Photo Gallery: Day 1 Derby City Nats

September 5, 2015 by · Comments Off 

Joris Daudet won AA Pro on Friday
Though most of us consider Summer over after Labor Day, it is hanging on with both hands here in Louisville, with temps stretching into the mid-90s, and super-soaker humidity that gives all breathing creatures that “wet-wash-cloth-over-the-mouth” feeling.

Day one of the 2015 Derby City Nationals had 198 motos on the boards, which is said to have been a few better than day one at the Western Division finals in Reno. That said, we had the pros here in Louisville. In any case, the racing was sizzlin here in the Derby City, with the third-straight decision-maker offering some the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat for others, both in the motos and in the mains.

Vendor Row is always awesome at this race, and 2015 is no exception, with brand tents reppin the product, and Dan’s and J&R sellin it.

Pro turnout at this one is lower than normal due to the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup in Argentina also happening the same weekend, taking most of the normal pro populous down south for the UCI points. But still plenty of star power among the pros to keep it interesting.

Here’s the AA Main Event:

2015 USA BMX Derby City Nationals Day 1 – AA Pro

Chase Bicycles' Joris Daudet was not to be denied last night come main event time. He inched a little bit closer to the USA BMX Pro title with his victory. Current #1 Pro Maris Strombergs had his best finish of the season with a second and T-Bone Tanner Sebesta rounded out the podium.

Posted by USA BMX on Saturday, September 5, 2015

As we venture out from the air conditioned comfort of the Comfort Inn, and into the intense heat of Day Two, we thought you’d be hot to see the cool photos from day one. Oh, and a small gallery from Thursday’s pro practice, which we used as a bit of a warmup (no pun intended) for our own photo game in Louisville.

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On the Podium – Friday

AA Pro
Joris Daudet (Chase BMX)
Maris Strombergs (Free Agent)
Tanner Sebesta (Stay Strong)

Pro Women
Kristen Bob (All Star Inflatables)
Shealen Reno (Hyper Bicycles)
Rachel Jones

Vet Pro
Derek Betcher – Speedco
Jason Richardson – GT Bicycles
Matt Pohlkamp – Dan’s Comp

Collin Hudson – Factory Redline
Jeremy Smith – Extreme BMX
Olijuwon Davis – Doublecross Bikes


Thursday Photo Gallery – 2015 Derby City Nationals

Friday Photo Gallery – 2015 Derby City Nationals

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