For Immediate ReleaseApril 10, 2006 Vista, CA … DC Shoes announced today that it will host the 2006 Sprint Trails Race, marking the second consecutive year the company has sponsored and organized the event. A BMX race DC spearheaded in 2005, the highly anticipated event will take place once again in Sanger, California on April 29, 2006.

Robbie Miranda and Brandon Meadows hitting up the first straight at last year’s event.  credit: James Ayres

“Last year was great! This year we’re stepping it up and trying make the track a little faster, and trying to put the “MX” back in BMX,” said DC BMX Team Manager Dwayne Taylor, referring to Sprint Trails’ track being more technical than a typical BMX track.

The Sprint Trails Race was designed and conceptualized to be a fun, laid-back race for professional riders. Although the event has no bearing on national points, the Sprint Trails Race is unique in that it’s a showcase of the best of the best in BMX and a great opportunity for those riders to go head-to-head in a pressure free event. Last year’s race, which was won by Randy Stumpfhauser, received a great deal of exposure from the riders, spectators, and media alike.

Top 5 Nominees As Voted by the Pros
(Listed in alphabetical order)

Number One Racer
Kyle Bennett
Javier Colombo
Mike Day
Donny Robinson
Randy Stumpfhauser

 credit: James Ayres

A flat pedal event, the Sprint Trails course features a groomed, technical two-lane course with tight corners and little room for error. The 2006 Sprint Trails Race will include an eight-foot roll in at the starting gates and a trail style course, ensuring virtually no pedaling for the competitors once they drop in.

This is what GT’s Randy Stumpfhauser walked away with last year.  credit: James Ayres

Dwayne continued, “Since DC makes shoes ideal for flat pedal riding, the obvious way for us to support racing is by having a flat pedal event like Sprint Trails. There will be no advantage to “clipping-in” on this course; it’s purely the riders’ skills that are going to earn the win.”

The event is coming up quick and there is an open invite for Pros. Please contact Dwayne Taylor [email protected] for directions, more information, and to enter.

. AboutDC:Founded by Ken Block and Damon Way in 1993, DC has grown to one of the leading action sports brands in just under ten years and is distributed throughout the world. The leader in performance skateboarding shoes, DC Shoes’ product line includes men’s and women’s casual apparel, snowboard boots and outerwear, and a full line of accessories, as well as kids’ and toddlers’ skateboarding shoes. As one of the cornerstones of its marketing strategy, DC has built a world-class team of professional skateboarding, snowboarding, surfing, BMX, motocross, and rally athletes that exemplify and enhance DC’s brand, develop its signature products, and support its promotional efforts. DC is a subsidiary of Quiksilver, Inc.

For more information contact: Dwayne Taylor, [email protected], (760) 415-7579