2012 USA BMX Grand Nationals -- Tulsa, Okla.
Alise Post hasn't raced since the London Olympics due to a hand injury. This weekend, she came back to take the win in the main events at the Grand Nationals as well as the Race of Champions.
Australian native Caroline Buchanan moved to the U.S. after the London Olympics. In her short time on U.S. soil, she has gone on a mad dash for the USA BMX Elite Women's title. Buchanan ended up in second behind Dominique Daniels.
Single A Pro Joey Berthiaume came to Tulsa to go hunting, but ended up just killing it all weekend leading many of his laps in this flourescent orange jersey.
This year marks Dominique Daniels' fifth year of domination. Doing it for Doublecross, Daniels has managed to fend off hungry Australians, Colombians and fellow Americans for the title.
Marc Willers (DK/BOX) has been trading wins with Sam Willoughby all year long. In the end, it could have gone either way and not been a shock. Here's Willers at one of his finer points this weekend.
Alise Post and Caroline Buchanan were caught boosting the "Pro" side of the rhythm lap after lap. Daniels opted for the longer way around and in the end, it made no difference and she won anyway.
For a minute, it seemed as if Sam Willoughby and Connor Fields might have a real fight at the end the race. Both held onto their lines no matter how sketchy they got. Sam took the title and the day's win, while Connor managed to grab a spot on the podium at the end of the mains.
It's not often that you see someone riding with style at BMX races, so when Diamond Back's Nate Berkheimer was throwing his bike around while warming up, it was hard not to shoot it.
The Pro Spectacular began with a touching tribute to the legend Kyle Bennett. World class BMX announcer Mike Redman called up KB88 for one last gate, while Kyle's mother and long time coach Shawn Dwight brought up his bike for one last first straight.
Sam Willoughby showing Marc Willers the faster way over the berm jump. Whips win titles.
Caroline Buchanan congratulating rival Dominique Daniels on an excellent season.
Sam Wiloughby has 20,000 reasons to have that broad smile on his face right now.
It's starts like this that helped Sam Willoughby (Redline/Coca Cola) win his Second USA BMX #1 title.