Red Bull Mini Drome NYC - Figure 8 Track
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Red Bull Mini Drome Race Zooms on Figure 8

See all the action on this technically challenging track inside a New York City art studio.
By Scott Hart
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Figure 8: See Rare Fixed Gear Bike Race in NYC
The Red Bull Mini Drome event popped up once again at an unexpected indoor venue — a former dance-hall-turned-art-studio in the industry area of Queens, New York.
This time, with a twist: The 2015 edition of the world's smallest velodrome added the challenge of a figure 8 shape — turns in both directions with steep banking and even an under/over course intersection.
In front of hundreds of New Yorkers, 64 of the fastest athletes on two wheels faced intense competition on a rare figure 8 mini velodrome.
The competition was divided into individual and team races. Testing their speed, skills and tolerance for risk, riders hit tight curves at a steep 45 degrees — with 32 of the world's finest fixie professionals racing head-to-head and the eight fastest teams competing in their own bracket.
I was too young for the first and only figure 8 that I know of. To win this is perfect because I can pay homage to the original.
Willis Johnson
Local Bed-Stuy bike shop Deluxe Cycles, consisting of Willis Johnson and Cooper Ray took the team challenge in a close race against NYC shop Chari & Co.
In the individual competition, Florida fixie rider Addison Zawada climbed his way to the top and beat out Bronx native Ryan Locascio by just 0.65 of a second in the finals.
“I’m really proud to have had a significant hand in building the unique figure 8 track this year,” said Addison Zawada. “It really means the world for me to have also have won the competition.”
Team results
1. Deluxe Cycles
2. Charli & Co.
3. Dah Shop
Individual results
1. Addison Zawada
2. Ryan Locasicio
3. Matt Reyes
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