Stop #3 of the 2023 USA BMX Pro Series took the worlds fastest BMX races to the premier BMX race track in the USA, the Rock Hill BMX park. As a previous host of the UCI BMX Worlds and World Cups, Rock Hill has spared no expense to offer the best BMX racing facility in the USA and the Pros love the track. The Chase BMX Pro team was in full force in Rock Hill, with Joris Daudet, Izaac Kennedy, Barry Nobels, and Connor Fields in attendance for the event. Connor was on hand to participate in the teams Photo and Video shoot, just after hosting a BMX training clinic a few days before in the Atlanta, Ga area.
Joris Daudet, the 5 time USA BMX #1 Pro says he is no where near slowing down and by watching him race on Friday during the 1st day of the USA BMX Carolina Nationals, you would sure never doubt it. Joris rode strong and out front all day and then it came time for the main event, he rode his best lap of the day, coming from the outside in the gate, and putting down the power and forcing his was to the front, taking the hole shot and the overall victory for the day!
On Day 2, Joris was once again one of the fastest riders on track and make his way into the main even. With High winds all day, the track was changed for the pros and they would take off the 8m hill, but would not ride on the Pro line and Berm jump. Joris played it safe, but still wanted to go for the win, but after a bad gate, he was held back for 4th for the day. A overall successful weekend for Joris.
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Izaac Kennedy was also racing fast all day, but in the semi, it was one small mistake that cost him a place in the main event.
On Day 2, Izaac was on a mission to be in the mail event, and he did just that. When the gate slammed down, he was in a battle for the lead, but was just off the top spot and would chase the top 2 riders around the track and finish up in 3rd for the day.
Barry Nobles kicked things off on Friday with impressive wins all day, up until the main event. When the gate dropped, he had an all out drag race which unfortunately put him on the wrong side of the first turn. All was good, as Barry didnt crash and will be ready to race all out again on Saturday.
On Day 2, Barry was once again the top rider in the class and made his way into the main. But once again, things went bad for Barry in the 1st turn, but this time a crash kept him off the podium and gave him an unwanted souvenir of scrapes to take home from the weekend.
The team now prepares for the next round of the USA BMX tour in Tulsa, Oklahoma in early May.
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