El Cajon, California – Formula riders were once again all over the NBL map this past weekend with Elite Men’s leader dR Donny Robinson at the Golden State National in Prunedale, California and Elite Women’s leader Amanda Geving at the Florida State Championship in Tampa, Florida. Both riders had something to prove this weekend with Donny being the most dominant Elite rider on the planet so far in 2006 and Geving dominating the Florida State series for the past seven years.
Rain threatened Manzanita BMX in Prunedale, holding off on Saturday but Sunday was a different story. dR came into this race still leading all sanctions pro points and sitting in the two spot in UCI Elite men’s points. This race was all important because this time around, both days held UCI points races. Here’s Donny in his own words on how the weekend went:
“Friday I practiced in the rain at like 6pm when all the other pros were already back at the hotel. Saturday didn’t start off too well as I crashed once, but it turned out OK as I made both NBL and UCI Elite mains. The NBL main had some squeeze down the first straight. I was in third, passed Javier Colombo down the second straight and tried to catch Stumpy but was a few feet shy at the line so I got second. In the UCI main, I battled with DeWilde down the first straight, we bumped a bit in the first turn and I was able to come out of that the better and went on to win that race, so I was happy with Saturday.”
“Sunday had the threat of rain and I really wished it would have either rained hard all day or not at all. It just sprinkled on and off enough to make the turns and gate slick, which gave me a bunch of problems. I rode cautious in all my motos and barely was able to make the Elite semi Sunday. But I had some decent laps to make the mains again in both. I went half-power out of the gate in both mains because I didn’t want to slip and start out in last. I wasn’t able to let loose as much as Saturday and I ended up fourth in both mains. I certainly wasn’t pleased with Sunday’s outcome but that’s the way it went with the rain for me. A bunch of guys were going fast this weekend and it’ll be good in Perris next weekend for sure.”
Donny, after reading some press release poetry about Bubba’s return to racing, felt the urge to do some rhyming of his own: “Hey, Bubba is back in May and Donny knows it will be a lot of fun on race day, that’s all he’s got to say.” dR rocks the Formula Solution Pro while killing the Pro ranks.
On the other side of the country, Formula’s sole female factory team member Amanda Geving stayed home to once again prove she’s the most dominant girl in Florida BMX history. Amanda had won the Florida state championship four years straight on her 20-incher and has never lost a state cruiser title in 6 straight years. Amanda never lost a lap all weekend and continued her dominance in the Sunshine State, winning her fifth title on her 20-inch (second as a Pro) and her seventh on her cruiser. “I felt good all weekend,” stated Geving. “I’ve worked hard to get where I am and it feels good to be on top in Florida once again.” Amanda Geving runs the Formula Solution Pro Minus Hybrid.
Look for the Formula Facttory team at the ABA Spring Nationals in Lake Perris, California next weekend.
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