|Hannah Roberts - Super Clean Tuck No-Hander|
The day started off with practice bright and early on a Sunday morning, I saw a bunch of familiar faces with the entire Kitchen crew getting things ready for go time. Right around start time, we had an incident involving our winner from the Expert Class at stop #1, Dalton Edwards. Dalton took a very serious crash that landed him in the local hospital for over a week at his point. A very scary moment for everyone, especially Dalton's entire family who supports him and his BMX 100%. Please keep Dalton and his family in your thoughts and prayers, keep sending him positive vibes and I have no doubt, he will make a full recovery!
|Dalton Edwards, Winner from Stop #1!|
We started out the day once again in true Indiana style with a game of Foot-Down. This a a game that we developed in the late 80's to work on our balance and overall bike skills. Basically you put everyone in a confined space and you try to take each other out! It was a great way to get everyone pumped up and have a blast on their bikes. We had epic battles and Brett won the 1st two rounds, the winners all received a prize from Dan's Comp! We had 6 rounds of foot down, always a blast!
|Brett Banasiewicz is no stranger to winning, he won the 1st two rounds of Foot-Down!|
|Brett's Dad, Bill Banasiewiz, couldn't resist jumping in on the Foot-Down Action, an easy target with the Orange Lid!|
|Down to the Wire between Chris Gerber, Mad Dad, and Mad Dog being the last one to put his foot down!|
|Jordan Bowen "aka: Triple J" doing some work in Foot-Down for a free Dan's Comp Bag!|
|Brett Banasiewicz - Chris Gerber - Glenn Salyers|
|Brett with Dalton King (3) Blake Young (2) Nico Vanderheyden (1)|
|Brett with Hannah Roberts (3) Dave Jenkins (2) John Berli (1)|
The Open Class was definitely one to watch, The Kitchen is definitely built for speed, and the guys in this class were out for fun, they all had a blast putting on a show for everyone in attendance. After all this series is all about fun, and having fun on a little bike is what we do best! The action was heavy and the riders were one upping each other till the very end. The victory ended up going to Gage Leiter, who highlighted his final run with a 3 Double Truck! 2nd Place went to a well deserved Devon Fish who landed his 1st ever 720 during the comp! 3rd Place ended up going to an amazing rider who definitely knows how to have a great time on two wheels Hank Kujawa!
|The Maddog with Hank Kujawa (3) Devon Fish (2) Gage Leiter (1)|
|Scotty Kline - Barspin|
|Devon Fish - 720!|
|Chris Gerber and Hank Kujawa - Reppin' Solution Action Sports|
|Danny Rumple - Tuck No Hander|
|Nico Vanderheyden - Step Up|
|John Berli - Wall Ride at the Top!|
|Blake Young - Turndown over the Hip|
|Hank Kujawa - Superman Seat Grab|
|Gage Leiter - 3-Whip|
|Jordan Stark - 3-Whip|
|Gage Leiter - 360 Double Truck!|
|Sean Lynch - 540 Transer|
|Gage Leiter - Tailwhip Air|
|Devon Fish - Flairs both ways all day long!|
|Danny Rumple - Nothing|
|Reggie Styles - Brett Banasiewicz - Jordan Bowen|
HUGE Thanks to Scott Towne & Everyone at Dan's Comp for backing stuff like this! Also thanks to Solution Action Sports, New Republic Skatepark, and all who pitched in one way or another for the amateurs!! I am excited to do it again next year!
All Photos: Mikey Noles -Thank You Mikey!