Factory Team Bikes
A somewhat new looking FTB team took to the track at Rounds 1 & 2 of the BC National BMX Series, as 50% of the riders on the team this season are brand new. In fact, some of the team – James Clitheroe, Leon Parker, Finley Hough and Jensen Egan – had never raced at a national BMX event before. James Ciltheroe had an over the bar incident on day 1, but stormed back to take his very first national win at only his second national race. Leon Parker didn’t have the strongest gate or first straight in his age group, but made up for it with his track craft, picking riders off down the second and third straights to make it 2 national wins out of 2. Finley Hough, another national race scene debutant managed a very solid 4th place on day 1, but didn’t make the final on day 2. W8 Gabe Simpson put in a solid performance both days making both A-finals and coming in 4th and 3rd respectively. Lewis Longley is rocking a big fat number 30 on his plate for 2015 and his target this season was to make an A-final. On day 1, Lewis scored a personal best ever result at a national with a B-final win. Then on day 2 he made an even bigger leap forward by coming 5th in the A-final. Time to reset those season targets already! Jensen Egan was also making his national series debut after success on the SW regional . Day 1 was a steep learning curve as Jensen didn’t make a final. But he rallied on day 2 and managed 7th in the B-final. Ben Curling had a very uncharacteristic day 1 by coming 8th in the B-final.