With the Olympic Games coming up in a few weeks, Redline team manager Jason Carnes brought a small but talented squad to do battle at the Midwest National in hot and humid Rockford, IL this past weekend.
In Elite Men’s racing, Saturday saw co-sponsor riders Kyle Bennett of ORP/Redline get on the podium with an impressive third place finish while Stile Industries/Redline rider Elliot McGrath took a 5th place. In Sundays racing it was current USA BMX fourth ranked rider Denzel Stein doing the heavy lifting for Redline. Denzel was pushing Olympics bound New Zealand rider Marc Willers hard for the pass (see photo) through turns two and three but ultimately had to make his move for the pass on the final straight coming up a tire width short for the win but capturing a well deserved photo finish second place finish.
In the amateur ranks AM#1 Josh Klatman doubled by winning both days. On Saturday Josh had a perfect start and led from start to finish, while on Sunday he had to rely on a bit of luck by avoiding a crash in front of him but which allowed him to move from 4th to 1st for his second victory of the weekend.
In 41+ expert former Redline Pro rider 2X4 Tommy Board continued his strong comeback under the Redline colors by winning cruiser both days and taking a third and a 1st in class.
In Vet Pro TM Jason Carnes was back on the track having recovered from a hard fall in Salt Lake City. Jason took a fourth place on Saturday and a fifth on Sunday.
Redline would also like to acknowledge the fact that there were some great results and a strong presence shown by two of our Regional Development Teams. Both ORP Redline from Texas and Redline Adventure from Minnesota continue to build their programs and really put on a great show for the fans!
Finally, race fans need to set their DVR’s up to capture the Olympic Games coverage on NBC on August 8th, 9th and 10th. Of the 48 riders competing in the Olympic BMX Competition, 11 of those riders will be aboard Redline bicycles.
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