2019 TRA Double Cross and Dirt Jump Comp Results

The 2019 TRA Double Cross and Dirt Jump Comp went down September 21, 2019 at the TRA compound near Bethlehem Pennsylvania, home of Posh and Catty Trails. The pro invitational fundraiser event, presented by S&M/FIT, drew 37 BMX riders from across the country and also debuted TRA’s first 26” Double Cross event featuring 11 riders. The 2-man course featured full-on trails style jumps with minimal pedaling, lots of pumping, and plenty of air time, close racing, and lead changes. After the race, an open wheel dirt jump comp was held on the same course with best run judged by the Posh and Catty locals, including 2019 NORA Cup winner Jason Lonergan.  With support from Odyssey, Empire, Powers Bike Shop, Dirtsculpt, Five Ten Footwear, Blackmans’s Cycle Center, Axlerad Screen Printing, Action Wheels Bike Shop, Penn Skate Skatepark, The Wheel Mill, and STAY STRONG, the event featured a $1500 pro purse with a winner-take-all cash prize in each class.

With a full field of top riders from all disciplines, including top trail riders like Clint Reynolds, park riders like Vinny Mannino, and vet pro racers like Brian Streiby and Josh Smith, there were a lot of different BMX styles on display. Similarly, various styles from downhill racers to slopestyle riders were represented in the 26” class. Once the racing started, all the different styles came together for some very intense, wild racing in both classes. In 20” Double Cross, Vic Behm continued his winning streak from the first event, followed by Colby Benoit and Josh Smith taking the final spot on the podium. In 26” Double Cross, Nick Fix edged out David Lieb, who took the 3rd podium spot, and went on in the final race to pump past top downhill racer Mauricio Estrada down the first straight to take the win. The event concluded with the open wheel dirt jump comp which was held over the entire course. Clint Reynolds manualed the roof jump and 360 turndowned for 3rd place while Mason Ritter saran wrapped one-handed his way to 2nd place. The rest of the competition knew they were in trouble when top 26” slopestyle rider, David Lieb dropped in for his first run. With triple truck drivers, corkscrew flips, big 360 tables, and a flip whip, David destroyed the entire course and was clearly on the next level.

Everybody was stoked on the vibe and overall feel of the event which brought together all the different wheel sizes and riding disciplines to make for a super fun event that served as a fundraiser for TRA’s continuing mission to build its first public dirt park. Big thanks to all of our sponsors and volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this event a success.

Results:

20” Double Cross:

1st       Vic Behm

2nd       Colby Benoit

3rd        Josh Smith

 

26” Double Cross:

1st        Nick Fix

2nd       Mauricio Estrada

3rd        David Lieb

 

Open Wheel Dirt Jump Comp:

1st        David Lieb

2nd       Mason Ritter

3rd        Clint Reynolds

2019TRA20Podium

2019 TRA 20″ Double Cross Podium: 1st Place – Vic Behm, 2nd Place – Colby Benoit, 3rd Place – Josh Smith

 

2019TRA26Podium

2019 TRA 26″ Double Cross Podium: 1st place – Nick Fix, 2nd place – Mauricio Estrada, 3rd place – David Lieb

2019TRADJPodium

2019 TRA Open Wheel Dirt Jump Comp: 1st Place – David Lieb, 2nd Place – Mason Ritter, 3rd Place – Clint Reynolds

 

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