As 2013 slips out of the rear-view mirror, 2014 got underway this weekend at the USABMX Silver Dollar National in Reno, NV. With a staggering 342 motos on Saturday, it was the largest race we’ve seen in Reno. Having acquired two new riders on the team as well as new co-sponsors, everyone was excited to kick off the season and set the tone for things to come. Here’s how the team Redline performed:
What can be said about the 3-time USABMX Pro Champ and Olympic Silver Medalist that hasn’t been said before? This guy is simply phenomenal! Sam started 2014 right where he left off in 2013…out front and on top of the podium! With the total points format and 5 of 6 main event wins, there was no question that Sam’s win streak, currently at 7 straight, was safe and sound! Two more races…two more wins!
Alise showed up in Reno motivated and ready to get the season started. With the addition of British Olympian Shanaze Reade and new pro Felicia Stancil to the class, the talent will be deeper than ever this year in the USABMX series. After a ton of exciting back-and-forth racing, as well as a great first turn move on GT’s Felicia Stancil on Saturday, Alise captured the win both days and put her name firmly on top of the points chase.
Canadian Olympian, Tory, fought his way into the stacked AA-pro main both days, pulling in a 4th on Saturday, and ending the weekend with a 3rd place podium finish on Sunday.
As a new addition to the Redline squad, Hunter came into the weekend ready to show the world that he is fully recovered from his injury at the Chula Vista SX in September. The 17-18 expert class was one of the biggest of the weekend, having quarters, and Hunter made both finals. With powerful first straights and phenomenal track speed, he scored a 5th on Saturday, and ended Sunday with an unfortunate crash on the first jump. Luckily, he only got a little dirty and is already back to the grind.
The other half of our new additions to the team and current World Champion, Collin Hudson, celebrated his 17th birthday on Thursday before the race. Regardless of the move from 16 Expert to 17-18 Expert, he got into the final on Saturday and finished with a 7th.
The current cruiser World Champ rode extremely strong in Reno, fighting her way into the finals both days. The 3rd place finish on Saturday was an excellent start to the season, and she backed it up with a 4th on Sunday.
We’re extremely proud of the team for their hard work and great results, and we look forward to a successful year at the track! As always, we couldn’t get it done without the support of our generous team sponsors: Tioga, Answer BMX, Alienation, Box components, Kool Stop, KMC chains, and XLC.