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2019 USA BMX Sunshine State National Race Report

Filed under General on October 20, 2019 | Comment(s)

With the end of the 2019 BMX season coming up fast, racers are looking for the last few points of the season. The USA BMX GoPro Sunshine State Nationals was welcomed with the return of the North American SX Series which brought with it highly competetive racing at all levels.

Before the storms came on Saturday, Friday's Pre-race gave us Pro and Amateur classes that introduced the GoPro Sunshine State Nationals in Sarasota. While a lot of great racing went down over the weekend, Friday night's Men Junior class featured Alpha's Cameron Wood and DK Bicycles' Spencer Cole battling 'n boosting for the top spot. Spencer Cole, the King of Bar Humps, slid into the second spot as he shot for the inside line into turn one. Ultimatly Cameron Wood held on to the top spot while Cole and Garcia Pinto followed in a tight and competetive Men Junior Main Event.

MEN JUNIOR

  • 1 CAMERON WOOD, ALPHA, AVONDALE, AZ
  • SPENCER COLE, DK BICYCLES, PALM HARBOR, FL
  • VINCENTE GARCIA PINTO, SAU PAULO, SP
  • ASTON WYPYCH-COLES, SYDNEY, NSW
  • GONZALO RENGEL, JR BICYCLES.COM/SPEEDCO/AVIAN, QUEVEDO
  • TOMAS CORREA , ORLANDO, FL
  • CAMERON BRAMER, WIAWIS/LSG, SOUTH PARK, PA
  • CAMRON MASON, HARO, HUNTERSVILLE, NC

However, the race of the day for Friday's pre-race goes to the Vet Pro class. The National #1 Vet Pro Title point leader, Tyler Brown, had trouble early on in the Vet Pro Main Event, after a nearly perfect Moto and Semi run, Tyler Brown rounded the second turn and rode his way through the third straight in the middle of the pack, until one unsmooth line by Alpha's, Jonathan Suarez, opened the door for Tyler Brown to Catch the win at the line making his Grandmother proud.

VET PRO 

  • TYLER BROWN, 316 RACING DK BIKES, CHULA VISTA, CA
  • JONATHAN SUAREZ, ALPHA, CORAL SPRINGS, FL
  • CARLOS MANRIQUE-MONTESINOS, FLORIDA ANSWER SSQUARED, MIAMI, FL
  • DYLAN SHANKS, YESS BMX, BEND, OR
  • JOSH LEKAUNAS, STR/SPINTECH RACING, DELRAY BEACH, FL
  • MIGUEL CASTRO, ALLTOW WRECKING CREW/YESS, ORLANDO, FL
  • JASON CROUCH, THRIVE/SSQUARED, PFLUGERVILLE, TX
  • CARLOS MEJIA, STAYSTRONG/SKM, ORLANDO, FL

 


 

Tropical Storm Nestor had all of the Sunshine State crowd running for cover on Satuday. With rain and high winds pushing back races into the night, the first day of the Sunshine State Nationals raced under the lights, thanks to a lot of hard work by the Sarasota BMX volunteers. Nevertheless, Day 1 brought a lot of exciting and competitive racing from all levels.

The Junior Men Main Event had all of the crowd on the edge of their seats. The 406 bike of Cameron Wood was on his way to a perfect day Saturday, but too much time idolizing Vet Pro Phenom, Tyler Brown, had him in a similar situation as Brown's Friday night race. In the middle of the pack, fighting his way into podium position, Wood carved the final turn with some extra power coming down the last straight beating out World #1, Tatyan Lui Hin Tsan, at the line completeing his sweep of Saturday's Junior Men class.

MEN JUNIOR 

  • CAMERON WOOD, ALPHA, AVONDALE, AZ 
  • TATYAN LUI HIN TSAN, CAVIGNAC 
  • GONZALO RENGEL, JR BICYCLES.COM/SPEEDCO/AVIAN, QUEVEDO 
  • ASTON WYPYCH-COLES, SYDNEY, NSW 
  • THEO GOUZIEN, ST SAVINE 
  • CAMERON BRAMER, WIAWIS/LSG, SOUTH PARK, PA 
  • BASTIEN BOUTONNET, POGENT SUR MARNE

 

A PRO TOTAL RIDERS = 11 GROUPS = 6

  • MARTIN COSTIGLIOLO, BUENOS AIRES 
  • TYLER KLUMPER, TARPON SPRINGS, FL 
  • JUSTIN RIDDELL, CAPE CORAL, FL 
  • RONAN WEBER, FACTORY ANSWER, CAIRNS, QLD 
  • NICK DAWSON, NO XCUSES/SSQUARED/BOX, PITTSBURGH, PA 
  • RICARDO CARRABBIA, SARASOTA, FL 
  • CALEB MINTHORN, SARASOTA BMX ACADEMY, BAKERSFIELD, CA 
  • MICHAEL BOYLE, DAYLIGHT CYCLERY, BOISE, ID

 

VET PRO 

  • TYLER BROWN, 316 RACING DK BIKES, CHULA VISTA, CA 
  • JONATHAN SUAREZ, ALPHA, CORAL SPRINGS, FL 
  • MIGUEL CASTRO, ALLTOW WRECKING CREW/YESS, ORLANDO, FL 
  • JACOB SHEARER, APPLE VALLEY, CA 
  • JOSH LEKAUNAS, STR/SPINTECH RACING, DELRAY BEACH, FL 
  • CARLOS MANRIQUE-MONTESINOS, FLORIDA ANSWER SSQUARED, MIAMI, FL 
  • JASON CROUCH, FACTORY THRIVE/ANSWER SSQUARED, PFLUGERVILLE, TX 
  • SEBASTIAN CHAVEZ, PLAYA HERMOSA

 

 


 

With blue skies and tired eyes, Sunday was all about the amateurs. As the last day of the weekend, competition was high as all riders fought to make their mains and gain the last few national points of the season. 

Back into amateur racing from her time in the Junior Women's class, Mckenzie "Skittles" Gayheart, took the Factory Fulltilt/Radio colors back into the top spot of the 17-20 Women's class. Showing off her progression gain racing against the Elite Women, im sure we will see all her hard work pay off in the years to come.

 

The hottest class of the weekend came from the young guys, as the 8 year old Cruiser class showed us just how competitive BMX Racing can be. Throwdwn's, Joseph Mather, was on the hunt for national points this weekend as he contests for the National #1 men's Cruiser Title spot with Madtown BMX's, Knox Perkins. With a strong start to the weekend in both Cruiser and Class, Mather ended with the #2 spot in 8 Cruiser, which we can only imagine will motivate him even more for the last national weekend in Houston, Texas before the Greatest Race on Earth.

8 CRUISER 

  • BENSON DANIELO, ROCKSTAR FULLTILT RADIO, VENICE, FL 
  • JOSEPH MATHER, THRODWN, OMAHA, NE 
  • SAMUEL LACHOWICZ, TACKLE BOX, CLARKSVILLE, TN 
  • JAXON KOPETSKIE, NEVER GIVE UP, BURLINGTON, NC 
  • PALMER WARD, FACTORY BOMBSHELL, LOUISVILLE, KY 
  • OLIVER CRAINE, PREMIER RACING, DALLAS, TX 
  • JENSON KOLL, HUTELIN RACING, LAKE WALES, FL

 

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