Sunday, March 30, 2008

Fontana DH Finals - Kovarik on Top!

1. Chris Kovarik - Chain Reaction 2:19.6
2. Nathan Rennie - Santa Cruz 2:22.2
3. Justin Leov - Yeti/ Fox Shox 2:24.6
4. Sam Blenkisop - Yeti/ Fox Shox 2:25.1
5. Cameron Cole - Maxxis 2:25.3
6. Duncan Riffle - Cannondale 2:25.5
7. Waylon Smith - 2:26.5
8. Luke Strobel - Maxxis 2:26.6
9. Jared Rando - Giant MTB 2:26.7
10. Oscar Saiz - Giant MTB 2:27.1

Saturday, March 29, 2008

MTX Finals - Milan & Buhl Victorious!

MTX Finals

Pro Men
1 Ross Milan (Yeti / Fox Shox)
2 Eric Nelson
3 Dale Holmes (KHS)
4 Petr Hanak
5 Eric Carter (Mongoose)

Pro Women
1. Melissa Buhl (KHS)
2. Fionn Griffiths (Norco)
3. Joanna Petterson
5. Leanna Gerrard

Semi Pro
1. Tyler Wilson (Intense)

Kevin Aiello Wins Fontana Jr X Downhill

just got word in from Rich Housman that Kevin Aiello just won the Fontana Jr X Downhill!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Kovarik IN for Fontana!

just got word that Chris Kovarik has been healing up nicely & will be racing at this weekend's national in Fontana (the first stop of the NMBS series). He will also be taking part of the first round of the "California Golden State Downhill Championships" immediately after.

"My ankle is a lot better," said Chris. "I have been off it for a while, so it will be all good for 2 wins at Fontana!"

Sunday, March 16, 2008

South African National Champ Results - Minnaar Wins!

just got word from Sven Martin that Greg Minnaar took the South African National Championship title on a long & pedally course! The Neething brothers (Andrew & Jonty) took silver & bronze respectively.

"1. mignaarly
long pedally course. PMB"

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Oceania Final Results - Bennett Wins!

Kieran Bennett just drop in to say that he took the weekend's victory at the Oceania's in New Zealand! Kieran took the narrow victory over Justin Leov 2nd, and Nathan Rankin in 3rd. All riders were within the same second!

1. Kieran Bennnett 2:57
2. Justin Leov 2:57
3. Nathan Rankin 2:57

it's going to be an exciting season ahead!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Oceania Quali Results!

quick results from the Oceanias
courtesy of Kieran Bennett

sam blenkinsop 1st on a 2.56
justin leov 2nd on a 2.59
me [Kieran Bennett] 3rd on a 2.59 (with a rear flat for the last 20 seconds of the track.)
rankin 4th on a 2.59 aswell.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

"The Pursuit" - MTB Ministries

We see Christianity in sports like Supercross and Motocross constantly. From riders who have crosses painted on their lids, to early morning services held before the days events - attended by athletes, mechanics & industry people alike. With downhill mountain biking holding many similarities to their "moto counterpart," it's no surprise that, in our small community, Christ's message is taking similar routes. Riders like Mick Hannah & Cole Bangert have both expressed their faith on their helmets, and now The Pursuit, is taking the 'message' to the next step..

The Mission - To spread this message to our generation through action sports: Jesus Christ gave His life to give us life and now lives - offering Hope, Purpose and Eternal Life to anyone who will reach out and take His hand.

"The Pursuit is a ministry that will be traveling to these races and providing church services, a place to pray, a place to confide and most importantly a vessel that will be used to pour God's untamable love into the community belinging to Downhill, Mountain Cross, and Cross Country."

for more information on rGeneration or The Pursuit, contact Brandon Heidemann at 303-621-5342 or email

Monday, March 10, 2008

Kovarik's New BLK MRKT Bike!

Carter Holland of BLK MRKT (Black Market Bikes), just shot over these photos of Chris Kovarik's new Mob MTX bike, fully decked out in Team Chain Reaction Cycles parts. Honestly, could you imagine a sweeter hardtail? ...didn't think so!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Southridge Winter Series Final Results!

MTX - Pro Men's
1. Dale Holmes
2. Ryan Condrashoff
3. Leo Garcia
4. Rich Houseman

* Although EC failed to make the finals, he still took the Overall.

DH - Pro Men's
1. Waylon Smith
2. Ian Odom
3. Brad Benedict
4. Cody Warren
5. Jason Memmelaar

*Chris Kovarik did not race, but took the overall!

Claire Buchar took the day's win as well as overall for the series!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Kovarik's Ankle Not Broken!

Great news! Just got word that Chris Kovarik DID NOT break his ankle, but sustained a severe sprain! Although it's unlikely that he'll race (then again, he is an Aussie), he should be in attendance at this weekend's Fontana Winter Series Final!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Kovarik Injures Ankle?

Went out for a quickie photo shoot with Claire Buchar & Chris Kovarik down in Pine Valley, California. Claire needed some photos for an interview she's doing up on another website & I needed to get out of the shop! Kovarik was doing a bit of a video shoot w/ an Aussie videographer, Sam Davies.

While practicing a 360 on his Intense M3 downhill bike, CK bailed off his bike & rolled his ankle upon landing. Although he heard a "pop," he's optimistic that it is not broken, but just a severe sprain. He's been resting at home & will hopefully try to get out for this weekend's DH race in Fontana. Since he's already won 4 out of the 5 race series, he doesn't need to race to take overall.

Heal up quick mate!