With a solid crew of riders equipped with
the stealth HARO black out Race LT frames, Morphine descended upon
Charlotte, NC and Hornet’s Nest BMX for a weekend of racing and hangin’
“wit” the boys.
A Pro - Olijuwon Davis, in usual fashion started off the weekend as
usually hittin’ the Friday night race. With the PRO series in the
house, Friday was stacked with AA and A pros. OD started by
warming up the rubber with a solid 4th.
Saturday and Sunday showed off ODs hard work and style as he rolled to the same podium spot with double deuces.
Vet PRO – Tim Dinger was welcomed back by all to his first race at his
hometown after a long hiatus due to double injury setbacks. He
wasted no time to let the class know he is back with a sloid 4th place
just off the podium.
Sunday, going for it in true Dinger fashion, Tim went down in the motos
to take a bar-end to the stomach. However, he continued on to
make the main but was hindered by the injury and rolled to take the 8th
place at the line.
36-40 Expert/Cruiser - Doran Bradshaw, strapped on both bikes for the
weekend and did them both with style as usual. In class, Doran
rode to a podium spot both days with a 3rd and a 3rd. In cruiser,
He stepped up the game and took a top spot, 1st, on Saturday and a 3rd
In between, his riding Doran took the whip for a photo shoot for a bike
check in PULL. Be sure to check it and see what a NAG #1 drives.
17-18X - Ryan DeRoche, showed what grit he is made of during the
weekend riding with shoulder injury. Putting determination over
pain, Ryan rode to the podium both days with doubling up on the deuces.
17-18X Jared Johnson, Showing the same determination has is partner in
17/18X, Jared continued his come back with a solid podium spot taking a
3rd on Saturday. Jared was on track to repeat looking solid in
the semi on Sunday but got caught up with another rider in turn 1 and
went down to end his day.
16X - Noah Reeves, staged up on the gate Saturday with a stacked class
and rode his way to the main taking a solid 5th at the line.
Sunday proved to be better as Noah was headed toward the podium but
getting a little loose on the final straight keep him just shy with a
11X - Dylan ‘Dweazey” Shipley, showed of his style for miles riding
making his way thru class and ending the day just off the podium with a
4th. Dylan strapped it on again for day 2 with a repeat at the
line and adding a 4th to his weekend.
Overall a great weekend for the team and our sponsors with a solid
weekend of 9 podiums out of 16 gate drops. The next stop for the
team will be NashVegas and the Music City Nationals.
Be sure to stop by or catch the riders on the track to check out the
new “5 Star” Chromo forks. Our new Chromo fork designed in true
Morphine style with custom dropouts/steer tube and coming in under 800
grams. Coming to you soon!