27 episodes

If your looking for all things BMX racing you’ve found the right podcast. Here at “Lane 8 BMX Podcast I’ll speak with Olympic level racers, kids to the weekend warriors and much more. So, get comfortable, turn up the volume, and remember to snap on green.

Lane 8 BMX Podcast Todd Wilson

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

If your looking for all things BMX racing you’ve found the right podcast. Here at “Lane 8 BMX Podcast I’ll speak with Olympic level racers, kids to the weekend warriors and much more. So, get comfortable, turn up the volume, and remember to snap on green.

    Dale Holmes, World Champion and historian

    Dale Holmes, World Champion and historian

    Dale Holmes started racing in 1982. His first race was at the Nottingham Outlaws BMX Track. Locally and regionally he got into the top 3. 1985 he got his first national win at 13 years old. England is such a small country but Dale says there were a lot of tracks all over the place. His training program when he was young consisted of riding a lot at the track and racing. The system paid off because he won British Championships, National number 1's and nationals throughout the country. At 16 he turned pro in the superclass. In 1990 Dale came to America to race in Florida. It took several more trips and around 1996 to make a full commitment to live in the states. He chose California for is base.  Dale credits Christoph Leveque and Dave Cullinan with showing him how to train. Dale career was long and fruitful. He won 2 world titles, European title plus a World Cup title. He retired from elite racing in 2006. He jumped into MTBing for a year but went back to race Vet Pro.  Currently Dale has been running his "BMX Pro for a week summer camps," for 9 years now. He's even started a clothing company called "Divide." 
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    • 50 min
    Shawn Wade, hard work is the norm.

    Shawn Wade, hard work is the norm.

    Shawn Wade is an Illinois native. He didn't start racing until he was 15. Before he got on the bike he raced motorcycles. He grew up at motorcycle tracks watching his family race. Shawn's first BMX race was Mother's Day 2001. The first 15 years of his racing career he only raced class and not cruisers. But, as fate would have it he's known as a cruiser guy. Wade credits his success to simple hard work. He's says once he started lifting weights it was a game changer for results on the track. He's now racing 36040 cruiser and it's been a challenge. His 1st national this year was Nashville and he took a beating. But that thing called hard work has seen Shawn come on strong. In this interview you'll learn about why he doesn't race class, how he got into music and riding for Alpha factory team. 
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Elliot McGrath, the quiet storm

    Elliot McGrath, the quiet storm

    Elliot McGrath is from New Hope, Minnesota. He's considered a BMX legend in the state of 10,000 lakes.  Elliot first started riding bikes with his brothers by making jumps. And then he got his chance at the old Rehbeins indoor track that was in a barn in Lino Lakes. By the time Elliot was 14 he was on tour with Stile Industries. He says his class was really hard with Corben Sharrah, Conner Fields, Tory Nyhaug to Tommy Zula. He credits the class for him becoming a better rider. At 15 Elliot took a break from racing. Eventually he would return motivated. He eventually turned pro after missing out on an amateur title. Racing A pro went well. But when he went AA the competition was much stiffer. His last sponsor as a pro was Staats. His last race was a little over 2yrs ago in Sarasota, Florida. Elliot says he's retired but interested in racing some vet pro races. 
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    • 31 min
    Tyler Klumper, staking his claim to greatness.

    Tyler Klumper, staking his claim to greatness.

    Tyler Klumper is a continent jumper from an early age. He started out in Africa and then moved to North America. Florida is where the Klumper called home here in the states. Tyler raced motocross at an early age. But once he got on a BMX bike at the old Oldsmar track motorcycles eventually fell to the wayside. By the time he was eleven Tyler was back living in Durban, South Africa and would quit racing a year later. Before he walked away he earned a worlds plate on his cruiser. At the ripe old age of 17 he was back on a BMX bike and at 18 he moved back to Florida. Tyler had six productive years in Florida but recently moved to the Netherlands to be closer to family and race the euro circuit. 
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    • 40 min
    Henry Leners, great kid, great family

    Henry Leners, great kid, great family

    Henry Leners is an 11-year-old Minnesota ripper. He started at 2-years-old riding a strider bike. By the time he was three he was pedaling around the track. He turned expert at 5-years-old and progressed quickly with his skill. Henry has ridden for Synergy, Venom and currently he's on Ssquared Factory Team. His favorite track is STMA BMX. This soon to be 6th grade this fall not only races bikes but he plays tackle football. Henry says it can be tough to balance both sports. His next big race is the Tar Heel Nationals in North Carolina. I caught up with Henry right after the state race at Mankato BMX. I hope you enjoy the interview. 

    • 22 min
    Joey Leto, balancing school and racing

    Joey Leto, balancing school and racing

    Joey Leto first showed up at a BMX track at the age of three. He was called the neighborhood legend. Joey says he wasn't very good but he loved riding his bike. Sarasota BMX was and is his home track. He got serious with racing around the age of 11 when he started racing the Florida state series. During his amateur career he rod for All Tow Wrecking Crew/Yess to Full Tilt. Joey's amateur career was capped off with NAG #1 plate in the 17-20 expert class. He turned pro and started racing for Corsa Wear and eventually switched over to Staystrong. He says the biggest adjustment to racing pro is not racing as often as he did as an amateur. Currently he's mixing racing and going to school at Lindenwood University in St. Louis, Missouri. Joey is studying para-medicine. His next race is Louisville. 
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

GregTurnage ,

Nice Job

Two down a few more to go.

CatalinaGMC ,

Great podcast on BMX life

Enjoy the interviews and getting other peoples perspective on racing and life

#reppinthegeezers ,

Stoked to see another race pod.

Great job Todd! I’m subscribed

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