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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. 

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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.

Superclass on track!!

Posted by Centenaryplains Bmxclub on Friday, 13 March 2020

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.

Posted by LUXBMX/race on Saturday, 14 March 2020


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.


DON’T FORGET!

Entries are still open for BMX Australia’s events, with the third round of the national series in Canberra in April – entries close April 11 at 11PM, so enter now – HERE!

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EVENTS ACROSS THE NATION

Friday, March 13

  • Westside Series 1, Week 6, Westside BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Wanneroo Round 1, Night 5, Wanneroo BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • The Last Blast, Red Centre BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Super Series Round 1, Tuggernong BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Southern Stampede Round 1, Happy Valley BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • SL BMX 2020 Series 1 – Round 4, Southlake Illawarra BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Round 2 , Tom Price BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Pine Rivers Series 1 2020 – Round 3, Pine Rivers BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • MBMX Round 5, Maitland Tenambit BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Ipswich Race Night 6, Ipswich & West Moreton BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Friday Racing, Maryborough BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Distributors Round 3 – Blue Lake BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Cowmeet 16, Cowaramup BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Club Night, Ashmore BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Club Championship Round 2, Frankston BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • CCBMX Series 1 Round 3, Coffs Coast BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • 2020 Black Friday racing, Penrith BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Club Night, Southern Districts BMX Raceway – CLICK HERE
  • Club Night, Woorree Park BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Round 1 2020, Byford BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Atherton BMX Club Racing, Atherton BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Cairns Friday Night Racing, Cairns BMX Club – CLICK HERE

Saturday, March 14

  • 2020 Centenary Plains BMX Grand Open Day, Centenary Plains BMX Club – CLICK HERE 
  • Super Series Round 2, Tuggernong BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Super Series Round 2, Canberra BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Southern Stampede Round 2, Happy Valley BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Round 1 – March 14, East Pilbara BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • POP Clubby – Round 3, Park Orchards BMX Club – CLICK HERE

Sunday, March 15

  • Together We Ride Clubby, Northern BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • SR Clubby S1 R3, San Remo BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • LBMXC Club Meeting, Launceston BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • Club Racing with Divisions, Southern City BMX Club – CLICK HERE
  • 2020 Series 1, Round 5, Sydney BMX Club – CLICK HERE