Oops, this was supposed to be posted weeks ago but never got published...
The team is killing it in the North Carolina Cyclocross series!
Wes is 13 years old and has won three Men's Senior Cat 3 races! He is in 5th overall for the series too! Will Hardin also won one of the Cat 3 races but his focus on swimming for Lees McCrae College the next few months will limit his appearances in the series. Meanwhile, Jacob Bernas has the lead in Juniors 15-18 while Niko Salazar Garcia sits in 3rd overall, and Matthew Salazar Garcia in 5th. Will Zylstra is currently in 3rd for 13-14 Juniors and is learning the skills quickly to become a contender for a win this year. Mario Quivera is a close 2nd place in 9-12 Juniors and hoping to move up a step before the final races in December.
We are also racing the Triad CX Series that I'm running with the NCC and WSCX crew. The first race was two weeks ago and Wes took the Junior win. Jacob was 3rd and David Davenport 4th, Matthew was 7th, and Niko had a mid race flat which put him back in 8th place. Peter Wallace was 11th in his first ever CX race with the Cat 4/5 field! Come out this Saturday for round 2 of the Triad CX Series. It's little, local, and fun!
In other news we want to welcome aboard Box Components and Pioneer Electronics for the 2019 season!
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We've had a very strong start to our cyclocross season!
It began with UCI GoCross in Roanoke, Virginia, two days in the heat on probably the best course we've been on in a few years. The temp's were in the 90's but the promoters organized the showers and pool at the park to be open to racers... so appreciated. Best post race swim we've ever had, that's for sure. Another amazing piece of the weekend was seeing the Bandit's car at our hotel, just days before the passing of Burt Reynolds. This is definitely a race to attend next year, to race or spectate, if you missed it this time around. Great atmosphere and the promoters are some of the best.
Day 1 Results: 14th Wesley Haggstrom Men's 1/2/3 12th Will Zylstra Jr 9-14 24th Fox Hamblen Jr 9-14 26th Lucius Hamblen Jr 9-14 6th Matthew Salazar Garcia Jr 15-18 8th Jacob Bernas Jr 15-18 13th David Davenport Jr 15-18
Day 2 Results: 39th David Davenport Cat 4/5 Men 6th Will Zylstra Jr 9-14 19th Fox Hamblen Jr 9-14 23rd Lucius Hamblen Jr 9-14 7th David Davenport Jr 15-18 8th Matthew Salazar Garcia Jr 15-18 16th Wesley Haggstrom Men's 1/2/3
Next up was the Berger Hardware Bikes Cross Central Series in eastern NC. Several team riders have been hitting the series and getting great results. BHB Spring Hill Day 1 6th Will Zylstra Jr 13-14
BHB Spring Hill Day 2 6th Will Zylstra Jr 13-14
BHB Briar Chapel 7th Will Zylstra Jr 13-14
BHB Spring Hill 1st Wes Haggstrom Men 3/4
BHB Quay Cross 8th Wes Haggstrom Men Pro1-3
You can catch the team at any NCCyclocross race Oct-Dec and at the new Triad CX Series brought to you by us and the WSCX crew, at the Kudzu Cross course downtown. See the attached flyer.
While the juniors have been busy with cyclocross Kit Bjerk has been back at it on the bmx bike, having mostly recovered from his shoulder injury. Kit picked up 3rd place in the Pro Am at Hornets Nest BMX in Charlotte during the State Championships, racing against some of the top pro's in the country. Kit also took the win in 17-20 expert and sealed the State Title! Kit has also been volunteer coaching at Tanglewood BMX with the BMX League beginner rider program. This is providing him with a lot of practice for his upcoming role as the VS BMX team manager. We are looking forward to a podium filled 2019 season on the USABMX National circuit. Crumley Roberts, Attorneys At Law National Cycling Center Ken's Bike Shop Velocious Sport ...