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Two new winners on the 2019 national series podium. 

COVER PIC: Max Cairns lunging at finish line at Canberra BMX Club. (pic courtesy of Get Snapt.

Park Orchards’ Max Cairns has claimed the top spot on the men’s podium while competing against a stacked gate of talent during the seventh stage of the 2019 BMXA BAD BOY National Series at the Canberra BMX Club.

Returning to the national series for the first time since the first stage at the Sydney BMX Club in February, Cairns lined up on the gate in the nation’s capital alongside the 2019 elite national champion Izaac Kennedy, 2018’s Australian champ Brandon Te Hiko, two-time national champion Alex Cameron, and a long list of top tier riders.

Finishing second behind Cairns was Sydney’s Cameron, with Tuggeranong’s
Armande Oringo finding his first podium of the year in third. Adding this successful result to his impressive 2019, Cairns is happy with his performance and is continuing to look ahead.

“Today was a good day,” Cairns said.

“It was nice and gusty, but it’s a good track and we just had to ride through it.

“I got a good start in the final and I saw that there was a bit of an opening in the first turn. I knew how important it was to get on the inside, so I was able to close it up and push through.

“I’m really happy with my results this year. I went overseas and stayed in America. I only got home about three weeks ago and it’s nice to see my girlfriend and my family.

“I’m really looking forward to backing it up tomorrow and then back in Melbourne for the state champs and the Thunderdome.”

The day held a similar story for Macarthur’s Jessica McCormack, who decided to enter in her first women’s superclass event of the year and came away with an impressive performance to take the top spot ahead of Pine Rivers’ Kiana Botfield and Castle Hill’s Gemma-Lee Thomas.

McCormack was stoked with her result and is eagerly anticipating the final day of the national series tomorrow.

“I got a really good gate in the final and I’m really happy with the win,” McCormack said.

“I raced in my age class all year but no one else entered in it for this stage so I entered for the superclass.

“I didn’t race superclass this year because last year was pretty rough for me. I broke my leg and I was working really hard aiming for a good result at the worlds in Belgium.

“Tomorrow, I hope I can get the same result and I know I need to keep calm in this wind to ensure a good result.”

Racing tomorrow commences at 9:45am with finals for all riders to commence at 11am.

For the full superclass results – CLICK HERE