Round 2 of the national series is on this weekend at the Frankston BMX Club, here’s what’s going to go down!
More than 600 riders will be making their way 55 kilometres south-east of the Melbourne city centre to Frankston BMX Club this weekend for the second round of the 2018 BMX Australia National Series. Overall, there will be seven rounds Australia wide throughout the course of the year.
Within the seven rounds, Frankston will be the second of three UCI sanctioned rounds, which means there will be riders in championship classes (elite and junior elite male and female) eager to gain valuable UCI ranking points, as well as boost their series ranking.
Alongside the championship classes are the riders who make up the all-important challenge classes, which begins with 8-year-olds and provides a category for everyone of every age above that. Wrapping up the list of riders are our sprocket riders who are our participation class hitting the track.
Frankston will be gifted with a whole score of notable riders hitting their track this weekend including none other than USA’s Rio Olympian gold medallist Connor Fields. Competing against him in the elite men’s class is Hayden Fletcher, Bradley Game, Tristyn Kronk and Matt Krasevskis to name only a few riders ready to take on the Olympic Champion.
With the Sakakibara’s away on their European tour, the elite women’s race will be similar to the national championships in Bunbury, a must watch! Coming back from injury is former national champion, Leanna Curtis taking on the current title holder, Erin Lockwood. Sara Jones will also be in the running with Gemma-Lee Thomas and Rachel Gaskin all having an even chance.
But enough chat about the who’s who, we need to know the basic details to get you through the weekend. Read on to make sure that your weekend is stress free and your focus is on the track rather than what’s around it.
Where is it?
Frankston BMX Club is located on Old Wells Road, Seaford, Victoria opposite the Edithvale-Seaford Wetlands Environment Area.
Parking for the event is limited and as such, car-pooling is encouraged. The local State Emergency Services will be managing the parking and a gold coin donation is required supporting the SES.
We have a site map which indicates where to find key locations on the day including where your clubs spectating area is, toilets, pro shops, food stands and where to sign on.
For Site Map – CLICK HERE
All front row tent spots have been allocated. Other spots will be on a ‘first in-best dressed’ basis on Saturday morning.
State teams will be allocated a tent space as indicated by No.3 on the full site map. Unless arrangements have been made with the host club/state, states will be responsible for providing their own tent.
Registration opens at 10am on Saturday April 21 and is available till 3pm AEST.
NOTE: You cannot register on Sunday February 22, and you MUST have registered in order to hit the track for practice.
Make sure registration is on your agenda early on.
Now for the REALLY important stuff!
Practice is open from 12pm to 3:15pm AEST, you can see when your track time is by CLICKING HERE
Similar to round one at Penrith, motos one and two will also be raced on Saturday for all except championship classes (elite and junior elite).
Sunday commences with warm-ups open to all classes designated with specific times. Check out the schedule again for times. CHECK HERE
Keep your eyes peeled on the BMX Australia website and social media channels throughout the weekend for videos, highlights and full updates from all the racing! Especially our Facebook event page – HERE.
DON’T FORGET – the Friday night club night for practice is open from 5:30pm – 7pm AEST for only $10.
There will also be some fundraising activities over the weekend including a raffle and money board organised by the Frankston Sharks BMX Club.
For more information about round 2 – CLICK HERE!
Good luck to all riders this weekend and we will see you trackside!