The USABMX ridership this year has been awfully kind to the riders on the West Coast and with the second national this month being on the west coast it was evident that Redmond would be a busy stop on the national circuit. While some amateur riders opted to wait a week and head to Rock Hill for next week's event those looking to better scores would trek to the Northwest in search of Sasquatch and podiums! Redmond/Bend Oregon has been hit with frigid temps that are usually starting to warm up around this time but as riders would post on social media it was apparent that snow would be falling and the Deschutes County center would be a cold one.
Just over 230 motos on Friday set the pace and Factory Supercross riders in attendance Deegan Brown, Gaige and Sequoia Gomolicke, and Nick Valencia would make up a small but mighty crew. If you watched cruiser action you undoubtedly saw both offerings either Sequoia on her Pro RS7 24" who went perfect all weekend with 3 wins.
Not to be outdone aboard his Vision F1 24" was Deegan Brown who also went 3 for 3 on the weekend. They respectively both sit atop the leaderboard in points and next have their eyes set on Glasgow Scotland to try their skills against the best that BMX has to offer.
Our own Nick Valencia has been taking notes from "Scoops" and he may be motivated by the ice cream more than the winning but he was able to podium day 1 and then decided to work on front flips and headspins as he would take a rough fall Saturday but then rally back and get another score in Sunday in the 36-40 Cruiser class.
Last but not least was Gaige Gomolicke who doesn't race cruiser or should we say doesn't yet? He would run up front of the 14 Expert class all weekend long and would go 5,4,2 across the weekend. He is still seeking that elusive 8th win and we are sure he has a great chance at Rock Hill coming up this weekend.
You know we always say Supercross is a family atmosphere and we would be doing a disservice if we didn't recognize the efforts of our "Fly Guy" Rockin' Ray Hudson who has definitely found his go fast mojo. He had some monster stacked motos and was seen flying out front this weekend. Ray is one of the hard working guys at WPS/FLY and likely to have helped you in one way or another if you have been around awhile. Keep it up sir and know the Supercross squad is keeping an eye on ya! Next stop we head up to the big hill as they say with our elite riders kicking things off in just 5 days with Rock Hill Supercross on the calendar!