Category Archives: Racing news

Alec Bob, USA Pump Track National Champion

This past weekend was the final round of the USA Pump Track Championships in Springdale, Arkansas. Our guy Alec Bob was back after a little time-out due to a concussion sustained a few months ago and made the trip out from Texas with the plan of continuing to ease back into the swing of things.

A great weekend, Alec grabbed the win and with that the overall title of USA Pump Track National Champion for the year. Super stoked for Alec and with that he is headed out to the Pump Track Worlds in Lisbon, Portugal.

Haro, Source BMX, 100%, WD-40® Brand, Dale Holmes Racing, Toby Wells Foundation, Dvide, ODI, Elevn Racing, Ikon, BMX Racing Group, Yoshimura Cycling, Tioga, HRP Designs.

San Diego BMX Beginner’s League info

Our first-ever Dale Holmes Racing Beginner’s League, in conjunction with San Diego BMX, kicks off November 3rd! This one-of-a-kind league offers kids an opportunity to hone their BMX skills while also getting exercise, building confidence and learning how to navigate the BMX race scene. Sessions run on both Tuesdays and Saturdays. Participants must be able to ride a bicycle without training wheels. Space is limited.

FLYER | INFO | REGISTRATION

Oklahoma / Phoenix

Racing is starting back up in the US after the coronavirus lock down, with USA BMX holding Nationals in Oklahoma two weeks ago while this past weekend was the Desert Classic in Phoenix, Arizona.

Our 15x Peter Choat has been spending some time in Texas doing camps and riding daily during this down time from racing and went into Oklahoma feeling good, coming away with the win all three days. Peter skipped Phoenix but heads out to South Carolina next weekend for the Carolina Nationals.

The rest of the Team went to Phoenix and put in a good showing with Derin Merten and Brooke Craft scoring two podiums and Connor Eaton four podiums. Maddie Desentis in her first event of the year – due to injury on top of the lock down – came away with a handful of podiums as well.

In all, a great few weeks of racing for our Team and we will all be present in Lemoore on July 10-12 for the Summer Classic Nationals. We are looking forward to the easing of quarantine orders so we can update our schedules with more Nationals.

As always, thanks to all of our team sponsors for supporting our racing efforts.

Haro, Cliq, Dale Holmes Racing, 100%, Barona Casino, WD40, 3dyn Composites Inc, Dvide, ODI, Box, Tioga, HRP Designs.

Phoenix Winter Nationals

Even though the domestic USA BMX season started early January in Las Vegas, the Winter Nationals in Phoenix, Arizona this past weekend was the first, big team outing of the year. 

This year’s team has the addition of 15x Peter Choat from Bakersfield who had a solid showing in Phoenix with a 2nd on Saturday and 3rd on Sunday. Super stoked Peter joins us and even at a young age already brings a great vibe to the team in the pits. 

Connor Eaton, Brooke Craft and Derin Merten all raced the World’s qualifier Friday night and all made the mains, with Brooke winning and all three of them securing a place in this year’s UCI World Championships which will be held in Houston, Texas in May. 

Brooke also backed up Friday’s win with a 2nd and 4th for the weekend’s Nationals, with Connor Eaton making 3 out of his 4 main events and Derin Merten rocking the flat pedals and making her class main both days. Maddie DeSantis unfortunately crashed in practice last week and couldn’t make the trip to Arizona but should be back very soon. 

All in all a great outing for the team. Big thanks to John Buultjens at Haro for coming out and supporting the team and hanging out in the team pit all weekend. Note of thanks to Haro Bicycles and all of our sponsors that continue to support not just our team but also all of our programs. 

Haro, Cliq, Dale Holmes Racing, 100%, Barona Casino, WD40, 3dyn Composites Inc, Dvide, ODI, Box, Tioga, HRP Designs.

Grand Nationals – Tulsa

It’s crazy to think the 2019 season is a wrap and in the books and we’re are already planning for 2020 for all of our teams and programs as we speak. Last weekend, the full Haro Factory team headed out to Tulsa, Oklahoma to finish up the USA BMX season at the River Spirit Expo during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Payton Ridenour continued to top off a great year winning her class both Friday, Saturday and Sunday with Brooke Craft making the NAG 5 Challenge Main event Saturday night and another main event appearance and National number 4 for the year.

Connor Eaton placed 3rd at Friday’s Race of Champions, Cam Mason put it in the main and Maddie DeSantis also walked away with a podium Sunday night with another consistent, good year for Maddie.

Derin Merten didn’t make the main event in Tulsa but still had a solid year.

Big thank you to Tommy Craft and Haro’s John Buultjens for the team support all weekend and having a good Haro Pit presence for our crew and of course, a big shout-out to all of our team sponsors this year for making it all happen.

Haro, Dale Holmes Racing, Cliq, 100%, WD40, Dvide, 3dyn, Composites Inc, ODI, Tioga, HRP, Box, Gaerne.

Payton Ridenour – UCI World Champion

As we head into the USA BMX Grands later this month, which is also the final race of the year – it’s already been a fantastic year for Payton Ridenour. With her first year in the Junior Women’s class, Payton has been banging out National double wins all year and a solid 4th place at the UCI World Championships in Zolder. Last month, Payton became the first official UCI Red Bull Pump Track World Champion in Switzerland earning the coveted Rainbow jersey.

Dvide Photo Shoot

Shot of our guy Dr. Jason Richardson during our recent DVIDE shoot this week with Justin Kosman. Dr. J has been an instrumental part of our after school program, Ride to End Obesity, with his presentation on inspiring young people to be kind, active and happy. For more on DVIDE check out dvidebrand.com.

Winter Nationals, Phoenix

This past weekend the team headed to Phoenix, Arizona for the Winter Nationals. Luckily, we missed out on the rain that had hit the race in previous years and we got to set up in the pits and had a good weekend of racing all-around for the team.

Cam Mason flew out from South Carolina for his first race of 2019 and came in 3rd and 4th in Junior Men giving him a great start to the year.

New to the team this season, Derin Merten put herself in the main event both days but unfortunately crashed out Sunday – still lots of positives moving forward to Albuquerque next month.

Madelynn DeSantis already has wins under her belt from Vegas last month and she continued hitting the podium with 2 wins, a second and third for her efforts in Phoenix.

Brooke Craft started 2019 on fire with wins in Vegas, Oklahoma and another two this weekend in Phoenix. Brooke’s on a great track for the 2019 title chase.

Solid weekend all-around for the team.