Photo Gallery: 2011 Young Guns Shootout

December 11, 2011 by · Comments Off 

Justin Richmond wins 2011 Young Guns Shootout
Our fourth trip to the Young Guns Shootout at Steel Wheels BMX had a lot of the earmarks of the first trip. Lots of 13 and under race action, an abundance of familiar faces and a house full of fans, families and photogs.

Rider count this year was 125, sorted into five classes: 7-Under Boys, 8-10 Boys, 11-13 Boys, 10-Under Girls and 11-13 Girls

Justin Richmond has been the most consistent and successful rider in the history of the Young Guns series, having never lost a lap in the four years of racing the event. He closed out his Young Guns career with absolute dominance in the 11-13 class, and was joined on the podium by two of his Snap Factory Teammates, Nick Deters and Tyshawn Carr. Nick just joined the Snap squad after the Grands, and is looking good in the new threads. The Snap guys have some new things afoot for 2012, showing some early signs via the corral of Ssquared frames in their pit, replacing the Redman rides. More to come on that.

In the 11-13 Girls Class, Rennen-Intense Michigander, Elida Beeman was up front in all the rounds and put the punctuation on a good season.

DK’s Ohio Express, Spencer Cole, brought the fight to the 8-10 boys class in a big way, winning the main by a beefy margin. Coletrain was rockin the new DK Magnesium frame, which we know lots of people are anxious to get their hands on in the new season.

We don’t have the official results yet, and will update this post when we do, but before we head back to Steel Wheels for today’s Future Pro Challenge, we wanted to get the photo gallery up for y’all.

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Felicia Stancil: “I think about BMX 24-Hours a Day”

October 10, 2011 by · Comments Off 

Felicia Stancil on the BMXNEWS Announcers Tower Podcast

It’s been a while since we last posted an episode of our wildly-popular “Announcers Tower” Podcast. Well, this week, we’re back in gear with five new episodes to keep your iPod happy.

This week, we’ll bring some final focus on the Chula Vista SX, with interviews of both Elite Winners, Connor Fields (Tuesday) and Arielle Martin (Wednesday). But first, we wanted to bring you some perspective from a newcomer to the Supercross scene, and we found it via Fly’n Felicia Stancil.

Lots of changes between traditional BMX Racing and BMX Supercross, and in a fairly-quick 14 minutes, Felicia give us an inside look on the whole magilla.

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Editor’s Note: We thought it was pure coincidence that the Gatorade bottle ended up facing camera in big-media-interview fashion? Later, it occurred to us that Felicia may be wising-up early to the ways of doing right by her sponsors.