The BMX tour continues to Korea this week and although the track is different, to say the least, the Crown Haiti International BMX Competition in Seoul is definitely one of the coolest races to attend! The Korean Cycling Federation and organizers for this race do an awesome job of hosting riders from around the world, making a big effort to treat everyone to a “rockstar” style trip and race. For most, the trip is fully paid for. Everything from your flight, to transportation, lodging, and meals are taken care of and first class, and then on top of all that they have a prize purse set around $30,000 USD up for grabs to who ever can survive the track. The concrete pre fabricated track is certainly different to what todays riders are used to…flat rurns, pyramid shaped small jumps and a steep “Helltrack” type hill. This all adds to a different element of racing and to take home the $8,000 first prize luck needs to be on your side. With all of that said this is one of the most fun races on the calendar and BMX Talk is happy to be making the trip over to Soeul later today.
There is a little posse making the trip from the UK. Stay Strong World Team riders, Kyle Evans, Jordy Van Der Heijden, Leopold Tramier, Darryn Goodwin head out from Manchester later today. Clark and Kent’s Scott Waterhouse is also part of the crew with Team Managers Marco Dell’Isola and Andy shaw looking after the riders while 2024 Magazine will be capturing all of the action for the next issue.
Over 60 riders from all continents including Olympic Champion Maris Strombergs will showcase BMX for the 3rd year in a row to the Asian fans. Follow BMX_Talk on Twitter for some photo’s and upates over the next few days. Crown Haiti BMX race 2012 is about to go down…
Here’s a few pics from 2011: