Hampton BMX Hosts Old Dominion Nationals June 10-12, 2011

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This June 10-12, 2011, an estimated 600 BMX bikers and 1500 spectators from across the country will head to Hampton, Virginia for the Old Dominion Nationals, an American Bicycle Association (ABA) National Race taking place at Hampton BMX, formerly Hampton Supertrack. Competitors from as far away as California, Nevada, and Texas are expected to participate in this action-packed event.

Both professional and amateur cyclists will participate in this year’s event, with amateur bikers earning points and professional bikers earning a possible cash payout.

“This is a national race, which happens to be one of the highest levels in BMX racing” said Kelli Townsend, President of Hampton BMX Parent’s Association. "We are extremely excited about the opportunity to showcase our city and track."

This June 10-12, 2011, an estimated 600 BMX bikers and 1500 spectators from across the country will head to Hampton, Virginia for the Old Dominion Nationals, an American Bicycle Association (ABA) National Race taking place at Hampton BMX, formerly Hampton Supertrack. Competitors from as far away as California, Nevada, and Texas are expected to participate in this action-packed event. The race is free and open to the public; however bikers hoping to register can do so at http://www.ababmx.com for a fee.

“This is a national race, which happens to be one of the highest levels in BMX racing” said Kelli Townsend, President of Hampton BMX Parent’s Association. “In fact, the last time Hampton hosted a national race was 29 years ago. We are extremely excited about the opportunity to showcase our city, and track, to so many great competitors and out-of-town guests.”

Both professional and amateur cyclists will participate in this year’s event, with amateur bikers earning points and professional bikers earning a possible cash payout (amount determined by the number of riders registered). Two local professionals competing this year include Johnny Culbreth and Matt Boller.

In addition to racing action, attendees will have the opportunity to check out the Old Dominion Nationals Inaugural Custom Rods and Classic Car Show, sponsored by the Suffolk Rods & Muscle Cars. All cars must be at least 25 years-old. The cost to participate in the show is $15 pre-registration at http://www.hamptonbmx.com (before June 4) or $20 the day of the show. Other weekend activities include live music, 50/50 raffle, food and beverage vendors, Chinese Auction, and more.

Racing Times (Start)
Friday, June 10- 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 11- 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, June 12- 8:00 a.m.

Registration Cost for Bikers
Friday- $25
Saturday- $45
Sunday- $45

Cost for Attendees
Free

Parking
$5 daily
$15 weekend

Location
Hampton BMX
901 Little Back River Road
Hampton, Virginia 23663

For more information on the Old Dominion Nationals, call Kelli Townsend at 757/768-4629 or check out http://www.hamptonbmx.com. Rider registration is available online at http://www.ababmx.com. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is $5 each day or $15 for the weekend.

Hampton BMX, formerly Hampton Supertrack, has been a fixture of Gosnold’s Hope Park for over 30 years. The track hosts about 30 BMX races annually, March through November, and is run mostly by committed volunteers.

BMX, or Bicycle Motocross, originated in California in the 1970s. The movement started when a group of children began emulating motorcycle motocross on their bikes. The documentary motion picture On Any Sunday helped kick the sport in to full-gear in the U.S., with popularity of the recreational activity sky-rocketing in the mid-1970s. In 2008, BMX debuted at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.

Partially bordered by the Hampton Roads harbor and Chesapeake Bay, Hampton, with the 344,000 sq. ft. Hampton Roads Convention Center, is located in the center of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Hampton is the site of America's first continuous English-speaking settlement and is home to such visitor attractions as the Virginia Air & Space Center and Riverside IMAX ® Theater, Hampton History Museum, harbor tours and cruises, Hampton University Museum, Fort Monroe, award-winning Hampton Coliseum, The American Theatre, among others.

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