2017 TRA Fast as Hell Comp

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The 2017 TRA Fast as Hell Comp was held at the annual Catty Halloween Jam. With riders from all over the world roasting the big runs, pumps loops for riders of all ages, Halloween costumes, and a bunch of fun contests and raffles throughout the day, the jam serves as both a fundraiser and end-of-year party for riders trying get their laps in before the Northeast frost.

For this years event, TRA expanded the Fast as Hell Comp to include both a kids and a pro class. Amateurs were split into 14 & Under and 15 & over age groups. The pro class was 50% payback, winner-take-all, with all proceeds going to the Posh/Catty non-profit Lehigh Valley Bicycle Association. The riders also competed for the TRA pro-belt, courtest of S&M, FIT, Empire, Dirtsculpt, and Axlerad Screen Printing.

The older amateur and pro classes raced on “Fonzy to 79”, a 40 second run with lots of jumps, turns, and speed changes. The younger amateurs raced on the downhill pump loop which featuring a newly built starting hill and wooden over/under bridge. Each class was run for 30 minutes and were riders allowed to take as many runs as they wanted. Scores went by fastest time for each rider.

In the 14 & Under kids class there were 5 riders including girls and boys ages 8 through 12 years old. 8 year old Jake Rutkowski was on top of the podium with 9 year old and TRA regular Chase Delfino in 2nd. 12 year old Velicity Miller showed that girls have a place on the podium too with a 3rd place finish.

In the 15 & Over amateur class, 1st place went to Ever Peacock with Noah Oliver in 2nd. At 17 years old, Ever just missed being able to enter the pro class but proved himself with a time that would have put him 3rd place on the pro podium. Look out for Ever in 2018!

In the pro class, Evan Eisenhard completely dominated, winning the pro belt and first place money with all of his runs going faster than everyone else in the comp.  2nd place went to three-time TRA Fast as Hell comp champ Chopper Daily who came back to the podium with a vengeance this year. Third place went to “City Boy” John Lynn, rocking the only kind of spandex TRA will allow.   Get ready for more TRA BMX racing in 2018!

2017 TRA Fast as Hell Comp Results:

Pro
1. Evan Eisenhard
2. Chopper Daily
3. John Lynn
4. Greg Custer
5. Chris Bird
6. Michael Gentilcore
7. Zack Andringa

15 & Over Amateur
1. Ever Peacock
2. Noah Oliver

14 & Under Amateur
1. Jake Rutkowitz
2. Chase Delfino
3. Velicity Miller
4. Olivia Miller
5. Mia Custer

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Catty Halloween Jam, TRA Fast as Hell Comp – Pro Class Results: Evan Eisenhard 1st, Chopper Daley 2nd, Jon Lynn 3rd. These riders set the trails on FIRE!

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15 & Over “Fast as Hell” champ Ever Peacock wasn’t quite old enough to race pro but he sure was fast enough…his time would’ve put him on the pro podium! Look out for him next year.

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In the 14 & Under “Fast as Heck” class, Jake Rutkowitz (right) edged out Chase Delfino for the win. Velicity Miller took 3rd and was on road before she had the chance to stand on the podium with the boys, but she made her mark nonetheless!

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2017 TRA Fast as Hell Comp – Catty Halloween Jam

It’s time for the annual TRA “Fast as Hell” Comp at the Catty Halloween Jam on Saturday, October 14th. This year we’ve added pro and kids classes.  Come on out, have some fun, and help raise funds to keep Posh and Catty Woods alive!TRCattyIndividualTropihies2017

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Catty Flatland Jam 2017

The Catty Flatland Jam went down July 1st 2017 and was held in conjunction with the annual Posh/Catty fourth of July trail jams.   TRA sponsored the event, hosted by ECD OG Mel Cody.  Here is some of the great riding that went down.

Joey Branford – time machine to flail boomerang

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Jason Kale ripping it up at the Catty Flatland Jam

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Scott Twifford had some fun with the mini box between his flatland runs.

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Tracey Anthony – trails, park, flatland…she rides BMX!

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TRA Fastest Run Comp – Catty Halloween Jam

Bethlehem, PA (October 30, 2015) – The TRA Fastest Run Comp went down at the Catty Halloween Jam on October 24, 2015. 18 riders entered to burn up some of the best trails in the world and battle for the 1st place “Fast as Hell“ award. With a great mix of riders like Evan Eisenhard, Jon Lynn, Brandon Grimm, English Jimmy, and Mark Potoczny on the line, the action was nonstop. This year‘s line was Fonzy to ‘79. The format was two runs for each rider with best times to determine winners and awards to top three.

The first round featured plenty of high speed blow-ups that kept the competitors on the hill laughing and the crowd on their feet. The pressure was on when Chopper Daley, winner of the last two TRA fastest run comps, derailed along with seven other riders while Evan Eisenhard won the round. The heat turned up in the second round with faster runs from all the riders. Brandon Grimm, Jon “City Boy“ Lynn, Mark Potoczny, and Alex Boyd all put in fast times but ended up just outside the top 3 while Eisenhard slid off the course at high speed. Catty local Jack Dorwood took the 3rd place “Really Fast“ award while underdog Ever Peacock took the 2nd place “Super Fast“ award. But in the end, coming off a DNF in the first round with an absolutely blazing 2nd run, it was Chopper Daley who took the 1st place “Fast as Hell“ award. With perfect control at higher speed than should be humanly possible, Chopper showed everyone why he is now the 3-time TRA Fastest Run Comp Champ.

After the comp, lots of great riding went down in what has become one of the best jams of the year. Big thanks to the Catty locals and the TRA Fastest Run Comp sponsors: S&M, FIT, Empire, Dirtsculpt, Axelrad Screenprinting, and all the companies who donated to keep Catty Trails alive in 2015. Please support the trails at http://www.PAWOODS.com. For more info or to bring a TRA Fastest Run Comp to trails near you, check out www.TRABMX.com.  Photos: Steve Derkacs & Ekim King

TRA Fastest Run Comp – Catty Halloween Jam – Results

  1. “Fast as Hell“ Chopper Daley
  2. “Super Fast“ Ever Peacock
  3. “Really Fast“ Jack Dorwood
  4. Brandon Grimm
  5. Eric Hennessey
  6. James Stavros
  7. Jon Lynn
  8. Matt Trieval
  9. Mark Potoczny
  10. Chris Traverse
  11. Mike Stauffer
  12. Mike McLoughlin
  13. Marky T
  14. Ryan Blatter
  15. Evan Eisenhard
  16. Alex Boyd
  17. Mike Gentilcore
  18. English Jimmy
Podium

The 2015 Catty Halloween Jam / TRA Fastest Run Comp Podium: Ever Peacock (2nd), Jack Dorwood (3rd), and Chopper Daley (1st)

Chopper at Speed

Chopper Daley is hell on wheels. With perfect control at higher speed than should be humanly possible, Chopper showed everyone why he is now the 3-time TRA Fastest Run Comp Champ.

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Ever Peacock blazed to a second place finish and beat out a number of top riders in the process.

Jack in action

Catty local, Jack Dorwood, put on his race face for a well deserved 3rd place finish.

Stauffer Technique

Mike Stauffer Jr. flying low in the 1st round of the TRA Fastest Run Comp.

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Tucked and pinned, English Jimmy rode like a man possessed but a few slips kept him out of the top three this year.

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Mike McLoughlin – racing for decades and still at it.

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Chopper Daley – winner of the 2015 TRA “Fast as Hell” award.

Lynn Spandex

Jon Lynn put in some killer race laps at the only race of the year where TRA will allow spandex.

Kids

This is the future of BMX right here.

Crowd

Catty Halloween Jam draws riders from all over the world for great times year after year.

Awards

Don’t miss next year’s TRA Fastest Run Comp at the Catty Halloween Jam.

 

 

 

 

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BMX Plus! Magazine – TRA Double Cross Coverage

Big thanks to BMX Plus! Magazine for their great coverage of the TRA Double Cross and Dirt Jump Comp in the April 2015 issue.  Click here to check it out: BMX Plus! TRA Double Cross coverage.

 

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Elevated Visuals Edit: TRA BMX Double Cross and Dirt Jump Comp

Big thanks to Troy Zeigler from Elevated Visuals for putting this awesome edit together. Troy’s dedicated support is always a key part of getting TRA’s BMX message out to riders everywhere. Big thanks also go out to Nat Bartholomew for the aerial shots and Tim Coyne for the additional camera shots. Ride on!

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Matt Kelty talks about the TRA Double Cross Event

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Al Cayne interviewed former NBL #1 Pro, Matt Kelty, to get his thoughts on the TRA Double Cross and Dirt Jump Comp. Check it out here at Sugarcayne.com

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Chris Bird Edit: TRA Double Cross and Dirt Jump Comp

Chris Bird put together this awesome edit of the TRA Double Cross and Dirt Jump Comp showing all of the great action that went down. This is BMX racing at its best.

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Sekt Edit: TRA Double Cross and Dirt Jump Comp

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Doug Foulke is at it again, always down for supporting the trails whether its Posh, Catty, or this great edit right here from the TRA Double Cross and Dirt Jump Comp.

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BMX News Podcast: TRA Double Cross

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Big thanks to Mike Carruth at BMX News for this Announcer’s Tower Podcast with TRA CEO, Mike Gentilcore, and 2014 TRA Double Cross winner, Victor Behm. Check it out here at BMX News.

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