Some awesome pump track racing action from the 2018 Rockshox Pump Track Challenge at Rotorua!
“The RockShox Rotorua Pump Track Challenge presented by Torpedo 7 provided us with a lot of action! With new faces and old favourites switching positions and the King and Queen of Crankworx title chase heating up, this is one not to be missed.” ~ PinkBike
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Pump Track World Championship Qualifier, India Track Preview
Tomorrow the next installment of the Red Bull Pump Track World Championship Qualifier goes down at WallRide Park in Hyderbad, India!! Here’s a little preview of the track.
About WallRide Park:
“Pump track in Hyderabad – when Indian Kids get to ride. When the city of Hyderabad in India wanted to support the growing interest in cycling, the WallRide park was conceived in partnership with Velosolutions. Months later, the pump track in Hyderabad is built and gets everyone to ride. From first time riders to pro’s. The WallRide park consists of the first skate park in the state of Telengana and the first ever asphalt pump track in India. Very few people were even aware of what a pump track was when the project was first conceived but since the park has opened word is spreading fast. The residents of Hyderabad have embraced the opportunity and are discovering the joy of a new sport.”
There are plenty more qualifiers happening arcoss the globe with two coming up in the states!! May 19th in Oklahoma and May 26th in Leavenworth, WA!
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Red Bull Pump Track Worlds Qualifier, Manila Recap
Stop #3 of the Red Bull Pump Track Worlds Qualifier went down at the Bike Playground in Manila. It actually happened on the same day as the New Zealand event. The indoor Velosolutions pump track looks like so much fun, we need something like that in the north east.
There were some cool highlights about this event that you’ll see in the press release below.
Don’t forget the Red Bull Pump Track Worlds Qualifier makes its way to the states at the Oklahoma City pump track May 19th and Leavenworth, WA May 26th BE THERE!!
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As the sun set in on the North Island of New Zealand, racing kicked in to action at the Bike Playground in Manila, The Philippines with the unique indoor track giving riders a welcomed break from the 30-degree heat.
Downhill, BMX, Enduro and XC riders from The Philippines, Japan and Malaysia gathered to battle it out against the clock and each other.
The timed runs were won by Jericho Farr and Lea Denise Belgica both members of the national DH Team but in a twist Lea Denise opted to take on the track with a BMX as her weapon of choice.
With 3 full laps on the technical pump track, it was more than just about the athlete’s skills, but their fitness, as the intense racing and the track length added to the excitement. In the end, the battle for the flight ticket in the men’s category would be between 2 generations. Crowd favourite, 40-year-old Parabanne Mendoza looked like he was going for the win, but some small mistakes on his 3rd lap killed his momentum, which gave 21-year-old Jericho Farr the chance to secure his 1st place.
With a race time of just under 1 minute in the women’s category, it looked like XC rider Ariana would have the endurance advantage, but the national DH team rider, Lea Denise manualled and jumped her way to the win and a ticket to the world final.
1st place – Jericho Farr
2nd place – Parabanne Mendoza
3rd place – Gabriel Aaron Delos Trinos
4th place – Oscar Acdol
1st place – Lea Denise Belgica
2nd place – Ariana Dormitorio
3rd place – Estafani Sumile
4th place – Natashya Soon
Red Bull Pump Track World Championship, New Zealand Highlights & Results
Another Velosolutions /Red Bull Pump Track World Qualifier event is in the books! This stop in the series went down in Wellington, New Zealand at Miramar pumptrack. This track looks sick!
“The Velosolutions track in Wellington played host to the New Zealand qualifier and as the clouds rolled in later in the day it lived up to its nickname “Windy Wellington”. But riders were not put off by the weather and laid it all on the line for their chance to secure a spot at the world final.
Seeding runs gave the riders the chance to assess the competition before the rain came in. The track soon dried and riders were able to commit to hitting turns as fast as possible knowing they had all the grip they needed on the asphalt surface. The knock out heats pushed the rider’s stamina and whilst Connor Mahuika posted the fastest time on the day, Billy Meaclem proved he had the race craft to take the overall win and claim his ticket to the final.
In the women’s category a late in influx of registered riders on the day would make this a battle to the finish line. Rising star and Junior World Number 2 Shania Rawson was unstoppable on the day and took the win ahead of Caitlin Georgantas.
1st place – Billy Meaclem
2nd place -Connor Mahuika
3rd place – Michael Melles
4th place – Elliot Smith
1st place – Shania Rawson
2nd place – Caitlin Georgantas
3rd place – Kasey Thompson-Delany
4th place – Abbie Bull”