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Gold Cup Finals Southwest: Pro Showdown

Filed under General on September 08, 2018 | Comment(s)

The win streaks continued - Alise Willoughby and Chase's Joris Daudetpicked right up where they left off in Louisville, by adding one more win to their 2018 scores. Both are already positioned nicely in the lead for this year's #USABMX National No.1 Pro titles - and tonights wins will stretch their leads closer to the #uncatchable zone.

ELITE WOMEN - FRIDAY

  • ALISE WILLOUGHBY, PROMAX , CHULA VISTA, CA
  • BROOKE CRAIN, VISALIA, CA
  • SAYA SAKAKIBARA, DK, HELENSBURGH, NSW
  • LAUREN REYNOLDS, ANSWER RENNEN, CHULA VISTA, CA
  • DANI GEORGE, THRODWN, PALMDALE, CA
  • ASHLEY VERHAGEN, FULL TILT, TEMPE, AZ
  • ZOE FLEMING, FACTORY WIAWIS/LSG, AUCKLAND
  • MIKA SHAW, JR BICYCLES.COM/CHASE/BOX, CASTLE ROCK, CO

ELITE MEN - FRIDAY

  • JORIS DAUDET, CHASE BMX/ELEVN RACING, CORONA, CA
  • ANTHONY DEAN, CORONA, CA
  • JARED GARCIA, 316 RACING, VICTORVILLE, CA
  • CONNOR FIELDS, CHASE BMX/ELEVN RACING, HENDERSON, NV
  • SEAN GAIAN, FULL TILT, SANTEE, CA
  • CORBEN SHARRAH, DAYLIGHT CYCLES, TUCSON, AZ
  • NIC LONG, HARO, LAKESIDE, CA
  • KAI SAKAKIBARA, DK, HELENSBURGH, ACT

While Alise would do a xerox copy of her main the next day, Saturday's Elite Men pro show would see quite a different outcome. While it was the usual suspects in the final (two Aussies, one Frenchman and the rest U.S. riders), everyone watching knew this would be a good one. The Chula Vista locals were extra boisterous for their hometown locals Garcia and Dean; and wouldn't you know it - that was exactly who holeshotted!
From lane-4, Supercross' Dean powered to the first turn first, and nabbed the Answer holeshot cash. "Cha-ching," as Grindle says. But The jet, in his 2019 Fly gear, was right on his back and doin' his best to reel them in, as Friday's winner - Joris Daudet found himself in an unfamiliar third place position.


(above) Down the second straight in Saturday's main, Dean was looking comfortable in the lead, Garcia was hungry for a win, Daudet was setting them up for a moce and the crowded sidelines were going nuts.

As they hit mach speeds into the second turn, Dean was still in the lead, but Daudet was coming in hot onthe inside. So hot, in fact, that his tires probly melted - and he washed out while making the move for the win. Amazingly, Garcia barely deflected Joris' Chase machine as if flew out from under the current Pro points leader. 
From there, Garcia was on the prowl and Dean was doing his best to run a flawless lap for the win. Jared knocked off mille-seconds here and there and into the last turn, carved the perfect high-low swoop, not losing any ounce of momentum. By the exit of the turn, they were nearly side-by-side, and it was now a race of scrubs 'n pumps to the finishline. Grip-to-grip they hit the last jump and both AA's pushed for it at the white stripe ...with Garcia nipping Anthony for the day's win! 
It just doesn't get much more exciting than that!  

MEN ELITE - SATURDAY

  • JARED GARCIA, 316 RACING, VICTORVILLE, CA
  • ANTHONY DEAN, CORONA, CA
  • CONNOR FIELDS, CHASE BMX/ELEVN RACING, HENDERSON, NV
  • CORBEN SHARRAH, DAYLIGHT CYCLES, TUCSON, AZ
  • SEAN GAIAN, FULL TILT, SANTEE, CA
  • KAI SAKAKIBARA, DK, HELENSBURGH, ACT
  • NIC LONG, HARO, LAKESIDE, CA
  • JORIS DAUDET, CHASE BMX/ELEVN RACING, CORONA, CA

Thus, it was a great day for 316 Racing/DK - as TB#316 and The Jet held up their first place placards. With Tyler Brown doubling-up on his home track, the #WorldsFastestTrackOperator got a huge boost in Vet Pro, catching up with defending champ Cristian Becerine in the Win-column. 

VET PRO - SATURDAY

  • TYLER BROWN, 316 RACING, CHULA VISTA, CA
  • JONATHAN SUAREZ, ALPHA, CORAL SPRINGS, FL
  • CRISTIAN BECERINE, THRODWN, COSTA MESA, CA
  • LUCIANO CORREA ROQUE, EXTREME, ORLANDO, FL
  • JUSTIN MCLINTOCK, CANYON LAKE, CA
  • MIKE ACOSTA, COVINA, CA


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