The 2015 USA BMX Pro series is winning down, as the series moved to Oldsmar, Florida. This would be huge weekend for the BMX Pros, as this was not only the last stop of the Pro Tour before the USA BMX Grand Nationals, but this would be one of the USA BMX North American SX events, where not only the newly rebuilt Oldsmar track would be huge, but the prize money would be giant and chance to gain some more points towards the overall 2015 USA BMX Pro title would be priceless.
Joris and Connor currently sit 1 & 2 in the overall points, so if they want to put any separation between each other, or 3rd place in the points Sam Willoughby, they would need to do it this weekend.
The newly rebuilt Oldsmar BMX track had the riders excited to race on the newest Supercross track built in the USA and battle it out for the huge Pro prize purse.
On Friday night, Connor and Joris would race the opening day of the 2 day event for the final stop on the USA BMX pro tour, before the Grands weekend.
Arriving to the Oldsmar track, both riders were excited about the new facility and were looking forward to another great weekend of BMX racing and hoping to make their way onto the podium each day.
On Friday, they were both abel to achieve that. Both riders made their way easily through the qualifiers and into the Friday night main event. When the gate dropped, both had a good start, but were slightly edged out by Sylvan Andre, as he took the holeshot. Connor and Joris would battle it out, as Connor passed Joris on the 2nd straightway, and pulled up to Sylvan, but was unable to pass him for the win. Connor would finish 2nd with Joris just behind in 3rd, for another great finish by the Chase BMX Pro team riders on the USA tour!
On Saturday, the guys once again rode strong all day. Once again they both made their way into the main event. As the gate dropped on Saturday night, it was Sam Willoughby with the lead, with Joris and Connor all over him. Down the 2nd straightaway, Joris made the pass on Sam and they entered the 2nd turn and drifted slightly high. This was just enough for Connor to try to make the move on the inside, and he was able to pass both riders, taking over the lead. Joris would pressure Connor the rest of the lap, but Connor would hold off Joris and take the win!
What a great weekend for the Chase BMX Pro’s as they now go into the Grands, with both of them having a chance at winning their first USA BMX #1 Pro title. It will all come down to the Saturday night Pro main at the Grands, and we ae so excited to see both of the Chase BMX pros going for one of the biggest titles in BMX!
The riders now have a little over a month to prepare for the USA BMX Grand Nationals, where both Joris and Connor will be up for the USA BMX #1 Pro title. Sam Willoughby will be the rider that wants ti upset both of them for the overall title, so it will be an exciting weekend of BMX racing, come Thanksgiving time in Tulsa.