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Riding the Wave in Motown

Five decades of racers have rolled up onto the Waterford Oaks gate, and in 2024, a new crop of racers had the chance to experience riding the wave in Waterford, MI.


Returning for the first time since 2014, the local Waterford Oaks volunteer crew put in some serious work to prepare for the weekend. Once tires hit the track, the BMX world was reminded why we love racing in Waterford, MI. While the modern era of BMX is used to all-out speed, fully pinned into each turn, the Pro classes were made to bring a little brake lever finesse into the 9th and 10th stops of the 202 USA BMX Pro Series.


He won as an A-Pro back in 2014; now Jeremy Smith can add the 2024 Men's Pro win to his Waterford resume.


Women Pro - Riders = 7 | Friday

1 LEXIS (LIGHTNING) COLBY, SUPERCROSS, SURPRISE, AZ

2 PAYTON RIDENOUR, MONGOOSE BICYCLES, TULSA, OK

3 ELIDA (BEEMAN) BEEMAN, 110% NUTRITION, LANSING, MI

4 OLIVIA ARMSTRONG, FULLTILT/RADIO, BEND, OR

5 CARLY KANE, HUFFY CORPORATION, GUILFORD, IN

6 RACHEL MYDOCK, REMIX BMX, PHOENIX, AZ

7 AVA (THE FLAVA) CORLEY, FACTORY RIFT TANGENT, LA MIRADA, CA


Men Pro - Riders = 18 | Friday

1 JEREMY (J-SMOOTH) SMITH, HYPERBIKES/SNAFU/AKERBRA, MYAKKA CITY, FL

2 JACK DAVIS, SSQUARED FACTORY TEAM, LARGO, FL

3 CORBEN SHARRAH, DAYLIGHT, TUCSON, AZ

4 DREW POLK, FACTORY SYNDYT/LSG, AVON, IN

5 JOSEPH LETO, ROUTE TRANSPORTATION, SARASOTA, FL

6 FEDERICO VILLEGAS, FACTORY RIFT TANGENT, MYAKKA CITY, FL

7 ANDRE (THE ASSASSIN.) LACROIX, PHOENIX/JUNGLE, OLDSMAR, FL

8 BRODY COLE, 110% NUTRITION, SPRING, TX


Vet Pro - Riders = 9 | Friday

1 BARRY (BAMA SLAMMA) NOBLES, CHASE / BRGSTORE.COM, STERRETT, AL

2 JEFF (BIG JEFF) UPSHAW, ZERONINE, NAMPA, ID

3 NIC (CAPTAIN) LONG, HARO / PROMAX / SOURCE, CLAREMORE, OK

4 JOSH SMITH, DK BIKES & BMXRACESUPPLY, SPRINGBORO, OH

5 DUSTIN (DUSTMAN) JACOBS, FACTORY RIPT BMX, FREEPORT, IL

6 DAMON (SOULETICS) SMITH, SOULETICS, FOLSOM, CA

7 JUSTIN LEDOUX, WALLKILL, NY

8 CARLOS PIERSON, ADRIAN, MI



 

The first win is always the sweetest, but a sweep of the weekend may be even sweeter as Lexis Colby takes home her first two wins of her Women Pro Career.


Women Pro - Riders = 7 | Saturday

1 LEXIS (LIGHTNING) COLBY, SUPERCROSS, SURPRISE, AZ

2 PAYTON RIDENOUR, MONGOOSE BICYCLES, TULSA, OK

3 OLIVIA ARMSTRONG, FULLTILT/RADIO, BEND, OR

4 ELIDA (BEEMAN) BEEMAN, 110% NUTRITION, LANSING, MI

5 CARLY KANE, HUFFY CORPORATION, GUILFORD, IN

6 RACHEL MYDOCK, REMIX BMX, PHOENIX, AZ


Men Pro - Riders = 17 | Saturday

1 JACK DAVIS, SSQUARED FACTORY TEAM, LARGO, FL

2 JEREMY (J-SMOOTH) SMITH, HYPERBIKES/SNAFU/AKERBRA, MYAKKA CITY, FL

3 FEDERICO VILLEGAS, FACTORY RIFT TANGENT, MYAKKA CITY, FL

4 JOSEPH LETO, ROUTE TRANSPORTATION, SARASOTA, FL

5 CORBEN SHARRAH, DAYLIGHT, TUCSON, AZ

6 BRODY COLE, 110% NUTRITION, SPRING, TX

7 CAMERON (WINGDING) WING, PICKLE JUICE, GARLAND, TX

8 DREW POLK, FACTORY SYNDYT/LSG, AVON, IN


Vet Pro - Riders = 9 | Saturday

1 BARRY (BAMA SLAMMA) NOBLES, CHASE / BRGSTORE.COM, STERRETT, AL

2 NIC (CAPTAIN) LONG, HARO / PROMAX / SOURCE, CLAREMORE, OK

3 JEFF (BIG JEFF) UPSHAW, ZERONINE, NAMPA, ID

4 DUSTIN (DUSTMAN) JACOBS, FACTORY RIPT BMX, FREEPORT, IL

5 JOSH SMITH, DK BIKES & BMXRACESUPPLY, SPRINGBORO, OH

6 JUSTIN LEDOUX, WALLKILL, NY

7 DAMON (SOULETICS) SMITH, SOULETICS, FOLSOM, CA

8 CARLOS PIERSON, ADRIAN, MI




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