It was a great weekend for Redline out in Rock Hill, South Carolina, as the team traveled east for the USABMX Carolina Nationals. This was stop number two for the North American Supercross series, which offers one of the biggest paydays in BMX, and the best venues BMX has to offer. Rock Hill was no exception with their world class facility and awe inspiring track. With the full team present, moral was high.
The team woke up Friday morning to pouring rain and a bleak outlook for the days weather. Thankfully the Rock Hill facility is one of the best prepared tracks on the circuit and holds up under even the harshest of conditions. Friday was nearly a clean sweep for the team, with Sam and Alise winning the Elite classes from start to finish. Hunter Pelham looked great in A Pro all day, and led the final until inches before the finish, but was narrowly edged out at the line, earning him a very respectable second place. Following Hunter, national number one cruiser rider, and team manager Jason Carnes came away from the day with a double, winning both Expert and Cruiser.
Saturday started with more weird weather, wind delays postponed Pro racing by nearly three hours. Once pro racing got underway, it was business as usual and nearly a mirror image of the previous day. Hunter Pelham kicked off the team’s results with another hard earned second place. Alise stood atop the Elite Women’s podium once again, and after review of an extremely close photo finish, Sam ended the day on the top tier of the podium as well. Not to be out done, Carnes brought home another cruiser win, but a nagging knee injury forced him to pull the parachute in his Expert final
Sunday morning held host to the UCI North American Continental championships, where Hunter Pelham and Alise Post would take to the track to fight for not only the title of North American champion, but the accompanying stash of Olympic qualification points as well. Hunter Pelham rode great throughout motos up against the Elite class, advancing him to the Semi Finals, where his race day would come to an end. On the women’s side Alise Post had a great battle with Olympic teammate Brooke Crain, but poured on the gas in the final race of the day and walked away with another huge victory.
We are extremely proud of the teams excellent performance and we look forward to a repeat this coming weekend in Grand Junction, Colorado for the Mile High Nationals!
Thanks to all of the Redline riders out there, and our great team sponsors: IRC tire, Troy Lee Designs, BOX, Alienation, and Promax!