The start of the season sometimes reffered to in motocross as “A1” and in BMX due to the dual Reno races on the national series is dubbed “R1” by some riders during the 2nd weekend of January. The BMX teams and riders had a long 6 weeks off since the end of the National Season for the USA BMX Series. Eliminator didnt have many riders a few weeks ago in Tulsa, but come Reno, NV for the start of the series we had a good start to the season with Koa Phillips, Joel Handy, Cody Wilson, Robert Phillips, Devan Searle, Gunnar Carlson and Nate Mellone.
The weekend started with Devan Searle jumping on the podium for the national awards ceremony with her top 10 finish in the 21-25 Girl Cruiser. Once the day got going Gunnar Carlson and Koa Carlson were teamed up in a class and doing battle while Cody Wilson and Nate Mellone got different draws. Joel Handy moved on to the Main Events and finished with a 4th place finish after a run from the back in the first turn. The race was on with our girl Devan Searle as she won her cruiser class and was in 2nd place in the last turn in her 20 inch class until a daring move got her the win and she took the double wins for the day.
Moving into Sunday after a 16 hour day at the track on Saturday we had Koa, Joel and Devan all into their main events. Joel took a win, Devan took a win and 2nd, and Koa got an 8th place to finish off the Reno, NV trip and put the 2014 Silver Dollar Nationals in the books. Our next national will be in Phoenix Arizona for the Winter Nationals. The Eliminator BMX Racing Team is proud to be supported by Supercross Bicycles, ODI Grips, PowerBar, KMC Chains, Flex Power Sports Cream, Gear Up Bike Racks, Squirt Chain Lube, TCB Event Medical Services, Nema Gear, Vee Tires, Alienation Wheels, Answer Components, and BR4SS Underwear.