The year end titles were on the line at the largest BMX race of all time! Check out the Pro action from Tulsa.
While "most" normal Americans are celebrating Thanksgiving by stuffing their gut with mash 'taters and turkey, the BMX population has traditionally spent their 4-day weekend in Tulsa. ...at the QT Center, to be precise.
Want some pics from the Grands floor as everybody begins to set-up their pits while the USA BMX track building crew works tirelessly on dialing in the track? Well ... here they are:
It has now been confirmed! USABMX.com will be hosting the live webcast of this years' USA BMX GRANDS. The webcast kicks off on Thursday afternoon with a Pre-GRANDS Warm-Up show. Be sure to catch trackside interviews from the No.1 Champions podium with many of the No.1 title contenders.
It's been a long, rough year for our sports' most Elite athletes - and this charts pretty much tells the story, as we head toward Tulsa, OK and Saturday night's Pro Spectacular battle for the first ever USA BMX No.1 Pro title.
In 2010, Australia's Sam Willoughby became No.1 Pro. In 2011, his arch rival from New Zealand, Marc Willers, took the title from Sam in a close, hard-fought showdown. So it's no coincidence that we again find both of these contenders in the hunt for the No.1 Pro plate.
For the first time ever in our 35 year history, 6 riders from the same class have a shot at the title. This year, the 41-45 year old cruiser class has remained King. Thanks to freshly-turned 41 year olds Shawn Diprete (Answer~Rennen) and Shan Hatfield (SE Racing), this will be the class to watch - with 6 out of six of the Top-10 in points racing 41-45 in Tulsa. Will 41-45 cruiser own it? Or will there be an upset, with the No.1 Cruiser title going to the younger riders - like the Wonder Twins of Kyle and Katin Mitchell?
DOMINIQUE DANIELS has left Tulsa with a National No.1 Cup for the past five seasons, the latter four being No.1 Pro titles. With her continued domination early in the season while may of the top girls prepared for the London Olympics, it looked as if "3-D" could have her record-setting 5th No.1 pate wrapped up. But hard crashes at the last couple of races (in Fresno and Orlando) helped all of the girls catch up in points. One in particular - Australian Olympian CAROLINE BUCHANAN has been on a mission since the London Games to win her first USA BMX pro title. With five straight wins, she has over-taken the points lead going into Grands weekend. With only 31 points currently separating them, Friday's "final" ROC score will be a confidence boost to whomever comes out victorious. This will be one of the best series of main events in Tulsa. Is this the year that Dom goes home empty handed? Will another Australian take home the American No.1 title? And don't forget U.S. Olympians Alise Post and Brooke Crain, along with Caroline's Aussie teammate Lauren Reynolds will also be in attendance to mis things up. Look in to your crystal ball and predict what will happen and who will take the UAS BMX No.1 Women Pro title...
The PRO SPECTACULAR always lives up to its name. Between the Pro races for the National No.1 titles and the NAG-5 Challenge, there's also the Golden Crank Awards and a whole ton of fun to be had. Best news is - tickets can now be purchased online!.
The fans have been asking for an update from Tulsa. Well here it is!