Sophia Foresta Wins 2015 USABMX Title in Tulsa Oklahoma
GT Bicycles' Sophia Foresta wins the USABMX National #1 Amateur Girls title, the most prestigious amateur title in BMX. She raced her GT Carbon Speed Series Pro to a dominant performance at the USABMX Grand Nationals in Tulsa Oklahoma where she went undefeated all weekend long in her division. The title is the culmination of a yearlong of racing national events with top finishes but had to win the final to take the overall title against 55 of the fastest females from around the world.
Also up for a title was Felicia Stancil, also a rider supported by Sapim. Felicia came into the Grand Nationals with a chance to win the Women's Pro title and would have to battle with the fastest ladies in the racing world. After some hard fought race Felicia would end up with 2nd overall for the 2015 season, her best overall result since she turned professional just two years ago. With a new season starting soon her focus will be on qualifying for the 2016 US Olympic team in June.
Another great accomplishment for the GT team came from Dougie Butcher. The laid-back kid from Scottsdale Arizona put down one of the fastest laps of the weekend by taking the win in the 17-18 Expert class at the Race of Champions. The win gives Butcher the honor of running the red Race of Champions #1 plate for the next year which very few ever achieve.
Foresta, Felicia, and Dougie, congratulation to all three of you for your title.
Photo by: Jerry Landrum