Here we go again! The GT Factory BMX Race Team makes their way to Reno Nevada every January for the USABMX season opener. The event is one of the most anticipated as it is where teams and riders get to show on their new uniforms, sponsors and their newly earned numbers they had spent the previous year working so hard for. Also the event serves as the launch pad for newly turned pro racers who are looking to make their names known as a force to be reckoned with in the future. One name that everyone has been waiting to turn pro is Felicia Stancil.
Flyin’ Felicia took on the best female racers in the world and the rookie proved that she is the future of professional BMX racing by winning more laps that any racer all weekend. The finals didn’t go as planed but she did walk away with the Holeshot Award both days and earned a podium spot with a 3rd overall on Sunday. Mostelite level racers would be pleased with such results but not Felicia as she has lofty goals set for herself. The 2016 Olympic hopeful is cranking up here training program and is planning to dominate the next pro race in Florida in March.
Another standout performance of the weekend came from Jordan Miranda. The up-and-coming future pro was battling a flu bug coming into the race but charged on with his 2014 GT Carbon Pro Series Pro XXL to take a 2nd and a 3rd in the ultra tough 19-27 Expert division.
The rest of the GT race team reeled in a string of great results. Leading the way was the always consistent Sophia Foresta with winsboth days in the 14 year old girls division. Jonas Harmon held strong in his cruiser class with a 1st and a 2nd. The teams little sweetheart Brooklyn VanRenselaar took on the young ladies in the 6 Girls division hauling in two 3rdplace trophies on her GT Pro Series Micro Mini. And to top it off, team manager Tyler Brown proved he still had something left in the tank by taking a 5th in the blazing fast AA pro class.
The 2013 GT Factory BMX Team is proud to be supported by Alpine Stars, GoPro, Tioga, Alienation, Troy Lee Designs, SDG, ODI, KMC, Skullcandy, FSA, BOX Components, Promax, Only Protein and Stasis Number Riding Products.
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