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The Tales from the Berm by BAD BOY gives you all the latest results from around Australia and beyond – enjoy this week’s edition.

COVER PIC: World no.1 Jordan Callum shredding at the Hills Tri Series. (Pic courtesy of Dave Van Heek, Shoot to Thrill Images)


Kicking off this week is the 2019 Oceania BMX Championships that took place at the Te Awamutu BMX track in New Zealand. There were 36 Australian’s who brought the fire to the event and threw down a challenge to their Kiwis competitors.

Of the 36 Aussies, 25 of them made it into the finals of their respective classes and 13 of them found a spot on the podium getting a #1O, #2O or #3O plate.

First out of the gate are the Bailey’s in the 12-boy’s class. Bailey Willis from the Pine Rivers and Bailey Seckold from Nerang finished atop the podium with Willis first and Seckold second. Seckold went on to compete in the final of the 8-12 mixed cruiser class and found the podium once again bagging another #2O plate.

The father son duo of the 2018 BMXA National Series (the Jolly’s from the Knox BMX Club) were at it again with Joshua finishing third on the 13-boy’s podium and Wayne finishing fifth in the 40+ class.

Ashmore’s Isabella Schramm took on New Zealand’s world no.1 rider Leila Walker in the 14-girl’s to finish third while in the 15-girl’s, Australia’s #W1, Kira Hill went bar-for-bar with Megan Williams to win the two-spot.

Maitland’s Moore’s had a great day out on track with Lachlan coming second in the 15-boy’s while Zachary finished sixth in the 16-boy’s.

The junior and senior elite classes were jampacked with Aussie talent and the Sakakibara siblings stood tall at the end of the day.

Read their full report – HERE.


2019 Oceania BMX Championships – Australian Rider Results.

  • Jack Lupton: 22nd (8-boy’s)
  • Oliver Malecek: 8th (9-boy’s) + 18th (8-12 mixed cruiser
  • Aiden Tillotson: 5th (10-boy’s)
  • Max Castle: 12th (10-boy’s) + 13th (8-12 mixed cruiser)
  • Hunter Boschen: 14th (11-boy’s)
  • Bailey Willis: 1st (12-boy’s)
  • Bailey Seckold: 2nd (12-boy’s) + 2nd (8-12 mixed cruiser)
  • Hunter Boschen: 6th (8-12 mixed cruiser)
  • Joshua Jolly: 3rd (13-boy’s)
  • Isabella Schramm: 3rd (14-girl’s)
  • Kira Hill: 2nd (15-girl’s)
  • Lachlan Moore: 2nd (15-boy’s)
  • Jeremy Pettett: 9th (15-boy’s)
  • Zachary Moore: 6th (16-boy’s)
  • Jackson Stewart: 11th (16-boy’s) + 4th (15-34 male cruiser)
  • Simon Willis: 8th (40-44 cruiser)
  • Wayne Jolly: 5th (40+ male)
  • Kiana Botfield: 2nd (junior elite women)
  • Jack Davis: 2nd (junior elite men)
  • Matthew Tidswell: 2nd (junior elite men)
  • Corey Taylor: 4th (junior elite men)
  • Dylan Bennetts: 8th (junior elite men)
  • Brad Shaylor: 9th (junior elite men)
  • Kale Warner: 10th (junior elite men)
  • Alex Edwardes: 12th (junior elite men)
  • Saya Sakakibara: 1st (elite women)
  • Leanna Curtis: 4th (elite women)
  • Erin Lockwood: 5th (elite women)
  • Rachel Gaskin: 9th (elite women
  • Kai Sakakibara: 1st (elite men)
  • Brandon Te Hiko: 2nd (elite men)
  • Brad Game: 3rd (elite men)
  • Joshua Boyton: 6th (elite men)
  • Corey Frieswyk: 7th (elite men)
  • Kyle Hill: 9th (elite men
  • Nathaniel Rodway: 12th (elite men)

For a full list of results – CLICK HERE


 Track Attack Sat 19 – Park Orchards

Next on the agenda is the fifth round of the 2019 Track Attack Series at the Park Orchards BMX Club in Victoria.

Over 420 entries were recorded on a stellar day of racing in Melbourne and there were some phenomenal results achieved.

Continuing his successful start to 2019 was Shane Rosa, who took out the line honours in the men’s superclass. Following behind him was Hayden Fletcher and Wade Turner.

In the women’s superclass, Leah Hearne had another cracking day on track beating home Julie Urben Di Giaimo and Emily Fotinioitis.

Clean sweeping a class is a great feeling and for the following riders, they never looked back.

  • Harley Bradshaw: 8-boy’’s (Sydney BMX Club)
  • Gracie Piergrosse: 8-girl’s (Portland BMX Club)
  • Harvey Brooks: 9-boy’s (Knox BMX Club)
  • Taylah Buganey: 9-girl’s (Jingili BMX Club)
  • Mitchell Frost: 8-9 novice (Park Orchards BMX Club)
  • Heidi Gill: 10-girl’s (Knox BMX Club)
  • Samuel Ivas: 11-boy’s (Cross Keys BMX Club)
  • Ava Lazaridis: 11-girl’s (Wyndham Warriors BMX Club)
  • Lincoln Bettany: 10-11 novice (Sunbury BMX Club)
  • Imogen Healy: 12-boy’s (Tea Tree Gully BMX Club)
  • Fenella Healy: 12-girl’s (Tea Tree Gully BMX Club)
  • Leroy Harrison: 12-13 novice (Park Orchards BMX Club)
  • Connor Fallon: 14-boy’s (Lilydale BMX Club)
  • Corey Millar: 15-boy’s (Knox BMX Club)
  • Zane Van Anholt: 16-boy’s (Southern City BMX Club)
  • Jamie Truan: 30-39 men’s open wheel (Wyndham Warriors BMX Club)
  • Caroline Sobotka: 40-49 women’s open wheel (South Eastern BMX Club)

For a full list of results – CLICK HERE


Track Attack Sun 20 – Casey BMX Club

A jam-packed weekend of BMX racing sounds perfect and for the track attack participants, this is exactly what they got, as they wrapped up the final round of their series.

The sixth round of the Victorian BMX competition followed on Sunday at the Casey BMX Club and, once again, there was a terrific turn out of riders with close to 430 entries recorded.

Leading the way were the superclass riders and the Cove’s Shane Rosa once again stood tallest on the podium. Lilydale’s Joshua Callan found the two-spot while Shepparton’s Hayden Fletcher rounded out the podium to end a great weekend of racing.

Leah Hearne was looking to back up her outstanding success from Park Orchard’s, but she had to settle for second as Terrigal’s Clare McNamara finished first. Finishing the women’s superclass podium was Jaclyn Wilson from Bendigo.

 Like Rosa, the following riders had a spectacular weekend clean sweeping every race and helping to cement their name at the top of their respective classes.

  • Harley Bradshaw: 8-boy’s (Sydney BMX Club)
  • Gracie Piergrosse: 8-girl’s (Portland BMX Club)
  • Harvey Brooks: 9-boy’s (Knox BMX Club)
  • Heidi Gill: 10-girl’s (Knox BMX Club)
  • Samuel Ivas: 11-boy’s (Cross Keys BMX Club)
  • Ava Lazaridis: 11-girl’s (Wyndham Warriors BMX Club)
  • Lincoln Bettany: 10-11 novice (Sunbury BMX Club)
  • Imogen Healy: 12-boy’s (Tea Tree Gully BMX Club)
  • Fenella Healy: 12-girl’s (Tea Tree Gully BMX Club)
  • Leroy Harrison: 12-13 novice (Park Orchards BMX Club)
  • Zane Van Anholt: 16-boy’s (Southern City BMX Club)
  • Caroline Sobotka: 40-49 women’s open wheel (South Eastern BMX Club)

Congratulations to all riders who competed and to see the full results – CLICK HERE

You can also see the 2019 Track Attack standings if you – CLICK HERE 


 The Hills Tri Series Round 1

 The final dish on this week’s menu is from Western Australia at round one of the Hills Tri Series. Over 150 riders competed at the Hills BMX Club and there were some great results.

Before that, we should celebrate the great turn out by the participation classes (Mini-wheelers and Sprocket Rockets). Nearly 30 shredders were out and about on the track enjoying their Sunday dose of BMX action. We look forward to seeing them compete in the future.

On to the competition side of things and capturing the spotlight was the superclass. Home dirt hero, Felicity Mann, had a cracking day on track winning the women’s superclass in style. Joining her on the podium was fellow club rider Catherine Hopkins and Byford’s Tehlia Jokic.

Westside’s Kyle Green won the top gong in the men’s superclass with Bunbury’s Dylan Rush and Southside’s Cameron Ainger joining him.

Other great results from the day included Westside’s Coby Van De Velde in the 10-boy’s as well as Rockingham’s Declan Mcghee in the 11-boy’s (and 8-10/11-boy’s cruiser). Billy Summerville also never missed the beat winning all his races in the 12-boy’s, with the same going to Jay Lander (Byford) in the 13-boy’s.

Other clean sweepers included:

  • Amelie Reid: 8-girl’s (?)
  • Sarah Brooker: 9-girl’s (Westside BMX Club)
  • Molly Betteridge: 10-girl’s (Eastern Goldfields BMX Club)
  • Alyssa Howat: 11-girl’s (Westside BMX Club)
  • Trinity Jefferies: 13-girl’s (Northam BMX Club)
  • Jacob Heal-Buczak: 14-boy’s (Hills BMX Club)
  • Shayla Winwood: 14+ open women (Byford BMX Club)
  • Jordan Callum: 15-boy’s (Rockingham BMX Club)
  • Lance Martin: 30+ men (Cockburn BMX Club)

For a full list of results – CLICK HERE


That wraps up this week’s edition of the Tales from the Berm.

We wish all fallen riders a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing you back in action soon.


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