the results, above, TB placed second for the day, and Suarez placed third (as a result of his finishes in the previous two mains).
2019 Golden Crank Rookie Pro
2019 Golden Crank Pro
Felicia Stancil (Supercross BMX)
2019 Golden Crank Bike
2019 Golden Crank Team
Tyler Brown, 316 Racing DK Bikes
Alise Willoughby, Factory Full Tilt/Radio
Connor Fields, Chase BMX / Elevn / Ikon
British Cycling can today confirm that Leicester will host the 2020 British BMX Championships, along with the full list of dates and venues for the HSBC UK | National BMX Series.
Next year will represent the first time that Leicester has hosted the championships, although it is the second year running in which they will have been staged in the East Midlands, following this year’s event in Derby which saw Quillan Isidore and Ellie Featherstone crowned champions in the elite categories.
The 2020 event will take place at the Leicester’s Huncote Leisure Centre over the weekend of August 29 and 30.
The national series dates have also been confirmed, with the opening rounds again taking place at Manchester’s HSBC UK National Cycling Centre in March, and the series concluding in Telford in August.
The Manchester round will once again precede the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup, which will take place at the same venue in April.
From Manchester, the series moves on to Birmingham then Cumbernauld, which returns to the series calendar for the first time since 2017. Kent’s Cyclopark hosts rounds 7 and 8, while the final two venues, Gosport and Telford, are back on the calendar.
The full 2020 HSBC UK | National BMX Series is:
Rounds 1 & 2: 7-8 March, Manchester
Rounds 3 & 4: 4-5 April, Birmingham
Rounds 5 & 6: 16-17 May, Cumbernauld
Rounds 7 & 8: 13-14 June, Cyclopark
Rounds 9 & 10: 18-19 July – Gosport
Rounds 11 & 12: 15-16 August – Telford
29-30 August – Leicester