Big Opener in Bako for Tangent Pro-Am Series

March 13, 2018 by  

Anthony Dean Wins Stop one of 2018 Tangent Pro-Am
Even with the threat of rain, the first stop of the 2018 Tangent ProAm was a huge success! There was a great turn out with 35 men (19 Pros) and 10 ladies (6 Pros) coming out to Metro BMX in Bakersfield to line up with the fastest Pros and AMs from as far away as Australia and New Zealand.

The Men’s early rounds showed who had the right stuff and moved the quickest on to the Quarters. After the quarter dust cleared to say the semis were stacked would be an understatement, as the top four from each made up a main event close to what you’d see at a full-on National.

No ams would make the main this day so that left the Pros to battle it out for the $3000 purse. The two-main format was skipped due to a little rain so it was a dash for the cash and the IG Banger from Australia walked away with the win, and a pocket full of cash. Texan Billy Russell and Arizona’s Corey Reid banged it out for 2nd and 3rd to round out the podium.

The ladies came out and definitely put on a great show for the fans. With 6 top pro women on the gate the racing was full of action. In the main Ashley Verhagen laid down a killer first straight and picked up the Answer Holeshot cash but hometown favorite Brooke Crain battled back for the win with Rachel Mydock hauling in the last spot on the podium in third.

It was a great day of racing for sure, we can’t wait for rounds 2 and 3 in Leemore and Hanford next month. Back to back racing Saturday and Sunday with some good purse money to boot. See ya there!

The Tangent ProAm Series has a dedicated website with all the information you need including locations, dates, payouts, and results (Link Below).

We would also like to thank our long time and new sponsors Shimano, Answer Holeshot, Fly Racing, Odi, and Tioga along with all the tracks and individual donators that help us make this series happen.

2018 Tangent Pro-Am Series
2018 Tangent Pro-Am Series, Stop #1 Results


Place Name Age Hometown Sponsors Purse
1 Brooke Crain 24 Visalia, CA Haro/Rockstar $525
2 Ashley Verhagen 26 Glendale, AZ   $300
3 Rachel Mydock 21 Phoenix, AZ Supercross BMX $180
4 Dani George 23 Palmdale, CA Throdwn $150
5 Rachel Jones 22 , AUS   $120
6 Cayleigh Van Staalduinen 18 St Albert, CAN Staats $90
7 Breanna Winter 13 Antelope, CA Factory Rift $75
8 Madi Gomes 18 Ripon, ca Nut up/team calculated $60


Place Name Age Hometown Sponsors Purse
1 Anthony Dean 26 San Diego, CA Supercross, Troy Lee  $1,050
2 Billy Russell 24 Desoto, TX Doublecross  $600
3 Corey Reid 30 Phoenix, AZ Rockstar Rift  $360
4 Trent Jones 23 Christchurch, NZ Box, Thrill  $300
5 Kameron Larsen 18 Bakersfield, Ca Us Junior Development  $240
6 Max Cairns 21 Melbourne, AUS Chase/Lux  $180
7 Layne Gainer 23 Peoria, AZ Gordys Bicycles, Tangent, Fly  $150
8 Jordan Miranda 24 Bakersfield, CA Free Agent  $120

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Rich Pelton at Tangent for getting us the above report, and putting on a great series. We look forward to bringing you more from the next stops. /MC


Tangent Pro-Am Series Website

Anthony Dean Wins Stop one of 2018 Tangent Pro-Am