BMX across the country subsided over the weekend due to the measures put in place to slow the spread of COVID-19. However, Centenary Plains went ahead with their ‘Grand Re-opening’ and it is this week’s focus for Tales from the Berm.
Many events across the country understandably were halted in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 which means this week’s Tales from the Berm has less races than usual to recap.
Centenary Plains went ahead with their “Grand Re-opening” as they tested their new start hill and pro gate.
Over 200 riders participated in a day of festivities and racing in the south of Brisbane. There was plenty of action on and off the track with both the men’s and women’s superclass stacked with talent and a ‘monster’ raffle off the dirt that had over 50 companies donate prizes and such.
Club secretary, Sam Van Der Loos was thrilled with how the day turned out.
“The weather was perfect, all the events ran on time and the new track changes worked superbly with the new start hill and pro gate,” Van Der Loos said.
“This was the final stage of the project after opening the new clubhouse two years ago and the pump track before that.“
The renovations to the track have been an ongoing process for years with previous committees as well as the current group putting a huge amount of effort in to make this all happen.
“So many people over the last couple years have put a lot of effort and time into making these updates happen so it was nice to reopen the track in the way we did!” Van Der Loos mentioned.
Local Josh Boyton and Kyle Hill of Ashmore were pipped by the narrowest of margins by Ipswich West Moreton’s Matt Krasevskis in a cracking men’s superclass final. Eighteen riders competed in the category across the day, an awesome way to kickstart the next chapter for the club.
On the women’s ledger, Des’ree Barnes of Beenleigh continued her barnstorming 2020 by taking the women’s superclass ahead of Caboolture’s Sara Jones and Kiana Botfield of Pine Rivers.
Across the whole day of racing, there was close to 40 riders from Centenary Plains with 13 riders making the podium. Neighbours Ipswich West Moreton BMX Club had 34 riders participate with 10 riders making the podium.
Check out all the results from the day’s action HERE.
The last major race in Qld before the pin was pulled! We love these local races, catching up with mates and the #LUXBMX crew.
Around the Country
Red Centre BMX Club in the heart of the country hosted their ‘Last Blast’, getting close to 100 riders participating. The event featured the largest cash prize ever given away by the club, with $2000 up for grabs.
In the south of Adelaide, Happy Valley BMX Club hosted round one and two of the Southern Stampede with nearly 200 entries over the two rounds. Matthew Tidswell of The Cove took out the men’s superclass while Happy Valley’s very own Georgia Potter took out the women’s superclass.
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EVENTS ACROSS THE NATION
Friday, March 13
Saturday, March 14
Sunday, March 15