What a weekend of BMX, the results across three events are in – here’s a weekend wrap
We start off with rounds one and two of the Track Attack Series, with two days of action packed racing on Saturday and Sunday beginning this six-round series that spans just over a week.
Saturday saw round one kick off at Lilydale BMX Club, but it was stiff competition for Lilydale riders, as they faced an influx of talent from clubs around the state, and a spattering of those from other states around the country.
Highlighting the day for the hosts was Emerald Blyth winning the 12 Expert Girls, Carly Morris coming out on top 30-39 Women’s Open Wheel, Connor Fallon racing to victory in the 13 Boys and David Comport finishing first in the 40-49 Men’s Open Wheel.
The strong results continued for Blyth and Fallon when round two of the series kicked off at Eastfield BMX Club the next day, both returning to win their class for a second time in as many days.
They weren’t the only ones to go back-to-back across the weekend, in total 16 riders came away with a perfect weekend. Amber Rossborough, Adam Glanville, Jason Dows (Frankston BMX Club), Harvey Brooks, Brandan Sala, Joshua Jolly (Knox BMX Club), Tyla Hall, Samuel Todd (Sunbury BMX Club), Ava Lazaridis, (Wyndam Warriors BMX Club), Madison Meares (Bayside BMX Club) and Caroline Sobotka (South Eastern BMX Club) were the Victorians who triumphed more than once.
Joining them were interstate riders Isabel Spooner (Satellite City BMX Club, NT), Clare McNamara (Terrigal BMX Club, NSW) and Samuel Ivas (Cross Keys BMX Club, SA).
A special mention goes to Seth Haynes from Eastfield BMX Club who not only won the 16-boys in round one but also the 17-29 men’s race in round two.
Meanwhile the competition got hot in Queensland as the Oxley Cycles Shootout Series began its competition with round one at Redlands BMX Club.
Touring Canadian international Alex Tougas managed to being among the top contenders in the men’s 14+ Superclass event, and he was out to beat the Aussies in their own backyard. It was a close finish, with Tougas failing to upset the apple cart as Walkerston BMX Club’s Corey Frieswyk took out first place with four straight moto wins.
Also acing her motos was Sara Jones from Caboolture BMX Club as she led home Tyler-Lea Thorley and Des’ree Barnes for her second victory in as many weekends.
Other winners at Redlands included siblings Vada Botfield the 10-girls and Lincoln Botfield 12-Boys, both from Pine Rivers BMX Club.
Crossing the border into Queensland and upholding a tad of NSW pride was a trio of riders from Clarence Valley BMX Club. Tahlia Marsh won the 15 Girls, Stacey Brown the 16-girls and 45-49 men’s rider Ben McDonald taking out the young bucks of the 40-44 men’s class.
Over the three events, there were 1,209 energetic riders who all wanted to be first across the line. To see the full results of these events head to links below:
2018 Shootout Series Oxley Cycles Rd1, Redlands – http://www.ezeventing.com.au/live.php?key=1903
Rd1 Track Attack 2018, Lilydale – http://www.ezeventing.com.au/live.php?key=1894
Rd2 Track Attack 2018, Eastfield – http://www.ezeventing.com.au/live.php?key=1895
The events on the January calendar keep rolling this week, with the 2018 BSX – Answer/Ssquared event taking place today – look out for that event report in The Dirt on Wednesday.
Tuesday sees round three of the Track Attack Series at Knox BMX Club, with round four to follow on Thursday at Frankston BMX Club. Rounds five and six take place this weekend at Park Orchards BMX Club and Casey BMX Club respectively.
Round two of the Oxley Cycles Shootout Series goes on hiatus for one week, before returning to action on Saturday January 27 at Hinterland BMX Club.